Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) was interviewing uber radical leftist Vanita Gupta during her confirmation hearing to be appointed to one of the top spots at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Gupta is one of those Woke Supremacist people who believe in the theory that all Americans are racist and everybody has this implicit bias built into them.
During a congressional hearing on reforming the police across the United States after the death of George fluid in Minneapolis at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, Gupta said some pretty ridiculous things. She said that because of the 4 police officers in Minneapolis who were arresting George fluid that all police have a problem with racial bias and that that incident with those 4 police officers should hold all police throughout all 50 states account for their actions.
“Minneapolis police officers put the issue of police brutality in the national spotlight, the outpouring of pain and anger is anything but a reaction to one isolated incident or the misconduct of a few bad apples. Instead, the outcry is a response to the long cycle of stolen lives and violence with impunity toward black people in our nation.”
Gupta believes in decriminalizing all drugs and is a huge supporter of illegal immigration and open borders, a real piece of garbage with a degree who knows how to make the garbage sound nice and flowery but hasn’t yet figured out how to take away the smell, as you would expect from such a radical.
It was her views on race that caused the smackdown she was about to receive from the Arkansas senator that was a real eye-opener for anyone who paid attention. Someone call 9-11 because Cotton took her apart and killed her where she sat.
Senator Cotton reminisced with Gupta about an exchange she previously had with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) where she responded to a question about whether or not she supports decriminalizing all drugs where she said no she does not and Cotton pointed to an Op-Ed that was published in the Huffington Post in 2012 where she wrote, “States should decriminalize simple possession of all drugs particularly for marijuana and small amounts of other drugs.” He then went on and asked her why she misled Senator Cornyn.
Gupta responded by saying her position on the matter was what the position of the DOJ is. Cotton responded by reminding her that Senator Cornyn didn’t ask her what the position of the DOJ was but what her, if it was true, did she advocate the decriminalization of all drugs and she responded under oath, “No sir, I do not.”
Then it got really good. Senator Cotton moved on to talk about another exchange Gupta had with Senator Cornyn saying “last summer, 9 months ago when Cornyn asked her ‘Do you believe that all Americans are racist’ and that she replied, ‘Yes, I think that we all have implicit biases and racial biases. Yes I do.'”
Cotton then asked Gupta “which races do you harbor racial bias?” BOOM!
When democrats and leftist Woke Supremamcists go out on a limb and make general statements like all Americans are racists or all Americans have an implicit bias in them or that America is systemically racist which is pretty much saying the same thing, then you should ask them which races are they racially biased against. They are American and they indicted all Americans in their statement, so ipso facto what racial makeup of people are they racist against?
Or course Gupta went on to give a standard bullschtein line that when she said that she didn’t really mean all Americans are racist but we all have an implicit bias in ourselves and that it doesn’t mean that we are harboring any racism at all yet we manifest unconscious assumptions and stereotypes that can get made, and blah blah blah. But that’s not how she answered the question. When she answered the question it was during a time when nightly riots in Democrat-run cities were happening and saying all Americans [always implied as white people or people of color who supported Donald Trump] are born racist was fashionable and you could get away with it but now she is sitting before a Senate that gives advice and consent on her wishes to be confirmed to a position in the Department of Justice, and she just got caught lying about her past positions.
Gupta went on to say that she does have racial bias but she “manages” not admitting that so does pretty much every other living American. In short, her questioning from Cotton made her sound like the south end of a northbound horse.
Cotton then asked her about when she opposed three judges Trump nominated, a Filipino American, a Korean American, and an African American. Here’s the often-overlooked brilliance of Tom Cotton. He then asked Gupta if members of those communities should be worried that she would have a racial bias after she opposed their nominations, and Gupta took the bait.
Gupta responded by saying she wasn’t sure how that connection was being made, that the decisions she came to were not made on the basis of race but on the nominees’ past stances on civil rights and after a thorough review of their record, and that’s when Cotton went in for yet another kill.
