DML Morning Briefing Wed. Mar. 24: Dems pushing for gun control, radical election bill, and more…
By Team DML
Today is March 24 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning.
1 – Twitter allows misinformation to spread about “white man” before gunman in Monday’s Boulder, Colorado massacre is identified
On Tuesday, police identified the gunman in the mass shooting at a Boulder, Colorado grocery store as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old resident of Arvada, Colo., who immigrated to the U.S. from Syria as a child in 2002. He has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder. A motive for the attack has not yet been made public.
Prior to the gunman being identified, Twitter allowed the left to go wild with accusations and attacks against the “white” man. One tweet was from Kamala Harris’s niece, who deleted her tweet and tried to clean it up, with a new attack.
“The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country,” Meena Harris tweeted on Monday.
Harris later added, “I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by white men.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar is catching backlash for her comment:
And liberal filmmaker Michael Moore made this bizarre statement:
DML: I’ll be talking about this on my podcast today!
2 – Democrats now making a major push for gun control after Boulder shooting
On Tuesday, Joe Biden responded to the Boulder shooting by calling for a ban on certain guns. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday that Biden is also considering “executive action” to accomplish his ban on certain guns.
“We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. We can close loopholes in our gun background check system. This is not a partisan issue — it’s an American issue that will save lives. Congress needs to act,” he tweeted.
A video has resurfaced of Biden during his presidential campaign. Biden called a Detroit factory worker “full of sh*t” when he said he was “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right.”
‘The View’ host: People who ‘insist’ on owning assault rifles are not patriots
The Washington Examiner reports: The View co-host Sunny Hostin reacted to a deadly mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, by saying that people who “insist on owning” assault rifles are not patriots.
“I don’t think we can any longer equate freedom with the unfettered right to own assault rifles,” Hostin said Tuesday on The View. “That is not freedom because I feel like a hostage right now. I feel like a hostage to the selfish people that insist on owning these types of weapons…. You are not a patriot because you think you have the right to own these types of weapons. You are not a patriot. You should be taking care of your fellow Americans.”
VIDEO BELOW. (1:00-minute mark to 2:20)
Republican Sen. John Kennedy said, “We don’t need more gun control, we need more idiot controls.”
DML: I’ve never yet seen a gun pick itself up off the table and start firing.
3 – Senate set for clash on hot-button elections bill Dems say boosts voting rights, GOP decries as power grab
Fox News reports: The Senate is set for a major clash Wednesday on one of the Democrats’ top priorities with a hearing on S.1, the Senate version of the controversial elections bill known as H.R.1 in the House, which would make broad changes to how American elections are run.
Democrats say the bill will bolster voting rights and therefore civil rights, while Republicans argue it is simply aimed at solidifying Democratic control of government. The hearing in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee will start at 10 a.m.
S.1 and its House companion are massive, sweeping pieces of legislation that ban states from requiring photo ID to vote; raise barriers for states to clear voter rolls; require states to offer drop boxes for 45 days before an election; reshape the FEC and much more. It represents a vast expansion of the federal government’s role in elections administered by states.
Democrats have framed H.R. 1 and S.1 as major civil rights priorities and are expected to say the bill represents nothing less at the hearing Wednesday.
Poll reveals: Majority of Black and Hispanic Voters Support Voter ID
Breitbart reports: A majority of Americans, including a majority of black and Hispanic voters, overwhelmingly support voter ID, a key election integrity measure, a HEP and HEP Action survey — which comes as Democrats continue to advance H.R. 1 — revealed.
Jason Snead, the Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project, sent a memo to members of Congress ahead of Wednesday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing on House-passed H.R. 1, or the “For the People Act,” which would essentially federalize U.S. elections, stripping states of their ability to implement basic election integrity measures, such as voter ID, by micromanaging the election process administered by each individual state.
Contrary to the Democrat Party’s narrative, Snead’s memo reveals that the majority of voters, including the majority of black and Hispanic voters, support basic election integrity measures such as voter ID, which Democrats routinely describe as a form of voter suppression.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans across the board favor requiring individuals to show an ID before casting a ballot, compared to 15 percent who oppose the idea. This is a common theme across party lines, with 92 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of Independents, and 63 percent of Democrats supporting voter ID. This includes a majority of black and Hispanic voters, who back voter ID laws 64 percent to 22 percent and 78 percent to 16 percent, respectively.
The survey also found that over three-quarters of low income voters “reject the notion that showing an ID is a ‘burden,’ despite frequent claims from the left.”
Michelle Obama, Large Group of Hollywood Celebrities Push Bill That Would Ease Voter ID Requirements
Breitbart reports: A slew of Hollywood celebrities including Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Chrissy Teigen have added their names to Michelle Obama’s effort to convince the Senate to pass the “For the People Act” — a Democratic bill that would expand vote by mail and ease requirements for voter photo identification.
Condemned by Republicans as a potential disaster for the country, the 791-page bill would also restore voting rights to convicted felons and facilitate ballot harvesting.
DML: I recently explained the 8 worst parts of this bill. CLICK HERE to listen.
4 – Black Lives Matter protesters march to popular grocery store and trap customers inside
The Washington Examiner reports: Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched to a Wegmans grocery store in Rochester, New York, trapping customers inside on the anniversary of Daniel Prude’s arrest.
“We have a long walk today. We’re shutting s— down,” protesters shouted as they marched to the popular Northeast grocery store.
About 200 protesters marched to the store, prompting it to lock down with an estimated 100 customers still inside the building.
DML: This is totally out of control!
5 – Wall Street warns Cuomo tax hikes could trigger exodus of top earners
Fox Business reports: Executives at some of Wall Street’s biggest firms warned New York lawmakers that raising taxes could cause high-income earners who fled the state during the coronavirus pandemic to leave permanently.
In a Monday letter addressed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic leaders of the state legislature, 250 business executives warned that a bevy of tax hikes proposed in mid-March could jeopardize New York’s recovery from the economic crisis inflicted by COVID-19. The letter states the increases are unnecessary because the state is poised to receive a financial windfall from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
“Many members of our workforce have resettled their families in other locations, generally with far lower taxes than New York, and the proposed tax increases will make it harder to get them to return,” the executives wrote. “This is not about companies threatening to leave the state; this is simply about our people voting with their feet.”
The letter was signed by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Citi CEO Jane Fraser, BNY Mellon CEO Thomas Gibbons and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.
DML: I already left!