Friday, September 22, 2023

The Rarely Seen Reason Donald Trump's Supporters Will Not Abandon Him

By Becky Noble |

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Like everything in politics, there is a narrative, an accepted line of thought about something or someone that there is rarely an effort to prove false or even question. It just is. Democrats care about minorities; Republicans are racist, sexist, bigoted homophobes; politicians don't care if they get reelected, and so on. It is either the reason or the result, that the political process is carried out in America the way it is. But sometimes, something different from what we have been led to believe is seen or heard. It might be something small, but it upends the narrative that has been created around it, or them, and it might just make you see that person or that thing a bit differently.

Former President Donald Trump has been in the public eye for most of his adult life in one way or another. He burst onto the scene in the 1980s as the quintessential business mogul, fabulously wealthy and successful, with a beautiful wife. He went on to do reality TV, and even cameo appearances in movies like Home Alone 2. He came to politics late in life, and when he did, he aimed for the top spot. Both business and politics are hard-nosed arenas, but Trump has had the mentality for each one. 

From the moment Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower, Democrats and the media have had the narrative for Trump all prepared and ready to go. Donald Trump was a cold, heartless, racist, sexist, homophobic Nazi. He only cares about himself, and his ultimate goal is to be king for life. There's much more, but you get the idea. 

But something happened recently, that like all other ridiculous notions Democrats and the media have about Trump, blows that narrative -- like every other one -- to pieces. Trump made a trip to South Dakota earlier in September for a campaign rally, where he also picked up the endorsement for 2024 of Gov. Kristi Noem. Like all Trump rallies, it was a raucous affair, full of "Trump 2024" signs and chants of "USA." Trump spoke about the current state of the nation but also talked about how America had been built "into the greatest nation in the history of the world." 

But he stopped after those words and appeared to not be able to go on. For roughly 35 seconds, Trump is visibly emotional at the thought of what has happened to the country since he left the White House. It is a short clip of video, but arguably, one of the most powerful that may come out of this election cycle.


The audience then takes over for him for a bit. It is that same auditorium of supporters that the great Rush Limbaugh predicted that Democrats and the media would never understand or even bother to try. Often, politicians are a poor man's actor. Who can forget Bill Clinton, who, when walking out of a church, made sure to have a Bible in the hand that was closest to the camera? While the left may scoff at any possible show of emotion from Trump, one of the things that Rush referred to was the fact that Trump's supporters know he is genuine when talking about the country, and they are simply not going to abandon him. He knows that Joe Biden and the Democrats are slowly destroying a nation that just three short years ago was prosperous by any measure, until the onset of the COVID-19 virus. 

There are plenty of people, even some conservatives and Republicans, who dislike Donald Trump. But unlike the unhinged left, it is a rational dislike based upon personality or policy. The sight of Trump getting choked up over the ongoing demise of a country he loves should get to even those who fall into the dislike column. We are used to seeing Trump point at the "fake news" in the back of the rally or needle his favorite target of the day, be it Joe Biden, or one of his fellow GOP presidential candidates. To see Trump unable to speak because of emotion is a human side of Donald Trump Democrats and the media don't want you to see, and there is a simple reason why they don't want you to see it. When was the last time you saw a Democrat get choked up about what is happening to the country? 

If Republicans are smart, they would take this short 45-second bit of video and make a dozen campaign commercials out of it. Donald Trump is simply giving a face to millions of Americans who are feeling the same way he does. It would illustrate the fact that Democrats own all of the nation's woes, and chances are, you will never see them get emotional about America.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Hooded slobs can now vote on the Senate floor, Have They NO Decency?

By Maureen Callahan | DailyMail.Com

The United States Senate has lowered itself to the whims of one member, a so-called ‘distinguished senator’ from Pennsylvania who refuses to appear on the Hill or with the president of the United States in anything else but a grubby hoodie, billowing shorts, and drab sneakers.

