From Ted Cruz to Ann Coulter, Roy Moore Is Still Embraced by Many in the GOP
PresidentÂ Donald Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore after the twice-booted Republican former state Supreme CourtÂ chief justice won the GOP primary against Trump’s candidate. Trump has been very quiet since allegations from four women, including one who was 14 at the time she says Moore sexually assaulted her. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called four one the record women’s accounts plus interviews with 30 sources as “a mere allegation.”
Others have rushed to protect themselves while supporting Moore by saying “if” the allegations are true, he should withdraw. The only avenue to further prove the allegations would be a court of law, and no charges have been or likely will be filed.Â
On Monday afternoon a fifth woman, not mentioned in the Washington Post article, will hold a press conference to detail that Moore sexually assaulted her when she, too, was a minor.
So, according toÂ the Moore campaignÂ or news reports,Â who is stillÂ endorsing Roy Moore?Â
Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Spoke to Roy Moore of Alabama last night for the first time. Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race. He will help to #MAGA!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
In addition to PresidentÂ Donald Trump, Moore is endorsed by Trump’s former Whiter House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon is the publisher of Breitbart, the alt-right platform as he has said. The website has been working hard in an attempt to to discredit Moore’s accusers.
Also still endorsing Moore are Republican U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn has also endorsed Moore.
Also, these six U.S. Congressmen from Alabama: Mo Brooks, Bradley Byrne, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers, Robert Aderholt, and Gary Palmer.
U.S. Congressman and Chair of the powerful House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows (NC), and Congressman Jim Jordan (OH), who is the Co-Founder of House Freedom Caucus.
Congressman Thomas Massie (KY) and Jody Hice (GA) are also endorsers.
So, those are the elected nationalÂ officials.Â
Here are the media personalities or former officials:
Sean Hannity of Fox News, right wing radio hosts Mark Levin and Steve Deace, Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” actor Chuck Norris, Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, right wing extremist Alan Keyes, Former University of Alabama Running Back Siran Stacy.
Also, the founder of the Family Research Council and Focus On The Family, Dr. James Dobson.
And there’s more.
Conservative media personality and pundit, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.Â
Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee and reality TV star Sarah Palin.Â
Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver. NOM chairman Brian Brown.Â American Family Association headÂ Tim Wildmon.Â Liberty UniversityÂ PresidentÂ Jerry Falwell Jr. Far right wing pundit Ann Coulter.Â
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Legal Experts and Critics Slam Justice Clarence Thomas for ‘Speaking Out Against Something He Is Actively Doing’
Critics are observing Constitution Day by responding to remarks U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made on Thursday, when he blasted the media for criticizing decisions from the nation’s highest court and warning federal judges to not wade in to political discussions.
“When we begin to venture into the legislative or executive branch lanes, those of us, particularly in the federal judiciary with lifetime appointments, are asking for trouble,” Justice Thomas said, CNN’s Supreme Court reporter Ariane de Vogue reports, ironically observing that Justice Thomas made those remarks “during a sweeping lecture at the University of Notre Dame that also touched on themes of equality, race and the state of the country.”
The CNN report adds:
Of all the members of the high court, Thomas has made his views on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion across the US, crystal clear. In 2007, he said that he believed that Roe and the follow-up decision called Planned Parenthood v. Casey had “no basis in the Constitution.” And in 2020, he said that Roe is “grievously wrong for many reasons, but the most fundamental is that its core holding — that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to abort her unborn child — finds no support in the text of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Thomas also on Thursday “seemed to nod to the controversy” of “so-called court packing”:
“We have lost the capacity” as leaders “to not allow others to manipulate our institutions when we don’t get the outcomes that we like,” he said.
In rare public remarks, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a Notre Dame crowd, “I think the court was thought to be the least dangerous branch, and we may have become the most dangerous.” pic.twitter.com/EHK2pEGWdB
— The Recount (@therecount) September 17, 2021
Critics, including legal experts are weighing on on Justice Thomas’s remarks, blasting him for, as Daily Beast editor-at-large Molly Jong-Fast says, “speaking out against something he is actively doing.”
