Connect with us

News

New RNC Spokesperson and Trump ‘Real News’ ‘Reporter’ Kayleigh McEnany Is Anti-Gay Marriage Birther

Published

on

Even Defended Pat Robertson’s Views on Same-Sex Marriage

Former CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany, who in the past 24 hours became both the face of “Trump TV” and the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, is vociferously opposed to same-sex marriage. She is also a birther. Even her boss, Donald Trump, supposedly dropped his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage (although he still opposes it, for now he’s said it’s settled law) and claims to no longer believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya.

Just two years ago, and days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage, McEnany agreed with far right wing religious zealot Pat Robertson, when he said gay people will make Americans “conform” to them.

“You’re gonna say that you like anal sex, you like oral sex, you like bestiality,” Robertson said on his “700 Club” show. “Sooner or later, you’re going to have to conform your religious beliefs to the group of some abhorrent thing. It won’t stop at homosexuality.”

That clip was played for McEnany on the Dr. Drew show, and she was asked to respond.

“I wouldn’t have chosen the same verbiage as Pat Robertson,” McEnany told Dr. Drew,, “but he’s making a point about religious liberty and how there’s going to be an infringement upon it because of what came out of the Supreme Court,” she said.

“He largely articulated the same rationale we heard from Chief Justice Roberts, and he’s exactly right.”

She went on to suggest if gay people want to marry they should go to an attorney and have legal contracts drawn up, but should not be able to marry.

McEnany also wrongly claimed Obama Solicitor General Don Verrilli told the justices “in oral arguments said some organizations might lose their tax exempt status because they don’t support same-sex marriage.”

That’s false.

Here’s the exchange between Verrilli and Scalia:

Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax-­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same­-sex marriage?

Verrilli: You know, ­I don’t think I can answer that question without knowing more specifics, but it’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is – it is going to be an issue.

There’s a dramatic difference between “­I don’t think I can answer that question…it is going to be an issue,” and “some organizations might lose their tax exempt status because they don’t support same-sex marriage.”

And before you consider giving her an out for being a rookie, McEnany has a law degree from Harvard.

Meanwhile, this tweet is making it way around social media today. A birther “joke,” courtesy of McEnany:

We also dug up this one:

And this one:

There are also these tweets she’s posted, which, if you look at them in the context that Trump is now president, they become pretty hypocritical, as she’s now working for him:

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 
 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

News

Trump Administration Orders Military Police to Prepare to Deploy to Minneapolis

Published

on

Concern is quickly growing on news the Trump administration has ordered U.S. Military Police to prepare to deploy to Minneapolis after four nights of protests. Federal law, specifically the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, makes it illegal in many cases to use the U.S. Military within the borders of the United States, especially for law enforcement.

Early Saturday morning the Associated Press reported “the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.”

Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours.

President Donald Trump in a 1 AM Friday morning tweet threatened to call up the National Guard and shoot “thugs” in Minneapolis if state and local officials did “bring the City under control.”

Trump also tweeted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

The President promised he would “assume control” and “get the job done right.”

Trump hours earlier, according to the AP, had “asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for military options to help quell the unrest in Minneapolis after protests descended into looting and arson in some parts of the city.”

National security attorney Bradley Moss weighed in:

Online many are referring to the Posse Comitatus Act to support their belief Trump’s actions might be illegal.

Former Bush chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter, now a law professor, fired off such a warning on Friday before the AP’s report:

The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe apparently disagrees:

ABC News adds: “Under the post-Civil War law known as Posse Comitatus, the U.S. active duty military is forbidden from carrying out law enforcement duties. That ban can only be waived if a President declares a national emergency.”

 

Continue Reading

News

Watch: Protester Scales DC Federal Government Building to Spray-Paint Profane Anti-Trump Message

Published

on

On Friday, protests around the country continued against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As CNN covered shots of protests in Washington, D.C., one demonstrator could clearly be seen scaling a Secret Service building, before taking out a can of spray paint and writing “F**K TRUMP” on the edifice.

Watch below:

 

Continue Reading

News

One of Four Fired Police Officers Taken Into Custody in Killing of George Floyd

Published

on

Derek Chauvin, one of the four now-fired police officers involved in the killing of an unarmed, handcuffed Black man, George Floyd, has been taken into police custody, according to multiple reports.

It is unclear if he has been arrested and charged, and if so with what violations.

It’s unclear why the other three officers involved were not taken into custody as well.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 AlterNet Media.