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New Kentucky GOP Governor Fulfills Campaign Promise To Kim Davis

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Kentucky’s new Republican governor wasted no time in fulfilling a promise to county clerk Kim Davis.

After Kim Davis was elected Rowan County Clerk last year, she worked hard, from January to July, begging the state legislature to change the law and remove the requirement that the name and signature of the county clerk be included on a marriage license in order for it to be legal.

She failed.

Davis ultimately went to jail rather than comply with that law, and her name has never appeared on any marriage license of a same-sex couple, which she believes would be the same as saying she condones same-sex marriage.

Now, Kim Davis will never again need to worry about having her name and signature affixed to a marriage license of a same-sex couple.

Newly elected Governor Matt Bevin (photo, center, flanked by Davis and her husband) has kept his campaign promise to Davis, and just issued an executive order to circumvent state law. Now, even though Bevin, some say, does not the the legal authority to do so, marriage licenses will not have the county clerk’s name and signature on them in the state of Kentucky.

Many believe Bevin, who is only the second Republican to be elected governor in Kentucky in over 40 years, won because of his vocal support for Kim Davis.

Bevin, a Tea Party Republican who has never before held elected office, issued five executive orders today, including one that revokes the right of convicted felons who have completed their sentences to vote, a right granted by his Democratic predecessor.

“While I have been a vocal supporter of the restoration of rights, for example, it is an issue that must be addressed through the legislature,” Bevin told reporters today, ignoring that the same applies to marriage licenses.

Bevin had advocated for Davis while running for governor, visited her when she was in jail, and publicly asked outgoing Governor Steve Beshear to change the marriage license forms to accommodate Davis. Beshear refused, rightly stating that state lawmakers determine what must appear on that document.

In his first press conference after being elected, Bevin promised one of his first acts would be to make the changes Kim Davis had requested.

“One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form,” Bevin had promised.

 

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4 Top Trump-Supporting House Republicans ‘Demanding Answers’ on ‘Treatment’ of January 6 ‘Prisoners’

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The U.S. Dept.  of Justice arrested and charged over 500 people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many in a coordinated effort to overturn a free and fair election. DOJ expects to charge about 100 others as well.

“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol Attack will likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence,” the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. wrote in March, when the list of people to be charged was estimated at about 400, The Washington Post reported at the time.

On Tuesday, as the newly-minted U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack launches, holding its first day of events, four far right wing House Republicans – some of whom has been linked to white nationalists – will be holding a different type of event.

Instead of working to uncover and piece together all the information about what happened on Jan. 6, including what led up to the attempted coup, four GOP representatives – Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene – will hold a press conference on the “treatment” of the January 6 “prisoners,” suggesting they are “political prisoners,” which is false.

The four extremists will hold that press conference Tuesday at 1 PM, “demanding answers on the treatment of Jan. 6 prisoners” from Attorney General Merrick Garland, per a press release.

“This is taking place on the same day as the Jan. 6 select committee’s first hearing,” Forbes’ Andrew Solender reports. House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “is also holding a presser ahead of that to counterprogram.”

“The lawmakers have all pushed a baseless conspiracy theory that federal agents were behind the attack, with Gosar also casting slain rioter Ashli Babbitt – who was shot by law enforcement while trying to breach the House chamber – as a martyr,” Solender says in a Forbes article.

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‘Groveling Before White Supremacists’: GOP Senate Candidate Slammed for ‘Going Fully Anti-Semitic’

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A Republican candidate for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was both criticized for antisemitism and mocked for accidentally yet accurately linking extremism with conservatism on Monday.

Venture capitalist J.D. Vance, whose former boss, billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested $10 million in a PAC supporting him, posted the strange tweet attacking the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a civil rights organization dedicated to “monitoring, tracking and responding to antisemitism in the United States.” Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.”

He retweeted this post from disclose.tv and called the ADL “a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives.”

Some slammed Vance’s tweet as antisemitic:

Others just mocked him for accidentally speaking the truth about “extremist and hate movements.”

 

 

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Psaki Forced to Explain COVID Basics to Fox News Reporter Asking ‘Whose Fault’ Is It Pandemic Cases Spiking

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was forced to explain the basics of the coronavirus pandemic to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after he tried to blame the increase in COVID-19 cases on President Joe Biden, bt asking, “whose fault” is it that the numbers are “going in the wrong direction.”

Naturally, the answer is those who could be vaccinated yet are still refusing to do so.

“On COVID Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.

“Well,” Psaki replied, “I would say first what he was referring to is the fact that because there are still a large population of people in this country who were unvaccinated. And we have the most transmissible variants that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic that more people are getting sick with COVID, and that’s not, those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.”

Doocy works for one of the top conservative cable channels that possibly has spread more coronavirus and vaccine disinformation than almost any other.

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