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Lacy Johnson: It’s time to ‘bridge the gap’ between our differences in Minnesota

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The Republican candidate running against Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, Lacy Johnson, wants to repair the divisiveness in the country by restoring American values back to Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, he said in an interview with “The Sara Carter Show” on Monday.

“We’re trying to bridge the gap between the different components in the community, and we’re trying to do it at the grassroots level because, let’s face it, once you get into the high levels of politics, sowing division, this part of the game plan, dealing with a group identity and put one group against another, it’s part of the game plan. And so that’s why you need people live out here like me, whose main issue is to make people’s lives better no matter what group you’re in that were out for the good of this country,” Johnson told Carter.

Johnson has been endorsed by President Donald Trump for Congress. He told Carter it won’t be easy to win over his district, but as he’s learned from the lessons in his own life: If he puts in the work, there is hope for his community.

“We all for the good of my district, we’re out for the good of the state so we can do it. But it’s a lot of hard work,” Johnson added. “Once again, it is gonna be a tough task, but I have faith in the American people. If we have the grassroots enough information for them to make the decision that they will be able to do that. And we will be a achieve this, But it’s gonna be tough.”

Minneapolis has been a center point for nationwide riots that erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Floyd tragically died in the custody of Minneapolis police officers several weeks ago after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. Since then, violence and looting sprees have wreaked havoc for weeks on local businesses and residences causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

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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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