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Allen West, After Losing Re-Election, Now Is Concerned About Florida Voting Standards

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Tea Party Republican Rep. Allen West lost his re-election bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy, so now, all of a sudden, he is concerned about having “a fair electoral process for the constituents of congressional District 18.”

West has refused to concede, and even though the margin he lost by falls outside of the parameters that would trigger an automatic recount, West is demanding a costly hand count, paid for by Florida tax payers, including an impounding of all election materials, voting machines, and ballots — also costly, also paid for by Florida taxpayers.

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West was dead silent throughout the year as Florida Republican Governor and possible criminal Rick Scott spent months twisting Florida’s already warped elections systems, willy-nilly purging voters and slashing early voting times.

READ: Florida: Allen West Loses But Won’t Concede. Presidential Count Not Finished.

As America watched in horror the news footage of Florida residents standing lines for up to eight hours to “early vote,” over the past week, Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner were rushing to do nothing. In fact, Detzner told the press on election day that the elections process is “just about right.” Last year. Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that cut early voting almost in half.

And then, despite Florida elections laws and the Voting Rights Act, Governor Scott began purging voters from the rolls, a possible illegal act.

Big surprise: Of the thousands of voters Governor Scott purged or attempted to purge from the rolls, 87% were minorities, and 57% were Hispanic.

Where was Congressman Allen West then?

Did the man Florida voters elected to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives utter a word? No.

A look through Congressman West’s House website shows press releases including:

West Statement on the Anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution

Congressman West Condemns the Attack on the Sovereign Soil of our Nation

Another Disappointing Month by a Disappointing President’s Failed Polices

West Statement on President Obama’s Affront to the American Military

West Statement on July Jobs Report

Stop the Tax Hike!

Not a word about the intentional disenfranchisement of his constituents.

Not a word about the possibly illegal and partisan practices Governor Scott and his administration waged against the citizens of Florida.

Not a word during the early voting process about how his constituents were standing on lines for hours upon hours, by the hundreds, all over the state.

West did make time, as he so often does, to appear on Fox News‘ Fox & Friends to say:

“I think that you’re starting to see some nefarious actions already coming from the other side, because there’s been an incredible turnout from Republicans voters on the early voting down here in Florida.”

The Huffington Post reported:

As an example of supposed “shenanigans,” West pointed to a move by Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher to allow voters to cast absentee ballots in person as a way to work around Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s decision not to extend early voting.

But now that Congressman Allen West has lost his bid to retain his seat — after only one term — now he’s outraged with Florida’s electoral system.

This very well may be one of the few times the anti-government Allen West isn’t drawing a check paid for by your tax dollars.

Good luck in your new career, Mr. West.

 

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‘Jan. 6 Wasn’t a Fantasy’: Top Missouri Paper Says It’s ‘Long Past Time’ for Senate to Investigate Josh Hawley

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On Sunday, the editorial board of the St Louis Post-Dispatch called on the U.S. Senate Ethics Panel to investigate Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) over any possible involvement he may have had in the Jan 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Hawley, whose political future will be haunted by a photo of him giving a raised fist to insurrectionists as they stormed the halls of Congress has been excoriated by the paper’s editors multiple times, but Sunday’s call for an investigation ramps up their attacks on the home state senator.

According to the board, “Ten months after a group of Senate Democrats lodged ethics complaints into the conduct of Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas regarding their roles in sparking the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the Senate Ethics Committee has shown no sign of movement.,” with the editors saying it is “long past time” to take a hard look at both Republican senators.

“Jan. 6 wasn’t a fantasy; it was real, and the culpability of these two senators must be determined,” they wrote. “Hawley and Cruz were the only two senators to object to certification of Joe Biden’s clear victory in the 2020 election results, citing (with zero evidence) supposed concerns about the election’s integrity. That was the same baseless, toxic nonsense then-President Donald Trump had been spewing since before the election. Such talk whipped up the mob of Trump loyalists to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6.”

