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Ralph Shearer Northam (born September 13, 1959) is an American physician, military veteran, and politician serving as the 73rd and current Governor of Virginia since January 13, 2018. He served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 prior to winning the governorship against Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in 2017.

I Love My Freedom

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Whenever you call certain companies you hear the words, "press two for Spanish." Same thing goes when you're at the ATM. Were Italians afforded this luxury when they came over in the late 19th and

LifeNews.com

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In a new opinion column written in The Wall Street Journal, Senator Ben Sasse and Meghan McCain write about how the Democrat Party is now controlled by Planned Parenthood abortion extremists who support infanticide.

The Nebraska Senator and the daughter of former presidential candidate and Senator John McCain say the Democratic Party is now running by pro-abortion radicals who have moved far away from even the abortion supporters of yesteryear like Bill Clinton. At least those abortion advocates used to be able to say they wanted abortions to be rare. Today’s modern abortion advocates don’t even pay that lip service.

“The party of ‘safe, legal and rare’ has been captured by the loud voices and deep pockets of an extremist abortion industry that treats abortion as a moral good. Major Democratic politicians are even unwilling to protect the lives of babies who survive attempted abortions,” they write.

They excoriate all of the Democrat presidential candidates who recently voted for support infanticide, saying “infanticide isn’t complicated. The current debate is about whether or not it’s OK to deprive newborns of appropriate medical care.” The bill merely “would have required health-care providers to give babies who survive abortions the same care they would give to any other baby at the same gestational age.”

“It shouldn’t be controversial. It shouldn’t be partisan…. Yet under enormous pressure from an abortion industry that spends tens of millions in campaign contributions, Senate Democrats—including six seeking the presidency in 2020—filibustered the bill,” they wrote.

They also complained how the media has become a willing pro-abortion accomplice covering up the truth “with cheap euphemisms and a prefabricated narrative,” and describing “all pro-life policies, even ones backed by a majority of Americans, as ‘controversial.'”

And they highlighted how abortions up to birth and infanticide have received support from top Democrat politicians.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo lit One World Trade Center pink to celebrate late-term abortion and the removal of protections for babies born alive during botched abortions,” they wrote. “Meanwhile in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide outright, suggesting that a baby born during a botched abortion ought to be ‘made comfortable,’ but then possibly left to die on the table.”

“This debate is about infanticide. Planned Parenthood is defending that crime. Many in the national media are overlooking it. Democratic politicians are hiding from it. But the American people are repulsed by it. The recent vote was a missed opportunity to protect the most vulnerable among us. But it will not be the last,” McCain and Sasse concluded.

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election there is no bigger divide between President Donald Trump and the pro-abortion Democrats who want to replace him than the issue of infanticide and abortions up to birth.

While President Trump has taken a strongly pro-life position throughout his presidency and has compiled a strong pro-life record opposing abortion and defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Democrats have promoted killing babies in abortions even in the late term of pregnancy. And recently they supported infanticide.

Every single Democrat in the Senate who is running for president voted against a bill that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive after botched abortions. That includes Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar.

While they all voted to support infanticide, President Trump spoke out against infanticide in two tweets saying that it’s nothing short of “executing” babies to let them die after failed abortions

Republican Whip

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Democrats promised results, restraint, and responsibility to the American electorate. What did we get instead? Liberal lunacy. Words have consequences. Speaker Pelosi and her party must be held accountable for the outrageous rhetoric of their members. Check below for a list of Democrats’ most careless quotes ↓   Sen. Bernie Sanders on climate change: “We […]

dailycaller

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Americans should collectively tell the left to heck off

Conservative News Today

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While some far-leftists like to lambaste minorities who believe in national sovereignty, free speech, religious freedom, personal responsibility, etc., as “Uncle Toms” and “coons,” the Democrat Party of Virginia apparently prefers referring to them as an “embarrassment.” “Dinesh D’Souza and the rest of that group are an embarrassment to America,” a spokesperson for the party said […]

InformationLiberation

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Media Matters launched a new smear against Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday compiling a bunch of out-of-context, heavily edited comments/jokes he made over a decade a

The Federalist

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They're exempt from consequences for bigoted speech and abusive actions because they are members of the 'correct' political party.

Daily Wire

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This weekend, Media Matters released a compendium of old Tucker Carlson quotes from the period 2006 to 2011 – a period during which Carlson routinely called into the shock-jock show Bubba The Love Sponge. Carlson, among other things, called Martha Stewart’s daughter a “c***,” joked about fourteen-year-old girls sexually experimenting, and defended rape facilitator Warren Jeffs. It’s not good material. It also appeared on a show called Bubba The Love Sponge. A decade ago.

This was, from the first, an obvious political hit. Media Matters, contrary to media descriptions, isn’t a “media watchdog organization.” It is a political smear factory designed to perform precisely that function against anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton. The organization was founded by professional smear artist David Brock, in conjunction with the Center for American Progress, an organization itself founded by John Podesta, the Clinton White House Chief of Staff. Hillary Clinton herself advised Brock on the creation of the organization. Mega-donor Leftist George Soros has poured money into the organization, announcing in 2010, “Media Matters is one of the few groups that attempts to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.” Media Matters had regular strategy calls with the Obama White House.

For years, Media Matters has operated as an aggressive wing of Clintonworld, going so far as to suggest hiring private investigators to dig up dirt on Fox News hosts. Media Matters consistently attempts to tear down conservative hosts by either ripping them out of context or by digging up old Bad Things™, then astroturfing public pressure against advertisers. In reality, no real grassroots pressure exists in the vast majority of cases; the data show that secondary boycotts actually don’t materialize. But Media Matters simply contacts its list of activists, then has them contact advertisers, saying that they’ll stop using a product if that advertiser doesn’t pull its advertising. A few tweets or well-placed phone calls can knock an advertiser off a show. This last tactic, the launching of secondary boycotts, has been successfully used against advertisers across a broad range of conservative programming; advertisers are, understandably, risk averse, and so take any sign of discontent as a rationale for pulling their money. This leads, eventually, to the complete abandonment of advertisers support on political shows – at least from the right.

The tactic works across the aisle. My business partner, Jeremy Boreing, and I, launched a direct counter to Media Matters to achieve a sort of mutually assured destruction with Truth Revolt. It worked. We helped take Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin off of MSNBC. It's not difficult. A motivated group of politically-oriented people can remove the advertiser base of nearly any show.

We openly stated our goals at the time – and we acknowledged that we wanted to end this sort of weaponization of astroturfed boycotts. And I’ve consistently taken the position that digging up Bad Things™ is generally bad faith and immoral. Media Matters isn’t on a quest to purify the public space. They’re on a quest to destroy their political opponents, which is why they defended MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

But those boycotts continue apace. This time, Tucker Carlson is the target. In the past, Media Matters has targeted Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Megyn Kelly, and pretty much anyone remotely associated with the right.

This time, Media Matters has seized on Carlson’s old comments. That's the worst form of this nonsense, because it isn't even a critique of something happening in the here and now (bad current comments are more obviously indefensible than older comments, which often have context ignored in bad faith). And the media, who largely mirror Media Matters’ political angle, treated all of this as a shocking revelation: conservative Fox News host said Bad Things™ a while ago! And granted, he said some actual bad things.

Now, let’s remember a few things. First, this was shock jock radio. For those who have not listened to shock jock radio, there is a reason it is not called comfort radio – it’s about saying deliberately shocking and provocative things to elicit a response. Pretending to be appalled by comments on shock jock radio a decade ago – comments that were made when Carlson worked for MSNBC, and said this stuff on a very popular New York-based radio show – is obviously silly.

Second, there’s no evidence Carlson clings to these views. If he does, it shouldn’t be difficult to ask him about them. This would be the good faith way of raising the issue: asking Carlson about his views. After all, he is alive right now, while he doesn’t actually have access to a time machine that would allow him to erase his old comments. And we are also alive right now! How convenient!

But Media Matters and the media more generally don’t want Carlson asked about his views. That might allow him to explain himself. They would prefer to flash freeze his views a decade ago, without reference to his subsequent career, the context in which he made those statements, or the societal context that valued shock jock stupidity. That allows everyone to schoolmarm Carlson over stuff they ignored when he said them.

Finally, literally everyone can be subjected to their Fifteen Minutes Hate over Bad Things™ they’ve said. Hell, I have an entire list, updated routinely, of stuff I regret saying. So do we all.

The attack strategy on Carlson is dangerous because it applies to anyone who has been public, and offers no chance of explanation or redemption. The chances that public figures haven’t said something problematic over the course of years is effectively zero. So, here’s the deal: if you wanted James Gunn not to lose his job -- or Joy Reid, or Sarah Jeong, or Kevin Hart, or Ralph Northam, or a bevy of others who have had old comments “resurfaced” by the scolds of social media – then you shouldn’t be standing with this career assassination attempt against Carlson.

This sort of stuff makes for a worse country. It’s not meant to purify our public discourse. It’s meant to club to death opponents using the convenience of a Google search. The use of the tactic means that only the shameless (people who will never apologize for anything) or neophytes (people who have never said anything) or radical Leftists who will be let off the hook for anything (see Reid, Joy) will be tolerated. That’s the goal. So let’s not pretend Media Matters is making the world a better place. They’re making it a worse one, one fishing expedition at a time.

The Federalist

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If 'the line' isn’t at birth, where does one draw it? Who can’t be killed? The Democrats are hiding from their own tacit endorsement of infanticide.

The Federalist

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The political party that’s long attracted the support of 75 percent of American Jews has shown this week that their leaders won’t stand up for the community when it matters.

There’s a revolution underway. American Jews, who have been an integral part of the Democratic coalition for more than a century, are currently being made uncomfortable in their political home. And the whole thing is being live-tweeted.

What’s shocking isn’t that there are anti-Semites (and those willing to tolerate them) on the political left. There are Democratic members of Congress with ties to Louis Farrakhan, after all. But leftist anti-Semitism, which has continuously bubbled just below the surface for many years — and too often been blithely ignored — has burst into full view this year.

First there was the Women’s March subsumed by anti-Semitism, then the whole brouhaha over Sen. Marco Rubio’s anti-boycott, divestment, and sanctions bill, and now there’s Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who simply can’t stop slandering American Jews and Zionists, two overlapping but not identical groups.

The Democratic National Committee felt compelled to pull their partnership with the Women’s March because it had become so toxic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also managed to quickly formulate a leadership response condemning anti-Semitism when Omar created a stir with her hateful words just last month. But now something has clearly shifted.

Pelosi’s attempt to lead her caucus in a symbolic vote condemning anti-Semitism, which should have been a gimme, became a political football. Rather than rally to support long-time Jewish colleagues, who have expressed serious concerns about Omar’s anti-Semitism, members are mutinying in support of Omar.

Pelosi was recently lauded for her discipline and leadership. Yet she seems to have lost control of her own members. So she can’t enforce Rep. Eliot Engel’s demand for an apology after Omar’s latest “vile anti-Semitic slur,” accusing American Jews of dual loyalty, let alone strip Omar of her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. House Republicans would support Omar’s removal, but it’s increasingly clear that many Democrats do not. Just like Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Omar isn’t going anywhere.

From the outside, it appears we are watching a revolution in real-time. Pelosi and other long-time leaders are attempting to maintain power amidst a storm started by a freshman who’s been in office for two short months. (Doesn’t it feel longer?)

There have always been members of Congress who’ve taken a tough line on Israel. What Omar wants is different, though. She wants to make Congress a safe space for expressing Jew hatred, and based on the outpouring of support for her this week, there’s Democratic support for that. Omar has also had back-up from powerful progressive allies outside Congress like Linda Sarsour, who took to Facebook to blast Pelosi as “a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men.”

Those Democrats who want to uphold traditional norms, including the marginalization of anti-Semitism, are fighting an uphill battle. But is that battle still raging off-camera, or have Democratic leaders already surrendered?

It’s concerning that in less than one week, Pelosi has been reduced to pretending that Omar’s tweets were not “intentionally anti-Semitic,” while Majority Leader Steny Hoyer strained credulity, saying that Omar’s not an anti-Semite. That they lack the support of their members to speak truthfully on this issue, let alone take any decisive action, is a glaring problem.

And to be clear, the problem is not the use of “tropes.” Words are not violence, but hateful speech, especially from people in positions of authority, can lead to harmful real-world actions.

Democrats like to remind us of that link in other settings, but not here. Consider Sen. Kamala Harris’ statement: “I am concerned that the spotlight being put on Congresswoman Omar may put her at risk.” Omar is a public figure, so fair game for criticism, as Harris should know. It is striking, though, that Harris expresses zero concern about American Jews’ safety, a mere four months after 11 American Jews were massacred while praying in Pittsburgh.

This fight has been a long time in the making, but things are changing quickly. It’s been only two years since Jewish women felt the need to publicly make the case that one could be both a Zionist and a feminist. Is it now time for a debate about whether one can be both a Jew (who believes in Israel’s right to exist) and a Democrat?

The political party that’s long attracted the support of 75 percent of American Jews has shown this week that their leaders won’t stand up for the community when it matters. It’s quite breathtaking, really. It’s not only bipartisan support for Israel that’s being debunked as much weaker than advertised, but also, quite troublingly, an acceptance of Jew hatred directed at fellow Americans. For the record, that hatred is not only being tolerated but embraced by congressional Democrats.

The “allyship” progressives always cheer is proving to be a one-way street. Jews, who have traditionally voted for Democrats, are feeling betrayed, abandoned, and even politically homeless.

This path leads toward disaster. For Jews to truly have a home in America, anti-Semitism must be marginalized by both major political parties. And if the Democrats succumb to Omar’s anti-Semitism, the only winners will be bigots.

Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is an independent writer in Washington DC and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Review Online, and RealClearPolitics, among others. She has appeared on EWTN and WMAL. Melissa shares all of her writing on her website and tweets as @slowhoneybee.

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Breitbart

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Candace Owens hosted a Blexit -- or black exit from the Democrat Party -- event on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia, where hundreds of people gathered to hear from Owens and several other featured speakers, including Breitbart News Entertainment Editor Jerome Hudson. | Politics

The Federalist

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Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez need to stop telling Jews what is and isn't anti-Semitic.

Every few days I get a call from my dad. Last week, after catching up on family stuff and moving to the news, he asked me what a trope is, and why he’s been hearing the word so much in the past few weeks. I joked that “trope” is a word that is primarily used to make anti-Semitism sound not so bad.

That is to say, that when Rep. Ilhan Omar consistently says things that most Jews say are hurtful, it’s supposedly not anti-Semitic, but rather her “engaging in anti-Semitic tropes.”

So, what is a trope? Technically, it is the metaphorical or figurative use of a word or expression. So, in fact, my satirical definition wasn’t far off the mark. When the news media suggests that Omar is merely trading in tropes, they are absolving her of actual anti-Semitism. And it does seem to be uniquely used in this context — nobody suggested that by wearing blackface in the 1980s, Ralph Northam was engaging in a racist trope. He was just being a racist.

Omar, her colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and many others on the far left have argued that there is no anti-Semitism here. They say Omar is merely criticizing Israel and America’s policies towards it.

I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.

Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that? https://t.co/2tcelsxFCU

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019

It is certainly true that one can criticize policy without being anti-Semitic, but that’s not what is going on here. Omar, for one, has said two very specific things that are flat-out anti-Semitic.

The first, harkening back to her claims that Israel is “hypnotizing the world,” is that Jews are using their money to buy off the American government’s support of Israel. She has falsely claimed that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has paid politicians to ignore right and wrong and simply do what their Jewish benefactors demand. This claim is absurd on its face and makes reference to centuries-old claims that greedy Jews are subverting decent society with their big bags of shekels.

The second claim is that American Jews who support Israel are engaged in dual loyalty. That their real allegiance is not to the United States but to Israel and Judaism. This is also an ancient and disquieting claim, one that Nazis used to great effect in convincing Germans that Jews weren’t really on their side.

Neither of these vicious and pernicious claims has the slightest thing to do with actual American policy towards Israel — a subject on which Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are oddly quiet, for all their cackling about Jewish influence. Rather, they are blatant attacks on Jews that claim they are not acting in good faith. The idea here is that Jews and others who support Israel don’t actually care about preserving a homeland for a historically marginalized global minority, but seek only to oppress Palestinians.

In no way, shape, or form is saying that Jews are buying off the government and have dual loyalty mere tropes. They aren’t metaphors, they aren’t figurative, they are literal statements, and, yes, they are very anti-Semitic. But frankly, as bad as the anti-Semitism itself is, arguably worse is that they are telling Jews that it isn’t. They are arrogantly claiming to understand what anti-Semitism is better than Jews do themselves.

Who gets to decide what is anti-Semitic? Who gets to decide what is racist, or sexist? Do the targets of the slurs and attacks get any say in this? If a black person tells a white person she said something racist and hurtful, is it appropriate to say, “That’s just a metaphor, and by the way my broader point is correct?” It obviously is not, and that’s something that Omar and AOC would undoubtedly agree with.

But we’re just talking about Jews. You can say whatever you want about Jews. After all, as Ocasio-Cortez recently said, Jews are basically just white people complicit in white supremacy, a bizarre claim that helps elucidate why she turns a blind eye to Omar’s anti-Semitism.

Yet, as progressives who usually claim to be worried about the harmful impact of hurtful words, they seem not to care in the least that the largest rise (by far) in hate crimes in the United States over the past few years have been against Jews. In AOC’s own city of New York there is an epidemic of anti-Semitic assaults on ultra-Orthodox Jews. Is it possible––and I’m just spit-balling here––that the kind of rhetoric they use about greedy Jews abusing the system fuels some of this hatred? Do they care?

When I was in middle school, I played on a local football team. One day we arrived for a game and found banners full of insults and curse words directed at our team, presumably done by the other team. My dad, who worked as a private investigator, quickly sussed out that our coaches had put them there. He confronted them, and a scuffle ensued. I will never forget a coach yelling at my dad that he was a Jew who should go back to his own country before punching him the face. That has become almost a weekly occurrence in Brooklyn.

As someone of Jewish descent, I want to make one thing perfectly clear to both Omar and Ocasio-Cortez: You don’t get to decide what is and isn’t anti-Semitic. Claiming that Jews are buying influence and are not loyal Americans is anti-Semitic. It’s not a trope, it’s a slur.

Each and every time Omar says this, she puts Jews in danger, and she needs to stop it. Now. Here’s a simple hint: When lots of Jews of all political stripes say you are being anti-Semitic, you probably are. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez must cease defending these insults, and listen to the millions of American Jews they are insulting.

Big League Politics

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The Virginia Democrats, plagued by racism scandals, offered vitriol for the conservative Blexit activists who held a rally Sunday in Richmond urging African-Americans and other racial minorities to exit the Democrat Party.

“Dinesh D’Souza and the rest of that group are an embarrassment to America. We can`t wait for them to exit our Commonwealth,” an unidentified Virginia Democrat spokesperson said, according to WTVR.

Blexit is led by Candace Owens, the Turning Point USA icon who is trying to lead a national shift in voter demographics that would benefit the Republican Party.

A Big League Politics source who spoke with a WTVR reporter has identified the spokesman as Jake Rubenstein, the Virginia Democrats’ communications director. That means the top communications official in the state party called black activists an “embarrassment.”

Big League Politics reached out to Rubenstein to see if he would like to clarify his remark disparaging black Americans. Rubenstein replied, “Not to you.”

Ann, a Virginia concerned citizen, reached out to Big League Politics to explain the media blackout on the Blacks-Out event, and her vain struggle to get the press to cover it.

“Times Dispatch, I found nothing and so called their news room where a staffer responded that they only had 1 reporter available on Sunday afternoon and opted to cover something else,” Ann said.

“And then WRIC news room staffer said they deemed the 7 year old getting hurt in Brunswick and the effects of the tornado in Alabama more important (and pulled off a wire source, I’m sure) than a national story like BREXIT. I corrected the BREXIT and said the story wasn’t national, only the theater was…in downtown Richmond,” Ann said. “Nothing but a message at Channel 12…and the message simply said “we’re closed…'”

“A WTVR staffer said they would be uploading something later on in the evening. They did and had a brief clip of someone I identify as CJ Pearson but whom WTVR didn’t identify by name at all. Nor did the news source identify the “spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Virginia,'” Ann said.

“It seems that Richmond’s distaste for Black people has no bounds…from its local “news” sources to the top men at Virginia’s helm,” Ann concluded.

Virginia Democrat governor Ralph Northam posed for a blackface photograph.

Big League Politics has obtained photos from Northam’s time at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, from which he graduated in 1984.

Northam and a friend were photographed together — one in blackface, one in Klan robes.

Northam’s quote: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

Neon Nettle

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The proposed bill could move towards passing the Republican-controlled legislature.

I Love My Freedom

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Conservative minorities are apparently not welcome in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In fact, a Democrat spokesperson wants them gone from the state entirely. Claim Your Free Trump 2020 Hat - Just Cover Shipping From BizPac Review: While some

WND

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Abortion has been in headlines in recent weeks. There was New York’s abortion-until-birth law described by some critics as worse that China’s one-child policy. Other states proposed equally horrific bills, with one specifying an unborn child does not have human rights.

Then Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam admitted that the law proposed in his state permitted infanticide.

Congress recently removed about $60 million in federal funding from Planned Parenthood, but millions from taxpayers still support its abortion businesses.

Now the pro-life Family Research Council is urging citizens to donate baby hats for delivery to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., an ardent abortion supporter.

The campaign is called End Birth Day Abortion.

“Sometimes, in the course of our lives, we have to draw a line. For us here at FRC and for millions of people across the country, one of those times happens to be now,” the organization said.

“The U.S. Senate recently voted down a measure that would have introduced criminal penalties for letting a baby that has already been born after a botched abortion die. Yes, you read that right. There are currently no laws in our country that make it a criminal offense to commit infanticide after a botched abortion.

“Since 2002, the CDC has reported that a baby has been born after a failed abortion at least 143 times, and this number is almost certainly a vast underestimate because this data was only gathered from a handful of states that allowed the data to be gathered in the first place.”

FRC said that as a country, the United States find itself “at a red line.”

“Will we allow infanticide to continue unpunished, or will we make it a crime? For us here at FRC, we are drawing this red line. We will not let this issue slide. We are making it clear that we as a human race must, at the barest of minimums, care for a baby that has just been born. It’s almost unthinkable that we even have to take this stand, but we do.”

The first goal is to spotlight Democrats killing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

“They are robbing brand-new babies of their very lives by not keeping them warm and feeding them,” the statement said.

The hands-on part of the campaign allows Americans to donate $9 and the FRC will “deliver one baby hat on your behalf to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“At nine months, on the day of a baby’s birth, the first article of clothing that’s placed upon the baby, once they are wrapped in a blanket, is a thermal hat with blue and pink stripes,” FRC explained. “That’s what we would hope for every baby.”

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was confronted over her infanticide position during an event in Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday.

On Monday, the prominent Democrat went on record as pro-infanticide by voting against Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would mandate that doctors perform medical care on infants born alive due to botched abortions. Only three Senate Democrats voted for the legislation.

After Warren waxed poetic to an Iowa crowd about the importance of healthcare for all, a man attending the event bluntly asked her why infants born alive from botched abortions were denied healthcare.

"What about the babies that survive abortion?" he asked. "How come they can’t have healthcare?"

Warren responded, "Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America."

"You voted against it," the man pushed back, referring to her no vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Warren, seeming looking to skirt the uncomfortable issue in public, stuck to her talking point: "Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America," she repeated.

This is not what Warren said on Monday when opposing the bill, however.

Taking to Twitter, the Democrat boasted about the bill being blocked and scolded the GOP for infringing on a woman’s right to choose, a common pro-abortion refrain.

"Republican politicians just tried (and failed) again to score political points at the expense of women. Enough," she wrote. "Women and their doctors should decide what’s best for their health — not the [Senate GOP]."

Republican politicians just tried (and failed) again to score political points at the expense of women. Enough.

Women and their doctors should decide what’s best for their health – not the @SenateGOP.

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 26, 2019

Senator Sasse drafted the legislation soon after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, endorsed infanticide during a radio interview. He wanted to get his colleagues' infanticide positon on record.

"I want to ask each and every one of my colleagues whether we're okay with infanticide," said Sen. Sasse of the legislation. "This language is blunt. I recognize that and it's too blunt for many people in this body. But frankly, that is what we're talking about here today. Infanticide is what the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is actually about."

Sasse continued: "Are we a country that protects babies that are alive, born outside the womb after having survived a botched abortion?" he continued. "That is what this is about. Are we a country that says it’s okay to actively allow that baby to die — which is the current position of federal law? That’s the question before us, plain and simple."

"Deep down, each of us knows that every member of our human family ought to be protected, and deserves to be cherished and loved. The love we see every day in the eyes of moms and dads for their newborn babies is an inescapable reminder of that fundamental truth. Love is stronger than power,” the Senator added.

As noted by Live Action’s Lila Rose, abortionists have been recorded talking about abortion survivors. "Washington, D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo told our undercover investigators that he would make sure babies 'do not survive' if they were born alive at his facility,” said Rose in a statement. "A New York abortion worker told our Live Action investigator to 'flush' the baby down the toilet or 'put it in a bag' if she’s born alive. In Arizona, an abortion worker told us there 'may be movement' after the baby is outside of the mother and that they would refuse to provide help and instead let her die. Dr. DeShawn Taylor, former medical director for Planned Parenthood, told a Center for Medical Progress investigator that identifying 'signs of life' after a baby survives an abortion is contingent upon 'who’s in the room.'"

"There is no difference between infanticide and abortion: both kill the same child," declared the pro-life advocate.

Townhall

Published  1 month ago

Washington, D.C. - The Republican National Committee closed out Black History Month this week by recognizing some of the most influential black conservative leaders of the year at their annual Trailblazers Awards ceremony in the nation's capital. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel kicked off the event, before handing the mic over to this year's Trailblazers, South Carolina National Committeeman Glenn McCall and President and CEO of the Douglass Leadership Institute Dean Nelson.

Last night, we honored the accomplishments of outstanding African-American GOP leaders & trailblazers during #BlackHistoryMonth.

Congratulations to our honorees: SC National Committeeman Glenn McCall & President & CEO of the Douglass Leadership Institute, Dean Nelson! #BRTA2019 pic.twitter.com/MGyA4GogOV

— GOP (@GOP) February 28, 2019

Some of the attendees included the RNC’s 20 “Rising Stars," who are all under the age of 30 and all come from minority communities.

The RNC doesn't plan to stop recognizing African-American achievements at the end of February. For instance, she told Townhall after her remarks, the party has held economic opportunity events throughout the country, like small business events that teach business owners how to best secure funding. It was so successful, she said, that the NAACP reached out to them to hold a similar event with their organization.

When they are in minority communities, party representatives like to talk about the record low 5.9 unemployment rate among African-Americans. African-American small business ownership has increased 400 percent.

"What does that mean?" McDaniel asked. "It means lives are better. They are making more money. Families are doing well."

Chatting about The First Step Act, which was passed on a bipartisan basis, is also key.

"We knew these mandatory sentencing guidelines for nonviolent crimes were disproportionately affecting minority communities," McDaniel said.

The RNC chair believes the GOP's message on school choice will also resonate with minority communities because parents know their children's education "should not be determined by their zip codes."

Meanwhile, Democrats are still trying to do damage control over the shocking blackface controversy(ies) in Virginia. Both Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to doing blackface when they were students, yet have dismissed calls to resign. Another Democratic lawmaker in Maryland uttered the n-word this week.

Townhall asked McDaniel to offer a few thoughts on the contrasting narratives unfolding between the two parties.

Chatting with RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel about the GOP's diversity outreach efforts at the RNC Trailblazers awards ceremony.

"What's happened in Virginia, it has been bipartisan in his calls to resign," she noted. "I think he's (Northam) lost credibility with this photo, with his inability to remember if he was in it or not. And some of his past actions too. It wasn't just this one; it was a history. So, it's unfortunate. We have a divide in our country right now. So I would say, are you looking at leaders who are going to try and heal that or who are going to try and push that for their political gain or benefit?"

The Democrats are giving Republicans "great opportunities" to make their case, Dean Nelson said in his remarks. The Democrats' "mask is coming off" and "the real history of the Democratic Party is being exposed."

Just recently, Nelson revealed, he and his team were down in Richmond, VA to speak out against Gov. Northam, who Nelson said seems "more concerned about blackface than really saving black babies."

The Republican Party's history, McDaniel reminded guests at Wednesday's ceremony, is worth celebrating. It was founded in 1854 by abolitionists. The first Republican National Convention, convened in Michigan, was centered on an anti-slavery platform. She added for good measure that it was the Republican Party that passed the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery.

"It was the party of Lincoln that fought for the rights of African-Americans and civil and voting rights legislation over the years," she said. "This is a legacy each of us cherishes."

Spectator USA

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The First Lady of Virginia, Pam Northam, wife of Ralph, got herself in hot water this week for handing out cotton to black students while they were on a tour. But the Northams have form when it comes to messy race relations. There’s the whole blackface or KKK costume school photograph business. Then there’s the blacking up as Michael Jackson thing, which Ralph admitted to. Oh, and Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves.

Northam maintains that he learned about his family’s slave ownership in 2017. That story is harder to believe once you see that three out of the four grandparental lines of his family owned slaves. Two branches owned at least two dozen.

Let’s take a tour of the family genealogy. On his father’s side are the Northams, who have been in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore since at least the late 18th century. Northam’s paternal grandmother9 was a Brownlee, descended from both the convener of the Abbeville meeting and his son, the Red Shirt terrorist, as Spectator USA previously reported.

Northam’s maternal grandmother married a Yankee from Pennsylvania named Shearer, so his branch is out. But her own ancestors include the Franklins, who lived in Suffolk in Nansemond County, Virginia. Jethro Riddick Franklin, Northam’s great-great-grandfather on his mother’s side, was a private in the Confederate Army, 41st Virginia Infantry.

James Northam, Ralph’s paternal great-great-grandfather, owned the fewest slaves of the three individuals we’ll look at today. The 1850 census shows he owned nine in Accomack County at the time.

The elder John Brownlee, also on Northam’s father’s side, owned 46 slaves in Abbeville, according to the 1860 census. He thus had a significant property interest in secession.

On Northam’s mother’s side, Jethro Riddick Franklin is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. Despite being discharged as only a private in the Confederate Army, he was not a poor man, and owned 29 slaves.

If you’re keeping count, that is 84 slaves listed in these records. The most chilling detail of the records above however is in the second column, ‘age,’ which shows that most of Jethro Franklin’s slaves at that time were children.

The reason why this matters is Gov. Northam claims to have found out about this from his father, Westcott Northam. Westcott’s grandparents would have been the children of the slave owners listed in these census records. In all three cases, the Northam descendent a generation below the owner listed in the census records – Northam’s great-grandparents – probably would have grown up around their father’s slaves also. Is it really plausible that the family did not talk about any of this before 2017?

Townhall

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Maryland House Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti is becoming famous, but not in a way that she would like. She’s was caught dropping the N-word. She was censured by the state legislature yesterday for using such language and faced calls to resign from voters, Legislative Black Caucus, and Gov. Larry Hogan. She’s pulling a Ralph Northam. She’s not leaving, but that’s not even the worst part; she thinks she didn’t use a term that’s offensive to black Americans (via Baltimore Sun):

The House of Delegates censured Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti on Thursday for her use of a racial slur, which members said “brought dishonor to the entire General Assembly of Maryland.”

After the vote, the Democrat said she would not resign, despite calls for her to do so by House leaders, the governor, the Legislative Black Caucus and constituents.

She also said she did not believe she had used an offensive term to describe African-Americans, although she acknowledged earlier in the week that she had done so. A reporter asked if she had said it, and Lisanti responded: “I do not believe I did, but I am still accepting responsibility.”

Lisanti said resigning would be “an easy way out” and not the right thing to do.

“I recognize that some have rushed to judgment without information and freely jumped on the bandwagon of condemnation — likely for their own political expediency,” Lisanti told reporters.

Lisanti came under fire this week after The Washington Post reported she used the racial slur during an after-hours gathering in January at an Annapolis bar. Lisanti told a fellow lawmaker that when he helped a candidate in Prince George’s County, he was knocking on doors in a “n— — district,” according to the report.

Across the river, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam was caught with a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook, when he attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. It featured two people; one wearing blackface and the other donning full KKK attire. Northam had apologized, admitted to being in the photo, and then retracted his apology, said that wasn’t him, but he did wear blackface for a dance competition where he dressed as Michael Jackson. He’s also refused to resign. So, the Democratic Party, historically the party of the KKK, seems to have returned to its roots. They wear blackface, they dress as Klansman, and they drop the N-word. Oh, and they don’t resign because they’re Democrats…they can do whatever they want. We’re getting to the point where Democrats can never discuss or comment about race ever again, not with this parade of horribles over the past month.

The Lutchman Review

Published  1 month ago

The Democrats will go down in history has the infamous baby killers. Many of them including Gov. Ralph Northam support infanticide, the act of killing a baby that survived abortion.

It is absolutely disgusting to see Democrats pushing murder of babies as “progressive women’s rights issues.” When Senate Republicans tried to stop this with a bill that protects babies that are born alive, Democrats voted against it.

So in response, Sen. Tim Scott delivers emotional & powerful message to those who did not vote for the bill to protect babies that are born.

“We are a nation that must continue to value life, and for some reason, somehow, this body missed that opportunity to reinforce that value system before the American public, to say each child born, no matter your state, no matter your challenges: you have an intrinsic value,” said Scott.

The senator opened his remarks by explaining that he missed the vote on Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by four minutes due to a flight delay, which he found “quite frustrating.”

“But what’s frustrating even more than that,” Scott said, “is that, in a nation of good conscious, that we would be debating, having a conversation about, a child who was born — sitting there: alive — separated from her mother. And that there would be a question of whether or not that child should be able to continue to live.”

Scott said there can be no “sides” on this issue.

“I cannot imagine, whether you pro-life like I am, or you are pro-choice like others, that this would even be an issue of debate or discussion within the two sides. There is no side on this topic. There cannot be a side about life separated from the mother, whether or not that life should continue to live. This is common sense. This is human decency. This is not an issue of being pro-life, or pro-choice, this is being pro-child, which we all should be,” he continued.

