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Well, I appreciate Tucker painting his embattled employer Fox as the hero of the piece, and I sincerely wish it was – “but it’s not!”
It is absolutely true that our mutual enemy, the dRat oligopoly, seeks to “exterminate” Republicans though.
Not literally, obviously (at least not initially). But they do seek to eliminate – exterminate – political opposition. Scarborough is a prevaricating mouth for hire. He knew full well what Speaker Gingrich meant by this, just as he knows full well that it is true.
I guess Tucker feels bound either by his employer network or by the echo-system he loathes to refer to what happened Jan 20 as the “Capitol Riot”.
That was no riot. “Capitol Breach” is what I would call it. That was a mostly peaceful protest, in the truest sense of that phrase, by many thousands of democracy supporters and republic patriots, during which a couple of hundred got out of hand, many of these under false flags.
Trump did not, to the best of my knowledge, outright accuse Scarborough of murder. He alluded to it, and made certain that many now know about the strange and ugly set of circumstances this former Republican was involved in, But that is a different thing.
Managers for sham impeachment enter the Senate
Short lowlights are below…
WATCH: House managers walk to the Senate to deliver an Article of Impeachment against former President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/B82hJIoEI4
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 26, 2021
“I announce the presence of the managers on the part of the House of Representatives to conduct proceedings on behalf of the House concerning the impeachment of Donald John Trump, former President of the United States.”pic.twitter.com/yQqEUYlOmc
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 26, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Monday that a power-sharing agreement in the Senate no longer needs to stipulate that the filibuster rule remain intact after two Senate Democrats confirmed they would not support abolishing it.
“I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster,” McConnell stated. “They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate. With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent”:
I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed today they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate.
With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent. pic.twitter.com/fHUCFxxXh8
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 26, 2021
The filibuster, a rule that requires three-fifths of the Senate, or 60 votes, to close debate on major legislation, had become a point of contention as McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) work out a plan to organize the upper chamber, which is tied 50–50 between Republicans and Democrats. The last time the Senate was tied, in 2001, a similar plan was used to distribute authority among the chamber and its committees.
McConnell explained that because two Senate Democrats publicly opposed abolishing the filibuster, which ultimately vanquishes any Democrat hopes of doing away with the rule, and because President Joe Biden continues to also oppose getting rid of it, the two leaders could continue developing their agreement.
“The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate’s last 50-50 power-sharing agreement in 2001,” McConnell said. “With these assurances, I look forward to moving ahead with a power-sharing agreement modeled on that precedent.”
On Monday, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) both signaled they would not support abolishing the filibuster.
“Kyrsten is against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster,” a spokesperson for Sinema told the Washington Post.
Manchin told reporters Monday on Capitol Hill that he does not support going “nuclear,” that is, ending the filibuster rule, according to the Hill. “I do not support doing away with the filibuster under any condition. It’s not who I am,” Manchin said.
Some in the Democrat Party’s more progressive wing have called for changing the filibuster rule, arguing it slows their ability to accomplish their priorities given the feature allows the minority party to stall legislation indefinitely. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has said the filibuster is a rule that has been used to “block progress on racial justice,” while former President Barack Obama once called it a “Jim Crow relic.”
More moderate Democrats like Sinema and Manchin have sought to protect the tool for the minority party. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), another moderate, has noted that the country benefits from the forced bipartisanship on key bills.
Schumer, in his new leadership role, has been adamant that Democrats have the final say in how a Senate power-sharing agreement should proceed, which includes keeping the nuclear option on the table.
“We’re glad Senator McConnell threw in the towel and gave up on his ridiculous demand,” Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said, per Politico. “We look forward to organizing the Senate under Democratic control and start getting big, bold things done for the American people.”
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“This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.”
“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †
During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that one way Democrats can make up for the large amount of judges that were confirmed by the Senate Republican majority would be for Democrats to add seats at the district and circuit court levels.
Host Rachel Maddow asked, “For decades, there will be — essentially, the judiciary will be stacked with conservatives. How do you try to make up some of that ground?”
Schumer first responded that Democrats can fill judicial vacancies with 51 votes.
He continued, “Second, traditionally, we have increased the number in the lower and circuit courts. I have in the city of Buffalo a huge — they don’t have enough judges. There’s this long line before you can get to court. Because they don’t have enough. So, we could expand those, relative –.”
After Maddow cut in to ask if Schumer was referring to both district and circuit courts, Schumer responded that he was.
Schumer then discussed the Supreme Court and stated that he will wait on the commission that President Joe Biden has put together on expanding the Supreme Court.
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