Cotton responded saying, “So it’s your position then that you can oppose someone’s nomination on the merits without immediately and justly being accused of being racist or sexist because of their race or their sex.” Again, BOOM!
Gupta again acted as if she didn’t understand what Cotton was getting at and so he spelled it out for her.
“I’m getting at the point that our Democratic friends and many in the media often make whenever a senator opposes a nominee they immediately jump to charges of racism.”
You just witnessed the crime of assault on Vanita Gupta by Senator Cotton where he beat the truth out of her. Getting Democrats to admit the truth is a crime in their world so she probably felt violated.
Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would hold people convicted of rioting and looting financially responsible for the costs of extra policing for domestic uprisings, specifically mentioning Antifa and Black Lives Matters and includes people who received Government aid under the CARES act, calling it the Support Peaceful Protest Act.
“Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake,” Banks claimed while introducing his new legislation. The bill would pertain to those convicted of looting and rioting and would target the emergency aid they might be getting during the coronavirus pandemic. It would also make them financially responsible for the cost of law enforcement “in an amount that is equal to the cost of such policing activity.”
“Due to enhanced federal benefits, taxpayers are giving wages to jobless rioters that are destroying our communities,” Banks added. “We need to cut them off from their funding and make them feel the full financial consequences of their actions.”
Banks also appeared of FOX News on Sunday to discuss the new bill, saying that those convicted of rioting and looting “shouldn’t receive” enhanced unemployment insurance “any longer.” Banks repeatedly implied that the protesters are still getting the $600 per week unemployment check, which expired on July 31.
Banks needs two Democrats to support, but Bank said he was not hopeful that Democrats would join him. “I invited all Democrats to help me as these riots continue to happen across the country, my voters want to see this stop, people are tired of seeing the destruction of public property and people are paying taxes and working hard. The Democrats are hypocrites for turning a blind eye to this violence,” Banks said.
“Senator Cotton introduced it in the Senate and it has more luck there, but we need to bring the riots to an end and it won’t be the Democrats who bring the violence to an end it will be President Trump and the Republicans,” Banks said.
Cotton said, “Insurrectionists savaging communities around the country are still eligible for unemployment benefits, paid for by the very taxpayers whose property they’ve destroyed. The federal government should not be subsidizing looting and arson.”
A statement from Cotton’s office said:
“Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) has introduced the Support Peaceful Protest Act, a bill that would make people convicted of federal offenses as part of riots ineligible for virus-related federal unemployment funds. It would also mandate that those convicted of such riot offenses face fines to help cover the cost of federal policing of these riots.
Representative Jim Banks (R-Indiana) originally introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Currently, thugs and insurrectionists savaging communities around the country are eligible for unemployment benefits, paid for by the very taxpayers whose property they’ve destroyed. The federal government should not be subsidizing looting and arson. Our bill will not only halt unemployment benefits for rioters but also fine them to help cover the additional policing cost,” said Cotton.
“We have had a dozen Congressmen join us, including Steve Scalise. We are doing our part. Republicans are the ones trying to stop them, and Democrats have BLM flags, like Ted Wheeler,” Banks said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is bragging that the Senate delivered relief for New York.
“We just delivered robust, bold COVID relief for New York The #AmericanRescuePlan delivers $100 billion for NY families, workers, people, small businesses including restaurants and stages, state and local governments, vaccines This bill will help almost every single New Yorker”
What didn’t make it onto his social media account is how on Saturday the Senate Democrats rejected the coming COVID stimulus relief payments to illegal aliens who are living in our country illegally and to criminals currently in prison. I’m trying to find out if the Democrats gave more money to prisoners the way they originally did for illegals. Initially, Pelosi and Schumer offered $600 to American citizens and $1,800 to illegal aliens, fully three times as much as American citizens. That was until then-President Donald Trump stepped in and gave a speech talking about how disgraceful an act that was.
