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Kevin McCarthy whines: AOC and other Dems tried to 'shut me down' by 'heckling' during 8-hour floor speech

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday complained that Democrats had heckled him during his 8-hour floor speech.

While speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy explained that he had given the lengthy speech to prevent Democrats from passing President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

"The amount of heckling that they would try to do to stop me from being able to talk," the GOP leader recalled. "But what we really found, Maria, with one-party rule in one year, this big government socialism isn't working."

Bartiromo wondered if the heckling empowered McCarthy to extend the length of his floor speech. "When I got on the floor, what was so interesting was how bad they were fighting back with every word I would say," McCarthy explained. "It was AOC and Tim Ryan. Those were the ones who would yell the loudest. And here's Tim Ryan who used to be the alternative to Nancy Pelosi, who had partnered to become this big government socialism and they would scream from the other side trying to shut me down."

While McCarthy is concerned about "heckling" on the House floor, he has also refused to participate in an investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Rittenhouse judge goes off on a tangent about his grievances against the media

Judge Bruce Schroeder defended his actions and attacked the media at a hearing on Wednesday after the jury asked an unrelated question about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Schroeder went off-topic at the hearing to address criticisms he has received in the media.

The judge defended his decision to not allow the people who were shot to be called "victims" because he said it was unfair to Rittenhouse.

"How would you like to be put on trial for a crime and the judge introduced the case to the jury by introducing you as the defendant and the person who's accusing you as the victim?" he asked. "Is it so difficult to use the term 'complaining witness' instead of prejudging what the jury is here to determine?"

He also explained why he allowed the defendant to control the lottery determining which jurors would decide the case.

"I am now reading about how bizarre and unusual it was to have the defendant pick the [juror] numbers out of the tumbler yesterday," Schroeder said. "I would admit that I don't know there's a large number of courts that do that. Maybe not any."

"I do it because of an incident that I had in a case I tried in Racine," he recalled. "I think it was a murder case but I'm not sure. And there was a Black defendant and there were 13 jurors. One of them was Black. And when the clerk -- the clerk, the government official drew the name out of the tumbler, it was a Black, the Black, the only Black."

Since that time, the judge said that he allows the defendants to select alternate jurors so they "feel better."

"We talk about optics nowadays," he said. "That was a bad optic, I thought. I think people feel better when they have control."

Before finishing his rant about the media, Schroeder threatened to remove future trials from live television.

"When I talked about problems with the media when this trial started, we were there in part," he complained, "because of grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial."

"I'm going to think long and hard again about live television for a trial next time," the judge added. "What's being done is really quite frightening."

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​White House adviser hijacks Fox News interview to blast 'absurd' and 'disrespectful' Peter Doocy

White House adviser Cedric Richmond appeared on Fox News over the weekend where he blasted correspondent Peter Doocy for asking President Joe Biden "absurd" questions about migrant families.

During a Sunday interview on Fox News, host Bill Hemmer presented video of Doocy grilling the president about payouts to migrant families who lost a child due to the policies of former President Donald Trump's administration. At the time, Doocy suggested that some migrant families may plot to have a child taken away from them in hopes of getting money from the U.S. government.

Doocy said that the payments might "incentivize" families to want to lose children in exchange for money.

"The question was from a Fox reporter asking about whether compensation for being separated and losing a child would be an incentive to come to America," Richmond told Hemmer. "And what [Biden] was saying, that was an absurd question from the beginning."

"No one is coming somewhere to lose their child, to be separated from their loved one," he continued. "And the question is so insensitive, disrespectful that that's what he was commenting to. And I would ask the question of you whether you support that? I mean, at some point, we cannot with a straight face say that parents are willing to separate from a child for a dollar amount. That's just not true and we should not talk like that."

Hemmer, however, declined to answer Richmond's question.

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Fox News' Chris Wallace rips Rick Scott's spending hypocrisy: 'Should the Trump tax cuts be repealed?'

Fox News host Chris Wallace called out Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Sunday for supporting additional government debt in the form of tax cuts for the wealthy.

"Senator, you talk about living within your means, you talk about the debt, you talk about deficits," Wallace noted, "the Trump tax cuts which were passed in 2017, the year before you were elected to the Senate, is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office that it is going to increase the deficit by over $2 trillion over 11 years."

"So should the Trump tax cuts be repealed?" the Fox News host asked.

Without answering the question, Scott insisted that taxes could be cut without increasing the deficit.

"But, sir, respectfully," Wallace interrupted, "when Donald Trump was president, you had the tax cut, which added $2 trillion to the deficit, according to the CBO. And you didn't have the commensurate spending cuts. So, the question is, if you're not going to have the spending cuts, should you repeal the tax cuts -- if the debt and deficit are so vital?"

"I am not raising anybody's taxes," Scott insisted. "I want lower taxes. I want to watch how we spend our money. I've been in the Senate for 2 years and 9 months. The waste is staggering. Americans should be furious with the way money is spent in the Senate and all Congress."

