Good Wednesday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
- 2:00PM Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing
The House of Representatives returns for police reform act
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent out the bat signal yesterday that its time for representatives to end their coronavirus vacations and get back to their jobs on June 25th. The House has not yet returned to D.C., unlike the Senate, because they wanted to keep up appearances for a closed economy. But now, an opportunity has presented itself! And miraculously, it’s safe to go back to “work.” We saw the same idea with these protests: if an issue is deemed politically expedient, the virus risk magically gets put on the back burner. So while the in-crowd did not think it was important to make a living, run your business, attend Easter services or go to the gym, it’s VERY IMPORTANT to protest for a social justice cause and VERY IMPORTANT to comeback for some photo ops for their war on cops legislation.
“Pending committee action on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the House is now expected to meet during the week of June 22, 2020. The House will meet on Thursday, June 25, 2020 and Friday, June 26, 2020,” the majority leader’s office sent out in floor update.
“During the week of June 29, 2020, first votes of the week are now expected on Monday, June 29, 2020, with last votes of the week expected on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Exact timing of votes will be announced as soon as it’s available, but Members are reminded that votes may occur as early as 10:00 a.m. on the first day of the week, and may last into the evening on the last day of the week.”
Trump wants police reform “sooner rather than later”
President Trump is also looking at police reform according to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Meadows, Jared Kushner and Assistant to the President Ja’Ron Smith met with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — the Senate Republican tapped to lead the chamber’s police reform effort — in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday afternoon hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) threw his weight behind Scott’s effort to reexamine the statutes governing law enforcement.
Politico wants you to know:
The White House has been curiously silent until now. On Monday, Trump hosted a law enforcement roundtable during which he said “99 percent” of police are “great people.”
But the politics have shifted significantly on Capitol Hill. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) — who last week called for the Army to take over law enforcement in American cities [Liz says: no he didn’t] — stood up in a closed party lunch Tuesday and said black men have a different experience with police than white men, and the Senate should do all it can to change that.
Politico is so awful. Stay tuned for more details on this. We will be able to see how serious the Democrats are by how they work with Trump and the Senate to get something passed. If they do not, then all they want to do is virtue signal, which is probably exactly what they are up to.
Democrats want Biden in the basement
“People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe told the ‘monthly breakfast’ of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”
Indeed. It’s not good for Biden to get out other because has some degree of dementia. FREE JOE!
Protestors have occupied parts of Seattle
Antifa and other groups/protestors have annexed part of Seattle as some sort of independent entity.
Seattle @MayorJenny is allowing a dangerous situation to fester. #Antifa militants have taken over & created an “autonomous zone” in city w/their own rules. Police precinct abandoned. Antifa set up barricades to create a border. Calling for volunteers to provide armed guard. pic.twitter.com/ksQI4NI5kP
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 9, 2020
Here’s are scenes from the new Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.
A lot more people are back outside SPD’s East Precinct, which is now being called a community center inside the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” pic.twitter.com/doFceoXjIm
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 10, 2020
I’m outside of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for @townhallcom. Police have pulled out of the area and protesters have set up barricades in the streets. They have declared it a “Cop Free Zone.” pic.twitter.com/iYFQ9B4jhz
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 9, 2020
I’m not sure why, but the police abandoned their east precinct building and these folks moved in to take over.
This is so stupid. ‘Cops’ won’t ‘return’ after 32 seasons in wake of protests, network says
Since they are going out of their way to tell us this, it’s probably false. Little evidence of antifa links in U.S. prosecutions of those charged in protest violence
Selectively chosen interviews here. ‘What I saw was just absolutely wrong’: National Guardsmen struggle with their role in controlling protests
This is getting ridiculous. WHO official walks back comments on asymptomatic transmission being ‘very rare’
YEAH, BABY! Las Vegas reopened. People showed up.
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!