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January 7, 2023
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

Blessings on you and your family from all the Huckabee staff! Thank you for subscribing and I hope you enjoy today’s newsletter.

Mike


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6:9 KJV

 

1. "Huckabee" Preview

By Mike Huckabee

Join me tonight for a brand new episode of “Huckabee” on TBN! My special guest will be John Paul Mac Isaac, the man who brought us Hunter Biden’s laptop. I’ll also talk with Ned Ryun, CEO of the conservative group, American Majority. Plus there’s lots of non-political entertainment, including master illusionist Joel Meyers, the funniest news of the week on “In Case You Missed It,” a sneak peek at a great new film, and the old school soul and R&B of rising music star Kim Tibbs!

The fun gets rolling at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


2. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy

By Mike Huckabee

Last night, after Kevin McCarthy fell short again on the 14th vote for Speaker, it was starting to look as if this would drag on to Monday. But a deal was reached for a 15th vote in which the six holdouts switched their votes to “Present,” which lowered the threshold McCarthy needed to win, and he secured the Speakership with 216 votes.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/01/07/breaking-15th-vote-finally-decides-kevin-mccarthy-as-speaker-of-the-house-n684835

It got so tense that at one point, there were reports that Rep. Mike Rogers had to be restrained from lunging at diehard holdout Matt Gaetz, but frankly, he doesn’t look to me like he had any violent intent. I’d think that if anyone would’ve wanted to lunge at Matt Gaetz, it would’ve been the poor woman whose job was to keep taking and reading out the votes over and over and over. I was also going to demand free government Pepto-Bismol if I had to sit through another Democrat nomination speech for Hakeem Jeffries, lauding the Democrats for doing so much for America by passing giant spending bills that bloated government, crushed freedom, supercharged inflation and saddled our grandkids with even more unsustainable debt (they didn’t put it that way, of course, but I translated it into reality.)

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/01/06/watch-wild-scene-as-member-has-to-be-restrained-from-going-after-gaetz-n684812

This link has a list of the concessions McCarthy agreed to, including a single member being able to call a vote to fire the Speaker.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/01/07/mccarthy-wins-the-15-round-bout-but-matt-gaetz-is-the-real-winner-n684859

At this link, K.T. McFarlane explains how the concessions made to conservatives won’t weaken McCarthy, they’ll actually give him cover to stand up to Mitch McConnell when he's pressured to compromise with Democrats. He can say he has to answer to the people on the right who can remove him if he becomes a squishy big spender.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/mccarthy-finally-speaker-not-weak-like-think-can-deploy-crazy-boss-strategy

Anyway, now that this is finally over, maybe the new GOP Congress can get down to work, and they have a mountain of it that’s piled up over two years of Democrat rule, like manure at an unattended pig farm. I thought McCarthy’s acceptance speech struck the right tone, and I hope it mollified some of his critics. He made it clear that he intends to keep the Republicans’ “Commitment to America.” 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kevin-mccarthy-delivers-first-remarks-winning-house-speaker-nation-worth-fighting

I also enjoyed the warning he offered to Hakeem Jeffries, who had basked in a weeks’ worth of effusive praise and unanimous votes. McCarthy reminded him that “I also won 100 percent of my conference vote on this floor two years ago. So, good luck!" 

  


3. A Tale of Two Narratives: Can you guess which one is true?

By Mike Huckabee

1. Liberal media outlets: Kevin McCarthy’s multiple losses before becoming House Speaker were an embarrassment and crushing humiliation for Donald Trump, proving that his endorsement no longer carries any weight with Republicans.

2. Breitbart.com: Trump played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in McCarthy’s victory, working the phones and calling Republican House members to keep McCarthy supporters united while persuading the holdouts to relent.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/06/donald-trump-played-crucial-role-in-getting-speaker-elect-kevin-mccarthy-across-finish-line/

Here’s a hint: There’s actual verification from the people involved in narrative #2.

 

4. Virtually Nobody cares

By Mike Huckabee

You might wonder how yesterday could have passed without me remarking on it being January 6th, the anniversary of something that we all now know was a worse blow to America than Pearl Harbor, the Civil War and 9/11 combined. Well, I somehow missed that because, outside of Democrat political and media circles, virtually NOBODY cares.

