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AZ Senate President: I Was Told My Family Should Die Simply Because I'm Fighting for Election Integrity

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In a sit-down interview with The Western Journal, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann revealed that as media coverage of the state’s election audit has increased, so have the disturbing threats that come from all over the country — even the world.

Fann, who approved the ongoing Arizona audit of allegedly questionable balloting practices in her critical swing state, hasn’t exactly been mimicking the rhetoric of Sidney Powell or Mike Lindell when it comes to election integrity.

She wants to make sure her state’s elections are secure, plain and simple.

“We have one goal, and one goal only, and this is election integrity,” she told TWJ.

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Yet the efforts of the state GOP to examine an election that saw former President Donald Trump fail to secure a second term in the White House have attracted much outrage and controversy across the country.

And sadly, in a time like ours, this almost inevitably comes with threats, ranging from foolish, reckless pranks to open death wishes against GOP leaders and their entire families.

“You must be getting threats. Is that anything that you’ve taken seriously? Do you have reason to believe that there’s, you know, actual danger to you or your members here?” TWJ’s editor-in-chief George Upper asked Fann in the course of their interview.

Fann replied that while there have indeed been all kinds of comments pouring in from around the world, some have been more severe than others.

“It’s escalated, I can tell you when this whole thing first started they were kind of side remarks, one thing or another,” she replied, explaining that it’s gone from insignificant comments to faked bioterrorism attacks and even death threats.

“A couple of months ago was the white envelope,” she said, “and so we had to go through all of the security procedures around here.”

In May, Fann’s office received an “unidentified white powder” in the mail which prompted a response from the state’s Department of Public Safety, as Newsweek reported at the time.

Thankfully, it was found to be harmless, as Fann explained this week.

“Luckily they tested it and found out it was antihistamine that someone had ground up into a power so it was somebody that was obviously not serious,” she told Upper.

She has noticed a correlation between how much media coverage is being afforded the state election audit and how serious the threats she’s receiving have become.

“I notice that the more the media ramps this up and the more that there’s this information, it does stir up a certain segment of the population and I can see the ramping up,” she continued.

“There was an email last week that said something about my family should die or something like that.”

“I just turn it all over to DPS,” she added.

Has the left become completely unhinged?

“This is nationwide/worldwide thing, so some of these threats are not coming from Arizona people,” Fann explained.

“One of them came from California, there’s a couple that came from other areas, some it’s really hard to track down, because it’s all on the internet, and you know what they say about the internet: ‘You just never know where it’s coming from.’”

Indeed, you don’t — and it doesn’t matter how much Fann has emphasized that she is only interested in election integrity and that the audit efforts are a long way off from installing Trump back in the White House anytime soon. She has a big, fat target on her back as the woman who approved the Arizona audit.

As Fann herself said, there’s no denying the connection between media coverage and the anger over the state GOP’s efforts to audit the election.

The establishment media has long been fanning the flames of deep divide and outrage; thanks to the internet, they rely heavily on this divisive culture and sensationalism for clicks, at the very least.

We live in a time when the left — even when their guy is in the White House and the evil Orange Man is safely tucked away in Florida, banned from social media, and forced to issue his vocal, blunt opinions through media releases on his website — is still infuriated at even the slightest hint that people out there still think that said Orange Man should be in the White House.

This is all the more reason to admire Fann’s nonchalant response to the chilling threats she’s received. The more attention these hysterical, uninformed leftists get, the less chance we have at restoring anything close to civility and basic human decency to the political discussion.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Video: Pilot Dedicates His Last Flight to 13 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Passengers Cheer

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It was the last mass casualty event during our 20-year war in Afghanistan — 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide attack at the Kabul airport, along with more than 160 Afghans.

The attack shook the United States and our allies to the core, particularly coming after the chaotic fall of the country to the Taliban.

While there may be no way to sufficiently honor those who paid the ultimate price during the Aug. 26 bombing, an unknown pilot is making the rounds on TikTok and Facebook for his fitting dedication to our heroes.

