Far-left Democrat Nancy Pelosi was officially elected speaker of the House of Representatives today, even overcoming more than a dozen defections in the democrat party. Pelosi was elected with 220 votes, 192 for Republican Rep. Keven McCarthy.
Interesting thing to point out about today’s vote is how the democrat party is highly divided. I don’t think we will be seeing these divisions healing anytime soon as more than 30 democrats prepare to enter 2020 presidential primaries.
The Democrats will be on a warpath to take out President Trump any way possible. It will be interesting to see how all this turns out.
I’m sure most of Americans are not looking forward to seeing Nancy Pelosi returning as speaker. The more she opens her mouth to talk..the more unhinged she becomes.
Trump just brought out Brandon Judd, National Director of Border Patrol Council – an actual expert – says WALLS WORK! Libs' "experts" say they don't but have no personal experience to make that statement, unlike Judd.#GoFundTheWall #GoFundMeWall @RyanAFournier @JenLawrence21
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) January 3, 2019
Here’s more on this story via Politico:
Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker for the 116th Congress on Thursday, cementing her legacy and returning the longtime Democratic leader to the post she first held eight years ago.
Pelosi, the first and only woman to ever wield the speaker’s gavel, was elected with 220 votes. 15 Democrats did not vote for her on the floor.
Pelosi was celebrated in the leadup to the vote, which made her the most prominent Democratic foil to President Donald Trump at a time when the new House majority is eager to take on the president.
“Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn,” Pelosi said in a speech after winning the gavel. “I am particularly proud to be the woman speaker of the House of this Congress, which marks 100 years of women winning the right to vote.”
who are the Democrats who refused to give her the gavel?
Here’s a list of all the the defectors via The Hill:
The defectors, nearly all freshman lawmakers, didn’t all cast their votes for a single alternative candidate.
Three Democrats, Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.) and freshman lawmakers Elissa Slotkin (Mich.) and Jeff Van Drew (N.J.), voted “present,” which allowed them to avoid casting a vote in favor of Pelosi without endorsing an actual alternative. …
But a handful of freshman Democrats in swing districts who promised to oppose Pelosi on the campaign trail followed through on Thursday.
Lawmakers can vote for anyone as Speaker, which left defectors room to cast their votes for people outside of Congress.
Incoming freshman Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.) cast a vote for former Vice President Joe Biden. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), a top Pelosi critic, cast a vote for Stacey Abrams, who lost her competitive race for Georgia governor in November.
Other defectors voted for current members of Congress.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran, drew two votes from freshman lawmakers Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Max Rose (D-N.Y.).
The incoming chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Cheri Bustos (Ill.), drew votes from freshman lawmakers Joe Cunningham (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Mikie Sherrill (N.J.) and Abigail Spanberger (Va.).
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) voted for Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), a former Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman who contemplated challenging Pelosi for Speaker. But Fudge decided against a bid and ultimately voted for Pelosi on Thursday. …
Here is the complete list of the 15 Democratic defectors:
Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.): former Vice President Joe BidenJim Cooper (Tenn.): “present” Jason Crow (Colo.): Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)Joe Cunningham (S.C.): Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)Jared Golden (Maine): BustosRon Kind (Wis.): Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)Conor Lamb (Pa.): Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.)Ben McAdams (Utah): Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.)Kathleen Rice (N.Y.): Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey AbramsMax Rose (N.Y.): Duckworth Kurt Schrader (Ore.): Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)Mikie Sherrill (N.J.): BustosAbigail Spanberger (Va.): BustosElissa Slotkin (Mich.) “present”Jeff Van Drew (N.J.): “present”
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Bernie Sanders: “There Is No Middle Ground,” ‘We’re Going To Stop Using Gas & Coal’
Gotta love when Millionaire communists lecture you on what you can and can’t do. Good thing he will never be elected President!
Via The Daily Caller:
2020 candidate and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders said that the United States has to stop using gasoline and coal, and that “there ain’t no middle ground” on the issue.
“It is no secret that we must transition away from fossil fuels, period. End of discussion. There ain’t no middle ground…There is no middle ground,” Sanders said during a speech Thursday in California.
The Independent Vermont senator released a climate plan Thursday modeled after the “Green New Deal” that called for $16 trillion in new spending to fight climate change.
A key part of the plan is “Justice for frontline communities,” which refers to “under-resourced groups, communities of color, Native Americans, people with disabilities, children and the elderly – to recover from, and prepare for, the climate impacts, including through a $40 billion Climate Justice Resiliency Fund.”
Sanders’ plan, which is modeled as a “Green New Deal,” also targets “environmental racism.”
“The Green New Deal must serve to address modern and historical inequities and environmental racism,” it reads.
Sanders has sought to separate himself from the field of other 2020 Democratic contenders by proposing far-left plans on a variety of issues.
On health care, Sanders supports a “Medicare for All” style plan which would eliminate private health insurance plans and give free health care to illegal immigrants. Continue Reading
Bernie Sanders Says His $16-Trillion Green New Deal-Like Plan Will Create 20 Million Jobs
Via Daily Caller:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders introduced a $16.3-trillion plan similar to the Green New Deal on Thursday, which he says will create 20 million jobs.
The plan aims to make 100% of energy for U.S. electricity and transportation renewable by 2030 and have “complete decarbonization” by 2050, according to its outline.
Bernie Sanders just spoke at a rally in downtown Sacramento. Trump supporters showed up & they didn't attack or beat anyone. They just politely discussed their political beliefs with those in attendance. Wonder if MSM will cover that. @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @Scavino45 pic.twitter.com/e1e8gAbZPW
— Jeff Rainforth – WBTW 🇺🇸 (@Bring_Back_Phil) August 23, 2019
“As President, Bernie Sanders will boldly embrace the moral imperative of climate change and mobilize the political will necessary for a wholesale transformation of our society, with massive investments in sustainable energy, energy efficiency, and a transformation of our transportation system,” his plan reads. Continue Reading
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