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Sara Carter: Whistleblowers were ‘terrified’ of reporting on Biden DHS nominee while he led USCIS

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On Sunday, Sara Carter appeared on the Fox News program “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton, where she slammed the reputation of President-elect Joe Biden‘s nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, when he used to run U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during the Obama administration.

Mayorkas was chided by the DHS Inspector General in 2015 for his actions during his time as head of USCIS in which whistleblowers accused him of giving three wealthy Chinese nationals preferential treatment for EB5 visas.

Sen. Tom Cotton called out the potential nominee on Twitter last week stating “In 2015, Mayorkas appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to testify that he had pushed some Chinese nationals with connections to top Democratic lawmakers through the US EB5 visa program, following an Inspector General report.”

Here’s a statement from the Inspector General’s report:

“Regardless of Mr. Mayorkas’ motives, his intervention in these matters created significant resentment in USCIS,” stated the Inspector General’s report. “This resentment was not isolated to career staff adjudicating within the EB-5 program, but extended to senior managers and attorneys responsible for the broader USCIS mission and programs.”

USCIS “has had enormous problems, going back years,” Carter said, adding that she covered the DHS for years. She then brought up whistleblowers and how they were reportedly treated during his tenure at USCIS.

“Whistleblowers have been harmed, whistleblowers that came forward to even report on Mr. Mayorkas were terrified of doing so because they were afraid of repercussions,” Carter said.

“Imagine what it’s going to be like having him head the Department of Homeland Security,” Carter continued. “Imagine what people inside the department are going to be fearing when a person like that is in charge.”

Mayorkas was nominated last week alongside a slate of other foreign policy and national security officials, with Biden this week focusing on appointing economic officials. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, he would become the first Latino and first immigrant to ever head the DHS, an agency with a critical role in U.S. immigration policy.

Mayorkas served as the director of USCIS from 2009 to 2013, when he became the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and served in the post until 2014. In 2016, he became a parter at a Washington, DC-based law firm called William Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

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Stacy Abrams: ‘No such thing as heartbeat at 6 weeks’, ‘manufactured’ for men to ‘take control of a woman’s body’

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“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams claimed during an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta last week. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”

As National Review reports, even her own man-hating rhetoric is antithetical to the website of Planned Parenthood which said a “very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop” during the fifth to sixth week of pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood later amended its website to more closely reflect pro-abortion messaging against heartbeat laws, which ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Now the site says a “part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity” during that time.

Abrams is running for governor in Georgia in a rematch against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp. Abrams lost to Kemp in 2018 by more than 54,000 votes. Additionally, Abrams has never concededto Kemp and has claimed the 2018 election was “stolen from Georgians.”

Abrams words were to suggest that Georgia’s heartbeat law shouldn’t be referred to as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” Her reasoning? Because “that’s medically false, biologically a lie.”

When The View co-host Alyssa Farah asked Abrams “Do you think there should be any legal limits on abortion, such as the third trimester or viability?” Abrams responded: “I believe that abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision…Arbitrary politically-defined timelines are deeply problematic because they ignore the reality of medical and physiological issues.”

“Abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision … The limit should not be made by politicians who don’t understand basic biology or apparently basic morality,” she added.

Kemp is up 6.6 percentage points in RCP polling average over Abrams.

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