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Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan joined in a protest at a Detroit airport, but her solidarity with the workers ended when they were arrested while she was not.

Tlaib took part in a Friday protest at Detroit Metro Airport in which catering service workers protested outside the Delta airlines terminal in a demand for higher wages, according to WXYZ.

Workers blocked an access road. Tlaib, who has a history of controversial public statements, joined the workers who were later arrested in blocking the road, and rode with them to the police station after their arrest, but she was not charged, according to the Detroit News

The protests were not confined to Detroit. Members of Unite Here, which represents airline industry employees across the U.S., demonstrated at Delta hubs in Minneapolis and Seattle as well as United and American hubs in Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco, the Detroit News reported.

“Until airlines like Delta recognize all the workers whose labor contribute to its record-profits, until airline catering workers get what they deserve in a fair contract, we will keep coming out at the airport and anywhere else Delta will hear us,” Unite Here Local 24 President Nia Winston said.

Tlaib issued a series of tweets in which she said she was proud to stand with the workers “who are willing to put their bodies on the line.”

“The airline catering workers are desperate for a better quality of life and put their bodies on the line in their fight against the exorbitant corporate greed by the airlines denying them of their right to a living wage and good healthcare,” she wrote in one post.

“Working people in the kitchens at DTW and airports across the U.S. have been hurting for too long, but today we are saying no more. Today, we are calling on Delta Air Lines to say that if it wants to really prove that it cares about the working families more than it does its bottom line, than it will commit to ending poverty in the airline catering industry so one job is enough for all airline workers,” she wrote in another.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted her support of Tlaib.

Tlaib’s protest in Detroit comes days after she was the target of one at Rutgers University as students objected to her presence, according to MyCentralJersey.

“Jewish students are under attack in universities across the United States. This will not only increase the hostility to all students, but the people who feel it the most are Jewish students,” said Karen Lichtbraun, a Manhattan resident who described herself as a “Zionist protester,” according to MyCentralJersey.

During Tlaib’s appearance former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind rebuked Tlaib for her “blood libel” against Jews, and was removed from her presentation.

PattyTrish65 February 21, 2020
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They will see better wages, sanity and a good life, when they stop voting for fucking Dems!
N February 18, 2020
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So, once again, food-service workers are not happy with the jobs, wages and duties they AGREE to, as part of their employment. Here's an easy fix: Either quit your job and get another one that will make you happy, or get an education and a degree that will warrant a higher-paying job! A 'show of force' against your employer will not net you ANY cooperation and will certainly not get you a raise! If you don't want the pay of a burger-flipper, then don't apply for the job of burger-flipper!!
BWH February 17, 2020
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If I have this correct, this group of demonstrators are members of a union that, I presume, is contracted to the airline. I’m guessing the airline is paying them according to the contract. If all of this is so, shouldn’t these people be protesting their union for negotiating a poor contract?
Cyn February 17, 2020
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The bitch should have been arrested and put in a cell to appear at a later date before a “conservative” fair judge. She’s no better than anyone else and should suffer the same consequences.
mike February 17, 2020
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74% of Detroit airport food workers make less than $15 per hour, with the lowest wage being $11.25 per hour. 7% of workers have been there for over 20 years but makes less than $15 per hour, including 2 workers who have been there for over 30 years.Jun 14, 2019
rcb February 17, 2020
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dem/libs were not arrested when they HELPED PEOPLE CROSS THE BORDERS ILLEGALLY--PICTURES WERE TAKEN,STATEMENTS MADE....they never must face the consequences for their actions.....
Carl February 17, 2020
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Rashida Tlaib should have been arrested with the rest of them.
Stephen Russell February 17, 2020
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C Dems are special they can do NO wrong BUT we ALL do & theyre "above the law"
RIC CARTER February 17, 2020
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Catering workers? What for, bringing boxes of peanuts to the plane?
neo February 17, 2020
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And the two tiered justice system raises it's ugly head ….AGAIN
Matt February 17, 2020
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If United Against garner the support of an avowed racist like like Tlaib then h
Michael T February 17, 2020
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If they are worth more than they are being paid, quit and find a better job. The Airlines can follow fast food industry with automation, and maybe the food will even get better in the process with no disgruntled humans around to screw it up. The remaining jobs will require more than burger flipping skills, and will pay better.
Mike February 17, 2020
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So who’s stopping these protesters from getting better paying jobs if they don’t like where they work they can always quit and go somewhere else
LST February 17, 2020
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Raghead bitch, deport her.
PatrioticConservative February 17, 2020
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"Catering kitchens"? Are these the people who load the plane with the tiny packages of peanuts and pretzels? Sure, pay them more! Or let them get better jobs at Mickey D's!
Pat February 17, 2020
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Why wasn't she arrested if the others were? Unequal justice, something the Dimms are always crying about!
arif February 17, 2020
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She is a Criminal DemonRat
Troy February 17, 2020
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What happened to " Nobody is above the law"?
Sharon February 17, 2020
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So she was standing WITH those protesters who got arrested and charged yet they let her off the hook? WHY! She was just as deserving of being arrested if not more so than those airline protesters. I think being a Congressman would make her MORE likely to be charged for participating in a protest that blocks roads illegally. She is SUPPOSED to be setting a good example!
Art LaPella February 17, 2020
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She didn't accuse me of "exorbitant corporate greed" because I have no employees. That's the only way to avoid being demonized.
Andrea February 17, 2020
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It's time for the anti-Semites in Congress to fade into darkness. Their party can't afford to cry for a boycott of the Jews, but support and condone the malevolence of the jihadists.
Brenda Torres February 17, 2020
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Democrats don't get arrested or ever charged for their mis-deeds!!!


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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