DML Morning Briefing June 21

Colbert speaks out, Biden reaches illegal alien milestone, debate over America’s birthday, and more…

By  Anneta Griffee

Today is June 21. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.

1 – Stephen Colbert breaks his silence on staffers’ arrests at Capitol building on Monday’s ‘Late Show’
Fox News reports: Stephen Colbert addressed the recent arrests of his crew and production members, who were caught and charged with being in an unauthorized area of a U.S. Capitol building last week.

During Monday night’s “Late Show,” Colbert downplayed the arrests as a “very professional” interaction between his staff and “cautious” Capitol Police officers.

The host opened the show by asking the audience about their weekends before joking, “Well, I had an interesting one and some members of my staff had a memorable one.”

“The Capitol police were just doing their job, my staff was just doing their job, everyone was very professional, everyone was very calm,” the host continued. “My staffers were detained, processed and released. A very unpleasant experience for my staff.”

MY TAKE: “Just doing their job?”  Seriously?  That’s his excuse?

Breitbart reports: President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released nearly 1.05 million border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States since he took office in late January 2021.

In May, DHS released more than 95,000 border crossers and illegal aliens — a foreign population four times the size of Key West, Florida — into American communities as part of the Biden administration’s expansive Catch and Release network.

Since taking office, Biden has now released nearly 1.05 million border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior — twice the population of Wyoming, larger than the population of Austin, Texas, and twice the population of Atlanta, Georgia.

Biden’s Catch and Release network ensures that border crossers and illegal aliens arriving at the southern border are briefly detained before being released into the U.S. interior by way of buses and domestic commercial flights often paid for by taxpayer-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

As Breitbart News exclusively reported, sources at DHS have said that they are currently acting as a “full service travel agency” for border crossers and illegal aliens.

“We’re aiding and abetting illegal entry to the United States,” the source said. “We’re using government cars to transport people to American towns. It’s working like an Uber service.”



MY TAKE: This should be grounds for impeachment!

3 – Left-wing politician who preaches ‘defund the NYPD’ moved out of her ‘unsafe’ district
The New York Post reports: A left-wing state lawmaker who has pushed for cutting police funding first moved to the district she is seeking to represent in Congress because “safety issues” near “the projects” in Harlem prompted her to shack up with her tech bro then-fiancé in the Financial District, The Post has learned.

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D-Lower Manhattan) told a local publication in 2016 — when she was campaigning to initially get elected to her current seat — that she headed to the wealthier Manhattan neighborhood because she witnessed a pair of disturbing crimes and fell victim to one.

“I actually was robbed when I was living in Harlem. My boyfriend at the time, my fiancé, didn’t think I was safe up there, so he told me to move in, and so that’s how I moved to the Financial District with him,” she explained in an interview with the Lo-Down NY. “He was already living there.”

Four years later, her since-updated issues section for her most recent Assembly campaign read, “She believes that we are long overdue for police reform in this country and that we need to defund millions from the police in order to put critical funding back into our social services, education, and housing.”


MY TAKE: There’s another one – “rules for thee, not for me!”

4 – Major University Bars White And Asian Students From STEM Program, Professor Claims
The Daily Caller reports: The University of Cincinnati changed the language of its STEM program to exclude white and Asian students, an economics professor alleged to The College Fix.

A new complaint of discrimination was filed against the University of Cincinnati’s STEM program to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by professor emeritus of economics at the University of Michigan-Flint Mark Perry, The College Fix reported. The new filing comes after OCR closed the original investigation into Perry’s sex-based discrimination complaint against the university in 2020, saying the program was no longer gender-specific.

UPRISE, the university’s STEM program, is meant to provide research opportunities to “talented UC undergraduates from under-represented groups,” the website reads. The program originally was titled “Research Experience for Women Undergraduates,” The College Fix reported.

“It’s a well-known and accepted statistical fact that the two main groups who do not qualify as being ‘under-represented in STEM fields’ are (a) White males and (b) Asian males,” Perry told the College Fix. “Instead of equitably opening the program to all students including male students (which I guess was anathema and abhorrent), they renamed and repackaged the summer research program.”


MY TAKE: Isn’t this racism?

5 – Bye Bye, Fourth of July? CNN Says Juneteenth Is ‘America’s True Birthday’
The Washington Free Beacon reports: CNN opinion writer Peniel Joseph argued Friday that Juneteenth is just as much “America’s true birthday” as the Fourth of July.

Joseph, a social justice activist and University of Texas at Austin professor, said the June 19 holiday “matters now more than ever,” claiming that former president Donald Trump and the Republican Party are causing “fear, anger, and anxiety about Black citizenship.”

Few people knew about Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 date on which slaves in Texas learned they were free, until mainstream media in 2020 blasted Trump for holding a rally on the day. Trump later postponed his rally “out of respect.” Juneteenth last year became a federal holiday thanks to historic Republican-sponsored legislation.


MY TAKE: Oh no, you WON’T replace America’s JULY 4TH birthday!