Andrew Cuomo Refuses to Resign, ‘Let the attorney general do her job’

Andrew Cuomo Refuses to Resign, ‘Let the attorney general do her job’

Remember when ratface Bill Maher started the mantra that Donald Trump was never leaving the White House even if he lost?  Well, millions believe he won 2020 by a massive landslide and it was stolen from him, but he still left the White House.

I wonder if ratface will say the same about the governor of New York?

On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his declaration that he will not resign until New York Attorney General Letitia James completes her investigation into numerous allegations – now up to five women have come forward – of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against him.

“I was elected by the people of the state.  I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” the embattled governor said during a conference call. “There is no way I resign.”

Cuomo said calls for him to resign before an investigation is complete was “anti-democratic,” even though he never even waited for an investigation to even begin when he called for Donald Trump to resign after the January 6 riot at the nation’s Capitol.

“Let the attorney general do her job,” said Cuomo dismissing calls for his resignation as pure politics.

“In the meantime, I’m not going to get distracted by this,” Cuomo said. “What is determinative is what the attorney general finds.”  And you know darn right well that his people are working on the Letitia James right now.

We reported that two more women came out and made allegations against the governor over the weekend, bringing the total to five.  According to The Washington Post Karen Hinton, 62, a former press aide to the governor said Cuomo asked her to his hotel room back in 2000 after a work event and embraced her.  She tried to pull away but he pulled her back into him before she could get away from him and ran out of the room.

Ana Liss, 35, worked as a policy and operations aide for Cuomo for about 2 years between 2013 and 2015.  She told the Wall Street Journal that Cuomo would make advances toward her inappropriately touching her back and he even kissed her hand once when she got up from her desk.  Once he asked her if she had a boyfriend.  Liss is an educated professional who told the Journal that Cuomo’s demeaning behavior made her feel like “just a skirt,” saying that Cuomo’s behavior was not “appropriate, really, in any setting.”

“Every woman has a right to come forward, that’s true, but the truth also matters. What she said is not true,” Cuomo said of Hinton on Sunday adding insult to injury. “She has been a longtime political adversary of mine, highly critical for many, many years, and has made many, many accusations.”  In sexual harassment court cases of he said, she said what a prosecutor normally does is try to show a pattern of behavior by the accused.  I think five women coming forward at different times, making similar allegations shows a pattern of sexual harassment behavior by Andrew Cuomo.

After calling Hinton a liar, when pressed by a reporter, Cuomo said he was not accusing any of the five women of lying.  Then he must have a different definition of what constitutes lying because he said that what Hinton said is not true.  In my neighborhood that’s calling someone a liar.

Cuomo tried to blow it off as engaging in “friendly banter” as he did with many employees where he would inquire about their weekend plans and if they were dating.

“If customs change, then I’ll change the customs and the behaviors, but I never meant to make anybody feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said.  So when he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent did he think she would get a warm and fuzzy feeling instead of being uncomfortable?

On Sunday, as a throw-away, Cuomo said he will sign the bill that limits his emergency powers that the legislature recently passed.

Representative Elise Stefanik (FR-NY) chastised Cuomo after his Sunday press briefing.

“The Worst Governor in America proves more & more each day why he has earned this title. This press briefing threatening elected officials is textbook Cuomo. He is a criminal sexual predator & a corrupt official who needs to be removed from office.

Don’t let him get away with it”

Biden Administration Prioritizes GITMO Terrorists Over American Families For Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Biden Administration Prioritizes GITMO Terrorists Over American Families For Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Since January 20 you may have been sitting around with the feeling that the world has shifted and you feel it in your gut that it’s not going in the right direction for America.  The Biden administration is putting out executive orders that make you wonder just who the administration works for, is it the American people or just the elites?

So now we’re learning that the Trump-fostered COVID-19 vaccine will go to prisoners at the GITMO detention center long before the rest of us great unwashed get a chance to get it.   President Biden cannot give the American people a stable timeline for when the rest of us will bed able to get the vaccine en masse.  I’m not hearing any outcry by the news media when we know with certainty that they would be screeching had the Democrats not stolen the election and this happened under a Donald Trump second term.

Biden can’t tell us if we’re going to be considered by the Wall Street elitists in his entourage administration if that time is going to Spring or Summer, but what we do know is that terrorists, yes terrorists are already on the list to get the shot as the administration has already confirmed vaccines will be given to GITMO detainees and the Defense Department has given a statement that detainees are getting vaccinated under “the Department’s priority distribution plan.”  Well, whoopty flippin’ ding!

Here’s another turd in the punchbowl, did you know that Politico did a random act of journalism and reported that the Biden administration has lost 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that were supposedly sent to the states?