No one signals the death of American decorum like Democratic Senator John Fetterman. Except, perhaps, for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer — who rarely misses a Sunday morning in front of television cameras, but who, over the weekend, very quietly dropped the suit-and-tie requirement on the Senate floor.

The hypocrisy is staggering: Fetterman insists he can do this very big job despite suffering a stroke that has left him with difficulty speaking and processing voices, that resulted in a six-week stay at Walter Reed for depression — yet he can’t expend the effort to look like a presentable member of Congress.

Actually, the question here is: Fetterman can’t, or won’t?

If we are to accept that everything is fine with Fetterman, then reasonable people can conclude that he simply doesn’t care.

We can assume that he is lazy, a slob, and is happy to present himself as someone who is not bringing 100 percent to the job. That he is a narcissist who thinks that a centuries-old dress code for members of Congress should not apply to him, that D.C. should lower its standards to meet his slovenliness, and laughably, as a source close to Fetterman once claimed, that ‘his relaxed, comfortable style is a sign that the senator is making a robust recovery.’

Sure. Nothing says you’ve beaten back depression by dressing as though you haven’t gotten off the couch for a week. Nothing says self-respect like showing up to the Hill in clothes you’d wear to scrub the tub. Most of us dress better for a coffee run.


Monday, September 18, 2023

Kevin McCarthy Makes His 2024 GOP Nominee Prediction

By Sarah Arnold |

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) makes a big prediction regarding the 2024 presidential election and expressed disappointment in one GOP candidate's campaign.

On Sunday, McCarthy confidently told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that former President Trump will be the 2024 GOP nominee, despite the Left launching several politically-motivated witch hunts against him. 

"What's your take on this, that as we see more indictments of Donald Trump, he seems to be gaining in terms of popularity with the public? Will he be the nominee?" Bartiromo asked.

McCarthy wasted no time saying that he believes Trump will secure the nomination, adding that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has no chance in the battle. 

"I think he will be the nominee. President Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020, and there's a reason why," the House Speaker said, pointing to Trump's achievements from his last term that resulted in the U.S. having four of its most successful years in history. 

"They saw the policies of what he was able to do with America, putting America first, making our economy stronger. We didn't have inflation. We didn't have these battles around the world. We didn't look weak around the world," McCarthy continued. 

Bartiromo then questioned McCarthy on the possible government shutdown, which DeSantis is pushing for. 

"I don't think that would work anywhere. A shutdown would only give strength to the Democrats. It would give the power to Biden," he added. 

The Republican claimed DeSantis would not have gotten elected the governor of Florida had Trump not endorsed him, adding that the 45th president and DeSantis are not anywhere near the same playing field.

"President Trump is beating Biden right now in the polls. He's stronger than he has ever been in this process," McCarthy said. "And, look, I served with Ron DeSantis. He's not at the same level as President Trump in any shape or form. He would not have gotten elected without President Trump's endorsement."

According to a recent Fox News poll, Trump expanded his lead in the GOP primary race, with DeSantis falling short. 

Sixty percent of Republican voters support Trump in the primary race— up from 53 percent in August. 

On the contrary, only 13 percent of voters would back DeSantis in the race, a decrease of 3 points since the first GOP debate. 

FiveThirtyEight poll also found Trump has a significant advantage over the governor, with the former president garnering 55.5 percent support and DeSantis having 13.3 percent support.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Texas AG Ken Paxton Releases Barn-Burning Statement After Impeachment Acquittal

By Bonchie |

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File

As RedState reported, Texas AG Ken Paxton was acquitted of all impeachment charges on Saturday, representing a blow to Democrats and a group of Republicans who had sought to remove him from office. The impeachment centered on various corruption charges involving a real estate deal and several so-called whistleblowers.

Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan, who has also helped block school choice in the Lone Star State, spearheaded the effort, with articles of impeachment officially passed in May. After a tense several hours of every individual charge being voted on, Paxton came out victorious. It would have taken 21 votes to convict, but in the end, the attorney general enjoyed majority support and never even had to break a sweat. 

