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  • Romney Extols ‘Stunning And Powerful’ Mattis Response After Trump Broadside

    06/04/2020 4:40:57 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2020 | Phillip Nieto
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney praised former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis for his “stunning and powerful” critique of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. “General Mattis’ letter was stunning and powerful.” Romney told reporters outside a GOP luncheon on Thursday. “General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him.” If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man.” Mattis, who...
  • Grassley places hold on two Trump nominees in push for explanation of watchdog firings

    06/04/2020 1:41:40 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Thursday that he is placing a hold on two of President Trump's nominees, saying the administration provided an "inadequate response" to his questions about the firing of two inspectors general. Grassley is placing a hold on Christopher Miller's nomination to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center over the firing of intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. He is also placing a hold on Marshall Billingslea's nomination to be the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department for the ousting of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Grassley said...
  • Lisa Murkowski: Mattis’ Critique of Trump was ‘True, Honest, Necessary, and Overdue’

    06/04/2020 10:45:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) asserted Thursday that former Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling President Donald Trump a threat to the U.S. Constitution was “true, honest, necessary, and overdue.” Murkowski, one of the Senate’s most left-leaning Republicans, made the comment while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill. Asked whether she supports President Trump, the lawmaker replied,” “I am struggling with it [ and] I have struggled with it for a long time.” On Wednesday, Mattis attacked President Trump in a statement to The Atlantic by accusing the president of violating the Constitution over the clearing of Lafayette Park on Monday...
  • Romney’s Approval Rises To 56/42 In New Utah Poll. How Come?

    06/03/2020 6:15:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | AllahPundit
    A fascinating result considering how he was polling after his fateful impeachment vote. I’ll give you three theories to explain it. A new UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2News survey shows 56 percent of Utah voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of Romney’s job performance. 42 percent say they disapprove. Romney is in a strong political position right now with a net positive approval of +14.That’s a massive reversal from our previous survey in March when just 36 percent of Utahns approved of Romney’s job performance, while 49 percent disapproved…69 percent of “strong” Republicans disapprove of how Romney is handling his job, but...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

    06/02/2020 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Axios.com ^ | 6/2/2020 | Zachary Basu
    State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report. Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party. House Republican leadership stripped the nine-term congressman of his committee assignments in 2019 after he questioned in an interview with the New York Times how the terms "white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization" became offensive. The big picture: The Republican establishment coalesced around Feenstra beginning in January, when the...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham raises doubts about Antifa's role in riots, looting (plans hearings on police 'use of force')

    06/02/2020 9:06:06 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2020 | Jeff Mordock
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday questioned how much blame should be directed at Antifa for the violent protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody. Mr. Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Antifa has played “a part” in the civil unrest. But the South Carolina Republican noted that rioting and looting happened during protests long before the militant anti-fascist group became a movement. “We will try to find out how organized this violence is,” Mr. Graham said. “But I am old enough to remember 1968, and Antifa was not around in 1968, that...
  • What is Marco Rubio Doing?

    06/01/2020 9:44:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Marco Rubio, the Florida RINO Senator who unfortunately was picked by Mitch McConnell to become the acting Chairman of the corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee, went out of his way to contradict the public position of the President of the United States and U.S. Attorney General on Sunday. Rubio took to his twitter feed to utter this pre-written message: Marco Rubio âś” @marcorubio Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed. Embedded...
  • Marco Rubio Blames Violence, Looting on 'Domestic Terror Groups' - 'Far Left and Right'

    06/01/2020 9:53:47 AM PDT · by rintintin · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said ongoing violence and looting are being perpetrated by “domestic terror groups” of both left-wing and right-wing political orientations. He took to Twitter on Sunday to share his comments.
  • Here Are The Republicans Who Want To Continue Spending After The US Debt Passes $25 Trillion

    05/18/2020 6:22:46 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 11 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.18.2020 | Alex Hall
    Over the past two months, Congress has approved some $2.4 trillion to combat the coronavirus crisis and the resulting financial fallout. Billions to bail out industries. Billions to rescue small businesses. Billions to boost unemployment assistance. That historical amount alone is larger than the economies, or gross domestic products (GDPs), of all but six other nations. The nation’s debt now stands at $25 trillion as spending concerns have naturally taken a back seat to the recovery effort. As most of the country begins a slow return to normalcy, some Republicans, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have begun to sound the...
  • Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy'

    05/16/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 162 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 16 May 2020 | Kelly Mena
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump's firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a "threat to accountable democracy." Romney's comments came in response to Trump's Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick -- the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake of the President's acquittal on two articles of impeachment earlier this year. "The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in...
  • FBI Deliver Search Warrant to Senator Richard Burr – Seize Cell Phone (Impartiality Optics)

