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GOP Congressman Says ‘Little Girls’ Will Be ‘Raped And Killed’ If Afghan Refugees Are Allowed Into The US

Now that Republicans have come to the realization that they can’t stop the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they’ve decided they’ll shift gears and try to demonize the Afghan refugees who helped our troops and are now hoping to become American citizens.

Such is the case with Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who says Afghan refugees could wind up raping and killing “little girls” in the streets.

Perry was a guest on Greta Van Susteren’s “Full Court Press” show, Vice News reports, and he said he voted against the ALLIES Act which would expedite the visa applications for Afghan refugees and also increase the total number that would be allowed entry to the United States because:

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to bring poorly vetted people from an Islamic state to the United States of America. I represent the United States of America and American citizens, and it’s my job and I think it’s this Congress’s job to ensure their safety.”

Yep, the GOP’s blatant Islamophobia is back again, even though a Republican president, Donald Trump, was responsible for starting the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

If Afghan refugees are allowed into the country, Perry warned, there would be dire consequences:

“Even when we were talking about interpreters that work with the military, there was also plenty of evidence that they would turn on their Americans and actually be part of the complex or less-than-complex attacks against the very Americans they were working with. So I found this highly, highly questionable and I wanted to see it tightened up very much before I would sign my name onto it. I’m not going to be responsible for seeing our little girls raped and killed in the streets because we wanted to bring people that are poorly vetted into the United States.” 

Of course, what Perry didn’t mention and Van Susteren failed to remind him is that immigrants commit crimes at a much lower rate than native-born Americans.

According to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison:

“Compared to undocumented immigrants, U.S. citizens were twice as likely to be arrested for violent felonies in Texas from 2012 to 2018, two-and-a-half times more likely to be arrested for felony drug crimes, and over four times more likely to be arrested for felony property crimes, according to a study published by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

Congressman Perry, like nearly every Republican, has no solutions to the problems which confront this country or the world. They just have lies and fear, which they use to keep their supporters in the dark.

 

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Texas Republican Pitches Hissy Fit Over New House Mask Mandate: ‘Shut This Place Down!’

Republicans, conservatives, and right-wingers simply cannot make up their feeble minds. They don’t want to wear protective face masks, but they also don’t want to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In other words, they want to pretend there’s no pandemic and hundreds of thousands of Americans haven’t already died. It’s almost as if they believe that if we ignore the virus, it’ll get its feelings hurt and go away.

Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives will once again impose a mask mandate on all members of Congress and staffers. It’s an attempt to help control spread of COVID-19, especially since the dangerous Delta variant of the disease it wreaking havoc on the nation.

News of the mandate infuriated many House Republicans, including Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who took to the floor of the House and pitched a childish hissy fit, declaring:

“We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house. It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing. It’s an embarrassment, a mockery, and the American people are fed up, they want to go back to life, they want to go back to business, they want to go back to school without their children being forced to wear masks (and) put in the corner (because they) have mental health issues, and we’re running around here, and the speaker comes down here at 10 o’clock in the morning saying we’ve got to wear masks, in the people’s House. When we’ve got thousands of people coming across our border, and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it, heavily infected with COVID.”

As if that wasn’t unhinged enough, Roy was just getting warmed up, and he continued his rant, acting like a spoiled child who had just been told he had to go to bed instead of being allowed to stay up late:

“We are absolutely sick and tired of this, and so are the American people. This sham of an institution is doing nothing for the American people, nothing for the betterment of the people that sent their representatives here. Which is it, vaccines or masks? Do the vaccines work or they don’t work? Do the masks work or they don’t work? I’d like to know which it is. I’d like Dr. Fauci to come down and answer a single question about natural immunity. You’ve been infected with the virus, you have immunity. …Or are they just going to go around poking people, saying you must take a vaccine? Oh but sorry the vaccine doesn’t work, you must wear a mask. This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down.”

Bo freaking hoo! Chip Roy isn’t getting his way, so he wants to shut down Congress so he can go back to Texas, sit at home, and get paid with taxpayer money. What a sweet deal that would be! Hell, most of us would love getting a salary of $174,000 a year with full benefits and a guaranteed pension plan to sit around and do nothing other than make speeches the way Roy and his GOP colleagues do.

The solution is simple: Either we all get vaccinated for the good of the country, or we get used to wearing masks. That the choice we face. Chip Roy needs to either man up or resign his seat in Congress.

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Colleague Of Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Isn’t Ignorant – Her Motives Are Much Worse

If you’ve ever wondered why Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is such a complete horse’s ass, one of her colleagues in the House says you’d be wrong to think the Georgia Republican is stupid.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the House Majority Whip, said Saturday during an appearance on CNN that Greene’s real motives for what she says and does are much more troubling.

