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Last week, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) tapped Katherine Ragsdale, a lesbian Episcopal priest, as the international abortion organization’s new president and CEO.

“Today, the National Abortion Federation Board of Directors announced that The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has been named President and CEO,” NAF announced in a press release published on their website last Wednesday.

Ragsdale, who has been serving as the group’s interim president and CEO since September, gushed over the announcement, calling abortionists “heroes” and “modern-day saints.”

“It has been a great privilege to lead this organization for the last year and work alongside the incredible and dedicated NAF Board, staff, and membership,” the Christian leader said. “Abortion providers are some of my personal heroes and modern-day saints. It is an honor to be able to serve and support NAF members as they provide compassionate health care amid increasing attacks and challenges.”

“In her short time at NAF, Katherine has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to serving our members and her great vision for the future of NAF, the NAF Hotline Fund, and NAF Canada,” said NAF Board Chair Sue Carlisle. “After working with her for the last year, it was clear to the Board that the best person for the job was already leading the organization.”

The press release described Ragsdale as “an Episcopal priest who has been outspoken about abortion rights, LGBTQ equality, and public policy issues affecting women and families throughout her career.”

As noted by NAF, Ragsdale, who married fellow Episcopal priest Mally Lloyd in 2011, has previously advocated before the United States Congress for the murder of the unborn. The 60-year-old was also a featured speaker at the 2004 pro-abortion March for Women’s Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C., and has served on the national board of the “Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice” for 17 years.

According to the NAF press release, Ragsdale “has preached about how abortion is a blessing.”

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, blasted Ragsdale as a “false prophet” following the NAF announcement.

“For decades, Katherine Ragsdale, a false prophet, has been trying to put religious vestments on child-killing,” Father Pavone told LifeSiteNews. “She led the ‘Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights’ (now the ‘Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice’), which actually provides rites of blessing for parents about to kill their children, and for the facilities in which the blood is shed.”

Pavone noted that NAF provides “Scripture studies that attempt to say exactly the opposite of what Scripture says about what God thinks of the shedding of innocent blood.”

“It actually reveals one of the greatest weaknesses of the abortion industry: Science is not on their side, logic is not on their side, and history is not on their side,” Pavone said of NAF’s decision on Ragsdale. “They ran out of arguments a long time ago to try to justify abortion. So now, all they have left is to disguise it in ‘spirituality.”

“They try in vain to take the stigma out of abortion — but that effort continues, and that is what this new development represents,” he added.

According to LifeSiteNews, Vicki Saporta, NAF’s last CEO and president, took in a salary of $392,018 in 2017. It’s unclear how much Ragsdale will be compensated.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Lesbian Priest Tapped To Head Major Abortion Group, Calls Abortionists ‘Modern-Day Saints’

On Friday, anti-Trump protesters became violent outside the rally venue for President Donald Trump in Minneapolis , assaulting at least one female Trump supporter walking out of the event.

In video captured by Alpha News MN, a young woman walking hand-in-hand with a young man in a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hoodie was sucker-punched by a female anti-Trump protester.

“After the [Donald Trump] rally in Minneapolis, his supporters were attacked by left-wing extremists. An unprovoked assault on a woman was caught on camera by [Alpha News MN],” reported journalist Andy Ngo. “Mayor [Jacob Frey] defends charging Trump campaign $530k for public safety.”

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Before the same rally, a far-left protester spit on an older gentleman wearing a MAGA hat. The moment was caught on video by Vice News; the Trump supporter was mid-interview with the outlet when he was victimized.

“Dave Carlson, a salesman in Minnesota, was sharing why he donates to President Trump’s campaign when a protestor openly spat in his face and kept walking by,” reported Vice’s Elizabeth Landers.

“That’s not how people really feel, that is f***ing disrespectful,” another anti-Trump protester told the victim. “On the other hand, that s*** is disrespectful as f***, too,” he added, pointing to the Trump hat. “So there’s a difference.”

The Trump supporter told him he “respects” his “opinion.”

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As reported by Fox News’ Matt Finn, anti-Trump protesters, including far-left and typically violent Antifa protesters, lit MAGA hats on fire and antagonized the police, whom they called “pigs.”

“Breaking: outside Minneapolis Trump rally. Protestors lighting Maga hats on fire. Rushing police. Calling them pigs, etc. Escalating scene,” Finn reported.