Scott said there is no gray area when he speaks to Americans across the country from both sides of the aisle, from all demographics, regarding the value of children.

“There was no disagreement on the issue of infanticide,” he said of the folks attending a Black History Month event in South Carolina. “There was no disagreement, whatsoever. … The one thing in common was the value of life.”

“There is nothing to debate regarding the sanctity of born children,” Scott said, adding, “We’ve all come to the same conclusion, and that is that a child born deserves to live. This is a place of universal agreement.”

“Each child born, no matter your state, no matter your challenges: you have an intrinsic value,” concluded the senator.

Amen Sen. Tim Scott. Much respect to you after this incredible speech.

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Big League Politics

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The wife of beleaguered Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is being accused of racial insensitivity for handing cotton to African-American students during tours of the Governor’s mansion, asking them to imagine picking the substance as slaves.

A state employee alleges that Pam Northam handed cotton to her daughter as well as another African-American eighth grader during a school field trip to the Governor’s mansion. Mrs. Northam apparently thought handing a ball of cotton to the students would be an appropriate lesson on the history of slavery in Virginia.

Leah Dozier Walker, the mother of the student who was offered cotton by Pam Northam, suggested the incident was indicative of a lack of reflection over racial insensitivity on the part of the Northams.

“The actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor’s office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness.”

Virginia’s First Lady has been present throughout her husband’s blackface and KKK college yearbook scandal. She doused a suggestion to “moonwalk” from the beleaguered governor during a press conference in which he attempted to explain away his yearbook controversy. While she may have saved him serious embarrassment in preventing him from moonwalking at a press conference in which he sought to answer racism allegations, she may have been less politically suave in her decision to engage in racially insensitive behavior that many are comparing to her husband’s.

Northam appears obstinate in his desire to remain in office, despite widespread calls from parties such as the NAACP and Virginia state legislators for him to resign.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 month ago

Watch: Tim Scott’s Senate Floor Speech Was Simply Amazing

New York passed and Virginia debated horrible laws that allow abortion up to the moment of birth.

But the horrible comments from Gov. Ralph Northam took it a step beyond that, seemingly endorsing infanticide, allowing a child who survived an abortion and was born to be allowed to die.

Then when Senate Republicans tried to pass a law to stop that, to require that if a baby is born alive, that she is a person for purposes of the protection of the law and that you can’t just let her die. Democrats, including all the presidential hopefuls in the Senate, voted against it in what has to be one of most despicable votes in the history of the chamber.

How can you not vote for that? It has nothing to do with abortion, the child is born alive. How can you not protect her?

Republican Sen. Tim Scott delivered a powerful response to Democrats who wouldn’t vote for the bill.

This is common sense. This is human decency. This is not an issue of being pro-life or pro-choice. This is being pro-child – which we all should be. #BornAliveAbortionSurvivorsProtectionAct pic.twitter.com/M5Gvn1Ve0K

“We are a nation that must continue to value life, and for some reason, somehow, this body missed that opportunity to reinforce that value system before the American public, to say each child born, no matter your state, no matter your challenges: you have an intrinsic value,” said Scott.

The senator opened his remarks by explaining that he missed the vote on Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by four minutes due to a flight delay, which he found “quite frustrating.”

“But what’s frustrating even more than that,” Scott said, “is that, in a nation of good conscious, that we would be debating, having a conversation about, a child who was born — sitting there: alive — separated from her mother. And that there would be a question of whether or not that child should be able to continue to live.”

Scott said there can be no “sides” on this issue.

“I cannot imagine, whether you pro-life like I am, or you are pro-choice like others, that this would even be an issue of debate or discussion within the two sides. There is no side on this topic. There cannot be a side about life separated from the mother, whether or not that life should continue to live. This is common sense. This is human decency. This is not an issue of being pro-life, or pro-choice, this is being pro-child, which we all should be,” he continued.

Scott said there is no gray area when he speaks to Americans across the country from both sides of the aisle, from all demographics, regarding the value of children.

“There was no disagreement on the issue of infanticide,” he said of the folks attending a Black History Month event in South Carolina. “There was no disagreement, whatsoever. … The one thing in common was the value of life.”

“There is nothing to debate regarding the sanctity of born children,” Scott said, adding, “We’ve all come to the same conclusion, and that is that a child born deserves to live. This is a place of universal agreement.”

“Each child born, no matter your state, no matter your challenges: you have an intrinsic value,” concluded the senator.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced in early February showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on the same page as Northam.

The photo was first published by Big League Politics and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.

The Virginia Democrat leadership is initially defended the far left governor over the racist photos.

Democrat leaders then called for Northam to resign. But the blackface governor is still in office.

Now this…

Governor Northam’s wife Pam Northam is under fire for handing out cotton to black kids on a mansion tour.

Philly.com reported:

A Virginia state employee has complained that her eighth-grade daughter was upset during a tour of the historic governor’s residence when first lady Pam Northam handed a ball of cotton to her and another black child and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick cotton.

“The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions,” Leah Dozier Walker, who oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Department of Education, wrote Feb. 25 to lawmakers and to the office of Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.

“But the actions of Mrs. Northam, just last week, do not lead me to believe that this Governor’s office has taken seriously the harm and hurt they have caused African Americans in Virginia or that they are deserving of our forgiveness,” she wrote.

The incident highlights the scrutiny and doubt that envelope the governor as he tries to push past racist incidents from his past and ignore continued calls for his resignation.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Democrats have had a Black History Month that has revealed the racism and hypocrisy at the heart of the party. First, white Virginia Democrats Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring were embroiled in blackface controversies while black Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assaults. Second, actor and Democratic Party activist Jussie […]

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

On Monday evening, President Trump unleashed on Democrats for voting against a bill that would prevent newborn babies from being killed if they survived an abortion. This is what the President said: Senate Democrats just voted against

Fox News

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden blasted Senate Democrats for voting down a bill that would have threatened prison time for doctors who don't attempt to save the life of infants born alive after a failed abortion: "I'm living proof this is necessary."

Ohden, the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, has said she was "accidentally born alive" after a saline-infused abortion. She met with Senators prior to the Monday night vote and was outside the chamber doors when the votes were cast against the bill, The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

DEMS BLOCK 'BORN ALIVE' BILL TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE TO INFANTS WHO SURVIVE FAILED ABORTIONS

"I was disappointed," Ohden told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, "but I'm certainly not surprised. The Democrats who voted last night against this bill really showed us that they're willing to sacrifice lives like mine to keep abortion-on-demand right there."

She added that it's unfortunate to see pro-abortion legislation sweep across the nation as Democrats blocked the bill.

"No child should have their lives left in the hands of the abortionist or a medical professional to somehow decide to provide them medical care," Ohden said. "We need this bill, not only to ensure we're provided medical care, but that there's penalty for when there's failure to do so."

ABORTION SURVIVORS ON NEW LATE-TERM ABORTION BILLS: 'WHERE WERE MY RIGHTS IN THE WOMB?'

Ohden remains hopeful despite the bill dying.

"We're going to continue to see bills like this introduced, and I have great hope because we have great Republican legislators who are committed to life, the president is so committed to life, and really our nation is full of people who identify as being pro-life and are wanting to do something about it."

President Trump agreed said Monday "will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress."

"Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children," Trump wrote. "The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth."

All prominent Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls in the Senate voted down the measure, including Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The final vote was 53-44 to end Democratic-delaying tactics -- seven votes short of the 60 needed.

Three Democrats joined Republicans to support the bill -- Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones or Alabama. Three Republicans did not vote, apparently because of scheduling issues and plane flight delays -- including Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., the bill's sponsor, told "The Story with Martha MacCallum" Monday night that each opponent "constantly" lied with "blatant nonsense" claiming the bill "would end abortion," when in reality "this shouldn't be about politics...this should be about having heart."

The legislation was introduced after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, appeared to endorse post-birth abortions while discussing The Repeal Act, a state bill which sought to repeal restrictions on third-trimester abortions:

"If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen," he said. "The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother."

twitchy.com

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SARAH PALIN

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On Monday, Senate Democrats stood in opposition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his attempt to secure medical help for children who survive abortion attempts.

Democrats mostly voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which required 60 votes for passage. The bill required medical professionals to be on-hand for and to care for the medical needs of a child who survives an abortion procedure and is rightfully born into the world, the Washington Examiner reports. Democrats Bob Casey, Joe Manchin, and Doug Jones joined Republicans in the vote which ultimately ended 53 to 44.

During an abortion procedure, the abortionist will inject the child in the mother’s womb with a poison, which intends to still its brain and kill it. The doctor then will deliver the child expecting it to be dead, but this is not always the case. For a number of reasons, the baby can survive the attempt so the question raises of what then to do with the child. Most Republicans say the child is born and is afforded legal protections as any other child born in the country. Some Democrats are not so sure the child should even be allowed to live.

From the Washington Examiner:

Republicans and anti-abortion advocates pushed for the bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to receive a vote so that they could put individual senators on the spot regarding the issue of third-trimester abortion. GOP senators have been aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

Republicans and Democrats largely talked past each other about the bill’s purpose during floor debate ahead of the vote. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who introduced the bill, said it would stop doctors from letting a baby die who survived a botched abortion. Democrats countered that the bill would limit what doctors could do after the birth of a baby who had a grave medical condition, and as a result either wouldn’t live past birth or wouldn’t survive long.

Senate Democrats are choosing the issues they are willing to fight to the death over and voters are taking notice.

President Trump responded to the failed vote with a post on Twitter which called the Democrat position on abortion “so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies after birth.”

“This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies,” the president added.

Check it out:

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Monday evening after the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the Senate.

“Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2019

The bill failed 53 to 44. The legislation would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the “same protection of law as any newborn” and needed 60 votes to pass.

No Democratic presidential hopefuls in the Senate voted for the bill. (RELATED: Democrats Hoping To Be The Next President All Voted Against Born Alive Bill And One Republican Didn’t Even Vote)

Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse spearheaded the effort to pass the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act.

“Despite opposition and setbacks, despite some strange rhetoric about this bill over the course of the last week, I am hopeful in the long term,” he said Monday.

Sasse re-upped the legislation after comments from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Northam has not walked back statements he made that appeared to condone infanticide and late-term abortion in January.

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Breitbart

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) described Democrats’ support for lawful and limitless access to abortion as an endorsement of the “murder” of babies in a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Scalise examined Democrats’ opposition to all proposed temporal restrictions on abortion.

“This is something that I think Americans across the board, no matter where you stand on the issue of abortion, people recognize that if a baby is born alive, if a baby literally survives an abortion [and] is born alive, they can still in many states kill the baby,” said Scalise.

Scalise recalled Democrats’ applause in the New York State Legislature following passage of the Empire State’s latest abortion legislation. He also noted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) support for the new law.

“You heard this,” began Scalise. “The governor in New York was bragging, they were applauding when he signed this disgraceful law. It’s barbaric, but it’s murder, where literally if the baby is born alive they can still murder the baby, and in New York it’s legal.”

Scalise then recalled Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) support for lawful access to infanticide in the event of an unborn child surviving an abortion.

“And of course in Virginia you saw the governor, he was talking about how you can do it. Talk about a barbaric conversation, he was on the radio show talking about how you can, while the baby is born and the parents can go and have a conversation about how they can then go and then kill the baby.”

Scalise continued, “This is disgusting, and yet in America, there are some states where it’s legal. So Ann Wagner from Missouri has a bill that will ban that practice. It would actually give legal protection to any baby that is born alive.”

Scalise and Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) co-sponsored re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which Wagner’s office describes as seeking to “ensure [that] any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.”

Scalise went on, “I was shocked, and I literally had to go back to my staff and say, ‘Wait, explain to me how it’s legal to kill a baby, a person who’s born legally.’ And yet it is in probably 24 states. Even people who are pro-choice, most of them believe that the baby — if it’s born alive — should be protected under law.”

“It’s not only barbaric, it’s murder,” determined Scalise. “If the baby is born alive, it’s murder and it should be murder. We’re going to vote to give it that protection. I talked to President Trump about this over the weekend. The president is strongly supportive of what we’re trying to do to protect life.”

Scalise examined the Trump administration’s new restrictions on federal funds being granted to abortion-providers such as Planned Parenthood under the guise of “family planning.”

Look at what President Trump has done to protect life,” stated Scalise. “Just Friday, he released [a] new ruling — it didn’t get any real national attention — but he started the process now of banning any Title X funding — federal dollars — from going to Planned Parenthood or any other organization that provides abortion. this is a major deal. it got very little attention. They just issued the ruling. They’ve been working on it for months because they know they’re going to get sued in the courts. They wanted to make sure that everything was done exactly the right way. … that money will no longer go to [Planned Parenthood].”

Scalise concluded, “When you see innocent life being taken after the baby is born, and Democrats are defending that practice, my God, where has their party gone? This is not the Democrat Party of ten or twenty years ago, even. This is how far left they’re moving towards socialism. It’s real.”

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The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris wants to force every American to give up his private health insurance, but she can’t get herself to support legislation that compels doctors to give an infant who survives an abortion attempt the same care they would provide any other human being. She’s merely one of 44 Democrats who voted to keep negligent homicide legal against babies marked for termination. Presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders all voted against Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, as well.

Senate Democrats unsurprisingly struggled to find an effective way to lie about opposing a bill that prohibits euthanasia. Some of them maintained that Sasse’s bill was superfluous because all the things in it were already illegal. Others claimed the bill would “restrict doctors from making case-by-case decisions about what is best for infants and mothers.” Still others claimed the practice never ever happens. Other Democrats, who support government intervention in every nook and cranny of human existence, argued that tough choices should only be the domain of women and their doctors, not the state. Many of them saw no conflict between these ideas and argued all these things at the very same time.

Sen. Patty Murray claimed the bill was “clearly anti-doctor, anti-woman and anti-family” and that “proponents claim it would make something illegal that is already illegal.” This is untrue, regardless of a full-court press from Democrats and the media. As bills in both Virginia and New York clearly illustrate, the practice isn’t illegal. Both bills specifically provide legal protections for doctors who terminate babies who survive abortion attempts.

This was the practice Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia hamfistedly explained to us on video, accidentally neglecting the standard euphemisms used to hide the horrific specifics of the procedure. In New York, abortion—and post-birth termination—of a viable, once-healthy infant is legal through the entire pregnancy, and after, for virtually any reason. The rite of abortion is so intrinsic to progressive ideology (and coffers) that not one major player on the left had the moral spine to condemn either.

Leana Wen, the president of the state-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood, argued that the Sasse legislation was “based on lies and a misinformation campaign, aimed at shaming women and criminalizing doctors for a practice that doesn’t exist in medicine or reality.” Why would Wen oppose criminalizing a procedure that doesn’t exist in medicine or reality? And if it did exist, would Wen support banning the practice? Has anyone in truth-seeking media asked her?

The reality is that Sasse’s bill exempted mothers from prosecution, and would have merely required medical professionals to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

Nothing in the bill would have inhibited the doctors from making choices about critically ill infants. Of course, conflating the experience of couples who lose a sick child to those who terminate a healthy one is fraudulent and immoral. Then again, a bill that asks doctors to fulfill their oath of keeping babies alive is in direct competition with Wen’s professional mission.

As National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis points out, the media did its customary job of running interference for Democrats. Take this Politico piece, for example, which is teeming with the usual deceptive language, referring to Sasse’s bill as “anti-abortion”—as did many other outlets, including the Associated Press—though the bill would not stop anyone from performing a single abortion in this country.

Most of the media portrayed the debate as a cynical election ploy, an “effort to squeeze Democrats ahead of the 2020 campaign.” The bill was filibustered, with three Democrats voting for it. Every Republican would surely want to see it passed. President Trump would surely sign it.

Is it cynical to put politicians on the record for their beliefs? Is it cynical it point out that the majority of elected Democrats are, judging from polling numbers, embracing an extremist position? Although polls have consistently shown that large majorities of Americans oppose all third-trimester abortions, I can’t find one that asks if they support the practice of aborting infants who had the temerity to survive a third-trimester abortion. I wonder what the numbers would look like on that question.

One of most durable talking points for abortion has to do with the notion that if a thing is in a woman’s body then it is a woman’s choice what do with that thing, even if that thing happens to be a unique and viable human being. Now Democrats have expanded their position to argue that even if a baby escapes death, then the mother (and, often, the father)—in consultation with a doctor, as if this made it any more morally palatable—can still terminate the baby’s life for any reason they fit.

These babies are the only human beings in the United States who have no person or law representing their interests. And so it remains.

The Washington Times

Published  1 month ago

Republicans' effort to outlaw infanticide of babies born after botched abortions founded Monday, falling victim to a Democrat-led filibuster in what could be Congress's only chance to vote on the hot-

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

The Senate on Monday rejected a bill making it a felony for a doctor to harm or neglect an infant who survives an “attempted abortion,” part of a Republican effort to squeeze Democrats ahead of the 2020 campaign.

The vote split mainly along party lines, 53-44. Democratic Sens. Bob Casey, Doug Jones and Joe Manchin crossed the aisle to vote for it and no Republicans broke ranks. Sixty votes were required for the bill to advance.

“Evidently the far left is no longer convinced that all babies are created equal,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Ahead of the vote, the bill’s Republican sponsors and outside anti-abortion groups lobbying for its passage made it clear that the intent of Monday’s vote was to undermine the growing pool of Senate Democrats running for president.

In a speech just before the vote, bill author Sen. Ben Sasse quoted campaign stump speeches by Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders vowing to look out for society’s “voiceless and vulnerable” and accused them of hypocrisy for opposing his bill’s regulations for the care of newborns.

"Was that all just clap track for the campaign trail and for soundbites? Or do people mean the stuff that they say around here?" he said of his colleagues with White House aspirations.

Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group closely allied with Hill Republicans and the Trump administration, said Monday that they were “watching this vote closely to see whether leading Democratic candidates for president in 2020 will go on the record for or against infanticide.”

"This bill is important in itself but it‘s also important as a set up for the coming election, where there will be a stark contrast between the president of the United States and any one of the Democratic nominees," SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in an interview. She stood just outside the Senate chamber lobbying senators as they entered to cast their votes.

Sanders, Harris, Warren, Booker and Gillibrand all voted against the measure. Sen. Sherrod Brown, another Democratic senator exploring a White House bid, complained to POLITICO that the vote was held in bad faith.

"This is pure Mitch McConnell. It's all aimed at keeping his base in line while the president grows increasingly unpopular," the Ohio Democrat said. "We're not doing infrastructure, we're not doing health care. We're not doing anything that matters to help our country. It's just votes on abortion and other kinds of divisive votes he's going to bring."

Democrats and reproductive rights advocates blasted the bill, saying it's already a felony to harm or neglect an infant and that the “medically irresponsible” bill would restricts doctors from making case-by-case decisions about what is best for infants and mothers.

"This bill is not about protecting infants, as Republicans have claimed—because that is not up for debate and it is already the law," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "This bill is government interference in women’s health care, in families’ lives, and in medicine on steroids."

The bill was previously introduced in the House by now-Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Sasse first tried to force a vote on it earlier this month, capitalizing on a wave of outrage among conservatives after New York loosened its restrictions on third-trimester abortions and embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gave an interview defending similar efforts in his state.

Democrats led by Murray objected to that fast-track procedure and blocked a floor vote, prompting Republicans to vow to try again.

Susan B. Anthony list said earlier this month that even though the Senate lacks the votes to pass abortion restrictions, they should continue to hold votes to put pressure on Democrats and divide the caucus. The move is part of a larger strategy designed to maintain current abortion restrictions while revving up the GOP’s conservative base ahead of 2020 and courting independents who may be turned off by Democrats' position on abortion rights.

"We're seeing a gradual movement to hammer a wedge right into the middle of the Democratic Party, and at some point soon here, they're just going to have to cry mercy," Dannenfelser said.

True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris wants to force every American to give up their private health care insurance, but she can’t get herself to support legislation that compels doctors to give an infant who survives an abortion attempt the same care they would provide any other human being. She’s merely one of 44 Democrats who voted to keep negligent homicide legal against babies marked for termination. Presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders all voted against Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, as well.

Senate Democrats, unsurprisingly, struggled to find an effective way to lie about opposing a bill that prohibits the practice of euthanasia. Some of them maintained that Sasse’s bill was superfluous because all the things in it were already illegal. Others claimed that the bill would “restrict doctors from making case-by-case decisions about what is best for infants and mothers.” Still others claimed the practice never ever happens. Other Democrats, who support government intervention in every nook and cranny of human existence, argued that tough choices should only be the domain of women and their doctors, not the state. Many of them saw no conflict between these ideas and argued all these things at the very same time.

Sen. Patty Murray claimed that bill was “clearly anti-doctor, anti-woman and anti-family” and that “proponents claim it would make something illegal that is already illegal.” This is untrue, despite a full-court press from Democrats and the media. As the bill in both Virginia and New York clearly illustrate, the practice isn’t illegal. Both bills specifically provide legal protections for doctors who terminate babies who survive abortion attempts. This was the practice Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia hamfistedly explained to us on video, accidentally neglecting the standard euphemisms used to hide the horrific specifics of the procedure. In New York, abortion—and post-birth termination—of a viable, once-healthy infant is legal through the entire pregnancy, and after, for virtually any reason. The rite of abortion is so intrinsic to progressive ideology (and coffers) that not one major player on the left had the moral spine to condemn either.

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

According to a new poll from Marist, Americans’ attitudes on abortion have dramatically shifted over the last month. Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as they are pro-choice (47 percent). A similar survey taken by Marist just last month found Americans were more likely to identify as pro-choice than as pro-life by a 17-point difference.

Even more surprising is the sudden change in younger Democrats’ views on abortion. February’s poll of Democrats under the age of 45 found that 34 percent identify as pro-life, and 61 percent as pro-choice. This is a significant increase compared to last month’s 20 percent and 75 percent, respectively.

This surge in pro-life Americans comes after several states have passed or pushed for radical policies advocating for unlimited access to abortion, at any stage of gestation, for any reason or no reason at all. The survey was conducted Feb. 12-17, just weeks after New York passed the Reproductive Health Act, expanding access to post-viability, third-trimester abortions, and repealing protections for aborted children older than 20 weeks who are born alive. A proposed bill in Virginia would allow abortion up until the point of birth, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed giving doctors and mothers the power to decide whether an infant lives or dies after it is born. Last week, the Vermont House passed an even more extreme version of the New York RHA.

“The recent legal changes to late-term abortion and the debate which followed have not gone unnoticed by the general public,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of The Marist Poll. “In just one month, there has been a significant increase in the proportion of Americans who see themselves as pro-life and an equally notable decline in those who describe themselves as pro-choice.”

Marist has been polling abortion views for more than a decade. Carvalho said this is the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.

The survey also found an overwhelming opposition to late-term abortions. Seventy-one percent of Americans say abortion should be generally illegal during the third trimester of pregnancy, and 71 percent strongly oppose late-term abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, approximately when babies can be delivered as preemies and survive.

Despite polling and public opinion, Democrats don’t seem to be acknowledging the warning signs, or their now “pro-life” constituents. After trying to walk back his comments, Northam doubled-down on Jan. 31, declaring “I don’t have any regrets.”

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote today on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would protect newborns who survive botched abortions by requiring appropriate care and admission to a hospital. Earlier this month, when Sen. Ben Sasse, the author of the bill, asked for unanimous consent to the legislation, he was blocked by Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. Perhaps today’s vote will once again expose just how radical the ;eft has become on abortion.

With late-term abortion sure to become a hot topic in 2020, the growing divide between radical abortion advocates and voters’ more moderate beliefs is not something the Democratic Party can ignore much longer.

Madeline is a staff writer at the Federalist and the producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Follow her on Twitter.

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Breitbart

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Mary Ann Lisanti, a white Maryland Democrat legislator, is apologizing to black lawmakers for referring to a county as “n***r district,” but claims “everyone” has used the racial slur.

Delegate Lisanti reportedly used the racist slur to describe Prince George’s County — which is 62 percent African American — while conversing with a colleague during an after-hours gather at a bar in Annapolis.

According to the Washington Post, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland confronted the Democrat legislator, whose district includes Harford County, over the alleged slur.

Caucus chair Del. Darryl Barnes (D) of Prince George’s County, told the Post that Lisanti was “contrite” when pressed about the comment, calling her reaction “really disturbing.”

“She apologized several times,” said Barnes. “She recognizes how she has hurt so many within the caucus, and she hoped to repent from this.”

“She said that she doesn’t remember fully what happened, but she recognizes what happened,” he added.

In a statement, House Speaker Michael Busch demanded Lisanti “face the consequences of her behavior.”

“There is no place in the House of Delegates for any racial slurs — or slurs of any kind in society in general,” the Democrat from Anne Arundel added.

While Lisanti did not respond to requests for comment from several news outlets, the Harford lawmaker did tell the Post that she does not remember using the racist slur — before claiming she was “sure everyone has used it.”

“I’ve used the f-word. I used the Lord’s name in vain,” she added.

Reports of the incident come as Democrats in the neighboring state of Virginia are still reeling from several racially-driven controversies. Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is still fighting for his political life after a 1984 medical yearbook photo emerged of him and another individual wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan attire. The photo was first reported by Big League Politics and later verified by the Post. Northam denies being in the photo but has admitted to donning blackface as part of a Michael Jackson costume. Mark Herring, the state’s Democrat attorney general, has also admitted wearing blackface at a party while an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia.

National Review

Published  1 month ago

New polling out last night from Axios finds that Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as they are pro-choice (47 percent). A Marist poll from mid January reported that Americans were much more likely to call themselves “pro-choice” than “pro-life” (55 to 38 percent).

The poll’s most striking data shows that the shift in public opinion on abortion is being driven primarily by Democrats, especially younger ones. In January, only 20 percent of all Democrats self-identified as pro-life; the Axios poll found that percentage has jumped to 34 percent.

But among Democrats under the age of 45, the shift was even more significant: According to Marist, 28 percent of them said they were pro-life last month. Now, almost as many young Democrats identify as pro-life as pro-choice. Axios found that 47 percent of Democrats under 45 call themselves pro-life, compared to 48 percent who call themselves pro-choice.

These changes have almost certainly been driven by recent instances of Democratic politicians pushing policies to expand abortion rights, even after the point of fetal viability: New York’s Reproductive Health Act allowing all abortion up to 24 weeks and increased access after that point, proposed legislation in Virginia that the bill’s sponsor said would allow abortion even during labor, and Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s interview in which he endorsed allowing physicians and mothers to let infants to die in some circumstances.

The survey also coincides with the GOP effort to push the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a piece of federal legislation that would require doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive after attempted abortion procedures. When Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.), the bill’s sponsor, asked for unanimous consent to the legislation earlier this month, he was blocked by Democratic senator Patty Murray of Washington. Murray and her fellow Democratic senators are expected to vote against the legislation in the Senate today.

The Axios survey found that 80 percent of Americans now say they oppose abortion in the last three months of pregnancy, compared to 75 percent who said the same in the Marist poll last month, taken before these events began.

Marist has been polling public opinion on abortion for a decade, and Barbara Carvalho, who directed Marist’s poll this year, told Axios that this is “the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.”

Those Marist surveys consistently have found that, although Americans tend to call themselves “pro-choice,” they also tend to support policies that limit abortion to early in pregnancy. But this realignment in the pro-life direction is significant. It is an encouraging sign for the pro-life movement — and a warning to Democratic politicians who continue to propose increasingly radical pro-abortion policy.

Perhaps more than that, it ought to encourage Republican politicians to expose the Left for its radicalism on this issue and use anti-abortion policy as an electoral winner.

House Republican Leader

Published  1 month ago

House Republicans believe in mandatory medical care for every baby born alive.

It is troubling this needs to be said. But the Democrat Party today is supporting denying life-saving care after a baby is born.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has argued that if a botched abortion leads to a live birth, the infant would, and perhaps should, be left to die so long as that was “desired.” Northam, a former doctor, said “the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Simply put, this is infanticide. It shows a callous indifference for the first principles of our nation: the right to life and fundamental human equality derived from our creation in God’s image. No matter how rare, even one instance amounts to the selective killing of a baby.

Democrats have used euphemisms to hide their extreme position. Or, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi demonstrated when asked about Northam’s comments, they ignore the conversation is even taking place.

But the barbarity of their most recent proposals cannot be obscured by even the blandest rhetoric or half-hearted attempts to disguise their original statements.

Northam’s comments are part of a wider push by Democrats to pass their abortion-on-demand agenda. In states across the country, state Democrat lawmakers are championing barbarous new laws that could allow for the murder – and denial of medical intervention is just that – of a baby who survives an abortion. In New York, they repealed existing protections that require doctors to render immediate care for any birth that results from an abortion.

Without laws requiring mandatory medical care, there are few, if any, meaningful protections for newborns.

In the face of this horrifying potential, Congress should pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which passed the House last Congress with 241 votes and has been reintroduced this Congress by Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Missouri).

Republicans in Congress have asked to move this legislation forward every single day the House has been in session since February 6th, and Democrats have blocked the vote each time.

Protecting innocent life should not be a partisan issue and it should not be difficult.

We are simply asking that doctors exercise the same level of diligent care to a baby born after surviving an abortion as they would any other baby.

We will continue to ask the House for unanimous consent until the Democrats join us in recognizing that the right to life is the foundation of freedom itself. As Ronald Reagan rightfully observed, it is the “right without which no other rights have meaning.”

If Democrats truly care about protecting the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, they should come together with Republicans in a bipartisan fashion to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act without delay.

When life is at stake, we cannot become comfortably numb to its inherent dignity. As lawmakers, we must remember what Pope Francis — highly regarded among many religions — described as our sacred duty: to protect “the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.”

True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Despite the fact that there has been no resolution to any of the scandals surrounding the three Democrats who sit atop Virginia’s government, ABC, CBS and NBC have essentially dropped the stories from their flagship newscasts.

From February 1-7, ABC, CBS, and NBC combined for 116 minutes and 19 seconds and then 96 minutes and 12 seconds from February 8-14 on scandals involving Governor Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and A.G. Mark Herring.

Since then, however, there have only been an additional eight minutes and eight seconds devoted to the Virginia officeholders between two newscasts (the February 15 CBS This Morning and the February 19 Good Morning America).

All told, there’s been 220 minutes of coverage on the Virginia scandals, but again, only eight from February 15 to Thursday evening (excluding teases plus overnight and early-morning newscasts). – READ MORE

TheHill

Published  1 month ago

Senate Democrats blocked legislation on Monday meant to respond to a political firestorm sparked in Virginia over "late-term abortion."

Senators voted 53-44 on the legislation from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), which needed 60 votes to advance.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) voted to proceed to the bill. The legislation would penalize doctors who fail to "exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion."

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) touted the bill ahead of Monday night’s vote, where it was widely expected to fall short, urging Democrats to reject “extreme voices” within their own party.

“It isn’t about new restrictions on abortion. It isn’t about changing the options available to women. It’s just about recognizing that a newborn baby is a newborn baby. Period,” he said.

Democrats blocked a previous attempt to pass the legislation and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer argued on Monday that its part of a pattern from Republicans, who he accused of misrepresenting the bill.

“This vote does not occur in a vacuum. ... Pay attention to the facts and not false rhetoric. This bill is Washington politics at its worst,” he added.

Sasse's attempt to pass the legislation comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) provoked outrage among anti-abortion groups, GOP lawmakers and the White House over his comments about a bill that would have made it easier for women to get third trimester abortions if their health was threatened by pregnancy.

Kathy Tran, the sponsor of the Virginia bill, fueled the political firestorm when her comments acknowledging that the legislation would allow a woman who is dilating to request an abortion if a doctor determined that childbirth would impair her mental or physical health went viral.

Northam further inflamed tensions when he said on a local radio show that third trimester abortions are rare and typically occur when an infant is severely deformed or unable to survive after birth.

"In this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen: the infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother," Northam said.

A spokeswoman for Northam told The Washington Post that his comments were being taken out of context by Republicans.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Satan’s party. Monday evening Senate Democrats once again blocked a measure that would prohibit infanticide. Senators voted 53-44 on a bill from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) that would penalize doctors who fail to “exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. A few weeks […]

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

The U.S. Senate on Monday will vote on the “Born-Alive” Infants Protection Act, which guarantees medical care to infants who survive a failed abortion.

The legislation was introduced after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made controversial remarks that angered pro-life activists. Northam defended a state bill that would make it easier to obtain a third-trimester abortion. He later said his remarks, which critics equated to infanticide, were misconstrued.

"In this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen: the infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said.

ILLINOIS BILL WILL MAKE STATE THE 'ABORTION CAPITAL OF AMERICA,' PRO-LIFE GROUP WARNS

Even if the bill passes in the Senate, it would face an uphill battle in the House, where Democrats are the majority.

The bill would require doctors to provide the same level of care to infants who survive an abortion as they would to any other infant the same gestational age. Under the bill, those who violate the law could be prosecuted.

SEN. BEN SASSE: DO YOU SUPPORT INFANTICIDE? EVERY SENATOR MUST CHOOSE WHETHER THEY DO OR NOT

“We’re talking about making sure that newborn babies are treated with dignity and receive care whether they’re born in the maternity wing or an abortion clinic,” Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse wrote in opinion piece for Fox News. “This is the bare minimum in humane treatment.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Not long after Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam's racist yearbook photos went viral and made headline news, the state's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, got caught up in a scandal of his own. Now, Fairfax is using

Axios

Published  1 month ago

The recent debate over "late-term abortion," fueled by state measures in New York and Virginia that loosened, or sought to loosen, abortion restrictions toward the end of a woman's pregnancy, has caused "a dramatic shift" in public attitudes towards abortion policy, according to Barbara Carvalho who directed a new Marist poll, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization.

By the numbers: The poll found Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47%) as they are pro-choice (47%). Last month, a similar Marist survey found that Americans were more likely to identify as pro-choice than pro-life 55% to 38%, a 17-point gap.

The survey also found that 80% of Americans support abortion being limited to the first three months of pregnancy, an increase of 5 percentage points since last month's Marist poll.

