Former President Trump has reportedly held conversations with allies in the Senate about ousting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump has had simmering tension with McConnell ever since the Kentucky Senator attacked him for challenging the 2020 presidential election results.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on the effort to remove McConnell.
Trump, they write, has “spoken recently with senators and allies about trying to depose Mr. McConnell and whether any Republicans are interested in mounting a challenge.”
Former President Donald Trump has spoken recently with senators and allies about trying to depose Mitch McConnell as Senate GOP leader and whether any Republicans are interested in mounting a challenge, people familiar with the conversations said https://t.co/4aHTLwJEmh
Republicans Not Interested In Joining Trump To Oust Mitch McConnell
The Journal report indicates that Republicans – even those who support the former President – have little stomach for trying to oust Mitch McConnell.
“There is little appetite among Senate Republicans for such a plan, lawmakers and aides said, but the discussions risk driving a wedge deeper between the most influential figure in the Republican Party and its highest-ranking member in elected office,” they write.
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) said the odds weren’t in Trump’s favor regarding a move to rid the Senate of Mitch McConnell, even if it might be the best thing to do.
“I just don’t realistically see that happening,” Kennedy, a Trump supporter, said, equating the odds to that of teaching a donkey how to fly.
“I think Mitch McConnell has proven to be a disaster. He’s not good for the Republican Party as a leader, and I wish I wouldn’t have endorsed him.” https://t.co/ODaIQbCiIl
McConnell, following the Capitol riot, joined Democrats in calls for impeachment according to a Fox News report at the time, telling associates that the move “will help rid the Republican Party of Trump and his movement.”
According to multiple news outlets, former President Donald Trump is ready to endorse a primary challenger against Rep. Liz Cheney, who has been outspoken against Trump and critical of her party for embracing him.
According to both Politico and the Associated Press, Trump will endorse attorney Harriet Hageman in her announced primary against Cheney, anonymous sources say.
Hageman has an interesting history as both an ally of Cheney and as part of anti-Trump forces that tried to stop him from getting the Republican nomination in 2016.
Harriet Hageman, an attorney who lost a bid for governor in 2018, is set to get Trump's endorsement in the primary against Rep. Liz Cheney https://t.co/42EkB0Sohb
Politico reported on Wednesday, “Donald Trump is set to back Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman as she prepares a primary challenge against GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, according to three people with knowledge of his plans, marking the most important political endorsement yet in Trump’s post-presidency.”
“Trump’s looming involvement in the primary will test his political power in the GOP like never before, as he seeks to punish the most high-profile House Republican to vote for his impeachment in January,” Politico observed.
The Associated Press also reported, “Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who is preparing to launch a primary campaign against Cheney, the most prominent member of Congress to vote for Trump’s second impeachment, according to a person familiar with his decision,”
“The person spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement,” AP noted.
"Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics." via @colvinjhttps://t.co/dpuBY9hXeP
Though Hageman now challenges Cheney, she is a former ally of Cheney. In fact, she worked for Cheney.
The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday, “Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman announced a challenge to Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, for whom Hageman was formerly a campaign adviser, joining a crowded field of Cheney challengers for Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat.”
“She worked as a campaign adviser to Cheney for her short-lived 2014 Wyoming Senate bid and the 2016 House campaign of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter,” the news outlet added.
Further, Hageman was part of the group of ‘Never Trump’ Republicans who sought to change the rules at the Republican National Convention to deny Trump the nomination in 2016.
Politico reported in July of 2016 that Hageman was present at meetings about the effort, which was led by former Republican Attorney General in Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli: “Cuccinelli also met Friday with a cadre of delegates who intend to back his effort to force rule changes. They included Virginia’s Morton Blackwell and Anne Gentry, Louisiana’s Gwen Bowen, Wyoming’s Harriet Hageman, Minnesota’s Cindy Pugh, Oklahoma’s Megan Winburn and Oregon’s Solomon Yue, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.”
Yet Hageman claims to believe Cheney is no longer able to adequately represent her state due to the congresswoman’s personal battle with the former president.
Hageman said in a statement Thursday, “The people of Wyoming deserve leaders who reflect their views and values, but Liz Cheney betrayed us because of her personal war with President Trump, who won Wyoming by massive majorities twice.”
