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DEVELOPING: Catholic Priests, Jewish Groups SUE De Blasio, Cuomo over Worship Ban, Blast ‘Monarchy’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.15.20

A group of Catholic Priests and Jewish organizations are reportedly suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over their worship ban during the Coronavirus lockdown; accusing the local leaders of ruling like an “absolute monarchy.”

“Catholic priests and Jewish congregants have filed a lawsuit against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over alleged double standards on worship and protests during pandemic restrictions,” reports the Daily Caller.

“Two Catholic priests from upstate New York and three Orthodox Jewish congregants from Brooklyn filed lawsuit June 10 against Cuomo, de Blasio, and Attorney General Letitia James in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York,” adds the website.

“It is time to end New York’s experiment in absolute monarchy,” said Thomas More Society Special Counsel Christopher Ferrara. “We are asking the court to put an end to these unconstitutional executive orders and their prejudicial enforcement.”

Read the full report at the Daily Caller.

AMERICAN HERO: WWII Veteran Views DC Memorials, Passes Away on ‘Honor Flight’ Home

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.13.19

A World War II veteran passed away over the weekend on board an “honor flight” home after viewing memorials and attractions throughout Washington, DC.

“A 95-year-old military veteran died aboard an Honor Flight carrying World War II veterans back from a war memorial tour of Washington, D.C.,” reports USA Today.

“While on the all-expenses-paid trip back to his retirement home in California, Frank Manchel, the longtime owner of now-closed Price’s Menswear in Dearborn, collapsed aboard a chartered jet shortly before it was due to land Sunday,” adds the article.

“It was almost instantaneous,” said the founder of Honor Flight San Diego. “He was laughing, chatting, having a good time — and then he collapsed.”

Passengers on board said a prayer for the WWII veteran then draped his body in the American flag.

Read the full report at USA Today.

AMERICAN HERO: Watch This 97-Year-Old Paratrooper Recreate His D-DAY JUMP 75 Years Later

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.06.19

97-year-old paratrooper Tom Rice recreated his heroic D-Day jump into France 75 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy Thursday; taking part in the international commemoration of one of history’s most consequential battles.

President Trump gathered with world leaders Thursday in Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War 2; drawing rare praise from left-wing critics across the United States.

“This is perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today. We were all wondering if he would veer from his remarks, go off of his script but he stayed on script, stayed on message and, I think, rose to the moment,” said CNN’s Acosta following the speech.

“That could not be more of a fact check true,” he added. “It was really one of those moments that Donald Trump needed to rise to in order to, I think, walk away from the cemetery, walk away from this hallowed ground and have people back at home saying, ‘You know what, no matter what I think about the current president of the United States, he said the right thing at Normandy. He did the right thing at Normandy.’”

“[Trump] delivered what, again, I believe is the strongest speech of his presidency,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

President Trump recited Franklin D. Roosevelt’s prayer delivered moments before the Allied invasion of France on the 75th anniversary of the historic battle Wednesday; saying the enemy may “hurl back our forces, but we shall return again and again.”

The President was flanked by world leaders in Portsmouth, England just one day before he travels to Normandy to mark the turning point of World War II.

“Almighty God, our sons, the pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor. A struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity. They will need thy blessings, for the enemy is strong,” said Trump.

“He may hurl back our forces, but we shall return again and again. We know that by thy grace and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph. Some will never return, embrace these Father, and receive them, these heroic servants into thy kingdom,” he added.

“Oh Lord, give us faith in thee, faith in our sons, faith in each other, and faith in our united crusade. Thy will be done, Almighty God, amen,” Trump concluded.

Watch the historic moment above.

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