Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania on Wednesday called on Americans to do everything within their power to block the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty.
“Our folks have got to get on board with this,” he said on NRA News. “We have this ATTpetition.com — we need to be more on fire than we ever have to send a loud and clear message to this president and his administration: Stop it. Stop turning the sovereignty of the United States of America over to people who don’t have the same concerns, don’t have the same value systems, don’t have the same beliefs as us.”
The UN General Assembly on Tuesday approved a treaty to regulate the international trade of weapons, including tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles, missile launchers, and small arms. The treaty is meant to keep weapons away from human rights abusers, but the NRA and other gun rights advocates in the United States believe it is a secret plot to implement gun control laws.
“It is time for America to stand up for American values,” Kelly said. “These rights we have, given to use by our founders, they are enshrined, they are uniquely American. Why do we continue to sit back and watch this unravel and shrug our shoulders and say, ‘What can we do?’… We can lock arms, we can band together, a band of brothers that can save the Constitution and save this country, but we have to act now.”
“Listen, I’m not asking people to get involved, I’m asking for that same commitment that over a million — a million — men and women in uniform have given their lives to protect. We’ve got to do this. It is incumbent of us right now to stand up and fight this administration every step of the way.”
Republicans have vowed to block the treaty from being ratified in the U.S. Senate, where it needs at least 67 votes.
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Intel official who briefed lawmakers on latest Russian meddling targeted for ouster by Trump White House: CNN
During a discussion on the war on the intelligence community being waged by the Donald Trump's White House, CNN host Victor Blackwell stated that sources speaking with the network stated that the intel official who briefed lawmakers for both parties on new efforts by Russia to meddle in U.S. elections could be on the way out.
Speaking with contributor Lynn Sweet, Blackwell asked about the so-called "purge" being conducted by the White House.
"It sends the signal once again that President Trump is not a respecter of the United States intelligence services with the bigger issue that a permanent director has not been in that office since last summer when Dan Coates was forced out," Sweet explained. "This is a key position, subject to Senate confirmation and Trump hasn't seen fit to have a permanent director for months now."
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic Party
As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump's re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator's multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.
"I'm wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?" said Matthews. "Maybe that's too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."
‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host says Democrats and the media are ‘the agents of Russia’ — not Trump
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth falsely claimed Friday that the media and Democrats are agents of Russia, because they are allegedly attempting to delegitimize President Donald Trump.
"Every single media member in that clip, every single Democrat that parrots what they are saying — they're working together. They are the agents of Russia," Hegseth told "Fox & Friends."
His comments came after the president's favorite morning show aired a montage of media outlets and Democrats discussing a recent report that Russia was trying to help Trump get re-elected.
"This is what Russia wants," Hegseth said. "They want to sow discord, and misinformation and delegitimize our republic — destabilize it — because they are not our friends. And they know that when we're strong, they are in a worse position."