In response, Paxton put out a barn-burning statement, savaging those who sought to take him down.

While he went after Phelan directly, Paxton laid most of the blame on the Biden administration, claiming his impeachment was organized to punish him for his political views. At the end of the statement, he promises retribution, something that will no doubt interest many Republicans who have been waiting for a state AG to fight fire with fire. It will be especially interesting to see what Paxton does on the border crisis. He's been sidelined since the spring, even as Gov. Greg Abbott has escalated various measures, and one would assume he's chomping at the bit to get back to work.

Some questions about where things go next will be answered relatively soon. Paxton is scheduled to sit down with Tucker Carlson soon for an interview. You can bet he's not going to hold back.



BREAKING: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Acquitted of All Charges


AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted Saturday of impeachment charges related to bribery and abuse of office after a trial in the state senate, which lasted nearly two weeks, concluded without a vote to convict by two-thirds of the members. In fact, none of the 16 articles of impeachment considered was upheld by even a simple majority of senators.

The vote means that Paxton, who has been suspended from his duties since he was impeached by the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives in May, will remain in office. He was reelected to a third term as the state’s attorney general last year by a sizable margin.

The impeachment charges stem from a whistleblower lawsuit filed in November 2020 by four former staffers who accused Paxton of using his office to intervene in the legal affairs of a wealthy donor and wrongfully terminating them after they objected to his actions.

The allegations against Paxton received a great deal of attention during last year’s campaign, amplified consistently by his political opponents and the press, but voters opted to stick with Paxton, who has gained a reputation for opposing the Biden administration on a host of issues such as immigration, vaccine mandates, and affronts to the First Amendment.

In February of this year, Paxton agreed to a $3.3 million settlement with the whistleblowers and asked the state legislature to authorize payment of the funds. In response, moderate Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan initiated a months-long secret investigation culminating in twenty articles of impeachment against Paxton, which members of the lower chamber forwarded to the Senate by a vote of 121-23 after being given a mere three days to consider the charges.

During the brief debate in the House, it was revealed that no witnesses had been put under oath and that Paxton was denied an opportunity to give his side of the story to members of the investigating committee.

The Senate trial saw Paxton’s defense systematically unravel the overblown narrative of witnesses for the prosecution, namely that Paxton used his office to provide unmerited legal assistance to a wealthy donor who was being investigated for fraud by the FBI.

It was revealed that one witness provided no evidence when he contacted the FBI himself with concerns about Paxton’s conduct. Another confessed to not knowing whether or not his statements to House investigators were true. Yet another admitted that he applied for a position with Paxton’s office after making a number of accusations against him.

After the vote was taken, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who was presiding over the trial, blasted the entire process as hopelessly flawed and ill-conceived.

With all due respect to the House, we didn’t need to be told in the final arguments how important this vote was. . . . Our members already knew that, and I’ve known that for the last three months. If only the House members who voted for impeachment would have followed that instruction in the House, we may not have been here.

In the House, the vote to send the articles of impeachment against the attorney general to the Senate happened in only a few days, with virtually no time for 150 members to even study the articles. The speaker and his team rammed through the first impeachment of a statewide official in Texas in over 100 years, while paying no attention to the precedent that the House set in every other impeachment before.

In the past, the House had transparent and open investigations for all to see, including other House members. The target of the investigation was notified and invited to attend with counsel and given an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses that were placed under oath before testimony was taken. At the conclusion of past House investigations, the evidence was laid out for weeks for House members to evaluate, not hours before they took their vote on articles of impeachment.

 Patrick said legislators should amend the Texas Constitution to prevent an impeachment like this one from ever happening again. Specifically, he said that testimony provided to House investigators should be given under oath, the official being investigated should be given the opportunity to cross-examine those witnesses, House members should be given a minimum of two weeks to review the evidence before taking a vote, and impeachment should not result in an automatic suspension from office. He also promised an audit of all taxpayer dollars spent on the impeachment process.

