Rand Paul Slams ‘Republican’ Richard Burr for Don Jr. Subpoena: ‘Didn’t Get Memo–Case Closed’

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by Matthew Boyle

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is slamming Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the GOP chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for contradicting direct orders from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Russia investigation and issuing a subpoena of Donald Trump, Jr., despite McConnell’s statement that the case is closed. 
Breaking: No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr’s Rogue Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena.

Burr, as Breitbart News and other outlets reported late Wednesday, has issued a subpoena of Trump, Jr., which the president’s eldest son is electing to rebuff despite Trump, Jr.’s history of open cooperation on the Russia investigation. Trump, Jr., has been repeatedly cleared, as has the president himself. Continue reading HERE.

Conservatives: Kavanaugh Confirmation Is a ‘Major Step’ in Restoring Constitutional Rights

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by Katherine Rodriguez:

Conservative groups hailed Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as a “victory” for American liberty and called it a “major step” in restoring constitutional rights in the U.S.

Conservative think tanks, advocacy groups, and legal organizations dedicated to defending religious liberty weighed in on Kavanaugh’s Saturday afternoon confirmation, which was one of the “defining” issues for many voters in the 2016 election.

“This nomination and today’s confirmation were about the Constitution and the foundational freedoms it was designed to protect. Today was a major step in the journey to restore the Constitution to its rightful and intended role in our Republic,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced Saturday.

“Today is a victory for liberty in America. I am overjoyed that the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, a good man and good jurist. Justice Kavanaugh will serve with distinction as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States for years to come,” Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James said in a Saturday statement.

Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Saturday Night SCOTUS Surprise: McConnell’s Kethledge Push Revealed

McConnell Pushing Ray Kethledge for Supreme Court to Appeal to Establishment Republicans, Not Conservatives

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by Matthew Boyle

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for Judge Ray Kethledge to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy opened by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, Breitbart News has learned.

McConnell has, in private conversations, said he is pushing Trump to pick Kethledge for the slot because he thinks Kethledge’s positions in contravention of the GOP base on certain issues like immigration would make him an easily-confirmed nominee in an election year.

“McConnell has said he does not want a SCOTUS battle in an election year,” one source briefed on McConnell’s comments to a variety of people around Washington, including at least one journalist whom the Senate Majority Leader spoke with off the record ahead of Monday’s announcement. “He thinks Kethledge would be easy to confirm because Kethledge is not a consistent conservative.”

McConnell’s argument, per sources who have heard him make it directly, is that Kethledge is non-controversial and would not face the same problems in the Senate confirmation process—meaning he would rather not have to fight than have a nominee with fewer questions about his or her conservative positions. Continue reading at breitbart.com.


Conservative Leaders Urge Mitch McConnell to Resign

The Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, and the Senate Conservatives Fund called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of Senate leadership to resign over their inability to pass President Donald Trump’s agenda, which includes repealing and replacing Obamacare, confirming federal judges, and funding a southern border wall.

The grassroots conservative leaders chastised the members of Senate leadership, which includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). The conservatives argued that the Senate leadership should resign to make way for more effective lawmakers who will enact the president’s populist agenda.

Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, explained that Republicans gained a majority in Congress thanks to grassroots conservatives’ activism. In exchange for their support, Republicans promised to fulfill conservatives’ agenda. Martin said:

Those grassroots volunteers – millions of whom I represent, as Co-Founder and CEO of Tea Party Patriots – were motivated to work by the campaign promises made by Republican candidates.

They promised to end the Obama era practice of spending more than the government takes in, so we can balance the budget and pay down our $20 trillion national debt.

They promised to end the Obama era overreach of the federal government.

They promised to hold accountable the Internal Revenue Service officials responsible for illegally targeting us for our political beliefs.

They promised to nominate and confirm Constitutionalists to the federal bench.

They promised to secure our borders, protect American jobs, and end the scourge of illegal immigration.

And in their most famous campaign promise of all, they promised to repeal ObamaCare, and I quote, “root and branch.”

For nine months, our supporters have been urging Republicans in Congress to do one simple thing: Keep your promises.

Those pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

Martin stated, “But as long as Mitch McConnell is Majority Leader of the United States Senate, that illegal special exemption for Congress is going to stay in place. All these failures have one thing in common – they represent a FAILURE of LEADERSHIP,” adding that “Mitch McConnell has had his chance. He has failed to deliver. It is TIME FOR HIM TO GO.”

