Thursday, May 12, 2022

Manchin Votes Against Codifying Roe v. Wade!
Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio
He voted 'NO' in a 51-49 vote! Thank you Sen. Manchin for once again doing the right thing. Maybe it's time you start thinking about switching parties...seriously.
Schumer Show Vote on Radical Abortion Bill Goes Down in Flames 
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has repeatedly shown his ineptitude when it comes to leading Democrats in the upper chamber, and he did so again in spectacular fashion on Wednesday afternoon. In what he seems to think was a grand gesture to prove his party's commitment to a woman's (birthing person's?) right to kill her unborn child only put Democrats on the record supporting a bill that's more radical than Roe ever was.

After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion signaling that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, Schumer jumped into action and called for the passage of a bill to supposedly "codify" Roe in federal law. But he once again failed to do the math among his own caucus or the Senate as a whole before holding what became nothing but a failed show vote to prove Democrats support radical abortion rights that go beyond what even most pro-abortion Americans support. 

The vote to break a Republican filibuster and move to the final vote on the "Women's Health Protection Act" came down 51-49...Read more, see tweet and video here.

Finland’s leaders advocate NATO membership ‘without delay’
Jari Tanner / AP NEWS 
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s president and prime minister said Thursday they’re in favor of rapidly applying for NATO membership “without delay,” paving the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The dramatic move by Finland was announced by President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin. It means that Finland is virtually certain to seek NATO membership, though a few steps remain before the application process can begin. Neighboring Sweden is expected to decide on joining NATO in coming days.

The Kremlin reacted to the development a few hours later, saying that Finland’s move to join NATO won’t help stability and security in Europe. Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) land border with Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia’s response to the move would depend on what specific steps NATO will take to bring its infrastructure close to Russian borders. Read more and see photo gallery here.