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  • Republican Says DOJ ‘Declined’ To Prosecute Threats Targeting His Family, Unlike Those Against Dems

    06/19/2024 7:34:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | June 18, 2024 | Tim Pearce
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) says the Department of Justice declined to prosecute threats against his family in contrast to how it has handled similar threats against Democrats. Banks questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland about the seeming disparity in response to threats against Banks and threats against Democratic members of Congress. Banks wrote in a letter to the Justice Department chief that the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana “declined” to prosecute a man despite “clear evidence” of threats against Banks’ family, according to ABC News, which obtained a copy of the letter. “When Capitol Police referred the criminal...
  • ‘RINO’ Mitch Daniels Not Running for Hoosier Senate Seat

    01/31/2023 7:50:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-31-2023 | Sean Moran
    Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) said on Tuesday he would not run for Indiana Senate, clearing the path for Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) to become the frontrunner to replace the outgoing Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN). “After what I hope was adequate reflection, I’ve decided not to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate,” Daniels explained in a statement to Politico. “With full credit and respect for the institution and those serving in it, I conclude that it’s just not the job for me, not the town for me, and not the life I want to live at this point.”...
  • GOP Rep. Banks Announces Indiana U.S. Senate Bid

    01/17/2023 7:36:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2023 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) revealed he would be seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2024. Partial transcript as follows: KILMEADE: Meanwhile, Congressman, you are Congressman Jim Banks, but you feel as though you want a career change. Mike Braun is going to run for governor for Indiana. What has that prompted you to say – to say today? BANKS: Well, Brian, it’s not about me, it’s about the great state of Indiana. And I’ve had the incredible opportunity to serve in the House of Representatives for northeast Indiana the past six years....
  • Mitch Daniels for Senate in 2004!

    01/17/2023 8:26:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/16/23 | Kurt Schlichter
    Indiana politics is probably, maybe, very important to...Indianans (Indians? Warrrenses?), but this sturdy Midwest flyover state is rarely the battlefield for an important fight for the direction of the GOP and the country. Today is an exception. With its current senator, Republican Mike Somebody, going home to be governor, the Senate seat will be open in 2024, and folks are gearing up to run. The race is important because who gets nominated and wins will help define the direction of the Republican Party. Will it be someone who knows what time it is or someone whose watch stopped about the...
  • Breaking: House GOP Votes in Liberal RINO Tom Emmer for House Whip Who Was in Charge of Electing Republicans This Cycle for NRCC

    11/15/2022 3:59:28 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 15, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    House Republicans voted in liberal Soros-connected RINO Tom Emmer for House Whip 115 to 106 over Rep. Jim Banks. Tom Emmer once served as paid spokesperson for a Soros funded organization seeking to get rid of the electoral college. Emmer is a RINO with a liberal voting record who was in charge of electing Republicans this cycle as chair of the NRCC.
  • House GOP picks Emmer as GOP whip, Scalise as leader

    11/15/2022 1:04:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/2022 | EMILY BROOKS AND MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    House Republicans elected Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), the chief of their campaign team,to be House majority whip in a closed-door conference vote on Tuesday, ending a closely-fought race with Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.). The conference separately voted to elect Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as majority leader by voice vote. Scalise had been serving as minority whip. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Speaker-designate. A vote on the House floor will eventually determine the Speakership.
  • GOP Rep. Banks on Republican Midterm Losses: Trump ‘Wasn’t on the Ballot’

    11/14/2022 9:14:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Nov 2022 | PAM KEY
    Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that former President Donald Trump was not on the ballot in the midterms after the GOP underperformed. Anchor Shannon Bream said, “Let’s talk 2024 because it is already here. Trump is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday. You have been an ally and supporter of his.” Bream asked, “Is his announcement on Tuesday a good thing or bad thing for the GOP?” Banks said, “Donald Trump remains a very popular figure in the Republican Party in each corner of the country. And remember when he was...
  • Air Force docs on GOP candidate’s sexual assault leaked to Democratic research firm: lawmakers

