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WATCH: Utah Dem lawmakers walk out during vote on critical race theory ban

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As the Utah state legislature geared up to vote on a ban on critical race theory in schools, it faced protests from Democratic House members and senators. Ultimately, despite protests, both chambers passed the resolution Wednesday to ban critical race theory.

Leading up to the vote, Sen. Kathleen Riebe (D-08) made an amendment to the Senate resolution to include a ban of QAnon conspiracies in schools. In the resolution, she called the group “a discredited, far-right conspiracy theory” that contributed “to the failed insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.” So, she wrote in an attempt to ban it alongside critical race theory. However, in the end, she didn’t sponsor her own amendment, making it look like a rhetorical statement rather than a serious attempt.

Then, Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost (D-24) made a similar amendment in the House resolution. But she took it a step further, attempting to also ban “the big lie” that “the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate due to baseless claims of voter fraud.” In her attempt she proposed to ban all discussion of the instances of voter fraud from public schools’ curriculum.

In a comment to SaraACarter.com, Dailey-Provost explained that, like Riebe, it wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. “I definitely wanted to make a point about how strongly I felt about the inappropriate nature in which [the resolution banning critical race theory was] created and put forward, as well as to make a point,” she said.

But she knew that her amendment was a moot point. “The amendment never would have stood a chance in the House if it had been moved and voted upon,” she said.

“In the end I did not have to decide whether to propose my amendment because my colleagues and I all left the House floor at the beginning of the discussion to protest the content and process that was at hand,” Dailey-Provost said. The walkout was captured on tape.

So, without any Democrats in the room, the resolution passed. The resolution also passed in the senate, with only six votes against.

There has been no evidence of critical race theory or QAnon conspiracies being taught in Utah schools. Instead, Senate President Stuart Adams told local reporters that they are listening to their constituents. “It’s really important to my constituents that everyone be treated equally, that no one because of the color of their skin be treated differently,” Adams said.

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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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