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GOP lawmaker under fire for employing analyst advocating 'hunting down' cops and federal agents: report
According to a report for the Daily Beast by William Bredderman, Idaho's Republican Lt. Governor is facing scrutiny over an analyst she has been employing who has written about "hunting down" and killing law enforcement officers he believes are interfering with citizens' rights.
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R) is facing new scrutiny as she makes a run to become Idaho's next governor and her relationship with rightwing extremist Parrish Miller -- who she has paid $26,785 for "professional services" since she assumed office in 2019.
According to Bredderman's research, Miller has also served as analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a conservative think tank involved "in an illegal lobbying scandal," during that time.
The Daily Beast report states, "What has received less attention is Miller's frothing animosity toward government in general and toward police officers and federal agents in particular," noting that he wrote two opinion pieces in 2020 that, "...urged confronting police who arrested a pandemic lockdown protester in Meridia, Idaho," with Miller asserting there is "an army of heavily armed citizens who won't tolerate their tyranny any longer."
Bredderman reports, "The articles also noted Miller frequently equates arrest with kidnapping on his page, and has written that 'shooting someone who is attempting to kidnap you is always justified,' that 'there is nothing wrong with hunting down active kidnappers to bring them to justice.'"
In May of 2016, Miller wrote on Facebook, "Each and every day innocent people are murdered, kidnapped, and caged by government functionaries. Voting has never and will never change these facts. Shooting the offending government functionaries might."
He later said any attempt to take away his guns would be met with "lethal force," writing to a friend and proclaiming, "ANY person—including politicians and cops—who EVER attempts to disarm ANYONE who is not actively involved in harming another person is the true criminal and thus defensive force—up to and including lethal force—is fully justified to prevent their attempted confiscation."
As for McGeachin, she has sidestepped queries about Miller's employment -- calling them "a ridiculous line of questioning" -- while issuing a statement to the Beast claiming, "I have been a strong and consistent supporter of law enforcement throughout my life and my political career."
Bredderman's report goes on to note that McGeachin's relationship with Miller has not gone unnoticed by law enforcement officials.
"We are not privy to the exact nature of that relationship or what boundaries are set between Mr. Miller and the Lt. Governor, but what I can tell you is when any elected official has ties to someone who is clearly anti-law enforcement and who openly advocates for the killing of cops it naturally raises concerns and questions from our membership," said Sgt. Bryan Lovell of the Idaho State Fraternal Order of Police.
You can read more here.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday suggested that it was unfair for suspected foreign agent Tom Barrack to spend four nights in jail while Hunter Biden has not been arrested.
Barrack is an ally of former President Donald Trump and Biden is the son of current President Joe Biden.
During her Sunday Morning Futures program, Bartiromo claimed that there are "a lot of deals underway" between Hunter Biden and China.
Bartiromo then invited Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to comment on "Hunter Biden's deal-making."
For his part, Johnson accused the president's administration of hiding evidence.
"These agencies are covering for the Bidens," Johnson insisted. "They've always been covering for them."
Bartiromo agreed and then compared the situation to Barrack's arrest.
"Meanwhile, you have Tom Barrack, a former aide to President Trump, sat in jail for four nights last week and then was served with the most expensive bond ever," she complained.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
'You failed, Kevin': GOPer McCarthy mocked for last-ditch attempt to undermine Capitol riot committee after Kinzinger addition
Hours after Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) issued a statement saying he has accepted an appointment to sit on the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th Capitol riot that sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued his own statement condemning the investigation without acknowledging that two Republicans will be participating.
According to McCarthy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) "has structured the select committee to satisfy her political objectives—which destroys its credibility."
In a tweet accompanying his statement, he added, "The US Capitol and all who protect it suffered a massive leadership failure. Republicans will focus on ensuring that never happens again."
McCarthy's tweet was immediately swamped by comments from critics telling him he lost in his efforts to keep any Republicans off the committee and reminding him of his complicity, with one person writing "Blood on your hands."
You can see some comments below:
@GOPLeader By denying what happened and who was responsible? Always a good start kev— Charlotte O (@Charlotte O) 1627235471.0
@GOPLeader @SpeakerPelosi won’t allow insurrectionist on #January6thCommittee just like Osama bin Laden wants on 9/11 committee.— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu) 1627235418.0
@GOPLeader If GOP really wanted to ensure it never happens again, you’d stop feeding TFG’s lies, speak clearly abou… https://t.co/CBq8Cy7Eij— Jess P. 😷 (@Jess P. 😷) 1627236632.0
@GOPLeader You're the epitome of a traitor to this country & to the constitution you took an oath to uphold & defen… https://t.co/1KWb0Jwh1u— A. Perez (@A. Perez) 1627236219.0
@GOPLeader Actually the select committee was modeled on the committee that investigated Benghazi. You didn’t have a… https://t.co/EcsCVn0Hbf— Lisa Zupke (@Lisa Zupke) 1627235511.0
@GOPLeader You failed Kevin, you had been offered everything you wanted in a committee to investigate 1/6 and you s… https://t.co/Mm8YKlFb5P— Brenda Lee 😷 (@Brenda Lee 😷) 1627235434.0
@GOPLeader Your statement has no credibility. This is the evidence of that👇 https://t.co/RXliMJymEw— David Kaufman (@David Kaufman) 1627235472.0
@GOPLeader YOUR AND TRUMP'S MAGA's beat police officers. Officer SIcknick died and others had severe injuries. YOU… https://t.co/AGh6BmYRnJ— jeannie millar (@jeannie millar) 1627235502.0
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