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Cash-strapped Minneapolis, Minnesota, is reportedly demanding that riot-wrecked businesses, including those that were burned to the ground in the protests following George Floyd’s death while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, pay their property taxes before being allowed to rebuild.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Minneapolis city government is not issuing permits to remove ashes and debris leftover from arson attacks until business owners pay their 2020 taxes in full.

“In Minneapolis, on a desolate lot where Don Blyly’s bookstore stood before being destroyed in the May riots, two men finish their cigarettes and then walk through a dangerous landscape filled with slippery debris and sharp objects,” the Star-Tribune said Wednesday. “The city won’t let Blyly haul away his wreckage without a permit, and he can’t get a contractor to tell him how much it will cost to rebuild the store until that happens.”

Dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed in widespread looting in the days following George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, in a separate report, noted that 1,500 businesses were damaged and 150 were burned to the ground. TwinCities.com said, in June, that the damage could cost business owners as much as $55 million – and that was nearly two months ago.

Minneapolis officials say they’re bound by a law that “prohibits the removal of any structures or standing timber until all of the taxes assessed against the building have been fully paid,” but Hennepin county, which enforces that law, says they’ve suspended enforcement of that law for “riot-damaged properties.”

“We don’t feel like we have an ability to block these permits, and I don’t see why we would,” one of the managers of Hennepin’s property tax division told the Star-Tribune. “One of our missions in the county is to reduce disparities, and if we took action to block these permits, that would arguably be creating more disparities instead of reducing disparities.”

Business owners argue that Minneapolis is standing in the way of rebuilding – a task which is already prohibitively expensive.

“Most property owners must pay $35,000 to $100,000 to clear their sites of debris, with larger tracts — such as strip shopping centers — costing as much as $400,000, according to property owners,” the Star-Tribune reports. “That doesn’t include the money those owners must pay to get their permits. On average, the owners of properties destroyed or significantly damaged owe $25,000 in taxes for the second half of 2020, which come due in October.”

The Minneapolis City Council and city government are already in hot water with residents after voting this week to strip funding from the Minneapolis Police Department in the midst of a violent crime wave. The city recorded a massive spike in homicides in June, logging 42 homicides already this year. The city saw only 48 homicides in all of 2019.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: REPORT: Minneapolis Forcing Riot-Wrecked Businesses To Pay Property Taxes Before Getting Permits To Rebuild

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign will not announce the presumptive Democratic nominee’s running mate this week, either, according to a new report from Fox News, as insiders claim Biden’s top allies are “waging war” against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Biden’s most likely vice presidential pick.

On Sunday, The Daily Wire reported that Biden would likely make an announcement related to his veep pick this week — by August 8th — after putting off the selection since mid-July, but Fox News noted Monday that campaign insiders are predicting even further delays.

“An announcement isn’t likely this week,” a source told the network.

Last week, Biden told reporters that the pick would come “the first week in August,” and over the weekend, insiders claimed the Democratic nominee would name his running mate as soon as August 8th, just two weeks before he’s scheduled to accept the nomination at the party’s convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The selection process itself, though, maybe what’s driving the significant delay. According to NBC News, the Biden campaign is still in the running mate vetting process and is planning to hold interviews with key candidates this week, well after they were believed to have made their choice.

At one point, over the weekend, POLITICO says, a Biden aide claimed that “11 women remain in the mix.”

As The Daily Wire noted Sunday, trial balloons, pushing potential candidates like Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and former Obama administration United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice fell flat after investigators revealed a series of connections between Bass and the Communist Castro regime in Cuba, and stories flooded major news networks noting that Rice’s only incidence of name recognition revolves around a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans, including the United States ambassador, dead.

