Dem Rep. Auchincloss on Build Back Better: ‘It’s Not Dead’

Sunday on FNC’s “Fox News Live,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss  (D-MA) argued that President Joe Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” agenda was “not dead” after reaching a snag in the Senate.

Auchincloss suggested Democrats “will be able to pass components” of the package or try another format for Biden’s massive spending bill.

“This is one package stalling out in the U.S. Senate. We saw this with infrastructure at the beginning of 2021 with the House passing the INVEST Act,” Auchincloss argued. “Didn’t make it to through the Senate, but we still got a terrific infrastructure deal done that’s investing in water and transit and fixing bridges for the next five years. And I expect we’re going to see the same for the Build Back Better agenda. We will be able to pass components of it, we may have to take a different format, but it’s not dead. This version of it is stalled out.”

“I think Democrats are frustrated because we have had to address searing issues by ourselves,” he added. “Republicans have made clear their goal is to obstruct President Biden every turn, whether that is COVID, whether that is infrastructure, whether that is the Build Back Better agenda instead of coming to the table with good faith ideas about how to improve it. I would offer that we should be starting with tax cuts for working families paid for by a carbon tax to address the climate emergency. That is lowering taxes, which should be a Republican issue as well. And that is addressing the climate emergency with a policy that’s conducive to the free market. Why aren’t Republicans engaging on those two ideas?”

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GOP Rep. Malliotakis Slams ‘Communist Sympathizer’ AOC — ‘Wants to Bring Socialism’ to America

Sunday on FNC’s “Fox News Live,” Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) blasted her colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for blaming the U.S. embargo of Cuba for the nation’s strife.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, the embargo is “absurdly cruel.”

Malliotakis, who is of Cuban descent, described Ocasio-Cortez as a “communist sympathizer.” She added the congresswoman “wants to bring socialism” to America.

“What’s cruel is the way that the communist regime treats its people,” Malliotakis declared. “You know, there are two classes in Cuba. One is the ruling class, run by the communists, and then there is everyone else who lives in squalor. They don’t have access to food. They don’t have access to medicine. They don’t have access to the basic necessities, and it’s certainly not because of the embargo. Look, Cuba does business with nearly every country in the world, and for six decades, they remained a communist regime. So, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is nothing more than a communist sympathizer who wants to bring socialism to the United States of America, and I’m sure she sympathizes with the regime in Cuba. But the reality is that they use everything that they get when they do business with other countries for the regime. They use it to reward the people in the ruling class. It never gets to the people, and that is why we are not doing business with Cuba.”

“What I will say is that it’s incredibly important that the United States of America at this time work with our allies in the international community, the democracies around the world who believe in freedom and put pressure on this regime,” she continued. “We want to see internet access fully restored on the island so they can communicate with themselves as Cubans, as well as let the world see the images that are taking place. You have people being beat on the street by police. You have people being shot at by the regime forces. That is the reality. That is the cruelty that she should look to and saying we should not as freedom-loving Americans accept this.”

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Dem Rep. Sherman: Democrats Who Don’t Support Israel ‘Don’t Really Have an Understanding’ of the History

Dem Rep. Sherman: Democrats Who Don’t Support Israel ‘Don’t Really Have an Understanding’ of the History

Sunday on “Fox News Live,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) addressed some of the members of his own party not supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with terrorist organization Hamas.

Sherman pointed out that he has been combating the lack of knowledge regarding Israel’s history and the conflict among his fellow Democrats since the 1980s, so “this is nothing new.”

“This is nothing new,” Sherman advised. “There have been elements in the Democratic Party. I’ve been combating them since the 1980s who don’t really have an understanding of Israel’s history or of the history of the Middle East conflict. I think that the latest attempt is to try to deny Israel the JDAMS. Well, what are the JDAMS? I don’t think the opponents of Israel have noticed that this is a device designed to make sure that a bomb doesn’t hit the wrong target. So, if you’re going to complain that Israel’s bombing is imprecise, to deprive Israel of the very mechanisms it needs to make sure that the bombs don’t hit the wrong target is critically important.”

“To say to Israel you have the right to defend yourself but you should use dumb bombs instead of smart bombs is an invitation to far more civilian casualties,” he concluded.

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Blackburn: Democrat Court-Packing Push ‘Political Convenience’ — ‘They Trying to Play a Little Bit of Bad Cop-Good Cop’

Blackburn: Democrat Court-Packing Push ‘Political Convenience’ — ‘They Trying to Play a Little Bit of Bad Cop-Good Cop’

Saturday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Fox News Live,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) charged that while Democrats would like to see the number of justices on the Supreme Court expanded, the gesture was an act of political convenience given the mood of the party’s far-left flank.

“Griff, what they’re I think what they’re doing is political convenience,” she said. “They know that progressives want to see the court packed. They want to fill it with liberal justices so that they essentially have a super-legislative majority.”

The Tennessee Republican lawmaker described the scenario as “bad cop-good cop” and likened it to the Green New Deal proposal.

“I think that they’re doing is they’re trying to play a little bit of bad cop-good cop,” Blackburn added. “We’ve seen this with other policies. Take, for instance, the Green New Deal. They had some that were on the far left, the progressives, go out and talk about doing a Green New Deal. Now they’re putting this into what is the so-called infrastructure bill where the majority of the bill, only 6% of the bill is for roads and bridges, and the majority is for other things, including provisions by the Green New Deal. They’re doing the same thing with court-packing — to say we’ve got this commission, and they’re saying, ‘Well, we’re going to push it a little bit,’ by saying, ‘Well, we’ve got a bill, and we’re ready to go with this.’”

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