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And the violence didn’t stop, there.

“Man wearing a ‘Trump 2020’ hat is assaulted by a mob outside the [Minneapolis] Trump rally last night,” Ngo reported. “Video journalist [Elijah Schaffer] says this was happening routinely. If you wore a Trump hat or patriotic clothing, you were targeted. #antifa.”

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Alpha News MN complied a video (see below) of violence and troubling antics from the far-left outside the rally, which included the assault of another male Trump supporter and chants of “eat the rich” and “f*** Trump.”

Far-left violence against people with dissenting views has become increasingly common since the 2016 election.

In July, Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon viciously attacked two men attending a rally for the “Him Too” movement, which purports to raise awareness for male sexual assault victims and men falsely accused of sex crimes.

“One of the victims, identified by commentator and journalist Michelle Malkin as John Blum, suffered a bloodied face after he was beaten with a crowbar. The other man, identified as Adam Kelly, had his head split open by criminal Antifa members, suffering a concussion; he needed 25 stitches,” The Daily Wire reported.

“While John was being pummeled by the mob in the center, Adam was struck in the head with nunchucks, metal water bottles, some sort of metal rod, and fists,” Malkin reported. “John was sprayed with mace and blinded. He was led away as blood dripped down his face, then dragged to a sidewalk. Another observer notes that one of Adam’s attackers appears to wield something like a sock and padlock.”

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Female Trump Supporter Sucker-Punched By Left-Wing Protester

On Wednesday, the Biden campaign sent a letter excoriating The New York Times for daring to provide coverage that is unfavorable to former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. The campaign also sent letters to enormous news disseminators Facebook and Twitter for allowing ads that highlight Biden’s shady dealings with Ukraine.

In the letter to the Times essentially trying to bully the newspaper into only publishing favorable coverage on the powerful Democrat, the Biden campaign complains that President Donald Trump is the real threat to a free press.

The two-page letter is addressed to Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, and is penned by Biden’s deputy campaign manager and communications director, Kate Bedingfield.

According to Bedingfield, the Times has done “little” internalizing of “the sobering lessons of 2016.” In other words, the Times did not do enough to stop Trump from being elected in 2016, and the Times is similarly failing to stop him in the upcoming 2020 election.

Bedingfield’s letter highlights the Times running an op-ed critical of Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine while his father was serving as vice president. The op-ed was written by Peter Schweizer, whom Bedingfield smeared in the letter as a “discredited right-wing polemicist.”

As reported by NPR, Biden began making trips to Ukraine in the spring of 2014, when his son Hunter took a position on the board of Burisma, Ukraine’s largest private gas company — thereby earning a reported $50,000 a month. “The question of a possible conflict of interest — with Hunter Biden profiting in a country where his father was actively working with the government — was raised publicly at the time,” the left-leaning outlet noted. Moreover, in March 2016, “Biden made one of his many trips to Ukraine and told the country’s leaders that they had to get rid of the prosecutor” probing corruption “if they wanted $1 billion in U.S. aid,” NPR reported. Stunningly, Biden openly bragged last year at the Council on Foreign Relations about wielding his influence to seemingly protect his son. “I said, ‘You’re not getting the [$1 billion]. I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b****. He got fired,” he harrowingly boasted.

Bedingfield complained by name about journalist Ken Vogel and accused the paper of spreading right-wing and Russian propaganda. “What was especially troubling about the Times’ active participation in this smear campaign is that prior to its reporting on the subject by Ken Vogel, this conspiracy had been relegated to the likes of Breitbart, Russian propaganda, and another conspiracy theorist, regular Hannity guest John Solomon,” the letter said.

Lacking even the most basic self-awareness, the letter also took a shot at President Donald Trump for being the real threat to a free press:

“Like so many media organizations today, the Times is confronted with unprecedented challenges and judgment calls as it navigates a high-volume, competitive news environment that is heavily disrupted by increased trafficking in misinformation online and complicated by the repulsive attacks on the free press by a commander-in-chief who is hostile to the truth itself.”

The Times responded on Thursday to Biden, defending its reporting.

“Our coverage of the Biden campaign and Hunter Biden has been fair and accurate,” a spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. “[The Times] will continue to cover Joe Biden with the same tough and fair standards we apply to every candidate in the race and we’re happy to sit down with Biden advisers anytime to discuss news coverage.”

