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That Latest Elizabeth Warren Lying Scandal Just Got Much Worse

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FILE – In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Who could have imagined that Elizabeth Warren could have the capacity to lie about her background? Shocking, if true.

Warren has been sharing an anecdote lately involving the claim that she was once fired from a teaching job over being pregnant. This obviously plays into every woke stereotype involving discrimination and the current Democrat presidential candidate has decided to make her story a staple of her stump speech. You can find examples of it being spouted going back to the beginning of the year.

The problem was that Warren had told a completely different story back in 2007, as was covered here at RedState late last week.

But in a March 8, 2007 interview with Harvard Law Professor Leo Gottlieb, Warren made it clear that such discrimination had nothing to do with the loss of that teaching job.

Warren told Gottlieb how she had earned a full scholarship to George Washington University at 16, and graduated with a degree in speech pathology and audiology, and didn’t mention the commuter college that has become another pillar in her bio. She then explained that she left her public school job after one school year because she lacked the educational credentials to qualify for a permanent position, and that she decided on her own to abandon the calling.

Note the language she uses about qualifying for a permanent position, because new documents show that not only was she lying about being let go, she had actually been offered another year long contract extension to keep her job.

The Free Beacon uncovered this today.

Minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a “2nd year” contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was “accepted with regret.”

And lest someone tries to pretend this is just Warren living in a gray zone and that she actually meant something else, nope. She pointedly claimed the principal “didn’t ask” her back.

Warren’s book, A Fighting Chance, published a year after she was sworn in as a senator in 2013, tells something of a different story, though the two aren’t necessarily incompatible. “By the end of the school year, I was pretty obviously pregnant,” Warren wrote in the book. “The principal did what I think a lot of principals did back then—wished me good luck, didn’t ask me back the next school year, and hired someone else for the job.”

That, ladies and gentlemen, is calling bald-faced lying for political gain.

Sure, that’s not necessarily unique among politicians, but what is unique is that the media don’t care to report on this at all. If this were Trump or any other Republican caught in such an obvious lie, it’d be headline news for a week but it won’t be. Heck, they aren’t even covering it.

Take this ridiculous tweet by Nate Silver.

Yes, how very interesting. It’s a total mystery why the mainstream media aren’t picking up this story. It’s not like they have been in the bag for Warren since the beginning of the summer or anything.

To tie a bow on all this, Warren is documented in the minutes of the 1971 meeting as actually quitting.

Toward the end of Warren’s first year on the job, in April 1971, the board approved her contract for the following school year, the meeting minutes show. Two months later, the meeting minutes indicate that Warren had tendered her resignation.

“The resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, speech correctionist effective June 30, 1971 was accepted with regret,” the June 16, 1971, minutes say.

In summary, not only did the school board let her go as she claims, they offered her another year of employment. Her response was to tender her resignation two months later. Perhaps she did that out of frustration, but by her own admission, she didn’t qualify for a more permanent position.

No matter how you read these documents, it’s clear she lied and continues to do so.

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Would the Queen really sack BoJo?

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The administration of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is really turning into an era of disruption. (Some in the BBC are already calling him “the British Trump.”) He’s taken something of a bull in the china shop approach to dealing with both Brexit and his relationship with the Parliament. After apologizing to the Queen for what the UK Supreme Court deemed his illegal dismissal of the legislature for several weeks, BoJo has found himself on the ropes. And now, to top it all off, there are reports that the Queen was talking to her legal advisers about the possibility of dismissing him from his office. (NY Post)

Queen Elizabeth II sought advice on how she could sack UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he unlawfully shut down Parliament for five weeks, according to a new report.

The monarch reportedly sought advice on the circumstances and process by which she could get rid of Johnson after he asked her permission to shutdown the House of Commons in September, according to a report published Sunday in Britain’s i Newspaper.

It was the first time in her 67-year reign that the Queen asked for clarification on how to dismiss a British prime minister, the report claimed.

