Trump’s address comes after a successful Tuesday night where an overwhelming majority of the candidates he endorsed won their primaries in Arizona, Michigan, and Missouri.
It is even appearing that Trump will pick up another victory as congressional candidate Joe Kent is projected to pass Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), who voted for Trump’s impeachment, in Washington’s third congressional district jungle primary race.
As of Wednesday, Trump has 172-10 record in endorsement for federal and statewide primary races leading into the 2022 midterm cycle.
While the former president has not formally announced his candidacy for president in the 2024 race, he has repeatedly hinted he may do so.
If Trump decides to run, he appears to have the overwhelming support of Republican voters as a recent Harvard-Harris poll shows Trump leading all other potential primary opponents with a 52 percent majority.
The former president spoke yesterday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in support of gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels.
The CPAC 2022 Texas conference goes from August 4 to 7.
The conference features many prominent GOP politicians and conservative figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Texas Gov. Greg Abbot (R), Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake, TV host Sean Hannity, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Nigel Farage, and many others.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also made an address at the conference on Thursday.
Steve Bannon gives a keynote address to the audience at the CPAC convention in Dallas, Texas. During the beginning of his remarks, Bannon and the audience salute Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake for her ferocity standing fearlessly in front of the firestorm and winning the primary contest.
Later in his unscripted remarks, around the 09:00 mark, Bannon begins discussing the Fourth Branch of Government. WATCH:
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has fiercely defended his country’s borders, language and culture, gave a 30-minute speech to a crowd of thousands of American admirers in Dallas on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
He painted a picture of America and Hungary facing twin fronts in a struggle against liberalism, globalists, communists, and “fake news.”
“I can already see tomorrow’s headlines: Far-right European racist, anti-Semite strongman — the Trojan horse of Putin — holds speech at the conservative conference,” he said, to applause and laughter. “They did not want me to be here, and they made every effort to drive a wedge between us. They hate me and slander me and my country as they hate you and slander you,” Orban continued.
Orban also railed against illegal migration, saying “To stop illegal immigration, we have actually built that wall,” adding that his government was able to “reduce illegal migration to zero.”
Then, Orban discussed the importance of family and rejecting gender ideology, saying we need to “build a wall around our children” to protect against people who are targeting them.
“To sum up, the mother is a woman, the father is a man – and leave our kids alone. Full stop, end of discussion!”
He then said we need “less drag queens and more Chuck Norris,” to loud applause.
“These two locations will define the two fronts in the battle being fought for Western civilization,” he said, adding “Today we hold neither of them yet. We need both. You have two years to get ready.”
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YouTube maliciously nuked several hours’ worth of live streaming video from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) channel because the Big Tech company claimed the content violates its policies.
The Google-owned Big Tech company recently removed the Saturday, Feb. 26 recording of the 2022 conference because the social media oligarch claimed the topics discussed during the conference by speakers such as former President Donald Trump contained “misinformation.” CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp said the channel also received a “strike” under the same reasoning, which could inhibit the organization’s future abilities to post on the platform.
Schlapp quickly penned a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding the Big Tech company reverse course and pledging to promote legislation to reign in Big Tech giants.
“Regardless of your personal beliefs and those of your senior leadership (not to mention your absolute liberal bias), there remain very serious questions about the way the 2020 election was conducted. Removing our content does not erase those questions, no matter how hard you try. Indeed, it is telling you offer no evidence that would demonstrate any falsity in the content you censored,” Schlapp wrote.
Shortly after Schlapp sent the letter to Pichai, YouTube removed all of the Sunday CPAC coverage from the organization’s channel as well, according to a CPAC representative.
At least one of the videos removed by YouTube highlighted a panel featuring Federalist CEO and Co-Founder Sean Davis, Senior Tech Columnist Rachel Bovard, and Republican Sen. James Lankford which focused on the dangers of politically motivated Big Tech censorship.
“In a matter of weeks, Big Tech platforms have banned speech identifying biological men as men, removed video of a sitting U.S. senator criticizing them, banned a news service for streaming a speech from former President Trump, and changed policy to allow calls for assassinations, as long as they’re against Russians,” Bovard told The Federalist. “These companies represent the biggest speech platforms in the world, and are actively seeking to change free speech culture in America along overt ideological lines. They aren’t scared of their users, and they aren’t scared of Congress. They cannot be shamed. It’s time for Congress to act aggressively.”
“In America, the people rule. Not the tech tyrants. The time for our self-government to act is growing more urgent by the day,” she added.
Another panel featuring Federalist Editor in Chief Mollie Hemingway and focused on Big Tech’s meddling in the 2020 election was also purged by YouTube for questioning the intentional irregularities used by leftist elites to manipulate Joe Biden’s chances.
