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Gov. Ron DeSantis conducts Florida state government in Israel

Ronald DeSantis, 40, is the Republican governor of Florida since only January 2019. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, DeSantis served as an officer and attorney in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) before he became a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives (2013-2018).

An ally of President Trump, DeSantis is a rising star in the GOP. Though a relative unknown nationwide, DeSantis was included among the names in a recent Harvard-Harris national poll of five likely Trump vice-president running-mates in 2020. The other four are much better known: VP Mike Pence, Lindsey Graham, Nikki Hayley, and Marco Rubio.

Given DeSantis’s surprising political prominence, it should be of even more concern that he is governing the state of Florida as if it’s an offshoot of Israel by conducting government affairs in Jerusalem.

On May 29, 2019, while on a trade mission in Israel, DeSantis and members of his Cabinet (Attorney General Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried) held a Cabinet meeting in the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

As reported by the AP via Times of Israel, a day before, an open-government watchdog group (The First Amendment Foundation) and several news outlets (Gannett Co., Gatehouse Media and the owners of the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times) had tried to stop the meeting by suing DeSantis and members of the Cabinet.

The lawsuit argued that the meeting violates Florida’s state constitution and open-government laws, which require that Cabinet sessions be open to the public, because Florida residents not in Israel wouldn’t be able to attend. Public access to the cabinet meeting was further restricted because of security concerns about the meeting’s location at the US embassy in Jerusalem. Florida reporters covering the trade mission were not allowed to take into the meeting equipment that could provide live coverage, including cellphones and laptops.

DeSantis’s office dismissed the concerns by labeling the meeting as “ceremonial.” But First Amendment Foundation President Barbara Petersen points out:

“The fact that there even saying, ‘Oh, it’s only ceremonial, therefore we don’t have to open it to the public’ shows to me a basic misunderstanding of the Sunshine Law. This has nothing to do with the trade mission. This has everything to do with our Cabinet holding a meeting in a foreign county. And I don’t care if they were holding the meeting in Montana, I’d have the same concern…. [T]he right of access guaranteed by our constitution makes no mention of ceremonial meetings being exempt from that right of access. We don’t want our future Cabinet meetings to be held anywhere but in the state of Florida.”

Hours before the lawsuit was filed, DeSantis discussed the meeting at a networking reception in the residence of US Ambassador David Friedman. DeSantis said: “Holding a meeting of the Florida Cabinet in the embassy in Jerusalem, that is going to be a real neat thing.”

According to The Ledger, the lawsuit was dismissed “because the governor and his cabinet members could not be served.” And so, the meeting became Florida’s first ever Cabinet meeting held in a foreign country.

After the Cabinet meeting ended, DeSantis signed into law HB 741, banning “anti-Semitism” in Florida’s public schools, making it the first bill in Florida history signed on foreign soil — in Jerusalem, Israel. 

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Harvard poll: Majority of U.S. voters, incl. Hispanics and Democrats, support citizenship question in census

According to Harvard University’s latest (June 2019) monthly national public policy poll, released by the Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies and the Harris Poll, a majority of all registered U.S. voters, Hispanics, and Democrats favor adding a question about whether the census respondent is a U.S. citizen to the 2020 census.

The poll also found that:

  • A majority of U.S. voters, including even Democrats and Liberals, as well all races and both genders think the U.S. economy today is strong.
  • A majority of U.S. voters believe there is growing crisis at the border.
  • A majority of U.S. voters also support President Trump declaring a national emergency to build a border wall.
  • There is no support for a war with Iran or anywhere in the Middle East.

From June 26-29, 2019, the survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,182 registered voters was conducted online. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, political party, political ideology, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.

Here are the poll’s findings (partial list):

On the question “Should the census be able to ask whether people living here are US citizens?”:

  • All registered voters: 67% yes, 33% no
  • Political ideology:
    • Conservatives: 90% yes, 10% no
    • Liberals: 44% yes, 56% no
  • Political party:
    • Republicans: 88% yes, 12% no
    • Democrats: 52% yes, 48% no
    • Independents: 63% yes, 37% no
  • Race:
    • Whites: 72% yes, 28% no
    • Blacks: 59% yes, 41% no
    • Hispanics: 55% yes, 45% no
  • Gender:
    • Males: 67% yes, 33% no
    • Females: 67% yes, 33% yes

On “How strong do you think the U.S. economy is today?“:

