Rep. Jody Hice joined Sara Carter on the “Sara Carter Show” podcast Monday to discuss the importance of voting in the upcoming Senate race in Georgia and his feelings towards lawmakers that refuse to investigate election fraud.
As Hice spoke with Carter, he was making his way back to his home state of Georgia to persuade people to get out and vote.
“We’re just going to be talking with everyone we can about the importance of this and let’s make sure we turn out the vote and get a victory tomorrow,” Hice said.
Carter applauds his efforts and notes that this may be one of the most significant elections in modern American political history.
“The consequences are just so enormously high, that political philosophy that will direct our country is on the line with this election tomorrow. It’s either going to be socialism or freedom. And this goes far beyond two senators in Georgia, the direction of our country is at stake at this,” Hice said.
Carter mentioned that voters might have concerns of election fraud in the upcoming Senate election after what occurred during the presidential election.
“There is no doubt in my mind that President Trump won, and that he won big. And other Georgians feel that as well. And they’re upset. That being said, there are steps being made to try to minimize the fraud this go round, for example, there’s some 8000 additional eyes, and actually individuals on the ground to have observation and monitoring of the voting and the elections. And you know, whenever you have more eyes on the ground like that, you minimize the risk of fraud. And so hopefully, we’re not going to have as big of a problem,” Hice said.
He continued, “But the issue is socialism versus freedom. And we’ve got to get out to vote, the one with the most votes is going to win. So this is our hour, and it all is resting on the shoulders of Georgia at this point.”
Over the weekend, a conversation between Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and President Trump was leaked where Trump spoke to Raffensperger about the alleged election fraud in Georgia.
“The President was just simply urging [Raffensperger] to do really what is his duty and his responsibility to ensure election integrity,” Hice said.
“The President is confident as am I and millions of others that if the Secretary of State will do that, it will be found that the President in fact won Georgia, and I believe he won, I believe he won big in Georgia.”
He continued, “We need the Secretary of State to show leadership and to do what he needs to do and have some serious investigations. And I believe the evidence will in fact prove that President Trump won Georgia. And that was all that the President was asking for. He’s totally appropriate in doing so.”
Hice is critical of Raffenensperger and any lawmaker who refuses to investigate the election fraud and said they do not deserve to hold a position in office.
“It is inexcusable and I don’t believe an individual like that should we even be an office,” Hice said. “If we lose the integrity of our elections, in this country, we lose our Republic, we lose the voice of the people to speak as to who is going to lead our country and make decisions.”
He continued, “It is incumbent, it is necessary, for the elected officials to take a stand to investigate those allegations and to ensure to the American people that our election system is in fact secure in every way. And for anyone, both sides of the aisle, Democrat and Republican, there should be unity on both sides of the aisle to ensure that our elections are secure in every way. For anyone not to do that is just extremely offensive and inexcusable to me.”
Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment
Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.
In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.
“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”
The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”
Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.
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