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Jen Psaki turns the tables on Peter Doocy after he asks if Biden will apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse

Fox News' Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if President Joe Biden would apologize to acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse -- and she didn't hesitate to turn the tables on him.

During Tuesday's press briefing, Doocy pointed out that Biden linked Rittenhouse to white supremacists in remarks he made during the 2020 presidential campaign and he asked if Biden would apologize to Rittenhouse.

"This is about a campaign video released last year that used President Trump's own words during a debate as he refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups," she replied. "And President Trump, as you know... didn't just refuse to condemn militia groups on the debate stage, he actively encouraged them throughout his presidency."

Psaki then linked Rittenhouse's decision to travel to Kenosha armed with an AR-15 to Trump's encouragement of militias and vigilantes.

"What we've seen are the tragic consequences of that, when people think it's OK to take the law into their own hands," she said.

During the first debate between Biden and Trump in 2020, Trump told the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by," which they took to mean an explicit statement of support.

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Jen Psaki turns the tables on Peter Doocy after he asks if Biden will apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse

Fox News' Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if President Joe Biden would apologize to acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse -- and she didn't hesitate to turn the tables on him.

During Tuesday's press briefing, Doocy pointed out that Biden linked Rittenhouse to white supremacists in remarks he made during the 2020 presidential campaign and he asked if Biden would apologize to Rittenhouse.

"This is about a campaign video released last year that used President Trump's own words during a debate as he refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups," she replied. "And President Trump, as you know... didn't just refuse to condemn militia groups on the debate stage, he actively encouraged them throughout his presidency.

Psaki said then linked Rittenhouse's decision to travel to Kenosha armed with an AR-15 to Trump's encouragement of militias and vigilantes.

"What we've seen are the tragic consequences of that, when people think it's OK to take the law into their own hands," she said.

During the first debate between Biden and Trump in 2020, Trump told the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by," which they took to mean an explicit statement of support.

Watch the video below.

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'Christianity is shrinking into a rump': Conservative pens scathing review of right-wing pro-Trump conference

Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks has written an essay for The Atlantic in which he details his experiences at the recent National Conservatism Conference, which he found loaded with angry culture warriors delivering apocalyptic warnings about "wokeness" decimating American culture.

One speech at the conference that particularly struck Brooks came from activist Amanda Milius, who argued that Americans needed to start making movies like the 1950s John Wayne Western "The Searchers" again on the grounds that the film unapologetically showed "how Americans tamed the West and how Christian values got brought to 'savage, undeveloped land.'"

Brooks, however, has seen the movie in question and was not impressed with Milius's take on it.

"This is about as dumb a reading of The Searchers as it's possible to imagine," he writes. "The movie is actually the modern analogue to the Oresteia, by Aeschylus. The complex lead figure, played by John Wayne, is rendered barbaric and racist while fighting on behalf of westward pioneers. By the end, he is unfit to live in civilized society."

Brooks also found himself disturbed by some conservatives' embrace of authoritarian Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán, whom they believed had successfully used state power to enforce Christianity as the dominant religion of his country.

Brooks, however, said that even if such a thing were desirable in the United States, it would simply not be possible to enact.

"Evangelical Christianity has lost many millions of believers across recent decades," he writes. "Secularism is surging, and white Christianity is shrinking into a rump presence in American life. America is becoming more religiously diverse every day. Christians are in no position to impose their values—regarding same-sex marriage or anything else—on the public square. Self-aware Christians know this."

Brooks, however, said that even if such a thing were desirable in the United States, it would simply not be possible to enact.

"Evangelical Christianity has lost many millions of believers across recent decades," he writes. "Secularism is surging, and white Christianity is shrinking into a rump presence in American life. America is becoming more religiously diverse every day. Christians are in no position to impose their values—regarding same-sex marriage or anything else—on the public square. Self-aware Christians know this."

'A real man would be defending his wife': Liz Cheney mocks Ted Cruz after he says Trump 'broke' her

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday hit back at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he accused her of suffering from "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

As reported by CNN's Melanie Zanona, Cheney was asked about Cruz's statements made during a Fox News interview in which Cruz alleged that former President Donald Trump "broke" her mentally.

Cheney wasted no time hitting back.

"Trump broke Ted Cruz," Cheney told Zanona. "A real man would be defending his wife, and his father, and the Constitution."

Trump in 2016 infamously went after Cruz's family by posting a meme that accused Cruz's wife of being ugly and then claiming that Cruz's father may have been involved in the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Despite this, Cruz would go on to endorse Trump for president and would become one of his staunchest defenders in the Senate, despite the fact that Trump never apologized for attacking his wife and father.

This is the second time recently that Cheney has come out swinging against Cruz, as last week she accused him of "posturing for the secessionist vote."

Cheney has come under fire from her own party for participating in the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots.

‘Hitler did it!’ Mike Lindell claims last-minute conspiracy to stop his Thanksgiving election reversal

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on Tuesday claimed that the investigation into MAGA Colorado elections clerk Tina Peters was part of a deep state plot to derail his purported Supreme Court lawsuit that he believes will reinstate former President Donald Trump.

During an appearance on Steve Bannon's podcast, Lindell claimed that the government was making moves to discredit his allies because they feared what his lawsuit would unveil.

"This is to put fear into everybody -- look at the timing!" Lindell said. "One week from today, on November 23rd, the states are suing the U.S. government at the Supreme Court! It's over! This is where it's all going!"

