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January 6, 2023

WATCH: Voices Raised and Obscenities Hurled During Tense House GOP Meeting

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1941: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt makes his “Four Freedoms” speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during his State of Union address.

Tensions rose during a meeting between Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives this week as the party determined the next House Speaker.

Current House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reasserted his competence for the role of Speaker to his colleagues who oppose him. CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, who was present on Capitol Hill, said McCarthy raised his voice and exclaimed, “I have earned this job!”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) responded: “Bulls—t!”

The decision over who to vote for as House Speaker has caused a rift within the GOP, but Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said that McCarthy’s supporters will be “more stubborn” than his detractors.

“This handful of members are very clearly looking for notoriety over principle,” Crenshaw told Raju. “And anyone who suggests differently is in some kind of make-believe fantasy reality.”

Crenshaw continued, saying that, “they lost those debates, and that should’ve been the end of it.” But, “if you’re a narcissist and you believe your opinion is so much more important than everyone else’s and you’ll threaten to test down the team for the benefit of the Democrats just because of your own sense of self-importance.”

“We will not vote for anyone else other than McCarthy,” Crenshaw said. “These people think they’re stubborn; we’re more stubborn.”

“They are enemies now. They have made it clear they prefer a Democrat agenda over a Republican one,” he said.

Ultimately, the House GOP was unable to elect a new speaker on Tuesday. McCarthy failed to secure the 218 votes he needed to secure the top job in the chamber. It marked the first time in a century that a speaker wasn’t elected on the first round, according to USA Today.

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday, where McCarthy lost a fourth bid to become Speaker of the House.

What now?

The plan is for members to vote again, and again, if necessary. But if there’s no resolution, the voting could go on for days, weeks, or months.

The situation has left the chamber in limbo, as no new House member can be sworn in and no rules can be adopted until a speaker is selected.


Sources: AlterNet | USA Today

August 9, 2022

WATCH: Gaetz Says McCarthy “Should Not Be the Leader”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), saying he “should not be the leader of the Republican Conference.”

Gaetz’s comments came during an episode of Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, recorded live from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.

“If anyone posits to be the leader of our party and our movement, they cannot stand for the swamp, and the establishment, and the bureaucratic permanent state,” said the congressman.

“They have to stand with us in exposing these issues. And if Kevin McCarthy will not allow us to be able to find out the answers, he should not be the leader of the Republican conference.”

“What do you guys think about that?” Bannon asked the crowd, who responded with cheers.

Bannon posited that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) should replace McCarthy as the GOP’s leader.

“Do we want Jim Jordan?” Bannon asked the crowd.

Gaetz and Bannon weren’t the only ones to speak out against McCarthy during CPAC.

“We will not tolerate another GOP speaker that works with Democrats more than Republicans,” said Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) during a speech on Saturday.

July 12, 2022

Lauren Boebert Reported to FBI Over Biden Tweet

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1804: Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel the previous day by Vice President Aaron Burr.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) struck a nerve with a tweet about President Joe Biden, prompting critics to report her to the FBI.

“We need to terminate this presidency,” Boebert wrote on Twitter. “End quote. Repeat the line.”

The congresswoman was poking fun at Biden’s latest teleprompter gaffe, in which he apparently read instructions aloud.

During the speech, Biden mistakenly said the word “presidency” instead of pregnancy” while talking about abortion rights in the U.S. after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“Just last week, it was reported that a 10-year-old girl was a rape victim in Ohio — 10 years old — and she was forced to have to travel out of the state, to Indiana, to seek to terminate the presidency and maybe save her life,” Biden said last week.

According to Newsweek, dozens of Twitter users reported Boebert’s tweet to the FBI, arguing that it incited violence against Biden.

“Well, that sure sounds like a threat against the legitimately elected President of the United States, Squeaky,” writer Tara Dublin said. “Lock her up, [FBI]. End quote.”

“Why is Boebert not in custody? She is making threats,” one user tweeted to the FBI’s official account.

