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Rep. Jim Banks: Biden finally recognizes violent crime increase but won’t admit Democrats’ responsibility



There is compelling evidence that connects the increase in murders to the violent riots last summer and the Defund the Police movement

The murder rate went up more in 2020 than it ever has in American history. Now 2021 is heading in the same direction, maybe even much worse. Americans are now taking notice off the new increase. Violent crime now has passed ahead of COVID-19, the economy, political correctness, and race relations as the number one issue Americans are most worried about.

The White House finally saw that a poll that proved it and on Wednesday afternoon President Biden finally spoke up about increasing violent crime rates.

President Biden started his speech by saying violent crime was related to COVID-19. He stated that crime, “has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.” Then, he listed things that “we know that work” to reduce violent crime: “background checks” and “a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines” topped his list.

President Biden declines to honestly describe the cause of the country’s homicide increase. That’s why he has no functional plan to combat violent crime.

The problem is not the guns, and never has been the guns. The large majority of gun murders are carried out with handguns, while assault weapons are used in an insignificant amount. And going hard on legal gun dealers will not change anything, because 75% of criminals acquire their firearms illegally.

And COVID-19 is not what has caused this either. While lockdowns can raise harmful and self-destructive behaviors, murder is not one of them. Germany, South Korea and the U.K all locked down without having record highs in their murder rates. America is an anomaly and that demands an explanation.

There is compelling evidence connecting the increase in murders to the violent riots last summer and the Defund the Police movement. Both of which were supported, financially and verbally, by the Democratic Party and the Biden administration.

Instead of being honest, President Biden followed the golden rule of partisan politics: Never accept responsibility.

The timeline supports anti-police sentiment and rioting as main causes, not COVID. The CDC first recommended small gatherings in March 2020, but the murder rate didn’t begin rising until early June 2020, right after the country experienced violent riots.

In 2020, the murder rate went up by an average of 30% in America’s largest cities. But certain cities saw especially intense increases. Portland, the city worst infested by leftist rioters and anti-police politicians, tops the list with a jaw-dropping 533% rise in murders

Commonsense and an massive body of academic evidence says that more police will lead to less crime and less murders. Biden used to understand that. In a 2002 op-ed then-Senator Biden stated: “More cops clearly means less crime.”

The nationwide shortage of police officers really explains the increase in crime. Thanks to Democrats’ dehumanization of law-enforcement, police resignations are up 45% and recruitment is down 26% on average.

In left-coast Seattle, police retirements rose by 362 percent. Officers are leaving because they have felt unsafe. They know they are essential, and their work is no longer worth the harassment and hostility from the Left.

Recruitment has lowered dramatically too. That means police shortages will not be fixed by the best part of the White House’s plan—which allows local governments to use COVID funds to hire law-enforcement officers.

The most pathetic part about Democrats’ own responsibility for rising violent crime is that it’s now impossible the White House to work to lower violence in America – they would have to oppose everything they stood for less than a year ago.

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Cruz criticizes Biden’s ‘unconstitutional’ vaccine mandate: ‘They want to change the topic from Afghanistan’



Cruz calls Afghanistan the evacuation the ‘worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation’

Senator Ted Cruz, said Sunday that President Biden’s vaccine requirement for private companies is intended to fail and being utilized only as a distraction from his mistakes made in Afghanistan.

While appearing on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz said Biden’s standard demandung businesses with hundred or more workers to require the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing is “illegal” and simply intended to get the Democratic president back in the media’s good side after he was broadly criticized for his sloppy military evacuation in Afghanistan.

“They want to change the topic from Afghanistan,” the senator said. “It’s why Biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate, because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in Afghanistan.”

“The vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court. They know that,” he continued. “But the president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in Afghanistan. And he’s counting on a bunch of big businesses, in particular, forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down.”

Cruz proceeded to contend that each policy decision by Biden, foreign and domestic, has been driven by “pure politics.”

“When it comes to Afghanistan, Joe Biden and his administration presided over the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation,” he said. “They put politics in front of everything else. They abandoned Americans behind enemy lines, and it was a disaster. We were routed there, because Joe Biden surrendered.”

“He fled and left hundreds if not thousands of Americans in harm’s way and we are going to be paying the price – our nation is going to pay the price for our president’s weakness and incompetence for years to come,” he added.

