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GOP Congressional Candidate: It’s Time For GOP Women To Start ‘Banging the Drum’

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Republican Congressional candidate Genevieve Collins (TX) explained in an interview with “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning that Republican women are running for office and getting louder in politics.

“Women are doing so much right now,” she said. “Women are running businesses, we’re running families, we’re running board rooms and courtrooms, and hospitals. And, yet, we’re not running our politics?”

Collins told the story of her grandmother, who in 1957 was the first women to run for office in Dallas, Texas. “She was the first woman ever elected to Dallas City Council. So, I think it’s time that women are finally owning our voice and really stepping up because we are really capable of doing so much,” Collins said.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, there are currently 88 Democrat women and 13 Republican women. When asked about the disparity in female representation between the two parties, Collins explained, “Well, we haven’t stood up loud and talked loud enough yet. I think it’s important that women, Republican women especially talk about issues that matter to us, like the economy, like education, like national security.”

She added, “It’s time that we really start talking much loudly and really banging the drum for Republican women’s perspectives and voices to be heard loud and proud in Washington, D.C. and across our nation.”

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BREAKING: Meta to reinstate Trump’s Facebook, Instagram ‘in coming weeks’

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Meta’s president of Global Affairs Nick Clegg announced former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated “in coming weeks” after a more than two-year suspension.

“Our determination is that the risk [to public safety] has sufficiently receded,” Meta Clegg said in a blog post. “As such, we will be reinstating Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks. However, we are doing so with new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.”

Twitter restored Trump’s account in November following its takeover by billionaire Elon Musk, but the former president has not yet resumed tweeting. Therefore it is unclear if he will use any of his former social media platforms, or instead remain on his own social media platform, Truth Social.

Clegg said “We just do not want — if he is to return to our services — for him to do what he did on January 6, which is to use our services to delegitimize the 2024 election, much as he sought to discredit the 2020 election.”

New “guardrails” include new policies around restricting accounts by public figures during civil unrest. Under those policies, Meta can decide to restrict the account of a public figure that violates its community standards for a time ranging from one month to two years.

“If he now posts further violating content, that content will be removed, of course, and he could be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Clegg said.

Posts will also be able to be limited on distribution without removing them or temporarily restricting access to its advertising tools. “Oblique references to QAnon content, for instance … is the kind of material that — even if it’s done obliquely, and doesn’t violate our community standards — we would seek to restrict the distribution of the content and/or restrict his ability to advertise,” added Clegg.

 

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