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Stephen Joseph Scalise (/skəˈliːs/; born October 6, 1965) is the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the conservative House Republican Study Committee.

Breitbart

Published  4 days ago

During the hearings for universal background checks, House Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an illegal alien is discovered via a background check for a firearm.

Fox News reported that the universal background check bill, H.R. 8, passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 23–15 party-line vote. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) had proposed an amendment to H.R. 8, which would have required a notification be sent to law enforcement “when an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a federal background check.”

Steube commented of the Democrats’ refusal to incorporate his amendment, “In rejecting this amendment, the Democrats have shown their true colors.” He continued, “It is clear they are not interested in preventing gun violence or stopping the illegal purchase of firearms, but rather they are only interested in limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens to advance their own political agenda.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted:

Democrats hate ICE so much, they would prefer to keep ICE from knowing when illegals try to get guns. https://t.co/S5r6fJva9z

— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 15, 2019

Breitbart News reported that House Democrats also refused to allow Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to testify before the Judiciary Committee during hearings on H.R. 8. Scalise suffered near-fatal wounds during the June 14, 2017, attack on congressional baseball practice and wanted to speak in defense of the Second Amendment. He was denied.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Democratic leaders directed their deputies on the 2019 border security panel to hide their negotiating victories from President Donald Trump.

lifepetitions

Published  1 week 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!

Please SIGN today, and let's help get this law passed! Thank you, again!

Sean Hannity

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Steve Scalise joined the growing chorus of legislators calling for the removal of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday; saying she should no longer have access to classified briefings regarding the State of Israel after her anti-Semitic rant.

“Right now, she sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She’s able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel. She’s made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements, aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” said Scalise.

“She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Nancy Pelosi should remove her immediately,” he added.

LifeNews.com

Published  1 week ago

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

Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

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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:

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

Multiple House Republicans have called for Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to be stripped of her position on the Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday, after accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group of buying support for Israel.

Republican Reps. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, Lee Zeldin of New York and Liz Cheney of Wyoming have called for her to be taken off the committee.

Omar tweeted Sunday night that the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) buys pro-Israel support from American politicians.

The insinuation received widespread criticism, accusations of anti-Semitism and it led to some Republicans calling for her to be punished. (RELATED: Omar Retweets Statement Equating Her Israel Comments With Calling Jews ‘Hooked-Nosed’)

Scalise tweeted, “Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar—but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee.”

Glad the Speaker broke her silence, but that apology won’t do. Rep. Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including @HouseForeign, & HRes72 should be voted on. Rep. S King apologized as well. Was still stripped of assignments & HRes41 passed nearly unanimously. https://t.co/MFCEpuTRf3

— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 11, 2019

Zeldin, who is Jewish, said that, “Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including @HouseForeign.”

He has long been critical of Omar’s position on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 11, 2019

Cheney called for the same saying, “House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement condemning Omar but it did not address her standing on the committee. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Ignores Reporter’s Question About Why She Supports The BDS Movement)

“As I have said, as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I will ensure support for Israel remains strong and bipartisan and I will shine a light on the evil of anti-Semitism and the danger it poses,” Engel’s statement says in part. “I will make the case to Members on both side of the aisle that our alliance and friendship with Israel are important to our countries’ shared interests, security, and values.”

Omar has since apologized for the tweet.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 week ago

Hannah Bleau

Watch: Steve Scalise Isn’t Messing Around When It Comes To Rep. Omar

You know how it goes. Rep. Ilhan Omar makes anti-Semitic remarks, and liberals forgive her again and again and again (and call us the racists in between…just for good measure).

Rep. Steve Scalise has had enough. He’s calling for Omar’s removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

“She sits on the [House] Foreign Affairs Committee,” he told Fox News. “She is able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel, and yet she has made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements,”

“She has aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” he continued. “She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs committee.”

Regarding her non-apology apology, Scalise said:

“She apologized and then went after those same groups…It clearly wasn’t unequivocal and doesn’t take the comments back.”

The GOP stripped Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments after his questionable remarks about white supremacy. Why isn’t the other side doing the same to Omar?

Here’s the full interview:

For those wondering, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said they’re not planning on stripping Omar from anything.

“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That will be the proof of the pudding.”

This is hardly the first time she’s made anti-Semitic remarks, but alrighty then.

Townhall

Published  1 week ago

House Republicans, as well as average Americans, want to see Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) stripped of her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The calls for her removal come after Omar made statements alleging lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of buying support for Israel.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Omar's comments but said nothing about her being removed from the Committee:

In our conversation today, Congresswoman Omar and I agreed that we must use this moment to move forward as we reject anti-Semitism in all forms. https://t.co/UpZA3DNgQs pic.twitter.com/1Z6rH65e3M

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 11, 2019

House Republicans continued to push for Omar's removal.

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ?@IlhanMN? from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 11, 2019

Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar—but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee.

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 11, 2019

Glad the Speaker broke her silence, but that apology won't do. Rep. Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including @HouseForeign, & HRes72 should be voted on. Rep. S King apologized as well. Was still stripped of assignments & HRes41 passed nearly unanimously. https://t.co/MFCEpuTRf3

— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 11, 2019

Rep. Elliot Engel, the Committee Chair, released a statement but failed to address whether or not Omar was staying on the Committee.

“As I have said, as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I will ensure support for Israel remains strong and bipartisan and I will shine a light on the evil of anti-Semitism and the danger it poses,” Engel said. “I will make the case to Members on both side of the aisle that our alliance and friendship with Israel are important to our countries’ shared interests, security, and values.”

A Change.org petition was started by Jacob Wohl, demanding Omar be removed.

Here's what the petition says:

Rep. Ilhan Omar was flagged during the campaign for having a proclivity towards making antisemitic remarks, while refusing to condemn terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.

Upon being elected to the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi placed Rep. Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is critical in steering America's foreign policy. Since taking office, Rep. Ilhan Omar's antisemitism has continued, and even escalated.

She blamed Jewish Money for America's pro-Israeli foreign policy and invoked "Benjamin's Baby" as an antisemitic trope aimed at Jared Kushner.

Enough is enough! It's time for Rep. Ilhan Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

At the time of publishing, over 27,000 people have signed the petition.

LifeNews.com

Published  1 week ago

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

Zero Hedge

Published  1 week ago

"I think she should either resign from congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee..."

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

House Republicans are gearing up for a sustained push to expose leftist Democrats in the House on their increasingly extreme views on abortion

The Old School Patriot

Published  2 weeks 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.

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee refused to allow Rep. Steve Scalise, a target and victim of gun violence, to give testimony in Wednesday’s hearing on gun control. Scalise nearly lost his life in the congressional baseball practice shooting less than two years ago.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the “Hearing on Preventing Gun Violence in America” planned to “hear from a broad array of witnesses, representing diverse perspectives on the issue of gun violence.” But when the ranking Republican Rep. Doug Collins asked if Scalise could give his testimony in the hearing, Democrats said no.

Nadler said majority members denied Scalise’s testimony because they had too many members who wanted to testify.

“The uniqueness of Mr. Scalise’s testimony, being denied this voice is a tragic for all who attend…and just because he probably disagrees with the majority should not have been a reason to keep him out,” Collins responded.

In his opening statement, Nadler said other witnesses in the hearing would, “Educate us on the scope of the problem, and they will inform our consideration of various legislative options, so that we may—at last—take real action to address this crisis.”

Despite being nearly fatally wounded and undergoing the trauma of gun violence himself, Scalise is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

“It was people with guns who saved my life and so many others that morning in June 2017,” Scalise told Fox News. “[Democrats’] answer to gun violence is to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. Frankly, they ought to be focusing on punishing the criminals.”

In full testimony Scalise planned to give, which you can read here, he explains how the legislation Democrats are considering would not have prevented his shooting or any number of recent mass shootings.

“H.R. 8 would not deter a criminal from engaging in criminal activity, and it won’t decrease gun crime,” Scalise wrote. “Instead, it only succeeds in limiting the ways that law-abiding citizens could exercise their Second Amendment rights.”

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

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Published  2 weeks ago

Shooting survivor and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) says the Democrats refused his request to testify against the gun control currently being pushed in the House.

Steve Scalise says Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) asked Democrats to let Scalise give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and they told him no.

Fox News reports that Scalise decided to make public the testimony he would have given, testimony that explains why universal background checks will not reduce gun violence or make Americans safer.

Scalise referenced the June 14, 2017, Congressional baseball shooting in which he was nearly killed. He noted that the gunman acquired his guns via background checks, just as nearly every mass shooter of the 21st century has done. Because of this means of acquisition, Scalise notes that universal background checks would not have stopped the shooting from taking place.

The same can be said about the November 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting; the July 20, 2012, Aurora movie theater shooting; the May 23, 2014, Santa Barbara shooting; the October 1, 2015, Umpqua Community College shooting; the June 12, 2016, Orlando Pulse shooting; the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting; and the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting, to name but a few. In each of these crimes, the guns used were acquired via background checks.

Would-be mass shooters can pass background checks because they have no criminal record. They have criminal intent, but background checks look backward not forward.

As for career criminals, they do not shop for guns in a retail store. Rather, they buy them on the black market or steal them. Scalise pointed out that “a DOJ study of federal inmates found that only seven percent who possessed a firearm while committing the crime they were serving time for purchased it legally from a firearms dealer under their own name.”

Again, universal background checks would do nothing to deter such criminals because they are avoiding the places where such checks would be conducted.

Scalise wrote, “I firmly believe we must never forget, nor minimize, the importance of the Second Amendment to our Constitution. H.R. 8, as well as other new gun control legislation currently being considered by the House Democrat majority, do not accomplish the goal of reducing gun violence.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday night to discuss the latest Democrat legislation to restrict gun rights. Scalise told Laura the latest plan by Democrats will make it illegal to loan a shotgun to a friend for hunting. Rep. Steve Scalise: Go read their bill by the way. […]

Townhall

Published  2 weeks 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.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Wednesday that Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee refused to let him testify at a hearing on gun violence about his experience as a victim of a congressional baseball practice shooting two years ago. The move infuriated his fellow Republicans.

Scalise told Fox News that he found out over the weekend that Democrats had chosen not to allow hiis testimony at the hearing --“Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action” --, something he said is a courtesy traditionally extended to any lawmaker who wishes to speak.

SCALISE: DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT YOU TO HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT GUNS AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

“I thought it outrageous that they want to try to silence this message, because in the end I’m still going to get my message out. They can’t silence this issue,” he said.

Scalise was shot and injured in June 2017. But despite his experience and perspective, he said that committee Democrats said he would not able to testify -- although he could submit written testimony for the record, which he did.

“I was surprised, because it’s unprecedented,” he said. “In the past, when we were in charge on the Republican side, if the Democrats selected among one of their witnesses to be a sitting member of Congress, we always gave them the courtesy of testifying in a proper setting, and we were asking for that same courtesy -- and they denied it.”

A spokesman for the House Judiciary Democrats told Fox News that there were multiple members on both sides who wanted to be witnesses, and Republicans were given two of the eight slots on the panel -- and did not choose Scalise as one of their two designees. But Scalise’s office said there is a standard practice of having an extra member panel for those who are experts or who have experience of the topic, which was not allowed by Democrats in this case.

At the hearing itself on Wednesday, the decision led to a back-and-forth between Republican ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who said that due to the number of members who wanted to speak, it was decided that no members would be allowed to testify in order to save time.

“It’s a debatable decision,” Nadler said. “We decided that, rather than hear from a lot of our colleagues who have other opportunities to address this issue in Congress, we’d rather hear from the witnesses.”

Collins pushed back: “The uniqueness of Mr. Scalise’s testimony being denied this voice is tragic for all who attend and all who have been a part of that, especially from his perspective as a lawmaker who will be voting on and working with this issue, and just because he probably disagrees with the majority is no reason to keep him out.”

“He wasn’t denied because he disagrees,” Nadler later said. “Majority members, we decided we needed to have a hard and fast rule today or we’d be here all day with members.”

In his submitted written testimony, Scalise says he applauds the intent to pursue a reduction in gun violence, but that he does not support new gun control restrictions being considered in the hearing, and that the focus should be on stopping criminals instead. He argued that the measures proposed in legislation to ramp up background checks (known as H.R. 8) would not have prevented any recent mass shootings, nor would it have halted the gunman who shot him.

“Instead, whether intentionally or not, the gun control proposals in H.R. 8 could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals while also failing to achieve the stated purpose of reducing gun violence,” he said.

Gun control has long been a sensitive issue where Republicans and Democrats have struggled to find common ground. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said on Tuesday after President Trump’s State of the Union address that she was “saddened” that Trump did not mention gun violence.

“The president talked about security in so many ways and he totally ignored the gun violence epidemic in our country,” she said.

Scalise told Fox News that Democrats' decision to deny him a platform was a bad start for House Democrats going forward on hot-button issues.

“It’s not a good way for the Democrats to start their new majority by trying to suppress opposing viewpoints and there are going to be a lot of controversial issues that go before the Judiciary Committee in the next two years,” he said. “If they start to run it like a kangaroo court, it's going to really hurt their credibility and ultimately show that they’re not about getting facts out, they're just trying to promote a leftist agenda, and that would be a mistake on their part.”

Republican Whip

Published  2 weeks ago

WASHINGTON, D.C.— 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. “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. “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.”

Background on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

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.

Requires health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities, reducing the number of born-alive abortions that go unreported.

Penalizes the intentional killing of a born-alive child through fines or up to 5 years imprisonment.

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.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide.

I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act because Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Thanks to @SteveScalise for joining me on this crucial legislation. Read our full release here: https://t.co/iZFSwIHrxU

— Ann Wagner (@RepAnnWagner) February 6, 2019

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House to consider the bill.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure any infant born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care and protection the law gives any newborn baby.

Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana – who originally co-sponsored the legislation when it was introduced previously – will bring a resolution that provides for floor consideration of Wagner’s bill. The two Republicans would force a vote in the House after 30 legislative days if no action is taken.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion,” said Scalise in a statement. “We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die.”

Scalise added he began the process of forcing a vote on the bill “especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide.”

“The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful,” Scalise continued. “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 said she has been “horrified” to watch the extreme position of Democrats who “argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.”

“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,” she asserted. “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.”

In his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump called upon Congress to pass legislation that would ban late-term abortions past the fifth month of pregnancy.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” the president said. “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.”

On Monday, Senate Democrats – led by Washington Sen. Patty Murray – blocked the Born-Alive bill.

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced the legislation in that chamber (S. 130). Sasse went to the floor of the Senate to ask his colleagues to pass the bill by unanimous consent, but Democrats objected.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser noted that in the last Congress, “This same legislation to protect babies born alive passed easily in the House. The difference now is that Democrats are in control.”

“Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have a chance to reject infanticide where their colleagues in the Senate recently failed,” she added. “If they refuse to support this compassionate bill, they will be further exposed as the party of infanticide and any protestations to the contrary will ring hollow.”

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on new gun control legislation Democrats plan to push on the American people. Democrats would not allow me to speak. Here's the testimony I planned to give.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 weeks 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.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Gavin McInnes Announces Defamation Lawsuit Against the Southern Poverty Law Center

Comedian and political commentator Gavin McInnes announced on Monday that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit, McInnes explained that they have “harassed me, my family, and my friends to a level of tortious interference that goes well into sabotage.”

The 70-page complaint was filed on Sunday evening in the Middle District of Alabama. The filing outlined defamation and other tortious acts resulting in reputational and economic damages to McInnes. He is being represented by the highly-respected First Amendment attorney Ron D. Coleman of Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. and Baron Coleman of the Baron Coleman Law Firm.

McInnes v. SPLC. Filed. pic.twitter.com/dzFdlvaREw

— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) February 4, 2019

According to the press release, McInnes is demanding an apology from the far-left organization for “purposefully misrepresenting his beliefs in a defamatory manner and the defamatory mischaracterization of a fraternal club he founded, Proud Boys.”

McInnes, who has been deplatformed across social media thanks to activist-reporters campaigning against him, said that the lawsuit was not just to protect him and his family, but everyone else as well.

“The SPLC has gone from a noble institution genuinely dedicated to eradicating hate to a hate group in and of itself that pretends this country is frothing with bigots desperate to foment World War III,” McInnes said in his announcement. “They purposely lie about their enemies in an attempt to ‘destroy’ them (their words) and it’s become a very effective way to make money. Scaremongering brought them the $50 million their founder originally set out to make. Since then, it’s garnered hundreds of millions including untold millions in the Cayman Islands. I don’t fault entrepreneurs, but they are using this incredible wealth to wield power over the innocent and destroy careers and businesses in their insatiable need to generate more bigots — because in the world of SPLC fundraising, mo hate is mo money.”

The comedian explained that he, and many others on the right, are tired of being portrayed as “racist, Islamophobic, sexist, homophobic, etc.” He stated that “it’s not true.”

“The vast majority of us are good people and getting us fired and deplatformed because we dare to support the president isn’t just a corrupt and immoral way to make money. It’s not just immoral. It’s un-American,” McInnes asserted.

McInnes said that he has been banned from all platforms — including PayPal — which he was using to help people get decent legal representation. The deplatforming has also left him unable to defend himself against the lies being spread about him online.

“My family has been attacked and so have my friends. The pro-Trump men’s club I started, the Proud Boys, have been rounded up and arrested facing serious felonies for daring to defend themselves against the radical left. It’s not just my circle of conservative Christians. Seemingly countless business and careers have been ‘destroyed’ (yes ‘destroyed’ – their word) by this group,” he said.

People aren’t just being deplatformed and having their livlihoods stripped from them, McInnes explained, their lists are also leading to violence.

“Leo Johnson was working security at the Family Research Council when he was shot by a man who saw them on the SPLC’s hate group list. The Steve Scalise shootings were inspired by the SPLC’s list. A professor at Middlebury College was hospitalized after daring to defend Charles Murray who was deemed verboten by the SPLC. When you see their hate map of America, you’d think you were living in Nazi Germany,” McInnes added.

McInnes said that he has “had enough” of the organization that is “pretending to fight hate while manifesting it out of thin air.” He said that their profitable lies and “relentless thirst for fake villains shows no signs of abating, and until we stop and say ‘no’ they will continue to portray this country as a dark and disgusting Klan rally populated with bigots determined to torture those who disagree.”

Coleman added that “this lawsuit has implications beyond Gavin McInnes because we’re challenging the use of deplatforming and defunding to privately censor speech. If we can’t stop this phenomenon now, the First Amendment will be rendered meaningless as dissent is silenced through private actors such as SPLC and its allies.”

Those who wish to contribute to his legal battle can do so here.

LifeNews.com

Published  3 weeks ago

House Democrats Again Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  3 weeks ago

A Republican proposal, which would add a provision to block federal employees disciplined for sexual misconduct from receiving the same pay raise as their colleagues, was rejected by House Democrats on Jan. 30.

Although 17 Democrats crossed the aisle to support the amendment, most voted to reject the legislation in a 216–206 vote that successfully blocked it. Republicans added the provision to a bill that would give a 2.6 percent pay raise to all civilian federal employees.

“During calendar year 2019, no increase in pay as authorized under this Act may be provided to any Federal employee who has been disciplined for sexual misconduct under chapter 75 of title 5, United States Code, or any other provision of law,” the proposal text by the GOP read.

The bill passed without the amendment and now goes to the Senate.

Sharp Condemnation

The rejection of the amendment drew sharp rebukes from Republicans. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said the blockage was “outrageous.”

“House Democrats just voted to give pay increases to federal bureaucrats with a history of sexual misconduct with your tax dollars,” he wrote on Twitter Jan. 31. “Outrageous.”

Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said the move was hypocritical, given the Democrats’ talk of the #MeToo movement.

“Democrats blocked us from preventing federal workers disciplined for sexual misconduct from getting a pay raise. I’m grateful to the 17 Democrats who voted their conscience. So much fake outrage in Washington,” he wrote on Twitter.

In the last vote series for the week, Democrats blocked us from preventing federal workers disciplined for sexual misconduct from getting a pay raise. I’m grateful to the 17 Democrats who voted their conscience. So much fake outrage in Washington. https://t.co/UwI7sJodxK

— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) January 31, 2019

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) was one of the Democrats who voted against the proposal. Cardenas, who chaired the vote for the Democrats in the House, was accused last year of drugging and groping a 16-year-old girl in 2007 and is being sued by the woman in civil court. Cardenas has denied the allegations.

A spokesperson for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said GOP members will continue to push for fair pay.

“As Washington Democrats continue their ill-advised push for unilateral pay raises for federal employees, regardless of their performance, Republicans continue to ask Democrats to amend their legislation,” said Erin Perrine. “Currently, this bill treats victims the same as their harassers. That makes no sense.”

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  3 weeks ago

A Republican proposal, which would add a provision to block federal employees disciplined for sexual misconduct from receiving the same pay raise as their colleagues, was rejected by House Democrats on Jan. 30.

Although 17 Democrats crossed the aisle to support the amendment, most voted to reject the legislation in a 216–206 vote that successfully blocked it. Republicans added the provision to a bill that would give a 2.6 percent pay raise to all civilian federal employees.

“During calendar year 2019, no increase in pay as authorized under this Act may be provided to any Federal employee who has been disciplined for sexual misconduct under chapter 75 of title 5, United States Code, or any other provision of law,” the proposal text by the GOP read.

The bill passed without the amendment and now goes to the Senate.

Sharp Condemnation

The rejection of the amendment drew sharp rebukes from Republicans. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said the blockage was “outrageous.”

“House Democrats just voted to give pay increases to federal bureaucrats with a history of sexual misconduct with your tax dollars,” he wrote on Twitter Jan. 31. “Outrageous.”

Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said the move was hypocritical, given the Democrats’ talk of the #MeToo movement.

“Democrats blocked us from preventing federal workers disciplined for sexual misconduct from getting a pay raise. I’m grateful to the 17 Democrats who voted their conscience. So much fake outrage in Washington,” he wrote on Twitter.

In the last vote series for the week, Democrats blocked us from preventing federal workers disciplined for sexual misconduct from getting a pay raise. I’m grateful to the 17 Democrats who voted their conscience. So much fake outrage in Washington. https://t.co/UwI7sJodxK

— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) January 31, 2019

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) was one of the Democrats who voted against the proposal. Cardenas, who chaired the vote for the Democrats in the House, was accused last year of drugging and groping a 16-year-old girl in 2007 and is being sued by the woman in civil court. Cardenas has denied the allegations.

A spokesperson for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said GOP members will continue to push for fair pay.

“As Washington Democrats continue their ill-advised push for unilateral pay raises for federal employees, regardless of their performance, Republicans continue to ask Democrats to amend their legislation,” said Erin Perrine. “Currently, this bill treats victims the same as their harassers. That makes no sense.”

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 weeks ago

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Thursday morning she will not allow any money for building a border wall in the negotiations with Republicans and the Trump administration on funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

Video in two parts:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells @jparkABC she will “of course” allow a floor vote on any bipartisan border security proposal crafted by appropriators, but adds, "there's not going to be any wall money in the legislation." https://t.co/jXTO08zNnB pic.twitter.com/k3mWStCUpM

— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2019

Speaker Pelosi: "There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation” being negotiated by the bipartisan border security conference committee. pic.twitter.com/mtcMxwcT24

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 31, 2019

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) responded to Pelosi, challenging House Democrats to defy her, “Are the 60+ Democrats who promised their constituents that they’d negotiate on a physical barrier as part of border security once the government reopened going to stand up to Nancy Pelosi? Or will they cave to her open borders agenda?”

Are the 60+ Democrats who promised their constituents that they’d negotiate on a physical barrier as part of border security once the government reopened going to stand up to Nancy Pelosi? Or will they cave to her open borders agenda? https://t.co/6VqyU3I5Xz

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 31, 2019

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) also weighed in on Pelosi, “Amazing. Hardly 24 hours in to conference talks and Speaker Pelosi announces “no wall money” in a bill. This is a total and open refusal to even negotiate on something fundamental to a secure border. Stop pretending Democrats are negotiating. Democrats aren’t even pretending.”

Amazing. Hardly 24 hours in to conference talks and Speaker Pelosi announces "no wall money" in a bill. This is a total and open refusal to even negotiate on something fundamental to a secure border.

Stop pretending Democrats are negotiating. Democrats aren't even pretending.

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 31, 2019

AP News

Published  3 weeks ago

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.

A jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, deliberated less than two hours before delivering the award to the Republican lawmaker who had been attacked while doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Paul had testified during the three-day trial that he feared for his life as he struggled to breathe after Rene Boucher slammed into him in their upscale Bowling Green neighborhood in late 2017.