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Fox News host reveals company’s vaccine mandate on-air: 'I know it’s going to get me in trouble'

After battling Covid-19, Fox News host Neil Cavuto returned to the airwaves on Sunday, where he spoke in favor of vaccine mandates.

"I know it's going to get me in trouble," Cavuto told Fox News host Howard Kurtz. "I hear from a lot of people. I've gotten a lot of nasty emails. The same ones: you're a never-Trumper, you're this, we don't trust you, we don't believe a word you're saying. And that's just coming from my family."

"But having said that, I just want to stress here this is not really about me," he continued. "It's not about people's political positions on this. I get that. No one likes to be ordered to get a vaccine. But I can tell you right now, those who have been vaccinated are in a far better position right now to survive this and even handle cases where they come down with this. The numbers prove it."

Cavuto went on to recommend that other organizations adopt the type of vaccine mandate that is in place at Fox News.

"Maybe there's a call for a protocol much like the one that Fox has where you sort of share your vaccine status," he explained. "If you choose not to get vaccinated, you get regular testings so that you are not a threat to spread this to the workforce."

The Fox News host also addressed people who oppose vaccine mandates.

"I get that," he remarked. "I want to stress that I appreciate that. Look, I have a problem with people telling me what to do. Back in college, I had a problem with bouncers. That's a separate story."

"But for God's sake, think of the bigger picture here," Cavuto added. "Get outside yourself and think about those you work with, think about those around you. Think about just keeping them safe."

"Would it kill you to at least look at those all around you?" he pleaded. "I get where you're coming from on this idea of mandates but get a protocol down that satisfies this. So that we're all safe."

Cavuto concluded by insisting that he does not feel unlucky despite his health problems.

"It does make me a changed person," he said. "I don't look at things through a political spectrum. Down to all my shows. I have no time for that. Life is too short to be an ass. Life is way too short to be ignorant of the promise of something that is helping people worldwide. Stop the deaths. Stop the suffering. Please, get vaccinated. Please."

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'He's no longer a sitting president': Merrick Garland gets grilled about why he's not prosecuting Trump

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday because the Department of Justice has not indicted former President Donald Trump.

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Cohen confronted Garland because former attorney Michael Cohen had been convicted of a felony for paying off an adult film star who had sex with the former president.

"Michael Cohen has a felony on his record and spent time in prison for paying at the direction of President Trump hush money to Stormy Daniels and another woman," Cohen explained. "I believe it's pretty well known that Trump was 'Individual 1' as described in the indictment."

"He couldn't be indicted because of Department of Justice policy, you don't indict a sitting president," the lawmaker continued. "He's no longer a sitting president. Do you believe that not looking into and indicting 'Individual 1' -- equally if not more guilty than Michael Cohen -- is not an abuse of equal protection under the law and an abrogation of the idea that the rule of law is principle."

Garland insisted that he could not directly answer the question.

"A very important element of the rule of law is the norm of the Justice Department that we don't comment on whether we're investigating, what the status of investigations are unless and until there's a public charge," the attorney general replied. "That's important to protect everyone, whether it be a former president, an existing president or a public official, or a private individual."

"I will accept that," Cohen told Garland. "But I hope that you will look at it because I believe he is equally if not more guilty, and it does seem that people get favored treatment if he is not prosecuted."

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Jim Jordan explodes with anger after Dem chairman challenges him to say 'election was not stolen'

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Wednesday refused to say that the 2020 election was "not stolen" by President Joe Biden.

At a House Rules Committee hearing, Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) noted that Jordan had first refused to say "the election was not stolen" when he appeared before the committee earlier this year.

"Can you say those five words today?" McGovern asked Jordan.

"I'll give you the same answer," Jordan replied. "I never said it was. I said we should investigate it. I said on January 6th when the electoral votes were counted that Joe Biden is the president of the United States."

McGovern tried to speak but Jordan talked over him.

"The real question is why don't you guys want to investigate what happened?" Jordan ranted.

"You're still unwilling to say those five simple words," McGovern noted. "I think that's incredibly important. You know, pushing debunked conspiracy theories and adding fuel to the fire."

"I'm not pushing any conspiracy theories!" Jordan objected. "Your obsession with five words seems pretty ridiculous to me."

"I'm not trying to whitewash anything," the Ohio Republican later insisted. "Republicans have been consistent. We have condemned violence every stinking time it happened. We condemned it on January 6th. And 600 people are being prosecuted and held accountable for what they did wrong as well they should be."

Jordan went on to accuse Democrats of not condemning the violence that occurred in the aftermath of George Floyd's death in 2020.

"I am so sick of the double standard!" he exclaimed.

"I condemn violence where it may occur," McGovern pointed out. "You can yell and scream as much as you want."

"No, I'm not yelling and screaming," Jordan interrupted. "I'm reflecting where the American people are. They've had it with the double standard. You're allowed to object; we're not!"

"You can object," McGovern replied. "The issue is what transpired that day."

"We had nothing to do with that!" Jordan gasped.

