Fauci To Testify Before Senate, Trump Stonewalls ‘Haters’ in House

H/T Western Journal.

With all of the Trump haters in the House, I do not blame him in the least.

President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be testifying before the Senate this month but will not appear in front of the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

“The House is a setup. The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They put every Trump hater on the committee. The same old stuff,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.

“They, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death. Which means death. And our situation’s going to be very successful.”

He added that Fauci, the director of the Nationals Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will testify before the Senate, “and he looks forward to doing that.”

The president went on to say that Democrats in the House “should be ashamed of themselves.”

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“They want us to fail so they can win an election, which they’re not going to win,” he said.

Fauci will join Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in testifying before a Senate committee on May 12, NPR reported.-

Trump’s comments about the House confirmed reports that the White House had blocked Fauci from appearing before the House Appropriations Committee as part of its investigation into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Democratic Reps. Nita Lowey of New York, the chairwoman of the committee, and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut condemned the White House’s decision to allow Fauci to testify before the Senate and not the House panel in a Saturday news release.

The White House’s decision to allow Dr. Fauci to testify in the Republican-controlled Senate but not before the House Appropriations Committee is letting politics overtake public health. There is no distinction between our two co-equal legislative bodies,” they said in a statement.

“The COVID-19 pandemic should not and cannot become a partisan issue — there are too many lives at risk,” the lawmakers said. “We are all Americans first. But the White House’s partisan politics are clearly at play in this decision during our nation’s most challenging public health and economic crisis, and that is both alarming and offensive to the work the American people have elected us to do.”

White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said that allowing Fauci to appear before the committee would be “counter-productive.”

“While the Trump Administration continues its whole-of-government response to COVID-19, including safely opening up America again and expediting vaccine development, it is counter-productive to have the very individuals involved in those efforts appearing at Congressional hearings,” Deere said in a statement last week, according to The Hill.

“We are committed to working with Congress to offer testimony at the appropriate time,” he said.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Democratic lawmakers should not conduct their “usual fishing expedition” if they hear testimony from Fauci.

“I just hope that the people who are asking the questions are asking intelligent, rational questions that are actually relevant to the American health because we’ve seen what they do before,” Conway told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

 

“For example, they say stupid things like, ‘This is a job interview — this is a job interview for a lifetime appointment’ about Brett Kavanaugh. ‘Let’s believe all women’ — or at least those three women, most of whom then retracted or didn’t have corroborating evidence,” she said.

 

 

Gay Lawmakers Demand Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse Leave NYC and Never Return

H/T Todd Starnes.com.

I say they should pull out of NYC then when they whine about needing help tell them to go pound sand.

That’s what several high-profile homosexual lawmakers are telling the doctors and nurses who work with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian relief agency run by renowned evangelist Franklin Graham.

It is time for Samaritan’s Purse to leave NYC,” said New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. “This group, led by the notoriously bigoted, hate-spewing Franklin Graham, came at a time when our city couldn’t in good conscience turn away any offer of help. That time has passed.”

Johnson, a notorious anti-Christian bigot, said the ministry’s continued presence in New York City “is an affront to our values of inclusion, and is painful for all New Yorkers who care deeply about the LGBTQ community.”

This man’s hatred of Christians is so perverse that he would have rather seen his fellow citizens suffer and die agonizing deaths rather than accept the charity of Christians.

Mount Sinai announced that the field hospital will close on May 4 after treating 315 patients infected with the Chinese virus.

NBC News reporter Melissa Russo reported “a decision was made to sever ties after controversy over the group’s religious views on the LGBTQ community caused concerns in NY.

NBC News also reports that some of the Samaritan’s Purse medical staff will be dispatched to other hospitals in the city. That revelation set off the homosexual lawmakers.

“Franklin Graham should pack up his medical tents and leave New York City for good,” State Sen. Brad Hoylman said.

“It was bad enough that Donald Trump’s failure to prepare the nation for this pandemic forced New York to accept charity from a bigot like Franklin Graham,” he said in a statement. “Inviting Graham to stay on longer is an insult to LGBTQ New Yorkers and sends the dangerous message that homophobia and transphobia are acceptable.”

Americans should be troubled that such hate and intolerance exists in chambers of government. But it’s not all that surprising – especially in the aftermath of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s threat to round up Jews who disobey social distancing rules.

