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Report: Biden claims ‘gigantic abuse’ of filibuster, despite being used 327 times by Democrats in 2020

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A new report by the Washington Examiner released the number of times Democrats have used filibuster compared to the GOP in 2020.

According to the report, Democrats have used filibuster 327, compared to only once by the GOP.

President Joe Biden has called the filibuster a “jim Crow relic” and said it has been widely abused despite Democrats using it over 300 times in 2020.

Biden declared that the Senate filibuster was “abused in a gigantic way” last year at his first official press conference last week.

“I was going to give you the statistics, but you probably know them, that it used to be that — that from between 1917 to 1971, the filibuster existed, there was a total of 58 motions to break a filibuster that whole time,” Biden said. “Last year alone, there were 5 times that many. So it’s being abused in a gigantic way.”

Following Biden’s speech, Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen told Fox News that there has not been one Republican filibuster since Joe Biden took office.

“Well, first of all he said his justification for possibly getting rid of the filibuster is that it was abused last year in a gigantic way. Who was filibustering last year? It was Democrats. So he’s saying, just for the record, so viewers know, there has not been one, single Republican filibuster since Joe Biden took office. There have been no filibusters.”

“So, all of the filibusters so far, in the last four years, have been Democratic filibusters. What are they filibustering?” he asked.

Thiessen then began listing off a number of initiatives proposed by former President Donald Trump that were blocked by the filibuster:

  • Border wall funding
  • COVID relief
  • Police reform
  • Legislation on sanctuary cities
  • Restrictions on abortion
  • Entitlement reform
  • Immigration reform
  • Lawsuit reform
  • Health care reform
  • Budget cuts
  • Expanded gun rights
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood

“All those things were blocked either by an actual filibuster of the threat of filibuster by Democrats and that is now justification once they have become in power for getting rid of it when the Republicans haven’t even filibusters yet,” Thiessen said.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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