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Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, defended their son Hunter during their interview on “The View” Thursday, brushing away the accusations of misconduct Republicans have pointed to in both his personal and professional life.

Co-host Joy Behar asked why the Democratic presidential candidate did not get more angry when President Trump tried to have Ukraine investigate why Hunter sat on the board of a gas company in the country, and drew a large monthly salary, when he had no experience in that field, while Biden was vice president.

Some Senate Republicans called for Hunter to testify in the impeachment trial.

“Well you know, I — I would like to be able to be back in high school and just have [Trump] and I in a room,” Biden said. “But all kidding aside, here’s the deal. Look, it is — it is hurtful, particularly when guys like Lindsey Graham who’s a friend of mine do these things.”

Biden added that he would not attack Trump’s kids because, “That’s not how we were raised. And look, nobody has said he’s done anything wrong. This is a guy who has done nothing but good things his whole life, my son, and ran a food program USA, a whole range of things.”

Jill Biden said the “attacks” on Hunter have been really hurtful. “I mean, to hear your son attacked, you know, I expected that Joe would be attacked but not your children.”

“The View’s” hosts asked how Hunter had been dealing with all the reports on his life, such as being forced to pay child support to a woman in Arkansas with whom Hunter fathered a child, after he met her when she was a stripper in Washington, D.C. while he was also dating his deceased brother’s widow.

“He’s doing great. I just — I talk to him almost every day,” Biden said.

Author: Julio Rosas

Source: Town Hall: ‘Nobody Has Said He’s Done Anything Wrong’: Joe Biden Defends His Son Hunter on ‘The View’

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee rolled out their secret weapon to flip the Texas statehouse blue in the upcoming election with losing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. Until his failed presidential run, O’Rourke was most known for losing the Texas Senate race to Sen. Ted Cruz (R).

The DLCC is a Democrat group that works to win majorities in statehouses across the country.

“I’m reaching out to encourage you to get behind our efforts to flip Texas,” O’Rourke states in the video. “We’re only nine seats down from taking control of the state legislature for the first time in 2001.”

O’Rourke said if Texas is able to get a Democratic-majority in the statehouse, then the state can work on passing gun control and addressing climate change.

“And those nine seats we need to pick up? I actually won those districts when I ran for Senate in 2018. So this is totally possible. We just have to decide it’s important to us, get after it, and support those candidates who are bravely stepping up to run these races. So let’s flip Texas in 2020,” O’Rourke concludes.

Cruz won the race with 50.9 percent of the vote, O’Rourke received 48.3 percent, according to the New York Times.

While O’Rourke entered the crowded Democratic primary with high hopes and another round of darling media pieces, his candidacy began to tank. After a campaign reboot and a mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso, O’Rourke infamously ran on having mandatory confiscation of AR-15s and AK-47s, along with pushing for removing tax-exempt status for religious institutions who do not approve of same sex marriage.

Author: Julio Rosas

Source: Town Hall: Democrats Want to Turn Texas Blue With This Losing Presidential Candidate

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke provided insight into how police would enforce his proposal for a government confiscation of AR-15s and AK-47s.

The Democratic presidential candidate told reporters he would impose a fine on AR-15 owners to “compel” them to follow the law and turn in their banned firearms. Owners who turn in the guns will then be compensated.

“We expect our fellow Americans to follow the law. If they do not, there would be a fine imposed to compel them to follow the law,” O’Rourke said. “We’ve seen this implemented successfully in Australia, where you’ve seen a near 50% reduction in gun violence deaths in that country.”

O’Rourke has maintained he believes gun owners would follow the law and turn in the banned weapons because he said gun owners have come up to him on the campaign trail to say they would. He has also defended the proposal as constitutional.

“This is something that we’re able to do through the Commerce Clause and this is something that is not prevented from — wouldn’t prevent the United States from doing by the Second Amendment. So this is constitutionally sound,” O’Rourke told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

O’Rourke made headlines during the third Democratic debate on Thursday when he said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47, we’re not going to allow it to be used on fellow Americans anymore.” South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said such language is “playing in the hands of Republicans.”

Author: Julio Rosas

Source: Washington Examiner: Beto O’Rourke: Fines will ‘compel’ AR-15 owners to turn their guns in

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