Ilhan Omar just got a bitter pill to swallow

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been left off the hook by her party time and again.

But her latest might not even pass Democrats’ smell test.

And Ilhan Omar just got a bitter pill to swallow.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is making good on a promise to kick three Democrats off of Congressional committees for disqualifying behavior.

The move comes after Democrats stripped a handful of Republicans of those Committee assignments for dubious reasons in an unprecedented move by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the last Congress.

Now that Republicans have regained control of the chamber, they are returning the favor for good reasons.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was one of the three Democrats who caught the ire of Republicans, in particular given criticism of her past comments for being anti-semitic.

Sudden awareness is very enlightening

During a Sunday appearance on the CNN program, State of the Union, Omar claimed, “I wasn’t aware of the fact that there are tropes about Jews and money. That has been a very enlightening part of this journey.”

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is attempting to gain enough support to eject Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a move that will require a full vote of the House.

Signs point to that goal being within reach with a procedural vote on removing Omar scheduled for Wednesday.

During the Sunday interview, host Dana Bash rattled off some of Omar’s previous remarks, including making an accusation that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” describing Israel as an “apartheid” regime, suggesting that Israel’s allies in Congress were being bought off by the Israel lobby and supporting the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

It was also pointed out that Omar once tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” a song lyric referring to $100 bills, in a response to a tweet that referenced US politicians’ deference to Israel.

“That’s the kind of person I am”

Omar replied, “Yes, I might have used words at the time that I didn’t understand were trafficking in anti-Semitism. When that was brought to my attention, I apologized. I owned up to it. That’s the kind of person that I am.” Omar added, “In some cases, the criticism is motivated by the fact that many of these members don’t believe a Muslim, a refugee, an African should even be in Congress, let alone have the opportunity to serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee.”

It simply strains credibility to believe that Omar was completely unaware of her comments and how they would be perceived in the Jewish community.

It’s also hard to be sympathetic to Omar when she voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from congressional committees during the last Congress, ostensibly for comments she made before being sworn into office.

In the end, the Democrats made the very rules they are now being made to live by, and payback is a bitter pill.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Eric Adams shoplifting controversy sparked by one stunning admission he made to business owners

Crime in Democrat-run cities has spiked in recent years.

The politicians in charge have done little to solve the problem.

Now Mayor Eric Adams faces a shoplifting controversy after he made one stunning admission to business owners.

Republicans did better than expected in New York State in the 2022 Midterms.

Despite Democrats having a massive advantage in registration numbers, Governor Kathy Hochul only narrowly defeated Lee Zeldin, and several Republicans picked up seats in Congress.

One of the reasons why is likely because New Yorkers are sick of the pro-crime policies implemented by the Democrats.

Even former Mayor Bill de Blasio – a Karl Marx-spouting, self-described democratic socialist – was forced to admit that zero bail was a disaster as repeat criminals went back on the streets and reoffended, insisting as early as 2020 that “the bail reform law needs to be amended.” adding “I believe this strongly.”

Current Mayor Eric Adams rose to the office after de Blasio termed out. And he arguably won his race over hard-left challengers largely because of his background as NYPD police chief.

But Adams has not made an impact in public safety.

Big Apple Mayor says private security “a wise strategy” in crime-ridden city

And as crime concerns swell and shoplifting spirals out of control, Adams is encouraging shop owners to hire private security.

Jonathan Lemire of MSNBC asked Adams, “Shop owners are hiring private guards to fight back. Is that a wise strategy? What more can be done here?”

Adams responded, “It is a wise strategy, because I say this over and over again, not only must the numbers reflect safety, but people must feel safe…People must feel safe and we must make sure that businesses are safe in the city and that’s what the NYPD is doing. But we have a real problem with recidivism in the city.”

The liberal trope of poor people stealing bread to eat is not an accurate depiction of what’s happening; shops are being hit with organized retail theft.

Bronx Councilman Oswald Feliz, a Democrat, explained that organized shoplifting is “harming local businesses and local jobs.”

Stores have been forced to shut down as a result.

Feliz added, “A few months ago, American Eagle left Fordham Road, due to constant thefts — 20-plus in one day.”

Over 20 thefts in a day is absolutely ridiculous.

Adams has been hounded by the public safety issue since he was inaugurated.

When Adams first took office, he admitted, “On day one, I took the subway system, I felt unsafe. I saw homeless everywhere. People were yelling on the trains. There was a feeling of disorder. So as we deal with the crime problem, we also have to deal with the fact people feel unsafe.”

