Kris Kobach, a Republican Senate candidate in Kansas, came out hard against illegal immigration and stressed the importance of finishing the border wall between the United States and Mexico, while also explaining why he believes he will hold the Kansas Senate seat come 2020.
“We’ve got a situation on the southern border that’s unsustainable, we’ve got attacks on our Constitution, and in those two areas I have a lot of expertise,” said Kobach on One America News. “I’ve been working on stopping illegal immigration for the last 20 years, I’ve been advising President Trump on this.”
Kobach, who announced his candidacy last week, explained in the One America News Network interview that he already has direct experience building the border wall due to his current position with We Build The Wall, the campaign that started with a viral GoFundMe page and raised over a million dollar for the purpose of crowd sourcing the wall.
“I’m senior counsel to We Build the Wall, in house counsel, and that’s an organization where we’re actually building a private wall on the border right now,” said Kobach. “Literally, I have experience building the wall.”
He also stressed that he is well versed on illegal immigration, and does not need a policy expert or a staffer to convince him the wall needs to be built.
“I have a lot of experience on immigration,” said Kobach. “I don’t need a legislative staffer to tell me what laws need to be changed.”
The candidate also hopes, if elected, he would serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and help President Trump appoint conservative, pro-Constitution Supreme Court Justices.
The Republican establishment is currently brow beating Kobach, and attempting to persuade him to call off his promising campaign in favor of current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They cite Kobach’s recent gubernatorial election loss as proof he should not run for office, though as this Kansas-based journalist can confirm, Kansas has a complicated history with gubernatorial elections.
Kobach explained that “A lot of people in Washignton, D.C. don’t understand the really interesting history of Kansas politics. Since 1932, Kansas has had a Republican streak. We’ve never lost a Senate race to the Democrats, so Senate races go very well for Kansas Republicans.”
He added, “But in the governor races, we’ve lost half of them for the past 54 years. It’s been alternating Republican to Democrat for the past 54 years.”
The candidate also explained that he was victim to a massive smear campaign, as was former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, in which Democrats claimed Republicans wanted to pull funding for Kansas schools.
Kobach declared his candidacy last week, in what is quickly looking like a competitive and large race for the open Senate seat.
“Kris is a real tough candidate to beat in a primary in Kansas,” said Kansas state Rep. J.R. Claeys, who served as Kobach’s campaign manager when he ran unsuccessfully for governor last year. “I think a lot of people respond to the consistency with which he’s fought for conservative values.”
The GOP establishment is already trying to monger fear against Kobach and keep a real ‘America First’ patriot who would be a great ally of Trump out of the U.S. Senate.
“Just last year Kris Kobach ran and lost to a Democrat,” said Joanna Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign committee. “Now, he wants to do the same and simultaneously put President Trump’s presidency and Senate Majority at risk. We know Kansans won’t let that happen and we look forward to watching the Republican candidate they do choose win next fall.”
Kobach, who aligns himself closely to President Trump and his policies, is running for the newly vacated Senate seat in Kansas that is currently held by retiring Sen. Pat Roberts.
Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs
Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most
America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.
Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.
Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.
President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.
Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.
The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”
The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.
“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.
In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.
Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.
Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.
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