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January 5, 2023
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BY MIKE HUCKABEE

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Mike


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

 

1. House Speaker Update

By Mike Huckabee

After six votes Wednesday, holdouts were still refusing to back Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and the House voted to adjourn and reconvene later today. Reports are that negotiations continued last night with some possible progress. The New York Times, citing confidential sources, claims that McCarthy “privately agreed to more demands from the right-wing rebels that he had previously refused to countenance, including allowing a single lawmaker to force a snap vote at any time to oust him from the speakership.”

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/01/05/us/house-speaker-vote?campaign_id=190&emc=edit_ufn_20230105&instance_id=81893&nl=from-the-times&regi_id=185440375&segment_id=121640&te=1&user_id=e72989d1d346165df7b3f4d8aabe2fdd

McCarthy has offered an astounding number of concessions, listed here by Victoria Taft at PJ Media.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/01/05/here-are-the-latest-deals-kevin-mccarthy-has-made-to-become-speaker-n1658804

The Club For Growth has also reportedly cut a deal with a super PAC associated with McCarthy that could result in them endorsing him as Speaker.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/04/speaker-race-breakthrough-mccarthy-pac-agrees-conservatives-no-spending-safe-open-seat-primaries/

Fox News has comments from Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, the latest alternative proposed for McCarthy.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-speaker-race-rep-elect-byron-donalds-responds-retribution-running-against-kevin-mccarthy

As noted in the article, until there’s a Speaker, the new House can’t even be sworn in, so this is preventing necessary action from being taken on many fronts.

McCarthy’s detractors still have no alternative candidate who is more conservative and can attract enough votes to win. They keep pointing to the last time conservatives forced McCarthy to withdraw in 2015, but back then, a dark horse “unity” candidate stepped forward and won. Considering that was Paul Ryan, whom they now vilify as a squishy, Trump-hating RINO, it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for this strategy.

This is a continuing (and continuing!) story, so keep checking the regularly updated Fox News feed for the latest developments.

https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/house-speaker-vote

One thing to note: While the 10% wants to rule over the 90% (who has ever allowed that or thought it was the way elections work?), it’s revealing that some of the holdouts have said in interviews that what they are “demanding” of Kevin McCarthy is that they get choice committee assignments and a promise they won’t be punished for their attempted coup. That’s not only delusional, but very telling. If a person is objecting by sheer principle, one is willing to suffer whatever the consequences for the rebellion. When a person says, “Hey, this is about ME…protecting MY position, MY role in leadership, and MY being able to take any shot I want at 90% of my colleagues and have no consequence other than being rewarded.” THAT my friend is NOT acting on “principle.” It’s a selfish act of a power grab and publicity stunt. Reward THAT behavior and you’ll keep getting more of it in the future.

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2. Biden to go to the border

By Mike Huckabee

Two years after deliberately causing the worst illegal immigration crisis in history, President Biden announced that he finally intends to visit the border this month.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-says-its-his-intention-visit-u-s-mexico-border-amid-historic-crisis

How bad is the Biden border crisis? According to the government’s own reported figures, in 2022, 2,38 million illegal entrants were arrested trying to cross the border. A little over a million were turned back due to Title 42, which Biden is fighting like crazy to do away with. Another 1.3 million were processed and most of them released into the US to go wherever they want. The number removed, mostly for having criminal records: about 28,000. The number removed for violating our immigration laws: only about 1,300. Those would be the immigration laws that Biden took a sworn oath to enforce. Sounds like more of an impeachable offense than anything they ever came up with on Trump.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/bidens-open-borders-1-3-million-in-28-000-out

Colorado is so overwhelmed with illegal immigrants that even the state’s liberal Democrat Governor is defending busing some of them to New York.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/immigration/democrat-colorado-gov-defends-busing-migrants


3. The latest on Kari Lake’s appeal

By Mike Huckabee

Katie Hobbs may have giggled her way through a swearing-in ceremony as Arizona Governor from which reporters were banned, but this story is not yet over. Here’s the latest update on Kari Lake’s appeal of her challenge to Maricopa County’s election that stank like week-old halibut.

https://www.westernjournal.com/not-yet-kari-lake-election-challenge-moves-forward-judges/

A three judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals will hear oral briefings on January 24th. It’s two Democrats to one Republican, which is a bad sign. But either way, as Lake points out, this will end up being appealed to the state Supreme Court, so I don’t know why they don’t just comply with Lake’s request to hear it now. Maybe they hope that if it’s dragged out long enough, voters will actually start thinking of Hobbs as Governor material.

