Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Democrats 'Sold Virginia Out': Youngkin Vows to Fight California's EV Rule
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet
Virginia Republicans are vowing to fight vehicle emissions rules that would turn the commonwealth into California.

Due to legislation passed when Virginia was dominated by Democrats, the commonwealth is on its way to following California’s footsteps in banning the sale of new gas vehicles by 2035.

California has a special Clean Air Act waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency allowing it to set vehicle emissions standards that are stricter than the federal government’s. The Virginia legislation, passed in 2021, adopts these standards.

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he’s “already at work to prevent this ridiculous edict from being forced on Virginians” because “California’s out of touch laws have no place in our Commonwealth.”

House Speaker Todd Gilbert said Republicans are going to advance legislation in 2023 to “put Virginians back in charge” but Democrats control the state Senate by one vote. Read more and see tweet here.

Here’s the White House’s Excuse for Why Biden’s Been Ignoring Israel’s Calls 
Spencer Brown – Townhall Tipsheet
President Biden, the man who’s spent as much time as feasibly possible and then some away from the White House and Washington — instead favoring his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and a jaunt on Kiawah Island in South Carolina — has apparently been neglecting some of his Oval Office duties to the consternation of our nation’s allies. 

This unsurprising development comes from a disclosure in reporting from The Jerusalem Post last week about Israel’s fears caused by the looming uncertainty amid negotiations for a revived Iran nuclear deal. One that would allow Iran more resources and connections with the free world despite its status as one of the world’s leading state sponsors of terrorism.

“Prime Minister Yair Lapid has requested a meeting with US President Joe Biden during his visit to the US for the UN General Assembly next month,” The Post reported, “amid deep concern in Jerusalem over an impending nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran.” Read more here.

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