    10/27/2022 6:30:01 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/26/2022 | Caitlin Doornbos
    The Air Force will “hold accountable” whoever leaked confidential records holding private information about the sexual assault of a Republican House candidate and former officer, two GOP congressmen said Wednesday. Reps. Jim Banks and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) said in a joint statement that Air Force watchdog Lt. Gen. Stephen Davis had told them the service took “full responsibility” for the release of Jennifer-Ruth Green’s confidential personnel records to an unnamed political research firm. “On yesterday’s [Tuesday’s] call, the Air Force took full responsibility for improperly releasing Lt. Col. Green’s confidential personnel records to an opposition research firm just weeks before...
  • Knives out in House GOP whip race over Electoral College abolition

    10/28/2022 7:46:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Nypost.com ^ | 10/28/22 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — A top House Republican’s little-known past job working with Democrats to change US elections and choose presidents by popular vote threatens to upend his bid to rise in the GOP ranks, The Post has learned. The three-way House Republican whip race between Reps. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) is expected to be the only contested GOP leadership vote and will be settled by secret ballot about a week after the Nov. 8 midterm elections, which Republicans are favored to win. Emmer, who is regarded as the most moderate option, is overseeing House GOP...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Warren Davidson: Liz Cheney Played Key Role in Afghanistan Debacle

    08/18/2021 2:31:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2021 | SEAN MORAN
    Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Monday that Rep. Liz Cheney’s efforts to stall then-President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan in part led to Biden’s botched withdrawal. Cheney, along with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), sponsored in July 2020 an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would restrict then-President Trump’s ability to withdraw troops from Afghanistan unless certain conditions were met. The amendment, otherwise known as the Afghanistan Partnership and Transparency Act (APTA), would restrict the use of funds to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan below 8,000 unless...
  • GOP Rep. Banks says Trump 'fired up' after FBI raid, 'made up his mind' on 2024: 'Going to like his decision'

    08/10/2022 7:40:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2022 10:05pm EDT | Brooke Singman , Jacqui Heinrich
    Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks met with former President Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster Tuesday evening, and said the former commander in chief is "very upbeat," and has "made up his mind" about 2024—a decision he will make public in "a matter of time." "He didn’t seem defeated in the least bit—he was very fired up, very upbeat," Banks told Fox News of Trump’s attitude, just a day after the FBI raided his home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. "It was a great three-hour-long conversation about what House Republicans are doing now to win back the...
  • Grassley and Banks to Milley: ‘Honor Your Word’ and Stop Dodging Questions on Woodward Book Claims

    07/16/2022 8:51:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2022 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) called on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to honor his word and stop dodging questions about allegations in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s book Peril that he usurped President Donald Trump’s power as commander in chief after the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, in violation of the law.Grassley and Banks both spoke Thursday on the floors of the Senate and House respectively to remind Milley he told members of Congress he would review the allegations in the book and get back to them to say...
  • Investigators: Pelosi Responsible For Jan. 6 Security Breakdown At U.S. Capitol

    06/23/2022 10:39:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    the federalist ^ | Jun 23, 2023 | Jordan Boyd
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoulders much of the blame for the security breakdown at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a preliminary report from Republican investigators Reps. Jim Banks and Rodney Davis determined. The Capitol Police (USCP) were half-staffed on Jan. 6, Pelosi’s House Sergeant at Arms denied multiple requests for National Guard assistance from the Pentagon and the USCP Chief in the days leading up to Jan. 6, officers were poorly equipped and had insufficient riot shields and helmets, and they were never trained to handle a riot even after the riots of 2020, the investigation...
  • BREAKING: Charlie Kirk suspended from Twitter after naming Rachel Levine's biological sex

