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June 29, 2022

More Than 1 Million Voters Have Switched to This Party in Last Year

More than 1 million U.S. voters have switched to the Republican Party in the last year, according to a new report.

The Associated Press found “a political shift” is happening across the country as more than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the GOP.

Some voters say they defected to the Republican party to reject the Democrats.

“It’s more so a rejection of the left than embracing the right,” said Ben Smith, who joined the Republican Party earlier this year.

Over the past year, 1.7 million voters changed party affiliations. More than 1 million joined the GOP, while only 630,000 became Democrats.

​“The party itself i​s no longer Democrat, it’s progressive socialism,” said Jessica Kroells, a 39-year-old homemaker previously a reliable Democratic voter.

Emily Seidel, president of the Koch brother-founded conservative political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, said the organization is seeing suburban voters move away from Democrats who espouse “extreme policy positions.”

“But that doesn’t mean that they’re ready to vote against those lawmakers either. Frankly, they’re skeptical of both options that they have,” Seidel ​said.

“The lesson here: Candidates have to make their case, they have to give voters something to be for, not just something to be against.”

June 22, 2022

Biden Declared ‘Not Legitimately Elected’

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1865: The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender.

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new 40-page platform declaring that President Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected” in the 2020 presidential election.

“We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” the platform reads.

The Lone Star state’s GOP unveiled its new platform at its biennial convention in Houston.

According to the platform, “substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas” impacted the results in five states, ultimately handing the victory to Biden.

“We strongly urge all Republicans to work to ensure election integrity and to show up to vote in November of 2022, bring your friends and family, volunteer for your local Republicans and overwhelm any possible fraud,” the platform reads.


May 26, 2022

Greene Wins GOP Primary

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has won Georgia’s Republican primary election after a failed effort to disqualify her from the race.

“Sending me back to Washington will send a message to the bloodsucking establishment: It is we who will set the policy agenda for the next decade and not them,” Greene said in her victory speech on Tuesday.

“We’re going to start speaking the truth more forcefully and more loudly than ever before.”

Greene has raised more than $9 million for her reelection campaign.

In November, the 47-year-old lawmaker will face Democratic candidate Marcus Flowers on the ballot for Georgia’s 14th District seat.


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US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP primary in Georgia

May 23, 2022

Democrats Drop Big Money in GOP Primary Elections

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1785: Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) has sunk millions of dollars into Illinois and Nevada’s GOP primary elections.

“The DGA is wasting no time in educating the public about these Republicans,” said Christina Amestoy, DGA’s senior communications advisor.

“These elected and formerly elected officials want to deceptively retell their histories, and we’re just filling in the gaps.”

The DGA has spent $8.4 million on television ads in Illinois, with more than $4 million in the Chicago market alone. The ads target Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, the leading Republican in next month’s primary, where he’ll face state Sen. Darren Bailey (R) and several others.

Additionally, Democrats have spent $2.3 million in Nevada against Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo (R).

“The DGA’s spending decisions indicate they are very worried about their incumbent governors’ chances as their failed records are being litigated for voters,” said Jesse Hunt, a spokesperson for the Republican Governors Association.

“There isn’t enough money for them to meddle in the nearly dozen states where Democrats are in danger of losing their hold on the governor’s office.”


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Democrats spend big in GOP governor primaries

May 22, 2022

GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Define “Woman” Based on Biological Sex

Congressional Republicans introduced a resolution that would define the word “woman” based on biological sex, taking a direct shot at inclusivity and transgender measures.

The lawmakers call the proposal a “Women’s Bill of Rights.” The measure argues that defining words like “woman,” “man,” “mother,” and “father” is necessary to protect women’s rights in places such as domestic violence facilities, athletics, locker rooms, and bathrooms.

“The Democrats are erasing women and the spaces that are uniquely ours,” said Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), one of the House version’s leaders, at a press conference.

“It’s pretty simple. It acknowledges the biological differences in men and women, highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women involved for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations and affirms the importance of using ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in written law to protect families.”

Also leading the resolution in the House is Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL).

“The radical Left has launched an attack on biology because they want to put themselves above God, and they want to brainwash our daughters with their woke-ism,” Miller said.

However, transgender advocates argue that the resolution seeks to “erase” trans and nonbinary people.