Between the lines: Marist has been polling Americans' attitudes on abortion for over a decade, and Carvalho told Axios this is the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.

But what Carvalho said she found most significant was that Democrats, specifically those under the the age of 45, seem to be leading the shift: This month's poll found 34% of Democrats identify as pro-life vs. 61% pro-choice. Last month, those numbers were 20% and 75% respectively.

Among Dems under 45, 47% identify as pro-life vs. 48% pro-choice. In January, those numbers were 28% and 65% respectively.

"This has been a measure that has been so stable over time. To see that kind of change was surprising," Carvalho said. "And the increased discussion [of late-term abortion] in the public forum in the past month appears to have made the biggest difference in how people identify on the issue."

Why it matters: Republicans have been on the offensive about this issue since the State of the Union, when Trump seized on the outrage over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s abortion comments and the passage of a New York law to promote a congressional ban on late-term abortions.

In November, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would require insurers send customers separate bills for coverage provided for abortion services.

On Friday, the Trump administration issued a new rule barring organizations that provide abortion referrals, like Planned Parenthood, from receiving federal family planning money.

Axios health care editor Sam Baker points that by far the most significant thing Trump has done on abortion is replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with Brett Kavanaugh. "State abortion restrictions will very likely be upheld no matter what public opinion is."

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Methodology: This survey of 1,008 adults was conducted via landline or cell phones, Feb. 12-Feb. 17, 2019, by The Marist Poll, sponsored and funded in partnership with The Knights of Columbus.

LifeNews.com

Published  1 month ago

The Senate will cast a vote on Monday to try to break the Democrat filibuster against a bill to stop infanticide.

As LifeNews reported, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. And in the House, Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide a total of six times.

Earlier this month. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

The Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, stood up and objected to the vote. She claimed the vote wasn’t necessary and objected to the vote.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). A vote on the bill, which is being sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), is expected on February 25.

Senator Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country to discuss the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

“This bill is not actually about abortion. This is about a baby that has survived an abortion, and is born alive, and is on that table, cold, fighting for life, and crying out. And it’s about the practice that’s known as ‘backing away,’ where the abortion provider simply backs away from the table and leaves the baby to die from exposure and the elements,” he said.

“There is nothing here that is controversial or should require any courage. A baby is a baby, and that should have nothing to do with your politics. If you have a heart, you believe that a baby that is born alive has a right and has dignity and has worth.” He continued, “We should be providing the same level of care as we do to any other baby at the same stage of gestation when they’re born.

“On Monday night, you’re actually going to have a chance to see the United States Senate vote–individual senators–put their money where their mouth is and see if they’re actually going to stand with the little guy, because the little guy is that little guy or gal on that table fighting for life,” Sasse concluded.

Leading pro-life groups strongly support the bill.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said:

“This is something that has distinguished America; we might call it American exceptionalism. We understand that each and every human being has dignity and worth.” Perkins continued, “We’ve not always gotten it right in America, but we’ve usually been moving in the right direction. This is stepping backwards, and it will have significant ramifications for us as a country when it comes to the culture, when it comes to the moral standing. This is a defining moment for America.”

“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”

“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill pain-capable unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born,” Popik added. “We thank Sen. Sasse for his tireless effort to advance this critical legislation, and we thank Sen. McConnell for his leadership in bringing this issue before the Senate.”

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

ACTION: Contact your senators immediately and urge them to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

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Defiant Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to the victim of a lynching Sunday as he faces mounting pressure to resign over sexual-assault allegations.

Fairfax railed against his critics in Virginia’s state Senate as the year’s legislative session was coming to a close.

“I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” the 40-year-old Democrat said during a 5-minute impromptu speech before the legislative body.

He was referring to legislation that the state’s General Assembly passed earlier this month expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.

“And we talk about hundreds, at least 100, terror lynchings that have happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia under those very same auspices,” Fairfax said. “And yet we stand here in a rush to judgment with nothing but accusations and no facts, and we decide that we are willing to do the same thing.”

Senators sat in stunned silence after Fairfax, who is black, finished talking.

Later, the Republican majority leader of Virginia’s House of Delegates, Todd Gilbert, called Fairfax’s statements “the worst, most disgusting type of rhetoric he could have invoked.’’

But some black lawmakers did not condemn the lieutenant governor for his remarks.

“He said what he needed to say,” said Democratic state Sen. Mamie Locke.

Fairfax has staunchly denied accusations that he sexually assaulted two women.

Vanessa Tyson, a political-science professor, came forward earlier this month to say he forced her to perform oral sex on him in his hotel room during the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.

Tyson’s lawyer said last week that she plans to meet with prosecutors in Massachusetts to detail her allegations.

Additionally, Meredith Watson has said Fairfax raped her in 2000 in a “premeditated and aggressive” attack while they were both students at Duke University.

On Friday, House Republicans said they would hold a public hearing where Fairfax, Tyson and Watson can testify — but the move has been panned by the embattled lieutenant governor and members of his party as a political ploy.

Fairfax, who is now married with two children, has said he won’t participate in the hearing, and it’s not clear whether Republicans will compel him to testify.

He has refused to resign, while calling on the FBI to investigate the women’s claims.

The accusations against him surfaced shortly after the state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, acknowledged wearing blackface when younger.

With AP

TheHill

Published  1 month ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) on Sunday compared himself to victims of lynching amid accusations that he sexually assaulted two women.

“I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Fairfax said in the state Senate, according to the Associated Press. He was referencing legislation passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.

“And we talk about hundreds, at least 100 terror lynchings that have happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia under those very same auspices. And yet we stand here in a rush to judgment with nothing but accusations and no facts and we decide that we are willing to do the same thing,” Fairfax added.

Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson have both come forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault in the past month.

Tyson accused Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 while they were in Boston for the Democratic National Convention.

Fairfax maintains the encounter was consensual.

Watson issued a statement saying Fairfax raped her while the two were at Duke University.

Fairfax denied Watson’s allegation and has dismissed calls for his resignation from both the state Democratic and Republican parties as well as high-profile national Democrats.

Republicans in the Virginia House have invited Tyson and Watson to testify in front of them.

Virginia Democrats quickly slammed the move, calling it a political stunt. Fairfax has said he will not be participating, and has called for an investigation into the accusations.

House Majority Leader Del. Todd Gilbert (R) called Fairfax’s comments about lynchings highly inappropriate.

“That is the worst, most disgusting type of rhetoric he could have invoked,” Gilbert said, according to AP. “It’s entirely appropriate for him to talk about due process and we would intend to offer him every ounce of it, and he’s welcome to take advantage of that anytime he would like.”

Many black lawmakers did not object to Fairfax’s speech.

“He said what he needed to say,” said Sen. Mamie Locke (D).

Black Caucus Chairman Del. Lamont Bagby (D) said his constituents have expressed similar concerns that Fairfax is being treated unfairly because he is black.

Fairfax is not the only Virginia lawmaker to be facing calls to step down from office.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has resisted requests after a photo of a man in blackface and another man dressed up as a Klansman in an old yearbook resurfaced. Northam initially apologized for the photo but later said he was not in the image. He admitted to wearing blackface as a Michael Jackson costume.

Mark Herring (D), the state's attorney general, has also admitted to and apologized for wearing blackface.

National Review

Published  1 month ago

Democrats are increasingly open in their support for abortion all the way through pregnancy. Legislation from Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) asks them whether they will draw a line even there.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which the Senate will consider on Monday, requires doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive in the course of attempted abortions and forbids killing them. Senator Sasse brought the legislation to the floor after Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam endorsed allowing mothers and physicians to determine whether newborns should be left to die, at least in some circumstances.

Democratic senators managed to avoid opining on Northam’s remarks, with help from reporters who chose to ignore or distort them. But Sasse’s bill forces the issue: Does increasing support among Democrats for abortion up until birth preclude them from supporting a bill that mandates medical care for newborns?

The answer appears to be yes. When Sasse requested unanimous consent to his legislation earlier this month, he was blocked by Democratic senator Patty Murray of Washington, who claimed that there are already laws against infanticide. In the context of abortion, this is false. No federal law enacts an explicit requirement that newborns be afforded “the same degree” of care that “any other child born alive at the same gestational age” would receive, as Sasse’s bill does. Only 33 states have a law like this in place, and those laws can, of course, be removed. New York’s recent abortion expansion affirmatively repealed the state’s born-alive protections.

Sounding eerily like Northam, opponents of the bill, including Planned Parenthood, claim that it will unduly restrict women’s health-care options. But this legislation places no restrictions on access to abortion or on the type of abortion a woman can receive. It creates criminal penalties for doctors who allow infants to die from lack of medical care and mandates that children delivered alive in abortion clinics be transported to a hospital. It requires reporting violations of the law, institutes penalties for directly killing a newborn, and grants the woman on whom an abortion is performed protection from prosecution and civil cause of action against the abortionist.

It is for obvious reasons that Democrats twist or disregard these facts to provide cover for their animosity toward this legislation. The born-alive bill might not limit abortion, but it uncovers the deep illogic of the pro-abortion-rights position. It compels politicians who defend abortion up to the moment of birth, but who remain sheepish about denying newborns a right to life, to confront their own irrationality.

If abortion-rights proponents concede that perhaps it is inhumane to permit an infant to perish the moment after birth, even if it was meant to have been aborted one minute earlier, they cannot explain why they would permit directly killing that same human being one minute earlier. If they admit that an infant, even an unwanted one, gains rights upon birth, they cannot explain why that same infant has no rights when it is inside his or her mother.

Democrats who oppose this bill will tacitly acknowledge that they believe an infant’s moral status stems not from its developmental stage or its location but from whether it is wanted by its mother. They will reveal that abortion is not a woman’s right to end her pregnancy but her right to end the life of her child.

In voting on this legislation, Democrats must choose between rejecting infanticide and arbitrary beliefs about who gets to live.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

The Democratic Governors Association won't ask embattled Democrats Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax or Attorney General Mark Herring to resign their posts in Virginia, even after maintaining that Gov. Ralph Northam should step down following a blackface scandal that has roiled the commonwealth.

"Obviously very disappointing and challenging set of circumstances in Virginia," said association Chairwoman Gina Raimondo, who is also governor of Rhode Island, in answer to a question by the Washington Examiner about what should happen in Virginia, where Fairfax faces allegations of sexual assault and Herring, like Northam, has admitted to appearing in blackface.

The next in line for the top job in Virginia is a Republican, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox.

"DGA swiftly called for Gov. Northam's resignation, which was a somewhat unprecedented move by the DGA, but we felt that in light of the circumstances was appropriate and stand by that," she said. "The situation in Virginia is very fluid ... and at this point it's up to the people of Virginia and the citizens of Virginia to decide what the best moves are for that state in terms of their leadership going forward."

[Related: Virginia governor's yearbook page features photo of men in KKK robe, blackface]

Raimondo was answering questions at a press conference Saturday at the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington, D.C., where she appeared beside 13 other Democratic governors. Northam was not among them, and the press conference was intended to highlight the party's priorities and the victories waged electorally in November, in which the Democrats flipped seven governor's seat.

Northam faced widespread calls for his resignation from members of his party after a picture surfaced in the personal page of his 1984 medical school yearbook showing one person wearing blackface and another dressed up as a Ku Klux Klan member. Northam has insisted he isn't either person in the picture but has admitted to wearing blackface during a dance competition in which he impersonated Michael Jackson.

Shortly after the photo surfaced, the Democratic Governors Association called for Northam to step down.

“The photo of Ralph Northam’s yearbook that surfaced yesterday is both racist and inexcusable,” Raimondo and Vice Chairman Phil Murphy, who is also governor of New Jersey, said in a statement at the time. “It is time for Gov. Northam to step aside and allow Virginia to move forward.”

But the group hasn't issued a formal statement following other incidents that unfolded involving Virginia's first and second in line for the governor's seat. The same was true for other Democratic leaders, as well as Democrats running for the presidential nomination, who have otherwise adopted a zero-tolerance policy in dealing with racism or accusations of sexual assault.

Fairfax, the lieutenant governor, has faced two allegations of sexual assault that he denies, and Herring, who is attorney general and the third-ranking elected official in Virginia, has acknowledged he wore blackface when he was in college.

None of the officials has said he would step down.

[Read more: Justin Fairfax accusers set to testify against him in Kavanaugh-style televised hearings]

Townhall

Published  1 month ago

Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been hit with two allegations of sexual assault. Both women have come forward. The second accuser, Meredith Watson, said that she would be willingto testify in public. Fairfax has denied both allegations and refuses to resign. He tops off a wild month for the Virginia Democratic Party. Fairfax being accused of sexual assaults, while Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring both admitting to wearing blackface in their youth. It was a banner start to Black History Month. Northam has also refused to resign. In fact, if all three got the boot, the GOP would retake the governorship and state government. That cannot happen. This is all about taking shelter, surviving the fallout, and holding onto power. It’s politics.

Fairfax was facing impeachment threats from his own side. Patrick Hope, a Virginia House Delegate from Arlington and a Democrat, threatened to bring forward articles of impeachment if Fairfax didn’t leave; he later withdrew the threat. Now, Virginia Republicans are scheduled to hold hearings into Fairfax, which Democrats have decried as a partisan move. Yeah, we all endured the Left’s nonsense during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings for Supreme Court. So, Democrats, sit down, shut up, and stop silencing women (via WaPo):

Republicans will invite two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault to publicly testify before lawmakers, despite Democrats’ objections that it would turn into a “political, partisan show.”

The move came one day after House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) criticized Democrats for resisting his efforts to launch a bipartisan investigation into the accusations against Fairfax.

Del. Rob Bell (R-Albermarle) rose on the House floor shortly after noon on Friday and said the body had “a duty to investigate.” He said the House Courts of Justice committee will schedule a hearing but did not provide a date. And he said Fairfax would be invited to testify, along with the two women.

Fairfax has emphatically denied the allegations, saying the encounters were consensual. His spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Cox originally proposed a 10-person investigative committee — with five Republicans, five Democrats and limited subpoena power — to look into claims by Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson that Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago.

Both of his accusers have asked the General Assembly for the opportunity to publicly testify.

It seems Virginia Democrats are about to have a Brett Kavanaugh show of their own. Here’s the difference. I’ve yet to hear anyone say that people who still support Fairfax are complicit in evil. I’ve yet to hear that because of these allegations, Fairfax doesn’t have the temperament unless they’re taking swipes at Democrats for making the same case about Kavanaugh when he was dragged through the mud over baseless claims of sexual misconduct. The fact that Democrats are worried this will become a partisan show isn’t out of line, but these are their rules.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Senate Democrats on Monday defeated a GOP attempt to advance legislation that would clarify that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care.

Republicans and anti-abortion advocates pushed for the bill, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to receive a vote so that they could put individual senators on the spot regarding the issue of third-trimester abortion. GOP senators have been aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

The legislation fell short of the 60 votes it needed to advance in a procedural maneuver, 53 to 44. Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Doug Jones of Alabama joined all Republicans present in voting in favor.

"I don't always follow the Democrats," Jones told the Washington Examiner of his decision to support the bill. "Having studied the bill I think it's the right vote."

Republicans and Democrats largely talked past each other about the bill's purpose during floor debate ahead of the vote. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who introduced the bill, said it would stop doctors from letting a baby die who survived a botched abortion. Democrats countered that the bill would limit what doctors could do after the birth of a baby who had a grave medical condition, and as a result either wouldn't live past birth or wouldn't survive long.

During his floor speech ahead of the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the bill would "target, intimidate and shut down reproductive doctors across this country" and "impose requirements on what types of care doctors must provide."

"It has always been illegal to harm a newborn infant," he said. "This bill has nothing to do with that." He called the legislation "Washington politics at its worst."

Sasse countered that the bill would keep doctors from "actively allowing a baby to die" who had survived an abortion.

"What this bill does is try to secure basic rights, equal rights, for babies that are born and survive outside the womb," he said.

A group of House Republicans, led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, walked on the Senate floor to support the vote.

Earlier this month, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected a motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act via unanimous consent, a procedure which a sole senator can stop. Murray objected because, she said, the bill was unnecessary as the U.S. already has laws against infanticide.

Northam and Virginia Del. Kathy Tran, also a Democrat, said several weeks ago that they supported a state bill that appeared to allow abortion at the time of birth. Tran later said she misspoke about when abortion would be permitted and Northam’s office later released a statement saying that the governor’s comments were mischaracterized and had been intended to address cases in which babies wouldn’t survive birth because of deformity or another health issue.

Sasse pounced on the comments during the floor debate Monday, saying that Northam's comments amounted to a "discussion about whether you throw that little baby in the trash can."

Virginia tabled the abortion bill, but other states, including Illinois and Massachusetts, are considering loosening restrictions on third-trimester abortion. Supporters of looser restrictions say they are meant to address circumstances in which fetuses have severe medical conditions that would cause them not to survive birth, or that would result in short, painful lives.

The bill that failed Monday would have built on the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which clarified that “every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development” is a “person” for all federal law purposes. That law was intended to clarify that babies were supposed to receive protections if they survived an abortion, and Sasse’s bill further clarifies what level of care they are supposed to receive, including being immediately transferred to a hospital.

If that protocol isn’t followed, then the doctor performing the abortion would face criminal prosecution. Republicans have noted the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider who was convicted of killing babies after attempted abortions, as evidence that their bill is necessary. Democrats and abortion rights groups counter that the doctor was prosecuted and convicted, showing that the legal mechanism are already adequate.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., pointed to the 2002 bill when explaining his decision to vote against Monday's measure, and saying that the previous legislation already clarifies that infanticide is illegal. Kaine, who has said he is personally troubled by abortion but votes to uphold abortion rights, said he didn't receive any statistics from Republicans about why the bill was necessary and he said he would have wanted to see the bill go through committee first.

"When you have hearings on bills you get the facts out and you explore whether it's needed," Kaine said. "They didn't even want to bring it to committee and that tells me I don't think they had a real case to justify the bill."

National Review

Published  1 month ago

Senator Tim Kaine is in a bind. The Virginia Democrat has been confronted in recent weeks about where exactly he stands on abortion rights, and he’s learning that there’s no easy way to make everyone happy.

His latest juggling act is finding a way to pacify concerned Catholic constituents, who wish to know where their Catholic senator stands on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a proposed piece of federal legislation that would mandate medical care for infants born alive in the context of abortion.

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) brought the bill to the floor earlier this month, in the wake of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s comments appearing to endorse physicians’ right to let newborns die, at least in some circumstances. The entire Senate will vote on the legislation on Monday.

Though Kaine has yet to issue a statement on how he plans to vote, he recently responded to constituent inquiries about his stance on the bill with a letter, a copy of which was obtained by National Review. The text doesn’t say explicitly whether he’ll vote against Sasse’s bill next week, but the implication seems to be that he intends to oppose it.

“This bill would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion,” Kaine writes. It’s an intriguing turn of phrase: A fetus, after all, is what the Left has chosen to call unborn children in an effort to dehumanize them. If a fetus survives an abortion, presumably it is no longer a fetus but a newborn infant.

The rest of the letter is similarly slippery. “I support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions,” Kaine goes on. “For that reason, I oppose efforts to weaken the basic holding of Roe v. Wade . . . [and oppose] restricting and criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.”

Kaine’s office did not respond to National Review’s request for comment on the senator’s official position on the born-alive bill. But even as the senator appears poised to oppose legislation that does nothing more than require medical care for living infants — it doesn’t even prescribe a particular method of care — he has expressed disapproval for the increasing abortion extremism of Democrats in his state.

Late last month, Virginia Democratic delegate Kathy Tran proposed a bill that would legalize abortion in the last three months of pregnancy and admitted that her legislation would allow abortion even when a mother was in labor. This, Kaine says, goes a bit too far. He told the Daily Caller, when pressed for his opinion about his state’s abortion laws, that he supports “the existing Virginia law . . . not the Tran bill.”

As it stands, Virginia’s law allows abortion in the third trimester only if three doctors agree that a woman’s health would be “substantially and irremediably impaired” if she doesn’t obtain an abortion. Tran’s bill would reduce the requirement to one doctor, strike the “substantially and irremediably language,” and allow abortion for mental-health reasons as well as physical.

Kaine said he supports the current law in his state because it is “consistent with Roe v. Wade, where the state is able to impose meaningful regulations of a third trimester of pregnancy.”

What, then, are we to think of Kaine’s apparent intention to block Sasse’s legislation, which wouldn’t touch abortion rights at all? Like his fellow Democrats, the Virginia senator is caught in a tricky situation, and one triggered by the governor in his own state. Some Democrats evidently are prepared to say that extending medical treatment to living infants is a restriction on abortion rights — an extreme and unpopular stance.

Kaine evidently is prepared to say that he both accepts some state limitations on abortion but opposes mandating medical care for infants, lest it “restrict and criminalize women’s reproductive decisions.” These are the incoherencies Democrats are forced to adopt to continue promoting abortion on demand while refusing to outright endorse infanticide.

Blunt Force Truth

Published  2 months ago

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam is a firm supporter of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) even though it was approved by a prior administration as a necessary extension to the many natural gas pipelines crisscrossing the state. Since its inception, the ACP has been dogged by the usual anti-fossil fuel climate change activists. Perhaps Northam’s centrist stance on this issue helped get him elected. Regardless, the ACP is the most practical means to bring low-CO2 natural gas to eastern Va. and N.C. The available renewable energy options are far from adequate and much too expensive.

Apparently, Al Gore saw Northam’s current political weakness and the local ACP protests as an opportunity to (1) politically leverage Northam’s blackface troubles, (2) virtue-signal his support for a minor complaint about the proposed location of an ACP pumping station near a rural town founded by freed black American slaves, and (3) seize an opportunity to promote his green climate agenda.

The story of his 19 February visit to Union Hill (population 500, about 90 minutes west of Richmond) was on the front page of the Richmond Times-Dispatch the next morning. One statement from the article stood out:

“This pipeline is not needed in any way, shape or form,” Gore said, arguing that the state should instead pursue modern renewable resources. “This pipeline is a dinosaur. Its time has passed.”

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NewsBusters

Published  2 months ago

Despite the fact that there has been no resolution to any of the scandals surrounding the three Democrats who sit atop Virginia's government, ABC, CBS and NBC have essentially dropped the stories from their flagship newscasts.

From February 1-7, ABC, CBS, and NBC combined for 116 minutes and 19 seconds and then 96 minutes and 12 seconds from February 8-14 on scandals involving Governor Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and A.G. Mark Herring.

Since then, however, there have only been an additional eight minutes and eight seconds devoted to the Virginia officeholders between two newscasts (the February 15 CBS This Morning and the February 19 Good Morning America).

All told, there’s been 220 minutes of coverage on the Virginia scandals, but again, only eight from February 15 to Thursday evening (excluding teases plus overnight and early-morning newscasts).

The Richmond chaos began unraveling the afternoon of February 1 with the scoop from Big League Politics that there was a racist photo on Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page.

A few days after Northam’s disastrous February 2 press conference, allegations of sexual assault arose against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The uncertainty in the Commonwealth was even further exasperated with the February 6 divulgence by Attorney General Mark Herring that he (like Northam) once wore blackface in the 1980s.

For Northam, he has tried and failed to launch a rehabilitation tour, but still insists he won’t resign. With that in mind, the last time a flagship ABC show covered him was February 11's Good Morning America while the last date for CBS was February 15's CBS This Morning and the February 11 Today on NBC.

In the case of Fairfax, his scandal has maintained a brighter spot in the limelight as threats within the Virginia General Assembly to impeach and investigate him have come, gone, and this week, tried to be resurrected.

For the February 19 print edition of The Washington Post, second accuser Meredith Watson wrote a column insisting that she be given a chance to testify while blasting the “inaction” by the Virginia General Assembly on the claims leveled by Watson and Dr. Vanessa Tyson.

Only ABC’s Good Morning America covered Watson’s column that day while, additionally, Fairfax’s scandal hasn’t been mentioned since.

For the lead CBS newscasts, Fairfax hasn’t been mentioned since the February 13 CBS This Morning and, on NBC, he last surfaced on the February 13 edition of Today.

As far as Herring, his blackface scandal rapidly disappeared from the networks as he last came up on the February 9 Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and NBC Nightly News.

For the newscasts with the most and least time spent on the Virginia scandals, CBS This Morning clocked in with 64 minutes and 31 seconds of coverage while NBC Nightly News spent the least amount of time at 17 minutes and 31 seconds.

Considering last fall’s Kavanaugh hearings, imagine the media circus that would still be unfolding in Richmond if any of the three statewide elected officeholders were Republicans.

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WND

Published  2 months ago

Remember, before the Jussie Smollett scandal, the controversy over New York’s new state law allowing abortion up until birth?

And Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s defense of infanticide?

Now Vermont, with Democrats in the majority, has gone further, and talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is warning that the Democratic Party is “becoming sick, and it’s getting sicker by the day.”

“‘Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up,’ the new theme song of the Democrat Party. ‘Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up,’ not to be cowboys or anything,” he said. “I’m telling you, folks, you want to find out – you want to know – why there’s rampant crime? You want to know why inexplicable deterioration is happening to our culture? Look no further than this kind of thinking.”

Limbaugh decried the “wanton devaluing of life and the total loss of the appreciation for the sanctity of life and for the miracle of life.”

“To just casually be able to discard this? By a political party? You don’t think that has deleterious, dramatically destructive impacts on society at large? Thirteen-year-olds are shooting 10-year-olds and people are asking themselves, ‘How can this happen?’ Look no further than stuff like this,” he said.

“If life is cheap, if life is not special, if life doesn’t have anything noteworthy about it, then nobody is going to have any appreciation for it at any stage of it. My God, this is Satanic! This is just – and they pass these bills and they end up applauding and whooping it up, and I still maintain that one of the primary reasons for that is that they are celebrating victory over us, that they are just loving cramming it down our throats. They love getting in our face and telling us to go to hell, and this is one of the ways in which they’re doing it.”

He said his concern was raised by a vote in the Vermont legislature to pass H. 57, “which would legalize abortion at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason.”

“Folks, they are off to the races on this. First it was the New York State Senate with a standing ovation after the law was passed that you can even perform an abortion during birth and after! They stood up with a standing ovation. Shortly after that, the governor of Virginia came out, Ralph Northam, and he basically endorsed the same thing. And then we heard that out of New Mexico, they are working on similar legislation.”

The Vermont bill states, “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion.”

Limbaugh explained the legislation “is far more radical than the recent expansion of late-term abortion in New York, as well as the proposed expansions in Virginia and Rhode Island.”

The New York and Virginia bills allow abortion for any reason up to viability and have “health” exceptions that are often loosely interpreted to permit abortion on demand after viability as well.

But the Vermont bill “offers a blanket permission slip for any and all abortion, throughout pregnancy, and for any reason.”

Further, the bill specifically dehumanizes the unborn, stating, “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.”

Conservative Media

Published  2 months ago

With the issue of late-term abortions being debated in legislatures across the country, pro-life advocate Lila Rose shared an undercover video shot in 2013 showing a woman identified as a New York abortion facility worker promising a would-be client that a baby breathing following a procedure would be drowned.

Rose, president of Live Action, tweeted on Wednesday, “Our investigators exposed this New York abortion facility, which says they will put a born-alive baby in a jar of ‘solution’ to drown her. They also say to ‘flush’ the baby down the toilet, or ‘put it in a bag’ if she’s born alive.”

In the video accompanying the tweet, a woman investigator can be heard asking what would happen if an aborted baby showed signs of life.

The abortion facility employee answered, “The solution would make it stop.”

“It’s not going to be moving around in the jar,” she added. “That’s the whole purpose of the solution.”

The investigator then wondered if the solution was “toxic,” and was told it was.

Our investigators exposed this New York abortion facility, which says they will put a born-alive baby in a jar of "solution" to drown her. They also say to "flush" the baby down the toilet, or "put it in a bag" if she's born alive. pic.twitter.com/GYxdpyEbDK

Later in the video, the two discussed what happened if the baby came out of the womb at home during the course of a two-day abortion procedure.

The worker instructed her client to “flush it” or “put it in a bag” and bring it back to the facility.

According to the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital website, two-day procedures are performed during the second trimester (15 to 23 weeks) of the pregnancy.

On the first day, “cervical softening and dilating is performed with medication and small dilating sticks.” The woman then goes home and returns the next day for the abortion surgery.

Last month, New York took center stage in the push to remove protections for the unborn.

On the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the “Reproductive Health Act” into law.

The legislation permits abortions up to the time of birth for the broadly termed “health” of the mother and revokes the requirement for medical care for babies born alive after a failed abortion, according to the Liberty Counsel.

The law also decriminalized killing an unborn child in the womb in cases not involving an abortion.

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam managed to make headlines while advocating for similar legislation in his state, which ultimately was narrowly defeated by the legislature.

Northam said if a baby were born alive under the provisions of the proposed law, “the infant would be kept comfortable,” while a discussion ensued between the mother and her physicians about whether to keep the child alive, according to CNBC.

President Donald Trump spoke powerfully about the issue of late-term abortion during his State of the Union address this month, calling for Congress to take action to protect the unborn.

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” Trump said.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” he added. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

Daily Wire

Published  2 months ago

Comedian and pollical commentator Steven Crowder pulled off an undercover operation to expose the reality of late-term abortions in America, which we are so often told to be essentially a myth unless the mother's life is in danger.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

Planned Parenthood Opposes Bill to Stop Infanticide: "Another Restriction on Women's Access to Health Care"

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

An undercover video shows a New York abortion facility worker promising a would-be client a baby breathing following a procedure would be drowned.

The Babylon Bee

Published  2 months ago

RICHMOND, VA—Virginia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, as the Jussie Smollett hoax has taken the media’s eye off of their political trainwreck, sources confirmed today.

Both Governor Ralph Northam and the state's attorney general had drawn ire for racist photographs and blackface, while Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax has been facing a number of sexual assault scandals. The governor had also caused controversy with statements that appeared to support infanticide.

But then, "a miracle happened": actor Jussie Smollett received a threatening letter from Trump supporters – a letter that he apparently helped author. When his fake letter didn’t bring about the desired media attention, he upped the ante by staging an attack on himself. Since he was unable to find any real Trump supporters that fit into his “white, bigoted, and violent” narrative, Smollett allegedly paid two African-American men to dress in MAGA hats and pretend to assault him at 2 a.m. during a historic cold front in Chicago.

Investigators were immediately suspicious, mainly because no Trump supporters have actually heard of Jussie Smollett, much less do they watch his show, Empire. Police also said it was highly unlikely that any Trump supporters would be in Chicago in the first place. Fortunately for the politicians caught in various scandals, the resulting fallout from this hoax has drawn the public’s attention away from the Virginia Democrats as they seek to salvage their hold on high political office.

In a joint statement released by Northam, Fairfax, and Herring, the three men said, “We offer our most sincere thanks and praise to Mr. Smollett for allowing our careers to remain intact and for giving Democrats continued control of Virginia’s highest positions of public trust. We owe you big time, Jussie!”

Gov. Northam has used the distraction to take a much-needed vacation: he has reportedly absconded to Las Vegas where he is viewing the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson show at the Mandalay Bay Casino. “I want to compare their dancing skills to the moves that I showed off when I dressed in blackface for a med-school party”, Northam told reporters. “Thanks to [Jussie] I was able to moonwalk out of this political catastrophe."

"You might call me a... smooth criminal!" he added. He then attempted to moonwalk but was stopped by his wife.

The Federalist

Published  2 months ago

We cannot dismiss the campaign to legalize pedophilia as fringy stuff that will get nowhere. It’s real and it’s here and it’s gaining strength.

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

Former Vice President Al Gore said Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam can fulfill his “racial reconciliation” pledge by opposing the Atlantic Coast pipeline, which he called a “racist rip-off.”

“This is an ideal opportunity for him to say, ‘I’ve seen the light,'” Gore said at an anti-pipeline town hall in a historically black part of Buckingham County, Virginia, as part of an “Environmental Justice Tour,” the AP reported.

Gore appeared on stage with his daughter Karenna Gore, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, environmental activists and residents of Union Hill, a historically black neighborhood, who oppose the Atlantic Coast pipeline.

Gore and climate activists see Northam’s recent blackface controversy as a way to turn him against the Atlantic Coast pipeline. (RELATED: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks)

Northam’s political future was thrown into doubt early in 2019 after his medical school yearbook photos surfaced, showing a picture of an individual in blackface and another in a KKK hood.

Northam apologized for being in the photo, but, one day later, claimed he wasn’t in the photo amid calls for his resignation. He did, however, admit to wearing shoe polish for a dance contest in 1984. The embattled Democratic governor refused to resign, and wanted to focus on “racial reconciliation,” The Washington Post reported.

Barber said Northam needed to address “systemic racism” to truly atone for wearing blackface.

“If you want to be a great governor, if you want to help lead the nation, the first thing you oughta do is stop by Union Hill and tell this compressor, tell Dominion, ‘I was wrong, but I’m gonna do right, now,'” Barber said in a fiery speech Tuesday night.

The Atlantic Coast pipeline will bring natural gas 600 miles from West Virginia, through Virginia to North Carolina. The Richmond-based utility Dominion Energy will build and operate the pipeline.

Dominion plans on building a natural gas compressor station in the historically black Union Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The Atlantic pipeline is one of many around the country environmentalists are fighting to block as part of their effort to keep fuel from getting to consumers who need it.

Dominion proposed spending $5.1 million in the Union Hill community, which could include building a community center, improving emergency services and grants for businesses.

The Atlantic Coast pipeline will create thousands of jobs and lower energy bills, supporters say. However, the project has suffered delays and cost overruns while it’s caught up in litigation with environmental groups.

Gore called the pipeline a “vivid example of environmental racism,” and claimed compressor stations, like the one planned for Union Hill, can “cause lots of diseases” and emit lots of noise.

“We’ve heard about explosions and accidents,” Gore said, also claiming newer pipelines are even less safe — though, like his other claims, this is likely untrue.

Gore also called for Dominion to abandon the project and, instead, build more wind turbines and solar panels.

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Eventbrite

Published  2 months ago

BLEXIT RALLY RICHMOND

02/19 5:35 pm

About this Event

Virginia, it’s time.