If Adams wants to solve the problem, wishful thinking won’t be enough.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Gavin Newsom lands in court over plan to turn men in white coats loose on Californians

Gavin Newsom has what he seems to think is a bright idea to “help” Californians.

Now his awful scheme is landing him in court.

And it turns out lots of Californians don’t like his plan to turn men in white coats loose on them.

Ronald Reagan once said, “The top nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’”

A lawsuit filed contesting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) CARE Court program shows that both disability rights groups and civil rights organizations are up in arms over Newsom’s efforts to “help.”

Newsom signed the socialist scheme into law last year requiring every county in the state to provide free “comprehensive” treatment to homeless people in California communities.

The Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Court is supposed to help by treating homeless citizens before they are hospitalized or arrested.

Lawsuit warns “CARE Act’s eligibility criteria require the courts to speculate who might become so in the future”

But several groups are sounding the alarm and arguing that the court ordered intervention program is trampling citizens fundamental rights.

“For individuals who are not presently a danger or gravely disabled, the CARE Act’s eligibility criteria require the courts to speculate who might become so in the future, without offering any guidance about how to make such a subjective determination,” a lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit filed by Disability Rights California, the Western Center on Law & Poverty, and the Public Interest Law Project filed the lawsuit, noting that the new mental health court program violates both individual citizens’ rights to due process and equal protection promised in California’s constitution by stripping their “autonomy in choosing their medical provider and where and with whom they live.”

The organizations filing a lawsuit against the Newsom Administration’s pet project point out in their legal petition that it’s rife with unintended consequences.

What might the government label a “disability” and require “treatment” for in the future?

“Although designed to address the State’s homelessness crisis, it will not further that goal. And on its face, the CARE Act violates essential constitutional guarantees of due process and equal protection while needlessly burdening fundamental rights to privacy, autonomy and liberty,” the petition argues.

The creation of all-powerful mental health overseers is especially concerning for conservatives in an era where woke elements inside major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are pushing gun control as a “health issue.”

No doubt, it’s only a matter of time before disagreeing with gun-grabbing leftists will be labeled a “mental health” issue.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Democrats just erected one monstrous statue in New York City

New York is experiencing crime not seen since the mid-1990s.

But while crime spikes, leftists are concerned with completely irrelevant matters.

Now Democrats just erected one monstrous statue in New York City.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul narrowly won her race against Republican challenger Lee Zeldin in a state where Democrats significantly outnumber Republicans.

And New York City Mayor Eric Adams was elected over more hard-left candidates because of his experience as the former police chief.

Republicans also over-performed down the ballot in the 2022 elections in New York.

New Yorkers are screaming for law and order, but instead they’re getting an eight-foot statue honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

RBG statue called out for resemblance to “satanic imagery”

The city temporarily erected a statue to honor departed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that was quickly panned as rife with disturbing imagery.

The statue was placed atop the Appellate Division courthouse for the New York State Supreme Court on Madison Ave.

The statue has Ginsburg’s famous lace collar along with goat horns and a tentacle-like arms.

Shahzia Sikander, the Pakistani-born artist who created the piece, explained, “She is a fierce woman and a form of resistance in a space that has historically been dominated by patriarchal representation.”

The statue is called NOW, which could be a double entendre for the National Organization for Women.

Militant feminism has long had ties to paganism and the occult.

For example, the first issue of the feminist periodical Ms. Magazine featured the Hindu goddess Kali, who was also known as the “dark mother.”

Sikander added, “With Ginsburg’s death and the reversal of Roe, there was a setback to women’s constitutional progress.”

The “setback” was that more babies would live.

Meanwhile, leftists are taking down statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Unsurprisingly, there was pushback to the RBG statue.

New York City Councilwoman Vickie Paladino wrote on Twitter, “Was there any public input whatsoever before a satanic golden medusa demon with tentacle arms was installed atop a downtown courthouse. Who thinks this is okay? And how do we go about removing it?”

The Left constantly make unilateral decisions in the culture, then they fume when people call them out for their radicalism.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Katie Hobbs won’t say where she is sending illegals that fellow Democrats welcomed to her state

Democrat officials often talk a good game, but when the rubber meets the road, their policies are demonstrable failures.

Far-Left policy on immigration and border security is an excellent example of this.

Now, Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) won’t say where she is sending the illegals that fellow Democrats welcomed to her state.

Former Governor Doug Ducey (R) bussed illegal immigrants out of Arizona rather than have them overwhelm services and resources in his state.

He was met with widespread outrage and condemnation from Democrats.

