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Is Your Congressman One Of The 289 Who Just Voted To Stop Syrian Refugees From Coming To America?

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Here’s the list of Congressmen who voted to make it nearly impossible for Syrian refugees to come to America. 

By a vote of 289-137, the House this afternoon voted to effectively suspend the program that allows Syrian and Iraqi refugees from coming to America. These are people who are fleeing a brutal civil war, and violence from ISIS, desperately need our help, and yet 289 U.S. Congressmen decided to turn their backs on some of the world’s most needy.

In total, 60 million people have been displaced. America was going to take a paltry 10,000. Even France has committed – even after the attacks last week – to taking 30,000. 

The bill of course was titled in Washington speak as the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015, or the American SAFE Act of 2015. 

Shockingly, 47 Democrats were among those who voted for the bill, HR 4038. And even more shockingly, three members of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, Jared Polis (D-CO), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) were among those voting in favor of this obscene legislation.

LOOK: House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill To Reject Syrian Refugees

On Twitter, many LGBT activists are furious with the three Equality Caucus members. Author, SIRIUSXM Progress radio host and Huffington Post editor-at-large Michelangelo Signorile rightly offered some strong words:

As did others:

While voting for the bill is indeed reprehensible, the three Equality Caucus members are not alone.

Here’s the full list of 47 Democrats who voted for this bill, and deserve our contempt for this action:

Pete Aguilar (CA-31)

Brad Ashford (NE-02)

Ami Bera (CA-07)

Sanford Bishop (GA-02)

Julia Brownley (CA-26)

Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

John Carney (DE-AL)

Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

Jim Cooper (TN-05)

Jim Costa (CA-16)

Joe Courtney (CT-02)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

John Delaney (MD-06)

Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)

Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)

John Garamendi (CA-03)

Gwen Graham (FL-02)

Gene Green (TX-29)

Janice Hahn (CA-44)

Jim Himes (CT-04)

Steve Israel (NY-03)

Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Bill Keating (MA-09)

Ron Kind (WI-03)

Annie Kuster (NH-02)

Jim Langevin (RI-02)

Dan Lipinski (IL-03)

Dave Loebsack (IA-02)

Stephen Lynch (MA-08)

Sean Maloney (NY-18)

Patrick Murphy (FL-18)

Rick Nolan (MN-08)

Donald Norcross (NJ-01)

Scott Peters (CA-52)

Collin Peterson (MN-07)

Jared Polis (CO-02)

Kathleen Rice (NY-04)

Raul Ruiz (CA-36)

Tim Ryan (OH-13)

Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

David Scott (GA-13)

Terri Sewell (AL-07)

Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)

Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Marc Veasey (TX-33)

Filemon Vela (TX-34)

Tim Walz (MN-01)

 

Below is the complete list. If your Congressman is one of the “AYES,” they voted for the bill. Consider picking up the phone or emailing your representative and explaining why you’re disappointed or they won’t have your vote next year.

 

Image by David Saddler via Flickr and a CC license

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Dismisses ‘Real Small, Minor Number’ of Rapes Requiring Abortions

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) declined to say on Sunday if he would sign a bill removing abortion exceptions for rape because they only represent a “real small, minor number” of cases.

During an interview on Fox News, host Mike Emmanuel asked Reeves if he would remove the abortion exceptions for rape in Mississippi.

Reeves sidestepped the question by insisting that the bill would never make it through the legislature.

“There’s a lot of effort, particularly in Washington and other places mainly by the Democrats, to try to talk only about the real small, minor number of exceptions that may exist,” he complained. “Over 90% of all abortions that are done in America, some 63 million babies aborted since Roe was wrongly decided in 1973, over 90% of those are elective abortions.”

Reeves argued that the “far-left” should not be talking about “all these exceptions and minor numbers.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

 

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Trump Hinted Jan. 6 Would Be His ‘Last-Ditch’ Attempt to Overturn the Election Results: Filmmaker Alex Holder

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In an interview with the Guardian’s Hugo Lowell, a British documentary maker who was filming behind-the-scenes footage in Donald Trump’s White House on Jan 6th claimed he knew something bad was about to happen before supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives.

Alex Holder, whose film crew was on hand and filming Trump and his children Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka on Jan 6th, stated there was a feeling among his people that something momentous was about to happen.

According to Lowell, “Holder was there for it all: three sit-down interviews with Trump, including one at the White House, numerous other interviews with Trump’s adult children, private conversations among top aides and advisers before the election, and around the Capitol itself as it got stormed.” adding, “The access to Trump, and listening to him and his inner circle, led him to suspect that the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election would somehow culminate in some event at the Capitol on 6 January.”

Asked about what his feeling was prior to the riot that engulfed the Capitol building, Holder explained, “I wasn’t 100% sure, but it was sort of a feeling, so we prepared for that thing to happen. The reason we thought January 6 was because, in Trump’s mind, the last-ditch effort was to stop the process” of the vote certification by Congress.

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He elaborated, “That ceremonial process that takes place in Congress on January 6, he felt, was the last time where he could, in his mind, stop the election going to the wrong person, as it were. The rhetoric that was coming out was that the election was rigged, [that] we need to fight.”

According to the Guardian report, Holder has, “testified for about four hours behind closed doors last week about his roughly 100 hours of footage, used for an upcoming documentary titled Unprecedented, and turned over to House investigators the parts demanded in a subpoena compelling his cooperation.”

Lowell added, “Holder said he additionally did a one-to-one interview with then-vice president Mike Pence, including a scene where Pence briefly reviews an email about the 25th amendment – which concerns the removal of a US president – which was privately discussed among senior White House officials in the wake of the Capitol attack.”

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Meadows Allegedly Behind Possible Attempt at Witness Intimidation of Cassidy Hutchinson: Reports

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Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide and advisor to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, may be the victim of attempted witness intimidation, and the person who may have attempted to intimidate her may be her former boss.

The Guardian on Friday reports “Hutchinson received at least one message tacitly warning her not to cooperate with the House January 6 select committee from an associate of former chief of staff Mark Meadows.”

That message, according to both CNN and The Guardian, was delivered at the direction of Mark Meadows, according to sources both news outlets cite.

READ MORE: Secret Service Agents Confirm Details Hutchinson Shared About Trump Demanding to Be Taken to US Capitol Jan. 6

One of the messages that the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack posted at the end of Hutchinson’s testimony read: “[A person] let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.”

According to The Guardian, “The redaction was ‘Meadows,’ the sources said.”

READ MORE: Trump Declares Hutchinson ‘Totally Discredited’ as Former Aide Says Someone in His Orbit Tried to Influence Her Testimony

CNN similarly reports: “One of [the] people who may have been trying to influence Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony did so at the behest of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with information gathered by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection.”

Citing multiple sources CNN reports “the ‘person’ referred to in the message, which was redacted in the version projected on a screen during the hearing, was Meadows.”

Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi Friday afternoon on MSNBC said there is “no question” that message constitutes “an attempt to intimidate a witness. No question about it,” he stressed.

“When you then add that to the fact that it appears that they provided, her initial attorney to her, Cassidy Hutchinson, you now have a without a doubt, predication to open a federal witness tampering investigation,” Figliuzzi added.

Thursday on Twitter Figliuzzi wrote: “This is witness tampering. Cassidy Hutchinson was the target. They picked the wrong young woman.”

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