Trump Flexing Political Muscle
It has long been known that Trump planned to endorse a challenger to Cheney, but also that he wanted Republicans to have only one primary challenger and not a crowded field.
This endorsement would likely increase Hageman’s chances of emerging victorious from the field of at least 8 candidates currently looking to take on Cheney for the Republican nomination for Wyoming’s at-large Congressional District.
Trump reportedly met with Hageman last month.
The former president appears keen on flexing his political muscle in the midterms by punishing those in his own party who opposed him over the January 6 Capitol attack.
AP reported, “Trump has already endorsed a number of Republicans challenging GOP incumbents including Kelly Tshibaka, who is running against Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska; Michigan State Rep. Steve Carra, who is trying to unseat longtime Rep. Fred Upton; former White House aide Max Miller, who is running against Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in Ohio; and Joe Kent, who is challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington.
“All voted in favor of impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol building,” the news outlet noted.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Paying close attention to the Wyoming House Primary against loser RINO Liz Cheney. Some highly respected pollsters tell me she's toast in Wyoming… pic.twitter.com/DZx5Mcs2eb
The White House is withdrawing the nomination of President Biden’s choice for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), David Chipman.
Chipman, who express pro-gun control views, was having trouble securing support from several key Democrats in the Senate, will reportedly be given a different role in the administration.
“We do not have the votes,” a senior administration official said, according to CNN. “We will land him in a non-confirmed job in the administration.”
The Political Insider reported this past July that Chipman didn’t have commitments from some moderate Democrats such as Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Independent Angus King (ME).
The report openly wondered if this lack of support from Democrats could ultimately lead to Chipman’s nomination being withdrawn.
HUGE — White House to withdraw nomination of David Chipman to head ATF.
Chipman has also argued in favor of a “well-regulated” Second Amendment in contesting sanctuary for gun owners.
“The Second Amendment envisions firearms as being ‘well regulated,’ and individual sheriffs aren’t entitled to decide whether a particular regulation is constitutional—that’s the job of the courts,” he wrote.
Chipman even compared some gun owners to the ‘Tiger King.’
It wasn’t very long ago, less than a year, that we were living the saga of the first Trump impeachment. Remember what that was about?
‘Completely Contrived And Fabricated Charge’
A completely contrived and fabricated charge that in a phone call to the Ukrainian president Trump had sought help in the general election by pressuring the Ukrainian leader to give up supposedly damaging info on Joe Biden. It was even alleged that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine to leverage them into handing over anti-Biden material.
Trump never admitted to the charge, but he was impeached over it. Of course, as everyone including the Democrats knew, it was inevitable he would be found innocent of all charges in the subsequent Senate trial.
The whole thing turned out to be horse manure and was only a way to stick it to Trump on his way out the door. But it put the country and the government through a ridiculous charade that cost time, money, and national focus.
Fall Of Afghanistan
Fast forward to the last month, the fall of Afghanistan. During that time, about three weeks ago, Joe Biden, and he has never outright denied it, called the president of Afghanistan and asked him to lie as to the military situation on the ground there so the Biden administration wouldn’t look so bad. That call happened.
The administration refuses to talk about it in any detail and Biden has never denied it. Several reliable national security sources have confirmed it to various news outlets. Those outlets have run the story. And then? Nothing.
So let’s get this straight. One phone call was proven to have never happened after a probe, an impeachment, and a Senate trial. It was a political hit job. That’s it. The other is the president of the United States asking a foreign leader to lie for him for political advantage.
This, while US troops are on the ground and thousands of loved ones are worrying about their safety. Joe Biden plotted to lie to them and the rest of the American people. The president of Afghanistan did not take the bait and we found out good and hard how bad it was in Afghanistan.
Biden Getting Off Scot Free
One president goes through hell and impeachment. The other will skate, if current circumstances continue and it sure looks like they will. Hypocrisy? Double standards? Different rules? Yes, but also much worse than that.
We have elected people to office all across the country who don’t give a whit about justice, fairness, or the Constitution. These people are called Democrats. Does every Democrat fall into this category?
No, but almost and enough to brand them with it. Donald Trump and America paid a price for an imaginary call while Joe Biden will walk away from his real phone call with no impeachment and no trial. This is a not a proper way to run a country.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on September 4, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
Monica Lewinsky, the political world’s most famous intern, said former President Bill Clinton “should want to apologize” for his role in their legendary affair, but indicated she’s moved on regardless.