We know that the world is watching because the Daily Mail cited that this priority distribution plan includes al Qaeda terrorists with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed the Pakistani terrorist guy and they are all getting vaccinated next week.  Isn’t it lovely that your government prioritizes people who plotted to kill thousands of Americans over you?

From the Daily Mail: “Prosecutor Clayton Trivett Jr, who is leading the case against five terrorists behind the September 11 attacks, made the disclosure in a letter to defense lawyers Thursday.

‘[A]n official in the Pentagon has just signed a memo approving the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to the detainee population Guantánamo,’ he wrote, according to the New York Times.

‘You can’t make this up,’ said former New York City Fire Commissioner Tom Von Essen, who served during 9/11 and lost 343 firefighters that day. ‘The ridiculousness of what we get from our government. They will run the vaccine down to those lowlifes at Guantanamo Bay before every resident of the United States of America gets it is the theater of the absurd.’”

On KSM getting the vaccine, Essen said “It’s f—ing nuts.”

The New York Post reported that a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero, John Feal, who has contracted a number of 9/11-related illnesses who can’t get the vaccine yet said he was stunned when he heard the news.  “The fact that the 9/11 community can’t get the vaccine and the terrorists can show how backward our government is,” he told the Post. “It’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s an insult to the people who ran into the towers and were killed and those who worked on the pile for months and are ill.”

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) a Congresswoman who over the summer restored my faith that there are some politicians in the leftist mecca of New York who fight for America over the globalist Woke Supremamcy said,  “It is inexcusable and un-American that President Biden is choosing to prioritize convicted terrorists in Gitmo over vulnerable American seniors or veterans.”

FDNY Lt. Michael O’Connell [retired] who worked search and rescue missions after the towers fell, and caught sarcoidosis, an autoimmune illness while rummaging through the rubble to find Americans who were under it that may still be alive gave a statement that I think all Americans hearing about the GITMO terrorists getting preferential treatment can agree with when he said, “This is a real kick in the balls,” and followed up with, “It’s very upsetting. It’s absolutely disgusting.”

Republican Congresswoman: “We Need to Defend the Police, Not Defund the Police”

Republican Congresswoman: “We Need to Defend the Police, Not Defund the Police”

World history has shown that where there is no Law and Order, in larger population groups, the culture breaks down and the “bad guys” win. New York is a prime example; Where crime, shootings, and death numbers have skyrocketed since the announcement of NYC cutting one Billion dollars from their police budget and re-assigning all their plain-clothed police officers embedded in areas with the highest number of crimes.

Some politicians in NY are speaking out against the insane movement to de-fund local police departments. NY Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made an aggressive point that de-funding the police will only hurt the very communities they’re trying to protect.

In an interview with Fox and Friends, Stefanik stood with America’s police:

“Our police are needed in the communities that are being hurt the most right now, where you are seeing the most violence. So, we need to defend the police, not defund the police..And, really look at how we can have positive change and that’s by increasing our training, that’s by increasing our community outreach. Not turning our backs on hardworking law enforcement.”

The 36-year-old U.S. Representative was the youngest person ever elected to Congress in 2015 when she was 30. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex beat that record, while Stefanik is still the youngest Republican to have ever been elected to Congress.

Stefanik referenced the JUSTICE Act, which Senate Democrats blocked from passing, as one way to create change and healing with the law enforcement-citizen relationship. The JUSTICE Act, which was spearheaded by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only black Republican in the Senate, was a productive means of bringing about change without going to destructive means of defunding our law enforcement.

Democrat leaders from across the country are caving to uninformed emotional cries from the social justice warrior-types and are actually considering defunding their police departments.

The passionate please come in the midst of national unrest following the death of George Floyd and other black deaths at the hands of police, justified and unjustified.

Stefanik acknowledged that change is necessary but that racism has gone both ways and defunding the police is not the remedy:

“You know, there has been footage of the just horrible, horrible statements made to our African-American law enforcement officers…There is no tolerance for racism in this country and we absolutely need to root out bad actors like the case of George Floyd’s murderers. But, we shouldn’t be turning our backs on police which unfortunately we are seeing in New York City today,” she said.

Trump fans are flocking to the social media app Parler — its CEO is begging liberals to join them

Trump fans are flocking to the social media app Parler — its CEO is begging liberals to join them

 

Conservatives have waited for a new social media platform to escape the censorship and hate rhetoric from liberals. Parler is surging in popularity. The only downfall for the social media platforms is users cannot live stream and it doesn’t offer monetization. Until then it many public figures can’t make it their main home just yet.

From CNBC

Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump.

The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched.

“It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of you so long?!”