The spokesperson also noted that the Schweizer op-ed was published in the paper’s opinion section, “where [the] mission is to invite intelligent discussion on a range of opinions and ideas. The op-ed makes an argument that nonpartisan government watchdogs would make, arguing in favor of a law that would prohibit self-dealing by those with government connections.”

According to CNN, the Biden campaign also sent letters to Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, “imploring the companies not to run an ad that spread the debunked theory about Biden and Ukraine.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Biden Sends Letter Excoriating New York Times For Unfavorable Coverage. NYT

Last week, Boston mother Maureen Maloney was booed while testifying about the death of her son Matthew Denice, who was killed in 2011 by a drunk-driving illegal with a criminal history. Maloney was testifying at the State House in opposition to a bill seeking to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

“At the start of her testimony, Maloney held up a photo of Matthew and recalled how he was killed by an illegal immigrant drunk behind the wheel. About halfway into her 3 minutes of testimony, a man behind Maloney booed the grieving mother,” the Boston Herald reported.

“It just made me more determined,” Maloney told the outlet. “I don’t want other people to lose their lives like Matthew did. I don’t want other families to go through the heartache that my family deals with. And that’s where I get the strength and the stamina to keep doing this.”

This was not the first time the “Angel Mom” has been booed while discussing the tragic death of her son. “A few years ago, Maloney spoke out against a similar proposal, and a senator had given her his additional three minutes to testify. When Maloney went over the three minutes, she said people in the audience began booing and hollering that her time was up,” the Herald reported.

“You get used to it over time,” the mother said.

Maloney spoke at a Bostonians Against Sanctuary Cities event in May 2017, where she detailed the death of her son by illegal immigrant Nicolas Dutan Guaman.

“On August 20, 2011, my son Matthew Denice was tragically killed less than two miles form our home. Matthew was riding his motorcycle in a residential area with a 20 mile per hour speed limit. Nicolas Guaman, an illegal alien with a criminal record, ran a stop sign, colliding with Matthew’s motorcycle. Matthew landed on the hood and the windshield of Guaman’s truck and rolled off into the street. Witnesses saw Matthew getting up out of the road.

During the trial, the Boston medical examiner and the forensic experts testified that Matthew survived the initial collision with just scrapes and bruises. … By all accounts, he should have lived.

But Nicolas Guaman, who was an illegal alien did not have a diver’s license and had spent his day drinking beer made a fatal decision. He ran over Matthew, causing Matthew to be lodged in the front, right wheel well. He dragged Matthew a quarter mile to this death while horrified witnesses yelled for him to stop and banged on his truck. Witnesses heard Matthew’s bloodcurdling screams as his body was torn apart over the course of that quarter of a mile. Matthew’s body was impeding the forward motion of that front wheel of the truck. Nicolas Guaman knew he was dragging my son but he continued to flee the police. Eventually Guaman was run off the road and Matthew’s body became dislodged. Guaman then backed up over Matthew, and then continued to flee. And he had his six-year-old son in the truck during all this.”

Maloney said she prayed to her son for strength before giving her testimony last week, the Herald noted. “I was just asking him to guide me with my testimony and help me to not have anger in my heart towards the other side,” she said. “Just do some work through me, use me to try to save other lives.”

“Going to hearings like this, talking about it, opens up the wounds and it’s painful,” Maloney added. “And hearing them talk about their fear of separation and I’m sitting there thinking, ‘I have been permanently separated. This is the ultimate permanent separation.’ They’re afraid they’ll be deported but they can take their kids with them or their kids can go visit them. I don’t have that option.”

Guaman is currently serving out a 12 to 14-year sentence for the murder of Denice.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: ‘Angel Mom’ Booed While Testifying About Son Killed By Illegal Immigrant

“Get that racist out of the White House!”

During a live Fox News segment on Sunday, Democratic supporters of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team chanted “f*** Trump” and bashed “racist” President Donald Trump following the women’s World Cup victory in France.

“F*** Trump,” cheering Americans holed up in a France bar chanted at the beginning of a live newscast.

“Now we need to win in 2020! Democrats!” screamed a man wearing an American flag-style hat, later yelling, “Get that racist out of the White House!”

“Democrats! U.S.A. Democrats!” another cheering woman shouted.

“They are very happy,” said Fox News reporter Greg Palkot. “It’s a bit of a political thing, too, as you can see.”

