â€œWomen Already Have Equal Rights in This Country,â€ the Senior Trump Adviser Wrote
Stephen Miller, the White House senior adviser known for his insistence that the presidentâ€™s power â€œwill not be questionedâ€ and for his role in shaping the Trump administrationâ€™s immigration policy, will reportedly now also work with Ivanka Trump on womenâ€™s issues.
The addition to Millerâ€™s portfolio, Politico reported, follows the senior adviserâ€™s decision to distance himself from White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and gain fervor from Trumpâ€™s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Citing seven White House officials, the report advised that Miller aims to do so by working with Kushnerâ€™s wife and Trumpâ€™s daughter Ivanka on â€œfamily leave, child care and womenâ€™s issues.â€
â€œWomen already have equal rights in this country,â€ Miller wrote, advising that women â€œlove to proclaimâ€ that they make less than men in the workforce. â€œThey enjoy all the same protections and liberties as men. What feminists demand now is equal results. Case in point: correcting the pay gap.â€
Miller insisted in the column that â€œwomen also choose lower-paying professions,â€ citing that â€œeducated women are far more likely than educated men to go into service fields such as teaching and social workingâ€ rather than others that â€œdonâ€™t pay nearly as well as careers in business.â€
He further discussed the sacrifices of men â€“ namely, â€œplumbing toilets, cleaning up sewers [and] picking up garbage.â€ According to Miller, â€œmen do the lionâ€™s share of the hazardous work.â€
The senior adviser to Donald Trump further insisted that women were less likely to ask for raises than men, that they entered the work force more recently and are therefore â€œless credentialed,â€ and that women may even have the audacity to â€œtake off several years after having a child and so on.â€
He called the effort to equalize pay and close the wage gap a â€œgrave concern,â€ as any potential legislation to do so would make it possible for â€œany employee who doesnâ€™t get a raise and happens to be a woman to bring her boss into court.â€ Women donâ€™t realize, he said, that bosses simply want to â€œrun a successful business.â€
He cautions women that closing the pay gap could force them to give up their meaningful careers or force them to work longer hoursâ€”thus not allowing them to spend time with their families. They would have to â€œ[give] up the joy of being home during [their] childâ€™s first years of life,â€ he lamented.
Miller insisted in the column that he isnâ€™t a chauvinistâ€”rather, he is chivalrous. â€œThe truth is,â€ he wrote, â€œeven in modern-day America, there is a place for gender roles.â€
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose mission is â€œadvancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research,â€ Â found in their 2017 â€œSimple Truth about the Gender Pay Gapâ€ report that women are expected to reach pay equity with men in the year 2059.Â
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Watch: Nazis and Proud Boys Clash With Anti-Fascists Outside Texas Church Hosting Drag Queen Bingo
Authorities from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department responded to an anti-LGBTQ protest outside a Texas church on Saturday.
“First Christian Church Katy is hosting a drag bingo fundraiser benefiting the ministry’s Transparent Closet, a free boutique aimed at helping young people in the LGBTQ community in the largely conservative west Houston suburb,” Jay R. Jordan reported for Axios on Friday. “Protect Texas Kids, led by North Texas’ self-described “Christian fascist” Kelly Neidert, plans to protest outside the church, according to a Facebook event from the group.”
The report noted anti-fascist activists were planning a counterprotest.
“Neidert’s protests have drawn support from neo-Nazis and other anti-LGBTQ groups,” Axios reported. “Men in Nazi regalia and alleged Proud Boys wearing Buc-ee’s masks joined Neidert’s protest outside a drag brunch at Hamburger Mary’s downtown in July.”
On Saturday, Jordan posted a video clip from the scene.
“Proud Boys and Kelly Neidert’s Protect Texas Kids are in Katy, Texas, protesting a drag bingo fundraiser at First Christian Church. PB and Houston antifascists just clashed. Heavy police presence dividing the two groups now,” he reported.
He noted “Houston’s Nazis” had arrived and police formed a line between the two sides.
“The group of Nazis appear to be leaving the protest, sporting for the first time today a flag with a swastika. Proud Boys and Patriot Front have also left,” he reported.
Proud Boys and Kelly Neidert’s Protect Texas Kids are in Katy, Texas, protesting a drag bingo fundraiser at First Christian Church. PB and Houston antifascists just clashed. Heavy police presence dividing the two groups now pic.twitter.com/5p4EgD88mT
— Jay R. Jordan (@jayrjordan) September 24, 2022
Houston’s Nazis are here pic.twitter.com/2Rn2zUxfFj
— Jay R. Jordan (@jayrjordan) September 24, 2022
The group of Nazis appear to be leaving the protest, sporting for the first time today a flag with a swastika. Proud Boys and Patriot Front have also left pic.twitter.com/hJFBhgPAC6
— Jay R. Jordan (@jayrjordan) September 25, 2022
Image: Proud Boys in Washington, D.C. (Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com)
‘Pretty Big ‘A-Ha’ Moment’: J6 Staffer Reveals White House Switchboard Called Rioter’s Cell Phone During Insurrection
On Friday, 60 Minutes revealed that Denver Riggleman, a key staffer for the House Select Committee on January 6, discovered the White House switchboard patched through to the phone of a Capitol rioter — while the attack was in progress.
