During a segment on his Newsmax show, host Grant Stinchfield gave his theory as to the timing of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's plan to retire from the Supreme Court at the end of its current term. According to him, it is possibly part of a plot to install Hillary Clinton as president.
Stinchfield said that Breyer's retirement is a "gift" to Joe Biden and the Democrats.
"Joe Biden will have a chance to appoint a successor and his spokesperson, Jen Psaki, claims Joe will stand by his campaign promise to nominate a Black woman," Stinchfield said. "For Democrats, there could be no better choice than Kamala Harris. Not because she'd make a great justice -- she wouldn't; she would be a left-wing activist -- but tapping her would give Democrats a chance to rescue themselves for 2024 following Joe Biden's epic failure as president here."
According to Stinchfield, Biden "can't win" and "neither can Kamala in 2024."
"So with [Harris] out of the way and appointed to the Supreme Court, he can tap a potential contender through the Democrat bench, though that's a bench that is very weak," he continued, speculating, "What if he picked Hillary Clinton to be his vice president? Then, what if he picks Hillary Clinton and then decides to resign a short time later? Hillary gets the White House, and then ultimately the chance to run as an incumbent."
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Newsmax host speculates that Stephen Breyer's retirement is part of a plot to install Hillary Clinton as president\n\n(Seriously, I'm not making this up. Watch for yourself)pic.twitter.com/s6SzNsmulJ— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell) 1643292896
On Thursday, KPNX's Brahm Resnik reported that a notorious far-right anti-mask activist has been banned from the Arizona House of Representatives complex after an incident in which he followed and harassed lawmakers and tourists.
During the incident, Ethan Schmidt, who was accompanied by Arizona State College Republicans United founder Rick Thomas, made the Nazi salute at people wearing masks, and demanded to know why state Rep. Reginald Bolding, who is Black, was wearing a "slave muzzle".
This was a first & should never happen again to anyone, anywhere. \n\nAfter visiting w/teachers I exited an elevator to a camera pointed at me by a man asking \u201cWhy are you wearing a slave muzzle?". This blatant racism has no place in the people\u2019s House.https://twitter.com/az_rww/status/1486469600267038720\u00a0\u2026— Reginald Bolding (@Reginald Bolding) 1643239415
A spokesperson for House Speaker Rusty Bowers confirmed that Schmitt is now barred from the premises: "The abhorrent and reprehensible behavior demonstrated by this individual toward our members, staff, and the public will not be tolerated."
Schmidt, who has been kicked off most social media platforms for COVID-19 disinformation, has appeared at the events of far-right election conspiracy theorist and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. He generated controversy after harassing a shop that sells wigs to cancer patients over their mask policy.
An Alabama police department whose chief resigned following a series of bombshell reporting allegedly monitored social media posts and targeted critics with harassment.
Brookside police chief Mike Jones stepped down after AL.com reported accounts of harassment and intimidation by officers, and state officials have called for investigations and new legislation to limit small-town police practices, and the controversy has shaken loose old complaints about retaliation against the department's critics.
“The person threatened me with an arrest if I did not take down my Facebook pictures and posts of their police officers, stop sending emails to the local politicians, as well as others, and show them (Brookside police) that I understand law enforcement practices," said Michelle Jones, who got a call this week from the state attorney general's office about a 2019 complaint she had filed.
Jones was ticketed in May 2019 for running a stop sign, which she insists she didn't do and also claims was outside Brookside jurisdiction, and after paying the $160 fine she began complaining to public officials, a local TV station and Jones, who defended the stop outside of town -- but the situation escalated after she warned of a "police trap" a few weeks later on Facebook.
“Detective Johnson had called and asked that I come to the Brookside Police Department to talk to them," she told the attorney general's office. "After I told him that I would not, he reported that they have two warrants for my arrest. He stated that I issued threats, incited a riot, and slandered the Brookside Police Department in my Facebook posts. He reported that his Police Chief was mad.
Others have reported similar experiences, including Alabama Senate candidate Lisa Ward, who said Jones tried to intimidate her after sharing a report on the department's ticketing practices on Facebook, and a Brookside man told AL.com that he was pulled over again a couple of days after complaining on Facebook about his own ticket for running a stop sign.
"The chief’s pretty upset about that post you put on Facebook," the man said an officer told him. "Any more backlash like that towards his police department and it’ll be far worse than a ticket."
The man, who didn't want to have his name published because he still fears retaliation, said he was in "pure shock."
“I just stared at him,” the man said. “I was just looking at him like, so this is what this stop is about?”