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Tea Party GOP Rep Is Also an Ordained Southern Baptist Preacher Who Fully Supports HB2

U.S. Congressman Mark Walker blasted the NCAA Tuesday afternoon, calling officials at the college sports regulatory association “elitists” and charging them with attempting to extort North Carolina over Gov. Pat McCrory‘s anti-LGBT law HB2.

Calling Monday’s announcement by the NCAA – that it is moving all championship games out of North Carolina over HB2 – “disappointing and perplexing,” Rep. Walker praised his home state’s “distinguished record of hosting NCAA events, providing a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for athletes and fans.”

Walker, a freshman Tea Party Republican Congressman who is also an ordained Southern Baptist Preacher, fully supports the discriminatory law Gov. McCrory signed and has been defending for the past six months.

“We will not be intimidated by elitists who are attempting to extort and embarrass North Carolina for defending its citizens,” Rep. Walker said in a statement on his official U.S. House website. “If the NCAA wants to refuse to hold the tournament in the state with one of the richest collegiate sports histories and the fastest growing economy in the nation, that is their decision. For us, the privacy, safety and dignity of our women and children do not have a price tag.”

This is far from Walker’s first defense of HB2, which bans transgender people from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

In April, Walker called Bruce Springsteen a “bully” who “is known to be on the radical left,” after the rocker canceled a concert to protest HB2.

Walker is also known for his other extreme positions.

In 2014 he told voters he would be happy to start a war against Mexico to protect America’s borders. 

“I will tell you if you have foreigners who are sneaking in with drug cartels to me that is a national threat,” Walker told a Tea Party group in Sept. of 2014. “And if we got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don’t have a problem with that either. So yeah, whatever we need to do.”

 

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Bill Barr, the former Attorney General who served as then-President Donald Trump’s top protector, has spoken with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked by CBS News about a bombshell draft executive order directing the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, said: “We’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already. We have talked to Department of Defense individuals.”

“We are concerned that our military was part of this big lie on promoting that the election was false,” Thompson said Sunday morning on “Face the Nation.”

“So, if you are using the military to potentially seize voting machines, even though it’s a discussion, the public needs to know. We’ve never had that before.”

The draft memo was never formalized or enacted, and it is unknown who wrote it, but it was part of a massive, hard-fought document collection given to the Jan. 6 Committee by the National Archives after the Supreme Court refused to block its release. Trump tried for months to keep his official White House records from being released.

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Trump Instructed Michael Cohen to Make Sure Don Jr. Went to Jail Instead of Ivanka

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According to a report from Business Insider, Michael Cohen admitted on Saturday that Donald Trump instructed him in 2012 to make sure that Don Trump Jr. be the one to take the fall instead of Ivanka Trump during an investigation by Manhattan’s district attorney into lying about property sales.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Alex Witt, Cohen recalled that the former president was concerned about Ivanka’s well-being if she was sentenced to jail and that Don Jr. would handle it better.

According to the report, Cohen told the MSNBC host, “You may recall that there was the district attorney’s case here for Trump Soho where it was either Don or Ivanka was in very big trouble as a result of lying about the number of units that had been sold.”

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“And Donald said it to me – I mean I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t said directly to me – he goes ‘if one or the other has to go to prison, make sure that it’s Don because Don would be able to handle it, ” he continued.

Cohen later said that he doesn’t expect Ivanka to willingly appear before the House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection and claimed the first daughter would likely plead the 5th before explaining, “Ivanka is only interested in Ivanka.”

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Former president Donald Trump and his family are facing “existential” threats from ongoing criminal investigations in New York and Georgia, according to MSNBC political analyst and Trump biographer Tim O’Brien.

“I think you’re going to start to see this vice squeeze in,” O’Brien said Saturday. “The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain.”

“The Manhattan DA’s case has existential consequences to it,” O’Brien added. “Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That’s not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James’ prosecution, that’s a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there’s proof of that, there’s evidence.”

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