I still have many questions about the January 6th riot, which months of political theater by Pelosi’s Kangaroo Kommittee failed to bring up. Let’s hope the new GOP Congress actually looks into them. Questions like:

“Who was responsible for ensuring there was adequate security that day? Why did both Pelosi and the Mayor of DC reject President Trump’s offer of troops to keep the peace? If the FBI had prior knowledge that some people planned to attack the Capitol, why did they not prevent it? What, if any, role did the FBI play in instigating it? Who decided to open the Capitol doors? Why is the DOJ relentlessly hounding people who just stepped through an open door of a public building and took a selfie while doing nothing about actual acts of terrorism committed by leftist and pro-abortion groups? Why are American citizens being held in deplorable conditions for months on end without charges? If this was an ‘insurrection,’ why has nobody been charged with insurrection? And why has there not been an investigation and prosecution of the Capitol cop who shot and killed unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt with zero justification?” And there are many more.

So yes, I do have some interest in January 6th. But my interest is in getting to the truth at long last, not in continuing to let people demagogue and lie about it for political gain. So pardon me if I skipped all the “commemorations” that were just more attempts to convince us that January 6th, 2021, was the darkest day in the history of America. Even President Biden must be having a hard time remembering that, since he referred to it as “July 6th.” I am not joking.

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-biden-forgets-date-jan-6-tells-one-sickest-lies-political-career/

That article mentions that Biden was also among many Democrats who repeated the lie that Officer Brian Sicknick died fighting the “insurrectionists.” He actually died the next day of a stroke that the coroner ruled was due to natural causes. The Democrats have stretched this false narrative so far that some now claim FIVE officers died “protecting our democracy” from an “armed mob.” First of all, nobody was armed. And to get to that number, they have to include officers who died up to six months after January 6th, due to everything from stroke to suicide. I’m surprised they aren’t counting all the COVID deaths in DC, too. Give them time.

https://instapundit.com/562767/

Finally, add to my list of questions this one from Newsmax producer Alex Lorusso: “If January 6th was really the worst thing since 9/11, why do you feel the need to lie about it?”

 


5. Speaking of Ashli Babbitt

By Mike Huckabee

US Capitol Police arrested her mother Micki Witthoeft with other protesters on the January 6th anniversary, as they protested for long-delayed justice for the killing of her daughter. They are charged with a traffic violation for blocking the street and not having a permit to protest, as if they would have gotten one considering what they were calling attention to.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ashli-babbitts-mother-arrested-capitol-police-during-jan-6-protest

I’d like to point out that California is doing away with jaywalking laws because it’s racist to cite black people for being in the street and blocking traffic. Also, our DOJ refuses to prosecute leftist protesters who illegally gather outside Supreme Court Justices’ private homes in an attempt to intimidate them into changing their rulings, or those who gather on streets outside pro-life pregnancy centers to paint threats on the walls and commit arson.

On the plus side, at least they didn’t shoot her mother dead and declare that that was “lawful and within Department policies.”

Ashli’s widowed husband notes that her mother has been protesting there for a long time, and the fact that she just coincidentally was arrested on January 6th “doesn’t smell right.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/arrest-ashli-babbitts-mom-jan-6-anniversary-doesnt-smell-right-widower

 


6. Fair and Balanced

By Mike Huckabee

If you do want to read something about January 6th, I suggest this article by Presidential historian and author Constantinos E. Scaros. He’s critical of President Trump’s actions relating to the 2020 election and January 6th.  But his analysis of Pelosi's Kangaroo Kommittee is virtually identical to mine. He explains clearly and dispassionately why the Kommittee was unfairly and illegitimately formed, why its four suggested criminal counts against Trump are legally groundless, and why its final report is “845 pages of nothing.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/scaros-jan-6-committees-report-845-pages-nothing/

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  • Cecilia Sotomayor

    01/09/2023 10:04 AM

    Though it sounded great to here Kevin say that they will issue a bill to stop funding for the 87k new IRS agents, how practical is this? The House of Representatives cannot by itself rule over a law. We need the Senate and the President to agree. At least we need overwhelming support from the house and senate to not make it necessary for the president to sign it. Can someone explain to me what the HOUSE can actually do to stop it?