Harris is seen as the most likely candidate for the veep slot, but Biden allies have reportedly been raising concerns about Harris of late, attacking the California Senator’s presidential ambitions, per CNBC, and waging a “shadow” war on Harris that’s gone straight to the upper echelons of Biden’s campaign — “directly to members of Biden’s VP search committee, led by former Sen. Chris Dodd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and Cynthia Hogan, who previously served as counsel to the presumptive Democratic nominee when he was vice president under President Barack Obama.”

“Some remain bitter about her attacks on Biden during primary debates last year, saying they bring into question her loyalty to the former vice president. Others argue that she’s too ambitious and that she will be solely focused on becoming president herself,” CNBC reports.

POLITICO also notes that the pick has gotten personal, with key candidates “jockeying” for Biden’s attention on cable news shows and in private engagements.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: Biden Veep Announcement Pushed Off AGAIN As Allies Wage Campaign Against Kamala Harris, Report

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr fired back at Democrats, including Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) over claims that the Portland, Oregon, protests were “mostly peaceful” and that the Trump administration erred by sending in federal agents to help guard a courthouse from rioters.

After officially gaveling in the session, Nadler “opened the hearing by reading off a laundry list of Barr’s perceived transgressions,” according to the Daily Mail, accusing Barr of everything from interfering in a number of federal investigations to derailing Democratic efforts to create a national mail-in voting system.

Nadler, as The Daily Wire reported earlier this week, was caught on video over the weekend calling the unrest in Portland a “myth,” in an interaction with journalist Austen Fletcher, better known on social media as “Fleccas.”

Asked whether he “disavowed” the violence in Portland, Nadler responded that, “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”

Fletcher then told Nadler to search for video evidence of the riots online.

Tuesday morning, Nadler, who never clarified his video remarks, doubled down on accusations that violence in Portland is a myth, accusing Barr of creating a campaign commercial for President Donald Trump when he authorized the deployment of dozens of federal agents to protect a downtown Portland federal courthouse.

“‘The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered,” Nadler claimed. “The protesters aren’t mobs, they’re mothers, they’re veterans and mayors.”

“What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be caused protest, it is by any objective measure an assault on the government of the United States,” Barr fired back. “Since when is it OK to burn down a federal courthouse?”

“The rioters come equipped for fighting,” Barr said, adding that what’s taking place nightly in Portland “cannot reasonably be called protests.”

Nadler then claimed that Antifa, a loose coalition of anarchist groups likely behind the unrest in many major cities, was also a “myth.”

“I don’t think it’s a myth, Antifa can be best thought of an umbrella term for a movement compromised of loosely organized groups around the country,” Barr responded. “They are definitely organized, but since they have an anarchic temperament they don’t get along very well.”

Nadler eventually accused Barr of orchestrating a re-election event for Trump, suggesting that the president and Barr had collaborated ahead of deploying federal agents to Portland in order to create a “campaign commercial” portraying left-leaning agitators as villains.

Without waiting for Barr to respond, Nadler claimed that Barr had “obvious political objectives” in his decision to deploy agents. “Shame on you,” he added.

Barr is expected to testify most of Tuesday on a variety of issues.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: AG Barr Defends Sending Federal Agents To Portland: ‘Since When Is It Okay To Burn Down A Federal Courthouse?’

President Donald Trump reportedly phoned Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday night to hash out details of a “surge” of 200 federal agents designed to help Chicago officials control a dramatic uptick in gun violence that’s taken place in the city since the end of May.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the pair spoke about an agreement to send the 200 federal agents — mostly agents from the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals, and DEA — to assist the Chicago Police Department in handling crime in a number of target neighborhoods wracked by recent gang activity.

Lightfoot fought federal assistance, particularly after being roiled by harsh words from President Trump, and comparisons between Chicago and Portland, Oregon, where federal law enforcement agencies are engaged in nightly battles with “anti-fascist” protesters targeting a federal courthouse in the city’s downtown. But after a gang-related mass shooting outside of a funeral home left 15 mourners wounded Tuesday night, Lightfoot seemed more open to the idea of receiving federal assistance.

