saving him from ‘crazed mob’ after RNC 1 reply
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he was attacked by a “crazed mob” of more than 100 people after leaving the White House following President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention.(Snip)Video on social media appeared to show an angry crowd chasing and jeering Paul, who was escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel. An officer was captured on video attempted to ward off one of the demonstrators, before he was pushed back into Paul, nearly knocking him over. Police formed a wall around Paul and his wife at one point as protesters chanted, “Breanna Taylor” and “No justice, no peace!”
Speech Due To ‘Escalating Events’ In Kenosha 6 replies
A private Wisconsin college near Kenosha is cancelling plans to have Vice President Mike Pence speak at a commencement ceremony due to the “escalating events” in Kenosha, the Associated Press reported.(Snip) Instead of Pence, Rev. Mark Jeske of St. Marcus Lutheran Church will speak instead.(Snip)“Vice President Pence understands and supports Wisconsin Lutheran College’s decision to prioritize the safety and well-being of their students, and wishes the students well as they celebrate the accomplishment of graduating from college and as they embark on their next journey,” said Devin M. O’Malley, Pence’s spokesman, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Alumni for Inviting Mike Pence to Speak 24 replies
This is a Christian school, which just goes to show that progressives have poisoned pretty much every campus in the country.(Snip)Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the Wisconsin Lutheran College Commencement on Saturday, but more than 200 students and alumni have denounced the decision.(Snip)The letter said, “the mere invitation of a Vice President of an incredibly divisive and controversial ticket to speak in a swing state months before an election is ignorant and deceptive.”(Snip)“Your commencement ceremony should not have been infected by toxic politics,” the letter read. “You didn’t ask for this, and you should not have needed to ask for this not to happen.”
campaign to recruit poll workers 17 replies
NBA star LeBron James’s voting rights organization is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to recruit young poll workers in Black communities for the November election. More Than A Vote, which consists of athletes, state election officials and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will work to draft activists to work the polls in southern and battleground states including Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina, ABC News reported.(Snip)Corporations will also partner in the effort, which will schedule paid advertising on digital, radio and TV outlets.
Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life 11 replies
If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil: codify a “right” to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing.(Snip)With regard to abortion,” Biden said, “I accept my church’s position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life.”(Snip)Now, in his 2020 campaign, Biden is vowing to not only enshrine in American law a “right” to violate the right to life but also to provide federal funding for doing so.
to Address a Political Convention 4 replies
Over at Slate, Fred Kaplan fumes about Mike Pompeo’s speech from last night and writes, “no secretary of state has ever spoken at a party convention. The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from taking part in political campaigns.(Snip)But the Hatch Act doesn’t bar cabinet officials from speaking at political events. The rules state that a cabinet official “may not use the official title ‘Secretary’ when engaging in political activity, such as speaking at a political campaign event. However, a Cabinet secretary may use a general form of address, such as ‘The Honorable,’ when engaging in political activity, as such address does not identify his or her position.”
National Guard to Kenosha after Jacob Blake shooting 11 replies
President Trump on Wednesday said he will send federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, Wis. to restore “law and order” amid days of unrest in the city. “We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets,” the president tweeted Wednesday. “My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance. (Portland should do the same!)” The president added: “TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!”
action against Trump Organization 16 replies
The attorney general of New York is taking legal action against the Trump Organization amid an investigation into the company. Attorney General Letitia James’ office in a legal filing on Monday asked a judge to force the Trump Organization to provide information it has been seeking in a probe of the company’s financial dealings, The Washington Post reports. The investigation is focused on whether the Trump Organization “improperly inflated the value of Mr. Trump’s assets on financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits,” a filing said, per CNN.
coming in from Chicago for Kenosha unrest 10 replies
Rep. Bryan Steil said the violence that’s broken out in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake is coming from outside influencers. Steil, who represents Kenosha in his district, said he’s heard from local law enforcement that protesters are coming into the Milwaukee suburb from Chicago to try to cause chaos.(Snip)”If the governor of Wisconsin doesn’t believe that he has sufficient resources, it’s incumbent upon him to ask the federal government for assistance,” he said. “I stand ready to assist…because we need to reestablish public safety in our community of Kenosha now.”
Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 response 8 replies
COLUMBUS – Some of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers want to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over how he’s handled the novel coronavirus. Discontent brewing since DeWine ordered the polls closed in March came to a head Monday morning. Several GOP lawmakers drafted articles of impeachment against DeWine, who is also a Republican.(Snip)Becker said Ohioans are frustrated with DeWine constantly moving goalposts on how to tackle the novel coronavirus. Many calling Becker’s office are fed up with restrictions on businesses and schools. Becker alleges DeWine violated the state and U.S. Constitution by meddling in the presidential primary election, arbitrarily closing certain businesses and instituting a statewide mask mandate.
departure is ‘big blow to us’ 15 replies
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows acknowledged Monday that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s upcoming departure from the administration represented a “big blow” to President Donald Trump’s team. “It’ll be a big hole, a big blow to us,” Meadows said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” (Snip) “Kellyanne is going to be missed. America loves her,” Meadows said Monday. “We certainly will miss her here at the White House. But listen, this is all about making a priority for family. That’s what this president’s about, and that’s what Kellyanne Conway’s about.”
Conway to leave White House 18 replies
Kellyanne Conway, the longtime adviser to President Donald Trump and wife of outspoken Trump critic George Conway, is leaving the White House at the end of August, she said in a statement Sunday.(Snip)One administration official told NBC News that Kellyanne Conway told the president Sunday night in the Oval Office about her departure. The president expressed support for the decision, the official said. This official and a second source familiar with the matter told NBC News that Conway is still expected to speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday as was previously scheduled.