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Saturday 22 June 2024

Exclusive–Wisconsin Republican Sen. Candidate Eric Hovde: ‘Political Malfeasance’ for Sen. Baldwin to Attach Herself to Biden

 Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate and businessman Eric Hovde told Breitbart News Saturday that it was “political malfeasance” for his opponent, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to attach herself to President Joe Biden, given his low approval ratings and issues such as inflation, and Biden’s open border policies.

Hovde was asked what he thought about Baldwin “joining herself at the hip” with Biden in reference to a Washington Post article from May, stating that Baldwin was using her popularity with voters to garner excitement for the president.

“I think it’s political malfeasance, but that tells you she’s in her bubble,” Hovde stated .”That’s one of the dangers in politics, of getting in your own bubble, and not really understanding where the greater public is.”

FILE – Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., talks to reporters after a private meeting with Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson at the Capitol in Washington, March 28, 2022. Baldwin, who is the first openly gay senator and has been working on gay rights issues since she first entered state politics in 1986, says the “world has changed,” especially since the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision upholding gay marriage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

“Anybody that’s been hammered by inflation, which is everybody,” Hovde added. “The open borders, the fentanyl crisis, all of this. This is all on Joe Biden, and by the way, Senator Baldwin.”

Hovde added that Baldwin supports Biden on all of those issues, and described her as being a “backbencher” who most people don’t know about who votes on issues alongside such Senatorial colleagues as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

The Wisconsin businessman was born and raised in Madison and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, Hovde “founded and managed” his first business, and went on to start several other businesses, including the Hovde Foundation, according to his website.

When asked how Hovde was connecting with people while campaigning and talking to them about the economy, Hovde explained that he focuses on talking to voters about “economic issues” and explaining “why inflation is caused.”

“I have been doing everything, as it pertains to communicating with voters. We do a lot of social media. I have a thing called, ‘Just the facts,’ where I talk about economic issues,” Hovde answered. “Because look, I’ve been, as you’ve mentioned. I started my first business in my twenties. I’ve built multiple, multiple different companies. I’ve turned around … my main business is banking. I’ve bought and turned around over a dozen community banks. I’m in the real estate development business. I get into economic issues and I explain why inflation is caused, what’s happening in health care, [and] how to fix these issues.”

“I’m getting up every morning, running from morning to night. But, I’m talking about issues, like the debt. A lot of people don’t understand how inflation happens. Inflation is a monetary event,” Hovde explained. “What does that mean? When you spend too much money, the Federal Reserve, the bank for the federal government, has to print that money, and they do it through something called quantitative easing. When you create too much money – what is inflation? Too much money chasing the fixed amount of goods and services. I get into these issues, and I’m trying to explain how this stuff happens. The sad thing is, too many Congressmen, Senators in our country don’t understand economic issues, the economy, [and] how our globalized financialized economy works. Washington has done such a disservice to this country.”

‘Shameful’: White House Statements on Killings of Rachel Morin, Jocelyn Nungaray Fail to Mention Suspects Are Illegals

 The White House is taking heat for statements on the deaths of a mother of five children in Maryland and a young Texas girl who were allegedly murdered by illegal aliens.

The recent statements, which were short, did not comment on active police investigations regarding the two deaths, Fox News reported on Saturday.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Rachel Morin. We cannot comment on active law enforcement cases. But fundamentally, we believe that people should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law if they are found to be guilty,” the White House’s first statement read.

The second said, “Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of Jocelyn Nungaray. We cannot comment on active law enforcement cases. But fundamentally, anyone found guilty of this type of heinous and shocking crime should be held accountable, to the fullest extent of the law.”

Republicans heavily criticized the statements and used them as an opportunity to blast President Joe Biden’s (D) disastrous border policies, which have hurt citizens.

Among them was Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) who said, “Shameful. Innocent people murdered by illegal immigrants and the @WhiteHouse still REFUSES to accept responsibility.”

Morin’s family recently said they were “deeply touched” that former President Donald Trump called them to offer his condolences after the mother of five was raped and murdered and her body dumped on the side of a trail in Maryland, Breitbart News reported Thursday.

The suspect in Morin’s case, 23-year-old Victor Martinez-Hernandez, who is from El Salvador, was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Meanwhile, two illegal aliens are accused of murdering 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray in Houston, Texas. Reports say the two men were released into the United States by Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after crossing the southern border, according to Breitbart News.

“As Breitbart News reported, Venezuelan nationals 22-year-old Johan Jose Martinez-Rangel and 26-year-old Franklin Pena were arrested and charged by the Houston Police Department with murdering Jocelyn Nungaray in the early morning of June 17,” the outlet said.

