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Ex-Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to run as pro-Trump Senate candidate, aims to replace retiring Blunt



‘I’m the MAGA candidate in this race,’ Greitens told Fox News

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is stepping back into politics after announcing last week that he plans to run for Senate in Missouri to replace the retiring Senator Roy Blunt.

Greitens was last involved in politics when he resigned from office after multiple scandals taking place. The scandals were campaign finance and sexual assault allegations.

Greitens admitted to having an affair but denied the sexual assault allegations, and the campaign finance allegations.

Years following the assault charges against Greitens were dropped and there was no evidence that Greitens knew about reporting issues from his campaign, which are now settled.

Now the former governor and current Senate candidate is looking to for a fresh start to his political career during the year 2022.

“The good news is that eventually that big wave of leftist lies, it just crashes on the rock of the facts. And the fact is that we’ve been exonerated,” Greitens stated. “I know from my time as a boxer that you can lose a round but eventually win the fight. I know from my time as a Navy SEAL that you can lose a battle and eventually win the war.”

The next move for Greitens political career will be for Blunt’s Senate seat, who is retiring.

Missouri Republicans who already are in the campaign or may possibly join it are Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.

Schmitt is the only one besides Greitens who is considered officially in. He has already faced what may be a common line of attack against the former governor during the campaign – that he is damaged goods and could fall to a Democrat in the general election. Schmitt stressed in a statement that he is the right person to “fight to preserve President Trump’s America First agenda and keep this seat in safe pro-Trump Republican hands.”

Greitens has been endorsed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and commentator Sebastian Gorka. 

“I want to defend President Trump’s America first policies,” Greitens told Fox News. “And I want to protect the people of Missouri from the kind of lunatic policies… that have been pushed by Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.”

He added: “I’m the MAGA candidate in this race. I’m the front-runner who has the support of so many folks like Rudy Giuliani, like Seb Gorka, like Ryan Zinke, like Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, because I’ve been there through the fights and I’m a fighter and I’m going to fight for the people of Missouri in the U.S. Senate.”

Greitens told Fox News that if he is elected, he will pick up where he left off as governor– as a strong supporter of law enforcement.

“As governor, I was always on the front lines supporting our police officers and doing it when it was hard,” Greitens said. “I think in the same way the people of Missouri need a senator who’s willing to go to the front lines, who’s not afraid to stand up for them when things are hard.”

“If you look right now at the border crisis that Joe Biden has created, we need to have leaders who are willing to go to the front lines and be there on behalf of and with all of our law enforcement agents on the border who Biden has set up for failure,” he continued. “Biden has created a national security crisis. It is a public safety crisis. It is a public health crisis. It is bad for economics.”

Greitens brought up his past international charity work, saying that “what Biden has done has created a massive humanitarian crisis that is hurting some of the most vulnerable children in the world.”

“It’s important that the people know that we carry them in our heart every single day… This border crisis also just exposes the heartlessness of the left,” Greitens said. “Keeping kids with learning disabilities out of school for a year is heartless. Allowing murders and violence to explode in our cities is heartless. The consequences of leftist policies have real human consequences. And I think it’s important to lead from the front lines with both strength and compassion.”

Greitens says he is committed to working toward a balanced budget, protecting the Second Amendment, that he’s pro-life and supports “President Trump’s peace through strength foreign policy.”

Missouri elected a Democratic senator as recently as 2012.

That was former Sen. Claire McCaskill, who only lost to Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., by about six percentage points in 2018. Her 2012 win over Republican Todd Akin came after Akin’s campaign was troubled with errors. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said that there is possibility that Greitens’ candidacy may be repeat of that race.

Greitens in his interview with Fox News said he is very confident that Missourians will support him based on his policies and his support for Trump. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Mike Pompeo: At UN, Biden shows weakness on the world stage yet again



President Biden’s comments Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly bombed.

Why? Because yet again, Biden shows weakness. He continues to push our allies away and cozies up to the enemy.

Biden said during his comments, “We’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy, of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world.” And while we should value diplomacy, a strong America is what will enable that diplomacy, and not the promise of American tax dollars.

A solid, America first policy that stopped years of unloading billions of U.S. dollars in an attempt to purchase peace and cooperation saw positive results around the globe during the Trump administration in managing foes and having better relations with our allies in having them step up as partners sharing in those unions.

American strength is what will discourage war; weakness and the possible cash payouts for our enemies as we did with Iran, only welcomes attacks.

Biden talked as if he were living in an alternate world. He tried to specify America’s ability to reenter the JCPOA, while simultaneously offering sayings about keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

He was mainly centered on climate change, while disregarding a significant number of pressing security and diplomatic difficulties the United States and our allies face.

Most importantly, he neglected to call out China.

President Biden affirmed that “those who commit acts of terror against will continue to find a determined enemy in the United States.” But the measures of his administration say differently. He pulled American troops out of Afghanistan unconditionally, granting the Taliban free rule over not only Afghanistan and its people, but also over the numerous American civilians still abandoned here.

In permitting the country to tumble to the Taliban without imposing any costs, the Biden administration ensured a resurgence of al Qaeda and ISIS. And what has the Biden administration done in retort to the awful act of terror which took 13 U.S. service members lives?

They executed a drone strike which killed only regular people, including seven kids. This administration’s carefree choices in Afghanistan do not add up to their being a determined enemy of terror.

Rather than stand up to our foes and present the world with strong American initiative considering the myriad challenges we come up against, President Biden chose instead to focus mainly on climate change.

