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The Virginia National Guard has now responded after a Democratic congressman from the state suggested the governor could use them to enforce new gun-control measures.

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, on Friday responded to Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), who said last week that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) might have to call in the National Guard if counties in the Old Dominion refuse to uphold any new gun-control legislation.

“We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role,” Williams said in a statement posted to the official Virginia National Guard Twitter account.

“We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights. We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard,” he continued.

Later in his statement, Williams encouraged people to “be patient” while legislators work and said the National Guard had not received any requests from Northam. Williams also warned personnel not to “engage in any political activity while in a uniformed status,” but said they could share their opinions with elected officials.

After Northam proposed additional gun-control measures in Virginia, more than 70 counties passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Northam then offered a “grandfather clause” to his proposal, suggesting that current owners of modern sporting rifles (referred to by gun-control activists as “assault weapons”) would be able to keep their weapons. That didn’t stop more than a dozen additional counties from becoming Sanctuaries.

Northam on Tuesday responded to the counties with a veiled threat of “consequences” for counties that don’t follow the laws he proposed.

“If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it,” Northam told a reporter after saying there wouldn’t be an “retaliation” against the counties.

McEachin went a step further later in the week, suggesting the counties could lose state funding if they don’t go ahead with the governor’s gun confiscation demands.

“They certainly risk funding, because if the sheriff’s department is not going to enforce the law, they’re going to lose money. The counties’ attorney’s offices are not going to have the money to prosecute because their prosecutions are going to go down,” McEachin said.

He then made a comment about calling in the national guard:

And ultimately, I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law. That’s his call, because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.

Northam has declared his proposals to take people’s guns away as Constitutional, claiming he is not confiscating weapons. Virginia gun owners aren’t buying it, and Northam can’t make that determination. His proposals, if passed into law, will certainly be challenged, and a court will decide their constitutionality.

Wilson December 15, 2019
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Virginia has a process of recall by which a trial in the state Circuit Courts is petitioned. Virginia is the only state to use this process. Virginia laws clearly state local officials can be recalled. Whether this would apply to state level officers is unclear given ambiguous legal language and issues with the jurisdiction of the court. There is no precedent of a Virginia state legislator or governor having faced recall.[4] [3]
Dan December 15, 2019
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Note how quickly Democrats threaten the use of force. Within a month of taking control of the legislature, Democrats are threatening military force against civilians.
taterr December 15, 2019
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This is so easy folks. How many of you think the baby butchering Gov of Virginia is a TOTAL PECKERHEAD an needs to be IMPEACHED,kicked out,run out on a rail. Hell taking away your only PROTECTION against him was NUTS. But anyway these counties are fighting back against the YANKEE HOARD. Yes Sanctuary counties will work but Expelling this PRIK ends the misery. Im Ky where they got rid of ONE PRIK an Added another. Yes we have a Liberal also that the future is not as sure. But when the ASSHOLE that was in tried to screw our teachers he hung himself at the POLLS. Then before he got out Pardened 400 or so Convicts some of who were muderers an molesters an rapist. So it just tells you WHO you vote for can really SCREW a community. Got faith in you Virginia carry on. enough said TRUMP 2020
Raconteur December 15, 2019
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As Northam and his band of merry leftists are finding out, it is one thing to propose laws, another to pass them, and then comes the hard part: try enforcing them against a huge segment of the populace who say "No, I will not comply." It becomes especially difficult when the populace is armed and includes the local law enforcement.
Raconteur December 15, 2019
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McEachin is as ignorant of the laws governing the National Guard, as he is about his parentage.
Alan December 15, 2019
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Want to insure you failure as a politician? Make accusations and implement second amendment violations like this person. He is begging to be voted out.
Paul December 15, 2019
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Is Northam aware that the National Guard is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States?
Gerald Cline December 15, 2019
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Funny, how enforcing gun laws that violate the actual Constitution should be handed over to the military, but enforcing immigration laws are not important to these hypocrites…ya-think…?!?!?
Adam Selene December 15, 2019
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Meathead Northam is threatening Law Enforcement with removing their funding saying, “If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it,” Northam told a reporter after saying there wouldn’t be an “retaliation” against the counties. Unfortunately, Meathead, the United States Constitution supersedes your attempts to bypass the Second Amendment To The Constitution.
Rick December 15, 2019
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Governor recall....
Sesa December 15, 2019
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This should be fun.
sepepper December 15, 2019
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By God, if US cities can refuse to uphold federal immigration laws, then by GOD counties of Virginia can refuse to uphold these tyrannical DEMOCRAT anti-2nd Amendment laws. Payback's a beeyotch.
LST December 15, 2019
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Virginia voters must be awfully stupid to have voted those dirtbags in to begin with. Idiots, THINK before voting!
PT December 15, 2019
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So why did you Virginians vote for him? For crying out loud. You people still don't know what the leftist/progressive agenda is?
CaptGene December 14, 2019
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HIS is the face of a progressive/socialist/communist. It is truly sad our schools do not TEACH the Constitution and specifically the Bill of Rights. The whole purpose of the 2d Amendment, the ONLY right in the Bill of Rights, is to remove tyrants and their tyrannical administration. I encourage EVERYBODY to google "the Battle of Athens, Tennessee". Those who took up arms to remove a corrupt DEMOCRAT political machine [that is redundant, I know but that is what they did] - those who took up arms to remove a corrupt DEMOCRAT political machine were NOT prosecuted because they did what the CONSTITUTION and the BILL OF RIGHTS codified. With idiots like this idiot, we may well see this played out once again but this time throughout the whole state of Virginia.
Chaz December 14, 2019
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Go ahead Democrats, we are waiting for you.
GEORGE EADY December 14, 2019
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ttd December 14, 2019
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What are the people of VA waiting for? Recall these dem/lib anti-Americans that got elected. What the hell is wrong with voters in the first place? Why would you ever vote for a traitor dem/lib? Kill those stupid laws that allow full term babies to be killed then cut up and sold for parts. Dem/libs make threats to real Americans who will not enforce the sissy boy gun laws, but where are the threats to those sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce the laws? LOCK & LOAD
Mike December 14, 2019
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If the CommieCrats do try to bring in the National Guard to take away honest citizen's rights, especially the right to defend themselves, then let the shooting begin . . . they will have started the war.
Jim Graham December 14, 2019
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The government of Virginia wants the state to become a Communist State. That is one of the first steps.


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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