The most senior Black lawmaker on Capitol Hill is taking Joe Biden to task over administration appointments, saying the president-elect is falling short when it comes to naming Black figures to top positions.
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House majority whip and a close Biden ally, expressed disappointment on Wednesday that African Americans — a voting bloc crucial to Biden’s presidential victory — have not featured more prominently among the early picks to fill out senior administration posts next year.
In an interview with Juan Williams, Clyburn welcomed Biden’s selection of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black veteran of the diplomatic corps, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. But he lamented that she is so far alone among Black women tapped for cabinet seats and other top slots.
This was no surprise. But it is shocking nonetheless. Flynn lied about his ties to Russia. Just like Donald. And that’s why he was sent to jail. And it’s Trump is going to jail, someday. They are both working for Russia. That’s called treason. And that’s the liar-in-chief wants to pardon himself.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a “deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
…Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Omar (D-Minn.) and fellow Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are the first sitting members of Congress to sign the petition, which objects to Reed potentially serving as head of the Office of Management and Budget. It was launched by Justice Democrats.
That’s exactly what Trump and his GOP minions have done. They’ve put political self-interest above their loyalty to the constitution. That makes them traitors:
We have devoted our lives to advancing America’s ideals abroad, often in the face of regimes that oppressed their own people — from the Soviet Union to North Korea to Afghanistan and Iraq. We have watched nations in Asia, Africa and Europe look to the United States as a model when holding their own democratic elections and ensuring peaceful transitions of power.
If we refuse to accept the results of this election, it will deliver a lasting victory for the enemies of democracy — and a terrible blow to all those who view America as a beacon of liberty and self-determination.
As retired members of the military, we’ve cast votes from all over the world and know it works, so stop questioning the legitimacy of this election.
It was unacceptable for her to praise Lindsey Graham and his parties handling of the Barrett confirmation process:
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she would step down from the top Democratic spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, following sharp criticism from liberal activists over her handling of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
…While Democratic senators could not block Barrett’s nomination in the Republican-led Senate on their own, liberal activists were apoplectic when Feinstein undermined Democrats’ relentless attempt to portray the process as illegitimate when she praised Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s leadership of it.
If it is time for Feinstein to step down. It’s also time for Speaker Pelosi and her failure to lead Democrats in the House. These two individuals have been in office for Decades. And they’ve become establishment.
It’s a recurrent theme brought up by much of the mainstream media. Joe Biden had a historic victory. He beat Trump by 5 million votes, they say. He got more votes than any candidate in history. What they don’t mention is that Trump also got the most of any candidate except…Joe Biden. That means the disastrous occupant of the White House (still, as of this writing) got more votes than Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. But as we learned in 2016, it doesn’t matter how much you won by in the popular vote. It’s all about the electoral college. As it turns out Biden got the same number of electoral votes in 2020 as Trump got in 2016: 306. And everyone agrees the election in 2016 was very close. It was not a landslide, on either occasion. It took 5 days to pick a winner of the 2020 election. Not exactly a blow out.
What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a simple fact.
The 2020 presidential election wasn’t really that close.
Right now, Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.
That would give Biden the second-largest popular vote margin out of the 21st century’s six presidential elections, with only Barack Obama’s 7-point win in 2008 being greater.
Then Todd follows this specious argument with a totally contradictory assertion:
But nearly three weeks later — with almost all the votes counted — it’s now safe to say the Biden-vs.-Trump contest wasn’t that close.
If the election was not that close then why did it take 3 weeks to establish that fact.
And let’s not forget that Democrats lost seats in the House and are probably going to fail to take control of the Senate. Not exactly overwhelming. Biden’s party failed to win a convincing victory against a president and a party that attempted to overthrow our constitutional republic. They foisted upon us a disastrous state of affairs due to incompetence and totally subservience to a truly evil man, Donald Trump.
If you can’t beat this crowd with that kind of results then you must be pretty bad yourself.
In a statement on Tuesday, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) called for a broad, sweeping Justice Department investigation into outgoing President Donald Trump in the coming year.
“Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” said Pascrell. “He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census. He has personally profited from his office. He has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy. He was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives. He has engaged in treachery, in treason. He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today.”
Opinion: Trump will leave office soon. But we can’t let him escape accountability for his misdeeds. https://t.co/RNVQBfcoNT
Another perfect example of how out of touch the Democratic Party establishment is. You can’t tell them that. They think their failure to win over workers is all the fault of AOC and Black Lives Matter:
On November 3, Florida’s politically diverse electorate showed resounding support for Amendment 2, an initiative to gradually raise the state minimum wage from $8.56 an hour to $15 by 2026. This makes Florida the eighth state nationwide, and the first state in the South, to get on track towards a $15 minimum wage.
This victory contrasts sharply with the loss of Biden in the state, as well as significant losses for the state Democratic Party. The activists behind Amendment 2 say their campaign offers lessons for how progressive ideas can win the day by prioritizing improving the material conditions of workers, and speak directly to the hardship that people face.
The world is owned and controlled by the 1 percent. The 99 percent can go to hell. Globalism destroyed the planet. Now they want to kill off it’s poorest:
Campaigners in the United Kingdom on Wednesday warned that just two days after pharmaceutical giant Pfizer shared positive early results of its coronavirus vaccine trial, mass purchases of the vaccine by the world’s richest countries have left more than 85% of the global population—namely, the world’s poorest—without any way to access it. Pfizer says it can produce 1.35 billion doses of the vaccine, which was shown according to Pfizer’s first formal review to be 90% effective at preventing coronavirus infection in patients who have never had the virus, by the end of 2021. More than one billion of those doses—82% of the supply—have already been purchased by wealthy countries.
Michael Moore penned a lengthy open letter to projected President-elect Joe Biden in which he thanked him for being a good man, but also called on him to make significant changes.
Among his requests in the letter, the Oscar-winning documentarian asked Biden to not shift from the progressive Left toward the “cowardly center,” in an effort to appease the largest amount of lawmakers.
“They [politicians who might try and convince him to shift] think because Trump got 70 million votes the Democrats should reject Black Lives Matter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and anything that vaguely sounds like socialism — at a time when the majority of our citizens under the age of 35, according to most polls, prefer the idea of democratic socialism over the greed of modern-day capitalism,” Moore wrote. “Why risk losing them? We need to listen to and understand why they feel this way. They’ve been saddled with crushing student debt and we’ve handed them a planet in the middle of its 6th extinction event as their future. You and Barack introduced them to the benefits of democratic socialism by letting them stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26! The result: They just set a record by coming out and voting for you in the largest youth numbers ever.”