Kevin McCarthy just dropped the hammer on this PBS reporter in the most epic way possible
Kevin McCarthy is settling into his role as Speaker of the House.
And the so-called “mainstream” media are trying to give him the business.
But Kevin McCarthy just dropped the hammer on this PBS reporter in the most epic way possible.
It took 15 rounds of voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to be voted Speaker of the House.
That’s mainly due to the fact that many conservatives within the Republican Party didn’t trust him to actually be a conservative or hit back at the Left.
Thus far, Speaker McCarthy has at least passed the test of pushing back against the Democrat Media Complex.
In response to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) breaking from decorum and stripping Republicans of their committee assignments, McCarthy did the same to a handful of Democrats – albeit, for much better reasons.
And the corporate-controlled press cannot get over it.
Only Democrats are allowed to bend the rules.
During a press conference, PBS’ Lisa Desjardins grilled Speaker McCarthy for removing Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee.
Desjardins tried to have a “gotcha” moment by mentioning freshman Congressman George Santos (R-NY), who could possibly be expelled from Congress for fabricating seemingly every aspect about his life.
Speaker McCarthy pointed out to Desjardins that Rep. Santos was not on the Intelligence Committee – a key difference, as the Committee is entrusted with some of the most sensitive national security information possible.
But Desjardins just continued trying to talk over McCarthy.
“Okay, let me be very clear and respectful to you,” the Speaker interjected. “You asked me a question. When I answer it, it’s the answer to your question. You don’t get to determine whether I answer your question or not, okay?”
McCarthy went on to rip Reps. Schiff and Swalwell for their behavior.
“The Intel Committee is different,” McCarthy explained. “You know why? Because what happens in the Intel Committee, you don’t know. What happens in the Intel Committee, the secrets that are going on in the world, other Members of Congress don’t know. What did Adam Schiff do as the Chairman of the Intel Committee? What Adam Schiff did, use his power as the Chairman and lied to the American public. Even the Inspector General said it.”
Speaker McCarthy is obviously absolutely correct.
Schiff abused his position to lie to the American people about the intel he was receiving regarding former President Donald Trump and the now debunked “Russian collusion” hoax.
“And if you want to talk about Swalwell, let’s talk about Swalwell,” McCarthy added. “Because you have not had the briefing that I had. I had the briefing and Nancy Pelosi had the briefing from the FBI. The FBI never came before this Congress to tell the leadership of this Congress that Eric Swalwell had a problem with a Chinese spy until he served on Intel.”
“So it wasn’t just us who were concerned about it, the FBI was concerned about putting a Member of Congress on the Intel Committee that has the rights to see things that others don’t because of his knowledge and relationship with a Chinese spy,” he continued. “They brought it to the works of the leaders.”
Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell don’t belong anywhere near the Intelligence Committee, yet Democrats are oddly obsessed with them being on it.
Hopefully Kevin McCarthy continues to have a backbone when dealing with the Left.
Karine Jean-Pierre’s massive failure could mean one huge press briefing change
Karine Jean-Pierre is in over her head as White House press secretary.
Her press conferences range from cringeworthy to disastrous.
And Jean-Pierre’s massive failure could mean one huge press briefing change.
Democrats routinely use celebrities to boost their image and attach their name and likeness to political priorities.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to do that with the cast of the Apple+ comedy Ted Lasso, but the press briefing went sideways when reporter Simon Ateba asked Jean-Pierre persistent questions.
Ateba, who reports for Today News Africa, has become the bane of Jean-Pierre’s existence, refusing to let her evade certain topics.
During the Ted Lasso train wreck, Ateba said, “This is the U.S. This is not China. This is not Russia. What you’re doing is not right…What you are doing is you’re making a mockery of the First Amendment. It’s been seven months you’ve not called on me.”
Jean-Pierre, mortified to be challenged in front of Hollywood actors, apologized to the Ted Lasso cast.
And now the White House could be pushing for tighter controls on press passes in order to box out reporters like Ateba.
Sources told the Daily Beast that Jean-Pierre “would like a quick return to Obama-era credentialing requirements for hard passes, which take several months to process and allow reporters to regularly enter the White House complex without prior permission.”
In the Obama era, the White House generally only gave press passes to reporters who were accredited by a chamber of Congress or the Supreme Court.
The stricter criteria for hard passes would presumably deny access to a reporter like Ateba.
After the Ted Lasso incident, AP reporter Zeke Miller apologized on behalf of the entire press for Ateba’s “unacceptable” behavior.
He said, “I just want to express our apologies in the press corps to the folks watching at home for the display we saw earlier. Our responsibility is to them. We’re here to ask questions on their behalf, to hold their government accountable because they can’t all be here. You know, this isn’t about us.”
Ateba is currently suing the White House Correspondents’ Association for denying him membership.
He wrote, “I have decided to take legal action against the White House Correspondents Association since they made false claims against me and my company and did not abide by their own membership guidelines. From now on, I will let my lawyer talk about the case but I will fight like hell because as they sit in the briefing room collecting salaries, they don’t know there are people like me who build companies from scratch. Pray for me.”
The establishment clique will do anything to protect the Biden administration.
A Never Trumper just snipped his credibility with an alarming statement in the NYT he’ll never recover from
Donald Trump did a lot of sorting in the Republican Party in 2016.
He exposed many of the frauds and grifters.
