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Former Trump Administration Official Says Donald Is ‘Afraid’ Of Kamala Harris

A former White House official says convicted felon Donald Trump is hoping and praying that President Joe Biden doesn’t drop out of the 2024 presidential race, because the prospect of having to face Vice President Kamala Harris as his opponent terrifies him.

Alyssa Farah Griffin served as White House communications director, and she told her co-hosts on “The View” that Trump is indeed afraid of Harris.

Griffin made her comments in response to Sunny Hostin, who remarked, “One more thing that I will say is that Republicans are clearly scared about Kamala Harris.”

“There’s a reason Donald Trump isn’t out there shouting about the debate. He knows that Joe Biden will lose to him. He is afraid of Vice President Harris,” Griffin explained.

That led co-host Whoopi Goldberg to note, “It doesn’t matter what we say should be happening. It’s going to come down to one or the other. It’s that simple, and it is not up to us. It is not up to the media. It is up to you all. You know, as I keep saying, do you want the guy whose teeth fall out when he talks and maybe his hair isn’t on as secure, or do you want the guy who’s going to take your family, whatever your background is, and send them to another country because he doesn’t like who you are? That’s what it comes down to. So, you know, it’s in our hands.”

The numbers couldn’t be clearer, as we learned in the 2020 election: When Democrats vote, Democrats win. We outnumber the GOP and we can keep them from inflicting their horrific agenda (i.e. Project 2025) on this country if we get out and vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do.

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WATCH A DOJ Official Give Jim Jordan A Brutal Fact-Check During House Hearing

A hearing of the House Judiciary Committee wound up proving just how little chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) knows about the law or U.S. history, with an official of the Justice Department having to give Jordan some embarrassing facts which completely undercut the point he was trying to make.

Jordan asked Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke about a civil rights investigation into Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, which the DOJ has accused of refusing to hire asylum recipients and refugees in direct violation of U.S. law.

“Did Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter have anything to do with the Justice Department’s decision to file that lawsuit against SpaceX?” Jordan asked Clarke.

Clarke told Jordan that the DOJ investigation of SpaceX began during the Trump administration.

“The investigation into SpaceX was open during the last administration, and we filed an administrative action under the Immigration and Nationality Act, an important law passed by this body with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Reagan,” she noted.

Jordan: “What are you alleging that SpaceX did wrong?”

Clarke: “In this case, we allege that the company is not compliant with the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”

Rather than accept that, Jordan asked, “They’re discriminating against refugees and asylum seekers, is that right?”

Once again, Clarke had to fact check Jordan.

“No, Chairman. Against people who have received refugee status and asylum status by our federal courts and who enjoy equal standing under federal law to U.S. citizens and naturalized citizens.

“The law requires equal treatment of these individuals.”

Jordan continued to press.

“I just want to cut to the chase. You’re suing SpaceX because they hired too many Americans, too many citizens.”

“And yet you bring the lawsuit after Mr. Musk purchases Twitter, now X, is that right?”

Clarke shut Jordan down by responding: “We apply the laws that this body gave us without fear or favor.”

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WATCH Nikki Haley Get Swatted Down When She Blames Biden For Attack On Israel

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley got a heavy dose of fact-checking Sunday when she began spouting lies during an appearance on “Meet the Press.”

Host Kristen Welker asked Haley if she thought it was irresponsible of Republicans to blame President Joe Biden for attacks on Israel by Hamas terrorists that have left at least 600 Israelis dead.

“Do you think it was irresponsible of your rivals to level that allegation without any evidence or proof?”

Instead, Haley decided she’d attack Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, suggesting that the $6 billion which is scheduled to be returned to Iran played a role in the attacks.

“They go and spread terrorism every time they get a dollar; it doesn’t go to the Iranian people; it does go to terrorist attacks, and Secretary Blinken is just wrong to imply that this money is not being moved around as we speak and yet, and that’s it.”

Welker pushed back:

“And yet, ambassador, there’s just no proof of that. Yet this is just the hours after that immediate attack. Is it irresponsible to level that charge when you really don’t have any evidence of that at this point in time?”

Rather than directly respond, Haley tried to change the parameters of the discussion.

“The evidence is look at what the Iranian people have done to freedom-loving people around the world look at what the Iranian people the Iranian regime has done to threaten Israel over the years.”

Once more, Welker corrected the former UN ambassador for the Trump administration.

“Ambassador Haley, just to be clear again, the secretary of state said categorically they have not seen a link.”

As is so often the case, a member of the GOP (especially one running for president) is only too happy to disseminate lies and conspiracy theories because they have no actual answers or policies of their own. And yet they wonder why the majority of Americans don’t believe a word they say.

 

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Pete Buttigieg Testified Before Hostile Republicans – And He Kicked Their A**es: VIDEO

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg walked right into the proverbial lion’s den when he testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and he quickly schooled committee Republicans on topics ranging from climate change to subsidies for Big Oil.

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) suggested that Buttigieg was personally to blame for “killing” the U.S. auto industry by supporting the development of electric vehicles.

“I don’t know if you can justify or how you justify forcing my constituents to pay for EVs [electric vehicles] and EV infrastructure for coastal elites and wealthy people, but somehow you do,” Perry remarked.

Buttigieg: “Well, I need to point out that wealthy people were specifically excluded from the Inflation Reduction Act.”

Perry: “Well. Do you dispute that two-thirds of EV owners, are owned by people over 100,000, that make over 100,000?”

Buttigieg noted that the price of electric vehicles is going down and wondered if Perry was opposed “cutting their costs.”

“I’m not against cutting the cost. The market should do it,” Perry replied. “But you want the government, you want my taxpayers to pay to cut the cost.”

That led to Buttigieg asking about taxpayer-funded subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

“If you are of the view that there should be no subsidy to propulsion vehicles, then are you against oil and gas subsidies?”

Another GOP congressman told the secretary, “Nobody wants these electric vehicles unless you’re an elite that can afford them – people in may district sure as hell don’t want them.”

The secretary responded, “We’re doing this for three reasons, even though the EV revolution’s going to happen.”

Buttigieg also told Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that “climate change is real,” which led the congressman to reply, “This one’s called Autumn.”

“Yeah, that’s the seasons changing which respectfully is not the same as the climate changing,” Buttigieg retorted.

But perhaps the best exchange was between Buttigieg and U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO), who asked the secretary about the cost of his “private” flights, to which he responded:

“I knew this might come up, so I brought some numbers. Since getting the job, I have taken—these are estimates, give or take a couple—but I’ve taken 638 flights.”

“607 of them were commercial, 10 of them were on military aircraft such as Air Force One, and 21 were on FAA aircraft—representing about 3 percent of the flights.”

He added, “Just once again, the way I usually travel is an economy class aboard an airliner like everybody else, when we do it differently, it’s often because it will save taxpayer money.”

Here’s some video clips from Buttigieg’s testimony:

 

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Conservatives Pitch A Hysterical Fit After Karine Jean-Pierre Is Featured In Vogue Magazine

It’s truly incredible to see what angers and vexes conservatives.

For example, almost every conservative gets upset if you make a joke about former president Donald Trump, whom many of them regard as second only to Ronald Reagan when it comes to being a champion for the right wing political movement.

That slavish devotion to Trump extends to members of his family, including his wife, Melania, who is often compared to former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, even though Mrs. Kennedy never worked as a nude model or supported her lavish lifestyle by allegedly serving as an “escort” (i.e. call girl) before she married her husband.

Melania, it should be noted, was never invited to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. Michelle Obama did. So has Dr. Jill Biden. And the so-called “snubbing” of Mrs. Trump absolutely enraged the MAGA faithful.

Having laid down that predicate background, the latest soul-rending anger from conservatives comes after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was featured in Vogue, with the magazine reporting:

That quality of directness—blunt, with a touch of compassion—is Jean-Pierre’s currency at the briefing podium. She meets the White House press corps almost daily—favoring bright colors and bold eye shadow when she does—and, while she’s more reserved than some of her predecessors and less likely to respond to provocation with a social media–ready retort, she has sharpened her own technique: disarm with a smile, then lay out the facts at hand.

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Still, there was no actual interview process in the lead-up to her promotion. News had already leaked that Psaki would leave for an anchor position at MSNBC, prompting speculation about a successor; Jean-Pierre was the obvious front-runner, and after a month, Biden called her into the Oval Office.

“It happened fast,” Jean-Pierre says. “The president and I had 20 seconds together.” 

“I remember she described her feeling as shell-shocked,” Psaki says. “It’s a little bit of an out-of-body experience when the president of the United States asks you to do something.”

“You’re kind of like, ‘Were there supposed to be fireworks happening? Mood music?’ ” Jean-Pierre says now. “There was none of that.” The press release came out a few minutes later.

Jean-Pierre, the daughter of Haitian immigrants who was raised in Paris and New York, is the prototypical American success story. What she’s accomplished should be celebrated as proof that the American dream does indeed still exist.

Unless, of course, your mind and heart are filled with envy, hate, bigotry, and bile. In other words, unless you’re a conservative, in which case you lash out and attack a person for their sexual orientation and the color of their skin, which is exactly what’s taking place on social media.