In a social media post on Friday, Wesley Hunt (R-TX) shared his sadness over the loss of Nungaray.

“I’m the father of two young girls and what happened to Jocelyn Nungaray is heartbreaking and makes my blood boil. The animals who did this deserve to rot in hell. When a nation welcomes illegal mass migration it invites mass murder and we’re witnessing the destruction every single day,” he wrote:

“I hope the American people are watching this, because you MUST vote in November like the lives of your children are at stake, because they are,” Hunt added.

Poll: Muslim countries lead way in BOYCOTTING brands that support Israel’s genocide of Palestinians in Gaza

 Muslim nations are leading the way when it comes to boycotting a brand regarded as helping Israel in its genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, according to the results of a new poll.

The current edition of the annual Trust Barometer report from public relations firm Edelman polled 15,000 consumers across 15 countries. The nations surveyed include France, Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and the United States. According to the poll's outcome, there was a clear divide over how the war is causing consumers worldwide to make a stand with their wallets.

While Edelman's poll didn't state which side respondents sided with in the war, it found that the top five countries engaged in boycotting brands over Israel's actions in Gaza were as follows:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  3. Indonesia
  4. India
  5. Germany

Of this list of five, three are Muslim-majority nations – Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with the last two countries located in the oil-rich Gulf region. India also has a considerable Muslim minority while Germany capped off the list.

Saudi Arabia saw the highest number of respondents– 71 percent – stating that they were boycotting brands over their recognized support for one side. The kingdom's population is strongly pro-Palestine, according to the Middle East Eye (MEE). Meanwhile, 57 percent of respondents in the UAE said they were boycotting purported pro-Israel brands in support of Palestine.

In Indonesia, more than one in two people also said they were boycotting brands. The largest archipelago in the world located in Southeast Asia also happens to be the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.


The survey also discovered that geopolitics is having a significant effect on brand choice with 78 percent of customers saying they will not purchase from a brand because of where it is based. Overall, 60 percent of customers around the world are choosing brands based upon their politics, a two percent rise from last year.

People in other countries ditching pro-Israel brands for local counterparts

The number of respondents from Arab and Muslim countries who are boycotting products over the war on Gaza is considerably greater than the worldwide average of 37 percent, somewhat more than one in three respondents.

A separate MEE report has shown that consumers in Oman, a major Western partner, have been boycotting western goods over the support the U.S. and its allies have given Israel. They have changed from drinks like Mountain Dew to Kinsa, a Saudi drink brand. In Pakistan, local brands have begun making local products to replace Western soft drinks and cosmetics.

The Edelman poll also picked up on increasing consumer nationalism in Gulf states. Most respondents also stated trust ranks before customer service, reputation and convenience when purchasing a brand's product.

True enough, Western corporate boardrooms are feeling the impact of boycotts as well.

In March, retail giant Alshaya Group, which owns the rights to Starbucks in the Middle East, decided to start laying off more than 2,000 employees in the region and North Africa, or four percent of its total personnel, due to consumer boycotts related to Gaza.  

McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski also announced early this year that sales had been weaker in Muslim-majority nations like Malaysia and Indonesia in addition to the Middle East. The fast food giant caused outrage among pro-Palestine activists in October when its Israel franchise declared it was providing free meals to Israeli soldiers in its branches in the country.

"The ongoing impact of the war on these franchisees' local business is disheartening and ill-founded," Kempczinski said on June 10 while talking to analysts on the corporation's conference call.

In Pakistan, the franchise decreased its prices and was compelled to issue a statement withdrawing themselves from McDonald's in Israel.

Japan accepted a record high of 303 asylum seekers in 2023 but REJECTED 98% of applicants

 Japan granted asylum to 303 individuals in 2023 – a record high – but still small compared to the 98 percent whose applications were rejected.

The Japanese Ministry of Justice (MoJ) revealed this number in March, surpassing the 202 individuals granted asylum in 2022. Despite this increase, the approval rate for asylum seekers remained low at just 2.2 percent.

All in all, the total number of asylum seekers who lodged their applications in the Land of the Rising Sun reached 13,823 in 2023. According to Kyodo News, this is the second-highest number after the 19,629 people who sought asylum in 2017.

The increase comes amid changes to the stringent Japanese immigration laws, which created a quasi-refugee status for foreign nationals fleeing active conflict zones. Kyodo News also provided a breakdown of the 303 refugees whose asylum applications were approved.

