Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Surrenders: Joe Admits He Doesn't Have the Votes for a Key Democratic Agenda Item
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Joe Biden is learning that you can’t get everything you want. He doesn’t have the mandate to do so. And he’s wasted precious time. Only someone who is braindead would think that a 50-50 Senate and a four-seat majority in the House is a rubber stamp to pass trillions of dollars in new spending that’s mostly centered around the economic action items of the far-left. This isn’t LBJ and The Great Society. LBJ had a mandate to pursue that agenda. Biden decidedly does not. The man cannot multi-task. He gives speeches and thinks that’s solved the crisis. It’s Obama 2.0 except dumber. 

Task forces are created with unqualified people who don’t fix the issue. We have rising gas prices, food prices, inflation, an aggressive China, a border crisis, a looming global supply chain nightmare—and this guy is AWOL on all of it. If CNN’s town hall event was meant to dispel that this guy is detached—it failed miserably. He pretty much said we’re all screwed on rising fuel costs. Read more and see tweets here.
House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt
Mary Claire Jalonick / AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee’s Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, led the floor debate along with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, one of two Republicans on the panel. Still, the vote Thursday was 229-202 with all but nine GOP lawmakers who voted saying “no.”

The House vote sends the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, where it will now be up to prosecutors in that office to decide whether to present the case to a grand jury for possible criminal charges. It’s still uncertain whether they will pursue the case — Attorney General Merrick Garland would only say at a House hearing on Thursday that they plan to “make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution.