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Oklahoma Bill Calls for Impeachment of President Barack Obama for Protecting Transgender Students

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Resolution States President Has No ‘Authority Whatsoever Over the Public Education System’

Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday filed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for protecting transgender students. Last week the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education issued a letter to all public schools stating transgender students cannot be discriminated against. That directive states trans students must be allowed to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.

SCR 43 requests Oklahoma’s U.S. Representatives “to file articles of impeachment against the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of Education,” it reads. The resolution goes on to call for the impeachment of “any other federal official liable to impeachment, who has exceeded his or her constitutional authority with respect to the letter referenced in this resolution.”

That letter of course being the guidance instructing public schools to not discriminate against trans students.

Why? How is it Oklahoma lawmakers think they can do this?

Their right to call for the impeachment of the President and his Cabinet Secretaries, they believe, is “based upon the grounds that the Constitution of the United States does not grant the executive branch of the federal government any authority whatsoever over the public education system, nor over the use of restrooms or other facilities thereof.”

Oklahoma lawmakers should spend some time reading the Constitution and the laws that authorize the President, Attorney General, and Secretary of Education to take the actions they have.

The resolution goes on to “condemns the actions of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education” for protecting transgender students.

Why?

Protecting trans students is “contrary to the values of the citizens of Oklahoma and to the interests of public safety.”

Mull that over for a few minutes. And remember we’re talking about children.

The resolution is sponsored by Republican Sen. Anthony Sykes and Republican Rep. John Bennett.

 

Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr
Hat tip: Chase Strangio

 

 

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Trump Off for Long Weekend of $250,000 Per Person Fundraisers – and One at Don Jr. And Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Hamptons Home

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President Donald Trump is on a long four-day weekend of campaign fundraisers, despite his Ohio trip yesterday to a Whirlpool factory being an “official” White House event. The president is expected to raise $15 million by Sunday.

Thursday night after raking in $5 million at a re-election campaign fundraiser, Trump returned not to the White House but to his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is expected to stay through Sunday.

The Trump and Biden campaigns are now close in cash on hand, even though the president had been hauling in far more funds until June, when Biden beat him by $10 million.

On Sunday Trump will visit the Deal, New Jersey home of his late friend, real estate developer Stanley Chera, who died in April of the coronavirus at the age of 77. Trump will headline a 100-person multi-million dollar fundraiser there.

“According to an internal invitation sent to likely donors, to meet the President at a round-table is a whopping $250,000,” The Yeshiva World was first to report. “Cheaper options which include photo opportunities and a reception are $35,000, and a smaller option is $5,600.”

High dollar tickets aren’t the only price of entry.

“For fundraisers with the President, the White House Medical Unit and U.S. Secret Service evaluate all attendees in order for them to gain access to the event,” an official told CNBC. “All attendees must [test] negative for COVID-19 on the day of the event, complete a wellness questionnaire and pass a temperature screening.”

On Saturday Trump heads to the Hamptons home of his son, Donald Trump, Jr., and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. The former Fox News personality is the chair of the Trump Victory finance committee. She was diagnosed with the coronavirus in early July.

“For Trump’s Saturday afternoon event, tickets start at $50,000 for guests take part in a photo op and watch the president’s remark[s],” CNBC adds. “A ticket for $100,000, get[s] an attendee a seat at a roundtable discussion with Trump. The later event on Saturday will cost up to $500,000 per couple to gain entrance.”

An estimated 30 million Americans are still unemployed, and on Thursday more than 2000 people died of the coronavirus, the highest number since May. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been infected, and more than 162,000 Americans have died.

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‘You Are the Crime’: Trump Mocked for Calling Fake ‘Spygate’ the ‘Biggest Scandal’ – and Hoping It’s ‘Coming Soon’

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President Donald Trump kicked off his three-day long golf resort weekend at Bedminster with a tweetstorm going after a wide variety of topics, including Joe Biden, while retweeting messages of praise for himself.

But one notable tweet did not escape scrutiny, calling the fake “spygate” hoax “the biggest political crime and scandal in American history.”

“Hopefully,” he concluded, strangely, “for the good of our Country, it is coming soon!”

Here’s how many are mocking the commander-in-chief:

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‘Falwell Should Step Down’: GOP Leader Calls for Liberty University to Find a New President After ‘Appalling’ Behavior

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The vice-chair of the House Republican Caucus called for Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. to step down.

“Jerry Falwell Jr’s ongoing behavior is appalling,” Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) posted on Twitter.

“As a Music Faculty Advisory Board Member and former instructor [at Liberty University], I’m convinced Falwell should step down,” Walker said.

“None of us are perfect, but students, faculty, alumni and [the Liberty University choir] deserve better,” he explained.

Walker was a baptist pastor prior to his political career.

Falwell, Jr. has been in a scandal ofter posting — and then deleting — a picture of him holding a woman who is not his wife on a yacht — with both of the pants unbuttoned.

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