Lindell proceeded to claim that some Democratic attorneys general had signed on to his lawsuit in favor of overturning the election results, but then declined to name them publicly.

He then went on a long rant about how all media organizations, including Fox News, were not covering his purported Supreme Court lawsuit as part of a plot to fool the American people into believing that Trump will not be reinstated as president.

"It's propaganda -- Hitler did it!" he said. "Goebbels was the best at it back in Nazi Germany! It's brainwashing! That's what it is! You brainwash and then you pit people against each other!"

Lindell concluded his rant by reassuring viewers that "we are very blessed because we have all the evidence!"

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Democrats move to hold Rep. Gosar accountable for posting disturbing video about Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will vote on a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) after he posted an anime video that depicted him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

According to Politico's Heather Caygle, the resolution would not only censure Gosar but also remove him from the House Oversight Committee, where he currently serves alongside Ocasio-Cortez.

The resolution would let Gosar keep his spot on the Natural Resources Committee, which means that he would not be fully stripped of his committee assignments as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was earlier in the year.

Gosar, who earlier this year also spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists, has claimed that he wasn't advocating violence against Ocasio-Cortez even though the video he posted depicted a cartoon version of himself murdering her.

Marjorie Taylor Greene whines about being in Congress: 'I don’t want to have anything to do with politics'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday complained about having to work in the realm of politics, despite the fact that she chose to run for Congress.

While appearing on Steve Bannon's podcast, Greene lamented that too many Republicans in Congress were supposedly unwilling to do what she believes is necessary to stand up to President Joe Biden.

"The stupid Republicans that just won't push the line and won't cross the line and won't go far enough, because they're scared!" she fumed. "Because somebody might stand up and challenge them, or someone's going to write a bad news story, or simply whatever it may be!"

Greene went on to accuse Republicans of being weak later in the segment as well.

"It's not the Democrats that are screwing you, it's our own party," she lamented. "And that is what happened, just like you said, Steve, after the Tea Party wave back in 2009 and 2010, when we took over and things that were supposed to be better, the Republican Party turned around and failed us!"

Greene said that it was these failures that led her to run for Congress, even though she then said, "I don't want to have anything to do with politics."

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'Don’t want any more black pastors': Defense lawyer in Ahmaud Arbery case objects to Al Sharpton's presence

A lawyer representing the men who allegedly killed Ahmaud Arbery on Thursday objected to the presence of Al Sharpton in the courtroom.

During Thursday's proceedings, an attorney representing Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan stood up and said he did not want to see so many Black pastors appearing at the trial to support Arbery's family.

"The idea that we're going to be serially bringing these people in to sit with the victim's family, one after another -- obviously, there's only so many pastors they can have," he said. "And if their pastor's Al Sharpton right now, that's fine, but that's it. We don't want any more Black pastors coming in here. Jesse Jackson, or whoever was in here earlier this week, sitting with the victim's family trying to influence the jury in this case."

Judge Timothy Walmsley, however, was not having any of these arguments.

"I can tell you this: I'm not going to start blanketly excluding members of the public from this courtroom," he told the attorney.

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Mike Pence's inner circle may be ready to spill dirt on Trump to the Capitol riot committee: CNN

Even as former President Donald Trump's allies defy subpoenas from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot, the committee is hoping that allies of former Vice President Mike Pence will be more willing to talk.

CNN reports that the Capitol riot committee "is interested in gathering information from at least five members of former Vice President Mike Pence's inner circle," specifically on actions Trump and his allies took to pressure Pence to reject the certified results of the 2020 election.

"Some individuals close to Pence may be willing, either voluntarily or under the guise of a 'friendly subpoena,' to provide critical information on how Trump and his allies tried to pressure the former vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 election," CNN writes. "According to sources familiar with the discussions, some Pence aides are proving more willing to engage with the committee than previously made public."

Pro-Trump attorney John Eastman wrote a memo claiming that Pence had the power as vice president to reject the certified results of the election and then send the decision back to Republican-controlled statehouses.

Trump angrily criticized Pence after he refused to go along with this scheme, and Trump supporters infamously chanted "Hang Mike Pence!" during the January 6th Capitol riots.

'People are demoralized': Republicans despair as their most electable Senate prospect refuses to run

Although Republicans are feeling bullish about their chances of retaking Congress in 2022, they're experiencing some problems in recruiting top-tier Senate candidates to run against Democratic incumbents.

Politico reports that Republicans are feeling particularly upset about New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's decision to forsake the Senate and to run for another term as governor.

Although the current political environment is favorable to Republicans, GOP consultants tell Politico that good candidates matter, as evidenced by the current troubles facing Trump-endorsed Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Sean Parnell, who this week is facing allegations of physical abuse from his wife in a courtroom custody battle.

"People are demoralized. People are saying, 'This is devastating. What's our plan?'" one GOP operative tells the publication. "Everyone is kind of like, 'What are we doing here? What is going on?'"

Another McConnell ally tells Politico that the Sununu decision was a "recruiting failure" on the GOP's part, and Senate Republicans were particularly stung by Sununu's claim that he didn't want to go to Washington because he didn't believe he could do anything productive there.

"This was handled so poorly," another GOP operative tells Politico. "He hyped it up as this big announcement to the national press, and then bailed in a way that hurts the party's momentum after a big week in Virginia last week."

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