Gov. Who Pulled Nat. Guard Troops From Border To Spite Trump, Now Begs For Help

H/T The Lid.

It would be funny if President Trump tells Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham(Delusional-NM)to go pound sand.

Because after all, Governor Grisham said that President Trump’s, “charade of border fear-mongering and there is no border crisis.

Talk about being a hypocrite! New Mexico Democrat Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is asking the Trump administration to send her federal money to help solve the crisis on her southern border, only four months after she told the feds she was removing the NM national guard from the border.

This past February, Gov. Grisham removed her state’s National Guard troops from our southern border to protest what she told NPR wasPresident Trump’s, “charade of border fear-mongering.” Adding,  “I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border,” Lujan Grisham said, adding that the area has “some of the safest communities in the country.”

After she pulled the National Guard from the border in February, Grisham went on MSNBC and yet again dismissed the notion that there was a crisis along the border. She also took shots at former Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez for allowing the National Guard to help at the border when she was in office

“While the former governor did comply with that request, and when there is a real national emergency, I would make the same decision.  But this is not a national emergency. We are spending $30 million on our troop’s deployment there. And that’s money he’s taking out of things I really do need in this state.”

But now, only three months after she exclaimed that there is no crisis on the border, Grisham is calling for help for the crisis at the border she said didn’t exist.

Per the Albuquerque Journal the governor has had numerous phone calls with the acting DHS secretary in recent weeks, and finally went to meet him face to face:

“Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to push the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for better communication and federal reimbursement as New Mexico deals with an influx of families seeking asylum.”

“She has a meeting scheduled with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and will meet with other federal officials.”

Grisham is asking for the federal government to put more personnel on the border and give her more cash to help. Per KOAT TV, the governor’s spokesman, Tripp Stelnick explained, “The governor wants to continue to urge the federal government to increase its personnel on the border as a means of improving the logistical and communications output,”

That’s the political way of saying she went to DC with her hat in her hand asking for alms. While the governor was hoping that DHS was feeling charitable, New Mexico Republicans weren’t feeling that way. New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce told KOAT TV.

“She declares there’s no crisis. She removes the National Guard, and now she’s there asking for money.”

“Everything in her actions indicate that she believes there’s a crisis, but yet she will not dedicate the resources or request to her colleagues in Congress to start passing the laws that will change the situation there. The border communities are going to continue to be overrun.”

Before the feds agree to give her money, they should tell her to make a public declaration that there is a crisis at our southern border.

Texas Approves Disaster Carry Measure, Houston Chief Angry

H/T Bearing Arms.

This measure will cut down on looting in Texas during a natural disaster.

   Any bets Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is a butt-hurt DemocRat?

In the wake of a disaster, life can be tense.

It wasn’t all that long ago when my hometown was devastated by Hurricane Michael. We went days without power or telephones. While our cellphones worked, charging them could be challenging. There was no way to call for help if we needed it. What’s more, the bad guys in the area knew it as well.

The state of Texas has had its own experience with such disasters, having dealt with Hurricane Harvey which caused horrific devastation. Texas got hit a whole lot worse than we did, as we all know.

Now, Texas has passed a law allowing open and concealed carry without a permit for a week after a disaster area is declared. The measure will allow people who may not have a permit to carry a firearm as needed to protect life and property in the chaotic aftermath of something like another hurricane.

It seems that not everyone is thrilled with the development.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Monday blasted a bill that would allow people without a handgun license to carry pistols in public — openly or concealed — for a week after a disaster is declared.

“We experienced one of the worst disasters in Texas history during Harvey,” Acevedo wrote. “This bill wasn’t needed then and isn’t needed now. This will embolden 20,000+ gang members & will not help LE [law enforcement]. Let’s hope it isn’t signed.”

Gun control advocates and several lawmakers have raised similar concerns about House Bill 1177, which is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for approval after narrowly passing in the Texas Senate on Sunday.

Of course, it should be noted that Acevedo isn’t a friend of the Second Amendment. Earlier this year, Acevedo lashed out at elected officials after four Houston police officers were shot. He wanted the state to pass gun control and, of course, it won’t.

Acevedo is hardly anyone worth listening to when it comes to firearms.

