Just days before the holidays, Jane Fonda joined a political movement in support of the NoDAPL protests by heading to Wells Fargo to close her account. On December 21, the actress, writer, and activist celebrated her 79th birthday by supporting Standing Rock and joined a large protest, the destination of which was a local Wells Fargo…
On Tuesday, Fox News' Geraldo Rivera took to Twitter to bash Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) over their recent antics during Senate hearings, accusing them of degrading the chamber with their behavior.
"Senate used to be "the world's most deliberative body," wrote Rivera. "Lately, it's been a Bazaar for Bozos. The low-brow, rudeness displayed by senators like Paul and Marshall has remade the Upper Chamber into a Jerry Springer Show."
Senate used to be "the world's most deliberative body." Lately, it's been a Bazaar for Bozos. The low-brow, rudeness displayed by senators like Paul and Marshall has remade the Upper Chamber into a Jerry Springer Show. Their savage attacks on #DrAnthonyFauci have no shame.— Geraldo Rivera (@Geraldo Rivera) 1642514138
Paul and Marshall attracted national attention for their attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci during a hearing, in which Paul baselessly accused him "scheming to quash dissenting views from top scientists," and Marshall demanded to see his financial disclosures without apparently realizing they are public record. Ultimately, the whole exchange aggravated Fauci so much he was caught on hot mic muttering, "what a moron!"
NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he won’t run for governor of New York state. The two-term mayor gave scant details about his decision to skip a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who last year replaced disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I am not going to be running for governor of New York state, but I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fighting inequality in the state of New York,” de Blasio said in a video announcement. “We’ve got a lot of work to do together.” De Blasio admitted he wasn’t always the most popular mayor but ...
Efforts by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to create a special police force to oversee elections have been panned as a tool to intimidate voters.
"The proposed Office of Election Crimes and Security would be part of the Department of State, which answers to the governor," The Washington Post reported Tuesday. "DeSantis is asking the GOP-controlled legislature to allocate nearly $6 million to hire 52 people to 'investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation' of election laws. They would be stationed at unspecified 'field offices throughout the state' and act on tips from 'government officials or any other person.'”
Jonathan Diaz, a voting rights lawyer at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, questioned the need for such a police force.
“There’s a reason that there’s no office of this size with this kind of unlimited investigative authority in any other state in the country, and it’s because election crimes and voter fraud are just not a problem of that magnitude,” said Jonathan Diaz, a voting rights lawyer at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. “My number one concern is that this is going to be used as a tool to harass or intimidate civic-engagement organizations and voters.”
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued the DeSantis plan was a joke.
“The bottom line is there is no widespread election fraud in Florida,” Warren said. “It’s a microscopic amount. Elections today are the most secure that they have ever been. This is not a serious policy proposal. This is a door prize for a QAnon pep rally.”
In 2020, only 75 complaints of election fraud were referred to law enforcement or prosecutors in Florida.
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