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Tea Party “Patriot” Michelle Malkin Will Trade Her Vote To Not Pay Taxes

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It’s called suffrage, the right to vote. As an American citizen, our right to vote is perhaps the most valuable of all our assets. So essential is it to the democratic process, the right to vote has been the subject for centuries of attempts to suppress it via a “poll tax,” via race, age, gender, or “previous condition of servitude” (read: slavery.)

Women’s suffrage was won in 1920. It had taken fifty years from the time blacks were allowed to vote (1870) until women were. Another forty-four years to outlaw those pesky poll taxes (1964,) and, finally, seven years after that to grant eighteen-year olds the right to vote (1971.)

Our citizens have fought long and hard for their right to vote.

So why is it that Michelle Malkin, who spends her days and nights arrogantly claiming to be an American “patriot,” who almost single-handedly spawned the Tea Party, that disconnected-from-reality group of disconnected citizens, is willing to give up her vote so she wouldn’t have to pay her taxes?

In, “House Votes to Allow Puerto Rico to Become 59th State,” Malkin last week wrote,

“It wouldn’t bother me in the least if I didn’t have representation in the House or Senate — I rarely do anyway — or couldn’t vote for president, if the tradeoff was that I didn’t have to pay US income taxes…”

(Of course, she was writing to stop Puerto Ricans from sharing the benefits of full American citizenship, including gaining the right to vote.)

Can you believe it? How patriotic! Is this how we “refresh the tree of Liberty,” Michelle? Give up one of the most prized possessions we have as free citizens, our right to vote, our right to say who makes the most essential decisions of democracy? And you would sell your votes for a few measly thousand dollars, Michelle?

Every time I think of Michelle Malkin, I think of a few things. I think what a terrible childhood she must have had, to have turned into the hate-monger that she is. I think, here’s a woman who is a U.S. citizen only because she was born on American soil, and yet she would take that right of citizenship away from others, including, evidently, herself, and by extension, her own children.

Here’s a woman who wrote, “the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to children of tourists and temporary workers … tourists, and to countless ‘anchor babies’ delivered by illegal aliens on American soil, undermines the integrity of citizenship…

Here’s a woman born to Philippine citizens, who wrote a book titled, “In Defense of Internment: The Case for ‘Racial Profiling’ in World War II and the War on Terror.”

(You’re familiar with American attempts at Asian “internment,” right?)

Here’s a woman, born to foreign national parents, who wrote a book titled, “Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces.”

Here’s a woman who claims to be a patriot, yet spends her days and nights writing about how she thinks most of America isn’t “American” enough. A woman who hates homosexuals, and anyone not fashioned from whatever she thinks is the “real America,” (which, by the way, would totally exclude her self.)

I also think, here’s a foul-mouthed woman whose stock in trade is hate, and who, along with her home-schooling husband, is raising children. And that scares me.

Now, I can also think, here’s a woman who would sell the very tool of democracy for a few measly bucks.

Yes, Michelle. How terribly “American.”

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McCarthy Sat for an Interview With Trump Jr. – One Bragged About an ‘Illegal’ Act, One Wished His Dad Would ‘Show Some’ Love

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), sat down for a freewheeling hour-long interview with Donald Trump Jr., the son of the one-term twice-impeached ex-president currently under multiple criminal investigations including for absconding with hundreds of classified intelligence documents.

McCarthy, who had to battle his own Republican caucus 15 times before finally being granted the Speaker’s gavel, is now tied even more to Donald Trump. Trump reportedly was “working the phones,” making calls to House Republicans for days – and even hours before the final vote – strong-arming them to support the weakened McCarthy.

In one segment of the interview, McCarthy tells Trump Jr., “you know what? I’ve been around you guys privately. It is a real family that has real love for one another. And really, it stems of what [Donald Trump] did as a father.”

READ MORE: Watch: Nancy Pelosi Says ‘I Have Absolutely No Intention of Seeing the Deadly Assault on My Husband’s Life’

Don Jr., a bit choked up, comes out and says point-blank he wishes his father would “show some of that” love.

“I appreciate that, ya know, I want him to show some of that.”

Just before those remarks, McCarthy, again praising Donald Trump, says he’s a great father and grandfather, claims none of the ex-president’s children are “into drugs,” “have problems,” or “laptops” – presumably a dig at Hunter Biden and his father, President Joe Biden.

“I’ve watched him too, the pride he has [in] his children – and this is what I’ll say to you: Look, raising a family is not easy. You know – you’re a great father. But they don’t see him as a grandfather – I see your kids walk up.”

