The appropriately named Jeff Flake is not the only thing wrong with our government, but he is definitely a symptom. 90 Miles illustrates
Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake is staying true to his pledge to not advance judicial nominees in the Senate Judiciary Committee, unless a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller gets a Senate vote.
“It is not productive,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, per Politico. “One of the greatest substantive victories that we have delivered for the American people the last two years is nominating and confirming strong constitutionalist judges. For a Republican senator to be blocking that is frustrating the promises we made to the voters.”
Of course, Flake is about Jeff Flake and his own agenda, not the people, and not his state. In short he is about benefiting only one person, Jeff Flake
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993.
The last veteran of World War II to serve as president, he was a consummate public servant and a statesman who helped guide the nation and the world out of a four-decade Cold War that had carried the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Rep. Maxine Waters responded on Thursday to the slew of suspicious packages potentially containing explosives that were sent to multiple high-profile Democrats the prior day.
“I think the president of the United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we’re seeing for the first time in different ways,” the California Democrat told Blavity. “I think the president of the United States has been dog whistling to his constituency … and I think that they’re acting out, but they believe the president wants them to do and the way that he wants them to act.”
Oh no, not the dog whistles, which only leftists can hear, not that!
Let me say this woman has a severe credibility gap, and likely a big hunger for a book deal, or some other lucrative benefit from this narrative she has given us
Christine Blasey Ford, the liberal professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her 36 years ago, is being blasted on social media for making laughable demands as preconditions to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee..
Specifically, Ford is demanding the following before she agrees to testify on her own behalf regarding her dubious 11th hour allegations:
Ford must not be questioned by lawyers; only by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Judge Kavanaugh must not be in the room when she testifies.
Kavanaugh must testify first.
She must testify first? She must not be in the same room as the man she is accusing? Screw due process I guess. Well at least she has dropped the “FBI investigation idiocy”
Ford has apparently abandoned her irrational demand for a “full FBI investigation” as a precondition after numerous attorneys pointed out that the FBI has no jurisdiction in a 36-year-old matter.
Moreover, the FBI conducts background checks (and performed six on Kavanaugh over the years) and does not do criminal investigations into decades-old allegations, especially when there’s no evidence or police reports.
Funny how those facts have somehow escaped the Democrats demanding that we MUST BELIEVE this woman or else.
For 800 years, Western civilizations have determined that an accused person should be questioned after the accuser. But Democrats want to abort that too. They're insisting Kavanaugh testify before Ford.
Ford wants Kavanaugh to defend himself against her allegations before she has officially made the allegations. Sorry, this is not the kind of game an honest person plays. Her credibility just continues to plummet. https://t.co/HqOAodJFY3
As per usual with Ford's attorney, they are going for the Impossible Ask, a request no reasonable side could ever agree to. In this case, the poison pill is her going second and him going first. That inverts every principle in the book (no chance to rebut accusations). https://t.co/F23cFP8Plp
Speaking at the Texas Democrats’ Johnson-Jordan Dinner in Austin, Booker dismissed the patriotic importance of American symbolism, a topic that has been ripping through Texas, asserting that “it’s not how loud you say the pledge of allegiance or whether you stand or kneel for the national anthem,” but rather how much one loves other Americans. “You cannot love your country unless love your fellow countrymen. And that’s hard in this context. It is very hard. The calls to tribalism in our country are louder than they’ve ever been,” Booker told the crowd. “I hear people judging folks just because of what party they say they’re in.”
Taking a veiled shot at Cornyn, Booker called out the senior Texas senator, proclaiming his love for his fellow colleague while defending his combative resistance.
“I’m never going to let any American pull me so low as to hate them. I don’t care if you’re the president of the United States. I don’t care if you’re the senior senator from the state of Texas,” Booker continued. “You are my fellow American. I will fight your policy. I will resist your broken ideas. But I will love you as a fellow American.”
Good Freaking Grief. This from a guy who spews some of the most divisive rhetoric going?