Republican Breaks Streak of Signing Every Anti-Choice Bill Sent to Her Desk
Governor Mary Fallin has just vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal in the state of Oklahoma. The anti-abortion Republican broke her streak of signing literally every single anti-choice bill sent to her desk. This bill, which was passed on Thursday, would have classified any abortion procedure as a felony and provided up to three years in jail if convicted.
Fallin did not veto the measure because it outlawed abortion, however. Ignoring that the Supreme Court has already ruled on the matter and it would have immediately been challenged and struck down as unconstitutional, Fallin said the measure was too “vague.”
Gov.Â Fallin vetoed the bill, saying it “is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,'” she said, according to CNN.
Fallin is widely considered to be a possible vice presidential candidateÂ to run with Donald Trump.
Also in Oklahoma yesterday:
Bill Lets Students Cite ‘Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs’ to Not Share Restrooms With Trans Kids
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The hard core conservative governor has been under fire the past 24 hours after a scathing grand jury report foundÂ egregious errors in Oklahoma executions last year. She may have timed the veto to change the narrative.Â
UPDATE I: 5:29 PM EDT â€“
The legislature can override the veto with a two-thirds majority.Â
UPDATE II: 5:32 PM EDTÂ â€“
OK Gov. Mary Fallin only vetoed the bill bc it was too vague, not because abortion is a personal, medical choice that should be protected.
â€” Becky Bogaczyk (@BeckyBogaczyk) May 20, 2016
Breaking: Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin discovers economics.
â€” Donald G. Carder (@theangrymick) May 20, 2016
This bill was so wildly unconstitutional even hard right-winger Mary Fallin didn’t want to waste taxpayer $ in court https://t.co/EBamNx2HkJ
â€” Who Framed Roger (@rog3r_d) May 20, 2016
We finally have it. An Oklahoma bill so stupid that even Mary Fallin would say “come on now, this is just silly.” https://t.co/6mBx2eJZbg
â€” MattLane nÃ©e Darkweb (@as_one_does) May 20, 2016
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
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Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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