Prior to passing the outrageous $1.9 trillion stimulus bill filled with bailouts for Democrat-run cities and states that screwed up their economies long before COVID-19 came along, along with billions of dollars going to crazy things that have absolutely nothing to do with fighting COVID, things like $300 million going to the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2,” and $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts and matching payments of $135 million to the National Endowment of the Humanities, neither of which have been open during the pandemic nor have anything to do with fighting COVID-19, Congressional Republicans offered up numerous amendments to make sure that Americans who need the relief the most would get it first. The Democrats rejected every one of them.
GOP senators were unable to strip any of the pork out of the bill when it was passed without a single Republican senator voting in favor, even the RINOs.
In an effort to do the right thing, to send the right message, and to save the American taxpayers about $2 billion three Republican senators, Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced an amendment that would have stopped payments going to “any individual who is incarcerated in a Federal or State prison.” The Democrats rejected it by a vote of 49-50.
In a statement, Cassidy said, “Prisoners do not pay taxes. Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a perfect example of nontargeted, inappropriate, and total waste of spending. It’s ridiculous that this is in the bill.”
And to think, the Democrats got the majority by pulling the same crap in the two Georgia Senate elections that they did during the 2020 presidential election. They announce they were going to stop counting votes the night of the Senate elections and resume in the morning yet we witnessed the numbers for Democrats shoot up in the middle of the night when no one was supposed to be counting ballots.
Ted Cruz also introduced an amendment to the bill that would have stopped payments going out to illegal aliens. The Democrats also rejected that proposal 49-50. Who is the lone Republican who didn’t vote?
Cruz took to social media to let the American people know what the Democrats had done before the Democrats spin machines, er… I mean the mainstream media filtered the message in favor of the Democrats.
“Joe Biden and the Democrats want to give illegal aliens $1,400 COVID relief checks.
I proposed an amendment to prevent that from happening.”
“This amendment before us today provides that the stimulus checks should not go to illegal aliens in this country,” Cruz said while introducing the amendment in the Senate. “The question for the American people to answer is, should your money, should taxpayer money, be sent, $1,400, to every illegal alien in America?”
The senator from Texas tweeted again about a quarter-hour later.
“Democrats just voted against my amendment that would have prevented American taxpayer dollars from being handed out to illegal aliens in the form of $1,400 stimulus checks.”
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durban (D-Ill.), however, accused Cruz of being dishonest.
“The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false. False! Let me be clear: Undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks,” Durbin said according to The Hill.
Then how come it was previously reported that the Democrats allotted $1,800 to go to illegal aliens and only $600 to US citizens? Cruz was simply wanting to make sure that when the House gets the bill back from the Senate crazy Nany won’t try to put an illegal alien provision in.
Other amendments to the bill that were rejected by the Democrats include one to allow Keystone XL pipeline construction to continue, one to provide more targeted pandemic relief, and another one to require in-person classroom learning for education funding, among other amendments.
Wednesday night, the GOP lawmakers sent a letter asking Durbin to schedule hearings into the conduct of the Cuomo administration since it has been reported that it intentionally withheld the COVID-19 death numbers from nursing homes after Cuomo forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes with the most vulnerable of our society for this pandemic virus, the elderly.
“The American people deserve to know the extent to which Governor Cuomo and his senior staff violated the civil rights of New York seniors, lied to the Department of Justice about their actions, and violated federal civil and criminal laws in the process,” the lawmakers wrote.
“That so many people needlessly lost their lives because of the failed policies of Governor Cuomo’s administration — an administration that many have lauded over the past year — is tragic and deserves a full investigation and accounting.”
Of course, you just know that Durbin and his cohorts in the party are going to use the Cuomo administration’s lie that they did it because President Donald Trump was pressuring them on Twitter.
In the letter sent to Durbin, the senators said they expect Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, to commit to investigating this growing scandal.
“When Judge Garland testifies before this Committee, we expect him to commit the Department of Justice to fully investigating this cover-up to determine whether any criminal laws were violated and to prosecute any violations,” they wrote. Not that it will ever happen, because while Democrats make things up against Republicans out of thin air, they rarely ever go after one of their own, and the tyrant governor of New York is most definitely one of their own.
Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for the governor, slimed on about Cruz’s request, “Every death in this pandemic is a tragedy and shame on the Treason Caucus for exploiting them to distract from fermenting the Capitol insurrection that resulted in the death of a police officer.”
Can you believe that? This putz (a little cultural appropriation) tried to dilute the scandal by referring to a fake scandal against Senator Cruz where in the wake of the Capitol riot on January 6, the Democrats have tried to accuse Cruz of helping to incite the riot while he was inside the Capitol building doing exactly what the Democrats did for the last three Republican White House victories. Azzopardi accused Cruz and the other Republicans of doing exactly what he did in the context of his accusation. The Democrats are sick people.
Last week we reported that a Cuomo top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted to a bunch of state Democrats lawmakers that they withheld the COVID-19 nursing home death count over the fear that the numbers would be “used against us” by federal authorities. Isn’t that called obstruction? I thought the Democrats really hated obstruction.
This scandal was made public after New York Attorney General Letitia James reported that she discovered that COVID-19 nursing home deaths were 50 percent higher than Cuomo and the administration claimed.
Also on Wednesday Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) said he received a threatening phone call from Cuomo last week telling the assemblyman that he’d be “destroyed” if he didn’t help contain the situation. Can you imagine?
Kim said he was “in the middle of bathing my kids,” when Cuomo asked him to write up a statement that would say that DeRosa told state lawmakers that they would comply with federal prosecutors.
Folks, that’s manufacturing false evidence, something the Democrats accused Trump of doing, except unlike the former president, Cuomo allegedly actually did if Kim is telling the truth.
Kim said that during the call Cuomo threatened him saying, “You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months.” The assemblyman said Cuomo then told him, “I can tell the whole world what a bad person you are and you will be finished.” Kim said, and concluded that the governor told him, “You will be destroyed.”
This is worse than any of the lies the Democrats made up about Republicans and apparently it’s a real scandal.
Last month, Cruz introduced an amendment to the COVID-19 relief package that called for a Department Of Justice investigation to determine if officials like Cuomo could be criminally or civilly liable for forcing COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. The senator from Texas shouldn’t hold his breath because there is no way, no how that the Biden DOJ will ever hold Democrats accountable for what they did that ended up killing thousands of seniors.
Cuomo made good on his threats. During a press conference on Wednesday, the governor attacked both Assemblyman Kim and the New York Post for having the gall to expose the nursing home scandal.
It now appears that fellow Democrats, who put up with Cuomo’s arrogance for way too long during the COVID-19 crisis, are now turning on him. On Tuesday, nine state Assembly Democrats accused the governor of federal obstruction of justice in a letter that asks that Cuomo’s COVID-19 emergency powers be stripped. Multiple state Senators asked for the same.
I am admittedly a partisan conservative, but I don’t take too much pleasure watching someone have the world come down on them, but in this case, I think it’s completely justified. Andrew Cuomo has been an obnoxious and arrogant tyrant who not only botched his handling of the pandemic for New Yorkers and not only tried to blame everyone else for his and his administration’s negligence over the nursing home debacle, but he actually wrote a book about what an awesome job he did as governor handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
But, absolutely nothing will happen on the federal level as we now know that President Biden chose not to discuss the scandal during his White House meeting with the governor on Friday, saying “it was not a focus of their conversation or a topic.”
For those of you reading this who are admitted leftists I want you to do something for me. I want you to close your eyes, take some deep, slow breaths, and once your mind has been cleared of everything, think to yourself, what if it was Donald Trump.
Republican Senator Graham from South Carolina, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, doubled down on his call for a Special Counsel Investigation on the activity of Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat Joe Biden, over concerns dealing with the business affairs that may have compromised numerous members of the Biden family.
“There should absolutely be a special counsel to investigate the Bidens and their alleged corruption over the years. I was the first Member of Congress to call for a special counsel earlier this year,” Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona wrote on Wednesday.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said the Justice Department should appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of President-elect Joe Biden, for his business dealings in Ukraine and China.