The video was posted to Facebook by Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump. However, it appears to have originated on TikTok, where it was uploaded by @roballnic1.

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While the details surrounding the video are scanty — where and when it was recorded, who recorded it, who the pilot was — it’s the type of video that would be difficult to fake unless you have a spare Boeing 737 hanging around.

What is clear from the video is that the pilot begins by saying, “We’re heading down to Houston, it should take us two hours and 27 minutes. The weather’s good, weather’s good, the ride should be good.”

As he was saying that, however, he was holding up a tablet with the pictures of some of the 11 Marines, one soldier and one sailor from the Kabul bombing.

“I’ve got six more days left here at Southwest Airlines, I have to retire because I’m 65 years old,” he said to applause.

“I’ll keep flying. And every time I fly now, I want to dedicate our flight and my trip to the 13 senseless losses of soldiers, sailors, Marines,” he continued.

“Men and women. My brother Marines, my sister Marines.”

This elicited a “hoo-rah” from the cabin.

“Everybody, just remember them,” he added. “And I don’t care who you hated or who you liked in the last election. What happened was just wrong.”

This got some assent from the cabin, too. He finished the preflight speech by saying, “We’ll get going. Smiles, everybody. And … remember the 13.”

With that, the pilot got a round of applause.



While the text overlaid on the original TikTok video said this was the pilot’s last flight, there’s no evidence of that in the video or in other reports. Given that he said he had six days left with the company and that “I’ll keep flying,” this seems unlikely.

However, the video also seems equally unlikely to be fakery.

It’s difficult to say that the deaths of 13 American service members in a suicide attack carried out by a branch of the Islamic State group could get lost in the shuffle, per se. However, there was so much senseless tragedy surrounding the fall of Afghanistan and our hasty withdrawal from the country that it was almost an afterthought. The whole affair stunned the nation and the world.

It’s not as if the men and women who were killed in the attack didn’t have their lives celebrated. This was the hometown welcome for Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum in Jackson, Wyoming:

However, it’s acts like these that go viral — and like it or not, social media status is currency these days.

This pilot, whoever he may be, made sure to spend that currency in the best way possible.

We may never know who he was. Rest assured, however, plenty of people will remember what he said.

If you’re going to mark one of your last flights piloting a commercial jet in a profound way, it’s hard to think of how you could do it better than this. Our hats are off to you, sir.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

It was the last mass casualty event during our 20-year war in Afghanistan — 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide attack at the Kabul airport, along with more than 160 Afghans. The attack shook the United States and our allies to the core, particularly coming after the chaotic fall of the country to the Taliban. While there may be no way to sufficiently honor those who paid the ultimate price during the Aug. 26 bombing, an unknown pilot is making the rounds on TikTok and Facebook for his fitting dedication to our heroes. The video was posted to Facebook by Ryan Fournier, the founder of Students for Trump. However, it appears to have originated on TikTok, where it was uploaded by @roballnic1. While the details surrounding the video are scanty — where and when it was recorded, who recorded it, who the pilot was — it’s the type of video that would be difficult to fake unless you have a spare Boeing 737 hanging around. What is clear from the video is that the pilot begins by saying, “We’re heading down to Houston, it should take us two hours and 27 minutes. The weather’s good, weather’s good, the ride should be good.” As he was saying that, however, he was holding up a tablet with the pictures of some of the 11 Marines, one soldier and one sailor from the Kabul bombing. “I’ve got six more days left here at Southwest Airlines, I have to retire because I’m 65 years old,” he said to applause. “I’ll keep flying. And every time I fly now, I want to dedicate our flight and my trip to the 13 senseless losses of soldiers, sailors, Marines,” he continued. “Men and women. My brother Marines, my sister Marines.” This elicited a “hoo-rah” from…

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FDA Official Says Feds Need to Shoot Black Americans with Blow Darts Filled with COVID Vaccine: Report

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A Food and Drug Administration official was caught on tape seemingly suggesting black Americans who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine should be shot with blow darts to get inoculated — while also suggesting some “Amazonians” could “get it done” for them.

