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U.S. Congress (GOP Club)

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  • Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)

    10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week. Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday. The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland...
  • Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'

    10/20/2017 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said President Trump’s White House is “full of white supremacists” in a new interview Friday. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she told The New York Times. It is the latest response in a four-day controversy over Trump's response to military families who have lost a loved one. Wilson earlier this week described a phone conversation she was listening in on between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. The White House later accused Wilson of politicizing a "sacred" issue. Wilson's interview is not the...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson strikes back at John Kelly: ‘Lying,’ ‘racist’

    10/20/2017 7:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Friday accused White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly of lying about her and using a “racist term” when he publicly admonished her for politicizing the president’s condolence call to a Special Forces’ widow. Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, on Thursday denounced the Florida Democrat for listening in on President Trump’s call to Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow and then accusing the president of being disrespectful. “He has my sympathy for the loss of his son, but he can’t just go on TV and lie...
  • Hillary’s Campaign Spokesman Calls Gen. Kelly ‘Odious’

    10/20/2017 1:52:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign spokesman called retired Gen. John Kelly “odious” on Thursday after the White House chief of staff and Gold Star father spoke about President Trump’s decision to call the families of four soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month. “Don’t be distracted by the uniform,” Brian Fallon, a CNN contributor and past communications director for Clinton’s campaign, wrote on Twitter following Kelly’s remarks. (TWEET-AT-LINK) “Kelly isn’t just an enabler of Trump. He’s a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest,” wrote Fallon, who is also an adviser to the Democratic political action committee,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wishes Mitt Romney Was President Instead of Trump

    10/19/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi jokingly said she would rather have Mitt Romney running the country than Donald Trump. Speaking at a Q&A session hosted by The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday evening, the Democrat suggested she would now prefer to see the man she once branded a misogynist as America’s leader. “Wouldn’t be nice if he were president of the United States?” she said of Romney, prompting a round of applause from the crowd. Her comments harked back to those she made in November 2016, when she once said, “Doesn't Mitt Romney look good to us now? Oh my...
  • VIRGINIA FOXX: RINO POSTER GIRL

    10/18/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2017 | Lester Jackson
    I was very pleased when President Trump signed his first executive order to dismantle ObamaCare in the face of the Republican Congress having broken its repeatedly made promise and pretense to do the same. However, I was utterly repulsed by an aspect of what happened at that event. Therefore, I am taking time from completing my forthcoming book* to comment on what I consider to be the despicable obscenity of RINO Virginia Foxx worming her way (15:52) to be next to Mr. Trump. Foxy weasel Foxx obviously hoped to benefit from the public opposition to the very ObamaCare monstrosity that...
  • Maxine Waters galvanizes Equality California Palm Springs gala

    10/16/2017 6:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Blade ^ | October 12, 2017 | Karen Ocamb
    The party atmosphere at the Riviera Palm Springs for the Equality Awards on Oct. 7 shifted subtly into more of a political rally as the almost sold-out crowd bubbled with enthusiasm waiting for kick-ass Democratic Congress member Maxine Waters to rile the crowd into action. Palm Springs City Council member Ginny Foat was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which her longtime friend Waters emphasized Foat deserved. The two knew each other from back in the day, working with Bayard Rustin on the iconic March on Washington and pushing Bella Abzug to the fore when they were marching for women’s...
  • Dem donor Steyer wrong to push impeachment platform in 2018

    10/12/2017 7:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2017 | Brent Budowsky, opinion contributor
    California Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer should be applauded for his powerful efforts to support progressive causes and candidates and to strongly resist the egregious wrongs being done by President Trump. However, this week, Steyer went much too far by writing a letter demanding that Democrats running in the 2018 midterm elections make the impeachment of President Trump a central issue in their campaigns. Yes, as Steyer correctly charges, Trump creates a clear and present danger to the core values and institutions of the republic. But no, making impeachment a defining issue in the 2018 campaign is not a smart move...
  • Pelosi Celebrates ‘National Coming Out Day’ by Accusing Trump of ‘Malicious’ Anti-LGBT Campaign

    10/11/2017 9:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2017 | Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) celebrated “National Coming Out Day” today by releasing a statement accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of engaging in a "malicious" campaign against LGBTs. “Sadly, we celebrate this day while the Trump Administration engages in a mean-spirited and malicious campaign against LGBT Americans,” Pelosi said in her official “National Coming Out Day” statement. “The White House’s ‘License to Discriminate’ guidelines are the latest assault on the rights of the LGBT community and open the floodgates to cruel, immoral discrimination against vulnerable Americans.” The “License to Discriminate” guidelines Pelosi refers to are presumably the guidelines on...
  • Trump lists immigration demands that could derail 'Dreamers' deal