The women’s national team has become overtly political, particularly with respect to forward Megan Rapinoe. The star athlete protested the national anthem during the World Cup — refusing to put her hand over heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner” — as an apparent “F you” to President Trump and his administration. Rapinoe, who fashions herself a “walking protest” because of her status as a gay woman, also made waves when she told the media that there is no way she’d be going to the “f***ing White House” if invited by the president.

The team has protested an alleged gender wage gap in the sport, though the men actually get paid a lower percentage of their generated revenue than the women’s players. Following the U.S. win, the stadium crowd started an “equal pay” chant.

As highlighted by The Blaze, Irish outlet JOE.co.uk caught up with the left-wing Americans ripping the leader of the free world post-World Cup.

The fan who started the “F*** Trump” chant told JOE, “Right now I’m very embarrassed to be American.”

“I mean, I think our team really represents what America is about,” he said. “So we have diversity racially, we have an LGBTQ population represented, and that’s what Americans get behind.”

“So, I think Trump is really the old guard and it’s kind of the last grasp for them to keep power. But power should be divided amongst everyone,” the man continued.

He also described Rapinoe’s national anthem protest as brave, saying it was “definitely a risk taking a political stance” that could “alienate some fans.”

“Hopefully in 2020 there’ll be a different story, because right now, I’m very embarrassed to be American,” he added. “It’s time for people in our country to stop believing all these lies. It’s really depressing that there are those that are so uneducated that they’ll believe everything he says.”

Trump, who has said Rapinoe’s anthem protest was inappropriate, congratulated the women’s team following their win.

“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup!” Trump wrote. “Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”

First Lady Melanie Trump did, as well.

“Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions,” she tweeted.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Chant ‘F*** Trump’ During Live Fox Newscast

Actor Jeff Daniels painted supporters of President Donald Trump and a “wing” of the Republican Party as racists (KKK comparison included) on Monday during an appearance on far-left network MSNBC. He also warned that the re-election of President Trump would be “the end of democracy.”

Daniels, who is starring in Broadway’s current production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” compared Trump’s rallies to a line from the play: “A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.”

“That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and he didn’t … but at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race,” the actor claimed, according to Deadline.

Daniels then broadened it to a “wing” of the Republican Party: “This is about the Republican Party — or a wing of it — going: ‘This is our last chance to save the party. And if we don’t, it’s the end of the Republican Party.’ And the only way they can do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘Go ahead, it’s OK.’ And [Trump] did,” he said. “And they did. That was the only card they had left to play, and they played it. And they aren’t going to go quietly.”

Earlier during the sit-down, the actor called his performances on Broadways a “wake-up call” for “white liberal America.”

“You walk out there and we pin the ears back of, basically, white America. White liberal America comes in, and they go, ‘We had no idea it was that tough.’ It’s a slap in the face; it’s a wake-up call,” he said.

Daniels then compared Trump supporters to KKK members and suggested that believing they have good intentions is dangerous and enabling. Deadline reports:

[Daniels] cites a moment in the play when the KKK is coming for Finch and his daughter Scout recognizes one as their neighbor and compares it to when Daniels asked his fellow Michiganders about the 2016 election results and they said, “Yeah, isn’t it great?” He then notes how Finch’s defending his neighbors by saying, “I know these people, they’re good people,” but “he’s an apologist, he’s an enabler,” Daniels said.

“And I think there are people in the Midwest, between the coasts, who don’t know anything about this, who don’t care about this, who don’t have any time for this, who have to make a decision now,” he continued. “You have to decide whether, like Atticus, you believe that there is still compassion, decency, civility, respect for others — ‘do unto others,’ remember that? — all that stuff you guys believe in, and you still voted not for Hillary or for Trump. Where are you now?”

Then came the warning we heard far too often leading up to the 2016 election about Trump: “If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020 … and lose, that’s the end of democracy.”

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Jeff Daniels Compares Trump Supporters To KKK, Claims Democracy Will ‘End’ If Trump Re-Elected

On Monday evening, the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to a former United States Army lieutenant who was convicted of killing a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist in 2009.

Army 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone by a military court in 2009, but was later paroled. According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Trump “found Behenna ‘entirely deserving’ of a pardon.”

