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Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was using the coronavirus relief bills for “shoveling money to her friends.”

Partial transcript as follows:

MARGARET BRENNAN: I do want to ask you about the business at hand, which, as we know from the White House and from Leader McConnell’s office, is this bill they plan to introduce tomorrow to provide another round of aid. You opposed it earlier this week. Are you on board now?

CRUZ: I- I am not. We have right now two simultaneous national crises. We have a global pandemic. It is serious. It is taking the lives of over 600,000 people. We need to do significantly more to fight the disease. At the same time, we have an absolute economic catastrophe. We have over 44 million Americans have lost their job, and we have got to get America back to work. Unfortunately, I just listened to your interview with Speaker Pelosi, her objectives are focused on neither of those. Her objectives are shoveling cash at the problem and shutting America down. And in particular, you look at the three trillion dollar bill she’s trying to push. It’s just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem. Our objective should be Americans want to get back to work. They want to be able to provide for their family.

BRENNAN: Right.

CRUZ: They want to be- be- be hopeful for the future. And- and unfortunately, MARGARET, I think we’re seeing Democrats. We’re seeing Democratic governors. We’re seeing Democratic mayors who–

BRENNAN: But what specifically- but what specifically because in terms of the unemployment benefits, do you object to providing any kind or any amount of federal boosts to unemployment at this point? Because not everyone is choosing to be out of work.

CRUZ: The policy that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are pushing adds an additional $600 a week of federal money to unemployment. We have the unemployment system, the system we have had–

BRENNAN: Right, and McConnell and wants to take it down to 70% of prior wages.

CRUZ: Except, the problem is, for 68% of people receiving it right now, they are being paid more on unemployment than they made in their job. And I’ll tell you, I’ve spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas who are trying to reopen and they’re calling their- their waiters and waitresses,–

BRENNAN: Yeah.

CRUZ: –they’re calling their busboys, and they won’t come back. And, of course, they won’t come back because the federal government is paying them, in some instances, twice as much money to stay home as–

BRENNAN: But you’re open to a lesser amount?

CRUZ: I, look, I- what we ought to focus on, instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill. Now, what’s a recovery bill? A recovery bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work. A recovery bill–

BRENNAN: Right.

CRUZ: –would suspend the payroll tax, which would give it a- a pay raise to everyone in America who’s working. That actually gets people back to work.

BRENNAN: Well as the treasury secretary said this morning that you could have five, six, seven other bills come in along that include things like a payroll tax but this time, unemployment in particular is something that he said needs to be extended. And- and according to our latest CBS poll, it’s very popular. 74% of Republicans approve more stimulus and added benefits. 92% of Democrats. 82% of independents. So Republicans do have the burden of governing right now.

CRUZ: Absolutely–

BRENNAN: Why aren’t you onboard with this?

CRUZ: I am on board with restarting the economy. What- what Democrats want to do- we’re 100 days out from the presidential elec- election. The only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump, and they’ve cynically decided the best way to defeat Donald Trump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America. You know, Nancy Pelosi talks about working men and women. What she’s proposing is keeping working men and women from working. And, you know, ironically, what she does have in her bill? She has a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires in blue states.

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Ted Cruz: Pelosi Is ‘Shoveling Money to Her Friends’ with Coronavirus Stimulus

Sunday on MSNBC, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) said President Donald Trump using federal agents to remove protesters in Portland, OR is something that would happen in North Korea.

Host Alex Witt said, “To the battle in Portland, Oregon where anonymous militarized federal agents have been squaring off with protesters as you watch what is unfolding, what is your opinion and do you think it is an abuse of power?”

Meeks said, “My reaction is this the United States of America? This is the same kind of thing that I guess this president wants to go along with his good friends as he says, Vladimir Putin and Russia, something that you would think would take place there, or Kim Jong-un in North Korea something that would take place there. This is how they govern and operate, and I hoped we moved far past that. I heard the mayor of Portland talk long ago how they have put things under control and what happened by doing this, it is escalating, it is throwing fire on the fuel. So we look at some of the pictures and what is going on, we would be very critical when we saw these tapes as we have in the past take place in Russia and North Korea and now this president wants to be just like his two friends, I guess.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Dem Rep. Meeks: Trump Turning America into North Korea with Feds Taking Protesters off the Street

Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Donna Brazile said the reason Hillary Clinton was not president was because “the country was attacked” by Russia.

