I am not a fan of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). He did not disappoint me in the least when it came to the nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. His tactics and attitude are every bit as dishonest and vile as I would expect. Self-awareness is not Blumenthal’s strong suit.
Last week, sandwiched in between two other senators, Blumenthal stated that Kavanaugh should withdraw from the nomination process because, and I quote, “The bar here is not whether you have not criminally assaulted someone; it’s credibility, trust, integrity.” Which Democrats such as Blumenthal would find lacking in virtually any Republican out there. Blumenthal also described Kavanaugh as “evasive” and “seemingly misleading.”
Mind you, this is a man who lied about his military service and is now attacking a judge with a spotless record who is now besieged by baseless claims from 36 years ago by a woman who can’t recall the year it happened, where it happened, when it happened, who hosted the party, who was there, who brought her or who took her home. Her credibility is swiss cheese.
Forget innocent till proven guilty. The very fact that anyone said anything adverse about you as a Republican should make you slink away with your tail between your legs never to be heard from again according to the left. This evidence-free standard that Blumenthal is demanding is hypocritical in the extreme.
He also went on to say that, because of these allegations, “This nomination will not only cast a shadow over Judge Kavanaugh if he were ever to be confirmed … it will also stain the United States Supreme Court irreparably.” Just as they claimed Clarence Thomas would do. What dishonest hogwash.
Blumenthal, a former federal prosecutor, and state attorney general earlier said he is pressing for a full investigation by the FBI into the charges levied against Kavanaugh. “Otherwise we will be shooting in the dark,’’ Blumenthal said. Shoot away senator because the FBI is not going to investigate.
Let’s go back all the way to 2010 when Blumenthal picked up his Senate seat. It was all over the place that he lied about his military service in the Vietnam War. He claimed he was in combat, but in reality, he got a series of deferments from 1965 to 1970 and then joined a reserve unit. That all but guaranteed he wouldn’t see combat and he remained stateside conducting drills and organizing a Toys for Tots drive instead.
So, let me get this straight. Blumenthal allegedly lied about his military service to get into office but he has the nerve to tell everyone that Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t meet his standards for “credibility, trust, integrity” because he denies a single unproven claim of misconduct in high school. Blumenthal has no qualms about destroying Kavanaugh over unfounded claims and allegations. But then again, look how he got elected.
The overwhelming majority of Democrats, including Blumenthal, have voiced their opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a fellow member of the Judiciary Committee, quipped that Democrats would be “delighted” if Kavanaugh’s nomination was withdrawn. You bet they would. This is all a delay tactic borne of obstructionism.
Blumenthal stated from the get-go that he would not vote for Kavanaugh. His questioning during the nomination of Kavanaugh centered around abortion and was very confrontational and rude.
Ms. Ford has shown incredible bravery in coming forward. Now that she has made her story public, I am committed to ensuring that she is heard, that her safety is protected, & that she is treated with respect.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) September 16, 2018
From the CT Mirror over Kavanaugh’s nomination:
“Blumenthal said the dissent in the Garza case – in which Kavanaugh said his colleagues on the bench had decided “that unlawful immigrant minors have a right to immediate abortion on demand” — was a coded message to the White House. Blumenthal said the phrase “abortion on demand” is used by “the anti-abortion community to refer to repeal of Roe v. Wade.”
“Blumenthal said Kavanaugh wanted to make clear he could pass the “litmus test” President Donald Trump used in seeking a new Supreme Court justice — someone who would give the high court the majority needed to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Kavanaugh said that was not the case. He said he was chosen to fill the seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy because “various people said I should be considered,” including White House Counsel Don McGahn who sat behind Kavanaugh as the nominee was in the hot seat for more than 10 hours Wednesday.
“I appreciated their support,” Kavanaugh said of those White House staffers.
“Kavanaugh also said the teen’s age in the Garza case was critical to his ruling and that the Supreme Court has upheld parental consent laws that can delay abortions.
“Blumenthal also tried to wrest a commitment from Kavanaugh to recuse himself from any Supreme Court cases involving Trump’s potential criminal or civil liability. Blumenthal said it would be a conflict of interest for Kavanaugh to rule in a case directly affecting the president who named him to the high court.
“We’re in uncharted territory,” Blumenthal said.
“Kavanaugh refused to make any commitment, saying it would undermine his independence as a judge to say whether he would recuse himself.
“Blumenthal said he was “troubled and disturbed” by Kavanaugh’s response.”
And there was much, much more after that. Blumenthal is going all out to block Kavanaugh. Self-awareness and ethics be damned.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court "should be withdrawn."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 19, 2018
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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Apprehend Over 164,000 Illegals In Less Than 7 Months
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited and republished with permission:
The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol has apprehended more than 164,000 illegal immigrants in less than seven months. That’s simply staggering. They were taken into custody between Brownsville and Del Rio during the first seven months of fiscal 2019. Approximately 162,000 illegal immigrants were taken into custody during all of 2018 so this breaks that record.