Adam Brandon, the president of FreedomWorks, argued that Republicans need new leadership if they ever want to pass their legislative agenda to cut taxes, repeal Obamacare, and rein in government regulations. He charged:

It’s time for new leadership. Mitch McConnell has been a failure in the Senate and has cost Republicans almost a year of victories. He has demonstrated that he either does not understand the frustration coming from conservatives and the urgency of passing key legislation – or he does not care.

He failed to repeal Obamacare with his majority in the Senate. The House has passed the REINS Act and the Financial CHOICE Act, but McConnell is exerting no energy to get those to the floor for a vote.

Now we are focused on tax reform. The House has passed its budget, and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady is ready to work. Yet again, the Senate is not moving. They even left for a week during crunch time.

Brandon said during the press conference, “In a few months, we’re going to hear about Democratic obstruction. We can’t blame the Democrats on this.”

David Bozell of For America explained that McConnell remains incredibly unpopular, elaborating to say that McConnell has a 9 percent popularity in his home state of Kentucky, 18 percent popularity nationwide, and 40 percent net negative unpopularity among Trump supporters. He added, “The time is now for a leadership change.”

Read the rest of this article including the conservatives’ letter to the Senate leadership HERE.

The League of Extraordinary Candidates: Economic Nationalist Leaders Plan for Anti-Establishment Midterm Tsunami to Force Change

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The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming!

By Matthew Boyle

Conservatives and economic nationalist leaders are looking past the current dysfunction in Washington to a group of new and exciting young candidates throwing their hats in the ring nationwide to break the gridlock with midterm election victories.

This group of individuals, which some are calling “The League of Extraordinary Candidates,” is emerging nationally—a distinct slate of U.S. Senate and House candidates, as well as key gubernatorial contenders, all united in their focus on breaking the logjam in Congress. Movement leaders view establishment Republicans and Democrats alike as a force blocking, slow-walking, or stonewalling the agenda that President Donald J. Trump campaigned on, and aim to elect new voices by riding a new economic nationalist electoral wave in 2018 meant to mirror and surpass what happened in previous wave elections like 2010—which saw the rise of the Tea Party.

“We’re planning on building a broad anti-establishment coalition to replace the Republican Party of old with fresh new blood and fresh new ideas,” Andy Surabian, a senior adviser to the Great America Alliance and ex-White House aide, told Breitbart News.

Surabian worked alongside Stephen K. Bannon, the now former White House chief strategist, during their White House tenure and is now working with the Great America Alliance—a pro-Trump Super PAC run by ex-Ronald Reagan aide Ed Rollins that doubles as a fundraising powerhouse, having raised $30 million last year to help the president.

“The only thing the Republican establishment has succeeded in is clarifying to the American people that they don’t represent their interests,” Surabian added. “Their repeated failures to govern have only crystallized their lack of vision or backbone. The group of candidates we are looking to support in 2018 are all bound together in their agreement that the new Republican Party must be bold in their thinking and aggressive in their tactics.”

The movement that is emerging to back candidates nationally in these critical upcoming primaries and general elections—combined with the candidates themselves, almost a decentralized and loosely organized political party in and of itself—is filled with some of the strongest conservative voices and a broad spectrum across the movement.

Continue reading HERE.

The Slow Death of the Republican Party

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By Brent Bozell III

The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Republicans on the Path to Surrender in 2018 Midterm Elections

It’s way past time to repeal and replace these two!

The Republican Party is already behaving as if it is no longer a governing party, and merely awaits the verdict of the voters in 2018 to seal its fate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) virtually handed control to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in his speech bemoaning Republicans’ latest — and last? — failure to pass any kind of repeal of Obamacare in the wee hours of Friday morning.

“Now, I think it’s appropriate to ask, what are their ideas? It’s time for our friends on the other side to tell us what they have in mind and we’ll see how the American people feel about their ideas,” he said.

It was a stunning abdication of governing responsibility to the minority party.

There is no way Democrats are going to propose any new ideas to “fix” Obamacare in the near future. Instead, they will save their ideas for the 2018 midterm elections, when they will run on the promise to lead the effort to repair what Republicans lacked the courage to repeal. They will tell McConnell what they have in mind for Obamacare — once he is out of power and control the Senate — and perhaps the House as well. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

McConnell Refuses to Say Trump is Qualified to be President

(Like Mitch McConnell is qualified to be Senate Majority Leader)


Mitch McConnell said that Republican primary voters have made their choice, and that "the American people will be able to make that decision in the fall.—£ (AP Photo)

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By Joseph Lawler (@josephlawler) • 6/26/16  9:34 AM

Asked several times Sunday whether Donald Trump is qualified to be president of the United States, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to respond affirmatively.

