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Ted Cruz Haughtily Declares ‘I’m Not A Moron’ And Then Proves Otherwise

Even though he’s an arrogant asshat of a human being, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants us all to know that he’s “not a moron.”

Speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill, Cruz insisted that the draft Supreme Court opinion reversing the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania vs. Casey decisions was leaked by a liberal law clerk working for one of the three progressive justices, though he’s also said he suspects someone in the office of Justice Sonia Sotomayor without providing a shred of evidence to support such a serious accusation.

“They wanted to put heat and they wanted to invoke politics to try to get them to change their vote. And by the way, if that left-wing law clerk succeeds, it would be the most grotesque politicization of the Supreme Court in the history of our nation.”

During a appearance on Fox Business, Cruz laid out his unsubstantiated conspiracy theory, telling host Stuart Varney:

But, when he was confronted by reporters and asked to provide substantiation for his claims, Cruz turned into a snotty little douchebag.

A reporter asked the senator:

“Senator, why do you think you know this was a liberal clerk who leaked this? Do you have information that suggests that?”

Cruz huffily replied:

“Because I’m not a moron. Because I live on planet earth. Because this is obviously an attempt from someone who is unhappy about the direction the Court is going, to put political pressure on the Justices to change their outcome. That is the only reason this gets leaked, and you know that. Come on, you’re a reporter in Washington DC.”

That led the reporter to inquire about the possibility that a conservative might have leaked the opinion because “they supported the original [Roe] decision and want to lock them [the Justices] back in. That’s a completely reasonable scenario, isn’t it?” 

Cruz:

“You know what, I, I, I, find that ludicrous. But if it’s the case, maybe you’ll win a Pulitzer for that.”

The reporter countered:

“Well you’re saying you have no evidence.”

That led Cruz to retort:

“I think it’s obvious what’s going on here. And, and, and, we’ve all seen leaks often enough in this town, just not at the Supreme Court. This has never happened in any case ever, and it is truly horrifying.”

 

Actually, it has indeed happened in another case. Ironically, the 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion which gave women the right to make their own reproductive choices was also leaked.

If indeed it can be proven that a conservative leaked the draft, someone needs to play today’s video for Cruz and get his reaction. He might just cry.

Oh, and Ted Cruz is indeed a moron. His own words indict him on that count.

 

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Abortion Congress GOP

Marjorie Greene Gets Hit With Angry Backlash For Saying Anti-Abortion Forces Have ‘God’ On Their Side

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wants us to know that those opposed to a woman making her own reproductive choices have God on their side, and that’s why the leaked Supreme Court draft document that would strike down Roe v. Wade is on the verge of becoming the law of the land.

Greene started her “Christian” victory dance on Monday evening, right after Politico published the draft opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito, attacking a sitting Democratic senator, Raphael Warnock (who also happens to be an ordained minister) for a tweet he posted:

“As a pro-choice pastor, I’ve always believed that a patient’s room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government. I’ll always fight to protect a woman’s right to choose. And that will never change.”

That led Greene to call Warnock a “fraud.”

“There is no pastor ordained by God that would support killing God’s creation in the womb. You are a liar. A fraud. And a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Shame on you.”

Greene later posted a photo from an anti-abortion rally held outside the Supreme Court along with this message:

“Our God is bigger.”

Our God? There’s more than one? There’s a Republican/Insurrectionist God and another one that frowns on attempted coups to overturn a free and fair election?

Also, how does Ms. Greene’s god feel about her alleged extramarital affairs with men other than her husband? In the Old Testament, that sort of thing was punished by stoning the guilty parties to death.

Or how does the Greene god feel about lying under oath or saying you can’t recall when asked a direct question under oath? Pretty sure lying is a sin no matter who your god happens to be.

For her arrogance and ignorance, Greene was hit with plenty of online backlash:

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Congress Elections GOP

Former Aide To Madison Cawthorn Excoriates Her Ex-Boss: ‘Bad Person – Habitual Liar’

A former aide to embattled Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)  has filed an employment-related complaint about her ex-boss, calling him a “bad person” who is also a “habitual liar.”

The Smoky Mountain News reports:

“What he’s done to me was illegal, morally wrong, you name it, it’s been done,” Wiggins said in a phone call to David Wheeler, co-founder of nonpartisan advocacy PAC American Muckrakers, more commonly known as Fire Madison Cawthorn.

Wiggins added that Cawthorn seems unwilling to meet with his constituents unless its reelection time and he needs their votes:

“He doesn’t care about his constituents. He does not care.

“If you come from Cherokee County you’re driving five hours to see your congressman. But you can’t see your congressman anyway when you go to the office. There’s no way you can get a meeting with him unless he’s trying to pull some votes and that’s about the only way.”