To be fair, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has also been on Parler since 2018. Eric Trump, the president’s son, and his wife, Lara, joined on the same day last month. Like Twitter, the app lets users share comments, photos and news stories with their followers.

The catalyst for the latest growth surge was a story from The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, which said that the Trump administration was looking for alternatives to Facebook and Twitter over concern that more content is going to be blocked as the election campaign heats up. The Journal named Parler as a possible alternative.

Two days later, Parler was the top-ranked iPhone app in the news category, ahead of Twitter and Reddit, and 24th overall, just behind Venmo and WhatsApp, according to App Annie. User growth surged to 1.5 million from 1 million over the course of about a week, said John Matze, Parler’s 27-year-old founder and CEO.

“We’re a community town square, an open town square, with no censorship,” Matze said in an interview on Thursday, from his home in Las Vegas. “If you can say it on the street of New York, you can say it on Parler.”

Those are wise words, we have said for years that social media is the new town square and free speech should be protected there.

Parler is playing into the hands of conservatives, who have become more vocal in their criticism of Twitter since the site started flagging Trump’s tweets for promoting violence or abusive behavior or making false claims that could confuse voters. Trump supporters have long argued that the dominant Silicon Valley platforms have been out to censor conservative voices, even as those very same people continue to post on those sites and rack up followers by the thousands.

Rep. Jordan of Ohio told his 1.4 million Twitter followers on Friday to come over to Parler, where they “don’t censor or shadow ban,” referring to the practice of banning users in a way that’s not apparent to them. By late afternoon he had about 3,100 followers on Parler.

Twitter regularly denies treating people differently based on their political views. Liz Kelley, a Twitter spokeswoman, told CNBC in a statement that, “We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for everyone, regardless of their background or political affiliation.”

This is just another blow to Facebook who is facing hundreds of liberal businesses pulling their advertising. Now conservatives are moving over to parler to escape censorship.

Facebook should have taken the stand parler has taken a long time ago.

Source: Trump fans are flocking to the social media app Parler — its CEO is begging liberals to join them



Tensions boil over at impeachment hearing, as Nunes accuses Schiff of ‘gagging’ lawmakers

Tensions boil over at impeachment hearing, as Nunes accuses Schiff of ‘gagging’ lawmakers

Tensions between lawmakers boiled over Friday on the second day of the public impeachment hearings, when House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., repeatedly shut down GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., citing House procedure — as an astonished Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., accused him of “gagging” the lawmaker.

Tensions between lawmakers boiled over Friday on the second day of the public impeachment hearings, when House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., repeatedly shut down GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., citing House procedure — as an astonished Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., accused him of “gagging” the lawmaker.

“This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress,” Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was “not recognized” to speak.

The moment began when Nunes, as he questioned Yovanovitch, gave the remainder of his allotted time to Stefanik, who had sparred multiple times with Schiff on both Friday and during Wednesday’s first nationally televised hearing.

But as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel: “The gentlewoman will suspend.”

“What is the interruption for now,” she shot back.

What followed was a back and forth between Nunes and Schiff as to whether the Republican could offer his time to a fellow member of Congress, rather than minority counsel. Stefanik repeatedly tried to speak, only for Schiff to bang his gavel again.

“You’re gagging the member from New York?” Nunes laughed at one point.

The explosive moment came during the questioning of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry into the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The drama came on the back of a similarly tense morning session, where Yovanovitch pointed her finger at Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani while detailing her sudden removal from her diplomatic post, as the president fired back in realtime and said every place she worked “turned bad.”

Trump’s comments ignited an outcry from Democrats: Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff read Trump’s anti-Yovanovitch tweet during the hearing, and called it “witness intimidation.”

Yovanovitch told lawmakers, regarding the tweet: “It’s very intimidating,”

During her appearance, Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, relayed her story of being suddenly recalled by Trump in May, saying she believes Giuliani played a key role in telling people she was not sufficiently supportive of the president.

“I do not understand Mr. Giuliani’s motives for attacking me, nor can I offer an opinion on whether he believed the allegations he spread about me,” Yovanovitch said.

She argued the efforts against her by the president’s allies hindered her work.

“If our chief representative is kneecapped, it limits our effectiveness to safeguard the vital national security interests of the United States,” Yovanovitch said.

After the hearing started, Trump began attacking her, tweeting, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.” He added, “It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”

At the same time the hearing began Friday, the White House released a new transcript of the president’s first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which showed Trump agreeing to meet with Ukraine’s president-elect — without preconditions — in the first official phone call between the two leaders.

Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., read the entire letter in his opening statement. A separate call between the two leaders ignited the impeachment inquiry, and Republicans suggested the new transcript is helpful to the president’s argument he did nothing wrong in his conversations with Zelensky.

