Republican Gov. Larry Hogan (MD) discussed the GOP being taken over by those who will continue to perpetuate the "big lie" that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is expected to be shoved out of her leadership position in the House GOP this week because she refuses to agree to spread the lie the Trump and Republican Party are behind. It prompted Hogan to tell "Meet the Press" that such a litmus test is antithetical to the belief in GOP's freedoms.
"It bothers me you have to swear fealty to the dear leader or you get kicked out of the party," he said. "It's sort of a circular firing squad where we're just attacking members of our own party instead of focusing on solving problems."
Hogan then spoke to CNN's Jake Tapper, where he explained, "We're going to have a real battle for the soul of the Republican Party."
The same thing was said by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who agreed that it isn't "good" for the following future of the GOP and said the soul of the GOP should be the fight.
But when MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian brought it up on her show Sunday, she said that by her observation, it isn't about the GOP's soul, but their spine.
She cited Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said that the GOP must be "unified," but "unified behind what?" she asked. "Unified behind the lie? Is that what Republicans are willing to stand for, that they're going to regain power based off of a lie and a man sitting in Florida, quite frankly, playing golf and staring at a wall not able to tweet out all of his grievances. Also, this polling from NBC News saying are you more of a Trump supporter or supporter of the GOP. You've got 44 percent supporting Trump and 50 percent supporting the GOP. That does not square with what the McCarthy's and the [Ron] Johnsons and the [Lindsey] Grahams are saying right now."
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Former Attorney General Bill Barr nearly quit when Donald Trump sought to fire another FBI director in four years, reported BusinessInsider Sunday.
FBI directors are appointed for 10-year terms by the president but when Trump came into office, he asked then-FBI director James Comey for his "loyalty," according to Comey's account. When Comey refused to pledge allegiance to Trump, he was shoved out, and replaced by Christopher Wray. But Trump nearly shoved out Wray in spring 2020 -- just three years into his term.
"Ushered into the Roosevelt Room, Barr encountered Johnny McEntee, the former college quarterback who had become a top Trump aide," the story said. "McEntee introduced Barr to Bill Evanina, a top counterintelligence official in the administration who had previously worked at the FBI."
Barr asked what the point of the meeting was, but was then told that Evanina could be the replacement for Wray if Trump decided to fire him.
"Barr turned on his heels and left the room," said the report. "The episode, which has not been previously reported and was described to Insider by a person briefed on the matter, was seen in some corners of the Trump administration as the closest Wray came to getting fired."
The plot also involved firing Deputy FBI Director David Bowdich. That was when Barr threatened to resign, said the source briefed on the meetings.
Wray, a Trump nominee, is still heading up an FBI that is focusing on white supremacy, domestic terrorism and the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump's supporters.
Jenna Ellis mocked over 'unintentionally hilarious' tweet thanking Space Force for Chinese rocket protection
Attorney Jenna Ellis, who represented Donald Trump during the 2020 election, was mocked over the weekend after she suggested that the former president had protected America from a Chinese rocket by creating Space Force.
"Aren't you glad Trump gave us a Space Force?" Ellis asked on Saturday, referring to a Chinese rocket that was falling back to Earth.
Ellis's followers quickly noted that the Air Force's Space Command had existed years before Trump ordered the creation of Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military.
"We already had US Space Command as part of the US Air Force. Jenna probably doesn't know that," one commenter wrote.
"They were instrumental in not being able to accurately predict when or where it was going to touch down! #MAGA," another person replied.
"One of the more unintentionally hilarious tweets of the evening," another Twitter user said.
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Search for Air Force Space Command and get back to me. #JennaEllisIsStupid
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) May 9, 2021
Jenna doesn't know a whole lot of basic things that she should know.
— Sir Ramble Lot (@amblingrambler) May 9, 2021
They were instrumental in not being able to accurately predict when or where it was going to touch down! #MAGA
— fluffernutter (@fluffer09954222) May 9, 2021
trump bribed Tuberville and Mo into relocating the command center from CO to AL to aid in his insurrection. That's the most work trump actually put into his Space Farce
— Tina -#VoteBlue (@trcfwtt) May 9, 2021
Have they even gotten any vehicles yet? What are they going to do? Intercept it with a 2001 Honda Accord?
— Marcellus King (@korrupted) May 9, 2021
The very same Space Force that has no clue or any information about the Chinese rocket that just crash-landed in the Indian Ocean?
— Charles Kuyper (@CharlesLKuyper) May 9, 2021
I'm more glad that Steve Carell and Greg Daniels gave us Space Force. 😄
— Dana Robinson (@dajonick) May 9, 2021
How's Rudy's farts treating you ?
— RdZ (@pentzman) May 9, 2021
I'm pretty sure the Air Force could've done this exact thing
— V (@redarmyjawn) May 9, 2021
Did they chase it into the Indian Ocean?
— thedoublefelix🧬 (@thedoublefelix) May 9, 2021
You don't know what you're talking about.
USAF already had a Space Command (joining MAC [military airlift command] & TAC [tactical air command]). "Space Force" was just an administrative redress of Space Command. Seriously, the military so no point in creating a whole new branch.
— 🌐 Agent K ➖🕵️♂️ 🔎 👁️ 💬 📡 ⏱️ 🎯 ⚖️ ➖ 🌊 (@gary_kline) May 9, 2021
What we have now is more government. We already had the Air Force which handled those duties.
— James Haller 🔭🐟🚶🏻♂️🇺🇸 (@astrofisherman) May 9, 2021
Oh because what did the space farce do exactly?
— Winston Smith 🇺🇸❤️💙🇺🇸 (@gaslightingus2) May 9, 2021
They literally just broke out Air Force Space Command into a separate force, Jenna. They were getting the job done just fine before. I know, I used to work there.
— Sidequest | Ligerzero (@LigerzeroGaming) May 9, 2021
Yes. We are going to shoot hurricanes at it.
— Crap_Locker (@Crap_Locker) May 9, 2021
😂 that's not going to help with metal hurtling through the atmosphere
— Thunder (@Thunder75643415) May 9, 2021
Omg I thought this was a joke, but u really are this stupid.
— il padrino (@john_faidutti) May 9, 2021
I'm really not glad he gave us you.
— Belle (@PlainsBelle02) May 9, 2021
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