Another user tagged the FBI, writing: “Add my tweet to the growing list of tweets asking you to investigate Boebert for her comment that most of us perceive as a threat directed at [Biden].”

This isn’t the first time that Boebert has received criticism for her comments about Biden.

Boebert said she prays for Biden’s demise at an event in Colorado last month.

“I do want you to know that I pray for our president. Psalm 109:8 says, ‘May his days be few and another take his office.’ Hallelujah! Glory to God,” Boebert said on June 11.

Former congressional candidate Russell Foster (D) publicly condemned Boebert’s remark.

“So Lauren Boebert is praying for the death of President Biden at a church camp in front of the campers,” Foster tweeted. “How very ‘Christian’. That she gets wooed and applause for it is even viler.”

July 1, 2022

Kinzinger Rails Against ‘Christian Taliban’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) responded to comments made by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in which she called for the end of the separation of church and state, likening her remarks to the Taliban.

“There is no difference between this and the Taliban,” Kinzinger tweeted. “We must [oppose] the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian.”

Kinzinger’s remark comes after Boebert said she is “tired” of the separation of church and state.

“I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk — that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like they say it does,” Boebert said during a speech at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, CO.

“The reason we had so many overreaching regulations is because the church complied,” Boebert added. “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.”

June 30, 2022

Boebert Says She’s ‘Tired’ of Separation of Church and State

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) gave a speech saying she is “tired” of the U.S.’s separation of church and state, arguing that “the church is supposed to direct the government.”

“I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk — that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like they say it does,” Boebert said during a speech at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, CO.

“The reason we had so many overreaching regulations is because the church complied,” Boebert added. “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.”

In 1802, then-President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, saying Americans had built “a wall of separation between Church and State.”

According to The Hill: “States have long adhered to the principle since Jefferson’s letter. The Supreme Court applied the clause to states with the 14th Amendment and has used the doctrine to uphold such a wall.”

June 20, 2022

Boebert Filing Defamation Suit

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is filing a defamation suit against American Muckrakers PAC, the political action committee (PAC) that published unsubstantiated allegations that she was an “unlicensed paid escort.”

Jonathan Anderson, Boebert’s lawyer, wrote a letter to David Wheeler, the president and co-founder of American Muckrakers PAC, informing him of the impending legal action.

“Muckrakers published these outlandish statements knowing they were fabricated but you likely operated under the inaccurate assumption that publishing false statements against a public figure would not create legal liability. This will be a costly miscalculation for Muckrakers, Wheeler and Muckrakers’ donors,” Anderson wrote.

Boebert called the allegations “completely baseless and disgusting.”

“For them to go after me in this manner is absolutely sexist and disgusting, and this is what people hate about politics. They hate the lies, and they hate the personal destruction,” she said.

“This is very damaging, and that is why I’m going after this guy personally and his group with the full force of the law,” Boebert said. “I am not holding back, and I want to make sure that this never happens to anyone else again.”

Wheeler acknowledged problems with the initial report but said he trusts his sources.

“Some of what we put out was sloppy,” Wheeler said, adding “that does not undermine the credibility or validity” of what his sources told him about Boebert.

June 16, 2022

Liberals Spread Bogus Rumors About Lauren Boebert

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1858: Abraham Lincoln says, “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate.

The political action committee American Muckrakers PAC published baseless allegations against Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), claiming that she previously worked as an escort and had multiple abortions. Despite a distinct lack of evidence, Democrats seized the opportunity to spread the rumors.

“On Tuesday, American Muckrakers PAC, co-founded by Democrat and former North Carolina state Senate candidate David Wheeler, published allegations claiming that Boebert had previously worked as an escort on a sugar-daddy website and underwent at least two abortions, one of which was related to her supposed sugar-baby work,” The Daily Beast reported.