Cruz also said the world is less protected because of Biden’s actions in Afghanistan, contending that America’s foes have overserved the president’s shortcoming and will not hesitate to take advantage of it, referring China for instance.

“Unfortunately, I believe the chances of a Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan have increased tenfold in the last month,” Cruz said. “If that happens it would be utterly disastrous, but weakness invites aggression.”

“When you have a president who rolls over for everything, it only invites the bad guys to do worse and worse things,” he said.

Ten Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone on Friday, the day after the democratically governed island reported a $9 billion boost to military spending to counter the danger from central China, which considers Taiwan as part of its territory.

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Chants of ‘F*** Joe Biden’ at diverse vaccine mandate protest, thousands embrace at NYC freedom rally: ‘This is the power we want to send to the world’



A large number of New Yorkers spoke up against vaccine mandates on Saturday. A diverse group in New York City protested against the government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate orders.

A diverse group walked through the streets of New York City on Saturday; some waved American, Gadsden, and LGBTQ flags. Some protestors were holding signs that read: “My body, my choice,” “Latinos against forced vaccines,” “God is with us,” and “LGBTQ people for medical freedom.”

There were moms demanding the end of mask mandates for their kids in school. There were some demanding the government to recognize natural immunity and requesting that those with past COVID-19 infection be absolved from the vaccine mandate.

The freedom rally halted in Times Square, where speakers conveyed messages against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. At one point, the ideologically coordinated group embraced one another in a sign of unity against the mandates.

“This is the power that we want to send to the world,” a speaker said.

There were chants of “Wake up New York!” and “My body, my choice!”

One highlighted speaker at the freedom rally cited President Biden, who recently said, “What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”

The speaker told the protestors, “Joe Biden, your patience is wearing thin? We lost our patience!”

The crowd responded by reciting, “F*** Joe Biden!”

This anti-Biden chant was utilized at college football stadiums recently.

On Sept. 9, Biden declared a general vaccine mandate for companies with more than a hundred workers, which will affect a hundred million Americans.

On Aug. 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an emergency executive order demanding residents to give proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter indoor eating at restaurants, cinemas, gyms, and more.

The demonstration was just one of many “World Wide Rally For Freedom” occasions that occurred in communities around the world.

“We will push back against widespread propaganda, by producing our own media, and advancing our own narrative, instead of succumbing to the one being pushed on us. We will not accept the rampant politicization of science and medicine, and we will return these institutions to being neutral sources of information for the benefit of society, over government and corporate interests,” an official statement from the protestors read.

There were also big protests in France and Canada.

Protests in Australia became violent, and more than two hundred were apprehended in Melbourne.

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Biden aides set up a ‘wall’ to protect him from unscripted occasions, book claims



The book depicts the internal White House staff members ‘ process as a ‘cocooning’ of the president

Top White House aides set up a “wall” to protect President Joe Biden from unscripted occasions and long interviews in the midst of fears of the president’s touchiness and propensity for ruining statements, as indicated by a recent book.

“Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa referred to various of episodes from the blunder inclined president in the beginning days of his administration, including a back-and-forth with a CNN journalist for which he later apologized.

“That side of Biden — his tendency to at times be testy or mangle statements — was still with him and now part of his presidency,” the book says.

Thus, various Biden associates told the journalists that Chief of Staff Ronald Klain and then-White House advisor Anita Dunn worked to keep such occurrences from happening by keeping him away from “unscripted events or long interviews.”

“They called the effect ‘the wall,’ a cocooning of the president,” they wrote.

However, the creators note that those episodes still kept showing up, regardless of that defensive air pocket.

The book says that the White House needed damage control after Biden reported he had struck a significant bipartisan infrastructure deal, but then said it was dependent on a more liberal spending bundle being passed.

It reportedly shocked Democrats, who considered them as separate, and infuriated Republicans who were unhappy about the caveat. It prompted officials working the telephones to fix the damage, and Biden giving a long statement to explain his position.

The book contains various disclosures, specifically its announcing regarding how General Mark Milley was in correspondence with the Chinese to console them about feelings of trepidation of an assault during the mayhem encompassing the Jan. 6 Capitol revolt.

The White House did not quickly respond to Fox News’ request for input.

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