Last Sunday, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, joined NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the dysfunction Majority Leader Reid has created in the U.S. Senate, the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, and the importance of acting now on the southern border. Excerpts of Thune’s interview are available below. On the House passing a border fix: “The House did pass a border security bill before they went out. The Senate has not.”
“Joni [Ernst] would help us retake the Senate, but she’s a special candidate. I wish we had 10 Joni Ernsts running around the country. She’s a unique candidate, has incredible credibility when it comes to service to our country—both in uniform and here in the state of Iowa, and we need to send her to the United States Senate. I’m just imploring the people of Iowa to do everything they can to send her to the U.S. Senate.”
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who sits on the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee, was on Fox News last night to discuss Lois Lerner’s profanity-filled emails against conservative and Christian organizations.
“The evidence shows that the amnesty President Obama announced in 2012 is driving record numbers of immigrants to enter our nation illegally,” said Sen. Cruz. “Because of President Obama’s amnesty, children are being abused and exploited by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs. We must put an end to any expansion of this amnesty that puts countless numbers of vulnerable individuals, both immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, at risk.
Eric Wallace, a black conservative publisher who is running for the House seat held by Jesse Jackson, Jr. received some encouraging help recently from the Illinois State Rifle Association. The 2nd Amendment group slammed Wallace’s opponent, Robin Kelly, who formerly served in the Illinois House of Representatives. Kelly is an enemy of the rights of law-abiding citizens to own firearms.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) takes to the floor of the House of Representatives to describe the plight of Christians in Mosul, Iraq who are being systematically killed or driven from the homes by Islamic State terrorists. All of this carnage is taking place while Obama goes fundraising, plays golf, or sends “humanitarian aid” to Hamas terrorists in Gaza, while Hamas is raining rockets down on civilians in Israel.
“People are tired of the stagnation coming from Washington. Just look at the disapproval rating of this Congress and the disapproval rating of our president. The people of this country want to see action.”
“Action on growing the economy. Action on cutting spending. Action on health care. Action on immigration. Action on the crisis at the VA. Action on foreign policy, and all the problems we see around the world that involve our interests. They want to see action.”
Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grilled the head of the IRS yesterday about the conflicting statements he has made before Congress during the past few months.
Gowdy is a GING-PAC endorsed lawmaker and a member of the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee. He also heads up the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
“Today’s D.C. Circuit Court decision should remind this President and his Administration that Congress writes the laws, not the Executive Branch.
“In July 2013 Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt testified before the House Oversight Subcommittee I chair to vocalize state concerns with IRS’s potentially unlawful action regarding state subsidies. The Obama Administration’s rewrite of the law has introduced even greater uncertainty into the health insurance market and may lead to higher premiums in 2015 and beyond as well as hundreds of billions of dollars in unauthorized federal spending. IRS’s unilateral policy change did not pass the ‘smell test’ then, and things haven’t exactly improved at the scandal-plagued IRS since then.
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) began tweeting examples of the Obama regimes failures every 30 minutes beginning on July 16. He’ll continue tweeting these failures to remind voters of the mess Obama is creating here and around the world.