The allegations against Boebert quickly circulated in anti-Trump online communities, with users eager to point out the anti-abortion conservative’s supposed hypocrisy. While the popular liberal Twitter account Occupy Democrats acknowledged that the “facts are still unconfirmed,” it still encouraged its 374,000 followers to retweet the baseless claims “IF YOU THINK THAT IT SOUNDS TRUE!”

The Daily Beast noted that the allegations were also circulated by other prominent liberal pundits, including Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker, former House candidate Nina Turner, and former House candidate Brianna Wu.

A senior Boebert staffer said the lawmaker is consulting with her lawyers about potential litigation. Boebert also addressed the allegations on Twitter, giving them “four Pinocchios.”

June 13, 2022

Why Rep Lauren Boebert’s Under Investigation

Colorado state officials are investigating claims from a political organization that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) misused campaign funds.

American Muckrakers PAC, the group behind efforts to oust Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), said it uncovered information indicating Boebert had used money that was “obtained illegally” to pay off $20,000 in tax liens on her business, Shooters Grill.

Last year, The Denver Post first reported that Boebert had used campaign funds to pay herself more than $22,000 in mileage reimbursements.

David B. Wheeler, President of American Muckrakers PAC, outlined the group’s findings in a letter to Joseph Barela, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and state Attorney General Phillip Weiser.

“As you are both fully aware, utilizing an illegal source of funds or ill-gotten funds to pay off a tax lien is illegal in Colorado and under federal law,” Wheeler wrote in the June 1 letter. “In other words, you cannot use federal campaign funds to pay off your tax liens by reimbursing yourself for miles you didn’t drive. That is the very definition of ill-gotten funds. We believe Rep. Boebert did exactly this.”

American Muckrakers PAC said it received an email from Janet Drake, Colorado’s deputy attorney general, saying that the state Department of Law “requested investigative support” from the Colorado Department of Revenue and Department of Labor and Employment.

“We will collaborate with those agencies to investigate the issue you raised,” Drake wrote

Boebert refuted the allegations.

“This is another swing and miss from a partisan political group,” she said in a statement. “These false charges from 2020 have already been dismissed by the Federal Election Commission and disproven by the press. I represent over 50,000 square miles of Colorado; I connect with the people I serve rather than sitting at home in a basement like most Leftists.”

March 5, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg Calls Out ‘Little Girl’ Boebert

On a recent episode of The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for heckling President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address.

“Who the hell do you think you are, little girl?” Goldberg said on the ABC daytime talk show.

“You don’t have to like this president to be respectful of him talking about the military and his son, who died,” she continued.

“You don’t have to like him, but you must be respectful. You gotta be.”

Boebert has remained defiant since her State of the Union outburst, saying the left was “pissed” because “a speech was ‘interrupted.'”

“Ask the families who lost their loved ones how interrupted their lives are now,” Boebert said.


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Whoopi Goldberg calls out ‘little girl’ Boebert for Biden interruption

March 4, 2022

Pelosi to Boebert, Greene: ‘Just Shut Up’

When asked about Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) heckling President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a blunt response: “I think they should just shut up.”

During a press conference in the Capitol, a reporter asked Pelosi if she thinks the GOP lawmakers should be formally censured for their breaches of decorum.

“Let me just say this. I agree with what Sen. Lindsey Graham said: ‘Shut up.’ That’s what he said to them. I think they should just shut up,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi was referencing the apparent reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as Boebert interrupted Biden’s speech. A video clip from the event appears to show Graham saying, “shut up.”

During his speech on Tuesday night, Boebert drew gasps from fellow lawmakers when she yelled out that Biden put U.S. service members in coffins — “13 of them” — referring to those who died in a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan this past summer.

Boebert has remained defiant since her outburst, saying she “couldn’t stay silent.”

While Republicans have largely refrained from criticizing Boebert, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he thinks “civil behavior is a good idea in Congress.”

“We act that way in the Senate. I don’t normally give the House advice. But it seems to me, a respectful response to the State of the Union would be the norm,” McConnell said during a Fox News Radio interview.


Source:

Pelosi says Boebert and Greene ‘should just shut up’

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