Lewinsky and the scandal that rocked the political world in the 1990s will be the subject of a dramatization of those events for FX, called “American Crime Story: Impeachment.”
“Do you ever wish that you could speak to him?” asked ‘Today’ show host Savannah Guthrie. “Do you feel like he owes you an apology after all these years?”
Lewinsky, there to promote the new crime series, explained that she no longer has a need for “resolution,” something she’s “very grateful” for.
“I don’t need it,” she replied. “He should want to apologize, um, in the same way that I want to apologize any chance I get to people that I’ve hurt and my actions have hurt.”
If you’re too young to remember, Lewinsky had a politically earth-shattering affair with former President Clinton in the ’90s, a relationship which would lead to his impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.
The affair between Clinton and Lewinsky was widely seen as an abuse of power on the part of the then-President, due to their career positions and age difference.
On Sunday, Republican Congressman Brian Mast, who fought in Afghanistan and now serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that President Joe Biden’s actions involving that country amount to “treason” and he should be removed from office.
Mast: ‘Impeachment Is Absolutely Something That Should Be Considered’
Mast’s reasoning includes how quickly the Taliban retook Afghanistan, Biden being more worried about optics than national security, and also the controversial July phone call in which Biden reportedly encouraged Afghanistan’s president to change the perception of what was happening.
The president reportedly told the Afghan leader he didn’t care if the narrative he came up with was true or not.
Reuters reported that Biden said, “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban. And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
Mast believes some and perhaps all of these are impeachable offenses.
“Impeachment is absolutely something that should be considered,” Mast told Fox News. “I would say no less than 10,000 counts of reckless endangerment, all of the American lives over there that’s the minimum, which is actually a real crime.”
Mast continued, “Beyond that, as I’ve said already, I think we absolutely need to look at what is the truth about this phone call with the former Afghan president.”
“We know for a fact that the Taliban is the sworn enemy of the United States of America,” Mast added. “We are still in the midst of the war on terror, and as I said, I would absolutely consider the manipulation of intelligence, giving aid and comfort to the enemy, all three of those things are part of what meets the constitutional definition of treason.”
Mast then focused specifically on Biden and what kind of leader Mast thinks he is.
“You look at President Biden, and I would say these two things about him,” Mast said. “He is hollow. His decisions are empty. They are void of wisdom in their entirety and across the board, we see a naïveté to the aggressors he’s dealing with.”
The Republican congressman continued, “Maybe there is an element of dementia there that we might hear about in years to come. But I would say at a minimum, this man appears to be schizophrenic with the statements that he’s making in front of one camera and the way that they’re directly changing in front of a camera on a different day or the day after that or what his members of his cabinet are saying.”
“There’s definitely got to be schizophrenia there,” Mast finished.
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Rescue Rangers have read every story published by Community members every day for the past 15 years. We’ve seen Daily Kos staff come and go, while authors we’ve promoted have become Rangers, Featured Writers, and members of the Community Contributors Team. We’ve worked through six iterations of user interfaces presented by different tech teams, haggled over by Community members, and adopted.
Rescue Rangers have read your passionate, sometimes frenzied, candidate assessments—primary seasons are rough—and then your post-election exaltations and denunciations during four presidential elections. The week after the 2016 election was especially brutal.
We’ve had a consistent, persistent role in seeking out and rewarding good Community writing and being rewarded ourselves by your respect for our selections. Another reward is when a rescue with only a few recs zooms up the Trending List, as did three stories this week.
Today, let’s look back 14 years to the second front page iteration: What did Daily Kos look like in summer 2007? Who was writing, and who were we rescuing? The Wayback Machine can show us all seven iterations of Daily Kos since 2002 and reveal that, although the website has looked very different, many of the names we saw in 2007 are still familiar writers today, even if their names have changed.
Remember the U.S. in 2007?
To our dismay, George W. Bush was still president, and war profiteer Dick Cheney was VP. The U.S. was struggling with our presence in Iraq (surprise, surprise). Santa Ana winds fanned 23 wildfires in SoCal that, at that time, were considered among the worst ever—they burned for 7 weeks, killed 10 people, and scorched nearly 400,000 acres. A B-52 bomber flew from North Dakota to Louisiana loaded with six cruise missiles containing nuclear warheads (oops) that were supposed to have been unloaded. The first iPhone became available, and Tiger Woods won his 13th career championship.
