What happens when a Republican congressman tells a joke about sexual assault and the Supreme Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh ‘scandal’? It doesn’t go over well with the crowd. Alas, that’s what Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) did during a meeting with the Kiwanis Club when he shared a joke about Justice Ruth Bader
What happens when a Republican congressman tells a joke about sexual assault and the Supreme Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh ‘scandal’? It doesn’t go over well with the crowd. Alas, that’s what Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) did during a meeting with the Kiwanis Club when he shared a joke about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg being groped by Abraham Lincoln: “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” After the left went bonkers, Norman responded that folks need to “learn to lighten up.”
Here’s more from PJ Media…
A South Carolina congressman made a joke about the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations — roping in another Supreme Court justice — during a campaign debate today, with the host Kiwanis Club trying to distance itself from the remarks.
Freshman Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who won a June 2017 special election to fill the seat of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, faces his opponent from that race, Democratic attorney Archie Parnell, again this November.
According to the Post and Courier, Norman and Parnell were at a Kiwanis Club debate today when Norman told the crowd, “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
“My opponent apparently thinks sexual assault is a joke. It is not. But I guess that’s the best we can expect from someone who pulled a loaded gun on his own constituents,” tweeted Parnell.
Breitbart News has exclusively confirmed that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution to admonish U.S. cities for allowing illegal immigrants (including felons) to vote in local elections. The justification: the disenfranchisement of Americans. The left is predictably opposed. Should the bill put forth by Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pass, it will likely hurt some sensitive liberal feelings in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and other sanctuary city strongholds.
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The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution offered by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that admonishes U.S. cities for allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections, as has been confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively.
The measure, which Democrats are expected to oppose, in two pages states that it is the position of the House of Representatives that allowing illegal aliens the right to vote disenfranchises American citizens.
The House resolution text introduced by McCarthy says:
Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.
Slowly but surely the left is backing itself into a corner having not only brought forth a last-minute allegation of sexual misconduct from nearly 40 years ago just days before a Senate confirmation vote, but now the accuser is also refusing to testify. Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford are trying to carry on the damsel-in-distress narrative. They claim such a transparent process could be traumatic for the self-proclaimed victim; they also say they want an investigation first. Apparently, they didn’t expect Capitol Hill Republicans to call her bluff or at least to ask for both sides of a story. With less than two weeks until the SCOTUS starts its Fall term, the pressure is on.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
First, the Democrats claimed that Republicans didn’t want to hear from the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Then when Republicans said they’d love to hear from her, and would she please show up and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats suggested that such a request was sexist and cruel — that no hearing could be held without an FBI investigation. Now, in an attempt to look forthcoming without actually coming forth with any credible information, the accuser’s lawyers are playing games with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On Thursday night, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford outlined a series of demands from the Senate Judiciary Committee in order for Ford to testify under oath. Let it first be said that Kavanaugh has denied all charges and will testify on Monday under oath; if he’s found to be lying, he’ll go to jail for perjury. So this is no game to Kavanaugh.
But it’s a game for Ford’s lawyers. Here were just a few of their demands:
No outside counsel questions her;
The defense testifies first;
Subpoena against Mark Judge.
In case you missed it, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) admitted earlier this week that the details of the accusation against Judge Kavanaugh by Prof. Christine Ford cannot be relied upon as completely true, but none of that comes as any surprise to us. As Democrats race against the clock to prevent the confirmation of yet another conservative judge to the Supreme Court, they trip over the truth, which is something that rarely ever occurs to them to consider. As has been pointed out by numerous op-eds in recent days, if the charges by Ford were worth anything, they’d have been made weeks ago, perhaps even decades ago. This is only stagecraft by the left to “bork” Kavanaugh. Just ask Justice Clarence Thomas how that feels.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the conduit through whom California professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh came to light, expressed doubts about that allegation for the first time Monday.
According to Fox News’s Chad Pegram, Feinstein told his fellow Fox reporter Connor Marley, “I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know.”
From colleague Connor Marley. Feinstein on Ford. Says Ford “is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this..I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 18, 2018
Feinstein was, as far as publicly reported, the only senator with any knowledge of the allegations — that a 17-year-old Kavanaugh and another teenager pulled Ford into a room at a high school party, forced her onto a bed, and groped her over her clothing before she was able to the flee the room — before the story exploded over the weekend. Feinstein addressed that delay with Marley as well:
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago, is now refusing to testify before the U.S. Senate. But wait! She wants an FBI investigation into the matter. Her claim came the weekend after the Senate announced a committee vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ford’s lawyers advise that “an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations.” Except Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has been sitting on her allegations since July, which would have provided a more realistic time frame for an investigation as opposed to a single weekend. This is a classic stall tactic by Democrats in hopes of delaying the vote until after the November elections. This ploy will fail.
Her’s more from The Daily Wire…
In fast-changing events late Tuesday, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford — who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school — said she would not accept an invitation to appear before the committee on Monday.
“As the Judiciary Committee has recognized and done before, an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations,” Ford’s lawyers wrote in a letter to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley. “A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
“She’s not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday,” said Lisa J. Banks, one of Ford’s lawyers. “No legitimate investigation is going to happen between now and Monday.”
The letter, written by Banks and Debra S. Katz, also said Ford and her family have been forced out of their California home by death threats.
A concerted, strategic strategy in character assassination of President Trump’s political appointees has been unearthed at the State Department. The essential strategy was for high-ranking Obama administration holdovers and career employees to gather anti-Trump civil servants around the lunch table for a power hour of “complaints.” They would then “leak” the unfavorable and anonymous opinions [read: lies] to key publications, such as Foreign Policy, for broad circulation. In one instance, it triggered a full congressional investigation launched by concerned top Democrats in the Senate, but unsurprisingly some employees felt railroaded into the lunches, and the plot writ large may see complaints of its own.
