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  • GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

    04/06/2018 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies ^ | 4/6/2018 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced Friday that he is resigning from Congress immediately after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim. "While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement. The abrupt resignation is effective as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to his office. Lauren Greene, the congressman's former communications director, sued her boss over allegations he fostered a hostile work environment where...
  • Farenthold won't run for reelection: report

    12/14/2017 7:11:58 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) will not run for reelection, an ABC News affiliate reported. He is expected to finish out his term, according to Crossroads Today in Victoria, Texas. The report comes after the House Ethics Committee announced earlier this month that it would open an investigation into Farenthold, particularly whether he sexually harassed a former staffer and retaliated against her when she complained about his conduct.
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-election

    12/14/2017 9:17:26 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) will not run for reelection and will retire from Congress at the end of his term in 2019. Farenthold has been accused of sexual misconduct by several of his former female staffers. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) had reportedly asked Farenthold to retire immediately, but Farenthold refused and will serve out the remainder of his term. Farenthold has served in Congress since 2011. The Associated Press @AP Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing sexual misconduct allegations, won't seek re-election next year. 5:05 PM - Dec 14, 2017 Farenthold...
  • Farenthold: Dnc Staffer Killing Needs Federal Investigation

    05/25/2017 4:04:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies
    Corpus Christi Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold considers the source behind the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee's email server an unanswered question and believes a federal investigation is warranted. Speaking on CNN Wednesday, the fourth-term congressman refuted a widely believed conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the U.S. presidential election to aid President Donald Trump's campaign and instead indicated a conspiracy theory about a slain Democratic National Committee staffer could be true. "My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating," Farenthold said on the...
  • Cruz joins in Red River property dispute

    04/04/2016 5:11:08 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 33 replies
    My SS News ^ | 4/2/2016
    This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz joined an amicus brief on behalf of 22 members of the Texas congressional delegation in support of private landowners along the Red River. The Bureau of Land Management has recently made waves by claiming thousands of acres of privately owned Texas land along the Red River. It has done so by utilizing — in apparent violation of a nearly 100-year-old Supreme Court precedent and tradition — an arbitrary and bizarre gradient boundary survey method that has adversely impacted private landowners. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) joined Cruz in the brief...
  • Congressman Blake Farenthold: "I Don't Think Mr. Holder Should Be Here"

    04/09/2014 12:15:33 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 65 replies
    Blake Farenthold's Press Release ^ | April 8, 2014 | Blake Farenthold
    Today, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) attended a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorney General Eric Holder was the sole witness. Today marked the seventh time General Holder has testified before the Judiciary Committee since his confirmation in 2009. Congressman Farenthold did not question Holder during the hearing because he felt that, since the Attorney General has been held in contempt of Congress, it was not appropriate for him to appear before Congress as if nothing was wrong. Instead, Congressman Farenthold made the following remarks during his designated questioning round in today’s hearing:...
  • WH: Don't tax Olympians on medals

    02/15/2014 6:49:57 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House said Thursday that President Obama still believes American Olympians shouldn’t have to pay income taxes on the medals they win. But a bill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) never moved in the Senate. Three Republican lawmakers — Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) — proposed a bill similar to Rubio's before this year's games, but it has also failed to gain traction.
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday

    11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Rep. Pete Olson’s (R-Texas) office said this morning that “this was not a decision made lightly,” but comes with Holder’s “pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people” since being held in contempt in June 2012. That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of...
  • Congressman Steve Stockman Questions Obama Birth Certificate; Foreign Student?

    08/20/2013 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON – To hear Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, describe it, the difference between President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas – on the question of their eligibility for the highest office in the land – may be a case of comparing apples and oranges. ~ The congressman said with Cruz, it is a legal question of whether he is eligible to serve as president – whereas the issue with Obama is not really about where he was born, but whether his documentation is authentic. ~ Obama, on the other hand, is the subject of Stockman’s proposed legislation calling for a...
  • Another Congressman Onboard! GET INVOLVED NOW!

    08/11/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT · by iontheball · 22 replies
    PPSIMMONS ^ | August 6, 2013 | Carl Gallups
    NOW - IT'S UP TO YOU! Please get involved in this effort. Now is the time! You have been asking for years - What can I do? Now, is your time to get involved. Thirty minutes of your time and handful of dollars, perhaps a phone call requesting a visit with your local congressman - These are the things that you can do NOW - that will MATTER. Please look at all the information below. Everything you need is right here on this page. Thank you and God bless you - and may God bless our nation.
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold’s sister’s home raided

    07/02/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 45 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 7/2/12 7:24 PM EDT | JAKE SHERMAN
    Police in Texas raided the home of Rep. Blake Farenthold’s sister, a local television station reported Monday. KRIS TV reported that a SWAT team searched her Corpus Christi home, looking for drugs and weapons. The police department did not immediately comment because officers were still in the field, an officer told POLITICO. “I am saddened to learn the terrible news of the situation unfolding around my sister,” Farenthold said in a statement, released by his Congressional office. “Tragedy has occurred in my family in the past, and I am saddened it has happened again. I trust that law enforcement officials...
  • Mr. Farenthold Goes to Washington (The unlikeliest freshman)

