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  • Texas GOP Sen. Cornyn tries to distance himself from Trump, says he disagrees with president 'privately'

    10/19/2020 3:48:56 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 42 replies
    faux ^ | 10/19/2020 | Megan Henney
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn became the latest GOP senator to distance himself from President Trump this weekend ahead of a surprisingly tight reelection battle. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board published on Sunday, Cornyn said that he has confronted Trump privately, rather than publicly, on disagreements over issues such as budget deficits and debt, tariffs, trade agreements and border security.
  • Cornyn says he broke with Trump on deficit, border wall, but kept opposition private

    10/18/2020 4:21:16 PM PDT · by rintintin · 127 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct 18 2020 | GORDON DICKSON
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn acknowledged Friday that at times he has disagreed with President Trump on issues such as budget deficits and debt, tariffs and trade agreements and border security. But, the senior Republican senator from Texas, who is being challenged by Democrat MJ Hegar, said he chose to work on those disagreements with the president’s staff in private discussions, rather than by publicly voicing his opposition. Read more here:
  • Trump erases Biden’s lead in Texas, as Hegar chips away at Cornyn’s edge in Senate race

    09/06/2020 9:45:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 09 06 2020 | Todd J. Gillman
    Texas remains a toss-up in the presidential race. But Democrat Joe Biden’s modest – and somewhat startling – lead over President Donald Trump has evaporated in the last two months. From a 5-point edge in early July, Biden now lags Trump by 2 points among likely Texas voters in a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and University of Texas at Tyler. Trump’s lead is 48-46. That turnaround is sure to gladden the hearts of Republicans, who have no hope of controlling the White House without Texas. But as Trump has clawed his way back into contention just...
  • Cruz, Cornyn, Abbott reject Trump idea to delay the election, as Democrats see a brewing autocracy

    07/30/2020 7:00:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Dallas News ^ | Updated at 5:10 PM on Jul 30, 2020 CDT | Todd J. Gillman
    Cornyn, who is facing Democrat MJ Hegar in his bid for a fourth term, played down the president’s trial balloon as mischievousness “so all you guys in the press, your heads will explode.” Cruz rejected the idea. “Election fraud is a serious problem. We need to fight it and stop it,” he said. “But no, the election should not be delayed.” Abbott’s spokesman, John Wittman, sidestepped whether Trump’s idea is a good one but said: “Texas has adopted procedures and guidelines to ensure safe and fair elections,
  • GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/01/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT · by rintintin · 129 replies
    Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government's list of official holidays. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), an outspoken budget hawk, doesn't want to add another paid holiday to the calendar. Johnson says if Juneteenth is made a federal holiday, another paid federal holiday should come off the schedule. He's proposing scrapping Columbus Day but is open to...
  • [Sen] Cornyn [RINO-TX] Embraces Amnesty After Supreme Court Ruling

    06/22/2020 2:32:59 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 6/18/1920 | Brandon Waltens
    After the United States Supreme Court upheld an Obama-era amnesty program, Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (TX) says now is the time for a “permanent solution” to provide amnesty for an entire class of illegal aliens. Created in an executive order by then-President Barack Obama in 2012 after Congress declined to pass comprehensive immigration reform, DACA permitted some illegal aliens to remain in the United States and prevented law enforcement officials from deporting them. The lawless program was challenged by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and President Donald Trump as unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, George W. Bush-appointed...
  • GOP senators urge Trump to back off Murkowski threat

    06/09/2020 3:11:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 81 replies ^ | 6/8/20 | Jordan Carney
    Top Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to back off a threat to campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) if she runs for reelection in 2022. Trump tweeted late last week that he would be campaigning in Alaska in 2022 against Murkowski and would back anyone with a "pulse" after she told reporters that she was "struggling" with whether she could support him in 2020. But top Senate Republicans indicated on Monday that they don't support efforts to unseat Murkowski, who is one of the Senate GOP caucus's most moderate members. "I'd leave Lisa alone. She's a member of our...
  • Texas Democrats: Let’s Get Beto O’Rourke To Run Against John Cornyn

    12/05/2019 6:46:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There are some die-hard Beto O’Rourke supporters in Texas who want him to run against Senator John Cornyn in 2020. I thought we were all past this conversation, but apparently we are not.The filing deadline date is December 9 so we are almost down to the wire here. Panic has set in with the political insiders who are reading polls. There are no current candidates who have filed to run against Senator Cornyn that come anywhere close to beating him in the 2020 general election. When Robert Francis O’Rourke’s name is added into the mix, though, he comes within...
  • Republican senators are lukewarm on Sessions running for his old seat

    11/08/2019 2:41:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    mysanantonio ^ | Published 9:30 pm CST, Thursday, November 7, 2 | Seung Min Kim and Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post
    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he warned Sessions during a recent conversation about his potential candidacy that he needed to make up with Trump. "He is a friend of mine. I'll be doing everything I can to encourage him," Cornyn said. "The problem, as I pointed out to him, is, 'I think your life is going to be very difficult unless you work out some sort of reconciliation with the president.' " [cut] The seat, which Sessions easily held for two decades before leaving for the Trump administration, is currently filled by a Democrat. Doug Jones won the seat from...
  • Cornyn and Cruz stick with Trump, deriding Democratic ‘lynch mob’