The jury awarded $375,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $7,834 for medical expenses.

Afterward, Paul said in a statement that he hoped the verdict would send a “clear message that violence is not the answer — anytime, anywhere.” Boucher’s attorney, Matt Baker, said they would appeal.

“We all expected that Sen. Paul would get a verdict in his favor,” Baker said. “This far exceeds anything that we were expecting.”

The trial included testimony from doctors as well as other neighbors, but the most riveting testimony came from Paul and Boucher. Paul, a former GOP presidential candidate, told the jury Monday that immediately after the attack, “the thought crossed my mind that I may never get up from this lawn again.”

An apologetic Boucher acknowledged he wasn’t thinking rationally and called it “two minutes of my life I wish I could take back.” Paul showed no outward emotion, sitting between his lawyer and his wife in the courtroom, as Boucher recounted the attack.

In his lawsuit, Paul sought up to $500,000 in compensatory damages and up to $1 million in punitive damages. Baker had conceded a “reasonable award” might be in order for Paul’s pain and suffering but said no punitive damages should be awarded. Baker said that Paul had resumed his “customary lifestyle” that includes golf and a skiing vacation.

Boucher has already served a 30-day prison sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Federal prosecutors have appealed, saying 21 months would have been appropriate. Boucher also was fined $10,000 and served 100 hours of community service in the criminal case.

Both Paul and Boucher recounted with great detail their accounts of the attack.

Paul testified that he got off his riding mower to pick up a stick and was straightening up when Boucher hit him with such force that both flew through the air 5 or 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters).

For a moment, Paul said, he had a flashback to the 2017 shooting at a baseball field when members of Congress were practicing for a game. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana suffered serious injuries in the shooting.

The attack in Paul’s yard was motivated by lawn care, not politics.

Boucher told the jury that he attacked Paul after watching the senator start forming a brush pile near their property line.

The day before the attack, Boucher said he had burned another brush pile that Paul had created near the boundary. He doused that pile with gasoline and set it on fire, Boucher said. An explosion burned his face, neck and arms, and Boucher said he was still in severe pain when he attacked Paul the next day. Boucher testified he had hauled away previous brush piles accumulated by Paul without asking the senator.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Fox Business

Published  3 weeks ago

Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise says he is hopeful that a new border security deal will include funding for the wall.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to hold the State of the Union “hostage” as part of the debate over border security, by not allowing President Trump to deliver the speech in Congress.

“I thought it was disgraceful that she removed the State of the Union from the invitation that she had already issued to the president … I think Nancy Pelosi is afraid of the country hearing this message that the president has about why we need to secure the border,” Scalise, R-La., told “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Even though Trump ended the partial government shutdown last week, agreeing to a short-term spending bill that funds the government until Feb. 15, the official date of the address is yet to be determined. Pelosi revoked her invite to Trump, thus postponing the speech – scheduled for Jan. 29 – citing security concerns related to the then-ongoing shutdown, as those tasked with providing security were not being paid.

Pelosi and Trump have feuded over his demands for $5.7 billion in funding for his proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico, which ultimately led to the stalemate over funding the federal government and the partial shutdown lasting 35 days, the longest in U.S. history.

“What I’d said to the president is when the government is open, we will discuss a mutually agreeable date, and I’ll look forward to doing that and welcoming the president to the House of Representatives for the State of the Union when we agree on that mutually agreeable date,” Pelosi told reporters on Friday.

However, Scalise said the president could deliver the State of the Union early next week, and that it should be done in the House.

“Feb. 5 is a date that seems to work well … Frankly I think it’s something the American people look at in a very negative way when they look at Nancy Pelosi trying to hold the State of the Union hostage as part of this debate over border security,” Scalise said.

The Federalist

Published  3 weeks ago

This idea of breaking up the United States may seem a bit outlandish now, but you won’t think so once real domestic unrest comes to your town.

Conservative News Today

Published  4 weeks ago

On Wednesday congressional Democrats again voted down a GOP-led attempt in the House to pay furloughed federal employees while the ongoing government shutdown continues. “Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote […]

SARAH PALIN

Published  4 weeks ago

On Wednesday, Democrat lawmakers in the House voted against a bill which would pay federal workers amid a 35-day, record-long government shutdown.

As the Washington Examiner reports, ten Democrats defected from their leadership and voted in favor of the bill which ultimately failed:

Ten House Democrats voted with Republicans in favor of a motion to scrap a Democratic bill to fully fund the government and instead make sure federal workers are paid as the shutdown continues.

Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote on a measure to ensure federal workers are paid.

The GOP motion failed 200-215, and these sorts of last-minute motions fail every time.

This is the second time in two weeks that Democrats have voted down a measure which would pay 800,000 furloughed federal workers during the shutdown.

The next time the mainstream media tries to show a federal worker on one of their programs complaining to Trump about not getting paid, remember: Democrats voted down the bill…twice!

On Wednesday congressional Democrats again voted down a GOP-led attempt in the House to pay furloughed federal employees while the ongoing government shutdown continues.

House Democrats voted the same way during a similar vote held last Thursday. Except according to official vote tallies, last time only six Democrats crossed the aisle to vote in favor of paying furloughed workers. This time that number increased sharply.

Just like the original vote, Wednesday’s failed vote received zero coverage from the mainstream media, which, as an ally of the left, seeks to portray the Democrats as noble people’s champions and the Republicans as selfish scrooges who only care about politics.

“Today, the number of Democrats joining us in our second attempt to pay federal workers jumped to 11 as more of them panic over Nancy Pelosi’s failed shutdown strategy,” House Republicans said in a statement after the failed effort.

“This is further evidence of the Democrats’ refusal to work across the aisle to provide relief to the 800,000 federal workers,” the statement continued. “They are completely obsessed with telling this President ‘no,’ regardless of the damage it does to our country or individuals who just need to get paid.”

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise similarly commented that Pelosi and company continue to try and blame Republicans for the shutdown, but they are the ones voting down bills which would pay federal workers.

“For weeks, Democrats have falsely attempted to pass blame to Republicans for federal workers missing their paychecks, but now Speaker Pelosi and her caucus are nowhere to be found when it comes to actually voting to pay these same workers,” Scalise said on Wednesday.

“Just days ago, Speaker Pelosi outright rejected the President’s offer to reopen the government before she even had the chance to hear it,” the Lousiana Congressman added.

Scalise continued:

“Democrats are all talk. They won’t vote to secure our border. They won’t vote to pay displaced federal workers. They’re so committed to their open-border agenda that they have repeatedly voted to deprive federal workers of their paychecks just to send a message to the President,” Scalise’s statement continues.

“The government has been shut down for 33 days yet Speaker Pelosi offers no solutions or paths forward. The American people deserve better.”

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

The Last Refuge

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There is a generation of people new to the nuance of politics. There is also a generation of people familiar to things political, but new to the severe constructs within the industry. Nothing the i…

Sean Hannity

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Rep. Steve Scalise demanded Nancy Pelosi resume negotiations with President Trump Friday or step aside entirely; saying she should “authorize someone else” to spearhead budget talks with the White House.

Scalise was speaking with Fox News when he weighed-in on the longest government shutdown in American history after President Trump abruptly canceled the Speaker’s international trip.

“Hopefully it provides her more opportunity to go and sit down with the president, because President Trump has been clear from the beginning of this,” Scalise said. “He’s laid out what the security experts have said it’ll take to keep our country safe and secure the border.”

“She’s refused to offer anything on the table. It’s time for that to end. She’s got to start negotiating or release everybody else and let someone else negotiate for her since she’s been unable to at least show any willingness,” Scalise added.

Read the full report at Fox News.

True Pundit

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start negotiating with President Trump on border security or let someone else negotiate for her.

On “Fox & Friends” Friday, Scalise (R-La.) said Trump’s move was appropriate, because Pelosi’s letter on the State of the Union was “unprecedented” and “unbecoming.”

“Hopefully it provides her more opportunity to go and sit down with the president, because President Trump has been clear from the beginning of this,” Scalise said. “He’s laid out what the security experts have said it’ll take to keep our country safe and secure the border.”

He said Pelosi has yet to put a counteroffer on the table, and she and her fellow Democrats have continued to reject funding Trump’s long-promised border.

“She’s refused to offer anything on the table. It’s time for that to end. She’s got to start negotiating or release everybody else and let someone else negotiate for her since she’s been unable to at least show any willingness,” Scalise said.- READ MORE

USA TODAY

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is pushing back after being labeled a bigot by critics for two tweets, one about Sen. Lindsey Graham and the other about Israel.

POLITICO

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Top House lawmakers learned of Trump’s sudden verdict to ground their military jet to Afghanistan while sitting in a tinted bus on the Capitol grounds, surrounded by a horde of journalists.

newsobserver

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Pelosi spokesman: Trip Trump cancel intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States "ironclad commitment" to the NATO alliance.

US Liberty Wire

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Nancy Pelosi fired the political shot heard round the swamp when she yanked her invitation to Trump to deliver the SOTU.

It was a stunning display of partisanship and showed that for the first time since arriving in DC, Trump has a formidable foe – she knows bureaucratic procedures and seems willing to use little-known rules to annoy Trump.

That said, she made the usual mistake of a career politician – the cowards way – and blamed her actions on the shutdown, saying brave Secret Service agents could not protect the assembled dignitaries given the situation.

“The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events. However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] have not been funded for 26 days now — with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.

Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” she wrote.

But when confronted with the obvious falsehoods by Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen who said, “The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.” Nancy Pelosi doubled down and threw a mini temper tantrum. From The Daily Caller:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.

Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn agreed with Pelosi, telling The Daily Caller, “I just happen to be reading about Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 address and it is the first time since eighteen hundred that it was delivered in person. So there’s ample precedent for the State of the Union to be delivered in writing.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise called Democrats’ security concerns nonsense, telling reporters on Wednesday, “There are no security concerns that have been raised and that has nothing to do with that.

Ironically, it seems like she’s only concerned about security when it’s a State of the Union that will expose what this fight is all about.”

Fox News

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her call Thursday to delay the State of the Union address, saying the date is not “sacred” and President Trump should wait to deliver his message to the nation until the partial government shutdown ends. 

Fox News

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Top Republicans on Thursday condemned the decision by Democratic leaders to elevate Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, charging that her history of anti-Israel comments was disqualifying.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

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Looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s effort to stop President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address is backfiring on her.

First she wrote a letter to Trump basically saying she wasn’t going to hold the address in the chamber as per usual because of “security concerns” with the Secret Service and the DHS given the shutdown.

But then it turned out that she hadn’t contacted them at all, was just saying that. They said they hadn’t been contacted by her, were perfectly prepared and had been planning for it.

So basically, she wasn’t telling the truth and was giving a false reason for wanting to shutdown the SOTU.

On Wednesday night, a reporter asked her about it, saying that the Secret Service said they were already prepared for the State of the Union.

Pelosi’s response?

“I don’t care what they said.” She said she stood by her decision to delay the address until the government re-opens.

So first she blames it on the Secret Service/DHS and then when busted, says she doesn’t care what they say. That’s pretty bad.

Why wouldn’t she want Trump to give the State of the Union while the shutdown is going on?

Because it would likely be a great way to pitch to the House and to the public all the reasons for border security and the wall.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise called Democrats’ security concerns nonsense, telling reporters on Wednesday, “There are no security concerns that have been raised and that has nothing to do with that. Ironically, it seems like she’s only concerned about security when it’s a State of the Union that will expose what this fight is all about.”

Fox News

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a mounting backlash from Republicans for urging President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown ends.

Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter earlier Wednesday, suggested Trump either push back the scheduled Jan. 29 address or submit the speech in writing, citing security concerns amid the lapse in government funding.

But security officials have pushed back on her claim, claiming the teams are prepared. And Republican officials scoffed at the idea -- though the decision ultimately rests with Pelosi.

PELOSI URGES TRUMP TO DELAY STATE OF THE UNION UNTIL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS

“It is unbecoming of a speaker to do this,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday.

Later, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., urged the president to press forward with the speech.

“For Nancy Pelosi to withdraw the offer shows insecurity on their part and that they can’t defend their open borders policy,” Scalise told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “The country deserves to hear from the president. … to think the speaker would lock the doors and prevent people from hearing from the president of the United States.”

Scalise was asked whether he thought Pelosi was simply trying to get into the president’s head in the midst of negotiations, to which he replied: “I think he’s already gotten into her head—that she’s on the wrong side of this issue.”

Pelosi sent the letter to the White House on Wednesday, on what marked day 26 of the partial shutdown of the federal government, with no compromise in sight to resolve the standoff over funding for border security. The impact of the shutdown is further deepening for furloughed federal workers and those forced to work without pay.

“The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events…” Pelosi wrote. “However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now—with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.”

But one senior Homeland Security official told Fox News that they have been preparing for months for the State of the Union event.

“We are ready,” the official said. “Despite the fact members of the Secret Service are not being paid, the protective mission has not changed.”

The official added: “it is a ‘no fail’ mission.”

The official also noted that no one from Democratic congressional leadership reached out to the Secret Service to ask if the agency was able to secure the State of the Union address.

Another senior DHS official told Fox News that “there are no security concerns with the State of the Union.”

Later, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that DHS and the Secret Service “are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.”

“We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland,” Nielsen tweeted.

The Department of Homeland Security is at the center of the dispute that triggered the shutdown, which began on Dec. 22. The president requested $5.7 billion in funding for border security and construction of a wall or physical barrier along the southern border. Democrats, though, have vowed to block any spending package that includes any funding for a border wall.

The shutdown, which is now the longest in U.S. history, has left more than 800,000 federal employees and contractors without pay. Some employees are deemed essential to government functions and are required to work without pay. Others have been furloughed, and also do not receive paychecks.

Fox News' John Roberts and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.

NOLA.com

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On Friday (Jan. 18), a truly moving event occurred at the Capitol. Thousands of young people converged on Washington, D.C., in a respectful, prayerful march to serve as the voice for the voiceless at the 46th-annual March for Life, a national protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s notorious Roe v. Wade decision. These young pro-life advocates are an inspiration to the nation, shining a light on the love and hope our country is built upon.

Nearly 2,000 Louisiana students visited D.C. for this momentous event. The enthusiasm and dedication shown by these young leaders speaks volumes for the future of our state and country. It is this powerful activism that has led Louisiana to become the prominent pro-life state, always fighting for the rights of the unborn.

This fight begins with the President Donald Trump’s leadership. When President Trump took office in January 2017, I was encouraged that our nation would be led by an executive guided by his commitment to protecting life. Under his leadership, America is restoring the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people, including the unborn.

The strength of President Trump’s commitment to life has been clear since his first week in office, when he banned the use of Americans’ tax dollars to promote abortions in foreign countries, known as The Mexico City Policy, signaling a significant step to protect life. Unfortunately, in her first week as speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi held a vote on legislation to prop up the abortion industry by passing taxpayer funding of abortion through her Democrat-led House. Fortunately, that bill is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Though we face this new obstacle in our work to protect life in the House of Representatives, my dedication to this cause remains firm. As your representative in Congress, I have always fought to defend the sanctity of life. As the Republican Whip, I have worked to pass historic legislation protecting the unborn. We will not yield any ground as we defend the gains we have made in defense of life.

Last Congress, we made great strides to promote life. Confirming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, were the most significant actions taken by Congress. It will take the combined action of pro-life members of Congress, as well as federal judges who share that belief in protecting innocent life at all stages, to once again ensure that life is respected.

In our legislative role, Congress made strong advancements toward passing laws that protect the unborn. Under my leadership as Republican Whip, the House successfully voted to defund Planned Parenthood and passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to prevent abortions after 20 weeks — around the fifth month of pregnancy — the time at which unborn children can feel pain.

Unfortunately, the Senate failed to act, so this month I joined my colleagues in reintroducing this powerful legislation preventing abortions after 20 weeks. Signing this legislation into law would bring us closer to fully recognizing the life and rights of the unborn. Further, this month I cosponsored the Defund Planned Parenthood Act because no taxpayer should be expected to fund something that subsidizes abortions or funnels money into an inherently political organization.

Until the lives of the unborn are fully recognized, our work will continue. Through prayer, faith, and action, we will continue to create lasting change in America. Friday’s March for Life was a positive sign that our fight to protect innocent life is alive and well in our country, and especially in the hearts and minds of the next generation of Louisiana’s leaders.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Jefferson represents Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District.

Conservative Tribune

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President Donald Trump questioned why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would receive a paycheck from the government after many federal workers missed their first paycheck Friday.

Many federal workers might have been wondering the same thing.

“Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019

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Pelosi makes $223,500 a year as house speaker.

She did not respond to questions about whether she was accepting pay during the partial government shutdown, according to a Jan. 7 Washington Post article.

However, she was not among more than 70 members of Congress from both parties who have said they will refuse or donate their pay during the shutdown, accoridng to a CNN report Thursday.

Those members include Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Democratic Virginia Rep. Virginia Wexton, both freshmen, according to Fox Business.

Congressional leaders besides Pelosi also dodged questions about taking pay during the shutdown.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise did not reveal their plans to accept or refuse pay during the partial government shutdown as of Jan. 7, according to WaPo.

Trump has always donated his presidential salary, which is $400,000 a year, according to Business Insider.

For example, he has given his salary to the Department of Transportation to rebuild infrastructure and to the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the opioid crisis.

The shutdown affects roughly 800,000 federal employees, who missed their first paychecks Friday.

A news release from the Senate Appropriations Committee estimated more than 420,000 essential federal employees would be expected to work without pay.

Some lawmakers have introduced legislation to change how future shutdowns affect lawmakers and federal employees.

For example, Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced a bill Thursday to withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns.

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Fox News

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Plus, new details about the DOJ's knowledge of the Trump dossier - and its ties to Mueller's team

Raw Story

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Fox News released a video resembling a political attack ad after actor Ron Perlman attacked the Republican Party on Twitter.

Perlman singled out House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise by name in his tweet.

“How dare you suddenly start condemning the Nazi that is Steve King when you’ve been cheering him on for his entire embarrassing career,” Perlman tweeted.

“You are the KKK party,” he charged.

In response, Fox News created a 93 second video attacking the actor’s tweets.

While the video lacks a voiceover, it does have cinematic music and attempted to make its case through stock photos and words on screen.

POLITICO

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Pelosi’s move to derail Trump’s State of the Union address underscores her aggressive challenge to the president.

True Pundit

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“Hey Kevin McCarthy! Ted Cruz! Steve Scalise! How dare you suddenly start condemning the Nazi that is Steve King when you’ve been cheering him on for his entire embarrassing career! You are the KKK party. Own it muthafuckas! And one more thing…FUCK YOU!” Ron Perlman said.

Hey Kevin McCarthy! Ted Cruz! Steve Scalise! How dare you suddenly start condemning the Nazi that is Steve King when you’ve been cheering him on for his entire embarrassing career! You are the KKK party. Own it muthafuckas! And one more thing…FUCK YOU!

This comes after Iowa Rep. Steve King made a shocking comment during an interview with the New York Times in which he appeared to defend white nationalism.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive” King was quoted as saying.- READ MORE

Breitbart

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McCarthy condemned Ilhan Omar's promotion: "Anti-Semitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee."

Zero Hedge

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"We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work." 

dailycaller

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The Last Refuge

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With massive amounts of misinformation surrounding the southern border and the need for a border security wall, the following video has been produced. Pushing back against intentional media disinfo…

Breitbart

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused Wednesday to negotiate border security, even if President Donald Trump reopens the government quickly, Vice President Mike Pence recounted following the meeting.

Pence detailed a moment during Wednesday’s White House shutdown meeting with Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. President Donald Trump asked Speaker Pelosi if she would negotiate border security and wall funding if he opened up the government quickly. “The Speaker of the House said ‘no,’” Pence recounted. He believed at that point the president “thought there was no longer any reason to be talking at this meeting.”

VP Mike Pence recalls the moment President Donald Trump asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she would negotiate border security and wall funding if he did quickly open the government and she flatly refused saying “No” #shutdown #walkout pic.twitter.com/BuZZY3uozb

President Trump walked out of the meeting, announcing on Twitter, “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time.”

Pence said talk with leaders continued afterward.

The vice president said the offer put in front of Democrats during Wednesday’s meeting included not only President Donald Trump’s priorities for securing the southern border and addressing the crisis there, but also the priorities of Democrats.

Pence pointed to the 60,000 individuals being apprehended coming across the border every month, two thirds of which are families and unaccompanied minors. “It’s not a situation that our Border Patrol system was ever designed to deal with,” he said calling for reforms and a wall.

The vice president said it should be distressing to tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of federal workers that Democrats’ only answer is “we will not negotiate.”

“The president said, if I open up the government now would you then negotiate border security and the Speaker said ‘no.’”

Pence directed Americans to call their Congress member and Senator on the issue of securing the southern border and dealing with the humanitarian crisis there.

“Congress should just do their job,” Pence said with marked emphasis.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen also offered details of the meeting.

“I think the president was very calm in trying to continue to put different options on the table to solve this serious crisis at our border,” Scalise told reporters outside the White House. “Last night [the president] laid out some of the problems and challenges we’re facing as a country and how we can get a solution.”

“Today what he did was start to offer some more ideas,” Scalise recounted. He said their teams worked over the weekend, “but at some point the other side has to put a counter offer on the table. ‘No’ is not a valid answer if you’re serious about solving this problem.”

Experts tasked with securing the nation have put the cost of moving toward securing the border at $5.7 billion, a number Scalise referenced. He then rebuked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for jokingly offering just one dollar to address the problem of border security. He said her reaction and refusal to propose a counteroffer is not fair to those Americans missing a paycheck under the shutdown.

Scalise strongly stated that no one slammed a hand on the table as had been reported.

“On the behalf of the Department of Homeland Security I’m just thoroughly disappointed,” said Secretary Nielsen. “This is a crisis. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a security crisis and the reality is that walls work.” She said everywhere they’ve put up walls it has worked to reduce illegal immigration by 90-95 percent.

“Do you want to stop the smuggling between ports of entry? You need a wall. Do you want to stop the human misery that’s pulled between the walls? You need a wall,” said Nielsen. “It’s not an or, it’s an and,” she said referring to the need and plan for securing the border both at ports of entry and between them.

POLITICO

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A growing number of Republican lawmakers could vote for Democratic measures to reopen the federal government.

Daily Wire

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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was again unable to explain how she intends to pay for $40 trillion in far-left big government programs during a Sunday interview on CBS News' "60 Minutes" with host Anderson Cooper.

This marks the second time that Ocasio-Cortez was unable to explain how she would pay for the programs that she wants the government to pay for, with the other instance occurring during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.

"How are you going to pay for all of this?" Cooper asked.

Ocasio-Cortez got defensive, responding: "No one asks how we're gonna pay for this Space Force. No one asked how we paid for a $2 trillion tax cut."

"We only ask how we pay for it on issues of housing, health care and education," Ocasio-Cortez said. "How do we pay for it? With the same exact mechanisms that we pay for military increases for this Space Force. For all of these-- ambitious policies."

"There are Democrats, obviously, who are worried about your affect on the party," Cooper responded. "Democratic Senator Chris Coons said about left-leaning Democrats, "If the next two years is just a race to offer increasingly unrealistic proposals, it'll be difficult for us to make a credible case we should be allowed to govern again."

"What makes it unrealistic?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.

"How to pay for it," Cooper responded.

"We pay more per capita in health care and education for lower outcomes than many other nations," Ocasio-Cortez answered, as she still could not provide an answer about how to pay for her programs. "And so for me, what's unrealistic is-- is what we're living in right now."

Ocasio-Cortez's latest failure in trying to explain how she'll pay for her programs comes a day after she attacked Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) for, as she claimed, not knowing how marginal tax rates work. In response to her comments toward Scalise, her supporters appeared to advocate for violence against him, which comes after he was nearly murdered by a Democrat terrorist in 2017.

The other instance where Ocasio-Cortez was unable to answer the question of how she'll pay for her programs happened last year in an interview with Tapper.

“According to nonpartisan and left-leaning studies friendly to your cause, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities or the Tax Policy Center, the overall price tag is more than $40 trillion in the next decade,” Tapper said during the September interview. “You recently said in an interview that increasing taxes on the very wealthy, plus an increased corporate tax rate, would make $2 trillion over the next 10 years.”

“So, where is the other $38 trillion going to come from?” Tapper asked.

Ocasio-Cortez danced around the question for as long as she could before Tapper had to change the subject because it was obvious she couldn’t answer the question.

“So, I'm assuming I'm not going to get an answer for the other $38 trillion,” Tapper said. “But we will have you back, and maybe we can go over that.”

