It’s Been a Busy Weekend in D.C.

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Brock Benson | Civil Patriot

While we were spending the weekend resting and getting caught up on episodes of our latest stream-able shows, the folks in D.C. were busy doling out cash, passing pork-filled bills, and creating the usual chaos and confusion. 

Here are just a few things that happened when you weren’t looking: 

  • The latest stimulus bill was passed this weekend with a price tag of $1.9 trillion. Yes, trillion. 
  • Prisoners will receive $ from this most recent bill. 
  • Senate Democrats rejected all of the GOP’s proposed amendments to the stimulus bill except for three. 
  • Democratic Senator Krysten Sinema voted with Republicans in declining to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. She was later called a sexist for the move. 
  • Bernie Sanders has a strong reaction to the news that the $15/hour minimum wage efforts have failed, at least for now. 
  • An Obamacare expansion was added to the stimulus bill, benefiting richer households and insurance companies (to the tune of $34 billion). 
  • Multiple calls have been made against Andrew Cuomo to resign his position as governor of the state of New York after several women have accused him of sexual harassment. 
  • More Cuomo staffers have resigned. 
  • Cuomo still insists he will not resign. He is, however, writing a book about how well he handled the pandemic. 
  • Meanwhile the Texas border crisis is rising daily as the influx of immigrants brings in more COVID cases. 
  • A senior-level source in the DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) says that they received verbal orders that limit their ability to speak freely about the border crisis. 
  • In Arizona, a hospital worker claims that most of their new COVID cases are from people who are in the country illegally. 
  • Biden is still separating children from their parents at the border. 
  • The U.S. Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, says that the United States will do whatever they deem necessary to defend its interests in Iraq after last week’s rocket attack. 
  • Rep. Gaetz suggests that Biden has had more attacks on Syria than he’s had press conferences. 
  • Jury selection has begun in the trial for Derek Chauvin (the police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death). It will be streamed online. 
  • ANTIFA set fire to multiple Portland school district vehicles and vandalized the headquarters of the school. 
  • And, in case you forgot about the election scandals, shredded ballots found in a Maricopa County dumpster appear to be complete ballots from the 2020 election. 
  • The GOP is pushing a bill that will allow censorship lawsuits against Big Tech giants. 
  • Meanwhile, on the Left Coast, the petition to recall CA’s Dem. Governor (Gavin Newsom) has collected 1.95 million signatures ahead of the final deadline. 
  • Oh, and Biden signed yet another Executive Order, this one giving more leeway to voting by mail. (Because we all saw how well that worked the last time around.) 
  • And finally. . .Speedy Gonzales and Pepe Le Pew are likely next on the “to be canceled” list. 

Other than that, nothing much happened this weekend, folks. 

 

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