    05/13/2020 11:44:23 PM PDT · by Hostage · 48 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sundance
    It likely takes a lot of main justice approvals to serve a search warrant for the device of the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The Chairman of the powerful committee also sits on the congressional oversight team known as the gang-of-eight. According to the Los Angeles Times the FBI served a search warrant on North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr Wednesday. The warrant appears connected to an ongoing investigation on whether or not Burr violated a law that prevents members of Congress from trading insider information they learn from their work. According to the report...
  • Michigan official says ANY protester holding a firearm should be arrested at tomorrow's stay-at-home rally set for the Capitol after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer received death threats

    05/12/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:38 EDT, 12 May 2020 | James Gordon
    Protestors in Michigan planning to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday are being warned that if they bring firearms to the event they will be arrested. The warnings come after several members of the groups planning on attending the rally called for the assassination of Governor Gretchen Whitmer which saw one man writing: “Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down.” On Monday, Whitmer said she respected people’s rights to protest but was becoming “increasingly concerned about the violent nature of the comments being made” and the “extreme rhetoric...
  • Gaetz shames Gowdy over 'failure of our Republican leadership'

    05/09/2020 9:47:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 46 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | May 9 | Daniel Payne
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz shamed a "failure of our Republican leadership" When Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and I wanted subpoena power it was Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy that wouldn't give us that subpoena power. Democrats sent out hundreds of subpoenas. "When Paul Ryan had control and could have run this to ground in 2017, we didn't send out one single subpoena, not one… a failure of our Republican leadership."
  • AS A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, I DEMAND TRUMP LET FAUCI TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE

    05/07/2020 4:04:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/7/20 AT 3:59 PM EDT | CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN ON
    President Donald Trump's decision to block Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, from appearing before the House of Representatives is ludicrous. [cut] If he wants to be a good leader in this time, Trump should promote free and open access to data about the virus and welcome input on how the U.S. can improve its response to the pandemic. Regardless of the political climate, the president should permit Congress to continue with its role in managing this crisis, which means that access to scientific testimony must come before politics. In the same way, Democrats and Republicans in...
  • Romney calls for a $12 temporary increase in minimum wage

    05/07/2020 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    Restaurant Business Online ^ | May 4, 2020 | Peter Romeo
    Sen. Mitt Romney has proposed raising the wages of restaurant employees and other essential workers by $12 an hour through July as a way of raising their compensation above what they could collect in unemployment benefits and other forms of relief. Under the Utah Republican’s Patriot Pay Plan, employers would eat $3 of the increase, with the rest generated from a federal tax credit. For employees earning no more than $50,000 on an annualized basis, employers would get a refundable tax credit equal to $9 an hour, up to a maximum of $1,440 a month per employee.
  • Barr urges Trump administration to back off call to fully strike down Obamacare

    05/05/2020 9:03:42 AM PDT · by Skywise · 94 replies
    Wishtv.com ^ | May 5, 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Joan Biskupic, Evan Perez and Tami Luhby, CNN
    Attorney General William Barr made a last-minute push Monday to persuade the administration to modify its position in the Obamacare dispute that will be heard at the Supreme Court this fall, arguing that the administration should pull back from its insistence that the entire law be struck down. ... Barr and other top advisers have argued against the hard-line position for some time, warning it could have major political implications if the comprehensive health care law appears in jeopardy as voters head to the polls in November. According to four sources familiar with the meeting, Barr argued for modifying the...
  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...
  • Trump Broadside on Fox News

    04/26/2020 3:10:41 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/26/2020 | Donald Trump
    . @FoxNews just doesn’t get what’s happening! They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research. They forgot that Fake News @CNN & MSDNC wouldn’t let @FoxNews participate, even a little bit, in the poor ratings Democrat Debates….. ....Even the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats laughed at the Fox suggestion. No respect for the people running @FoxNews . But Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct. They put RINO Paul Ryan on their Board. They hire “debate questions to Crooked Hillary”…. . @FoxNews just doesn’t get what’s happening! They are being...
  • Trump snubs Romney by inviting every other GOP senator to council on restarting economy amid coronavirus

    04/16/2020 4:47:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump on Thursday hosted phone calls with dozens of bipartisan lawmakers, including every Republican senator -- except Mitt Romney. The president asked the lawmakers to serve on a panel to discuss how to move forward with reopening the economy, called the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.” “The president announced that he will soon provide guidance to America’s governors to determine their ability to reignite the economies in their respective states,” the White House said in a news release. “The dialogue between the president, senior administration officials and the bipartisan group of members of Congress also included a range...
  • Mitt Romney demands Trump explain firing of intelligence inspector general

    04/12/2020 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    KSL ^ | April 9, 2020 | Dennis Romboy
    Sen. Mitt Romney is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers demanding that President Donald Trump explain why he fired the intelligence community inspector general. The eight senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, say the explanation Trump gave for removing Michael Atkinson was insufficient and does not comply with the law. The president cited a lack of confidence in the intelligence community’s top watchdog. “Congressional intent is clear that an expression of lost confidence, without further explanation, is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the statute,” the senators wrote in a letter Thursday. “This is in large part because...