Ainsley Earhardt on "an extremist group" (maybe QAnon) removed from Twitter: "It's very scary as to how this is going to affect you, because they're trying to shut down voices so that you don't know the full story, and you can't make a decision based on truth." pic.twitter.com/awBbfB0bY8— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 15, 2021
McCarthy claims he called Trump on Jan. 6 'because none of you would know unless you were in the Capitol'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claimed Thursday that he called then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 because he would not have known about the riot otherwise.
McCarthy made the remarks to CNN correspondent Melanie Zanona.
“When I called the president, I was telling him about what was happening in the Capitol, because none of you would know unless you were in the Capitol," McCarthy said.
McCarthy on his Jan. 6 phone call with Trump:
“When I called the president, I was telling him about what was happening in the Capitol, because none of you would know unless you were in the Capitol," per @MZanona
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 29, 2021
It is not clear why Trump would not have known about the Capitol attack that was being broadcast live on live television.
"The View's" Meghan McCain fumbled trying to explain why she was furious about being forced to wear a mask again.
McCain, who moved to Washington, D.C. noted that despite the high vaccination rate, the city is ushering in another mask mandate.
"I mean, I have a whole different take and perspective on this which I'm sure you're surprised at, Whoopi," McCain said sarcastically. "When the mask mandate was enacted in D.C., I was surprised because they have one of the highest vaccination rates in the country as well as having one of the lowest hospitalization and - death rates. It's very, very, very small. I think if you are going to enact these mandates in a place like D.C., then if D.C. isn't good enough in any of this, then I guess no other state will, and my home state governor Doug Ducey signed a law saying there will be no mask mandate in Arizona and there will be no vaccine passports. So I think at this point following the science is important, but I guess that having this low level of deaths and this low level of -- look. I think this is stupid. I don't want to wear a mask anymore."
She said that she will because ABC mandates it, but she was worried about what will happen in the fall, if schools will be canceled again.
"I had always been really trepidations about what the future held because I felt like I had been if not lied to, if that's too extreme for all of you, just been given wrong direction that was just amended and amended throughout this entire pandemic," McCain continued.
Sunny Hostin, whose husband is a doctor, explained that the rules change because science changes when the virus changes. The virus keeps mutating because there are so many people who aren't vaccinated. Even when the vaccine came out, it was explained that it wouldn't prevent people from getting COVID, it just reduced the possibility that someone would get incredibly ill, have to go to the hospital and die.
As Republican strategist Amanda Carpenter explained it, you're not being forced to wear a mask despite being vaccinated. You're being forced to wear a mask because your neighbor still won't get vaccinated.
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.— Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter) 1627559474.0
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New details have emerged about an elephant hunt that Wayne LaPierre and his wife took part in that was funded by the embattled NRA he leads.
Newly revealed emails show the couple arranged to have an elephant they killed on a 2013 hunt shipped from Botswana and have its body butchered and turned into trophies, and they tried to keep the shipment and related taxidermy work secret despite the involvement of multiple individuals and companies in various countries, according to records obtained by The Trace and published in partnership with The New Yorker.
"Taxidermy work orders containing the LaPierres' names called for the elephants' four front feet to be turned into 'stools,' an 'umbrella stand,' and a 'trash can,'" wrote The Trace's Mike Spies, who obtained the records. "At their request, tusks were mounted, skulls were preserved, and the hyena became a rug."
The couple felt secrecy was necessary, according to the emails, after hunting show host Tony Makris sparked public furor after killing an elephant on his NRA-sponsored "Under Wild Skies," which also filmed the LaPierre's hunt for an episode that never aired.
"The [taxidermy arrangement] represents a rare instance in which the gun group's embattled chief executive is captured, on paper, unambiguously violating NRA rules," Spies wrote. "The emails show that Susan directed the process while Makris's company, Under Wild Skies Inc., which received millions of dollars from the NRA, picked up the tab."
The records appear to confirm allegations by New York attorney general Letitia James, who has regulatory authority over the NRA and is currently seeking its dissolution, in a complaint filed last August that describes the trophy fees and taxidermy work as violations of the nonprofit's own rules, which cap gifts from contractors at $250.
The shipping and taxidermy cost thousands of dollars and benefitted the LaPierres only, and not the NRA.
"Susan noted that the couple also expected to receive, along with the elephant trophies, an assortment of skulls and skins from warthogs, impalas, a zebra, and a hyena," Spies reported. "Once the animal parts arrived in the states, the taxidermist would turn them into decorations for the couple's home in Virginia, and prepare the elephant skins so they could be used to make personal accessories, such as handbags."
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