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Matt Gaetz Gets Humiliated When He Tries To Boot McCarthy As Speaker

Shortly after the House of Representatives managed to pass a 45-day spending bill that will prevent a shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was ready to give Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) the boot by calling for a motion to vacate the speakership.

Gaetz has been threatening to remove McCarthy all week if he and his extreme right-wing GOP allies didn’t get everything they wanted in the spending bill, CNN reported.

With the clock ticking down toward a government shutdown, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz approached a Democratic lawmaker on the House floor this week with a surprising pitch.

Gaetz, who has been threatening Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s speakership almost daily, explained that his rebellion is motivated by a desire to find new leadership that keeps their word, tells the truth, and adheres to regular order – a message that this Democrat described to CNN as “utterly reasonable.”

Gaetz then floated veteran Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma and House GOP Whip Tom Emmer of Minnesota as two alternative examples he had in mind, and then attempted to gauge whether this member would be open to supporting an effort to oust McCarthy. The Democrat told CNN there’s been internal discussions about a wide range of potential asks – from power-sharing agreements to policy ideas.

But while Gaetz had every intention of calling a dismissal vote minutes after the spending package passed late Saturday, he was quickly ignored and then completely shut down on the House floor, according to Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News.

“WOW…. BICE motioned to adjourn the House Shortly before the gavel dropped, GAETZ tried to get the attention of WOMACK who was in the chair. GAVEL DROPPED before Gaetz could be recognized.”

That set off a wave of internet mockery aimed squarely at the confrontational Gaetz.

Poor Matt. Maybe he find some underage girls to help ease his humiliation.


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Revealing New Report Links Key Republicans To The 2020 Election Conspiracy

Despite the indictment of failed former president Donald Trump and some of his key alleged co-conspirators in the 2020 plot to overturn the results of the 2020 election, members of Congress who participated in the crime have gone uncharged and unscathed, which some have suggested needs to change.

Thanks to the New York Times and Former ethics czar Norm Eisen, we now know the names of those who are alleged to have actively participated on the attempted overthrow of the U.S. government as elected by the people.

Using a map that shows the many connections between Trump, the White House, and members of the GOP, Eisen and the Times have now given s a roadmap which the Justice Department would be wise to follow.

Among those listed as an “enabler” is Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, with legal analyst Ryan Goodman noting, “I think the most damning (evidence) comes under the heading of the scheme to set up these false slate of electors, individuals from the GOP who would have been the electors if Trump had won those states, to certify that he had in fact won states that Biden had clearly won.”

“That seems to just be a federal crime that is a very, very active part of the current special counsel’s investigation. New evidence, brand new that we have not seen before that directs it right at Trump and Mark Meadows.”

And then we have the Republican lawmakers, all of who are listed by Eisen: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), as well as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO).

“Congressional cowards (looking at you Ted Cruz and Josh ‘First Salute’ Hawley!) gave comfort to the insurrectionists, and some voted against certifying Joe Biden’s victory — even after the sacking of the Capitol,” Eisen explains.

Amazingly, none of the Republicans in the House and Senate who played a role in the 2020 conspiracy have yet been indicted for their role in what is clearly considered to be a crime under both federal and state laws. Will that ever change, or will some of the guilty parties be allowed to walk away unscathed and remain a part of the government? If they are, what’s to stop them from trying again and perhaps succeeding the next time?


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Trump’s Latest Bats**t Crazy Idea For Preventing Wildfires: ‘Dampen Your Forests’

Having suggested in 2018 that wildfires in the state of California can be prevented by raking forests, failed, four-time indicted former president Donald Trump has new advice for how to prevent fires in the Golden State: Dampen the forests.

Speaking to a gathering of the California Republican Party in Anaheim on Friday, Mediaite reports, Trump remarked:

“They say that there’s so much water up north, that I wanna have the overflow areas go into your forests and dampen your forests. Because if you dampen your forest, you’re not gonna have these fire forest fires that are burning at levels that nobody’s ever seen before.”

After allowing the applause to die down, Trump continued:

‘You have very poor land management,” he continued before recalling a conversation he had with an Austrian official about forest fires in that country. “He said, ‘Sir, we have more flammable trees than you do on your coast. We don’t have forest fires. We have land management.’ They take care of the land. They pick up the dead trees. You know, a tree doesn’t burn very easily unless it’s dead. Then it gets dry and it burns. The leaves on the ground – they’re five feet thick over here.”