GOP

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House Democrats’ choices for committee leadership may be even more questionable than their ethics and politics

The Gateway Pundit

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called out Commie princess, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez late Saturday night after one of her “radical followers” called for his murder.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Congressman Steve Scalise on Twitter with a condescending tone Saturday after the Republican lawmaker criticized her 70% tax bracket proposal.

Rep. Scalise said Republicans want to let Americans keep more of their own hard earned money and the Dems want to take away 70% of your income to give it to leftist fantasy programs.

Ocasio-Cortez replied by saying, “You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?”

One of Ocasio-Cortez’s radical, hate-filled followers responded to her by saying, “Snipe his ass,” to which another chimed in, “she’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” referring to the man who shot Rep. Scalise in June of 2017.

Congressman Scalise called out Ocasio-Cortez late Saturday night and said he would prefer to take the debate to the House floor.

“It’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy,” Scalise replied with a screenshot of one of her followers calling for his murder.

Hi @AOC. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy pic.twitter.com/lZCO3oiLUZ

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, and his aides were shot during baseball practice at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia in June of 2017.

Scalise was gravely injured after he was shot in the hip by James T. Hodgkinson, a radicalized Bernie Sanders supporter.

Rep. Scalise tried to drag himself off the field after he was shot and subsequently underwent multiple surgeries during his month-long recovery. Scalise now uses a cane when he walks.

At the time of this publication, the Twitter account, “@randygdub” is still active on Twitter even though he called for the murder of a sitting Congressman.

The left wants us dead and the tech tyrants help leftists get the message out there.

Trump supporters are banned from Twitter on a daily basis with no explanation, yet one of AOC’s followers can call for the murder of a sitting Congressman and nothing is done about it.

The FBI should pay this leftist a visit.

Fox News

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., abruptly ended a Twitter debate with newcomer Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York early Sunday after at least three commenters made references to the June 2017 shooting in which Scalise and three other people were shot by a left-wing activist.

“snipe his a--,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez.

“she’s got better aim that James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” another wrote, comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter responses to the marksmanship of the suspect in the Virginia shooting, a Bernie Sanders supporter who later died in a shootout with police.

“Kick his cane,” a third wrote.

Prior to the comments, Scalise and Ocasio-Cortez had been debating the Democrat’s proposal for enacting a tax rate of up to 70 percent on income. Scalise had called for letting Americans “keep more of their own hard-earned money.”

He claimed that Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez instead wanted to tax Americans’ income at higher rates in order to “give it to leftist fantasy programs.”

But after the Twitter followers’ comments appeared, Scalise opted to end the online discussion.

“Hi @AOC,” Scalise wrote to Ocasio-Cortez. “Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy”

Scalise’s tweet appeared about 1 a.m. ET Sunday, or about two hours after Ocasio-Cortez’s late Saturday tweet, in which the newly sworn-in congresswoman claimed that Scalise didn’t understand “how marginal tax rates work.”

“Oh that’s right, almost forgot,” the Democratic socialist wrote. “GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit.”

If Ocasio-Cortez had seen Scalise’s 1 a.m. tweet, she offered no immediate response early Sunday.

The 29-year-old New Yorker, who stunned much of the political world in June when she defeated longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in a primary and then won the state’s 14th Congressional District seat in November, has been drawing increased media attention this week – both for taking the oath of office Thursday and for an anticipated appearance Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Previews of that taped CBS interview included references to the Democrat’s 70 percent tax-rate plan, to which Scalise and others reacted during the week.

Scalise, the House Republican whip, was himself featured on “60 Minutes,” in his first TV interview months after the Virginia shooting.

The 53-year-old congressman from New Orleans, who represents Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District, spoke of the “little miracles” he was achieving daily during his recovery.

Also wounded in the Virginia attack were Zack Barth, a congressional aide; Matt Mika, a lobbyist; and Crystal Griner, a U.S. Capitol police officer.

Scalise would later write about the shooting in the book, “Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life,” which was published in November.

twitchy.com

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Mail Online

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Trump told Congressional leaders that he will shut down the government for 'months or years' if he does not get money for his Mexican wall in a heated confrontation at the White House.

Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON -- President Trump said it's necessary to use eminent domain to seize border properties like any other infrastructure project, and warned at a Rose Garden press conference today that he has thought about using "emergency powers" to grant himself authority to build a wall without the approval of Congress.

"We could call a national emergency because of the security of our country. Absolutely. No, we could do it. I haven't done it. I may do it. I may do it. But we could call a national emergency and build it very quickly and it's another way of doing it," he said. "But if we can do it through a negotiated process, we're giving that a shot."

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) countered such a declaration would be a misuse of military construction readiness funds. "This is as clear a statement as any that President Trump values the construction of his wall over military readiness and support for our troops and their families," Smith said.

Trump had just emerged from the second White House meeting this week with congressional leaders to negotiate an end to the government shutdown.

Outside of the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called it "a lengthy and sometimes contentious conversation with the president" that yielded no agreement.

"How do you define progress in a meeting? When you have a better understanding of each other's position? When you eliminate some possibilities?" Pelosi asked. "If that's a judgment, then yes, we made some progress."

Afterward, Trump met the media accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. He acknowledged that he told Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that the shutdown could drag on for months or even longer than a year.

"Absolutely, I said that. I don't think it will, but I am prepared and I think I could speak for Republicans in the House and Republicans in the Senate," he said.

Trump was asked about lawsuits over the seizure of border property, which some landowners predict could be tied up court for years.

"Eminent domain is very interesting. But without eminent domain, you wouldn't have any highways, you wouldn't have any schools, you wouldn't have any roadways. What we're doing with eminent domain is, in many cases, we'll make a deal up front and we've already done that. The secretary has done a lot of that. And if we can't make a deal, we take the land and we pay them three court process, which goes actually very fairly quickly, and we're generous but we take the land. Otherwise, you can never build anything," he replied.

Newsweek

Published  1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to more criticism of her suggested plan to implement a 60 to 70 percent tax on Americans with an income over $10 million a year in order to fund the New Green Deal.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise was on the receiving end of her tweet, after Scalise shared a link from his account on Saturday morning.

"Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs," Scalise tweeted, including a link to an article from conservative blog Hot Air.

Ocasio-Cortez's response came 12 hours later, with the congresswoman writing, "You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?"

"Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit."

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez also took aim at GOP strategist Ed Rollins earlier on Saturday after Collins referred to her as a "little girl" during an appearance on the Fox Business Network.

"If you’re going to put her out front with her mouth ... the little girl who wants pre-Reagan economics of 70 percent taxes, the Democratic women are basically going to be damaged," Rollins said.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez said, "GOP loves to insult my intelligence, yet offers *this* as their best + most seasoned opposition to my policy proposals. If anything, this dude is a walking argument to tax misogyny at 100% Republicans rob everyone the opportunity of real policy debate by resorting to this."

While many have balked at the suggestion Ocasio-Cortez made during her interview with 60 Minutes, which is set to air Sunday, a 70 percent tax on wealthy Americans is not unheard of.

New York Times opinion columnist Paul Krugman outlined the previous policy in an article published Saturday. In the column, Krugman cites a post-World War II policy that taxed wealthy Americans at a rate between 73 and 80 percent.

"The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right? I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics and arguably the world’s leading expert on public finance (although Republicans blocked him from an appointment to the Federal Reserve Board with claims that he was unqualified. Really.) And it’s a policy nobody has ever implemented, aside from … the United States, for 35 years after World War II — including the most successful period of economic growth in our history," Krugman wrote.

A similar article, published by Vox, cites a 90 percent rate for top-earners under President Dwight Eisenhower, and a 70 percent tax rate under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

TheHill

Published  1 month ago

Shortly after being sworn into office on Thursday, Tlaib told a group of supporters: “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf---er.”

“She has a freshman, incoming individual that uses that type of language that has a determination of what she's going to do with no facts or basis," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday at a press conference. "I think this is a role as a leader and Speaker to have a conversation with this member on whether she approves of this or not.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) didn’t specify what type of disciplinary action he thinks should be taken, but said the language needs to be addressed by Democratic leaders.

"She's got to make that decision. I'm surely not one to tell Nancy Pelosi what to do, but I think it's a real test for her, how she responds to this. And it will continue happening if she doesn’t address the problem,” he told reporters Friday. “How was she going to stand up to the most radical left elements of her party when they become unhinged? And It didn't take long. Literally, on the first day it happened. That's going to be a test for her and her speakership.”

When asked about her reaction to Tlaib's comment, Pelosi said Friday that she's "not in the censorship business."

“I probably have a generational reaction to it, but in any event, I’m not in the censorship business,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Friday.

“I don’t like that language. I wouldn’t use that language,” Pelosi said in an interview on MSNBC. “But I don’t think it's anything worse than what the president has said."

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) dismissed previous allegations that Republicans have not stood up to the president when he’s used profanity or fiery language in the past, arguing rhetoric and name calling has intensified over the course of the past 24 hours. The Wyoming Republican argued the language sets a tone of “politicization and partisanship” at the start of the 116th Congress.

“You have seen over the last 24 hours very foul language," she said. "I think any comparisons to Hitler and Naziism are absolutely outrageous.”

McCarthy said the rhetoric and immediate calls for impeachment make him question whether the "House majority going to be serious about anything."

“We watched a new freshman stand up use this language get cheered by their base. And we watched a brand new Speaker say nothing to her,” he said. “That is not the body of what we serve in and that action should not stand. Somebody should stand up to it. She's the speaker - that individual serves at her caucus. I would hope that if she wouldn't, others in her caucus would.”

Big League Politics

Published  1 month ago

President Donald Trump’s White House is not moving from its demand for more than $5 billion in border Wall funding, which is backing Democrats into a corner as we enjoy Day 15 of the federal government shutdown.

V.P. Mike Pence — who raised some concerns when he tried to go lower than $5 billion in a recent negotiation, and was reportedly overruled by Trump — is holding the White House line. He met with congressional leaders Saturday and would not budge on the $5 billion.

The Democrats are still confused, and clearly lack strategy.

Two Democratic officials briefed on today's White House meeting say Pence – who privately floated a smaller wall deal to Schumer that Trump rejected – made it clear the admin was now not moving off the $5 billion plus for wall. The impasse continues.

— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 5, 2019

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The Democratic Party is at a loss for how to handle President Donald Trump’s government shutdown, which reaches fourteen days in morning.

In a press conference, the stunned Democrat leaders said that they will pass some agency-opening bills in the House. But Mitch McConnell’s office has confirmed that it will not introduce any legislation that President Trump would not sign, and President Trump has made it clear that he expects $5 billion in funding for the southern border Wall.

Democrats want four weeks to wait. Maybe they want to return to their five-star vacation spots?

Here are the Democrats, followed by Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise’s press conference, in which McCarthy revealed that Schumer interrupted Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen in a national security briefing.

Here was the best part of the press conference, where the Democrats talked about some kind of winter wonderland involving Russia.

Here is McCarthy talking about how Schumer interrupted the female head officer of the Department of Homeland Security during a very important national security briefing regarding crisis on America’s southern border.

Sara A. Carter

Published  1 month ago

President Donald Trump warned Friday afternoon that he’s going to fight for a secure border, stressing that he won’t compromise the border wall even if the government shutdown lasts years. It was his second closed door meeting with Democrats and Republican leadership but no compromise or resolution was reached.

He addressed reporters in the White House Rose Garden shortly after the meeting saying the parties made progress but were far from a resolution. The president, however, threatened that the impasse could end with a decision by him to declare the crisis at the border a national emergency. By declaring it an emergency, he could get the funding he needs to build a wall.

“We can do it,” said Trump, referencing the possibility of declaring it a national emergency. “I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it.” However, he said that he would prefer to find a solution through negotiations.

His address on Friday came in the wake of a two-week government shutdown over the $5 billion he requested in the budget for the border wall, which Democrats do not support.

“We mentioned the price that we want $5.6 billion dollars very strongly,” he said. “This is national security we’re talking about, we’re not talking about games, we’re talking about national security. This should’ve been done by all the president’s that preceded me and they all know it.”

Tom Homan, retired former acting director of Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement, told SaraACarter.com in an interview this week the national security implications of a porous border are serious and vast. Homan said the majority of ICE personnel and federal law enforcement officials he’s spoken with back the president’s decision to find a resolution to the border wall.

This is National Security we are talking about. We are not talking about games. pic.twitter.com/aGIKpooY8f

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 4, 2019

Trump and Congress To Work Throughout The Weekend

In a letter to members of congress Friday morning the president pushed for the border wall funding, noting the national security implications of not taking action.

According to the Associated Press, Democrats say the shutdown is making it difficult for families to pay bills. They called on Trump to reopen the government while negotiations continue.

“It’s very hard to see how progress will be made unless they open up the government,” said Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. House Democrats attempted to push through legislation Thursday night that would fund the government but not the border wall.

During his address Friday, Trump highlighted the problems federal law enforcement personnel face along the porous border. He noted that the situation is not solely about illegal immigration but more importantly, the illicit trafficking of narcotics and the evidence that terrorist organizations have attempted to use the border to move people into the United States.

There is 2,000 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. Now is the time to finally secure the border and create the lawful and safe immigration system Americans, and those wanting to become Americans, deserve. pic.twitter.com/T9e6Oy8A6G

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 4, 2019

The president was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Congressional leaders at the press conference. including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA. They said their teams are prepared to work throughout the weekend.

Currently 800,000 federal workers are now on furlough. Some are working without guaranteed pay but Trump stressed that he’s not going to back down saying, “the safety net is going to be having a strong border because we’re going to be safe.”

The president has spoken to some furloughed workers who support the administration’s decision to not back away from the border wall funding, Trump revealed. He said those workers have told him, “Mr. President keep going, this is far more important.”

According to the White House, both the administration and Congressional Staff will work through the weekend to accelerate bipartisan consensus.

For more on the White House plans read here.

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib declared Thursday night that the newly installed Democratic majority in the House will "go in there and impeach the motherf---er," breaking with party leaders and stirring controversy just hours after officially taking office.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats have been largely hesitant to promise President Donald Trump's impeachment, preferring instead to wait for the results of the ongoing Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. But Tlaib (D-Mich.) and others in the newly installed House have expressed an eagerness to begin impeachment proceedings even before Mueller issues a final report.

“When your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma look, you won, bullies don’t win,’ and I say ‘Baby they don’t,’ because we’re going to go in there and impeach the motherf---er,” Tlaib said at a party Thursday night. Video of the congresswoman's remarks was captured and posted to Twitter by user @_NestorRuiz and were reported by journalists from The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, had been sworn in earlier Thursday on Capitol Hill. Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Asked about the video on Friday morning, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) neither condemned nor endorsed the comments.

“Well, passions are running high,” she said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “Let's just leave it at that, okay?”

Bustos, who represents a rural Illinois Congressional district where Trump won in 2016, also echoed Pelosi's calls to hold off on impeachment talk until Mueller finishes his investigation.

Tlaib's expletive-laden comment was widely shown on morning cable news shows and drew swift condemnation from Republicans, including from the president, who seemingly jumped on the remarks as evidence the new Democratic House would focus more on opposing the president than on governing.

"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?" Trump wrote on Twitter.

In another tweet, Trump portrayed the push as a sign of desperation due to the success of his administration in a Friday morning tweet, writing that Democrats “only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!”

Republican leadership in the House weighed in as well.

“Meet the new House Democrat majority,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) wrote on Twitter, linking to a story about the video, while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthty (R-Calif.) told Fox News that Democrats' "whole focus here is to try to attack this president while we are trying to move America forward."

Homeland Security

Published  1 month ago

On Saturday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-S.C.), the House minority whip, responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who had advocated for a 70 percent top tax rate. When Ocasio-Cortez shot back, her supporters joked about assassinating Scalise, who nearly lost his life in the 2017 congressional baseball game shooting.

"Snipe his a**!" the popular satirical account Raandy tweeted, responding to Ocasio-Cortez. His tweet received 582 "likes" and 7 "retweets."

Another chimed in, "she's got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that's for sure." This tweet received 25 "likes."

she's got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that's for sure

— matt's making medium missives on mobile (@averybigbear) January 6, 2019

James Hodgkinson was the shooter who nearly killed Scalise in 2017. The congressman almost lost his life multiple times during and after the shooting.

"Raandy" is a satirical account that played a hoax on conservatives during the 2016 election by claiming to be a post office worker and ironically confessing to "ripping up absentee ballots that vote for Trump." His tweet is clearly a joke, but the 2017 shooting is no laughing matter. Any of the 582 people who "liked" this message on Twitter might be inspired to actually carry out what Raandy so glibly jokes about.

Scalise himself called attention to these horrendous tweets, sharing a screenshot of them. "Hi [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers," he tweeted, with the hashtag "#StayClassy."

Hi @AOC. Happy to continue this debate on the Floor of the People’s House, but it’s clearly not productive to engage here with some of your radical followers. #StayClassy pic.twitter.com/lZCO3oiLUZ

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2019

The Twitter debate began when Scalise responded to Ocasio-Cortez's admittedly "radical" proposal of a 70 percent top tax rate in order to combat climate change (to be fair, she did clarify that this would only apply to the top earners).

"Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money," Scalise tweeted. "Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs."

Republicans: Let Americans keep more of their own hard-earned money

Democrats: Take away 70% of your income and give it to leftist fantasy programs https://t.co/NxJPSCqvrt

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 5, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez shot back with invective. "You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?" she asked. "Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit."

Diamond & Silk

Published  1 month ago

Democrats are in charge of the House again and it’s already clear that their priorities aren’t even remotely close to the priorities of the majority of the American people. All you have to do is look at what they’ve been saying and look at what they’ve been voting on already and it’s not pretty.

Steve Scalise was all over the Democrats when he saw what they were trying to do.

The spending bills proposed by House Democrats to end the partial government shutdown offer no funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but provide over $12 billion more in foreign aid than the Trump administration requested, according to a statement on Thursday from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The statement warned the new House Democrat majority of President Trump’s intention to veto the bills, noting that the administration “cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.”

The White House then highlighted the billions in funding the Democrats are offering for “unnecessary programs at excessive levels” beyond what the Trump administration requested, including:

$12 billion more for “international affairs programs,” including $2.9 billion more “for economic and development assistance, including funding for the West Bank/Gaza, Syria, and Pakistan, where our foreign aid is either frozen or under review.”

$700 million more than requested for the United Nations, including restored funding for the United Nation’s Population Fund, which would undermine the administration’s Mexico City Policy that bars the use of taxpayer dollars for foreign organizations that “promote or perform abortions.”

Approximately $2 billion more than requested for the Environmental Protection Agency $7.1 billion more than the administration requested for Housing and Urban Development programs

Is that what the American people sent Trump to Washington to do? Of course not. In fact, you could argue that your average Democrat isn’t concerned about a lot of those things either.

It really just goes to show you how lost Democrats are as a party.

Conservative News Today

Published  1 month ago

Don’t blame President Trump for the ongoing government shutdown. Look to the Democrats, who unanimously voted to leave town just four hours into the first day of the 2019 Congress. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted: “SWAMP STRIKES AGAIN → Every single House Democrat just voted to leave town after less than 4 hours on […]

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Trump wants $5.6 billion in border fence funding, but Democrats oppose anything above $1.3 billion for a mix of border security projects.

Big League Politics

Published  1 month ago

House Republican majority leader Kevin McCarthy revealed that Chuck Schumer interrupted Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in the White House meeting Wednesday with President Donald Trump. Congressional leaders are returning to the White House Friday after they failed to hear the entire briefing from Nielsen, due to Schumer’s interruption. Nielsen’s briefing was intended for national security purposes due to recent incidents at the southern border.

“I was a little disappointed with, I would say, some on the other side. Once the Secretary started, Senator Schumer interrupted her and they really didn’t want to hear it. They challenged some of the points the Secretary made,” McCarthy said.

“I think they wanted to go on, without going through the briefing, they wanted to go on with their bill,” McCarthy said, concurring with Steve Scalise that the Democrats were just not willing to negotiate.

“The President has been very clear that it’s not the bill he would support, and Leader McConnell has said that he’s not bringing anything up that isn’t going to become law,” McCarthy said, referring to Nancy Pelosi’s fatuous bills she is trying to pass through the House.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

President Trump gathered with top congressional lawmakers from both parties Wednesday afternoon for a hotly anticipated closed-door meeting on border security in the White House Situation Room, amid the ongoing partial federal government shutdown that has persisted for 12 days.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and top House Republicans Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., were believed to be attending the meeting in the high-security enclave, which typically is used to handle sensitive information. The location means the conversation will not be televised, unlike the volatile sitdown during which Democratic leaders talked back to Trump last month.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is poised to become speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday when Democrats take back control of the chamber, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., were also in attendance, aides said.

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In a Cabinet meeting earlier Wednesday that served as a preview of the briefing with Hill leaders, the president maintained his stance that funding for a wall along the southern border would be a necessary component of any spending bill to reopen the remainder of the federal government.

“If they knew they couldn’t come through, they wouldn’t even start,” Trump said at the meeting with Cabinet secretaries and top advisers. “We have to have a wall.”

He pointed to a New Year's Day episode in which an estimated 150 migrants apparently tried to rush the southern border near Tijuana, Mexico. Some of the migrants threw rocks at U.S. officials and reportedly hoisted babies over their heads, as Border Patrol responded with tear gas.

“We need a wall and in the end, I believe we will be successful," Trump said, arguing that drones and technology alone would not have deterred the 150 migrants.

Trump said the U.S.-Mexico border has been “like a sieve,” and vowed to “make a plea” for his border wall.

The Democratic package to end the shutdown would include one bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels — with $1.3 billion for border security, far less than Trump has said he wants for the wall — through Feb. 8 as talks continued.

It also would include another measure to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown. That measure would provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to Sept. 30.

Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats would take action to "end the Trump Shutdown" by passing legislation to reopen the government Thursday, when the new Congress is seated. Whether the Republican-led Senate would consider the Democratic funding bills — or if Trump would sign either into law — was unclear. McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart said Senate Republicans would not take action without Trump's backing.

The shutdown began on Dec. 22, as Democrats vowed to block any funding for Trump’s border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump insisted on billions for the long-promised barrier.

While much of the federal government has been running as normal, the partial shutdown has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers to stay home or work without pay, and has closed some federal services and tourist sites. Approximately a quarter of federal workers are affected.

For his part, Trump has remarked that he had been "lonely" at the White House during the holiday break, having skipped his getaway to Mar-a-Lago in Florida. He claimed his only companions were the "machine gunners," referring to security personnel, and "they don't wave, they don't smile."

He also criticized Pelosi for vacationing in Hawaii during the shutdown, even as she blamed the White House for failing to resolve it.

On Tuesday morning, after tweeting a New Year's message to "EVERYONE INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA," Trump tweeted: "The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall. So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security."

But he seemed to shift tactics later in the day, appealing to Pelosi. "Let's make a deal?" he tweeted.

Fox News' Chad Pergram, Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

From the day President Trump took office, Democrats have vowed to oppose him at every turn in an effort to appease their radical-left base, putting the politics of obstruction over the security of our country. There’s been no better example of that than the current partial government shutdown.

True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) laid into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday for his unwillingness to approve additional funding for border security despite his past calls for stronger borders.

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Scalise called out Schumer for changing his position and called on Senate Democrats to support the increased spending bill or come up with a better way to stop illegal border crossings.

On #govermentshutdown, @SteveScalise tells @SandraSmithFox: If @chuckschumer has "a better way to keep this country safe, I think it’s incumbent upon him to show the American people what that plan is." pic.twitter.com/8edVKMjNOb

— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) December 30, 2018

threadreaderapp

Published  1 month ago

mentions 1/ You do and say really crazy & hateful things so no Conservative will ever listen to anything you say. You speak in an echo chamber to people that think the same things as you. You persuade no one. You only incite people crazier than you to do and say vile things such as

mentions 2/ threatening physical violence against President Trump and actual violence such as as Antifa riots and the assault on Rep Steve Scalise. There can be no reconciliation that follows your rants, actually you prevent it. By design? Or, the hatred in your heart betrays any common

mentions 3/ sense that still exists within you. Half the country isn't right and half the country isn't wrong. Only irrational people with hate in their hearts who wish the demise of anyone that disagrees with them are wrong. Have you considered moving to France or Cuba? Or maybe you can

mentions 4/ revitalize Venezuela with that Radical Left-Wing Cultural Marxism that you profess. Maybe Venezuela isn't failing because of Marxism, they just need more of it and you can help spread that message far and wide in Venezuela. Good luck with that, the people of Venezuela have

mentions 5/ have already seen people like you and rejected them. In less than 10 years the most successful country in South America devolved into the poverty and persecution capital of South America as a result of the acts of people like you. Unless you can find it in your heart to live

mentions 6/ by the Golden Rule and seek Compromise and Reconciliation, it would be better if you did leave. And, if you could start a movement to take people like you – Hollywood, Academia, the Media for starters – with you, it would be appreciated by everyone that doesn't live in

The Political Curriculum

Published  2 months ago

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans will rewrite a last-minute spending bill to include President Trump’s demand for border security funding, after Trump told them he wouldn’t sign the bill without that money.

