DML Morning Briefing Feb 4: The left goes crazy over Trump and Brady friendship, GOP loses it’s head with Cheney.
Today is February 4 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1.Cheney easily survives push to strip her of her House GOP leadership
Fox News: Embattled GOP Rep. Liz Cheney didn’t apologize for her vote three weeks ago to impeach then-President Trump. And in the end, she didn’t need to.
The House Republican Conference Chair on Wednesday night easily survived a push by House GOP Trump loyalists to strip her of her number three leadership position.
In a secret ballot vote by the entire House Republican Conference, only 61 members voted to strip Cheney of her leadership role, with 145 supporting her.
Cheney was under fire over her vote three weeks ago to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters. Cheney was the most senior of 10 Republicans who joined all 222 House Democrats to impeach Trump, with 197 GOP representatives voting against impeachment.
DML: This is why the GOP is dead. In keeping Cheney in place they show how clueless they are to how people on the right feel. Rep. Greene, who is the flip side of the coin, kept her place too, which is something the GOP had no choice but doing without losing every Trump supporter. No matter how you feel about the Cheney or Greene, it shows how ass backwards the GOP is today. One woman is devout to “Q” and the other is devout to the establishment. You could not have two greater opposing figures. This sort of splintering kills the party.
2-Supreme Court Removes Cases Defending Trump Border Policies
WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court removed two high-profile border security cases from its docket on Wednesday, one concerning the Trump administration’s building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and the other concerning keeping migrants in Mexico while their petitions to enter the United States are pending.
The Biden administration advised the justices that the government was reversing course on both matters and that rulings from the Court might no longer be necessary, and so the justices started the process for dismissing the cases.
These cases have been in federal court since former President Donald Trump began implementing his 2016 campaign promises to deal with the long-standing immigration problems on America’s southern border. Both policies were met with immediate legal challenges that have been working their way through the court system.
In 2018, Trump’s team implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), invoking special authorities in immigration law allowing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to keep certain applicants for admission into the United States on Mexican soil while reviewing their claims for admission. Previously, those aliens would typically enter the U.S. illegally, then be released into the general American population while their claims were being reviewed. The vast majority of those claims would ultimately be rejected, but often the illegal aliens would have already disappeared into this country and would remain here indefinitely.
In 2019, Trump declared a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexican border, and the Office of Management and Budget found various funding streams in the federal budget that could be redirected to finance construction of the border wall. Those funding decisions survived initial court challenges, resulting in over 400 miles of border wall built during the Trump administration.
Those challenges finally reached the Supreme Court in 2020. The justices granted review, and the Trump administration had filed briefs defending those policies, which were slated for oral arguments in 2021, with decisions to be handed down by June.
Immediately upon taking office, President Joe Biden decided to reverse course on both policies. The U.S. Department of Justice then informed the Court of these developments, resulting in the Court’s removing those cases from the docket of upcoming argument dates. Though technically on hold at the moment, both cases are expected to be sent back to the lower courts for dismissal in the coming weeks.
DML: The Democrats are Disgusting. I have no words beyond the one. Watch video below for reminder of what’s to come…. lies, lies, lies.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged President Joe Biden’s Education Secretary nominee on his statement it is “appropriate” to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports by asking, “What planet are you from?”
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4-Parler CEO John Matze says he’s been terminated by board: ‘I did not participate in this decision’
Parler has terminated CEO John Matze, according to a memo Matze sent to staffers that has been obtained by Fox News.
“On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler. I did not participate in this decision,” Matze wrote. “I understand that those who now control the company have made some communications to employees and other third parties that have unfortunately created confusion and prompted me to make this public statement.”
DML: Somebody has to be the fall guy. Truthfully, nobody can be blamed from what I can see. This is big tech destroying the right’s only competition on social media.
5-USA Today column argues Tom Brady has gotten ‘undeserved pass’ for supporting Trump, cites ‘white privilege’
With Tom Brady days away from playing in his tenth Super Bowl, a USA Today sports columnist has taken aim at the NFL superstar over his past support of former President Donald Trump.
In a piece published Tuesday headlined, “Tom Brady has gotten an undeserved pass for his past support of Donald Trump,” Nancy Armour accused the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback of being “happy to talk politics until he wasn’t.”
Armour cited the presence of a “Make America Great Again” hat in Brady’s locker while he was a member of the New England Patriots and previous comments he made supporting his “friend” Trump before insisting it’s no longer convenient to talk about the 45th president now that he’s out of office and facing a second impeachment trial.
“How mighty white [sic] of him,” Armour wrote. “Brady’s ability to enter and exit the debate at his choosing, to shield himself from accountability, is the height of white [sic] privilege. As this country grapples with the far reaches of systemic racism, look no further than Brady, for whom the expectations, and allowances granted, will always be different.”
DML: Trump has had a long standing friendship with Brady, but the crazy f*cks at USA TODAY are the gum that sticks to a shoe. I will dive deep into this today on my podcast.