As noted in a report from The Washington Post, two soldiers and friends of Behenna were killed in a roadside explosion in 2008. An intelligence report later found that then-Iraqi operative Ali Mansur — the man Behenna would later kill — likely helped in organizing the explosion that murdered his battlefield compatriots.

After Mansur was interrogated and freed due to lack of conclusive evidence, Behenna sought to interrogate Mansur without authorization. “During the interrogation, Behenna shot Mr. Mansur in the head and chest,” reported The New York Times. The lieutenant left the suspected terrorist’s body in the remote area without telling anyone; Iraqi police found a dead Mansur the following day.

According to Behenna, he acted in self-defense against Mansur when Mansur threw a chunk of concrete at the lieutenant and reached for his handgun.

As reported by Fox News, Behenna’s parents claimed in 2018 that “the prosecution failed to disclose that their own expert’s analysis supported their son’s version of events. The expert felt so strongly that he reached out to the Behennas about his findings.”

“After judgment, however, the U.S. Army’s highest appellate court noted concern about how the trial court had handled Mr. Behenna’s claim of self-defense,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in the statement regarding the pardon, according to CNN.

“Additionally, the Army Clemency and Parole Board reduced his sentence to 15 years and paroled him as soon as he was eligible in 2014 — just 5 years into his sentence,” she added.

Sanders also cited “broad support” for Mr. Behenna “from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public.” According to Fox News, that support included “37 generals and admirals, along with a former Pentagon inspector general” all vouching for Behenna. The press secretary also noted that the former soldier was a “model prisoner” while serving his time behind bars.

President Trump has offered nearly a dozen pardons since his election in 2016. According to the Department of Justice, other pardons include former Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, and ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Trump Grants Full Pardon To Ex-Army Soldier Convicted Of Killing Suspected Al-Qaeda Terrorist

On Thursday, Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook, Inc.) permanently banned “dangerous individuals and organizations” from their platforms. Infowars founder Alex Jones, self-described investigative journalist Laura Loomer, Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson, provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan were among those included in the de-platforming.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” a statement from a Facebook representative said, according to The New York Times. “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

As highlighted by The Washington Examiner, the mainstream media went out of their way to label Farrakhan as a “far-right leader” when reporting the censorship:

The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, and the Atlantic were among news organizations that used this description of Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam and a virulent anti-Semite who has long been associated with left-wing politics. After receiving almost immediate criticism for the “right-wing” characterization on social media, outlets scrambled their articles.

Watson, one of the only purged personalities who still maintains a Twitter account, reacted to the act of censorship in a series of tweets. “Reports are true. I have been banned by Facebook. Was given no reason. I broke none of their rules,” he wrote. “In an authoritarian society controlled by a handful of Silicon Valley giants, all dissent must be purged.”

Watson suggested Loomer was contemplating suicide over the de-platforming. “Laura Loomer is now basically making thinly veiled suicide threats because of the way she has been treated. And many on here will laugh. Yet we’re the ‘hateful’ ones. OK,” Watson wrote. “I hope Laura is going to be fine; her friends should check on her.”

Jones had his Twitter account permanently banned in September after he confronted a CNN reporter about his de-platforming from other tech companies, CNBC reported at the time: “The ban appears to be related to a heated exchange between Jones and a CNN reporter Wednesday, which Jones live streamed on the Twitter-owned video service Periscope. Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform.”

Twitter said in a statement that they “took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos … that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations.”

As Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro noted in August, soon after Apple, Facebook, and YouTube decided to remove content from Infowars in an apparently coordinated effort, the censorship “is a problem.”

“It’s a problem because these policies are extraordinarily vague,” he wrote. “These policies aren’t merely designed to crack down on speech openly advocating or threatening violence, or containing obscenity. These policies are deliberately unclear as well as political.”

Shapiro underscored how so-called “hate speech” is completely subjective:

What, for example, constitutes “hate speech”? Much of what Jones and his employees say is absolutely rotten pig excrement, but there’s no definition of hate speech that has a limiting principle. Is it “using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender” to state that transgender people suffer from a mental disorder? Or that they are not in fact members of the gender to which they claim membership? What constitutes “hate speech” when discussing the relationship between radical Islam and terrorism? None of this has been made clear.