Related: Lauren Boebert needs to be subpoenaed to explain her ‘violent revolution’ Jan 6th tweets: MSNBC contributor

Adding, “Even after the violence, he persisted in voting with just five other senators to continue promoting Trump’s big lie that Biden’s win was illegitimate,” the editors wrote, “If he had an ounce of honor, he’d have heeded our Jan. 7 call for his resignation (we certainly weren’t alone on that). But at this point, why even talk about honor?”

Writing that, “Just because there’s a mechanism in place allowing senators to object to election results doesn’t mean it’s OK for Hawley to abuse that process for crass political gain,” the editorial concluded, “Hawley and Cruz have the right to defend themselves from the allegations — but so far, they haven’t even had to. The Ethics Committee should stop sitting on this.”

You can read the whole piece here.

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‘Hang on a Minute’: Chuck Todd Confronts GOP Governor Who Wants ‘Liberty’ for Vaccines but Not for Abortion

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NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday challenged Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS) over his push to deny abortion rights for women while insisting that people should have control over their own bodies when it comes to vaccines.

During an interview on Meet the Press, Todd noted that Reeves had recently championed “freedom and individual liberty” when it comes to vaccine mandates.

“Why should the state of Mississippi tell a woman what they should do with their body?” Todd asked. “Why shouldn’t they have that individual freedom on their body particularly in the first 20 weeks [of pregnancy].”

“The far left loves to scream ‘my body, my choice,'” Reeves replied. “And what I would submit to you, Chuck, is you absolutely ignore the fact that in getting an abortion, there is an actual killing of an innocent unborn child that is in that womb.”

Reeves went on to insist that fetuses should be considered “babies” at 15 weeks of age.

“Those babies at 15 weeks can feel pain,” he argued. “The difference between vaccine mandates and abortions is vaccines allow you to protect yourself. Abortions actually go in and kill other American babies.”

“But vaccines are not about yourself,” Todd interrupted. “Hang on a minute. A vaccine is about protecting a larger community. A vaccine is about preventing spread. You could argue a vaccine mandate is a pro-life position.”

“You could certainly argue that, Chuck,” Reeves agreed. “The vaccine may not keep you from getting the virus. It may not keep you from spreading the virus but it can keep you from ending up in the hospital. That’s what’s been proven during this delta surge that we’ve seen in America.”

He added: “Conversely, when you’re talking about the pro-life position of protecting unborn babies, let’s put it also in perspective, the fact is that during this very horrible and challenging time since I was sworn into office in January of 2020, Chuck, we’ve had 800,000 American lives lost because of Covid. And my heart aches for every single one of those individuals that has died because of Covid … But since Roe was enacted, 62 million American babies have been aborted and have therefore been killed.”

Watch the video below from NBC.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Demonstrating ‘The Depth of Power She Has Over Kevin McCarthy’: Politico Reporter

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Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning, Politico’s Rachael Bade explained that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s overwhelming desire to become the leader of a Republican Party-dominated House has put him at the mercy of the demands and whims of extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

As the plans for the 2022 midterm elections ramp up, and political prognosticators are saying a GOP House takeover is highly likely, McCarthy’s path to staying leader is not certain with the far-right wing of the party balking at just handing the California Republican the gavel.

As Bade explained to CNN’s Christi Paul, Taylor Green is just now starting to feel her power over McCarthy grow.

“What is the takeaway for Kevin McCarthy?” Paul asked. “Particularly, I have to point out that after last night, Marjorie Taylor Greene said she tweeted that she got off a good call with him. spent time talking about problems not only for the country. ‘I like what he has planned ahead.’ Two different — two different points of view from her and in a 24 to 48-hour period. What do you make of that?”

“Look, I think Kevin McCarthy has a really long year ahead of him,” Bade suggested. “You’re right, the midterms are far away. That vote for him to become speaker is a long way off, but Marjorie Taylor Greene is just starting to realize the depth of power she actually has over Kevin McCarthy.”

“This is a man who has wanted to be Speaker for a decade,” she continued. “He needs her vote, he needs her support in order to get the gavel. I think what you’ll be seeing for the next few months, for a year, anytime Kevin McCarthy does anything to infuriate Marjorie Taylor Greene or infuriates [Donald] Trump — they’re going to be lording it over his head.”

“He’s got this real bind right now, he’s going to be in this pickle for a very long time,” she later added.

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