In his first public statement following his acquittal, Paxton said, “Today, the truth prevailed. The truth could not be buried by mudslinging politicians or their powerful benefactors. I’ve said many times: Seek the truth! And that is what was accomplished.”

This sham impeachment process coordinated by the Biden Administration with liberal House Speaker Dade Phelan and his kangaroo court has cost taxpayers millions of dollars, disrupted the work of the Office of Attorney General and left a dark and permanent stain on the Texas House.

The weaponization of the impeachment process to settle political differences is not only wrong, it is immoral and corrupt.

Paxton warned the Biden administration to “buckle up because your lawless policies will not go unchallenged. We will not allow you to shred the constitution [sic] and infringe on the rights of Texans. You will be held accountable.”

While the swamp threatens to overwhelm the federal government, it appears to have been held at bay in Texas… for now.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

BREAKING: CA Judge Rules Teachers Cannot Be Forced to Lie to Parents About Child's Gender Identity

By Ward Clark |

United States District Judge for the Southern District of California Hon. Roger T. Benitez has granted a preliminary injunction against the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) in a case involving a requirement that teachers mislead parents as to their own children's "gender identity."

The entire decision can be viewed here.

The background statement of this decision begins:

If a school student suffers a life-threatening concussion while playing soccer during a class on physical fitness, and the child expresses his feelings that he does not want his parents to find out, would it be lawful for the school to require its instructor to hide the event from the parents? Of course not. What if the child at school suffers a sexual assault, or expresses suicidal thoughts, or expresses aggressive and threatening thoughts or behavior? Would it be acceptable not to inform the parents? No. These would be serious medical conditions to which parents have a legal and federal constitutional right to be informed of and to direct decisions on medical treatment. A parent’s right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, control, and medical care of their children is one of the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests that Americans enjoy. However, if a school student expresses words or actions during class that may be the first visible sign that the child is dealing with gender incongruity or possibly gender dysphoria, conditions that may (or may not) progress into significant, adverse, life-long social-emotional health consequences, would it be lawful for the school to require teachers to hide the event from the parents?

 In this case, it's clear that consistency and predicates in other cases are being considered in the overall picture of parental rights. As the statement notes, the EUSD's transgender pronoun policy would somehow place gender confusion in a different category than a sports injury or other mental issues.

The conclusion notes:

Parental involvement in essential to the healthy maturation of schoolchildren. The Escondido Union School District has adopted a policy without parent input that places a communication barrier between parents and teachers. Some parents who do not want such barriers may have the wherewithal to place their children in private schools or homeschool, or to move to a different public school district. Families in middle or lower socio-economic circumstances have no such options.

The District, by this estimation, sought to raise barriers between children and parents, in effect putting teachers in loco parentis with no due process; it also denied the teachers their sincerely held religious convictions as to the nature of the proper relationship between parent and child. This is a victory for not only freedom of conscience on the part of the teachers but also a victory for the rights of parents to direct health decisions for their children.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Hunter Biden Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges

By Spencer Brown |

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

Hunter Biden was indicted by Special Counsel David Weiss on three federal felony counts related to his purchase of a firearm in 2018, two counts being related to his attestation of being drug-free on a purchase form and one count related to his possession of the firearm while using narcotics.

The first count explains that the son of President Joe Biden “knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement” when he certified he was “not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious," charges similar to those in the second count.

The third count alleges that Hunter Biden "knowing that he was an unlawful user of and addicted to any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance...did knowingly possess a firearm."

The indictment comes after a previously negotiated sweetheart plea deal fell apart under scrutiny from a judge in Delaware. Under that now-defunct plea bargain, Hunter Biden would have entered into a "diversion program" to spare him from actual punishment for purchasing and possessing a firearm while, by his own admission, he was addicted to drugs.

