Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday mentioned Joe Biden and the Democrat party’s obvious plan to skip over the State of the Union Address this year.
Biden will be the first president in decades to not give a SOTU speech.
We all know why.
Steve Bannon: Joe Biden hasn’t given a State of the Union because Joe Biden can’t stand up there and give a State of the Union. That’s what it’s all about. Also he won’t draw an audience but he can’t stand up there and do it. That’s why we’re delayed I think the first time since 1981, isn’t that right Raheem Kassam, that we delayed the State of the Union? Because IC chatter. Because domestic terrorists, uh, that would be you, audience, are trying to blow up the Capitol when he gives the State of the Union. That is nonsense… Wray says 55 out of 56 FBI offices are open with investigations. And 85 have been charged?
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Congressional Democrats reintroduced legislation Tuesday to expand federal background checks on all gun sales.
The Background Check Expansion Act would require unlicensed or private sellers to conduct a background check before transferring a firearm, which is not currently required by federal law.
Sen. Chris Murphy reintroduced the legislation in the Senate.
“Joe Biden and hundreds of congressional candidates from both parties ran on the issue of background checks. This is the year to get this bill passed into law,” the Connecticut Democrat said in a statement.
“And this legislation has the chance to bring this country together — even 85 percent of gun owners believe in expanding background checks, and a growing anti-gun violence movement, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, is demanding change.”
The legislation, which is co-sponsored by 43 Senate Democrats, was first introduced in the House in January 2019 and passed in February 2019, but it did not receive votes in the Republican-controlled Senate, according to The Hill.
Background checks would be required for sales online, at gun shows and out of homes.
“Exceptions would include transfers between law enforcement officers, loaning firearms for hunting, gifting to immediate family members, inheritance transfers and temporary transfers for immediate self-defense,” The Hill reported.
Eight House Republicans sided with Democrats when the bill was first introduced in 2019, according to The Hill.
Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced the bill in the House on Tuesday.
“The last two years have been a turning point in our longstanding fight to help prevent gun violence and we take another leap forward in helping to save lives. Joined by Democrats and Republicans, we introduce the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 to help keep guns out of the hands of those who may be a danger to themselves or others,” the California Democrat said in a statement.
“Time and time again, we have seen that the American people want universal background checks, in fact public polling shows that the majority of people, Democrats, Republicans and Independents, support this. We began our work to combat the scourge of gun violence eight years ago after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and will not stop until we deliver for the American people.”
President Joe Biden called for Congress to “enact commonsense gun law reforms” on the third anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
These reforms included “requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
Although the legislation is likely to pass the Democrat-controlled House, Senate Democrats need to be joined by at least 10 Republicans.
“Ending the epidemic gun violence starts with meaningful and commonsense reforms. This legislation will take the long-overdue step of closing dangerous loopholes in the existing background check system to help keep all of our communities safe,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.
“For years, this bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities.”
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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Conservative author and commentator, Candace Owens slammed the “Equality Act” passed by the Democrat-led House saying the idea that there are no differences between men and women is “unbelievably offensive.”
Speaking on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, the co-founder of the BLEXIT movement said using the argument of Democrats in pushing the legislation — it would be “fair” if professional basketball player, LeBron James is allowed to compete with women in sports once he identifies as a woman.
“LeBron James, in all his physical prowess, should have been allowed in high school to say, ‘I no longer identify as a man; I identify as a woman,’ and he should have been allowed to compete with every woman in every other competition, and that would have been deemed equal,” Owens said on Monday night.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, author and commentator Candace Owens tore into the Democrats’ ‘Equality Act’, calling it “unbelievably offensive” and “a terrifying agenda that eliminates women.”https://t.co/v3rouo7Z5o
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 2, 2021
Carlson asked during the interview: “So what effect will this have? You are a woman. You’re married. You just had a baby. In the wake of this, can anyone really say, ‘I’m a woman. I’m a man.’ Do those terms have any meaning anymore?”
The Republican firebrand said nowadays, looking at men and women in a traditional sense would make you a “bigot.”
“As I have been called; a hateful individual, a transphobe — the left just likes to use all of these pejoratives when you are just speaking common sense,” Owens answered.
“I find this to be unbelievably offensive: the idea there are no differences between men and women, especially, as you just mentioned, me being someone that just gave birth six weeks ago. The idea that there is nothing that makes me special, nothing that makes me different from a man that stands up and says, ‘I now identify as a woman,’ it’s quite frankly, insulting,” the African-American conservative woman added.
“Just think about this for a second to really paint a picture of what the Left is trying to do: What they are saying right now is that LeBron James, when he was in high school and was drafted by the NBA, LeBron James, in all his physical prowess, should have been allowed to in high school to say, “I no longer identify as a man; I identify as a woman,’ and he should have been allowed to compete with every woman in every other competition, and that would have been deemed equal — that would have been deemed an exercise in achieving equality.”
“We know that that is anything but,” Owens posited. “And this is the problem with the left, Tucker; it’s so, so serious: They do not understand what equality is.”
Owens: Democrats don’t know what equality means
The political activist then blasted progressives for over the Joe Biden-backed “Equality Act” which she said ultimately discriminates against women.
“They don’t know what equality means. They think it’s sameness. They think we just need to make everybody a carbon copy of the other person; nobody can have any differences,” the conservative author added.
“They hate the idea of male, female, girl, boy, because that means that there are some differences between all of us. And there is. What conservatives fight for is, we want to make sure people have equal opportunities, but we acknowledge there are real biological realities that cannot be ignored,” Owens said.
The Democrat-led House passed a controversial “Equality Act to end legal recognition of Biological Sex Equality Act” — effectively dropping the legal definition of biological sex in what liberals claim as a bid to promote “gender equality.”
Denouncing the Biden administration’s gender-related policies, Owens said contrary to what the public was made to believe — the actions of the current Democratic administration is way more prejudiced to women than during the administration of former president Donald Trump.
You know, they told us we should fear Donald Trump and the Trump administration, right, because women, it was going to be so dangerous if Trump got into office. Well, look at what Joe Biden did in just a couple of weeks in office. That is where the real concern lies,” Owens said.
According to the Daily Mail:
At least 13 people were killed Tuesday morning when an SUV stuffed with 25 suspected undocumented immigrants, including children, collided with a semi-truck in Southern California.
The crash occurred on State Route 115 in the area of El Centro, 10 miles north of the US-Mexico border, at around 6:15am local time, authorities said.
The SUV, a maroon Ford Expedition carrying 25 passengers, had been driving westbound on Norrish Road when it traveled ‘in the direct path’ of a gravel truck heading northbound on 115.
The van was full of what is believed to be undocumented immigrants per the Daily Mail:
The dead include some Mexican citizens, officials said, who ranged in age between 20 and 55. The injured, meanwhile, are aged between 16 and 55.
Earlier Tuesday, chief executive officer of El Centro Regional, Dr. Adolphe Edward, said he believed that all the victims in the SUV were undocumented migrants. The claim is yet to be confirmed by authorities.
KTLA5 in Southern California reported on the crash:
Facial recognition technology in the Moscow Metro has aided in the arrest of more than 900 people over the past six months, the Metro press service told Russian state media outlet Tass on Tuesday.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) announced he is “actively exploring” a run for Governor of New York 2022 against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The same Washington establishment that championed the Common Core standards and encouraged more federal involvement in education has endorsed a civics initiative that seeks to indoctrinate K-12 students into woke “action” political organizing, under the guise of restoring “unity.” In
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Tuesday on her show “Deadline” that FBI Director Christopher Wray was dropped “a truth bomb” during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.