My greatest prophecy, and contributions as a newspaperman, is seeing the destruction of John Fremont’s party.
As former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to push false claims that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats, most Republicans now think supporting Trump’s claim that he won to be a crucial part of their own partisan identity, according to a new poll.
There is a civil war brewing in the Republican party. For several years I have been ordering Christian-X, and the Tea Party, to get out of the Republican Party founded by my kindred. Many evangelicals are claiming America belongs to them. They say it is their heritage divinely given to them by Jesus. I disagree – sometimes as a Nazarite. I have one person in my church – me!
Now that a radical Christian faction of the Republican party is threatening to shut down government, I believe it is vital their claim as owners of this Democracy be severely challenged! This Holy Deed must be refuted and taken away from them just incase it is the MOTIVE for creating chaos!
“Hey! They own America, so they have the right to do what they please.”
He also said that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid nixes the House plan, then “he’s responsible for shutting down the government.”
Reid said last week he would keep the health law intact despite Republicans’ attempts, in his words, “to take an entire law hostage simply to appease the Tea Party anarchists.”
Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, told Fox News that Cruz’s efforts were destructive and self-serving as he eyes a White House campaign.
“This is about running for president with Ted Cruz,” she said. “This isn’t about meaningful statesmanship.”
WASHINGTON — With one week left before a possible government shutdown, congressional debate has exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party, pitting tea-party-backed conservatives against their colleagues.
Budget moves orchestrated by tea party leader Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas have encountered outright hostility from fellow Republican senators who say his strategy does not appear to have an endgame.
Former Republican senator John Warner, who married Elizabeth Taylor, dies at 94
John Warner was an influential voice in Congress on military policy and served in the US Senate for five terms from 1979 to 2009.Reuters |UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Former U.S. Senator John Warner of Virginia, who at times clashed with fellow Republicans during his three decades in office, has died of heart failure. He was 94.
Warner died late on Tuesday, with his wife and daughter at his side, his chief of staff Susan Magill said in an email to family and friends, according to a Politico report on Wednesday. The Washington Post said he died in Alexandria, Virginia.
Warner was an influential voice in Congress on military policy and served in the U.S. Senate for five terms from 1979 to 2009.
A former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Warner openly criticized President George W. Bush’s handling of the Iraq War and called on him in 2007 to begin withdrawing American troops from Iraq.
The decision put Warner in the center of a growing debate in Congress over the conflict. Warner spent months trying to develop an approach to U.S. policy in Iraq that was supported by Republicans and Democrats.RELATED STORIES
During his time in office, Warner clashed with fellow Republican senators on domestic issues, voting in some cases for government funding of abortions and supporting some gun control measures. In 1994, he refused to support the conservative Republican candidate for Senate, Oliver North.
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia said he often turned for advice to Warner, whom he called a “public servant who stood on principle, made us proud, and exemplified the best of what politics can be.”
“He was a Gentleman who maintained civility in his politics in an era of rising intolerance,” fellow Virginian U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat, said on Twitter.
Warner, who enlisted in the Navy during World War II at the age of 17, also served in the Marine Corps in Korea. He was secretary of the Navy from 1972-74 in President Richard Nixon’s administration.