Now, however, Hunter will have to face more accountability for his alleged actions than the First Kid or Biden administration expected earlier this summer. 

As Guy warned earlier this month, there's still reason to be skeptical of the seriousness with which Weiss pursues charges against Hunter Biden:

Hunter Biden should obviously face consequences for any number of crimes he's committed, including an apparent felony that undermines background checks for gun purchases -- a system his father routinely harps on, demanding stricter provisions.  But it's the tax and financial crimes and misconduct that strike closer to the heart of the Biden family enrichment scheme, which is the more meaningful and growing scandal.  Some razzle-dazzle of a gun charge, absent any serious pursuit of illegal activity related to financial dealings and foreign agent non-disclosures, could easily be interpreted as a deliberate distraction.  A diversion, if you will.  The DOJ's ability to spare Hunter Biden any serious charges, while also protecting his father's political and legal standing, fell apart with the defunct plea deal.  Hunter Biden may now get his wrist slapped quite a bit harder than everyone involved would have liked (defense and prosecution alike) because, essentially, they got caught.  

But the real smoke would engulf the Biden family 'business,' and that related financial paper trail.  If Weiss stops at a new gun charge -- look, a bright shiny object -- plus the tax misdemeanors already listed in the previous compact, that would strike me as yet another face-saving political exercise. 

 Throughout the investigation of Hunter Biden for firearm and tax crimes — a sideshow which has become a significant issue for the president — Joe Biden has insisted that "my son has done nothing wrong" and said "I trust him" and "have faith in him."

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Let New York City Die

By Derek Hunter |

One of life’s pleasures is watching liberalism destroy itself. Maybe that’s mean, but honestly, after all the damage the left has done to the country, I find it increasingly difficult to give a damn when one of the monsters they’ve unleashed on the country returns to destroy their castle. I rather enjoy it, actually. 

In this case, I’m talking about the illegal alien invasion happening at our southern border. Far too many “conservative news” outlets refuse to call it that, opting instead to roll with the words the left have bastardized – calling illegals “migrants.” They aren’t migrants – migrants migrate, meaning they come and go, for whatever reason (food, seasons, work, etc.). These illegal aliens aren’t going anywhere, at least voluntarily, ever. They need to be forcibly removed – deported – and Joe Biden is not the man who’s going to do that. He’s the one who started this idiotic, destructive game of red rover with the world through Mexico, he simply does not care about the devastation in his wake – he’ll be long-dead by the time the real price is known, unless he’s replaced by someone who actually cares about Americans.

There isn’t a Democrat in the country who can be described as someone who cares about Americans more than illegal aliens. Not one.

That’s what makes it all the more sweeter now that we’re seeing liberal cities and states suffer the economic pain they happily supported being forced on conservative areas along the border. 

Remember when these people insisted illegals were the economic engine driving the country? That’s been the standard left-wing lie, er, line for a decade. They were better than horrible Americans, worked harder, contributed more to society (even though, thanks to language barriers and illiteracy even in their native tongues, they weren’t able to participate in it), and committed fewer crimes than we awful Americans.

That’s now been exposed for the lie it is, as Democrat after Democrat whine and complain about the costs associated with a relatively small number of illegals compared to what their “progressive” open borders policies force border towns to endure on a weekly basis. 

If illegals were so wonderful, New York City, Chicago, etc., wouldn’t be whining about the strain on their social services, they’d be counting the increased tax revenue and begging for more to be sent to their areas. 

But everything Democrats have said about illegal aliens has been a lie. They aren’t an economic plus, they’re a disaster. To the extent they pay taxes (and don’t work under the table), it amounts to a drop in the bucket compared to cost of social programs they Hoover up like Hunter Biden in a room full of cocaine-covered hookers. Their kids cost a fortune to educate because they know no English and can’t even read in their own language. American children suffer, but no Democrat gives a damn.

