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Germany’s Neanderthal Museum invites Biden to visit

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The Neanderthal Museum in Germany responded to President Joe Biden’s “neanderthal thinking” comment regarding the Texas and Mississippi governors’ decision to remove the statewide mask mandates, in a tweet posted Thursday.

The museum, located in Mettmann, approved of the president’s criticism of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves for removing the mask requirements and loosening coronavirus restrictions.

“Dear @JoeBiden we approve of Your criticism concerning the decision to end state-wide mask mandates,” the museum tweeted.

“Still we strongly recommend You to visit our museum, once it is possible,” the post continued. “#neanderthals were smarter than You think!”

Biden has faced backlash after speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday regarding the removal of the mask mandate, describing the decision as “neanderthal thinking.”

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Biden a “hypocrite” for criticizing Texas policies while allowing illegal immigrants who tested positive for COVID-19 into Texas.

“How dare him attack Texas for our policies when he is allowing the border to be overrun by people coming in here by the hundreds, by the thousands and testing positive and coming on a bus to your state wherever you happen to live in the United States of America,” Patrick said, according to Fox News.

“What a hypocrite,” he added.

“The Biden administration was exposing Texans to COVID,” he continued. “That is a Neanderthal-type approach to dealing with the COVID situation.”

More than 100 illegal immigrants who were released by the Border Patrol into Texas since January have tested positive for coronavirus.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Top CA Democratic Party Leader Resigns Amid Corruption Probe

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A growing corruption probe has overtaken the Orange County Democratic Party in California. Longtime leader of the party, Melahat Rafiei, resigned Sunday night from her position as secretary of the California Democratic Party and state representative to the Democratic National Committee.

Fox LA reports she made the announcement Sunday in a letter posted on social media. “Rafiei said she was a confidential witness in the FBI probe of the proposed sale of Angel Stadium and that she resigned from her post, saying the controversy over her role had become a hindrance.”

Voice of OC reports:

According to an affidavit from FBI special agent Brian Adkins, Rafiei was arrested on attempted bribery after federal agents allege she told a cannabis company that hired her she planned on bribing two Irvine City Councilmembers in exchange for favorable legislation in the city. 

“CW1 began to devise a scheme whereby CW1 would solicit money from CHS1 and CHS2 with the intention of paying bribes to two elected members of the Irvine City Council in exchange for the Council Members performing official acts, resulting in the passage of favorable cannabis laws,” states the affidavit. 

Rafiei had been under scrutiny and pressured to quit after reports surfaced that she had been arrested by the FBI in 2019 for an alleged bribery scheme. Rafiei has not been charged.

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