Arizona’s lame duck Senator, Jeff Flake, announced Thursday that he would use his position on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee to block the Trump administration’s appointments of conservative originalist judges until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings up his pet project- a bill granting special powers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller- up for a vote on the Senate floor.
Flake has made an ongoing campaign to grant powers to Mueller a defining feature of his final months in the Senate. The legislation, also marshaled by the Senator’s Democratic handler, Chris Coons, would exempt Robert Mueller’s prosecutorial office from the traditional constitutional restraints placing the Department of Justice under the supervision of the Executive Branch. If Flake succeeded in enshrining Mueller- who has never been confirmed by the Senate- Anti-Trump ideological operatives within the Department of Justice would have complete authority over the Special Counsel’s Russian conspiracy witch hunt.
McConnell had so far dismissed the need for Flake’s shot in the dark, seeing no need to place a suspicious government bureaucrat outside the traditional prosecutorial constraints imposed upon the Justice Department. Now, it seems the Flake will test his hand by possibly blocking the stream of conservative justices sent through the Judiciary committee. So much for his supposed belief in conservative originalism- Flake seems to put a higher legislative priority on empowering the deep state and institutional left.
Flake has been an embarrassment to conservatives and Arizonans for long enough. Now facing the prospect of impending retirement and replacement with a like-minded progressive Democrat, it’s likely he won’t be remembered for anything more than making himself to nuisance to the conservative movement he claims to so purely represent. Unfortunately, it could be possible that conservatives and Republicans won’t be able to truly rid themselves of the Flake until his potential 2020 independent candidacy is finally defeated.
Sen. Josh Hawley Folds? Blames Trump for ‘Inflammatory, Irresponsible, Wrong’ Comments
Hawley is no leader.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has been criticized for leading the GOP’s electoral college objection amidst widespread allegations of voter fraud, and he has responded by throwing former President Donald Trump under the bus.
Hawley issued a statement to oppose the impeachment of Trump following the conclusion of his presidency, which is unprecedented and unlawful, in which he threw Trump under the bus and essentially blamed him for the violence in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
HAWLEY: "I think ex-president's rhetoric on the day was inflammatory. I think it was irresponsible. I think it was wrong. But I think that this impeachment effort is, I mean, I think it's blatantly unconstitutional. It's a really really, really dangerous precedent."
— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) January 25, 2021
In the aftermath of the violence, many left-wing voices accused Hawley of sedition and treason for asking for an investigation into a laundry list of irregularities that have been widely ignored by authorities.
There have even been calls by Democrats to revoke the will of the people by ejecting Hawley from office in order to punish him for drawing attention to voter fraud, as Big League Politics has reported:
Conventional wisdom can often be misleading and at times dangerous if we believe in it too strongly.
Take for example West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He is constantly marketed as the Democrats’ most moderate Senator. There is a grain of truth to this. Manchin has publicly stated that he opposes ending the filibuster and has also poured cold water on $2,000 stimulus checks. But that’s where the moderation ends.
Manchin is now saying that the Senate should entertain the idea of expelling Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) by using the 14th Amendment over their recent decision to challenge the Electoral College results.
On PBS’s Firing Line, Manchin said the Senate should look into the option after right-wing activists stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Manchin is of the opinion that President Donald Trump and Senators like Hawley and Cruz “incited” these demonstrators.
“That should be a consideration,” Manchin stated. “He understands that. Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”
According to the 14th Amendment, no elected official “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Hyped up leftist pundits believe that the 14th amendment is applicable to Cruz and Hawley due to how they allegedly “incited” the riot by talking about electoral fraud and pointing out electoral irregularities.
Hawley finally caved under the pressure, and he has shown he is not the man to take the reigns to lead the America First movement after Trump.
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