    Charlie Kirk, founder of TPUSA, talk radio host and outspoken conservative commentator, was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after identifying President Joe Biden's assistant health secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services as a man. "Richard Levine," Kirk wrote, "spent 54 years of his life as a man. He had a wife and family. He 'transitioned' to being a woman in 2011, Joe Biden appointed Levine to be a 4-Star Admiral, and now USA Today has named 'Rachel' Levine as a 'Woman of the Year'[.] Where are the feminists??" Twitter said that the tweet was in violation of...
  • ‘Breadcrumbs Lead to Speaker’s Office,’ Rep. Jim Banks Warns as GOP Slams Capitol Police Leadership Over Capitol Riot

    02/08/2022 10:25:36 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | 2/7/2022 | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Rep. Jim Banks heavily criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her failure to hand over key documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, saying in a Monday interview that Republican lawmakers believe the severity of the riot was due to a “systemic breakdown and failure at the highest levels of the Capitol Police.” The Indiana Republican, who is on a panel of GOP lawmakers that is unofficially investigating the riot, spoke with The Daily Signal following an Axios report headlined “GOP’s shadow Jan. 6 committee targets Capitol Police ‘negligence.’” Banks criticized the article and strongly disputed any implication that...
  • Democrats’ Jan. 6 Committee Seeks Phone Records Of Private Citizens

    12/03/2021 9:16:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s weaponized committee on Jan. 6, 2020 has subpoenaed phone records from private citizens, say Republicans familiar with the investigation.“That committee has moved forward with issuing subpoenas to telephone companies,” a Republican aide told The Federalist. “Our understanding at this point is they have not subpoenaed member information, but they are subpoenaing telephone records of private American citizens.”The reveal follows a CNN report in August that the House Select Committee requested telecommunications companies maintain phone records of members on Capitol Hill and of former President Donald Trump’s family. Republicans say none have been formally subpoenaed.House Minority Leader...
  • J6 Committee Misleading Witnesses About Republican Staff Presence

    11/10/2021 3:47:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 10, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    'If this was a real investigation, that'd land you in jail for prosecutorial misconduct,' Rep. Jim Banks said.Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney ran to CNN a few weeks ago to accuse conservative stalwart Rep. Jim Banks of falsely presenting himself as the Jan. 6 commission’s ranking member. Banks is, in fact, congressional Republicans’ choice to be their top investigator on the committee, but he has been prevented from fulfilling his duties by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. However, it’s Cheney who appears to be misrepresenting herself as the ranking member — that is, the top Republican — on the committee....
  • Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Jim Banks after tweet on Biden’s transgender admiral Levine (call HIM a man)

    10/25/2021 8:17:24 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    witter suspended the official account of an Indiana congressman Jim Banks after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official that violated the social media company’s rules. Twitter’s action came after Republican Rep. Jim Banks commented on Dr. Rachel Levine becoming the first openly transgender four-star officer in the United States uniformed services. Banks tweeted about Levine on the same day she was sworn in as an admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” Banks tweeted Tuesday.
  • Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official

    10/24/2021 7:19:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/21 03:10 PM EDT | BY CAROLINE VAKIL
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said Saturday that his official Twitter account had been suspended over a post he made about Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health Rachel Levine, who is transgender. According to a screenshot posted of the tweet, Banks said “the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” a reference to Levine, who became the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps' first openly transgender four-star officer. “The account referenced has been temporarily locked for violating our Hateful Conduct Policy. The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining...
  • Twitter suspends GOP congressman for calling Biden health adviser Rachel Levine a man

    10/23/2021 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 23, 2021 | By Valerie Richardson
    Republican Reps. Jim Banks and Marjorie Taylor Greene were dinged by Twitter this week for saying that Rachel Levine, a transgender Biden administration official, was a man. Mr. Banks of Indiana said Saturday that his official account was suspended after he tweeted, “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” referring to Dr. Levine’s promotion to four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Meanwhile, Twitter placed a “hateful conduct” warning on — but did not remove — a tweet by Ms. Greene, Georgia Republican, that said, “A dude who lived the first 50...