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  • GOP leader defends Mulvaney amid backlash over quid pro quo comments

    10/18/2019 10:22:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday defended acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney amid backlash over his remarks suggesting that Ukraine aid was connected to the president’s call for the country to launch a probe into Democrats. McCarthy noted during a press conference that Mulvaney sought to walk back his remarks later in the day on Thursday, arguing the White House official "clarified his statement" and that he "takes Mick Mulvaney at his word for his clarification." “I think Mick was very clear in cleaning up the statement, that there was no quid pro quo. Everybody...
  • Democrats Propose To Block Trump’s Farm Aid Program, Putting U.S. Farmers At ‘Serious Risk’

    09/15/2019 4:08:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    House Democrats are proposing to block President Donald Trump’s aid to farmers amidst the country’s tariff fight with China, which could have a devastating impact on America’s farmers. The Washington Post revealed Thursday that it has reviewed a draft of a bill written by House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) that would block Trump’s ability to help farmers while the country fights China’s unfair trade practices. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a tweet Thursday that Democrats are trying to “squeeze” American farmers by blocking this aid. “Farming is hard enough work as it is. But now...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • Exclusive—Rep. Mark Amodei Does Not Support Impeachment Inquiry Despite Fake News Claims

    09/28/2019 8:40:15 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Mark Amodei, Nevada’s only Republican House member, confirmed he does not support an “impeachment inquiry” into President Trump. He does support what every other member of the House and the Senate supports, a resolution that passed both the House and Senate unanimously with White House backing calling for the so-called “whistleblower complaint” to be transmitted to the relevant congressional committees. It passed the House 421-0. Amodei told Breitbart he has been misquoted by many in the national media who say that means he supports an “impeachment inquiry,” but that he does not support one. Several national media outlets raced...
  • McCarthy slams Pelosi impeachment announcement: 'The election is over'

    09/24/2019 5:27:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Video at link. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hammered Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she announced House Democrats would launch an official impeachment inquiry into President Trump, suggesting she is seeking to reverse the results of the 2016 election. “Speaker Pelosi happens to be the Speaker of this House, but she does not speak for America when it comes to this issue. She cannot decide unilaterally what happens here,” he told reporters. “The election is over. I realize 2016 did not turn out the way Speaker Pelosi wanted it to happen, but she cannot change the laws of this...
  • Kevin McCarthy ...“The President’s Tweets were not Racist. ..I will vote against this resolution.”

    07/16/2019 12:38:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | July 16, 2019 | President Trump
    Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader , “The President’s Tweets were not Racist. The controversy over the tweets is ALL POLITICS. I will vote against this resolution.” Thank you Kevin! 11:11 AM · Jul 16, 2019
  • Camerota Counsels Dems: Time to Come Up with 'New Name' for 'Socialist'

    07/16/2019 8:48:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not just a CNN co-host anymore! Alisyn Camerota is now also serving as a volunteer Democrat strategist. On this morning's New Day, Camerota suggested that in order to avoid being branded by Republicans, Dems should "come up with some sort of new name" for "socialist."Camerota made her remark in the context of claiming that House GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Lindsey Graham are trying to redirect the conversation away from President Trump's recent comments about The Squad, and toward the fact that The Squad members are socialists. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Kevin McCarthy defends AOC Squad after Trump attacks: 'This is their country'

    07/15/2019 6:44:53 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/15/2019 | Staff
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist. But he also says four Democratic congresswomen of color whom Trump said should return to their native countries should not have to leave the U.S. The California Republican told reporters on Monday: “This is their country.” Three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S., and all are Americans.
  • AOC says she will 'never apologize,' blasts GOP for focus on 'concentration camps' comparison

    06/19/2019 3:31:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/19 1 hr ago | Sam Dorman | Fox News
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., refused to apologize Wednesday for labeling migrant detention centers as "concentration camps." "I will never apologize for calling these camps what they are," she tweeted response to a call by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's, R-Calif., for her to apologize. "DHS ripped 1000s of children from their parents & put them in cages w inhumane conditions," she added. "They call their cells 'dog pounds' & 'freezers.' If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps, not the nomenclature." Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., who accused the GOP of engaging in "fake outrage." "There's a lot...
  • Amash's impeachment call comes with a political price. How high?