“We just had a very long productive meeting with the president. The president informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,” Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters outside the White House after meeting with Trump.

“So what we are going to do is go back to the House, work with our members,” Ryan said. “We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border.”

Ryan said they also have “very serious concerns” about security at the U.S.-Mexico border. House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Trump thinks the bill as passed by the Senate is just “kicking the can down the road.”

“We believe there is still time,” McCarthy said. “We can have border security.”

The Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution Wednesday night to avert a partial government shutdown. But the bill, which provides funding for several government agencies until Feb. 8, does not meet Trump’s demand for $5 billion for his border wall.

Conservative lawmakers had been urging GOP leaders to reject the Senate-passed bill if it did not provide the funding for the wall.

Ryan attended the meeting at the White House with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

Townhall

Published  2 months ago

Let me be blunt. It’s obvious to me that the political right needs a fighting force—an organized ground level force built for the political conflicts of the 21st century. Politics has become a contact sport. This force must be unlike many GOP political figures who want to avoid contact and seem obsessed with being admired by the left and the editorial boards of the New York Times and CNN, rather than pushing back against the people seeking to destroy them. Who was it that said, you can’t fix stupid?

The left aided by the liberal media has declared war on conservatives. They have declared war on cops, the Constitution, the rule of law, due process, religion, and free speech. To counter this, we need political street fighters, brawlers to help President Trump push back against the swamp, the deep state, never-Trumpers on the right, and the Washington establishment. Currently, Trump has to rely on a group of your grandfather’s Republicans who mistakenly believe that you can compromise with the left or that you can win at political warfare from inside the safe space of a think tank, a TV studio, or from a DC cocktail party.

Traditional GOP politicians and elites do not realize that going forward into the 2020 elections the tactics they are currently using that had previously worked to win elections have become obsolete and ineffective at countering the guerrilla-type warfare tactics of the Democrat Party and the American left.

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Somebody needs to tell these Republican intellectual elites that the other side is shooting at us figuratively and literally as in the case of Congressman Steve Scalise. In this new age of political warfare, they have allowed the left to dictate the rules of engagement. In turn, the left has turned politics into the art of lying. They control the language that can be used and thus control the narrative. Anyone who thinks the left will play fair or use traditional methods to win debates or elections is dangerously naïve. These political ambushes are the metaphorical equivalent of a roadside IED. Often you won’t know the left’s blast is coming until it’s too late in the election cycle when their eleventh-hour surprise smears or outright lies appear. Recall when former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t pay his taxes for ten years. After the election when Reid was confronted about the outright lie he smugly responded, “It worked didn’t it?”

Everyone should be awake to the predictable left. Their opposition research digs deep into a GOP candidates’ past, finding some innocuous clumsy statement, photo or connection even if it was decades ago and smears them with it as if it happened yesterday. They recently did it to Cindy Hyde-Smith in her U.S. Senate race as the Democrats engaged in their insidious game of identity politics.

Who is behind this? A few culprits are Media Matters, American Bridge, CREW and Shareblue. These are subversive leftist groups running a well-funded and organized Trump resistance movement. They are purveyors of misinformation and propaganda. They have made it clear that elections no longer matter unless they win. When they lose, they demand recounts, claim voter suppression and suspicious uncounted ballots will magically appear. Media Matters operative David Brock said in a confidential memo that, “We will fight every day. We’re going to resist the normalization of Donald Trump. We’re going to contest every effort.” In a training manual, Shareblue proclaimed that Trump allies would be forced to step down or change course due to news pushed by Shareblue. They organize boycotts and threaten corporations into not doing business with conservative groups. They conduct training courses on how to write letters and flood newspaper publishers to stop counterview op-eds from being published in liberal publications. They attack conservatives on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and flood their administrators with complaints to get them shut down or suspended.

These are the leftist bullies that can at a moment's notice summon a mob of people to show up and raise hell. They were behind the smearing of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They were the ones who were pounding on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court trying to storm the gates. They engage in political violence, throw out false allegations of sexual assault or harassment, and race baiting along with other types of physical threats, physical violence, and property damage. They are undoubtedly behind the assaults against Republican elected officials and White House staff in public places like restaurants or at their homes.

These leftist groups are a formidable foe that the conservative side currently has no response. We need infrastructure, and we need to mobilize it quickly. I want to be clear. I do not advocate for violence, but I do advocate for more effective counter-tactics than the weak-kneed ones currently deployed.

This new conservative fighter has to rid themselves of their self-righteousness about the kind of tactics they will have to use to take on the left’s machine. For instance, taking the high road is an ineffective tactic against this foe as merely is expressing outrage. Proving that we are better than they are is useless. Besides, I already know I am better and don’t have to prove that to anybody. This new political fighter has to be able to fight through whatever the left throws at them and not flinch, apologize, grovel or abandon a conservative or GOP candidate after an opposition research sneak attack. Think Trump supporter. They have to snicker at being called racist, homophobe, misogynist, lslamaphobe, and fight on. In other words, when the left metaphorically throws rocks, the new conservative fighter has to be willing to pick up those rocks and throw them back. If you need an example just watch how President Trump fearlessly takes on the left.

Many on the conservative side do not have the stomach for this. My response is then get used to losing elections. Get used to gun confiscation. Get used to government control over every aspect of your life. Get ready for totalitarian fascism. You can stop it. If you dare to change tactics and move to the front.

David A. Clarke Jr. is former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, WI., Senior advisor for America First Action PAC/Policy, President of America’s Sheriff LLC and author of Cop Under Fire: Beyond hashtags of Race Crime and Politics for a Better America.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) confirmed Thursday that the House will add $5 billion in funding for border security plus additional money for disaster relief to the current interim bill after President Trump refused to sign the bill that came from the Senate last night.

Ryan Nobles: Steve Scalise confirms House GOP will add $5b in funding for border security + money for disaster relief to current CR. When he was told there is likely not enough votes for that to pass he said: “that’s a negative attitude.”

NEW: @SteveScalise confirms House GOP will add $5b in funding for border security + money for disaster relief to current CR. When he was told there is likely not enough votes for that to pass he said: “that’s a negative attitude.”

— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) December 20, 2018

Congressman Scalise says GOP leaders are talking to a lot of members to whip the votes.

PERGRAM: Scalise on government funding & if they have the votes for the new plan: “We’re talking to a lot of members now.”

Scalise on government funding & if they have the votes for the new plan: “We’re talking to a lot of members now.”

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2018

$5 billion for border wall and $8 billion for disaster relief.

House to try to move interim spending bill with amendment of $5 billion for border wall. Plus $8 billion for disaster aid. That may not clear the House. They would then bounce it back to the Senate. Senate probably couldn’t approve that bill

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2018

Earlier Thursday, Rep. Mark Meadows, VP Mike Pence, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Paul Ryan were all seen entering the White House for a meeting.

Paul Ryan emerged from the meeting and said President Trump will not sign the interim spending bill that came from the Senate last night.

President Trump now put a tremendous amount of pressure on the House to provide border wall funding in the bill or it’s lights out in less than 48 hours.

If the House approves of the bill with the new changes to include border wall funding, it goes back to the Senate to get approved.

The State Department has already been directed to prepare for a shutdown, reports FOX News.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed Thursday evening that the House will have the votes to pass the new interim bill WITH the border wall funding later tonight.

President Trump lit Congress up earlier Thursday when he dug in his heels and refused to sign a stopgap spending bill passed by the Senate Wednesday night that excluded the $5 billion for the border wall.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) confirmed Thursday that the House will add $5 billion in funding for border security plus additional money for disaster relief to the current interim bill after President Trump refused to sign the bill that came from the Senate last night.

The House then decided to vote on a “rule” which establishes how the House will consider the underlying bill. The rule establishes parameters of debate for the spending bill. If the House defeated the rule, the retooled plan to fund government and the wall would have been toast, says Fox News Congress reporter, Chad Pergram.

Hse now voting on the “rule” which establishes how the House will consider the actually underlying bill. The rule establishes parameters of debate for the spending bill. If the Hse defeats the rule, the retooled plan to fund gov't & the wall is toast. Hse can't bring bill to flr

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2018

The House overcame a procedural hurdle and voted 221-279 to approve the “rule” which allows the measure to come to the floor.

The revamped spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund President Trump’s border wall overcame a key procedural hurdle tonight. The House voted 221 to 179 to approve the “rule” which allows the measure to come to the floor.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2018

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says the House will have the votes to pass the interim spending bill WITH the wall funding later tonight.

The bill will then go to the Senate.

On Fox, McCarthy says the House will have the votes to pass the interim spending bill with wall funding later tonight and send it to the Senate

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 20, 2018

The Senate is out for the day and will not come back until Friday at noon ET.

The State Department has already been directed to prepare for a shutdown, reports FOX News.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday said President Trump is throwing a "temper tantrum" over the border security funding battle, but House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says that Schumer is the one who's throwing "tantrums."

"Republicans just have to have the guts to tell President Trump he’s off on the deep end here, and all he’s going to get with his temper tantrum is a shutdown. He will not get a wall," Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

WATCH: @SenSchumer says we can't let the president’s “temper tantrum” cause a government shutdown. #MTP #IfItsSunday pic.twitter.com/DSj7JktTlP

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 16, 2018

Trump has threatened to shut down the government if Congress fails to approve $5 billion for border security funding, including for his long-promised border wall.

"I think you saw Chuck Schumer having another one of his tantrums," Scalise said on "Outnumbered Overtime." "There was a Schumer shutdown not too long ago, and he didn't fare too well from that. And he won't fare too well from that here again."

He explained that Trump campaigned and won on the promise of securing America's border, which includes more than a physical wall.

"The American people knew this was one of the things that was front and center, that you've got a president saying he's going to try to keep America safe, and it's important that we secure the border," Scalise said.

He said border security is a bipartisan issue, and he hopes Democrats will prioritize national security ahead of politics.

"Let's make sure we get the president the money he needs to keep America safe."

See more from "Outnumbered Overtime" above.

Daily Wire

Published  2 months ago

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California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu admitted on Wednesday that he wants to censor free speech, but he can't because the First Amendment prevents him from doing so.

Lieu made the remarks while speaking on CNN about Google CEO Sundar Pichai's recent testimony before Congress about the issue of political bias in Google's search algorithm.

"The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, testifying before your committee about a number of concerns," CNN host Brianna Keilar said. "You took an opportunity to push back on Republican claims of bias in Google searches. In the middle of this hearing you Googled Republican Steve Scalise, you Googled after that Republican Steve King to show that there were favorable stories, including from conservative outlets about Scalise, negative coverage of King, and you made the point essentially, that's not because of a Google algorithm, it's because of what these members do and say."

"I will say, it was — it was clever. It caught some attention," Keilar continued. "But I wonder, have you thought that maybe you and other Democrats have missed opportunities to use your time to press Google's CEO at a time when these large tech companies are struggling to manage content perpetuating conspiracy theories, they're so vulnerable to outside interference? Isn't that a focus that could have been a missed opportunity?"

"So it's a very good point you make," Lieu responded. "I would love if I could have more than five minutes, to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don't get that opportunity."

"However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech," Lieu continued. "The First Amendment prevents me from doing so. And that's simply a function of the First Amendment. But I think over the long run, it's better that government does not regulate the content of speech."

Lieu then suggested that the tech companies should do a better job of censoring free speech.

"I would urge these private sector companies to regulate it better themselves," Lieu concluded. "But it's really nothing that I believe government can do. And so that's been my position all along."

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so..." pic.twitter.com/2LYevmIqrT

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 12, 2018

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

In more proof that inside every liberal is a fascist screaming to get out a top Democrat has openly admitted that he would love to be able to stifle the free speech of political foes if not for that pesky First Amendment.

Congressman Ted Lieu was among those rushing to the defense of Google and the tech giant’s CEO after Sundar Pichai testified before Congress on the censorship of conservative viewpoints in what has become a major controversy as social media purges are ongoing.

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Lieu is always a highly sought after guest for his propensity of shooting from the hip and when he appeared on CNN, he didn’t disappoint.

The representative openly admitted that the agenda of the Democrats and their allies is to snuff out voices that don’t align with their values, which are being revealed as increasingly contradictory to American tradition and are more commonly found in despotic countries where political repression is commonplace.

CHECK IT OUT:

Via The Washington Free Beacon, “Lieu: ‘I Would Love to Be Able to Regulate the Content of Speech’ but First Amendment Stops Me”:

Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) said he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech” during an interview Wednesday, noting he was prevented from doing that by the First Amendment.

Lieu got attention a day earlier when Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, assailing conservative claims of the tech giant’s bias against them by reading positive and negative stories about Republican Reps. Steve Scalise (La.) and Steve King (Iowa), the latter of whom has repeatedly courted controversy with racially charged remarks.

After CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for the “clever” stunt, she wondered if Democrats should have used more of their time to question the Google leader about how it and other tech companies can work to prevent the spread of conspiracy theories and other online trolling.

“It’s a very good point you make,” Lieu said. “I would love if I could have more than five minutes to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don’t get that opportunity. However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that’s simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech.”

He added he would urge private companies to regulate their platforms more themselves but repeated the government shouldn’t play that role.

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So there you have it.

A top Democrat just let the cat out of the bag that their way to do an end-around on the Constitution is to just hand the censorship off to their far-left ideological allies in Silicon Valley, who will be sure to continue the purges as a way to put their thumb on the scale in 2020.

One day we may all look back on this time of madness and hate as a time when the political left allowed the mask to slip and their lust for totalitarianism to be displayed to all because this is who they are.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  2 months ago

Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) said he would "love to be able to regulate the content of speech" during an interview Wednesday, noting he was prevented from doing that by the First Amendment.

Lieu got attention a day earlier when Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, assailing conservative claims of the tech giant's bias against them by reading positive and negative stories about Republican congressmen Steve Scalise (La.) and Steve King (Iowa), the latter of whom has repeatedly courted controversy with racially charged remarks.

After CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for the "clever" stunt, she wondered if Democrats should have used more of their time to question the Google leader about how it and other tech companies can work to prevent the spread of conspiracy theories and other online trolling.

"It's a very good point you make," Lieu said. "I would love if I could have more than five minutes to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don't get that opportunity. However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it's better the government does not regulate the content of speech."

He added he would urge private companies to regulate their platforms more themselves but repeated the government shouldn't play that role.

Lieu blasted the hearing as a waste of time perpetrated by Republicans and backed the right of corporations to free speech. He backs a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision Citizens United, however, which confirmed that right.

Lieu tweeted Tuesday he would like to regulate Fox News but said the fact that he couldn't was "a good thing in the long run."

I agree there are serious issues, but the speech issues are protected by the First Amendment. Would I like to regulate Fox News? Yes, but I can't because the First Amendment stops me. And that's ultimately a good thing in the long run.

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 11, 2018

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

President Trump threatened Tuesday to have the military “build the remaining sections” of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, appearing to revive a call to use Pentagon money to finish the project as he braces for a tense meeting with congressional Democratic leaders opposed to the president’s funding request.  

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

During an interview with “Life, Liberty and Levin” host Mark Levin, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) discussed the importance of securing the United States borders.

Scalise noted the large number of criminals in the migrant caravans that are attempting to come into the country, applauding President Donald Trump’s efforts to strengthen border security.

“It’s incredibly important that we secure our border, ” Scalise told Fox News Channel’s Levin. “I applaud President Trump for being willing to do it.”

He continued, “[E]very single day in this country, at least ten known terrorists are captured trying to cross into America through our border. Why are we trying to secure the border? To keep America safe.”

Diamond & Silk

Published  2 months ago

There's perhaps no one better to take on Whoopi Goldberg on the question of gun control than House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise, who survived an assassination attempt against GOP lawmakers during a Congressional

americanthinker

Published  2 months ago

The hope that seemed palpable in 2018 for a peaceful resolution of our ideological divide appears less attainable now in the new year.

TheHill

Published  2 months ago

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) abruptly stepped aside on Thursday to allow his House Freedom Caucus ally, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), to run uncontested for the ranking member role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- a position that he won.

Jordan, who won the race with no other competitors to challenge him, is expected to be a fierce defender of President Trump when Democrats take control of the panel next Congress. They are expected to become involved in a series of investigations into the Trump administration.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and two GOP lawmakers on the steering committee confirmed that Jordan won.

"The steering committee unanimously selected Jim Jordan to be our next ranking member. And I think he's going to do a great job and thought that it was a good move by the committee," Scalise told The Hill. "You never know what good things will happen along the way in these interviews."

The move is a stunning turn of events amid buzz that Meadows was vying uncontested for the role in the lead up to the steering committee vote.

Meadows arrived to the steering committee carrying a binder, which likely contained a layout of his vision for the panel. And part way into the meeting, Jordan entered the closed door meeting.

Jordan then confirmed to reporters that Meadows had pulled out of the race and that he had declared his interest.

"I just talked to them about the OGR ranking member position. The committee is discussing what they are going to do," Jordan told reporters. "I just went in and told them I am interested in the position."

When asked if Meadows was running, Jordan replied: "No, he is not."

Meadows at the time, however, declined to say that he was not running.

Jordan, the senior-most member on the Oversight committee, dropped out of the race for the House Judiciary Committee amid concerns he would not make it through the steering committee.

But by running in this particular race for Oversight, Jordan didn’t face the stiff competition he would’ve had if he chose to run for Judiciary, in which Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) -- who won there -- already appeared to be the clear favorite among GOP leadership and the steering committee.

Leading up to the steering committee vote on Oversight, it appeared Meadows was a shoo-in.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus — who have earned a reputation for being a thorn in leadership’s side — have faced an uphill battle in securing chairmanships. The group of hardline conservatives has long been pushing for better committee assignments and top positions on panels.

SARAH PALIN

Published  2 months ago

President Trump knows that when the new Congress is sworn in and Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives, the political climate will change and his legislative agenda will be harder if not

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

On Monday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Outnumbered," House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that there are "big negotiations" on | Video

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., beat out a challenge from dark horse candidate, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Wednesday for the role of House Minority Leader.

The California lawmaker took a decisive victory against Jordan, bringing in 159 votes to the Ohio represenative's 43 votes. McCarthy was initially elected to the House in 2006 and has served as the House Majority Leader since 2014.

McCarthy takes over the role of GOP leader in the House with the retirement of current House Speaker, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and at a time when Republicans will be the minority party in the lower of Congress for the first time since 2011.

Along with the election of McCarthy to the GOP leadership role, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was unanimously elected as Minority Whip. Scalise currently is the House Majority Whip and was thought to be an early contender to challenge McCarthy for the leadership role.

Fox News Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

The Washington Times

Published  3 months ago

When a mob of left-wing Antifa activists descended Wednesday night on Fox News personality Tucker Carlson's D.C. home, it signaled a new phase in the political violence and angry confrontations that n

The Washington Times

Published  3 months ago

When a mob of left-wing Antifa activists descended Wednesday night on Fox News personality Tucker Carlson's D.C. home, it signaled a new phase in the political violence and angry confrontations that n

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

As the campaigning for Tuesday’s midterm elections draws to a close, Democrats are seeking to gain political advantage by falsely accusing President Trump of motivating some unbalanced people to take violent actions. The charge is absurd.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

CNN host Don Lemon is facing criticism for declaring that “white men” are the biggest terror threat to the United States and questioning, “What do we do about that?”

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Left-wing activists and mobs have committed some 40 acts of violence and thuggery against President Trump and his supporters in October,

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

Singer Joy Villa joined Brandon Straka and thousands of former Democrats who celebrated breaking free of the party’s mind control at the #WalkAway march in Washington DC Saturday. In an interview with the Gateway Pundity, Villa argued that more and more Americans are realizing they’ve been manipulated and lied to by Democrats because of President […]

gellerreport

Published  3 months ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assigned avowed antisemite and incestuous bigamist Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of antisemitism. The House Republican leadership blasted the decision. “It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a member who has a documented history of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said in a Thursday statement.

Karin McQuillan explained, “Rather than standing up against the disturbing rise of anti-Semitic rhetoric on the left, House Democrats have now just endorsed that ideology,” he said. There is more to #TheResistance than the political panic inspired by the likes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). They are riding a monster not of their own making. In order to survive, they are providing cover and normalization of something not at all normal.”

WATCH: Ilhan Omar Suggests Israel Should Not Be Allowed To Exist As Jewish State, Suggests Not A ‘Democracy’

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested in an interview this week that Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state, Israel is not a democracy, and compared Israel to Iran — which is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Omar made the shocking remarks during a Tuesday interview on Yahoo News’ “Through Her Eyes” with Zainab Salbi.

“I want to talk about Israel because it has been a point of contention,” Salbi said. “How can America work productively towards a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians in your opinion?”

“Most of the things that have always been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other and we mask it with a conversation that’s about justice and a two-state solution when you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other,” Omar responded.

When pressed for examples, Omar responded: “Our relationship, really with the Israeli government and the Israeli state.

Conservative Tribune

Published  3 months ago

'NBC had all this but didn’t report it at the time, before Kavanaugh’s was confirmed. I wonder why.'

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

President Donald Trump denounced the media on Friday for trying to pin the recent bomb scare on him and his supporters.

“We have seen an effort by the media in recent hours to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points against me and the Republican party,” Trump said.

The president commented on the news at his rally in Charlotte, North Carolina after authorities apprehended the Florida man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats.

Trump condemned political violence and called for an end to the politics of personal destruction, especially from the media.

“Political violence must never ever be allowed in America and I’ll do everything in my power to stop it,” he said. “The media has a major role to play, whether they want to or not.”

The president paused as his supporters continued to chant “CNN SUCKS!”

“They have a major role to play as far as tone, as far as everything,” Trump said. “The media’s constant unfair coverage, deep hostility, and negative attacks only serve to drive people apart and to undermine healthy debate.”

Trump recalled that Republicans did not use the aftermath of the Steve Scalise shooting by a left-wing radical to score political points.

“We did not use that heinous attempt at mass murder for political gain, because that would have been the wrong thing to do,” he said.

Trump was fiercely defensive of his supporters, reminding them of the media’s tone against them.

“The media has tried to attack the incredible Americans who support our movement to give power back to the people,” Trump said. “Our supporters are some of the most honest, wonderful, principled, hard working, patriotic people on the face of God’s earth.”

Spectator USA

Published  3 months ago

Democrats have a history of rhetoric that glorifies and encourages political violence

Remember that time American media was consumed with news that the deadly poison ricin – contact with the skin can be deadly – was sent to President Trump, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson? Remember all of the introspective opinion pieces wondering if attacks on the president had gone too far? Or if claiming that Republican policies kill people, might not be an incitement to violence?

Me either. But who can remember all the way back to October 2?

There are a few other differences between then and now. The target then was the president, his Secretary of Defense, a senior naval officer, and a Republican Senator. And then, wasn’t there more than an implication that Republicans have it coming? After all, Democrats routinely claim that Republicans are not just cruel but that, as Nancy Pelosi said ‘millions, hundreds of thousands will die’ if Republicans get their way. What stronger language is there than that? And if you believe it, then violence against Republicans becomes a justifiable – perhaps even heroic — act of self-defense.

That was certainly the case when James Hodgkinson attempted the mass murder of Republican Congressmen and staffers playing softball last year sending Rep Steve Scalise and four others to the hospital. Hodgkinson was a volunteer for socialist Bernie Sanders who declared ‘It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’ in one of many anti-Republicans social media posts. And CNN claimed in a laudatory profile that the violent left-wing paramilitary group Antifa ‘seeks peace through violence’ while its anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon have both defended the group’s violent streak because, as Cuomo said, ‘fighting against hate matters.’ But such action is wrong not just for the obvious reasons, but because it is an attempt to appropriate more than one’s legitimate share of political influence. Every vote is supposed to count the same, but by physically imposing on an elected representative, agitators are trying increase their own power at the expense of their fellow citizens using fear rather than reason.

The other difference between this spate of packages and the attack on Trump, Cruz, Mattis, and Richardson it that the ricin attack was real and it was potentially deadly. The letters really contained ricin. Whereas, the packages sent to Democrat grandees including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros, Maxine Waters, and Joe Biden were apparently inert and were made just to look dangerous according to recent reporting.