YouTube isn’t the only Big Tech company participating in a censorship frenzy this week. Over the weekend, Twitter locked The Babylon Bee’s account for simply pointing out that a male is a male and that awarding the male United States assistant secretary for health an award designed for women is absurd. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, and The Babylon Bee’s Kyle Mann also suffered censorship and punishment from the Big Tech platform for reaffirming the Bee’s right to identify a man as a man.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordangdavidson.
ORLANDO, Florida — Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who was chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during former President Barack Obama’s scandal-ridden administration, told Breitbart News exclusively that Republicans are “preparing” for an oversight onslaught after the midterm elections in which they will hold President Joe Biden accountable.
Issa, whose high-profile battles with Obama included the IRS targeting scandal, the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, the Benghazi terrorist attack scandal, and more, said after the 2022 midterm elections many new faces will join the ranks of oversight veterans like himself and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in the halls of Congress. Issa memorialized his efforts in a book titled Watchdog, and predicted in an interview with Breitbart News that legions of new incoming Republicans will follow his example in future such battles with Biden.
“We’re going to have 60 plus new Republicans take this majority and many of them have only watched on C-SPAN,” Issa said in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in central Florida late last month.
”You’ve got to believe that Congress’s other duties pale in comparison to being a watchdog,” Issa said when asked what’s his advice to the incoming members who want a piece of Biden. “Yes, we make the laws, but of course laws are meaningless if agencies create rules or ignore the laws and just do what they want to do like they have with FISA warrants or the way the EPA has twisted and tormented existing laws, or the president has issued executive orders that he had no authority to do. We’re the appropriators. We determine every penny that gets spent. But if we don’t look at whether it got spent the way it was intended, whether there was waste, fraud, and abuse, or whether they completely ignored the law and spent it the way they wanted to, then we have nothing. So I can look at every part of our jobs and the things we know that are important to Congress and say none of them matter if you don’t follow up with oversight. That’s my lesson to the class I came back into Congress with and that will be my lesson to the 60 to 100 new Republicans that I believe are going to want to do just that. They’re going to want to hold this president accountable and they’re going to understand that he’s been basically looking at laws and appropriations as a starting point, not as guidance from Congress.”
Issa noted that Republicans are currently “preparing,” laying the groundwork for the coming subpoena wars that will begin in earnest early next year when the GOP—assuming Republicans win the House back—retakes the committee gavels in the House and possibly the U.S. Senate. The man who sits in the spot he did back then before the 2010 midterm elections, House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. James Comer (R-KY), and others like Jordan and himself and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)—the chairman of the Republican Study Committee—have been laying the groundwork for subpoenas already.
“A lot of what you do is you send out letters. Jim Jordan, James Comer, and others—you’ll notice they’re sending out letters,” Issa said. “They’re not being responded to. But they’re asking the pertinent questions. That creates that list of ‘you’ve been asked, now you’re going to be subpoenaed. You’ve been asked. Now we’re going to have you come before the Congress and have to answer.’ This is something we did during that time we were in the minority. Ed Towns was my chairman. We knew what we were going to investigate because we sent out letters, even though almost never did we get a hearing or a response. The other thing is, and this is sort of paraphrasing the late Donald Rumsfeld, you don’t know what you don’t know. So the first thing you do is you’ve got to take that first step. You’ve got to ask for documents that will help you understand things you can’t understand. We can’t understand why they’ve made decisions to abandon Ukraine. We can’t understand why every single person who’s being thrown out of the military for not getting the COVID shots, even if they’ve previously been given religious exemptions, are being denied and they’re being denied it on forms that are identical in every case. What we don’t understand is who coordinated that? Who made a decision to ignore religious freedom? Who made a decision to trounce the First Amendment in a way it never has been done before? We’re going to have to ask that series of questions, get some answers, and then ask more questions. We’ll follow where that leads us to get to the truth because the American people need to know who really made that decision to destroy what we would consider 240 years of tradition and religious freedom.”
Issa said that as the GOP prepares for these oversight fights it is important that Republicans are better than Democrats.
“In some ways we will be, but I think it’s important to say we can’t just do to them what they’ve done to us,” Issa said. “We can’t shred bipartisan behavior that allows the other side to be heard. We can’t strip people of committees just because we can. We certainly can’t form a committee and pick which Republicans we have on there and have only Republicans with whom we agree. That undermines the confidence of the American people. We’ve got to play by the rules and win. Now, does that mean we’re going to have committees that are equal? No, we’ll be the majority and we will have more on our committee. We will be the chairmen and we will make the decisions and we will issue the subpoenas. Things will change and we are going to be aggressive. But we are also going to have some respect for the minority’s ability to be heard something that for whatever reason Nancy Pelosi in her last term ever has decided not to do.”
