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Kim Davis Files New Motion Claiming She Is Facing ‘Immediate And Substantial Harm And Consequences’

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Kim Davis claims she has sustained “irreparable injury” in a lawsuit she filed against the governor of Kentucky, because he told her to do her job.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is embroiled in several federal lawsuits. The one that put her behind bars for six days on a contempt of court charge was filed by four same-sex and different-sex couples wanting to marry. On Monday we’ll see if she abides by the judge’s order and does not interfere in the issuance of marriage licenses. In another lawsuit, a same-sex couple is suing her after being denied a license six times. 

But she also is suing the Governor of Kentucky after he met not with Kim Davis, but with another county clerk, Casey Davis, who is also refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, claiming to do so would be a violation of his religious liberty.

Casey Davis met with Governor Steve Beshear on July 9 for an hour to discuss the issue. The governor refused to call a special session of the legislature and refused to make any changes. Gov. Beshear told Casey Davis he could do his job or resign.

Kim Davis took that “order” – note, the governor has no power over county clerks, as they are elected officials – and sued the governor, claiming his order was a violation of her First Amendment rights.

Gov. Beshear has petitioned the 6th Circuit to dismiss the case.

Today, Kim Davis’ attorneys filed a motion opposing the governor’s request to toss the case out.

Its contents are beyond the pale.

Davis claims that the District Judge’s refusal to stay his decision ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all couples regardless of gender has permitted “immediate and irreparable injury to her individual religious liberty and free speech rights.”

She, or her attorneys, also claim Davis is “facing immediate and substantial harm and consequences for exercising her individual constitutional and statutory rights.”

Last week, before she was placed in contempt of court and jailed, Davis’ lawyers told Judge Bunning her compliance with his order to issue licenses was “factually impossible.”

Monday, when Davis is scheduled to return to work, should prove interesting.

 

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Watch: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Loses It On Mike Huckabee Over His Kim Davis Religious Hypocrisy

 

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Calls Grow for Expulsion of ‘Insurrectionist’ and ‘Enemy of Democracy’ Josh Hawley After He Roadblocks Biden DHS Pick

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‘On the Side of Terrorists and Insurrectionists’

Americans are once again ramping up calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to be expelled from the United States Senate after he announced he will block quick consideration of incoming President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Dept. of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Hawley was one of the leaders of the movement that led to the January 6 insurrection, during which 5 people died. An infamous image of him standing outside the U.S. Capitol that day with his fist raised in the air has circulated countless times on the internet. Many, including his state’s top newspaper, has said he has “blood on his hands” while calling for him to resign.

Homeland Security has not had a Senate-confirmed Secretary in nearly two years, since Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation in April of 2019. The massive $52 billion agency created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks is charged with fighting terrorism and homeland security threats, securing U.S. borders, securing cyberspace and critical infrastructure, preserving and upholding the nation’s prosperity and economic security, strengthening preparedness and resilience, according to its website.

On Tuesday Senator Hawley said Mayorkas, who is eminently qualified – including having served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 – had not “adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border.”

In response to Hawley’s actions today and seditious role in the attempted coup, Americans, including political experts, are demanding Hawley’s expulsion from the Senate.

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Trump to Say ‘The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning’ in Often False But Final Remarks as President

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President Donald Trump will deliver a final speech Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to tell America that “the movement we started is only just beginning.” He will release a video at 4 PM ET.

CNN’s Jim Acosta says in Trump’s remarks “he takes no responsibility for inciting that mob” that attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup on January 6.

“He does not accept that he lost the election to Joe Biden,” the CNN anchor adds, “which would undercut the lie that he told for weeks and weeks.”

It does not appear Trump will mention Joe Biden’s name, he continued, saying Trump appears to be “carrying on the sore-loserism” he has had since Election Day.  “This appears to be the bare minimum one would expect from an outgoing president.”

Trump, according to multiple reports, is also expected to say, “This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”

He reportedly will also say:

“The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves – a loss of confidence in our national greatness.”

“America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.”

“We restored American Strength at home—and American leadership abroad.”

“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

“We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.”

Many of these excerpts are flat-out lies:

UPDATE –
Here’s the video:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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National Guard Members ‘Relieved of Duty’ Before Inauguration Over Vetting Concerns: Reports

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About a dozen members of the National Guard have been “relieved of duty” prior to Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden, after vetting of the 25,000 troops deployed to Washington, D.C. began.

Different reasons for removal are being reported.

“The officials say some of this was based on routine background checks against criminal history database. Some was also based on concerns raised by fellow guard members about statements they heard. This was a matter of zero tolerance, these officials say,” , NBC News’ Pete Williams is reporting, according to NBC News colleague Geoff Bennett.

But earlier Tuesday ABC News and other outlets reported that several National Guard members had ties to extremist groups.

“Two Army National Guard members have been removed from the inauguration security mission after vetting found they had ties to far-right fringe groups,” ABC reported.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports 12 National Guard members were removed over ties to extremist groups.

“Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to two U.S. officials. There was no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, they said.”

On Monday Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott expressed anger on news National Guard members were being vetted.

“This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Gov. Abbott cried. “No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard.”

No state’s National Guard has been singled out or identified.

 

 

 

 

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