Additionally, Wiggins noted that not only is Cawthorn bad at the job he was elected to do, he’s also a terrible human being:

“As far as the candidate himself, I mean, he’s just a bad person. He’s a habitual liar and he’s going to say and do anything he can to your face but behind your back he’s completely opposite. There’s some good stories I have – a lot of good stories.”

Will Cawthorn survive the upcoming GOP primary in North Carolina? Wiggins says she’s hopeful he won’t and is backing one of his challengers, retired Army Col. Rod Honeycutt:

“The main goal here is that he does not get that 30 plus 1 percent. I don’t feel like he’s gonna get it. I just don’t feel like he’s gonna run away with it on May 17.”

Cawthorn has fallen out of favor with his fellow Republicans in Congress for claiming that he had been invited to orgies hosted by other members of the GOP where cocaine was used. He later walked back those comments, but not before he was slammed as an “embarrassment” by North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis.

The congressman is also facing a severe shortage of cash to run his campaign. A recent financial filing shows that Cawthorn only has $115,575 on hand and is spending more than he’s taking in.

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Congress Elections GOP

Madison Cawthorn’s Campaign Is Nearly Broke And Facing A New Threat To His Reelection Bid

As he tries desperately to get reelected to Congress for a second term, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is facing some terrifying numbers for any candidate, and he’s also up against a new threat from voters that could well doom his chances of even surviving the primary election which will be held in the Tar Heel State next month.

The main challenge facing Cawthorn’s campaign is that it’s nearly flat broke and isn’t pulling in new funds to replace those he’s spent.

In a filing Cawthorn made with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) today, we learned that the congressman has spent more money than he’s raised and only has a net $115,575 on hand when his debts are accounted for.

Additionally, the FEC filing shows that Cawthorn has spent $443 on Chick-Fil-A, $1,371 on “Papas Beer,” and $2,560 on Amazon.

Cawthorn is also facing significant blowback from comments he made about his Republican colleagues in Congress, accusing them of holding orgies fueled by copious amounts of cocaine. He later walked back those comments, but the damage had already been done, with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) remarking:

“On any given day, he’s an embarrassment.”

And now North Carolina Democrats are urging their voters to help rid the state of Cawthorn’s bullshit once and for all, according to WNCN:

Some Democrats are trying an unusual strategy to try to defeat controversial Republican U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn: they’re urging people to vote in the Republican primary.

Moe Davis, a Democrat who ran against Cawthorn in 2020 and lost, is urging Democrats to temporarily change their voter registration to unaffiliated. Under state law, that would allow them to vote in either party’s primary.

“If you remember back when Bill Clinton ran for president, they had the slogan, ‘It’s the economy, stupid.’ What I’ve been trying to stress to people is, ‘It’s the math, stupid,’” said Davis.

Getting rid of Cawthorn would be a nice start. But voters also need to kick Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to the curb, too. Those three are a daily embarrassment to their party, their states, and the entire country.

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Capitol Insurrection Ivanka Trump January 6 Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner Testified Before The 1/6 Committee Today – That Could Be Big Trouble For Ivanka

Earlier today, former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner testified under oath to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Politico notes that Kushner “did not play a visible role in the former president’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, though he was a top adviser during much of Trump’s presidency. According to a recent book by ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Kushner was involved in multiple conversations about how to delicately explain to Trump that he had lost the election and interacted with other senior administration officials who were exasperated by Trump’s refusal to concede. Kushner had reportedly steered clear of Trump in the chaotic final weeks of his presidency and was out of town until the afternoon on Jan. 6.”

Despite that, committee member Elaine Luria (D-VA) told MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace:

“He was able to voluntarily provide information to us to verify, substantiate, provide his own take on this different reporting, so it was really valuable.”

 

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman also weighed in on Kushner’s testimony, noting that Jared was mentioned in the text messages between Ginni Thomas and former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

But perhaps most troubling, Litman explained, is that Kushner’s testimony makes it almost certain that Ivanka will have no choice but to sit and testify under oath to the committee, which could put her in serious legal jeopardy:

“But the most important, I think, is Ivanka. They can ask him things about her and we know that she figures centrally, she’s the person that people tried to prevail on repeatedly to have Trump call off the dogs. Just his testifying, I think, makes it more likely — or puts more pressure on her to testify. She’s in voluntary negotiations now.”

Ivanka is neck deep in what transpired on Jan. 6, and even if she isn’t charged with a crime, what she has to say about how the failed, one-term former president acted as the Capitol was under siege could provide all the evidence the Justice Department needs to indict Donald Trump for obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy, and fraud.