In the aftermath of the Capitol riot on January 6, National Guard troops will remain in Washington through the end of march – instead of returning home or heading to cities that actually need them.
Charlie Kirk joined civil rights attorney and Fox News contributor Leo Terrell on Justice with Judge Jeanine with reaction.
“Yeah, it’s ‘we’re in charge and we’re going to show you that we’re in charge by mobilizing over 20,000 troops to Washington D.C. and with one of the most unbelievable displays of force,” he said.
“But now that that precedent has been set, why doesn’t Joe Biden now call the National Guard to go to Chicago? Chicago last year had over 700 homicides, nearly a 52 percent increase from the year before. Over 4,000 shootings in Chicago,” he urged.
“They have now demonstrated they can occupy a major American city, a major American metropolitan city, and basically show in a couple block radius, there will be no crime. I guarantee you there are families right now in Chicago that would love to have the National Guard go in and say, ‘you know what? We’re going to have a couple of weeks of no crime whatsoever.’”
Kirk blasted the democrats for their backwards priorities.
“The reason, though, is because that is not a priority for the ruling class in our country,” he said. “The priority, instead, is to do this sort of pattern of we are in control and we are in charge.
While the Capitol riot was an inexcusable tragedy, Kirk urged the display of force is irrational and out of line.
“January 6th was a tragedy, no doubt,” he said, “but the reaction now and the display of force has gone way beyond any sort of rational reaction and they need to answer why they’re not using that display of force to protect American citizens from the slaughter happening in American cities.”
While on duty to protect our country, 5,000 of the National Guard troops in Washington were sent to a parking garage to rest in between their 12-hour shifts, despite cold winter temperatures. The garage reportedly had one restroom and one power outlet.
Kirk urged that the lack of answers surrounding the continued deployment is something Americans should not tolerate.
“That’s exactly right, the fact that they were put in that parking garage with one outlet and one restroom for thousands of them to share and it turns out dozens of them ended up getting the virus,” he said. “This goes to an even deeper point of, who’s going to start to ask questions of ‘why are they still there in those sort of numbers?’”
“Until there’s some sort of a pushback of, ‘are we really a country where you can call in the military in that kind of numbers to prove a political point?’ We’re not really sure and the lack of answers there without any sort of – as Leo said – a credible threat to justify that kind of force is something that we as Americans should not tolerate,” he urged.
“The kind of perpetual occupation of American cities with the military without this sort of credible force is not something we should accept.”
"Kids in Cages" Was Created Under the Obama Administration
As much as Joe Biden would like to avoid it, the policy of detaining children happened under his Administration
Michelle Obama and Joe Biden would like you to believe that children being separated from their family at the border is a Trump policy, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The have been several instances now when Democrats, trying to prove their point, used photographs of children in cages to attack Trump only to find out that the pictures were taken during the Obama Administration.
As reported in USA Today:
In a 2019 interview with nonpartisan think tank The Aspen Institute, Jeh Johnson, Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, told NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly that the “cages” predate the Trump administration.
“Chain-link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them were not invented on January 20, 2017,” Johnson said.
Kelly asked Johnson about a 2014 photograph of him touring an Arizona facility for migrants along with former Gov. Jan Brewer. The picture is archived on the website for the Arizona Capitol Times.
That image was also part of another social media meme accusing Michelle Obama of lying about “kids in cages” during her DNC speech. Facebook user Eulalia Maria Jimenez posted it to her page on Aug. 18. Johnson is circled in red in the image.
Johnson explained the picture was taken during a spike in unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the country.
“The kids are being housed in the same facilities built under the Obama administration. If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages, and the Democrats want to call them cages, then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY ’15, and I was there,” Homan said, according to a transcript.
The Associated Press reported in late 2019 that an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. custody over that year.
But Michelle Obama’s assertion that the Trump administration tore children from their families and threw them into cages alludes to “a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats,” according to the AP. The facilities designed during the Obama administration to temporarily hold migrants were used for a similar purpose by President Trump, the AP also concluded.
This information has a lot of trouble reaching a Democrat audience when they are fed constant lies from main stream media.
45 Senators Vote in Favor of Rand Paul's Motion to Dismiss Trump's Impeachment Trial
A majority of Republican Senators along with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted Tuesday in favor of Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump.
Paul introduced the motion arguing that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional. Impeachments are used to remove someone from office and Trump is now a private citizen.
Sen. @RandPaul: "This impeachment is nothing more than a partisan exercise designed to further divide the country. Democrats claim to want to unify the country, but impeaching a former president, a private citizen, is the antithesis of unity." pic.twitter.com/W8SHXO2URn
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 26, 2021
Instead of putting this unconstitutional act to bed, five Republican Senators and every Senate Democrat voted to table the motion, pushing Trump’s impeachment trial forward.
The 5 Republican Senators who decided to table the motion are:
- Sen. Collins from Maine
- Utah Senator Mitt Romney
- Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
- Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey
- Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse
“I think there will be enough support on it to show there’s no chance they can impeach the president,” Paul told reporters before the vote. “If 34 people support my resolution that this is an unconstitutional proceeding, it shows they don’t have the votes and we’re basically wasting our time.”
In order to convict Trump in the Senate, Democrats will need 17 Republican senators to side with every Democrat.
Members were sworn in for trial on Tuesday. The arguments will start the week of Feb. 8, Schumer announced.