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Kyle Rittenhouse Facing Federal Charges As DOJ Is Called On To Review Case

Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty by a jury of his peers today, with NBC News reporting:

Rittenhouse was charged with reckless homicide in the slaying of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber, 26.

He also faced a charge of attempted intentional homicide for severely wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, a 27-year-old paramedic from suburban Milwaukee who was there that night volunteering his medical services, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety.

But Rittenhouse is not in the clear legally. He could still face federal charges, and the Justice Department is being called on review the case and see if he should be charged.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted out a call for the DOJ to take a close look at Rittenhouse:

Specifically, Rittenhouse could face being charged with federal civil rights violations and a hate crime. That decision will have to be made by the DOJ, and it could impact future cases of this type when protesters are targeted by those who disagree with them.

So while Kyle Rittenhouse may be in the clear for the moment, there’s a very good chance he’s going to be back in court very soon, and his luck will eventually run out.


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Don Jr. And Lauren Boebert Own Themselves By Spreading BS About Meat Rationing By Joe Biden

There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin that goes, “Believe none of what you hear and believe half of what you see.”

Sadly, however, not everyone practices that helpful axiom, especially those who are intent on repeating lies and conspiracy theories such as the majority of right-wing political figures in the United States these days.

If you need proof that some people are too damn lazy to even do a simple Google search before they post something on social media, consider the case of Donald Trump Jr. (aka Traitor Tot) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is in the running with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Junior and Ms. Boebert ran across a report from Fox News that claimed President Joe Biden’s plan to combat climate change would include encouraging Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 90% within the next 10 years.

Problem is, as fact-check websites pointed out, that’s simply not true:

“At no point in this speech did Biden announce any initiative to impose a limit on red meat consumption. At no point in his presidency has Biden suggested policies aimed at limiting red meat consumption.”

Yet despite that, Boebert and Don Jr. started tweeting and getting others to retweet the lie:

Lies. All of it. No one is cutting anything. As many people pointed out, stupidity is a terrible thing:

The next time you think you’ve encountered the dumbest person on the face of the planet, remember that Junior and Klanny Oakley are too stupid and lazy to spend 10 seconds doing some research on the internet.


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WATCH A Fox News Host SHRED David Clarke For Disrespecting John Lewis

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff and wannabe Trump administration member David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday morning to discuss President Trump’s pending address at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum later in the day and was asked what he thought about Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) refusing to attend. To that, Clarke gave a snide reply:

“John who?”

Co-host Eboni Williams was having none of it, telling Clarke:

“John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting rights and a variety of other things.”

Clarke said he knew who John Lewis was, but then proceeded to label him one of the “most irrelevant members of Congress.”

Again, Williams called Clarke out:

“Sheriff let me say this to you. For you to say that nobody cares about John Lewis is inaccurate because I assure you that there are many people across this country that absolutely do care about him.

“As for your commentary on his political record as a congressman, I’m actually not even addressing that part because this museum opening is about the civil rights of American citizens, so when it comes to his record on that, Sheriff Clarke, I think that it’s pretty undisputed.”

When Clarke tried to assert that most people under 35 have no idea who Lewis is and that LBJ only got the Civil Rights Act passed with the votes of Republicans, Williams again shut him down:

“I appreciate that history lesson but as somebody that holds a degree on the subject I really don’t need you to update me on who was required for Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act.”

David Clarke is a bully and an idiot. It’s no wonder he and Donald Trump are such big fans of one another.

Watch Eboni Williams take David Clarke to school:

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WATCH Rick Santorum Get Slammed For Saying The Racism Debate ‘Is The Problem’

Now that Republicans realize the leader of their party, President Trump, is a racist who sees no problem giving aid and comfort to members of the KKK, alt-right, and neo-Nazis, they’re trying to convince us the real problem in America is the very fact that we talk about racism in the first place.

Such was the case Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, where former Pennsylvania GOP Senator Rick Santorum was on a panel with Bakari Sellers and Nina Turner, both of whom are African-American. Sellers began by commenting:

“It won’t change until individuals who look like [Nina Turner] and I decide that enough is enough. And so many people confuse patriotism and prejudice. And what we saw on display [in Charlottesville] was so much prejudice. And I hope that individuals, especially white evangelicals in American decide to stand up and say enough is enough.”

Poor little Ricky Santorum said he (like so many conservatives) thinks the discussion of race is the problem. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that his party is on the wrong side of the issue:

“You see, that’s the kind of talk that really, I think, causes problems. That says somehow or another, if you’re white, you’re somehow racist… I don’t know anybody who has spoken [in favor of white supremacy] but then to say this is larger problem is just — I would just say we have problems of racism in this country. But tying that to white supremacists, I think is a whole different thing.”

Turner took Santorum to school by reminding him:

“Two hundred and fifty years worth of slave, almost 100 years worth of Jim Crow in this country. The fact that the systems in this country still treat black folks… as second class citizens. And part of what the [Sen. Rick Santorum] doesn’t want to face is also part of the problem… nobody has said that all white people are racist.”

Sellers then finished Santorum off by saying he hoped he was uncomfortable with the topic:

“I hope that you’re uncomfortable with the conversation. Because this conversation is uncomfortable. But it’s something that we have to deal with.”

Apparently Santorum and many of his colleagues in the GOP are under the mistaken impression that if you ignore something and pretend it doesn’t exist, it’ll go away. But it hasn’t, and silence won’t help.

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Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Attacks On John Lewis: ‘Everyone Is Gunning For Us’ (VIDEO)

The Trump team has now shifted strategies on their defense of the Tweeter-in-Chief from attacking Georgia Congressman John Lewis to whining about how they’re under attack on all sides.

Monday evening on MSNBC, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway was confronted by host Greta Van Susteren with this suggestion:

“The problem is, sometimes it’s not about being right or who is to blame or something. I’m just wondering, as we try to come together on this very important day, and in light of the fact that Congressman Lewis spoke first and shouldn’t have said illegitimate, it would be a good gesture by one of them that maybe we can resolve this for the rest of us?”

That’s when the whining and defensiveness began, with Conway commenting:

“At the same time, you know Greta, it’s a lot. If you work at the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, the Trump White House, it’s like being the walking wounded, right? Everybody’s always gunning for us and we’re supposed to look the other way at all times?”

Boo freaking hoo! As much as Trump and his surrogates have shamelessly attacked people over the past year and half, they’re too damn dense to recognize karma coming to pay them a visit when it happens. Maybe if they hadn’t engaged so enthusiastically in slash and burn tactics, it would be easier to feel sorry for them. But why in the world anyone have any compassion for this pack of rabid hyenas?

Conway then added this bit of complete bullcrap:

“This man [Trump] was elected fairly and squarely. He is everyone’s president. He’s a legitimate president. You know who agrees with that? Barack Obama agrees with that, Hillary Clinton agrees with that.”

No, he was NOT elected fairly and squarely! He was assisted by Russia and its murderous leader, Vladimir Putin. And just because President Obama and Hillary Clinton have accepted the result of the 2016 election doesn’t mean that the majority of Americans who didn’t cast a ballot for Con Man Don are going to suddenly embrace this traitor.

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