Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom President Trump refers to as “Pocahontas,” will probably run for president in 2020.
Until she makes it official, she has to do everything possible to remain in the public eye.
This time, though, Warren may have gone too far.
She says Trump inspires “domestic right-wing terrorism.”
Yeah, for real.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at American University Washington College of Law in a speech billed as foreign policy-focused; however, it included criticism of President Donald Trump and his policies and claimed he promotes white nationalism and encourages “domestic right-wing terrorism.”
Warren: “He cozies up to white nationalists. He undermines the free press and incites violence against journalists.“
“The 2016 election provided a stark reminder that we must remain vigilant and fight for our democracy every single day,” Warren said. “That starts with protecting our elections and democratic processes, and making it clear that there will be severe consequences for those – foreign or domestic – who meddle, hack, or undermine them.“
“It means ensuring a meaningful opportunity for every American citizen to vote. And it means fighting for equal justice and protection under the law for all.“
“It also requires us to speak out against hateful rhetoric that fuels domestic terrorism of all kinds, whether in San Bernadino or Charleston, Orlando or Charlottesville, Fort Hood or Pittsburgh. We must speak plainly about all of these incidents.“
“Just like the hateful terrorism of Al Qaeda and ISIS, domestic right-wing terrorism is completely incompatible with our American values.“
“Let’s start with a serious problem: Around the world, democracy is under assault. Authoritarian governments are gaining power.“
“Right-wing demagogues are gaining strength. Movements toward openness and pluralism have stalled and begun to reverse.“
“Inequality is rapidly growing, transforming rule by-the-people into rule by-wealthy-elites.“
As one might expect, there is not a surge in right-wing violence.
From Daily Signal:
According to The Washington Post, which relies on Global Terrorism Database data, there were zero acts of right-wing terrorism in the entire nation in 2002. Since then, we have seen a “surge,” to 36 in a nation of 325-plus million people in 2017. Among those acts, there were 11 fatalities.
In other words, fewer homicides were committed by political terrorists of any stripe in the United States in 2017 than were committed by undocumented immigrants in the state of Texas alone—which, I am assured, is an incredibly low number that shouldn’t worry us very much.
House Democrats plan to go after President Trump’s tax returns once they are in power come January.
From Fox News:
House Democrats’ first order of business in the new Congress will be targeting President Trump’s tax returns, setting the confrontational tone of the lower chamber.
The first bill, called House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1), indicates the Democrats’ inclination to resist Trump not only in House committees, where a number of investigations will be launched in January, but also by introducing legislation that directly involves the president.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) is likely to once again become Speaker, despite copious amounts of backlash.
According to Pelosi, all Republicans are “despicable.”
DCCC fundraising email on Kavanaugh is wildly misleading. It says McConnell is resuming Kavanaugh hearings without hearing the allegations And that Kavanaugh could be confirmed in “a matter of hours”
Not true. pic.twitter.com/LSEnDSSUyD
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) September 21, 2018
Pelosi on Kavanaugh: “I think he disqualified himself with those statements and the manner in which he went after the Clintons and the Democrats … There was a way for him to go forward with dignity and without jeopardizing his own objectivity in the public mind.” pic.twitter.com/IZNu8NnR0O
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 29, 2018