The pair reportedly agreed, in the call, to place U.S. Attorney John Lausch in charge of the “surge” and that the character of federal assistance would be markedly different than that scene in Portland, where armed, elite law enforcement agents have moved to the front lines of confrontations with protesters (though it appears Trump reserved the right to expand the scope of federal intervention if necessary).

“Trump and Lightfoot are in agreement over the strategy of sending in agents to plug into existing operations,” the Sun-Times said on Thursday. “Trump, who has bragged since his 2016 campaign he knows how to easily solve crime in Chicago, did not take a future heavier handed response off the table.”

The mayor’s office said, simply, that Trump “reached out to Mayor Lightfoot this evening to confirm that he plans to send federal resources to Chicago to supplement ongoing federal investigations pertaining to violent crime. The conversation was brief and straightforward.”

“Mayor Lightfoot maintains that all resources will be investigatory in nature and be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney’s office,” the office said in a statement. “The Mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans.”

Lausch will also take an active role in handling the “surge.”

“This is not patrol. This is not against civil unrest,” Lausch said on Wednesday, adding that federal agents will focus entirely on “gangs, guns, and drugs” and will not be dressed in camouflage or deployed to handle protests unless necessary.

In what could be described as an administration-wide effort to assure Lightfoot and other Chicago officials that scenes now common on Portland will not be repeated on the streets of Chicago, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf also weighed in on federal law enforcement’s role in handling the city’s violence.

“The DHS mission in Portland is to protect federal property and our law enforcement officers. In Chicago, the mission is to protect the public from violent crime on the streets,” Wolf said.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: President Trump, Chicago’s Mayor Ink Agreement On Federal Law Enforcement Surge

“I’m not only a no, I’m a hell no,” Cruz said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is taking an aggressive stand against Senate Republican leadership over a $1 trillion fourth coronavirus relief package announced earlier this week, telling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that he plans on voting “no” on the deal.

McConnell is pressing the Senate GOP to pass some sort of relief package this week before aid provisions included in the third coronavirus relief package that passed in early April — particularly a $600 federal unemployment “enhancement” — are set to expire. A fresh bill would trigger negotiations with Democrats, who back a $3 trillion bill passed by the House in May.

With just three weeks left until Congress goes on summer recess, leadership is reportedly feeling the heat, according to The Washington Post, and McConnell wants big-name Republicans on board. The Senate GOP held a lunch on Wednesday designed to whip senators behind a draft bill.

The problem, Cruz and others reportedly noted, is that the United States does not seem prepared to spend yet another trillion dollars on a relief package, and it’s not clear yet whether the already shaky economy can withstand another massive federal handout.

The White House also has a wish list for the bill. President Donald Trump wants the package to include a payroll tax cut, but the Trump administration has yet to endorse Republican demands for funding for COVID-19 testing sites and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“McConnell, in a floor speech earlier in the day, outlined key components expected to be in the GOP plan, including $105 billion for schools, a second round of targeted funding for the forgivable small business loan program, another round of direct payments and liability protections for businesses, hospitals, health care workers and schools,” CNN reported. “It’s a proposal a large portion of the Republican conference is eager to get behind, but several key components remain under discussion with the White House.”

Cruz fired back at leadership during the meeting.

“At lunch today I asked my Republican colleagues, ‘What in the hell are we doing?’” Cruz told CNN. “We’ll see where this ends up, we still don’t know the details of this initial proposal.

“As it’s written right now,” the Texas Republican added, “I’m not only a no, I’m a hell no.”

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY),” CNN added, “expressed similar sentiments when he left the lunch early, underscoring the shift in dynamics among Republican senators since the initial $2.2 trillion package was passed unanimously in March.”

McConnell downplayed issues dividing his caucus. The bill, he told reporters “enjoys fairly significant support among Republican senators.” But, he added “not everyone” is ready to vote yes.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is working directly with McConnell on the project, remained hopeful on getting a majority of senators behind the bill, but did seem to indicate there would be an extended timeline for approval.

