Posts Tagged ‘republicans’

Pollak: When Trump Wanted Infrastructure, Democrats — and Establishment Republicans — Blocked Him

President Donald Trump came into office and shocked Democrats with a promise to pass an infrastructure bill. They did not know quite how to react, especially after Trump began courting the unions that would benefit from the jobs he wanted to create. Then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautiously welcomed the idea; California’s then-Gov. Jerry […]

House Republicans & Their Staffers March Maskless To Senate To Protest New Mask Mandate

House Republicans and their staffers marched bare faced out of the House to the Senate floor on Thursday in protest against the recently reinstated mask mandate in the House of Representatives. Dozens of GOP members of Congress traveled across the Capitol to protest the fact that Capitol Police have been ordered to arrest staffers and […]

House Republicans slam Capitol riot committee ahead of first hearing

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy laid out his complaints about the select committee on the capitol riot in a press conference ahead of the first hearing of its first hearing. Mr McCarthy said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to blame for the structural failures during the riot, which was started by supporters of former president […]

In gift to rich tax cheats, Republicans strip IRS funds from bipartisan infrastructure bill

Under pressure from well-heeled conservative advocacy organizations and donors, Republican senators have removed funding for IRS enforcement from an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, threatening to tank a proposed crackdown on rich tax cheats. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), part of the 22-member bipartisan group that’s rushing to hash out the details of the infrastructure bill ahead of […]

Videos: CNN Claims Fox News, Republicans “Killing People” With Anti-Vax “Bullshit”

Fake news channel CNN has claimed that its competition is literally killing people by broadcasting dangerous ‘anti-vax bullshit’ and that both Fox News and Republicans are purposefully trying to increase COVID death statistics in order to make the Biden administration look bad. CNN’s New Day co-hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar, along with CNN “media […]

House Republicans Send Letter To NSA Demanding Info On Tucker Carlson Spying Claims

Seventeen Republicans in the House have written a letter to the NSA demanding all information relating to claims that the spy agency has been monitoring Tucker Carlson’s private communications and leaking details to left-wing journalists. The NSA has claimed (again) that it only eavesdrops on foreign adversaries, tweeting in response to the allegations that “Tucker Carlson […]

House Republicans Blow Away Democrat Counterparts in Record-Shattering Fundraising Quarter

House Republicans blew away their Democrat counterparts in the second quarter of 2021, shattering fundraising records to pull in an astounding $45.4 million from April through June of this year. The record numbers, announced Wednesday morning by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), represent the most successful fundraising quarter the House GOP campaign arm has […]

Donald Trump to Republicans: Do Not Waver on Second Amendment Rights

During his Dallas, Texas, speech at CPAC 2021, former President Donald Trump warned Democrats are using the surge in crime as an opportunity to push more gun control. He noted Democrats pushed to “defund the police” and disaster followed as crime and violence raged. Trump said, “The same far-left Democrats who are defunding police are […]

The verdict on Republicans? Guilty as charged, on all counts

When I say guilty as charged, I don’t mean Republicans are guilty because they broke the rule of law. I say they are guilty of refusing to adhere to the principles of ethics and morality, which provide them with the choices of right versus wrong. They know what the right thing to do is, but […]

Opinion | Republicans Shouldn’t Sign on to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The conventional wisdom is that the Senate has to prove that it can work, and the test of its functioning is how much of Biden’s spending Republicans endorse. This is a distorted view of the Senate’s role, which shouldn’t be to get on board a historic spending spree for which Biden won no mandate and […]

WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Blames Republicans For Defunding Police

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has actually argued that the defund the police movement is being driven by Republicans not the Democrats. Psaki suggested said that the lack of support on the right for Biden’s massive Covid relief bill equated to wanting to defund law enforcement, in an exchange with Fox News reporter Peter […]

“Absolutely Shameless”: WH Press Secretary Blames REPUBLICANS For Defunding Police

A new report claims that President Trump blamed Jared Kushner for pandering to “the blacks,” who Trump thought were never going to vote for him anyway because “they all fucking hate me.” The claim is made by Michael C. Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, in his new book Frankly, We […]

Pelosi: Republicans ‘Can’t Win’ Unless They ‘Suppress the Vote’ – This Is Like Washington Crossing the Delaware, ‘We Are at Trenton’

During a portion of an interview with theGrio released on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Republicans are blocking federal election legislation “Because they can’t win any other way. They can’t win any other way. So, they have to suppress the vote.” And compared the situation to the Battle of Trenton during the […]

‘Rogue city leaders’: How Republicans are taking power away from mayors

“Next year, if a liberal town … imposes a mask mandate again on businesses throughout the community because of a bad flu virus or the sniffles, everybody would have to abide,” said state Rep. Joseph Chaplik, a freshman lawmaker who is skeptical of the science showing masks help reduce transmission of disease. “If we’re going […]

The Martinez Perspective (June 21, 2021): Blacks Celebrate Juneteenth With Gun Violence, Republicans Attack CRT & More

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How Republicans Became the ‘Barstool’ Party