But now, seemingly because the practice was successful, the leftist new Governor Katie Hobbs is continuing the practice.

“Efficient and humane”

Of course, she’s couching it a different way, saying that her administration is ensuring that the state’s continued payment of migrants’ travel costs is “efficient and humane.”

In an interview with the Arizona Sun, Hobbs said, “We just wanted to make sure that we were addressing this issue and, as I talked about many times in the campaign, in a way that was the best use of taxpayer resources and something that wasn’t a political stunt.”

Former Gov. Ducey began busing migrants out of Arizona back in May.

He later included the option of chartered air travel aboard a 737 aircraft in the program.

The border has seen records broken for illegal crossings month after month since President Biden’s inauguration.

Last week, Hobbs said, “We need to look at that practice and make sure it’s effective, that it’s something that supports local communities. If we’re spending the money to bus people, why not just get them to their final destination? We’re interested in focusing on the humanitarian aspects of this and just putting people on a bus as a political stunt and sending them to Martha’s Vineyard or wherever they went is not providing any help or any solution to the actual issue.”

No more room for illegal immigrants

New York Democrat Mayor Eric Adams visited the border at El Paso, Texas, and declared that there is no more room for illegal immigrants in his city.

This comes after New York boasted for years about its “sanctuary city status.”

Now that Republican governors have had enough of the illegal immigration to their states and have decided to “share the wealth” with the blue cities who pretend to welcome illegal immigrants, Adams has called on the federal government to solve the crisis.

Similarly, Hobbs’ action shows that it’s easy to claim to be compassionate until the effects of bad public policy show up on your doorstep.

Hopefully the actions Hobbs is taking, rhetoric aside, gets the message across to other members of her political party that border security is necessary and the administration’s dithering is counterproductive and endangers the security of everyday Americans.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Adam Schiff is furious after this bold action taken by Matt Gaetz

After four years in the wilderness, the GOP is finally starting to counter the excesses and questionable conduct they allege were rampant under Democrat rule.

Adam Schiff is one Congressman in particular who stands out from the rest of the pack as the center of numerous alleged misdeeds.

And Schiff will be furious after this bold action taken by Matt Gaetz.

Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced legislation that would call on the House to vote on if Schiff should be banned from accessing and viewing any and all classified information.

This move comes as Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blocked Adam Schiff from sitting on the House Intelligence Committee.

Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses (PENCIL)

The PENCIL Act, or “Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses” Resolution is a salute to former President Donald Trump’s nickname of Schiff, “Pencil-Neck.”

Before introducing the legislation, Gaetz said, “Congressman Adam Schiff led the effort for years to weaponize lies from the Clinton campaign and a corrupt Department of Justice to smear President Trump while destroying any trust the country had left in America’s intelligence agencies. Speaker McCarthy kept his promise to remove Rep. Schiff from the Intelligence Committee, and with the PENCIL Resolution, we will express the sense of Congress that he should be barred from accessing any classified information at all. He can no longer be trusted by his colleagues in Congress or the American people.”

While it might be easy to dismiss Gaetz’s action as little more than a stunt and a retaliation for years of Schiff’s partisan handling of his committee chairmanship, there’s more than initially meets the eye here.

In a recent Fox News appearance, former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the California Congressman of leaking classified information.

“Schiff should be nowhere near serving on the Intelligence Committee”

Pompeo said, “During my time as CIA director and secretary of state, I know that he leaked classified information that had been provided to him. It’s a complicated process, right? It’s difficult to pin down precisely what happened. But I could tell you that when we provided information to him and to his staff, it ended up in places it shouldn’t have been with alarming regularity. We could see it. In the end, I decided, I held back information from them as a result. The fact that Schiff was the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee almost ruined that committee. Schiff should be nowhere near serving on the Intelligence Committee. I don’t think he should be seeing classified information.”

In the end, Schiff has no one to blame for his behavior over the past four years but himself.

Kudos to Gaetz for highlighting Schiff and everything wrong with the corruption between Congressional Democrats and the Department of Justice.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Judge may put Lori Lightfoot on the stand over heart-breaking footage

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot basks in the power and prestige of her office.

But she has zero interest in answering one journalist’s probing questions about why her city’s streets look “dystopian.”

Now, a judge may put Lori Lightfoot on the stand over heart-breaking footage.

Jaw-dropping new footage reveals the wasteland America’s third largest city has become during leftist Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s reign.

But while Lightfoot refused to lift a finger to stop Black Lives Matter rioters from ransacking the city, she’s going all-out to prevent journalist William J. Kelly from revealing exactly how bad things are in the Windy City.