One question that immediately comes to mind for many of us is… can she do that? And the answer is, technically yes. She can. If Johnson were to lose a vote of no confidence and refuse to step down, the PM technically serves “at the Queen’s pleasure.” (Or the King, as the case may be.) But the problem with much of British law is that it relies heavily on precedent and tradition with much of it not being formally codified in actual legislation. In fact, the office of Prime Minister isn’t officially established by any statute or constitutional document. It only exists because of long-established convention and it evolved over a long period of time to the position we see today.

As noted in the linked article, the Queen has never considered forcibly removing a sitting Prime Minister over the course of her long reign. While Queen Elizabeth II could technically dismiss BoJo, she would have to be absolutely certain that she had the solid support of at least a majority of the people. Such a move could be viewed as a “rogue monarch” seeking to take back absolute authority from the Parliamentary officials elected by the citizens. If the move was too unpopular it could bring the monarchy crashing down once and for all.

The problem is, there’s nothing forcing Boris to step down even if he loses an election. At issue right now is the recent passage of the Benn Act. That new law forces Johnson to order a three-month pause in the Brexit process if he doesn’t procure a deal with the EU that Parliament approves of. But BoJo has at least hinted that he might not have to obey that law and could bring Great Britain crashing out through a no-deal Brexit on October 31st if he so chooses.

Sky News dragged a quote out of former Conservative MP Dominic Grieve as to what would happen in that event. He said, “He’ll be out in five minutes. He’ll be dismissed.”

When asked to clarify if he meant dismissed by the Queen, Grieve responded in the positive. Whether he is just offering an opinion or has some inside knowledge of what the Queen is thinking remains unclear. But one thing for certain is that, much like voters in the United States, the Brits have clearly lived to see interesting times.

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Fired SNL comic: Of all the possible presidential assassinations in my lifetime, Trump’s would be the funniest

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This is the guy whom SNL hired because they thought, supposedly, that he’d connect with conservatives.

Nothing charms Republican viewers in 2019 like Trump assassination material.

Jeryl Bier imagines Lorne Michaels and the SNL producers reading this, thinking, “HIRE HIM BACK.”

“As soon as they decide you’re a bad guy, you’re just alt-right now or something,” Gillis said. “For real, though, I did not vote for Donald Trump,” he added, winking at the audience. “Look at me: I didn’t, but that was tough. His whole campaign was at me. ‘Are you a fat idiot? Yeah, dude, what’re we doing?’

“Trump is funny,” Gillis continued. “He’s funnier than everyone I know. If Trump was the next comic, he’d bury me. He’d come out and be like, ‘Fat. Loser. Fired.’”…

“I don’t want you to think I’m too pro-Trump,” Gillis said. “I will say this: Of all the presidents I’ve been alive for, Trump would definitely be the funniest one to see get shot. Like, without a doubt, that’d be funny. I’m not asking for that; I don’t want that to happen, but it would be funny to see. He’d be on stage talking (expletive), the shooter would be coming at him, and he’d be like, ‘Sit down.’ He’d definitely make a funny noise when he got hit. … It would be funny.”

A little more via Variety from his stand-up set last night in NYC: “I’m from a sh–t hole and then I moved to the city and now all my friends are woke. They’re from Brooklyn. But I still have uncles. They have the internet, so I’ll get online and the first status will be someone from back home like, ‘F–cking Colin Kaepernick better stand up. Like this status if you love the troops and God. Share it if you’re not gay.’” When SNL thought he’d appeal to conservatives, did they come to that conclusion because he … simply knows a few conservatives?

Because in a way I can understand that. What would the over/under be on how many right-wingers the SNL writers’ room is collectively personally acquainted with? Single digits for sure. Five, maybe?

Gillis might have doubled the total in one fell swoop.