"We'll see," McGovern replied. "But after all this time, still, you cannot say those five words that the election was not stolen."

Watch the video below from the House Rules Committee.

'Put some facts out there': Dem clashes with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo over 'bank surveillance' conspiracy theory

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagreed with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday after she accused Democrats of "bank surveillance" because of a new proposal from the Biden administration.

The new tax law proposal would require banks to report the total dollar amount of annual transactions to and from bank accounts if it's greater than $600 in a year. The information would be used to flag the accounts of people who may have underpaid taxes.

But outlets like Infowars have twisted the proposal to suggest that the IRS will be spying on each individual transaction.

Bartiromo added to the misinformation during her interview with Khanna on Sunday.

"Is this bank surveillance still in this spending bill?" she asked.

"Maria, let me just put some facts out there," Khanna replied. "First of all, the bill does not in any way surveil individual transactions. There is no oversight of individual transactions. All it does is ask the banks to give the total amount that was deposited and the total amount that was spent. And the reason is because there are a lot of businesses in this country that aren't paying the taxes that you and I pay."

"So if the banks have to give a statement on interest, why don't they give the total net outflows and net inflows so people pay their tax," he added.

Bartiromo wrongly suggested that individual "transactions" would be monitored.

"You say it's not transactions but you just said it's the total deposit -- what people are taking out and what people taking in," she said. "I mean, $600 or even $10,000 captures most Americans."

"It would be over $10,000," Khanna explained. "But it would not be, here's what you spend it on and here was the deposit. It's just going to say, did you make money in the year? And if you made money, pay your tax. Just like banks tell you if you made interest, you have to pay your tax. Just like you get a W-2. The idea is just that businesses should pay their tax."

"And I don't think this is going to surveil or snoop into people's privacy in any way," he remarked. "Because banks won't have the ability to go after the individual transactions."

"But it is surveillance," Bartiromo shot back. "Because the banks have to report that but I don't want to get into the weeds."

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'So you think the election was stolen?' Chris Wallace corners Steve Scalise for repeating Trump's lies

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday tried his hardest to get Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to say whether he believes the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from Donald Trump.

The question came up during an interview on Fox News Sunday.

"There are irregularities in all elections," Wallace noted. "Do you think the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump and in continuing to make that charge, not having states do election reform, but specifically making this charge that the election was stolen, do you think that that hurts -- undermines American democracy?"

Scalise deflected instead of answering the question.

"I've been very clear from the beginning," he said. "If you look at a number of states, they didn't follow their state-passed laws that govern the election for president. That is what the United States Constitution says. They don't say that the states determine what the rules are. They say the state legislatures determine the rules."

"But the states all certified [the election]," Wallace interrupted.

"But at the end of the day, are we going to follow what the Constitution says or not?" Scalise continued. "I hope we get back to what the Constitution says but clearly in a number of states, they didn't follow those legislatively-set rules."

"So you think the election was stolen?" Wallace pressed.

"I -- what I said is there are states that didn't follow their legislatively-set rules," Scalise repeated. "That's what the United States Constitution says. And I think there are a lot of people that want us to get back to what the Constitution says we should be doing, not just with elections, with a lot of other things too. And then there are some people that just want to ignore what the Constitution says and do their own thing."

Wallace noted that Trump continues to hold rallies falsely insisting that he won the 2020 election.

"I guess the question is -- last time, I promise -- do you think the election was stolen or not?" the Fox News host asked. "I understand you think there were irregularities and things that need to be fixed. Do you think the election was stolen?"

Scalise again refused to give a yes-or-no answer.

"It's states that did not follow the law set," the Louisiana Republican opined. "When you see states like Georgia cleaning up some of the mess and people calling that Jim Crow law. That's a flat-out lie."

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Chris Wallace repeatedly grills Steve Scalise on 'stolen' election www.youtube.com

'Let's not dumb this down': Jen Psaki clashes with Peter Doocy over cost of Dem spending plan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.

During Monday's White House briefing, Doocy suggested that Democrats have been dishonest by claiming that the overall cost of the bill would be "nothing" because it is paid for by tax hikes on corporations and wealthy individuals.

"You had been saying that it cost zero," Doocy told Psaki. "So are you now admitting that the plan does not cost zero or is it less than zero?"

"Let's not dumb this down for the American public here," Psaki replied. "What we're talking about is how much the top-line investments are, which are all paid for, so therefore costs zero. No matter what the costs or size of the top-line investments are, we have ways to pay for it. So the point is that's important to the American public -- all of your viewers too -- is that this is not going to cost the American public a dollar."

"Just to not dumb it down then," Doocy pressed, "does the plan cost nothing or is the plan free?"

"The plan costs nothing for the American people who make less than $400,000 [a year]," Psaki said. "If you think that companies that paid zero in taxes last year, 50 of the top companies should continue to pay zero in taxes, we're happy to have that debate."

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Jen Psaki clashes with Peter Doocy over cost of Dem spending plan www.youtube.com

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