Both gay lawmakers said allowing Graham to stay in the city would insult homosexual residents and would send a dangerous message that homophobia and transphobia are acceptable. They also issued an ominous warning to Mount Sinai:

“Mount Sinai must sever its relationship with Samaritan’s Purse,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.

“On behalf of the LGBTQ community I represent,I demand they end their association with Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse, or risk further reputational harm with LGBTQ New Yorkers and the wider public,” Holyman said.

It appears that not only is New York government infested with anti-Semitism, but they are also dealing with a virulent strain of homofascist, anti-Christian bigotry.

Southern Poverty Law Center Now Has $162 Million Stashed in Offshore Accounts

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

If this is an example of what they call poverty I want some of this kind of poverty.

Organization paid disgraced former leaders over $1 million last year

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which last year faced accusations of racism among its highest ranks, reported $162 million stashed in offshore investments and paid its disgraced former leaders over $1 million.

The controversial group has continued to build its massive war chest by tens of millions of dollars even after employees claimed that the group’s leadership allowed sexual harassment and racial discrimination against its minority staffers. The ensuing media firestorm ultimately led to the ousting of cofounder Morris Dees, longtime president Richard Cohen, and legal director Rhonda Brownstein from the group in March 2019. New forms, covering a period beginning Nov. 1, 2018, and ending on Oct. 31, 2019, show that Cohen and Brownstein each received six-figure severance packages.

Critics of the SPLC in recent years have characterized the group as a money racket that labels conservative organizations as “hate groups” to fundraise, and its most recent financial forms may fuel that criticism. The SPLC achieved numerous civil rights victories decades ago but has since veered far left, partnering with numerous tech and media giants to expand its influence.

The SPLC experienced a drastic uptick in assets even as its contributions and grants have declined. Its most recent tax forms reported annual contributions of $97 million, down from the $132 million it reported in October 2017. Despite that decline, it reported $570 million in assets between its main organization and its action fund, a $52 million increase over what it reported the prior year. The jump can largely be attributed to the SPLC’s vast investment portfolio, which now includes $162 million stashed in offshore accounts, $41 million more than the group previously reported.

The financial records also reveal that amid the cash influx, Dees, Cohen, and Brownstein collected over $1 million from the group despite being forced out early in the year over a workplace culture that allegedly fostered racial discrimination and sexual harassment.

Dees was paid $338,000 in base compensation and $35,000 in other reportable compensation, the tax forms show. Cohen collected $373,000 in base compensation, nearly $10,000 in other reportable compensation, and received a severance payment of $216,318. Brownstein was paid $233,062 in base compensation, given $2,000 in other reportable compensation, and received a severance payment of $131,283.

The SPLC has long come under fire for labeling socially conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom as “hate groups” alongside groups like the Ku Klux Klan. The SPLC’s designations have often been cited by mainstream media outlets, leading nearly 50 conservative nonprofit leaders to release a letter in 2017 calling on the media to stop citing SPLC “hate” lists. The letter called the SPLC “an attack dog of the political left.”

“It appears that the SPLC’s legacy of fundraising by hysteria is paying off,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, which was targeted by a gunman in 2012 after the SPLC included it on its list of “hate groups.”

“For decades, the organization has used its direct-mail expertise and overt hostility to orthodox religious principles as the basis for bilking wealthy, gullible donors out of their donation dollars,” Boykin said. “This discredited, partisan hate machine has been given carte-blanche credibility by partisan Silicon Valley social media giants.”

The SPLC has expanded its influence by partnering with tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and PayPal to identify “hate groups.” It is also part of a massive, unverified “hate crime” database that was initially bankrolled by liberal billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and is used by more than 100 media partners, including Google News Lab, the New York Times opinion page, and ABC News.

Tyler O’Neil, senior editor of PJ Media and author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center, told the Washington Free Beacon, “As it turns out, scaring people with exaggerations of ‘hate’ is particularly profitable.”

“If the SPLC truly wanted to clean house and prove itself a changed organization, the least it could do is stop storing money offshore,” O’Neil said. “This kind of nefarious dealing only bolsters claims that the SPLC’s ‘hate’ accusations are a fundraising scheme.”

A former employee of the SPLC, Bob Moser, penned a piece last year in the New Yorker following the SPLC’s inner turmoil stating that employees at the organization would pass along articles warning newcomers what they were getting themselves into. Female staffers were also warned about Dees’s “reputation of hitting on young women.”

“But it was hard, for many of us, not to feel like we’d become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam,” Moser wrote.