Since none of the packages detonated, and possibly were not able to detonate, Occam’s Razor demands that we confront the most likely choices: Either the sender intended harm but was grossly incompetent or the sender never intended harm and meant the packages to be a form of agitprop.

The notes that accompanied the packages read like parodies of how committed progressives think Republicans speak. They are laughably hyperbolic attempts to mimic redneck sensibilities and hillbilly patois including, ‘Git r done’, a dated homage to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s Larry The Cable Guy character. The notes play to every Democrat stereotype of the American deplorables who support Donald Trump. In case you didn’t know, both the Left and establishment Right, known affectionately as Conservatism, Inc., are sure that everyone who voted for Trump is married to a sibling – or wants to be – chews tobacco, and handles snakes during Sunday worship services. And these notes play off those caricatures.

I’m inclined to issue the standard disclaimer abhorring violence in politics. I do. Nonetheless there is something absurd about it. Why must I engage in this ritual cleansing? I have never encouraged or condoned political violence. Nor has anyone I know. So to be forced to disclaim it brings a whiff of guilt, as though conservatives are known for supporting violence so I better let everyone know I’m not one of those conservatives. It’s a slander and an insult up with which we should not put. After all, it was Eric Holder, not Jeff Sessions, who told the faithful, ‘when they go low we kick ‘em’ and it was Obama telling his adoring fans to find people who disagree with them and ‘get in their face.’ And let’s not forget the Justice Editor of the hard left group Think Progress who advocated harassing Republicans ‘where they eat, where they sleep, and where they work’ less than 30 days ago.

Yet, on the day the first packages were delivered CNN ran an on-air headline saying that there was a ‘manhunt for serial bomber going after Trump’s targets.’ Get it? Democrats have a history of rhetoric that glorifies and encourages political violence, of winking at it when it comes from groups like Antifa, and then of claiming the unknown sender of the suspicious packages was doing Trump’s bidding.

Perhaps the people whose sense of their own moral superiority allows them to think that harassment, intimidation, and physical assault are justified by the higher calling of their own side should take some responsibility. But I supposed they would claim that was blaming the victim.

On the other hand, a cynic might wonder if these packages didn’t earn their recipients a certain amount of social standing or street cred within the Progressive universe. And if so, one would be forced to wonder if, given that the packages weren’t, in fact, dangerous, if they didn’t engender a certain amount of jealousy from Democrats who didn’t make the cut. After all, some presidential contenders like Bernie Sanders were snubbed – but maybe the prankster didn’t know which of the socialist senators three homes he should send it to.

Conservative Review

Published  3 months ago

Thursday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin hit the liberal mainstream media for the double standard they use in reporting threats and attacks on political figures.

Levin reminded listeners that mail claiming to contain the toxin ricin was recently sent to Eric Trump, Sens. Susan Collins and Marco Rubio, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and even President Trump.

The suspected ricin attacks targeting Trump, Mattis, and the chief of the Navy, were later determined to be ground-up castor beans which are used to make ricin. A Utah man has been charged in those incidents.

Levin then noted that CNN and MSNBC talking heads didn’t get as upset over the potential ricin threat as they did over the suspicious packages sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN, Eric Holder, and George Soros. Levin said, “I really do not remember CNN getting all upset about white powder being sent to the president’s family. Does anybody else?”

“Now, why does all this matter? It matters because the media are out there are trying to determine who, politically, should benefit and who, politically, should be punished,” Levin added. “It’s the damnedest thing. It’s the most grotesque thing. And of course, it’s Trump.”

“But to have these people sit there, right in the middle when the FBI and the counterterrorism task force and the others are trying to figure out who did what, and so forth — it’s Trump Trump Trump Trump! No mention whatsoever that Trump’s family has received threats. No mention whatsoever that Republican senators have received threats. No mention whatsoever that Steve Scalise was shot down in the middle of a baseball field, and there are other examples,” Levin pointed out.

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Sean Hannity

Published  3 months ago

Just minutes after the identity of the suspect behind this week’s vicious and hateful attacks on our democracy was released, the mainstream...

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

The arrest of Cesar Sayoc, suspected of mailing "potentially destructive devices" to at least a dozen prominent Democrats, led lawmakers to herald law enforcement officials — while others took the opportunity to criticize President Trump.

A rash of suspicious packages sent to high-profile political figures throughout this week led to a coast-to-coast manhunt for the suspect. As of Friday, devices had been sent to liberal billionaire George Soros, former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, California Rep. Maxine Waters, former Attorney General Eric Holder, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, actor Robert De Niro, former intel chief James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Sayoc was arrested Friday at an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida.

Trump applauded the FBI and law enforcement officials and decried the use of violence in the political realm. Trump called the packages and the events of the week "despicable".

"We must never allow political violence to take root in America. We cannot let it happen. And I am committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it. And to stop it now," he said during remarks at the Young Black Leadership Summit in the White House Friday.

Other lawmakers praised the work of law enforcement officials while criticizing those who previously claimed the packages could be "hoaxes."

"Grateful to law enforcement officials for working together to protect the public [and] postal workers by tracking down [the] suspect in mail bomb case," Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said. "This was not a hoax [and] those who labeled it as such did a disservice. Now we must follow facts [and] evidence [and] bring [the] perpetrator to justice."

"Bombs — rhetorical or real — targeting the free press [and] political leaders (most recently, my brave friend Cory Booker) will not deter or distract us," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said in a tweet.

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush took a shot at Trump.

"How long before Trump calls it a fake van?" Rush said, referencing the white van covered with political stickers believed to be the Sayoc's. Authorities seized the vehicle Friday.

Other lawmakers, however, took time to praise law enforcement officials for their work this week.

"Once again, the men and women of our law enforcement community have proven that they are the best in the world, and I join President Trump in expressing my sincere gratitude to them for their swift apprehension of the man responsible for these acts of terror," Rep. Steve Scalise, the GOP congressman injured in a 2017 shooting that targeted Republican lawmakers, said. "Let this serve as another reminder that threats and violence have absolutely no place in American politics, or anywhere else in our society."

Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican, said, "Whatever the source, whatever the cause, whatever the means, whatever the target, political violence has no place in America."

"Hopeful this ordeal has come to an end with no further threats of violence," said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said. "Extremely thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their courage during this trying week."

"This outcome is a credit to great leadership and excellence on the part of federal, state and local law enforcement," Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., said.

Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., praised the FBI and Florida law enforcement officials.

"Nationwide manhunts aren't easy. Neither is keeping our nation safe. Thankful for all those in the line of duty," Cooper said.

Fox News' Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

dailycaller

Published  3 months ago

Republican Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise told The Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday that The New York Times should take down and apologize for a short story about assassinating President Donald Trump published Tuesday.

“The media needs to take accountability for the role they are playing in promoting dangerous rhetoric and division in this country, particularly against President Trump and his supporters,” Scalise said in a statement to TheDCNF. “The decision by The New York Times to run this piece is irresponsible and offensive, and they should remove it and apologize.”

TheNYT published a short story about assassinating Trump Tuesday, just one day before “potential explosive devices” showed up addressed to high-profile Democrats including former President Barack Obama.

English thriller novelist Zoë Sharp wrote the short story, titled “How It Ends,” about a Russian assassin on a suicide mission who receives help from a Secret Service agent to kill Trump. A character who is working with the Russians in the story implies that Trump “was handpicked at the highest possible level” and must be silenced. (RELATED: New York Times Publishes Trump Assassination Fantasy)

TheNYT had novelists “conjure possible outcomes” to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election for a Tuesday piece.

Scalise has spoken out about dangerous tensions in the nation since he was seriously injured by a would-be assassin in 2017.

“These attempted attacks that have been made are beyond criminal, they are acts of pure terror. Violence and terror have no place in our politics or anywhere else in our society,” Scalise wrote on Twitter Wednesday after multiple high-profile political figures had pipe bomb scares.

“I have experienced first-hand the effects of political violence, and am committed to using my voice to speak out against it wherever I can,” he added. (RELATED: Report: Pipe Bombs Sent To High-Profile Democrats And CNN Contained Powder, Glass Shards)

TheNYT had not responded to TheDCNF’s requests for comment at the time of publication.

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National Review

Published  3 months ago

The political Left has been known to orchestrate frame-up attacks designed to make it appear that right-leaning opponents are responsible for violent acts and plots.

If I wrote the paragraph above in the context of reporting or commenting on the pipe bombs that were reportedly sent by an unidentified person or persons to prominent Democrats, many people would react angrily, and rightly so. After all, there is no evidence that the atrocious but thankfully unsuccessful targeting of the Obamas, the Clintons, CNN, George Soros, and Eric Holder (as well as Debbie Wasserman Shultz, whose Florida office was given as the return address on some of the packages) was carried out by political leftists. There is no proof that any Democrat was hoping to cast suspicion on Republican supporters, to suggest to voters, less than two weeks before the midterms, that Trump and GOP rhetoric incites violence. To intimate, in the absence of any proof, that left-wing agitators may be responsible would be a condemnable smear.

That’s why this paragraph, by the usually sensible Will Rashbaum in the New York Times’s report on the apparent attempted bombings, is so infuriating:

Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, Mr. Soros and CNN have all figured prominently in conservative political attacks — many of which have been led by President Trump. He has often referred to major news organizations as “the enemy of the people,” and has had a particular animus for CNN.

The report goes on to say that the CNN bomb package was addressed to former Obama CIA director John Brennan (who is actually a commentator at MSNBC, not CNN). The Times then adds, gratuitously, that Brennan “is a harsh critic of Mr. Trump,” who revoked Brennan’s security clearance “in what was seen as an act of retribution.”

At this point, there is no evidence whatsoever that provocative words from the president had anything to do with the sending of bombs. Indeed, there is as yet no known evidence of who is behind these possible attacks. And speaking of “attacks,” why, in light of the context of a possible bombing spree, is the Times asserting that Secretary Clinton, President Obama, and Mr. Soros have “figured prominently in conservative political attacks”? They have not been subjected to “attacks” in the sense conveyed by this report; they have been on the receiving end of mere political criticism, not the subjects of attempted political assassinations.

There is plenty of media commentary at the moment about incivility, in the form of incendiary rhetoric and actions. This is entirely appropriate. But I’m at a loss to understand how the climate is improved by spicing up reports with thinly veiled suggestions that President Trump may have triggered a series of potentially murderous attacks on political opponents. When Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson opened fire on the Republicans he targeted and nearly killed Representative Steve Scalise, I don’t recall much Times speculation about whether he could have been set him off by Democrats urging their supporters to get aggressive — “get in their face”; “if they bring a knife, we bring a gun” — when dealing with political adversaries.

As we often observe after terrorist attacks, everyone needs to take a deep breath until facts begin to emerge. The investigators are doing their jobs. Chances are we will know soon enough who is actually responsible for the pipe bombs. Then we probably won’t need speculation about motive and incitement . . . though there will be no shortage of it, anyway.

LifeZette

Published  3 months ago

James Trusty said 'alien smuggling and racketeering' could be investigated among the migrant marchers in the growing crisis

I Love My Freedom

Published  3 months ago

Sometime this weekend, the first National Guardsmen will arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico to offer support for a "secret mission." This weekend, 150 National Guardsmen from Texas will arrive at the border. In addition

Daily Wire

Published  4 months ago

Why are most politicians seemingly allergic to keeping their promises? It’s almost as if we as a society are surprised when something good happens in Washington. In fact, the stereotypical politician is seen as a sly liar who can easily be swayed by big donors and lobbyists while leaving his or her constituents out in the cold.

And yet, we still send the same people back to D.C. over and over. In fact, according to Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, over 90% of incumbents were sent back to Washington in 2016. It’s almost as if we don’t care if they lie to us, we just keep hoping they’ll turn over a new leaf.

But it never happens. In fact, instead of "draining the swamp," the swamp drains them. For example, how many promising politicians that rode the Tea Party wave in 2010 can we still say are committed to the principles they ran on? Sure, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY), as well as Reps. Mo Brooks (AL-05) and Justin Amash (MI-03), for example, have been solid constitutionalists. But too many, such as Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), as well as Reps. Sean Duffy (WI-07), Jeffrey Denham (CA-10) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), have strayed. Some more than others, but it’s undeniable that the swamp got to them.

But that can all change if Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04) becomes Speaker of the House Jordan in 2019.

The retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) has created an opening for the Speaker’s position, and it will represent a true fight for the soul of the Republican Party and the nature of the House of Representatives as there could not be a greater contrast between Jim Jordan and his opponent, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23).

Jordan, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, has been in office since 2007 and has kept every bit of integrity and principle he’s had since he got to the swamp. Recognition from conservatives of Jordan’s outstanding record is wide and broad, which a 98% score from Conservative Review, FreedomWorks, Club For Growth and Heritage Action for America would prove. In addition, Senate Conservatives Action polled over 11,000 of its members, and 92% preferred Jordan as Speaker, compared to 2.6% who preferred McCarthy. FreedomWorks activists also share the same near-unanimous opinion, as 99.2% of their activists prefer Jordan to be Speaker.

There are very good reasons for this. When it comes to issues like controlling spending, fixing our immigration system, bringing healthcare decisions back to the people, defending the sanctity of life, and restoring the judiciary, Jim Jordan has never ceased to be advocate for the interests of liberty-loving conservatives.

Jordan plans to change the way Congress operates by making it more transparent and conducive to more debate, rather than capitulation to the other side. A good example of what Jordan is up against is the $1.3 trillion omnibus that Congress passed in March, funding all of the Democrats’ priorities and leaving little for the wall and border enforcement. House members had nowhere near enough time to read the enormous bill, let alone debate on it. And of course, no amendments were allowed. President Trump reluctantly signed the bill due to the omnibus funding the military, but there is no doubt he regretted it and never wanted to fund the other side’s policies and undermine his own agenda.

However, the swamp won again in late September, this time shrouded in much more secrecy, when the Republican Congress passed another large spending bill filled with all of the Democrats’ left-wing priorities. It passed with near-unanimous support from Democrats and few Republicans found the courage to stand for the American people and oppose the bill. Trump would never have to deal with that again if a principled conservative like Jordan were Speaker.

Appearing on Mark Levin’s radio show back when he announced his bid for Speaker in July, Jordan stated that most members of the House have no role in decision making, as all the decisions are made by the leadership. Jordan also lamented the fact that while making all the decisions for the Republican conference, House leadership has no desire to fight. "We forfeit even before we have a debate!" Jordan said to Levin.

Jordan clearly recognizes that the top-down nature of how leadership has run the House drains the legislative branch of the Founders’ intent for it to be a deliberative body and undermines the will of the American people. The House is meant to be the body closest to the people and a Jordan speakership would greatly help in a return to republicanism.

Jordan believes a simple solution to empower the people’s representatives would be to involve more of the members in the process of crafting legislation and having open and substantive debates on legislation instead of everything being created in smoke-filled rooms with a small group of people at the top deciding everything. Another systemic reform Jordan believes would fix the nature of Congress is to leave the choices of chairmen for committees up to the members of the committees instead of House leadership.

Jordan’s vision is also obvious from his letter to his colleagues announcing his run for Speaker. Conservative Review summarized Jordan’s point and partially quoted him, writing:

If Congress were to keep promises to repeal Obamacare, pass welfare reform with work requirements, build Trump’s border wall, make the Trump tax cuts permanent, defund Planned Parenthood, and enact "meaningful, immediate spending cuts" to end "$1 trillion deficits," voters "would be inspired to give us a chance to run [Congress] again."

On immigration, Jim Jordan has been a consistent fighter for the preservation of America’s sovereignty. Not long after President Obama announced the policy of DACA, Jordan cosponsored the Prohibiting Backdoor Amnesty Act which prohibited the Obama administration from using prosecutorial discretion as a pathway to granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. In 2014, Jordan cosponsored the Separation of Powers Act, which prohibited the use of funds for granting deferred action or other immigration relief to aliens not lawfully present in the United States. He has also fought to restore our immigration system to one that is merit-based by, for example, cosponsoring the SAFE for America Act of 2017, which eliminates the diversity visa lottery. The lawlessness of having sanctuary cities is a subject Jordan has also fought to address. In 2015, Jordan cosponsored the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, prohibiting any assistance to states and localities that stop their officials from taking action in regards to immigration. Today, Jordan has laid out his immigration priorities that should be fought for in the upcoming spending bill that includes full funding for the border wall and stronger enforcement on the border.

When it comes to defending the rights of the unborn, Jim Jordan can always be counted on to fight for the sanctity of life. In Jordan’s 11 years in Congress, he has never voted for any bill that funds Planned Parenthood. Defunding Planned Parenthood is also one of his top priorities in the upcoming spending battle. Jordan understands the absolute immorality of forcing taxpayers to assist in the taking of the lives of other human beings. In 2015, he cosponsored the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act which prohibits funding for any entity that refuses to state it will not perform abortions or fund any other entity that performs abortions. That same year, he supported the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act which denies family planning grants to any entity that participated in performing abortions. When Planned Parenthood was secretly caught discussing the organization’s practices regarding fetal organ harvesting, Jordan was front and center in holding Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards accountable. Jordan adamantly pressed Richards on her hypocrisy as it pertained to her criticism of the videos as "selectively edited" while at the same time apologizing for what was discovered in them. Jordan has been a consistent vote for sweeping restrictions on abortion as he recognizes that life is the most fundamental right given to us by God.

And let’s not forget the runaway lower courts. Remember, the lower courts are not in the Constitution. They are a creation of Congress, who has the authority of overseeing them. Lately, the courts have become a leftist super-legislature, with the most egregious examples being stopping Trump’s travel ban, stopping the President from blocking trolls on Twitter, and banning sharing blueprints for 3D gun printing. They have ruled on state voter ID laws, mandating funding sanctuary cities and striking down state abortion laws. And of course, their rulings are almost always to the Left. Jordan, as Speaker, would be able to strip the courts of their jurisdiction, which they have shamelessly usurped from Congress.

To top it all off, a poll conducted recently by The Economist/YouGov showed that Republican voters prefer Jordan as Speaker over House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) and Majority Leader McCarthy, with Jordan receiving 18%, Scalise receiving 14%, and McCarthy receiving 8%. Imagine the GOP actually giving the voters what they want!

Having Jim Jordan as House Speaker, and as the Republican leader in Congress, will do a great deal to put to bed the notion that conservatism doesn’t have a home in the Republican party. By electing him Speaker, we can make the GOP great again.

Co-written with Michael Slee, a student at Chaffey College. You can follow him at @michael__1776.

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a mob during a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, with protesters cursing at her and calling her a communist.

The incident was caught on camera, showing Pelosi calmly entering Florida Democratic House candidate Donna Shalala’s headquarters as she gets surrounded by the protesters. She did not engage with them.

“Look at Nancy Pelosi right here – f---ing communist. Get the f--- out of here. F--- you and your f--king Democrats,” the protesters shouted in both English and Spanish while carrying anti-communist signs.

“You don’t belong here,” one person was also heard yelling. “Socialism sucks,” said another.

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The video of the confrontation was uploaded on YouTube and titled “Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a Miami Restaurant by Trump Supporting Cuban Americans,” but it actually occurred outside the campaign stop for Shalala, The Washington Post reported.

The protest was organized by Nelson Diaz, the chairman of the Republican Party in Miami-Dade County, the Post reported. Some protesters reportedly wore signs of Proud Boys, a notorious right-wing group that is often accused of participating in violent scuffles with their opposition.

FLORIDA DEM CANDIDATE UNDER FIRE FOR EVENT INVITING REP WHO PRAISED CASTRO

The protest was in response to Pelosi attending an event with Shalala that was also supposed to feature California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, a liberal lawmaker who drew the fury from the local Cuban community for praising the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Lee once said after Castro’s death that “we need to stop and pause and mourn his loss,” and called it “very sad for the Cuban people.”

Shalala’s campaign eventually dropped Lee after the outcry and the event included just Pelosi.

The hostile episode, which followed months of public harassment of mostly GOP lawmakers, drew bipartisan condemnation.

“I don’t agree with Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, but this is absolutely the wrong way to express those disagreements,” tweeted Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who last year was seriously wounded after a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice. “If you want to stop her policies, don’t threaten her, VOTE! That’s how we settle our differences.”

A spokesman for Pelosi, Drew Hammill, told the Post that Republicans and President Trump are responsible for inciting such mob behavior.

“It is deeply sad but unsurprising that we now see that ugliness rearing its head,” she said. “It is stunning that Republicans have the gall to call courageous survivors of sexual assault a ‘mob’, at the same time they incite and condone violent actions like this. Republicans must condemn this vile and dangerous conduct, and stop the reckless and dangerous rhetoric that encourages it."

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

We are less than 20 days out from Election Day and the shocking reports of attacks against Republican candidates and volunteers keep getting worse.

In Minnesota, two Republican candidates for state office were punched.

Shane Mekeland is a first-time candidate who is unfortunately entering politics at a time when violence seems to be condoned or shrugged off by leading voices on the left.

Mekeland became a victim of this violent hysteria while at a restaurant speaking with local voters. He is now recovering from a concussion that resulted from a completely unprovoked sucker-punch to his head.

Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson was punched by a man for having the courage to confront him as he committed the criminal act of destroying campaign yard signs. As she took action to defend her fellow Americans’ freedom of speech, she was violently assaulted in a gross intimidation attempt.

Late Wednesday, we learned of yet another alleged assault, this time against Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s campaign manager, Kristin Davidson. Mike Stark, an employee of a liberal, George Soros-backed campaign group, has been accused of violently holding Davidson against her will while she was at work campaigning for Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is the GOP candidate for governor.

As we continue to hear new reports of violence being committed against Republicans, simply because of their political views, it is clear that the most radical elements of the Democratic Party are taking over.

This isn’t the first time he has been accused of assaulting a woman for her political views. The press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke allegedly experienced a similar violent intimidation attack from Stark. She filed charges and yet this Soros-funded group chose to continue employing him and sending him into situations where he could assault even more women.

As we continue to hear new reports of violence being committed against Republicans, simply because of their political views, it is clear that the most radical elements of the Democratic Party are taking over.

Democratic Party leaders have been reluctant to stop this. Remarkably few have spoken out forcefully against this violence, and what’s worse, some continue to stoke this hysteria instead.

We’ve heard Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former Attorney General Eric Holder, all call on their supporters to harass Republicans. Hillary Clinton even admitted, “You cannot be civil” as long as Democrats are in the minority in Congress.

Words have consequences and as all of these Democratic Party leaders know, they are in positions of great influence. Their supporters respond to their leadership. But instead of using this authority to strengthen our democracy, their calls for bullying and harassment have undermined it and have incited violence.

This might be the kind of intimidation you would expect from a tyrannical dictator in a Third World nation, but not from the freest country in the world.

I’m calling on all of us, my Democratic colleagues especially, to stand up to this bullying and harassment. With more Americans politically engaged than ever, this could be a turning point for our democracy.

As candidates throughout the country meet with voters to share their views and ask for their votes, they should do so without fear of being physically attacked for their beliefs.

Only when someone is losing the debate does he or she resort to violence, and there is no place in American discourse for harassment or intimidation. It is not who we are as Americans.

Getting this right is critical to the future of our democracy. That’s why it’s so disappointing that many on the left would seemingly rather stoke or condone aggression by their base than forcefully condemn political harassment and violence.

The American voters are wiser than those who think they can win by mob rule. In this race for the future direction of our country, it will be the party with the best ideas, not the party with the most bullies, that will be victorious on Election Day.

Republican Steve Scalise is the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 2008.

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

An anti-Kavanaugh protester who brought her children to confront Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., this week on Capitol Hill ended up receiving a talking-to of her own from the senator.

"Senator Cassidy, can you please apologize to my children for ruining their futures?" the protester, identified as Alethea Torrellas Shapiro, called out to Cassidy in a video uploaded to Facebook on Tuesday.

Her question was an apparent reference to the uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations against now-Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was confirmed last week by a narrow 50-48 Senate vote.

"Hey, guess what?" Cassidy immediately replied after removing his earphones. "I know your parents are using you as tools. In the future, if somebody makes an allegation against you, and there's no proof for it, you'll be OK."

"What about black men, if you're going to use that analogy?" one protester called out.

"Shame on you, for not believing women and for ruining my daughters' lives," Shapiro said as Cassidy headed to the bathroom.

