Tag: Mitch McConnell

House Dems Reject Measure to Condemn Illegal Immigrant Voting

House Democrats voted today to overwhelmingly oppose a motion that condemns illegal immigrant voting.

The measure–introduced by Republicans–would have amended the Democrats’ “For the People Act” election bill to state that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”

Only six Democrats voted in favor of the motion. It was voted down 228-197.

Federal law already prohibits illegal immigrants from voting in federal elections, however, the GOP motion specifically singled out San Francisco for allowing non-citizens and illegal aliens to register to vote in school board elections

Fox News reports, “The House on Friday later approved the Democrat-backed election bill. It would institute public financing of congressional campaigns, require presidential candidates to disclose tax returns and make Election Day a federal holiday. But the measure is dead on arrival in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has blasted the bill.”

Senate to Vote on Green New Deal Before August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he will schedule a vote on the Green New Deal prior to August recess, according to the Hill.

McConnell said he was amused to read that some Democrats wanted to avoid taking a position on the proposal and were considering voting “present.”

“The only thing I would ask is if this is such a popular thing to do and so necessary, why would one want to dodge the vote. This is an opportunity to go on record. ….It’s a debate we’ll have in all likelihood sometime before the August break,” McConnell said.

Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was left fuming after McConnell announced he would plan a vote on the deal.

“The Republican leader announced he’s going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress — the pointless partisan games.”

Schumer told McConnell to “bring it on” and insisted the vote wouldn’t “embarrass” Democrats.

“Bring it on. You think it might embarrass Democrats to vote on a nonbinding resolution that some of us may support but not others,” he said. “Trust me, we’ll be fine because the American people know that our entire party actually believes that climate change is happening and it’s caused by humans.”

The Green New Deal proposal would ensure that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”

The Green New Deal’s FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary” and offered “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

 

Schumer Left Fuming After McConnell Vows Vote on Disastrous Green Deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was fuming after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed to vote on the Green New Deal and force Democrats to go on the record with their support for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal.

“The Republican leader announced he’s going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress — the pointless partisan games.”

Schumer told McConnell to “bring it on” and insisted the vote wouldn’t “embarrass” Democrats.

“Bring it on. You think it might embarrass Democrats to vote on a nonbinding resolution that some of us may support but not others,” he said. “Trust me, we’ll be fine because the American people know that our entire party actually believes that climate change is happening and it’s caused by humans.”

Yesterday, McConnel told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal would ensure that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”

The Green New Deal’s FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary” and offered “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency for Border Wall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) said today that President Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown and declare a national emergency to build the border wall.

“He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” said McConnell.  “I’ve indicated to him that I’m going to support the national emergency declaration.”

The Senate passed the border bill 83-16 and it now heads to the House for a vote.

Before the Senate vote, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the President was prepared to sign the bill.

In a statement, Sanders said, “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border. The president is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.

Fox News reports:

Lawmakers have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to get the agreement through both houses of Congress and signed by Trump before several Cabinet-level departments shut down and hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed in what would be the second partial government shutdown this year.

Sanders told reporters at the White House there will be announcement later about where the money will come from and how they allocate it. She said the White House is working on those details.

Asked if they were afraid of legal challenges, Sarah said, “We are very prepared but there shouldn’t be. The president is doing his job and Congress should do theirs.”

Senate to Vote on Green New Deal, Forcing Dems to go on Record

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will allow a vote on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) radical Green New Deal.

Yesterday, McConnell told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal has come under fire by many on the right for its unrealistic and radical agenda and embarrassing “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) paper.

The FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary,” guaranteed a job for every person in America, and “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed dismissive of the plan, telling Politico last week, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Fox News points out that the Senate vote will have implications for Democrats running in the 2020 presidential race:

“But McConnell’s move to bring the plan to a vote on the Senate floor will be a key test for Democratic presidential candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, who are running on the progressive platform in 2020.

While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election.”

Actor Christian Bale Thanks Satan for Inspiring Him in Role as Dick Cheney

Actor Christian Bale thanked Satan last night when he accepted the Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as former Vice President Dick Cheney in the film, “Vice.”

During his acceptance speech, Bale said, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”

Before thanking Satan, Bale took a shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling both the senator and Cheney “charisma-free assh***s.”

