CA Gov. Newsom Enlists National Guard, Chain Fence and Social Media Companies for Inauguration Security

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom will be deploying 1,000 National Guard members to the state Capitol amongst other security precautions heading into President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. In a statement released Thursday, Newsom cited the United States Capitol riots last week as the reasoning for his actions.

“In light of events in our nation’s capital last week, California is taking important steps to protect public safety at the State Capitol, and across the state” declared the statement from the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. “Our State Operations Center is actively working with federal, state and local law enforcement partners in assessing threats and sharing intelligence and information to ensure those disgraceful actions are not repeated here” Newsom said.

On Monday, the FBI warned protests could occur at state Capitols around the country as we near the transition from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. “The bureau reportedly received information of a group calling for the ‘storming’ of state, local and federal buildings if attempts are made to remove President Trump from office before Biden’s inauguration” reported The Hill.

Heightened security measures being taken by Newsom include deploying 1,000 California National Guard personnel to protect critical infrastructure, including the state Capitol and a six-foot chain-link fence around the perimeter of the State Capitol to ensure the safety of the Capitol grounds.

Newsom’s statement also mentioned the involvement of social media in its security operations: “The Governor and his team are also coordinating closely with local, state and federal law enforcement as well as the private sector – including social media companies – to make sure that their platforms are not used by hate groups or domestic terrorists to organize or spread misinformation disinformation or propaganda.”

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‘LASER-FOCUSED’: Nikki Haley launches PAC to support conservative 2022 midterm candidates

While the 2020 election feels like it was just yesterday, Nikki Haley is wasting no time when it comes to the 2022 election cycle.

The former U.N. ambassador just launched a political action committee to boost support for conservative candidates ahead of the 2022 midterm election. 

Stand for America PAC – a separate entity from Haley’s “Stand for America” advocacy group – describes itself as “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to counter the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi.” 

The PAC will support onservative candidates who will “defend America’s founding principles: freedom; opportunity for all; free speech; limited government; capitalism; the rule of law; and a strong national defense.” 

The new PAC comes amid Haley’s frequent warnings about the extreme left-wing agenda that will be in focus once Democrats take the White House and Senate next week. The PAC aims to help candidates who oppose radical policies like court packing, defunding the police, “socialist” health care and “appeasing China,” Fox News reports. 

“We will support principled conservatives who stand up for the ideas our country was founded on, who believe that America, her people, and her ideas are inherently good,” the PAC says. “We are looking for candidates who understand that the Democrats’ extreme policies must be stopped.” 

The PAC will be able to make independent expenditures and $5,000 contributions to candidates. 

In the wake of the Capitol riot, Haley urged republican snot to “shy away” from the party’s accomplishments under President Trump. 

“And it’s a real shame, because I am one who believes our country made some truly extraordinary gains in the last four years. President Trump and republicans deserve great credit for that,” she said. “We should not shy away from our accomplishments.” 

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NY AG sues NYPD over treatment of George Floyd protestors

New York Attorney General Letita James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the New York City Police Department and its leadership for their alleged “brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters.” 

But, take a look at a few of the headlines during these so-called peaceful protests: 

“200 Arrested in 2nd Day of Violent NYC Protests” – NBC New York 

“NYC Protests Turn Violent” – New York Times

“NYC stores destroyed by looters, riots during George Floyd protests” – ABC 7 

“There is no question that the NYPD engaged in a pattern of excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters,” James said in a statement. “Over the past few months, the NYPD has repeatedly and blatantly violated the rights of New Yorkers, inflicting significant physical and psychological harm and leading to great distrust in law enforcement. With today’s lawsuit, this long standing pattern of brutal and illegal force ends.” 

“No one is above the law,” she added, “not even the individuals charged with enforcing it.” 

Following an investigation into over a thousand allegations of police brutality against protesters, James alleged in the suit that members of the NYPD have a “pattern of responding to racial justice and related protests with gratuitous force.” 

The suit also claims that the NYPD, the City of New York, Mayor Bill De Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan didn’t “adequately train, supervise, and discipline NYPD Officers.” 

James said that the investigation found that NYPD officers made mass arrests without probable cause, used pepper spray and batons without justification and used unnecessary force, the Daily Caller reports. 

The suit seeks a court order declaring that the policies and practices used by NYPD officers during the protests were illegal. 

Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York President Patrick K. Lynch blasted the suit, urging that the NYPD was not to blame. 

“What we witnessed in June was a failure of New York City’s leadership,” he said. “They sent cops out to police unprecedented protests and violent riots with no plan, no strategy and no support. They should be forced to answer for the resulting chaos, instead of pointing fingers at cops on the streets and ignoring the criminals who attacked us with bricks and firebombs,” he added. 

The lawsuit comes after city officials slashed nearly $1 billion in NYPD funding. 

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Olympic Team Jacket Worn By Capitol Protester Helps Identify Gold Medalist Swimmer

Klete Keller

Klete Keller is a 6-foot-6 American athlete of tremendous achievement. Keller has won five Olympic medals, including two gold medals competing in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics during which he was on the team USA swim team. Keller is also a Trump supporter who has been identified as one of the protesters who made their way into the Capitol on January 6th.

After video footage from inside the Capitol was published on a Townhall reporter’s Twitter account, Keller’s teammates and coaches identified him as the tall individual wearing a Team USA jacket. The video shows the man believed to be Keller towering over the majority of a large group of protesters while being shoved and pushed as police try to maintain control of the area.