Japan has seen a significant increase in refugee applications from countries such as Afghanistan, Myanmar and Ethiopia – representing more than a threefold increase from 2022 figures. A majority of the accepted refugees, 237 individuals, hailed from Afghanistan. Many of the refugees from Afghanistan were employees of the Japan International Cooperation Agency who fled the country after the fall of Kabul, officials said.

The Japanese Immigration Services Agency (ISA) meanwhile said 27 refugees from Myanmar were granted asylum. There were also six nationals from Ethiopia whose applications for asylum were accepted, the agency added.

Of the 13,823 applications for refugee status recorded by Japanese authorities, the highest number of applicants came from Sri Lanka at 3,778. Applications from Turkey and Pakistan ranked second and third highest. 

"As border controls imposed due to COVID-19 have ended, the number of applicants for refugee status is increasing with the recovery of inbound travel to Japan," the ISA said.

Ukrainian refugees also permitted to live in Japan

In addition to those granted full refugee status, the MoJ reported that 1,005 individuals were also allowed to stay in Japan on humanitarian grounds. The ISA, which is under the purview of the Justice Ministry, took the circumstances in their home countries as a basis for their continued stay despite not being recognized as refugees. These 1,005 came from nations such as Myanmar and Ukraine, with the latter comprising most of that number.

The changes to Japan's refugee program under the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law, which passed the National Diet in 2023, have also allowed for a new category of subsidiary protection. This program introduced on Dec. 1, 2023 seeks to provide asylum to persons escaping ongoing conflicts. According to Kyodo News, subsidiary protection gives successful applicants long-term resident visas in principle.

Since its introduction, 1,110 applications have been filed – with 1,101 of them from Ukrainian nationals escaping the war in their home nation. Of the total number, 647 applications for subsidiary protection were approved – 644 from Ukraine and three others from Sudan. 

"We will strive to provide prompt and stable protection while also making use of the complementary protection program," said Japanese Justice Minister Ryuji Koizumi during a press conference.

Kyodo News mentioned that Japan has faced criticism for its strict immigration rules and for taking in far fewer refugees compared to countries in Europe and North America. But the Land of the Rising Sun's stance appears to be a prudent one, as it isn't burdened by a migrant crisis unlike the United States.

The National Pulse said, citing the U.S. Department of State, that 125,000 refugees are officially admitted into the U.S. annually – a number set by the Biden administration. It added that when the number of asylum seekers granted temporary residence pending an immigration court appearance is included, that number is much higher – likely in the millions per year.

Maryland’s Democrat LGBTQ Diversity Council Chair Busted After Meeting Up With 14-Year-Old Decoy (VIDEO)

 

Alex Rosen, the founder of the Houston-based vigilante organization Predator Poachers, has uploaded a new video of Maryland’s Democrat LGBTQ Diversity Council Chair meeting up with a man he believed was 14 years old.

Rosen wrote on X, “We just busted the head of the LGBTQ Dems of Maryland going after a 14-year-old.”

According to Rosen, Michael Knaapen, chair of the Maryland Dem’s LGBTQ Diversity Council, attempted to meet up with a 14-year-old decoy after exchanging sexually inappropriate messages with the decoy, who told Knaapen he was 14.

In Rosen’s stings, he usually uses both men and women who pose as minors in order to catch predators.

Journalist Andy Ngo further reported on the bust and reported, “A leader in the Maryland Democratic Party was allegedly caught in a child s—x predator sting. Michael Knaapen, chair of the Maryland Dem’s LGBTQ Diversity Council, allegedly talked about wanting to r—pe a 14-year-old.”

WATCH:

In regards to police getting involved, Rosen wrote:

In regards to the lack of police involvement in this, please note:

⁃We tried to turn this in back in November, and they didn’t want to do anything with it

⁃Though he admitted to sending d pics, in Maryland the law states you have to be a cop or a real kid for it to be a charge

⁃He admitted to previously possessing CP but did not have any in his possession currently

⁃We are still going to turn all of this over to the cops, but calling them to the scene would have done nothing.

Rosen released the messages that were reportedly exchanged between Knaapen and the man he allegedly  believed was 14 years old:

Rosen further pointed out that Knaapen was invited to Vice President Kamala Harris’ house.

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WHAT? Crazy Leftist on MSNBC Claims Trump Tying Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s Political Persecution to Biden is “Dangerously and Perniciously Racist” (VIDEO)

 

MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin recently responded to the dismissal of President Trump’s gag order appeal in the “hush money” witch hunt case brought by Alvin Bragg, claiming that Trump tying Biden’s Department of Justice and Matthew Colangelo to Bragg is “dangerously and perniciously racist.”

“He is continuing to push a narrative that, as I’ve written and others have, is extraordinarily dangerous,” the unhinged leftist asserted.