    09/26/2019 4:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2019 | Benjamin Wermund
    Just hours after the White House released a summary of President Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine — in which Trump urged the Ukrainian leader to do him a "favor" — Texas Sen. John Cornyn stood on the floor of the Senate and tore into House Democrats for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry based in part on that call.
  • Bill Barr's News Conference on Epstein's Death

    08/23/2019 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Old Man From WV · 28 replies
    You-Tube ^ | 8/22/19 | Body Language Ghost
    Even though this is one of those body language examination videos, I find this even more interesting for the outcome (apparent white-washing) and that Senator John Cornyn was overseeing the AG's briefing. Why was he, and staunch establishment, deep state, Cornyn even there to make sure Barr stayed on script? My confidence in Barr has faded. There will be no Obama/Clinton justice.
  • Cruz, Cornyn Oppose Tariff Threat on Mexico

    06/05/2019 4:16:04 PM PDT · by rintintin · 94 replies
    WBAP ^ | June 5 2019 | WBAP
    Both GOP senators from Texas are joining other republicans in breaking ranks with the president over a tariff threat to Mexico. Senator Ted Cruz says it is a game of chicken on who will blink first. “I understand that the president is frustrated with congressional democrats refusing to do their job,” Cruz said. “That being said, this is the wrong solution to the crisis.”
  • Donald Trump Jr. unlikely to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee: source

    05/10/2019 5:35:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    Trump Jr. is deciding whether to comply with a subpoena from the committee — which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — but the source said the president’s eldest child is more likely to work out a compromise to avoid the public scrutiny. “There’s no way the president’s son is going to appear before a committee and get questioned at a hearing by Democratic candidates running for president,” said a Republican insider with ties to the White House. “We’re in an election cycle. There’s no logical basis to call Don in.” The two Democratic presidential hopefuls on the...
  • BETRAYAL! Paul Says TEN Republicans Will Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency – Here They Are

    03/06/2019 10:11:46 AM PST · by yoe · 175 replies
    Ilove My Freedom ^ | March 6, 2019 | Martin
    Republican. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky revealed this week that there are at least 10 Senate Republicans who will betray President Donald Trump and vote against his national emergency declaration. While speaking at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner late Saturday, Paul said that he couldn’t “vote to give extra-constitutional powers to the president.”
  • House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

    02/26/2019 7:14:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 2/26/19 8:48 PM | Gabe Schneider and Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune and A-J Media staff reports
    As the bill heads to the upper chamber, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas was clear how he felt about it. “I will vote against the resolution of disapproval,” he said. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Ted Cruz, was unclear on which way he would vote. But the senator said he was worried about how this will impact future presidential administrations. “I am very worried about the slippery slope that could occur, emboldening future Dem presidents to implement radical policies contrary to law and contrary to the Constitution,” he told Intercept D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim.
  • McConnell Reportedly Warns Trump Off Emergency Tactic Amid Possible GOP Revolt

    02/04/2019 6:46:50 AM PST · by cowpoke · 91 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/2/2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has privately cautioned President Donald Trump not to declare a national emergency to build his southern border wall, The Washington Post reported Friday. He warned Trump that such a declaration might split the GOP and that Congress could pass a resolution opposing it, two Republican sources familiar with the conversation told the newspaper. In such a situation Trump might be forced into the first veto of his presidency — against his own party, McConnell pointed out, according to the sources...Some GOP legislators have already spoken out against an emergency declaration — and against another...
  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown ‘stupid’, may happen [McCarthy]

    12/13/2018 6:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks “going into a shutdown is stupid,” but he offered no immediate plan...
  • Reports: Trump Admin Considers Branding Venezuela State Sponsor of Terrorism

    11/21/2018 11:00:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    The Trump administration is considering plans to designate Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime in Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism over its support for Hezbollah and Marxist guerrillas, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper ABC on Tuesday. According to U.S. officials who spoke with the Spanish newspaper, administration officials are currently deliberating whether to add Venezuela to the list of state sponsors of terrorism over its support for groups including the Basque separatist movement ETA, Iran’s Lebanese terror proxy Hezbollah, and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Officials have so far refused to officially confirm whether they plan to...
  • [TX Sen] Cornyn Partners with Democrats to Defeat Republicans on Court Nominee

    07/13/2018 2:47:36 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 37 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | 7/12/2018 | Cary Cheshire
    In the face of opposition from a majority of Republicans, Texas Sen. John Cornyn partnered with Democrats yesterday to confirm a judicial nominee with a checkered past. Mark Bennett was confirmed to the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with 27 members of the 51-member Senate Republican Caucus voting against him.Opposition to Bennett’s confirmation was led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who grilled him for liberal positions he took while serving as Hawaii’s Attorney General. “[Bennett] was an aggressive advocate, as attorney general, for gay marriage. He was an aggressive advocate demonstrating hostility to the First Amendment and political...
  • [TX Sen.] Cornyn to Trump: Don't Nominate a Known Pro-Lifer to Supreme Court

    07/01/2018 6:11:18 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 75 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 29, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    The retirement of moderate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy provides conservatives with a potential, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appoint a constitutional jurist to the court and cement a 5-4 conservative majority, but moderate Republicans are already throwing cold water on conservative hopes. Yesterday, Sen. John Cornyn attempted to manage Republicans’ expectations on the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, saying he wants a less controversial pick for what could potentially be the most impactful Supreme Court appointment in American history. According to a report by POLITICO, Cornyn “cautioned Trump against selecting any nominee with a publicly stated position on overturning court precedents such...