The SPLC did not respond to a request for comment about the $162 million it now holds in offshore accounts.

Top House Republican Says Flynn FBI Bombshell ‘Bigger Than Watergate’

H/T Western Journal.

The 64,000 dollar question is will anyone be held accountable?

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the newly released files revealing FBI agents discussed their motives for interviewing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn were “bigger than Watergate” in a Thursday interview.

“What you’ve talked about with Flynn and with the president is bigger than Watergate, and people need to be held accountable,” the California Republican told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

McCarthy was responding to Hannity’s earlier segment about FBI documents that were unsealed Thursday as part of Flynn’s case.

The documents showed that top bureau officials had questioned if their “goal” of interviewing Flynn in 2017 was “to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”

The notes were handwritten by the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, after he met with then-FBI Director James Comey and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Fox News reported.

“What is our goal?” one of the notes said. “Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

Hannity said the question should not ever be asked by any professional “and would never be asked by the 99 percent of brave professionals in the FBI.”

“Now shouldn’t the goal of the FBI, not that question, shouldn’t it always be truth, the rule of law, justice?” he asked. “They work in the Department of Justice. We have a system of justice in America. Apparently not in Jim Comey’s FBI.”

Comey, who was fired from his position as FBI director in 2017, was in charge of the bureau during Flynn’s FBI interview.

Another option suggested in the notes was to get Flynn “to admit to breaking the Logan Act” when he talked with the FBI officials about his contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the time between President Donald Trump’s election and inauguration.

“If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide,” the note read.

The Logan Act is a 1799 statute that was enacted to prevent individuals from negotiating with foreign governments without authorization.

Since it was enacted, no one has ever been found to have violated the Logan Act, according to Bloomberg.

“It has been repeatedly used as a partisan cudgel to harass political opponents for more than two American centuries,” Bloomberg wrote.

Hannity said the unsealed documents, and the many more that are reported to be released soon, show that Comey and the FBI “were determined to take down the administration, this president, one way or another.”

“Instead of holding our federal government accountable, they were cheering for the demise of an American war hero and wanting to take out a duly elected president,” he said.

Police Investigating Death of Arizona Man From Chloroquine Phosphate

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

After reading this story I think the wife actually intentionally poisoned her husband as she had a history of verbal and physical abuse. 

Mesa City PD opens investigation into death of Gary Lenius whose wife, Wanda, said she served him a deadly cocktail to ward off coronavirus.

The Mesa City Police Department’s homicide division is investigating the death of Gary Lenius, the Arizona man whose wife served him soda mixed with fish tank cleaner in what she claimed was a bid to fend off the coronavirus. A detective handling the case confirmed the investigation to the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday after requesting a recording of the Free Beacon’s interviews with Lenius’s wife, Wanda.

Gary Lenius, 68, died on March 22. Wanda, 61, told several news outlets last month that both she and her husband had ingested a substance used to clean aquariums after hearing President Donald Trump tout one of its ingredients, chloroquine phosphate, from the White House briefing room.

Detective Teresa Van Galder, the homicide detective handling the case for the Mesa City Police Department, confirmed that the investigation is ongoing but declined to provide additional details.

“As this is an active investigation, I cannot go into any details at this time regarding the case,” Van Galder said. The Free Beacon provided a recording of its interview last month with Wanda Lenius.

News of the police probe comes after a series of Free Beacon stories raised questions about the portrayal of the couple in the initial NBC News report that vaulted the story onto the national stage.

Though that report and others suggested the couple mindlessly followed the president’s medical advice to disastrous results, friends of Gary Lenius told the Free Beacon they were skeptical he would knowingly ingest fish tank treatment.

Rather, they described Lenius as a levelheaded retired engineer and recounted a troubled marital relationship that included a previous domestic assault charge against his wife, of which she was ultimately found not guilty. The Free Beacon also reported that Wanda Lenius was a Democratic donor whose most recent contribution went to a “pro-science” super PAC.

“What bothers me about this is that Gary was a very intelligent man, a retired [mechanical] engineer who designed systems for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, and I really can’t see the scenario where Gary would say, ‘Yes, please, I would love to drink some of that Koi fish tank cleaner,'” one of his close friends told the Free Beacon. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”

Another source, who asked that all identifying information be withheld, told the Free Beacon earlier this month that Wanda Lenius “would constantly berate Gary in public.… Everyone was embarrassed for him, but he outwardly did not seem to care much.”