  • All registered voters: 69% “strong”, 31% “weak”
  • Political ideology:
    • Conservatives: 87% “strong”; 13% “weak”
    • Liberals: 58% “strong”; 42% “weak”
  • Political party:
    • Republicans: 90% “strong”; 10% “weak”
    • Democrats: 56% “strong”; 44% “weak”
    • Independents: 65% “strong”; 35% “weak”
  • Race:
    • Whites: 74% “strong”; 26% “weak”
    • Blacks: 54% “strong”; 46% “weak”.
    • Hispanics: 62% “strong”; 37% “weak”
  • Gender:
    • Males: 75% “strong”; 24% “weak”
    • Females: 63% “strong”; 37% “weak”

“Do you think there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our border with Mexico, or is this mainly a manufactured political crisis ahead of the 2020 elections?”:

  • 62% “growing crisis”, 38% “manufactured crisis”

On the Wall: “In the last month over 100,000 people were intercepted trying tocross illegally into United States on the southern border with Mexico.Given these numbers, do you favor or oppose the decision by the President to declare a national emergency to secure the funding he needs to build a wall on the border with Mexico?”:

  • 52% favor, 48% oppose

On deportation: “Would you favor or oppose a mass action by the U.S. government to roundup and remove thousands of illegal immigrantsfrom the United States?”:

  • 47% favor, 53% oppose

“Do you think President Trump is too tough, too lenient or just right in dealing with illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the border?”:

  • 42% too tough, 24% too lenient, 34% just right

On war against Iran:

  • “Should the United States have launched a military strike on Iran after it shot down an unmanned U.S. drone in international waters last week?”: 28% “attacked”, 72% “not attacked”
  • “Would you support or oppose another US-led military engagement in the Middle East?”: 38% support, 62% oppose
  • “Would you support or oppose the U.S. government launching a military strike on Iran if it continues hostilities in the Persian Gulf and the region but does not attack US military assets or personnel?”: 43% support, 57% oppose

On the question “In general, do you think the country is on the right track or is it off on the wrong track?“:

  • All registered voters: 38% “right track”; 55% say “wrong track”; 7% “don’t know/unsure”.
  • Political ideology:
    • Conservatives: 66% “right track”; 27% “wrong track”
    • Liberals: 18% “right track”; 75% “wrong track”
  • Political party:
    • Republicans: 71% “right track”; 23% “wrong track”
    • Democrats: 15% “right track”; 80% “wrong track”
    • Independents: 31% “right track”; 59% “wrong track”
  • Race:
    • Whites: 42% “right track”; 50% “wrong track”
    • Blacks: 20% “right track”; 75% “wrong track”
    • Hispanics: 38% “right track”; 53% “wrong track”
  • Gender:
    • Males: 43% “right track”; 51% “wrong track”
    • Females: 34% “right track”; 59% “wrong track”

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President of the United States“:

  • All registered voters: 44% approve; 56% disapprove
  • Political ideology:
    • Conservatives: 78% approve, 22% disapprove
    • Liberals: 18% approve, 82% disapprove
  • Political party:
    • Republicans: 83% approve, 17% disapprove
    • Democrats: 13% approve, 87% disapprove
    • Independents: 41% approve, 59% disapprove
  • Race:
    • Whites: 51% approve, 49% disapprove
    • Blacks: 20% approve, 80% disapprove
    • Hispanics: 39% approve, 61% disapprove
  • Gender:
    • Males: 49% approve, 51% disapprove
    • Females: 40% approve, 60% disapprove

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democratic Party is handling its job?”:

  • 72% of Democrats approve, 28% disapprove

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republican Party is handling its job?”:

  • 75% of Republicans approve, 24% disapprove

~Eowyn

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Senator Tillis of NC introduces the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act

Senator Thom Tillis

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From the Senator’s web page (July 9):

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation that holds sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for failing to comply with lawful detainer and release notification requests made by federal authorities and jeopardizing public safety. Joining Tillis as original co-sponsors are Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing them to bring an action for compensatory damages against the sanctuary jurisdiction as a result of a violent crime committed by an illegal immigrant. Any sanctuary city or jurisdiction that refuses to waive its immunity as it relates to sanctuary-related civil action would be subject to the withholding of certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act is a direct response to a growing number of sanctuary jurisdictions across the nation (including North Carolina’s Buncombe, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties) that either have official sanctuary policies or are refusing to comply with detainer requests and release notifications from the Department of Homeland Security.