    05/20/2019 2:53:08 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | 20-05-19 | Rebecca Shabad
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Justin Amash's weekend statement that he believes President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses sparked mounting GOP criticism Monday of the Michigan congressman's position — and questions about his political future. “Justin’s a friend, but Justin is wrong on this, clearly, and the way he did this is all wrong as well,” said Amash’s fellow Freedom Caucus peer, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., in an interview Monday on Fox News. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday that he believes his GOP colleague is only seeking attention.
  • Paul Ryan backtracks on whether Trump will be re-elected

    03/13/2019 7:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Landers
    Former House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election," a significant difference from comments the Wisconsin Republican made earlier this week where he described how he thought some Democrats could beat Trump in the 2020 election. "To be clear, GOP wins elections when they're about ideas not when they're personality contests like Dems & media want. We're clearly better off because of @RealDonaldTrump," stated Ryan's tweet Wednesday from his @SpeakerRyan official account. "His record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election especially when compared to Dems' leftward lurch." Ryan, who...
  • Want to combat hate? Stop the hazing of Ilhan Omar and start listening.

    03/07/2019 6:29:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2019 | Wajahat Ali and Rabia Chaudry
    The firestorm around Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent tweets about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and criticism of Israel has drawn attention to what language rises to the level of anti-Semitism, the shameful double standards for Muslims and people of color, and how anti-Semitism is often hypocritically used as a political bludgeon. GOP leadership has called for an official censure and her removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Democrats called for a resolution this week denouncing anti-Semitism after Omar recently tweeted, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order...
  • House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

    03/05/2019 6:28:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democratic leaders are delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that had been slated to take place on Wednesday, a senior Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday. "We could consider something as early as Thursday," the source told The Hill. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.D.) told Fox News Tuesday evening they were “still drafting” the resolution, but feels it should be "anti-hate." The measure is expected to be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias. The resolution comes in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) most recent controversial comments on Israel. "I want to talk about the political...
  • GOP leader McCarthy: ‘Adam Schiff has met his own standard’ to recuse himself from Trump probe

    03/02/2019 11:27:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    To House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, it’s time for fellow California colleague Adam Schiff, now head of the House Intelligence Committee, to practice what he once preached. During his weekly press conference Thursday, McCarthy said it appears obvious that Schiff has met his own standard to recuse himself from the Democrats’ expanding investigation into POTUS Donald Trump’s finances, now that it appears special counsel Robert Mueller isn’t going to find the ‘goods’ on the president. McCarthy’s comments come after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s marathon testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, where the disbarred and convicted...
  • Scarborough Falsely Accuses Kevin McCarthy of Tweeting 'Don't Let Jews Buy the Election'

    02/14/2019 7:19:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Seeking to deflect criticism of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar for her history of anti-Semitic remarks, Morning Joe swung into whataboutism mode today. Joe Scarborough flagrantly mischaracterized a tweet by GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy prior to the midterms. Scarborough twice claimed that McCarthy had said: "don't let Jews buy the election."McCarthy had said no such thing. McCarthy had tweeted: "We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to BUY this election. Get out and vote Republican." He never identified the three as Jewish, and it is unlikely that more than a small fraction of Americans would know that they are. In contrast,...
  • House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

    02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive. “I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That...
  • Omar apologizes after Dem leaders blast tweets as 'anti-Semitic'

    02/11/2019 12:54:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Cristina Marcos
    Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated by money to defend Israel. Omar's apology came after she spoke with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who along with other House Democratic leaders called on her to apologize for the "use of anti-Semitic tropes" about Jewish people and money. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step...
  • Dem lawmaker: Omar's statements 'deeply hurtful to Jews'

    02/10/2019 7:56:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/10/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers was "deeply hurtful to Jews," including himself. "When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes against people of any faith, I will not be silent," Rose wrote on Twitter. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is truly unacceptable." "At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the...
  • DEMOCRAT Representative Max Rose lets Rep. Omar Have it

    I don't blame him.
  • Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to denounce alleged anti-Semitic remarks:‘This will not be the end of this'

    02/08/2019 2:42:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2019 | Matt Richardson
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tore into House Democrats on Friday for what he alleged was a lack of action against Democratic freshman lawmakers for alleged anti-Semitic remarks they made in recent weeks, comparing the situation to what the country experienced during World War II. Two lawmakers, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have come under fire for controversial comments. Tlaib, last month, questioned if Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the United States. Following a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would punish companies that participate in the so-called...