Time to stop allowing the Left to use minorities as shields to go after their political opponents. The truth has never been more evident. The Left doesn’t care about racism. The Left doesn’t care about anti-Semitism. The left doesn’t care about homophobia. What the Left cares about is mining the hurt from our respective histories, to emotionally control us.

Come learn the TRUTH about the Democrats STEEP history of racism at the BLEXIT rally, RICHMOND.

Because it is time for blacks, latinos and ALL minorities, to take a stand against the hypocritical nature of a group

A state that launches mass protests against statues and yet ignores the problematic leadership of Ralph Northam is ready for a #BLEXIT

Hear from: Dinesh D’Souza, Candace Owens, Brandon Tatum, Will Witt, and many others!

Topics to include :

Who’s Hurt the Most by the Abortion Industry?Open borders and the Quest for a Permanent Underclass

The Great Hoax on Minority America in the Age of Trump

**LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 25TH***

Questions? E-mail BLEXITUSA@GMAIL.COM

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

A John Oliver billboard in Los Angeles has been hit with street art turning the image into an NPC ‘Orange Man Bad’ meme. The latest street art is the second HBO billboard to be targeted by right-wing street artist “The Faction” in less than a month. Earlier this month they targeted a billboard for Bill […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

Right-wing street artist Sabo is taking aim at Jussie Smollett in an impressive new poster campaign on the streets of Los Angeles.

The Gateway Pundit reached out to Sabo after seeing photos of one of the posters and he confirmed the work is his.

One of the posters feature Smollett in a Make America Great Again hat and the words “this is MAGA country” behind him.

“For your consideration — Jussie Smollett for best actor in a drama,” the poster reads — along with the title “BlackkKlansman.”

Lol. These are going up in LA. pic.twitter.com/ic5vIq7krw

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 18, 2019

Another photo of a poster provided to The Gateway Pundit features Smollett with the words “Black Prankster,” and “for your consideration — best fictional story.”

Other posters also took aim at Democratic Governor Ralph Northam along with Smollett.

When asked what motivated his latest street art campaign, Sabo said that Smollett has made the political landscape more dangerous for people who support the president.

“With race relations being as bad as they are this thoughtless idiot could very well have started a race war,” Sabo told the Gateway Pundit. “Not to mention I wear a red MAGA hat. I’ve been called all sorts of things that I’m not for simply wearing it. He didn’t make that any safer for those who wear that hat or for those who support the President.”

SARAH PALIN

Published  2 months ago

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Sunday that he intends to sign into law legislation which would outlaw abortion when an unborn child has a heartbeat.

The legislation flies in face of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who signed legislation into law which allows a mother to make a decision to abort her child in the third trimester. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said they would support similar efforts in their respective states.

From the Western Journal:

Let’s face facts: This year hasn’t been particularly kind to pro-lifers thus far.

The biggest atrocity has been with New York’s Orwellian-named Reproductive Health Act, which allows for abortion up until the moment of birth — something the state celebrated by lighting up One World Trade Center in pink in honor of the fact that babies can be killed more easily.

As for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a similar bill that was proposed in his state, I don’t know if you can count it as a win that the governor’s political career has been more or less derailed because of a series of events that started with his heinous comments about third-trimester abortion.

Well, at least there are some victories to celebrate — namely, a new Mississippi law that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat except in extreme cases.

“I’ve often said I want Mississippi to be the safest place for an unborn child in America. I appreciate the leadership of the MS House and Senate, along with members of the legislature, for passing the fetal heartbeat bills today. I look forward to signing this act upon passage,” Gov. Bryant said in a tweet earlier this week.

The bill describes a fetal heartbeat as “a key, medical predictor that an unborn human individual will reach viability and live birth.”

The bill reads: “Except when a medical emergency exists that prevents compliance with this section, no person shall perform an abortion on a pregnant woman before determining if the unborn human individual that the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat.”

“Any person who performs an abortion on a pregnant woman based on the exception in this section shall note in the pregnant woman’s medical records that a medical emergency necessitating the abortion existed,” the bill continues.

And, “The State Board of Health may promulgate rules for the appropriate methods of performing an examination for the presence of a fetal heartbeat of an unborn human individual based on standard medical practice.”

If a physician performs an abortion while a heartbeat is detected in an unborn child, then they would become subject to disciplinary actions under the law.

The Western Journal adds:

Doctors are protected “if that person performs a medical procedure designed to or intended, in that person’s reasonable medical judgment, to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or to prevent a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.”

As The Christian Post noted, the bill doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest.

Both houses of the Mississippi legislature have passed the bill and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has indicated he’ll sign the legislation into law.

DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views held by Sarah Palin.

dcclothesline

Published  2 months ago

(Natural News) There are a lot of political pundits on cable TV who are very animated and prone to hyperbole in order to make their points but former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova isn’t one of them.

A current practicing attorney and frequent critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” investigation of POTUS Donald Trump, diGenova is a ‘tell it like it is’ kind of guy. Not only is he knowledgeable of government processes and the inner workings of the Justice Department, but he’s also an articulate and effective defender of due process and equal treatment under the law.

With that in mind, what he said this week during an appearance on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s podcast should jolt Americans to their core and make all of us — regardless of political party affiliation — take stock of just how badly our institutions have been corrupted to the point where none of us is safe.

The two were discussing how the Left-wing media and Democrats have mastered the “art of deflection” — that is, the ability to refocus the country’s attention away from an issue that is harmful to them politically and on o one that is advantageous to them.

One of the most recent examples is the mainstream media (MSM) ignoring a story involving Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of Virginia, who was exposed recently for posting a photo in his medical school yearbook featuring one person in blackface and another wearing a KKK hood and robe (Northam has not said which one was him and in fact has denied that either of the people in the photo was of him — and the media isn’t asking).

Meanwhile, another Virginia Democratic leader, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who is black, was credibly accused by two women of sexual harassment. When female accusers were pointing their fingers at now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the MSM was wall-to-wall with the story, the accusations, and the condemnation (sans proof).

After perfunctory outrage by some in the media and the Democratic Party, both stories have now essentially died. All Northam had to do was “wait it out,” Ingraham said, long enough for the MSM to move on to something else that is less damaging to their preferred political party. (Related: Fake HATE goes hand in hand with fake NEWS, and it’s all enforced by the censorship of the tech giants.)

The ‘deflection’ came when “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s story broke. The MSM and Democrats quickly leaped on Smollett’s bandwagon, claiming that real racism and hate exists among POTUS Donald Trump supporters; never mind that within days Smollett’s story fell apart and he’s now been accused by Chicago PD of staging a hate crime hoax.

When Smollett’s story turned out to be a nothing burger, the MSM deflected again, picking up on another aspect of “Trump/Republican hate” — a radicalized Coast Guard officerwho bought a bunch of guns and ammo and devised a “target list” of Democrats and Leftist media types.

But always Democrats and their MSM lackeys are hating on Republicans, and especially POTUS Trump, is the point; the media never focus for very long when Democrats are exposed as the anti-American haters they are.

“There’s two standards of justice, one for Democrats one for Republicans,” the outspoken diGenova told Ingraham.

Then he added, shockingly:

The press is all Democrat, all liberal, all progressive, all Left – they hate Republicans, they hate Trump. So the suggestion that there’s ever going to be civil discourse in this country for the foreseeable future in this country is over. It’s not going to be. It’s going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things – I vote and I buy guns.

Translation: The media is feeding our national discourse and division and will be the primary catalyst for our next civil war.

See more stories on this issue at Revolt.news.

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Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Back in the day, my native New York State feasted on the iconic I©NY ad campaign, enticing Americans to drop in and spend their dollars in the Big Apple.

But now, we’re being treated to the spectacle of the state’s governor selling… not New York, but Florida!

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.”

AMAZON'S NEW YORK HQ2 CANCELLATION DRAWS FIERY RESPONSES FROM LAWMAKERS, TECH WORLD

The Journal article also points out, “Preliminary data show a jump in Florida home purchases by buyers from high-tax states.”

Governor Cuomo’s Sunshine State promo follows on the heels of a Census Bureau report late last year detailing the states that lost residents due to high taxes, overregulation and dwindling opportunities. Leading the list? New York. And it wasn’t just last year – 1 million people have packed and left that once-mighty jurisdiction since 2010.

And what jurisdiction did the Census folks say benefits the most from domestic “in-migration? You guessed it. Florida, where “sunny” refers not only to our climate, but also to our low-tax, business-friendly welcome to asylum seekers from Big Government states like New York and New Jersey. Two decades of sunny conservative state leadership has made Florida the nation's freest state, according to the Cato Institute.

For us freedom-loving Floridians, however, there's a rub. It seems all too many blue-state refugees, having found haven from tax-spend-regulate oppressors, turn around and import the very same blue-state politics that caused them to flee in the first place.

Take Virginia, where escapees from neighboring high-tax Maryland helped push a once reliably conservative state markedly leftwards. Republicans have not won a statewide election there since 2009, and barely hung on to their majority in the House of Delegates after a 15-seat bloodbath in 2017. Right on cue, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam (of recent blackface fame) recently requested $1.2 billion in new taxes. Unsurprisingly, migration to the Old Dominion state of Virginia reversed with the election of the Democratic ticket in 2013.

We must heed the lesson Governor Cuomo seems to have absorbed, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?”

Florida’s near-miss in the recent midterms – where Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis edged Democrat Andrew Gillum by a breathtakingly slim margin – shows just how quickly things can change.

The Socialist fantasies of Gillum would have killed the goose that laid the golden egg of our prosperity – and put an end to two decades of pro-growth Republican policies which has made Florida a beacon for our nearly 21 million residents.

It's sunny Florida's low taxes and reasonable regulatory environment that attract businesses here. Florida ranks 6th among states for new business creation. Gillum, the Democratic nominee, on the other hand, proposed a $1 billion tax increase that would have smothered the flames of entrepreneurship.

Another stated goal of Gillum’s was to gut the state’s highly successful school choice policies, virtually destroying the power of Florida parents to decide the best educational opportunities for their own children. Interestingly, this would have particularly hurt the more than 300,000 minority students in choice programs throughout the state.

Unlike the federal government, Florida balances its budget and does so without an income tax. You can keep your big progressive government in New York, thank you very much.

For sure, Florida’s recent history of razor-close elections – and election controversy – is the stuff of legend. But a 2016 report indicates that jobs have been the #1 attraction for re-locators, and before the recent surge of wealthy elites, economic analyses implied that the working class – fertile ground for further Democratic inroads – has accounted for much of our in-migration.

Which means we must redouble efforts to convince new arrivals that the only way to keep the jobs that brought them here is to maintain the economic juggernaut that generated them.

Not to mention heeding the lesson Governor Cuomo seems to have absorbed, based on another lament at his presser: “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?”

My message to transplanted New Yorkers as well other transplants? Leave your blue-state perspectives at the door and vote for low-tax, pro-business government not only with your feet – but also at the ballot box.

Ed J. Pozzuoli is the president of Florida-based law firm Tripp Scott. He was the co-chairman of Jeb Bush for Governor (Broward). He also served as an integral member of the Bush/Cheney legal team in the 2000 presidential recount litigation. He is an active member of the Republican Party and served as the chairman of the Republican Party in Broward County, Florida.

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued in the past that the government should not support groups that advocate for or perform abortions, but her position, along with those of a large cohort of Democrats, has changed dramatically.

“No funds could go to organizations that in the course of family planning advocate, promote or perform abortions,” Pelosi said on the House floor Oct. 7, 1997 in support of a “Global Gag Rule,” also known as the Mexico City Policy, mandating that overseas organizations receiving U.S. aid do not promote abortion.

Now Pelosi calls a ban on late-term abortions a sad event. “It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life, health and ability to have other children of women,” she told The Daily Caller Feb. 6.

A number of Democrats in 2019 have lauded late-term abortion as a women’s prerogative and introduced measures aimed at permitting women to have abortions until birth.

Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made remarks in January appearing to condone infanticide and late-term abortion. His comments centered around Virginia Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran‘s proposal, HB 2491, which would repeal the state’s current restrictions on late-term abortions and allow a woman to abort her baby even while dilating.

New York passed the Reproductive Health Act Jan. 22 codifying a woman’s right to abort under state law and allowing women to have abortions after 24 weeks to preserve the mother’s mental health. Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Mexico are also considering similar bills expanding abortion access.

Merely a decade ago, Democrats held a very different stance on abortion. “With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise,” former President Barack Obama said at a presidential debate in New York on Oct. 15, 2008. (RELATED: Capitol Hill Democrats Respond To Late-Term Abortion Debate Within Party)

“We can support a woman’s right to choose that makes abortion safe, legal, and rare, and reduces the number of abortions,” former Democratic presidential nominee and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said July 25, 2005 in an address to the Democratic Leadership Council.

“Washington Democrats embrace of partial birth abortion puts them well outside the mainstream, and it is another sign of the Democrat Party’s drastic move to the radical left,” Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email Friday.

Seventy-five percent of Americans support significant abortion restrictions and say abortion should not be legal after a woman is three months pregnant, according to a Jan. 15 Marist poll.

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Slate Magazine

Published  2 months ago

At his El Paso, Texas, rally Monday night, Donald Trump somehow managed to outdo even Donald Trump on hardcore abortion porn. Deliberately distorting arguably botched comments made two weeks ago by now-scandal-embroiled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Trump told the screaming crowd that proposed Virginia legislation would permit the state to remove a newborn infant from its parents and “execute the baby.” In his own words:

The governor stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world and wrap the baby and make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby—execute the baby. … Millions of innocent, beautiful babies are counting on us to protect them, and we will. That is why last week, I called on Congress … to immediately pass legislation prohibiting extreme late-term abortion.

In a week, the president has gone from mischaracterizing a C-section to mischaracterizing infanticide. To be clear, there is no such thing as a “late-term abortion” and also no such thing as an “extreme late-term abortion.” There are medical reasons why abortion in the second or third trimester of pregnancy is recommended, for either the infant’s or the mother’s health, and in the stunningly rare cases when this occurs, it is often the cause of deep emotional suffering. Virginia’s measure aimed to tweak the commonwealth’s medical rules such that only one provider, not three, would be needed to approve any third-trimester abortions, and permitted that physician to approve a late-term abortion for any medical reason, including harm to the mother’s mental health. Both fixes are legal and in line with Roe v. Wade. None of them has anything to do with infanticide (Northam’s garbled defense was about infants who, once born, would require extraordinary medical efforts while suffering extreme pain).

All of this is to say that Trump lied about the Virginia law. What’s the big deal? He also lied about the number of people in the venue and about federal crime statistics. That’s what he does: He lies. But his lying about abortion is particularly pernicious because of how it aids and covers for and borrows from all the other little lies about abortion that have been allowed through the net. Indeed, Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s brief dissent in last week’s Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Gee allowing a Louisiana abortion law to remain enjoined was similarly full of twisted truths and distortions. These claims, about what makes women safer and what abortion really entails, work in tandem to give the courts and the president cover to undermine Roe v. Wade, even as the ruling enjoys record-high support from actual Americans (71 percent say it should be upheld).

Start with the law itself: In 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health, the Supreme Court held that the state could no longer simply assert that women’s health outcomes were being served by creating random new barriers to abortion. The majority held that laws burdening abortion access must actually further a valid state interest and that the courts could probe whether the state interest was valid. In Whole Woman’s Health, the district court found, and the Supreme Court agreed, that admitting privileges laws further no legitimate interest in health because they bring no actual benefits to women. In June Medical Services, even the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed the original stay in September, acknowledged that the health benefits of an admitting privileges law in Louisiana were “not huge” and in fact “minimal.” And yet that “minimal” was enough for Kavanaugh to be willing to let the law go into effect.

These claims work in tandem to give the courts and the president cover to undermine Roe v. Wade.

Louisiana, like Texas, had passed a law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles. June Medical Services was predicated on claims that doctors could easily obtain privileges and that if clinics closed, women would not be burdened, or enough women to matter would not be burdened. These claims are lies, which we know thanks to the district court judge, who devoted a six-day evidentiary trial to determining the underlying facts of the case before he ruled, in 2016, that the law was unconstitutional. In a 112-page opinion, he explained that one purpose of the bill was “to make it more difficult for abortion providers to legally provide abortions and therefore restrict a woman’s right to an abortion” and that “there is a mountain of uncontradicted and un-objected to evidence supporting this conclusion.” Judge John deGravelles also devoted 20 pages to spelling out the efforts of Louisiana’s five abortion providers to get privileges—over years—and the persistent delays and denials and runarounds with which they were met. All told, the five abortion doctors had applied for admitting privileges at 13 different hospitals. Only one had been granted. The court found that on multiple occasions those privileges were denied because of political or religious objections from the hospitals. That isn’t bad faith or laziness on the part of the doctors seeking privileges. That’s just what it’s like to try to obtain admitting privileges in Louisiana. It’s also the reason the physicians in the case are not named. Their lives are endangered because of the work they do.

So the district court found as a matter of fact that the law had been passed in part to deter abortions, that admitting privileges do not correlate to better health outcomes, that physicians were denied such privileges, and that women’s health would suffer in grievous ways if clinics were closed. This brings us back to Kavanaugh, dissenting last Thursday evening but writing for himself alone. Kavanaugh tried to make his vote sound like a narrow procedural quibble: He wrote that he believes the petitioners should have brought an “as applied” instead of a “facial” challenge, and that everyone should just agree to wait the 45-day statutory period in order to find out whether the physicians were actually denied admitting privileges. But as Ian Millhiser has argued, it would have made no sense to bring an as-applied challenge to a statute that is facially unconstitutional and was deemed such in 2016. And the notion that a state that had deliberately passed a law to close clinics was going to work assiduously to ensure that every doctor who wanted privileges would get them in a 45-day period is laughable (and more laughable given the total meaninglessness having privileges has on women’s health). As Leah Litman observed, at no point did the state offer to be helpful.

It’s not that any one aspect of this worldview is more untrue than another; it’s that Kavanaugh was writing as if the case arises as a thorny and intractable set of competing “predictions” from the trial court on the one hand and the appeals court on the other about what happens when the law is allowed to go into effect. Who can possibly know? wonders Kavanaugh. If only someone had invented some kind of mechanism to determine facts! We could call it, I don’t know … a court!

There was a court that determined these facts, all at great length. The appeals court simply rewrote those facts. In deciding to go along with the 5th Circuit’s sham opinion that pretended away facts determined at trial, Kavanaugh made the choice to align himself with a host of false narratives and claims raised in the appeals court about lazy doctors and benign state motives. That’s his prerogative, and it’s also unsurprising given what we know about his record. But it’s not the truth.

It’s easy to find yourself shocked by the big lies the president tells about abortion and the names he invents to cloak the big lies in confusion—they’re offensive and ridiculous. Parents don’t sit smilingly by as their babies are executed. But please don’t let the small lies slide in the cacophony; they are designed to do the exact same thing as the big ones: shock and terrorize and confuse an already fraught issue. Admitting privileges don’t make women safer in Louisiana because only a tiny fraction of abortions result in hospitalization, and no hospital would decline to take a patient because her physician doesn’t have privileges. As Richard Posner put it back in 2015, “the requirement of admitting privileges cannot be taken seriously as a measure to improve women’s health because the transfer agreements that abortion clinics make with hospitals, plus the ability to summon an ambulance by a phone call, assure the access of such women to a nearby hospital in the event of a medical emergency.”

To sum up: The notion that admitting privileges make women safer is not true. The notion that it doesn’t matter if they don’t make women safer so long as women’s health isn’t burdened is not true. The notion that abortion providers in Louisiana are too corrupt or lazy to seek such privileges is not true. The idea that the state will behave reasonably to help doctors get those privileges in 45 days is not true. The notion that there is some reasonable difference of opinion between the trier of fact (the lower court) and the court of appeals is also not true.

The truth is that Louisiana passed its targeted regulation of abortion providers because it would close clinics. As the district court found, the main sponsor of the act, state Rep. Katrina Jackson, received an email in 2014 from Dorinda Bordlee, vice president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, about the Texas admitting privileges law, which she said had “tremendous success in closing abortion clinics and restricting abortion access in Texas.” That was the model; that was the purpose; that was the goal. There are two kinds of lies about abortion laws right now: Trump’s massive distortions and the polite fictions of some federal judges. Don’t let the former numb you to the latter. They are both seeking to achieve the very same ends.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

Focus on the Family will be putting the videos in "the epicenter of everything."

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

President Donald Trump today met with a woman who survived an abortion and also with a boy who was born at 20 weeks and survived. He also met with pro-life advocate Alveda King, niece of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The president met with abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and Micah Pickering, the six-year-old son of a pro-life former congressman who was born very prematurely but survived and is doing well.

King told LifeNews she was delighted to meet with Trump, who she says is championing the pro-life cause in the White House.

“With his latest life affirming action today, on Valentine’s Day, President Trump shines light and hope for babies in the womb, and for those who are unjustly bound in other tenuous situations,” she said.

Kiong said Trump reiterated his storng support for adoption over abortion.

“Considering the huge fiascoes and lies about abortion being a reproductive right, with New York and Virginia endorsing infanticide, President Trump’s adoption response today is yet another sanctity of life gain.”

“Let’s do something different today. Let’s pray for America, and join President Trump in his compassion for the least of these exemplified in his speech today. Let’s choose adoption as an option to abortion. Let’s insist that our elected officials vote no on infanticide,” she told LifeNews.

After the meeting, President Trump spoke on a national pro-life conference call with hundreds of top pro-life advocates around the country. During the call, the president talked about his comments during the State of the Union Address condemning both the New York law legalizing abortions up to birth as well as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who promoted infanticide during a radio interview.

Trump told pro-life Americans from the Oval Office today: “Thank you very much and I want to thank all the 1,000s of pro-lifers and pro-life leaders, pastors, families and advocates for joining this call and for working with such love and devotion to build a culture that cherishes human life.”

“Recently, our country has witnessed a chilling disregard for life as some states have taken up legislation that would legalize abortion up until just moments before a child’s birth,” the White House said about the call. “President Trump and his administration are committed to defending and protecting the gift of life.”

Ohden criticized Virginia lawmakers for supporting late-term abortions and even infanticide earlier this year, pointing to her life as an example of why their legislation is so horrific.

Speaking with The Daily Caller, Ohden explained how she survived a late-term abortion when her mother was seven months pregnant with her. Later, she learned that her young mother had been forced into the abortion, and still deeply regrets not doing more to try to save her life.

She criticized Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for supporting infanticide after he said earlier this week that doctors and women could have a discussion about whether to leave a disabled newborn baby to die.

“I wake up every single day living with the fact that people somehow want to pass this kind of legislation that would have ended my life,” she said. “People can very nonchalantly talk about this or try to be ambiguous, but there is no ambiguity that exists. My life should have been ended by an abortion, and every day children are losing their lives.”

Pickering was born in 2012 and is now a fairly healthy toddler. His parents, Danielle and Clayton Pickering, chose to pursue treatment for their baby even though his health appeared grim. Danielle said, “We figured he was our baby, and he was what the Lord had given us, and we would just do everything we could.”

In total, Danielle said Micah spent more than four months in intensive care, had heart surgery, and was “one of the sickest babies” at the hospital. She added that “he’s is a spunky almost 3-year-old,” who has chronic lung disease and a slight speech delay.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

Democrat Patty Murray wasn’t happy when a pro-life Senator tried to get the Senate to vote on a bill to stop infanticide and she’s not happy now that Senate Republicans have set a date to require Democrats to vote on the measure later this month.

The Senate will cast a vote on February 25th to try to break the Democrat filibuster against a bill to stop infanticide.

As LifeNews reported, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Washington state Democrat, blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. And in the House, Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide a total of five times.

Now, Murray has taken to Twitter to express her displeasure with the vote to end her filibuster of the anti-infanticide legislation:

Republicans scheduled a show vote on *another* bill attacking women’s rights & health—which leading medical groups have said should never become law. Democrats will stand w/ women, doctors, nurses, & everyone who truly cares about women’s health & rights & make sure it doesn’t.

— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) February 15, 2019

Murray equates denying medical care for babies who survived botched abortions with protecting “women’s health & rights.” Never mind that girls are literally left to die after failed abortions and refused appropriate medical treatment.

Had Murray not objected the first time, Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, Murray stood up and objected to the vote. She claimed the vote wasn’t necessary and objected to the vote.

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). The bill followed up on one President George W. Bush signed into law that regards babies born alive after botched abortions as persons under law. This new bill would compel giving them medical care and treatment.

Senator Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, told Lifenews he appreciates the upcoming vote.

“I want to thank the Majority Leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their Senator stands on the issue of infanticide. A lot of Senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it. We’re going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote. It’s cowardly for a politician to say they’ll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn’t an actual seven-pound baby who’s fighting for life. It shouldn’t be hard to protect newborn babies – let’s pass this legislation.”

Leading pro-life groups were delighted by the news.

“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”

“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill pain-capable unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born,” Popik added. “We thank Sen. Sasse for his tireless effort to advance this critical legislation, and we thank Sen. McConnell for his leadership in bringing this issue before the Senate.”

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

The Washington Times

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It took just a fortnight for the Democratic Party to reveal to the American people just who they are and what they stand for.

GoPetition

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Abortion activists across the country are undertaking a radical campaign to legalize abortions up to birth and infanticide.

New York has already passed such a law and other states like Virginia, New Mexico, Vermont, Maryland, and Massachusetts are right behind. Politicians like Andrew Cuomo, Ralph Northam and others have promoted abortion on demand and infanticide..

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress have repeatedly blocked votes on bills to ban late-term abortions and to stop infanticide.

We strongly oppose infanticide and abortions up to birth. We call on Congress and state legislatures to reject ANY legislation to legalize abortion on demand and to allow votes on pro-life legislation.

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LifeNews.com

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The Senate will cast a vote on February 25th to try to break the Democrat filibuster against a bill to stop infanticide.

As LifeNews reported, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. And in the House, Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide a total of five times.

Earlier this month. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

The Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, stood up and objected to the vote. She claimed the vote wasn’t necessary and objected to the vote.

Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). A vote on the bill, which is being sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), is expected on February 25.

Senator Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, told Lifenews he appreciates the upcoming vote.

“I want to thank the Majority Leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their Senator stands on the issue of infanticide. A lot of Senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it. We’re going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote. It’s cowardly for a politician to say they’ll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn’t an actual seven-pound baby who’s fighting for life. It shouldn’t be hard to protect newborn babies – let’s pass this legislation.”

Leading pro-life groups were delighted by the news.

“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”

“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill pain-capable unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born,” Popik added. “We thank Sen. Sasse for his tireless effort to advance this critical legislation, and we thank Sen. McConnell for his leadership in bringing this issue before the Senate.”

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

Big League Politics

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It’s all in the family for Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, whom Big League Politics exposed as a blackface/KKK hood-wearing racist two weeks ago.

Northam’s roots can be traced back to his great grandfather, Captain J.E. Brownlee, also a Democrat, who fought against the Yankees in the Civil War. After the war, he was a stalwart member of the “Red Shirts,” a group of white supremacists – all Democrats – who made a name for themselves by intimidating freed slaves to stop them from voting.

“In the days of the sixties that tried men’s courage and called for self-sacrifice and devotion to their country, Capt. Brownlee was tried and found not wanting,” Brownlee’s obituary reads. “With his valiant company of ‘Red Shirts’ he was always at the front, and in the right place, and it may truthfully be said that he did as much to redeem his country from Radical rule and tyranny as any man in upper Carolina.”

Here is a snapshot of Northam’s ancestry, proving that he is indeed the great-grandson of Brownlee.

The Red Shirts are described thusly by Dave Neiwert, who contributes for the SPLC:

State Democrats organized parades and rallies in every county of South Carolina. Many of the participants were armed and mounted; all wore red. Mounted men gave an impression of greater numbers. When Wade Hampton and other Democrats spoke, the Red Shirts would respond enthusiastically, shouting the campaign slogan, “Hurrah for Hampton.” This created a massive spectacle that united and motivated those present.

Red Shirts sought to intimidate both white and black watchers into voting for the Democrats or even not at all. The Red Shirts and similar groups were especially active in those few states with an African-American majority. They broke up Republican meetings, disrupted their organizing, and intimidated black voters at the polls. Many freedmen stopped voting from fear, and others voted for Democrats under pressure. The Red Shirts did not hesitate to use violence, nor did the other private militia groups. In the Piedmont counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Barnwell, freedmen who voted were driven from their homes and whipped, while some of their leaders were murdered. During the 1876 presidential election, Democrats in Edgefield and Laurens counties voted “early and often”, while freedmen were barred from the polls.

According to the 1860 census, John Brownlee, Northam’s great-great grandfather, owned 42 slaves. Among them, presumably, were later freed slaves whom Northam’s great-grandfather attempted to intimidate out of voting:

Author’s Note: BLP never wanted to shame anyone for immutable traits, like family lineage, or to disparage those who fought in the Civil War for what they believed was right. It is part of American history, and must not be forgotten. But the modern political left has made these rules. They must learn to play by them.

lifepetitions

Published  2 months ago

On Feb. 6, Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation forcing abortionists to give newborns medical care if they survive attempted abortions.

But, as of Feb. 13, Democrats, in both houses of Congress, have blocked the introduction of the bill an appalling SIX TIMES!

However, in spite of this cruel and heartless Democratic opposition, Republicans are continuing their efforts to pass this compassionate, common sense bill.

The bill comes in response to horrific recent comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appearing to support infanticide for babies who are born alive after botched abortions.

Pro-abortion activists have responded to the controversy by arguing that infanticide in such cases never happens. In reality, numerous stories have emerged over the years of babies surviving botched abortions and then being left to die slow, agonizing deaths.

For example:

- ‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die

- ‘This is so hard. Oh, God, it’s so hard!’: nurses tell of aborted babies born alive

- ‘That’s not a baby. That’s an abortion!’: clinic workers describe babies born alive

- Abortion worker caught on video: if baby is born alive 'they do not resuscitate'

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which Republican legislators just re-introduced, defines infants who survive abortions as “human beings,” “persons,” “individuals,” and “children” with all the rights those terms entail, but doesn’t mandate specific treatment for them. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would specifically require abortionists to get such babies to hospitals. The Act would also criminalize their deliberate killing after delivery.

Because of the Democrats' opposition to this bill, Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise have announced plans to file a discharge petition to force a vote on the bill in the Democrat-controlled House.

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive,” Wagner said. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves...To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

It is unconscionable that some of our newborn brothers and sisters are being left to die slow, painful deaths after botched abortions, simply because they are unwanted.

Thank you for SIGNING this petition, encouraging Congress to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act!

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I Love My Freedom

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Former Vice President Joe Biden may have run for president in 2016 were it not for the death of his son, Beau. If recent polls are accurate, Joe may have the best chance to unseat

NewsBusters

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Addressing the new “compromise” pertaining to border security, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon reiterated a tired old talking point attempting to smear the wall as racist; arguing that the purpose of the

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Recent events indicate that President Donald J. Trump’s praetorian guard have been at work. As Rex explains, patriots should be grateful. And the enemies of the Republic, terrified.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

Social media giant Facebook, which demanded that a Mississippi Republican Senate candidate return a $2,500 donation after making racially tinged remarks, has remained silent about seeking a refund from two top Virginia Democratic leaders mired in a blackface scandal.

Facebook, which has given Virginia Democrats four times as much money as it has given Republicans, has been quiet on the scandal gripping Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, two white politicians who’ve admitted to appearing in blackface, generally seen as a racist act.

According to donor records, Facebook contributed $25,000 to Northam’s 2018 Inaugural committee and $5,000 to Herring in 2013.

The company also has been quiet about the $10,000 given to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s 2018 Inaugural committee. Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault by two women.

State political and African-American leaders have called on the lawmakers to resign. However, all three appear to be staying. They have apologized.

An email to Facebook requesting information was not immediately answered.

In the case of Mississippi’s Cindy Hyde-Smith, Facebook and several other contributors demanded their donations back after a video surfaced showing her joking about how she would sit in "the front row" of a public hanging.

She offered an apology to “anyone that was offended” by her hanging remark that threatened, but did not derail her election the Senate last year.

In a story about those seeking refunds from her at the time, the Examiner ’s Daniel Chaitin wrote, “The social media company gave $2,500 to Hyde-Smith in September, but asked for its money back late Monday. ‘The recent public comments made by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith do not reflect the values or mission of Facebook,’ a Facebook representative said, according to the Washington Post. ‘Our PAC contribution was made before these comments were made, and we have asked the Hyde-Smith campaign to return our campaign donation.’”

CBN News

Published  2 months ago

WASHINGTON – In a bold response to the decision of New York and other states to legalize abortion up until the moment of birth, Focus on the Family is gearing up to blast live ultrasounds on monitors and screens across Times Square.

Focus on the Family announced the May 4 event Tuesday on CBN News' "Faith Nation."

"We'll have great speakers. We're going to have music, but we're also going to do a live ultrasound of a third-trimester baby," Focus on the Family President Jim Daly explained.

"And with the 4-D technology that we have, it looks like a picture of a 1-year-old," he noted. "There is no way a person is going to be able to say, 'That is not a child.' It is a child and we want everybody to see it."

This pro-life project comes as states like New York roll back restrictions on late-term abortion, permitting the procedure up until the point of delivery.

"I think what's happened in New York and Virginia has prompted a response," Daly said. "These politicians that have overreached, in our opinion, when it comes to reshaping the abortion debate."

Daly also made it a point to call out the Commonwealth of Virginia where Gov. Ralph Northam stunned many people last month by saying some babies should be allowed to die right after they're born.

"If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen," Northam told Washington, DC radio station WTOP. "The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother."

Northam's words came shortly after a Democratic bill was blocked in Virginia's House of Delegates that would have allowed babies to be aborted up until the last second, even while the mother is in delivery.

Outraged, Daly says Virginia leaders are effectively promoting infanticide.

"Once a baby is born, if it's not viable outside the womb or if it's severely handicapped, they're going to let the baby sit on a table and then the mother and physician decide whether or not to let that baby live – that's not the country we live in. And that's not the law of the land, actually," the Focus on the Family president charged.

Daly explained that Focus on the Family's selection of Times Square as the venue to display the third-trimester ultrasounds was strategic.