“Two people who know Keller from the swimming world, but were not otherwise identified, told the Washington Post the man was Keller” reported Today. “According to multiple reports,” the man “has been identified by former teammates and coaches as Keller.” However, “NBC News, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming have all been unable to confirm that it was Keller in the videos and photos” added Today.

No video has shown the man believed to be Keller participating in any violent acts. Keller has also deleted all of his social media accounts, which according to SwimSwam had contained Pro-Trump messages. In a statement, USA Swimming said of the incident, “we respect private individuals’ and groups’ rights to peacefully protest but in no way condone the actions taken by those at the Capitol last week.” Several dozen people have been charged with unlawful entry on the Capitol grounds. Entry of Capitol grounds is a crime under the district’s criminal code and federal law.

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Chinese Spy Companion Rep. Swalwell Compares Trump to Usama bin Laden

Eric Swalwell

As the saying goes, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Nonetheless, that’s what California Democrat, Representative Eric Swalwell may be doing in order to take the heat off of him from his connection to a Chinese spy. However, his stone was reprehensible, giving us further insight into his lack of morality.

Swalwell not only claimed people arrested in connection with rioting in the U.S. Capitol were “called there by the president” but he also compared Trump to the most infamous terrorist on the planet: Usama bin Laden. “Usama bin Laden did not enter US soil on Sept. 11, but it was widely acknowledged that he was responsible for inspiring the attack on our country” stated Swalwell to PBS NewsHour.

“And the president, with his words – using the word ‘fight,’ with the speakers that he assembled that day, who called for trial by combat and said we have to take names and kick a–, that is hate speech that inspired and radicalized people to storm the Capitol” Swalwell continued.

Immediately pressed if he was comparing Trump to Usama bin Laden by the interviewer, Swalwell responded, “I’m comparing the words of a[n] individual who would incite and radicalize somebody, as Usama bin Laden did, to what President Trump did.” Is that a ‘yes?’ Swalwell continued, “you don’t actually have to commit the violence yourself, but if you call others to violence, that itself is a crime.”

Swalwell is simply reprehensible. If words matter so much to him, then why did he Tweet that a colleague House Representative is a Klan member with terrorist friends? “EVIDENCE: This Coup Klux Klan member gave her terrorist friends the location of a woman second in line to the presidency during an attack on the Capitol” Swalwell tweeted referring to a tweet by newly elected congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) which simply stated, “The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.”

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Pelosi uses list of gendered terms after introducing resolution to oppose them

Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposed a series of new House rules, including banning the use of gendered terms. 

Instead of using “he” or “she,” members would be required to use “member,” “delegate,” or “resident commissioner.” 

Similarly, instead of saying “father” and “mother,” members would say “parent;” “brother” and “sister” would be replaced with “sibling.” 

But, in a speech Wednesday, she seemed to throw everything in that proposal away, doing the exact opposite. 

“I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter,” Pelosi said while speaking on the House floor to demand Trump’s impeachment. 

The resolution Pelosi proposed just last month read: “Strike ‘father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, step sister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter’ and insert ‘parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, step-sibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.’” 

Seems like the idea is easier said than done, Nancy. 

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Maxine Waters admits she threatens Trump supporters ‘all the time’

Rep. Maxine Waters admitted in a speech last weekend that she threatens Trump supporters “all the time” while defending a comment she made in June that people should confront members of President Trump’s administration. 

Waters mockingly said that despite doing it all the time, she was not, in this particular instance last June, threatening Trump supporters or constituents, The Hill reports. 

“I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” Waters said. 

Waters added that she wasn’t advocating any violence against political opponents. 

“What bothered me so much was, they tried to frame that as violence,” she said. “That’s not violence.” 

“The poster child for violence is the president of the United States. He’s the one who threatens,” she added. “Don’t forget at his rallies, when he said go ahead and beat them up, I’ll take them out on a stretcher.” 

“I do not advocate violence,” she said. “I do not believe you should hit, kick, shoot.”

Waters drew attention and criticism for the remarks last June, according to The Hill. She recalled the comments and admitted it frightened a lot of people. 

“I said, if you see them anywhere, if you see them in a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them, you’re not welcome here or anywhere,” she recalled. 

“Of course it frightened a lot of people,” she added. 

But, the exact quote was a bit more in depth: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents,” Waters said at the Wilshire Federal Building in June.

“We don’t know what damage has been done to these children. All that we know is they’re in cages. They’re in prisons. They’re in jails. I don’t care what they call it, that’s where they are and Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this,” she added.

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Pence Pushes Back on Pelosi’s 25th Amendment Demand: ‘I Will Not Yield’ to ‘Political Games’

Mike Pence

Late Tuesday evening Vice President Mike Pence announced he does not intend to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office in the final days of his presidency. Just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure introduced urging Pence to invoke the 25th, Pence released a letter expressing his position.

The letter was given to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and it stated:

“With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution. Last week I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”

The resolution to remove President Trump was brought forward by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). Raskin called upon Pence “to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge his duties of his office.” After Pence’s letter that he will not agree to invoke the Amendment, rumors are that the House debate and vote are merely symbolic.

House Speaker Pelosi accused Republicans of “enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue.” She added, “their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.” Pelosi complained to CBS Sunday night that when she and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called Vice President Pence the day after the Capitol riots to discuss the 25th Amendment, he never took the call and kept them on hold for 25 minutes.

