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Kansas Senate GOP Passes Resolution to Sue, Condemn Obama Over Trans Guidance, Fails to Fund Schools

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One Republican Calls Supreme Court Orders to Increase School Spending ‘Turds’

Kansas Senate Republicans spent their final day of this year’s session by passing a resolution, 30-8, condemning President Obama for his administration’s guidance to schools to not discriminate against transgender students, while deciding to not act to increase funding to schools despite the state Supreme Court’s ruling last week that current levels are not just illegal, but unconstitutional. All Democrats voted against the measure.

The resolution, as NCRM reported Wednesday, was sponsored by Senate GOP President Susan Wagle (photo). It also calls on Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to join the lawsuit filed last week by Texas, nine other states, and several other parties, that sues the Obama administration for that guidance. That lawsuit, the ACLU has stated, is illegal as states cannot sue the federal government over guidance.

Opposing the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender students, GOP Senator Steve Fitzgerald demanded a “return to sanity.”

“We have to return to that civilization — western civilization, Christendom — that we were lucky enough to have inherited from our parents and our grandparents. We have a responsibility, sacred responsibility to preserve and pass it on for our children and grandchildren and we are failing, badly,” Fitzgerald lamented.

GOP Senators on Wednesday before voting on the anti-Obama resolution were belligerent towards the state Supreme Court, angered that they were being told to increase funding to schools by another branch of government. If they don’t by June 30, the Supreme Court will close the schools.

Noting the very real possibility of a “constitutional crisis that could close schools in less than a month,” The Topeka Capital-Journal reports “Senate Republicans wrangled over potential responses” to the Supreme Court’s order they allocate more funds, “but were wildly divergent. Some wanted the Legislature to promptly respond and spend an additional $40 million.”

“Others mulled open defiance of the court,” the newspaper reports, noting in a stunning act of collusion the GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Mitch Holmes, spoke “of forging an agreement with Gov. Sam Brownback to pardon anyone the Supreme Court might hold in contempt.”

“This court doesn’t have any intention of allowing this issue to be resolved,” Republican Senator Jeff Melcher told his colleagues. “They’re going to continue dropping little turds like they have at the appropriate times to do everything they can to try to discredit the Legislature.”

Republican Senator Ty Masterson called the Supreme Court’s demand lawmakers fund schools properly, “extortion.”

The Topeka Capital-Journal Wednesday morning reported once the resolution denouncing the President passed, the Senators “adjourned immediately afterward.”

UPDATE –
Kansas Senate Democrats released this statement: 

Senate Democrats believe taxpayer dollars have just been wasted on an election year charade over which bathroom students…

Posted by Kansas Senate Democrats on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

 

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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:

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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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