May 18, 2024

Mike Lee: Senate GOP Needs ‘New Leadership Now,’ Border Bill ‘Disqualifying Betrayal’

Mike Lee: Senate GOP Needs ‘New Leadership Now,’ Border Bill ‘Disqualifying Betrayal’

Secrecy, lies, and broken promises by Senate Republican leadership – resulting in a historically pro-migration border surrender – are irredeemable, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said Sunday.

Secrecy, lies, and broken promises by Senate Republican leadership – resulting in a historical pro-migration border surrender – are irredeemable, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said Sunday in calling Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to be replaced.

“Even while refusing to let us see the bill they claimed to be negotiating on our behalf—for MONTHS—they were never in doubt, insisting we’d be dumb and even unpatriotic NOT to support it,” Lee posted to X, outlining a leadership playbook employed by McConnell time and time again for years.

“This is a disqualifying betrayal.”

McConnell gave the unfortunate task of serving as the face of Republican negotiations to Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). But as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made clear, McConnell called the shots for Republicans.

“I have never worked more closely with Leader McConnell on any piece of legislation as we did on this,” Schumer told reporters on Sunday.

Schumer’s revelation is surprising given the two have worked in lockstep often throughout their time leading their respective conferences, most recently on budget-busting spending bills and American taxpayer subsidization of Ukraine’s war efforts.

While not mentioning McConnell by name, Lee seemed to question McConnell’s loyalty, suggesting he was not working for his own Republican conference.

“If you had a lawyer, agent, or employee who (while negotiating on your behalf) botched a deal as badly as Senate GOP leadership botched this border / supplemental aid package, would you immediately fire that person?” Lee asked rhetorically.

During the months-long negotiations, Lankford and McConnell allies pushed back forcefully on criticisms of leaked and rumored provisions of the draft deal.

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) went as far as claiming Russian disinformation was behind the “rumors.”

“I suspect that a lot of theinternet rumors are very well coming from overseas, where they would love to see this shut down because some people would rather not see funding for Ukraine,” he said.

Critics allege McConnell and other negotiators shared drafts of the deal with Vladimir Putin.

Lankford had previously assured Americans their bill would not permit 5,000 migrants or more per day, attributing those claims as “internet rumors.”

“It would be absolutely absurd for me to agree to 5,000 people a day,” he said.

His last assertion might be true. But the bill’s text confirms the new emergency authority would not be triggered until an astonishing 8,500 migrants cross the border in a single day or an average of 5,000 people cross in seven days — a trigger even higher than Lankford’s threshold for absurdity.

Lee took to X to highlight objectionable provisions in the bill, making clear Lankford and his leadership puppet masters were playing a game of hide the ball.

“Still a lot of ground to cover in this 370-page bill, but so far, I haven’t seen anything contradicting what I’ve been saying for the past few weeks,” Lee said. “So why did the bill’s authors (and those parroting their talking points) condemn me and others for describing what little I knew about the bill?

“More to the point, why did they keep it secret for so long?”

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POLICE STATE: Emails Released by Jim Jordan Expose How the Biden Regime Bullied Amazon into Censoring Books Critical of the COVID Shot and Identify the Official Who Led the Charge

Who Needs Book Burning when simple On-line Censorship will do?

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, the Biden regime targeted both Facebook and Twitter over content they did not approve of.

Now, it turns out the censorship tactics the Biden regime employed extended to Amazon as well. Moreover, we know the person who led the charge for the Regime.

Rep. Jim Jordan dropped an explosive thread Monday on X detailing the great lengths the Regime employed to pressure Amazon to stop selling books they hated. Their prime focus was reading material critical of the COVID-19 shot.

While Amazon was initially skeptical of the Regime’s bullying tactics, they ultimately bent the knee.

And who was the point man for this bullying tactic? Biden’s former White House Senior Advisor for the COVID-19 Response, Andy Slavitt. He started things off by sending off an email on March 2, 2021 demanding a conversation over supposed “disinformation” on Amazon’s website.

All it took were a few simple searches on hot-button issues such as vaccines to determine there was “disinformation” according to Jordan. No actual rigorous method was employed.

Rep. Jim Jordan on Twitter: “How did the Biden White House conclude that there was “propaganda and misinformation” in books sold in Amazon’s bookstore? The White House ran keyword searches for controversial topics, such as “vaccine,” and emailed Amazon when it didn’t like how the search results appeared: pic.twitter.com/FmVYPJQR6n / Twitter”

How did the Biden White House conclude that there was “propaganda and misinformation” in books sold in Amazon’s bookstore? The White House ran keyword searches for controversial topics, such as “vaccine,” and emailed Amazon when it didn’t like how the search results appeared: pic.twitter.com/FmVYPJQR6n

Amazon wanted to hold off on censorship to escape criticism from the right-wing media and not make things so obvious to the American public. Naturally, the Regime was impatient and displeased.

Amazon then met with the White House on March 9, 2021 to determine whether they wanted the company to ban or censor books. Jordan revealed the reason Amazon agreed to the meeting to begin with was because they were “feeling pressure from the White House.”

The Regime’s bullying efforts paid off. Amazon, ON THE SAME DAY as the meeting, enabled a “Do Not Promote” for books that questioned the effectiveness of the COVID-19 shot. Moreover, the company also looked at other ways to reduce readers’ ability to locate the reading materials.

Rep. Jim Jordan on Twitter: “After the White House spent a week berating Amazon, what did the online bookstore do?Starting March 9-the same day as its meeting with the White House-Amazon enabled “Do Not Promote” for books that expressed the view that vaccines were not effective. pic.twitter.com/8YEXjAL8BD / Twitter”

After the White House spent a week berating Amazon, what did the online bookstore do?Starting March 9-the same day as its meeting with the White House-Amazon enabled “Do Not Promote” for books that expressed the view that vaccines were not effective. pic.twitter.com/8YEXjAL8BD

Rep. Jim Jordan on Twitter: “And that wasn’t all. Amazon also considered other ways “to reduce the visibility” of certain books that the Biden White House disliked. pic.twitter.com/q9JC1LYb5m / Twitter”

And that wasn’t all. Amazon also considered other ways “to reduce the visibility” of certain books that the Biden White House disliked. pic.twitter.com/q9JC1LYb5m

This new information provides greater depth for the case against the censorship regime, which is currently on the ropes thanks in large part to a ruling in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Missouri vs. Biden. The Court found that the federal government had engaged in an enormous campaign of censorship against Americans.

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear oral arguments in the case on March 18. TGP Publisher Jim Hoft is the lead Plaintiff.

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