 

Source: Tensions boil over at impeachment hearing, as Nunes accuses Schiff of ‘gagging’ lawmakers

45 House Republicans Join Movement to Condemn Adam Schiff | Breitbart

45 House Republicans Join Movement to Condemn Adam Schiff | Breitbart

Forty-five Republicans have joined a resolution condemning Adam Schiff for misrepresenting a phone conversation between Trump and Zelensky.

Forty-five Republicans have joined the resolution, sponsored by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-AZ), to condemn Schiff for retelling a fabricated conversation between Trump and Zelensky. Biggs sponsored H. Res. 604, and it quickly gained support throughout the House Republican conference.

When Biggs sponsored the bill, he said that Schiff’s stunt was “inexcusable” to “mislead the American public with such a statement.”

Although a public list of cosponsors only shows 18 Republicans supporting the resolution, an internal GOP list obtained by Breitbart News shows that 45 Republicans have joined the list of GOP lawmakers to condemn Schiff. This represents a growing movement of Republicans to fight back against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) and Democrats’ move to impeach Trump.

The Republicans that have cosponsored Biggs’ resolution to condemn Schiff include:

  1. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  2. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  3. Mark Green (R-TN)
  4. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
  5. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)
  6. Mo Brooks (R-AL)
  7. Scott Perry (R-PA)
  8. Greg Steube (R-FL)
  9. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
  10. Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  11. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  12. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
  13. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
  14. Bill Posey (R-FL)
  15. Warren Davidson (R-OH)
  16. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
  17. Jody Hice (R-GA)
  18. Ralph Norman (R-SC)
  19. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
  20. Ron Wright (R-SC)
  21. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
  22. Lance Gooden (R-TX)
  23. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)
  24. Jim Banks (R-IN)
  25. Daniel Meuser (R-PA)
  26. Bill Flores (R-TX)
  27. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  28. Randy Weber (R-TX)
  29. Tim Burchett (R-TN)
  30. Dan Bishop (R-NC)
  31. Daniel Webster (R-FL)
  32. Mark Walker (R-NC)
  33. Gary Palmer (R-AL)
  34. Michael Cloud (R-TX)
  35. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
  36. Fred Keller (R-PA)
  37. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
  38. Brian Babin (R-TX)
  39. Bradley Byrne (R-AL)
  40. Bill Johnson (R-OH)
  41. Larry Buschon (R-IN)
  42. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
  43. Ted Budd (R-NC)
  44. Steve King (R-IA)
  45. Buddy Carter (R-GA)

Republicans have quickly mounted an offensive against Schiff and his misrepresentation of the conversation between Trump and Zelensky.

Keller announced Thursday that he will join a growing list of Republicans planning to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff for retelling a fabricated conversation between Trump and Zelensky.

Read entire article here: 45 House Republicans Join Movement to Condemn Adam Schiff | Breitbart

House votes to reopen Treasury Dept., IRS

House votes to reopen Treasury Dept., IRS

The Democratic-led House approved a bill Wednesday to reopen the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Small Business Administration, among other federal agencies.

The chamber voted 240-188 to advance the measure, with eight Republicans bucking party lines to back the bill, which is the first of four bills expected to be brought to the floor by Democrats.

The Republicans who voted to advance the measure Wednesday included Reps. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Will Hurd (Texas), Fred Upton (Mich.), John Katko (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Greg Walden (Ore.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Herrera Beutler (Wash.).

Senate Republicans assert they will not take up any spending legislation to end the partial shutdown unless President Trump has agreed to sign it.

The odds of a shutdown ending anytime soon appeared to worsen on Wednesday, with Trump and Democratic leaders ripping each other after a meeting at the White House ended abruptly.

Trump said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to consider his demand for money to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a major sticking point in negotiations.

Democrats stressed on the 19th day of the shutdown that they will not support any legislation that provides the $5.7 billion requested by Trump for the border barrier.

Nancy Pelosi smiling for the camera: House votes to reopen Treasury Dept., IRSThe Hill: Juliegrace Brufke

House votes to reopen Treasury Dept., IRSTrump has repeatedly said he won’t sign any spending bill to reopen about 25 percent of the federal government unless it provides the wall funding.

Democratic leaders have called on the president to support legislation to reopen other areas of the government ahead of attempting to tackle funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Top Democrats argue Republicans are holding the government hostage over the border wall while Republicans allege Democrats are playing politics and failing to negotiate in good faith.

Democrats saw a slight uptick in Republican members willing to support a clean bill after just seven GOP lawmakers voted last week in favor of a spending package aimed at funding the bulk of the remaining agencies through the end of the fiscal year and five Republican members voting in favor of a continuing resolution to fund DHS through Feb. 8.

 

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