The Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Arizona helped a Chinese company to get funding in order to enter into business.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in another Democratic Senator with close ties to China.
However, if he gets elected, I’m sure Hunter Biden will show him the ropes.
Kelly is the co-founder of a space exploration company called World View.
RCP (Real Clear Politics) ism reporting that a Chinese company, Tencent, who is the owner of the popular WeChat website invested money into Kelly’s business.
In the fall of 2014, Jane Poynter, the then-CEO of World View Enterprises, announced during a visit to Beijing that Tencent had invested an undisclosed sum in the Tucson-based venture. In April 2016, as part of a subsequent, $15 million investment round, World View announced that it had received more funds from Tencent, along with three other venture capital firms.
RCP says that articles in Chinese publications give Kelly the credit for getting Tencent to invest in his company.
RCP cites an article originally published in Mandarin in the Oriental Morning Post. The article says, “Tencent American leader named David met Mark Kelly, a space pilot of our team.”
The article continues:
After Mark introduced him to space travel technology, David was very interested and willing to invest at this stage. When I choose a partner, I value the contribution this partner can bring to the project, and Tencent can push our cooperation to China. I think it is very important.
Jane Poynter, World View co-founder in addition to former CEO, said that Kelly would not have shared technology information with the Chinese in 2014, claiming the ideas that have now become successful at World View–the Stratollite balloon, etc.–did not come until “years later.”
On March 14, 2020, Breitbart News highlighed a RCP report focused on the financial “windfall” Kelly’s company received from the Chinese tech giant Tencent.
Up until now, the Republicans were the only ones slamming the Biden administration for how it has handled the southern border crisis. President Joe Biden has done a really poor job with the crisis he created. Joe Biden took a fixed immigration system that once again benefitted America instead of benefitting paupers from third world countries at American taxpayer expense, and he turned it upside down almost as soon as he became president. Up until now, Americans have been gaslighted by Democrats with the help of their stenographers in the mainstream news media by being told that there is no crisis at the border, and conditions that are worse than ever before were being denied.
This week we saw three Democrat Senators criticizing the Biden administration’s poor handling of the migrant crisis.
The two Democrat senators from the border state of Arizona criticized Biden for not doing enough to get control of the illegal migrant surge at our southern border.
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Democrat Senator Mark Kelly gave a reaction to Biden’s first joint session address to Congress, saying, “While I share President Biden’s urgency in fixing our broken immigration system, what I didn’t hear tonight was a plan to address the immediate crisis at the border, and I will continue holding this administration accountable to deliver the resources and staffing necessary for a humane, orderly process as we work to improve border security, support local economies, and fix our immigration system.”
When Democrats say they need to “fix our broken immigration system” what they mean is it is broken in that they have to go through hoops and hurdles to get as many future Democrat voters into our system and they want to fix it to make that easier for them. The crisis is just something that gives the party bad optics and they want to avoid that if possible.
The other Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema reiterated Kelly’s position that Biden hasn’t done enough to address the historic surge at our southern border.
“Senator Sinema has been clear that she, along with Senator Kelly, wants to see more action from the administration to address the border crisis and support Arizona border communities. She’s spoken directly with administration officials on this,” Sinema’s office told Fox News.
Whenever a politician says “has been clear,” or “let me be clear,” or “I have been clear since the beginning,” they’re not being honest with you. People don’t have to point out they have been straight with you if they have. These are border state Democrats and their party is screwing up the immigration process, so they have to say something.
More Democrats came out to give cover for the party. That’s how bad things are at the border. Democrats are actually coming out against a Democrat president, which is unheard of.
The crazy lunatic Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii criticized Vice President Kamala Harris who was made the point person for the southern border crisis back in March to get the migrant surge that is overwhelming our system under control and she hasn’t yet even visited the border to see firsthand what’s going on.
Even the left-wing rag Newsweek noted that Harris has been MIA at the southern border but she “made trips to New Hampshire and other states to promote the administration’s jobs and infrastructure plan and its coronavirus response, with most of her work on the matter occurring in the form of roundtable discussions with experts and meetings with regional leaders.” So the only border state she has visited after being put in charge of the illegal migrant surge is a northern border state.
Margaret Hoover of PBS ask Hirono during an interview, “Will you urge Vice President Harris, who has been tasked with handling this crisis, to visit the border, as she hasn’t yet been there?”