“We’re going to try to get something done by the end of next week,” Mnuchin said. “That’s the time frame because we want to get something done before the unemployment insurance expires. This is a process.”

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: ‘Hell No!’: Ted Cruz Holds Firm Against Senate GOP Leadership Over $1 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, had an odd explanation for the gun violence gripping the city Sunday, suggesting that lax gun laws and coronavirus-related lockdowns were largely to blame for the spike in shootings, which has left at least four children dead and dozens of Chicago residents wounded.

Speaking to a press conference, Lightfoot said the violence problem is “complicated,” according to the Washington Examiner.

“That’s a complicated question,” Lightfoot told media. “We have way too many guns on the streets.”

“Lightfoot also suggested that the coronavirus shutdowns that kept people inside for months played a role in creating a ‘perfect storm’ while also pointing out the death of George Floyd as an event that sparked anger in the community,” the Examiner reported.

That “perfect storm” is responsible for a nearly record-breaking streak of violence in the city. As of late June, “329 people have been killed in Chicago, an increase of about 34% from the 246 homicides during the same period last year, according to police. Shootings in that period rose by about 42%, from 978 in 2019 to 1,384 in 2020,” NBC Chicago reports. Crime, overall, is down by 9%.

There have been only five days in July, but already this month 84 people have been shot and wounded in the city, and 18 have been shot and killed. In just the last three weeks, several children have been murdered by gun violence, one as young as a year old.

Although the Chicago city government pledged to put 1,200 additional officers on the streets through the Fourth of July holiday, at least 16 people were killed – including a 7-year-old girl who was celebrating the holiday at her grandmother’s house on the city’s south side – and 63 were wounded. Two incidents of gun violence had more than eight victims, making them “mass shootings.”

Lightfoot responded to the weekend’s violence on social media.

“Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” she tweeted Sunday. “We cannot grow numb to this. We are making progress in slowing shootings, but we have to do better, every single one of us.”

Chicago residents are not strictly prohibited from owning guns, but Illinois requires each gun owner to submit to an intensive background check and obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (or FOID) card before purchasing their first gun. The state prohibits open carry (and concealed carry, in many circumstances), and there are tight restrictions on gun sales in the city.

Neighboring states, like Indiana and Wisconsin, have looser gun laws, and authorities are typically quick to blame a lack of federal oversight in weapons trafficking for the continued gun violence problem inside the city of Chicago. Part of the issue may also lie with the Cook County States Attorney, Kim Foxx, whose “bail reform” program has seen violent offenders returned to the streets quickly, often in as little as 24 hours after being arrested, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Guns, Coronavirus For City’s Spike In Violence

CHOP organizers have delivered the final blow to the two-week-long protest in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, asking the remaining protesters to please pack up and leave, and announcing that the “mission” of CHOP is shifting to its “next phase.”

Fox News reports that in a statement addressed to “comrades in the struggle,” CHOP organizers and at least one anti-police brutality activist ordered CHOP residents to vacate the six-block “autonomous zone” and return home in order to engage more fully in the “next phase” of CHOP’s activism — a phase that will be mostly online, safe from the looming threat of gun violence that has dogged the CHOP for the last several days.

“The CHOP project is now concluded,” the note from leaders said. “While we expect a very small handful of holdouts may try to remain in the CHOP no further organizing will be occurring to support this presence and the number on-site will be too small to be more than an annoyance for pedestrians rather than a zonal blockade.”

The note explains that remaining members of the CHOP “solidarity committee” now feel that remaining in the CHOP is too dangerous for most activists and that, given that only a handful of hardcore protesters remain to hold down CHOP’s borders in the overnight hours, “it is time we shift to the next phase of our organizing and move from direct action to virtual activism.”

The Capitol Hill Occupied Protest will “continue the struggle through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.”

