President Donald Trump is now focusing his anger on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In a rare moment of disagreement with the president, the Wisconsin Republican who is not seeking re-election stood up on Tuesday for the U.S. Constitution, irritating Trump.
“Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about!” Trump angrily tweeted. “Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!”
It is unclear if “this” means Trump’s promise to end the constitutionally-protected right of birthright citizenship, which he said he will do via Executive Order, or if he meant illegal immigration.
On Tuesday Speaker Ryan made clear, as have constitutional scholars, that the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to all born on American soil, is not subject to eradication via executive order.
“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” Ryan told Kentucky radio station WVLK, according to Politico. “As a conservative, I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case the 14th Amendment is pretty clear, and that would involve a very, very lengthy constitutional process.”
As some have noted, had Trump’s advisors actually thought he could “line item veto” the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, he would already have signed the promised executive order. He has not. Nor has any text of the proposed unconstitutional act been released.
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Liz Cheney Hypocritically Blasts Dems for Marjorie Taylor Greene Expulsion: GOP ‘Not the Party of QAnon’ or Neo-Nazis
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, hypocritically blasted Democrats after the House voted 230-199 to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee assignments. Only 11 Republicans joined with Democrats to sanction Greene over her racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, dangerous lies, and support for the assassination of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Accusing Democrats of abusing their power, Cheney released a statement falsely claiming “Republicans are not the party of QAnon conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, or neo-Nazis. These views are evil.”
Republicans are the party of those vile and dangerous movements and beliefs.
Ironically Cheney, who won a victory less than 24 hours earlier after far right Republicans lost an attempt to have her expelled from her leadership position, insisted it is the responsibility of Republicans “to address these issues inside our own conference.”
It is, but they did not, thanks to House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Click on tweet for full statement, via National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar:
Liz Cheney statement: pic.twitter.com/98d3hq61Ec
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 5, 2021
‘Could Be a Civil War’: MAGAites Refuse to Accept Biden Will Be Inaugurated President – ‘Show Us the Ballots’
Some of President Donald Trump’s supporters are refusing to accept that Joe Biden won the November 2020 election and will be inaugurated president on January 20, after listening to months of lies from Trump, the Trump campaign, and right wing media.
One maskless Republican interviewed by CNN (video below) said he would never accept Joe Biden as his president, but when pressed, went further – much further.
“You accept he’s going to be inaugurated?” CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan asked.
“No I don’t,” cried the man, wearing a “Trump 2020 The Sequel” sweatshirt that also read: “Make Liberals Cry Again.”
“I mean, how could that change at this point?” O’Sullivan, somewhat exasperated, asked.
“There could be a civil war, you never know,” claimed the devout Trump supporter, standing next to a woman with a “Stop the Steal” sign.
“You don’t actually want a civil war, do you?” the reporter pressed.
“I don’t,” he claimed. “Show us the voting machines, show us the ballots. Show us that this was a fair election, or we’ll never accept a vote again, ever,” he threatened, pointing his finger in defiance.
It’s unclear what that Trump supporter thinks he would do or find if he were actually presented with the voting machines and the ballots. Despite what he’s heard on Fox News, OAN, or Newsmax, or read in right wing media or Facebook, the election was fair and all of the pro-Trump false claims have been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked.
Earlier in the segment one woman insisted “Trump is the next president,” and another declared, “I’m going to the inauguration for Trump. I booked it before the election,” while claiming she has faith “he’s going to be elected.”
Joe Biden won the election by a more than 7 million popular vote margin, with 306 Electoral College votes, which have been certified by all 50 states. Biden has won in more than 60 court challenges upheld by 90 judges across the country.
Q: “Will you accept Joe Biden as President?”
GA Trump Supporter: “No he’ll never be my President.”
Q: “But you accept he’s going to be inaugurated?”
GA Trump Supporter: “No I don’t.”
Q: “How could that change at this point?”
GA Trump Supporter: “Well, could be a civil war.” pic.twitter.com/Z91Mza1lnG
— The Hill (@thehill) January 5, 2021
Trump Speaks Regarding Soleimani: ‘We Caught Him in the Act and Terminated Him’
President Donald J. Trump took to the podium Friday afternoon to discuss the surprise attack and killing on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Trump is currently traveling to Miami for the launch of the Evangelicals for Trump coalition.
“We caught him in the act and terminated him,” Trump said, adding that “we take comfort in knowing his reign of terror is over.”
He added, “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.”
In addition to Soleimani, the drone strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
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