Earlier this month, the Mecklenburg County (NC) Sheriff’s Office refused to notify ICE and comply with a lawful detainer request when it released a dangerous illegal immigrant from county jail who was charged with multiple domestic violence charges for strangling a woman and threatening to kill her. This was only one of more than 20 troubling instances this year of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office releasing potentially dangerous individuals after refusing to comply with detainer requests. The reckless sanctuary policy prompted criticism from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

“It’s disturbing to see sheriffs across North Carolina establish sanctuary jurisdictions, releasing dangerous individuals back into communities while refusing to notify federal immigration officials,” said Senator Thom Tillis. “If politicians want to prioritize reckless sanctuary policies over public safety, they should also be willing to provide just compensation for the victims. The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act is commonsense legislation that will enhance public safety and hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for their refusal to cooperate with federal law enforcement.”

“A good piece of legislation that is long overdue,” said Senator Lindsey Graham. “There must be consequences for governments and entities that gamble with public safety, refuse to work with federal officials, and refuse to deal with felons here illegally. This legislation empowers individuals who are the victims of these entities and governments’ poor decisions.”

“If state and local public officials jeopardize the safety and security of the American people by refusing to comply with federal immigration law, they should be held to account by our citizens when such reckless endangerment leads to more violent crime,” said Senator Chuck Grassley. “We are a nation of laws. Whether you are a citizen, immigrant or even a local government, disregarding those laws should carry consequences.”

“Sanctuary jurisdictions are failing to cooperate with law enforcement authorities, jeopardizing the safety of our communities,” said Senator Joni Ernst. “This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Our commonsense bill will put a check on these sanctuary jurisdictions, provide a pathway for victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to seek justice, and enhance and promote public safety.”

Our nation’s laws exist for a reason. When a sanctuary city or state recklessly decides to harbor illegal immigrants who may commit crimes against innocent Americans, the families of those victims deserve the right to seek compensation from those jurisdictions,” said Senator Marsha Blackburn. “It’s time we put the public safety of our citizens above the sanctuary of an immigrant who has come to our country illegally.”

“The American people, and Texas communities in particular, are tired of seeing our federal immigration laws flouted and criminal illegal immigrants enabled to commit future crimes and escape prosecution,” said Senator Ted Cruz. “Sanctuary cities and their policies are a dangerous affront to the rule of law, and only exasperate the crisis at our border. I am proud to join my colleagues in holding these jurisdictions accountable, and will continue working to enforce our federal immigration laws and ensure the safety and security of the American people.”

Read the full statement here.

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ICE will begin deporting 1M illegal aliens with court orders to leave the US

I’ve followed the career of Ken Cuccinelli, 50, a genuine conservative who was the attorney general of the state of Virginia (2010-2014) and before that, a Virginia state senator (2002-2010). In 2013, he lost the Virginia gubernatorial election to Clinton-crony Demonrat Terry McAuliffe, by just 2.5% (56,435 votes).

In 2016, in an effort to get Hillary Clinton elected president, Gov. McAuliffe restored voting and other civil rights to thousands of convicted felons, which enabled pedophile and white supremacist Nathan Larson to run for Congress as an Independent. Larson campaigned on a platform that advocated the legalization of child porn and incest.

But I had not known that a month ago, President Trump appointed Cuccinelli as acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers the United States’ naturalization and immigration system. USCIS is a successor to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which was dissolved in 2002 and replaced by three components within the DHS: USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Tim Pearce reports for the Washington Examiner that on July 7, 2019, Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said about 1 million “illegal immigrants” have already received court orders to leave the country, and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, who are already hundreds of thousands of deportations behind schedule, will begin deporting them later this week.

Cuccinelli appeared on CBS Face the Nation to defend the ICE deportations, which the outlaw-enabling and post-birth abortion Left criticize as inhumane raids against immigrant families.

Cuccinelli said ICE is obligated “to go and find, detain, and then deport the approximately 1 million people who have final removal orders. [These migrants] have been all the way through the due process and have final removal order. The pool of those with final removal orders is enormous. [ICE officers] have been interfered with, effectively, and held up by the politics of Washington to a certain extent. They’re looking forward to just getting back to doing their job.”

Cuccinelli said ICE will deport illegal immigrants with court orders on a rolling basis, beginning with a few thousand.

Meanwhile, Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner that President Trump plans to have named 150 federal judges by the end of this year, boosting the total number of federal judges to some 250 in Trump’s first presidential term.

Since the United States has a total of 870 federal judges in the Supreme Court, district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Court of International Trade, this means President Trump is on a pace to fill 30% of America’s federal judges, which will be “a historic legacy” in the conservative movement to restore America.

See also “President Trump is rapidly reshaping America’s judiciary ‘to end the progressive state as we know it’”.

