Today is July 4, and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Authorities in Portland, Ore., are calling for a series of laws to curb violent clashes at demonstrations that include prohibiting masks worn by protesters, allowing police to videotape demonstrations and giving the city greater control over events organized by groups with violent histories.
“We cannot allow people to continue to use the guise of free speech to commit a crime,’’ police Chief Danielle Outlaw said in a Wednesday news conference addressing last week’s violence that occurred when three competing demonstrations converged downtown.
DML: Lets be honest, only the LEFT wear masks. The group is called Antifa.
2-The 8-year-old child actor who went viral for impersonating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, is no longer going to make videos due to death threats and harassment she and her family have received. Earlier this year, Ava Martinez, known as “Mini AOC,” brought joy to her fans with several videos poking fun at the socialist darling, collecting millions of views on social media.
DML: Although I understand the move by her parents, they should have made twice as many videos. People who make death threats are not the kind of people who carry them out.
3-Rep. Justin Amash is dumping the GOP. The only Republican who supports impeaching President Trump, announced in a Washington Post op-ed this morning that he’s leaving the Republican Party and “declaring my independence.”
DML: He’s a closet Democrat.
5-The Wall hits a wall. An appeals court rejected Wednesday the Trump administration’s emergency request to block a federal judge’s ruling that prevents it from using military funds to pay for its southern border wall.
DML: In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said in an opinion “a stay of the district court’s order granting Plaintiffs an injunction is not warranted.” The Left is taking over the country with help from MEXICO. Put tariffs on Mexico now!