“I am absolutely calling on a special counsel to look at all things Hunter Biden to see if he presents a conflict for the Biden administration regarding his business dealings in Ukraine, which is overrun with Russian agents, and any activity he had with the Chinese government,” Graham told reporters Wednesday. He made similar remarks Tuesday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program.
Speaking at an event in Delaware, Biden was asked whether he was confident his son did nothing wrong. “I am confident,” the president-elect replied.
Graham said he hadn’t spoken to President Donald Trump about a Hunter Biden special counsel, but said it would be “a good idea” to name one.
“If you believe a special counsel was needed to look at the Trump world regarding Russia, how can you say there’s no need for a special counsel regarding Hunter Biden?” he told reporters.
Attorney General William Barr has announced he will be leaving his post on Dec. 23, with his deputy, Jeffrey Rosen, taking over as the acting attorney general. Barr has already tapped prosecutor John Durham as a special counsel in his investigation of officials who conducted the government’s probes into Russia and Trump.
Biden’s transition team announced last week that Hunter Biden was under federal criminal tax investigation. Senator Tom Cotton and Trump have also expressed interest in a special counsel.
Graham said an investigation should go beyond looking at Hunter Biden’s taxes and finances. “Somebody needs to look at his time on the board of Burisma. Somebody needs to look at his business dealings regarding China, to see if any crimes were committed,” Graham said.
The Bidens have repeatedly insisted no wrongdoing was committed. Hunter Biden was a board member of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, when his father was vice president. Joe Biden worked with international allies to have Ukraine’s top prosecutor fired over other matters.
Graham called the Chinese Communist Party “the evil empire of the 21st century” and suggested that’s another reason for a probe.
“I’m afraid Biden’s going to be sort of like Chamberlain to Hitler, that when it comes to China, that the Biden’s administration’s ties to China through Hunter Biden need to be looked at to see if there are any conflicts,” he said.
The New York Times in keeping with their anti-American image has praised the Iran nuclear program as “peaceful.”
I guess that’s in the same way they refer to rioters and looters as peaceful. This time they are getting hammered for calling the nuclear program of the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism as peaceful.
Does anyone truly believe that the same Iranian government that encourages people to chant, “Death to America” does anything peacefully? I mean besides Joe Biden, the lamestream press and Democratic politicians?
The biggest reason that Arab countries are working with Israel is because their fear of the Iranians.
The NYT wrote:
“Iranian officials, who have always maintained that their nuclear ambitions are for peaceful purposes, not weapons, expressed fury and vowed revenge over the assassination, calling it an act of terrorism and warmongering.”
The NYT has become a propaganda tool for China, Iran and other enemies of the United States. The same paper that criticized Trump’s America First program evidently supports China and Iran First. The Democrats have fallen in line with them. They have been crying crocodile tears over the fact that Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated.
In response, the New York Times, the so-called “paper of record,” was accused of disseminating “foreign propaganda garbage.”
“Is this an Iranian paper?” conservative commentator Lisa Boothe said.
“What was once the self-styled newspaper of record is now just a well-funded left-wing blog, relentlessly hostile to America and Israel, and always ready to propagandize for their enemies,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said.
“NYT, once again, ignores U.S. intelligence agencies’ warnings and props up a murderous, gay killing Regime. Their tweet should have a warning label of pushing misinformation, @Twitter,” Richard Grenell responded.
“The New York Times is pure foreign propaganda garbage,” Republican operative Arthur Schwartz said.
“Two weeks ago, the IAEA declared Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile was over 12 times the legal limit. Also, you don’t build nuclear facilities deep under mountains with 90 degree entrances meant to defeat cruise missiles when they’re for peaceful purposes,” GOP operative Alex Plitsas said.
“Wow. The press has truly become an anti- American propaganda tool. Not even worth using for toilet paper,” another person said.
“Lmao. Much like the peaceful protests, this is just peaceful nuclear bomb research,” another person mocked.
