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Ocasio-Cortez Loses Bid For House Ways and Means Committee

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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.

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Despite media accolades, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrat newcomers are experiencing difficulties in the world of Washington gridlock.

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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.

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He Found His Spine: Vulnerable Senator Cory Gardner Vows to Support Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Gardner found his backbone.

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has often been at odds with the Trump movement, being a favorite of the GOP establishment’s Senate Leadership Fund.

This is why his recent declaration that he will be supporting President Donald Trump’s choice to succeed the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so surprising. He made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday.

“When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent,” Gardner said in his official statement.

“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect the Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm,” he added.

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The president’s pick for the Supreme Court will certainly fit Gardner’s criteria. Trump has announced that he will be appointing a woman to the bench.

One top contender – Amy Comey Barrett – recently made a trip to the White House, as Big League Politics has reported:

Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.

Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.

Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.

President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.

Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.

Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.

It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.

The Republicans have a great opportunity to score a major political victory and really stick it to the extreme Left with this expedited SCOTUS confirmation. The fact that a moderate like Gardner is on board is a great sign that the confirmation is likely to occur before November’s election.

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