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It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies.
Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO bureau, invited more than ten civil servants within the bureau to a lunch meeting.
At the meeting, Molly Phee, another senior career diplomat, went around the table and asked each civil servant for complaints about Stull and took notes. Another senior career diplomat in the IO bureau, Nerissa Cook, was also there.
Text messages exchanged between disgraced FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show the two discussing whether or not to open a “case” in a “formal chargeable way” after Director James Comey was fired. In light of Page’s congressional testimony revealing no evidence of collusion before the Mueller appointment, the texts raise questions regarding what this investigation is in fact all about. The text messages were among a batch of six months’ worth of “missing” messages covering December 2016 to May 2017, a critical gap in transparency blamed on software and technical glitches at the FBI. Translation: These texts were buried unsurprisingly because they likely revealed what we already know: the FBI colluded both to exonerate Hillary and then to defeat her opponent.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Text messages from disgraced FBI figures Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, discussing whether to open a “case” in a “formal chargeable way” after Director James Comey was fired, are under fresh scrutiny after Page told congressional investigators there was no evidence of Russian collusion at the time, according to three congressional sources.
Two hours after Comey’s termination became public on May 9, 2017, Strzok, a now-former FBI agent, texted Page, his then-colleague and lover: “We need to open the case we’ve been waiting on now while Andy is acting.”
“Andy” is a reference to then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who temporarily took over the bureau until Christopher Wray was confirmed as director in August 2017.
Page, a former FBI attorney, replied to Strzok: “We need to lock in (redacted). In a formal chargeable way. Soon.”
Strzok concurred. “I agree. I’ve been pushing and I’ll reemphasize with Bill,” believed to be Bill Priestap, the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence division.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminisced about the good ol’ days of bipartisan, sensible confirmation hearings during a recent speech at George Washington University Law School. Ginsburg told her audience that “the way it was, was right. The way it is, is wrong.” Her remarks, however, are already being used by the rabid left to make their case against Kavanaugh even though Ginsburg spent a fair amount of time detailing how she was never asked any questions about her work for the ACLU or how Justice Antonin Scalia received a unanimous vote and similar respectful consideration. The Kavanaugh vote is already scheduled for Sept. 20 and is expected to be successful, albeit by a slim majority.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her disapproval known regarding the “highly partisan show” that took place during confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.
Speaking at the George Washington University Law School, Justice Ginsburg told students that “the way it was, was right. The way it is, is wrong.” She called the “atmosphere” of her 96-3 voted confirmation “truly bipartisan.”
“The vote on my confirmation was 96-3, even though I had spent about 10 years of my life litigating cases under the auspices of the ACLU,” she explained. “No senator asked me any questions — not about that.”
Ginsburg offered another example, in memory of the late Justice Anton Scalia: “Think of Justice Scalia, who’s certainly a known character in, what was it? 1986,” she said, continuing:
The vote was unanimous, every Democrat and every Republican voted for him. That’s the way it should be, instead of what it’s become, which is a highly partisan show. The Republicans move in lockstep, and so do the Democrats.
California’s socialist dogma has successfully bankrupted this once prosperous state according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report clocks California at a 19% poverty rate (2017), encompassing 7.5 million of its residents despite a 13.9% national poverty average. The redistribution of wealth by liberals in the Golden State appears to be failing in improving the quality of life, and it’s a trend seen in other predominately blue states, including New York, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, where poverty rates are likewise above the national average.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
California is the most liberal state in the nation. It’s also the most poverty-ridden state in the nation.
Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau put California’s 2017 poverty rate at 19% — or 7.5 million state residents. That was well above the national average, which was 13.9%.
The Bureau uses a formula called the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which “extends the official poverty measure by taking account of many of the government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals that are not included in the official poverty measure,” the Bureau says in its report. The formula also factors in cost of living for different regions.
“There were 16 states plus the District of Columbia for which SPM rates were higher than official poverty rates, 18 states with lower rates, and 16 states for which the differences were not statistically significant,” said the Bureau.
Interestingly, the states where the SPM was higher than the official rate are mostly liberal: California, New York, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts.
Megalomaniac former president Barack Obama is desperately trying to save a legacy that’s not even his: an economy that is being made great again by President Trump. “We worked hard to turn this economy around when I was president,” Obama proclaimed during a rally for a Democratic candidate in Cleveland. “And the actions that we took during the economic crisis returned the economy to healthy growth, initiated the longest streak of job creation on record, which continues to today … ” He would go on to advise the crowd to “Just remember when the ball got rolling.” Obama’s narcissistic attempt to salvage his economic failure has been shot down by an Investor’s Business Daily report decisively delivering economic victory to Trump. The IBD also noted “the same reporters now patting Obama on the back for today’s strong economy were reporting in late 2016 about how – as The New York Times put it – ‘the underlying reality of low growth will haunt whoever wins the White House.'”
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Barack Obama’s ego knows no bounds.
The U.S. economy sputtered throughout his eight years in office (he blamed predecessor George W. Bush, of course, and when that got tired, he blamed Congress). But now that the economy is booming, Obama’s demanding credit.
“We worked hard to turn this economy around when I was president,” Obama told a crowd of thousands in a school auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday as he campaign for a Democratic candidate. “And the actions that we took during the economic crisis returned the economy to healthy growth, initiated the longest streak of job creation on record, which continues to today … ”
“So just remember that: When you hear these folks bragging about this economic miracle, just remember when it started!” Obama yelled, prompting cheers. “Just remember when the ball got rolling.”
But Investor’s Business Daily did a nice piece this week on the two economies headlined “Sorry Obama, But It’s Trump’s Economic Boom, Not Yours.”