    12/25/2010 12:02:35 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 19 replies · 1+ views
    the Weekly Standard ^ | January 3 - January 10, 2011 | John McCormack
    January 3 - January 10, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 16 When the 112th Congress is sworn in on January 5, there may be no better living, breathing reminder of just how big the 2010 Republican wave was than Rep. Blake Farenthold. Written off during the campaign as a longshot at best and a joke at worst, Farenthold ended up narrowly defeating Texas Democrat Solomon Ortiz, a 14-term incumbent who had typically won reelection by more than 20 points in a district that is now 71 percent Hispanic. “For me, this was the race that put the exclamation point on...
  • Congressional recount to be certified Thursday (Farenthold TX-27)

    11/29/2010 10:46:40 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | November 29, 2010 at 5:23 p.m. | Rick Spruill
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Gov. Rick Perry will certify results Thursday of the 27th Congressional District election recount. The complete results, released Monday by the Secretary of State’s office, showed U.S. Rep.-elect Blake Farenthold receiving 51,001 votes, 775 more votes than incumbent U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz. Election returns showed Farenthold beating Ortiz by 792 votes. Libertarian candidate Ed Mishou received 5,372 votes, according to the Secretary of State. The governor will certify, or canvass, the results at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in Austin, Secretary of State spokeswoman Jordy Keith said. Because the recount did not change the outcome of the race,...
  • Breaking News: Ortiz's request for recount denied

    11/10/2010 4:09:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies · 2+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 11-10-10 | Emma Perez-Trevino
    U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz’s petition for a recount of votes cast for the U.S. House of Representatives from District 27 has been denied. Texas Secretary of State Director of Elections Ann McGeehan said Ortiz' request was rejected because of specific defects in it. Ortiz has until Nov. 24 to amend the petition and submit a corrected one. McGeehan notified Ortiz in a letter dated today that he failed to include all precinct polls in District 27 in the requested recount and that his deposit of $11,500 was not sufficient and instead should be $23,500. Ortiz also failed to note...
  • Ortiz requests $13,000 in donations for recount (Petition filed Monday)

    11/08/2010 6:37:23 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:13 p.m., updated November 8, 2010 at 6:38 p.m. | Rick Spruill
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Republican and Democratic Party officials are preparing for a recount in the 27th Congressional District that could take weeks and cost thousands of dollars. U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz on Monday asked supporters for $13,000 for the recount. He said in an e-mailed statement to supporters the money must be raised by midnight. Meanwhile, Republicans worried the recount could hamper U.S. Rep.-elect Blake Farenthold’s transition into office. Following last week’s election, the Democratic congressman trailed Farenthold by 799 votes. The lead was reduced to 792 after a bag was discovered containing seven uncounted ballots, all in favor of...
  • Honor the vote, which went for Farenthold

    11/06/2010 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 16 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Posted November 6, 2010 at 3:02 a.m. | Caller-Times Editorial Board
    A satirist of Swiftian talent could not have made up Thursday’s sequence of events in the real-life saga of U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz’s persistent refusal to concede to Rep.-elect Blake Farenthold. First, a bag of uncounted votes was discovered – not a box, a bag. The Ortiz campaign’s immediate response was not unlike the super-sleuth’s standard “A-HA!” reaction to the discovery of a clue. “Yesterday we urged caution,” the Ortiz campaign’s statement said, “and today that caution was proved warranted ...” The bag was from a precinct in Robstown, Ortiz’s loyalist hometown. The bag contained seven votes, all for Ortiz....
  • Breaking News: Congressman Solomon Ortiz Calls for Recount (TX-27)

    11/05/2010 6:09:09 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 73 replies
    Kiii News (ABC Corpus Christi) ^ | Nov 05, 2010 6:28 PM CDT | Staff
    Posted: Nov 05, 2010 6:28 PM CDT Updated: Nov 05, 2010 6:28 PM CDT CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - Congressman Solomon Ortiz is calling for a recount of the U.S. Rep District 27 election. This is his statement that he sent to the Kiii newsroom: "As I have said since Tuesday, we still need to ensure every vote is counted before determining the outcome of this race. However, since numerous voting irregularities have been reported in the 27th Congressional District of Texas race, I have also decided to ask for a manual recount. Just in the first days of counting,...
  • Ortiz not conceding election to Farenthold (New US Rep. elect readies for Wash.) (FReep Poll)

    11/03/2010 8:44:17 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Updated 05:42 p.m., November 3, 2010 | Rick Spruill
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Blake Farenthold, the 27th District congressman-elect, and his staff focused Wednesday on his transition into office despite not receiving a concession from incumbent U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz. Ortiz, a Democrat, on Tuesday lost the seat he held for 28 years by 799 votes. Ortiz said Wednesday a recount of Tuesday’s 27th Congressional District election votes may be needed after his legal team completes a review of the results. “I thank all the people who supported me with their vote in Tuesday’s general election,” Ortiz said Wednesday in a written statement. “The process of reviewing the...
  • Congressional candidates meet for the first time in live debate | POLL (TX-27 Freep this Poll)

    10/27/2010 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 9 replies
    The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Updated 06:31 a.m., October 27, 2010 | Rick Spruill
    CORPUS CHRISTI — The three candidates for the 27th District Congressional District sparred on health care, money earmarked for projects in the district and border security in their first face-to-face meeting Tuesday. Republican candidate Blake Farenthold and Libertarian candidate Ed Mishou said during a live debate on KIII-TV they want to revamp the health care bill passed in the last congressional session. “There are tons of hidden, problem areas in health care reform,” Mishou said. “What we got was government controlled.” He said that changes to the bill should be done in small increments rather than trying to scrap...