Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx-born 29-year old congresswoman who grew up in Westchester County, will not serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is the body most of the congressionally-approved federal spending moves through.
Her staff said “certainly not” when asked if she feels slighted by Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team. Her team’s answer might speak to the political Stockholm syndrome that led to Ocasio-Cortez praising Pelosi while also protesting Pelosi in front of the press.
Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist, and Rashida Tlaib, who said that she will try to “impeach the mother—” President Trump, were both denied spots on Ways and Means. Clearly, the two would have tried to do some pretty radical left-wing stuff with taxpayer money.
Despite media accolades, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrat newcomers are experiencing difficulties in the world of Washington gridlock.
Freshman South Carolina Democrat Joe Cunningham suffered another setback Friday when he was denied the ability to take a six-pack of beer onto the House floor.
While the realities of Congress might be harshing the mellows of some of its members, the reality of our border situation is not going away.
Freshman Texas congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who railed against the “crisis” of illegal migrants not having hotel rooms in El Paso, might be reading about the arrest of a Guatemalan migrant for an alleged attack on a woman holding a baby. The alleged attack occurred in a Budget Inn in El Paso that has been housing the city’s influx of migrants, hundreds of whom were dropped off at a bus station by ICE agents due to a court order that set them free.
President Donald Trump is considering all options — including a national emergency — to build the Wall, and has been briefed on a plan to use money from the Army Corps of Engineers.
Josh Hawley Introduces Resolution Against China’s New National Security Law to Punish Hong Kong
Hawley is focusing intently on the red menace.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution on Thursday to oppose China’s new national security law meant to punish Hong Kong and quash their ongoing rebellion against the totalitarian communist state.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 21, 2020
Hawley has long been an advocate of Hong Kong freedom protesters throughout their struggle against Chinese tyranny, which has been sidelined in large part due to the ever-so-convenient Wuhan virus outbreak. Hawley visited Hong Kong last year to talk to the people on the ground and gave a rousing floor speech highlighting their historic struggle.
He said during his speech: “I want to share something that the reverend Chu Yiu-ming said about liberty about democracy. He says it so beautifully. These are his words: “We strive for democracy because democracy strives for freedom and equality and universal love. Political freedom is more than loyalty to a state. Political freedom professes human dignity. Every single person living in a community possesses unique potentials and unique powers capable of making a unique contribution to society.”’
“That’s extraordinary and he’s exactly right, and Hongkonger’s know it, and that’s what they’re standing for, and that’s what they’re fighting for,” Hawley added. “And, Mr. President, the people of Hong Kong deserve our support, and they are depending on our support.”
China announced yesterday that they were passing a edict meant to crush dissent in Hong Kong, with no input allowed from the city itself. China has paid lip service regarding Hong Kong’s autonomy for decades, but they are now removing the facade completely.
“Beijing has opted for the most risky route,” said Ho-Fung Hung, who works as a professor of international relations for Johns Hopkins University. “It will show the world that ‘one country, two systems’ is, if not already over, almost over.”
“It will be very difficult for anyone, especially the United States, to say Hong Kong is still autonomous and viable,” Hung added.
China is denying that they are taking control over Hong Kong and putting out communist propaganda that their Draconian power-grab will actually improve relations.
“We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems,’ ” said Wang Yang, leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which convenes every year to advise the Chinese government.
“We will continue to support the improvement of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” he added.
It is unlikely that anyone is willing to believe the Chinese lip service at this point. Hawley is also calling on the globalist United Nations to pass a resolution condemning China’s behavior as well.
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