“The Republican resolution is another in a long line of cynical attempts by anti-LGBTQ extremists around the country to erase transgender and nonbinary people from our communities,” said Olivia Hunt, policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equality.


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GOP resolution defines ‘woman’ on basis of biological sex

May 17, 2022

Cheney Accuses GOP Leaders of Enabling White Supremacy

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1973: Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) appeared to blame Republican lawmakers for the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York, accusing GOP leaders of “[enabling] white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.”

“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Cheney wrote on Twitter .

“History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. [GOP] leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

As the New York Post noted, Cheney did not address specific lawmakers in her tweet, which she posted from her personal account, and not from her congressional account.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) both declined to comment on Cheney’s tweet, per the Post.


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Liz Cheney rips House GOP leaders, claims they ‘enabled’ white supremacists

May 13, 2022

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 GOP Lawmakers

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1934: Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot has issued subpoenas to five Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The other members of Congress to receive subpoenas were Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Mo Brooks (R-AL).

The panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), said the lawmakers “have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it.”

The committee is slated to begin its public hearings next month.

“Before we hold our hearings next month, we [had] wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused, and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning January 6th,” Thompson said.

“We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”

Perry issued a statement in response to the subpoena, calling it the committee’s “latest charade.”

“That this illegitimate body leaked their latest charade to the media ahead of contacting targeted Members is proof positive once again that this political witch hunt is about fabricating headlines and distracting Americans from their abysmal record of running America into the ground,” Perry said.


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Jan. 6 panel issues subpoenas to five GOP lawmakers

May 12, 2022

House GOP: Protesting Outside Justices’ Homes is Illegal

Prominent lawmakers within the House GOP have levied accusations against the Biden administration and other Democratic lawmakers for encouraging unlawful activity, saying that the recent pro-abortion protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices are against the law.

“I’m disappointed that this White House is still encouraging people to break federal law and go and protest in front of the houses of Supreme Court justices, as Jen Psaki encouraged yesterday,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told reporters on Wednesday.

Within the past few days, pro-choice protestors have gathered at the private residences of Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Samuel Alito over a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

“It is unlawful — it is against the law in this country to protest a sitting judge,” said House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (N.Y.). “We want to maintain the independence of our courts. And the fact that that is being encouraged by this administration is shameful. It’s unconstitutional. It’s meant to intimidate the justices.”

According to The Hillfederal law prohibits “pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” when it’s “with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer.”

House lawmakers were not the only ones to say the protests were unlawful.

“Trying to scare federal judges [into] ruling a certain way is far outside the bounds of First Amendment speech or protest. It is an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs. It appears this may possibly be flat-out illegal,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said.


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House GOP says protesting outside justices’ homes is illegal

May 3, 2022

Report: Two GOP Lawmakers Nearly Came to Blows

During a recent meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene almost came to blows, according to Politico.

The lawmakers had a heated exchange over Greene’s appearance at an event hosted by far-right Nicholas Fuentes, and it may have escalated to a physical altercation had another lawmaker not intervened, Politico reported.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to Democrat union members or 1,200 young conservatives who feel cast aside and marginalized by society,” Greene said at the controversial event. “The Pharisees in the Republican Party may attack me for being willing to break barriers and speak to a lost generation of young people who are desperate for love and leadership.”

Greene’s appearance at the event drew backlash from some of her peers in the GOP, as Fuentes is accused of being a white nationalist, denying the Holocaust, and expressing admiration for the Taliban’s treatment of women.

Further details of the heated confrontation between Greene and Boebert are not immediately clear, but three individual sources close to the Freedom Caucus have confirmed the clash.

According to the report, Boebert loathes being associated with Greene and is seen as more of a team player within the GOP.


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Inside the House Freedom Caucus’ identity crisis

April 30, 2022

Gaetz Slams GOP Leaders Over Leaked Audio

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) clearly took exception to the comments made by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) in the recorded phone call recently published by The New York Times.

Gaetz rebuked McCarthy and Scalise as “weak men.”

“Rep McCarthy and Rep. Scalise held views about President Trump and me that they shared on sniveling calls with Liz Cheney, not us,” Gaetz wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “This is the behavior of weak men, not leaders.”

The Florida Republican’s statement followed a Times report that included a call with GOP leaders shortly after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, wherein they said Gaetz was “putting people in jeopardy.”


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Gaetz lashes out at McCarthy, Scalise after leaked comments

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