~Eowyn

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On July 4, Jeb Bush tweets veiled threat at President Trump

Today is the 243rd anniversary of that first Fourth of July in 1776 when 56 men convened in a hot, stuffy room in Philadelphia to deliberate on and sign the Declaration of Independence.

See “Remembering that first Fourth of July“.

Jeb Bush was the GOP establishment’s choice to be the party’s 2016 presidential candidate. But he lost the Republican primaries to Donald John Trump.

For that, Jeb and the other Bushes never forgave Trump. See:

This is how Jeb Bush chose to honor Independence Day 2019.

At 5:02 AM this morning, Jeb tweeted “Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?,” with a link to an article on constitutioncenter.org explaining how three Founding-Father Presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—all died on July 4.

Is that a veiled threat directed at President Trump?

Tweeters in response to Jeb certainly think so:

@WillOBurns: “Why the hell would Jeb Bush post this today?”

@dorothymag: “Wow! Code much?”

@MarkDice: “We know you’re wishing for Trump to be added to that list. You and your family are war criminals and traitors to this great country.”

@michaeljashmore: “Wow! Seems like an implied threat!!?

@OGwhiz: “Well, if anything happens to today, guess where they’re going to look first, Jeb. “Projection” says a lot. Shame on you.”

@lauderdaleagent: “Are you threatening our Jeb?!?! Looks like a veiled threat. Reported.”

@DannyH30961773: “Jeb wants killed today

@DomPerty: “Why do you still have a security detail protecting this family when they are threatening the life of our current president?”

@DomPerty: “This was a threat on – It came from a very wealthy, influential person who has many contacts in the government and lots of money to contract someone. If I was employed by the Secret Service and saw this post, it would become suspect and be deemed a credible threat.”

This isn’t the first time passive-aggressive Jeb Bush made a veiled threat against Trump.

On Jan. 22, 2016, in the midst of the GOP primary battles, Jeb tweeted this veiled threat: “I’d be careful Donald”.

See “Jeb Bush’s threat against Trump: ‘I’d be careful Donald’

H/t Summit News

~Eowyn

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What really happened during the demorat debate technical difficulties…

President Trump tweeted this after Wednesday’s demorat debate: “Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals! @chucktodd @maddow”

Expert-level trolling!

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MAGA: President Trump raises $24.8M for re-election in less than 24 hours

From Yahoo: President Trump held a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night billed as the kickoff to his reelection campaign. And according to the Republican National Committee, he received nearly $25 million in contributions in less than a day.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announced Wednesday that Trump raised a “record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election.”

“The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” she tweeted.

RNC chief of staff Richard Walters told Yahoo News that the total is a combination of the amount raised by the Trump campaign and Trump Victory, the joint fundraising arm for the campaign and the RNC.

The RNC took in $10.8 million from major donors at two fundraising events, while the Trump campaign raised $8 million through a phone drive and about $6 million in online donations. (The average online donation was $44, Walters said.)

Trump’s one-day haul is nearly four times the amount former Vice President Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden took in $6.3 million, the largest first-day total for any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. According to Biden’s campaign, the money was raised from nearly 97,000 individual donors across all 50 states.

The former vice president’s campaign raised slightly more in its first 24 hours than former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke ($6.1 million) and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million).

Biden, though, has faced criticism among Democratic rivals for his embrace of high-rolling donors and top-dollar fundraisers.

“I don’t spend time at fancy fundraisers,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted earlier this week. “Instead, I spend my time meeting voters and thanking grassroots donors who chip in what they can.”

Read the whole story here.

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Joe Biden, 76, wants a violent civil war

We have come to this.

A former U.S. vice president says it’s naive to think that Democrats and Republicans “have to work together” and proposes that the way to deal with Republicans is a violent civil war — a “bare kuckle fight” “physical revolution”.

Ryan Saavedra reports for the Daily Wire that on Monday, June 17, at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., Demonrat 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?”

Biden replied:

“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together. The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive. There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight. Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.”

Watch and hear for yourself:

 

You want a “bare kuckle fight,” old man?

H/t Anon

See also:

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Corruption: Defense Secretary James Mattis made secret $10B no-bid Pentagon contract with Amazon

James Mattis, 68, former U.S. Marine Corps general who was widely revered by rank-and-file Marines for his blunt talk and leadership, was recruited by President Trump into his administration as Secretary of Defense, to the roaring approval of conservatives and patriots.

See “Obama regime purges 5th senior military officer: Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis

Mattis was defense secretary for only two years, from January 20, 2017 to December 31, 2018, after resigning reportedly over disagreement on Trump’s announcement of an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A day after Mattis’ departure, on January 2, 2019, Trump criticized Mattis’ performance as Secretary of Defense and said he had “essentially fired him.”