He also said that having strong backing from the eventual Speaker of the House—and the rest of the House GOP leadership—will be important. Sometimes, when Issa would challenge someone like then-Attorney General Eric Holder, then-Speaker John Boehner would not have his back—at least not immediately. Issa sees in House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy—the likely next Speaker of the House—someone who is much more unified with rank-and-file members on this matter during the Biden era than Boehner was during the Obama era, and he also praised House GOP whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).
“I have trust that Kevin McCarthy is more interested in getting to the truth perhaps than some others were, and Steve Scalise I have tremendous respect for—along with the rest of the leadership team, but I’ll just use those two because they were there the last time and they know what we went through and one of Kevin’s best friends in Congress is Devin Nunes,” Issa said. “He saw what the Democrats did when Devin tried to do legitimate oversight on highly classified stuff—basically debunking the Russian collusion hoax. He’s already been tested and he already stood as minority leader. He stood by people in a way I’m afraid John Boehner didn’t always do. John liked things—he didn’t like Pelosi coming in yelling at him. During Benghazi, he didn’t like some of the other chairmen coming in and saying ‘Oh geez, we don’t want to make the Army look bad, we don’t want to make the CIA look bad.’ Bullshit. We needed to make sure we got to the truth of why the ambassador was in a facility, why there was no relief for him, why in fact they died when they shouldn’t have died. Sometimes, you do have to have that kind of ‘Excuse me, but I’m not taking no for an answer and I’m not going to accept anyone who does’ [mentality]. That included John Boehner and it included some Republicans, but for the most part I had tremendous backing. Trey Gowdy and Jim Jordan never gave up and when the committee became a select committee they continued to push hard.”
Oversight, Issa argues, could make the difference between which party wins the White House in 2024. He argued that the work he, now former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jordan, and others did on the Benghazi scandal—and more broadly the Hillary Clinton email scandal—may have made the difference in the 2016 presidential election because the public was more informed about Clinton than people would have been otherwise.
“To a great extent, I think when Hillary Clinton failed to become president, you could look at 10,000 votes in Michigan and say ‘You know, knowing the truth about her activities and her secret server and so on probably made 10,000 votes difference.’ What they did and never quit doing made a difference. We just have to have that same conviction, that you don’t know how it’s going to end, but you’ve got to have the value set that says this is not a popularity contest; this is about getting to the truth.”
Vice President Kamala Harris does not speak much about national security, nor any other pressing matters, and her comments on the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine may be an indication as to why that’s the case.
Vice President Kamala Harris was clearly ill prepared to discuss the Ukraine crisis with reporters at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. The Vice President took a laid back, deflect approach with a lot of “I mean” and “listen” and “guys” in hopes of distracting everyone from noticing her lack of knowledge.
“I mean, listen, guys, we’re talking about the potential for war in Europe,” Harris said responding to a question about how the Biden administration saw the situation’s “endgame” playing out.
“I mean, let’s really take a moment to understand the significance of what we’re talking about,” Harris went on. “It’s been over 70 years. And through those 70 years … there has been peace and security. We are talking about the real possibility of war in Europe.”
Uh, yeah, that’s what everyone is gathering to discuss, madam vice president. One Twitter user jumped on Harris writing, “Did I just watch Kamala Harris claim there has been peace in Europe for 70 years?”
One perfect description for whatever it is that Harris was trying to say is “word salad” tweeted by former GOP House and Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell. “This word salad … may God help us all,” wrote Parnell.
The New York Post quoted Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy who tweeted, “We are being led by total buffoons.” Dunleavy pointed out those 70 years of “peace and security” included the Yugoslavian civil wars of the 1990s, “as well as Russia’s attacks on Georgia & Ukraine.”
“Also, Berlin Wall only came down three decades ago so I’d quibble with 70 years,” he added before emphasizing in a second tweet that “it is not true there have been no wars in Europe for 70 years, nor do I consider the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe ‘peace & security.’”
Former Attorney General William Barr writes in his new book that former President Donald Trump is to blame for the January 6 Capitol Hill riot as he calls for a new 2024 nominee.
In his upcoming 600-page book profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Barr argues that former President Trump has “shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed.” Barr even goes as far to say that Trump could have won the 2020 election if he had “just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.”
“The election was not ‘stolen,’” he asserts in the book, titled One Damn Thing After Another. “Trump lost it.”
Barr advises that Republicans look to “an impressive array of younger candidates” for the 2024 election to avoid the pitfalls of the former president’s “erratic personal behavior.”
U.S. Attorney General William Bar and U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a discussion with state attorneys general on protection from social media abuses in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Barr also profiles a meeting he had in the Oval Office after he declared publicly that widespread evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election did not exist.