Hirono replied telling Hoover of course she will urge Harris to visit the border and that she has no idea why the vice president hasn’t already done so.
“We have a few other things to deal with, like the pandemic and everything else, so I’m not going to point fingers at her in the sense of — I hope that she will go down to the border,” Hirono said during her appearance on “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.” “I hope that we can have a comprehensive, ‘whole of government’ approach to what we need to do to have a humane immigration system.”
In other words, Hirono gave her own excuses as to why she hasn’t yet criticized Harris for now taking her job seriously.
“I would call it a crisis,” Hirono said of the problems being faced at the border that are 100% Democrat created.
“We know what is happening,” the senator added. “So whatever you call it, we’re going to need to deal with it. We’re going to need to address it in a humane way.” In other words, she couldn’t wait for the next question.
About mid-April, Biden finally admitted there is a crisis at the southern border and his minions almost immediately fixed Biden’s statement by saying it’s not a crisis but a challenge as if America is nothing but a bunch of nitwits who can’t figure out it’s a catastrophe.
The plan is to increase the number of illegal alien migrants into the US in time for them to be given amnesty so that they can vote in the 2022 midterm elections to keep the disastrous Democrats in power. If they tell you anything different, they are lying to you because that is the plan.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden is expected to unleash several unconstitutional executive orders restricting Second Amendment rights and announce that he has selected a gun-control activist to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), according to multiple reports. That would be the equivalent of Planned Parenthood hiring a pro-life activist to run the show.
The Washington Post reported said that two sources corroborate Biden has selected David Chipman to serve as director of the ATF saying he “currently serves as senior policy adviser at Giffords,” the gun-control “advocacy group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AR).”
Representative Giffords was shot in an attack back in 2011 by a lunatic gunman in public. The congresswoman survived the shooting but she suffered a severe brain injury that ultimately compelled her to resign from Congress. Two years later, she and her husband, now-Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AR), formed the nonprofit group now known as Giffords to fight gun violence in the US by taking away the Constitutional Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It’s a sickness liberals suffer.
The Giffords organization argues, without real evidence, that “strong gun laws save lives,” and fights to implement gun-control legislation in the United States. The reality outside of science labs shows that the more people who are armed in a community, the less gun violence. It is self-evident in every Democrat-run city that has strong gun control measures. They are hotbeds of gun violence.
Chipman’s Twitter account is protected, but his bio reads that he is a “gun violence prevention advocate” with Giffords. That means he spends most of his time trying to figure out how to get your guns away from you.
These people are sick. They don’t care to consider that criminals do not obey laws which is the whole reason why we call them criminals in the first place. Only law-abiding citizens comply with gun control laws, while the criminals would then be the only ones on the streets with guns. Citizens would not be able to protect themselves from them. I don’t understand why this is so difficult for the liberal brain to comprehend.
On top of being involved with Giffords, Chipman has a long history with the ATF. According to The Associated Press, he “spent 25 years as an agent at the ATF, where he worked on stopping a trafficking ring that sent illegal firearms from Virginia to New York, and served on the ATF’s SWAT team.” The outlet added that “Chipman is a gun owner himself.” The Gunstapo types always claim that they are a gun owner themselves. They believe that gun control laws should be for the people and not themselves because they are the responsible ones and you, the great unwashed, should be controlled. You will be controlled.
According to The Hill, Chipman’s “nomination is expected to be welcomed by gun safety advocates and comes as Biden is preparing a series of executive actions on guns.”
None of Biden’s executive orders on gun control will be Constitutional. You cannot infringe on the Second Amendment, especially with executive orders that are based on no powers whatsoever. If the Second Amendment says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” then that means that the federal government can’t make a law against it, let alone via executive order.
Why is it that it’s always Democrats who take away Constitutional rights from the people? The left claims that Republicans take away rights too, but what they complain about is normally not really rights. They are special privileges that were afforded to liberal lunatics by Democrats in exchange for votes and support that these clowns call rights, but to infringe on the Second Amendment is an egregious error by a sitting president.
Democrat presidents use executive orders as a means to create laws that the legislative branch won’t give them. Most of the executive orders that Biden has already signed are unconstitutional. An executive order is used so that a president can “execute” a power given to him by the Constitution or Constitutionally by Congress. A president can’t just willy-nilly create laws out of thin air by using an executive order. The executive branch does not create laws and to do so is a blatant violation of the Separation of Powers and a usurpation of Congressional authority.