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Illegal immigrant, MS-13 gang member released in sanctuary city kills girlfriend in front of daughter

Over the last several days, some news outlets covered the story of a man who shot and killed his former girlfriend, Karen Ruiz, in Los Angeles in front of their three year old daughter. The accused killer fled to Texas, where he fatally shot himself after being chased by police. 

Here are some of the headlines: 

“Man Wanted in Ex-Girlfriend’s Slaying in California Kills Himself in Dallas, Police Say” – NBC 5, Dallas Fort Worth 

“California fugitive who gunned down ex on camera, in front of young daughter kills self in Texas” – KIRO 7, Seattle 

“Man Wanted For Ex’s Murder Kills Self As Police Close In” – Yahoo Entertainment 

But, what these headlines failed to mention is perhaps the most important piece of information: Herbert Nixon Flores was an illegal immigrant and member of the violent MS-13 gang. 

Flores has an extensive 30-year criminal record: burglary, illegal entry, concealed weapon, domestic violence, vandalism, transportation of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, etc., according to the Center for Immigration Studies. 

You name it, Flores had likely done it. 

He had even been removed and physically deported not once, not twice but ten times. 

Los Angeles County is a sanctuary jurisdiction, meaning it prohibits cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including a policy to ignore ICE detainers; this ultimately means illegal immigrants are protected. According to CIS, “ICE issues a detainer and warrant when it has probably cause to arrest an inmate who is already in the custody of a local jai; this notifies the jail that ICE intends to take custody of the alien and authorizes the jail to hold the individual for a brief period for ICE.” 

In September of 2020, a detainer was issued for Flores to be turned over to ICE while he was in custody of the Los Angeles Police Department following a domestic violence charge. 

But, LAPD released him instead. 

This case is just one of many examples of illegal reentry of a deported criminal gone wrong, showing the importance of border security to keep our country safe. 

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Trump’s Call To Protest “Peacefully” Incited Democrats’ Irrational Impeachment

Capitol

President Trump is not guilty of “inciting an insurrection,” as Democrats allege.  Not by a long shot.  Take a moment to examine what Trump actually said to the crowd at the national mall.  His words do not remotely constitute an impeachable offense or meet the legal definition of “incitement.” Here is what Trump said:

“I KNOW THAT EVERYONE HERE WILL SOON BE MARCHING OVER TO THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD.”

Keep listening.  Nowhere in Trump’s remarks did he advocate violence or destruction of property.  He did not direct protesters to launch an assault on the Capitol building, breach security, riot, attack police, and engage in seditious conduct.  Just the opposite —he called on them to act “peacefully.”  So, what Trump said to the crowd was neither a crime nor an impeachable offense.  Under the law, the crime of “incitement” requires the speaker to be clear, obvious, and unequivocal in directing and advocating violence.

Yes, Trump encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol to support members of Congress who were challenging the electoral results.  But encouraging a public demonstration is not the same thing as inciting criminal acts.  If it were otherwise, hundreds of politicians and members of the media who cheered on the racial justice protests that turned into riots last summer would be behind bars.

But Democrats, in their rush to impeach, don’t care about the evidence that exonerates Trump.  They are blinded by their hatred of Trump.  They’re vindictive. They want their pound of flesh, and they’ll do it by hook or by crook… even if that means bastardizing both the law and the established constitutional standard of impeachment.  They don’t care about the damage they’ll do to future presidents by diminishing the grounds for impeachment.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are treating impeachment like it’s “instant coffee” or “instant rice.”  It’s not.  It is supposed to be a careful, determined, and deliberative procedure that embraces the fundamental rights of due process.  But Democrats are abandoning their own rules that call for hearings, the presentation of evidence, the right to counsel, and a defense presented by the President. They want to impeach Trump without any of those due process safeguards.

Congress is now like the Wild West.  Rabid Democrats want to exact the equivalent of “Frontier Justice” —”let’s hold the hanging now, and worry about evidence, proof, and a trial later!”

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The Brief Podcast: Trump Did Not Commit An Impeachable Offense

The assault on our nation’s Capitol was grotesque and disgraceful.  President Trump’s involvement in the sad spectacle is not without responsibility or recrimination.  It will serve as an indelible stain on his legacy.

But should he be impeached with just days remaining in office, as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have demanded?  No.  Trump’s speech on January 6th was reckless and wrong, but it did not rise to the Constitutional standard of an impeachable offense.  Nowhere in his remarks did the president advocate violence or destruction of property.

He did not “incite an insurrection” under the meaning of the law.  So, what’s the point of impeachment…other than to heap further shame on a president who has already committed a stunning act of political self-immolation?

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Parler sues Amazon for breach of contract, antitrust violation

In a whirlwind three days, Big Tech has shown their true colors, collectively banning President Trump – and several of his supporters – from all platforms. In response, conservatives flocked to Parler, an alternative forum where all ideas are welcomed and encouraged. 

The right moves quickly, but the left seems to be one step ahead. 

Shortly thereafter, Google, Apple and Amazon suspended Parler from their respective app stores and web hosting services because “the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence.”

But, Parler will not be silenced. The social media platform filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday, seeking a temporary restraining order to keep Amazon Web Services from blacklisting Parler, Fox Business reports.

“AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” Parler claims in its filing. “AWS is violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act in combination with Defendant Twitter. AWS is also breaching it[s] contract with Parler, which requires AWS to provide Parler with a thirty-day notice before terminating service, rather than the less than thirty-hour notice AWS actually provided. Finally, AWS is committing intentional interference with prospective economic advantage given the millions of users expected to sign up in the future.” 

