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Virginia County GOP Gives Congressman Vote of ‘No Confidence’ for Officiating Gay Wedding

Republicans in Cumberland County didn’t appreciate Denver Riggleman’s virtue-signaling stunt.

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Libertarian-leaning Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) earned some good mainstream media publicity after he recently officiated a homosexual wedding, but his county Republican Party is not as impressed by his virtue-signaling antics.

The Cumberland County Republican Committee in Virginia passed a motion of no confidence for Riggleman on Monday for participating in the gay wedding ceremony. They also chastised the Koch-funded Congressman for his lax stances on immigration enforcement and border security.

This comes shortly after the 5th District Republican Party failed at passing a censure motion to rebuke Riggleman for officiating the wedding.

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“I move that the committee censure Denver Riggleman for failing to uphold the Republican Party platform in that it states ‘marriage is between one man and one woman,’” the motion against Riggleman read.

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The motion was ultimately ruled as being out of order by district committee chairman Melvin Adams and dismissed. A spokesman for the committee released a statement saying that Riggleman “has full confidence in the district committee” and they support his efforts to make the GOP an “inclusive party of liberty and freedom for everyone.”

“I’m a Congressman. I represent everyone, and I’ll tell you this, really love is love, if you’re gonna talk about it that way, so that’s what I did, and I was just so proud that I was able to that, and that was my first wedding by the way,” Rep. Riggleman said to the Washington Post about his decision.

“My real belief is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, but if it is, everybody has to be treated equally before the law, and that is part of our Republican creed. And it also comes down to love is love. I’m happy to join two people together who obviously love each other,” Riggleman added.

Although Riggleman was able to avoid censure from Republicans in his district, he was not able to escape consequences from his county party. Riggleman has also recently voted to potentially give millions of third-world socialists asylum in the U.S. and legalize green card abuse to flood the U.S. with cheap labor at the behest of multinational corporations.

Riggleman has also been critical of President Donald Trump, urging him to get off Twitter while defending the late former Sen. John McCain.

Riggleman appears out of step with the Republican Party in the age of Trump, as he seems to follow his Koch-backed libertine principles rather than authentic conservative principles.

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Arizona’s Paul Gosar Proposes Amending Coronavirus Package to Replace Pork with $10,000 Stimulus Checks

Gosar wants direct aid to the American people.

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Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona has proposed that the federal government pay stimulus checks of $10,000 to Americans beleaguered by the coronavirus pandemic, adopting an approach that would prioritize direct payments to individuals over payments to state and local governments. Gosar’s Amendment, offered on Friday night, would also replace payments to extend federal unemployment benefits.

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As the American Rescue Plan currently stands, $1,400 stimulus checks to American taxpayers who filed less than $75,000 in income in 2018 make up $422 billion- a mere 22% of the total spending in the relief package. Gosar’s proposal would replace much of the questionable spending with direct relief.

If the federal government intends to go ‘all-in’ on deficit spending in response to the coronavirus recession, Gosar’s proposal would ensure that the money is spent directly on the livelihood of American taxpayers. Less than half of the spending of Biden’s stimulus is directly targeted towards taxpayers, with education, energy, transport and state governments receiving almost as much money as the American people under Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan.

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Biden’s pork proposal can easily be retooled to prioritize direct spending to Americans, be it in the shape of stimulus checks or buffed unemployment benefits to Americans who have lost their jobs in the recession. Instead, the establishment Democrat has opted to prioritize payments to powerful lobby groups and corporate institutions.

The American Rescue Plan passed the House in a Friday night vote. Should the massive spending package fail to pass the Senate in budget reconciliation, congressional leaders may be left with no choice but to consider proposals such as Gosar that replace federal spending with direct relief to the American people.


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