Brazile claimed that “she was the main victim of that attack.”

When asked about Hillary Clintion being the keynote speaker of a cybersecurity summit, Brazile said, “Let me just say this, she understands the threat. I’m sure she will talk about the remedies and what we should do going forward. As a former secretary of state she understands part of our arsenal to defend our nation is not just having bombs and all this other stuff. We have to have a good cybersecurity strategy.”

She continued, “The reason she’s not in the White House today is the country was attacked and she was the main victim of that attack.”

Co-host Jedediah Bila said, “A lot of voters feel she’s not in the White House because she lied about sending emails over an insecure server. She missed whole states, she decided not to go to certain states.”

Brazile said, “I agree there are also reasons number 1, number 2, number 3, but I guarantee you one of those three is because the Russians attacked the United States of America.”

(h/t Daily Caller)

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Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Donna Brazile: Russia Is the Reason Hillary Clinton Is Not President

On this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) job is at risk.

Graham said, “Nancy Pelosi is riding a bucking, wild bronco called the Democratic Caucus. Seventy percent of the Democratic base wants President Trump impeached. She knows that impeachment would be political suicide because there’s no reason to impeach the president. So she’s trying to keep the party intact. If she goes down the impeachment road, Republicans take back the House, we keep the Senate, President Trump gets reelected. But her job is very much at risk. So what I think is going to happen here, I think that she’s going to to be driven towards if she goes down that road it will be suicide for the Democratic Party.”

He added, “From President Trump’s point of view, I disagree with the idea that you can’t work with them while they’re doing things like this. You have to work with him. If you can’t control, Mr. President, with the Democrats do, but you can control what you do, and you need to leave this country to better bridges and roads and lower prescription drug prices. They say no to you, that will help you. They say yes with you and work with you, that will help the country, so I don’t believe that the idea of working with the Democrats should be taken off the table because they’re going too far.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Graham: Pelosi’s Job ‘Very Much at Risk’

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” anchor Chris Wallace said Attorney General Bill Barr was “clearly is protecting” President Donald Trump.

Wallace said, “What really comes across to me most of all is that for two years, Donald Trump sat there and said I don’t have an attorney general. I don’t have somebody out there looking for and protecting my interests. He clearly has that now with Bill Barr.”

He added, “He clearly is protecting this president and advocating his point of view on a lot of these issues.”

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Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: FNC’s Wallace: AG Barr ‘Clearly Is Protecting’ Trump

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said if he is president, he is “going to bring a fight to the NRA” to combat gun violence.

Booker said, “I so badly want to be president because if I’m president of the United States, I’m going to bring a fight to the NRA they have never seen before. I tell you what. The people in this community know this is not just horrific, mass shooting after mass shooting works have mass shootings in our country every day. Every day we lose, we lose dozens of lives by not solving this problem. There are common sense things that even NRA members think we should do and aren’t getting done.”

He added, “I’m going to come at this like folks have never seen before. I’m going to use policy and use tactics to end this nightmare in this country.”

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Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Cory Booker: If I’m President, I’m Going to Bring a Fight to the NRA They Have Never Seen Before

Thursday during MSNBC’s coverage of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) called on Attorney General William Barr to resign.

Swalwell said, “This president is a double-digit obstructer according to the Mueller report in the number of ways he sought to obstruct, which leads me, Nicolle to Attorney General Barr. You can be the attorney general of the United States and represent all of us, or you can represent Donald Trump. You can’t do both. And because Attorney General Barr wants to represent Donald Trump, I think he should resign.”

Network host Nicolle Wallace asked, “You are calling for the attorney general’s resignation today, after what you saw?”

Swalwell said, “Yes. He’s lost the credibility of the American people. He’s not recused from an investigation where he should be recused. He’s embedded deeply into the Trump team. And that affects the credibility that the attorney general must have.”

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Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Eric Swalwell Calls on AG Barr To Resign — ‘He’s Lost the Credibility of the American People’

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