A question for anyone out there who’s familiar with his stand-up: Is the Trump assassination material new or has he done it before? I ask because it seems like something he might logically have thrown together after the Variety piece came out yesterday claiming that he was hired at SNL as a sop to right-wingers. Bad enough to lose your dream job a few weeks after landing it, but imagine then being branded as a conservative in an industry that is … not known for its regard for conservatives. He had a professional incentive to make clear in his first set since the firing that he’s not on Team Red. “It’d be funny if Trump got shot” achieves that for him. Even if he has done that joke before, it’s noteworthy that he included it in last night’s material: He only spent 11 minutes onstage and knew that the press would be watching to see what he had to say about SNL. The Trump material made the cut in a big spot.

Hopefully for his sake he’s now sufficiently redeemed that he can be cast in a “King of Queens” reboot or whatever.

He had a couple of good lines last night too, in all fairness. There’s an amusing bit transcribed here in which he compares racism to hunger. And he had a solid one-liner about the backlash to what got him fired, using an Asian slur in a podcast last year: “I’m fine with the consequences – that’s it, I’m not arguing. But I do want everyone to know that I have been reading every one of my death threats in an Asian accent.”

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Meet Andrew McCabe’s Laughable “Character Witnesses”

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If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news on Andrew McCabe, you know that he’s now facing prosecution for “lacking candor” (lying) to the FBI. In what was the first shoe to drop within the Comey cabal, McCabe’s last minute appeal to not have the law applied to him failed. Keep in mind, lying to the FBI is the same law he, Comey, and Mueller relentlessly used to bludgeon others into submission.

But these people feel like they are part of a special class, and who could blame them? For as long as they’ve been in government, they’ve gotten to play by different rules. Naturally, that means the swamp is going to try to circle the wagons and McCabe has some “character witnesses” he’d like you to meet.

NEW: If Andrew McCabe ultimately does face charges, he’ll have some big names lined up as character witnesses. Over a dozen high-ranking ex-officials have committed to defending him, including Eric Holder, John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice. https://t.co/i6j2G8ctfK

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) September 16, 2019

This per Politico.

A cavalcade of Obama-era national security leaders have committed to testify on behalf of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should he face trial over allegations that he misled officials about leaks to the media.

The lineup, detailed in a legal analysis from McCabe’s legal team, the substance of which was provided to the Justice Department, includes a string of former senior officials.

Here’s a good, concise response to this madness.

There is no doubt McCabe broke the law. The Inspector General found ample evidence he lied to investigators in his dealings with leaks to the press. In fact, his story was in direct contradiction to James Comey, which means Comey may be forced to testify against him to avoid charges himself.

Despite the clearness of the situation, these Obama officials are ready to rally around him. Doesn’t that tell us all we need to know about their corruption? That not even a non-partisan IG report from an Obama appointee (IG Horowitz) is enough for them to abandon someone like McCabe? Opposing Trump, even if one is a criminal, covers all sins.

Honestly, I’m thinking these four vouching for McCabe in court only makes things worse for him. They are a group of proven liars. Prosecutors would have a field day with them.

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Women’s March Fires Anti-Semites, Immediately Hires More Anti-Semites

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It’s almost like the organization itself has issues and their connections to anti-Semitism haven’t just been mistakes?

As my colleague Brandon Morse shared earlier today, the Women’s March, famous for their delusional hatred of Trump and vaginal hats, finally cut ties with Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory (among others). The former board members had carried with them a long history of anti-Semitism and support for radical ideologies. Sarsour is of course a “Palestinian activist,” which means she rails against Jews and shills for Hamas. Mallory’s ties centered on Louis Farrakhan, where as recently as this year she refused to condemn his vile, racist rhetoric.

So what’s the Women’s March do after kicking out a group of women famous for their anti-Semitism? Hire more anti-Semites of course.

Bonus points for supporting Hamas I guess.

And just to be safe, they also brought on Sarsour ally Samia Assed, who’s shilled for Palestinian terrorists and doesn’t think Israel has a right to exist.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. The brilliant hires just kept on coming.

Apparently being a rabid anti-Semite and a fan of Louis Farahkan is a prerequisite for being on the board of the Women’s March. Clearly, they weren’t serious about reforming their dumpster fire of a movement. The best thing that could happen is for it shut down completely. The country is a better place given their loss of influence over the last few years.