According to sources familiar with the president’s plans to violate the Constitution, “Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks,” according to Politico.
The Democrats just learned that ruling the Senate will not be as easy as they had hoped.
In a vote on an amendment that would prevent illegal aliens from receiving stimulus checks, all 50 Republicans voted for the measure and they were joined by 8 Democratic Senators from swing states.
They include Sens. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV).
This was a major point that Democrats wished to get passed.
The House could reject the amendment but if they do, there is little likelihood they can pass the Covid-19 pork-filled bill. It is likely not to pass in its current form anyway.
Joe Manchin won his last reelection in West Virginia by only three points so any vote he makes could be a career-ending decision. The same holds true for other Democrats.
Remember that both Mark Kelly and Ralph Warnock who were elected this year must run again in 2022 since they were only finishing the terms of other Senators. They voted to pay illegal aliens and that could hurt their reelection chances. I believe we will see massive voting on the right over their anger over the 2020 election and the hard left turn the Democrats want to take the country to.
Warnock is especially vulnerable because both Gov Brian Kemp and SOS Brad Raffensperger are making sure Georgia election law is followed in2022 since both are up for reelection. They refused to do so for the presidential election.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) sent Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans an email urging them to support the Cotton-Young amendment.
“Now that a third round of payments is being discussed – while a White House-driven border crisis is beginning to take shape – there is an appetite to provide taxpayer-funded handouts to illegal aliens as well. This cannot and should not happen,” the FAIR email, obtained by Breitbart News, states.
The vote is critical for President Joe Biden’s administration because it shows the lack of support in the Senate Democrat caucus for pro-illegal immigration policies — and potentially a DREAM Act-style amnesty — specifically among those who represent swing states and will be up for re-election in 2022 and 2024.
This will be the most challenging year for many candidates. The stakes are high for both parties. The citizens deeply divided on issues.
Some real challenges to overcome are the fake news, and manipulated messages citizens get. Social media is also discriminating on the messages they will allow on their platforms and what agendas they support.
The article below talks about just a few seats that will most likely switch this election year. But there are 100’s of seats that are being challenged. Please go to VoteDemOut.org to see where are the battleground seats are in the Senate and the House.
So what can you do?
Help people get registered to vote. Democrats are relentless about getting their base to register to vote. We need to be just as motivated.
You can download an app called Voterpal that will allow you to help people get registered no matter where you are.
Share the voter registration link here: https://vote.gov/. Share the link and encourage people to vote that haven’t voted before.
Become a volunteer deputy registrar in your state. Your state provides the training so you are knowledgable about registering people in your state. Google “deputy registrar” and the name of your state.
There are many resources to help you get informed with who is running, what their top priorities are, and what measures are being voted on.
Five senators are staring down serious political danger ahead of the November elections.
With less than six months to go until Election Day, the battle for control of the Senate hinges on five key states. Democrats are after four seats in particular — in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina — while Republicans are largely playing defense, but see an easy pickup opportunity in Alabama.
A handful of seats in states like Iowa, Montana and Michigan are also showing signs they may be in play.
Here are the Senate seats most likely to flip in 2020.
Doug Jones (D-Ala.)
Democrats are on the defensive in deep-red Alabama roughly three years after Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the state’s special election to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Jones was the first Democrat to win statewide office in Alabama since 2008 and the first Democrat to represent the state in the upper chamber since 1997.
Jones garnered about 50 percent of the vote in 2017, while Moore received about 48 percent. During the race, Moore had to contend with a cloud of controversy stemming from sexual assault allegations, which led to GOP leaders across the country calling for him to step down as the nominee.
However, Jones faces a totally different environment heading into the 2020 elections. The Cook Political Report rates the race “lean Republican” as Sessions and former Auburn University coach Tommy Tuberville battle it out ahead of the July 14 GOP runoff.
Gardner became the first challenger to unseat an incumbent in Colorado in roughly a generation when he defeated former Sen. Mark Udall (D) in 2014.
But his state has shifted increasingly to the left in recent years. Former President Obama won the state twice in 2008 and 2012, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton carried it in the 2016 presidential election. In 2018, Democrats won control of the Colorado state Senate and held onto the governor’s mansion, giving them full control of the state government for the first time since 1936.
