Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state was approved in a narrow vote Monday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The approval came after Sen. Rand Paul said he would support Pompeo as the next secretary of state — virtually guaranteeing that he would be confirmed by the full Senate.

“I just finished speaking to @realDonaldTrump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo,” the Kentucky Republican said in a series of tweets explaining his change of heart.

“After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation the Director Pompeo agrees with @realDonaldTrump,” he wrote.

“President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan,” he continued.

“Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State.”

His announcement came as the committee was set to vote on Pompeo.

He faced a tough fight there, but with Paul’s support and the backing of several Democrats he will be able to win a vote by the full Senate.

Source:nypost.com

Trump’s DHS Secretary Confirms They Are Preparing To Arrest Sanctuary City Leaders

The sanctuary cities are a disgrace to the country! The full force of the DOJ should come down on them and cut off all federal funds to cities and states that want their own definition of ”following the law.” State officials who encourage these law breaking people to come to the state should be held accountable violating their oath of office.

Via The Daily Wire: “On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she would be asking the Department of Justice to look into prosecuting officials in sanctuary cities. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Trump has already threatened to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

This strategy could actually bear legal fruit, according to Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. She told The Daily Caller that, “a criminal case against a sanctuary official or government is possible, although probably as a last resort, after they have exhausted other options, and when the facts of the case are particularly egregious or concerning.” The governing statutes are typically used to prosecute human traffickers who hide illegal immigrants from federal detention; that law could theoretically be applied against local officials who refuse to detain illegal immigrants after a request from the federal government.”

 

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Sanctuary Cities needs to be put out of commission. They are outside the rule of Law and those officials making them possible should be rounded up and arrested. Shut down sanctuary cities and charge government, state and local officials who harbor illegals and turn a blind eye to the laws on illegal immigrants.

 Also According to the Washington Times:Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.

Mr. Homan repeated that demand in an interview with Fox News earlier this year, setting off a firestorm of criticism.

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It’s Official. Trump’s DHS Secretary: They Are Preparing To Arrest Sanctuary City Leaders

It could be just a matter of time before DHS comes with a warrant for leaders of city and and states that encourage illegal aliens to stay in their cities without the threat of legal arrest and deportation.

This puts mayors like Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, De Blasio of New York, Jerry Brown Governor of California in panic mode.

According to the Washington Times:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.

Mr. Homan repeated that demand in an interview with Fox News earlier this year, setting off a firestorm of criticism.

Source:conservativepost.com

Alabama Secretary of State Launches Fraud Investigation Following Roy Moore Senate Election Loss

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced on Monday he was launching an investigation into potential voter fraud in the Alabama U.S. Senate special election, which took place last week.

Democrat Doug Jones won the election taking 49.9 percent of the vote to Republican Judge Roy Moore’s 48.4 percent, with approximately 20,700 votes separating the two, according to The New York Times.

Merrill explained to WALA that his office will be investigating statements made by a Doug Jones supporter at the candidate’s election night party. The unidentified man said that he and others came from around the country to vote for the Democrat.

WALA reporter Kati Weis asked him, “Why are you excited to see this victory?”

He responded, “Because, we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!”

Merrill was asked about the man’s statement.

“Well, it’s very disconcerting when someone who’s not from Alabama says that they participated in our election, so now it’s incumbent upon us to try to identify this young man, to see what kind of role he played, if it was to simply play a canvassing roll, or if he was part of a process that went out and tried to register voters, or if he himself actually became a registered voter,” Merrill replied.

“We don’t have any evidence of people doing that, our numbers do not indicate that has happened, but when you have someone actually recorded on television saying that they voted, and that’s what he said, then we’ve got to get to the bottom of that,” the secretary of state added.

The Moore campaign has sent out multiple appeals over the last few days seeking contributions to investigate the allegations of voter fraud.

In a Tuesday email, Moore stated, “Our program to ensure the integrity of this election is up and running.”

“We’re already receiving reports of potential voter fraud and other irregularities from voters all across Alabama,” he said.

As reported by The Western Journal, Moore has not conceded the race to Jones yet.

In a video statement last week, the judge noted thousands of ballots including overseas military personnel and provisional ballots were yet to be counted.

Merrill’s office released the number of those ballots on Wednesday.

WHNT reported 366 ballots from overseas had been received and 2,888 of the 4,967 provisional ballots cast were verified and will be counted.

However, the difference will not be enough to trigger an automatic recount, even if all the ballots went to Moore. An automatic recount paid for by the state occurs only when there is a 0.5 percent difference or less between the candidates.

The Moore campaign can pay for a recount, which it would likely seek to do if evidence were found of significant voter fraud.

Merrill has indicated the election results will not be certified any earlier than Dec. 26 or later than Jan. 3.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Attacked Because Of Her ‘Chunky’ Weight, Southern Accent 

PERSONAL ATTACKS WERE LAUNCHED AGAINST WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS. NAMELY, TWO LEFTISTS MALE COLUMNISTS RIDICULED HER WEIGHT AND HER SOUTHERN ACCENT.

In a column published on Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times, David Horsey commented on Sanders’ appearance, writing that she “looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games.”

“Rather than the fake eyelashes and formal dresses she puts on for news briefings, Sanders seems as if she’d be more comfortable in sweats and running shoes,” Horsey wrote.

“Yet, even if Trump privately wishes he had a supermodel for a press secretary, he is lucky to have Sanders,” he added.

Horsey also drew the cartoon that followed his column, which featured a caricature of Sanders wearing a military uniform and standing behind a podium, and titled it “Big Mother…”

After facing backlash over his comments, Horsey apologized in a post that was posted ahead of his column on the Los Angeles Times’ website.

“I want to apologize to Times readers — and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper,” Horsey wrote.

“It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself,” he continued.

Horsey concluded, “It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries.”

The “offending description” was deleted from Horsey’s column.

ON FRIDAY, SANDERS WAS RIDICULED BY A COLUMNIST FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES WHO SAW IT AS A PROBLEM THE FACT THAT SHE HAD A SOUTHERN ACCENT.

After contesting that Sanders “needs a vocabulary lesson,” Frank Bruni said that she is “serving a function other than communication, which turns out not to be her forte.”

“To listen to her pronounce ‘priorities’ is akin to hearing the air seep out of a flat tire, and she leaves half of the consonants on the curb,” Bruni continued parenthetically, attacking Sanders for her southern accent.

“She’s awful at this,” wrote Bruni, referring to Sanders’ capabilities as White House press secretary. “But that makes her an excellent fit for an administration in which mediocrity, inadequate experience and nepotism run rampant.”

Source:www.nationalinsiderpatriot.com