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Trump, Cruz Want Boeing 737 Max 8 Grounded After Fatal Crashes

Trump and Cruz have both expressed concerns about the Boeing aircraft.

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President Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz have both voiced concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two of the planes crashed within five months.

Two of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 airplanes have crashed in the last five months, with the tragic crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight marking the second crash on March 10. As countries around the world begin to ground the airplane until its safety can be ensured, the United States has not yet joined them, though the Texas senator and President Trump may see this changed soon.

Cruz released a statement calling for the grounding of the aircraft until additional tests can be performed by the FAA to determine the reason for the crashes.

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From Cruz’s statement:

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“In light of the decisions of regulatory agencies across the world to ground the Model 737 Max, including those in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, and other countires, I believe it would be prudent for the United States likewise to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers. Further investigation may reveal that mechanical issues were not the cause, but until that time, our first priority must be the safety of the flying public.”

“As chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, I intend to hold a hearing to investigate these crashes, determine their contributing factors, and ensure that the United States aviation industry remains the safest in the world.”

Earlier in the day, President Trump echoed these sentiments on Twitter, complaining about the automated systems employed in new aircraft like the 737 Max 8, writing that “Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT.”

Thus far, Boeing has no plans to ground the aircraft itself, and released a statement stressing that it thoroughly tested the planes and that safety is the company’s top priority. It noted that “based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators.”

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CAUCUS CHAOS: Democrat Mouthpieces Try to Downplay Bernie’s Victory Because of Volunteer Shortages

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In an effort to downplay the inevitably of Bernie Sander’s victory at the Nevada caucuses, CNN political analyst Laura Barrón-López was reporting about chaos taking place throughout caucus sites in the state.

She first Tweeted, “New: POLITICO has heard from multiple Democrats, campaigns on the ground that there is a shortage of volunteers at caucus sites Story is developing… 1/”

Then she followed up in another Tweet, stating “NSDP party officials are telling campaign representatives that there’s a deficit of volunteers across the state, and so they are asking representatives of campaigns to act as precinct chairs, per multiple sources on ground.”

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Barrón-López continued talking about the shortage of volunteers: “Per Dem source: ‘I’m at Spring Valley High School and a lot of the Nevada Dem Party volunteers did not show up. They are worried about the precinct chairs showing up as well.’”

With Sanders winning, the Democrat establishment is clearly on the ropes.

They are trying to pull every rationalization possible to downplay and not recognize Bernie Sanders’ victories.

The Democrat leadership is clearly rattled and they’re starting to come to grips with the reality that Donald Trump will practically be a shoo-in for a second term.

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