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Friday News Roundup: More GOP Senators Had Better Sign Up With Josh Hawley Fast

Attention Citizens! Stay away from Times Square! You can’t be in Times Square!  If you go to Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the NYPD will arrest you! Attention Citizens! – While New York City’s little people were banned from gathering in Times Square to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year, here is what New York’s communist Democrat mayor, Bill de Blasio was doing:

Oh.

He’d have made such a wonderful Hitler general.

Meanwhile, in Portland… – Oh, hell, you can already guess what happened in the Marxist enclave of Portland, Oregon, can’t you?

It just would not have been right to celebrate the turning of the New Year without yet another BLM/Antifa riot happening in Riot City, USA, now, would it? Communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler must be so pleased.

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis… – Yesterday, we told you about the police shooting of a minority man that took place Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The story hasn’t blown up as we expected it to – yet. But propagandists are hard at work trying to turn what is yet another completely justified police shooting into a riot situation.

Take a look:

Pure propaganda. Here’s what really happened, thanks to the police body cam that captured the incident:

Yes, as usual, the suspect who was killed while being arrested for outstanding felony warrants fired first. As is always the case, the best ways to avoid being killed by any police department is to a) not be a felon with outstanding arrest warrants, and b) don’t point a gun at the police who are there to arrest you.

This really is not complicated.

If you feel like Democrats go waaaaayyyyy out of their way to pick the most repugnant people possible to represent them, well, you might just be right. – Look who they’ve chosen to campaign on behalf of their two utterly repugnant senate candidates in Georgia:

I guess Chelsea Handler and Al Franken were busy that night.

Holy crap.

Wrong John Roberts, folks. Wrong John Roberts. – John Roberts, the Fox News reporter, has been getting nasty notes on Twitter because his name turns up on the flight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” private jet, and he is none to happy about it.

So he sent out this tweet in response on Thursday:

Interestingly, Chief Justice John Roberts hasn’t felt the need to explain why his name – not the Fox News John Roberts – appears on that flight log, despite the fact that that has been public knowledge for well over a year now.

Everybody needs to get their “John Roberts” right, ok?

Republicans in the Senate had better wake up, fast. – In yesterday’s news roundup, we discussed the fact that Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has become the one and only Republican in the Senate who has said he will stand up on January 6 and object to the certification of the clearly fraudulent Electoral College results. Meanwhile, more than 140 Republicans in the House have now said they will file a similar objection.

From a story at Townhall.com:

Cortney wrote about the lawsuit Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) filed this week against Vice President Mike Pence over the 2020 election. It basically would have granted the vice president the power to pick the electors by overturning the 1877 Electoral Count Act. There was a lot of funny business during the 2020 election. The legal front on this battle is over, however. It’s now up to what happens on the Hill on January 6. As we speak, Mike Pence has moved to dismiss Gohmert’s lawsuit, saying he’s not the proper defendant in the proceedings (via the Hill):

Vice President Pence on Thursday asked a federal judge to reject a bid by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and other Republicans to broaden Pence’s powers in a manner that would effectively allow him to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win.

The lawsuit, filed earlier this week, seeks to expand Pence’s role in an upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize Biden’s victory over President Trump.

But in a Thursday brief to Texas-based U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee, Pence said he was not a proper defendant to the suit.

Also, there appear to be some 140 Republican House members ready to object to the 2020 Electoral College results. It’s gathering steam. For the Never Trump wing of the GOP, either accept the new path of just become Democrats. Many of you had done so already. It’s Trump’s party now. The right-wing populist wing has taken over, and they’re not done fighting. The mountains of allegations of voter fraud have not convinced the GOP or its base that this was a free and fair election. That’s not going away and you bet the Republican Party should make congressional investigations a 2022 midterm promise should they retake the House. I think we should just accept the fact that the next four years will be dominated by those who felt cheated on Election Day. Tens of millions of GOP voters feel the same way. And please, let’s not act like this is unprecedented. There were objections to George W. Bush’s 2004 win in the Senate.

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Thus, more than 2/3rds of the GOP House caucus gets it. They understand that the Trump support base – which makes up 80-90% of the entire GOP base of support – is not ever going to accept this clearly fraudulent outcome. They understand that, if the Republican Party wants to survive intact over the coming 2-4 years, they had better raise their voices in objection to this un-American outcome at the very least.

Over in the Senate, just one Republican seems to understand what is happening here in the party’s voter base. Normally astute conservative senators like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson, meanwhile, appear completely clueless about the coming train wreck they are about to steer their party into. (Incidentally, isn’t it disturbing how few actual “conservative” senators there really are in the GOP senate caucus today?)

Only Josh Hawley seems to have the stones to stand up an defy Mitch McConnell’s demand that they all stand down. Johnson and Grassley no doubt want to suck up to Mitch in order to preserve their key committee chairmanships, but Cruz, Paul and Cotton don’t even have that excuse.

Whether these and other senators like it or not, Donald Trump IS the Republican Party today, and that is not going to change if and when China Joe Potato Head Biden is installed in the White House via clearly fraudulent means. My sense is that Trump supporters are completely fed up with the go-along-to-get-along model that most Senate Rs love to operate under. If they think they can just go back to the rank Swampery they all practiced prior to 2017 if they go-along to get rid of the Trump presidency, they are going to be really unpleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Objecting to the Electoral College results and holding a 2-hour debate in the Senate on January 6 is the very least any Republican senator can and should be doing in order to try to preserve some semblance of party unity going forward. If Josh Hawley ends up being the only GOP senator who is willing to stand up and be counted on this question, then 2022 and 2024 are going to be real bloodbaths for the incumbent GOP senators up for re-election in those cycles.

That is all.

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