At a press conference on Monday, President Donald J. Trump stood up to the mainstream press on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Let the Senate decide – whatever they want to do is okay with me, and also the FBI,” Trump said in reference to the scope of the latest FBI investigation into unprovable allegations of sexual misconduct made by Christine Blasey Ford.
Trump said that he wanted the investigation to be finished quickly, not because he wants to hamstring the investigators, but because of the personal turmoil that Kavanaugh and his family have endured at the hands of the press.
“What he’s gone through over the last three weeks is incredible,” Trump said. “I want the FBI – this is now their seventh investigation – it’s not like they’re just starting. I want [the investigation] to be comprehensive. I actually think it’s a good thing for Judge Kavanaugh.
“Now with that being said, I’d like it to go quickly,” he continued. “And the reason I’d like it to go quickly is very simple – it’s so simple – because it’s unfair to him at this point. What his wife is going through, what his beautiful children are going through is not describable. It’s not fair.”
Trump gave a pass to the vicious media for their attacks on him, saying that he now considers it a a part of his job description to put with with their “crap.”
Kavanaugh’s family – particularly his wife – have also been the target of violent leftist threats.
“May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell,” one email received by Ashley Kavanaugh said.
“My condolences to you for being married to a rapist. Although you probably deserve it,” said another.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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