Now New York is pleading for mercy. After a year of illegals flooding the city, still amounting to a fraction of their population and about half of what Texas experiences monthly, they’re going broke. That boost the economy hasn’t materialized, just a bunch of working age men not working, but drinking themselves into a stupor in the city’s expensive hotels while wasting food the city buys for them. The only growth industries surrounding these illegals are prostitution and drugs. 

Crimes skyrocketed and Americans suffered. Democrats said nothing because they don’t care, they want the potential future voters. 

But the money, oh the money. New York City Mayor Eric Adams now says these illegals “will destroy New York City.” Good, and good riddance. 

That the financial hub of the world, with a population of more than 8 million, can be crippled to the point of bankruptcy by just over 100,000 illegals over a year is a testament to the lies liberals tell. 

So, let New York die. Let Chicago die. New Jersey, Massachusetts, everywhere these sanctuary leftists rule and are currently choking on what they’ve supported imposing on others, let them collapse. And enjoy the view as it happens. 

This is what these Democrats voted for, at least when it was impacting only red areas along the border. Well, to quote the great John McClane from when he saved Nakatomi Tower from a different terrorist invasion, “Welcome to the party, pal.” They loved to virtue signal to their friends about how enlightened they were compared to those racist rednecks complaining of invasion. Now that they have to step over sleeping junkies and bodily waste to just go to the grocery store or take their kid to school, it’s different. It impacts them now. And they want it to stop.

They don’t want the invasion to be stopped and the border secured, they want it to stop impacting them, that’s all. They’re better than everyone else, they’re progressive! Send these troubles back to the great unwashed, suckers who live in buildings without a doorman where zero members of the chardonnay club have any kids currently transitioning, or even a chardonnay club to begin with.

No thank you. Let these cities choke to death on their compassion by proxy attitude, and just sit back and enjoy the view. I will.



New York Mom Goes Off on Democrats in Viral Rant About Illegal Immigrants in Schools

By Mike LaChance | Gateway Pundit

A mom from New York recently uploaded a video of herself to social media in which she slams the Democrats for the way the illegal immigrant crisis has exploded.

She talks about all the things she had to do to enroll her kids in school, then points out all of the breaks the city is giving to the illegals, who are able to enroll their kids in school with no documentation of any kind.

She also notes that in New York, even liberals are starting to get really angry about this and other related issues. has some of her comments:

“New York parents —you keep making f–king noise, okay? Because this Governor does not give a f–k about our kids!” the viral rant starts. “They say these kids come to school they can not be turned away based on immigration status. They don’t speak English, you need to find somebody who can speak their language.”

“I’m sorry, what the f–k did you just say?”

“This is ridiculous and you know where it starts? At the top with Bobo. You know, the non-mask-wearing, I don’t give a f–k about a veteran so I’m going to walk off the stage because I’m a complete f–king moron so Harris is gonna be President? That guy.”

You can watch the video below, but be aware, there are LOTS of four-letter words:


There are probably a lot of people, even in blue New York, who agree with this woman.

People see their leaders bending over backwards for people in the country illegally and it changes the way they think about the issue.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

BREAKING: Official Impeachment Inquiry Into President Biden Announced

By Spencer Brown |

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Just hours after the U.S. House of Representatives returned to the business of the American people following the August recess, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) officially announced that Republicans were opening an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

"We have found that President Biden did lie about his own knowledge of his family's foreign business dealings," McCarthy explained, and "joined on multiple phone calls — and multiple interactions — with Hunter's business partners," the Speaker recounted of the evidence already uncovered by House committees.

"Bank records show that nearly $20 million in payments were directed to the Biden's family members and associates through various shell companies," McCarthy continued, emphasizing that more than 150 transactions involving the Biden family and other business associates were flagged in "Suspicious Activity Reports" by U.S. banks.

"Even a trusted FBI informant has alleged a bribe to the Biden family," the Speaker said of revelations that arose from the FBI-generated FD-1023 form the Biden administration attempted to keep hidden from lawmakers and the American people. 

