Tue Jul 20, 2021 AT 1:39 PM EDT
Senate Republican centrists are calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to postpone a key vote on a bipartisan infrastructure package until Monday to give negotiators more time to reach a deal.
Schumer has scheduled a procedural vote on a motion to begin debate on the infrastructure package for Wednesday, and Republicans say he will not have the 60 votes needed to proceed.
“My hope is that Sen. Schumer will agree to postpone the vote. We’re making significant progress,” said GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Read Full Story
Fri Jul 16, 2021 AT 10:54 AM EDT
During a detention hearing this week for Robert Morss, arrested last month for his involvement in the Capitol protest, a federal prosecutor told Harvey she needed permission from the government before she could turn over to him a slice of video related to Morss’ case. Joe Biden’s Justice Department continues to seek pre-trial detention for people who protested his election on January 6; prosecutors want to keep Morss, an Army ranger and high school history teacher with no criminal record, behind bars until his trial can begin next year.
But assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Jackson hesitated when Judge G. Michael Harvey asked to see the footage captured by the U.S. Capitol Police surveillance system cited as evidence in government charging documents.
“Why haven’t I seen the video?” Harvey asked Jackson on Wednesday afternoon.
She told the judge he could have access to the body-worn camera recordings and public source videos but that the USCP footage is under a protective order, which is common in most January 6 cases. Read Full Story
Mon Jul 12, 2021 AT 12:31 PM EDT
On Friday, when The Federalist broke news that recently obtained evidence indicates more than 10,300 Georgia voters — a number that continues to grow — voted illegally in the 2020 general election, the corrupt press ignored the story.
Instead, corporate and government media focused that day on Democrats’ calls to ditch the filibuster to push through H.R. 1, the so-called For the People Act, and the White House’s announcement that “Biden would travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss ‘actions to protect the sacred, constitutional right to vote.’”
In covering these stories, the press continues to parrot Democrats’ spin that H.R. 1 is necessary to protect the right to vote which, the left claims, is under attack by GOP-controlled states “after Republicans seized on former President Donald Trump’s false claim of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election as a pretext for passing new legislation curtailing ballot access.” Read Full Story