Recently Kelly appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss exactly what’s happening as crime ravages Chicago neighborhoods and businesses.

Kelly is suing embattled Chicago Mayor over yanked press credentials

“The policies that really destroyed State Street and honestly, Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile was the one-two punch of the lockdowns, the looting, but also the policies that continue to this day,” Kelly explained during his interview with Steve Doocy.

“Believe it or not, if someone shoplifting up to $1,000, there are no consequences,” he added. “So imagine, Steve, how long can you stay in business if somebody is stealing $1,000 from you every single day?”

“In a month, that’s $30,000 in a year, that’s $3 million. You’re not going to be able to stay in business,” he pointed out.

How Chicago businesses are supposed to survive in a crime ridden environment is one of numerous questions Kelly poses that Lightfoot, who has been dubbed “worst mayor in America” refuses to answer.

In fact, as Lightfoot faces re-election next month she’s stripped Kelly of his press credentials to avoid facing questions she’d rather not face including why some street vendors have turned to local gangs for protection due to the Lightfoot administration’s utter failure to deal with crime.

Now Kelly is fighting back through the legal system.

“She didn’t do anything to stop the looting. She didn’t do anything to stop the shoplifting right up to and including today,” Kelly explained. “She revoked my media credential. I filed a federal freedom of press lawsuit against Mayor Lightfoot. The questions that she didn’t want me to ask her at City Hall, I will be asking her under oath.”

“I intend to get these answers, and I intend to cover this mayor’s race, and I intend to expose what really is behind the destruction of our city,” he added.

Three years after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and Marxist Black Lives matter riots, crime is still skyrocketing in Chicago with violent crime up 41% and robberies increasing by a mind-blowing 114%.

Leftists like Lori Lightfoot thought they could get away with implementing their radical agenda.

But the truth is their ideas are rotten to the core and catching up to them quickly.

Regrettably, they’re leaving a wasteland in their wake.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

LGBT activists are pushing things further with this outrageous action

Social norms have been changing over the last several years in the wake of a relentless push from the Left.

Most people take a “live and let live” approach – but more and more, citizens are speaking up as radicals push beyond their tolerance.

Now LGBT activists are pushing things further with this outrageous action.

One school district in Wisconsin has decided that elementary school students need to be subjected to propaganda by radical activists.

The Madison Metropolitan School District has implemented a weeklong gender identity and sexual orientation lesson.

It’s all part of “Health and Social Emotional Learning” and is purportedly going to teach about the difference between gender identity, sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation.

The euphemism for the brainwashing is called “Welcoming Schools,” and is in fact a LGBTQ training and school program created by the radical left Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF).

According to an email, “The goal is for students to understand the difference between gender, sexual orientation and sex assigned at birth. Students are NOT being asked to share their specific identities for each of these components, rather just acknowledging that they exist and are different and how to show respect for all identities.”

A gender “snowperson”

The introduction video described gender identity, sexual orientation and sex assigned at birth using a “gender snowperson” to showcase inclusivity.

This is not exactly the kind of material that is needed for eight-year-olds to prepare themselves for adolescence.

According to the HRCF website, “The Welcoming Schools project focuses on creating gender inclusive schools through lessons and professional development training programs. Lessons will include read-alouds and classroom discussions surrounding gender identity, sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation The week concludes with a rainbow day.”

Naturally, not everyone is looking at this through rainbow-colored glasses.

Parents have complained about what they say is inappropriate sex education for elementary school children, particularly in a school district in which many students are testing below grade level in core subjects like math, science and Language Arts.

“students go to school to learn, not to be indoctrinated by political activists.”

“Students go to school to learn, not to be indoctrinated by political activists”

Cory Brewer, associate counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, says, “Parents should remain vigilant and engaged with their local school districts, many of which do not hesitate to persuade students to a particular point of view. And importantly, our state law requires schools to teach topics that are medically accurate and age appropriate. It should not be controversial to suggest that students go to school to learn, not to be indoctrinated by political activists.”

Conservatives have warned for years that the kind of cultural decadence associated with the LGBT movement would eventually lead down uncomfortable and unhealthy paths if there wasn’t pushback against truly objectionable actions by politicians who claim to speak for their constituents.

But there hasn’t been the political will or courage, and now kids are getting LGBT propaganda in public schools directed at their young, impressionable minds.

