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Between the Durham Report, the Weaponization Of Government whistleblowers, the border crisis, and the Debt Ceiling standoff, it’s not been a great week for Democrats. But wait, there’s more!
When you’re drinking from a fire hose in the news cycle, it’s easy to miss some things. Here’s a recap of some low points Democrats are hoping you never noticed.
Rather than devote this entire story to highlighting the personal attacks and schoolyard stupidity on display in those Weaponization hearings, we’ll drop this short clip for you to laugh at as we move on to other points…
Congressional Hearing Flub…
Three Biden nominees get ‘rekt’
One of Biden’s nominees has been withdrawn after seeing bipartisan opposition. Which nominee was opposed? The guy who was going to champion the war against gas stoves.
The White House responded Thursday after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sank President Biden’s nominee to oversee federal energy efficiency regulations.
On Wednesday, Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, abruptly canceled a vote to consider Biden’s nomination of Jeff Marootian to lead the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The White House, though, is defending its DOE nominees, saying the president will continue to stand by them. — FoxNews
That’s not the only Biden nominee who’s having a bad week. Two others ran into colorful legal issues. One is a name we’ve seen before: Sam Brinton.
Sam Brinton, the nonbinary U.S. energy official who was fired for stealing women’s luggage at airports, was arrested in Maryland as a fugitive from justice in another case of luggage theft.
Brinton, 35, is currently behind bars in Montgomery County after a judge ordered the former Biden administration darling to be held without bond during a Thursday court appearance, according to court records. — Washington Times
This is his third (known) brush with the law for this very same issue. The other nominee was another one of Biden’s ‘historic’ nominees.
Biden’s nominee for United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts was forced to resign for corruption and election interference after a 161 page Inspector’s Report barely more than a year in office.
Was it really worth it that the election was (in Time Magazine’s words) ‘fortified’ to stack the deck for Joe Biden to get rid of this guy…
(Don’t answer just yet, keep reading.)
Meanwhile, Sen Feinstein’s return to work has kicked off a new political tug of war. Some are pushing for her ouster so they can put a younger more vigorous appointee in her place. Others (including Pelosi) are trying to keep her in her role so that their preferred Senate candidate (Schiff) won’t have to run in a primary against an incumbent Senator.
The response she gave when asked about her return to work was… not good.
When asked by a reporter Tuesday about the reception she’s received from colleagues upon her return, Feinstein lashed out at the journalist and provided answers indicating that she was seemingly unaware that she had been out.
“No, I haven’t been gone,” Feinstein said. “You should follow the — I haven’t been gone. I’ve been working.”
When asked if she meant that she’d been working from home, the senior senator from California responded, “No, I’ve been here. I’ve been voting. Please. You either know or don’t know.” — NYPost
She wasn’t the only one back to work in the Senate.
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Still in the Senate, we now turn our attention to Senator Bob ‘Hung Jury‘ Menendez.
Another round of federal grand jury subpoenas went out this week in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez.
Two sources familiar with the matter said at least one powerful New Jersey politician, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, was among those to receive a subpoena. –NBCNews
Amazing, isn’t it, for all the breathless attention they give investigations into Trump or that George guy from New York, that stories like this one barely make the news at all?
Neck-deep in Schiff…
This one also ties back to the Feinstein story. You know how Pelosi is angling for Adam Schiff to get that seat? Well old Pencilneck is in the news too.
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) has filed a motion to have Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) expelled from Congress in the aftermath of the Durham report, which she claims proves Schiff pushed lies about former President Trump’s ties to Russia.
“He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman,” Luna said in a statement Wednesday. “The Durham Report makes clear that the Russian Collusion was a lie from day one and Schiff knowingly used his position in an attempt to divide our country.” –TheHill
Imagine the irony if Schiff’s relentless efforts to use his office to deep-six Donald Trump turned around to boomerang and destroy his own political ambitions? That’s some real ‘break-out-the-popcorn’ deliciousness right there.
Speaking of ‘boomerang’ (and this ties into Schiff as well), remember how Democrats have been agitating about SCOTUS? Schiff, no surprise, is one of the agitators openly demanding that Dems engage in some court-packing.
To prepare the battleground in an effort to justify future court-packing, Democrat activist muck-rakers have been smearing Republican-appointed SCOTUS members for some time. The dark-money group behind those attacks stepped in it big time this week, when one guy accidentally made the group’s donor list public.
The dark-money group, called ‘Fix the court’, has been pushing a specific angle of attack against Clarence Thomas especially hard — ethics allegations about gifts he’s received from a wealthy friend.
Of course, Congress has no jurisdiction over a co-equal branch of government, and several Democrat attempts to bully the court have failed.
- Justice Roberts Tells Sentators To Pound Sand Over Inquiry Into SCOTUS Members
- WATCH: Ted Cruz Takes Smear Campaign Against Conservative SCOTUS Members To TRUTHTOWN
- OOPS: Dem’s Smear Campaign Against Conservative SCOTUS Boomerangs On Sotomayor
That doesn’t mean Democrat efforts at digging up ethics violations have come up empty. It’s just hitting a different target than the one they intended to hit…
Save some scandal for the Big Guy…
President Biden failed to list free vacations at the homes of businesspeople on his annual financial disclosure form this week — drawing a rebuke from ethicists and Republicans amid an ongoing political firestorm over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ similar non-reporting of free trips from a businessman.
Biden enjoyed three beach getaways at the homes of the wealthy and politically connected owners during the past-year reporting period.
In two instances, Biden is known not to have paid the owner and in the third case it’s suspected the president did not pay.
Ethics experts Walter Shaub, who led the Obama-era Office of Government Ethics, and Richard Painter, the top ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House, say free vacation-home stays need to be disclosed if the homeowner isn’t present — and it appears they were not — because a “personal hospitality” exception would not apply. –NYPost
While we’re on the topic of Biden, it’s a really bad time for Biden to be facing the Debt Ceiling negotiations with McCarthy.
Why is it a bad time?
Because as we speak, we see in-real-time news reports on a variety of nations indebted to China that are on the brink of complete economic collapse.
Loansharks in China who once came to ‘help’ them now have these poor nations by the throat. Just keeping up with the payments they owe has been bleeding some impoverished economies so dry that public servants are no longer getting paid.
Oh, one more thing.
One of those impoverished nations in hock to China whose economies are circling the toilet? Is a member of the nuclear club.
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