Thanks to the Internet Wayback Machine’s image capture, we can see what DK looked like through all seven front page iterations. The first image shows all but the 2007 version, shown next and discussed, and the present 2020 version.
This composite shows five of the seven front-page formats from the past 19 years of DK history. The top image is where DK began in 2002 with stories written by kos, followed by the first upgrade and the appearance of other writers in 2003. In the third image, 2011, the Community Spotlight box appears front and center.
The fourth image, 2012, looks more familiar. The last image shows the hotly reviled 2016 iteration that members despised for many reasons, including “too much white space,” preferring the 2012 version. The seventh, most recent iteration, not shown, is today’s 2020 format, also protested as members prefer the 2016 version. (You might say that protest is a Community personality trait.)
The image below the composite shows Daily Kos 15 years ago this week, on August 31, 2007—a blog with the beloved flag guy first appearing across the top, three vertical columns, and lots of orange.
On August 31, 2007, the left column contained stories from founder kos (Markos Moulitsas) and featured writers. Meteor Blades, now emeritus senior political writer, dissected post-Iraq-War criticism, and DemfromCT, who now writes Abbreviated Pundit Roundup under his real name Greg Dworkin, looked at the British pullout from Basra, Iraq. Other writers in the left column include MissLaura, now Assistant Managing Editor Laura Clawson, and mcjoan, now Senior Political Writer Joan McCarter.
In the far right column, familiar Community members appear. Magnifico posted an Overnight News Digest, as he still does each night along with a team of other members. Rimjob, now named Doctor RJ and a Community Contributor team member, continues to write about television and movies. Others in the right column still write regularly under the same names—FishOutofWater, gmoke, and AndyT.
SusanG, who wrote the Open Thread and Diary Rescue in the left column and created the Rescue Rangers, is now Susan Gardner, the former executive editor who retired last year. Her edition from August 31, 2007, presents 12 stories the Ranger team rescued that day, a number now considered high for an entire week in 2021 (we’ve averaged 10.3 per week this year).
Only one author rescued on August 31, 2007, is still writing here, but that person, grog, also is one of our long-serving Rescue Rangers. His story, “The Katrina Promise: Animal Rescue,” is quintessential Daily Kos Community.
Grog wrote about his wife’s project rescuing animals left behind in New Orleans and reconnecting them with their humans, an endeavor motivated by Steve Gilliard who was one of the earliest featured bloggers on Daily Kos. Gilliard created his own blog, the popular progressive The News Blog, and died in June 2007.
And here we are, 14 years later as New Orleans recovers from the flooding and disruption of another direct hurricane hit, and grog’s evaluation of his wife’s project is still true. “The evacuation of animals seems trivial given the vast swath of human suffering during a disaster. But all you needed to see in New Orleans was the happiness on the face of just one owner reunited with their pet to understand that this facet of disaster preparedness goes a long way to ease the mental anguish suffered by people pushed to the edge.”
SusanG’s introduction to the rescued stories of August 31, 2007, is another truth that persists, so I copied it and her category labels to introduce our rescues for the week ending Sept. 3, 2021.
“One of the biggest disappointments, over the past six and a half years or so, has been the failure of the Traditional Media to call the Bush administration Republican Party out on its evasions, half-truths, and downright lies. The prescription for this disease is a strong dose of reality. Tonights' This week’s dkos diarists serve spoonfuls of sugar to help the nasty medicine go down …
Enjoy and please promote your own favorite diaries stories in this Open Thread.”
15 Rescued Stories from 1 PM PDT, August 27 to 1 PM PDT, Sept. 3, 2021
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Good news: You don’t have to search to find our rescued stories! The nightly News Roundup, an Open Thread published six days a week at 7:30 PM PDT, includes links to each day’s rescued stories.
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Polls reported in this Rescued to Recommended story show that fewer than 50% of Americans claim to belong to any particular religion. Yet, other polls report that “voters were more likely to elect a businessman, an adulterer, or someone who had never held office, than an atheist.” The author asks, “Why is there this disconnect? Credit conservatives and their genius at branding opponents. In the U.S., atheism is indelibly linked with the ‘godless’ regimes of Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. It is associated with unAmericanism, much as Catholicism was until Kennedy’s election.”