Parler believes the reason for the ban is because of its direct competition with Twitter. 

“Last month, Defendant Amazon Web Services, Inc. and the popular social media platform Twitter signed a multi-year deal so that AWS could support the daily delivery of millions of tweets. AWS currently provides that same service to Parler, a conservative microblogging alternative and competitor to Twitter,” the filing reads. 

“When Twitter announced two evenings ago that it was permanently banning President Trump from its platform, conservative users began to free Twitter en masse for Parler. The exodus was so large that the next day, yesterday, Parler became the number one free app downloaded from Apple’s App Store.” 

Parler went dark early Monday following Amazon’s decision to remove the platform from its cloud hosting service. 

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Monday, CEO John Matze told users to “hold on and come back” as the company figures out its next steps. 

“Nobody has presented any credible piece of information or evidence that, you know, there are any problems on Parler that don’t exist on other platforms,” he said. 

“This really is a double standard…we see all sorts of nastry threatening content on Twitter, much more of it actually, in our opinion, and, actually, a lot of content that’s deleted from parler still remains on Twitter to this day in the form of screenshots,” he added. 

“So I don’t understand, you know, what this is really about. Because it is not about holding everybody to account equally. It’s about giving preferential treatment to certain people.” 

This Big Tech purge is just another left-wing effort to silence any and all views they don’t agree with, and it’s terrifying.

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New migrant caravan heading to US days before Joe Biden takes office

Just 8 days before Joe Biden is set to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, a new migrant caravan is forming in Honduras. 

And it’s coming straight for the U.S. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a warning to migrants about the risks involved with the potentially dangerous journey as Guatemalan officials reportedly plan to deploy 4,000 soldiers to patrol their southern border. 

Rumors are brewing that some migrants plan to begin their trip before the end of the month. 

“Control will be strengthened with the borders we share with Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador and on the area of adjacency with Belize,” Rubén Téllez, a Guatemalan military spokesman, told Reuters last week. 

The Guatemalan air force will also be involved in efforts to stop the caravan, he noted, and only Hondurans with a valid passport and a negative coronavirus test will be allowed entry into Guatemala, BizPacReview reports. 

According to Reuters, Hondurans have taken to WhatsApp and Facebook groups to organize the caravan’s departure from San Pedro Sula on January 15th. 

Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan issued a message last week to the caravan: “Do not waste your time and money, and do not risk your safety and health. The dangerous journey both puts you in harms way and endangers the lives and health of those in the U.S. and regional countries through the potential spread of COVID-19.” 

“The United States stands united with our partners in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize and the rest of the region in our commitment to the rule of law and public health,” Morgan added. 

Morgan also warned that the journey is deadly, noting that Border Patrol “recovered more than 250 bodies along the U.S.-Mexico border last fiscal year.” 

“We saw two deaths just last week, when smugglers abandoned dozens of migrants in a winter storm that dumped two feet of snow near Big Bend, Texas. These smugglers are reckless with human life – they do not care for the safety of migrants or law enforcement,” he urged. 

Migrants have reportedly been telling Border Patrol agents that they were planning to take advantage of the expected loosening of immigration rules upon the start of Biden’s administration, according to BizPacReview

“Is the rhetoric and the discussion of the potential new strategies impacting the flow?” Morgan said. “Unequivocally, yes. That we are hearing directly from those trying to enter illegally.” 

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Conservative Social Media Platform Parler is Latest Victim in Big Tech’s Sweeping Shutdowns

Parler

A new era of liberals and Democrats intent on silencing the conservative voices in the United States has begun; this time, they come equipped with a new president-elect. Twitter and Facebook flexed their big “private company” muscles by banning President Donald Trump’s account; at first “indefinitely” until they cowered to left-wing bullies and made the choice permanent.

Unfortunately, this may just be the beginning. Their leader Biden hasn’t even been sworn into office yet. After Twitter’s announcement, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc “have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service” reported U.S. News and World Report. Their reason behind the move is that “the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence.”

Parler was an app born as a consequence of hundreds of thousands of accounts being locked or shut down due to the politically conservative and/or pro-Trump content posted. Parler became a platform where conservative voices did not have to fear repercussions of being shut down for freedom of thought.

On Saturday, Apple said in a statement, “We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues.” All web and social media platforms have justified their actions by claiming a “public safety risk.” No explanation, however, has been provided for the fact that zero accounts around the ANTIFA, Black Panther, or violence surrounding the Black Lives Matter Protests received the same treatment.

Even terrorists, such as ISIS and Al Qaeda are free to spread propaganda, start fatwas, recruit new members and inspire lone wolfs around the world; that’s all fine. Demanding proof that an election was legally conducted, however? Absolutely a “public safety risk” that must be extinguished.

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DC Mayor Doesn’t Take Ownership of Publicly Rejecting More Police Presence Just One Day Before Riots

Muriel Bowser

After protesters forced entry into the United States Capitol on Wednesday, Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gave a scathing public speech. Condemning the protesters, she said they would be held accountable. Bowser also noted that she had asked for reinforcement from law enforcement agencies including police from both Virginia and Maryland.

First off, asking for law enforcement assistance is a far cry from what we have heard from Democrats over the last year who are usually expressing disdain and calling for defunding the police. Not this time. Turns out, even Democrats turn to police when wanting to protect their own agendas.

But Bowser’s hypocrisy is just one level of her deception. People around the world are asking “how could security have been so subpar as to allow a breach of the U.S. Capitol?” Here is at least one answer for you: Bowser actually rejected assistance before the riots took place.

