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A politician from Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ ruling party resigned from the European Parliament and apologized for breaking COVID lockdown restrictions in Belgium to attend what local news outlets have called “a full-blown orgy” attended by 25 people.
News outlets say the Brussels orgy was attended by (cough, cough) mostly men.
József Szájer, a longtime representative of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party, unexpectedly quit as a member of the European Parliament (MEP) on Sunday.
On Tuesday, it was reported in Belgium that police had broken up a sex party involving 25 people above a bar in the centre of Brussels, only several hundred metres from the Belgian capital’s main police station.
Like many countries, Belgium is in the midst of a second surge of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, restaurants and bars have been closed, a curfew is currently in place, and public gatherings are limited to four people.
Apparently, a 25-person orgy violates every single one of these restrictions.
Vice adds that Szájer reportedly attempted to elude police by climbing out a window. He then tried to claim diplomatic immunity.
In a statement on his website, Szájer referred to the gathering “a house party.” He also acknowledged that while police say they found party drugs on the premises, he didn’t partake and offered to be drug tested.
According to investigative journalist Szabolcs Panyi, Szájer “personally re-wrote Hungary’s constitution” to outlaw same-sex marriage: “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”
Now that it’s confirmed: József Szájer, the MEP busted during a gay gangbang, is not only a close ally of PM Orbán, he personally re-wrote Hungary’s constitution to include the following line: “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man & a woman…” https://t.co/ov9qamrgl0
— Szabolcs Panyi (@panyiszabolcs) December 1, 2020
Hungarian MEP József Szájer admits to attending lockdown-breaking orgy in Brussels.
The MEP of Fidesz allegedly tried to flee from the police raid by climbing down the gutter of the Brussels gay club “Le Detour.”
— Telex (@Telexhu) December 1, 2020
Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has announced he will not block a floor vote for Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the upcoming presidential election.
Romney issued a statement Tuesday that he intends “to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee, and if the nominee reaches the Senate floor he intends “to vote based upon their qualifications.”
Romney’s support for moving ahead means that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is all but certain to have the 51 votes he needs to take up the nomination. Just two GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have said they oppose taking up the president’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a presidential election year.
Romney, the party’s 2012 nominee for president, has been one of the few Republicans in the Senate to oppose Trump. In his statement, he asserted that the “historical precedent” of election-year nominations is that the Senate “generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
“If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” concludes Romney’s statement.
In 2016, nearly nine months before the presidential election, Senate Republicans refused to vote on President Obama’s nominee for the high court, Merrick Garland, claiming it was “too close to the election.” At the time, nothing was mentioned about ‘opposing party’ nominees.
Trump has tweeted that he will announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg on Saturday.
We are now just 42 days before the 2020 election day.
I hope whatever you received for your soul was worth it.
If hell exists, you're a shoo-in.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 22, 2020
How quickly people forgot what Mitt Romney really is. pic.twitter.com/7rVPizN6u5
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 22, 2020
On the day after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s interesting to revisit the words of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) from just a few years ago:
“This is the last year of a lame-duck, and if Ted Cruz or Donald Trump get to be president, they’ve all asked us not to confirm or take up a selection by President Obama. So if a vacancy occurs in their last year, of their first term, guess what, you will use their words against them. You will use their words against them.
“I want you to use my words against me. If there is a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said ‘let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination,’ and you could use my words against me and you’d be absolutely right.”
The Washington Post reports that in 2018, when Graham was in line to take over the committee with jurisdiction over Supreme Court nominees, he said that ‘if an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait till the next election.’”
Graham is in a tight race for reelection himself this year – the most recent polls show him tied with his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison. How will his state react if he supports a vote on RGB’s replacement before the election?
LINDSEY GRAHAM on March 10, 2016:
“I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination." pic.twitter.com/DYXou0KEI8
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) September 19, 2020
Collins and Murkowski are on record saying they wouldn't support a nominee this close to the election
Barring a reversal, one more defection would force at least a tiebreak >>> pic.twitter.com/GaZB29m0we
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 19, 2020
Two other Republican Senators have signaled opposition to confirming a new justice so close to an election.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told The Hill in August of this year: “When Republicans held off Merrick Garland it was because nine months prior to the election was too close, we needed to let people decide. And I agreed to do that. If we now say that months prior to the election is okay when nine months was not, that is a double standard and I don’t believe we should do it. So I would not support it.”
And Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), also in a tough reelection campaign, told the New York Times‘ Jonathan Martin earlier this month, she would not seat a Supreme Court justice in October.
“I think that’s too close, I really do,” she said. She added she’d also oppose seating a justice in the lame-duck session if there’s a change in presidents.
News: @SenatorCollins told me earlier this month in Maine that she would not seat a Supreme Court justice in October.
“I think that’s too close, I really do,” she said.
She said she’d also oppose seating a justice in the lame duck if there’s a change in presidents.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) September 19, 2020
After years of rumors and innuendo, Jerry Falwell Jr., the former president of Liberty University, has admitted his wife engaged in an affair with a ‘family friend’ who has been threatening to expose the secret.
Falwell says he forgave his wife years ago, but in the ensuing years, he lost 80 pounds and experienced bouts of depression as the ‘family friend’ – who has been identified by numerous outlets as Miami pool attendant Giancarlo Granda – allegedly demanded money to keep the affair secret.
Falwell was recently suspended by Liberty University after photos from a “costume party” surfaced earlier this month showing him with his pants partially unzipped and his arm around a female assistant.
In a statement released to the conservative Washington Examiner, the virulently anti-LGBTQ Falwell said the affair between his wife Becki and their ‘pool boy’ occurred eight years ago and was short-lived.
In May 2019, Reuters reported that a 2015 recording had surfaced between Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former attorney, and comedian Tom Arnold wherein Cohen shared Falwell had asked for his help in keeping “a bunch of photographs, personal photographs” from becoming public.
In the recording, Cohen admitted to having seen the pics and described them as “terrible.”
Falwell Jr. eventually endorsed Donald ‘Grab’em by the p*ssy’ Trump for president in the 2016 election.
A year later, in 2017, Politico reported the Falwells had invested $1.8 million in a real estate deal involving their son Trey Falwell and Granda.
In his statement to the Examiner, Falwell says he is relieved to have the secret out in the open sharing, “It was like living on a roller coaster.”
Granda has publicly denied the allegations of extortion.
“The Falwell’s attempt to sandbag me, and the Examiner, with a last-minute story without providing the Examiner clear evidence that this was not simply an ‘affair’ with concocted allegations of extortion reeks desperation,” wrote Granda in an email to the Examiner. “The WHOLE truth will come out.”
Granda also reached out to Reuters and shared “emails, text messages and other evidence that he says demonstrate the sexual nature of his relationship with the couple, who have been married since 1987.”
“Becki and I developed an intimate relationship and Jerry enjoyed watching from the corner of the room,” Granda told Reuters.
Cohen said someone had compromising photos of Mrs. Falwell in 2015 and he tried to help the Falwells handle the situation.
A few months later, Falwell surprisingly endorsed Trump over Cruz, giving him support from a key evangelical leader. https://t.co/EGZ5vEgp17
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) August 24, 2020
Pool boy out there laying pipe all over the place.
— Danny Braggadocious (@danzu72) August 24, 2020
It’s all been pretty well-documented, in Politico and other publications — now that he claims his wife was having an affair with the pool boy it all comes together. I had connected all the dots earlier this month.https://t.co/w9vDo6j9hg
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) August 24, 2020
CNN’s John Berman notes that Donald Trump repeats the same statistics during White House press briefings even when the briefings are weeks apart.
It’s especially interesting since Trump has often criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for reading from prepared remarks.
But, as the panel here notes, repetition – while not always ‘truth’ – does work in politics.
ABC News reports Jerry Falwell, Jr. has agreed to “take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University” in the aftermath of his posting then deleting photos on social media with his arm around a young woman and his pants unzipped.
As the firestorm began, Falwell gave an interview to radio station WLNI explaining the photo was taken during a ‘costume party’ while on vacation.
