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Joe Biden Is Confirming Judges Faster Than Decades Of Past Presidents

https://twitter.com/aterkel/status/1408183971188555782

President Joe Biden quietly hit a milestone on Thursday: With the help of Senate Democrats, he has confirmed more lifetime federal judges than any president has done in more than 50 years by this point in their first six months in office.

With the Senate’s latest confirmation of Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Biden has confirmed a total of seven judges. These are specifically Article III judges, who hold lifetime appointments on federal district courts, appeals courts and on the Supreme Court.

Broken down, Biden has confirmed five district court judges and two appeals court judges so far.

By this point in their presidencies, Donald Trump had confirmed two lifetime federal judges (one of whom was a Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch), Barack Obama had confirmed zero, George W. Bush had confirmed zero, Bill Clinton had confirmed zero, George H.W. Bush had confirmed four, Ronald Reagan had confirmed zero, and Jimmy Carter had confirmed four.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:04 PM (15 replies)

6/25 Mike Luckovich- Back in court

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1408206151641190401
https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1408190906147213320
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:34 PM (0 replies)

Things are getting back to normal. Joe Biden is taking selfies

Joe is good at taking selfies. At one fundraiser Joe took my iPhone from me and snapped a couple selfies better than I could take
https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/1408191205133987841
This makes me smile. The world is getting back to normal
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:30 PM (2 replies)

Statement on Police Reform Negotiations

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1408191233667837955
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:41 PM (0 replies)

Wendy Davis, others sue law enforcement and Trump supporters over "Trump Train" harassing Biden bus

https://twitter.com/McGeeReports/status/1408098474571157506

Former state Sen. Wendy Davis and others who were traveling on a campaign bus for President Joe Biden last fall when it was surrounded and followed by former President Donald Trump’s supporters on a Texas highway have filed multiple lawsuits over the events that transpired that day. The suits target people who were allegedly following and harassing the bus, as well as local law enforcement for not helping after assistance was requested, according to those on the bus.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday against at least seven members of the so-called "Trump Train," who followed the bus, claims the group violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and Texas law by organizing a "politically-motivated conspiracy to disrupt the campaign and intimidate its supporters."

The Klan Act prevents groups from joining together to obstruct free and fair federal elections by intimidating and injuring voters, or denying them the ability to engage in political speech.

The second lawsuit was filed against law enforcement who "turned a blind eye to the attack — despite pleas for help — and failed to provide the bus a police escort," according to Protect Democracy, the group of lawyers representing the plaintiffs. The second lawsuit was filed against Chase Stapp, the head of San Marcos’ director of public safety, and the San Marcos City Marshal's Department.

The lawsuit against the Trump supporters claims the defendants violated that law when they followed the bus, yelling death threats and streaming their activities on social media and "bragging about their aggressive driving."
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 03:03 PM (2 replies)

Wendy Davis, others sue law enforcement and Trump supporters over "Trump Train" harassing Biden bus

https://twitter.com/McGeeReports/status/1408098474571157506

Former state Sen. Wendy Davis and others who were traveling on a campaign bus for President Joe Biden last fall when it was surrounded and followed by former President Donald Trump’s supporters on a Texas highway have filed multiple lawsuits over the events that transpired that day. The suits target people who were allegedly following and harassing the bus, as well as local law enforcement for not helping after assistance was requested, according to those on the bus.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday against at least seven members of the so-called "Trump Train," who followed the bus, claims the group violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and Texas law by organizing a "politically-motivated conspiracy to disrupt the campaign and intimidate its supporters."

The Klan Act prevents groups from joining together to obstruct free and fair federal elections by intimidating and injuring voters, or denying them the ability to engage in political speech.

The second lawsuit was filed against law enforcement who "turned a blind eye to the attack — despite pleas for help — and failed to provide the bus a police escort," according to Protect Democracy, the group of lawyers representing the plaintiffs. The second lawsuit was filed against Chase Stapp, the head of San Marcos’ director of public safety, and the San Marcos City Marshal's Department.

The lawsuit against the Trump supporters claims the defendants violated that law when they followed the bus, yelling death threats and streaming their activities on social media and "bragging about their aggressive driving."
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 03:02 PM (8 replies)

Congratulations to the newest member of the 7th. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Candace Jackson

https://twitter.com/moonbeamjunior/status/1408132524526632962
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 02:57 PM (5 replies)

Nearly 900 Secret Service members were infected with the coronavirus. A watchdog blames Trump.

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1407774913163935751

Almost 900 Secret Service members have tested positive for the coronavirus since March 2020, according to a watchdog report, and many of those infected had protection assignments that included the safety of the president and vice president.

The nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington published a report Tuesday detailing how 881 Secret Service employees had tested positive between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021. The data, which came from a Freedom of Information Act request to the Secret Service, found that 477 members of the special agent division had been infected. Described by the Department of Homeland Security as “the elite agents you see protecting the President and Vice President,” special agents are also responsible for a number of safety assignments overseas and in the United States, such as protecting the president and vice president’s families, presidential candidates and visiting foreign leaders......

The Post previously reported that more than 130 Secret Service officers — roughly 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — who helped protect the White House and Trump when he traveled had been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus or had close contact with infected co-workers. Trump’s insistence on holding public events — such as his Tulsa rally — while the pandemic was in full force last year left the Secret Service dealing with coronavirus cases in the aftermath of his travel blitz.

“Never before has the Secret Service run up against a president so intent on putting himself first regardless of the costs, including to those around him,” Ned Price, a national security expert and former CIA analyst, said to The Post in August.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 01:32 AM (4 replies)

Democratic Whip James Clyburn: 'Defund the police' cost Democrats seats

James Clyburn is correct in that the exit and other polling showed that this moronic slogan cost the Democratic Party seats in 2020

https://twitter.com/MakeTexasBlue22/status/1407842101883293696

House Majority Whip James Clyburn criticized calls to "defund the police" during several media appearances on Sunday, saying that the phrase hurt Democratic congressional candidates and could potentially derail the Black Lives Matter movement.

Clyburn said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he'd spoken with the late Rep. John Lewis about the phrase this summer, the two concluding "that it had the possibilities of doing to the Black Lives Matter movement and current movements across the country what 'Burn, baby, burn' did to us back in 1960."

Clyburn, a prominent student activist during the civil rights movement who has ascended to become the nation's most powerful Black legislator, has repeatedly denounced calls to "defund the police" as "sloganeering" that harms the overall cause of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 01:28 AM (58 replies)

Democratic Lt. Governor Candidate Mike Collier explains why Texas grid does not work

https://twitter.com/CollierForTexas/status/1407829441414369283?s=20
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 24, 2021, 01:10 AM (3 replies)
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