GOP civil war erupts between Georgia senators and state officials as runoffs loom

first_img“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so,” the GOP senators said of the state’s GOP-led election in which Democratic President-elect Joe Biden appears to have flipped the state blue. The Republican secretary of state, they said, “has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down.”Oh, and by the way, Georgia GOP voters, please come on back to the polls in two months to be disenfranchised all over again.- Advertisement – In the meantime, Georgia Republicans have devolved into a civil war of finger-pointing and recriminations as they gear up to motivate their voters back to polls in a last-ditch effort to save their Senate majority. Carry on. The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.Here’ McConnell placing self over country, as always:x Wow—the GOP unity is so palpable, it brings tears to the eyes.From the Senate floor Monday, GOP Leader Mitch McConnell also threw his weight behind Donald Trump’s delusions of fraud, saying Trump was “100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”So just in case anyone wondered whether McConnell would be concerned enough about the implications of Trump purging his national security team to prioritize country first—forget it. As expected, the only thing McConnell cares about is the only thing McConnell has ever cared about: his own raw power, whatever the cost to the country.- Advertisement – In reality, there’s zero credible proof of any voter fraud in Georgia, but that’s apparently the Republican gambit now—they simply have to fire up Donald Trump’s base, even at the risk of depressing other Republican voters. Meanwhile, GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger met the senators’ call for his resignation with a one-finger salute. “Earlier today Senators Loeffler and Perdue called for my resignation. Let me start by saying that is not going to happen,” Secretary Raffensperger said at the outset of a lengthy statement, calling the election process a “resounding success” even though Republicans are upset by its outcome. Raffensperger called the assertion that the elections hadn’t been transparent enough “laughable,” and said the biggest problem standing in the way of administering local elections was federal law.“Now that Senators Perdue and Loeffler are concerned about elections, hopefully they can fix these federal laws,” Raffensperger said. As for the Republicans maintaining their Senate majority, he added, “I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Leni hits gov’t’s failure to act urgently on COVID-19 crisis

first_img“Pagkatapos nun, nung finally nag-ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) na tayo, parang walang sense of urgency in providing PPEs for our frontliners,” Robredo said. Robredo pointed out Thursday there were gaps in the government’s response to the virus such as dilly-dallying in cancelling flights from China after the country recorded its first cases at the end of January this year. “My sense is that we did not act urgently kaya nararamdaman natin ngayon ‘yung mga gaps. Kasi naging complacent tayo at the very start,” Robredo said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel. The Vice President also took a hit on the slow the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs). The Philippines had its first COVID-19 case on January 30, a 38-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan. It was on February 2 when President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the temporary travel ban on visitors from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. “Sa akin, bilisan na iyon because even if we ease the lockdown already… if people are still afraid to go out, wala e, iyong negosyo maghihirap. ‘Pag naghirap ang negosyo, damay ang lahat,” she added.center_img MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo lambasted the Duterte administration for its lack of sense of urgency in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “If you remember, our first cases started end of January. And we were still not determined at the time on what steps to take. Kung naaalala natin, we had been pushing for cancellation of flights already from China. Medyo nag dilly dally pa tayo doon e,” she added. In response, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a virtual press conference that it was not only the Philippines who are behind in COVID-19 response as the pandemic was felt worldwide. “Buong mundo po, we’re far from defeating Covid-19,” Roque said. “I invite the good Vice President to just ask what she needs to know, that’s part of my job as spokesperson.”/PNlast_img read more

Changes Made to CPL Application and Licensing Process

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Some new changes will be in effect when it comes to obtaining your Concealed Pistol License. The new changes were made to the CPL application and licensing process.The changes are a result of a new legislation signed by Governor Rick Snyder. County Sheriff’s will now be required to notify the clerk if an individual is ineligible for a CPL. It would also prevent a county clerk from issuing a CPL, unless the Michigan State Police or County Sheriff, has determined that the applicant is not prohibited under federal law from possessing or transporting a firearm. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Downstate Man Killed in Fatal Accident Near FairviewNext Police Searching for Suspect in Robbery Outside of Local Pizzerialast_img read more