A Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina has refunded a donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), citing the freshman congresswoman’s “divisiveness.”
“Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar. A spokesperson for McCready tells me Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation,” according to WSOCTV’s Joe Bruno.
NEW: Dan McCready has refunded a $2000 donation from Rep. Ilhan Omar. A spokesperson for McCready tells me Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics and he didn't feel it was appropriate to accept the donation #NC09 #ncpol @wsoctv
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) April 17, 2019
McCready is running in a special election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat.
The Minnesota congresswoman has been dogged by controversy since she took office, first for her anti-Semitism, which she has displayed on multiple occasions, and then for her flippant attitude towards the worst terrorist attack in United States history. Omar described the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the The Pentagon by saying “some people did something,” in a video that recently resurfaced.
For the latter, she was recently slammed by President Donald J. Trump.
Big League Politics reported:
President Donald J. Trump posted a video to Twitter showing footage from the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks alongside anti-Semitic Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s description of the attacks as “some people did something.”
Rep. Omar has received endless push back to her characterization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” and now President Trump has chimed in with a powerful video posted to his Twitter.
The video starts with Omar telling viewers that “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something,” then shows striking footage of the burning towers as the second plane hit, smoke billowing out of the Pentagon, and various news reports showing shocked reporters trying to come to grips with the largest terrorist attack on the United States.
President Trump’s video repeatedly replays Omar’s comment, showing different footage of the carnage and the survivors throughout. The president captioned the video with the text “We will never forget” written in all capital letters.
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FLASHBACK: Three Recent Supreme Court Justices Were Confirmed Within 45 Days
There’s ample precedent for a quick confirmation.
There are 45 days until the November 3rd presidential election, and there’s ample precedent for an expedited confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice in such a timeframe following a vacancy.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on Friday, setting up a possible contentious confirmation process to fill her seat. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging that a tentative Trump administration nominee for the position will receive a vote on the Senate floor, despite outrage and indignation on the part of progressives falsely maintaining that McConnell is breaking precedent he set by refusing to confirm Merrick Garland. President Obama tried to get Garland confirmed when the opposing party controlled the Senate, a divided government that does not exist in 2020.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg herself was formally nominated by President Clinton on June 22nd, 1993. Her confirmation process began on July 20th, and she was confirmed on August 3rd, with a total of 42 days elapsing between her nomination and confirmation.
John Paul Stevens’ nomination was advanced and confirmed in a speedy 19 days, and Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed in 1981 in a total of 33 days.
In fact, every single Supreme Court nomination of the past 45 years was nominated and voted upon within a shorter duration of the time remaining in Donald Trump’s first presidential term.
Yes, Trump has time to nominate and get his nominee confirmed to the Supreme Court. EVERY SINGLE VOTE ON A #SCOTUS NOMINEE OF THE LAST 45 YEARS was voted on in less time than what Trump has between now and the end of his current term. pic.twitter.com/og5aOZsiw1
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) September 19, 2020
There’s actually wide precedent for nominating and confirming a Supreme Court justice within the confines of President Trump’s first term, and Democrats are being untruthful or erroneous to suggest otherwise.
McConnell is beginning initial work to advance confirmation hearings, with potential liberal Republicans such as Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski presenting themselves as possible holdouts. It is possible to approve a judge with 50 votes in the Senate and a Vice Presidential tiebreaker.
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