Updated: Sep 25
McCarthy Threatens Motion To Remove Pelosi As Speaker If She Tries To Impeach Trump To Delay Supreme Court Confirmation
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened on Wednesday to introduce a motion to remove Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position if she tries to impeach President Donald Trump as a way to delay the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee.
“I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being Speaker. She may think she has a quiver — we do too,” McCarthy told reporters.
“The president is supposed to move forward and they will. The Senate is supposed to take the action and they will — it’s their constitutional right and they are following through,” McCarthy continued. “If Pelosi and House Democrats try to impeach the president, we will take the movement to remove her from speakership.”
Florida AG Refers Bloomberg To FBI For Criminal Investigation After He Pledged To Pay Felons’ Fines So They Can Vote In Apparent Attempt To Boost Biden
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody reportedly sent a letter to the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement requesting a criminal investigation into a recent report that failed Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire, has raised more than $16 million to help convicted felons pay off their debts in an attempt to boost Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden in the state.
“The letter said that Moody’s office had reviewed Bloomberg’s pledge and referred the matter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI for a criminal investigation,” CBS 12 reported. “Moody’s letter references Florida’s statute against paying for votes, referencing a Florida Department of State finding that said ‘even an otherwise innocuous offering of an incentive simply to vote can run afoul’ of state election law.”
Police knocked first before Breonna Taylor shooting incident: Kentucky AG
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron spoke to press on Wednesday, releasing the findings of two independent investigations into Breonna Taylor's death, one of which was conducted by the FBI. Both of those investigations concluded that the officers who arrived at Taylor's home in the early hours of March 13 did in fact make their presence known.
A witness at the scene stated that the officers banged on the door and announced themselves before breaching the entrance. It was once they were inside, Cameron said, that Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired on officers, and that fire was returned.
Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit by Walker during the shootout, and fired back, as did Detective Myles Cosgrove. Taylor was lamentably caught in the crossfire and shot six times. One of those bullets, fired from the gun of Myles Cosgrove, was fatal.
Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Proposals For Harsher Penalties To Those Involved In Riots
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Dallas Thursday to announce legislative proposals that give harsher penalties to people involved in riots, which includes mandatory jail time.
Speaking at the Dallas Police Association headquarters, Abbott proposed legislation that deters peaceful protests from becoming riots as residents continue to call for change, stemming from recent police shootings of Black residents.