Keith Boykin, a CNN political commentator who earned his law degree at Harvard and served in the Clinton White House was even more pointed:
“Clarence Thomas didn’t seem too worried about ‘destroying our institutions’ when he cast the deciding vote to make Bush president in 2000 or to gut the Voting Rights Act in 2013 or when he sat silently from 2017-2021 as Trump trashed our institutions.”
Dr. Miranda Yaver, a political science professor (US law, public policy, health policy) at Oberlin blasted Justice Thomas, saying that “claiming that the Supreme Court isn’t political is nonsense and we all know it. FWIW, whenever I teach Constitutional Law and students go, ‘Who in the hell would write that opinion??’ the answer is invariably Clarence Thomas.”
Norman Ornstein, a political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), laughed:
Clarence Thomas, whose rulings in key cases mysteriously always conform with his political and partisan preferences, says the justices do not make decisions based on politics. Hahahahaha https://t.co/Sxk1VVh0v2
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) September 17, 2021
VOX senior correspondent Ian Millhiser, author of “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America,” also criticizes Thomas’s apparent hypocrisy:
Clarence Thomas believes that federal child labor laws are unconstitutional. Literally the only thing this troll has ever done in his entire career is try to burn down institutions. https://t.co/aSYdkxrmd9
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) September 17, 2021
Sarah Palin Proudly Declares Herself a ‘White Common Sense Conservative’ – and Unvaccinated
Sarah Palin is back on TV. At least, she was Thursday night, on Fox News’ late night political satire show “Gutfeld!” where she announced she is not vaccinated and proudly explained why – basically getting the science wrong by leaving out important scientific findings.
“I am one of those white common sense conservatives,” Palin told host Greg Gurfeld and guest Dr. Drew Pinsky. “I believe in science and I have not taken the shot.”
“One, because the waitress never came back to ask me,” she said sarcastically, “because I do believe in science. And the Fauci-ism of the day back then was if you had COVID – I’ve had COVID – well then Mother Nature was creating an immunity and, and even today they say you know you’re 27 percent more immune.”
Dr. Drew chimed in to claim it’s “27 times” more immune.
But both are getting the science wrong – by not telling the whole story.
The highly-respected journal Science last month published an article making very clear why Palin is wrong in its title: “Having SARS-CoV-2 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine—but vaccination remains vital.”
And while it states up front that “Israelis who had an infection were more protected against the Delta coronavirus variant than those who had an already highly effective COVID-19 vaccine,” it adds this critical information: Unvaccinated COVID survivors are more likely to contract the deadly disease again than those who have had COVID and just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Researchers, Science reports, “compared more than 14,000 people who had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and were still unvaccinated with an equivalent number of previously infected people who received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The team found that the unvaccinated group was twice as likely to be reinfected as the singly vaccinated.”
Sarah Palin announces she is unvaccinated pic.twitter.com/yJTsk4dnNC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2021
Trump’s Kids Kept Their ‘Free Limo Access’ After He Left Office — and It Cost Taxpayers $1.7 Million
Former president Donald Trump issued a “highly unusual order” before leaving office — awarding six months of extra Secret Service protection to his four adult children and three top administration officials.
The Washington Post reported Friday that the total cost for the additional protection was $1.7 million.
Although this represents only a fraction of the the Secret Service’s $2.4 billion budget, one government watchdog said the charges represent a “moral choice” for the Trump children — “whom the agents trailed to ski vacations, weekend houses, a resort in Cabo San Lucas, and business trips abroad,” according to the Post.
Jim Helminski, a former Secret Service executive, said Trump appears to have given “a public service as a private benefit to his inner circle.”
“Who wouldn’t enjoy continuing their free limo service and easy access to restaurant tables?” Helminski said. “Even if there was a credible risk to family and associates of Trump these people are now private citizens who can afford to hire some very talented private security firms for their personal protection.”
Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Trump’s children failed the “moral choice” test when they declined to write off at least one portion of the Secret Service charges.
“The patriotic thing would obviously be, not charging the government to stay at your properties, and not profiting or profiteering off the government,” Libowitz said. “It is just so easy for them to write off the rooms. And we’re not seeing that.”
Image: Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. at the family’s Turnberry resort (Instagram)
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