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House Dems Fly Overseas For Beyoncé Concert, WASTE $60,000 Taxpayer Dollars

Nothing to see here, media. Move along.

John Salvatore

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Back in December, Al Sharpton and five Democrat members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew overseas to South Africa.

Things on the agenda?

Going to a Beyonce concert and spending $60,000 taxpayer dollars.

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Sharpton sent this tweet:

I’m in South Africa headed to the Global Citizen Festival with Congressional Black Caucus members Greg Meeks, Barbara Lee, Bobby Rush & Hank Johnson & my @MSNBC colleague Joy Reid. #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA

More from Fox News:

Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyoncé and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records.

The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia, according to the data.

They attended the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” concert from Dec. 1-3 to celebrate the centenary birth of the late Nelson Mandela and raise awareness of global poverty. In addition to Beyoncé, other musical acts included her husband Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin.

Sharpton has made a lot of money over the decades. He decided to pocket another $531,000 by selling the rights to his life story.

Nothing wrong with that, right?

Here’s the thing.

He sold the rights to his own charity.

Sharpton, president of National Action Network (NAN), made over $240,000 in compensation from the group in 2017 alone.

Linda Sugin, a Fordham University Law School professor and associate dean, warns of “funny business” afoot.

Sugin: “When I see this kind of thing, it just makes me roll my eyes because there’s so much potential for funny business.

Al, Al, Al.

It made sense that the Dems went to see Beyonce. She’s not exactly someone who preaches “America first.”

From NBC News, circa 2016:

Beyoncé’s politically charged performance at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show continues to inspire fans and detractors several days after the game has come and gone.

The pop icon performed her new song “Formation” while flanked by a squad of stunning black women clad in clothes meant to conjure up memories of the Black Panthers, which was founded 40 years ago. Prior to her performance on Sunday, the “Drunk in Love” singer released a music video for the song. It made more plain the sociopolitical content of the record, with allusions to the Black Lives Matter movement and Hurricane Katrina. In perhaps the video’s most incendiary image, Beyoncé sits atop a New Orleans police car which is eventually submerged in the water.

On Monday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who himself has a polarizing record on police brutality issues, condemned the performance. “I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,” he said during an appearance on Fox News. ”And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers.” Giuliani’s broadside was followed by calls for a protest outside of the NFL’s headquarters in New York on February 16 by an anonymous critic who called Beyoncé’s performance a “race-baiting stunt.”

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Minneapolis Police Department to Be Dismantled, Says Ilhan Omar & City Council Member

Not a great idea, y’all…

John Salvatore

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The worst thing that can happen right now is for liberal politicians to go after every single police department over the actions of one officer. But they’re going to do it anyway. In Los Angeles, upwards of $150 million may soon be diverted from the LAPD. In Minneapolis, it could get even wilder. From New York Post: Members of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to “dismantle” the city’s police department in the wake of worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd. Council President Lisa Bender joined several other members in promises to drastically change how public safety is upheld in the city. Bender’s tweet: https://twitter.com/lisabendermpls/status/1268644819628224513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268644819628224513&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2020%2F06%2F04%2Fminneapolis-city-council-members-pledge-to-dismantle-police-department%2F Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) commented, too… https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1268945330139209729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268945330139209729&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F06%2Fdemocrat-rep-ilhan-omar-supports-minneapolis-city-council-disbanding-police-department%2F From ABC7: LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Three Los Angeles City Council members introduced legislation on Wednesday that would reduce funding for the Los Angeles Police Department and shift the funds to other services. The proposal comes amid another day of protests that drew thousands in Los Angeles. Continued: The legislation would cut between $100 million and $150 million in funding from the LAPD’s 2020-21 budget. Here’s more riot randomness, for ya… https://twitter.com/stclairashley/status/1269078423835521025 https://twitter.com/AP/status/1269080425156272129 https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1269083098521767936 https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/1269085322715029504

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CNN Guest: ‘White Kids Don’t Deserve Innocence, Childhood’ [Video]

Dude. Come on.

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His name is Tim Wise, but he’s clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. According to the CNN guest, white kids should basically be abused so they’ll feel how black kids feel. This is how the liberal mind works, just in case that wasn’t already crystal clear. They are all off their rockers. WATCH: CNN guest Tim Wise- “White kids don’t deserve innocence, childhood, to feel they won’t be killed because black kids don’t.” This is the state of the left. https://twitter.com/Just_Shannah/status/1268529177164120064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1268529177164120064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F06%2Fcnn-guest-proposes-abusing-white-children-wake-george-floyds-death-white-kids-dont-deserve-innocence-video%2F From Daily Wire: Rioters broke into CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday night, shattering windows, throwing objects at law enforcement officials, and lighting police cars on fire. After riots escalated over the course of a few hours, rioters appeared to begin pushing police into the building, and threw at least one large firework artillery shell inside the building, which exploded near law enforcement officers. WATCH: https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1266539972267556865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266539972267556865&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-violent-rioters-bust-into-cnn-headquarters-throw-explosive-inside https://twitter.com/fernalfonso/status/1266518835844300802?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266518835844300802&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1266539972267556865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266539972267556865&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F05%2Fshock-video-cnn-reporter-shot-bb-pellet-protesters-throw-smoke-flashbang-grenades-smashed-glass-door-police-trapped-cnn-world-headquarters-atlanta%2F https://twitter.com/fernalfonso/status/1266512702958112768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266512702958112768&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1266547849904390144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266547849904390144&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F05%2Fshock-video-cnn-reporter-shot-bb-pellet-protesters-throw-smoke-flashbang-grenades-smashed-glass-door-police-trapped-cnn-world-headquarters-atlanta%2F https://twitter.com/andrew_stow/status/1266524484363747332?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266524484363747332&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F LOOK: https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1266046129906552832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266046129906552832&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fkaepernick-posts-message-cheering-violent-rioting-denouncing-civility-in-response-to-george-floyd-death WATCH: https://twitter.com/cbsnewspath/status/1266008553636139009?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266008553636139009&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Freport-looter-shot-dead-by-pawn-shop-owner-as-minneapolis-riots-raged-and-fires-burned%2F https://twitter.com/MarlaTellez/status/1265822228358156289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265822228358156289&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Freport-looter-shot-dead-by-pawn-shop-owner-as-minneapolis-riots-raged-and-fires-burned%2F MORE: https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265788916768088065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265788916768088065&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265790143446876160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265790143446876160&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265791117959798785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265791117959798785&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265779483530887168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265779483530887168&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265776062191013890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265776062191013890&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F https://twitter.com/kscullinfox9/status/1265763259044581376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1265763259044581376&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-thugs-loot-minneapolis-target-destroy-police-station-during-protests-over-george-floyds-death%2F WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=28&v=JKJ1hF2tMdY&feature=emb_title

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