If that trend wasn’t enough to threaten Gardner’s prospects for a second term in the Senate, he faces an expectedly tough challenge from Colorado’s Democratic former governor, John Hickenlooper, who jumped into the race last summer after an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
There hasn’t been much polling in the race, but a survey from the Montana State University and the University of Denver conducted last month showed Hickenlooper with a 16-point lead over Gardner. Another Keating Research–OnSight Public Affairs–Melanson poll released earlier this month found Hickenlooper ahead by 18 points.
Hickenlooper out-raised Gardner in the first quarter of 2020, raking in nearly $4.1 million to his opponent’s $2.5 million. Still, Gardner has the overall cash-on-hand advantage with $9.6 million in the bank.
McSally already lost a Senate race in 2018, when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) eked out a narrow 2-point win. Only a few weeks after her loss, McSally was appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Now, a little more than a year after she entered the Senate, she’s facing a challenge from Democrat Mark Kelly, a retired astronaut and gun control advocate who is seen as one of his party’s top recruits of the 2020 cycle. Kelly raised a staggering $11 million in the first three months of 2020 and has some $19.7 million on hand. By comparison, McSally reported $6.4 million raised in the first quarter and $10.3 million in the bank.
There are also signs that Kelly is widening his lead over McSally in the race. A survey from the polling firm OH Predictive Insights released this week showed Kelly leading McSally by 13 points — up from a 9-point lead in a similar poll conducted in April. Republicans are hoping to seize on questions about Kelly’s business record in an effort to weaken him ahead of November.
But unlike Colorado, where Democrats hold power at the state level, Arizona’s state government is largely controlled by the GOP. What’s more, Republicans have won every presidential election in the state since 2000, though Trump carried it in 2016 by a smaller margin than the three Republican nominees before him.
The moderate Republican is also facing an uphill battle to defend her spot in the Senate. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Collins 3 points behind state House Speaker Sara Gideon (D), who is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
Additionally, polling shows Maine voters could be souring on the incumbent senator. A Bangor Daily News poll released in April showed Collins with a 37 percent approval rating and a 52 percent disapproval rating.
Collins has been viewed in the past as a critical Republican swing vote, voting against 2017 GOP legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. However, she has since received the ire of liberals for voting to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018 as he faced sexual misconduct allegations.
However, the race will not necessarily be a cakewalk for the Democrats if Gideon gets the nomination. Collins has represented the state in the Senate since 1997, giving her an incumbent advantage. Additionally, her decisions to side with the Trump administration on a number of issues may not play badly with all voters. The state went Democratic in the last three presidential elections, but elected conservative Gov. Paul LePage twice.
Tillis is locked in a true toss-up race to hold on to his Senate seat. The first-term senator is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Cal Cunningham and polls show the two candidates in a dead heat.
One survey fielded by Eastern Carolina University earlier this month showed Tillis narrowly leading Cunningham, 41 percent to 40 percent — well within the poll’s margin of error. But a Meredith College poll conducted late last month gave Cunningham a substantial lead in race, showing him ahead of Tillis, 44 percent to 34 percent.
Already, the race between Tillis and Cunningham is shaping up to be the most expensive Senate race of 2020. In March, the Senate Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), booked nearly $22 million worth of fall advertising in the state, making up the largest part of a broader $67 million investment.
Soon after that, the Senate Majority PAC, the top super PAC backing Democratic Senate candidates, reserved $25.6 million in fall ads in the state. That was also the largest portion of a nearly $70 million investment by the group.
Cunningham led Tillis in fundraising in the first three months of the year, bringing in about $4.4 million to his opponent’s $2.1 million. But Tillis has more than twice as much cash on hand as Cunningham, reporting about $6.5 million in the bank at the end of March.
The Kansas legislature has once again defended fair elections in Kansas by foiling the Democratic governor’s veto of the voter integrity legislation. The Kansas legislature passed two voter integrity bills that Arizona Democrat Governor Laura Kelly quickly vetoed in an effort to avoid voter integrity but the Kansas Legislature easily overrode the vetoes. One bill sets the ground rules for voter ID and other election-related issues.
The second bill which I call the Brad Raffensperger bill would prevent the SOS from entering a consent decree without an ok by the Kansas legislature.
