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Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway ripped into Democrats and the corporate media for their hypocritical and “improper” reaction to the mob riot at the Capitol last Wednesday.

“Everything that the Democrats are doing here right now, enabled by the media, with regard to impeachment and removal of a president who’s leaving in a few days is crazy. It’s insane. It’s dangerous,” Hemingway said. “One of the major problems in this country right now is that many Americans believe that there are two systems: one for the elite and one for the normal people. And I can’t think of anything that would be done right now that could be worse to convince people that that’s true than overreaction or improper reaction, really, to what’s going on.”

While the left focuses on pressuring President Donald Trump to resign and threatening to impeach him, Hemingway said Democrats and the media should address other problems, including the destruction caused by the Black Lives Matter rioting last summer.

“We’ve had a year where people, millions of people, have lost their jobs, lost their livelihoods, had their businesses burned down, you know, had calls for destruction of rule of law, and defunding the police,” Hemingway said. “The summer of rage, which was enabled by many Democrats — which was, you know, Kamala Harris put out a link to bail out the people who were rioting in Minneapolis where dozens of people were killed, cops were dragged through the streets, all of this stuff — nobody cared, nobody cared.”

“It took months to get condemnation of even a light variety from Democrats,” Hemingway continued. “And to have people say that only now, when there’s been this escalation to the Capitol, only now should people do anything in response, is so unserious and so damaging.”

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This moment, Hemingway noted, has the potential to bring unity, but the Democrats, the corporate media, and others must own up to their hypocrisy to accomplish it.

“I think this is a good moment. Republicans are already there. They condemned what was happening this summer. They’ve condemned what happened on Wednesday,” Hemingway said. “Now is the time to bring media and Democrats on board for a mutual condemnation of all violations of rule of law and all this violence, political violence. And that’s what should be done by adults who actually care about the country and actually healing things.”

“Everything else here is such a stupid distraction,” she continued. “It’s just unserious. I mean, there are national problems, there are international problems, and it would be great to see some leadership from anyone.”

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.



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Convicted fundraiser who tried to work his way into Biden’s inner circle sentenced to prison

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Amajor Democratic bundler, who raised large sums for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and consorted with Joe Biden, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for what prosecutors said was a “mercenary” political influence scheme.

Imaad Zuberi, a Californian businessman was sentenced Thursday for schemes to funnel foreign money into U.S. political campaigns, then take millions of dollars for himself.

The Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. Assistant Attorney Daniel J. O’Brien said Zuberi was “purely a mercenary, funneling money to whomever he believed would do his bidding.”

Among the many unsealed court records, Zuberi was seen photographed with Joe Biden and Barack Obama when they were Vice President and President. He was also pictured with former President Bill Clinton and former presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. He took pictures with former Republican Rep. Paul Ryan when he was speaker of the House as well as the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Also included in the Times report was a hacked email chain released on WikiLeaks. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook messaged colleagues saying, “I’m OK taking the money and dealing with any attacks.” Jennifer Palmieri responded saying, “Take the money!”

He also attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party in New York City in 2016 as well as serving as a co-chair of The Trump Presidential Inauguration Committee.

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Zuberi made more than $950,000 in unlawful donations to the political committees of Obama, Clinton, McCain and others. Zuberi’s activities extended as far as a recent attempt to work his way into the Biden circle, according to Politico.  

In addition to the money he made, Zuberi also raised $270,000 for Hillary Clinton and $1.3 million for President Obama.

Zuberi, 50, pleaded guilty to a “three-count information charging with violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)” for making false statements on a FARA filing as well as tax evasion and illegal contributions to political campaigns. He also pleaded guilty in a separate case earlier in June 2020 to a count of obstruction of justice.

“Zuberi turned acting as an unregistered foreign agent into a business enterprise,” Assistant Attorney General for National Secretary John C. Demers said in a Department of Justice news release.

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Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz confirmed Thursday that he flew earlier this week to Mexico with family members, following the emergence of pictures appearing to show him in an airplane cabin and at a check-in counter, as fellow residents to recover from a deadly winter storm.

Cruz said in a statement that he accompanied his daughters on a flight Wednesday night to Mexico because they had the week off with school canceled.

“Wanting to be a good dad,” said Cruz, who also stated he is returning to Texas on Thursday afternoon.

The storms has been connected to at least seven deaths in Texas and knocked out power to as many as 2.5 million residents. The number of residents without electricity as of Thursday morning was down to less than 1 million, officials said.  

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“My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas,” Cruz also said. “We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm.”

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The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 79-35 to pass legislation that would prohibit most abortions. 

The bill must pass through a procedural vote in the House on Thursday prior to heading to GOP Gov. Henry McMaster who has indicated that he will sign it, according to the Associated Press. Two Republicans voted against the legislation while two Democrats voted for it. The state Senate passed the measure last month. 

The bill requires doctors to carry out an ultrasound to check for a fetal heartbeat and if a heartbeat is identified an abortion can only be performed in certain circumstances.

The legislation would not penalize a woman for obtaining an unlawful abortion, though the individual responsible for performing the abortion could face consequences.

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The outlet reported that other states have approved similar or even more stringent abortion prohibitions which could be implemented if the Supreme Court throws out the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. All of the other states’ abortion bans are currently entangled by court challenges and if the South Carolina bill is approved it will likely face litigation that prevents it from going into effect, according to the AP.

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