Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an "apartheid" regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories. "We are entrusted and you are entrusted to end apartheid in Palestine," Abbas told the UN General Assembly in a nearly 45-minute address. "Can the world accept an apartheid regime…
Republican candidates seeking to control state elections during the 2024 presidential elections are fully melding with the QAnon conspiracy theory. according to a new report by Vice News.
"A coalition of right-wing MAGA candidates, including multiple Trump-backed candidates, are seeking to take control of elections in states across the U.S.—and one says they're formally working with a group of conspiracy theorists, as well as with a QAnon influencer who some in the conspiracy movement believe is John F. Kennedy Jr. in disguise," David Gilbert and Cameron Joseph reported.
The group includes four 2022 candidates for secretary of state. Rachel Hamm is running in California, Jim Marchant in Nevada, Kristina Karamo in Michigan, Mark Finchem in Arizona, and Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) in Georgia. Financial backers reportedly include MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne. Doug Mastriano, who is considering a gubernatorial bid in Pennsylvania, is also reportedly involved. In Pennsylvania, the secretary of state is appointed by the governor.
Great to see fellow Secretary of State candidates and #ElectionIntegrity fighters @VoteJimMarchant @KristinaKaramo… https://t.co/qbAMP6sQrb— Mark Finchem (@Mark Finchem) 1635293107.0
"The existence of the group, which doesn't seem to have a name, was revealed by Nevada secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant at the 'For God & Country: Patriot Double Down' conference that took place in Las Vegas over the weekend," Vice reported.
"I got a suite in the Venetian hotel across the hall from the Trump attorneys and the Trump people that came in to start investigating the election fraud here in Nevada," Marchant said. "And guess who showed up at my suite? Juan O Savin."
"Juan O Savin" is an alias used by the man some believe to be JFK, Jr., who died in a 1999 plane crash.
"We need to take back the secretaries of state offices around the country. So not only did they ask me to run, they asked me to put together a coalition," he explained.
Right-wing broadcaster Steve Bannon argued on Wednesday that Republicans should push to jail school board members who violate conservative principles.
Bannon made the comments on his War Room program while interviewing a parent who opposes the idea of teaching critical race theory to students in Virginia. Bannon pointed to allegations that a gender-fluid student in Loudon County has been accused of two sexual assaults.
The longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump also made the assumption that Glenn Youngkin (R) will defeat Terry McAuliffe (D) in the Virginia race for governor next month.
"They should have an affirming environment and a welcoming environment for the school board in Loudon County," Bannon said sarcastically. "They should immediately bring criminal charges."
"It's time to start locking up these people on these school boards if they're going to oversee this and let children be raped and sodomized," he added. "There's got to be a penalty for that."
Bannon went on to falsely suggest that Attorney General Merrick Garland had declared that parents who speak out at school board meetings are "domestic terrorists."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
Attorney General Merrick Garland knocked down one right-wing conspiracy theory after another as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) questioned him during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
The Iowa Republican pressed the attorney general to explain a memo issued earlier this month explaining how the Justice Department would work with state and local authorities to investigate violent threats against school board officials, which Grassley compared to "something that will come out of some communist country."
"The memo is only about violence and threats of violence," Garland said. "It makes absolutely clear in the first paragraph that spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution. That includes debate by parents criticizing the school board. That is welcome, the Justice Department protects that kind of debate. The only thing we're concerned about, senator, is violence and threats of violence against school officials, school teachers, school staff, just like we're concerned about those kind of threats against senators, members of Congress, election officials, in all of those circumstances we are trying to prevent the violence that sometimes occurs after threats."
Garland explained that the FBI assessed reports of threats or violence against school board members, weighted against First Amendment protections, and made referrals where appropriate to state or local authorities, but he didn't know anything about Grassley's claims about school officials accessing the private data of parents who oppose the teaching of so-called critical race theory.
"I don't know about that," Garland said. "But the Justice Department certainly does not believe in anybody's personal information should be accessed in that way. If there is a federal offense involved or state or local offense involved, then, of course, those should be reported."
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