Jacksonville Jaguars player Tyler Eifert will honor the legacy of the late Retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, according to The Washington Examiner. Dorn, 77, was killed by looters while defending a pawn shop in riots sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd.
“Got some very good news from former @Bengals player/current @Jaguars player @tylereifert that he will honor fallen police officer David Dorns on his helmet. Always been a fan of Tyler’s God bless him!” Alex Triantafilou, Chairman of the Hamilton County, Ohio Republican party wrote on Twitter.
In 2017, Eifert wrote a column in the Medium titled “Why I Stand” as many players chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest racism in America.
“I respect my fellow players right to kneel during the national anthem but I hope everyone now knows why I stand, and respects that as well,” he wrote in the article, pledging his support for K9s for Warriors, a charity that provides service dogs to veterans. The organization’s mission is to end veteran suicide, a devastating trend in America.
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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