Clyburn was asked by CNN host Jim Acosta:

“Congressman, I have to ask you about this crazy conspiracy theory that is gaining some serious momentum, alleging that the FBI orchestrated the January 6th attack on the Capitol. What do you say to some of your Republican colleagues, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), they’re the ones that are spreading this craziness.”

Clyburn replied:

“We have a responsible of debunking this foolishness. Nobody believes that, they don’t believe that. They just feel that this is one way to rile people up.”

Acosta then noted:

“I believe some people do believe it, congressman, candidly and respectfully, sir, I do think some of them believe it.”

Clyburn told Acosta:

“Well, I respect your position on that, but I’ve been in this country a long time — next month I’m going to celebrate my 81st birthday — and I can tell you, they really don’t believe it. They think it’s a tool they can use to separate people. They know better than that.

“Marjorie Greene, whatever he name is, she really does not believe that stuff she’s saying. She is saying the stuff she thinks will rile people up, because they really would love to see this country, the people, turn against each other,”

Exactly! It’s all about dividing and conquering. That’s the very same strategy failed, one-term former President Donald Trump used to win in 2016. But the American people got sick and tired of his bullying and hatred. Hopefully voters in Greene’s district will follow suit and give her the boot in next year’s midterms.

Heres’s James Clyburn on CNN:

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Delusional Matt Gaetz Says He May Run For President In 2024

If you thought the Republican clown car couldn’t possibly get more batshit crazy, consider this nugget: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says he may run for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination if his bloated tangerine idol doesn’t.

According to the New York Post, Gaetz is operating on the mistaken assumption that he won’t be serving decades in prison for sexually trafficking a minor:

“He may be facing allegations of sex trafficking of a minor, but Rep. Matt Gaetz still has his eye on a 2024 presidential bid — as long as former President Donald Trump does not decide to run. 

“‘I support Donald Trump for president. I’ve directly encouraged him to run and he gives me every indication he will,’ the Florida Republican texted The Post Wednesday. ‘If Trump doesn’t run, I’m sure I could defeat whatever remains of Joe Biden by 2024.’

Yeah, sure. Whatever, Matt. Does it help you to pretend you didn’t violate numerous federal laws and aren’t under investigation on numerous charges, one of which could put you in federal prison for the rest of your life?

Another Floridian, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) would benefit from a run by Gaetz, according to a source who spoke with the Post:

“He [DeSantis] might like someone else on the debate stage who can torch his opponents and lay down ground cover for him.”

Lay down ground cover for him? Is that what Republicans are now using as a way to avoid admitting that Gaetz is on the verge of being a convicted sex offender while simultaneously denying the thousands of senior citizens who died of COVID with DeSantis as governor of the Sunshine State? If Gaetz and DeSantis are the best the GOP can do, they might want to go ahead and start planning concession speeches for Election Night 2024.

Gaetz is one step away from being toast. And running for any office from a prison cell is not exactly the ideal way to get yourself elected. Then again, as deranged as Republicans are these days, it’s safe to say that anything could happen.

Here’s more on the Gaetz investigation from CNN:

 

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Matt Gaetz Gets Masterfully Trolled – Crowd Begins Singing, ‘She Was Just Seventeen…’

To put it mildly, things are not going well for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is under federal investigation for allegedly sexually trafficking an underage girl and other disgusting shenanigans that could send him to prison for 10 years to life.

Recently, we learned that Gaetz’s longtime friend Joel Greenberg has agreed to enter a guilty plea on charges of sex trafficking and was now cooperating with federal prosecutors in exchange for leniency when sentence is handed down.

And then reports came out that Gatez’s ex-girlfriend is also working with the feds to bring the Florida Republican to justice, with CNN reporting:

“The woman, a former Capitol Hill staffer, is seen as a critical witness, as she has been linked to Gaetz as far back as the summer of 2017, a period of time that has emerged as a key window of scrutiny for investigators. She can also help investigators understand the relevance of hundreds of transactions they have obtained records of, including those involving alleged payments for sex, the sources said.”

Clearly, this has been the weeks from hell for Matty, and he probably didn’t think the situation could get any worse or more humiliating for him.

Until it did.

While he was in Ohio trying to pretend he’s not on the verge of being hit with indictments, Gaetz got trolled by some in the audience who began singing:

“She was just seventeen…”

Now that is some epic trolling, and it set off laughter all over Twitter:

Matt Gaetz is indeed in a world of shit. And he deserves to be laughed at. So let’s make sure we share that video all over social media so it can go viral and humiliate Matty even further.