“COVID times bring the unexpected and the unwanted. But I never expected to get a good set of deltoids out of them.” So begins Robert’s analogy that uses a broken washing machine to relate the short-thinking behind global supply chain issues and shortages.
The author analyzes the odious Supreme Court non-decision on abortion rights and asserts that Roe still is controlling precedent; this was the denial of an injunction. However, a pending case that will probably go before the court could provide another chance to poke a hole in abortion rights. The real danger is the court's two-page unsigned decision undermines the basic way that judicial review functions in the country. “It attacks the Court’s own ability to serve as the arbiters of just law.”
RonK explains why the ocean's kelp forests, the most efficient carbon sink on the planet, are on the decline and the programs underway to protect and restore them. Some of the perpetrators are familiar; some are unexpected. “The magnitude of the loss of kelp forests can not be overstated and is akin to the dramatic disappearance of the Westcoast sea stars that I wrote about previously. It will come as little surprise that the decline of these two nearshore critters are related in some locations.”
Discover where natural gas comes from (“Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania”), is going (“30% of Natural Gas in the US goes to industrial purposes where it is burned”), and the consequences of use. “Everything that I talked about in the article on oil also applies to Natural Gas: we need to stop burning it, and quickly. But Natural Gas is harder to get a handle on for a few reasons.”
Using research selected from a forestry journal and the news media, plus a conflicting report from conservation specialists, foresterbob offers his view of wildfires and forest management. “Because of the incredible diversity of situations—urban versus rural, steep ground versus flat, good access versus roadless, dry forest versus moist, plus the wide variety of species and sizes—no single prescription fits every situation.”
This edition in agramante’s year-long project on the science of climate builds on the Part 1 discussion of tectonics. Agramante briefly explains oceanic and continental plate formation, movements, and interactions. “The coasts surrounding the Pacific Ocean are commonly called the "Ring of Fire" because an ocean plate is spreading in both directions and passing underneath the surrounding plates, leading to a roughly circular chain of volcanoes several thousand miles long.”
Like many fairy tales, this one is an allegory, and the “dystopian” aspect mirrors the real-life Texan anti-abortion atrocity. “The King of the Prairie was a vain and cruel man. He spent his time inventing rules that would curb the free will of his subjects. He hoped to become Emperor one day, and thought that bluster, rather than kindness, would help him achieve his goals.” The ending of this tale, however, qualifies it to be in the “antidote” blurb category.
In our second Rescued to Recommended story that now has 351 recs, lafosner steps back from the blame-filled self-righteous media headlines to examine Biden's ending the Afghanistan war within the context of history and the electioneering red meat of Republican calls for impeachment. “Let’s also not forget that no country has ever managed a successful and trouble-free evacuation from any war. Not only has Biden done something with almost miraculous efficiency (once the situation left by Trump was fully examined, understood, and corrected) he did it without a template or a map to guide him.”
In our third “Rescued To Recommended” story this week, the number of recs more than tripled within a couple hours after the rescue and now totals 281. The Hope Springs PAC tests out the Georgia Republican assertion that voter IDs are “not an issue … because anyone can get the required ID at their local county registrar's office.” But even with significant prior organization, not everyone received theirs because of problems like one county registrar’s office ran out of card stock. “I want to reiterate that this action is a result of the thinking about the consequences of the new Georgia elections law by students at the Historically Black College and University Albany State. They thought of this test and put the troops on the ground in these counties.”
LadyJeand takes readers back to her early teen years and the Nixon era. “I had read about the New Deal, and was beginning to think I was going to be a Democrat when I grew up. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. My family were Republicans. They had been Republicans, as far as I know, for as long as the party had existed. But their party was changing.”
Canada’s election system is tripartisan “with a litany of progressive and regressive parties to keep Canuks on their toes. I like to think of it as a sort of Political Neopolitan, with sprinkles of Bertie Botts Every Flavoured JellyBeans; which, as I am equally certain many of you know, can deliver a delicious surprise at times and a real nasty one at others.” GoinFawr goes on to explain the parties, players, and potential outcomes.
OceanDiver shares her yard—an exquisite refuge for the birds, for her, and for readers. “Birdbaths are a joy in my life and help out the birds. I figure given how human activity has made life difficult for birds, we should do whatever we can to mitigate it. This is a way to act locally!”