Apprehended migrants are separated into three categories: Unaccompanied children, family units and single adults. Each category showed steep increases, according to Customs and Border Protection figures. They are simply being swarmed and overwhelmed on the southern border. That’s a military tactic by the way and it’s working.
From the Caller Times:
“From Oct. 1 through March 31, the number of unaccompanied children in the sector was up 56 percent compared with the same period the year before. Family unit apprehensions were up nearly 230 percent. And the apprehension of single adults was up 31 percent.
“The southwestern United States is divided up among nine Customs and Border Protection sectors. The Rio Grande Sector is by far the busiest with an average of about 1,100 migrants per day taken into custody.
“According to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ budget documents, providing care for unaccompanied children taken into custody by immigration authorities has been costing about $1.5 billion a year for the past few years. But the number could top $2 billion for the new budget year that begins in October, the agency said.
“The apprehension figures do not include migrants who show up at U.S. ports of entry to seek asylum.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement:
“Release Date: April 23, 2019
“EDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience unprecedented numbers in illegal alien apprehensions.
“Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol Sector has apprehended more than 164,000 people to date, surpassing the total number of apprehensions made in fiscal year 2018. The sector continues to work with its federal, state, local and non-governmental partners in addressing the influx of Central and South American migrants crossing into South Texas.
“On average, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest more than 1100 people per day.”
The increase is the result of an ongoing surge of migrants, most of them from Central America, who are crossing the border to seek asylum. The 2019 total for the Rio Grande Valley includes 15,310 unaccompanied minors apprehended from October through March — compared to 23,760 during the entire 2018 fiscal year — and 79,000 people who were traveling in families during the same time frame, which has already surpassed the 63,280 family members apprehended in 2018. The Border Patrol has reported similar increases along the entire southwest border.
President Trump has tried repeatedly to get funding for a wall and security on our southern border and the Democrats have obstructed him at every step. We are being invaded and this is an attack using swarming tactics. The U.S. is under siege… just build the wall already and stop all immigration for a period of time while this is sorted out. It is a brutal act of war and the violence will skyrockets as the invasion steadily increases. #WeBuildTheWall
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Under Bernie’s Plan, 183K Murderers, 164K Rapists Would Be Allowed To Vote From Prison
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) statement that those in prison should be allowed to vote is far more sweeping than most know. His proposal would allow some 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists to vote from their jail cells. In a CNN town hall this week, Sanders endorsed allowing all convicted U.S. citizens to vote from prison – including the Boston Marathon Bomber. It’s not a new stance for him… he’s always supported the felon vote.
“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) doesn’t want to be left out of this insanity either. She openly hinted that she would be open to such a plan, saying “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells. Of course, she is also saying she will use an executive order for gun control if she is elected president.
“The latest data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative concludes that there are more than 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal prisons across the country. This includes about 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists.
“Not all 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal custody are American citizens, though. State and local prisons have yet to collect data deciphering between the citizen versus noncitizen populations of their prison populations.
“Federal data concludes that noncitizens make up about 25 percent of the federal prison population.
“Should this be true of local and state prisons, as well, this would mean that about 1.2 million convicted criminals in prison today could be eligible to vote from their cells under Sanders’ plan — including anywhere between 137,000 and 183,000 convicted murderers and potentially between 123,000 to 164,000 convicted rapists.
“Similarly, the Sanders plan would potentially allow anywhere between 14,250 and 19,000 citizens convicted of manslaughter to vote from their cells, as well as up to 154,000 convicted assailants.
“Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as Breitbart News has reported, organizations funded by billionaire George Soros are working to restore the voting rights of about 1.4 million felons in Florida after the state approved the measure last year.”
Even Piers Morgan, who I sometimes agree with, but who is a rabid gun control advocate, thinks that Sanders is a lunatic for suggesting this. “I couldn’t really believe what I was hearing,” said Morgan, a former CNN host and DailyMail.com editor-at-large, calling the idea “utter lunacy.” He expressed disbelief that any Democrat could support such a proposal and believe they can defeat President Trump in 2020. He’s absolutely right. It’s a gift to Trump.
Carlson said Democrats don’t trust convicted felons “to go deer hunting” but are okay with them choosing the next president. “What they’re really saying is ‘we don’t care at all about anything. We’re nihilists, all we want is power and if we see a reservoir of potential voters, we’re gonna tap that reservoir,'” he said.
Bingo… that’s exactly what I’ve been saying for some time about the Democrats. It will backfire and Trump will get a second term because of it.
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