Regarding Iran, President Biden pressed once again to reinvigorate the bombed Iran nuclear deal. His administration appears intent on repeating the errors of the Obama administration – Iran was never in compliance with the JCPOA and will stop at nothing to acquire nuclear weapons so that its malign, radical Islamic regime can unleash further devastation and destruction throughout the Middle East.

He didn’t address his organization’s disappointments in Afghanistan.

Giving them a pathway to the advancement of those atomic weapons ought to never be a need of the United States. That is the reason the Trump organization executed its most extreme strain crusade against Iran – you don’t help your adversaries, you deny them.

Yet rather than face our adversaries and present the world with solid American administration considering the heap difficulties we face, President Biden picked rather to zero in essentially on environmental change.

He guaranteed that the world is confronted with a “borderless environment emergency” (a helpless selection of words, considering the main borderless emergency the United States faces is the movement emergency playing out right now on our own southern boundary).

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, putting environment first places America last. President Biden wishes to subordinate large numbers of America’s most squeezing difficulties to environmental change, putting American security in danger and taking steps to crush our economy while forcing no expenses on our enemies, specifically China, whose pioneers care minimal with regards to the environment pandering of internationalist elites.

Which carries us to China. Maybe the best danger the United States faces at this moment, and unquestionably in the course of our life, is the People’s Republic of China, driven by the dictator rule of the Chinese Communist Party.

To say that the U.S. is “not seeing another Cold War,” is a unimaginably feeble assertion to make before the world’s chiefs.

China obviously considers itself to be our enemy and wishes to uproot us. They have seized on the shortcoming of the Biden organization by adjusting tyrants and despots against the remainder of the world.

Beijing has made suggestions to Iran and to the Taliban in Afghanistan. They menace and compromise their neighbors, and they trap underdeveloped nations in profound obligation with broken vows to attempt huge foundation projects. What’s more, they permitted the spread of the Covid all throughout the planet without risk of punishment.

This isn’t to say we shouldn’t work with China where conceivable, however viable American strategy essentially depends on American strength and believability. Tragically, this organization appears to really focus minimal on by the same token.

President Biden was right in saying the world sits at a crucial point in time and that the world requirements solid American administration.

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Abbott says Biden administration has to ‘up their game, big time’ as Texas struggles with migrant flood



There have been around 200,000 migrant encounters in July and August

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday approached the Biden administration to “up their game, big time” as Texas battles to adapt with a historic migrant emergency– like a new flood of Haitian migrants in Del Rio.

“The only thing they’ve shown is an incapability of dealing with this crisis, candidly in a way where they pretend it doesn’t even exist,” the Republican governor said at a press conference. “And we’re here to tell you, it exists and it’s total chaos and the Biden administration- they need to up their game, big time.”

Abbott was addressing to reporters about the actions Texas is taking to stand up against the influx of illegal immigration flooding through the U.S. border. There have been around 200,000 migrant encounters in both July and August as part of a ongoing migrant wave.

The Biden administration has accused “root causes” like poverty and violence in Central America, as well as the Trump administration for closing down legal refuge pathways. Republicans have faulted the administration for removing Trump-era policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and for restoring “catch-and-release.”

Last week, a flood of mostly Haitian migrants hit the bridge in Del Rio, with more than 14,000 under the extension at one point last week. DHS has reacted by increasing resources and more deportation flights.

“When you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and security our sovereignty, you see the onrush,” he said.

Abbott has tried to take the issues into his own hands, and earlier this year declared a project to build a wall at Texas’ southern border, and has also established Operation Lonestar — which includes the sending of law enforcement to the border to capture those entering illegally.

“If they’re thinking about coming and crossing this river here in Texas, you may end up with handcuffs on your hands and going straight to jail rather than being released into the general population,” he said.

Abbott also said, in the midst of changing migrant strategies, Texas would be trying to change its strategy as needed.

“We will continue moving law enforcement and National Guard officials to whatever location where people may be trying to cross the border and use the same strategy to try and reduce the influx, unprecedented, of people coming across the border,” he said.

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Texas Steel Wall of Cars Blocks Migrants at Border



Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken “unprecedented” measures to deter thousands of migrants from crossing into the state by parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles along the U.S.-Mexico border near the Del Rio International Bridge.

“We put hundreds of Texas Department of Public Safety cars and created a steel wall — a steel wall of DPS vehicles — that prevented anybody from crossing that dam that you’ve seen people walk across,” Abbott told Fox News Tuesday. “We effectively … regained control of the border.”

Thousands of migrants are living in makeshift huts and sleeping in the dirt under the bridge, waiting for their turn to be processed by U.S. immigration authorities. Abbott has blamed President Joe Biden for the situation, saying the federal government is not doing enough to secure the country’s southern border. 

“When you have an administration that is not enforcing the law in this country, when you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and securing our sovereignty, you see the onrush of people like what we saw walking across this dam that is right behind me,” Abbott said at a news conference in Val Verde County.

Government officials started parking their cars along the border last week. 

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers. The National Guard is working with them to secure the border,” Abbott tweeted.

He added in a statement that “one day there were countless people coming across the border, then the DPS put up all these vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location. That strategy is working.”

Texas will spend an additional $2 billion on security for the border.

“It has been the state of Texas that has had to step up,” Abbott said. “Failure to enforce laws that exist in the United States leads to chaos and chaos leads to inhumanity.”

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