Former Trump administration official Richard Grenell slammed a Politico article this week for claiming – without confirming – that he is in the process of putting together a staff for a gubernatorial run in California, according to Grenell’s Twitter. Grenell is one of the key organizers of the ‘Recall Gavin’ petition drive to force California Governor Gavin Newsom out of office over his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing economic crisis in the state.
The publication ran a story claiming Grenell “is interviewing campaign strategists and laying groundwork for a potential run for California governor if the bid to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom goes forward.”
Grenell tweeted saying, “@Politico lies again. Here is the full quote I gave to @davidsiders (which he cut down in order to push a false narrative). I don’t believe you have a source telling you that because it isn’t true and this is the second time Politico has pretended gossip is journalism.”
Moreover, Grenell tweeted the quote he sent Politico.
“I don’t believe you have a source telling you that because it isn’t true and this is the second time Politico has pretended gossip is journalism,” he Tweeted.
It didn’t matter. As of Sunday, the article still claims Grenell is looking to run. All this, based on comments made by an ‘unnamed’ Republican strategist who has allegedly spoken with Grenell about his plans.
Apparently Grenell’s own words don’t outweigh this anonymous strategist.
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Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway
With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.
“Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.
Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”
The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.
Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.
One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”
The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”
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