Lost Cause meet Crazy Cause: using Juneteenth to tear down of the San Fran. statue of Ulysses S. Grant —who won the Civil War that led to emancipation, long before had freed the 1 slave he had been given & who was later eulogized by Frederick Douglass
Grant was a man of his time, imperfect. But other men were slave owners, defenders of slavery. Had not Grant taken charge of the Union Army & begun defeating Lee in 1864, it could’ve easily led to the defeat of Prez Lincoln by McLellan, who wanted peace w/a slave-owning South
Grant’s presidency had big trouble, but got the 15th Amend passed, he crushed the 1st iteration of the KKK & he tried reforming U.S. Indian policy
Later, when Prussia’s leader told him he had had to save the Union,
Tucker Carlson almost compared Trump to Nero for being too weak to stop the vandalism that erupted amid the the George Floyd protests.
But the FOX host stopped short, saying he liked the president's strong response announced Monday evening in the Rose Garden
Tucker: "No 1 has more contempt for Donald Trump's voters than Jared Kushner does & no 1 expresses it more frequently...[Trump's] famously sharp instincts...have been since subverted at every level by Jared Kushner...on immigration, foreign policy & especially on law enforcement"
Carlson says Trump wanted to "crackdown on rioters...but every time he has been talked out of it by Jared Kushner & by aides that Kushner has hired & controls."
Trump's White House press briefing lie: "California...settled with Judicial watch saying that a million people should not have been voting...they agreed that a million people should not have voted"
That was debunked before: bit.ly/2VcPIiP
It's 1 thing for Trump to say this wildly false statement about voter fraud once, but he's saying it again after it was debunked. Note: Judicial Watch denied making the claim, saying it's "Not ours...Just some random person misinterpreting" bit.ly/2RooB38 2/5
The California issue concerned LA voter rolls, which contained nearly 1.6m inactive voters. LA wasn't ensuring that these voters were still legit under the National Voter Registration Act.
Despite DeSantis & the FBI saying no votes were changed & there was nothing more, should we believe them?
Remember: if a person's voter reg is messed with, it can prevent him from voting. Did this happen? We don't know because the government won't tell the public the truth 2/4
When Sen Bill Nelson rightly said in 2018 that Russians had penetrated some FL counties elections depts, the FBI refused to confirm it. His opponent Gov Rick Scott (whose appointee ran the state elections division) & the GOP mocked Nelson as "confused"
In Broward County, Miramar Elementary School teacher Lakeisha Sorey came across a box labeled “Provisional ballots” left behind at the school from Election Day & she’s concerned it might have votes. She didn’t look in the box because she didn’t want to tamper with it
Sorey: “I wasn’t touching it. I don’t want anybody to say I tampered with anything. But I want to make sure that if there are votes in there that they’re counted”
“It makes me question everything that’s going on—just the fact that I want every1’s vote 2B counted”
Sorey said she spotted the box before leaving school about 4 p.m. She spoke to her principal who advised her not to touch it. She also spoke later to a state rep who referred her to me
If the MAGA bomber is indeed Cesar Sayoc, as law enforcement source are now telling multiple media outlets, he’s a registered Miami-Dade County Republican who registered in 2016 and voted early in both the primary and the general in 2016.
Tweet corrects county of residence. He has a Broward mailing address but is registered in Dade
We’re still learning more about the suspect. There are strong indications that this is his Twitter account, which matches his 1st & last name & often discusses his Native American heritage (he owned a co called Native American Catering & Vending)
A little background: the school board released a report last week and tried to redact it. But the district is so incompetent that it screwed it up the redactions and @SunSentinel was able to report new truths about how the school district failed Cruz
The hidden portion of the redacted report also showed that Broward’s school superintendent, Robert Runcie, gave inaccurate info to the press claiming Cruz didn’t want services. Actually, Cruz did. And the school district messed it up
The armed school resource officer at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.
“Never went in” Sheriff said. Officer “clearly” could hear gunfire
Sheriff: “Devastated.Sick to my stomach. There are no words.These families lost their children. We lost coaches. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the homes where they sit in shiva. I’ve been to the vigils”
Sheriff Scott Israel said Officer Scott Peterson failed by waiting outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS building for about 4 of 6 minutes while Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people
What should Peterson have done
Israel: “Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer”
1 of 10" In 2012, I looked into this fishy story about about Broward's Sheriff allegedly forcing a woman to get an abortion. Now we have new information that strongly suggests she's...wait for it...a paid actor.
Yup. A crisis actor, if you will, being pushed by the far right