The legislation makes it a jailable offense to change the dates on mail-in ballots. And no one can turn in more than 10 completed ballots. The bill does have some voter suppression clauses in them making it harder for people like Elmer Fudd, Batman, and Buggs Bunny from voting.
“Changes to Kansas election laws that limit the power of the executive and judicial branch and tighten rules around advance voting are now law despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s objections.”
“The bills follow a trend in GOP-controlled state houses nationwide to limit ballot access,” it added, after claims of widespread voter fraud emerged during the 2020 election, while it said that “legislation in Washington to expand mail-in voting nationwide has stalled in the Senate.”
“Inspired by controversies from the 2020 election, the bills aimed to prevent similar fights from taking place in future elections.”
Republican state Senator Caryn Tyson, said :
“Every single vote matters and the accuracy matters. This bill is not about voter suppression it is about voter accuracy and making sure every legal vote counts.”
Meanwhile, The Star described House Bill 2332 as a measure to “prohibit the executive and judicial branches of government from altering election laws. It also prevents the Secretary of State from entering into consent decrees with a court without legislative approval.”
“House Bill 2183 focuses largely on mail-in voting. It limits who is permitted to return a mail-in ballot for another person and makes it a misdemeanor for one person to return more than 10 mail-in ballots. The measure also requires the signature on a mail ballot to match the signature election officials have on file, creating a potential for votes to be discarded, and bans the Secretary of State from extending mail-in vote deadlines.”
The measure also “makes it illegal” to backdate a postmark on a ballot and bars election offices from accepting money from any entity other than the state for administering elections.
Incoming Freshman Republican representative Lauren Boebert wants to exercise her rights as an American citizen and carry her weapon when she is on Capitol Hill, and Democrats have already run to Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi to demand that Boebert be barred from carrying her weapon when in the Nations capitol.
Boebert posted on Twitter:
Boebert’s office released the following letter saying she refuses to give up her rights.
RIFLE, Colo.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement after leading 83 Members and Member-Elects of Congress in an effort to block a gun grab recently proposed by House Democrats: “I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights. I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides. I will not let a bunch of gun-grabbing House Democrats take away my Constitutional right to protect myself.” Gun Owners of America Senior Vice President Erich Pratt stated, “Millions of Americans go to work every day while carrying firearms for self-defense. So why shouldn’t Members of Congress or their staff be able to do the same? Criminals won’t follow the laws, and they will always manage to get their hands on weapons, regardless of the restrictions in place.” In their letter, the 83 Members and Member-Elects stated: “If Members can’t carry on Capitol grounds, they can’t protect themselves in D.C. while making their way to and from their offices to perform their official duties. The ‘last-mile’ transition of self-protection is critical. The current regulations provide transitional coverage once the Member is physically on campus. Changing the current regulations could create new problems and uncertainty for lawful carrying Members in terms of what to do with a firearm once the Member arrives at the Congressional Complex. “Moreover, and most importantly, Members need to be able to protect themselves once the Member is in the public space/street and out of the protective care of the Capitol Police. If the current regulations are changed, the Member will be at risk of physical assault and real danger, especially after voicing views of his or her constituents that may not be held by others physically present in Washington D.C.” Background: Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert (CO-03) is a tireless defender of the Second Amendment. In the 117th Congress, the Congresswoman-Elect will Co-Chair the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus with U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie. Currently, Members of Congress are allowed to carry firearms within the U.S. Capitol Complex as a result of U.S. Capitol Police Board’s regulations and 40 U.S.C. § 5104. The current regulations allowing Members of Congress to carry have helped protect these Members and their Second Amendment rights since 1967. Recently, 21 Democratic Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking them to include “a provision in the Rules package directing the Capitol Police Board to ensure that Member of Congress may not possess firearms on Capitol grounds.” The House of Representatives is expected to take up the House Rules Package during the week of January 4, 2021. In response to the House Democrats proposed gun grab, Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert wrote and led a letter signed by 83 current Members and Member-Elects of Congress slamming this dangerous and short-sighted proposal and advocating for the current regulations that allow Members of Congress to carry in the Capitol Complex and protect themselves to remain in place. The 83 Members and Member-Elects of Congress