    10/08/2017 7:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2017 | Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey and Ted Hesson
    President Donald Trump laid out his immigration principles for Capitol Hill on Sunday — a list of hardline policies that could seriously complicate the prospects of striking a deal with Democrats over the future of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. “The priority for Congress ought to be to save American lives, protect American jobs and improve the well-being of American communities. These reforms accomplish that,” a senior administration official told reporters on Sunday night. “They live up to the president’s campaign commitment to have an immigration system that puts the needs of hardworking Americans first.” The broad parameters...
  • White House meets with lawmakers on infrastructure plan

    10/05/2017 1:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2017 | Melanie Zanona
    President Trump’s legislative affairs team met with a small group of House lawmakers at the White House on Thursday morning to discuss the administration’s plan for rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. Two Democrats and three Republicans attended the meeting, including two members who sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The panel is expected to be a key player in Trump’s $1 trillion rebuilding proposal, which has yet to be released. The administration is also hosting an infrastructure briefing Thursday evening with state transportation officials, industry groups, union representative and other stakeholders. The event will be lead by Transportation Deputy Secretary Jeffrey...
  • Muslim-American Massachusetts activist launches run for Congress

    10/01/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2017 | Scott Malone
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - A two-term Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor and founder of an activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office launched a campaign for U.S. Congress on Sunday that could make him the third Muslim in the chamber. Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat for a district northwest of Boston, a seat that comes open next year as 71-year-old Representative Niki Tsongas opts not to seek a sixth term in office. The state’s best-known Muslim elected official, Mazen plans to focus his campaign on economic issues. His attempt to jump from...
  • CBC chair pens letter expressing ‘utter disgust’ in Trump’s handling of race relations

    09/28/2017 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Raw Story ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Preza
    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) on Wednesday harshly criticized Donald Trump, writing a letter to express his “utter disgust” with how the president has handled race relations in the United States. In an acerbic letter to Trump, Richmond—who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)—slammed the president’s attack on NFL players, his “use of profane, sexually derogatory language in addressing American citizens” and his employment of “racist dog whistles” in everyday speech. “I write today to express my utter disgust with your handling of race relations in America in general and, more specifically, your calculated, divisive response to nationwide demonstrations against police...
  • Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

    09/25/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show solidarity with NFL players defying President Trump to protest police brutality. Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Trump for attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games to draw attention to the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement. Then she took a knee herself. "I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared. "I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is...
  • Anthony Weiner Cries Because There’s Nothing Left For Him To Do

    09/25/2017 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Above The Law ^ | September 25, 2017 | Elie Mystal
    Weiner cannot be incarcerated for long enough to punish him for what he's done. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D – HELL), was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting an underage teen and asking her to perform sexual acts on Skype and Snapchat. The New York Daily News published a fairly arresting courtroom sketch of his sentencing: While “crying and grabbing tissue after tissue,” Weiner asked for probation for his crimes. From the NYDN: “I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for...
  • GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

    09/24/2017 5:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | September 24, 2017 | Franco Ordoñez and Brian Murphy
    Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.” The North Carolina Republican and cosponsor James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, will pitch the plan as “merit-based” relief that must be earned — and, critically, not “amnesty,” according to Republican talking points obtained by McClatchy. But unlike other merit-based immigration proposals that limit new immigrants from entering the country based on their job skills, this proposal would limit who can remain in the country...
  • GOP lawmaker calls for preemptive strike on North Korea (Rep. Duncan Hunter)

    09/23/2017 1:19:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) is calling for President Trump to preemptively strike North Korea. Hunter on Thursday warned that North Korea could have a nuclear missile aimed at naval bases in the U.S., including San Diego. “Why would they not aim here, at Hawaii, Guam, our major naval bases?” Hunter said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “The question is, do you wait for one of those? Or two? Do you preemptively strike them? And that’s what the president has to wrestle with. I would preemptively strike them. You could call it declaring war, call it whatever you want.” Hunter...
  • Maryland Democrat a keynote speaker for group claiming Trump is mentally unfit for office

    09/22/2017 10:27:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2017 | John Sexton
    Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming event organized by a group called Duty to Warn. Duty to Warn has called for President Trump’s removal from office under the 25th Amendment on the grounds that he is not psychologically fit to serve. From the Hill: Raskin is expected to discuss legislation he introduced earlier this year to establish an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity that can determine if the president is incapacitated. His bill currently has 31 co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats. Under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, the vice president and a majority...
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Pelosi: DREAMers’ parents did a great thing for our country by bringing them here illegally

    09/21/2017 1:15:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Watching this, I keep thinking of that Hillary clip from 2014 that made the rounds a few weeks ago in which she said “Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.” Conservatives pointed to that as proof that even the reigning Democratic nominee opposes a DREAM amnesty, but huffy lefties complained that Clinton was being taken out of context. She was referring to children who had *recently* crossed the border, they said, not to children who were brought here years ago and had built a life in America. Obviously Democrats don’t support...