READ MORE: ‘Deliberately Deceived the Nation’: Legal Experts Stunned by ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Report on How Barr and Durham Protected Trump

“But you know what? You think of your life, okay? He was successful,” McCarthy continued, praising the disgraced ex-president. “He comes from a successful life. I’ve watched all you kids, as brothers and sisters love one another. You’re not into drugs. You don’t have problems. You don’t have laptops. You don’t have these other things,” McCarthy claimed.

Trump Jr. interjected, saying, “According to the press I’m really into drugs.”

Also in that interview, McCarthy admitted to “flipping cars” (buying for one price, quickly selling at a higher price) when he was in college, only to say it was illegal.

“I didn’t have the athletics to get a scholarship. I went to junior college, which was a great school,” McCarthy says. “But while I’m going there, I meet this guy that owns a liquor store but has a car dealer license – I’ll let you figure out how I met him,”

“But one day I say, ‘I’ll give you 100 bucks if you take me to L.A.,’ because L.A. has these car auctions – you got to be a dealer to get in there.”

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“So I started going down there, I start flipping cars, to pay my way through college. I find out later it’s illegal but I don’t know why I do it, I’ve been an entrepreneur, right?”

Don Jr. again interjects, telling the camera, “By the way, just just so you understand. We may have to cut this. Nancy Pelosi is gonna try to figure out how to impeach you for doing something like that.”

Trump Jr. also criticized most members of Congress who he said don’t have the same “hustle” as he does. He claimed his father made him work minimum wage jobs and he worked “for tips,” which both agreed was important.

“Like, no one’s ever had to make payroll. No one’s gonna sign the front of a check as opposed to the back,” Trump Jr. complains.

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DOJ Signals It Is Conducting a Criminal Investigation of George Santos

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The U.S. Dept. of Justice Friday signaled it is conducting a criminal investigation of U.S. Rep. George Santos‘ campaign finances when it asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to pause its probe into the embattled New York freshman GOP lawmaker.

“The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressman’s campaign finances,” The Washington Post reports.

But NBC News goes one step further.

“Federal prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation into Rep.-elect George Santos, two law enforcement sources confirmed Thursday,” NBC states. “The probe by federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York is at least the second investigation into Santos.”

READ MORE: Another Santos Financial Concern: GOP Lawmaker Claims Campaign Paid WinRed Triple the Fees It Should Have

“The two sources confirmed that prosecutors are examining Santos’ finances, including potential irregularities involving financial disclosures and loans he made to his campaign as he was running for Congress,” NBC adds.

The Santos campaign this week, according to The Daily Beast, amended FEC filings that originally claimed about $625,000 in “personal” loans from the candidate’s personal funds were actually not from the candidates personal funds. Santos has since refused to state where the money came from.

DOJ also asked the FEC for any “relevant documents” for the Santos’ campaign, The Post noted.

READ MORE: Watch: Santos Responds to Report He Joked About Hitler, ‘The Jews’ and Black People

“Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday interviewed two people about Santos’s role in Harbor City Capital, an investment firm that was forced to shut down in 2021 after the SEC accused it of operating a ‘classic Ponzi scheme,'” according to The Post’s reporting.

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Watch: Nancy Pelosi Says ‘I Have Absolutely No Intention of Seeing the Deadly Assault on My Husband’s Life’

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U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the former Speaker of the House, told reporters she has no intention of watching just-released video of the almost fatal, brutal attack on her 82-year old husband, allegedly by a hammer-wielding, far-right conspiracy theory promoting extremist.

DePape had “posted antisemitic screeds and entries defending former President Donald Trump and Ye, the rapper formally known as Kayne West who recently made antisemitic comments,” CBS News reported one day after the attack.

Earlier Friday, before the video had been released by a judge’s order, Rep. Pelosi said did not know if she would watch the video.

Later, Friday afternoon, Pelosi said she would not.

READ MORE: Pelosi Attack Video Release Leads to Criticism of Musk, Right Wingers Who ‘Trafficked in Homophobic Conspiracy Nonsense’

“As you know, today there was a release of some information. I have not heard the 911 call. I have not heard the confession. I have not seen the break-in, and I have absolutely no intention of seeing the deadly assault on my husband’s life.”

Prosecutors have described the attack as “near-fatal.”

She also thanked “people for all of their prayers,” and for “asking about the progress my husband is making, and he is making progress, but it will take more time.”

Apparently choking up, she added that she would not be making any more statements about this case as it proceeds, except again to thank people and inform them of Paul’s progress.”

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