"Well, that's the epicenter of everything. I think if you talk to anyone in Manhattan, Times Square is where it all happens," he said. "We're not shy about going there and saying to Governor Cuomo and others, 'Let's look. This isn't adversarial. Let's just take a position. Let's see what an ultrasound looks like.'"

"I doubt that they have actually seen one," he added. "And so to be able to do that on the jumbo screen and say, 'Here's a picture of a third-trimester pregnancy. Look at the definition. These children are viable outside the womb. These children are already fully human,' and to do it in such a way that we can all peer into the womb and see what that child looks like, developmentally and every other way – what an awesome sight to see and these politicians will have to defend their position."

Daly went on to warn that America was morphing into a modern-day version of ancient Rome when it comes to abortion and that it was important for Christians to speak out against such atrocities.

"I would just say to Christians in particular – this is not new. There's nothing new under the sun. This is ancient Rome once again, and Christians were known for saving babies who were thrown out in the garbage heaps to die. That was their (Rome's) form of infanticide," Daly explained, noting that this took place "around the time of Jesus."

"So this isn't anything new, but it was the Christians that stood up and said 'No. Everyone human is made in God's image and we can't destroy innocent human beings,'" Daly said.

Watch Daly's full Faith Nation interview for more on LIVE ultrasound event.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called the border wall proposal hammered out by congressional negotiators a "big victory" for President Trump.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 months ago

Joe Manchin is breaking his silence about the ugly treatment his fellow Democrats gave him for backing some of Trump’s agenda.

It is a sad commentary on Washington today when agreeing with a member of the other political party brings scorn from your own party.

To be fair, the GOP was tough on Obama and it seems Trump will have to deal with an even more hostile House with Pelosi leading the charge, but that doesn’t make it right.

Manchin for one promises to be his own man regardless of how many “daggers” the radicals in his own party shoot at him.

From The Washington Examiner: Manchin put the phone on speaker, and the president starts to chat with the kids.

“Not everybody in the room you know is politically for Trump, but in that moment that didn’t matter, just that fact that you’re going to listen to the president talk to a small group of kids. Everyone had a smile on their face and was just so surprised and couldn’t really say anything, we just listened to him and smiled,” Parker said.

Manchin said Trump was very charming with the kids: “He says, ‘I love West Virginia. And I know they like Joe, and they like me, and we’re gonna work together.’ And he told them to stay involved, and he appreciates they were very much interested and excited that they were involved in the process and wanted to know what’s going on.”

The president also mentioned the reason he called Manchin was to thank him for applauding when few Democrats did during bipartisan moments in the State of the Union speech.

“I said, ‘Mr. President, I’ve always stated that I know my state well and that it’s something that my state and I represent the people of my state, I’m going to stand up and be respectful. When I thought the things that you were saying resonated with something I might believe in but definitely my state supports, I’m gonna be there and show the courtesy and manners that I think that I was raised with,’” Manchin said of his personal conversation with the president.

The former governor stood several times and applauded during the president’s speech, in particular on energy projects and banning late-term abortions.

Energy’s a big thing that he talked about, said Manchin. “He didn’t talk about coal, but he talked about energy in general. We’re an energy state and we want to continue to make sure we provide the energy the country needs,” he said.

Manchin said the most “controversial thing I applauded” were the personal issues on life. “Well, there’s just no way that I could ever. I mean how anybody could support late-term abortions?” he said.

Manchin said he “could … feel the daggers” when he stood up for Trump’s remarks calling for legislation to curb third-trimester abortions. “Late-term abortions, my goodness. It would have to be a dire medical situation,” he said, adding that what Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam had supported and what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done with late-term abortion bills in their states is “just totally unconscionable to me.”

Manchin said he was a little struck by the Reuters photo he saw taken of him standing during the speech and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sitting behind him giving him the stink eye: “My goodness. Well, I could hear the boos a little bit, you know, I didn’t know if the boos were for the president or for me standing, I wasn’t sure. But I could sure feel the daggers.”

Stout said one of the things he really respected about Manchin during the president’s speech was how he conducted himself. “That’s one thing I really enjoyed watching was he didn’t agree with everything that the president said, but things he agreed with, he did stand up. Unlike the other Democrats who didn’t, which it’s just being partisan over things that can be good for every state,” he said.

Breitbart

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Since Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in nearly a decade, the Democrats have been riding high.

LifeNews.com

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House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fifth Time

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On Monday night, for the fourth time in the last four legislative days the House has convened, Democrats blocked Republicans from calling a vote against infanticide. U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) asked for unanimous consent to bring U.S. Representative Ann Wagner's (R-Mo.) Born Alive Survivors Protection Act up for a vote. After he was blocked, Walker wrote an op-ed for LifeSite News, stating:

I just left the House floor where, for the fourth straight legislative day, House Democrats blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions from being murdered. I just asked for “unanimous consent” to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote. Democratic leaders, supporting the abortion industry agenda, refused to even consider the legislation, fearing the thought of allowing their members to vote their conscience and what they know to be morally straight.

That followed three other attempts in the previous three legislative days, as LifeNews reports. But even before that, a vote was blocked in the Senate: On February 4, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, as LifeSiteNews reported. That came after Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”

Then came the Democrats blocking action in the House: On February 6, Democrats blocked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy when he called for a unanimous consent vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. McCarthy responded, “Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.”

Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 6, 2019

The following day, February 7, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked Democrats to permit a vote on the bill; they refused. Scalise responded, “Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?”

Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide? pic.twitter.com/eaqBS17LTl

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 7, 2019

On Friday, November 8, Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri wanted to call a unanimous consent vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Democrats blocked her.

Scalise and Wagner are intending that after 30 consecutive legislative days of calling for a unanimous consent vote, they will file a discharge petition that would force a vote if a majority of House members sign it.

Scalise stated:

Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die. I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.

Wagner added:

I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive. Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

Watch Walker get turned down on Monday night below:

The Washington Times

Published  2 months ago

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

National Review

Published  2 months ago

The YouGov/AUL poll finds that overwhelming majorities of pro-choice people oppose third-trimester abortion and denying care to newborns.

With every step they take toward a more radically pro-abortion platform, Democratic politicians are stepping further away from the views of the average American. This has been true for decades — 75 percent of people, for example, say they support limiting abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. The official platform of the Democratic party, meanwhile, endorses eliminating all restrictions on abortion and directly funding abortion procedures with taxpayer money.

But this gaping divide has become even more pronounced over the past several weeks, as Democrats have advanced legislation to allow abortion late in pregnancy, well past fetal viability, up to the point of birth, and perhaps even afterwards. A new national survey from YouGov, in partnership with Americans United for Life (AUL), confirms that, by adopting such extreme policy preferences, Democrats risk alienating the vast majority of voters — including those who generally support abortion rights.

The YouGov poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans reject abortion late in pregnancy, including 79 percent who reject all abortion in the last three months of pregnancy, 80 percent who oppose abortion the day before a child would have been born, and 82 percent who reject denying medical care to viable infants.

Substantial majorities of pro-choice respondents share that aversion to these grotesque practices. Sixty-six percent of pro-choice Americans said they oppose third-trimester abortion, nearly 70 percent oppose abortion the day before a child would have been born, and 77 percent oppose removing medical care from a viable newborn.

Younger voters tend to shy away from support of these practices as well. Sixty-nine percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they oppose abortion in the last three months of pregnancy and the day before birth, and 81 percent oppose removing medical care from viable newborn infants.

In other words, huge numbers of Americans have repudiated the policies that Democrats have been pushing since the end of last month. On the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act, which permits abortion up to 24 weeks for any reason and allows lenient exceptions for abortion up until birth.

A little over a week later, Democratic lawmakers in Virginia introduced a bill to permit abortion in the last three months of pregnancy with similarly lenient exceptions that would allow one doctor to perform an abortion up until birth if he determined the mother’s mental health required it. The bill’s sponsor admitted that her legislation would allow abortion of viable infants, including while a woman was in labor.

Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam somehow managed to make the bill sound even more outrageous, suggesting in an interview that, in at least some instances, mothers and doctors could have a “discussion” about whether to resuscitate a newborn and provide it with care. He later doubled and tripled down on his statement, despite also claiming that he hadn’t been endorsing infanticide.

True to form, Senate Democrats refused to comment on what Northam had said, insisting that they hadn’t heard anything about his highly controversial interview. When asked to articulate their own views on abortion late in pregnancy, they all refused, aside from some halfhearted generalizations about supporting Roe.

But actions speak louder than words, and Democratic politicians in both the House and the Senate showed their hand last week when they blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive in the context of abortion. Contra Senator Patty Murray (D., Wash.), who obstructed the bill on behalf of Senate Democrats, there is no law that mandates care for such infants, and the legislation does not, as critics say, restrict abortion rights.

But it does serve the pro-life goal of revealing how deeply radical the Left’s abortion policy has become. With these latest controversies, Democrats have allowed themselves to be forced into a bind. They must either renounce their previous support for abortion throughout pregnancy and neglect for unwanted infants after birth, and thus open themselves up to charges of incoherence, or they must tacitly embrace infanticide.

As these latest data show, having put themselves in this position was a costly error.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

The Democrat Party is now defined my Ilhan Omar, Ralph Northam, Rashida Tlaib, Joy Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Louis Farrakhan.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Donald Trump Jr. surprised his father’s supporters at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday by taking the stage and mocking Beto O’Rourke and Democratic socialists in a fiery speech.

“I’d have been more impressed if he had the guts to rally on the Juarez side, on the other side of the wall,” Trump Jr said, referring to the Mexico side of the border.”But he didn’t of course because we all know that walls wor, guys.”

As the crowd chanted U-S-A! Trump Jr. joked that it would be dangerous to chant that phrase at O’Rourke’s rally of leftists.

“They hate Trump much more than they like America,” he said, noting that the left would rather have America fail.

Trump Jr. fired up the crowd by slamming Democrat socialists promoting the “Green New Deal” that would end airline travel, the internal combustion engine, and pay people who were unwilling to work.

“What planet are they on? Because it ain’t earth!” he shouted.

He mocked 2020 Democratic candidates for scrambling to support the socialist plan, as they prepared to challenge Trump.

“We live in a world where common sense ain’t so common anymore,” he said.

He mocked the left and their “media lackeys” for opposing President Donald Trump, and he ripped Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for supporting post-term abortion.

“You know what post-term abortion is right? That means it’s a baby and it’s alive, but we’re going to get rid of it now,” he said. “You have to wonder where their moral compass is, because I don’t think they have one!”

Trump Jr. thanked the Trump supporters in the arena and singled out the young people for praise.

“I know it’s not easy, keep up that fight, bring it to your schools, you don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth,” he said. “You don’t have to do it, because you can think for yourselves.”

Trump Jr. said he came to Texas just last week to experience “freedom,” despite living in the “People’s republic of New York.”

“That was just fun in the woods with some buddies and some machine guns, but we had a good time anyway,” he said.

Trump Jr. exited the stage to the Rolling Stones song “Time Is on My Side” as the crowd prepared to welcome his father President Donald Trump.

One America News Network

Published  2 months ago

OAN Newsroom

Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is blaming his white privilege on recent accusations of racism. During an interview on Sunday, he said white people are treated differently in this country than other racial groups.

Northam claimed he has changed a lot as a person since his college days.

“I don’t think that there’s any question that there are today and there were then, when I was in my early 20s, racial in sensitivities,” he stated. “I think there are still unconscious attitudes that, yes we are aware of these things, but we don’t realize sometime especially as a white person how impactful, how offensive they are and, again, I’ve still got a lot to learn, but this has been a week that has been very eye opening for me

His comments come as he continues to resist calls to step down over a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, which showed one man dressed in blackface and another man dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Northam has denied his appearance in the photo.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fourth Time

IJR - Independent Journal Review

Published  2 months ago

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed she had no idea about the national controversy surrounding a proposed bill in Virginia's General Assembly that would allow full term abortions.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

What a month!

In just two weeks the Democrat Party has allowed blackface, KKK, an alleged rapist and open anti-Semite into positions of power.

Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam was caught in blackface-KKK photos from his college yearbook. This was after he promoted infanticide.

In response, he announced on Sunday he would be the moral compass of the Democrat Party.

The following week Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring also announced he posed in blackface at a college party. This was after he criticized the governor for appearing in blackface.

At around the same time the Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault and rape — by two different women.

And then on Sunday open anti-Semite Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out a billionaire Jews in an anti-Semitic tirade.

The Virginia Governor Northam, Lt. Governor Fairfax, Attorney General Herring and liberal Rep. Ilhan Omar ALL RETAIN positions of power inside the Democrat Party.

NOT ONE of these offensive characters have been removed from power!

Who would have thought that in just two weeks @TheDemocrats would allow Blackface, KKK, Rapists and Anti-Semites into their ranks and into positions of power! Nice work, Democrats! https://t.co/vzx1HZNMow

— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 11, 2019

The Federalist

Published  2 months ago

In the past week, I’ve noticed a number of Democrats and liberal journalists refusing to concede inconvenient facts.

No matter how many times, for instance, you quote the plain language of the Virginia or New York abortion bills, they won’t acknowledge that both legalize the procedure until the moment of birth for virtually any reason. No matter how many times you show them language in those bills that explicitly protect doctors who terminate babies who are born alive from prosecution, they shake their heads as if you’re indulging in some right-wing conspiracy theory. No matter how many times you provide them with data that shows more than 15,000 abortions of viable babies being performed every year––most, if not all, having nothing to do with “saving the mother’s life”––they say “no.” (I’ve experienced it personally.)

During President Trump’s speech in El Paso yesterday, a Vox writer feigned indignation and claimed that “Trump falsely accuses Ralph Northam” of saying the governor supports “a newborn baby [coming] out into the world, and wrap the baby, make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby. Execute the baby!”

Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, retweeted the claim to her million followers. To put this in perspective, Haberman’s following on Twitter is nearly as large as the Times’ daily weekday circulation.

No doubt Trump’s rhetoric is prone to exaggeration. In this instance, however, he was precise. For one thing, the sponsor of the Repeal Act, Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran, acknowledged that her bill allowed abortion through a woman dilating during birth. “My bill would allow that, yes,” she said. For another, we have recording of the governor of Virginia describing the process in which babies who survive abortion attempts can be terminated if the mother and doctor decide the life is inconvenient.

“I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam said. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

You might be turned off by Trump’s use of the word “execute,” but his contention is accurate. Haberman, who is ostensibly an unbiased professional journalist, has yet to explain why she would forward an obvious falsehood to her many readers.

The same game is being played with the Green New Deal proposal.

“I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of let’s hop a train to California, of you’re not allowed to own cows anymore,” Trump said in the El Paso speech. White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post Philip Rucker let his 340,000 followers on Twitter know that this was “false” and that “no one” had proposed any such thing. David Weigel, another well-read political reporter at The Post, who had earlier co-bylined a piece with the misleading headline “Ocasio-Cortez retracts erroneous information about Green New Deal,” retweeted Rucker’s falsehood to his 450,000 followers.

First of all, even if Ocasio-Cortez did walk back her pitch, it was proposed. This might be inconvenient, but it’s also indisputable. Simply because a politician pulls a proposal that’s been dragged across the entire internet and beaten senseless does not mean its existence has been expunged from the record.

The authors of the Green New Deal were very clear that their plan was a “massive transformation of our society” with “clear goals and a timeline.” Those goals included eliminating “combustion engines” and air travel and beef. It was the bill’s authors who wrote about “economic security” for those who are “unwilling to work.” They simply hadn’t come up with all the nuts and bolts yet. And, yes, a bunch of presidential candidates endorsed these ideas, while the FAQ was up.

Secondly, Ocasio-Cortez never really walked back her proposal, anyway. A journalist with access to the celebrated socialist congresswoman might want to take a break from running interference and ask her if the schemes found in the original Green New Deal factsheet are still worthy goals. Instead, they’re letting Ocasio-Cortez write their copy for them.

First, Ocasio-Cortez’s people lied and claimed the plan had been doctored. Then they claimed the Green New Deal FAQ was “an early draft” inadvertently posted. Supposedly, her chief of staff accidentally create a PDF of a draft and then accidentally posted it and then accidentally left it up for hours and hours while critics were dissecting it and forgot to mention it was only a draft. Why someone would want to eliminate cars, planes, and beef in any draft of a policy proposal is still a mystery. In any event, Ocasio-Cortez also accidentally sent the very same FAQ to NPR, and then accidentally her staff interviewed for a piece that was built around the accidentally posted FAQ.

No adult, much less a skeptical journalist, would believe such a ridiculous story. And yet!

The New York Times headline explaining the fiasco claims “Ocasio-Cortez Team Flubs a Green New Deal Summary, and Republicans Pounce.” You would think this headline is merely a troll job. I’m not so sure. Just read the preposterous conclusion of this Washington Post Fact Checker piece, which claims that since “Ocasio-Cortez has now disowned the FAQs and the statements that went beyond the resolution” and the “line about providing for people ‘unwilling to work’ has been walked back completely” they “won’t be awarding any Pinocchios in this kerfuffle.”

Trump says a lot of things, like claiming Mexico will pay for the border wall, and every reporter treats his political statements as if they are chiseled into a stone. They mock those who argue that Trump should be taken seriously, not literally. Yet Ocasio-Cortez can send out a FAQ and alleged journalists will claim that it never existed because it wasn’t part of a congressional bill.

In reality, Ocasio-Cortez never walked the ideas back. There was no “kerfuffle.” There was no “erroneous information.” There was no “flub.” Instead, it seems there was a move from rank bias to amateur gaslighting.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Republicans have found their platform for 2020, and they have Democrats to thank. After a month in which a partial government shutdown battered President Trump’s approval ratings, a string of self-inflicted wounds by Democrats has abruptly shifted the political landscape, resuscitating discouraged Republicans and also setting the debate for 2020.

The American Mirror

Published  2 months ago

President Trump is to blame for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring wearing blackface in the 1980s, says one member of Congress. Texas Congressman Al Green says the scandals that have engulfed the southern state are 'a symptom' of Trumps' influence on the country. https://twitter.com/RepAlGreen/status/1093498860788424709 'When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,' Green tweeted this week. 'Gov. Northam's refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump's bigotry is the problem,' he added, ending with

Daily Wire

Published  2 months ago

Democrat Nina Turner ripped Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday after Barragán tried to blame the Virginia Democrat racism scandal on President Donald Trump.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) said he would not resign over the scandal over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

Northam said, “While we have made a lot of progress in Virginia, slavery has ended, schools have been desegregated, we have ended the Jim Crow laws, easier access to voting, it is abundantly clear that we still have a lot of work to do, and I really think this week raised the level of awareness in the Commonwealth and in this country that we have not seen certainly in my lifetime.”

He continued, “We have worked very hard. We’ve had a good first year, and I’m a leader. I’ve been in some very difficult situations, life-and-death situations, taken care of sick children.”

He added, “Right now, Virginia needs someone that can heal. There’s no better person to do that than a doctor. Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage, and who has a moral compass and that’s why I am not going anywhere. I have learned from this. I have a lot more to learn. But we near a unique opportunity now, again a 400-year anniversary of the history, whether bit good or bad in Virginia to really make some impactful changes.”

Big League Politics

Published  2 months ago

Blackface-wearing Democrat Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam kept digging himself a deeper hole on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” continuing possibly the worst string of public relations work in the recent history of American politics.

Host Gayle King pressed Northam on what she described as a “very difficult week for [Northam] and state of Virginia.” She opened the floor to Northam, asking him where he wanted to begin, and immediately he launched into a historical tirade, which quickly derailed

“We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while—” he said before King cut him off.

“Also known as slavery,” King said.

“Yes,” Northam replied sheepishly.

Last Saturday, Northam gave a bizarre speech at a press conference, denying that he was in the blackface photos first published by Big League Politics last Friday, despite the fact that he had apologized for appearing in the photos Friday evening. He then volunteered up the fact that he wore blackface at a Michael Jackson theme party in the 1980’s, before attempting to moonwalk off the podium.

The embattled Governor has refused to resign despite the scandal.

WATCH the exchange:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: "We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while—"@GayleKing: "Also known as slavery" pic.twitter.com/AiX96MU1rJ

America First with Sebastian Gorka

Published  2 months ago

Throughout the history of the human race, no matter what culture or region, children have been prized. The birth of a new child; their growth and development, these have been the basis of civilization. Yet, today, the Democratic Party insists on lowering the threshold for the barbaric practice of abortion. In 1973, they legalized this form of murder, while they promised that abortions would be “safe” (for the women receiving them), “legal,” and “rare.” Yet, the opposite resulted. More than 60 million unborn babies have been killed since then through abortion, with 20 million of them being African-American babies. The American Left has tried to sabotage what once was a cause for celebration, the birth of a child, into a sordid, ordeal in which all of the hope and promise of a new life–in God’s image–is extinguished for the sake of their political ideology.

Just when Pro-Life groups thought things could not get any worse for babies, the New York Democratic Party managed to pass a bill that allows for after-birth abortions. Even if a baby were to make it out of the womb, if the mother simply chooses not to keep the child, medical professionals will be on hand to ensure that the child does not survive on its own.

Democratic Party leaders throughout the land are attempting to pass legislation similar to the murderous New York legislation. Notably, in Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam–a pediatrician by trade–led calls for the passage of an after-birth bill. If not for the governor’s offensive pictures from his time in college, Governor Northam would still be having to answer questions about his support for infanticide. Northam and the rest of the Democratic Party should be made to answer tough questions about their support for forms of abortion that were once considered anathema even among the radical pro-abortion Left. But, the Democrats are not stopping there. They are intensifying their efforts to target the most innocent human beings of them all: children.

Earlier this week, the United States Senate voted against protecting newborn children who survive a botched abortion. Specifically, the Democratic Party–including all of the Democratic senators who are currently running for president in 2020–voted against the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act.” Only three Democrats in the Senate voted in support of the bill, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania.

The three Republicans weren’t bothered enough to vote on a fundamental issue that affects everyone in this great republic: life, without which there can be no liberty or pursuit of happiness. Senators Tim Scott from South Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota abstained. Both Scott and Cramer’s staff claimed that the senators were unable to make it to the Senate to vote for the bill because their flights to Washington, D.C. were delayed. Murkowski, on the other hand, has long been the GOP’s weak link in the Senate and she lived up to her reputation by refusing to cast a vote at all.

Thanks to the actions of corrupt, cowardly, and mendacious politicians–from both parties–babies are in greater danger than ever. They are made less safe not because our society is technologically incapable of keeping them safe and cherishing them. Rather, these beautiful babies–each one unique, biologically, spiritually, and intellectually–are being directly threatened by the radical politics of the American Left. Just remember when you think you might vote for one of the six Democratic senators running for president next year that each one of these extremists literally voted to murder babies.

Diamond & Silk

Published  2 months ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is now facing more trouble.

Fairfax was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Vanessa Tyson, the incident allegedly occurring in 2004 at the Democratic national convention.

Then a second woman came forward, Meredith Watson, who says that Fairfax raped her when they were students at Duke University in 2000.

And now a state delegate, Patrick Hope has said that he intends to introduce impeachment proceedings against Fairfax on Monday if Fairfax hasn’t resigned by then.

Del. Patrick Hope said the state constitution “states very clearly that impeachment should be for high crimes and misdemeanors. There is no question that violent sexual assault clearly qualifies as high crime.”

Fairfax reaffirmed his innocence and his intention to remain in office on Saturday. He called for “space in this moment for due process” and for an FBI investigation. The FBI declined to comment.

Fairfax’s statement came hours after the state Democratic Party joined the chorus of calls for his resignation. Chair Susan Swecker said that in light of the “credible nature” of the latest claims against Fairfax, “it has become clear that he can no longer fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his post.”

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has also called for Fairfax to step down.

Both women accusers have also said through their attorneys that they would be willing to testify in any impeachment proceeding against Fairfax.

Fairfax has called for an FBI investigation. But since there is no federal crime, they would have no jurisdiction, as Fairfax would know. So the call seems hollow at best and trying to present a false picture to the public at worst.

But lawmakers are already faced with the blackface/KKK scandal of Governor Ralph Northam and the AG Mark Herring admitting that he too wore blackface in the 80s. So how they will approach an impeachment proceeding with Fairfax is not clear.

While rape would fit the qualification of a “high crime” for impeachment, blackface would be more of a question in terms of fitting the statute.

Northam is refusing to resign and he says he’s going to work on racial equality for the rest of his term. “This has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

He gave an interview to CBS to try to rehab his image. There will be highlights of it on “Face the Nation.”

New York Post

Published  2 months ago

Modal Trigger

Ilhan Omar can’t seem to help herself when it comes to anti-Semitism. The question is: What are leading Democrats and Never Trumpers, who’ve repeatedly accused the White House of empowering anti-Semitism, prepared to do about the congresswoman from Minnesota?

Omar tried to wiggle out of the implications of her earlier tweet about Israel “hypnotizing” the world by claiming ignorance about its meaning. She said she didn’t know she was tapping into an anti-Semitic trope when she smeared Israelis defending themselves against Hamas terrorists.

But she dug herself in deeper this weekend with tweets in which she asserted that the only reason why members of Congress support the Jewish state is “the Benjamins” — that is, money — offered by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby.

The claim that Jews use wealth to get their way is another libel that is straight out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the classic anti-Semitic hoax that has migrated from czarist Russia to the Muslim fever swamps.

It’s also a deliberate misreading of reality. The overwhelming majority of members of Congress support Israel because the overwhelming majority of Americans agree. But to Israel haters, it’s all a vast plot cooked up by dark, conspiratorial Jewish forces.

Americans like Israel for a variety of reasons, not least shared democratic values. Most also think there is something wrong with those who want to destroy the one Jewish state on the planet. That’s the goal of the BDS — boycott, divest and sanction — movement that Omar and her fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan support.

BDS masquerades as a call for justice, but its discriminatory purpose is indistinguishable from anti-Semitism. And if there was any doubt about that, both Omar and Tlaib have been doing their best to erase it with statements that illustrate the inextricable ties between BDS and hate.

Yet the Democratic Party has no interest in dishing out to Omar (and Tlaib) the same kind of stern justice that the Republicans meted out to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who was guilty of sympathy for white nationalists. King was stripped of all of his committee assignments. But Tlaib was put on the powerful Financial Service Committee and Omar was inexplicably rewarded with a coveted seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, which gives the BDS crowd a bully pulpit they had never enjoyed before.

It’s true that after staying quiet about previous anti-Semitic tweets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the party’s leadership team finally condemned Omar’s comments and called on her to apologize. But while that’s an important step in the right direction, there appears to be little chance Omar and Tlaib will lose their committee assignments or face any other punishment.

The reason for this is obvious. Democrats, including many of those running for president, fear their party’s hard-left base is sympathetic to Omar and Tlaib. That’s not just because of their identities as Somali- and Palestinian-American, respectively. The leadership also understands that a critical mass of Democratic activists has bought into bogus intersectional theories that falsely link the struggle for civil rights in the US to the Palestinian war against Israel’s right to exist.

Dems aren’t the only ones shy about calling out Omar and Tlaib. The Never Trumper William Kristol, who regularly accuses the president of fanning bigotry, had maintained a puzzling silence on Twitter as of this writing.

And while The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin cheered Pelosi’s swift response to Omar, days earlier she had claimed that, “in the Democratic Party, unlike the Republican Party, racism gets no sanctuary. The Democratic Party of 2019 simply will not abide by a white governor’s racist play-acting,” referring to Virgina Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal.

Or maybe it will. Omar retains her committee seat, and Northam has clung to the Executive Mansion in Richmond.

These are the same people who have been at pains to discern anti-Semitic dog whistles from Trump, who may be flawed but is also openly sympathetic to Israel and the Jewish community.

Unless and until Omar and Tlaib are not only condemned but isolated as anti-Semites by both Democrats and Republicans, there’s little chance that this virus of hatred won’t continue to spread.

Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of JNS.org and a contributor to National Review. Twitter: @JonathanS_Tobin

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) insisted on Thursday that the blackface and alleged sexual assault controversies engulfing the top three Democrats in Virginia will not damage the “national Democratic brand.”

In recent weeks, embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) admitted that he had put on blackface while he was a medical student, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) revealed that he also put on blackface while he was a college student at the University of Virginia.

Meanwhile, a California professor accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, alleging that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And on Friday, a day after Pelosi insisted that these scandals will not harm national Democrats, another woman, Meredith Watson, alleged that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University.

When Pelosi was asked if the scandals will hurt the “national Democratic brand,” she replied, “No, it does not.”

National Democrats who are banking on defeating Trump in 2020 by doubling down on the politics of race and MeToo walked into a trap when nearly all of them jumped into Virginia’s politics and called on Northam to resign. When scandals then engulfed Fairfax and Herring, many national Democrats started dodging questions, unable to say they would not get involved in Virginia’s politics days after nearly all of them jumped in to condemn Northam.

Last week, Northam apologized for appearing in either blackface or a KKK hood in a photo on his yearbook page before promptly denying the next day that he was in the photo. Northam did reveal, though, that he had put black shoe polish on his face to look like Michael Jackson for a dance contest in Texas.

As pressure mounted for Northam to resign, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a professor at California’s Scripps College, accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago.

“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent,” Tyson said in a statement, saying that she was only speaking out because Fairfax had been besmirching her name.

Fairfax has denied both allegations.

As some Virginia Democrats were getting ready for Herring, the attorney general, to potentially become the state’s next governor, Herring also admitted that he had put on blackface in the past, a confession that reportedly moved some of his black colleagues and lawmakers to tears.

“That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then,” Herring said in a statement. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.”

Pelosi said Virginia Democrats have to “resolve their issues that they have there” and added that “it’s sad because they have some very talented leaders there.” But Pelosi added that the Virginia Democrats “have to have the confidence of the electorate and the legislature that they have to work with.”

“I’ll leave it up to them,” Pelosi said, doing her best to distance herself and national Democrats from the fiasco in Virginia.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

House Republicans are gearing up for a sustained push to expose leftist Democrats in the House on their increasingly extreme views on abortion

True Pundit

Published  2 months ago

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state.

“I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.”

Northam is facing calls to resign after a his page from the 1984 yearbook that includes an image of an individual in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood surfaced. Northam, who initially apologized for the photo, later claimed he is neither of the individuals in it but appeared in blackface as Michael Jackson for a dance competition that same year.

In his first sit-down interview since the photo came to light, Northam insisted that he would commit the rest of his three years as governor to the fight for racial equality.

Despite the calls to resign, including from members of his own party, Northam has shown no signs that he has any interest in doing so. He has said that neither one of the individuals in the racist photograph are him. – READ MORE

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

Country music legend Charlie Daniels compared New York state’s new abortion law to the Holocaust, writing it is “every bit as satanically inspired.”

In a new Op-Ed for CNSNews, Daniels recounted, “There were six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, in gas chambers, mass shootings and any other kind of monstrous methods of death these demonic animals could come up with. Horrible right? Could never happen in the United States of America, right? … Wrong.”

“Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a bill that is every bit as evil, and just as satanically inspired, as Hitler’s Final Solution,” Daniels continued. “It’s a bill that allows abortion up to the time the child comes through the birth canal.”

He further explained that the newly-passed legislation, known at the “Reproductive Health Act,” also took away legal protections for the unborn child in instances not involving abortion, providing that deaths of babies in the womb will no longer be classified as homicide.

The bill “repealed that language so that deliberately causing the death of a child whose mother never even considered abortion is no crime at all,” the Liberty Counsel reported.

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Pro-life advocates have long pointed to the inconsistency in the legal treatment of the unborn child in cases involving violence against the pregnant mother leading to the baby’s death versus when the mother chooses to have an abortion.

In the first case, the perpetrator can be found guilty of murder, whereas in the second instance the U.S. Supreme Court has defined abortion as a constitutional right. In other words, the unborn child’s rights are entirely dependent on the mother’s frame of mind.

In his Op-Ed, Daniels also highlighted how close Virginia came to joining New York in allowing abortion up to the time of birth, with the legislation narrowly being defeated by Republicans.

The state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, a former pediatric neurologist, advocated for the bill.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, he told WTOP during a radio interview last week. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Daniels observed, “So, a living breathing human being, alive and living on its own outside the womb could be legally murdered, if the mother wishes.”

The singer noted former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is “currently serving three life sentences in Pennsylvania for killing babies that survived the abortion process.”

Presumably, if the proposed Virginia law would have passed, he would be guilty of no crime at all in that state, Daniels argued.

He said the fallacy of referring to the unborn child as “blob of flesh” has long since fallen to modern technology showing the baby’s development in the womb.

“Now it’s infanticide, plain, and simple, and it’s an evil, wicked, and ungodly service to the prince of darkness, innocence sacrificed on the altar of sexual convenience and political expediency,” he wrote.

Daniels concluded writing regardless of what laws are passed on earth, those who support the deaths of unborn children will face another judge when they leave this life.

“He is waiting behind the final veil at the end of the road we must all walk, where we will all appear and give account for the things we have done while on this earth, and we will all stand there, with no place to hide, where the verdicts are final and eternal. And there is no appeal.”

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Big League Politics

Published  2 months ago

Ibraheem Samirah, the Democrat nominee in Virginia’s 86th district House of Delegates election on February 19th, issued a statement Friday evening apologizing for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic social media posts that were published Thursday by Big League Politics. Samirah, a Muslim-American born to Palestinian refugees, said that giving money to Israel is worse than giving money to the Ku Klux Klan and wished for the late Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to “burn,” in addition to other hateful screeds.

“This slander campaign is using my 5-year old Facebook posts from my impassioned college days, posts that upon reflection and with the blessing of time, I sincerely regret and apologize for. I am so sorry that my ill-chosen words added to the pain of the Jewish community and I seek your understanding and compassion as I prove to you our common humanity,” Samirah stated.

Samirah’s Republican opponent, Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson, is not buying it.

“The recent timeline of racially insensitive remarks and actions made by Virginia Democrats has taken our Commonwealth by storm. Shortly following the news of the failed HB 2491, news broke that Governor Northam wore ‘blackface’. Then Mark Herring admitted doing the same. All the while numerous alleged sexual assault allegations started piling up against Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax. There is no doubt about the turmoil at the top of the ticket,” Nelson said in response.

