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GOP lawmakers take aim at HR1, accuse Dems of federal power grab

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Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) on Sunday blasted H.R. 1 for what he called the “nationalization of American elections.”

H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act of 2021, is a wide-sweeping election reform bill put forward by House Democrats, and signed on by all of them, suggesting—among many things—a range of proposals to “improve access to the ballot box,” statehood for Washington, D.C., enhancing federal support for voting system security, and getting “big money” out of politics.

In an op-ed published Sunday by Fox News, Biggs accused Democrats of hoping to “make America a one-party nation” and called on people to oppose the legislation.

“What would you say about the always efficient, always honest, always transparent, always fair, Washington, D.C., establishment taking over your state and local elections, as well as the federal elections?” Biggs asked. “How about a law that prohibits voter identification laws, or gives taxpayer money to politicians?”

“Democrats in D.C. think that these are swell ideas,” he charged.

“They hope to make America a one-party nation. They want to squelch opposition and dissent. They want to make elections irrelevant. They prefer that all power and control reside in the Democrat party and in Washington, D.C.,” the Arizona Republican added.

“The Leftists, who are authoritarians with a DNA that leans toward tyranny, believe that loading up the nation with unskilled workers from underdeveloped nations will provide Democrats with voters,” Biggs wrote regarding immigration.

“Besides giving the uni-party in the swamp power, funding politicians with taxpayer dollars, and preventing the use of voter identification laws, Democrats will permit ballot harvesting and mandate nationwide mail-in balloting,” he continued. “Democrats are so enamored of power that they want to legalize cheating in elections.”

“If that isn’t enough for you, they want 16-year-olds to be able to register to vote, as well as felons in prison (don’t worry, they want to let all of them out of prison), and illegal aliens,” Biggs wrote. “What could possibly go wrong?”

On the same day as Biggs’ op-ed, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Features” that the bill would cause Americans to “lose our freedom.”

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) attacked Democrats for trying to “recycle failed legislation” with their new effort to pass the For the People Act, calling it a “federal takeover.” McConnell also said the legislation would allow Democrats to “grab unprecedented power over how America conducts its elections and how American citizens can engage in political speech.”

Early last week, former Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli announced he was launching the the Election Transparency Initiative to “act quickly to defeat the efforts of Democrats in Washington to federalize election laws through H.R.1, while simultaneously going on offense at the state level to rally the grass roots around meaningful reforms.”

And last week, GOP Rep. Byron Donalds (Fla.) wrote an op-ed for Fox News going after H.R. 1, called the bill “unconstitutional” and claim that it is “the Democrats’ latest attempt to disregard the Constitution in their ruthless power grab in the form of ‘election reform.'”

The bill is expected to be considered on the House floor this week.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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PJ Media report: SHOCKER! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lago Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

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PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. has dissected a Washington Post report regarding findings from the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Shocker! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lag0 Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative” Downey Jr.’s report is titled.

“Remember when the FBI raided Trump’s home supposedly looking for “nuclear secrets” a few months back? Guess how that turned out?” the article begins.

I’ll let the quislings at the Washinton Post spell it out:

Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter.

In other words, Trump was keeping souvenirs, as everyone else does.

Funny how WaPo sat on that story until after the midterms, right?

But wait, there’s more!

That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.

The WaPo also found no evidence that Trump was looking to “leverage, sell or use the government secrets.”

They threw the idea in near the very end that they still might come up with something juicy:

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations. But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence.

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