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Cory Booker Compares the Fight for Gun Control to the Civil Rights Movement

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2020 Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker compares his gun control plan to the Civil Rights Movement.

Booker told ABC News on “This Week” that “People thought [civil rights legislation] was impossible, but they changed the terms of the debate by expanding the moral imagination of this country.”

BLP reported on Booker’s newly unveiled plan, which consists of universal background checks, mandatory gun licensing, and magazine bans.

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The New Jersey Senator is not satisfied with how slow Congress is moving and declared that he will not stand idly as gun violence becomes “normalized.”

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He later said, “In my short time on this planet, 50 years, we’ve had more people killed by gun violence than every single war combined from the Revolutionary War through World War I, World War II, Vietnam.”

In his view, America has done nothing to address gun violence.

And what have we done? Massacre in the synagogue. We do nothing. Massacre here in South Carolina in a church. We do nothing. Massacre in my mom’s city of Las Vegas. We do nothing.

According to The Daily Caller, Booker is even considering measures to use the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the NRA and its tax-exempt status. This is part of Booker’s plan to bring “the fight to the NRA like never before.”

New Jersey is one of the most anti-gun states in the country and has been a leader in the gun control movement during the past few decades.

So far, Booker and Congressman Eric Swalwell have been the most vociferous advocates for gun control among the 2020 presidential candidates.

 

Midterms 2022

Ohio Republican Rob Portman Announces that He Won’t Be Seeking Re-Election

America first nationalists must capitalize on this opening in the senate.

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On January 25, 2021, Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022. The 2022 election cycle will be a critical mid-term cycle which will determine what course the Republican Party will take in the wake of Trump’s defeat.

According to a report at The Epoch Times, Portman cited “partisan gridlock in Congress and political polarization” as his main reasons for leaving the Senate. 

“I feel fortunate to have been entrusted by the people of Ohio to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Today, I am announcing that I have made a decision not to run again in 2022,” Portman said in a statement.

The Republican senator continued, “I don’t think any Senate office has been more successful in getting things done, but honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision.”

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In Portman’s view, the United States has become “increasingly polarized where members of both parties are being pushed further to the right and further to the left, and that means too few people who are actively looking to find common ground.” Portman also contended that “This is not a new phenomenon, of course, but a problem that has gotten worse over the past few decades.” He concluded by stating that  “This is a tough time to be in public service.”

Portman accompanies his colleagues Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr in retiring from office. Portman’s presence won’t be missed. He voted for the Iraq War and even betrayed President Trump by voting against his national emergency declaration at the border. To add insult to injury, Portman has routinely talked smack about President Trump behind his back. 

2022 is shaping up to be an interesting year for Republicans with numerous seats in play. With regards to open seats, there will be unique opportunities for America First nationalists to shine in. Ohio is ground zero for the emerging populist realignment taking place in America. Once a state that could go either way during a given election cycle, Ohio is now a safe Republican state. 

America First nationalists should milk this opening for what it’s worth and place a staunch nationalist to run for the open GOP seat in 2022. This will be the first midterm where populists can begin purging the party of neocons and other establishment types.

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