A half-decade ago, the originally Boston-based site and its rabid fan community wouldn’t have scanned as “political” at all. But now, its proudly Neanderthal, reactionary ethos aligns perfectly with the side of our political binary that Trump reconfigured: the one whose common denominator is a tooth-and-nail, middle-finger unwillingness to accept liberal social norms. If you […]

Report: Under Biden, Republicans Mostly Disgusted with U.S. Moral Values, Democrat Optimism ‘All Time High’

Under the transfer of power to the Biden Administration in 2021, public opinion about the state of moral values in the U.S. has hit all-time lows and highs along party lines. The overall national opinion of moral values in the U.S. has only worsened slightly this year, though according to a study from Gallup released […]

Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats’ Slaves

Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats’ Slaves WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, commemorating the glorious day Republicans freed the last of the Democrats’ slaves.  “We are so proud to show the world how not racist we are by officially […]

Republicans Propose Vaccination-By-Mail Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As COVID vaccine delivery continues to decline nationwide, Republican leaders have proposed a radical solution: a vaccination-by-mail program to cover all Americans. “Since voting by mail went so smoothly last year, we wanted to apply those same principles to our COVID vaccination program,” said Senator Mitch McConnell. “Mail-in vaccines will ensure that we have […]

Obama: Worrisome Republicans ‘Cowed’ to Neo-Nazi-Praising Trump by Assaulting Voting

Former President Barack Obama said Monday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that it is cause for concern that the Republican Party “cowed” to former President Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election by passing restrictive voting laws. Obama said, “I think we have to worry when one of our major […]

Democrats Demand Republicans Pay Them Reparations For Freeing Their Slaves

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrats in Washington are demanding reparations from the Republican Party for the massive financial losses of Democrats following the emancipation of the slaves. “It’s been many years, and still, this grave injustice has not been corrected,” said Chuck Schumer in a joint press conference with Nancy Pelosi. “Our Democrat ancestors faced decades of financial ruin after […]

Bears, Fox News and ‘Houdini’: Newsom escaping as Republicans fail to break momentum

California political strategists say Republicans need an injection of energy as trends cut in Newsom’s favor. Residents have begun to resume their normal lives as businesses reopen and restrictions ease, thanks to widespread vaccine access and continued infection declines in the state. “Gavin Newsom is a political Houdini — he almost always manages to narrowly […]

Pennsylvania Republicans Call for Arizona-Style Election Audit in the Keystone State

Pennsylvania Republicans are calling for an Arizona-style election audit in the Keystone State, as three state lawmakers toured the Grand Canyon State’s audit site, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, this week. Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers (R) provided an update on the attendees at Wednesday’s audit. Those included Pennsylvania state Sens. Cris Dush (R) and […]

Republicans Are “Trying To Take Over the Country So The Fascists Can Rule” Joy Behar Says

Joy Behar told her co-hosts on “The View” that Republicans were “taking over the country so the fascists can rule.” “Be aware, we’re losing our country” Behar warned…”in the same way that Viktor Orban took a democratic society in Hungary and turned it into a fascist government.” Breitbart reports: Discussing the 100-year anniversary of the […]

Republicans fear Trump will lead to a ‘lost generation’ of talent

“Rational, good quality candidates don’t want to associate with people like Marjorie Taylor Green. So people just check out,” said Mike Madrid, a Republican strategist who was a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project before stepping down in December. And it’s not just potential lawmakers; it’s younger Republican voters, too. Research from Pew, as highlighted […]

Over 200 Republicans Press Pelosi to Back COVID-19 Origin Probe, ‘Hold the CCP Accountable’

More than 200 House Republicans are putting pressure on their Democrat counterparts to get down to the COVID-19 origins and hold the Chinese regime accountable for the pandemic coverup. “We request that you instruct the appropriate Democrat committee chairs to immediately join Republican calls to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for its role […]

US Senate Republicans block probe of January 6 Capitol riot

Republicans blocked a bipartisan panel to study the January 6 Capitol riot on Friday, with the Senate falling six votes short of the 60 needed to form a 10-member commission from both parties. Six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward on the commission bill, and eleven senators missed the rare Friday vote, some of […]

Republicans Counter $6 Trillion Budget Proposal With Fiscally Responsible $5.9 Trillion Budget Proposal

Republicans Counter $6 Trillion Budget Proposal With Fiscally Responsible $5.9 Trillion Budget Proposal WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressional Republicans are speaking out today about the “wasteful and reckless spending” proposed as part of President Biden’s $6 trillion budget plan. As an alternative, the GOP has set forth their own fiscally conservative proposal totaling only $5.99 trillion. “Now that […]

Maxine Waters: Republicans ‘Don’t Seem to Care’ About Rogue Cops Targeting People of Color

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said on Spectrum’s “News 1 Los Angeles” that Republicans didn’t seem to care about “rogue cops” who she alleged targeted people of color. Waters said, “We have the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that’s on the Senate side, and it is stalled. The negotiators are working to try and work […]

Pelosi Suggests She May Bar Unvaccinated, Unmasked Republicans From House Floor

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested on Friday that Republicans who do not get vaccinated for the CCP virus and defy her mask mandate may be prevented from entering the floor of the House of Representatives and have to cast their votes in a dedicated space in the House gallery. Pelosi made the remarks during […]

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