 

4. Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow will not seek reelection

By Mike Huckabee

Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced this morning that she will not seek reelection in 2024. It’s not a very likely pickup state for Republicans, but if they can find a really good candidate, having an open seat could improve their odds.

https://redstate.com/joesquire/2023/01/05/breaking-democrats-have-their-senate-retirement-ahead-of-tough-2024-map-n683768


5. Why are we doing this?!?

By Mike Huckabee

We’re coming up on three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Scientists quickly developed reliable COVID tests that are now cheap, plentiful and available at any drug store. So how come Medicare spent $1.5 billion on COVID tests in 2020 during the full crush of the pandemic, $2 billion on tests in all of 2021, and another $2 billion just through October of 2022? Why are we spending more and more money on tests that are cheaper and less needed?

If you suspect that it might have something to do with fraud, political connections and the government throwing around big piles of money without proper oversight, then you pass the IQ test.

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-fraud-increases-medicare-spending-covid-19-testing

 


6. Not shocking and this needs to be fixed

By Mike Huckabee

Is anyone really shocked to learn that some of our esteemed Congress members were making a killing buying defense company stocks while voting to send billions of dollars to Ukraine to buy weapons?

https://dailycaller.com/2023/01/05/congress-stocks-defense-contractors-ukraine-aid/

 

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  • joanne hamilton

    01/06/2023 09:54 AM

    We Must Secure our BORDER..

  • Anne Turner

    01/05/2023 07:11 PM

    All elected public officials at a Federal level, as well as some State officials and some appointed officials should be required to put their assets into blind trusts. That means their wives and minor children also. Adult children and other close family members who serve in an advisory position even if they draw no salary should have to do the same thing.

  • Jerry

    01/05/2023 05:16 PM

    Why does anyone care if biden visits the border? What does anyone think biden will do about the open border? Unabated drugs that kill Americans is his unwritten policies, Human trafficking another unwritten policy, the spread of disease thru out the country of unvetted people from around the world entering every state that he has transported, the rape on the border by the cartels that are in charge of the border. will biden put a stop to that? Of course not that is a workman's benefit in the eyes of biden who has been suspected of rape himself. Border trip just another waste of time and money as bidens total life has been. Biden has lived a charmed life good for him however so did Jeffery Epstein.

  • Jerry

    01/05/2023 04:42 PM

    This administration and Democrat Congress has cost me at least $5500 extra last year alone. This up coming Congress will not stop this from happening again this year. !4 years of Kevin in Congress has been a part of that. Today I look at the Congress with a what a margin of 5 in favor of the GOP you would need 40 more Votes for the GOP to get something done positive for the American taxpayer so put a Bulldog in charge of the these lapdogs congress members some one like Trump that has a vicious bite not a squeaky bark like most of those GOP members.

  • Jerry

    01/05/2023 02:39 PM

    True to its core the GOP comes to the rescue after the fight is over. The role of GOP Leader in the House has been dismal in the past. Mentally unfit leaders have been elected time after time. Kevin reached out to potential House members to help him in this election to be Leader didn't get enough did not do the work to make sure the folly ongoing now would be prevented. As usual the GOP members are lazy and all they do is appear to argue the Lefts actions. This GOP party is full of has beens and the new members are shaking up the corruption that has taken place and want a different way to start its own coalition I doubt the Taxpayer will ever see a fair advantage with the Swamp in DC it doesn't matter their physical appearance they all have the DC gene the Corruption gene. Miserable Drag Queen Gay loving Porn loving child molesting Racism loving corrupt Greedy Low Life people leading the way to get more tax money Don't ya just love it how about some popcorn for the public while watching this 2 bit clown circus. Dress up no real acts just misfits doing what they do best put on a adam shitff type show
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  • Dick Ruckle

    01/05/2023 01:24 PM

    Looks good!! Keep it short! Keep it factual!!
    I am not interested in "looking in the rear mirror" critiques...lets be forward looking!
    You may attach longer items for reading later as I have more time!
    Dick

  • Jerry

    01/05/2023 12:30 PM

    Fake news all had Kevin McCarthy as the new House leader did not as usual look into the facts that the GOP is loaded with people that want to get everything Government has to offer for themselves. If this group is sincere to fix problems within the House that is great Pelosi ran the Congress like Shawshank Prison Kevin is from California and that in its self raises questions about his beliefs. California's record for politicians are not on the top of any list that improves America. Politicians from any state have to deal with almost all of the dishonest politicians greed for itself is the first concern of any politican not the country. Knowledge is power the American voter has little Knowledge as the Greedy lunatics rule our country.

  • Crystal Fenton

    01/05/2023 12:23 PM

    And where's he going to go? The same place Kamala went? And what's he going to do? He's too demented to do much of anything now but the media will keep pretending he isn't.