Lies About Military Pay
Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump and the ad he released through his re-election campaign Saturday that charges Democrats as being “complicit” in every murder by undocumented immigrants.
“Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants,” the ad, released Saturday, says.
“Is it appropriate for the President to say Democrats could be complicit in murder?” ABC News anchorÂ George Stephanopoulos asked the White House press secretary Monday morning.Â
“It’s absolutely appropriate for the Commander-in-Chief of this country to do everything he can to ensure he’s protecting our citizens,” Huckabee Sanders responded.
Press Sec.: “We cannot protect this country if we don’t secure our border. That’s the point the president is trying to make…it’s absolutely appropriate for the Commander-in-Chief of this country to do everything he can to make sure he’s protecting our citizens.” pic.twitter.com/tiYLMXl6th
â€” Good Morning America (@GMA) January 22, 2018
She then went on to unleash astonishing lies.
“It’s outrageous that Democrats are holding our national security hostage, that they’re not allowing our brave men and women who are out there on the front lines to be compensated, their families to be taken care of, the veterans associations to be taken care of, and frankly the Children’s Health Care Program all on the line while Democrats are playing political games.”
That’s a lie. All of it.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill put forth a bill on Saturday to ensure members of the U.S. Military are paid and on time during the shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to even allow it to come to the floor for a vote. “I object,” McConnell said.
Early this morning, Senator Claire McCaskill tried to pass a bill to guarantee military pay and death benefits. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell: "I object."
Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Saturday, January 20, 2018
Newly-elected Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama co-sponsored the bill.
As far as theÂ Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP) is concerned, Democrats have been begging Sen. McConnell to allow legislation to come to the floor for a vote to reauthorize the vital program literally since before it expired four months ago. He has repeatedly refused, saving it as a political pawn for a moment like this.
Weeks before it expired at the end of September there was a bipartisan deal all set to extend CHIP for five years. McConnell ignored it. He was too busy trying to repeal ObamaCare.
Months passed, despite Democrats’ demands to reauthorize CHIP. Finally, it came to this:
“Gripping lumps of coal,” NBC News reported in December, just after the GOP tax-cut-for-the-rich bill passed, “Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday demanded Republicans act before the holidays to reauthorize coverage for millions of children in low-income families whose health insurance is at risk of running out.”
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15-Year Old Campaigning Door-to-Door for Raphael Warnock Shot Through Door– ‘No Indication’ Politically Motivated: Police
A 15-year old boy campaigning door-to-door for U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) was shot by a 42-year old man through the front door, according to Savannah Police who claim “there is no indication the shooting was politically motivated.”
The man was arrested after police responded to the shooting on Thursday around 5:35 PM, “and discovered a 15-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.”
His injuries are not life threatening.
“According to the preliminary investigation, the teen was campaigning for Raphael Warnock for the upcoming run-off election when the incident occurred. While at the front door of one of the residences on Hartridge Street, the suspect fired a shot through the closed door, striking the teen,” according to the Savannah Police statement.
The 42-year old man “was booked into the Chatham County jail on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.”
“I am saddened to learn about this incident,” said Sen. Warnock, who faces off against Herschel Walker in the U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday, as WSAV-TV reports. “I am praying for the victim and their family and wish them a full recovery.”
Watch the video from WSAV below or at this link.
Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case
Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.
Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.
Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.
After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”
Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.
Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”
“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.
A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.
82-Year-Old Black Woman Arrested and Handcuffed by Alabama Police Over $77 Unpaid Trash Bill
Martha Menefield, an 82-year-old Black woman in Valley, Alabama, had police officers show up to her home on Sunday and arrest her for failing to pay a $77 trash bill, CBS42 reports.
Menefield told CBS42 that she thought the bill had already been paid, “but they said it hadn’t.”
“And the cuffs,” she said, her eyes swelling with tears. “They’re so heavy.”
When the officer told her not to cry, Menefield asked him, “How would you feel if they came and arrested your grandmama?”
“I’m just happy my grandkids weren’t here to see that,” Menefield said, her voice shaking. “That would have upset them. I was so ashamed. And it’s been bothering me.”
In a post on the city’s social media account, Valley’s police chief defended the arrest.
“City of Valley Code Enforcement Officers issued Ms. Menefield a citation in August of 2022 for non-payment for trash services for the months of June, July, and August,” Chief Mike Reynolds’ statement said. “Prior to issuing the citation, Code Enforcement tried to call Ms. Menefield several times and attempted to contact her in person at her residence. When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence. The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case. A warrant for Failure to Pay-Trash was issued when she did not appear in court.”
Since the arrest, Menefield has been thinking about the role of God in her life.
“I’ve been questioning God a little bit,” she said. “I guess cause I’ve been so upset. I had a daycare here for eight years, and I’ve been asking the Lord. I say ‘Why did this happen to me as much as I’ve done for people, Lord? I’ve paid my tithes every Sunday. I ushered at church. I was just questioning. Something’s just not right.”
Read the full report over at CBS42.
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