Ben Rhodes and John Brennan, two principals in the Obama/Biden administration are going around and defending Iran. Whose side are these guys on? The United States is not even implicated in the assassination. We will get much more of this if Joe Biden becomes president.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday declared several times that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a “mandate” to push the party’s radical agenda, while she referred to Biden as “president elect” even though to the moment of this writing no winner has officially been declared, proving that Pelosi drinks heavily and is a sociopathic liar.
When speaking to reporters during her daily press briefing, Pelosi declared, “I wish we weren’t wearing masks so we could see how exciting it is to come before you today with Joe Biden having the tremendous mandate that he has.”
“This morning it is clear, that the Biden-Harris ticket will win the White House,” she went on to say. “President-elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead.”
I don’t care how drunk she was at the moment, if Joe Biden gets away with the cheating via mail-in ballots, that I have been predicting for six months now, and is declared the winner, there is no way on God’s green and blue earth that he has a mandate of any kind. You cannot have a mandate when you lost seats in the House of Representatives and you did not win the US Senate. More importantly, you cannot claim a mandate when half the country believes the Democratic Party put forth a massive election fraud effort.
By the end of her briefing, Pelosi said, “I think Joe Biden has a big mandate, a bigger mandate than John F. Kennedy when I was in school.”
This is the rantings of a woman who has either lost touch with reality or genuinely is sociopathic.
Pelosi tried to explain that Biden received a record number of votes and that that is evidence that the American people overwhelmingly decided they prefer the Democratic agenda while ignoring that the Democrats did horribly in the House and Senate.
The fact that there is overwhelming evidence that the Democrats participated in massive election fraud, that has made its way around the Internet, is being ignored by Democrats, the mainstream news media, and social media alike, all the elements who setup the fraud in the first place. Democrats had both media and social media oversell the hype of coronavirus so that they could demand a vote by mail system which was their ultimate weapon of cheating in all the key battleground states. We have seen video of Republican observers not being allowed to observe the counting of votes, of boxes, coolers and bags of ballots being delivered to vote counting centers in the middle of the night where 100% of the votes went to Joe Biden.
Not everyone bought into her bullschtein.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) informed The Hill that the result from the general election show that the speaker will be forced to “give some ground” on the next coronavirus relief bundle.
“The vast majority of her members also think she has to give some ground here,” Blunt said. “The liberal agenda was rejected by voters.”
He added, “There was no mandate in this election.”
Pundits also pushed back on Pelosi’s “mandate” talk.
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly took to social media and tweeted:
“Pelosi says Biden has a ‘huge mandate.’ Really? Dems lost seats when supposed to gain them in her chamber, d/n/gain control of Senate, saw DT win more votes than ever with minority groups, & did not see the promised Blue Wave. Truth will prevail in Jan. when gridlock settles in.”
The Hill’s Joe Concha wrote, “Pelosi saying Biden owns a ‘huge mandate’ after razor-thin margins in 7 battleground states is peak 2020…”
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) pointed out where Pelosi’s mandate will wind up.
“Nancy Pelosi’s mandate is dead. We’ll send her packing in two years.”
Another user called it like it is.
“Nancy Pelosi has no idea where she is.
Her party got torpedoed and thinks she has a mandate.
She’s literally the fire dog THIS IS FINE”
George Washington University law professor and Democrat Jonathan Turley tweeted too.
‘Nancy Pelosi just called the election “a huge mandate” for Joe Biden. That is a rather curious statement given our ongoing monitoring of razor thin margins as well as the loss of seats in the House and the apparent failure to retake the Senate (despite record Democratic spending).’
Pelosi’s statement, along with the mainstream media’s calling states early for Biden, is all part of the coordinated effort to make it appear that Biden had momentum and a mandate when nothing could be further from the truth. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will rule on the Constitutionality of state executive branches in these battleground states changing laws and/or violating laws the legislatures created, all in an effort to help the Democrats.
Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico killed 4 police officers using his car. The suspect was drunk at the time, but he should not have been in the country at all.
Navejas had been arrested for DUI before but the Obama/Biden administration allowed him to stay anyway. He was charged with six counts of intoxication, assault with a vehicle, and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.