The truth of the matter is, those 20,000 plus gang members Acevedo is worried about? They’re going to be carrying guns either way. They’re carrying guns now without a permit, so how would a disaster change that? Those up to no good will continue to be up to no good regardless of the rules in place.

Now, I agree with Acevedo that it won’t necessarily help law enforcement. It’s not meant to.

It’s meant to help people who have no way to contact law enforcement. It’s intended to help people who are knee-deep in a disaster who don’t have time for law enforcement to arrive. Response times can be slowed significantly in a community where trees may be covering roads. Even in the best of times, the police are only guaranteed to get there in time to draw chalk around your body, and we’re not talking about the best of times here.

So no, this isn’t about helping law enforcement. It’s about helping everyone else during a time when they damn sure can’t count on law enforcement saving them, despite those individual officers’ best hopes and wishes.

Acevedo can be upset, but Abbot needs to sign the bill if he hasn’t already by the time you’re reading this. A bill like this can help a whole lot of people, people who Acevedo would rather see hurt.

EXPOSED: Top Democrat’s Wife Accused of Massive Pay-to-Play Scandal, Says It’s A ‘Hit Piece’

H/T Flag And Cross.

Cue Rep.Elijah Cummings(Delusional-MD)to start screaming racism in  5,4,3,2,1.

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings is one of President Trump’s fiercest critics.

Now, his wife may be in some pretty big trouble involving a “pay-to-play” scheme.”

Here’s the scoop…

From Fox News:

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is fighting back against allegations that his wife’s nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status and posed a potential conflict-of-interest with the work of his congressional panel.

Cummings statement: “These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs. I am confident that they will be exposed for what they really are – a fabricated distraction from the important work being done on behalf of Americans, such as lowering the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.

Washington Examiner has more:

[Cummings’ wife Maya] Rockeymoore runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center on Monday. The complaint states that the arrangement may have been used to derive “illegal private benefit.”

Global Policy Solutions received more than $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016, according to tax records. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers — which included Google, J.P Morgan and Prudential — have business interests before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has served as Democratic chairman of the committee since January and previously served as ranking member.

Is it possible that Democrats are so angry with a thriving economy and record-low unemployment numbers for minorities that they are willing to sabotage President Trump’s entire presidency?

Where’s the logic? 2016 is done with – accept it and move on.

Furthermore, the Mueller report revealed no evidence of collusion with the Russians.

POTUS wants to see Americans do well, keep as much of their money as possible, and protect the borders.

The fact that Dems are still colluding behind closed doors to destroy Trump is as low as it gets, but they don’t care – that’s the problem.

Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) explains it best:

It’s ironic that Dems continue to talk collusion when they’re the ones actually colluding!

We learned that Dem Chairmen have secret Memos of Understanding to coordinate their partisan “investigations” on the President.

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Democrats outraged after McConnell vows to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

H/T Fox News.

The DemocRats still have a major case of butt-hurt because of BathHouse Barry Obama not getting a hearing for Merrick Garland.

When Garland was nominated the Republicans were in charge of the Senate and Obama was in the final year as president.

If an opening comes up before the 2020 election Donald Trump will not be a lame-duck on his way out the door.

George W.Bush was not able to get a nominee to theSupreme Court approved as he was a lame-duck.

Democrats are livid after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated that Republicans would confirm a new Supreme Court justice in 2020 if given the chance, despite refusing to do so when Barack Obama was president during the last presidential election.

McConnell made the comments during a speech in his home state Tuesday afternoon. Asked what Republicans would do if there was a vacancy on the court in 2020, he replied, “Uh, we’d fill it.” In 2016, McConnell and his fellow Republicans chose not to vote on Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, claiming that the next president should get to make that decision.

As a result, President Trump later successfully nominated the conservative Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is widely considered more centrist.

Democratic presidential candidates quickly took the opportunity to accuse McConnell of hypocrisy.

“We’ve known all along how hypocritical the @senatemajldr is,” said Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. “But his shamelessness at stealing a Supreme Court seat is appalling.”

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee also chimed in, claiming McConnell’s remark was evidence that he “is not a man on the verge of an epiphany to work with Democrats.”

Other high-profile Democrats took shots at McConnell as well. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called him a “hypocrite” in a Twitter thread, and said, “Anyone who believes he’d ever allow confirmation of a Dem President’s nominee for SCOTUS is fooling themselves.”