In Twitter and Facebook posts over the past several weeks, Shapiro documented her efforts to protest now-Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

"Being in Collins office for that long hour was like watching the most torturous depressing rose ceremony ever," she wrote on Monday, referring to Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins' lengthy speech on the Senate floor justifying her vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

WATCH: SUSAN COLLINS SAYS SHE VERY NEARLY OPPOSED KAVANAUGH AFTER WATCHING CHRISTINE FORD'S TESTIMONY

In a Facebook post on Monday unearthed by The Daily Caller, Shapiro describef her intention to bring her children to "birddog" in the Senate hallways and basement to protest the "horrible atrocious men" there.

The confrontation wasn't Cassidy's first run-in with anti-Kavanaugh protesters. Earlier this month, Cassidy was videotaped asking a protester if she would like the life of her husband or son destroyed by an "uncorroborated" charge.

While once-pervasive anti-Kavanaugh demonstrations in the halls of Capitol Hill have subsided in the days since the new justice's confirmation, as senators return home to their constituents, top Republicans say so-called leftist "mob tactics" will become a hallmark of this election cycle.

Liberal protesters – egged on by Democratic politicians – have openly embraced a more confrontational and aggressive approach, banging on the doors of the Supreme Court, confronting lawmakers outside their offices and chasing GOP officials and their wives out of restaurants.

“We saw the lack of civility and the angry mobs even before the comments from Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, so we fully expect leftwing activists will continue to harass members of Congress up through election day," a senior Republican aide told Fox News.

WATCH: RAND PAUL WARNS OF DANGER IN D.C.: 'I FEAR SOMEBODY'S GOING TO BE ASSASSINATED'

"The radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob," President Trump said at one of many recent campaign-style rallies, a message he's repeated over and over.

The Republican National Committee released a video Thursday calling the left “an unhinged mob,” showing recent comments from Democrats encouraging protests.

"There is going to be an assassination if this doesn't ratchet down," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told "Fox & Friends this week." Paul was one of the senators on the baseball field when a leftist gunman opened fire last year, nearly killing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and wounding two others.

"The other side needs to really calm the rhetoric down," he said.

Fox News' Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

National Review

Published  4 months ago

James Hodgkinson seems to have slipped down the memory hole.

Hodgkinson was the left-wing activist who accused Donald Trump and Mike Pence of treason and — “fueled by rage against Republican legislators,” as the Virginia attorney general put it — attempted to massacre a group of Republican congressmen practicing for a baseball game. He shot Representative Steve Scalise, along with a Capitol Police officer and two others, and very likely would have murdered a goodly chunk of the GOP caucus if not for the police assigned to protect Scalise, the majority whip. Senator Rand Paul was there, too, and escaped injury — that time: A few months later, he was attacked while mowing his lawn, suffering six broken ribs. The man who attacked him, Rene Boucher, is a left-wing Chomskyite social-media rage-artist who wrote about his desire to see someone “fry Trump’s gonads.” In 2013, a gunman attacked the conservative Family Research Council. In 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson massacred police officers in Dallas. Before that, five men associated with the Occupy movement made plans to blow up a bridge in Ohio.

We have a memory, a faint one, of Democrats lecturing Republicans about their “tone” not so long ago, something about Sarah Palin and metaphorical crosshairs.

We are a long way from arguing about graphic design.

The Democrats in 2018 seem to have taken the wrong lesson from Hodgkinson and the rest: They have embraced stalking and terror as political tactics. The so-called antifa have firebombed college campuses and committed political violence in order to silence dissenting speakers and to bully students into political conformity; Democrats have taken up stalking with gusto, recently chasing Ted Cruz and his wife out of a restaurant, while Representative Dave Brat recently discovered stalkers photographing his cars and property; police cordons have been broken, and buildings have been entered illegally; Senator Susan Collins has been threatened with rape. Hillary Clinton told her gang: “You cannot be civil.”

An angry crowd at a town hall is protest, even when it is vulgar or unruly. Protest is part of democracy. But stalking and assault are not protest. Arson is not protest. The destruction of property is not protest.

This is terrorism — the attempt to instill in people the fear of physical harm or death in the service of a political agenda. This terrorism has been undertaken with the encouragement of Democratic elected officials and party grandees ranging from Senator Cory Booker to former attorney general Eric Holder. It has been justified and minimized by left-leaning media figures such as Don Lemon.

The Left is in the grip of mass hysteria. Unable to get their way through the ordinary democratic process, the Democrats have resorted to extraordinary tactics, from the smear campaign organized against Brett Kavanaugh to attempting to pound down the doors of the Supreme Court. (We’re betting on the 13-ton bronze door.) They now insist that institutions of American government ranging from the Senate to the Electoral College to the Supreme Court are illegitimate because . . . they’re a little unclear on that part, but they are sure that they are not getting their way, and that’s enough for them.

It’s a temper tantrum, true, but a temper tantrum thrown by antifa thugs is a riot.

A screaming mob cornering someone in an elevator is not ordinary democratic discourse. It is a campaign of intimidation, and it should be recognized as such.

The first, best, and most effective remedy for this kind of undemocratic mob behavior is the ballot box. Republicans are right to make an issue of Democratic mob attacks in the upcoming elections, and voters ought to take it into account. The Democrats have shown themselves incapable of responsible political action, and incapable of responsible government, too. There are those who make the law and those who break the law, and leading Democrats have aligned themselves, enthusiastically, with the latter. They should be kept as far from the levers of power as voters can put them.

The Federalist

Published  4 months ago

Our nation has never been more divided in an entire generation and, instead of uniting everyone, Hillary Clinton argued for doubling down on that division.

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

Despite the continued reports of politically motivated threats or violence, Democratic Party leaders have worked to keep this anger burning and incite even more harassment and violence.  

Fox News

Published  4 months ago

Just over a year ago, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., returned to Congress after being shot by a crazed gunman during a congressional Republican baseball practice. His ordeal marked a low in our nation’s political discourse – one that blew past hostile rhetoric into outright violence.

On Sunday former Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down on what has become the left’s new normal. Speaking at a campaign event in Georgia, he said of Republicans: “When they go low, we kick ‘em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”

Holder’s audience, unfortunately, was receptive, chanting “fight” instead of challenging him on his damaging rhetoric.

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said in a CNN interview that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” Speaking as a bitter and sore loser, she said a prerequisite to civility would be Democrats winning back majorities in Congress this year.

Time and again, those on the left have shown the American people that they do not intend to reverse course and close the ever-widening divide between Americans. Their hatred for President Trump has caused them to dig in their heels, dehumanize Republicans and encourage harassment against those who disagree with them. In doing so, they have brought about the death of civility.

The people who were shot on that baseball field in 2017 witnessed this firsthand. So did Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was assaulted from behind last November by a neighbor who broke his ribs and damaged his lungs.

Senseless acts like these will likely continue, which makes it more important than ever for Democrats to forcefully condemn the culture their own rhetoric has created.

Instead, the top ranks of the Democratic Party continue to sow division.

In June, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., told supporters to harass Trump administration officials and “tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

In July, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. – presumably a future presidential candidate –encouraged activists to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was driven out of a restaurant for her political beliefs. So was Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Most recently, it was Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

And then there was the all-out character assassination campaign against Supreme Court nominee and now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The campaign was waged by Senate Democrats, their media allies and angry mobs intent on destroying a good man’s life.

When their campaign failed, liberal mobs resorted to pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court and continuing their disruptive tantrums.

As Republicans, we believe in treating every American with respect and dignity. We believe political differences are not an excuse for bad behavior.

We do not “kick” those with whom we disagree. Instead, we work hard to win elections and support President Trump’s agenda – one that reflects the same respect for opportunity and liberty for all.

During the Sunday campaign event, Holder encouraged Democratic activists “to be as tough as they (Republicans) are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are.”

Holder is right about one thing – Republicans are indeed tough, dedicated and committed.

We are tough in the face of adversity. We are dedicated to making life better for the American people. We are committed to lifting up every single community.

The results since President Trump took office speak for themselves: record low unemployment, the largest set of tax cuts in a generation, rapid deregulation and unprecedented economic growth.

The Republican Party will continue to fight for what matters most: a brighter future for our nation. And we will do so undeterred by attacks from the left. That is how we win.

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

House Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan formally announced his campaign for speaker of the House Thursday.

The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed the announcement with two sources with direct knowledge of Jordan’s plans.

Jordan has received an onslaught of support from conservative groups and his colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus to run for speaker.

Jordan’s team did not respond for immediate request for comment, but the congressman gave a formal statement after TheDCNF was the first to report his announcement.

“Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement Thursday. “President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”

Thursday’s announcement would be the first time Jordan directly said whether or not he is running. The congressman had repeatedly said leading up to the announcement that there was no speaker’s race, but the he was entertaining the idea of throwing his name in the hat.

“There is no speaker’s race,” Jordan told TheDCNF in April. “If and when there is, my colleagues have urged me to consider it, and I’m open to that. The focus is not on who the speaker is; the focus is on what we do. The key is: We have got to get back to what the American people sent us here to do.” (RELATED: Jim Jordan Running For Speaker Of The House?)

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he will not seek re-election in November, validating months of speculation around Washington the speaker was ready to hang up his hat after serving nearly two decades in Congress. Ryan made the decision to spend more time with his family so as not to be a “weekend” father, he told reporters. (RELATED: Watch Paul Ryan Announce Retirement)

Two of the top ranking House Republicans–House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana–are also angling for the position.

McCarthy failed to garner the 218 required votes to become speaker in 2015, but his particularly close relationship with President Donald Trump is expected to give him a potential upper hand over Scalise in the coming months. Scalise wouldn’t rule out a potential bid for Ryan’s job but is also adamant he would not run against McCarthy, who he considers a “good friend,” he said in March.

Both representatives are raising millions for the party and for midterm candidates, which give them solid footing as Republicans look to choose their next leader.

McCarthy said Wednesday that he wants to be the next speaker, urging conservatives to back him.

Jordan is currently in the midst of scandal while he was serving as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, which could hurt his bid for the speakership.

Jordan, a former Division-1 wrestler, was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994. During and before his time at the university, a team doctor, Richard Strauss, allegedly had questionable interactions with teammates and students. Seven former Ohio State University wrestlers have come out against Jordan in recent weeks for reportedly failing to intervene with Strauss, who they claim was molesting them and students. (RELATED: Speaker Backs Jim Jordan During Scandal)

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Harper's BAZAAR

Published  5 months ago

There is an epidemic of violence against women in this country. Yet there is not one single GOP co-sponsor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018.

In the past 18 months alone, Republicans have pursued or enacted proposal after proposal to take away healthcare for women, make healthcare more expensive for women, make it harder for poor and uninsured women to access reproductive healthcare, all while rolling back regulations for tackling sexual assault on college campuses. And right now, at this second, there’s a battle being waged in Washington, where on one side there are people who think it’s worth knowing the full sexual assault history of a potential lifetime appointee to the United States Supreme Court. And on the other side, there is the Republican Party.

The Republican response to the alarming sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has been more of the same. Republican Senate Judiciary Spokesman Taylor Foy issued a statement lauding Kavanaugh’s integrity. Senator Lindsey Graham voiced concern over the “substance and process” of Ford’s allegations. Only one Republican member of the Judiciary Committee has given any signal that the confirmation should be delayed—and he’s retiring from the Senate following the elections.

Where are the Republican women of the Senate on Kavanaugh? Where is Senator Margaret Collins of Maine? Where is Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska? In the past, they have been two voices of reason in an increasingly unreasonable party—each favor abortion rights and affordable healthcare access. Their failure to immediately call for a postponement of the Kavanaugh vote is striking. Are they capitulating to their party’s escalation of the war on women? This war has victims, and they are piling up at an alarming rate.

When Mollie Tibbetts was killed, Republican leaders in the House were quick to share posts using the tragedy to promote anti-immigration policies. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise both sent tweets using her murder to focus on immigration. The official White House Twitter account posted about Mollie’s death to promote anti-immigrant policy and even made a glib comparison to its despicable family separation policy. Of course, none of them cared that Mollie herself had an evolved view of immigration, was critical of the President’s hypocrisy on the issue, and expressed progressive views on her own Twitter account.

Mollie Tibbetts was killed by a man—a man who saw her and preyed upon her. In the past several weeks, we’ve seen this story over and over: women stalked, attacked, and too often killed by men. Shannan Watts and her children in Colorado. Gabrielle Bessix in Baton Rouge—who had been granted a restraining order against her killer in the days before she was killed. Petra Maribel Bolaños De Casarez was gunned down by her ex-husband in Bakersfield. Nia Wilson was stabbed to death. Belinda Kramer was shot in Oregon, and thankfully, ultimately survived. Women are dramatically more likely to be victims of sexual violence and stalking than men.

It’s no secret that this President is the enemy of women. And it is women who will bear the brunt of his Supreme Court nomination.

"We’ve seen this story over and over: women stalked, attacked, and too often killed by men."

Not only did Trump state the he would apply a litmus test and nominate only those who would overturn Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court, he sourced his list of potential judges from the Federalist Society, and the Heritage Foundation. These right-wing extremist organizations both have a long history of anti-women policies and proposals.

This has taken place in a Congress where Democrats rightfully face consequences for abusive behaviors toward women. Senator Al Franken resigned his seat when allegations were brought forward. So did Representative John Conyers, following loud and public calls from both parties for them to resign. Republicans have been substantially quieter when it comes to their own party. Blake Farenthold brazenly stayed in Congress for months following allegations of sexual misconduct and the revelation that he had used tens of thousands of dollars in public funds used to settle claims against him—and his party was tepid at best in their rejection of him. He’s now a lobbyist. Of course, a party that gets behind a President with multiple accusers seems to have no problem at all with this behavior.

To Republican leaders, this anti-women agenda is a feature, not a bug. It is part of their larger strategy to expand its war on women in the Trump era.

The thing is, it is women who can stop it. Senators Collins and Murkowski, we need you. We need you now. Your party doesn’t seem to care about us. Do you?

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

“Boo hoo hoo.”

That was Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell’s reaction to Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins saying she had received threats meant to influence her vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things said to my staff,” Collins said in an interview with Maine radio station WVOM.

“Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect,” Swalwell wrote in a tweet early Thursday morning. (RELATED: GOP Baseball Shooter Was ‘Fueled By Rage Against Republican Legislators)

“A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your @SenateGOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing.”

Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect. A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your @SenateGOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing. https://t.co/bnhtkM9HGy

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018

Swalwell was reacting to an article in The Hill, which did not note that Collins said the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, should receive protection for her and her family.

“I think we need to provide her with any protection that she may ask for, for herself and for her family,” Collins said.

Swalwell’s dismissal of the threats against Collins came just 11 days after Swalwell’s Republican challenger, Rudy Peters, narrowly escaped a stabbing attempt.

Peters’s accused attacker, Farzad Fazeli, reportedly made disparaging remarks against the Republican Party before the alleged attack.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who narrowly survived a politically motivated mass assassination attempt in June 2017, warned in an interview earlier in September that “some on the left” are “inciting” violence against Republicans.

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Zero Hedge

Published  5 months ago

Episodes of threats and violence perpetuated by angry leftists furious about President Trump's agenda and policies, are becoming increasingly common in the US, particularly after a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter nearly killed majority whip Steve Scalise after opening fire on a practice session for the Congressional baseball game.

Another incident unfolded on Tuesday in northern California, where a 35-year-old man was arrested for whipping out a switchblade and attempting to stab Republican Congressional candidate Rudy Peters while the candidate was working a booth at the Castro Valley Fall Festival.

The man, who was later identified as Farzad Vincent Fazeli, was arrested and charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor count of exhibiting a deadly weapon. According to media reports, Fazeli approached Peters unprovoked and started shouting "fuck Trump" and other "disparaging profanities" about the Republican Party. Fazeli then allegedly pulled out a switchblade and tried to stab Peters, but was foiled when the blade malfunctioned.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement about the incident (read it below):

Fazeli "approached the victim in an aggressive manner and made disparaging remarks about his political party and elected officials," Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

"During the incident, Fazeli is suspected to have pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab the victim. The knife malfunctioned and the victim became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli."

County police responded to the incident at around 3:45 pm local time after somebody called in about a disturbance near Peters' booth.

Peters said he has never before been concerned about his safety prior to the attempted stabbing. "People are just polarized right now, and this country’s divided and it’s just a mess. It shouldn’t be that way," Peters said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"It’s a shame," he said. "People are just polarized right now, and this country’s divided and it’s just a mess. It shouldn’t be that way."

"All of a sudden we hear someone screaming, "F— Trump, f— Trump!" Peters recalled. He said the man raised his middle finger and was “standing right in front of the booth."

Peters had been sitting with Joseph Grcar, a Republican state Assembly candidate, when Fazeli approached. Peters said he and Grcar were both "kind of shocked" by the attack, but that the man seemed like he was walking off. "The next thing you know," Peters said, "he stops and turns around and says, 'I’ll show you,' and runs at the booth."

Per the San Francisco Chronicle, Fazeli grabbed a coffee cup from a nearby table and threw it at him, prompting Peters to come around the table and "grab him". An altercation ensued, where Peters said he threw Fazeli to the ground before the suspect hopped back up, reached into his pocket and grabbed the switchblade.

"He’s screaming, 'I’m gonna kill you, motherf—er!'" Peters said. "He had the knife, but the blade wouldn’t shoot out."

Fazeli then threatened to use his pink switchblade to stab Peters, but he "could not open it."

Peters then grabbed a sign from a nearby booth and used it as a shield, but fortunately someone stepped in and urged the attacker to calm down. Peters reported the incident, and Fazeli was soon detained.

Peters is running against Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell in California's fifteenth Congressional district. Given the miraculous factors that prevented this close call from becoming an unmitigated tragedy, one can't help but wonder how many more acts of extreme violence will be directed at Republicans between now and Nov. 6, and if any of them will result in tragic outcomes.

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

The political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who narrowly survived a politically-motivated mass assassination attempt in July 2017.

Noting recent instances of violence against Republicans, Scalise said that “some on the left are inciting this violence and frankly they should be called out on it.” He added that some Democrats are “almost encouraging” political violence.

The Louisiana Republican made the comments on an episode of Republican Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy’s podcast, Plaidcast, which aired on Friday. (RELATED: GOP Office Set On Fire Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional)

“You’ve got some people on the Left, that just want this idea of resist and ignore the fact that [Trump] is president, they want to interrupt the ability of congress to do its job and of course you’ve got death threats and literal attacks on lives and frankly I want to see the Left stand up to this,” Scalise said.

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters sparked controversy in June when she encouraged liberal mobs to harass members of President Donald Trump’s administration at restaurants, gas stations and even at home.

“Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants,” We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep,'” Waters said, pledging to “win this battle.”

“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd,” the congresswoman added. “And you push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome any more, anywhere!”

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Conservative Politics Today

Published  5 months ago

Cory Booker is really running for President and just pulled the ultimate dumb move. It very well could cost him his Senate seat too, which would be fine with most of America.

The rules say he can be expelled from the Senate for this and voters of NJ do not get a say – it is up to the Senate.

He’s a political hack of the highest order as he showed when he released emails (in violation of the rules) and they all turned out to be duds anyway.

As reported by Fox News: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) blasted Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), for promising to violate Senate rules by releasing a confidential email from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“I am going to release the e-mail about racial profiling and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker said Thursday in a shocking move at the start of Day 3 of the Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings.

“Bring the charges,” Booker responded when Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) read the rules on confidential documents.

Booker previously accused Kavanaugh of showing a willingness to approve racial profiling tactics, citing an email that he vowed to release Thursday with support from other Democrats. Booker, seen as a likely presidential hopeful in 2020, was criticized by Republicans for not providing the email in question to Kavanaugh.

Speaking on “America’s Newsroom,” Scalise accused Booker and other Senate Democrats of trying to launch their 2020 presidential campaigns at the hearings.

He said Booker and other Democrats are trying to appease their base, which is “racing” further and further left toward socialism.

“It’s beneath the dignity of the Senate to try to turn this into a circus,” said Scalise, arguing that Booker is making a “spectacle” of the proceedings in order to position himself for a presidential bid.

.@CoryBooker: “I sincerely believe that the public deserves to know this nominee’s record.” https://t.co/akz4tCODv8 pic.twitter.com/c11xp199N0

— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 6, 2018

dailycaller

Published  5 months ago

American Greatness

Published  6 months ago

During a campaign rally in suburban Columbus last Saturday, President Trump invited Rep. Jim Jordan to the stage. “How great is he?” Trump asked the crowd about the Ohio native. The packed school auditorium soon filled with chants, “Speaker of the House! Speaker of the

The Federalist

Published  6 months ago

The same journalists who come unstuck over Trump's criticism of media outlets like CNN gloss right over Bill de Blasio's criticism of Fox News.

dailycaller

Published  6 months ago

The man who threatened Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers last week allegedly had different types of ammunition, materials and instructions on how to build bombs.

The man, Carlos Bayon, 63, was charged by criminal complaint with interstate communication of a threat. Bayon left Scalise a message on June 30 claiming he would make the congressman “pay,” promising to feed him and the people that sent him to Washington “lead.” (RELATED: One Year After He Was Nearly Killed, Scalise Is Still Receiving Assassination Threats)

According to an affidavit filed in court, the search of Bayon’s house did not turn up any firearms. However, special agent Lawrence Anyaso said investigators discovered 150 rounds of 7.62-millimeter rifle ammunition, 50 rounds of shotgun ammunition, a 2004 receipt for an SKS assault rifle, and a 1987 receipt for a .38-caliber revolver, according to NOLA.com.

He was also in possession of over a dozen books about guns and how to make bombs. Some titles included “Ragnar’s homemade detonators,” “New & Improved C-4,” and “Improvised radio detonation technique.”

The congressman from Louisiana was shot and severely wounded last year when a lone gunman attacked the Republicans’ baseball team during one of their practices.

Scalise is currently the fourth ranking Republican in the House, and is one of the many congressmen who are expected to vie for the House Speaker vacancy come November.

Truthfeed

Published  6 months ago

Conservative powerhouse Sean Hannity hit the nail right on the head when he slammed the fake news media, over this newfound “outrage” after CNN’s Jim Acosta was booed at a Trump rally.

From Breitbart

Conservative radio and television star Sean Hannity slammed the feigned outrage of left-wing journalists with Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday.

“It’s like a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week obsession. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day … all they’re looking for is something to be outraged about as it relates to the president,” Hannity told Boyle and co-host Kaya Jones.

Speaking to CNN’s assertion reporter Jim Acosta’s “life was in jeopardy” at a Trump rally because a crowd shouted insults including “CNN sucks” at him, Hannity was very skeptical. “Let me be very clear about this, if I’m ever at any event, and I’m a prominent conservative — and I think both of you would agree with me — if anybody in the crowd ever dared to lay a hand on anybody from the media, we would be the first people to step in and stop it,” he said. “At least I would jump right in, get right in the middle of it, and stop it.”

“There’s a reason that people are shouting ‘CNN sucks.’ It’s because they do suck,” Hannity quipped. “This is just a means of — I think — of intimidating and trying to silence people for telling them — really shouting at them — that their coverage is abusively biased.”

Hannity was dismissive of the notion Jim Acosta and other leftist journalists are somehow uniquely endangered by President Trump’s anti-leftist media rhetoric. “With all due respect to everybody, I’ve had a lot of death threats over the years. I’ve had white powder sent to my office,” he said. “There’s always gonna be a crazy in every crowd. The shooting that took place at that baseball game practice, where Steve Scalise was shot, he was a Bernie supporter, but I don’t blame Bernie Sanders for the fact that one of his supporters is a nut.”

CNN and other left-wing journalists’ continual outrage peddling, in Hannity’s view, came at the expense of the coverage of the economic boom over which President Donald Trump has presided, including record low unemployment for several demographic groups and the return of manufacturing jobs once purported to be irretrievable by Democrats.

Hannity saved some ammunition for the Democrats. “They want to impeach the president, they want to keep Obamacare, they want to get rid of ICE and [have] open borders … they want all these investigations into the Deep State to stop,” he said about a possible return of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

“It’s a simple formula,” Hannity said of the Democratic election strategy for November, when they hope to flip the House and bring about that change. “Outside of that, they don’t have anything in their arsenal, except the same old playbook that Republicans are racist, and sexist, and misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, want dirty air and water, and to kill grandma and kids.”

True Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Just days after a Politico reporter attacked supporters of President Donald Trump as “garbage people,” law enforcement authorities have arrested several people for making violent threats against Republican congressmen. One of the lawmakers threatened is Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was nearly murdered last year after a deranged left-wing activist shot up a park full of Republican politicians before being killed by police.

Carlos Bayon, of Grand Island, New York, was arrested Thursday for allegedly leaving threatening voicemails on office phone lines belonging to Scalise and the Washington state office of another congressman, according to WKWB. Here’s what Bayon reportedly said in the voicemail police have linked to him.

Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.

Chris Smith, a Republican congressman from New Jersey, also received a credible death threat from a man whom police say is 43-year-old Dereal Finklin, of East Orange, New Jersey. The suspect, who is a Democrat, was arrested on Saturday for making terrorist threats at Smith via social media, according to WUSA9.– READ MORE

The Federalist

Published  6 months ago

Just days after a Politico reporter attacked supporters of President Donald Trump as “garbage people,” law enforcement authorities have arrested several people for making violent threats against Republican congressmen. One of the lawmakers threatened is Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was nearly murdered last year after a deranged left-wing activist shot up a park full of Republican politicians before being killed by police.

Carlos Bayon, of Grand Island, New York, was arrested Thursday for allegedly leaving threatening voicemails on office phone lines belonging to Scalise and the Washington state office of another congressman, according to WKWB. Here’s what Bayon reportedly said in the voicemail police have linked to him.

Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.

Chris Smith, a Republican congressman from New Jersey, also received a credible death threat from a man whom police say is 43-year-old Dereal Finklin, of East Orange, New Jersey. The suspect, who is a Democrat, was arrested on Saturday for making terrorist threats at Smith via social media, according to WUSA9.

"Dereal Finklin, 43, who is a registered Democrat in East Orange, was charged with making terroristic threats against the congressman on Saturday."

This happened on Saturday. I guess the MSM was too busy pearl clutching over Jim Acosta to report this. https://t.co/tNyu4ACyX5

Smith, who has served as a member of Congress since 1981, says that he’s faced more threats of violence recently and that he believes people are trying to intimidate elected officials they don’t think can be beaten at the ballot box. More from WUSA9.

In an interview with the Asbury Park Press on Wednesday, Smith said the threat –which he confirmed was a death threat – was just the latest incident in a pattern of abuse and harassment that he and his staff have endured over the past five years, as the political discourse in the United States has grown more polarized.

The congressman has installed electronic security and surveillance systems at his office and established new safety protocols for his staff, he said. Yet the tires on his personal car have been slashed seven times in as many months, he said.

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NOLA.com

Published  6 months ago

An upstate New York man has been arrested on a charge of threatening U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise via a voicemail message. "We are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay," the message reportedly said.

WKBW television in Buffalo reported that Carlos Bayon, 63, of Grand Island, about eight miles southeast of Niagara Falls, was charged with interstate communication of a threat on a Louisiana congressman and one from Washington, both on June 30. The station did not name the congressman, but Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine confirmed one of them was her boss, the Old Jefferson Republican who, as majority whip, is the No. 3 GOP member of the House.

"Whip Scalise is grateful to law enforcement for their actions," Fine said. "He will never forget how their heroism saved his life and those of his colleagues last year. As he has said before, there is absolutely no place in our political discourse for violent threats."

Scalise was shot and gravely wounded June 14, 2017, by a politically motivated gunman who opened fire on him and his colleagues at a Republican team practice in Alexandria, Va., for the congressional baseball game. It was three months before he returned to Congress, and he still walks on crutches.

Bayon was arrested Wednesday. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy said "very concerning" items were found in his house, The Associated Press reported. Kennedy did not elaborate.

The complete voicemail message to Scalise, according to WKBW, was:

"Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente [Spanish for 'an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth']. That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day."

More to come on this breaking news story on NOLA.com.

Drew Broach covers Jefferson Parish politics and Louisiana interests in Congress, plus other odds and ends, for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Email: dbroach@nola.com. Facebook: Drew Broach TP. Twitter: drewbroach1. Google+: Drew Broach.

National Review

Published  6 months ago

A New York man was arrested Thursday after he reportedly left threatening voicemail messages for two members of Congress.

Carlos Bayon, 63, faces a charge of making threats across state lines to House majority whip Steve Scalise as well as a Washington representative who is yet to be named.

“Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are,” Bayon said in the messages, according to Buffalo’s ABC station WKBW. “We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”

Scalise is no stranger to dangerous threats, having survived being shot at last summer’s Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. The Louisiana Republican remained in the hospital in critical condition for weeks after a left-wing activist, “fueled by rage against Republican legislators,” shot him in the hip.

“Whip Scalise is grateful to law enforcement for their actions. He will never forget how their heroism saved his life and those of his colleagues last year,” a Scalise spokesperson said regarding the arrest Wednesday. “As he has said before, there is absolutely no place in our political discourse for violent threats.”

Bayon faces up to a five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

A 63-year-old man named Carlos Bayon was arrested Thursday after leaving Rep. Steve Scalise and another unidentified lawmaker threatening voicemails.

Bayon, a New York resident, was charged with making threats across state lines.

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) and his aides were shot during baseball practice in Virginia last June by a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter.

Scalise recovered from a gunshot wound to the hip after several emergency surgeries and months of recovery.

Carlos Bayon even left part of the threatening voicemail to Scalise in Spanish.

Via The Hill:

“Whip Scalise is grateful to law enforcement for their actions. He will never forget how their heroism saved his life and those of his colleagues last year,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told The Hill in a statement. “As he has said before, there is absolutely no place in our political discourse for violent threats.”

Scalise and a second lawmaker from Washington state, who has not been identified, received the voicemails on June 30, 2018.

“Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are,” the voicemails said, according to Buffalo’s ABC affiliate WKBW. “We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (Spanish for “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”

If found guilty, Bayon could face up to five years in prison and a penalty as high as $250,000.

The Fake News media’s manufactured crisis over ‘Trump’s cruel immigration policy’ of separating children from their ‘parents’ is going to get somebody killed.

A Stuart, Florida man was arrested in June after he threatened to kill Rep. Brian Mast’s (R-FL) children over ‘Trump’s immigration policy.’

There have been over 538 violent attacks against Trump supporters since the 2016 election season.

The Washington Times

Published  6 months ago

The people staring back at Acosta with contempt have no voice on their network. Their voices are not just silenced, they are propped up as strawmen and summarily burned to a char by the same people wh

Truthfeed

Published  6 months ago

Rep. Jim Jordan is running for Speaker of The House, and he’s the best man for the job.

He’s tough, pro-Trump, and his stance on immigration is very much America First.

And his bid just got a big jolt from another conservative powerhouse, who says Jordan is the best man for the job, and a “leader, and a fight, and a true conservative.”

From Breitbart

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker of the House on Thursday, calling Jordan a “fighter, a leader, and true conservative.”

“When I arrived in Congress, Jim Jordan was one of the first colleagues I got to know—and in the time since, I can honestly say Jim is one of the most honorable, thoughtful, and principled men I’ve met in Washington. Jim is a fighter, a leader, and a true conservative in every way,” Meadows said in a statement on Thursday.

Meadows, as the leader of the conservative Freedom Caucus, serves as an important leader of conservatives in the House of Representatives. Congressman Meadows argued that if Americans vote to keep Republicans in control of Congress’s lower chamber, then Jordan will fight for “real changes” in Congress.

“He never backs down from a fight when his values are on the line. He listens to and cares about his colleagues. Most importantly, he remembers the most critical voice—the voice of the voters—in every single decision he makes,” Meadows continued. “If the people entrust Republicans with the House this November, Jim Jordan would be a Speaker who would fight for real changes in Congress that would allow the people’s House to truly work for Main Street Americans. I fully support his candidacy.”

Christina Hagan, a pro-Trump conservative running for the House in Ohio, tweeted in support of Jordan’s speakership bid on Thursday.

Hagan said, “A bright day for America and for generations to come!”

.@Jim_Jordan for Speaker of the House.

A bright day for America and for generations to come!

Now- let’s do everything we can to help him across the finish line so we can restore our great republic together. pic.twitter.com/AHK7fEBSjo

— Christina Hagan (@RepHagan) July 26, 2018

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon cheered Jordan’s bid in a statement on Thursday, saying, “A Speaker Jordan will ensure that House Republicans finally make good on the promises they have made for years on the campaign trail– to balance the budget and hold bureaucratic agencies accountable.”

Congressman Jordan announced his candidacy to replace the outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday morning. Jordan will likely compete against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to lead House Republicans in the next term should they retain their majority.

“President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said,” Jordan said in a statement on Thursday.

Congressman Jordan wrote a letter to fellow House Republicans that, if they elect him to become the next Speaker, Republicans can fully repeal Obamacare, reform welfare, build a wall on America’s southern border, make the individual tax cuts permanent, end funding for abortion-provider Planned Parenthood, and truly cut spending.

Jordan concluded in a letter to House colleagues, “President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people, Congress has not held its end of the deal, but we can change that.”

Fox News

Published  6 months ago

Parkland tragedy survivor Kyle Kashuv has emerged as a role model for young conservatives across the country -- and it was never more evident than this week, when he helped plan the largest-ever high school conservative conference.

dailycaller

Published  6 months ago

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.

Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens. RELATED: Pelosi Seeks To Delay State Of The Union Until Shutdown Is Over)

In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi claimed the lack of funds to Homeland Security posed a risk to the White House and the Congress during the event, but the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement refuting that. She shared that statement in a Tweet:

The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.

— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 16, 2019

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn agreed with Pelosi, telling The Daily Caller, “I just happen to be reading about Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 address and it is the first time since eighteen hundred that it was delivered in person. So there’s ample precedent for the State of the Union to be delivered in writing.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise called Democrats’ security concerns nonsense, telling reporters on Wednesday, “There are no security concerns that have been raised and that has nothing to do with that. Ironically, it seems like she’s only concerned about security when it’s a State of the Union that will expose what this fight is all about.”

Kerry Picket is a host on SiriusXM Patriot 125

CNBC

Published  7 months ago

President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2018.

President Donald Trump has invited eight top lawmakers to sit down Wednesday afternoon and discuss the partial government shutdown and border funding.

This would mark the first time Trump has met with Democratic and Republican leaders since the shutdown started Dec. 22.

Politico first reported news of the invitations, and NBC News confirmed with two congressional leadership sources and another person familiar with the move.

Democrats, who take control of the House on Thursday, have already signaled they will vote that day on two bills to try to reopen the government without providing the $5 billion for the border wall that Trump has requested.

Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon about the possibility of making a deal with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Trump tweet

Pelosi responded Tuesday afternoon, tweeting that the president has "given Democrats a great opportunity to show how we will govern responsibly & quickly pass our plan to end the irresponsible [shutdown]...."

Pelosi tweet

MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake reported that some Democrats are wary that Wednesday's meeting is more of a stunt than real negotiation.

Haake tweet

Congress has so far failed to break an impasse over the barrier's funding, and no votes are scheduled. Lawmakers will get 24 hours notice before any vote on a deal to end the shutdown, which is in its 12th day Wednesday.

The White House invited Pelosi and Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Steve Scalise, R-La., as well as Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and John Thune, R-S.D., NBC News confirmed.

—CNBC's Jacob Pramuk contributed reporting.

True Pundit

Published  7 months ago

Since nobody in the mainstream media will do the work, Rep. Steve Scalise — the congressman who miraculously survived an attack on his life last year — reminded the American people of exactly what took place between Russia and the United States during the Obama years.

“President @realDonaldTrump went into this meeting with Putin from a position of American strength to combat Russian aggression, but it’s important to remember how Russia was allowed to get to this point,” Scalise tweeted Monday.

President @realDonaldTrump went into this meeting with Putin from a position of American strength to combat Russian aggression, but it's important to remember how Russia was allowed to get to this point. https://t.co/Fni4HSAAZn

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

March 2009: President Obama and Secretary Clinton hit the reset button on relations with Russia. pic.twitter.com/5GafJAyww0

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

March 2012: President Obama promises Russia flexibility on missile defense in return for “space” during his final election. pic.twitter.com/vcBPKc2M9v

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

October 2012: President Obama mocks Governor Romney in a presidential debate for saying Russia is our number one geopolitical foe; Democrats, Liberal Media join in. (video via @FreeBeacon) pic.twitter.com/D1d8lPMmJo

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

August 2013: Russia-backed Syria crosses President Obama’s “red line” with a chemical weapon attack on its own citizens; President Obama fails to respond with force despite his original threat. https://t.co/sc3iRd4Jdg

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

June 2017: Senior Obama administration official admits they “sort of choked” when it came to dealing with Russia. President @realDonaldTrump won’t choke like President Obama did. https://t.co/UR33MRoJCo

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 16, 2018

A quick review of history is all it takes to reveal the stunning hypocrisy from the left and the liberal media on this issue. – READ MORE

Obama in Dec 2016 admitted that the DNC hacking and news “manipulations were not particularly sophisticated. This was not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme.” Yet here we are 14 months later still going nuts about Russia “meddling.”pic.twitter.com/ka0JV1HwjJ

— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) February 14, 2018

In December 2016 President Barack Obama admitted to reporters that the DNC “hacking” by the Russians was “not particularly sophisticated.” Obama added, “This was not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme.”

And yet 14 months later the spear-phishing by the Russians is all the Democrats and liberal media can talk about. – READ MORE

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

" It Is a Meaningless Stunt," Complained House Democrat

Conservative Tribune

Published  7 months ago

'It's important to remember how Russia was allowed to get to this point.'

TheHill

Published  7 months ago

House GOP leaders plan to bring a Democratic measure calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the House floor, hoping to force Democrats into a difficult vote.

The Democratic bill, introduced Thursday, would create a commission to examine ICE’s responsibilities and then recommend transferring them to other agencies.

Republicans see the growing “abolish ICE” movement as a political winner that will make at least some Democrats running in swing districts uncomfortable.

“Democrats have been trying to make July 4th about abolishing ICE which is a radical, extreme position that would lead to open borders and undermine America's national security,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) told The Hill.

“I think it's the wrong approach. I think everyone ought to be on record about where they stand on that issue.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he planned to bring the Democratic bill to the floor.

The Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act was introduced Thursday by Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.).

They argue that ICE, which was created in 2003 as part of a new Homeland Security Department, has become “militarized” in its approach to deportations.

“President Trump’s blanket directive to round up and target all undocumented immigrants underscores the unchecked power which ICE has used to terrorize our communities,” Pocan said in a statement. “From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants to targeting families outside churches and schools, the president is using ICE as a mass-deportation force to rip apart the moral fabric of our nation.”

Republicans have blasted the effort, arguing dissolving the agency would lead to an influx of human and drug trafficking, gang violence and increase the country's risk of being subjected to an act of terrorism.

And some Democrats have signaled they do not support the effort.

“No American likes the separation of children and that’s an awful thing and that’s got to be stopped but ICE does do some things that are very important,” he said at a press conference in Buffalo earlier this month.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  7 months ago

Three House Democrats won't vote for their own bill to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if it is brought up for a vote.

Reps. Mark Pocan (D., Wis.), Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) and Adriano Espaillat (D., N.Y.) introduced The Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act on Thursday.

Republican House leadership announced earlier on Thursday that they would allow the bill to be brought to a vote in order to force members to officially state their position on whether the law enforcement agency, better known as ICE, should be abolished.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.) told The Hill that he strongly was against abolishing ICE but would still bring the bill to a vote.

"Democrats have been trying to make July 4th about abolishing ICE, which is a radical, extreme position that would lead to open borders and undermine America's national security," Scalise said. "I think it's the wrong approach. I think everyone ought to be on record about where they stand on that issue."

But now, the three representatives say they won't vote for the unamended bill that they introduced. Releasing a joint statement later on Thursday which was obtained by a Vox reporter, they criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) by saying he isn't serious about their bill and calling it a "political stunt."

"If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor," the statement said.

Republicans believe that bringing the bill to a vote will force Democrats from swing districts into a tough spot. If they vote for the bill, they could alienate moderates, but if they vote against the bill, members of the Democratic Party's liberal base might not be as enthusiastic going into the 2018 midterm elections.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  7 months ago

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America were part of a mob that followed and threatened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Saturday afternoon in Louisville, according to a video posted by the Louisville DSA chapter. DSA members and other unaffiliated leftists followed McConnell at close quarters from a restaurant to his car chanting and […]

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing, and hoping for more.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  7 months ago

The Democrat who was recently arrested for threatening to kill Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax was a Barack Obama fan and used the hashtag #Obamaforlife in some of his threats.

Police arrested Democrat Nathanial Blaine Luffman. Paul said that the suspect had left threats threatening to chop up his family with an ax. Officials say Luffman left the messages at Paul’s Kentucky offices.

According to Mercury News, Luffman is from Berkeley, California, but also lived in Kentucky in the past.

Luffman also made threats against another official, threatening himas well.

Nathanial Blaine Luffman — a former Kentucky resident, according to his Facebook page — was arrested June 27 and is being taken to Oregon to face a single charge of retaliating against a federal official by way of threats. It carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison.

While Luffman’s alleged victim is not named in court records describing the threats, U.S. Capitol Police describe him as an Oregon elected official with an office at a federal building in Portland. The court records also say the suspect has been associated with “other known threatening communications to members of Congress.”

Sen. Paul thanked the Capitol Police for their efforts to keep him safe.

But the paper discovered that the suspect also posted tweets using the hashtag #ObamaForLife and repeatedly came to the support of Democratic candidates.

In a post on his Facebook page on June 28, Luffman wrote that “today’s theme is #Trouble #DoubleTrouble I mean #BidenBlaine like 2020 Election #BornToRun it’s our theme song. You probably don’t understand I had to be the #Senator of Kentucky. It’s not about money or White House but my #Pride the idea somebody else sitting in that Senate Seat other than me #Unacceptable I just could not handle the idea too many #Hens to be had,” with a bunch of chicken emojis.

He frequently live streamed from UC Berkeley, which he claimed is a sovereign nation “independent & free from any and all over sight by any nation or people’s.”

Police say that Luffman also sent threats to other politicians, but those officials have not been publicly identified.

These days, incidents like this can’t just be waved off as harmless cranks just sending threats they won’t follow up on. After all, just last year, a hardcore Democrat loaded up his guns and took them to a baseball field and began shooting at Republican members of Congress with the hopes of killing as many as he could.

Sadly, when Bernie Sanders volunteer James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Virginia baseball park, many were injured. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R, LA) was so badly shot up that he has permanent injuries.

In fact, Sen. Paul himself was on the baseball field that day and he was also attacked by his crazed Democratic neighbor, who cracked six of the Senator’s ribs and leaving in danger of death. It took him months to recover.

Fox News

Published  7 months ago

I think often of my first boss – President Ronald Reagan – and how blessed I was to work for this great man.

New York Post

Published  7 months ago

If you believe recent media accounts, the former Democratic president has suddenly transcended the political fray. It’s as if a newly “Zen-like” Barack Obama is content to just write his memoir

Fox News

Published  7 months ago

With the appalling news of the past few weeks of mobs attempting to harass and intimidate President Trump’s female Cabinet members and staff, the inclination is to believe that this remarkable behavior, so antithetical to American values, is the result of a lack of leadership in the Democratic Party.

Yet, the organized nature of the attacks, combined with liberal political and legacy media rhetoric, makes clear this is not some sort of organic turn of events. Having come from the left, I can tell you everything liberals do is organized around the principle of personalizing, punishing and polarizing; it’s the only thing they know how to do and is a required skill when you can’t persuade people on the details of the issues and have no actual policy solutions.

While some were calling for an end to this classically fascist behavior, Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, decided more mob action would be good. Ms. Waters spoke to a group in Los Angeles and did not call for an end to the menacing; instead, she encouraged it.

Real Clear Politics reported, “She said cabinet members and highly visible Trump enablers should expect harassment at restaurants, gas stations, shopping places, and even their homes, ‘Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep …’ Waters finished with a call to action: ‘If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. You push back on them. Tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere!’ “

The crowd cheered, and slowly the rebukes appeared. Various politicians demanded she apologize and have condemned her remarks, including a milquetoast statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

During an interview when asked about her remarks, Ms. Waters doubled down, “I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong for what they’re doing on so many fronts,” and then blamed, of course, Mr. Trump.

The problem is the genie is now out of the bottle. All it takes is one unhinged lunatic believing he or she now has permission from a congresswoman to attack people who support Mr. Trump for lives to be ruined or taken.

Consider while Ms. Water’s remarks specified members of the administration, why would the unhinged stop there? Why would someone who’s actually inclined to act on her encouragement think that the permission slip limits them to members of the administration? If the new trend is to attack members of the Trump administration, what’s a person to do when there aren’t any of those creatures in your vicinity? There may instead be the neighbor who voted for Donald Trump, or is a known Republican. Second best, someone might reason, but it’ll do.

During the mob attacks, legacy media also began hammering home the depraved notion that Trump supporters were “Nazis,” helping, through their support of the president, to facilitate the kidnapping of children and concentration camps at the border.

The Hill reported, “MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch on Friday compared people who vote for President Trump to Nazis, saying ‘if you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy.’ He also called on Democrats to make the election a referendum on Trump voters, not the president himself. If you vote for Trump then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis, going ‘you here, you here,’ Deutsch said.”

This after just over a year ago a liberal activist attempted to mass murder congressional Republicans at a baseball field in Virginia, seriously injuring five. If it weren’t for the single fact that Rep. Steve Scalise was there that day, with his armed Capitol Police protection, that mass murder would have succeeded.

Since they lost the presidential election of 2016, the American left has thrown off the cloak of civility and resorted to intimidation and violence as their preferred political tactic.

Ivanka Trump. Betsy DeVos. Kirsten Nielsen. Sarah Sanders. Pam Bondi. All have been attacked in public with threatening harassing behavior that easily could have resulted in violence.

Ms. Bondi, the Florida attorney general, was harassed at a movie theater by a mob that, according to her description, tried to goad her and her boyfriend into a physical fight. She also spoke of two other female Florida state Republican officials also being personally harassed.

There was a time when liberals stood against the use of intimidation, harassment and violence against political opponents. The gay, black and women’s civil rights movements were about ending the fascist technique of frightening and intimidating people into retreat and silence. Now it appears George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is more relevant than ever.

In the meantime, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has called on Ms. Waters to apologize for her call for mob action. One wonders, will he also apologize when more blood is spilled?

Tammy Bruce, president of Independent Women’s Voice, is a radio talk-show host, New York Times best-selling author and Fox News political contributor.

dailycaller

Published  7 months ago

Federal authorities warned Antifa members Monday to stop occupying an Oregon Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building or be arrested.

“Individuals who continue to obstruct the entrance of this federal facility will be subject to arrest and prosecution in federal court,” a flyer Federal Protective Service agents distributed to Portland, Oregon, Antifa members reads. “It is unlawful under federal law to obstruct the entrances, foyers, lobbies, corridors, offices and/or parking lots of federal facilities.”

Antifa has been camping outside the ICE building since last week and effectively shutting down the building. Federal authorities went into the building around 3:30 a.m Monday to secure the building.

Antifa is known to get violent and they are labeled an official domestic terrorist organization. During an August 2017 protest at the University of California, Berkeley, they were recorded in several video clips attacking and injuring individuals they deemed “far-right” or “alt-right,” although there’s no evidence the individuals were associated with such groups and didn’t identify in such a way.

As part of a new normal, liberals are consistently targeting President Donald Trump supporters and threatening them, especially if they work for immigration-related agencies or departments.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and John Boozman of Arkansas, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and others have all been victims of violent liberal attacks, ranging from bomb threats to shootings.

Protesters chased Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a restaurant on June 19, two days after they chased out White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller from another restaurant. (RELATED: New Normal: Trump Allies Face Harassment, Protests Anywhere They Show Their Faces)

Miller also had his personal number published by Splinter News, which passively encouraged its readers to give him a call if they wanted. Splinter credited Miller with the policy of keeping children in separate facilities from adults when they’re caught entering the country illegally.

The decision to separate children at the border is aimed to combat human trafficking and was around during former President Barack Obama’s tenure.

Trump ended the policy of separating children in an executive order on June 20, yet protesters have continued their march against the policy that is no loner in place. Instead, Antifa aims to “#AbolishICE” by occupying facilities in places like Portland and Los Angeles.

infowars

Published  7 months ago

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is violating House ethics rules by inciting a public harassment campaign against cabinet members, Judicial Watch said in a letter to Congress.

During a speech on Saturday, Waters encouraged supporters to organize into a mob when they see Trump officials in public.

“In encouraging individuals to create ‘crowds’ who will ‘push back’ on President Trump’s cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be in violation of House rules,” wrote Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

In particular, Fitton pointed out that Waters had run afoul of House Rule 23, Clause 1 which states that she should conduct herself “at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”

“Rep. Maxine Waters incited violence and assault against members of President Trump’s Cabinet,” added Fitton. “It is urgent that the House ethics quickly act to hold her accountable for this dangerous incitement.”