And now one Never Trumper has just snipped his credibility with an alarming statement in the NYT that he’ll never recover from.
Donald Trump became a permanent enemy of the D.C. establishment in February 2016 during the South Carolina GOP primary.
Trump told Jeb Bush that his brother lied the country into the Iraq War, effectively painting Bush and the neocons as warmongers.
Prior to that moment, even king neocon Bill Kristol wrote favorably of Trump, suspecting Trump might have been a security hawk.
From that moment forward, Kristol and the neocons have attacked Trump with every weapon in their arsenal.
Kristol even recruited former National Review writer David French to launch a third party run in 2016 to siphon votes away from Trump and hand the election to Hillary Clinton, who would reliably bomb whichever country the neocons wanted.
French withdrew his name from consideration but became one of the leaders of the Never Trump movement.
Unsurprisingly, French now writes for the New York Times, and like so many of the other Never Trump warmongers, he has reversed almost all of his positions, except war; in fact, French recently promoted an article at Commentary Magazine that defended the Iraq War.
French has effectively bent the knee to the “woke” Left on a number of issues, particularly “gender-affirming” butchery on children.
French wrote in a recent Times column, “Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas issued a directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate as ‘abuse’ both surgical and pharmaceutical interventions for transgender children, regardless of the good faith and desires of the parents, children and caregivers involved. To understand the gravity of the state interference with parental authority, it’s worth remembering the words of Chief Justice Warren Burger in the 1972 case Wisconsin v. Yoder, in which he wrote that the ‘primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.’ To simply presume that parents are abusive because they may dissent from state consensus on transgender care is to violate this principle of American law.”
First, French doesn’t seem similarly outraged about parents losing custody of their children for not “gender-affirming” or psychologists being threatened with loss of licensure for the same reason.
Nevertheless, he apparently does believe that parents having genitalia altering surgery and hormone manipulations performed on their children – what he terms “transgender care” – is somehow equivalent to the Amish parents that Justice Burger wrote of who took their kids out of government schools.
At least he does now that he works for the New York Times.
French was singing a different tune about transgenderism not that long ago.
In 2019, French called Drag Queen Story Hour a “blessing of liberty,” but in 2016 during the transgender bathroom controversy, French wrote in National Review, “North Carolina’s lawsuit represents a direct challenge to the notion that the EEOC can amend federal law merely by changing its ‘interpretation.’ It also challenges the very idea that requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex represents sex discrimination. The Obama administration credulously buys the notion that a man in a dress or a man who has been surgically mutilated is now a ‘woman,’ and it seeks to enforce that notion with the full power of the federal government. AS I said before, quack science meets quack law, and the Constitution is the casualty.”
French dismissed transgenderism as “quick science” and mocked the idea that a “surgically mutilated” man could become a woman.
A reader took exception with French’s words and wrote, “The phrase ‘surgically mutilated’ both mischaracterizes sex reassignment surgery & shows your inherent transphobia.”
French responded, “Mutilation is still mutilation, even when done with a scalpel. So very sad.”
One reader objected to French’s characterizing trans surgery as “mutilation.” Here was French’s reply: pic.twitter.com/wXJNsQUqBS
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) March 15, 2023
Conservatives have often been criticized as leftists simply driving the speed limit.
When people like Kristol and French were considered at the forefront of thought on the American Right for so long, it’s easy to see how America has been overtaken by “wokeness.”
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
Karine Jean-Pierre told one lie that Tucker Carlson made her pay for
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been disastrous at her job.
She makes people actually miss the days of Jen Psaki.
And Jean-Pierre told one lie that Tucker Carlson made her pay for.
The Democrats are in full-blown panic mode over Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The primetime host uses his highest-rated cable news show to demolish the lies told by the D.C. establishment.
Recently, Carlson has gone after the narrative that January 6 was an armed insurrection orchestrated by Donald Trump to overthrow American democracy.
The claim was always absurd, but it has been made even more absurd since Carlson released never-before-seen security footage from that day.
Now Carlson just caught White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre telling a lie about January 6.
Jean-Pierre perpetuated the falsehood that the Capitol Hill riot was the worst attack on American democracy.
Jean-Pierre said, “The wide range of bipartisan lawmakers, you heard them all yesterday, you guys reported on it, who have condemned this false depiction of the unprecedented violent attack upon our Constitution and the rule of law, which cost police officers their lives.”
But Jean-Pierre and other Democrats have completely dropped the George Floyd riots from their memory.
On May 29th, 2020, far-Left rioters burned a historic church across from the White House and attacked the White House barrier itself.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 114 officers were assaulted on January 6, but even more were injured on May 29th, 2020.
Carlson said, “Burning a church across from the White House. Those are the George Floyd riots. What was the toll there? Now, we’re not going to guess. We’re going to go again right to the government, according to a recently released GAO report last month. During those attacks, the 2020 attack on the White House by left wing mobs, ‘Federal Protective Services, the Secret Service and the Park Police reported that at least 180 officers were injured during the demonstrations, including concussions, lacerations, exposure to chemical gas and severe burning.’”
And that’s just one attack in one city in one night.
The George Floyd riots lasted for months, spanned the country, killed dozens of people, and caused over $2 billion in property damage.
The Democrats are desperate for people to forget about the George Floyd riots because they explode the narrative that January 6 was an “unprecedented” attack on the country.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
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