Tue Mar 9, 2021 AT 12:20 PM EDT
The handle @realdonaldtrump may be gone, but “45 Office” and the Save America PAC are making sure it is not forgotten.
Former President Donald Trump has found new ways of settling old scores, getting his message out in his new post-Twitter world. Just last week, Trump used statements through his post-presidential office and political action committee to attack President Biden, excoriate rival factions in the Republican Party, and keep himself in the news over a month after leaving office. Read Full Story
Fri Mar 5, 2021 AT 10:52 AM EDT
“That attack, that siege” of the Capitol, FBI Director Chris Wray told Congress, “was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it was behavior we at the FBI view as domestic terrorism.”
“Domestic terrorism,” said Wray, echoing his boss.
The phrase domestic terrorism conjures up events from our past far graver than a four-hours occupation of the Capitol. Nat Turner’s rebellion. John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry. Timothy McVeigh and Oklahoma City.
Yet, in the “domestic terrorism” at the Capitol, no protester set off a bomb, toppled a statue, or fired a weapon. Of the four who died that day, all were protesters. Ashli Babbitt, 35, a 14-year Air Force veteran, was shot to death by a Capitol cop as she tried to force her way into the Senate chamber. Read Full Story
Tue Mar 2, 2021 AT 12:28 PM EDT
H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” is a blatant attempt by Speaker Pelosi and Democrats to concentrate power in the hands of the federal government and separate the American people from democracy. I led the charge against H.R. 1 last Congress, and I will continue to fight the passage of this unconstitutional bill.
One of the reasons I remain adamantly opposed to H.R. 1 is that it nationalizes bad election laws, stripping states of the right to run their own elections. It expands mail-in voting, removes the requirement for a witness signature on absentee ballots, and prohibits voter ID laws. It also allows residents to vote in any precinct and forces states to adopt same-day voter registration. This direct attack on our states will destroy the precinct system and make our elections more chaotic and less secure. Read Full Story