Alabama GOP governor faces primary challenge for not doing enough to stop yoga: ‘There’s a culture war brewing!’
The son former Alabama Gov. Forrest 'Fob' James is considering challenging Gov. Kay Ivey in the 2022 GOP primary.
Businessman Tim James, who ran in the GOP primary for governor in 2002 and 2010, is citing yoga as a reason he may mount the challenge.
"Speaking on the State Capitol steps Wednesday, James — a businessman, a 2010 gubernatorial candidate and the son of former Gov. Fob James — attacked what he called in prepared remarks as 'a beast with three heads,' which he identified as critical race theory, transgender rights and the use of yoga as exercise in public schools," the Montgomery Advertiser reported.
Alabama recently lifted its ban on the teaching of yoga in public schools.
"There's a cultural war brewing across this nation, and if we lose this cultural war, it's gone," James said.
AL.com noted James anticipated he would be ridiculed.
"James said he expected some people to mock what he said today and acknowledged that he sounded like he was preaching a sermon, delivered on the Capitol steps during a soft rain. But he said it was important to take a public stance on the issues," AL.com reported.
A Black man held an umbrella over James' head as he made his remarks.
'Shut down the government -- who cares?' Marjorie Taylor Greene's interview with Steve Bannon goes off the rails
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) had an interview with Steve Bannon on his "War Room" podcast on Thursday, and it didn't take long for things to go off the rails.
At the start of the interview, Bannon asked Greene if House Republicans had a plan to stop Democrats from passing their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill in the coming weeks.
Greene replied that she hadn't heard anything from GOP leadership, but she then pitched some of her own ideas.
"I'll tell you what I have to say, Steve: Shut it down!" she said. "Shut the government down -- who cares?"
She then said that Americans shouldn't trust the government to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges and implied that this could somehow be done instead by private citizens.
"Guess what -- the American people can get it done at home without the government!" she said. "I say, put up a fight, shut it down! We shouldn't be spending this!"
Watch the video below.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'Shut the government down! Who cares?' www.youtube.com
On Thursday, a CNN panel tore into former President Donald Trump following his statement in support of the January 6 Capitol insurrectionists.
Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said that the former president's latest statement meant it was time for Republicans to stop keeping their heads in the sand and hoping that Trump would just go away.
"Hard to believe after January 6, I used to be a congressman and watched them break in to the Capitol, and now a rally in support of them and the president basically supports that," said Kasich. "Look. If you've been disgusted with Trump, keep your patience and talk to those Trump people and get them to open their eyes because this country is — keeps — continuing to go downhill and divided and denies a great future for our kids. Wake up for the good of our country."
Host Jim Acosta said it was no longer tenable for Republicans to stay silent given how much their base believes Trump's election lies.
"We deal with a former president who is sort of like an unrepentant arsonist," he said. "He can't help himself, enamored with the flames he sets. What's disturbing is 78 percent of Republicans say that Joe Biden did not actually win this election, getting back to what John Kasich was saying. It's disturbing that we are still dealing with this."
Jim Acosta calls Trump an "unrepentant arsonist" www.youtube.com
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