Meanwhile, you won’t hear a peep about any of this in the major press despite the fact that they ran non-stop live coverage anytime there was a march by these people in the past. Imagine if a tea party group brought on a bunch of open white supremacists. You think CNN would mention it? You bet they would.

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Iran: Thank Allah that Bolton character is gone, amirite?

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The departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration left everyone with a number of questions. First and foremost, did he quit or was he fired? If you’re asked to resign, that’s a little bit of both, right? We’ll probably have to wait for the next series of tell-all books to come out to have a better idea.

But there’s one group of people who probably don’t care how it happened. They’re just glad to see him gone. No, I’m not talking about Tucker Carlson, who mysteriously claimed that Bolton was “fundamentally a man of the left” last night. Nor are we discussing the many Democrats who were setting off fireworks in celebration, simply grateful that Bolton hadn’t talked Trump into another war. No, I’m speaking of the leadership in Iran. No sooner had the news broken than they were out congratulating the President on this decision and calling for an end to the “warmongering” ways of the former UN Ambassador.

Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers.

Hassan Rouhani’s remarks signaled approval of President Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of John Bolton as national security adviser. Bolton had been hawkish on Iran and other global challenges.

Rouhani’s website quoted him as further urging the U.S. to “abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy” on Iran. He spoke at a Cabinet meeting in Tehran.

I don’t know what Rouhani’s been smoking in his hookah lately, but I suspect they should be prepared for some serious disappointment. To think that all (or even most) of our policy toward Iran was coming from John Bolton whispering in the President’s ear is more than a bit of a stretch. Trump was planning to get tough on Iran before he was even elected and it was his plan to ditch the nuclear deal and apply sanctions if Iran didn’t show some progress on eliminating their secret nuclear program.

Granted, John Bolton certainly put a more militaristic spin on things than the President generally does. And I won’t deny that he probably wouldn’t have been terribly upset if we’d wound up in a shooting war over there, but that really hasn’t been Donald Trump’s style. Aside from some missile attacks in Syria, he’s generally been quite reluctant to expand our military adventures abroad.

I’m fairly sure that Donald Trump doesn’t want to go down in the history books as the President who started another war that couldn’t be finished before he left office. In fact, despite the criticism he had for Barack Obama over pulling out of Iraq, Trump has seemed more than determined to get us out of Afghanistan. Unfortunately for him, there just isn’t a clean way to do it.

Getting back to Iran, the rest of Rouhani’s complaints were centered on Trump’s policies of “maximum pressure” and sanctions designed to force that country into compliance and cooperation with the IAEA. And again, those were not policies that were cooked up solely by John Bolton. Expecting them to change drastically now that he’s gone simply seems unrealistic.

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We Just Found Out Who’s Been Leaking Trump’s Private Conversations

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If you’ve been wondering how so much of what Trump says in the privacy of the Oval Office manages to make its way to The New York Times and other outlets, we might have an answer.

Over the years, we’ve seen more stories than I can keep up with leaked to the press centering on something Trump supposedly said in private. Often they center on harmless, off the cuff statements (such as the “nuke hurricanes” flap) that are then printed to try to embarrass the President. Context, whether something was actually a joke, or whether it’s even being presented truthfully never seems to matter and since everything is anonymous, it can never be countered.

Now, Trump’s most trusted executive assistant has been caught leaking details, not just about happenings in the Oval Office, but also about his family.

Westerhout’s departure followed reports that she had attended an off-the-record dinner with reporters at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, sharing inside information about what went on the Oval Office as well as personal details about the Trump family.

This isn’t something that just happens once. You can bet your savings that she’s being doing this for a very long time. She just happened to get caught this time.

In fact, it’s no surprise that many media members are painting her in a sympathetic light after the resignation. They just lost what was probably their main source into the President’s inner circle. Outlets like Axios and The New York Times have seemingly had a direct line into the Oval Office since Trump was inaugurated. Westerhout may not be the only source, but she appears to be a major one and it explains so much about how the press got ahold of personal comments that only a handful of people would have heard.