Then came the obligatory dig at California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D):

“What we have is horrible. And we can actually dampen our forests with water that costs us nothing that will come pouring down from the north. Wouldn’t that be nice? If you had dampened floors, you wouldn’t have forest fires. So, well, we’ll work on that, too. But I couldn’t convince this guy, Gavin.”

In 2018, Trump claimed the president of Finland had told him raking forest floors was the solution for preventing forest fires.

“He called it a forest nation,” Trump said, “and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don’t have any problem.”

Rake the forests. Dampen the forests. That’s Trump’s solution to the problem of wildfires. And yet he and others in the GOP want to say Joe Biden is mentally unfit to be president?


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Jack Smith Mocks Trump With New Court Filing: ‘He Demands Special Treatment’

A Friday evening court filing from Special Counsel Jack Smith makes clear that failed former president Donald Trump is facing serious legal consequences for recent comments he’s made, including a suggestion that former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Mark Milley, deserved the death penalty for disagreeing with the insecure manbaby ex-U.S. head of state.

According to ABC News, the filing was in response to a motion from Trump’s attorneys opposing a possible gag order that would be imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, and it referenced the death threat aimed at Milley as well as an apparent purchase of a gun by the disgraced former president during a campaign stop in South Carolina this week.

“Since [the] date [the government proposed the gag order], the defendant has continued to make statements that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case and that fall within the narrowly tailored order proposed by the Government,” Smith’s office writes.

The filing specifically flags to DC district judge Tanya Chutkan in a footnote that earlier this week when Trump was visiting a firearms dealer in South Carolina — he was “caught potentially violating his conditions of release” by saying he was going to buy a Glock and posing with it.

Threats against Milley, a potential witness against Trump, could potentially have negative effects on jurors, too, Smith’s filing warns.

“The defendant’s baseless attacks on the Court and two individual prosecutors not only could subject them to threats—it also could cause potential jurors to develop views about the propriety of the prosecution, an improper consideration for a juror prior to trial,” Smith’s filing says.

“Likewise, the defendant’s continuing public statements about witnesses are substantially likely to materially prejudice a fair trial.”

Trump and his attorneys have asserted that Smith is seeking to “silence” him in violation of his First Amendment rights to free speech. To that, Smith’s office countered, “All (a gag order) would limit is the defendant’s use of his candidacy as a cover for making prejudicial public statements about this case—and there is no legitimate need for the defendant, in the course of his campaign, to attack known witnesses regarding the substance of their anticipated testimony or otherwise engage in materially prejudicial commentary in violation of the proposed order.”

Smith and his prosecutors also make it clear that Trump wants special treatment, which is unheard of for a criminal defendant charged with 91 separate felony counts.

“[Trump] demands special treatment, asserting that because he is a political candidate, he should have free rein to publicly intimidate witnesses and malign the Court, citizens of this District, and prosecutors.

“But in this case, Donald J. Trump is a criminal defendant like any other.”

Judge Chutkan is expected to issue a ruling on the limited gag order as soon as next week.


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Hillary Clinton Just Won An Emmy Award – So Of Course Conservatives Are Pitching A Fit

Already one of the most accomplished women in the world, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just added a major accomplishment to hear already impressive resume: An Emmy award.

Mrs. Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, were given an Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, according to HuffPost.

The two executive-produced the Netflix documentary “In Her Hands” with several others, making them “statue-eligible,” an official told The Hollywood Reporter.

The film follows Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan. She served in the turbulent times before the Taliban recaptured the country.

“As Western forces withdraw, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor braves mortal danger to lead a fight for education for the next generation of Afghans,” the Netflix summary reads.

Chelsea Clinton had this to say about the honor:

“So proud to be part of the ‘In Her Hands’ team, and to tell the remarkable story of Zarifa Ghafari, the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan.”

Mrs. Clinton also took to Twitter to say how pleased she was by the Emmy.

We just won an Emmy! I’m thrilled that “In Her Hands,” HiddenLightPrd’s documentary telling the story of Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor, has been recognized in the news and documentary category.

The former first lady already had a Grammy to her credit, and now she adds an Emmy. Could a Tony and Oscar also be in her future?

Again, it’s a wonderful honor for the Clintons, but it drew the predictable anger and bitterness from conservatives and right-wing nutjobs on social media.