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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) argued that former President Donald Trump was "prayed into office" so he could end federal abortion rights.
After making a speech at a Trump rally in Illinois on Saturday, Boebert spoke to Real America's Voice about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
"This is a product of our hard work, of our votes and our prayers," Boebert explained. "And that's what we are seeing right now. President Donald Trump, I believe, was really prayed into office by millions of Americans."
The lawmaker noted that three conservative Supreme Court justices were appointed during Trump's tenure.
"And that's why we woke up today in a post-Roe nation," Boebert said as people behind her cheered.
"God is good," the Real America's Voice host remarked.
"God is good!" Boebert agreed. "Glory to God. This is just such a huge decision."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
According to a report from the HuffPost, political observers believe the televised Jan 6th hearings are "moving the needle," on the public perception that Donald Trump not only committed crimes when he attempted to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election but that he could actually be charged.
After five public hearings so far -- with more on the horizon -- S.V Date wrote that the hearings, which one conservative called "incredibly well-executed," has one Trump insider admitting that the former president could be in real trouble.
According to former senior Justice Department prosecutor Mary McCord, "Given the ubiquity of commentary about the evidence being presented during the hearings, whether on the news, social media or at the water cooler, it would be hard not to be exposed to it at least to a limited extent. This has the potential to move the needle a bit for people who aren’t firmly in the Trump camp already, possibly viewing more skeptically those who seek to downplay Jan. 6 and the involvement of others that led to it.”
Former senior aide to Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R) agreed, adding, "People are familiar with what happened on Jan. 6 but millions of people are tuning into the hearings and finding out why it did. The hearings provide a chance for the public to rethink these events and change their minds, given all the new information.”
After writing, "The hearings are doing a good job laying out the various laws Trump appears to have broken as he tried to remain in power despite his election loss," Date quoted former prosecutor Glenn Kirschner predicting, "I suspect, when it’s all said and done, we will learn that DOJ has been investigating in far-reaching fashion all along."
That has one Trump adviser, who asked to not be identified, admitting things are not going well for the former president.
"One top Trump adviser said he worried that the hearings are making criminal charges against Trump seem more justified and therefore, in his view, more likely. 'That is a possibility,' he said on condition of anonymity," Date wrote before adding that investigators are becoming less worried that "Trump’s open threat to create civil unrest as a societal cost for prosecutors to consider when deciding to charge him may, in the end, fail to be the deterrent he might have hoped."
The report adds, "... legal experts, including former prosecutors, said the facts laid out by the committee would absolutely support criminal charges against Trump himself, given the testimony of top White House and campaign aides telling Trump he had lost the election and that his efforts to overturn that loss were both illegal and unconstitutional."
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According to a report from the New York Times, the Illinois Republican Party's plan to put a candidate in place that they feel can beat Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) in November is going down in flames due to Donald Trump and his supporters.
As the Times' Reid Epstein reports, more than $50 million dollars was involved to make Mayor Richard C. Irvin of Aurora the nominee and now it looks like -- due to the former president and his rabid followers, -- they will be saddled with previously little known state Sen. Darren Bailey (R) who once proposed kicking Chicago out of Illinois.
On Saturday Trump endorsed the man the Times described as "A 56-year-old farmer whose Southern Illinois home is closer to Nashville than to Chicago, he wears his hair in a crew cut, speaks with a thick drawl and does not sand down his conservative credentials, as so many past leading G.O.P. candidates have done to try to appeal to suburbanites in this overwhelmingly Democratic state."
That has boosted the chances of Bailey getting the GOP nomination -- where he is already leading in the polls -- and has derailed plans made by the GOP.
According to the report, "Mr. Bailey rose to prominence in Illinois politics by introducing legislation to kick Chicago out of the state. When the coronavirus pandemic began, he was removed from a state legislative session for refusing to wear a mask, and he sued Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, over statewide virus mitigation efforts. Painted on the door of his campaign bus is the Bible verse Ephesians 6:10-19, which calls for followers to wear God’s armor in a battle against 'evil rulers.'"
Adding to the Republican Party's problems is that Pritzker is bosting the campaign for Bailey which is also giving the GOP headaches.
According to the report, "Kenneth Griffin, the Chicago billionaire hedge fund founder who is the chief benefactor for Illinois Republicans, gave $50 million to Mr. Irvin for the primary alone and pledged to spend more for him in the general election. Mr. Griffin, the state’s richest man, will not support any other Republican in the race against Mr. Pritzker, according to his spokesman, Zia Ahmed. Mr. Griffin announced last week that his hedge fund and trading firm would relocate to Miami."
Pritzker, for his part, is enjoying the chaos, telling reporters, "It’s a mess over there. They’re all anti-choice. Literally, you can go down the list of things that I think really matter to people across the state. And, you know, they’re all terrible. So I’ll take any one of them and I’ll beat them."
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