While Bowser is crying, “what happened yesterday is textbook terrorism” it turns out “on Tuesday, Bowser preemptively rebuffed federal reinforcements in a public letter to the Department of Justice, explaining that ‘the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is prepared for this week’s First Amendment activities” reported National Review.

Bowser actively went out of her way, writing a public letter, which explains the lack of backup. Nonetheless, the facts are not stopping liberals and anti-Trumpers from turning the catastrophe into a racial issue stating the incident occurred because it was “white supremacists helping white supremacists.” Bowser, a Black female, said the MPD was “prepared.”

Again, on Tuesday, long before the demonstration began, Bowser wrote: “The protection of persons and property is our utmost concern and responsibility. MPD is well trained and prepared to lead the law enforcement, coordination and response.” The letter was addressed to Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and active Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

For those who are still unconvinced at the Mayor’s participation in the security failure, look at her tweet from January 5 alongside her letter: “To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway.”

Fast forward less than 48 hours and the Mayor sings a different tune, saying she did not have jurisdiction to send police or National Guard to Capitol Hill. “I think a more robust presence on the ground” would have maintained order, she explained.

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US Capitol rioter carrying Pelosi’s lectern arrested

Adam Johnson

Florida police have arrested the man officials say was photographed carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s riot.

Adam Christian Johnson, 36, was picked up by Pinellas County deputies Friday night on a federal warrant, according to an agency report, and he was being held pending trial.

The Justice Department stated that Johnson was charged with “one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

Adam Johnson (Credit: Pinellas Sheriff's Office)
Adam Johnson (Credit: Pinellas Sheriff’s Office)

“It is alleged that on Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson illegally entered the United States Capitol and removed the Speaker of the House’s lectern from where it had been stored on the House side of the Capitol building,” the statement reads. “A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern.”

So far, at least 82 people have been arrested so far in connection with the riot.

The FBI is actively searching for any information related to individuals who participated in the Capitol riot. The bureau released 40 photos of people accused of breaking into the Capitol and is asking the public asked for its help in identifying them.

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Boston Marathon Bomber Suing Federal Government Over Guard Taking His Baseball Cap and ‘Limited Showers’

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

A terrorist is suing the United States federal government for $250,000. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, along with his now-deceased older brother Tamerlan, was convicted as the 2013 Boston City Marathon bombers. Tsarnaev’s older brother was killed in the days after the bombing in a police shootout while they were on the run, allegedly to New York City where they were planning to release similar bombs.

27-year-old Tsarnaev is being held in a Colorado supermax prison, and apparently isn’t enjoying his stay there. He filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging “disturbing” and “unprofessional” treatment by guards. Tsarnaev claims the harsh treatment is attributing to his “mental and physical decline.”

The lawsuit states guards have taken a baseball cap and bandana from the terrorist that he bought at the prison commissary, and they have limited his showers. How horrific. Yet somehow, a young man who terrorized the nation has figured out how to manipulate the justice system and turn his whining into an actual, legal lawsuit.

That’s a lot of freedom for a man sentenced to death after being convicted of 30 charges. Most of the charges were upheld on appeal, but last year one of the appeals resulted in the death sentence being thrown out over concerns over jury selection. Nonetheless, the U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to review the case. Also, federal prosecutors called Tsarnaev’s case “one of the most important terrorism prosecutions in our nation’s history.”

Tsarnaev and his brother planted home-made bombs using pressure cookers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in 2013 which injured over 260 people and killed three. After the explosions went off, the two brothers stole a man’s car and killed an MIT police officer. The two obtained weapons and got into a shootout with police during which the elder brother was killed. Tsarnaev was found shortly after hiding in a Boston area man’s boat parked in the backyard.

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Dan Bongino Locked Out of Twitter, Moving Exclusively to Parler

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President Donald Trump has been locked out of Twitter and Facebook “at least” until the end of his presidency. It’s a very dangerous and slippery slope when tech companies not only have more power than the President of the United States, but they actually have the power to silence the President; power which they gave to themselves.

Many other conservative voices have been silenced and thousands of accounts shut down or blocked, all under the social media company’s self-determined “civic integrity” or “fraud” or “risk” just to name a few. Conservative commentator Dan Bongino is amongst the latest high-profile victims, and he’s had enough.

“F— these a—holes” exclaimed Bongino. “I’m leaving the platform permanently for Parler. I’ll post my final tweet and message for Twitter tomorrow when the 12-hour lockdown ends” he told the Washington Examiner. Bongino’s account has reached up to 3 million followers; a massive audience that Twitter has disgracefully kept Bongino from communicating with.

Even more disgraceful, is the reason itself as to why Bongino was blocked. He tweeted from his account the video of President Trump telling protesters to go home. Twitter had already banned Trump’s video from being shared, commented on or retweeted. Not long after, Twitter shut down President Trump’s account indefinitely.

“Twitter won’t let President Trump post it himself,” Bongino wrote along with the President’s video asking for the riots to end and for everyone to go home peacefully. Bongino was blocked for violating Twitter’s “civic integrity” rules.

Bongino announced a partnership with Parler in June, taking an ownership stake in the company. “I’ve decided it’s time to fight back against the Tech Tyrants. I’m beyond fed up with the censorship and bias of Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not going to stand back and watch as they target us. As a result, I’ve taken an ownership stake in Parler, the hottest social media alternative in the market right now” Bongino announced at the time.

