Kamala Harris Campaigns in Nevada For Latino Vote
At a Las Vegas event hosted by Hispanics in Politics, the state’s oldest Latino political organization, Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris in Las Vegas slammed President Trump’s new immigration policy for shifting from a family unification-based system to one that emphasized merit.
“The idea that you’re gonna start categorizing folks, that there’s gonna be a hierarchy now?… This is a nation that was founded on a principle that we articulated in 1776 — that we are all equal, and should be treated that way,” Harris told the crowd at Doña Maria’s Famous Tamales restaurant.
Harris promised to tackle immigration reform on “day one” in the White House if elected.
AOC Says Muslims Singled Out For Terrorism Label
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said at a House hearing Wednesday that Muslims who commit mass murder were described as domestic terrorists, but white supremacists are “almost immune” from that label.
“I could not help but feel and see that attacks committed by Muslim Americans were almost automatically labeled as domestic terrorist incidents,” AOC said, “yet white supremacist shooting after shooting is not, and I can’t help but come to the conclusion that what’s being labeled as terrorism is almost exclusively coming down to the identity…
“It seems as though white men invoking white supremacy and engaging in mass shootings are almost immune from being labeled domestic terrorists,” she added.
Rep. Pressley Blames Trump for Rise of Hate Crimes
Rep. Ayanna Pressley declared in a House hearing on Wednesday that President Trump is responsible for the supposed rise of white supremacy in the United States.
“There is not a single doubt in my mind that the growing number of hate crimes taking place in this country are a byproduct of the hateful rhetoric being spewed regularly by the current occupant of our White House,” said Pressley.
“The administration has emboldened white nationalism, white supremacy, and far-right extremism including anti-Semitism and xenophobia, all while suggesting these groups do not represent a growing threat to our communities and national security,” she added.
Omar: Droning Jihadists in Africa is Causing More Jihad
In a House panel hearing on Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed that President Trump’s airstrikes of Somali jihadists is only causing more jihadist attacks.
“In Somalia, particularly in dealing with al-Shabaab, since President Trump has gotten elected, the number of drones have increased, but the number of attacks al-Shabaab has been able to carry out has also tripled. We also know the same to be true for Boko Haram…
“There is sort of a direct correlation between our droning, and the increase of [the jihadist] assaults. And their recruitment seems to increase because of some of the civilian casualties that take place,” Omar added.
Biden: ‘I’m the Only Guy Nationally Ever to Beat the NRA’
Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed at a New Hampshire campaign stop that he once defeated the National Rifle Association in the 1990s.
“I’m the only guy ever nationally to beat the NRA,” Biden told a crowd, referring to the passage of the 1994 assault weapons ban. “It opened up the whole effort to make sure there is background checks for the first time in American history,” the Democrat presidential hopeful added.
Biden’s speech was the same one in which he conceded that the Second Amendment does exist, but it does not mean that Americans are “entitled” to own a gun.
Pelosi: Merit-Based Immigration Plan ‘Condescending’
Thursday in a news conference on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump’s merit-based immigration plan “condescending” to families.
“We have to, I believe, come to comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. “I think the president knows that. I know on the Republican side of the aisle, there is a recognition that we have to have comprehensive immigration reform.
“But I want to just say something about the word they used, ‘merit.’ It is really a condescending word. Are they saying family is without merit? Are they saying most of the people that come to the United States in the history of our country are without merit because they don’t have an engineering degree?”