The group also notified remaining CHOP residents that those who choose not to leave will be forcibly evicted by members of the Seattle Police Department who intend to “retake” their East Precinct headquarters by the end of this week.

“We have been briefed that full rehousing of the SPD East Precinct staff into the station will occur no later than early next week and will be preceded by the removal of barriers and the reopening of streets to traffic,” the note says.

CHOP organizers appear to be the last group to get on board with the plan to dismantle the ongoing protest. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other city officials said, over the weekend, that they believe the time has come for CHOP’s protesters to move on, even though, Durkan explained, she believes that CHOP had the right intentions at heart.

While decrying the several shootings that have occurred since last Thursday, leaving at least one person dead, one critically injured, and at least two others wounded, Durkan suggested that the CHOP had once been a place of “healing” and “education” before violence took over the “no cop co-op.”

CHOP organizers hope that their mission to rid the world of police violence won’t be “tied to a place” that now has a reputation for gun violence.

“CHOP is an idea and with that idea, you can take this idea around this country and then around this world,” one organizer said. “Ideas can’t be killed.”

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: SAD: CHOP Organizers Break The Bad News: It’s Time To Go Home, Move To ‘Virtual Activism’

Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, admitted Tuesday that health experts, including himself, downplayed the efficacy of face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19 out of concern that Americans would snap up the available stock and there would be none left for health care workers.

Speaking to The Street, Fauci discussed the need for face masks to keep coronavirus infections low, particularly in states where large protests and rallies have made social distancing difficult and suggested that individuals who use early expert recommendations that cautioned against masks as an excuse to leave the face coverings at home may want to revisit the science now that masks are widely available.

“[We] were concerned the public health community, and many people were saying this, we’re concerned that it was at a time when personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply,” Fauci said, referring back to early anti-masking guidelines.

“We wanted to make sure that the people, namely the health care workers, who were brave enough to put themselves in a harm way, to take care of people who you know were infected with the coronavirus and the danger of them getting infected,” Fauci said.

Fauci was far from the only official who cautioned against face masks in the early days of the pandemic. The World Health Organization, which has been largely unreliable on the topic of the virus, also suggested that masks should not be worn or would in any way hinder the spread of the virus — at least early on.

The United States Surgeon General has the most cited advice on the issue, once tweeting that masks are “NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

Now, Fauci, like others, has become an advocate for masks, as he noted in a previous interview.

“Masks are not 100 percent protective. However, they certainly are better than not wearing a mask,” Fauci said in a press conference. “Both to prevent you, if you happen to be a person who maybe feels well, but has an asymptomatic infection that you don’t even know about, to prevent you from infecting someone else, but also it can protect you a certain degree, not a hundred percent, in protecting you from getting infected from someone who, either is breathing, or coughing, or sneezing, or singing or whatever it is in which the droplets or the aerosols go out. So masks work.”

States and other entities are also requiring masks to be worn when social distancing is not possible, such as in indoor dining rooms and retailers, in medical offices, and in most workplaces.

The Daily Wire, headed by bestselling author and popular podcast host Ben Shapiro, is a leading provider of conservative news, cutting through the mainstream media’s rhetoric to provide readers the most important, relevant, and engaging stories of the day. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: Dr. Fauci Admits That Public Health Experts Initially ‘Downplayed’ Face Masks Over Concerns About Supply

In a landmark 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court decided Monday that Title VII, which protects workers from employment discrimination on the basis of gender, can be interpreted to include discrimination based on sexual orientation, extending the protections of federal employment law to LGBT individuals.

The ruling was unexpected, given the largely conservative makeup of the Supreme Court, and will likely give rise to further cases testing the limits of Title VII protections for LGBT workers, The Associated Press reports.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, wrote for the majority, which included the four “liberal” Justices — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented, as did the court’s most recent addition, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrote his own dissenting opinion separate from the other two.