“I was like … trying to like … I had a pair of jeans on that I hadn’t worn in a long time and couldn’t get mine zipped either,” Falwell said on the air.
Falwell has come under fire in recent months for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic regarding students being on campus.
Falwell, a huge supporter of Donald Trump, has served since 2007 as president of the Lynchburg university founded by his father, the late evangelist the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Walking, talking disaster Jerry Falwell, Jr. has been asked to take indefinite leave from Liberty University.
Really bizarre how all these Cult of the Shining City, prosperity gospel, white-identity evangelical folks end up being grifters and embarrassing hypocrites, yeah?
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) August 7, 2020
Jerry Falwell, Jr. doesn't even a lead double life. He openly spends half his time pushing the same Christian extremist nonsense of the Religious Right and the other half openly flaunting it in his personal escapades. The guy is a sloppy hypocrite.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 7, 2020
Jerry Falwell taking leave from Liberty University to spend more time with his family. And finish getting dressed.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 7, 2020
Imagine posting this while living on the dorms.
This would have been at least one required meeting with the office of student leadership or Resident Director
I’m not for legalism, but I do think we should keep figureheads accountable for how they represent their community pic.twitter.com/UiTpnT5ENZ
— Give Me Liberty-Post Grad (@People_Of_LU) August 3, 2020
So strange at so many levels. Why are their pants unzipped? Is that his daughter? Is “black water” a euphemism? And does he earn enough as a president of a small university to own a yacht?
— Jules (@julietfes) August 4, 2020
Andrew Joseph Duffer went viral last month with his walk-and-talk video from his “country-bumpkin podunk town” in Northeast Texas “where hypocrisy, racism and homophobia run rampant.”
In his new video, Duffer calls out the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ crowd with a couple of lessons from the Bible.
“We already know a beer-belly bumpkin’s biblical paradise lies in Leviticus chapter 18 where it says ‘you will not lie with a man as you would a woman,'” begins Duffer. “Y’all sure to like to stop there, but if you’ll click your f**kingboots on over to chapter 19 you’ll see it says you shouldn’t cut your hair.”
“If memory serves it wasn’t that long ago that you Trump-supporting Christians were protesting – during quarantine I might add – for your right to get a hair cut,” he adds. “Ain’t that interesting???”
Duffer also notes that while there’s no mention of Jesus addressing homosexuality in the Bible, the issue of divorce is most definitely something Jesus had some thoughts on. And it’s pretty specific, too.
In Matthew 5:31-32, Jesus says, “Anyone who divorces his wife causes her to commit adultery and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”
With that in mind, what Duffer wants to know is – how many ‘Christian’ county clerks who opposed same-sex marriage refused to sign any divorce documents? Or marched in the streets against divorce?
Says Duffer, “Talk about picking and choosing…”
The Texas talker also takes a swing through the topic of immigration wondering why some folks claim America is a ‘Christian’ nation “except when a person of color seeks refuge here? Why do ‘all lives matter’ until they’re Black? And why don’t we ‘love they neighbor?'”
To the folks that tell people who don’t look like them to ‘go back to their country,’ Duffer suggests “If that’s what you want, you’re going to have to hop back into your Pilgrim panties and get the f*ck back on the Mayflower.”
He also equates Christopher Columbus discovering America with the same sense that he “was a glitter-pissing, rainbow-sh*tting, gay-as-the-day-is-long homosexual. It was always there, everyone knew about it but me – just like America.”
He sums up by pointing out, “You’re not really Christians – your lips and your lives don’t match, and you spend more time trying to play God than please God.”
“Come on, y’all, we already know that Cher is immortal – what kind of country are we going to leave behind for her???”
Love this guy 🙂
Donald Trump is on the golf course again today.
Remember back in 2015 when he said, “I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”
Folks are counting his trips to his golf clubs.
“I was going to go to Bedminster, New Jersey, this weekend, but wanted to stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “I am doing what is necessary to keep our communities safe.”
Which, of course, means ‘play golf.’
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 27, 2020