“In our opinion, their marriage was seen outwardly to be as one-sided as a marriage possibly could be: Gary worshiped Wanda,” this person said, adding that his wife “would routinely call him a doofus” and humiliate him in public.

Wanda Lenius was charged with domestic abuse assault in 2001 after she allegedly hit her husband and swung a mounted birdhouse at him. Gary Lenius declined to cooperate in the case, testifying that he was not injured or placed in fear of injury. His wife was exonerated.

Wanda Lenius said in a phone interview with the Free Beacon last month that she and her husband had watched the president tout the virtues of chloroquine on the news, citing preliminary studies that showed it may be a promising treatment for coronavirus.

She remembered purchasing a container of “chloroquine phosphate” years before to clean a fish tank, she said.

The powder, which can be lethal if ingested, is sold by aquarium suppliers and used to treat viral outbreaks in large fish tanks. She told the Free Beacon that she had mentioned this to her husband “and he kind of laughed at me, you know. It was just a regular conversation.”

“We weren’t big supporters of [Trump], but we did see that they were using it in China and stuff,” she said. “And we just made a horrible, tragic mistake.”

Campaign finance records show that Wanda Lenius has given thousands of dollars to Democratic groups and candidates over the past two years, most recently to the 314 Action Fund. The group bills itself as the “pro-science resistance” and has criticized the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, holding up the Lenius case to slam the White House.

In the same interview, Wanda Lenius told the Free Beacon that her husband had been planning to schedule a doctor’s appointment to have a leg injury looked at and the couple worried he might pick up coronavirus at the clinic. That’s when, she said, she reached for the fish tank cleaner in her pantry. Her husband’s response, she said, was, “Is it still good?”

Wanda Lenius routinely prepared a “vitamin cocktail” for him, according to Gary Lenius’s friend.

Asked if she and Gary Lenius had a conversation about taking the chloroquine at that time, she told the Free Beacon: “No. I mean, it was really kind of a spur of the moment thing,” adding that the couple ingested “one teaspoon and some soda” each, at least four times the lethal limit.

UPDATE, April 29, 11:17 A.M.: After publication, a spokesman for the Mesa City Police Department told the Free Beacon that it is “normal protocol” for the homicide department to investigate “all death cases (other than obvious natural causes)” and that the death “has not been ruled a homicide at this time.”

GA Barbershop Owner Drops, a Massive Truth Bomb About the Struggles, of Being a ‘Non-Essential’ Business Owner

H/T Town Hall.

How did the state governors determine what businesses are essential or not?

Because of what might be essential to me may not be to you.

Those in the beauty industry – barbershops, hair and nail salon and spas – have all taken a massive hit during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. They have been deemed “non-essential” from the beginning. In some states, it will be another four to six weeks before these businesses are able to reopen. In other states, like California, they are closed with no reopening date in sight.

Critics, especially rich critics on the left, want beauty professionals to stay home. Taurean Overall, the owner of three successful Blessed Up Barber Shops in Atlanta, said what’s being asked of them is unrealistic and unfeasible. He is, however, thankful that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) has decided to reopen the economy and allowed these so-called “non-essential businesses” to reopen.

“What do you say to all the folks out there who think this is so dangerous, you are putting people’s lives, you know, in jeopardy?” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham asked. “Al Sharpton today said that what you’re actually doing is bad.”

She then played a clip of Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.

“I don’t know any barber in Georgia that has 6-foot long arms. How are you going to have social distancing in a barbershop or in a beauty parlor?” Sharpton said. “I mean, let’s be serious. You are really telling people, put yourself in danger. For what reason, I cannot imagine.”

Overall smirked when he heard the comments.

“Rev. Al, you might have a couple million dollars in the bank. Us non-essential owners do not,” the barbershop owner said. “The only thing we can speak from is our perspective. For the last two months – I speak for myself – I had no income for the last two months. I own three barbershops, I also cut hair myself, and us being out of work is no money coming in at all. In the last few months, I have spent over $20,000 in rent, in mortgages, you know, stuff like that. I applied for the SBAs, applied for the unemployment. I haven’t even received the stimulus.”

“So my question to people out there: what should we do? Should we just sit back and wait for the government to bail us out, or take advantage of the opportunity we have them be as safe as possible and still, you know, make as much money as we can and play it safe?” Overall asked.

His three barbershops are taking extra safety precautions, like requiring customers to sanitize their hands, spray down in Lysol and wear disposable gloves and ponchos. Employees are wearing masks.