“How exactly are we supposed to trust in free and open debate when those setting the limits are openly setting them up with embedded double-standards?” Shapiro asked. “The answer is, we don’t. Trust in social media is declining nearly as fast as trust in media overall. There’s a reason for that. And it’s not because social media tolerates voices like Jones. It’s because they don’t tolerate voices like Jones while tolerating voices who are just as bad on the political Left – and they show no signs of limiting their censorship to Alex Jones.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Facebook, Instagram Ban ‘Dangerous’ Figures: Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson

Former CNN contributor Symone Sanders does not want white people leading the Democrat Party. Or, at least she used to feel that way.

Sanders was just tapped to serve as a senior advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden, who announced his long-expected 2020 presidential run on Thursday. Of course, if Biden has any success, he, a white male, would be the nominee of the Democratic Party.

But after President Donald Trump took office in 2016, Sanders said during a CNN segment that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” noted The Washington Examiner.

Sanders added, “The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC.”

Biden is apparently the exception. And so too was Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), whom Sanders served as press secretary during his 2016 presidential run.

When serving as a CNN contributor, Sanders has turned heads on occasion for her social justice-themed commentary.

In October 2017, for example, Sanders suggested white people have no right to comment on the controversial kneeling protests in the NFL. “White people do not get to tell blacks folks or anybody else what is an acceptable form of protest,” she said, as The Daily Wire reported.

And last summer, Sanders said politicos calling for civility “might need to check their privilege.”

“It seems possible, I’m just reading the tea leaves here, that the White House would rather talk about Sarah Sanders being a victim, kicked out of this restaurant, asked to leave this restaurant, than the 2,500 children taken from their parents at the border,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said to Sanders, as previously reported by The Daily Wire.

“Absolutely,” the radical pundit agreed. “They’re using the bully pulpit and I think Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks she’s Rosa Parks in this situation, and she’s absolutely not. Look, I definitely don’t want anyone coming up to me and putting me out the Shake Shack.”

“But, there is something to be said about the folks calling for civility might need to check their privilege,” Sanders added. “Where is the civility in the press briefing room, Jake? Where is the civility at the border for these children?”

Biden announced his candidacy on Thursday with a racially-charged video, castigating President Donald Trump as a defender of white supremacists.

As noted by The Daily Wire’s James Barrett, Biden’s announcement video “features a reference to Trump saying there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ following the Charlottesville Confederate monument protests that erupted in violence and resulted in a white supremacist plowing into and killing a peaceful liberal protester. Trump critics say the president was specifically defending white nationalists, while his defenders say he was generally referencing those protesting the removal of Confederate monuments. Amid backlash for his initial response, Trump went on to specifically denounce white supremacy.”

“In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I’d seen in my lifetime,” Biden says in the video. “Trump must be stopped in 2020,” he added, or “he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are.”

This post has been updated to reflect that Symone Sanders is a former CNN contributor, and not a current contributor for the network as originally stated.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: OOPS: Biden’s Latest Hire Doesn’t Want White People Leading The Democratic Party

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump unloaded on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her most recent defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Trump posted a brutal video of Rep. Omar on Friday that condemned the Democrat for her controversial remarks concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans.

Under mounting pressure from vocal freshman Democrats, Pelosi demanded that the president take down the video, which she claimed was “dangerous.”

“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” Trump fired back on Twitter Monday morning.

“She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” the president pointedly added.

In a tweet posted Sunday, Pelosi called Trump’s video on Omar “dangerous” and a threat to Omar’s safety. She also demanded that Trump remove the tweet from social media.

“[Donald Trump’s] dangerous video must be taken down. I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. [Ilhan Omar], her family & her staff. They will continue to monitor & address the threats she faces,” she wrote.

The day before Pelosi’s tweet directed at Trump, the Democrat tried to condemn both Omar and the president.

“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” she posted to social media on Saturday.

“As we visit our troops in Stuttgart to thank them and be briefed by them, we honor our first responsibility as leaders to protect and defend the American people. It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe,” Pelosi added.

It seems Pelosi offered her harsher condemnation of Trump only after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) publicly criticized Democratic leadership for allegedly using younger Democrats as tokens for diversity.

“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse. However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us,” Tlaib posted.

Here is the video that Trump tweeted concerning Omar:

Omar made the controversial 9/11 comments last month while giving a speech at an event for the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Rep. Omar said at the CAIR event, according to MarketWatch.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Trump Unloads On Nancy Pelosi: Ilhan Omar Owns You!

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