The GOP Senators include Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). The others are Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Mike Lee (R-UT).
They sent a letter to the DHS wanting information on Navejas, want to know his complete criminal record, and why he was not deported.
The suspect drove into a group of the Thin Blue Line motorcycle club, killing four. Investigators say that he was drunk and hour before the crash.
The problem is that Democrats do not consider DUI to be a crime worthy of deportation even if they have already killed someone.
Those killed include:
39-year-old Niles, Illinois Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo
48-year-old retired officer Joseph “GT” Paglia of Chicago
74-year-old retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jerry “Wings” Harbour of Houston
20-something retired U.S. Army officer Michael “Psycho” White of Chicago
The letter the Senators sent reads in part:
Furthermore, we were also disturbed to read that Mr. Navejas was shielded from deportation with status granted under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2013. After his DACA status subsequently expired in 2015, he remained unlawfully present in the United States without consequence and was afforded the opportunity to re-offend. Media reports indicate that Mr. Navejas was charged with driving under the influence in 2016, but ICE did not pursue deportation action against him. Instead, the agency exercised prosecutorial discretion because the Obama administration did not consider a DUI arrest to be a serious offense warranting deportation. [Emphasis added]
Mr. Navejas’ encounter with immigration officials following his charge for driving under the influence in 2016 should have been enough to see him placed in removal proceedings, but ICE was hindered by the Obama administration’s guidance on civil immigration enforcement priorities. Under that guidance, the Obama administration did not deem an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol to be a priority. The guidance further allowed for the use of discretion when taking enforcement action against those unlawfully present in the United States. ICE used that discretion in this case by choosing not to take enforcement action. [Emphasis added]
The Senators pointed out that even though he was arrested for DUI in 2016. In 2018, Navejas was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly pinning a man to a vehicle, assaulting him, and biting off a portion of his ear.
I guess biting off someone’s ear was a misdemeanor during the Obama/Biden years. This is not the way it used to be. You had to obey the laws in order to remain here.
You have to understand, Democrats are interested in building voters. Protecting citizens does not get you elected. It is difficult to understand why we allow our laws to be broken so freely. Or maybe not. The rioters and illegal aliens are their base.
By ignoring their criminal behavior, they secure their votes. Illegal aliens will find it easier to vote with all mail in ballots.
Tom Cotton wrote:
“Ivan Navejas should have been deported for his crimes, which culminated in the alleged murder of several members of the Thin Blue Line Motorcycle Club. Four Americans are now dead from a failure to deport this dangerous criminal. We deserve to know why.”
The Virginia Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that could reduce the penalty for assaulting a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bill would also eliminate the current six-month minimum prison sentence requirement.
Senate Bill 5032 was introduced to the Virginia Senate by Democrat Senator Scott Survell.
The bill would not issue a blanket downgrade of all assaults on law enforcement to a misdemeanor. Rather, the bill gives authority to judges and juries to decide if a specific case is worthy of a lesser penalty if the law enforcement officer did not suffer any harm as a result of the assault.
“What we’re talking about here are situations that involve much more insignificant minor touches,” Survell told the Associated Press.
However, police officers are not the only emergency personnel mentioned in this bill. According to the bill’s summary:
Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel and provides that such crime can no longer be committed as a simple assault and must result in a bodily injury.
The bill has come under severe criticism from Republicans. Conservative politicians say that this bill comes at a bad time, when public opinion of law enforcement is divided and police departments are already under incredible pressure to reform in the midst of nationwide protests and riots.
“What in the world are we doing here?” asked Virginia Senator John Cosgrove, Jr. “Have you watched the television for the last couple of weeks? Have you seen what our police officers are going through? And here we are with a bill that’s going to actually make it easier for someone to actually assault a police officer.”
Even U.S. Senators have commented on the bill.
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas called the bill “unhinged”. In a Tweet, he accused liberal politicians of “endangering police officers and fueling the riots in our streets.”
This is unhinged.
The Democrat Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would dramatically reduce penalties for assaulting a police officer.