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McConnell Slams House Dems For Blocking SCOTUS Security Bill

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After an armed man was arrested outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home with the stated intention of killing the Kavanaugh, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed House Democrats for blocking a bill that would have improved police protection for Supreme Court Justices and their families.

“Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion,” The Washington Post reported.

In response to the news, McConnell referenced a bipartisan bill — sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) — that passed the Senate unanimously but was blocked by House Democrats. The bill would have provided the nine justices with security protection similar to the security provided to members of the legislative and executive branches.

“House Democrats must pass this bill and they need to do it today,” McConnell stated.

“Just moments ago, The Washington Post published an extremely disturbing report,” he began. “According to the report, a man in his mid-twenties was stopped near the house of a Supreme Court Justice carrying a weapon and burglary tools. He reportedly told police he intended to murder the Justice. Reportedly, he indicated he was angry at the decision he thinks the Court may reach in an upcoming case in light of the unconscionable leak from a few weeks back.”

“This is where we are,” McConnell said. “This is where we are, Mr. President. If these reports are correct: an assassination attempt against a sitting Justice or something close to it.”

“This is exactly, exactly, the kind of event that many feared; that the terrible breach of the Court’s rules and norms could fuel,” he noted. “This is exactly the kind of event that many worried the unhinged, reckless, apocalyptic rhetoric from prominent figures toward the Court going back many months and especially in recent weeks could make more likely.”

He then addressed the bipartisan bill that was blocked by House Democrats: “This is exactly, exactly why the Senate passed legislation very shortly after the leak to enhance the police protection for Justices and their families. This is common-sense, non-controversial legislation. It passed in this chamber, in this chamber, unanimously.”

“But House Democrats have spent weeks blocking, blocking the measure that passed here unanimously related to security for Supreme Court Justices,” he snapped. “The House’s Democrats have refused to take it up.”

“Now look, Mr. President, that needs to change,” he stated. “It needs to change right now. Right now. House Democrats must pass this bill and they need to do it today. No more fiddling around with this: They need to pass it today.”

“They need to stop their multi-week blockade against the Supreme Court security bill and pass it before the sun sets. Today,” McConnell concluded.

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3 Comments

  1. Lori

    June 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I know longer even have a ounce of respect left for the democratic party. What a sad world we are living in today.

  2. richard kolbe

    June 10, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    because it’s currently leftwing murderers trying to kill conservatives. if the shoe were on other foot. you bet it’d be an executive decision…

  3. Robert Allen

    June 12, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Pelosi doesn’t care about the safety of Conservative Justices nor the GOP as a whole.
    Her defiance to initiate the National Guard to protect OUR CAPITAL on January 06, 2021… only PROVES she, & others in her party plotted the Mayhem within the Capital.
    It’s time to investigate Pelosi for HER INSURRECTION….it’s time to investigate her & her husband Stock holdings… using insider info, making millions of dollars off of her position in Congress.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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