Ingraham played a clip from a New York Times reporter who suggested that allowing economies to freely reopen would put us back to square one in the pandemic.

Overall, again, asked how businesses that are deemed “non-essential” should maneuver this crisis when they’re being asked to stay home.

“If you don’t want us to work, find a way to make an extra stimulus package or some kind of funds for us non-essential workers to save our homes, to save our cars from being repoed, to save from being evicted, to save our businesses,” the barbershop owner said. “I’ve busted my butt for the last six years building a franchise from the ground up and what people are telling me [to do is] to sit at home and wait, for something no one has an answer to, save me.”

Overall said he would rather reopen, take the opportunity to be as safe as possible while having faith in God to provide.

“The key is to be as safe as possible. It’s no different than coming into the barbershop as a person going to the grocery store. And touching that bag of chips. Who knows who touched that bag of chips before you did,” he explained. “When you come into a barbershop, I know who sat in my chair so I’m going to wipe it down. I know who’s touching my door handle so I’m going to wipe it down.”

Democrats Do Not Need to Be in Power. Otherwise, America is Finished.

H/T Town Hall.

If the DemocRats win the presidency and take the Senate then kiss America goodbye.

We face a pandemic that has not been seen at this level in a century, causing all levels of government to react. Health departments have issued specific guidelines in an attempt to slow down the infection rate, but how much will it help? Only time will tell. However, you can count on one thing when there is an opportunity to gain more power: the Democratic Party will find a way to obtain more authority. After the last six to eight weeks, one thing is evident. We can never allow the Democratic Party to own Washington, D.C. ever again. Otherwise, the experiment known as America will no longer exist as intended.

Our Founding Fathers wanted something different. They came from a government that was centralized and had complete rule over the citizens. Freedom did not exist. Individuals were not allowed to worship as they wanted. One could not speak out against the Crown for fear of imprisonment. There were no protections from impromptu government searches and seizures. And forget about firearms. Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and Franklin understood that to be free as an individual, the government could not be significant and must be bound to restrictions.  The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed the Democratic Party. They are a group of overreaching, power-hungry politicians. The idea that businesses are shut down because of their edicts sends a chill down their legs. The Democrats have been given the power to stop capitalism. The “evil” system that allows citizens to not rely on the government to have a house or food.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been the face of the Democrats overreach during the outbreak. The mainstream media has adored her as well as other Democratic Party members. She has exemplified what it means to be a leftist. Whitmer took her power and enacted a stay-at-home order that forbade Michiganders from going to other’s homes, even if they are family members. She faced backlash with a protest where thousands of residents showed up at the state capital. In turn, she issued a public statement against the First Amendment actions, acting like a third-grade teacher whose students disobeyed her.

The idea that individual citizens can take care of themselves without the help of government assistance flies in the face of Democrats – they hate it. The Democratic Party relies on a permanent underclass.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many governors to shut down their states, causing people to lose their jobs, businesses closed their doors permanently, and millions of people filed for unemployment.

We see Democrats holding onto lockdowns as long as possible using the vehicle of fearmongering along with consistently changing models. Meanwhile, when a Republican mentions the possibility of opening up the economy, the left starts suggesting that the right cares more about money than lives. It is insanity.

If American’s who are out of work decide to take the easy way out and live off of the government, you can say “goodbye” to America. The Democrats have become the party of entitlements. They devalue the idea of hard work and make it difficult for small businesses to become successful or even grow with burdensome regulations and high taxes.

The Democratic Party is not entirely at fault. Weak Republicans who allow this to happen are to blame as well. And let’s not forget those on the right who smile to their constituents while making backroom deals with their colleagues on the left.

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As long as center-right politicians “go along to get along,” America is headed for an existence never intended by our founders. We have come to a point in this country when crossing the aisle is unacceptable. The reason? Republicans concede while Democrats get what they want.

When Republicans do not pushback, they give Democrats more power, and the left inches the goalposts further back. Look at the damage that has been done to our country when the left only holds one branch. Imagine the unconstitutional socialist moves made if Democrats held all three. It is terrifying for anyone who loves freedom and liberty.

Every four years, we hear, “November is the most important election ever for America.” However, as the Democratic Party lurches further and further to the left, the saying becomes more and more accurate.

The COVID-19 outbreak has shown us that Democrats can never be in charge again. Otherwise, the American experiment is finished.