"Despite the serious allegations, it appears that the president's family has been offered special treatment by Biden's own administration," McCarthy noted of the kid-glove treatment for Hunter and others privileged to have the Biden name.

"These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption," said McCarthy.  

"Today, I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden," the House Speaker said of this "logical next step" which "will give our committees the full power to gather all the facts" about President Biden and his family's activities.


"That's all we want to know: the answers," explained McCarthy of the inquiry which will be led by Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO).

"I do not make this decision lightly," McCarthy emphasized of the decision to launch the formal impeachment inquiry. "Regardless of your party or who you voted for, these facts should concern all Americans," he added. 

In some perhaps wishful thinking, McCarthy called on the "president and his team to fully the interest of transparency." Whatever Biden's level of cooperation, Speaker McCarthy pledged that he and House Republicans are "committed to getting answers for the American public."

"We will go wherever the evidence takes us," McCarthy said. 

The White House, via Spokesman for Oversight and Investigations Ian Sams, attempted to brush off the evidence uncovered by House committees since Republicans took control in January.

"House Republicans have been investigating the President for 9 months, and they've turned up no evidence of wrongdoing," Sams said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. "His own GOP members have said so," he claimed. "He vowed to hold a vote to open impeachment, now he flip flopped because he doesn't have support," continued Sams, calling the situation "[e]xtreme politics at its worst."

Biden Claims He Was in NYC the Day After 9/11—Receipts Show Otherwise

By Bob Hoge |

President Joe Biden in Alaska 9-11-23. (Credit: RNC Research)

As my colleague Bonchie reported, President Joe Biden said during a speech Monday in Alaska that he was in New York City the day following the 9/11 terrorist attacks—however, numerous records show that he was not. Biden: 

"Ground Zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. I felt like I was looking through the gates of Hell, it looked so devastating because the way you could — from where you could stand," Biden said during his speech at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska marking the devastating acts of terrorism 22 years ago.

Yet here's the president in a C-SPAN clip dated 9/12/2001 showing him delivering a speech on the Senate floor:


What jumps out at me immediately in watching this speech is just how different he sounds today. Here, he sounds forceful, in command of the English language, and able to communicate without the constant assistance of a teleprompter or notes. A striking contrast to the man who can barely make it through a speech or press briefing these days.

What it also shows, however, is that Biden was standing on the floor of the Senate, not "looking through the gates of Hell" in lower Manhattan.

Other records also indicate that he was in fact in Washington, D.C., on the Day After, not the Big Apple:

However, according to C-SPAN coverage of U.S. Senate proceedings on September 12, 2001, Biden was in Washington, D.C. and gave a speech on the floor of the Senate. Records show the Senate met in the morning, and a classified briefing was held for all senators that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

Records also show Biden participated in a joint resolution vote condemning the terrorist attacks later that afternoon. Biden was the Democratic manager of the resolution.

According to a report by The New York Post, Biden also contradicted his own claim in his autobiography detailing his actions after the attacks. Biden said in the book that he "headed back to the Capitol" on September 12, and made no mention of visiting Ground Zero that day.

The report also noted a Gannett News Wire report from Sept. 12, 2001 stating, "Delaware Sen. Joe Biden spent Wednesday exactly where he wanted — in the U.S. Senate."

Biden's questionable claim comes on the day he is under fire for spending the anniversary of 9/11 in Vietnam and Alaska, not the site of the tragedy. 

His administration, for some unfathomable reason, also thought it would be a great idea to mark the day by announcing a $6 billion deal with Iran, a nation that the United States has deemed a "state sponsor of terrorism."

Now I'm not going just flat-call Joe Biden a liar—perhaps he somehow found a way to get to New York City on 9/12. It wasn't on his beloved Amtrak, though, because service was suspended in the aftermath of the attacks. It wasn't by airliner, either, because almost all flights were grounded at the time. 