that signed Congresswoman-Elect Boebert’s letter include: Ralph Abraham, M.D., Kelly Armstrong, Brian Babin, James R. Baird, Jim Banks, Cliff Bentz, Jack Bergman, Andy Biggs, Dan Bishop, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Ken Buck, Tedd Budd, Tim Burchett, Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Kat Cammack, Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Madison Cawthorn, Ben Cline, Michael Cloud, Andrew S. Clyde, James Comer, Dan Crenshaw, Scott DesJarlais, Byron Donalds, Jeff Duncan, Neal Dunn, Pat Fallon, Randy Feenstra, Michelle Fischbach, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Bob Good, Lance Gooden, Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., Marjorie Greene, Mark E. Green, M.D., H. Morgan Griffith, Andy Harris, M.D., Diana Harshbarger, Yvette Herrell, Jody Hice, Richard Hudson, Ronny Jackson, Bill Johnson, Dusty Johnson, Jim Jordan, Fred Keller, Steve King, Doug LaMalfa, Doug Lamborn, Robert E. Latta, Billy Long, Nancy Mace, Thomas Massie, Brian Mast, Lisa C. McClain, Mary Miller, Alex Mooney, Barry Moore, Markwayne Mullin, Gregory F. Murphy, M.D., Dan Newhouse, Ralph Norman, Jay Obernolte, Burgess Owens, August Pfluger, Scott Perry, Bill Posey, Guy Reschenthaler, Matt Rosendale, Chip Roy, John H. Rutherford, Austin Scott, Adrian Smith, Jason Smith, Victoria Spartz, W. Gregory Steube, Thomas P. Tiffany, Tim Walberg, Randy Weber, Don Young. Gun Owners of America, the National Rifle Association and the Conservative Partnership Institute all support Congresswoman-Elect Boebert’s letter. On July 24, 1998, a gunman entered through a Member and employee entrance on the Eastside of the Capitol with a six-shot revolver. When the metal detector alarm went off, the gunman shot a Capitol Police Officer in the back of the head and then fled to a corridor filled with several House leadership offices while engaging in a shootout. The gunman was shot and apprehended after entering the office of then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Tragically, two Capitol Police Officers died during the 1998 shooting. On June 14, 2017, at a practice session attended by 24 Members of Congress at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, a gunman opened fire on the Members and engaged in a ten-minute shootout with officers from the Capitol Police. Thanks to the quick actions of the officers that day the only causality was the gunman. However, then U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was critically injured and nearly lost his life. The three Capitol Police officers present at the practice were assigned to protect Whip Scalise who, due to his House leadership position, had a full-time security detail. Had these heroes not been there, the 24 Members of Congress present at the practice would have been unguarded and it’s likely several more would have been critically injured or even killed. Members of Congress are public figures often in the national spotlight. Accordingly, they can fall target to random and senseless act of violence. Given the current political environment and previous attacks on Members of Congress, now is not the time to disarm them and make changes to existing regulations that have helped protect them for more than 50 years.
An announcement was made this week that the College Football Playoff Semifinal football game that was to be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium will be relocated to AT& T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 1, 2021, the Tournament of Roses announced.
Because some jobs are essential, the Rose Parade was canceled and replaced with a Hollywood televised special, so actors and actresses will still put on their show, according to a press release that said:
“Past Rose Parade Grand Marshals Emeril Lagasse and Gary Sinise will both be featured in the special. Gary will open the show, and Emeril will shake us up with his favorite New Year’s Day cocktail.
The TV entertainment special – “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda,” will also feature marching band performances, heartwarming segments related to the Rose Parade, special Rose Bowl Game® football highlights, equestrians, spectacular floats from years past, a behind-the-scenes look into the making of a float and New Year’s wishes from fans around the world.”
Republican Governor Greg Abbott posted on Twitter his encouragement.
California’s ban on spectator sports has caused a College Football Playoff (CFP) semifinal game to move from Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena to AT&T Stadium in Texas.
“The game in Dallas will still be played in the mid-afternoon window on New Year’s Day,” said CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock in a statement. “We are pleased that parents and loved ones will now be able to see their students play in the game.”
According to Hancock, the decision to move the game was mutually made by the CFP’s management committee and the Tournament of Roses, citing the “growing number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California.”
As The Associated Press reported, the Rose Bowl unsuccessfully asked the state government twice for restrictions to be waived.
David Eads, Tournament of Roses CEO and executive director, acknowledged the difficult decision that had been made.
“While we remain confident that a game could have been played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, as evident in the other collegiate and professional games taking place in the region, the projection of COVID-19 cases in the region has continued on an upward trend,” he said.