“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his opinion. “Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.”

Alito and Thomas argued that, while the Court may believe it is achieving a judicious result, that same result could have — and should have — come through legislation and a specific, Congressional change to Title VII, rather than through the courts, and that the word “sex” cannot be read to include “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”

“The Court tries to convince readers that it is merely enforcing the terms of the statute, but that is preposterous,” Alito wrote. “Even as understood today, the concept of discrimination because of ‘sex’ is different from discrimination because of ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity.’”

“During the Obama years, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had changed its longstanding interpretation of civil rights law to include discrimination against LGBT people,” the AP adds. “The law prohibits discrimination because of sex but has no specific protection for sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The decision covers only those employees who claim to have been fired for their sexual orientation in jobs with no other conditions for employment. The plaintiffs whose cases were joined under the Bostock v. Clayton County decision include Donald Zarda, a former skydiving instructor who claimed to have been fired after his employers discovered he was gay; Gerald Bostock, a civil employee of Clayton County, Georgia; and Aimee Stephens, a transgender individual who was fired from a job at a Detroit-area funeral home after coming to work wearing women’s clothing.

The court did not specifically address whether religious organizations, many of whom prohibit openly gay individuals from serving as employees, will receive a carve-out exception to the ruling, or whether transgender individuals who have not had gender-reassignment surgery can be considered members of the opposite sex — an issue at the forefront of women’s athletics.

There are cases pending in lower courts on both of those issues, and both could come before the Supreme Court as early as next term.

The Daily Wire, headed by bestselling author and popular podcast host Ben Shapiro, is a leading provider of conservative news, cutting through the mainstream media’s rhetoric to provide readers the most important, relevant, and engaging stories of the day. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: Gorsuch Sides With Liberal Justices In Landmark LGBT Case; Alito Slams Ruling: ‘Preposterous’

Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive 2020 presidential nominee, told “The Daily Show” Wednesday that he expects President Donald Trump to try to “steal” the presidential election and expressed hope that the United States military would remove Donald Trump from the White House if he refused to vacate.

Echoing conspiracy theorists, including failed 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton, Biden explained vague comments he’d made previously, telling “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah that he believes Trump will not accept a loss at the ballot box and that the president will try to create chaos around the election.

“This president’s going to try to steal this election,” Biden said.

The answer was in reference to the Georgia primary, held Tuesday, which turned into an unqualified disaster after confused voters submitted mail-in ballots and precincts were reordered and moved.

“This is a guy who said that all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary,” Biden added.

Support for voting via absentee ballot is, of course, different from supporting a fully mail-in election, and even Twitter, which fact-checked the president’s claims of vote fraud stemming from mail-in elections, admitted that there are problems with vote-by-mail programs. The president and other Republican officials have expressed concerns that Democrats are looking to sow confusion and manipulate November’s election results by pressing for a fully mail-in vote.

Biden and others, like Clinton, have previously expressed concern that President Trump may try to “move” the November elections over fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. Since the presidential election date is set by Federal law as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, such a move would require an act of Congress — a Congress that is none too friendly to the president.

Biden did express hope, though, that if Trump resisted an unfavorable election outcome that the United States military would conspire to forcibly eject him from the White House.

“You have four chiefs of staff coming out and ripping the skin off of Trump, and so many rank-and-file military personnel saying, ‘Whoa, we’re not a military state. This is not who we are,’” Biden said. “I promise you, I’m absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

There is no indication that Trump would refuse to accept election results declaring Biden the winner. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany went further on Fox News Thursday morning, calling Biden a conspiracy theorist.

“This president is looking forward to November. This president is hard at work for the American people,” she said. “And leave it to Democrats to grandstand and level these conspiracy theories.”

Author: Emily Zanotti

Source: Daily Wire: Biden Warns Trump Will ‘Steal This Election,’ Predicts Military May Have To Remove Trump From White House

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