Video Shows Trump Calling Democrats Fascists After MAGAs Freaks Out Over Biden Speech

Donald Trump called Democrats fascists in a 2020 speech in Minnesota
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Trump World had a massive meltdown after President Joe Biden denounced “MAGA Republicans” as extremists in a speech in Philadelphia earlier this week. But a 2020 video clip has surfaced showing Donald Trump calling Democrats – wait for it – fascists. Continue reading “Video Shows Trump Calling Democrats Fascists After MAGAs Freaks Out Over Biden Speech”

TX Gov Blames Shootings On Mental Health But Cut $211M From HHS

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put the blame for mass shootings directly on mental health issues in his state, but didn't mention cutting $211 million from the agency that oversees mental health in Texas.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put the blame for mass shootings directly on mental health issues – not guns – after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde.

What he didn’t mention, though, was just a month before he had cut $211 million from the state department that oversees such services in the Lone Star state. Continue reading “TX Gov Blames Shootings On Mental Health But Cut $211M From HHS”

Fox Host Refuses Vaccination As “Giant Middle Finger To Joe Biden’s Tyranny”

Fox News host Lisa Boothe says she's not getting vaccinated as a "giant middle finger to Joe Biden's tyranny"

During an appearance on far-right pundit Dan Bongino, Fox News host Lisa Boothe said she’s not vaccinated against the coronavirus because she has a “97.99 chance of survival.” She called her refusal to help protect those around her a “giant middle finger to Joe Biden’s tyranny.” Continue reading “Fox Host Refuses Vaccination As “Giant Middle Finger To Joe Biden’s Tyranny””

Anti-Gay Politician Busted Attending Sex Party During Lockdown

József Szájer (from official website)

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.

From Vice:

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.”

Mitt Romney Won’t Block Senate Floor Vote For Supreme Court Nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)

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.

From NPR:

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.

Lindsey Graham: ‘Let’s Let The Next President Make That Nomination’

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?

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.