“Riggleman, an ex-military intelligence officer and former Republican congressman from Virginia, oversaw a data-driven operation for the January 6 committee, pursuing phone records and other digital clues tied to the attack on the Capitol. He stopped working for the committee in April,” reported Keith Zubrow.
“You get a real ‘a-ha’ moment when you see that the White House switchboard had connected to a rioter’s phone while it’s happening,” said Riggleman to 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker. “That’s a big, pretty big ‘a-ha’ moment.”
He added that “I only know one end of that call. I don’t know the White House end, which I believe is more important. But the thing is the American people need to know that there are link connections that need to be explored more.”
This comes after a series of damning revelations about the involvement and support of former President Donald Trump in encouraging the people storming the Capitol.
One of the biggest allegations to come out of the public hearings by the select committee was the claim by former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson that Trump demanded the rioters be allowed onto the premises because “they’re not here to hurt me” — and that he lunged at his security detail in the car after they refused to take him to the Capitol to join the attackers.
Watch: Torba Warns GOP to Not ‘Disavow or Condemn Us’ Because ‘Christian Nationalists Are the Republican Party’
Far right wing extremist, Christian nationalist, antisemite Andrew Torba, the founder of Gab, the social media platform that is popular with white supremacists, is telling the Republican Party that “80 percent” of its base is Christian nationalists, and warns them to not “condemn” or “disavow” them.
Torba has ties to far right Christian nationalist Doug Mastriano, the Republican party’s nominee for governor of Pennsylvania. Torba has also “endorsed” Arizona GOP secretary of state nominee Mark Finchem, an election-denier and member of the far-right antigovernment group Oath Keepers, and election-denying Arizona GOP state Senator Wendy Rogers.
“We have the numbers, we are the majority. And we are done being the footstool. We are going to wake up the body of Christ in this country. And we’re going to do something about you castrating our children, about you sexually indoctrinating them in the schools, about, you know, taking over our culture and taking over our government and sending all of our money to foreign countries and allowing our border to be invaded,” he says in video published by Right Wing Watch.
Gab is home to QAnon and “great replacement” conspiracy theorists, Trump supporters, MAGA and ultra MAGA extremists, white Christian nationalists, white supremacists, antisemites, and anti-LGBTQ extremists.
“We’re done,” Torba continues in his rant.
“We’re done with it, and we’re going to step up and we’re going to rebuild this fallen and corrupt society from scratch, just as Christians have done many times before. And yes, we absolutely are going to get involved in public discourse and in politics, and you’re not going to shut us up,” Torba declared.
“And it’s a message to the Republican party too that they are not to disavow us,” he warned. “They are not to condemn us, because we are 80% of the Republican Party. Christian nationalists are the Republican Party, and they’re going to start doing the will of God,” he says, appearing to order the Republican Party to meet his demands.
“And they’re going to start, you know, supporting biblical policies, and they’re going to start, you know, fighting back against this and not being complacent or they’re going to get out of the way and we’re going to go in there and we’re going to do it ourselves. Those are their two choices.”
Torba has appeared on Tony Perkins’ Washington Watch show. Perkins is the longtime head of the Family Research Council, which appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of anti-LGBTQ hate groups.
Last week Jewish Insider reported on an “obscure new book calling for the construction of ‘a parallel Christian society’ to replace ‘the failed secular state'” that seemed to be “performing surprisingly well on Amazon.”
That book, Christian Nationalism: A Biblical Guide for Taking Dominion and Discipling Nations, was written by Torba.
Last month the House Committee on Oversight sent Torba a letter “regarding your company’s response to the surge of online threats against law enforcement following the execution of a court-authorized search warrant by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.”
“We are concerned that reckless statements by the former President and Republican Members of Congress have unleashed a flood of violent threats on social media that have already led to at least one death and pose a danger to law enforcement officers across the United States. We urge you to take immediate action to address any threats of violence against law enforcement that appear on your company’s platforms,” the letter reads.
But that letter also said, “On August 15, a Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with making threats of violence against FBI personnel. He wrote on the social media platform Gab, ‘If You Work For The FBI Then You Deserve To Die.’ He also wrote, ‘Every single piece of shit who works for the FBI in any capacity, from the director down to the janitor who cleans their fucking toilets deserves to die. You’ve declared war on us and now it’s open season on YOU.'”
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Christian nationalist Andrew Torba has a warning to the GOP: “[You] are not to disavow us, [you] are not to condemn us, because we are 80 percent of the Republican Party. Christians nationalists *are* the Republican Party, and they’re going to start doing the will of God.” pic.twitter.com/XBW7AHapxB
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) September 23, 2022
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