“The metaphorical domino has since fallen here into our Special Election in District 86. Democrat nominee, Ibraheem Samirah, was quoted in a 2014 Facebook post stating that funding Israel is “worse” than sending money to the KKK. Taking from the playbook of his statewide elected idols, Samirah blamed his “impassioned” college days for his actions. This is simply inexcusable on all levels. Racism has no place in our Commonwealth. Especially from individuals in office or seeking office,” Nelson stated.

Ibraheem Samirah is the Democratic nominee for Virginia House of Delegates in the 86th District. His election takes place later this month, on February 19th. Samirah is up against U.S. Airforce veteran Gregg Nelson in the special election.

Samirah is also a rabid Israel hater who speaks of the “Israeli occupation” and recently vowed to “avenge” the deaths of Egyptian protesters, according to his own social media posts, which have been provided to Big League Politics.

The revelations about Ibraheem Samirah’s anti-semitism come while an embattled Virginia Democrat Party struggles to maintain control of power amid blackface and KKK hood scandals plaguing Governor Ralph Northam (READ the story Big League Politics first broke wide open HERE.) and Attorney General Mark Herring — who called for Northam to resign amidst the first blackface scandal — and credible sexual assault allegations made by Stanford Fellow Vanessa Tyson, which this reporter also reported first.

Samirah has agitated for the BDS movement, which he worked for as the co-founder of American University’s Jewish Voice for Peace chapter.

Ibraheem Samirah told former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to burn in Hell after Sharon died — later deleting his Facebook message.

“Ariel Sharon, burn. Burn a million times for every innocent soul you killed. Hell is excited to have you,” Samirah said.

Samirah said that sending money to Israel is “worse” than sending money to the Ku Klux Klan.

He also made vicious comments about Israeli teenagers.

“This begs me to ask the question: What does my family have to do with a Holocaust that occurred thousands of miles away and henceforth, why does my family have to lose their property rights because of its occurrence? The documentation my grandfather holds is valid in the international courts at the Hague, but Israel does not recognize them nor most international law for that matter,” Samirah wrote in 2014. “Theres a huge need, within Israel, to cover up its illegal occupation and crimes, hence why its being sanctioned by the world through the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, a hot and coming movement thats been on the rise for 10 years now. This is all not irrelevant!”

“I do not know what other message God is sending me other than that I am not dead because I am to avenge for the murders of innocent protesters not just in Egypt, but in the entire world,” Samirah said, referring to anti-Sisi Egyptian protesters.

www.theepochtimes.com

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Rantt

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Democrats probe Trump's corruption, Nancy Pelosi claps back at the State of the Union, Jeff Bezos makes a consequential accusation, and more in week 107.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced earlier this month showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on Northam’s yearbook page. The photo was first published by Big League Politics and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot. One half […]

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, took to social media to respond to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tweet that said, “We have a moral responsibility to protect God’s creation for generations to come. That is why today, we named members of the Select Committee on Climate Crisis. #ActOnClimate.”

“Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome,” Haley tweeted:

Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome. https://t.co/gV54ROiYfn

Pelosi announced the committee and its members on Thursday, which does not include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who unveiled her Green New Deal climate change resolution on the same day.

The Democratic Party has been under fire from pro-life advocates for recent abortion legislation signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on the subject.

The “Reproductive Health Act” permits abortions up to the time of birth for the broadly termed ‘health’ of the mother and revokes the requirement for medical care for babies born alive after a failed abortion,” according to the Liberty Counsel. The law also repeals language that classified the death of the child in the womb as a homicide.

Pro-life supporters have long pointed to the inconsistency in the legal treatment of the unborn child in cases involving violence against the pregnant mother leading to the baby’s death versus when the mother chooses to have an abortion.

The pro-life community has responded to recent legislative action supporting late-term abortions, including the legalization of those abortions in New York and a failed attempt to make a similar law in Virginia.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 months ago

A secluded governor has emerged from his mansion in Virginia to speak to his voters that he’s not resigning, but he is releasing new plans.

Governor Ralph Northam is trying to escape two weeks of bad publicity concerning a racist photo that was published on his college yearbook page. If you don’t know by now, the photo had one individual in blackface and had another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Northam contends he wasn’t in the photo after he apologized for the photo the night before. Many believed it was Northam since it was his yearbook page, but it has not been confirmed.

You have to admit, Northam played this well. Everyone knows the first 96 hours of a scandal are the most crucial and then the people forget. He has surpassed that, and he will be old news by next weekend. He’s not going anywhere.

“I overreacted,” he said, by putting out a statement taking blame for the picture. “If I had it to do over I would step back and take a deep breath.” He said that an “independent investigation” being conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School is aimed at clearing up the facts around it.

Looking ahead, Northam said he has asked his cabinet secretaries to come up with specific proposals to begin addressing issues of inequality, such as expanding access to health care, housing and transportation, and to begin reporting suggestions on Monday.

“It’s obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do. There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity,” he said. “There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entrepreneurship. And so this has been a real, I think , an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

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Just think, 250 years after the Declaration of Independence stated: “truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” And we’re still talking about this.

Racial equality will only come about when people feel it in their hearts. The fact is, we are created equal, but that changes as soon as the birth certificates are issued, and the ethnicity box is checked.

Between their p***yhat parades, Supreme Court hearing temper tantrums, blaming all their failures on the Russians and thinking they can solve racism by tearing down old statues, the Democrats were already in a bad spot.

After this past week’s Democrat idiocy, the last of their 2020 chances probably just went out the window. I hope Northam can make progress with racial equality to offset the hate and division the Democratic Party has created.

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The Old School Patriot

Published  2 months ago

Back when Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973, the mandate was that abortion was to be safe, legal, and rare. Well, abortion was made legal, but to this day we can hardly claim it is safe, and certainly not rare.

We recently shared with you the number of procedures murdering unborn children globally last year, near 42M. And, we have stressed the fact that in the Black community there have been nearly 18M babies murdered in the womb since Roe v. Wade. In NYC more black babies were killed than born alive. We witnessed how vile and vicious the progressive socialist left was towards high school students from Covington, Kentucky who were in DC for the National March for Life rally.

I find it utterly disturbing that leftists show more compassion towards dogs, cats, and baby seals that they do human babies. Yes, the recent legalization of infanticide by Gov. Cuomo of New York, and the supportive declaration by Virginia’s Gov. Northam has taken this to another level. Indeed, it was surprisingly heroic to have a sitting American president take a stance on this heinous issue during a State of the Union address. President Trump’s challenge to end late-term abortion was met by stoic faces of Democrats . . . and now this.

As reported by Townhall:

“House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we’ll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It’s not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it. Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure. The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Let me reiterate this again: Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for doing to three babies — infants — exactly what Gov. Cuomo legalized, and the Democrats in the House and Senate are blocking. There is no justification for this, other than the progressive socialist left in America is the party of infanticide. This nation, our America, must “Choose Greatness,” it cannot choose infanticide.

This is no longer an issue of women’s reproductive health rights. I do not think anyone would deny a woman healthcare for ovarian, uterine, cervical, or breast cancer, or fibroid tumor treatment. I find the argument that abortion is a human right to be very disingenuous and to say anyone believing that allowing a baby — with a heartbeat after 18 days — to live somehow violates a woman’s right is absurd.

Let’s all agree that in this day and time, murdering an unborn child is not a viable birth control option. It is my personal belief that there are three cases where any woman should make the choice of life herself: if pregnancy has resulted from rape, incest, and if there is a certifiable threat to the life of the mother.

This is no longer the case with the left in America. They are now fully embracing that which resulted in Dr. Kermit Gosnell being sentenced to life in prison: the murder of an infant. Consider that if someone kills a pregnant woman, they are charged with a double homicide. Then again, this is something that the progressive socialist left, led by Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby, are trying to overturn these laws in respective states. Why?

Why does it appear that the left in America has such a hatred of unborn children? Sorry folks, but there is only one thing that I can say: this is pure, unadulterated evil. We have a clear choice in America going forward. We can “Choose Greatness,” or choose this clear and present evil.

I do not know what unborn children have done to the Democrat Party to deserve such disregard, disrespect, and dismissal. No, I am not anti-woman, which, of course, is how the left will twist my thoughts. Remember, if you do not agree with their ideological agenda, regardless of the basic morality of it, you are anti-something.

I must ask our dear delusional progressive socialist friends, why would you align yourselves with a white supremacist, racist, a woman who spoke at Ku Klux Klan rallies, Margaret Sanger? This is all part of her derangement, and she created Planned Parenthood to carry out her vision of death for our unborn . . . Of course, intended for children who resemble me.

I must admit, the Democrats are making this decision really easy . . . well, for those of us who still have a moral compass.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley questioned whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's commitment to protecting God's creation extended to include babies.

Big League Politics

Published  2 months ago

Racist Ralph Northam, the Democrat governor of Virginia, is reportedly reading “Roots” in a public-relations bid to salvage his failing governorship after Big League Politics published a blackface-KKK photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook page. Northam has admitted that he did darken his face in the past, purportedly in emulation of Michael Jackson.

Northam is clinging to office as his nemesis, lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, is experiencing a multi-accuser sexual assault scandal leading many top Democrats including former governor Terry McAuliffe to call for Fairfax’s resignation.

Northam is trying to save himself by discovering African-American literature.

Buzzfeed News reports: “Northam doesn’t plan to hold any more press conferences any time soon. Advisers are in the midst of negotiations with major networks for a nationally televised interview they hope will humanize him. Additionally, his advisers have assigned the governor homework: He’s begun to read Alex Haley’s “Roots”, and “The Case for Reparations,” the seminal essay in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.”

Somehow, it seems unlikely that the African-American community and social justice activists are going to let him off the hook for his racist past.

WATCH LIVE: @howleyreports and @pdabrosca are reporting live from the State Capitol in Richmond, VA

Hundreds of protestors are on hand to demand the resignation of Ralph Northamhttps://t.co/j4CXbxZVHZ

— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 4, 2019

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

Hoo boy. I suppose there’s no legal distinction between “being treated as the victim” and just flat-out “the victim,” but the qualifiers people use mean a lot. It sounds like Chicago police want to bend over backwards to not appear biased against a guy who has a big megaphone and lots of high-profile sympathizers. But…

True Pundit

Published  2 months ago

Rep. Al Green on Thursday pledged to force a House vote to impeach the president, citing the blackface scandals plaguing Virginia Democrats as “a symptom” of the president’s bigotry.

“When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,” the Texas Democrat tweeted Thursday morning. “Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring, both Democrats, are facing calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. A photo also surfaced from Mr. Northam’s personal page out of his medical school yearbook that showed two men, one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.

.@RepAlGreen: "There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says." pic.twitter.com/07Nk0YxTHZ

Mr. Green, who has already forced two failed impeachment votes, said on the House floor Thursday that he planned on forcing a third vote against the president, asking fellow congress members to go “on record” and reject bigotry by starting “at the top.”- READ MORE

National Review

Published  2 months ago

During a cabinet meeting Friday afternoon, Virginia governor Ralph Northam told his staff that he will not resign despite the overwhelming condemnation he’s received from fellow Democrats this week following the emergence of a racist photo on his 1984 medical-school-yearbook page, according to the Associated Press.

The yearbook photo, which depicts one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan uniform, was first published on Friday by the right-wing website Big League Politics. Immediately following its publication, Northam admitted to appearing in the photo and apologized for the harm it caused his constituents. Then, during a Saturday afternoon press conference, Northam backtracked, denying that he appeared in the photo but admitting to darkening his face on another occasion while he was in college.

In the wake of the press conference, prominent national and state Democrats urged Northam to resign, arguing he had lost the public’s trust.

Northam’s potential resignation was complicated this week by the emergence of sexual-assault allegations against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, who would succeed Northam in the event of his resignation. Fairfax has admitted to engaging in a consensual sexual encounter with one accuser, Vanessa Tyson, in a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention but denied Tyson’s assault allegation. In a statement released Friday, a second woman accused Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University in 2000. Fairfax immediately denied that allegation as well and said he would not resign in comments to reporters.

Virginia attorney general Mark Herring, who is behind Fairfax in the line of succession, also admitted this week to wearing blackface to a party while he was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in 1980.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

The abortion extremism of Govs. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Ralph Northam (D-VA) crossed a line in American public opinion.

The Federalist

Published  2 months ago

Democrats are trying to eviscerate the Second Amendment by imposing undue burdens on law-abiding gun owners who just want to protect themselves.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel attack President Donald Trump almost every single night on their respective shows. But they have been noticeably silent on disgraced Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam -- and that's because

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Cowardly Democrat Patty Murray of Washington has blocked Senate Republicans and their attempt to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, then was seen running from a Capitol Hill Correspondent after she was asked about

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

Failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams urged the embattled Virginia Democrats to atone for their past inappropriate conduct, but would not call for their resignation, unlike her response to Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Abrams encouraged Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring to “take personal responsibility” for donning blackface on separate occasions in the 1980s. She also urged Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax to do the same, however, Fairfax has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

“I know this, these are men who have tried to do the right thing in their professional lives, but I think they have to grapple with their private and personal decisions,” Abrams told BuzzFeed News on Thursday.

She stopped short of asking for any of the three Virginia Democrats to resign.

“I know that this is a difficult issue. I believe racism is wrong, I believe racist words and racist deeds require amends,” Abrams continued. “I would ask the state of Virginia, especially the governor, to think about what amends looks like in their state.”

The Georgia politician’s response is noticeably different than her reaction to the allegations of sexual assault against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which has recently drawn comparisons to Fairfax’s situation.

Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced during Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in 2018 — the justice vehemently denied all allegations against him. The claims against Kavanaugh were never corroborated and ultimately dismissed.

Conversely, Fairfax acknowledges a sexual encounter occurred with his accuser, however, he contended it was consensual. (RELATED: Stacey Abrams Wants To Run For Office, She’s Just Not Sure Which Position)

Abrams was a vocal opponent of Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to block his nomination. After the allegations against him arose, she argued the women should be believed regardless of corroborating evidence.

“Even today, structural and cultural barriers have created stigma that prevents survivors of sexual assault from coming forward,” Abrams told Marie Claire in September 2018. “It is incumbent upon our leaders to treat sexual assault prevention and building a culture of consent as a public health issue, and to ensure that survivors who wish to come forward can do so safely, and be believed.”

Abrams also participated in a national walk-out and a moment of solidarity with Kavanaugh’s accuser.

Survivors of sexual assault deserve respect. The way Dr. Blasey Ford has been treated is unacceptable. I will be participating in a national moment of solidarity at 1PM today because I #BelieveSurvivors. Will you join me?https://t.co/6Ntlhk7MI3 #gapol pic.twitter.com/eJPVPdj2R8

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) September 24, 2018

“Survivors of sexual assault deserve respect,” she tweeted. “The way Dr. Blasey Ford has been treated is unacceptable.”

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Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope (D) warned Friday evening that he will introduce articles of impeachment against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) unless he resigns by Monday as a second allegation of sexual assault surfaced.

“On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then.,” Hope said in a statement shared to social media.

A second woman, Meredith Watson, has come forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault, alleging in a statement Friday that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were Duke University classmates in 2000. The allegation comes after California college professor Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax on Wednesday of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democrat National Convention.

Contenders for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination have begun to issue calls for the lieutenant governor of Virginia to resign. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) were first among the expanding field to call for Fairfax’s resignation. Booker posted on Twitter that “the multiple detailed allegations against the Lt. Gov. of Virginia are deeply troubling” and called on Fairfax to leave office.

Gillibrand called details of the second woman’s claims “sickening and horrendous” and also called on Fairfax to step down, continuing:

This new allegation from Meredith Watson that Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax raped her, corroborated by at least two named individuals in interviews and emails, is sickening and horrendous. I believe Meredith Watson and Dr. Tyson, and it was extremely brave for them to come forward. Mr. Fairfax should resign and no longer serve the Commonwealth of Virginia

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) also called on Fairfax to step aside, urging for the embattled Virginia Democrat to do so right away.

Fairfax has vehemently denied the allegations and has called for an investigation into the claims. “The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible,” said McAuliffe. “It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.”

The new accusation further clouds the fate of Virginia’s government. Fairfax would take over if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) were to resign over the racist photo that appeared on his medical school yearbook page. Northam told his top staff Friday that he would not resign. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D), who is second in line of succession, admitted to putting on blackface in college.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mail Online

Published  2 months ago

Meredith Watson has accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2000 - when they were both students at Duke University, her attorney said Friday.

The Daily Beast

Published  2 months ago

Meredith Watson claims Fairfax raped her in 2000, when they were both students at Duke University. Earlier this week, Vanessa Tyson publicly accused Fairfax of sexual assault.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said on Thursday that Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal is a symptom of President Donald J. Trump’s “bigotry” and promised to keep pushing impeachment.

Green promised to press forward with the impeachment of President Trump, contending that Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign amidst his blackface scandal is a symptom of Trump’s alleged racist views.

“When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,” Green tweeted on Thursday. “Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.”

When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry. Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead

— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) February 7, 2019

Green also said on Thursday that he will push for an impeachment vote regardless of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation says about alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says,” Green said on the House floor on Thursday.

.@RepAlGreen: "There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says." pic.twitter.com/07Nk0YxTHZ

— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2019

Rep. Green has already forced two failed impeachment votes on the House floor, asked lawmakers to go “on record” and reject bigotry that starts “at the top.”

Northam, as well as Attorney General Mark Herring, continue to face calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces an accusation of sexual misconduct as well and subsequent calls to resign.

The Washington Post called on Northam to resign in an editorial on Wednesday. Virginia Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox, who would become governor if Northam, Fairfax, and Herring resign, also called on Herring to resign after admitting to wearing blackface.

“You have in Virginia, a Klansman and blackface next to each other in a yearbook. It has been acknowledged as that of the governor,” Congressman Green said. “There is enough evidence not only to ask that the governor resign but to demand that he do so.

Green continued:

But I understand why this level of bigotry is going to be tolerated to a certain extent because we don’t want to take on the president. If we allow the president to exist with his bigotry, how can we demand with any degree of credibility that the governor resign? We have to start at the top. This level of bigotry is trickling down.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is not planning on pursuing charges, a source close to her legal team told Fox News.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

It was a big deal when 14 high-school students had President Trump in their classroom.

The Political Insider

Published  2 months ago

President spoke at National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, says 'every soul' is a 'precious gift from heaven'

American Greatness

Published  2 months ago

Post by @theamgreatness.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Still rattled after President Trump’s triumphant State Of The Union address on Tuesday night, flummoxed Democrats are in disarray over the glowing approval ratings that the president’s speech is drawing and as a result, are tripling-down on radicalism in the hope of appeasing their lunatic fringe base.

Despite being delayed by the power-drunk Nancy Pelosi, Trump used the time that his SOTU was postponed to hone his message to Americans which he then delivered like a haymaker to the jaw of the extremists, baby-killers, fascists, and socialists that now comprise the Democratic party.

VOTE NOW: Should Nancy Pelosi Be Removed From Office?

Americans may have been subjected to so much propaganda from the dishonest media that they have become numbed and scared of daring to speak out but one thing that has sparked massive outrage is the Dems’ maniacal embrace of not just abortion, but actual infanticide.

A flurry of monstrous new laws that have been ramrodded through in Democrat-controlled states are now openly embracing the murder of a human baby after he/she has actually been born!

Dem Governors in Andrew Cuomo’s New York and embattled Ralph Northam’s Virginia have put their seal of approval on this horrifying and unthinkable crusade to expand abortion to outside the womb – likely out of cynicism – but they have suffered a huge setback after Trump made it clear that the Dems’ stance was not only abominable but un-American and inhuman to its core.

Trump hit for the cycle on Tuesday by establishing MAGA, blasting the neocons on their foreign wars, ripping the police state investigations and unequivocally stating that American would never become a socialist country.

He also claimed the moral high ground on the post-birth extermination of human life that the Democrats (like their ideological predecessors in Nazi Germany) are championing.

Video: Here's the portion of Trump's #SOTU where he calls out the ghoulish behavior of the left and their increasingly rabid support of late-term abortions and infanticide. At the end of that part, he concluded: "All children, born and unborn, are made in the image of God." pic.twitter.com/XqxiIXH2JZ

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 6, 2019

You can hardly blame the 78-year-old Pelosi who clearly is losing the battle with dementia to stand her ground and to side with the exterminators.

CHECK IT OUT:

Via The Daily Caller, “Pelosi Calls Trump’s Request To Ban Late-Term Abortion ‘Really Quite A Sad Thing'”:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s call for legislation to ban late-term abortion by saying it’s a “sad thing.”

“It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life — health and ability to have other children of women,” she said when asked by The Daily Caller. “I hope that in his family, he never has to face that crisis and apply his attitude toward it.”

Thanks to Chuck and Nancy and their fanatical base, the Dems are going all-in on baby killing which is not likely to resonate with Americans outside of the degenerate enclaves of New York, Chicago, and California and they may have just provided the spark for the silent majority to punch their tickets to the ashbin of history with the other ill-fated totalitarian regimes.

Dems have been emboldened and reckless in their jihad to avenge Hillary’s loss but after the last week the tide may be turning because their overreach has gone a bridge too far.

STAR POLITICAL

Published  2 months ago

Bette Midler has once again weighed in on Politics and this time it’s over the top.

According to Lifezette, Midler was particularly irked when Trump argued against late-term abortion laws, which are inexplicably becoming more and more popular.

Midler suggested to her pro-choice followers to “buy stock in coat hangers” following Trump’s remarks.

“Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys,” Midler wrote.

Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys!

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 6, 2019

Lifezette took aim at the tweet noting, “The tweet is a detestable reference to self-induced abortions.”

Not only is Midler’s statement in very poor taste, it shows how clearly confused she is about Trump’s remarks.

The pro-life president is vehemently opposed to late-term abortions and situations in which these children can sometimes be born alive.

The president said, during his speech, “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” a clear reference to just recent comments made by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

Northam said infants who are born deformed or are unable to survive birth would only be resuscitated “if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue.”

Northam is in favor of loosening restrictions on late-term abortions.

Rantt

Published  2 months ago

After two years of watching Devin Nunes act as President Trump’s obstructive arm in the House, Chairman Adam Schiff has arrived.

Rantt Rundown, Day 748 of Trump’s presidency – Today’s top stories:

1. Finally, the House investigation we deserve: From his false FISA surveillance scandal to his effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Devin Nunes and House Republicans helped President Trump undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. As chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, Nunes prematurely shut down the House’s Russia investigation, refused to release testimony, and ultimately aided President Trump’s coverup. Those days are over. The midterms delivered Democrats the majority in the House, and with that win came vast power. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is not wasting any time.

Schiff is reopening the House’s Russia investigation with a scope that covers every facet of Trump’s corrupt behavior, which will likely include a look at the evidence of Trump’s potential money laundering for Russian oligarchs. Schiff is also probing Trump’s finances for ties to foreign entities that may be influencing his policy. This goes beyond Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and into the scope of a global corruption investigation that seeks to determine whether nations like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others have successfully influenced President Trump. The House Intelligence Committee has also handed Mueller over 50 transcripts of interviews from the last two years of their Russia investigation, which puts anyone who lied to Congress under immense scrutiny. This development, on top of the recent New York subpoenas seeking whether foreign entities illegally funneled money into Trump’s inaugural committee, should strike fear into Donald Trump.

2. The State of the Union: On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address calling for unity, and then immediately undercut that message by fear-mongering about immigrants. One of the most notable moments was when President Trump addressed the historic wave of newly elected female candidates, which led to the freshmen Democratic Representatives, all dressed in white, to celebrate. But surely, the moment that won the night, was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s clapback of the century.

3. Virginia gubernatorial mess update: After admitting to wearing blackface, Governor Ralph Northam continued to refuse to resign even after losing support from the entire Democratic Party. By Saturday morning, several prominent Democrats also called for his resignation, including presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Other big names like Joe Biden had chimed in as well. By the end of the day Saturday, Northam’s own Attorney General called for his resignation as well as his key allies Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Terry McAuliffe. On Monday, there was an entirely new scandal arising as a woman came forward with a sexual assault allegation against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax. And on Tuesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to wearing blackface in his youth as well. None have resigned so far, but all eyes are still on Virginia.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

This is an opinion piece by Dylan of Educating Liberals…

According to a poll by Morning Consult, Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) support from Virginia Democrats has only taken a slight hit from 70 percent to 50 percent.

That’s right…

HALF of the Democrats in Virginia still support this racist loser who’s recently been exposed for dressing in blackface, calling himself “coonman” in college, refusing to shake hands with African Americans, and advocating for the murder of full-term babies.

VOTER POLL: Does Trump have your vote in 2020?

This kind of behavior is absolutely disgusting and should be condemned by any rational person, but many of the Democrat’s followers are so incredibly brainwashed by the fake news media that they are actually defending it!

Talk about insanity.

Personally, I think it’s flat out wrong and unacceptable that Northam would dress up in blackface and go by the nickname of “Coonman” in college, but nothing he has done angers me more than his twisted stance on aborting newborn babies.

5 days ago on WTOP’s Ask The Governor, Northam had this to say:

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Read that again if you need to…

The governor of Virginia is suggesting that it’s perfectly okay for a baby to be BORN and then kept ALIVE while the mother takes her time to decide if she wants to end it’s LIFE or not.

President Trump forewarned this kind of barbaric behavior in a 2016 presidential debate when he said:

“With what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that that’s okay, and Hillary can say that that’s okay, but it’s not okay with me.”

I find it appalling that we even have to have a conversation about ending an innocent baby’s life after it has already been born, but the hearts of the radical left have become so cold and so bitter from their constantly programmed hatred of Trump that they no longer care if they make sense or not – even when another human’s life is on the line.

VOTER POLL: Does Trump have your vote in 2020?

I mean, these are the same people who cried and protested for months on end when we temporarily separated children from their parents at the border to make sure they weren’t being trafficked and sold into sex rings.

As long as the fake news media keeps projecting racism on President Trump and the rest of the Republicans, while at the same time defending the racist behaviors of the Democrats, there will always be idiots who are brainwashed into protecting the scumbags.

The Democrats of Virginia are case in point.

True Pundit

Published  2 months ago

On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), blocking a Senate bill that would require doctors to give aid to babies who survived abortions, objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, LifeSiteNews reports.

Last Thursday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent voteafter Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.” Sasse had already called for a unanimous consent vote to pass a resolution defending the Knights of Columbus in mid-January. That resolution was passed unanimously.

Sasse appealed to the conscience of the entire Senate, saying, “Just a few years ago, the abortion lobby was really clear in its talk about hoping abortion would be … safe, legal, and rare. Now we’re talking about keeping the baby comfortable while the doctors have a debate about infanticide. You’re either for babies, or you’re defending infanticide … please, don’t let Governor Northam define you.”

Murray objected to the unanimous consent vote, stating, “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object.”- READ MORE

Breaking911

Published  2 months ago

RICHMOND, Va. – Dr. Vanessa Tyson released a statement Wednesday detailing her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

Fairfax would be second in line for Governor of Virginia if Ralph Northam resigns.

Read Tyson’s statement in full:

On the night of Friday, February 1, 2019, I read multiple news accounts indicating that Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax would likely be elevated to Governor as an immediate result of a scandal involving Governor Ralph Northam. This news flooded me with painful memories, bringing back feelings of grief, shame, and anger that stemmed from an incident with Mr. Fairfax that occurred in July 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

I met Mr. Fairfax on July 26, 2004, when he and I were working at the Convention. We struck up a conversation on the first day of the Convention and soon realized we had a mutual friend. We crossed paths occasionally during the first two days and our interactions were cordial, but not flirtatious. We commiserated about our long work hours, and on the afternoon of the third day of the Convention, July 28, 2004, Mr. Fairfax suggested that I get some fresh air by accompanying him on a quick errand to retrieve documents from his room in a nearby hotel. Given our interactions up to that time, I had no reason to feel threatened and agreed to walk with him to his hotel. I stood in the entryway of the room and after he located the documents, he walked over and kissed me. Although surprised by his advance, it was not unwelcome and I kissed him back. He then took my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was fully clothed in a pantsuit and had no intention of taking my clothes off or engaging in sexual activity. In the back of my mind, I also knew I needed to return to Convention headquarters.

What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch. Only then did I realize that he had unbuckled his belt, unzipped his pants, and taken out his penis. He then forced his penis into my mouth. Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me. As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him. I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again.

After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame. I did not speak about it for years, and I (like most survivors) suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies, and to pursue my goal of building a successful career as an academic. At the time, I found this horrific incident especially degrading given my regular volunteer work at a local rape crisis center. Over the next decade or so, I would go on to earn my PhD from the University of Chicago and become a tenured professor at Scripps College, a prestigious women’s college in Claremont, California.

Years later, in October of 2017, I saw a picture of Mr. Fairfax accompanying an article in The Root about his campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia. The image hit me like a ton of bricks, triggering buried traumatic memories and the feelings of humiliation I’d felt so intensely back in 2004. Prior to reading the article, I had not followed Mr. Fairfax’s career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do, I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia, who were voters, about the assault.

That October, as the #MeToo movement intensified, women throughout the world began forcefully speaking out about the sexual violence they had experienced and the impact of those experiences on their lives. The courage of so many women coming forward to confront powerful men and systems that allow such abuse to occur are part of what inspired me to action. I felt a responsibility to myself, the beloved students I teach, and the brave women I’ve tried to help overcome their own trauma. The passion and resolve of so many survivors, coupled with the job security that tenure afforded me, gave me the strength I simply did not have in 2004. By December 2017, I not only told many friends that Mr. Fairfax had sexually assaulted me but I also reached out to a personal friend at The Washington Post and spoke to his colleague about the assault.

After The Washington Post decided in March 2018 not to run my story, I felt powerless, frustrated, and completely drained. Again I tried to bury memories of this painful incident and focus on my work and my students.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, as stories appeared in the media suggesting that Governor Northam would have to resign and that Mr. Fairfax would be sworn in as Governor, I felt a jarring sense of both outrage and despair. That night I vented my frustration on Facebook in a message that I wrote as a private post. I did not identif~’ Lt. Governor Fairfax by name but stated that it seemed inevitable that the campaign staffer who assaulted me during the Democratic Convention in 2004 was about to get a big promotion. It was not my intention in that moment to inject myself into what has become a much larger political battle.

The following morning, I was inundated with messages of care and concern from friends — including many I had told about the sexual assault — and numerous inquiries from journalists who had become aware of my post. Over the weekend, I was undecided about whether to speak out publicly. I knew that if I did so, I would immediately face accusations about my motives and be branded a liar, as is routinely the case when women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent men.

On Sunday night, before I had time to decide on a course of action, an online publication published a screenshot of my Facebook post, identified me by name, and posted pictures of me. In response, at 2:55 a.m. on February 4, 2019, Mr. Fairfax issued a statement further escalating this matter by calling me a liar and falsely characterizing the reasons The Washington Post decided not to run a story about my allegations. The Post was forced to repudiate Mr. Fairfax~s statement that there were “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations” which led it to decide not to publish a story about my account. Rather, as is often the case in situations where sexual assault by an acquaintance occurs behind closed doors years earlier, it is difficult to corroborate either the victim’s allegations or the accused’s denials.

Mr. Fairfax’s suggestion that The Washington Post found me not to be credible was deceitful, offensive, and profoundly upsetting. He has continued a smear campaign by pointing reporters to a 2007 educational video in which I talked about being the victim of incest and molestation. In that video I did not talk about being assaulted by Mr. Fairfax. This, of course, is not proof that he did not assault me. His reliance on this video to say the opposite is despicable and an offense to sexual assault survi~’ors everywhere.

Since October 2017 when I first began telling friends about the assault, I have never wavered in my account because I am telling the truth. I have no political motive. I am a proud Democrat. My only motive in speaking now is to refute Mr. Fairfax’s falsehoods and aspersions of my character, and to provide what I believe is important information for Virginians to have as they make critical decisions that involve Mr. Fairfax.

With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened. I very much wish to resume my life as an academic and professor. I do not want to get further embroiled in this highly charged political environment.

This is the only statement I and my legal team will be making.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

I was honored to be among those Americans selected to sit in the House gallery at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. I was a guest of Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican congressman from Georgia.

It was one of those uniquely American moments – where strangers sat together – many of opposing political views – united under the belief that we are a free people, one nation – under God.

My seatmate was a Democrat from Illinois. She runs a non-profit food pantry in Aurora. We found common ground by talking about food – the belief that no American should ever have to go to bed hungry.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS: READ THE SPEECH

Also in my section was an investment guy from the Silicon Valley and a Packers fan from Wisconsin – and a decorated Army Ranger from Texas. He was gracious as all of us shook his hand and thanked him for his service.

In advance of the big night I had to provide the congressman’s staff with my name and birthdate and Social Security number. It all made perfect sense what with the president and the vice president and all the other important people in the House chamber.

So you can imagine my surprise when I learned there were several DACA recipients in the audience and one was seated in our midst. How she gained entry into the building without a Social Security card is beyond me.

Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., acknowledged that he had invited an illegal immigrant to attend the SOTU. She had been an intern on his campaign in 2018. The congressman could have selected a law-abiding, American taxpayer to watch the SOTU but instead, he chose someone who does not even legally belong in the country. What made that person so special?

As near as I could tell there were not too many fans of President Trump sitting in my section of the gallery. More than once I was the only person giving the president a standing ovation. And I might have triggered a few microaggressions when I hollered, “Amen!” when the president delivered a passionate defense of the unborn and newborn.

He used graphic language to call out New York lawmakers who passed a law allowing mothers to abort their babies in the birth canal.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” the president said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

He went on to publicly shame Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam for affirming “that he would execute a baby after birth.”

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth – all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.”

The Republicans rose with a mighty force and roared their affirmation of the president’s remarks. It was, in my estimation, the most passionate and emotional moment of the evening.

But the reaction from Democrats was stunning albeit predictable. They refused to stand in agreement that newborn children deserve the right to live.

There they sat for the nation to see – many dressed in white – as they sat stone-faced in their seats.