The only way to put a stop to this is for parents to shine the light on what’s being taught, actively oppose it, let other parents know about it and then collectively push back against the actions of these radical school boards.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

People who hired John Fetterman are recruiting lifeguards—and it’s about as awful as you can possibly imagine

Philadelphia voters overwhelmingly voted to send a man to the US Senate despite his stroke during the campaign and the struggles to understand language, think, and speak afterward.

Now the people who hired John Fetterman are recruiting lifeguards.

And it’s about as awful as you can possibly imagine.

Nothing says summer like long days at the pool.

It’s the stuff childhood memories are built on.

But there’s also an element of danger.

Drowning is the number one cause of death among young children ages 1-4 and the second biggest cause of accidental death among children up to age 14.

Even more shocking, USA Management reports that 19% of annual drowning deaths among children in the United States happen at a public pool with a lifeguard present.

With that in mind, you’d think city aquatic program managers would be taking every precaution to make sure they staff their pools with highly-qualified lifeguards more at home in the water than on land.

But in Philadelphia the city is actually recruiting people who can’t swim to guard the community’s children this summer.

It seems the City of Brotherly Love is facing a persistent lifeguard staffing shortage for its aquatic program.

Rather than shut down the pools until they can find qualified workers, the city is taking a jaw-dropping risk.

Philly Magazine reports that “desperate for lifeguards, Philly says it’s ok if interested candidates can’t swim.”

Ironically, Googling “number of drowning deaths in Philadelphia public pools” generates a long list of legal firms all too aware of the danger.

But somehow the geniuses running the City of Philadelphia have decided they’ll deal with a staffing shortage by lowering their standards.

“So, for the 2023 pool season in Philadelphia, the city has started recruiting early. And if you can’t swim, you can still apply. That’s right,” Philly Magazine writer Victor Fiorillo reported. “According to representatives of the city’s Parks & Recreation Department I spoke with, the city is actively recruiting lifeguard candidates who would sink like a stone if you threw them in the deep end today.”

The city reportedly plans to “provide free swimming lessons at Lincoln High School in Mayfair to anybody who doesn’t know how to swim, assuming they are committed to testing into the lifeguard program this summer.”

Perhaps officials in a city where people were willing to elect a candidate who struggled to understand language, think, and speak during his campaign for Senate should never be in charge of such decisions with life-and-death consequences.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom are teaming up to violate civil rights

There is nothing that the Left hates more than the United States Constitution.

That is because the Constitution was wisely designed to limit the power of the federal government, which goes against everything they believe in.

And now, Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom are teaming up to violate civil rights.

Democrats loathe the Constitution and other founding documents

In recent years, the Democrat Party has made it abundantly obvious that they hate the United States Constitution.

This is particularly true for the Second Amendment which Democrats loathe most of all.

Over the years, the Left has done everything in their power to limit the right to bear arms by implementing a slew of nonsensical “gun control” measures.

This is especially true whenever a horrific mass shooting takes place, which the Left consistently blame on the mere existence of guns.

Just last weekend, California saw a tragic mass shooting unfold in Monterey Park, followed by another in Half Moon Bay on Monday.

This despite California having very strict gun control laws.

Predictably, Democrats jumped to conclusions before any details of the shootings were revealed, and many are already calling for more gun control.

Two such Democrats are California Governor Gavin Newsom and Vice President Kamala Harris, who used to represent California in the United States Senate.

Last Wednesday, Kamala Harris went to Monterey Park to allegedly pay tribute to the fallen victims.

Harris said “Tragically, we keep saying the same things. Congress must act. Should they? Yes. Can they? Yes.”

Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday that “It’s said all the time: ‘Only in America. No. 1 in gun ownership, No. 1 in gun deaths. It’s not even complicated.”

It seems like the politicians are more interested in playing politics.

Both Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom have both signaled support for stricter gun laws in the past, including a ban on the most widely-owned semi-automatic modern rifles, which the Gun Control Lobby deems as so-called “assault weapons.”

Stopping Kamala Harris and the Democrats’ radical anti-gun agenda must be a priority of the new Congress

Moving forward, House Republicans must come together in order to prevent Kamala Harris and Joe Biden from gaining an inch when it comes to their radical, anti-gun agenda.

A so-called “assault weapons” ban would be an absolute disaster for America.

Criminals would be allowed to run wild with all sorts of guns, while law-abiding Americans would be forced to stay home and cower in fear.

In some states like Oregon, citizens now must buy a permit to own any gun which has created legal chaos.

Democrats want to implement laws like this one all across the nation, and freedom-loving Americans must be prepared to fight back against their assault on the Second Amendment.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

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