Westerhout will now learn a hard lesson, namely that he press didn’t really care about her. I’m sure they flattered her and made her feel special while she had the goods. Now that she’s gone, she’ll be cast aside as worthless. She could have kept her job for decades to come, long after Trump left the White House and now that’s gone. All to get some plaudits from Maggie Haberman and company. I have a feeling she’s regretting that decision.

Perhaps she can earn a bit role on MSNBC for a few months though.

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Sarah Silverman Admits She Lost Film Role Over Old ‘Blackface’ Comedy Skit

 

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Comedian Sarah Silverman revealed recently that she had been fired from a film after it was discovered she had once performed a “blackface” skit.

Page Six reports that on a podcast appearance the former Jimmy Kimmel paramour said she didn’t fight the decision, even though it disappointed her.

“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part,” she said on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” “Then, at 11 p.m. the night before, they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.

“I didn’t fight it,” she continued. “They hired someone else who is wonderful but who has never stuck their neck out. It was so disheartening. It just made me real, real sad because I really kind of devoted my life to making it right.”

In the comedy skit she referred to, Silverman donned “blackface” to try to find out if it was harder to be Black or Jewish. She claims at the time it was done in good faith, but has since come to regret it.

Silverman has long spoken out against the sketch, which she said at first was praised and helped her career. She maintains she regrets it.

“It was like, I’m playing a character, and I know this is wrong, so I can say it. I’m clearly liberal. That was such liberal-bubble stuff, where I actually thought it was dealing with racism by using racism,” she previously told GQ.

Silverman went on to express concern about “cancel culture” and how it does not allow for redemption.

“I think it’s really scary and it’s a very odd thing that it’s invaded the left primarily and the right will mimic it,” adding that she calls it “righteousness porn.”

“It’s like, if you’re not on board, if you say the wrong thing, if you had a tweet once, everyone is, like, throwing the first stone,” she continued. “It’s so odd. It’s a perversion. It’s really, ‘Look how righteous I am and now I’m going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.’”

The whole fiasco is silly. Obviously the point of the skit was solidarity, not ridicule.

She is right to be concerned and upset, but it would nice if she acknowledged that these are the very rules she herself has encouraged over the years. She has been cold and unforgiving towards anyone who didn’t toe the liberal line. She has so harshly judged those on the other side of the political aisle that she has ascribed hate and racism to their every utterance, even in the simplest of expressions. She – like her liberal brethren in the industry – has decided that no conservative/Republican could possibly be arguing in good faith ever. She has assigned the cruelest of intentions to past statements, jokes or social media interactions to people on the right who, just like her, have moved on from certain cultural expressions.

Sarah, while I feel for you and agree with everything you’re saying here, I can’t help but feel like you’re looking at the bed you made and having second thoughts about laying in it.

These are your rules. We all have to play by them now.

Pick your cliche. Sorry, babe. We tried to warn you. We’re all right-wing nutjobs now.

 

 

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Senior DCCC Staff Fired for Being Too White

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Someone make this news cycle stop. I need a break from the absurdity.

Last night, some information broke regarding the DCCC, which is the campaign committee that helps get Democrats elected to the House. By the end of the evening, all the top senior officials were out.

The top echelon of staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee left their jobs Monday, a shakeup following a pair of POLITICO stories detailing deep unease with the party’s campaign apparatus over a lack of diversity.

On Monday morning, Allison Jaslow, DCCC executive director and a close ally of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) — chair of the committee — resigned during a tense meeting at the party’s Capitol Hill headquarters. And in the next 10 hours, much of the senior staff was out: Jared Smith, the communications director and another Bustos ally; Melissa Miller, a top DCCC communications aide; Molly Ritner, political director; Nick Pancrazio, deputy executive director; and Van Ornelas, the DCCC’s director of diversity.