You can join both Gregg and Dan on Parler @GreggJarrett and @DBongino

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‘COURAGE PERSONIFIED’: GOP Reps praised for defending Capitol

While the majority of Congress was swiftly evacuated to safety during Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, six heroic Congressmen stood alongside police to protect and secure the House Chamber. 

Notably, four of those six members are freshmen from Texas who won their first election to Congress in November and were only sworn in a few days before the unrest. 

Texas GOP Congressman Pat Fallon described the scene on Facebook as the events were unfolding. 

“I JUST SAW COURAGE PERSONIFIED!!,” he wrote. “We were in the middle of debate when Capitol Police came into the chamber and told us there had been a breach in the Capitol Building. At first they wanted us to remain in our seats in the House Chamber. The breach must have gotten worse because they started to evacuate. Then the mob literally reached the doors of the House Chamber and the Police were short handed and I AM SO PROUD that Rep Tony Gonzalez, Rep Ronny Jackson, Rep Troy Nehls didn’t hesitate!!! We augmented the Police and stood our ground!,” he added. 

“We will never be intimidated by any mob, regardless of their motivations.” 

He continued to recall the details of bravery that took place in the Chamber. 

“The mob reached the actual doors to the House Chamber and there was visible concern on everyone’s faces and yet we stood our ground,” he wrote.

“Tony Gonzalez and Troy Nehls were literally on the front lines with myself and Admiral Jackson directly behind them and besieged Rep Markwayne Mullin (who promised he’d be the last person to leave – standing guard while other members, both Democrats & Republicans were being evacuated to safety) and Ken Buck from CO was there as well. We broke off furniture to make clubs to defend the US House of Representatives.” 

“Ronny looked over at me and declared, ‘I’m not going anywhere!’ Tony and Troy looked back and nodded reassuringly. I remembered what Tim Grunhard (a center at Notre Dame) would say before a big game at home in South Bend. So I repeated it, ‘This IS OUR House! And we’re gonna protect it!!!’ No one flinched. No one!!!” 

He added: “I serve with heroes. My Texas GOP colleagues have been my friends and now they are my heroes!!!” 

“We then helped the police barricade the set of doors we were guarding with a large piece of furniture and we had stepped to the side to place it there and that’s when the small pieces of glass went flying. ‘SHOTS FIRED!’ someone screamed. ‘Rounds fired, rounds fired!!’ shouted another. Those rounds, if that’s what caused that broken glass would have struck us just seconds before.” 

Mullin appeared on Good Morning America Thursday to describe the series of events. 

“At that time, they were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the speaker’s lobby, and that’s problematic when you’re trying to defend two fronts. Anybody will understand that,” he said. 

“You’ve got to secure the perimeter. And in the front there hadn’t been a breach yet, even though they were trying,” he added. 

Mullin recalled the internal conflict that occured when weapons were drawn. 

“The mob was going to come through the door, and there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time. And when he drew his weapon, that’s a decision that’s very hard for anyone to make and, once you draw your weapon like that, you have to defend yourself with deadly force,” he said. 

“A part of you leaves that day too. The first time that happens, you never forget it. And unfortunately two people’s lives changed: that young lady’s family’s lives changed and his life also changed. But what also happens is that mob that was trying to go through that door, they left. His actions may be judged in a lot of different ways going forward, but his actions, I believe, saved people’s lives even more,” he added. “Unfortunately, it did take one, though.” 

These six brave heroes risked their lives to defend the House Chamber and, ultimately, the country. 

Markwayne Mullin has served as the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district since January 2013, while Ken Buck has served as the representative for Colorado’s 4th district since January 3, 2015.

Tony Gonzalez was just sworn in as the representative for Texas’ 23rd district on January 3, 2021. 

Ronny Lynn Jackson was just sworn in as the representative for Texas’ 13th congressional district on January 3, 2021, after serving as the Physician to the President from 2013 to 2018 and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President in 2019. 

Patrick Fallon was just sworn in as the representative for Texas’ 4th congressional district on January 3, 2021 after serving as the 30th District in the Texas Senate since 2019. 

Last but not least, Troy E. Nehls was just sworn in as the representative for Texas’ 22nd congressional district on January 3, 2021 after serving as the sheriff for Fort Bend County, Texas from 2013 to 2021. 

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Pelosi and Schumer wrong to claim Trump can be removed with 25th Amendment

Pelosi Schumer

Calls by the top Democrats in Congress — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York — to remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment demonstrate their profound ignorance of the Constitution.

In blaming Trump for “inciting” the criminal acts of those who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the two Democrats are demanding that Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet declare that Trump is “unable” to perform the duties of the presidency.

Fox News reported Thursday night that sources inside the vice president’s office said Pence will reject any calls to oust Trump before the term of both men ends at noon Jan. 20.

Pelosi, Schumer and others who are calling for Trump to be thrown of office before the end of his term are misrepresenting the meaning and intent of the 25th Amendment. They are peddling a constitutional canard.

The 25th Amendment provides for the president’s removal and replacement in the event that he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

Although incapacity is not defined, the legislative history summarized by the Congressional Research Service makes it abundantly evident that the framers of the amendment envisioned a chief executive who was stricken by a debilitating stroke, heart attack, or bodily injury (such as in an attempted assassination) and was physically or mentally disabled as a direct consequence.

The authors of the amendment, which was proposed by Congress and ratified by the states after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, made it clear that it was not intended to facilitate the removal of an unpopular or failed president, or for any other political purpose. Concerns about character are dramatically different than mental incapacity.

Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., who was the architect of the amendment, stated that the word “unable” meant “an impairment of the president’s faculties” such that he is “unable either to make or communicate his decisions as to his own competency to execute the powers and duties of his office.”

On the House side, the principal framer was Rep. Richard Poff, R-Va. He cited “some physical ailment or sudden accident” rendering a president “unconscious or paralyzed and therefore unable to make or to communicate the decision to relinquish the powers of his office.”

Against this legislative backdrop, the 25th Amendment has no application to the circumstances that unfolded Wednesday. Pelosi and Schumer don’t care about that. In a shameless ploy, they seek to bastardize a constitutional standard for partisan gain.

The objective of the Democratic leaders is to score political points by further demonizing Trump during the last two weeks of his presidency. Their previous efforts ended in failure. Trump-Russia collusion proved to be a hoax. The attempt to remove the president by impeachment was a predictable bust.

Many Democrats and some in the mainstream media accuse Trump of inciting violence and an insurrection against the United States on Wednesday. Yet, the record (and videotape) of the president’s remarks to supporters who rallied in Washington does not back this up in any criminal sense.

As he has done so often since the Nov. 3 election, Trump argued to the gathered crowd that widespread fraud had “stolen” the presidency from him. Both state and federal courts have consistently rejected this claim. Nonetheless, Trump told his supporters “we will never concede.”

The president then extolled the crowd to march to the Capitol where objections to the Electoral College vote count were being presented by Republican House members and senators (mimicking what Democrats did in 2004).

Nowhere in the president’s remarks did he advocate acts of violence or destruction of property. He did not direct the protesters to launch an assault on the Capitol building, breach security, riot, and engage in seditious conduct.

Under the law, encouraging a demonstration of grievances is not the same thing as inciting criminal acts. For the latter to attach, the language of the speaker must be clear, obvious and unequivocal.

Make no mistake: the lawless display of violence inside the Capitol was appalling and disgraceful. Those who smashed windows and doors, looted and vandalized federal property, threatened lawmakers, and assaulted police officers are nothing more than common criminals. They should be arrested, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned. It will not be forgotten that five people — including a Capitol Police officer — lost their lives.

Regardless of his intentions, President Trump’s involvement in Wednesday’s tragic and sad spectacle is not without responsibility or recrimination. It will serve as an indelible stain on his legacy. He seems incapable of moving beyond the first two stages of grief — denial and anger. He may never be able to reach the fifth stage of acceptance, although he acknowledged in a video released Thursday night that “a new administration will be inaugurated Jan. 20th.”

Yes, there are serious questions about election integrity and voting improprieties that need to be addressed by both Congress and individual state legislatures. This must be done soon if Americans are to have any confidence in their representative democracy.

But the kind of major fraud that would reverse the election outcome never materialized in the way the president’s legal team promised, at least to the satisfaction of dozens of judges who considered the many challenges.

Trump’s failure to gracefully, if grudgingly, concede defeat constitutes a stunning act of political self-immolation. He will likely be remembered not for his considerable accomplishments in a single term, but how he left office embittered by an ignominious obsession.

It did not have to end this way.

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People have breached the US Capitol building not once, not twice, but 6 other times

On the day after pro-Trump protesters breached the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., several important questions remain unanswered. 

Who were these people? Why weren’t law enforcement officers prepared? Why did it take so long for the situation to be contained? 

But, this isn’t the first time the Capitol has been invaded; in fact, it has happened six other times. 

The first invasion happened during the War of 1812 when the British Army invaded Washington D.C. and troops partially burned the Capitol on August 24, 1814. Reconstruction took approximately four years, PJ Media reports

Next, on July 2, 1914, German professor Eric Muenter detonated a bomb in the reception room of the Senate in efforts to stop American support of the Allies. The following morning, Muenter tried to assassinate J.P. Morgan Jr. and committed suicide a few days later. 

On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists shot 30 rounds from the Ladies’ Gallery of the House of Representatives chamber, demanding Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Wounding five representatives, the shooters were convicted in federal court and served sentences until receiving pardons from President Jimmy Carter in exchange for the release of American CIA agents held in Cuba. 

On March 1, 1971, a radical left domestic terror group called the Weather Underground set off a bomb on the ground floor of the Capitol to protest against U.S. involvement in Laos. 

Another leftist bombing occurred on November 7, 1983, when the terrorist group Armed Resistance Unit set off a bomb outside the office of Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd. The group was protesting the invasion of Grenada. A nearly five year investigation ensued, and two of the terrorists were sentenced to prison. 

Finally, on July 24, 1998, Russel Eugene Weston Jr. broke into the Capitol and took the lives of two Capitol Police officers, Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson; his motive remains unknown. 

Indeed, attacks on the Capitol have done absolutely nothing to help the causes of those responsible. Violence is never the answer, especially when it comes to politics. And while this may not be the first time a breach has occurred, it is critical to ensure that it will be the last. 

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Ex-FBI agent assures Secret Service has ‘treasure trove’ of information to find Capitol rioters

Trump Protesters

In the wake of the Capitol riots, which left four dead and 52 arrested, a former FBI agent shared a message of reassurance and warning: the culprits will be found. 

In an interview on America’s Newsroom on Thursday, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson shared insight into the steps that will be taken to track down those who committed the egregious acts of violence on Capitol Hill Wednesday. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for any information that may help identify the pro-Trump protesters that participated in the violence as lawmakers were in the process of certifying the Electoral College votes won by Joe Biden. 

“We know that this was instigator-generated. It didn’t just happen,” Coulson said. “There were people there that came to do it and generated it and caused this horrible mayhem.” 

