Former President Barack Obama officially waded into the 2018 midterm elections this week; endorsing over 80 liberal candidates across the country and notably ignoring socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Obama threw his full support behind dozens of Democratic hopefuls Wednesday, releasing an official statement that outlined his agenda and how he hopes to help the left-wing candidates before November.
Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent: pic.twitter.com/gWzalQhFas
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2018
“I am proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates—leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent,” Obama said in a statement on Wednesday. “I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that’s broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility and the rule of law.”
Absent from his list was Cortez, who raised eyebrows throughout Democratic circles after she defeated longtime incumbent and party insider Joe Crowley in New York.
Read the full report at Fox News.
AMNESIA: Here’s How the Media Responded When ONE Athlete Refused to Visit OBAMA
The mainstream media continued its all-out war with the Trump administration this week, attacking the President after he abruptly canceled a ceremony with the Philadelphia Eagles; conveniently forgetting their outrage when just one professional athlete refused to meet President Obama.
Back in January of 2012, just one NHL star refused to meet with then-President Obama at the White House after winning the Stanley Cup, writing on Facebook that “I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.”
“Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House.”
ESPN’s response to the silent protest: “When the president of the United States invites you and all your teammates to the White House to honor your Stanley Cup championship, you go and represent the team.”
“Thomas’ absence was uncalled for,” added the author.
Read ESPN’s full response here.
'NOT HELPFUL': Secret Email Shows Strzok ‘WORRIED’ About Hillary Probe
Recently released emails show anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok worried that former President Barack Obama’s public comments would impact the public’s perception of the ongoing Hillary email investigation.
According to Fox News, the communications show Strzok was highly concerned that the President’s statement was “not helpful” and warned the White House “there is a line they need to hold.”
“Below not helpful,” Strzok wrote to top FBI counterintelligence official. “Certainly the WH is going to do whatever it wants, but there is a line they need to hold with regard to the appearance of non-interference.”
The emails echo similar comments made in James Comey’s new tell-all book, where the former FBI chief claims Obama “jeopardized” the Hillary probe by making comments that caused many to question the administration’s role in the investigation.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation,” writes Comey.