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said McConnell had admitted that the GOP “stole a Supreme Court seat from President Obama” when they reffused to hold a hearing for Garland.

But McConnell’s communications director pushed back agains the criticism, explaining why McConnell’s position is different now than it was in 2016. He argued that while in 2020 the White House and Senate will be controlled by the same party, that was not the case during President Obama’s last year in office.

Democrats lamented the GOP’s decision to stall in 2016, which ended up giving President Trump the ability to place two conservative justices on the Supreme Court during his first term in office. Conservative justices now have a 5-4 majority over liberals, at a time when Democrats are worried that a string of restrictive abortion laws could result in the overruling of Roe v. Wade.

As recent weeks have shown, however, justices can be unpredictable, with each of Trump’s picks — Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — siding with their liberal colleagues in close decisions.

 

Complaint Filed Against Jackson Township Police Dept. For Violating NJ Gun Laws

H/T AmmoLand.

It is clear that Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz is in violation of the law and he needs to be terminated.

Opinion by Alexander Roubian, NJ2AS

Complaint Filed Against Jackson Township Police Dept. For Violating NJ Gun Laws
Complaint Filed Against Jackson Township Police Dept. For Violating NJ Gun Laws

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- Regardless of what anyone thinks about the Second Amendment, we should all agree that the job of law enforcement is to uphold and enforce the law. Many law enforcement officers do just that. Some, like Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz, have decided to place their personal feelings and agenda above the law and the Constitution.

Our citizen advocates have alerted us that Chief Kunz is arbitrarily requiring firearm applicants to submit their fingerprints for a handgun permit if it has been more than two years since they last provided them. Chief Kunz is brazenly not following New Jersey state law, administration code and guidelines and undermining the Second Amendment freedoms of the people he exists to serve and protect. And we are going to hold him accountable.

On May 21, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) filed a formal complaint to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, urging them to investigate the Jackson Township Police Department for violating state law and take action. You can read the complaint to the NJ Attorney General by clicking here, and click here to read the complaint to the Ocean County Prosecutor. It is intolerable for law enforcement to break the law and we need your help to hold Mr. Kunz accountable.

New Jersey law (NJ Statutes Annotated 2C:58-3, NJ Administrative Code 13:54-1.4 or in the New Jersey State Police Firearms Applicant Investigation Guide) is clear about the process for obtaining a firearms identification card and handgun permit. You can read a complete summary here, but the basic process is:

  • Fill out the STS-33 application,
  • Consent to a mental health background check,
  • Provide two references, and
  • Submit fingerprints once.

In fact, the law includes clauses specifying that applicants “need not be fingerprinted again” and “no additional requirements” shall be imposed. We clearly spelled out the law and rules in our complaints, something Chief Kunz swore he would uphold.

For some Jackson Township residents, being forced to undergo additional fingerprinting may just be the latest outrage of exercising their Second Amendment rights in the state of New Jersey. But for others the additional requirement may be a life-and-death delay on their ability to protect themselves.

Low-income residents may not be able to afford the $52+ average fingerprinting cost. Others may not be able to take time off work to make a fingerprinting appointment. But hey, as one of the highest paid Chiefs in New Jersey, with a salary of over $200,000, that is pocket change for Chief Kunz.

 Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz
Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz

Regardless of how much of a burden it imposes, Jackson Township’s requirement is simply not required and added to deter people from exercising their constitutional right. If Chief Kunz merely required applicants to touch their nose in order to obtain a permit, it would be illegal.

Sadly, Chief Kunz is the latest in a long line of New Jersey bureaucrats who think they are above the law and who are limiting the constitutional rights of their citizens to obtain a firearm and defend themselves.

And we are going to hold him accountable. Will you help us?

Want to go even further and stand up to bureaucrats like Chief Kunz? Join the New Jersey Second Amendment Society by clicking here and count yourself among thousands of patriots across the state. New Jersey bureaucrats can try to bully us, but we have strength in numbers. Please join today and help us expose the bullies and hold them accountable.


About the New Jersey Second Amendment Society:

New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to New-Jersey-Second-Amendment-Society-Logoeducate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.org

Former Colorado Governor And 2020 Candidate Urges Distance From ‘Socialism’

H/T NPR.

