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US Senator To NOM Chairman: ‘I Don’t Believe You’re In The World Of Reality’ (Video)

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin last week slammed the chairman of NOM during a Senate hearing.

Isn’t it interesting how the people who are the most anti-gay are the exact same people who are the most anti-immigrant?

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration and President Barack Obama’s executive order that would allow about five million undocumented immigrants to temporarily but legally work and pay taxes in the U.S.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin spelled out the three simple choices facing America: Leave the current situation in place, forcing millions to live in daily fear of deportation – including splitting up families, or, quoting former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, “self-deportation,” forcing about 11 million to mass deport, or President Obama’s choice.

John Eastman, the chairman of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and a law professor was one invited by the GOP to speak to the committee. Which is stunning in itself, as Eastman once joked that it “may be a good thing” if Iran were to drop a nuclear bomb on New York.

In the end, Dr. Eastman chose option number two: mass deportation of 11 million immigrants – a situation that would actually throw the American economy into chaos, not to mention the cost to families and even human lives.

Sen. Durbin concluded his back-and-forth with Dr. Eastman by stating, “I don’t believe you’re in the world of reality.”

Saying that this is a “nation of laws,” Eastman, seemingly agitated, decried what he sees as America becoming a “lawless society” if President Obama executes his executive order on immigration. 

But Eastman, as chairman of NOM, has other ideas when it comes to being a “nation of laws.”

For example, under Eastman, NOM president Brian Brown sent a mass fundraising email urging Gov. Sam Brownback “to defend and uphold Kansas’s marriage amendment” – and ignore the federal ruling that struck down Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.

But Eastman has also presided over and defended NOM’s illegal refusal to divulge its donors as part of state campaign finance laws. The State of Maine, for example, imposed on NOM the highest fine for this violation ever: $50,000. It is not believed NOM has yet paid that fine.

NOM also routinely labels judges who strike down marriage bans “lawless,” but it’s clear who the real culprit is.

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‘I Will Not Stand by Silently’: Sotomayor Blasts SCOTUS Conservatives Over Their Latest Attack on Abortion Rights

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“The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed outrage at her conservative Supreme Court colleagues Thursday afternoon, after the six right wing jurists went one step further in attacking the constitutional guarantee of abortion.

Voting 6-3 against a women’s health care provider the Court denied a request by Texas Women’s Health, which provides abortion services, to change jurisdictions, which according to Justice Sotomayor the Court should have done.

“The lawsuit is now stalled with the Texas Supreme Court,” Rewire News reports.

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, a Supreme Court expert calls Sotomayor’s dissent “stunning.”

“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor writes. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee. I dissent.”

She begins her dissent by explaining the case:

“It has been over four months since Texas Senate Bill 8 (S. B. 8) took effect. The law immediately devastated access to abortion care in Texas through a complicated private-bounty-hunter scheme that violates nearly 50 years of this Court’s precedents.”

“Today, for the fourth time, this Court declines to protect pregnant Texans from egregious violations of their constitutional rights. One month after directing that the petitioners’ suit could proceed in part, the Court countenances yet another violation of its own commands. Instead of stopping a Fifth Circuit panel from indulging Texas’ newest delay tactics, the Court allows the State yet again to extend the deprivation of the federal constitutional rights of its citizens through procedural manipulation. The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”

In response the Guttmacher Institute, an organization focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, accused the Supreme Court of “once again putting ideology over the rule of law.”

 

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Ivanka Trump Responds to Committee’s Invite by Saying She Called for End to Violence – Leaves Out ‘Patriots’ Part

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Ivanka Trump is responding to her invitation from the January 6 Committee by issuing a statement that is being seen suggesting she has no intention of accepting. Earlier Thursday the Committee sent the former First Daughter and White House senior advisor a lengthy 11-page letter asking for her voluntary cooperation.

A statement from her spokesperson given to CNN White House Correspondent Kate Bennett references a tweet posted by Ivanka Trump the day of the attack on the Capitol – a tweet she was forced to delete after massive outrage.

“As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally,” the statement reads. “As she publicly stated at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately.”

But in the actual Ivanka Trump called the insurrectionists “American Patriots,” as CNN reported that day:

 

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Georgia Prosecutor Asks to Convene Special Grand Jury to Investigate Donald Trump’s Alleged Election Interference

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A Georgia county district attorney has requested to convene a special grand jury to assist in her investigation of Donald Trump‘s alleged election interference.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a letter to the county’s Superior Court chief judge writes that her office “has received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia’s administration of elections in 2020, including the State’s election of the President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions,” according to the Associated Press.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (photo) was forced to release audio of then-President Trump appearing to intimidate him into fixing the election in his favor.

Trump, in the audio, can be heard berating and threatening the Republican Secretary of State, demanding he “recalculate” the losing election results and “find 11,780 votes” for him, which would have enabled Trump to falsely be declared the winner. Raffensberger refused.

“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump told Raffensberger. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” he added, falsely. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”

Willis told the AP the scope of her investigation “includes — but is not limited to — a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.”

 

 

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