This revelation came from Part Two of a Project Veritas exposé about the vaccine that was released this week.



In the footage, a man identified as FDA economist Taylor Lee, spoke to an undercover journalist from the organization, mentioning several times that he was so frustrated with the black community’s reluctance that his solution would be to forcibly administer the shot.

Although he appeared to be speaking tongue-in-cheek, his remarks were disturbing, condescending and culturally insensitive.

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Lee suggested using this method that is insulting to black Americans as it is often employed against animals and also takes a dig at some indigenous people in South America known for hunting that way.

“I remember reading about how with COVID [vaccine] trials, they were having an issue recruiting African-American people and it was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans,” Lee pointed out.

When the undercover journalist off-camera suggested he couldn’t blame them for their mistrust after that, Lee replied, “I can’t, but at the same time, like, blow dart,” he concluded. “That’s where we’re going.”

Lee went on to explain that he felt the Johnson & Johnson version of the vaccine would do well for the purpose.

“Like, go to the unvaccinated, and blow it into them — blow dart it into them. That’s where I am at this point,” Lee said.

When the Project Veritas journalist asked him for a broader strategy to get minorities to take the shot, Lee continued with his same bizarre proposal, adding they’d have to “post video campaigns about doing it to the whites first” so they couldn’t be charged with racism.

“We’ll have to hire some Amazonians first because they’ll get it done,” Lee added. The official then doubled down on this angle in what appeared to be footage from another conversation between the undercover journalist and Lee.

“Want to see how fast I get an Amazon rainforest tribe out here?” Lee said, continuing with his insensitive generalizations that are normally taboo in polite society.

While it’s true this is one man’s opinion in what he likely thought was a casual social setting, it does point to a certain mindset from an FDA insider that is as dangerous as it is shocking.

The idea that Lee would suggest force as an appropriate method to achieve universal vaccination isn’t far-fetched considering what’s happening in the world lately.

President Joe Biden warned that his “patience” was “wearing thin” for the unvaccinated when he addressed the nation and announced a sweeping vaccine mandate for millions of Americans.

It’s also no laughing matter considering the frightening authoritarian crackdown that has turned Australia into a police state — and while the country is physically a world away, it seems philosophically adjacent to the kind of mindset an FDA employee is expressing.

It’s disturbing to witness the way Lee so casually speaks about his burning desire to forcibly vaccinate people as an insider at the agency responsible for keeping Americans safe from harmful substances, and even more so as he speaks about black and minority populations.

Project Veritas is doing a service to America by exposing the dark underbelly of these organizations, but it’s difficult to watch knowing that Lee is just one man exposed among the plethora of operatives who think like him still embedded in the deep state.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A Food and Drug Administration official was caught on tape seemingly suggesting black Americans who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine should be shot with blow darts to get inoculated — while also suggesting some “Amazonians” could “get it done” for them. This revelation came from Part Two of a Project Veritas exposé about the vaccine that was released this week. https://youtu.be/4oWWcqGk1m4 In the footage, a man identified as FDA economist Taylor Lee, spoke to an undercover journalist from the organization, mentioning several times that he was so frustrated with the black community’s reluctance that his solution would be to forcibly administer the shot. Although he appeared to be speaking tongue-in-cheek, his remarks were disturbing, condescending and culturally insensitive. Lee suggested using this method that is insulting to black Americans as it is often employed against animals and also takes a dig at some indigenous people in South America known for hunting that way. “I remember reading about how with COVID [vaccine] trials, they were having an issue recruiting African-American people and it was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans,” Lee pointed out. When the undercover journalist off-camera suggested he couldn’t blame them for their mistrust after that, Lee replied, “I can’t, but at the same time, like, blow dart,” he concluded. “That’s where we’re going.” Lee went on to explain that he felt the Johnson & Johnson version of the vaccine would do well for the purpose. “Like, go to the unvaccinated, and blow it into them — blow dart it into them. That’s where I am at this point,” Lee said. When the Project Veritas journalist asked him for a broader strategy to get minorities to take the shot, Lee continued with his same…

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