The actor said that “Vice” director and writer Adam McKay said “‘I’ve got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody.’ And he went, ‘Ah it’s got to be Bale in it.’ Thank you, and for all the competition, I will be cornering the market on charisma-free assholes.”

“What do you think, Mitch McConnell next? That would be good,” continued the actor.

The Church of Satan responded to Bale’s comments last night, writing on Twitter, “To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”

According to Fox News, Bale previously expressed admiration for the former vice president.

Fox Reports:

Bale previously spoke to Fox News about playing Cheney where he expressed his admiration for the former George W. Bush administration member, but never previously spoke about the Republican Majority Leader.

“He was a wonderful family man — he’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history,” Bale told Fox News of Cheney at the premiere of “Vice” on Dec. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif. ”He was very laid-back. He would have been very happy to be a lineman in Wyoming if he hadn’t met Lynne, who said to him, ‘No, that doesn’t cut it. You need some ambition.’ What would have been if they hadn’t met?”

Trump Tells McConnell to Use Nuclear Option to Pass Border Wall Funding

President Trump is urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to use the so-called “nuclear option” in order to pass the House spending bill approved last night that provides $5.7 billion for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and avoids a government shutdown.

In a tweet this morning, the president wrote, “Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!”

The “nuclear option” would require a Senate rule change which would allow a simple majority of 51 votes to advance legislation, instead of the usual 60-vote threshold.

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) floated the idea of using the nuclear option yesterday, writing, “House just passed a bill that fully funds government and enables @realDonaldTrump to secure our border/build the wall. Senate can do same by eliminating the filibuster. 51 votes, same as we do for judges!”

However, Fox News reporter Chad Pergram says enacting the nuclear option could “backfire royally” on Republicans today because they may “have an attendance problem in the Senate today.”

The president also praised House Republicans for their last-minute scrambling to get a stopgap government funding bill passed yesterday that included billions of dollars to fund President Trump’s border wall. The vote passed the House 217-185.

“No matter what happens today in the Senate, Republican House Members should be very proud of themselves. They flew back to Washington from all parts of the World in order to vote for Border Security and the Wall. Not one Democrat voted yes, and we won big. I am very proud of you,” he wrote.

Conservative Lawmakers Urge Trump to Veto Spending Bill, Vow to Fight for Border Wall

House Freedom Caucus members are urging President Trump to veto the short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded through February 8 and punt the border wall fight to the 2019 Democratically controlled Congress.

Late last night, the Senate approved the stopgap bill and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated funding the government with the legislation would show that Republicans are still in control and will not contribute to a government shut down.

“Republicans will continue to fill our duty to govern,” said McConnell.

However, as Breitbart reports, Freedom Caucus members are not buying into the bill.

Last night, caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) gave an impassioned speech on the House floor, urging the President to veto the bill:

“…we are here with a number of my colleagues tonight to say that we’re ready to fight on behalf of all the freedom loving Americans to make sure that we have secure borders and to make sure that never again do we have to worry about terrorists and drug traffickers coming across our southern borders..

I think that it’s appropriate to remind the American people that there is a bad case of Potomac fever up here in Washington, D.C. They forget what they promised the American people and yet what they must do is not forget it this time. Mr. President we’re going to back you up if you veto this bill, we’ll be there, but more importantly, the American people will be there, they’ll be there to support you.

Let’s build the wall and make sure that we do our job in Congress.”

Freedom Caucus member Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) blasted Congress for “fooling” the American people when it comes to border wall funding: “Everyone knows the line ‘fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,’” he said.

“The new line should be, ‘fool the American people four times, shame on Congress.”

Jordan continued, “Now they’re talking about kicking it to February 8th, you got to be kidding me. February 8th? When Nancy Pelosi is Speaker? Four different times we promised something and then kicked the can down the road.”

“The House Freedom Caucus is sick of the games. The American people are sick of the games,” said Jordan.

President Trump initially demanded $5 billion for the border wall funding, however, earlier this week the White House indicated they can get the funding through “other ways.”

“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

This morning, President Trump took to Twitter, threatening to veto any of the Democrat’s legislation unless it includes border security. He also praised the great work of U.S. Border Patrol, ICE and the military.

“The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country. What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS! With so much talk about the Wall, people are losing sight of the great job being done on our Southern Border by Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military. Remember the Caravans? Well, they didn’t get through and none are forming or on their way. Border is tight. Fake News silent!”