House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) are pushing an extension to allow 10 business days for instant background checks to be completed. The expansion is being presented as a way to close what the left describes as the “Charleston Loophole,” although such a loophole does not exist.Rep. Cunningham released a statement explaining that the legislation, H.R. 1112, “extends the initial background check review period from three to 10 days. Next, after that initial 10 business day period, if a background check is not completed, a purchaser may request an escalated review to spur the FBI to complete its investigation.” The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) is set up so that would-be gun buyers either pass the background quickly, fail–and therefore, cannot buy a gun–or get an extended review of three days. Current law allows a Federal Firearm License holder (FFL), to sell a gun to an individual after three … [Read more...] about Democrats Push to Extend Instant Background Checks to 10 Days
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris stammered when asked by reporters Monday about the recent claims that Jussie Smollett may have staged his alleged attack. “[email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate,” Harris tweeted on Jan. 29. (RELATED: Here Are All The Politicians Who Rushed To Judgement On The Smollett ‘Hate Crime’) WATCH: “Which tweet? What tweet?” Harris asked in response to a reporter’s question about her tweet. “About saying that it was a modern-day lynching,” a reporter responded. “Jussie Smollett.” “Okay, so I will say this about that case. I think the facts are still unfolding and I’m very concerned,” Harris answered. Smollett alleged that two white … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Stammers When Asked About Smollett ‘Lynching’ Comments
It has been only a month-and-a-half since the start of 2019, yet many Democrats are not off to the best start. Most recently, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been under fire for his own role in an alleged attack on himself in January. The star first reported that two men beat him, tied a rope around his neck, poured chemicals on him, shouted racist slurs and yelled, “This is MAGA country!” at him in Chicago outside a Subway restaurant. He subsequently walked away from the attack with his sandwich still in hand. However, a report from two Chicago Police Department sources believed that Smollett paid the two suspects — brothers from Nigeria who also happen to have been extras on “Empire” — to plan the attack. The development has led to increased doubt in Smollett’s case and prominent Democrats to rescind their support of the actor. (RELATED: Pelosi Deletes Sympathetic Tweet For Jussie Smollett) Another Democrat who has faced … [Read more...] about Which Democrat Has Had The Worst 2019?
(AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) says she won’t comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett until an investigation is completed. Speaking to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday during her first 2020 presidential campaign trip here, Harris says that “the facts are still unfolding” and that while she is “very concerned” about Smollett’s initial allegation and that it should be taken seriously, “there should be an investigation.” She says, “I think that once the investigation is concluded, then we should all comment, but I’m not going to comment until I know the outcome of that investigation.” Harris previously tweeted that the alleged attack was “an attempted modern day lynching.” She will hold a town hall later Monday in Portsmouth, her first of the 2020 cycle. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Won’t Comment on Jussie Smollett After Calling Alleged Attack ‘Attempted Modern Day Lynching’
An investigation into North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District 2018 election has found a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" in two counties carried out by a political operative hired by the Republican candidate, the state’s elections board executive director revealed Monday at a hearing. Why it matters: The evidentiary hearing may last for two days and it could prompt the five-member election board to certify the November results or order a new election in the district if there’s strong evidence that ballot-tampering was widespread enough to affect the outcome of the race. Meanwhile, House Democratic leaders in Washington had signaled that they could launch their own inquiry, depending on the outcome of hearing. Read more toggle Show less Go deeper343 Words The backstory: Fraud allegations have roiled the country’s last unresolved midterm House race after the election board in late November declined to … [Read more...] about North Carolina investigators find evidence of significant fraud in House election