So-called members of the progressive ‘Squad’ slammed Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on social media this week after the lawmaker said he plans to vote “no” on their Voting Bill and will not support eliminating the filibuster.
“Manchin & Co. be like ‘defund the police costs us elections’ while actively sabotaging our Dem agenda. Our movement was at the heart of the organizing that won us the 2020 elections. Now conservative Dems block our progress. Join us in saving lives or get out of our way,” posted Congresswoman Cori Bush on Twitter.
Manchin & Co. be like “defund the police costs us elections” while actively sabotaging our Dem agenda.
Our movement was at the heart of the organizing that won us the 2020 elections. Now conservative Dems block our progress.
Join us in saving lives or get out of our way.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) June 7, 2021
“I understand the frustrations,” Manchin said. “Ya know, this is a tough business we’re in.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
BIBI BLOCKS THE SQUAD: Netanyahu Releases Statement, Says Reps ‘Deny Israel’s Legitimacy’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied access to the country for Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Thursday; saying they routinely “deny Israel’s legitimacy” and call for a boycott against the Jewish State.
Read his full statement below:
No country in the world respects America and the American Congress more than the State of Israel. As a free and vibrant democracy, Israel is open to critics and criticism with one exception: Israeli law prohibits the entry into Israel of those who call for and work to impose boycotts on Israel, as do other democracies that prohibit the entry of people who seek to harm the country.
In fact, in the past the US did this to an Israeli member of Knesset, as well as to other public figures from around the world. Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress.
Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy.
For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.
A week ago, Israel warmly welcomed some 70 Democratic and Republican members of Congress, who expressed broad bipartisan support for Israel, which was also demonstrated a month ago in a resounding bipartisan vote against BDS in Congress.
However, the itinerary of the two Congresswomen reveals that the sole purpose of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it.
In addition, the organization that is funding their trip is Miftah, which is an avid supporter of BDS, and among whose members are those who have expressed support for terrorism against Israel.
Therefore, the minister of interior has decided not to allow their visit, and I, as prime minister, support his decision.
Nonetheless, if Congresswoman Tlaib submits a humanitarian request to visit her relatives, the minister of interior has announced that he will consider her request on the condition that she pledges not to act to promote boycotts against Israel during her visit.
DEMOCRAT HIT SQUAD: Mueller Added Liberal HUFFPOST Writer to Russia Probe Last Summer
Special counsel Robert Mueller added yet another liberal activist to his hit squad currently investigating President Trump’s relationship with Russian officials; hiring a left-wing Huffington Post contributor who promoted partisan Democratic policies between 2009 and 2014.
According to the Daily Caller, the special counsel’s office hired Aaron Zelinsky, a 34-year old Democrat, in June 2017 to help Mueller’s never-ending investigation into allegations the Trump campaign “colluded” with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.
“A review of his articles shows that he supported President Barack Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, opposed President George W. Bush’s policy on torture, wrote in defense of gun control and argued for government-imposed limits on how much corporate executives can earn,” writes the DC.
Zelinsky’s name is the latest on a growing list of left-wing activists currently working on Mueller’s team.
Late last year, the special counsel’s office came under fire for its repeated practice of hiring Democratic donors; including multiple individuals who donated thousands of dollars to both former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s failed bid for the White House.
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.