A few days ago I caused a bit of an uproar when I said on "Fox News at Night" that there was an evil in the Democratic Party. After what I saw on Tuesday night -- I absolutely stand by those words. There is something demonic happening within the ranks of the Democrats.

Perhaps they should consider swapping their white dresses and cloaks for sackcloth and ashes.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said “fuck that bitch” in reference to his accuser during a private meeting where he attempted to discredit her, according to NBC News.

Earlier this week, and thanks only to alternative media, we learned that Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a professor of politics at Scripps College in Claremont, California, told the Washington Post in late 2017 that Fairfax, a Democrat, forced her to perform oral sex on him in a hotel room during the 2004 Democrat National Convention. He denies any wrongdoing and says the sexual encounter was consensual.

The Washington Post chose not to report the story, even though Tyson’s account contained more details — like a time and place for the alleged encounter — than the story of Christine Blasey Ford, which the Post published without corroboration. But after Big League Politics broke it on Monday, both Fairfax and the Post were forced to address it.

What makes Fairfax’s fate so newsworthy is that he is next in line to replace Gov. Ralph Northam, who is currently embroiled in a blackface scandal (which Big League Politics broke last week). Northam, who is also a Democrat, is under withering pressure from within his own party to resign.

As far as the “fuck that bitch” comment, Fairfax released a statement admitting only to being “emotional” at that Monday meeting. He also asked that his accuser be treated with respect.

“I wish her no harm or humiliation, nor do I seek to denigrate her or diminish her voice,” he said.

Fairfax’s chief of staff Lawrence Roberts is denying that the Democrat said “fuck that bitch.”

“Absolutely not true. I was there,” he told the Post.

Around the same time as this story broke Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who is third in line to succeed Northam, admitted to wearing blackface in 1980 while in college. Herring is also a Democrat.

Townhall

Published  2 months ago

Source: AP Photo/J. David Ake

House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we'll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It's not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it.

The Democrat party has taken a radically callous position towards life. https://t.co/LwXw2RtV3t

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 7, 2019

EWTN’s Jason Calvi made an interesting point about the Democrat presiding over the floor at the time, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar had voted for the passage of the measure in the House just last year.

NEW: Rep. @SteveScalise just called for unanimous consent to bring up a vote on the #BornAliveAct. @RepCuellar, one of 6 Democrats who voted FOR this bill in 2018, presided over the House. Here's what happened: pic.twitter.com/rPzQyztmB3

— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) February 7, 2019

Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure.

The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

He stood by those remarks but is now facing calls to resign over a photo from his medical school yearbook that surfaced last Friday which featured someone in Ku Klux Klan robes and someone in blackface.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump condemned Northam's remarks on abortion and urged Congress to pass legislation prohibiting late term abortion.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., invited Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to be one of her guests at the State of the Union address.

Wen’s seat was not cheap. Affiliates of her organization spent millions to support Pelosi’s quest for the majority in the House of Representatives and the ultimately unsuccessful efforts by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to retake the Senate.

In total, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes — the arms of the Planned Parenthood Network allowed to engage in electoral politics under tax regulations — spent almost $6.5 million in outside spending supporting the election of Democrats to both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm and special elections, according to FEC records compiled by OpenSecrets.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., bore the brunt of Planned Parenthood’s attacks. The organization spent $1.85 million attacking him, more than any other House or Senate candidate in 2018. One suburban Philadelphia congressman was attacked more than Rick Scott or Mike Braun, freshman Republican senators who won their race and will now vote on judges with substantial power over abortion policy.

Planned Parenthood might have put Fitzpatrick so high on its hit list because of who his opponent was. Fitzpatrick faced centimillionaire heir and well-connected liberal donor Scott Wallace. Wallace has been a member of the left-wing donor organization known as the Democracy Alliance. Wallace's foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, has contributed over $400,000 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

But Wallace didn’t make it into Pelosi’s House. He lost in part because of Wallace’s radical left-wing stances on abortion and other issues. But other Planned Parenthood beneficiaries did win: Reps. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., Sean Casten, D-Ill., Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Dean Phillips, D-Minn., each benefited from over $100,000 in Planned Parenthood Votes expenditures targeting their rivals or supporting their own efforts.

Planned Parenthood didn’t spend large sums just to get face time with Speaker Pelosi or reward donors such as Wallace. Federal government programs channel $563.8 million to the Planned Parenthood network annually. To keep Pelosi and her allies in charge of the federal purse strings is to ensure the continued flow of taxpayer money to the organization and its affiliates.

Planned Parenthood also hopes to expand the scope of abortion law. Planned Parenthood-backed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam recently sparked controversy when he defended a Planned Parenthood-backed repeal of certain limits on late-term abortions. Northam suggested that an infant delivered alive in a botched late-term abortion would “be kept comfortable” and “would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired.”

At the federal level, the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds from directly funding abortions except in extremely limited circumstances; Planned Parenthood would like to see these inconvenient restrictions removed.

So on “SOTU” night, full of kingly pomp and symbol, Leana Wen sat in Speaker Pelosi’s section. It was yet another symbol of a powerful special interest’s hold on a Congress it helped pay to elect.

Michael Watson is editor of InfluenceWatch.org.

The Savage Nation

Published  2 months ago

FOX NEWS:

Despite the controversy surrounding Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam dominating the news cycle for days, late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon avoided the subject in their monologues on Monday night.

On Friday, Northam’s yearbook page from the East Virginia Medical school in 1984 went viral because it included an image of someone in blackface and another in a KKK robe. After apologizing and taking responsibility that night, Northam changed course the following morning, claiming he wasn’t either of the two people in the photo. He did, however, admit to wearing blackface when entering a dance competition as Michael Jackson that same year.

While Northam’s racist yearbook page and bizarre press conference led national news and were mocked by several late-night hosts, they were left unmentioned by Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, both of whom have worn blackface on comedy skits.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

A pro-life group is changing minds with the powerful message it is taking to the streets.

Yahoo

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local):

Mail Online

Published  2 months ago

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill said they 'wholly condemn' the 'abhorrent' photos published 40 years ago in the 1979 yearbook. Governor Roy Cooper featured on another page.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for condemning recent liberal efforts in Virginia and New York to change abortion laws.

"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days," Trump said. "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a doctor who came to politics late in life, defended Democrats' efforts to loosen restrictions on late-term abortions. He was caught up in another controversy just two days later a racist photo surfaced Friday on his medical school yearbook page.

During a radio interview, he described a hypothetical situation where an infant who is severely deformed or unable to survive after birth would be resuscitated "if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue" between the doctor and mother. Democrats privately grumbled about Northam's comments, and Republicans accused him of supporting infanticide.

The 59-year-old Democrat served as an Army doctor treating the wounded in the first Gulf War, then ran a medical practice in Norfolk as a pediatric neurologist. He also volunteered as medical director of a children's hospice, caring for dying youngsters and their families.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and Roman Catholic, who has said he is duty-bound to separate his religious views from his work as a state official, recently defended his support for the state's Reproductive Health Act, which he signed in January and mostly codifies abortion rights protected in Roe v. Wade and other federal abortion rulings.

Under the Reproductive Health Act, non-doctors are now allowed to conduct abortions and the procedure could be done until the mother's due date if the woman's health is endangered or if the fetus is not viable. The previous law only allowed abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman's life was at risk.

If Roe v. Wade were overturned, 16 states could take steps to ban abortion. Four have laws that would trigger bans, while 12 others have anti-abortion laws on the books that have been ruled unconstitutional by courts or have not been enforced due to the 1973 Supreme Court decision, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

Even though it was delayed by a spiteful Nancy Pelosi, President Trump was able to deliver the annual State Of The Union address on Tuesday night and it may go down in history as the

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

On Sunday Big League Politics reported on sexual assault allegations against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

Fairfax is poised to become governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia if racist blackface-KKK Governor Ralph Northam resigns.

Vanessa Tyson accused Lt. Governor Fairfax of sexual assault at the 2004 DNC Convention in Boston.

Early Monday morning Lt. Gov. Fairfax admitted to knowing about the allegations.

And Fairfax staff revealed the Washington Post SPIKED the story last year!

They said they could not find any evidence to corroborate the allegations.

On Wednesday the accuser Vanessa Tyson released details on the horrid abuse she suffered.

""Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me. As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him.""https://t.co/jEtiu8DMoQ

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 6, 2019

And now this…

Virginia Democrat lawmaker Bobby Scott knew about the allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax LAST YEAR!

And Bobby Scott said NOTHING!

MORE VIRGINIA DEM DRAMA: Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott was made aware of allegations of sexual assault against now-Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax over a year ago by the alleged victim herself, @ABC News is reporting

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 7, 2019

The American Conservative

Published  2 months ago

“Great nations do not fight endless wars,” declared President Donald Trump to bipartisan applause belied by many of the assembled lawmakers’ actual voting records.

The State of the Union address is often where presidential promises go to die. This is especially true once at least one house of Congress is controlled by the opposition party. Let us hope Trump’s stand against forever war—unmistakable, if not as bold as I’d originally hoped—is an exception to the rule.

“Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years,” Trump said in the highlight of his speech. “In Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. We have spent more than $7 trillion in the Middle East.”

Trump has cited these sad statistics many times. In recent weeks, he appears to have renewed his commitment to acting on them. It was therefore noteworthy he repeated his calls to withdraw from Syria and begin to draw down troops in Afghanistan, our country’s longest war.

“As a candidate for president, I loudly pledged a new approach,” Trump said. And here it was: Declare victory and bring our courageous men and women home.

Trump crowed that the United States and its allies against ISIS “have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty monsters.” The difference is what he said next. “Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.”

In Afghanistan, Trump pledged talks with the Taliban that would have caused a Republican meltdown under former President Barack Obama. There too Trump said that “the hour has come to at least try for peace.”

Trump called for bipartisanship throughout his speech, but didn’t flinch from taking shots at the Democrats. He condemned socialism, once again in fashion among progressives. He made note of comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam—currently in the headlines for other reasons—in defense of late-term abortions bordering on infanticide. He was booed as he warned of the migrant caravans massing at the southern border.

While Trump credited the economic boom to the enactment of the agenda he shared with congressional Republicans—“historic” tax cuts and deregulation, energy innovation, and the repeal of the penalty enforcing Obamacare’s individual mandate, making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hesitate to applaud low unemployment figures—his wedge issues against the Democrats were more distinctively Trumpian.

Trump defended his tariffs and urged Congress to ratify the trade pact with which he would “repeal and replace” NAFTA. He called for a robust infrastructure program and efforts to tamp down on drug prices that would only only partially be endorsed by free-market conservatives. He said he would pull out of the Middle East and guard the southern border.

The president’s apparently ad libbed endorsement of “record” legal immigration isn’t exactly what some of his more populist supporters want, though it is consistent with his rhetoric on the issue dating back to the early days of his campaign. He has given serious restrictionists a place at the table but has mostly doubled down on the politically smart yet oversimplified Republican talking point that the only immigration problem that America faces stems from its frequent illegality.

Even on foreign policy, Trump’s appeals to the nation’s war-weariness sat uneasily alongside his hawkishness on Iran and perhaps Venezuela, his junking of arms control treaties, and the unmentioned atrocities in Yemen. It is clear, however, that Trump would prefer to go down in history as a dealmaker—even a peacemaker.

“If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump said. “Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one.”

Trump had clever lines designed to make even the sea of liberal women dressed in white in protest stand to applaud, including his tribute to their unprecedented numbers in Congress (thanks in no small part to the Resistance). But foreign policy and ending the wars gives him the best chance at a meaningful bipartisan achievement as the Democratic Party’s center of gravity shifts from Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and perhaps even Tulsi Gabbard.

Intense opposition to Trump has liberal hawks flying again too. And Trump almost certainly had more leverage to accomplish his less conventionally Republican goals when he first took office than now, when Democrats think they have him on the ropes and many GOP insiders agree.

Nevertheless, Trump made the case that renewing American greatness means summoning it to peace. That could be a winning message for a Republican candidate in 2020 too.

W. James Antle III is editor of The American Conservative.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

A call for Congress to ban late-term abortion by President Trump during his State of the Union speech Tuesday was met with cold stares from the Democratic side of the aisle as Republicans applauded.

The president’s call came during a week when abortions were the subject of considerable news coverage after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made comments on the issue that critics said called for terminating the lives of already-born children.

“I am also proud to be the first president to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave — so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child,” the president said in his remarks.

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth,” he continued. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world.

“And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia, where he stated he would execute a baby after birth,” he continued.

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” Trump added, garnering massive applause from the GOP side of the room.

Meanwhile, with the exception of several Democrats — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin among them — the other side of the room sat stone-faced.

President Trump: “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb” https://t.co/TreW1lnqhZ #SOTU pic.twitter.com/tykYQ9umnz

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 6, 2019

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth — all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God,” the president added.

The president was referring to New York’s Reproductive Health Act, a bill which was signed Jan. 22 — the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — by New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In a press release, the governor’s office said that the bill “codifies Roe v. Wade into New York State law.” However, it also made it legal to abort a child after 24 weeks if “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”

The state would subsequently light up several monuments, including One World Trade Center, pink in honor of the legislation.

The president also referenced the remarks by Northam. Responding to a bill which would legalize abortion up until the point of birth, Northam said that “if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”

Northam would subsequently be caught up in a scandal involving a photograph of a man in blackface and a man wearing a KKK uniform in his medical school yearbook.

While defending the right to third-trimester abortion may be popular among Democratic politicians, voters in general tend to overwhelmingly oppose such procedures.

A 2018 Gallup poll found 81 percent of Americans thought third-trimester abortions ought to be illegal; another 65 percent thought second-trimester abortions should be illegal as well. A Marist poll released in January also found that 59 percent of percent of Americans were in favor of banning abortion after 20 weeks.

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.

Many including Herring have urged Northam to resign after the discovery of a photo of someone in blackface on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Fairfax, next in line to be governor, has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

A long forgotten video clip from ABC's "The View" resurfaced on Wednesday that showed co-host Joy Behar trying to explain a Halloween costume from when she was younger.

The clip was shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine. Behar was seen discussing a New York Times op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair during the show in 2016. Behar showed her colleagues and the audience a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29 years old.

The co-hosts appeared surprised by her drastically different look. Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked, "Joy, are you black?"

"I was so cute," Behar said.

"Joy... are you my auntie, Joy?" Raven-Symoné joked.

Behar explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a "beautiful African woman" and stressed that it was her actual hair.

"Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?" Raven-Symoné asked.

Behar responded by saying she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin."

The video resurfaced as Democrats in Virginia face intense scrutiny over their use of blackface decades ago. On Friday, Governor Ralph Northam offered an apology after a photograph emerged on his medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in a KKK robe. He reversed course the next day, claiming he wasn’t in that photo but did admit to wearing blackface when dressing up as Michael Jackson for a costume contest.

Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who had previously called on Northam to resign, released a statement Wednesday that he also wore blackface in college.

ABC News has not responded for comment.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

During President Trump's State of the Union address, he called for a ban on late-term abortion. As you'll see in the video below, the female Democrats in white didn't seem too amused by those comments. Chuck

Big League Politics

Published  2 months ago

Democrat Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax reportedly expressed disdain for Vanessa Tyson, the Stanford fellow accusing Fairfax of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Fairfax, who then worked as John Edwards’ “body man” on the John Kerry campaign, is slated to become governor if Ralph Northam resigns from office for his racist yearbook photo. But Northam’s resignation is now complicated by Fairfax’s scandal, and by third-in-line attorney general Mark Herring’s admission that Herring also wore blackface in college.

Fairfax is not happy, according to NBC News.

NBC News has learned that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night, while referring to his accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson.

Two sources tells us Fairfax said of Tyson: “Fuck that bitch.”

According to an early Tuesday morning NPR report, the woman who accused Virginia’s Democratic Lieutenant Governor of sexual assault has retained legal counsel, and is considering “next steps.”

“NEWS: A California woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team – Katz, Marshall and Banks – and is consulting with them about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team,” said NPR correspondent Sarah McCammon.

NEWS: A California woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team – Katz, Marshall and Banks – and is consulting with them about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team.

— Sarah McCammon (@sarahmccammon) February 5, 2019

Big League Politics first reported that Vanessa Tyson had accused Fairfax of sexual assault Sunday evening.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS FOR END OF PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION — President Trump ripped the recent Democrat Party policies for abortion up to birth in New York State. Trump also slammed Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for advocating for infanticide of newborn babies! This was AN AMAZING MOMENT! President Trump called on Congress to end Partial Birth […]

The Federalist

Published  2 months ago

Democrats will protect American children from the evils of trans fats and gay conversion therapy, but not from doctors who will kill them through negligent homicide in the first few hours of their lives. This is the ugly reality of the contemporary abortion debate. It’s why most advocates will do about anything to avoid describing the unpleasant realities and consequences of their increasingly radical position.

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked Republican Ben Sasse’s effort for unanimous consent on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It must be stressed that this bill wasn’t technically about abortion, but rather about protecting babies who survived the procedure. It seems that the already risible argument of “my body, my choice” has transformed into “not my body anymore, still my choice.”

Sasse’s bill, which exempted mothers from prosecution, would have required “any health care practitioner present” to help ensure “that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital” and to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

Now, it would have been one thing if Sen. Patty Murray objected on grounds of states’ rights or the broad nature of the bill, but she did not. “We have laws against infanticide in this country,” she claimed. “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object.”

She is wrong. There are laws that allow for infanticide. We have one of those laws in New York. The failed Virginia bill that precipitated this debate would also have allowed the killing of unborn babies until birth for virtually any reason—and, if those babies happen to survive an attempt on their lives, after birth, as well.

When asked if her bill would allow abortions for woman dilating in the “40th week,” Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran said, “My bill would allow that, yes.” Her mistake was being honest. When Gov. Ralph Northam tried to make Tran’s infanticide bill sound humane, explaining that the “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother,” his mistake was also honesty.

Northam, as his defenders pointed out, was merely talking about euthanasia—though they would never call it by its appropriate name—as if terminating the lives of infants with fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome for the convenience of the parents is more morally palatable. The Virginia bill, however, also allowed for the abortion, or post-birth termination of, viable, once-healthy infants for nearly any reason.

The reality of the bill hasn’t stopped people from continuing to act as if every abortion is a life or death decision for the mother. This, it seems, is rarely the case. The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute found that both medical literature and late-term abortion providers show the majority of late-term procedures are not performed for “maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy.” The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute also found that a majority of women who seek these abortions “do not do so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment,” either.

In any event, every bill limiting post-20 week abortions makes exceptions for the life of the mother. Sasse’s bill does not stop parents and doctors from making tough decision about critically ill infants. This is a myth.

When late-term abortion defenders are honest, as feminist writer Jessica Valenti was recently, they sound like old-school eugenicists. Reacting to National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis’s excellent piece in The Atlantic, Valenti first tries to distract from the law itself by complaining that “the author writes about ‘third trimester abortions’ while linking to research about abortion post-20 weeks (which is about when you get an ultrasound for fetal abnormalities.)”

Yes, it’s true that most 20-week bans are opposed by Democrats because the abortions in question are used to weed out imperfect children. But the reason it’s easy to conflate the two is that viability keeps expanding and going well beyond the third trimester. Let’s start using the phrase “viable babies,” then.

One of those kids, Lyla Stensrud, was born after 21 weeks and four days, weighing just 14.4 ounces. It is almost certain that technology will advance to a place where there will be many more children like Lyla. Does anyone really argue that a single week makes that fetus a mere clumps of cells? According to the Guttmacher Institute, around 15,000 Lylas are aborted every year.

Valenti, though, goes on to tweet, “the GOP is bankrupting parents with kids in the NICU – stays that cost literally millions of dollars.” Not only can you abort a completely healthy baby for reasons of emotional stress, but you can also choose not to care for viable infants because it puts unfair fiscal pressure on parents and hospitals. Do you know how much an autistic child costs? Why not them, as well?

If this is really an argument for post-birth termination, can someone explain the moral distinction between going to a NICU unit and injecting poison into a premature baby that is either causing the mother emotional fiscal stress or injecting poison into another baby–same exact age, same exact reasons–that’s in the womb? If you’re honest, like Valenti, there is none.

Most people circumvent the reality of late-term abortion (and post-abortion killings) for convenience by claiming it never happens. This is a highly dubious contention. But if it’s true, why pass state laws protecting doctors who might engage in the practice? Seems like a good way to incentivize it. And if there is no market for infanticide, why do people like Kermit Gosnell exist? And, by the way, what is the difference between what Gosnell did and what you want to legalize—other than cleaner facilities?

For many years, Democrats have been allowed to get away without any kind of serious questions regarding their opposition to post-20 week abortion restrictions. Despite interference from fact checkers and other Democratic Party surrogates, for example, their 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton supported, from conception to crowning, not a single restriction on the procedure. This fact become obvious in the rare times they’re honest about what abortion means.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

An old photo has resurfaced of ABC's "The View" co-host Joy Behar when she dressed as a "beautiful Africa-American woman." The long forgotten video clip from 2016 resurfaced on Wednesday that showed Behar trying to explain a

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing on Thursday in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics, in the high court's first major ruling on abortion since the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The justices decided in a 5-4 vote that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Supreme Court is set to issue a final ruling on the merits of the case later.

The court's four more conservative justices, including Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, would have allowed the law to take effect. Kavanaugh wrote a dissent explaining his vote, saying the court's action was premature because the state had made clear it would allow abortion providers an additional 45 days to obtain admitting privileges before it started enforcing the law.

If the doctors succeed, they can continue performing abortions, but if they fail, they could return to court, Kavanaugh wrote.

The law was set to take effect Monday, but last Friday, Justice Samuel Alito temporarily halted its implementation so that the justices could review arguments.

Observers said that at least one and maybe two of Louisiana's three abortion clinics would have to close if the law were allowed to take effect. A federal appeals court that upheld the law, however, said it's not clear that any clinic would close.

The law is similar to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago by a 5-3 vote, shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Roberts, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush, dissented in that case.

The chief justice has gone to great lengths in recent months to project an image of federal courts as nonpartisan, following the contentious confirmation of Kavanaugh that gave conservatives a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court. Many pro-choice groups claimed that Kavanaugh's confirmation amounted to a cataclysmic event, with the far-left progressive political action committee Democracy for America warning of the imminent "deaths of countless women."

Roberts, in an extraordinary statement last year, repudiated President Trump's comments that the nation has "Obama judges" and political hacks on the courts.

“What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them,” Roberts said in the unusual statement.

But Trump, who has long attacked the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as biased and a "total disaster," fired back immediately.

“Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump tweeted.

“It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,’ but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned,” Trump continued. “Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”

The debate over the Louisiana bill comes amid a renewed national debate on abortion law.

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a GOP effort to introduce a billl meant to protect abortion survivors, which came in response to comments last week by Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam that seemingly endorsed post-birth abortions in certain cases.

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse sought unanimous consent to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required that "any health care practitioner present" at the time of a birth "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age."

The bill, which exempted the mother involved in the birth from prosecution, also would have required practitioners to "ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital." It prescribed a possible term of imprisonment of up to five years for violations, not including penalties for first-degree murder that could also apply.

Democrats dismissed the bill as little more than a political stunt.

Fox News' Andrew O'Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 months ago

House Republicans have introduced their version of a bill to stop infanticide. Their measure is comparable to the Senate bill that for abortion Senator Patty Murray objected to earlier this week.

The House Republican leaders also said they will be working on a petition that would bring the bill to the floor of the house for a vote over speaker Nancy Pelosi’s objections.

Today, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) announced the re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), an original cosponsor, will introduce a resolution providing for floor consideration of Wagner’s legislation. After 30 legislative days, Whip Scalise and Rep. Wagner will file a discharge petition that would force a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives upon being signed by a majority of members of the House.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” said Whip Scalise.

He added: “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Representative Wagner.

She added: “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

The legislation requires that health care practitioners who are present at the live birth exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child—the same degree of care that would be offered to any other child born prematurely the same gestational age. After those efforts, the health care workers must transport and admit the child to a hospital.

It also requires health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities, reducing the number of born-alive abortions that go unreported.

The law penalizes the intentional killing of a born-alive child through fines or up to 5 years imprisonment and it gives the mother of the abortion survivor a civil cause of action and protection from prosecution, recognizing that women are the second victims of abortion and promoting the dignity of motherhood.

As LifeNews reported, Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. The legislation would prohibit leaving babies to die without medical care if they are born alive after a failed abortion.

The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions to help determine whether Senate Democrats support infanticide. Murray’s objection prevented a vote.

As new video footage shows, EWTN reporter Jason Calvetti caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

NewsAdvance.com

Published  2 months ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another top Virginia Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted Wednesday to putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student.

Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19-year-old undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.

In the statement, Herring said he and two friends dressed up to look like rappers they listened to, including Kurtis Blow.

"It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes - and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others - we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup," he said.

"That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then."

Herring, who plans to run for governor in 2021, is among those who have urged Northam to resign as governor after the discovery of a photo of someone in blackface on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. The photo that appeared in Northam's half-page profile shows someone in black face standing next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Fairfax, in line to be governor if Northam were to resign, has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

In condemning the photo from Northam's yearbook, Herring said last Friday: "The photo, the conduct it captures, and the racist imagery invoked are all indefensible. The photo would be profoundly offensive in any circumstances, but it is also shocking and deeply disappointing to know that it pictures Governor Northam." He called for Northam to step down the next day, saying "it is no longer possible" for him to lead the state.

The Washington Times

Published  2 months ago

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape released a statement Wednesday that refuted his claim that the sex was consensual and that the allegations were politically motivated.

Vanessa Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps University, said she was traumatized for years after Mr. Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004.

“With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight,” she said in a statement. “It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened.”

The statement was released by the law firm Katz, Marshall & Banks, which she recently hired to represent her in this matter.

Ms. Tyson’s allegation are part of a torrent of scandal engulfing the top Democrats in Virginia.

Gov. Ralph Northam is fighting resignation calls after being linked to a photograph of a man wearing blackface. Mr. Fairfax, his heir apparent who appeared to be the party’s savior, is fending off Ms. Tyson’s claims.

The second in line of succession for governor, Attorney General Mark Herring, admitted Wednesday that he wore blackface at a college party in 1980.

In her statement, Ms. Tyson described the lasting scars from her encounter with Mr. Fairfax when they were both campaign aides at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

“After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame. I did not speak about it for years, and I (like most survivors) suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies, and to pursue my goal of building a successful career as an academic,” she wrote.

Mr. Fairfax said Monday that the sex was “100 percent consensual” and described Ms. Tyson as “very interested in me” as soon as they met at the convention.

She said Mr. Fairfax invited her to accompany him to fetch some documents from his hotel room and then unexpectedly kissed her, and she kissed him back.

“What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” she wrote. “Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch.”

Ms. Tyson provided a detailed account of how Mr. Fairfax then forced her to perform oral sex, despite what she called her “obvious distress.”

“To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again,” she said.

Mr. Fairfax claimed that she pursued him after the encounter, including inviting him to meet her mother.

The lieutenant governor also said Ms. Tyson, a fellow Democrat, was attempting a political “smear” to derail his career.

After years of suppressing the memory, Ms. Tyson said, she came forward after seeing a photograph of Mr. Fairfax in a news article last year about his run for lieutenant governor.

“The image hit me like a ton of bricks, triggering buried traumatic memories and the feelings of humiliation I’d felt so intensely back in 2004,” she wrote. “Prior to reading the article, I had not followed Mr. Fairfax’s career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do, I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia, who were voters, about the assault.”

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If you can't meme, just get them censored

New York Post

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Virginia’s leadership crisis took an absurd turn Wednesday when the man who is second in line to become governor admitted he has worn blackface — even as Gov. Ralph Northam’s job is already on

Big League Politics

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Governor of Rhode Island Gina Raimondo has outspokenly advocated for the passing of a radical abortion law that would allow minimal restrictions for abortion up to birth.

According to Life News, “Writing to state Rep. Robert Craven, chair of the state House Committee on the Judiciary, the so-called Catholic governor said she “strongly supports” state House Bill 5127.

“I believe that no one should get in the middle of a decision between a woman and her doctor and that no woman should have to choose between health care and making ends meet,” she wrote.

House Bill 5127 would allow previous common sense abortion laws to be removed from legislation. While it seems that the bill has some late-term abortion restrictions, it “adds a broad ‘health’ exception for abortions after viability,” reports Life News. This “health” definition comes from the Supreme Court case of Doe v. Bolton, which includes “age, economic, social and emotional factors.” This loose definition of “health” indicates that abortions could be performed up to 40-weeks for numerous “reasons” protected by the bill.

I believe that no one should get in the middle of a decision between a woman and her doctor and that no woman should have to chose between health care and making ends meet. #RHCA pic.twitter.com/IAuz8Y71de

An advocate that abortion is healthcare, Gov. Raimondo pushes the extreme abortion bills. Raimondo was endorsed by Planned Parenthood during her campaign, so it stands to reason that she would back such an extreme abortion law. Less restriction on on abortion = more money for Planned Parenthood.

This bill is strikingly similar to one that disgraced Governor Ralph Northam in Virginia, read more:

Before his racist college yearbook photos emerged, Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam rocketed into national news this week for his endorsement of post-birth murder as a form of abortion.

While national media continues to eviscerate Northam after discovering Big League Politics’ coverage of Northam’s racist college yearbook photo, which showed Northam in a photo with one student wearing blackface posing next to another wearing Ku Klux Klan robes, it is important to remember that Northam first made headlines this week for his radical endorsement of infanticide as a form of abortion.

Last Wednesday, Northam appeared on a Virginia radio station to give a shocking endorsement of a now-defeated Virginia bill that would have allowed mothers to “abort” their infant even as it was being delivered. According to Northam, in such a scenario a viable infant could be delivered, then “kept comfortable” while the new mother and her “provider” determine whether or not to murder the baby.

Big League Politics archived the shocking video.

WTTG

Published  2 months ago

Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

Dan Bongino

Published  2 months ago

A bill proposed by Senate Republicans to protect babies that survived abortions was blocked by Democrats yesterday.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), would require abortion doctors to seek medical care for babies that survived abortions and would criminalize the deliberate killing of the child after delivery.

Sasse sought “unanimous consent” for his bill, meaning just one Senator could object and stop the legislation.

Washington Senator, Democrat Patty Murray objected to the bill and prevented it from receiving unanimous consent, claiming the law was unnecessary because there are already laws protecting babies from infanticide.

“This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object,” she said, before immediately leaving after her objection.

Murray was the only Democrat on the Senate floor last night.

During a speech on the Senate floor last week in support of the bill, Sasse said, “Everyone in the Senate ought to be able to say unequivocally that killing that little baby is wrong. This doesn’t take any political courage. And, if you can’t say that, if there’s a member of this body that can’t say that, there may be lots of work you can do in the world but you shouldn’t be here. You should get the heck out of any calling in public life where you pretend to care about the most vulnerable among us,” he said.

The Senator continued, “There should be no politics here that are right vs. left, or Republican vs. Democrat. This is the most basic thing you could be talking about. We’re talking about a little baby born alive and we have a public official in America defending the idea ‘Well, you could have a debate about killing her.'”

Sasse’s bill came as a response to the disturbing comments made by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in which he endorsed infanticide in certain circumstances.

Speaking to Fox News, Sasse slammed the governor for his comments and said he should “get the hell out of office.”

“The comments the governor of Virginia made were about fourth-term abortions,” Sasse said to Fox News host Dana Perino. “That’s not abortion, that’s infanticide.”

Washington Examiner

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Citizens from all over America suddenly have a keen interest in the order of succession for the Virginia Governor.

dailycaller

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Breitbart

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Kirk Cox could become the first Republican governor in nearly a decade if Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and AG Mark Herring resign.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

A Party of Racists–

A week ago Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was caught in blackface-KKK in a college yearbook.

On Wednesday Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface at a college party too.

Just last week Mark Herring called on Ralph Northam to resign over his blackface pics.

And TODAY admitted that he too wore blackface!

CNBC reported:

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface at a college party in 1980, throwing even more chaos into an executive branch whose two top officials are under fire for separate scandals, one involving racism, the other involving alleged sexual assault.

Herring, a Democrat, is third in line to the governor’s office.

The current governor, Ralph Northam, faces widespread calls for his resignation after a conservative news site last week published a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing two me, one in blackface, the other wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.

And Northam’s would-be successor, Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax, was accused earlier this week of sexually assaulting a woman at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. He denies her accusation.

BREAKING: Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. DETAILS: https://t.co/ACJHoCrMTi pic.twitter.com/xNRs1obpez

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) February 6, 2019

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen to be her guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

“As an immigrant, a mother, a doctor & the President of @PPFA, I am honored to attend #SOTU as the guest of @SpeakerPelosi, who is a staunch champion for women’s rights, immigrant rights, voting rights & universal access to health care throughout her career,” tweeted Wen:

As an immigrant, a mother, a doctor & the President of @PPFA, I am honored to attend #SOTU as the guest of @SpeakerPelosi, who is a staunch champion for women’s rights, immigrant rights, voting rights & universal access to health care throughout her career https://t.co/1TOgEY9yQw

Planned Parenthood said in a press statement:

Tonight, we expect President Trump to address abortion and reproductive rights – no doubt doubling down on the attacks we’ve seen over the last two years. Dr. Wen’s attendance is significant at a time when women’s reproductive rights are under constant threat, and is a symbolic reminder that majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion.

Wen added her organization “is proud to have Speaker Pelosi’s leadership of a pro-reproductive health House of Representatives.”

“And we look forward to working with her to advance a pro-women, pro-family, and pro-economy agenda that affirms health care as a fundamental human right, and women’s rights—and all people’s rights—as human rights,” she said.

In less than two weeks’ time, Democrats at both the federal and state level have shown the lengths to which they will go to protect the abortion lobby.

On Monday, Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), blocked a bill that would require babies born alive during abortion to receive reasonable medical care and transport to a hospital.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130) to protect babies who have survived failed abortions. Sasse went to the floor of the Senate Monday to ask his colleagues to pass the bill by unanimous consent, but Democrats objected.

