On Monday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Show,” Congressman Greg Steube, R-FL, slammed Democrats for doing little to quell the violence that he says is spreading across the nation as the November elections draw near.
Steube, an Army veteran whose from a law enforcement family, warned that former Vice President Joe Biden and his campaign aren’t just dealing with old time Democrats but have sold out their party to a radical left that will take the party hostage if Biden were to win the election.
However, Steube said he doesn’t see that happening. The Florida congressman has seen a surge of support for President Donald Trump and many of his constituents have sighted law and order as their top concern.
Just look at what the Biden campaign has done.
For example, according to a report by The Daily Caller, Biden’s Vice Presidential pick Kamala Harris “promoted” a bail fund for protestors that’s led to the release of violent criminals, including a man who allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl. Steube said it’s unconscionable.
“I think that they (the Democrats) think that by encouraging violence and encouraging these protests and encouraging these people to the point where you have the Vice President, candidate for the Democrats raising money to bail these people out of jail if they’re arrested for rioting, I think they think that it all settled down after Biden, if Biden were to win, that it would all settle down after the election,” said Rep. Steube.
“I tell you, the words matter, words are very important, especially from leaders of our country,” he said. “And when you have the leader of the house, declaring that Republicans are enemies of the state, you’ve taken things to a whole different level. And there are people that listen to that, that are going to react and act on that. Because the leader of their party, the highest Democrat in the country, is saying things like that, and it’s dangerous. And we’re seeing it all across the country.”
Steube applauded President Donald Trump’s efforts to put an end to the violence by threatening to pull federal funding from cities that ‘allow anarchy and rioting in the streets.”
He said Trump’s stand for law and order is something most Americans understand. Steube added that it’s those very issues that will bring the independents and voters to the polls, even those who may never have never voted before.
“And I think you’re gonna see a whole bunch of people who have never voted for before, get out and vote because they are seeing things happen in the country that they’ve never seen before,” Steube said.
“Recently, we had a woman call the office, and she said her 73-year-old boyfriend who’s never voted before in his entire life, is registering to vote to vote for the President,” he recalled. :And that’s not because suddenly he has an interest in politics, it’s suddenly because he’s seen the destruction going on in our country, and that this isn’t the America that we should have and supporting those policies that the President is supporting.”
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Cuomo says he’ll ‘fully cooperate’ with NY AG’s review of sexual harassment claims
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s independent review into sexual harassment allegations made against the currently scandal-ridden governor, saying, “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward.”
Last Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, who served in his administration for over three years, accused Cuomo of suggesting to her on a 2017 flight that they play strip poker, inappropriate touching, and kissing her on the lips without her consent.
Following Boylan’s accusations, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett alleged the governor indicated interest in having an affair with her while she was serving in his administration as a health policy adviser. In a Saturday New York Times report, Bennett told the newspaper that Cuomo asked her if she had “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Empire State governor addressed the accusations leveled against him over the past seven days by three women and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) independent review into those claims, which she announced on Monday was formally proceeding.
“As you probably know, the attorney general is doing an independent review, and I will fully cooperate with that review,” Cuomo said at the beginning of his statement. “Now, the lawyers say I shouldn’t say anything when you have a pending review until that review is over. I understand that, I’m a lawyer, too. But, I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this.”
“First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” the governor began. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
This echoes what Cuomo said in a Sunday statement about the allegations, in which he stated he “may have been insensitive” during his tenure but charged his accusers of misinterpreting his actions, saying, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation… I am truly sorry about that.”
During his Wednesday remarks, Cuomo iterated “I never touched anyone inappropriately,” repeated that sentence, then said “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable” and repeated that one too.
“And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do,” he continued. “I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. Get the facts, please, before forming an opinion.”
“I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me as well as other people, and I’ve learned an important lesson,” the governor said at the end of his statement. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone, I never intended it, and I will be the better for this experience.”
Amid Boylan and Bennett’s allegations, another report of Cuomo sexually harassing a woman has cropped up. On Monday, a woman named Anna Ruch accused the governor of placing his hands on her cheeks—without her consent—at a 2019 wedding reception and asking if he could kiss her. A photograph of the two together at the event has also been circulating on social media.
Asked at Wednesday’s briefing about the pictures that have resurfaced of him being touchy with people, particularly that of him and Ruch, the governor claimed that it is his way of greeting people.
“I understand the opinion of—and feelings of—Ms. Ruch,” Cuomo said. “You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people—women, children, men, etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. […] It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”
Moreover, the governor said that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would do the same thing.
“By the way, it was my father’s way of greeting people,” Cuomo said, explaining, “You’re the governor of the state, you want people to feel comfortable, you want to reach out to them.”
He also mentioned that he kisses and hugs legislators and noted that at an event in Queens the other day he hugged pastors and state assembly members.
Furthermore, the governor said that his intent “doesn’t matter,” saying, “What it matters is if anybody was offended by it.”
“But if they were offended by it, then it was wrong,” he added, going on to say that if they were offended or hurt by it, he apologizes.
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