“’This is killing me—killing me. This is pulling the rug right out from under me,’” Barr claims Trump shouted at him. “He stopped for a moment and then said, ‘You must hate Trump. You would only do this if you hate Trump.’” Per the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Trump then launched into a list of other grievances he had with his attorney general: that the federal prosecutor Mr. Barr ordered to review the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russia probe that preceded the Mueller report hadn’t released his findings before the 2020 election, and that Mr. Barr declined to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey after a department watchdog rebuked him for sharing memos that contained sensitive information about his interactions with Mr. Trump, a complaint brought up repeatedly by the president.
Barr claims he offered his resignation at that moment, which the president accepted. “Leave and don’t go back to your office. You are done right now. Go home!” Barr asserts Trump told him.
Barr eventually resigned from his position weeks later.
Regarding January 6, the former attorney general said that Trump lost himself after the election and pushed the voter fraud to such an intense degree that it led to the riot on Capitol Hill.
“The absurd lengths to which he took his ‘stolen election’ claim led to the rioting on Capitol Hill,” he writes.
Whether or not Republicans ultimately choose to follow Barr’s advice remains to be seen; for now, the former president enjoys overwhelming support for the 2024 nomination according to various polls. This past weekend, Trump handily won the CPAC straw poll by 59 percent.
#CPAC22 Straw Poll results: Donald Trump — 59% (Trump was at 55% last year) … Ron DeSantis – 28%
Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance declared that Democrats care more about illegal aliens and Ukraine’s shared border with Russia than working-class Americans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.
Vance, the New York Times best-selling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” said Democrats and establishment Republicans “who fail to do anything to stop them” are more concerned with the well-being of foreign nationals and foreign countries than the quality of life of the nation’s working and middle class.
The nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic, where more than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses from 2020 to 2021, is just one example, according to Vance.
“One of the biggest ways that the Democrats have failed the working class, have failed the citizens of this country, is that they don’t even care about their citizens compared to the illegal aliens flowing across the U.S. southern border,” Vance said:
Now the Democrats always say that their border policies are compassionate. We know that’s a joke. There’s nothing compassionate about letting drug cartels and sex traffickers control our country as if it were a third-world backwater country. [Emphasis added]
I want to tell you a story about exactly what the Democrats’ border policies do to communities and the people like mine, the people that we fight for as conservatives. I got a phone call about 10 years ago actually and she told me that my mom, my beloved mom, had just had a heroin overdose and was in a coma and was in a hospital just outside of Cincinnati. And I remember thinking to myself that whether she woke up from that coma … she would never meet the grandchildren that my wife and I would eventually have. [Emphasis added]
Now I’m proud to say that about four weeks ago … we celebrated my mom’s 7-year medallion ceremony where she has been clean and sober for seven years. [Emphasis added]
“If 10 years ago, the stuff that my mom took that put her in a coma was the Mexican fentanyl coming across in 2022, we would have never had those second chances, we would have never had that opportunity to have another seven years with my mom clean and sober,” Vance continued.
In addition, Vance said Democrats and establishment Republicans have been increasingly interested in foreign affairs halfway around the globe at the expense of working and middle-class American communities.
Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine and Biden’s deploying U.S. troops to Poland, Vance said, is only the latest instance where the globalist priorities of the nation’s ruling class have superseded the interests of Americans.
“I got a lot of flack in the last week because I had the audacity to suggest that before our leaders obsess over a Ukrainian-Russian border over 6,000 miles away, maybe they better guarantee the sovereignty of their own country and their own border first,” Vance said:
The reason I say that is because we have a leadership in this country that is constantly focused on stuff that has nothing to do with citizens in our country, has nothing to do with the middle-class citizens in my state of Ohio or all across this country, and ladies and gentlemen, it has to stop. I’m sick of it. I’m sick of being told that we have to care more about people 6,000 miles away than we do people like my mom, my grandparents, and all the kids that are affected by this [border] crisis. [Emphasis added]
Indeed, 81 percent of CPAC attendees said illegal immigration to the U.S. is a “greater problem” for Americans than the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In addition, an Associated Press-NORN poll last week found that 76 percent of Republicans do not want the U.S. to be majorly involved in the conflict.
Vance detailed three policy prescriptions to aid in the opioid epidemic and border crisis, including declaring the Mexican drug cartels “a terrorist organization,” requiring proof of American citizenship to collect welfare, and cutting off federal funds to states giving foreign nationals the right to vote.
“Don’t send the military to Ukraine,” Vance said. “Send them to Mexico, and let’s fight back against this poison.”
“The working class hates the Democrats because the Democrats care more about illegal aliens than their own citizens … the working class hates the Democrats because the Democrats hate us and it’s time to stop,” Vance said.
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