Trump’s claims, according to Rubin, assume that “Alvin Bragg, who is Black, could not have executed this prosecution on his own without the supervision of a bunch of White elders.” This almost describes the notion of “White privilege” and the White savior complex of most leftists…

However, the idea that the Biden DOJ is leading the persecution of Donald Trump assumes nothing about Bragg’s skin color. Matthew Colangelo, the former DOJ Acting Associate Attorney General, took a demotion to work in the Manhattan DA’s office and take down Donald Trump by resurrecting and ensuring Soros-backed Bragg moved forward with a garbage case against President Trump. One would have to be crazy to actually believe there is no influence coming from the Biden regime.

Even Bragg previously ended his investigation and decided not to pursue an indictment until Colangelo showed up!

As The Gateway Pundit reported, a New York Appeals court on Tuesday denied Trump’s bid to appeal a gag order in Alvin Bragg’s case after a jury had already returned a guilty verdict.

Prosecutors are asking for an extension on Trump’s gag order even though the hush money trial has concluded, citing ongoing threats as well as efforts by Trump supporters to “identify jurors and threaten violence against him.” 

However, this is clearly meant to stop President Trump from winning in the court of public opinion as he awaits sentencing in Bragg's sham case on July 11.

Even former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted on Friday that the legal cases against Donald Trump were politically motivated and "would have never been brought" if Trump wasn't running for President.

The admission from Cuomo exposes the Democrats’ relentless pursuit of Trump as nothing more than a political witch hunt. This isn’t surprising given their history of using legal mechanisms to undermine Trump’s presidency and future reelection.

Watch Lisa Rubin's unhinged racism rant on MSNBC's Morning Joe below:

Rubin: Certainly, mica, the reporting has been that he wants to avoid jail at all costs, that he is very much scared of anything approaching incarceration. But from a political perspective, he believes that's political gold for him. If you look at the messaging, both during the trial and thereafter, he is definitely trying to rile up his base with the possibility of some form of term of incarceration. And in terms of how he's talking, he is continuing to push a narrative that, as I've written and others have, is extraordinarily dangerous, tying the current president to the prosecution in Manhattan by somehow alleging that the Biden administration and specifically the Department of Justice was pulling Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s strings. How? Through a career civil litigator named Matthew Colangelo, who was part of the DA’s team, but certainly not its head. For a variety of reasons, that narrative makes no sense. It is factually false. And it's also dangerously perniciously racist because it assumes that DA Alvin Bragg, who is Black, could not have executed this prosecution on his own without the supervision of a bunch of white elders.

 

‘Deeply Touched’: Trump Calls Mom Of Rachel Morin, Mom Of Five Allegedly Raped And Murdered By Illegal Immigrant

 Former President Trump called to offer condolences to Patty Morin, the mother of Rachel Morin, the mother of five who was allegedly raped and murdered by an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, prompting a very different reaction than her response to the Biden administration’s seeming indifference to her pain.

Patty Morin revealed on Wednesday that no one in the Biden administration had reached out to her after the arrest of Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez, 23, who was arrested last Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape in Rachel Morin’s death. Morin was murdered while she was reportedly jogging on the Ma and Pa hiking trail in Bel Air, Maryland last August.

“I am deeply touched by President Trump’s kindness and concern,” Patty Morin stated, according to The New York Post. “He was genuine and truly wanted to know how our family was coping. He asked about Rachel and showed honest compassion for her untimely death. His words brought comfort to me during this very difficult time.”

On Tuesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “What do you say to critics who blame the administration for allowing something like this to happen? Obviously this is something you hear in Right-wing media all the time.”

Mayorkas refused to refer to Rachel Morin by name, answering, “Jim, first and foremost, of course our hearts break for the children, the family, the loved ones, the friends of the individual who was murdered — the woman — the mother. Jim, a criminal is responsible for the criminal act. The criminal who committed this heinous act should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, and forcefully so. That is my response.”

On Wednesday, Patty Morin blasted Mayorkas, saying, “It’s a completely political statement … It totally depersonalizes her and makes her an object. … No one has contacted me personally and as far as I know, no one has reached out and contacted anyone in the family. … to categorize her as a statistic, it just shows how impersonal they are and how they don’t value life.”

“They just seem to be disconnected completely from what is happening at the southern border and how it is affecting Americans,” Morin family attorney Randolph Rice added. “They are hemorrhaging at the southern border and they’re arguing about what kind of band-aid to put on it when instead they should be putting a tourniquet on it and stopping this flow so that we don’t have another Rachel Morin.”