I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.
More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.
We need to save these kids. https://t.co/HhdMqc5zML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
We told you earlier about a couple of tweets from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that don’t quite make sense considering they came months after photos showed her looking through a border fence, purportedly at migrant children in cages, with a horrified look on her face. Ocasio-Cortez explained the pictures this way.
The pictures Ocasio-Cortez helped spread around only showed her reaction, and not what she was looking at. With that in mind, people have found photos that appear to show different angles, including what was on the other side of the fence through which AOC was looking — or what wasn’t on the other side as it were:
— The Rebel (@TheRebelTV) June 26, 2019
Finally, people actually asking her the question.
Via Daily Wire:
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) repeatedly refused to answer questions from a reporter on Wednesday who asked her about a series of fraud allegations that have resurfaced this month.
Omar was presented the questions after the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, the Daily Caller News Foundation, and the Washington Examiner all ran stories over the last week highlighting allegations stemming for her marital history.
“Ilhan, if I could get a moment time, if I could get a moment of your time, could you tell me why you filed illegal tax returns in 2014 and 2015?” The Rebel’s Keean Bexte asked Omar. “Can you tell me definitively or not, is Ahmed Elmi your brother? Is he your brother?”
Omar kept her head down, did not answer, and at one point put her hand in Bexte’s face.
“Can you tell me definitively, yes or no, is he your brother and why can’t you answer that question?” Bexte continued to press. “Why did you refer to him as your child’s uncle on Instagram and why did you lie on court documents saying that you hadn’t seen him since 2011 when in fact you’d been talking to him all the time on Instagram?”
Real compassion is not having laws that incentivize coming like this with a child.
Via Daily Wire:
A photo of a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter who tragically died while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas published by The New York Times and circulated online has sparked intense response from people from all ends of the political spectrum. Pressed for a reaction to the image, President Trump told reporters that such tragedies will continue to occur if “open borders” policies are promoted.
The heartbreaking photograph was first published by Mexican papers this week, but was soon promoted by major American media outlets, including The New York Times, which placed the photograph on the front page of Wednesday’s issue, and CNN, which tweeted it out Wednesday. “A shocking image of a drowned man and his daughter underscores the crisis at the US-Mexico border,” CNN’s caption reads.
The Salvadoran man, Oscar Alberto Martínez, was attempting to cross the Rio Grande with his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, on Sunday near Brownsville, Texas.
Now hopefully they can resolve the differences. But it still doesn’t include wall funding.
The Senate passed its version of a supplemental border funding bill after rejecting the House bill passed Thursday night. The Senate’s bipartisan bill passed with 84 yeas to 8 nays and comes amid renewed scrutiny over the treatment of young migrants in U.S. custody at detention centers.
The Senate bill includes bipartisan negotiated border security funding language and was expected to pass with the 60 votes necessary. Now it will be returned to the House for consideration, but Congress is leaving at the end of the week for its Independence Day recess, so there is very little time to reconcile the House and Senate versions.
Senate lawmakers hope the House will adopt the Senate bill, since it passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.
The Senate’s bipartisan package provides $4.59 billion in emergency funds to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the border. It includes the following:
Restaurant Group Responds After Employee Is Accused Of Spitting On Eric Trump, Says She’s Been ‘Placed On Leave’
On leave? She should be fired.
Via Fox News:
The restaurant group that owns Chicago’s Aviary cocktail bar has responded to reports that an employee spat on Eric Trump on Tuesday night.
“Last night an unfortunate incident occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump,” reads a statement issued by the Alinea Group, which owns several other restaurants in Chicago and elsewhere. “We did not witness the incident and we are just beginning to learn the details.”
Trump, whose Twitter activity indicates he was visiting Trump Hotel Chicago, shared a statement with Breitbart News following the incident, condemning it “purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems.”
He also suggested the employee’s motivations were political, saying, “For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility.”
He’s got big problems in South Bend.
Via Free Beacon:
After the fallout from a recent police shooting unleashed turmoil on South Bend, former Common Council president Derek Dieter has a message for Mayor Pete Buttigieg: “resign.”
“Because of Pete’s selfishness, in my opinion, he is still the mayor,” Dieter told the Washington Free Beacon. Dieter explained that if Buttigieg were to resign, a provisional mayor would be chosen in a caucus by city precinct leaders. A new mayor, Dieter said, would be able to devote greater attention to South Bend than Buttigieg as he is running for president.
“To me, it doesn’t make sense. If you’re running for president, that’s a lot of pressure, you got to be on the road,” Dieter said. “Everything that happens in South Bend shouldn’t be on your mind. You should be concentrating on running for president. So, I’m adamant that he should resign as mayor.”
Dieter’s comments come after Buttigieg’s most recent scandal, in which a white police officer shot and killed a black man on June 16. It is the latest in a series of race-related scandals that have plagued Buttigieg since he took office in 2012.
Sanders: Medicare for All Plan Would Eliminate Private Health Insurance and You Will Be Paying Higher Taxes
Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump accused US women’s World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe of “disrespect” Wednesday after she swore not to visit his White House.
In the latest of his public feuds with high-profile athletes and celebrities, Trump sent multiple tweets complaining about Rapinoe, whose short, dyed hair has made her one of the most recognizable faces of the mighty US team.
“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear,” he tweeted.