“I’ll leave that to the American people to decide,” the Kentucky Republican said of his party’s presidential candidate’s qualifications.

McConnell was interviewed on ABC’s “This Week” directly after the show revealed the results of a poll that showed that fully 64 percent of respondents thought that Trump was not qualified to be president.

In response, McConnell simply commented that Republican primary voters have made their choice, and that “the American people will be able to make that decision in the fall.” Continue reading at washingtonexaminer.com.

Mark Levin is Sick snd Tired of RINOs

Never one to hide his feelings, Mark Levin talks about the Republican Establishment on his August 21st radio program. Levin made these comments just before a large Alabama Donald Trump rally started. I think Mark will be talking about this subject for a long time to come. Here’s the transcript:

What do you think Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Reince Priebus and the boys and some of their surrogates on our favorite cable channel and other media sites; what do you think they’re thinking when they watch and they see that a football stadium in Mobile Alabama, that holds about 40,000 people, ha ha ha ha ha ha, is filling up to watch Donald Trump speak? At a Donald Trump rally? They have to be wetting themselves. They’re putting their Depends to good use.

Well I want to tell these boys something. You created Donald Trump. You created this. Your abuse of Conservatives, your abuse of power, your lies have caught up with you. You did this. You cannot expect to keep putting down Conservatives and others, and earn their loyalty. You’ve earned our contempt, our disgust. And I’m proud to say that I wasn’t the earliest, but I was certainly among the earliest to call you out. Yes, and your snarky mouthpieces at the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and other places. You can’t contain this and control this. It’ll take its course or it won’t take its course, like the Tea Party movement, like the Reagan movement. No I’m not comparing this to the same thing, I’m saying these are grass roots movements – responding to oppression, responding to abuse.

The American people are looking for a leader. It may or may not be Donald Trump, it may or may not be Ted Cruz, it may or not be Scott Walker and so forth and so on. I don’t know yet, we don’t know yet, but we do know this: The contempt for you in the Republican leadership is thick. What you did in Mississippi, what you did in Kansas, what you’ve done in other places, trying to marginalize Conservatives, trying to marginalize people who are trying to represent, truthfully represent their states and their communities. Well we’ve had a damn well enough of it. That’s the bottom line. You blow off our immigration laws, you force us into a healthcate system that we reject, The IRS abuses us. The borders are wide open, strangers coming into our communities. They’re not vetted, we don’t know who they are, and they don’t care who we are. Then you talk us down, you tell us we’re racists you tell us we’re xenophobes, you tell us we’re not taxed enough, you tell us whatever success we have is thanks to you.

You know what? We’ve had enough of you bastards! That’s a fact! Enough is enough. You’re the clowns. You’re the fools. You’re the ones who need to be put down and kicked out. You’re the ones who are abusive. You’re the ones who won’t stand for Liberty. You’re the ones who won’t stand up for the country. You’re the ones who won’t stand up for the Constitution. You quiver. You quiver, you quislings, in the face of Barack Obama, who’s a nobody. He’s only strong because you’re weak, he only wins because you’re losers. The difference is he knows what he wants to do and he’s a driven man. He’s despotic, but he’s a driven man. You, you’re pathetic. John Boehner, crying. What a joke. Mitch McConnell, marble mouth. And they go up to the microphone with their little press briefings surrounded by their lapdogs. Cornyn, Alexander, Corker, Thune. Can’t even name them all, they’re so disgusting to me. Hatch.

Over there on the House side it’s no better. We send one Conservative after another into the House. And one out of ten of them, sticks to their campaign pledges. The other ones, well they buckle. And they buckle immediately, which means they lied to us. This country’s better than these politicians, and We the People deserve better.

We’re lectured all the time: “Well, then vote, then vote.” Well, we vote. “Give us a Republican majority.” We give them a Republican majority, we give them the presidency. What do we get? Massive spending, more government, open borders. And now their surrogates at the New York Slimes, the Washington Compost, even on our favorite cable channel. What do they do? They smear us. So screw them!

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