This lovingly researched deep dive into the tribal confederations Tolkien calls “kindreds” and their relationship to the Germanic tribes and the Roman Army is taken from the author's dissertation on Lord of the Rings. “Tolkien, the philologist, seems to stress the importance of language as a cornerstone to Elvendom and acculturation. In the Roman world, it was likewise especially important in the Romanization process to adopt Latin as the official language.”
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This analyst recently had a chance to talk to Eli Crane, an impressive Republican candidate for the Arizona 1st Congressional District. Our impression? This is exactly the kind of citizen legislator we need in Congress.
Crane Is An Incredible Person
Crane is a husband, dad, and believing Christian. He’s a brand ambassador for Sig Sauer and hails from Arizona. No carpetbagger he. He has an interesting story when it comes to his military service.
Like this analyst and my father, Crane quit college to join the military. He went to BUDS, SEAL school, and didn’t make it the first time out. He regrouped and was stationed aboard the USS Gettysburg for over two years. In 2004, matured now, he went back to BUDS and passed with Class 256.
He was assigned to SEAL Team 3, Bravo platoon, in 2006. He served with courage and was then assigned to Delta platoon. This was the same platoon as “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. Crane was there 2006-2008.
He spent 2008-2010 in Fallujah, Iraq. Not exactly easy duty. He transferred to recruiting duty after that and went on to finish his Navy career with a maritime operations detachment for two years.
That service alone qualifies him for Congress. Like Derrick Van Orden, Joe Kent, and Dan Crenshaw, these men have earned their place in American leadership. If only most of our elected leaders shared their bravery and commitment to duty.
Crane not only brings his military service to the table, he’s an entrepreneur too. He runs a vet-owned company called Bottle Breacher. It takes military equipment and refashions it into gifts for guys. Pretty cool.
He went on “Shark Tank” with the concept and got a big thumbs up from Mark Cuban. Bottle Breacher has done over $20 million in sales. That kind of perspective, that of an entrepreneur, is sorely lacking in Congress.
Why Is Crane Running For Congress?
Why is Crane running for Congress? Like so many of us, he’s frustrated about the state of government. As such, he and his wife Jen are worried about the future of their two daughters. Crane thinks there are not enough men and women of conviction, character, and courage in Congress.
He can see the ongoing invasion of our southern border. In Arizona he must get an eyeful of it. Eli Crane understands the geopolitical and domestic consequences of the Biden Bugout from Afghanistan and wonders if the consequences include new attacks on US soil.
Election integrity means a great deal to him, as does stopping the radical left and their programs of mandatory masks and vaccines. As a SEAL and a businessman, his experience gives him the outlook that needs to be brought to bear on these issues.
Crane Is Exactly Who We Need In Congress
2022 is probably going to be a good year for Republicans. But it won’t come easy. Only by working hard to elect people like Eli Crane can we stop Joe Biden and the socialist Democrats. This analyst and this publication wish him godspeed and good hunting.
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This piece was written by David Kamioner on September 3, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
While a clear majority of Americans believe President Biden needs to resign over the debacle in Afghanistan, an even greater number think he should be impeached.
Rasmussen presented respondents with a quote from Senator Lindsey Graham and asked if they agree with the notion.
Graham (R-SC), in an interview with Newsmax last week, said he believes Biden “deserves” to be impeached.
“I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached because he’s abandoned thousands of Afghans who fought with us and he’s going to abandon some American citizens because he capitulated to the Taliban to a 31 August deadline,” said Graham.
A significant number of people – 60 percent – agree with that statement, according to the new poll. Only 37 percent disagree with the notion that Biden should be impeached.
Another question presented to voters demonstrates the absolute dire straits America finds itself currently in when it comes to leadership.
Rasmussen:52% want Biden to resign 39% opposed; 60% want him impeached 37% no; Harris unqualified to be President 58%-47% not at all qualified: 38% she is qualified: there you have the American dilemma-confused, incompetent and dishonest at top-even more frightening at number 2
President Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal culminated in a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 13 U.S. service members and roughly 200 Afghans, and left an untold number of Americans behind enemy lines.
Despite the bad polling numbers and the express wishes of the American people, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the sentiment that President Biden would resign or be impeached.
“Well, look, the president is not going to be removed from office,” McConnell predicted. “There’s a Democratic House, a narrowly Democratic Senate. That’s not going to happen.”