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Bridge Collapse Highlights Dangers of Biden’s Too-Broad Infrastructure Bill

Even a tiny concession from the White House on the definition of ‘infrastructure’ could move this bill ahead.

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Around the nation this morning, a strange bit of confluence seemed to rattle us, and in a very visceral way.

Disturbing images were being shared from the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania after a rather massive bridge collapsed, stranding a number of vehicles, including a public transit bus, in the wreckage.

A Pittsburgh bridge collapse has left three hospitalized and 10 injured at Frick Park early Friday morning, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The injured were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. First responders reported to the scene and rappelled nearly 150 feet to help passengers from a dangling bus, while others formed a human chain to help rescuers with the effort.

The United States Army Reserve (USAR) was deployed to ensure there were no victims under the bridge during the collapse. Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said a gas leak that was caused by the collapse is now “under control.” Jones added that families who were told to evacuate during the leak have returned home and their gas has been restored.

Twitter was soon saturated with dramatic photos from the scene.

The irony that was at the heart of the morning’s news became evident after it was reported that US President Joe Biden had been scheduled to appear in Pittsburgh on Friday to talk about the importance of his infrastructure agenda.

But, once the shock of the coincidence wore off, America was reminded that Biden’s own previous attempts at passing such a package through Congress were self-immolated by the Democratic Party’s unwillingness to more narrowly define “infrastructure”.  The left was looking for all manner of nigh-intangible concessions in that bill, which predictably forced the GOP to rally against it.

Perhaps even a smidgeon of compromise on the part of the White House would have had that bill passed with ease, and it would have allowed cities like Pittsburgh to receive the funds they need to keep their roadways safe.

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Secret Service Shamed After Drunk Agents Assault Cab Driver in South Korea

There is a history of poor behavior from the Secret Service during Democratic administrations.

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You can tell a lot about a White House by the extracurricular nonsense that hits the press surrounding it.

For instance, after one of President Joe Biden’s dogs began biting random people on the grounds, we started hearing murmurs of just how terse and stressful the place had become, with dog behavior experts suggesting that the mood at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might have a lot to do with the aggression.

This week, the Biden administration beget more bad behavior, but this time it wasn’t from one of the First Pets.

Two U.S. Secret Service agents in South Korea were sent stateside ahead of President Biden’s arrival following their involvement in an off-duty alcohol-related incident.

The two agents, whose identities have not been made public, are on their way back to Washington, D.C. where they will face disciplinary action, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News.

Both agents apparently became intoxicated while not on duty. One of the agents then got into an altercation with a cab driver.

There could be more trouble coming, as well.

In South Korea, officials send mediators to the scene of low-level disputes and then determine if criminal charges would be filed.

One of the agents was interviewed by authorities and no charges have been filed.

The government released one of its usual, dry, boilerplate-esque missives.

“The Secret Service is aware of an off-duty incident involving two employees which may constitute potential policy violations,” USSS chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News. “We have very strict protocols and policies for all employees and we hold ourselves to the highest professional standards.”

There is a history of poor behavior from the Secret Service during Democratic administrations, with a notable incident having occurred in 2012, involving Barack Obama’s agents and a Colombian prostitute.

You can tell a lot about a White House by the extracurricular nonsense that hits the press surrounding it. For instance, after one of President Joe Biden’s dogs began biting random people on the grounds, we started hearing murmurs of just how terse and stressful the place had become, with dog behavior experts suggesting that the mood at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might have a lot to do with the aggression. This week, the Biden administration beget more bad behavior, but this time it wasn’t from one of the First Pets. Two U.S. Secret Service agents in South Korea were sent stateside ahead of President Biden’s arrival following their involvement in an off-duty alcohol-related incident. The two agents, whose identities have not been made public, are on their way back to Washington, D.C. where they will face disciplinary action, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News. Both agents apparently became intoxicated while not on duty. One of the agents then got into an altercation with a cab driver. There could be more trouble coming, as well. In South Korea, officials send mediators to the scene of low-level disputes and then determine if criminal charges would be filed. One of the agents was interviewed by authorities and no charges have been filed. The government released one of its usual, dry, boilerplate-esque missives. “The Secret Service is aware of an off-duty incident involving two employees which may constitute potential policy violations,” USSS chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News. “We have very strict protocols and policies for all employees and we hold ourselves to the highest professional standards.” There is a history of poor behavior from the Secret Service during Democratic administrations, with a notable incident having occurred in 2012, involving Barack Obama’s agents and a Colombian prostitute.

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A Political Cartoon By A.F. Branco Exclusively for Flag and Cross ©2022

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A Political Cartoon By A.F. Branco Exclusively for Flag and Cross ©2022

See more A.F. Branco cartoons on his website Comically Incorrect.

A Political Cartoon By A.F. Branco Exclusively for Flag and Cross ©2022 See more A.F. Branco cartoons on his website Comically Incorrect.

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