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). ItÂ also calls on Kansas Attorney General Derek SchmidtÂ 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, GOPÂ Senator Steve Fitzgerald demanded a “return to sanity.”
“We have to return to that civilization â€” western civilization, Christendom â€” 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 belligerentÂ 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-JournalÂ 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,Â spoke “of forging an agreement with Gov. Sam Brownback to pardon anyone the Supreme Court might hold in contempt.”
â€œThis court doesnâ€™t have any intention of allowing this issue to be resolved,â€ Republican Senator Jeff Melcher told his colleagues. â€œTheyâ€™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.â€
Republican SenatorÂ Ty Masterson called the Supreme Court’s demand lawmakers fund schools properly, “extortion.”
The Topeka Capital-JournalÂ Wednesday morning reported once the resolution denouncing the President passed, the Senators “adjourned immediately afterward.”
Kansas Senate Democrats released this statement:Â
Senate Democrats believe taxpayer dollars have just been wasted on an election year charade over which bathroom students…
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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.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
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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