Tue Jan 18, 2022 AT 9:49 AM EST
Congressional Republicans are stepping up pressure on the Biden administration to explain why the federal government cannot supply desperately needed COVID-19 tests despite hefty funding provided by Congress.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly two years ago, lawmakers have approved more than $80 billion for virus testing. Democrats unilaterally passed $47 billion of that funding in March to cover the development, manufacture, purchase, and distribution of new rapid COVID-19 tests.
But nine months later, COVID-19 tests have become nearly impossible to find during the latest surge caused by the omicron variant, and Republicans are demanding Biden provide answers about why the administration was not prepared.
“For the last month, Americans have faced long lines at testing centers. They’ve gone to places where they thought they could purchase a rapid test to find empty shelves,” Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican who helped craft some of the legislation providing testing funds, said. “The question I really have is the same that many Americans have, which is, what went wrong? Why are we facing such a shortage of tests now?” Read Full Story
Thu Jan 6, 2022 AT 12:45 PM EST
The debate is over. After a year spent investigating claims of election fraud, the media has determined that any fraud in the 2020 election was too insignificant to have changed the outcome and Joe Biden legitimately won. Now we can get back to our normal lives, or whatever passes for normal now . . . except that’s fiction.
In 44 BC, Roman Senators murdered Caesar, claiming they acted to protect the Republic. In fact, they simply sought power. Their coup d’état put the final nail in the coffin of a republic that had been dead in deed, if not name, for decades.
Coup d’états differ from revolutions in that they’re generally orchestrated by or include people within government who seize power — often by narrowly using or just threatening violence — resulting in a rapid transition of power. Revolutions are often longer affairs that include much of a country’s population and exponentially more bloodshed. Read Full Story
Tue Jan 4, 2022 AT 10:29 AM EST
Sen. Ted Cruz predicts Republicans will take over the House in the midterm elections later this year and will probably move to impeach President Joe Biden in 2023. “Whether it’s justified or not, the Democrats weaponized impeachment,” the Texas Republican said and maintained that “the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel — you know what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” He added he expects “enormous pressure” on the GOP to begin impeachment proceedings and maintained there were “multiple grounds” to consider, with Biden’s “utter lawlessness” at the southern border topping the list. Read Full Story