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Well, the votes are in, and the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the defense policy bill. Now, the proposed legislation will go to the Senate, where it is expected to be passed due to a collaboration between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Trump had previously argued against the bill because it would rename military bases named after Confederate officers and make it harder for a president to bring troops home. He also indicated that he would refuse to sign the bill unless it included a repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides certain protections for online platforms.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

The override vote, which required a two-thirds supermajority, was 322 to 87, with a majority of Republicans joining most Democrats in breaking with the president. The GOP-controlled Senate is expected to consider the bill as soon as Wednesday.

Here is the list of Republican lawmakers in the House who voted to override the president’s veto:

Robert B. Aderholt – Alabama

Mark E. Amodei – Nevada

Kelly Armstrong – North Dakota

Don Bacon – Nebraska

James R. Baird – Indiana

Troy Balderson – Ohio

Jim Banks – Indiana

Jack Bergman – Michigan

Mike Bost – Illinois

Kevin Brady – Texas

Mo Brooks – Alabama

Susan W. Brooks – Indiana

Vern Buchanan – Florida

Larry Bucshon – Indiana

Bradley Byrne – Alabama

Ken Calvert – California

Earl L. “Buddy” Carter – Georgia

Steve Chabot – Ohio

Liz Cheney – Wyoming

Tom Cole – Oklahoma

Michael Conaway – Texas

Eric A. “Rick” Crawford – Arkansas

Dan Crenshaw – Texas

John R. Curtis – Utah

Rodney Davis – Illinois

A.Drew Ferguson IV – Georgia

Brian K. Fitzpatrick – Pennsylvania

Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann – Tennessee

Bill Flores – Texas

Virginia Foxx – North Carolina

Mike Gallagher – Wisconsin

Mike Garcia – California

Greg Gianforte – Montana

Bob Gibbs – Ohio

Anthony Gonzalez – Ohio

Kay Granger – Texas

Garret Graves – Louisiana

Sam Graves – Missouri

Mark E. Green – Tennessee

Michael Guest – Mississippi

Brett Guthrie – Kentucky

Vicky Hartzler – Missouri

Jaime Herrera Beutler – Washington

French Hill – Arkansas

George Holding – North Carolina

Richard Hudson – North Carolina

Bill Huizenga – Michigan

Will Hurd – Texas

Mike Johnson – Louisiana

Bill Johnson – Ohio

Dusty Johnson – South Dakota

David P. Joyce – Ohio

John Katko – New York

Fred Keller – Pennsylvania

Trent Kelly – Mississippi

Mike Kelly – Pennsylvania

Peter T. King – New York

Adam Kinzinger – Illinois

David Kustoff – Tennessee

Darin LaHood – Illinois

Doug Lamborn – Colorado

Robert E. Latta – Ohio

Frank D. Lucas – Oklahoma

Blaine Luetkemeyer – Missouri

Michael T. McCaul – Texas

Patrick T. McHenry – North Carolina

Daniel Meuser – Pennsylvania

John R. Moolenaar – Michigan

Gregory F. Murphy – North Carolina

Dan Newhouse – Washington

Pete Olson – Texas

Steven M. Palazzo – Mississippi

Denver Riggleman – Virginia

Martha Roby – Alabama

Cathy McMorris Rodgers – Washington

Mike Rogers – Alabama

Harold Rogers – Kentucky

Francis Rooney – Florida

David Rouzer – North Carolina

John H. Rutherford – Florida

Austin Scott – Georgia

John Shimkus – Illinois

Michael K. Simpson – Idaho

Christopher H. Smith – New Jersey

Ross Spano – Florida

Pete Stauber – Minnesota

Elise M. Stefanik – New York

Chris Stewart – Utah

Steve Stivers – Ohio

Van Taylor – Texas

Glenn Thompson – Pennsylvania

Mac Thornberry – Texas

William R. Timmons IV – South Carolina

Scott R. Tipton – Colorado

Michael R. Turner – Ohio

Fred Upton – Michigan

Ann Wagner – Missouri

Tim Walberg – Michigan

Greg Walden – Oregon

Jackie Walorski – Indiana

Michael Waltz – Florida

Daniel Webster – Florida

Brad R. Wenstrup – Ohio

Roger Williams – Texas

Joe Wilson – South Carolina

Robert J. Wittman – Virginia

Steve Womack – Arkansas

Rob Woodall – Georgia

Don Young – Alaska

The proposed bill could impede the Trump administration’s plan to cut the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan by half by Jan 15. This would leave only 2,500 soldiers in the region. “Another provision prevents the withdrawal of troops from Germany until 120 days after the secretary of defense formally assesses the move for Congress, a timeline that would delay any withdrawal until after Mr. Biden takes office,” according to the WSJ.

These Republican lawmakers voted to continue U.S. military involvement overseas, which is exactly what conservative voters opposed in 2016 and after. As I wrote previously, it is clear that the establishment GOP does not care what conservatives think, especially when it comes to foreign policy and continuing to be entangled in unnecessary military conflicts.

Frankly Speaking December 30, 2020
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Earlier today, one of your ilk said she couldn't understand why any of the Republicans would vote against Trump because "he never let us down." OMG, LOL. Trump has never let us down? Have you heard of this thing called COVID-19? Had he handled it like any good normal president would have in the past, whether Republican or Democrat, we wouldn't be the country with the highest number of deaths and cases in the world. You know how many people have died of COVID in New Zealand, where their leadership took it seriously instead of pretending it was a hoax? 25. Yes, 25 people have died of COVID. Yes, they only have five million people living there and we have around 330 million, meaning we have 66 times more people than they do. Fine. Multiply 25 times 66 and you get 1,650. Yes, but New Zealand is an island nation. It's easier for them quarantine themselves. True. Then let's compare ourselves with Canada. Their population if a little under 38 million. We have 8.7 times more people than they do. The number of people that have died of COVID in Canada is 15,400. 15,400 X 8.7 = 133,980. We have 200,000 more dead than they do. Why? Because Trump let us down.
Colc December 30, 2020
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This is why we need a Convention of the States! DC government has too much control. Article 5 of the Constitution, check it out.
george eady December 30, 2020
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Janice December 30, 2020
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I tried to post this on FB, but it said that some people find it abusive. I think they should have to name names. I don't think anyone finds this abusive. It' just FB censoring.
Creola V Loyd December 30, 2020
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Very disappointed that so many Republicans, including Wittman and Riggleman from VA joined the mob to go against the President when he has never let us down. As a military widow and a retired DOD employee, I do not support this view expressed in their actions on the military.
Larry December 30, 2020
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Defund the PORK... and by that I mean... vote each line item ... one at a time... publish the results... the public needs to see how their representatives are voting...
Annabel December 30, 2020
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I'd only ever heard of about five of them anyway. A pox on all of them! Surprised at Dan Crenshaw.
Suzanne Russell December 30, 2020
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I am so surprised and disappointed about some of those people who did not vote with the President. I intend to remember this during the next voting times. I want loyal and brave people in our government.


Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’



Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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WATCH: Trump’s Defense Team Absolutely Ruins Democrats With 13 Minute Montage of “Fight” Word Like Trump Did



The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence



President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.


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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter



The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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