A Tennessee Democrat State Senator is being charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal healthcare funds to pay for personal use, including a wedding, a honeymoon, and divorce expenses.
Katrina Robinson, who represents a Memphis-area district in the Tennessee Senate, is being charged with wire fraud, embezzlement, and theft in an indictment announced Wednesday. The FBI had executed a search warrant at her home on the same day.
It’s alleged that Robinson used federal money intended to subsidize the Healthcare Institute- a company for which she served as a director- for the aforementioned expenses, as well as buying her daughter a Jeep Cherokee and funding a snow cone business.
The Department of Justice is claiming that Robinson stole what amounts to $600,000 in healthcare funds.
The Democratic Senator is maintaining her innocence, and the state legislative Democratic Caucus appears to be standing by her. The group stated in a press release Thursday that her legislative work is “not in question,” with Robinson claiming that “if I were not in the position that I’m in, that if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent, that I would not be in this moment right now.”
The Healthcare Institute had received more than $2.2 million in federal healthcare grants from 2015 to 2019. Read the full Department of Justice indictment here.
Robinson could face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted of the federal corruption charges.
Democrats Move to Ban Trump Supporters From Joining the Military and Holding Federal Jobs
They’re not stopping with the private sector.
As conservatives and members of the MAGA Movement in general continue to be ostracized by the mainstream media and establishment politicians for the events that unfolded on January 6th, members of congress are moving to further compromise the lives of those who weren’t even involved in the infamous “siege.”
While many Trump supporters have been quietly disposed of by their employers, this has largely been a policy of businesses to choose with whom they want to associate with as privately owned companies. However, according to Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), supporters of Donald Trump should be barred from the public sector as well.
Murphy, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has recently proposed a bill that would prevent members of the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement along with subscribers to ‘QAnon’ from being able to obtain security clearances. Security clearances are a necessity for Americans who wish to join the US Military and also a requirement to obtain a number of federal jobs.
This bill would essentially bar any American that has rallied in support of President Trump post-election or publicly voiced concern about election fraud from being able to hold a job in the Armed Forces or any federal law enforcement agency.
According to an article by the Daily Beast:
The legislation, titled the Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021, requires applicants looking to obtain or renew their federal security clearances to disclose if they participated in the Jan. 6 rally in Washington—or another “Stop the Steal” event—or if they “knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the U.S. government.
The bill inherently targets Trump supporters and anyone questioning the fraudulent results of the 2020 election or just the government in general. Murphy, a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, has yet to propose any legislation targeting members of ANTIFA or BLM for their largely unpopular and destructive “Summer of Love” which took the lives of many and resulted in billions of dollars worth of damage.
Democrats are putting forth a new bill that would bar you from obtaining a security clearance if you participated in a “Stop the Steal” event
Basically: “If you question what the government does, we won’t let you see what the government does” pic.twitter.com/2gI6bNwyfI
— Yung Zoomer (@YungZoomer) January 22, 2021
Similarly, we could also see Stalin-style ideological purges of the US Military under the new Biden Administration and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Several Democratic Senators, including Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blumenthal, joined together to write a letter to the Department of Defense requesting that a military-wide investigation be carried out through the ranks. The Senators believe the military to be a hub for “white supremacists” and “right wing extremists.”
The letter also requests that the DoD do more to prevent service members from subscribing to conspiracy theories or extremist ideology as a whole. While extremism and white supremacy clearly don’t have a place in the military and haven’t for sometime now, it’s well known that many in the federal government already consider that simply holding conservative values or supporting Donald Trump qualifies as white supremacy. Time will only tell if the requests in this letter are literal or just an attempt to further displace the millions of Americans that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.
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