Interestingly, despite Waters’ speech, the mainstream media was more focused on accusing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders of “violating ethics laws” for her tweet about getting kicked out of a Virginia restaurant owned by a leftist:

It’s almost inconceivable that Waters would think inciting rabid, politically-driven mobs is wise given that it was only a year ago when a left-wing activist opened fire on a GOP baseball game, seriously wounding Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others in attendance.

On Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) warned that America “is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry,” in reference to events that preceded and spurred on the American Civil War.

Conservative News Today

Published  7 months ago

Outspoken conservative actor James Wood took to his favorite platform to warn his Republican followers to prepare for potential violence following Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., called for a campaign of harassment and intimidation against Trump administration officials. That this fascist-like appeal from the Democrat comes one year and ten days after a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire […]

dailycaller

Published  7 months ago

A close but non-exhaustive list of violent acts against conservatives

dailycaller

Published  7 months ago

'And stop harassing us at our homes'

I Love My Freedom

Published  7 months ago

Over the weekend, Maxine Waters called for violence and harassment against any Trump aides and anyone else who supports President Trump and his agenda. This is obviously no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, as the left has increasingly ramped up their violent rhetoric against Trump supporters since the day he got elected.

However, now President Trump is FIRING BACK in a big way. He has finally responded to the liberal congresswoman on Twitter, and he didn’t hold back one damn bit.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!”, Trump tweeted.

In case you missed it, Waters said that Trump supporters deserve “NO SLEEP, NO PEACE”.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she screamed.

“NO PEACE, NO SLEEP!”, she later said.

Watch below:

Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere." pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM

— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018

Waters’ extremist rhetoric comes one year after a Sen. Bernie Sanders supporter tried to assassinate multiple Republican lawmakers during a congressional baseball practice in Virginia. The deranged shooter shot Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, leaving him severely injured and fighting for his life in the hospital for several months.

Comment below with your reaction to this story….

The Federalist

Published  7 months ago

There is a special kind of irony in criticizing Scalise, the victim of a political assassination attempt, for speaking out about political discourse.

Big League Politics

Published  7 months ago

A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after he reportedly threatened to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three minor children.

Police say Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida, called Congressman Mast’s DC office out of anger regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, and told the office intern, “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.”

Along with making death threats against the Congressman and his children, documents filed in the US District Court reveal that Key placed 478 phone calls to Mast’s office.

According to the Federal Complaint that was filed, while being questioned by an FBI investigator, Key said, “Mast should be separated from his kids” for supporting Trump’s immigration policy.

The complaint also notes that on Monday, Key placed calls to Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.

A quick look at Key’s social media reveals that he is a registered Democrat who is very politically active in Florida. Key is a regular volunteer for the Democratic Party of Martin County and has also volunteered with Planned Parenthood.

However, this isn’t the first time a Democrat has used violence to lash out against Republicans. One year ago, James Hodgkinson, a left-wing activist and Bernie Sanders supporter brought a gun to the Congressional Baseball Game practice and shot Congressman Steve Scalise, seriously injuring him.

On Wednesday, actor and Democrat Peter Fonda reacted to President Trump’s immigration policy by tweeting that he’d like to see Barron Trump ripped from the First Lady’s arms and thrown in a cage with pedophiles.

Key has been charged with communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person. Congressman Mast has one daughter and two sons, all of who are under 10 years old.

Congressman Mast’s office declined to comment, emphasizing that the matter is still an active investigation.

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the founding chairman of the House Freedom Caucus who President Donald Trump says is a “warrior,” plans to enter the House Speaker’s race to succeed outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan, he confirmed in an exclusive interview on The Curt Schilling Podcast on Breitbart News on Monday.

“If and when there is a Speaker’s race, I plan on being part of that discussion,” Jordan told Schilling in the exclusive interview.

“Right now, the most important thing is we do what we said,” Jordan added. “We get the right kind of immigration bill across the finish line, we actually make the tax cuts permanent, we fight for the values we told the American people [we would], we reform welfare. I mean, these are the kind of things we told the American people we were going to do and I think more important than who the Speaker is next year is what we do this year because if we don’t do the right things this year we might not have a race for Speaker. Maybe it would be a race for minority leader so let’s stay focused on what we got to do and everything else will take that step.”

The race to replace Ryan as Speaker–whether it happens on Ryan’s schedule at the end of this Congress or if it happens sooner–is surely going to be a battle for the heart and soul of the new Republican Party. Ryan has carried on the leadership style of ousted former House Speaker John Boehner, while every candidate for the Speakership in Ryan’s wake will instead make populist appeals to the working-class party of Trump. For instance, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has appeared with Trump at campaign rallies most recently in the Iron Range of Minnesota in Duluth — a working-class neighborhood — while writing an op-ed for Breitbart News on how to reign in Silicon Valley’s “Masters of the Universe.” Majority Whip Steve Scalise has aimed to appear lockstep with the president on immigration. And Jordan is now announcing his plans for a speakership bid with Schilling.

While Jordan is not pushing for an immediate ouster of Ryan which would trigger a Speakership election before the midterm elections, Ryan is under increasing scrutiny over his repeated instances — the latest of which is immigration — where he is crosswise with the president and his agenda.

“The same bunch of folks–whether it’s establishment Democrats, establishment Republicans, the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Goldman Sachs, Wall Street the Fortune 500, all of them–want open borders,” Billy Bova, a Trumpocrat, said on Breitbart News Saturday this weekend. Efforts of Trumpocrats like Bova to convince the working class in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, to vote for Trump in 2016 were critical to the president’s election. “They’re globalists and they want open borders in the United States. They want anybody to be able to come in that wants to come in and work for cheap wages, for little to nothing. It’s a race to the bottom.”

Bova said Ryan is “like a leech.”

“The guy has been sucking out of the public trough and sucking our blood for decades up in D.C. and doing the bidding of his establishment masters–the globalists and the corporatists and the open borders folks and the race-to-the-bottom American wage folks–to drive down wages,” Bova said, adding of Ryan: “The guy is just slippery and slimy and apparently has no core belief system other than the belief system for he and the people he does the bidding for and their pocketbooks. I’d like to have seen him gone years ago. I’d like to have seen Nancy Pelosi gone decades ago. A lot of those folks needed to have been gone a long time ago.”

LISTEN TO BILLY BOVA ON BREITBART NEWS SATURDAY:

Sam Nunberg, a former adviser to President Trump for several years including in the early months of his historic presidential campaign, says Ryan and his friend from Wisconsin — now former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus — “were responsible for about 35 percent of the slow start that the president got off on.”

“Remember: Paul Ryan had advised the president and basically convinced the president that he had it taken care of, but [Ryan argued] that the president had to repeal Obamacare under Paul Ryan’s formula and regime in order to then pass the tax cut — which was nonsensical and he didn’t have to do it at all,” Nunberg said on Breitbart News Saturday.

“Paul Ryan failed,” Nunberg added. “[Trump] left [Ryan] to his own devices up there and essentially gets a program that is written by the insurance lobby. Now, we get to here and Paul Ryan who’s retiring and is thinking about all the money he’s going to make as he heads into the private sector and I think he wanted one last gasp at trying to pass amnesty. With that said, it would have been devastating for the Republican Party but more importantly than the Republicans in Congress it would have been devastating for our president had we listened to Paul Ryan and the establishment and negotiated amnesty or so-called ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ for the next four months until the midterms. These midterms have to be a referendum on Donald Trump, which they are–good. And they need to be a referendum on the economy, on prosperity, on national security, and on law enforcement. We need to be able to get enthusiasm out to make sure that our voters come out because they have to understand that if we lose the majority in Congress and specifically in the House, the president is going to be bogged down with impeachment. This all led to that. Paul Ryan is a political nitwit. He has no place. I don’t know why he was named Speaker. He’s lived a very charmed life.”

Nunberg said Ryan is so “pathetic” he got “destroyed” in 2012 as the GOP vice presidential nominee by then Vice President Joe Biden in a debate. “That was one of the worst debate performances I’ve ever seen, it was abysmal,” Nunberg said. “I say good riddance to him. I also don’t understand why, after this, he should even be Speaker anymore.” He added that he “100 percent” thinks Republicans need to remove Ryan now as Speaker, by force if necessary, because he says “Paul Ryan hurts voter enthusiasm for our base.”

“Paul Ryan as Speaker will stop getting Republicans out in the states we need them out in in places up for grabs like California and New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,” Nunberg said. “We have very slim margins there. Some of these districts Hillary Clinton won. And these are urban districts as well. Paul Ryan is part of the problem. Paul Ryan, you know, he’s a lame duck. The voter doesn’t even know who’s going to be the next speaker. We might as well litigate this issue now. And further, Ryan has shown recently, just now with this immigration travesty that he has no political acumen nor does he frankly even care if the Republicans keep the majority because he’s not going to be speaker.”

LISTEN TO SAM NUNBERG ON BREITBART NEWS SATURDAY:

Fox News

Published  7 months ago

The backlash against Trump administration immigration policies has in a matter of days escalated from routine protests to a strategy that includes confronting Cabinet members and other Trump-tied officials in virtually any public venue.

Breitbart

Published  8 months ago

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week that House Republicans are considering forcibly removing House Speaker Paul Ryan from the speakership via a “motion to vacate the chair” over Ryan’s efforts to undermine President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“It’s kind of odd that he has as much power as he has,” King said of Ryan during the appearance on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel with Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week. “But I do predict, and it is happening, that that power is diminishing. I also have got information that there are–I’ll say ‘members’–I say that plurally, with knowledge, that are considering introducing a motion to vacate the chair. If they do that, that will throw this place into a tizzy and force the kind of election for a Speaker that may bring out someone who is a lot stronger on this.”

A motion to vacate the chair would call a referendum on Ryan’s speakership to the floor. It could force a vote on whether Republicans want Ryan to remain as speaker as a lame duck for the rest of the year, especially after all these failures in strategy and his efforts to undermine the president with an amnesty bill that the president opposes and said he “certainly” would never sign.

Ryan claimed, falsely, to House Republican members recently in a conference meeting that the president did support the Ryan amnesty bill–something the president confirmed on Fox and Friends on Friday morning was not true. The president opposes the bill and Ryan’s continued claims that Trump did back the bill are now proven to be false.

The fact that sitting House Republican members are contemplating calling forth a motion to vacate the chair–the same mechanism forced Ryan’s predecessor, now former House Speaker John Boehner into early retirement–is remarkable. He announced earlier this year he intends to serve out the rest of this term in Congress then retire at the beginning of next year. That thrust Ryan into a lame duck status in the speakership, meaning he has lost a significant amount of influence.

“From the time that Paul Ryan announced that he would be retiring at the end of this Congress, his juice has been diminished day by day by day,” King said on Breitbart News Tonight. “It’s not a personal thing. It’s just a function of how things work. He has less power, less influence, and yet he’s still leading us into this amnesty piece. People are acting like he’s the Speaker of the House who will be deciding who can chair which committees, who can be seated on which committees, and whose bills move forward in the next Congress. But that will not be the case.”

Ryan’s dwindling influence is costing him support across the party. One House GOP aide from a moderate office whose member sits on the House Appropriations Committee confirmed to Breitbart News that if offered the opportunity again to vote on whether Ryan should remain Speaker, that the member would vote against it. Conservatives across the party have been calling for Ryan to step aside now from the Speakership, with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) saying in a previous Breitbart News radio interview that Ryan should not be allowed to stay as a lame duck speaker–especially while he’s opposing the president’s agenda on immigration, trade, national security, and more.

Ryan has deliberately undercut the president repeatedly as Speaker. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Ryan infamously cut ties with Trump and abandoned the now-president’s campaign in early October over the release of the notorious Access Hollywood tape. In leaked audio of Ryan with House Republican members obtained by Breitbart News and published in early 2017, the Speaker threw in with the Never Trump movement by declaring he would never side with the president.

“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan said on that call, declaring boldly his alignment with the Never Trump movement in that he will never defend the president.

Ryan is directly responsible for the legislative screw-ups on healthcare which cost President Trump the ability to sign into law a repeal of Obamacare, because Ryan’s original bill last year sent the entire process into disarray that ended with the now-famous thumbs-down from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on the floor of the Senate. All of that could have been avoided had Ryan worked with conservatives and supporters of the president in the beginning to have a more smooth process in the House.

Then, Ryan undercut Trump on Charlottesville, directly contradicting the president’s statement. Ryan’s statement, per the Los Angeles Times, was aimed at “implicitly upbraiding the president ”

Ryan has opposed key elements of the Trump agenda, specifically on trade and tariffs, repeatedly over the course of the past year.

“I disagree with this action and fear its unintended consequences,” Ryan said in a statement when President Trump introduced steel and aluminum tariffs.

Now, the latest intransigent action by Ryan is the introduction of an amnesty bill that the president explicitly opposes–and the lie by Ryan that the president somehow supported it. Ryan repeatedly claimed to House members that President Trump backed the bill, when the president had not weighed in on it publicly. The first time the president weighed in on it was Friday morning in a Fox and Friends interview where Trump explicitly said he will never sign Ryan’s bill into law.

If a motion to vacate the chair is introduced, and then voted upon, in the House, it is unclear if Ryan would win re-election as a lame duck Speaker. His chief spokesman Brendan Buck did not reply when asked by Breitbart News on Friday whether Ryan would win re-election–he would need 218 votes–or if Republican House members would vote for someone new who is more in line with the president and his agenda.

This amnesty battle also presents a major conundrum for potential future leaders of the party. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the two most likely to succeed Ryan as Speaker and third-in-line to the presidency, face major pitfalls ahead. Scalise has been whipping for the Ryan bill, at least for now, pushing members to vote for it. McCarthy, meanwhile, through a spokesman has declined to say at this point whether he will stand with the president or stand with the lame duck Ryan.

President Trump could end all of this now, and put his agenda on a glide path, by calling for a vote in the House on the speakership–asking members to push Ryan out and start anew with somebody who actually stands with him and his agenda. Presidents generally have such control over their party, but Trump’s rambunctious unexpected-by-DC-elites rise to the White House froze some of that for him. He could, now that he has accustomed himself to the Oval Office and demonstrated his success as president, push out those old forces who stand against him and march into the future with somebody who will fight by his side.

It remains to be seen exactly what will happen on all these fronts, but one thing is very clear: Ryan is in trouble, and his opposition to the president and his agenda growing more clear and loud especially on a hot-button issue like immigration is putting him in deeper danger.

LISTEN TO STEVE KING ON BREITBART NEWS TONIGHT:

True Pundit

Published  8 months ago

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Opposes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Amnesty Plan, His Office Confirmed To Breitbart News On Friday. Scalise Joins President Donald Trump In Opposing The Ryan Amnesty Plan, Which Is Scheduled At This Time For A Vote Next Thursday In The House.

“Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. “He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he “certainly wouldn’t sign” the lame duck Ryan’s amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk. – READ MORE

The Gateway Pundit

Published  8 months ago

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) the House Majority Whip joined with President Donald Trump in opposition to Paul Ryan’s historic amnesty bill.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan offers amnesty first with possible border security in the future.

Breitbart.com reported:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise opposes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan, his office confirmed to Breitbart News on Friday. Scalise joins President Donald Trump in opposing the Ryan amnesty plan, which is scheduled at this time for a vote next Thursday in the House.

“Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. “He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he “certainly wouldn’t sign” the lame duck Ryan’s amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk.

Read the rest here.

President Trump told reporters this morning he “certainly wouldn’t sign” Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan.

Breitbart

Published  8 months ago

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise opposes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan, his office confirmed to Breitbart News on Friday. Scalise joins President Donald Trump in opposing the Ryan amnesty plan, which is scheduled at this time for a vote next Thursday in the House.

“Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump,” Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. “He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.”

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryan’s amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he “certainly wouldn’t sign” the lame duck Ryan’s amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk.

Scalise’s opposition to the Ryan bill, his office confirmed, is predicated on the fact that President Trump opposes it. If that somehow changes, Scalise’s position could change. But, Scalise himself told Breitbart News he stands with the president.

“As we draft legislation to fix our broken immigration system, I’m working with President Trump on a bill that secures the border, fully funds the wall, closes loopholes on enforcement, and solves the DACA problem in a way that restores the rule of law,” Scalise told Breitbart News.

In other words, the Ryan bill does not do those things, President Trump opposes it, and Scalise stands with Trump against Ryan and the speaker’s amnesty plan.

Desperate administration officials who were involved with Ryan in crafting the amnesty plan have since claimed–anonymously–to The Hill newspaper that the president misspoke, but several White House officials in contact with the president on this matter have told Breitbart News that The Hill‘s report using anonymous sources is simply incorrect.

"Yes, we fully support both the Goodlatte bill and the Leadership bill. The President misunderstood the question this morning on Fox News," White House official says https://t.co/YsrCGkPfbJ

While those anonymous quotes in The Hill newspaper appear to suggest otherwise, at least two senior White House officials have told Breitbart News that whoever leaked that inaccurate information was simply mistaken.

“President Trump does not appreciate leakers, especially ones who push inaccurate information,” one White House official said. “He appreciates people who suggest inaccurately he ‘misspoke’ about or ‘misunderstood’ something even less. Swift justice should be coming their way soon.”

Several hours ago, republicans were telling us to expect trump to clarify/walk back his immigration statement.

He hasn’t.

“President Trump made his views on the Ryan amnesty bill very clear today,” another White House official said. “Unless he says something different publicly, it should be presumed that he knows exactly what he was talking about and what he was saying and why.”

Now that Scalise has joined President Trump in opposition to the Ryan amnesty plan, Ryan’s position as speaker is on even shakier ground. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), in an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this week, has said that Republicans are discussing now forcibly removing Ryan from the Speakership so as the party can move past his failures onto completing the president’s agenda.

Breitbart

Published  8 months ago

Voters in a handful of major states on Tuesday again rejected the establishment Never Trump wing of the GOP and backed “Make America Great Again” economic nationalist candidates in a sweep for the MAGA movement at the polls nationwide.

The biggest result on Tuesday was state Rep. Katie Arrington’s outright victory over Never Trump congressman Mark Sanford, the disgraced former governor of South Carolina. Arrington’s win came as Sanford has focused his last two years in Congress on bashing President Donald Trump whenever he can, most notoriously falsely accusing the president of being “partially to blame” for the shooter at a Republican baseball practice last year that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critically wounded. Scalise has mostly recovered from his shooting wounds.

But Sanford has also attacked Trump on the Stormy Daniels episode, siding with the fake news media over the president of hiss own party, and has been a thorn in the side of the president’s legislative agenda in addition to his frequent public criticisms. Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, left office after a sex scandal in which he was unfaithful to his wife with a woman from Argentina. The scandal became the butt of national jokes because his staff lied about the whereabouts of the then-sitting governor of South Carolina, saying he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was in fact with his mistress in Argentina. Sanford later made a political comeback, winning back his old House seat in South Carolina’s first congressional district by defeating late night comedian Stephen Colbert’s sister in a hotly contested general election. He went on to be a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and a leading critic of President Trump from the Never Trump wing of the GOP, before losing to Arrington on Tuesday.

The stunning defeat of Never Trump Sanford by the pro-Trump Arrington is something on which Breitbart News was far ahead of the rest of the media. Arrington appeared multiple times on Breitbart News radio on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125, including one appearance about a week before the primary in which she made the terms of the race clear.

“He [Sanford] has no clue what true Republicans in the first congressional district want done,” Arrington said. “We want to support our president. We want to see the border wall built. We want to protect this nation. And he’s just out there, I say, in ‘Mark-Land.’ It’s an academic ideology that does not translate to the actual meat of what America is. It’s really, really sad.”

Arrington also, in a previous Breitbart News radio interview, pledged to join the House Freedom Caucus – a group that currently has no women in it but will when she arrives in Congress next year.

The South Carolina defeat of the Never Trump movement was hardly the only loss for the GOP establishment on Tuesday. Also in South Carolina, state Sen. Lee Bright–a strong supporter of the president and hardcore conservative outsider–is the frontrunner to replace the outgoing establishment Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Gowdy, who is retiring, positions himself as an outsider but when it matters always sides with the establishment in Washington on matters ranging from immigration to investigations. Most recently, the establishment Gowdy sided against the president on “Spygate,” saying the FBI did nothing wrong despite reams of evidence to the contrary. Bright will face either William Timmons or Dan Hamilton in the runoff, as the second place vote-getter slot is too close to call at this stage.

Gov. Henry McMaster also finished first in his race and will face John Warren in a runoff–another win for the president. When he was Lt. Governor, McMaster was the first statewide elected official anywhere in America to endorse and campaign for President Trump in the 2016 presidential primaries. After Trump’s win in November 2016, he appointed then-Gov. Nikki Haley as the United Nations Ambassador, elevating McMaster to governor of South Carolina. McMaster is expected to, with President Trump’s support, easily win the runoff.

In Virginia, Trump supporter Corey Stewart won the U.S. Senate nomination–defeating the pro-amnesty Koch Brothers-backed Nick Freitas in the primary. Freitas attempted to position himself as a conservative, but his backing from the Koch Brothers imperiled his campaign as the billionaire globalist mega-donors plunge head-first into yet another push for amnesty for illegal aliens and more immigration to the United States in a desperate gambit for lower wages for the thousands of workers at their companies. The Koch Brothers have also been openly opposing President Trump’s efforts to renegotiate trade deals. Stewart, an actual Trump supporter, has the support of the president going into the general election against Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential running mate.

Then, in Nevada, Danny Tarkanian–another strong supporter of the president–won his primary to be the GOP nominee for Nevada’s third congressional district, an all-important race where Republicans have an opportunity to flip a seat from Democrat control to GOP control. Tarkanian is one of the only Republicans in Nevada who was on the ballot in 2016 for a national race who stuck with President Trump and did not abandon him when House Speaker Paul Ryan did abandon the president and encouraged other members to do so as well.

The MAGA sweep on Tuesday comes as pro-Trump candidates are defeating establishment failures everywhere in the country and the MAGA movement is on fire at the polls. In West Virginia, for instance, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has emerged as the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate–beating back establishment-backed Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV), a former Democrat. Just a week ago, state auditor Matt Rosendale–another solid Trump supporter–won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Nevada. In Indiana, Trump backer and outsider businessman Mike Braun won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate back in May. In North Carolina, establishment-backed Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) lost his primary to pro-Trump Dr. Mark Harris. In Texas, a slew of pro-Trump candidates won runoffs, defeating establishment-backed politicians, including Chip Roy, Dan Crenshaw, and Ron Wright.

This all comes as Never Trump establishment Republicans like Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) all retire this year, and more pro-Trump candidates like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in Tennessee and potentially Dr. Kelli Ward in Arizona are expected to replace them. Arizona’s and Tennessee’s primaries are later this year.

Fox News

Published  8 months ago

Incumbent Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a frequent Trump critic who the president has lambasted as nothing but trouble and very unhelpful, was ousted in Tuesday night's primary by state Rep. Katie Arrington.

Breitbart

Published  9 months ago

McCarthy condemned Ilhan Omar's promotion: "Anti-Semitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee."

gellerreport

Published  11 months ago

That Democrat leadership has not removed vocal antisemites Omar and Tlaib from their coveted, powerful committee positions is proof positive the Democrats have become the party of jihad and Jew-hatred. Those of us who opposed jihad and sharia in the wake of 9/11 were smeared, defamed, libeled. The left insisted that if you opposed jihad terror, you opposed Muslims and Islam, and these same hatemongers suggest hatred of the Jewish state is disconnected from hatred of the Jews.

House Minority Whip Scalise renews call for Pelosi to remove Rep. Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee

Feb. 12, 2019 – 1:53 – Rep. Ilhan Omar should not be allowed to received classified briefings on Israel, says House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

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The Last Refuge

Published  1 year ago

So far the joint house committee transcripts have been leaked to: John Solomon (The Hill), The Epoch Times, The New York Times, and now The Daily Caller.  Someone is trying to get additional tracti…

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 years ago

House Democrats have blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for a second time.

The bill aims to give rights to babies who are born after surviving an abortion.

The legislation was introduced by Representative Ann Wagner and cosponsored by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise “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.”

“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 Rep. Wagner in a statement. “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 would require abortion clinics to use care to preserve the life and health of the child and transport them to a hospital after a live birth. Currently, many “born-alive abortions” go unreported. The bill would also require health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities. Abortionists who violate the law would be subject to fines or up to five years in prison — though it would protect the mother from prosecution.

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to bring the legislation into consideration, but was blocked. Rep. Scalise asked for the bill to be considered again on Thursday, but was also rejected.

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

“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,” Scalise said in a statement. “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.”

LifeNews.com

Published  7 years ago

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

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