PARADE WAS CANCELED:
According to NBC News:
“There won’t be thousands of people watching flower-laden floats roll through the streets of Pasadena on New Year’s Day, but the show will go on.
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Performers will also include Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty.
Celebrity guests will include Rita Moreno, Emeril Lagasse, Gary Sinise, Daddy Yankee, Shanola Hampton, Dascha Polanco, Vin Scully, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Matt Leinart.
The Tournament of Roses Association says “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda” will air on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, Univision, RFD-TV and KTLA-Los Angeles. The organizers say performances were filmed at locations around the country to limit travel and ensure safety.
Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp is telling lawmakers once again that he won’t call a special session to overturn Georgia’s election results due to massive election fraud. This would Constitutionally allow the legislature to select their own electors who would more than likely support Republican President Donald Trump instead of Joe Biden whose party stole the election from Trump.
Kemp issued a joint statement with Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R), saying it would go against state law for the General Assembly to name electors instead of following the current state law that calls for the governor to certify electors after results are certified. What he’s not telling you is that the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ignored state lawmakers who asked to hold off certification, and went and certified the election anyway, fraudulent votes and all. Many believe Raffensperger is compromised by money for allowing Dominion Voting Systems to have their machines participate in the 2020 election.
“Any attempt by the legislature to retroactively change that process for the Nov. 3rd election would be unconstitutional and immediately enjoined by the courts, resulting in a long legal dispute and no short-term resolution,” the two said in their statement.
Here’s the rub. Kemp has said nothing about the Secretary of State’s unconstitutional deal he made with the lunatic failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, referred to as a consent decree, that sealed the theft of the election for Biden by agreeing to match ballot signatures to ballot application signatures instead of what the law says, which is to match ballot signatures up to a drivers license or the voter registration application. The deal Raffensperger made allows for matching a forger’s signature! It’s fraudster matching fraudster. By the Executive branch violating the US Constitution’s Article I, Section 4, that gives sole authority over election laws to the state legislature, he created the need for a special session of the legislature, which will remedy the unconstitutional move made by the secretary of state. Raffensperger broke the law, of that there is no question.
If nothing else, there is a 14th Amendment issue with unequal protection of law where signature ballot verifications were different between people who voted in person and mail-in ballots.
Trump spoke with Kemp over the weekend only hours before a rally the president held in Valdosta, Georgia for Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue who is in a fight for the soul of the republic against two radical progressives Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who if they both win would cause the Senate to be a tie, and if God forbid Joe Biden gets away with stealing the White House from Trump, a Vice President Kamala Harris would break every tie vote in the Senate. The president asked the governor to call a special session of the legislature and the governor refused.
Trump tweeted again on Sunday about how the Georgia election was rife with fraud. Media types keep reporting that his allegations are unproven. They are either biased against the president or they can’t read or follow video footage of fraud taking place in a vote-counting center in Georgia that went viral over the weekend showing Democrats telling everyone, including the Republican observers, that they were stopping the counting and would restart in the morning, only to continue counting once the observers and the media left, and were seen on video pulling out hidden suitcases filled with ballots from under a table that had a skirt on it to block their view.
“Gee, what a surprise. Has anyone informed the so-called (says he has no power to do anything!) Governor @BrianKempGA & his puppet Lt. Governor @GeoffDuncanGA, that they could easily solve this mess, & WIN. Signature verification & call a Special Session. So easy!”
Duncan and Raffensperger appeared on a Sunday news show to defend the integrity of the election.
“I’m proud that we’re able to look up after three recounts and watch and be able to see that this election was fair,” Duncan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Was it perfect? Absolutely not. I don’t know if any election was perfect in the history of this country.”
“Right now, we don’t see anything that would overturn the will of the people here in Georgia,” Raffensperger said to ABC.
Again, nothing was said about the deal Raffensperger made with Abrams that renders the recounts worthless. The Georgia election was not fair at all. Experts like Mark Davis analyzed voter data from the 2020 election and found numerous voting laws broken. Just one example alone would overturn the election. Davis discovered that over 40,000 people voted who moved from one county to another and didn’t notify the state, which according to the law says they cannot vote in either their old country or their new county, yet 40,000+ people did. Biden was head by 12,000 votes, so that example alone is enough to throw out the election.