Biden is a known serial plagiarist and fabulist, though, so unless he's got some really incredible explanation for what appears to be an outright falsehood, he's been caught yet again spreading misinformation.

As of this writing, the White House has not responded to queries from news organizations about his apparent fib.



Fact Check of WH Excuse for Biden Not Visiting NYC on 9/11 Makes Him Look so Much Worse

By Sister Toldjah |

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

As RedState noted earlier, the Biden White House raised eyebrows Monday with a pretty incredible excuse for why Joe Biden was opting to spend September 11th in Alaska instead of New York City, the latter of which was the site of the 9/11/01 attacks on the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center and which is where presidents have typically commemorated the anniversary until now.

"The analogy that I was given," Fox News White House correspondent Doocy reported, "is that 22 years after Pearl Harbor, U.S. presidents were not still going to visit Hawaii."

Even if true, it was a pretty disrespectful answer to give, especially given the anger that family members of some of the 9/11 victims are feeling over Biden's decision to skip out on attending the memorial event in the first place.

The fact of the matter, though, is that U.S. presidents were in fact still visiting Hawaii decades after the Pearl Harbor attack.

Case in point, then-President George H.W. Bush was in Hawaii on the 50th anniversary in December 1991.

Here's a link to the speech he gave that day. Excerpts:

And so, look behind you at battleship row -- behind me, the gun turret still visible, and the flag flying proudly from a truly blessed shrine.

Look into your hearts and minds: You will see boys who this day became men and men who became heroes.

Look at the water here, clear and quiet, bidding us to sum up and remember. One day, in what now seems another lifetime, it wrapped its arms around the finest sons any nation could ever have, and it carried them to a better world.

May God bless them.

And may God bless America, the most wondrous land on Earth.

Here's then-President John F. Kennedy visiting in June 1963, nearly 22 years after the attack:

The below video is from JFK's arrival:

Unfortunately, Kennedy was assassinated in November of that same year.

On a related note, 71 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech at the site. And four years later, in 1938, he was on hand to speak at the dedication of the Gettysburg memorial:

As another Twitter user observed, these "places don't stop being important" no matter who the president is.

But then again, as we've noted before, Biden's penchant for being absent when his presence would matter most to affected communities also applies to contemporary events, like the aftermath of the Maui fires, which he originally blew off with a "no comment" answer on the rising death toll ahead of going vacation, being one notable example. 

Not to mention the pathetic excuses Biden himself has given for why he has still not visited the site of the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment seven months after it happened.

I remember reading an article during the 2020 presidential primary campaign season that talked about how those closest to Joe Biden would chalk his flubs and gaffes up to just "Joe being Joe." Apparently, that same rule also applies to Biden when it comes to being there for the American people, except in the examples noted in this piece, it's just "Joe being AWOL."

Monday, September 11, 2023

Remembering September 11: Memories Remain Strong

Many Americans can recall where they were on September 11, 2001.

Some were getting ready for work and heard the news that the first tower of the World Trade Center in New York had been hit by a plane.

We watched in horror as the second tower was hit, then the Pentagon, and lastly Flight 93, which was targeted for the White House or the Capitol in Washington, the District of Columbia. 

The passengers on that flight were alerted to the attacks and made a heroic attempt to take control of the aircraft, forcing the hijackers to crash the plane in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Upon learning that these were terrorist attacks, Americans rallied and united. 

In the following days, we learned that many heroes gave their lives to save others, not only first responders, but also regular Americans.

Recruiting offices were inundated with young men and women who wanted to join the military to serve their country. 

Security at airports changed drastically as extensive security measures were put into place that still exist today.

As we mark the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2001, a fateful day, let us pause to honor those who perished and pray for those who were left behind.

Let us take a moment to reflect, also, on the heroism demonstrated in the face of that horrific tragedy.

We must strengthen our commitment to our nation with a renewed sense of unity and patriotism.