To be clear, none of these people actually left voluntarily. To the extent that they “resigned,” it was because of the pressure they were forced into it.

POLITICO reported last week that top lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus were furious with Bustos, saying she was short-changing minorities by excluding them from her senior staff and failing to live up to promises she made during her campaign for the chairmanship. Bustos surrounded herself with loyalists, eschewing the typical campaign hands that run major party apparatuses.

“Today, I recognize that, at times, I have fallen short in leading these talented individuals. To my colleagues, who I have the upmost respect for, I hear your concerns, and we can and must do better,” Bustos said.

After the meeting, the resignations began, no doubt at Bustos demand. She’s desperately flailing about, trying to preserve her own position and she was willing to push out her entire senior staff to do it.

The reason is simple. Her staff was too white. It didn’t reflect the “diversity” of the Democratic party. Why that matters when we are talking about a behind the scenes, number crunching campaign committee, I’m not sure. But this is the modern Democratic party. They are so woke that it was always just a matter of time before they started eating themselves.

I’m not sure what’s more pathetic here. That this is what the Democratic party has become or that none of these people are willing to stand up for themselves in the face of this inter-sectional nonsense. Bustos immediately folded and threw what were seemingly her friends under the bus to appease the mob.

If I were these senior staff members, I’d have made them fire me. No one should be forced to give up a job they are qualified for just to meet racial quotas.

How many stories in the mainstream media on the disarray within the Democratic party do you think we’ll see today in response to this? One? None? I’m gonna go with none. Republicans can disagree about what’s for lunch and it’s a “civil war,” but this won’t garner anything because protecting the left is the priority.

For the Democrats’ part, they deserve this. Feed the monster, but don’t be surprised when it eats you.

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Swalwell vows, if elected, to fire someone who will no longer be there

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Say, do you remember that congressman from California who said he was running for president for some reason? What was his name again? Oh, that’s right. Eric Swalwell. As it turns out, he’s still running, not that you could tell from the latest primary polling. He sat down for a Q&A with the Gray Lady and was asked a series of standard questions being put to all the candidates. One of them was on Israel, naturally, and how he would deal with the peacemaking process as president. Part of his answer was fairly standard fare, but then he made a bold proposal that even took the Times reporter by surprise. (Free Beacon, emphasis added)

Answering a series of New York Times questions as part of a series on the 2020 Democratic candidates, Swalwell said he would push for a two-state solution when asked if Israel met international human rights standards. Swalwell added that he would terminate someone who wouldn’t be in his employ.

“Israel is a country that needs to work with the Palestinian people to find a two-state solution,” Swalwell said. “I support putting the U.S. back into the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. I support increasing aid to the Palestinian people, and I’m going to fire Jared Kushner on Day One, because he has no business being on the job of seeking a two-state solution or finding peace in the Middle East. It requires serious scholars and a serious leader committed to making it happen.”

That’ll certainly show them. Jared Kushner has been put on notice. If his father-in-law loses the next election and Swalwell wins, he’d better pack his things and get ready to be escorted from the building.

But… wouldn’t that depend on Kushner actually being in the building and available to be fired? Kushner took the job solely because he’s in Donald Trump’s family, is highly trusted, and was asked to join the team. Had any other Republican (or Hillary Clinton for that matter) wound up becoming President, Kushner wouldn’t have been asked, nor do I believe he would have been interested in abandoning all of his other business obligations and applying for the job.

Honestly, I’d be shocked if Kushner is still around when Trump leaves office if he wins a second term. He’ll eventually burn out and want to return to his own affairs. And if Trump does lose, don’t be shocked if he doesn’t even hang around for the entire lame duck transition period. In short, Swalwell isn’t going to be firing Jared Kushner from anything.

The only other amusing footnote from Swalwell’s interview comes at the end of the Free Beacon coverage. Asked what his most embarrassing recent moment was, he said that he had mistaken some fireworks for gunfire. Given the guy’s fixation on guns and repealing the Second Amendment, that probably shouldn’t come as too much of a shock.

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