  • Doug Moon

    01/08/2023 08:27 PM

    I have to admit, Mike, that you kind of got my blood boiling the other day with your description of the Conservative Caucus as a bunch of spoiled kids just having a temper tantrum(or words to that effect, I was too perturbed with your comments to save them for future reference) for refusing to confirm Kevin "get along" McCarthy as Speaker. So it was particularly gratifying to me to see you reference two other writers today who articulated quite clearly the motives and advantages that their "hold out" accomplished. Instead if a Speaker who was likely to ignore the very real issues and concerns of the majority of Americans in favor of the "let's spend more money on our favorite special interests" majority DC politicians, we now have a Speaker who's feet are being held to the fire by those members of the House who are ACTUALLY committed representing the citizens who voted for them! You know, those "spoiled children" who didn't know when to sit down and shut up. Well, I say thank God they refused to be "seen and not heard"! I am SICK AND TIRED of politicians refusing to take a stand for what is right because other people might not like them to make waves; and frankly, I would have expected better from you than to be so willing to sacrifice principle for appearance. Sure, it would have been great to have gone in on day one with a Republican majority out for Democrat blood, unified in purpose and full of righteous indignation over the abuse that Pelosi's House perpetuated on America for the last several years, but let's be honest, that fantasy doesn't exist. And Kevin McCarthy wasn't even listening to the Conservative Caucus for those first 14 votes-he repeatedly refused to agree to anything they said. Now he is not only beholden to them, but they have him by the short hairs. He has to perform, or receive a vote of no confidence. This is a huge win. Pretty good for a bunch of " spoiled children"!

  • Jacqueline Johnson

    01/08/2023 09:18 AM

    I honestly do not understand why you are backing Kevin McCarthy; he is a RINO just like McConnell and is not what the American people need. He may talk the talk, but he will crumple like a cheap suit the first time he is faced with demands from Democrats. I am extremely disappointed in you.

  • Jerry

    01/07/2023 06:48 PM

    My wife is hooked on Fox programming and I am so thankful for the snow that I have been removing for the last few days, my driveway looks like the Grand Canyon with that snow 10 feet high I come in and watched the speaker’s elections for a while I believe I would have to find a drug dealer and become a democrat and then a zombie to continue to watch my tax dollars used for the show, my only hope is that the concessions made will help the next generation. I am thankful for Bongino that guy is what I like to hear from and yourself Mike 2 different styles which I get information that makes good common sense. Biden’s social groups consist of prison inmates people that should be imprisoned people of wealth that Biden can sell American products services and technology t, one question would a decent person spend time with biden on social venu. Not if u want to home without your wallet self dignity the Christmas grinch would be more fun than Joe Biden Despicable

  • don riley

    01/07/2023 02:47 PM

    Mike,

    Thanks for all the service you've given to your fellow man all these years. I had the pleasure of meeting you at my home in Arkansas one evening early in your distinguished tenure as Governor. I also had the pleasure of knowing you while we both lived on the beach in FL, and I was gratified to see you driving churchgoers in Miramar Beach in your golf cart, car to church and then back after services. You've exemplified a life well-lived.

    I hope, despite your harsh words toward the group of conservatives that included our friend Matt Gaetz, that upon reflection you feel less harshly now about the role he and his fellows played in restoring many if not most of the traditional rules and procedures in the House via their bargaining with now-Speaker McCarthy. Accepting the precedents of the Dems would have been a betrayal of their constituents and, I believe, of their oaths of office. The Swamp hates Matt, and he has told them this face to face. They hate him because he has the spine and wits to fight and win for conservative principles. His style is different than yours, or mine for that matter, but it was effective in this case.

    While open floor debate in the House may have gone out of style under Pelosi as well as in the Senate under both Schumer and McConnell, I find it both healthy and refreshing to have the people's business conducted in the Sunshine for a welcome change. While these matters might have been settled quietly out of the spotlight before this past week, they were not.

    Matters of such moment demand hard bargaining, and I believe that America won in this open debate. A Speaker was elected, and the dictatorial processes of at least the past 8 years have been abandoned in significant measure. Matt did his Job honorably and well, and now we'll have a chance to see if a more representational government arises from the supposed ashes of the past week. We could hardly do worse than has been our lot under Nancy.

    I look forward to seeing more of your measured, thoughtful and fair analyses, and I am heartened by what Sarah portends for Arkansas. God bless you and your family.

    Don Riley

  • Charles Sigars

    01/07/2023 01:47 PM

    The question is, will RINO KM actually honor these concessions and agreements. Survey say:

    NO

    I believe the first step KM should take to prove me wrong is to invalidate the $1.7T boondoggle because the "Bill" was not even completely written until 4 days AFTER it was passed. In what universe and under what law is this legal?

  • stephen russell

    01/07/2023 11:28 AM

    How many in new House will make "deals" with Dems as before?
    Which got us into this mess day 1

  • stephen russell

    01/07/2023 11:07 AM

    McCarthy House Speaker:
    Won Seat on J6 PST CA time