My post of May 24, 2019 was on what may be the real reason why Mattis resigned or was fired: At least seven months before he resigned, Mattis had put together a plan to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary elections.

Now, we are told by FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson that, in addition to being disloyal, Mattis is also corrupt. As defense secretary, Mattis made a secret, no-bid $10 billion Pentagon contract with Amazon.com.

On June 14, 2019’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said (beg. 30:21 mark in this video):

“The Department of Defense exists to protect America from foreign threats and does a great job of that, thank God, but it’s also a massive consumer of tax dollars — the biggest, really. And for that reason, concerns about corruption are always there.

There’s reason to believe that over the past couple of years, some at the Pentagon had worked to enrich Amazon, already the world’s richest company. In 2017, the Pentagon announced a $10 billion cloud-computing contract. According to critics, the contract wasn’t actually competitive and was designed from the very start to be fulfilled by Amazon and only by Amazon. Several of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ aides had prior professional ties to Amazon. A key official working on the Pentagon’s cloud computing program was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon even as he worked on the Pentagon’s program.

And we can report exclusively tonight on this program that in March 2017, before the cloud computing contract was announced, [Defense] Secretary Mattis had a secret dinner in London with Amazon’s top cloud sales executive Teresa Carlson.”

Tuckson Carlson then interviewed Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus and considered one of President Trump’s closest allies in Congress. What they said:

  • The Pentagon’s contract with Amazon, “the largest of its kind ever,” is not yet “in place”.
  • Rep. Meadows said the $10 billion contract “was designed” to be given to only one vendor — Amazon — with “perhaps, inside negotiations”. Meadows alluded to the Pentagon official who was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon as “now employed with Amazon”. Meadows calls the contract “inside baseball that enriches certain individuals“.
  • Tucker Carlson emphasized the fact that the Pentagon tried to keep secret then-Defense Secretary’s Mattis’ meeting with the Amazon official “like some national security secret,” which it is not. Carlson asks: “Why wouldn’t they be open about that?”.
  • Rep. Meadows said Pentagon’s “procurement process should be open and transparent and competitive…. Somebody as high as General Mattis being with a potential bidder on a contract of $10 billion, and even beyond that there are some suggestions the Department of Defense Inspector General is looking at this in terms of possible conflict-of-interest. So whether it be with General Mattis or with other individuals, what we want to make sure is that the American people get the best value for the dollar, and you can’t do that if you’re designing a contract to go just to one bidder.”
  • Carlson then asks: “Do we trust Amazon this service to keep the Pentagon’s data? It’s not an American company; it’s a . . . multi-national. Are we comfortable with that?”
  • Meadows replies that it’s not a matter of the company, but that this is about the American people putting their trust in Washington, DC, to “get it right”, but Washington don’t get it right all the time. “What you have basically is the Department of Defense…is so bloated…we’ve got hundreds of thousands of people that, candidly, are not necessarily investing the American people’s tax dollar in the most wise and efficient way.”

For the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” video, go to Bitchute.

~Eowyn

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Justice served: Democrat sells home to pay settlement to Sen. Rand Paul for assault

In November 2017, Kentucky police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher for assaulting Republican Senator Rand Paul.

A retired anesthesiologist, Boucher is a registered Demcrat and an advocate for gun control and healthcare reform who’s been severely critical of the Republican Party on Facebook since Trump became president.

Boucher was also Senator Paul’s next-door neighbor in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Reportedly, Boucher attacked and injured Paul in a rage over yard waste.

See my post, “Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted in his home by Democrat“.

Now, justice has been served.

WDRB reports, June 12, 2019, that according to court documents, Rene Boucher sold his five-bedroom home in Bowling Green so that he could pay $382,000 to Sen. Paul as part of a lawsuit verdict.

Paul had sued Boucher after the attack, which left the senator with several broken ribs and a hernia.

During the trial, Boucher said the attack was triggered by Paul stacking yard debris near his property line. Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress, and served 30 days in federal prison. He was also sentenced to a year of supervised release, 100 hours of community service, a $10,000 fine, and was also ordered to pay Paul more than $600,000 for pain and suffering, and not to have any intentional contact with Paul or his family.

But Boucher has the chutzpah to sue Paul and his homeowner’s insurance company, claiming the company “refused to provide him [Boucher] a defense for the bodily injury claim (that) Paul leveled against him.”

Paul is asking for the suit to be dismissed.

~Eowyn

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