Chad’s Morning Brief: Wendy Davis Says Republicans Don’t Like People Who Don’t Look Like Them, Harry Reid Talks Gun Control… Again, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of June 10, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
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Wendy Davis Slams Republicans
Over the weekend Wendy Davis basically said Republicans are bunch of racists. Davis was caught on video discussing how Republicans feel about those that don’t look like them according to the Washington Times.
Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested that the Republican stance on immigration is a racist one, and that conservatives simply don’t like “people who don’t look like them.”
“You need look no further than what happened in Arizona with their anti-immigration bill and the withdrawal of tourism and the impact to their economy as a consequence of what ideological thinkers did to that state,” the Democrat said at a Human Rights Campaign PAC fundraiser in Austin, The Daily Caller reported.
Miss Davis is running for governor against Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is leading by double digits in most polls.
“And the same is true with the conversations that are going on in the Republican convention right now,” she continued. “They’re talking about whether they should soften their language on immigration, but we all know where they are because they’ve been talking about it on the airwaves for the last couple of months. And we know what they really believe and think about people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.
“And we also know as a consequence of what’s been going on with their decisions and their platform on LGBT rights, exactly where they values are in that regard,” she added.
The comments come after Texas Republicans approved its new party platform over the weekend that has a tougher stance on immigration, including banning in-state tuition for undocumented students and prohibiting “the knowing employment of illegal immigrants,” The Star-Telegram reported.
Idiotic comments from Wendy Davis, but not surprising. The Democrats have to use lies and fears in order to sway people to their side. Immigration and Voter ID are two prime examples.
Reid Talks Guns
Senator Harry Reid decided to take advantage of a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas on Monday to call for background checks on guns according to POLITICO.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on the Senate Monday to pass background checks on guns in the wake of a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas that killed two police officers.
Coming to the floor with “a lot of sadness,” the Nevada Democrat paid tribute to the two officers killed at a Nevada pizzeria “for no reason other than the weirdness, craziness of this couple,” referring to Jerad and Amanda Miller, who police say killed three people on Sunday before killing themselves. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Jerad Miller has a lengthy criminal history.
Reid said that the “American people are depending” on the Senate to pass background checks to keep guns out of the hands of people like the Millers, his first unprompted mention of revisiting gun legislation in the Senate in months. In the wake of mass shootings, Reid is occasionally asked by reporters of the Senate’s appetite to tackle background checks after last year’s failed vote. Reid answers that the Senate will take up background checks when it has the votes to pass something.
But one day after the Las Vegas shooting, Reid was more forceful, strongly advocating that the Senate revisit background checks legislation, which fell short last April of 60 votes, 54-46.
“My deepest sympathies are with the families of those who died. We in Congress, we do need to put in place legislation that helps prevent these deranged, these weird, these evil people who carry out such savage acts of violence. Background checks so that people who are criminals, who are deranged can’t buy a gun,” Reid said. “The American people are depending on us to pass legislation to prevent gun violence and safeguard communities, schools and families.”
Ticking off recent mass shootings in California and Seattle, Reid looked inward at Capitol Hill — where violence is not unheard of. A woman was shot by police after a harried chase between the Capitol and the White House just eight months ago, an event that placed the Capitol on lockdown for hours and reminded congressional denizens of the danger all around them.
“We can’t take for granted here in the Senate the people looking after us. There are people out there who are so evil who try every day to do harm to not only [Sen. Patrick Leahy], not only me, but people who work in these buildings, the tourists that come to these buildings,” Reid said. “So if there’s any complaint about having too much security, come to me. I’ll try to explain to people why we need it.”
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