While it may seem next to impossible to find those that caused the mayhem, Coulson said that there are plenty of ways that justice will be served. 

“First of all, cameras. There are cameras all over the place,”  he said. “Also, remember that those police officers that were attacked, they had body cameras on…FBI and Secret Service and other institutions have very good facial recognition ability and they captured all that stuff,” he added. “It all becomes digitized.” 

He urged that in the coming days and weeks, law enforcement agencies will have plenty of information

“The FBI will see if other people were involved in other riots. There is a possibility. There is a culture in this country, people go from riot to riot,” he said. “They will have the cell phones of the people that got arrested. That’s going to be a treasure trove of information.” 

Coulson, who worked for the FBI on Capitol Hill for many years, also praised the Capitol police for their acts of heroism. 

“I know the Capitol police are taking a lot of hits,” he said. “They protected those members. They didn’t protect the building, but a lot of members up there who are very fragile and had they confronted these rioters think of the injuries that would have occurred,” he added. 

“They acted valiantly. Not well prepared, but acted with heroism, as far as I’m concerned.” 

Perhaps one of the most widely asked questions after the riot ensued is: why weren’t police more prepared? 

Coulson said that they should have been more prepared, but that it was quite unexpected for a Trump march to turn violent. 

“I think they should have been, but I think one thing to remember is that Trump rallies are historically very very peaceful and I think they were shocked at what happened. I think they didn’t account for agitators. I think that is the problem,” he said. 

“The chief of police from L.A. is right. I dealt with crowd control, and I will tell you, once they get going you can’t stop them. There’s a very significant visual image of a lone Capitol policeman in a stairway trying to fight off the mob by himself. Why weren’t there more people there? I think that’s a question that has to be answered. It was scary,” he added. 

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GA Democrat Vernon Jones Officially Joins Republican Party ‘In Desperate Need of Leaders That Know How to Fight’

“Moments ago, I announced that I am officially joining the Republican Party” Tweeted former Democratic Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones on Wednesday. Jones’ statement comes a few months after endorsing President Donald Trump and receiving backlash from the Democratic party.

After coming under fire from his own party for supporting Trump, Jones still “repeatedly said he had no plan to switch his party affiliation” according to Biz Pac Review. That all changed on Wednesday. Just hours after both Democrats won Georgia’s U.S. senate runoffs adding two additional seats, Jones officially announced his party switch.

“Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight” Jones wrote in his Tweet. “I know how to fight.” Jones also spoke to the thousands of Trump supporters who rallied in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to protest the certification process of declaring Joe Biden winner of the 2020 presidential race.

Speaking to the crowd Jones stated, “I am so fired up by what happened in Georgia and what happened across this country.” He continued, “I’ve been thinking a lot. I’m ready to go home. I’m ready to go home to the party of Lincoln.” As the crowd cheered, Jones said, “Today, I’m coming home. I’m coming home to the Grand Ol’ Party. I am officially joining the Republican Party!”

Jones has been vocal about his transition to the Republican party, giving insight during a Newsmax TV interview as recent as Tuesday. “The face of the Republican party is going to be African-American men. African-American men, 2 million more voted for the president. The president has cracked the wall on getting African-American men votes.”

Unfortunately, Jones explained, “I did not see a significant effort for the African-American community in terms of voter get out for the Republican candidates…They have not learned that yet. Loeffler nor Perdue put together a real stiff team to go after the African American vote.”

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Biden To Pick Obama SCOTUS Nominee, Anti-Small Business Judge Garland for Attorney General

Barack Obama

Multiple reports claim President-elect Joe Biden will pick Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Former President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Garland’s nomination was thwarted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who “would not consider a Supreme Court nomination during a presidential election year” reports National Review. After Donald Trump was elected to office later that year, he nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill Scalia’s seat.

McConnell and the Senate confirmed Gorsuch in April 2017. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C., will now have his place in the Biden administration. National Review notes that Garland was kindly called a “centrist” by the mainstream media when nothing could be further from the truth.

The New York Times published an article noting that, “If Judge Garland is confirmed, he could tip the ideological balance to create the most liberal Supreme Court in 50 years.” The Times reviewed Garland’s decisions, determining that Garland’s politics are to the left of liberal Supreme Court Justices, Elena Kagan and Justice Stephen Breyer, and only minimally to the right of Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg.

The Wall Street Journal published a column in that same time by Juanita Duggan, president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, stating that Garland is so anti-small business and pro-big labor, that, “This is the first time in the NFIB’s 73-year history that we will weigh in on a Supreme Court nominee.” Motivation comes from the fact that “In 16 major labor decisions of Judge Garland’s that we examined, he ruled 16-0 in favor of the NLRB [National Labor Relations Board]” added Duggan.

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Threat sent to NY air traffic control vowing revenge for Soleimani’s death

Multiple air traffic controllers in New York received a chilling threat over the airwaves Monday. 

The message: “We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.” 

The threat refers to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed last year in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump

Iranian officials have long desired revenge for the death of their general. Made on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani’s death, it is unclear who was behind the threat. And while the government does not view it as credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation frequencies, according to CBS News

The Pentagon and other government agencies were briefed about the recording Tuesday, and sources believe the threat was designed to suggest leveling the Capitol on the same day Congress is set to announce the Electoral College results. 

A message was also sent to air traffic controllers on Tuesday reminding them that any threat or plane deviating from its flight course should be reported immediately, CBS News reports. 

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