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‘Never Trump’ Leader Confirms That Primary Loser Denver Riggleman Has Always Hated the President

Riggleman was reportedly being disingenuous about Trump.

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Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) will be leaving office after losing a contentious primary to Bob Good, a former Campbell County supervisor and employee with Liberty University, on Saturday.

Riggleman won the endorsement of President Donald Trump, but the delegates in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District were not swayed by the libertine who officiated a gay marriage shortly after being elected to national office.

The delegates were apparently smart to get rid of Riggleman, who “Never Trump” leader Bill Kristol has said is a private critic of the President, but lacks the courage and fortitude to express his truthful opinion publicly.

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Kristol made the announcement in a Twitter post:

Riggleman’s has expressed his disdain publicly for President Trump in the past. Before running for Congress and reinventing himself as a pro-Trump Republican, he talked about how he would never vote for Trump and how he was not a better choice for the presidency than Hillary Clinton.

Big League Politics reported on Riggleman’s shameful comments:

Riggleman’s libertarian brand of politics also caused him to not support President Trump during his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Riggleman called Trump a “buffoon” and said there was little difference between he and Hillary Clinton in a social media post shortly before the 2016 election.

“I will be writing myself in for President,” Riggleman declared with just a couple of weeks before the election.

In his post, Riggleman noted that he had “no problem with Trump being investigated by the media” before giving Clinton credit for having a “much better political machine” than Trump.

He wrote that Clinton voters should “take a second look at her incredible mountain of pass transgressions.” Despite his apparent disdain for Clinton, it wasn’t enough for Riggleman to support Trump who he called a “buffoon.”

“There’s good people voting for [Clinton]. Just make sure you vote with eyes wide open,” Riggleman said. “The American public gets what they deserve… we put these 2 buffoons in these positions. No one else is to blame.”

Even though he was the incumbent, his opponent won with 58 percent of the votes at Saturday’s convention. This shows that the hardcore activists were not fooled by Riggleman’s disingenuous posturing. They went with the genuine article and gave their support to a long-time conservative activist in Good.

Good, who described himself as a “bright red Biblical and constitutional conservative,” said that he is looking forward to making the 5th District “bright red again” by displacing Riggleman, who may have learned a hard lesson about what happens when a politician disrespects his constituents.

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Congress Uses Fake Russia-Taliban Report as Excuse to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Another victory for the war party.

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Democrats are seizing upon a fake news report alleging that Russia has funded Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers in order to make it more difficult for troops to be pulled from Afghanistan, thus undermining President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.

The House Armed Services Committee voted on Wednesday to make it more difficult for Trump to pull troops out of Afghanistan. It would force several certifications to be met before Trump could bring troops home. Republicans in the committee joined the Democrats to undermine Trump with the approval of this National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the neoconservative who supports Bush-era globalism, said the measure “lays out, in a very responsible level of specificity, what is going to be required if we are going to in fact make decisions about troop levels based on conditions on the ground and based on what’s required for our own security, not based on political timelines.” It was approved by a 45-11 vote.

The amendment requires an assessment to determine whether or not “state actors have provided any incentives to the Taliban, their affiliates, or other foreign terrorist organizations for attacks against United States, coalition, or Afghan security forces or civilians in Afghanistan in the last two years, including the details of any attacks believed to have been connected with such incentives” before troops can be removed from the country.

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) bragged about how the measure will make sure the U.S. does not leave the region and more American lives are put in jeopardy for a war effort that is largely recognized to be a lost cause.

“There’s been bipartisan criticism of what a weak deal [Trump] got with the Taliban, a deal that is already falling apart,” Moulton said. “Now we learned that he was making this deal at the same time as there were bounties on the heads of American troops, American sons and daughters. We clearly need more oversight over what the president is doing in Afghanistan.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is the most eloquent voice for an “America First” foreign policy in the House, opposed the measure because of its obvious implications against peace.

“A great nation does not force the next generation to fight their wars, and that’s what we’ve done in Afghanistan,” Gaetz said. “I think the best day to have not had the war in Afghanistan was when we started it, and the next best day is tomorrow.

“I don’t think there’s ever a bad day to end the war in Afghanistan,” he added. “Our generation is weary of this and tired of this.”

The defense industry is pushing the Russia bogeyman yet again, in order to create xenophobic outrage and a pretense to keep troops occupying in the region. The Pentagon has reported that Russia is trying to expedite the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but they are painting this news as if it is a bad thing.

“As of February, the Russian government was working with the central government, regional countries, and the Taliban to gain increased influence in Afghanistan, expedite a U.S. military withdrawal, and address security challenges that might arise from a withdrawal,” a report from the Pentagon said.

“Russia has politically supported the Taliban to cultivate influence with the group, limit the Western military presence, and encourage counter ISIS operations, although Russia publicly denies their involvement,” they added.

The political establishment, including the military-industrial complex, is pulling out all the stops to sabotage President Trump and deprive him of achieving his goals before November’s election.

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