In the same series of tweets, Trump announced he was inviting the US women’s team to the White House and said “I am a big fan.”
Rapinoe, however, “should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!” he wrote.
The president’s outburst followed the broadcast of a video clip in which Rapinoe dismisses the idea of visiting the White House.
LANSING, MI — The Michigan Republican Party headquarters in Lansing was vandalized twice in the last week with graffiti critical of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Several messages were found spray painted on the state party’s property three days after Republican officials discovered “F*** ICE” spray painted on the side of its building. This time, the perpetrator specifically named named Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox, who worked as a Detroit ICE agent for 13 years before entering politics.
New graffiti included “F**k Cox”, and “F**K ICE,” as well as a symbol representing anarchy. In a press release, Cox called the vandalism an attack on free speech and an attempt to “silence American voices through intimidation.”
Via Washington Examiner:
Three Republican senators say Democratic lawmakers’ monthslong refusal to help pass supplemental border funding is to blame for poor conditions at some U.S. border facilities.
Rick Scott of Florida, Josh Hawley of Missouri, and James Lankford of Oklahoma, all Republican senators, erupted during a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, calling it a waste of time.
“Until this wretched Congress decides to do something, I don’t know why we even bother to have these hearings. I don’t know why it even matters because this Congress will not act,” said Hawley.
The trio lambasted their Democratic counterparts for stalling on a border supplemental bill and blaming U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as other Trump administration officials, for the deaths of people attempting to cross the border and poor conditions inside U.S. facilities.
Scott, who like Hawley joined the chamber in January, led the charge shortly after Maggie Hassan, a democratic senator from New Hampshire, told Customs and Border Protection witnesses their accounts of border operations contradicted news reports and attorney statements about children being neglected at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas.
“All they do is try to embarrass these individuals in here … just lambaste them for what they’re doing,” said Scott, the former Florida governor. “I’ve been here six months, and I’m disgusted that we sit here and you watch on the news where people that are trying to do their job get attacked and Congress sits here and doesn’t do their job. It’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen in my entire career — in my business career. You wouldn’t do this in your business career.”
Police presence outside Aviary after alleged incident between an employee and Eric Trump around 8:30pm pic.twitter.com/1oIiVfsiKj
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) June 26, 2019
She’s lucky that Eric was kind enough to cut her a break.
Via Daily Mail:
U.S. Secret Service took a Chicago cocktail lounge employee into custody after she spat on Eric Trump.
President Donald Trump’s son was at the upscale Aviary bar in the West Loop, which is known for its creative cocktails, when the incident happened Tuesday night.
A person with knowledge of the situation told DailyMail.com a women spat on the president’s son immediately after he walked into the upscale cocktail lounge on Chicago’s West Side.
She said something to Trump, although it was not immediately clear what it was.
Chicago police quickly made an arrest, and the woman was held in handcuffs for up to two hours. Trump then asked the Chicago Police Department to let her free when told she would otherwise be charged.
Relatives Say Father And Daughter In That Heartbreaking Photo Were Not Fleeing From Violence In El Salvador
The portrait of desperation was captured on Monday by the journalist Julia Le Duc, in the hours after Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez drowned with his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, as they tried to cross from Mexico to the U.S. https://t.co/GAp2tKSy3h
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 26, 2019
Instead of saying honestly, this was a very poor and dangerous choice to make and do with your child, left argues that it is, of course, Trump’s fault.
By now you’ve probably seen that heartbreaking photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria from El Salvador who drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande river and enter the U.S. to, presumably, apply for asylum.
But the New York Times is reporting this morning that relatives say that Martínez and his family was not fleeing violence at home, and therefore it’s likely that their asylum claim would have been denied, which is true in both the Trump and Obama administrations:
I saw your interview of E. Jean Carroll. Her story sounds a lot like an episode of Special Victims Unit—Episode 11, Season 13
Discussion of a rape fantasy in the dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman's.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) June 25, 2019
What a coincidence!
Listen, we’re not posting this as proof of anything, except that life can imitate art and vice versa.
As Twitchy reported, Anderson Cooper quickly cut to a commercial after his interview subject, E. Jean Carroll, disagreed with Cooper’s characterization of rape as an act of violence, instead suggesting that most people think it’s “sexy.” That made for one awkward pause.
— ThinGrayLine 🐻 (@ThinGrayLine01) June 24, 2019
Via Post Millenial:
A talk by transgender ideology critic Jenn Smith erupted into violence after an Antifa member allegedly assaulted somebody in the audience before being arrested by the police.
Videos of the incident circulating online show a masked individual rush through the University of British Columbia auditorium and strike at an innocent bystander. A fire alarm can be heard in the background before the suspect is seen on the ground being apprehended by the police.
Several protestors were outside as the talk carried on despite the interruption.
According to Smith, the assault was “relatively benign”.
Now the question is if the Senate will go for it, because it doesn’t have any wall funding.
Via The Hill:
Four House Democrats on Tuesday evening bucked party leadership and voted against a bill to provide $4.5 billion in emergency border funding.
The Democrats who voted against the bill were: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Talib (Mich.)
The handful of defections come in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) meeting on Monday evening with progressive and Latino lawmakers who were hesitant to support the measure.
The Speaker urged members of her party to support the legislation earlier in the day, arguing defecting would be a win for President Trump.