Last week, New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that denies “personhood” to unborn babies. Under the law, violence against an unborn child during a homicide is no longer criminally punishable.

In Virginia, a bill known as the Repeal Act, introduced by Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran and supported by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, created a firestorm as it proposed to allow a woman to request an abortion even moments before birth.

Democrats in Rhode Island and Vermont have also proposed bills that would strip most restrictions on abortion and declare the procedure a “fundamental right.”

A recent Marist poll, however, found 75 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, including 60 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

President Donald Trump called upon Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit late-term abortion past the time when science has shown an unborn baby can feel pain.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” the president said during his State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

Trump contrasted the “beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child” with the “chilling displays” of New York legislators after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that denies “personhood” to unborn babies and makes abortion on demand a fundamental right.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” the president said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

Similarly, Trump observed, “[W]e had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”

The president referenced the Virginia bill known as the Repeal Act, introduced by Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran and supported by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam. The legislation created a firestorm as it proposed to allow a woman to request an abortion even moments before giving birth.

Democrats in Rhode Island and Vermont have also proposed bills that would strip most restrictions on abortion and declare the procedure a “fundamental right.”

A recent Marist poll, however, found 75 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, including 60 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”

dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

Democratic Washington Sen. Patty Murray moved to block a measure Monday that would have outlawed infanticide.

The bill, presented by Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, was titled the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and would have offered medical care and legal protections to infants who survived attempted abortions.

Sasse addressed the topic from the Senate floor Monday evening, calling for unanimous consent and saying, “Frankly, this shouldn’t be hard.” (RELATED: Ben Sasse Is Putting Senators On The Record Over Stance On Infanticide)

In this country, all of us are created equal. If that equality means anything, surely it means that infanticide is wrong. Frankly, this shouldn’t be hard. pic.twitter.com/9MyPVGpw7p

— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) February 5, 2019

Murray objected to the measure, saying that it was unnecessary to move forward since infanticide is already illegal — and her objection prevented the bill from receiving the support Sasse had asked for.

Sasse took up the effort following remarks from embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who had been speaking in defense of a late-term abortion bill in his home state.

“We are actually talking about babies that have been born. The only debate on the floor tonight is about infanticide. . . . This is about fourth-trimester abortion,” Sasse said Monday. “Everyone in this Senate ought to be able to say that the little baby deserves life, that she has rights, and that killing her is wrong.”

Sasse’s effort is not the first attempt to protect infants who survive late-term abortions, either — and it’s not the first time a Democrat has moved to block the move. In 2002, former President George W. Bush signed a similar measure into law. One year later, Barack Obama voted against an identical bill in the Illinois Senate. In January 2018, H.R.4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the House.

The push to legalize late-term abortions has hit several states — most notably New York, Virginia and Rhode Island — and has drawn criticism from Republicans, pro-life advocates and even physicians.

Dr. Omar Hamada, a former flight surgeon and theologian who appeared on Fox News to discuss New York’s recently-passed legislation expanding abortion rights, took to Twitter to explain why access to late-term abortions was not about the health of the mother or the child. “There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion,” he tweeted. “Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.”

I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt.

I’m a Board Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies.

There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.

— Omar L. Hamada, MD, MBA (@OmarHamada) January 23, 2019

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop offered a similar take in 1980, saying, “Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery, I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life. If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, the doctor will induce labor or perform a Cesarean section. His intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby’s life is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger.”

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On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), blocking a Senate bill that would require doctors to give aid to babies who survived abortions, objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, LifeSiteNews reports.

Last Thursday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.” Sasse had already called for a unanimous consent vote to pass a resolution defending the Knights of Columbus in mid-January. That resolution was passed unanimously.

According to the rules of the Senate:

A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.

Sasse appealed to the conscience of the entire Senate, saying, “Just a few years ago, the abortion lobby was really clear in its talk about hoping abortion would be … safe, legal, and rare. Now we’re talking about keeping the baby comfortable while the doctors have a debate about infanticide. You’re either for babies, or you’re defending infanticide … please, don’t let Governor Northam define you.”

Murray objected to the unanimous consent vote, stating, “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object.”

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) responded to Murray’s objection by asserting:

There is nothing great, there is nothing moral, or even humane about the discussion that we have before us today. Over the past week, we have witnessed the absolutely ugly truth about the far-reaching grasp of the abortion industry and its increasingly radicalized political agenda. Politicians have not only defended aborting a child while a woman is in labor, but have gone so far as to support the termination of a child after his or her birth. A child. A baby. Rationality, decency, and basic human compassion have fallen by the wayside.”

Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will have to gauge whether to call later for a roll-call vote, said the Act was “legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. It’s harrowing that this legislation is even necessary. It was even more disturbing when last week, a Democrat governor was unable to simply state that of course — of course — these newborn babies have human rights that must be respected.”

LifeSite News noted:

It is not likely that the House version of the bill would pass in the Democrat-controlled House, if even allowed to be voted on. This is despite the fact that the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which defines infant survivors of abortion as “human beings” entitled to all the rights in the U.S. Constitution, was passed by both Democrats and Republicans in 2002 and signed into law by then-President George W. Bush. … In 2015, only five House Democrats supported the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which then-President Barack Obama said would have a “chilling effect” on “access to care.”

Fox News

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Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday, when asked by a reporter, did not rule out the possibility that embattled Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam could be secretly pushing a newly revealed sexual assault allegation against Fairfax to derail his possible ascension to the governorship.

Big League Politics

Published  2 months ago

The woman currently accusing the Lt. Governor of Virginia of sexually assaulting her confirmed herself as the source of the allegations and explained to independent Virginia media how she released her story.

Last night after Big League Politics released the bombshell report that Stanford University Fellow and Professor Vanessa Tyson allegedly accused Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. She did not use his name in the initial release, and Big League Politics did not receive confirmation from Tyson that she wrote the post.

However, this changed late last night when Tyson confirmed to independent Virginia media outlet RVA Dirt that she made the allegations, and enlisted a friend to help spread the story.

As people saw we weren’t solely reacting to the story because of the BLP post and had outside confirmations of an allegation coming forward, people started to stop attacking and be open to listening to Ms. Tyson. Eventually, Ms. Tyson came forward on our Facebook page and made comments affirming she gave consent for her story to be shared and explaining why she trusted one individual in our Richmond community to share her story. That Facebook page has photos going back to 2014 including one with her and Thad Williamson who is the husband of the person that Ms. Tyson trusted to share her story and indicated she was close with in graduate school. That is why we believe the comments to be authentically from Ms. Tyson.

The post continues elaborating on how mainstream news outlets refused to run the story:

RVA Dirt also explains that last night, after posting the Big League Politics article detailing Tyson’s allegations, their Facebook page “began receiving very aggressive direct messages attacking” the media outlet for sharing the Big League Politics article, claiming that Tyson was not ready to share her story.

The independent progressive Virginia media outlet does not believe the individual targeting their page is affiliated with Fairfax.

Tyson at one point commented on RVA Dirt‘s post, explaining that she was behind the allegations and thanked the page for sharing the information, but has since deleted the comment.

We were not able to locate screen shots of Tyson’s comment, but do have a screen shot of several Facebook users responding to Tyson.

RVA Dirt, however, posted a screen shot by Tyson revealing she gave the friend permission to share the story across social media.

On the RVA Dirt Facebook page Vanessa Tyson replied in the comments affirming her consent for the post to be shared. 🧜🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/pv5ndskd4L

Big League Politics reached out to RVA Dirt for their comment on this story and did not receive an immediate response.

For Fairfax’s part, he admits the event took place, but claims it was consensual in nature.

Now today, after denying the accusation, Fairfax tells reporters that he did indeed have an encounter with the woman in 2004, but that everything was consensual.

The woman accusing him of sexual assault doesn’t see it that way.

His accuser, Vanessa Tyson is a Stanford University fellow, University Professor, and accomplished author. Regularly speaking in support of progressive issues, many doubt the idea of her accusations being politically motivated.

Tyson initially went to the Washington Post, who are famous for being the first outlet to speak publicly to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman behind the first sexual assault allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But the Post did not run the story, resulting in her Facebook post hunting at the alleged sexual assault.

This is the third major political earthquake to strike Virginia, after Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide last early last week, then Big League Politics unearthed shockingly racist photos in Northam’s medical school yearbook.

LifeNews.com

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At 29 Weeks Her Mother Tried to Kill Her in an Abortion, But She Survived

LifeNews.com

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A leading pro-abortion U.S. Senator today objected to a Senate vote on legislation that would stop infanticide. The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

The Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, stood up and objected to the vote.

Senator Marco Rubio condemned Democrats for blocking a vote on the bill.

“That Senate Democrats would block a bill to protect a baby who survives an abortion speaks volumes,” said Rubio. “Supporting a newborn’s right to life should not be a partisan issue. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, like their colleagues in Virginia and New York, seem to have no issue publicly supporting legal infanticide. It is clear that, on the issue of life, extremism has become mainstream in the Democratic Party.”

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner told LifeNews she was disappointed abortion advocates objected.

“Every human life is valuable and every single baby deserves to be protected. Alliance Defending Freedom works for a world where abortion is unthinkable and undesirable. We defend the pregnancy centers and medical professionals who offer expecting moms hope and help. We respectfully challenge our elected leaders to affirm the basic human rights of vulnerable children—born and unborn. We’re disappointed by the Senate’s failure to provide legal protection for babies who survive abortions. We’re grateful for Sen. Sasse’s leadership and for every elected leader who understands the human rights at stake and fights to protect vulnerable babies,” Waggoer said.

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For Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, it was time to put up or shut up. With 10 Democrat Senators having refused to condemn Virginia governor Ralph Northam for supporting infanticide, Sasse had enough and wanted them to go on record. They refused.

Sasse tried using the Rule 14 process to expedite consideration of the bill, as well as calling for a vote to pass the bill under unanimous consent on the Senate floor.

“I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated,” Sasse said before the objection gcame.

“We’re talking about a little baby girl who’s been born and is on a table in a hospital or a medical facility and then a decision or a debate would be had about whether or not you could kill that little baby,” he emphasized.

“We’re talking about the most vulnerable among us, and we have a public official in America out there again and again defending a practice,” Sasse said. “This is infanticide that we’re talking about.”

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to pass legislation clarifying that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected the motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and co-sponsored by other Republicans. Sasse had sought to pass the bill via unanimous consent, meaning that one senator could stop it by objecting.

"You’re either for babies or you’re defending infanticide," Sasse said before the vote. "That's literally what this bill is about."

Murray said in objecting to the call for unanimous consent the U.S. already had laws against infanticide, and accused Sasse of misrepresenting the purpose of his legislation.

GOP senators were aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

Northam and Virginia Del. Kathy Tran, also a Democrat, last week said they supported a state bill that appeared to allow abortion at the time of birth. Tran later said she misspoke about when abortion would be permitted and Northam’s office later released a statement saying that the governor’s comments were mischaracterized and had been intended in cases where a baby wouldn’t survive birth because of deformity or another health issue.

The abortion bill introduced in the Senate had the backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said during his opening remarks on the Senate floor Monday that the legislation was "the very definition of something that might receive unanimous consent."

"What could be more unanimous than this? ... It's harrowing this legislation is even necessary," McConnell said.

He added that he hoped Democrats "don't invent any reasons to block this bill later today. I can assure them this won't be the last time to assure newborns are offered this final legal protection."

The bill would have built on the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which clarified that “every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development” is a “person” for all federal law purposes. That law was intended to clarify that babies were supposed to receive protections if they survived an abortion, and Sasse’s bill further clarifies what level of care they are supposed to receive, including being immediately transferred to a hospital.

If that protocol isn’t followed, then the doctor performing the abortion would face criminal prosecution.

Sasse quoted Northam on the House floor, saying his comments were an endorsement of infanticide and that he had “tarnished the American idea of equality under the law.”

The anti-abortion organization Susan B. Anthony List condemned the outcome of the bill. They urged Senate leaders to formally vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to see where each senator stood on the issue.

“Senate Democrats had the chance today to prove they are not the party of infanticide, and instead they doubled down on extremism,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of SBA List, said in a statement. “The Democratic Party’s agenda of abortion on demand through birth and even beyond is radically out of step with the standards of decency the overwhelming majority of Americans expect from their leaders."

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Democrat Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday hinted that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is responsible for the resurfacing of sexual assault allegation against him to keep his post.

The alleged incident purportedly occurred during the 2004 Democrat National Convention in Boston, Massachusettes.

The Washington Post reported Monday that it was approached by a woman accusing Fairfax in 2017 and investigated the claim, yet never published a story for lack of any independent evidence. The Post said the woman had not told anyone about it, and the account could not be corroborated while Fairfax denied it. The paper was unable to find other similar allegations against him among people who knew him in college, law school or in politics.

The allegations were first reported by Big League Politics, the news outlet that first published the yearbook image.

Asked by a reporter if he suspects Northam is responsible for the allegation’s revival, Fairfax responded: “Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of potentially my being elevated that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out?”

In a statement shared to his official Twitter account, Fairfax denied the allegation, maintaining that he “has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” the statement said. “This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above,” it continued.

Lastly, the statement warned the Fairfax would wage “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

Later in the day, the Washington Post pushed back, saying Fairfax was inaccurate in his claim that the paper had found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations.”

Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether he should stay in office or resign amid an uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

Virtually all of the state’s Democratic establishment — and Republican leaders, too — turned against the 59-year-old Democrat after the picture surfaced of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Northam stayed out of sight as he met with his Cabinet and senior staff, following a meeting the night before with minority officials in his administration. The governor wanted to hear their assessment of whether it is feasible for him to stay in office, according to a top administration official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The meetings included frank conversations about the difficulties of governing under such circumstances, according to reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

The Mississippi bill is expected to be signed by the governor -- and it has pro-abortion forces furious.

RedState

Published  2 months ago

Last Friday, oddly enough the first day of Black History Month, the yearbook from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 med school yearbook surfaced with Northam either in blackface or wearing KKK robes. Back when he was apologizing for his actions, he couldn’t remember which. Then he gave a press conference in which he denied he was in the pictures but admitted he had dressed up as Michael Jackson at least once. He steadfastly refused to entertain resigning. At first, the Virginia Democrat establishment stood firm with him. By Sunday, as Northam looked more and more deranged, both of Virginia’s senators said he should step down. He held an emergency meeting of his staff yesterday evening and I was already preparing my Northam resigns post. But, even as Northam was meeting with advisers to discuss his future, a blockbuster hit a the same website, BigLeaguePolitics, where Northam’s pictures had first surfaced. This story concerned an allegation that Fairfax had sexually assaulted a young woman, as sexual assault can mean anything these days I feel compelled to carify that by specifying that he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

Fairfax denied the story and threatened to sue anyone who mentioned it, but, along the way, he revealed that the Washington Post had known about the allegations and claim they had vindicated him.

The Washington Post replied that no, they hadn’t vindicated Fairfax but, yes, Fairfax had admitted to having sex with the woman.

And this point my schadenfreude gland was depleted and I was a limp mass on the floor. As one of my old bosses used to say, “I feel just like a monkey humping a skunk, I aint’ got all I want but I got all I can stand.”

Then everyone got their second wind.

NEW: An extraordinary day turns chaotic as Fairfax suggests Northam is behind "a smear" aimed at blocking his ascent to the governorship and recounts a sexual encounter with a woman he said was "very interested in me."

But she says it was assault >https://t.co/X9qPp1fmbV

— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 4, 2019

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia emphatically denied on Monday a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2004, suggesting that Gov. Ralph Northam’s supporters were trying to block his ascent to the governorship at a moment when Mr. Northam is besieged by demands that he resign over charges of racism.

“Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of potentially my being elevated that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out?” Mr. Fairfax told reporters surrounding him in the rotunda of the state Capitol about whether he believes Mr. Northam, a fellow Democrat, was behind the accusation’s coming to light. He offered no evidence tying the Northam camp to the allegation.

An adviser to Mr. Northam, asked Monday if the embattled governor had been behind the revelation of the assault allegations, denied any responsibility and said the Northam camp did not have the capacity to plot such a move at a moment when Mr. Northam is struggling to retain his job.

Monday’s spectacle beside the Houdon-designed George Washington statue in the Capitol was extraordinary: Mr. Fairfax, a 39-year-old African-American, rebutting claims of sexual misconduct and suggesting the accusations were part of an effort by allies of Mr. Northam’s to salvage a governorship that is listing due to the racism that still scars Virginia.

If I were a chainsmoker, I would have burned an couple of cartons while swabbing my sweaty forehead with a damp cloth as the spectacle unfolded.

The irony of the guy who made the Charlottesville mess a campaign issue and labeled Ed Gillespie a racist being accused of racism by his own lieutenant governor is nearly too much to bear.

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

Satan’s Party.

Senate Democrats blocked a measure on Monday night that would prohibit infanticide.

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) tried to pass a bill that would penalize doctors who fail to “exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” The Hill reported.

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) blocked Ben Sasse’s legislation arguing that US already prohibits infanticide and claimed Republicans are misinterpreting the bill introduced by Virginia Democrat Delegates last week.

“We have laws against infanticide in this country. This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object,” Murray said.

Ben Sasse tried to pass the bill after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) created a firestorm with his endorsement of late-term abortion and infanticide.

“In Virginia, disgraced Governor Ralph Northam tarnished the American idea of equality under law. He betrayed the universal truth of human dignity and he turned the stomaches of civilized people not just in this country but in every country on Earth,” Ben Sasse said.

Democrat Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran recently sponsored a bill that would allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy up to 40 weeks in utero.

When asked if a woman can have an abortion at the time she is in labor and dilating, Kathy Tran responded, “My bill would allow that, yes.”

This means babies could potentially be murdered in the birth canal — truly barbaric.

Ralph Northam, who is now barely hanging onto his Governor’s seat after a photo of him in either blackface or a KKK robe surfaced, sent shock waves across the country on Friday when he agreed with Kathy Tran’s late-term abortion bill and actually endorsed infanticide.

“So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said.

Ben Sasse also fired a warning shot on Monday and said that Northam “endorsed infanticide” and that Republican lawmakers will continue to push for a vote on his bill.

The Washington Times

Published  2 months ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday said he had a consensual one-night stand with a woman in 2004 who now accuses him of sexual assault, saying that he is the victim of a political “smear.”

“Everything was 100 percent consensual. Not only that, the same person called me sometime later and wanted to meet with me, wanted to come visit me … wanted me to meet her mother,” Mr. Fairfax told reporters in Richmond.

Attributing sinister motivations to his accusers, Mr. Fairfax said he took Biblical advice and donned “armor of God” that “allows us to deal with the devil’s schemes and tricks.”

The sexual assault allegation swamped Mr. Fairfax as he stood poised to become governor if Gov. Ralph Northam heeds unrelenting calls to resign over a racist yearbook photo.

Mr. Northam and Mr. Fairfax are both Democrats, and the dual scandals left the party reeling.

The lieutenant governor, who is black, was widely viewed as their party’s savior when Mr. Northman was linked to a photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook that showed somebody in blackface with another person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Mr. Fairfax said the timing of the sexual assault allegation pointed to a political motivation.

Vanessa Tyson, a visiting fellow at Stanford University, claimed that Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her when they were both campaign staffers at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Her story was first reported by the conservative news site Big League Politics, which was the same outlet that first published the racist yearbook photo.

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dailycaller

Published  2 months ago

“Never Trump” conservative and Weekly Standard co-founder Bill Kristol donated to Democrat Ralph Northam’s campaign during the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, but hasn’t indicated if he regrets that decision in light of Northam’s recent scandals.

Northam, who defeated Republican Ed Gillespie to take the governor’s seat, is now the subject of intense scrutiny over comments he made about late-term abortions and a racist photo that appeared in his medical school yearbook.

Last February in an interview with The New Yorker, Kristol explained that he and his wife donated to Northam’s campaign after being “infuriated” by President Donald Trump’s response to white nationalists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a tweet in November 2017, Kristol was publicly questioning whether he should vote for the Democrat in order to stick it to the “Trumpy” campaign run by Gillespie.

Q: Vote for Gillespie who’d (mostly) strengthen non-Trumpy forces in GOP? Or for Northam as protest against Gillespie’s Trumpy campaign?

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 4, 2017

The Daily Caller confirmed through Virginia State Election records that Kristol donated $200 to Northam’s campaign in July 2017.

Kristol told The New Yorker that he was “pleased” when Northam won, adding, “I really could make a case that the country would be better off with the Democrats running the House, because, if the Republicans aren’t willing to check Trump, someone has to.”

Kristol has waxed poetic about Northam’s comments on a late-term abortion bill in the Virginia General Assembly and Northam’s racist yearbook photo, but has seemingly abdicated any responsibility for supporting the Democrat. Kristol has not yet indicated if he regrets supporting Northam’s campaign and did not return a request for comment for this article. (RELATED: Gov. Northam: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets About Infanticide Comments)

“The party line vote on tabling HB 2491 in the subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly is yet another reminder — an important one — of why many of us Republican #NeverTrumpers haven’t become Democrats but rather are doing our best to save the GOP,” Kristol said, not mentioning his Northam donation.

The party line vote on tabling HB 2491 in the subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly is yet another reminder–an important one–of why many of us Republican #NeverTrumpers haven’t become Democrats but rather are doing our best to save the GOP.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 31, 2019

Kristol retweeted a comment from Hayden Black mocking Northam’s excuse for the blackface/KKK photo in his medical school yearbook, but largely avoided directly criticizing the governor. For example, when former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that Virginians “deserve better representation,” Kristol spun the remark against Trump, writing, “So do the people of the United States.”

In another set of tweets about the yearbook photo, Kristol joked about yearbooks gaining ground in American politics — likely a reference to failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore — and blasted the Republican Party’s ability to conduct and use opposition research.

Kristol has repeatedly toed the line on supporting Democrats in his attempt to turn the Republican Party away from Trump. Prior to the 2018 midterms, Kristol floated the idea that if Democrats swept the elections then Republicans would finally have an incentive to turn against the president.

“Can’t do anything about the fact that he’s president. So maybe you have to work with him. That’s been the general Republican attitude,” Kristol said during an MSNBC interview. “I think the day after election day, things change more than people realize in terms of Republican psychology and dynamics.”

“They’ll need a little help from people like me,” Kristol added with a laugh.

“Bill Kristol must have missed the class on party building where you are taught not to actively help your opponent while trying to rebuild your own party,” a GOP strategist told The Daily Caller.

Townhall

Published  2 months ago

And Now Virginia's Democratic Lt. Gov Has Been Accused of Sexual Assault - Matt Vespa: UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that they “did not find .02/04/2019 17:41:40PM EST.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 months ago

On Sunday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace did something that got Rep. Steve King removed from his committees.

King asked a New York Times reporter, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Just that question got the Iowa lawmaker in trouble.

Wallace decided to ask his talk panel if embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam should be judged by “one mistake” from his past. Wallace was speaking about a photo that surfaced showing Northam allegedly dressed in blackface. On Friday night, a conservative website published the photo found on Northam’s medical yearbook page.

Northam has since claimed the picture wasn’t him and that he wasn’t going to resign from office as many Democrat leaders have been asking him to do.

“Hateful as that photograph from 1984 is, and there’s no question it is hateful, it was 35 years ago, and this Governor does have a pretty good record of reaching out to African-Americans, he has been a member of an African-American church. Is it just impossible, in the year 2019, to even consider whether you should judge a person’s whole life of work against one terrible mistake?”

The image in question is inexcusable. Nothing in American history is more odious than the KKK. The strong social stigma against white supremacists, anti-black terrorism and the dehumanization of African Americans are among the triumphs of the past decades of the 20th century. Our charge is to conserve it, for the sake of justice and the viability of a diverse nation.

The newness of what we’re conserving is underscored by the fact that it wasn’t 1864, 1924, or 1954 when the photograph in question appeared in a yearbook. It was 1984.

He should resign the governorship in a way that powerfully reaffirms the stigma against white supremacy. That’s the best way that he can serve the commonwealth right now.

Later, if he regains the trust of Virginians, he can run again for some other office. If never reelected, he wasn’t indispensable.

His other problem is he did not handle his apology & answer about it all very well.

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MAGAMEDIA

Published  2 months ago

Let Him Stay In Office

02/04 12:21 pm

Now we know what we know:The Democrats are the party of hate and racism. Black people are so naive with their ingrained slave mentality, they can’t see it. White liberals can, and are just mad the truth is out.

For the better part of the last two years, Democrats and the liberal MSM have been on a tirade calling out what they perceived to be racism. With FakeNews CNN taking the lead, as the race police, they have called every politician on the right who didn’t agree with their extreme liberal out of control lawless views and agenda a racist.

If you want a security wall on the southern border: you are a racist.

If you are against illegal aliens crossing the border: you are a racist.

If you want criminal justice reform: you are a racist.

If you are against athletes kneeling: you are a racist

If you embrace Christianity: you are a racist.

If you like the national anthem: you are a racist.

If you watch Fox News: you are a racist.

If you are a Republican or conservative: you are a racist.

If you voted for Donald Trump: you are a racist.

If you wear a red MAGA cap: you are a racist.

Finally, if you are white and not a liberal you are a racist.

Upon closer observation, we now see it is they the Democrat liberal who is the racist, and what better person to point out this truth than the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, and his 1984 racist KKK black face yearbook pictures.

Interestingly enough, during the 2016 election, Northam and his minions (and the liberal MSM) dubbed his opponent Ed Gillespie a racist because he supported President Donald Trump. Northam even ran an ad of a man in a truck believed to be Gillespie chasing down minority children wanting to catch them and do them harm.

Democrats and the liberal MSM got blacks to believe this false narrative of Ed Gillespie being a racist lock stock and barrel. It didn’t take much to convince them. Gillespie being a white man, Republican, conservative and supported Trump he fit the bill. That automatically made him a racist. It seems blacks didn’t bother to question Northam the moonwalker. Because he was a white social liberal and didn’t like Trump the liberal MSM said he was good. That automatically made him alright with blacks.

Now that the truth has come to light about Northam's racist past, everybody wants to kick him out of office. It took nearly 30 plus years to come to light, but it's out. I'm sure many knew about it but said nothing. Either way, I say let him stay there.

Keep him in office. Keep him there as a remembrance of who the real racist is. Keep him there so that every day, until election day, people, especially blacks and white liberals, will be reminded that the Democrat Party is the real racist party. Some things never change. How can they when you won't accept the facts.

LifeSiteNews

Published  2 months ago

The US Senate 'can no longer unanimously condemn murder,' lamented Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA.

Live Action News

Published  2 months ago

The public has been horrified by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Reproductive Health Act — which removes virtually all protections for preborn children in the state — and by Virginia Democratic lawmakers’ attempts to push through an extreme bill that Delegate Kathy Tran admitted would allow for abortion even after a woman goes into labor. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam got himself into some hot water of his own when he attempted to defend the bill on a radio show, and sounded to some as if he were defending the act of infanticide. The pro-abortion governor responded on Twitter — but his response rang hollow (and utterly ironic) to many.

I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.

— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 31, 2019

But the devotion of these Virginia and New York lawmakers seems to actually be directed toward a very large donor to their campaigns — one which stands to gain a large windfall from the removal of restrictions on abortion and which has been working to expand abortion across the nation: Planned Parenthood. In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress recorded Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, admitting that her organization wanted to become more heavily involved in offering late-term abortions. And it is Planned Parenthood dollars that support politicians like Northam and Tran.

According to CNS News, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, the abortion giant’s state advocacy arm, vowed to provide $3 million to the pro-abortion Governor in 2017. Voter contribution reports gathered by two organizations reveal that Planned Parenthood gave Gov. Ralph Northam closer to $2 million in 2017. VoteSmart.org indicates that Northam’s campaign received $1,976,881.07 from Planned Parenthood Virginia and $115,453.86 from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Virginia Public Access Project shows nearly $150,000 was given to Northam by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

According to VoteSmart.org, Planned Parenthood of Virginia also gave $2,792.62 to the political campaign of Virginia State Rep. Kathy Tran, the sponsor of the late-term abortion proposal that would allow abortions up to 40 weeks, for any reason. Additional candidates were also funded, according to VPAP. In Virginia, Planned Parenthood has multiple facilities, and those that don’t commit abortions refer to other Planned Parenthood affiliates for them.

READ: Planned Parenthood cheers for New York, Virginia abortion legislation

Governor Northam was wined and dined as a guest at Planned Parenthood events, including the organization’s “Pink Ball.” In a video published by the abortion corporation’s DC affiliate, you can see the Governor posing at the event.

According to DCist.com, then Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam “put in appearances” at the event where the organization mocked Vice President Mike Pence by featuring, the “Mike Hot Pence, a doppelganger of the vice president known for raising money for Planned Parenthood and a variety of other groups while pantsless.” The group uploaded a picture of Northam greeting DC’s Mayor at the ball.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA have called Kathy Tran, Gov. Northam, and other pro-abortion politicians “champions.” Northam had previously vowed not to defund Planned Parenthood.

See screenshots of Virginia Public Access’s donation records below:

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Grrr Graphics

Published  2 months ago

The KKK Took My Baby Away

02/04 11:32 am

They took her away

Away from me

The KKK took my baby away

They took her away

Away from me

The Ramones.

The Virginia legislature submitted a bill that would allow abortions to occur right up until the moment of delivery—and even beyond if the baby survived the procedure.

Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, supported the bill along with his fellow Democrats and feminists who apparently consider babies no more than an assemblage of meaningless molecules. The law didn’t pass, but other abortion lovers in New York loudly applauded the passage of a similar bill in their state. They are now free to butcher innocent lives at will.

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Then it was revealed that Northam donned a racist costume in high school. He either dressed up in black face or wore a KKK outfit. It remains unclear which one was him, but a photo showing the two on his yearbook page was damning. Why hasn’t it been revealed before? I started thinking it was only revealed now in order to distract from the abortion controversy.

The Illuminati who controls the Deep State loves abortion. The Satanists among them love to torture and kill innocent people and nobody is more innocent than a newborn baby. What’s next, the execution of children because they’re ‘unwanted’ by their parents? Before you laugh at this notion, consider the Illuminati is already trying to carry out the message on their Georgia Guide Stones.

Satanists for some reason like to announce in advance what they’re going to do to us, and they’re doing it right now. They put fluoride in the drinking water and chemtrails in the air. They force their GMO foods on us as well as their vaccines. Have you noticed how anxious they are for us to get jabbed with flu shots? In a child’s first year they recommend over 70 vaccinations. California is making it the ‘law.’ Now some say being against vaccines should be a crime. They want people to lose control over their own bodies.

The next killer will be 5G. Not only will it be used to control minds, it will also fry them. The illuminati don’t want us on ‘their’ planet. They own it. They think they own us. We are their cattle to be culled. If we accept their premise that life is nothing but disconnected matter without meaning, then it will make it all the easier for them to finish us off.

It’s time to stand up for what is right in this world. Common sense tells us that the murder of innocent babies isn’t right and is also horrific.

—Ben Garrison

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Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a GOP effort to introduce a billl meant to protect abortion survivors, which came in response to comments last week by Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam that seemingly endorsed post-birth abortions in certain cases.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Late-night funnymen Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon both ignored the massive controversy created by a photo purportedly showing Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) in blackface.

As Fox News points out, the late-night network hosts may have ignored the story due to their own history wearing blackface in past comedy sketches.

Jimmy Kimmel wore it in a Comedy Central sketch years ago, mocking NBA player Karl Malone.

Jimmy Fallon also performed in blackface during a sketch on NBC, impersonating Chris Rock.

Northam has faced a slew of calls to step down after a photo from his medical school yearbook emerged showing a man in blackface alongside a man in a KKK robe. Gov. Northam initially apologized, but later backtracked and claimed he didn’t believe he was one of the men in the photo.

Indeed, though both Kimmel and Fallon are now subservient to the politically correct nature of Hollywood, there was a time where both reveled in some politically incorrect humor — Kimmel especially.

On The Man Show, Kimmel and his co-host Adam Carolla did a number of non-PC skits. In one, they poke fun at Asians for a “limited grasp of English” and call their home countries “hellholes.”

In another, the men set up a trampoline and had women jump on it, while the guys made jokes about the women’s bodies.

Kimmel also used to do a bit where he’d put a mystery object in his pants and told women on the street to put their hands in his pants to figure out what it is.

At one point, he asks a woman how old she is — when she replied that she’s 18, he jokes, “You sure of that? Because Uncle Jimmy doesn’t need to do time.”

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday denied a new sexual assault allegation against him, just as many were preparing for him to take over for embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” Fairfax’s chief of staff and communications director said in a statement Monday that was released at 2.57 a.m. “He has never assaulted anyone — ever — in any way, shape, or form.”

Fairfax will become Virginia governor if embattled Ralph Northam resigns after it was revealed that his 1984 medical school yearbook page contained a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a KKK outfit

The statement appeared to be referencing a claim from a woman, Vanessa Tyson, who said she was sexually assaulted by Fairfax at the DNC convention more than a decade ago.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened” Tyson wrote. “Then by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”

Tyson is a professor at Scripps College in California.

“This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above,” the statement from Fairfax’s office said.

Gov. Ralph Northam is under pressure to resign after his medical school yearbook surfaced last week, and showed an image of someone in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb on his page. Northam's resignation would likely let Fairfax step in as governor.

Northam held an emergency meeting with his staff Sunday evening during the Super Bowl and is expected to have another meeting later Monday to discuss whether to bow to the widespread calls for him to step down.

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Published  2 months ago

RUSH: I know it may not look like that to you because you might think the Democrat Party's winning and dominating things.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

A Republican strategist and former special assistant to President George W. Bush nuked CNN for attempting to downplay Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam's disturbing comments on abortion. During a panel discussion Sunday on CNN’s “State of the

wdbj7

Published  2 months ago

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax fired back against allegations of sexual assault Monday morning.

Fairfax's office released a statement on Twitter saying in part, "Tonight, an online publication released a false and unsubstantiated allegation against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax."

The statement addressed allegations that were sent to the Washington Post more than a year ago during the time of Fairfax's inauguration. The Post proceeded to investigate the claims presented and ultimately denied to publish the story due to inconsistant statements.

Fairfa