Yet former Governor John Hickenlooper(Delusionsal-CO)pretty much had a socialist agenda will in office.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned his party of straying too far to the left as it selects a nominee to face President Trump in next year’s election.

Hickenlooper, one of the 23 candidates running for the Democratic Party’s nomination, told NPR why he doesn’t believe in some of the party’s major policy proposals, such as the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All.”

“If we don’t stand up and say that we Democrats don’t stand for socialism, we’re going to end up reelecting the worst president this country’s ever had,” Hickenlooper said.

Hickenlooper spoke with Morning Edition as part of the show’s Opening Arguments conversations, exploring the presidential candidates’ core messages.

On the leftward shift in the Democratic Party

I don’t think we’re going to address climate change by guaranteeing every American a federal job, which is what part of the Green New Deal was. I don’t think we’re going to address the spiraling inflation in health care by forcibly telling 150 million people that we’re going to take away their private insurance. These are what a lot of Americans look at as facets or aspects of socialism.

On focusing on economic issues instead of social policies

Certainly we want to address income inequality. Right. Absolutely we want to make sure that women have a right to choose, that civil rights and social justice are addressed aggressively.

But we’ve also got to recognize to win in Ohio and Michigan and North Carolina and Wisconsin, we’re going to have to get more to those kitchen table issues that have to do with somebody’s job, or how many jobs they’re having to work just to balance a household budget.

On the identity fight within the Democratic Party

One of the things I’ve always loved about the Democratic Party is that it is a big-tent party, and it embraces opportunity for all people. I’m running for president because I think my life experience can address this. This Trump-fueled national crisis of division has been moving us backward.

I look at my experience of bringing people together — businesses and nonprofits, and Republicans and Democrats — and to really get things done; to get to near-universal health care, to have the No. 1 economy in the country for three consecutive years, I think that record stands for itself. … I think in some [ways] I’m the only person running who has actually accomplished what everyone else is talking about.

 

Mueller Team Shoots Down Michael Wolff’s Latest Claims of Trump Indictment Draft Document

H/T Breitbart.

How long before this becomes a lead story for the drive-by fake news media?

The authenticity of a new claim by author Michael Wolff there was a draft indictment of President Donald J. Trump sitting on Mueller’s desk for a year has been flatly denied by the spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“The documents that you’ve described do not exist,” Peter Carr, Mueller’s spokesman, told the Guardian in response to a leaked copy of Wolff’s new forthcoming book, Siege: Trump Under Fire.

According to the Guardian report, Wolff’s new book–out next week–will claim that Mueller drafted a three-count indictment of President Trump.

The Guardian writes Wolff “reports that Mueller’s office drew up a three-count outline of the president’s alleged abuses, under the title ‘United States of America against Donald J Trump, Defendant’.”

“The document sat on the special counsel’s desk, Wolff writes, for almost a year,” the Guardian adds. “According to a document seen by the Guardian, the first count, under Title 18, United States code, Section 1505, charged the president with corruptly – or by threats of force or threatening communication – influencing, obstructing or impeding a pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States. The second count, under section 1512, charged the president with tampering with a witness, victim or informant. The third count, under section 1513, charged the president with retaliating against a witness, victim or informant. The document is the most significant aspect of Wolff’s new book.”

The Guardian further describes Wolff’s book’s reporting on the supposed Trump indictment:

Wolff writes that the draft indictment he examines says Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice “began on the seventh day of his administration, tracing the line of obstruction from National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s lies to the FBI about his contacts with Russian representative[s], to the president’s efforts to have [FBI director] James Comey protect Flynn, to Comey’s firing, to the president’s efforts to interfere with the special counsel’s investigation, to his attempt to cover up his son and son-in-law’s meeting with Russian governmental agents, to his moves to interfere with Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe’s testimony …”

The draft indictment, Wolff writes, also spelled out what Mueller considered to be the overriding theme of Trump’s presidency: the “extraordinary lengths” taken “to protect himself from legal scrutiny and accountability, and to undermine the official panels investigating his actions”.

But the fact that Mueller, who did not indict the president on any counts relating to obstruction or conspiracy–commonly colloquially referred to as collusion–is out publicly denying the authenticity of this report from Wolff is another shot at Wolff’s credibility. Wolff’s first book, Fire and Fury, became a sensation and a number one bestseller when it came out after it was revealed Wolff had significant access into the Trump White House.