Mid-Day Snapshot · May 19, 2022

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‘Election Denier’ Is the New Media Talking Point

In an effort to discredit Republicans, Leftmedia outlets have found a new buzzword.

Nate Jackson

Perhaps it’s nothing more than the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, otherwise known as the frequency illusion. Once you notice something for the first time, you start to notice it everywhere. But in the mainstream media reporting on Tuesday’s primaries, we started noticing a term that we immediately surmised would start showing up everywhere: “election denier.” Sure enough, it’s the new hotness.

This is hardly an exhaustive list, but it will suffice to make the point:

“Election deniers thrive,” says The New York Times. “Election denier wins,” according to headlines at CNN, the Associated Press, and People Magazine. UK media is no different, with the Guardian likewise using the term. Not satisfied with that bias, NBC News went even further, decrying the “Far-right election denier…”

Yet just as we suspected, the term didn’t suddenly appear on Wednesday. Taxpayer-funded PBS was headlining about an “election denier” three weeks ago, ABC News used the term a month ago, and taxpayer-funded NPR employed it back in early March. We bet a video montage of TV talkingheads saying those words would get pretty lengthy.

Mark Alexander launched The Patriot Post in 1996 to combat exactly this megaphone bias in the Leftmedia and, nearly 26 years later, it’s sometimes still astounding that the same Democrat talking points so thoroughly permeate the mainstream press. Just imagine for a moment what the political landscape would look like if media outlets were even-handed in their coverage.

The Democrats’ great hope for 2022 is to foment fear of Donald Trump and his dangerous supporters. Republicans, it should go without saying, shouldn’t help them. The January 6 Capitol riot was a shameful event in part because it did just that — gave Democrats two years of political fodder with which to scare voters who consume too much mainstream media.

It also makes talking about 2020 election fraud a mixed bag. Was there fraud in 2020? Absolutely, and perhaps determinative in some states. We may never know for sure — even more so since discussion of it is suppressed on social media and “fact-checked” by mainstream journalists disgracefully uninterested in committing actual journalism regarding what actually happened in 2020.

The partisan fight over 2020 has driven the parties further apart and toward nominating more populist pugilists. Doug Mastriano, the winner of Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial primary and the subject of most of those “election denier” attacks, is a great example. He’s more obsessed with voting machines than he should be, and he cavorted with conspiracy theorists on the campaign trail. He was also in DC on January 6. But he would be a better governor than outgoing Democrat Tom Wolf or Democrat nominee Josh Shapiro.

Remember that it was Shapiro, currently the state’s attorney general, who pronounced ahead of the 2020 election, “If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose.” Trump supporters were appalled as they then watched the former president’s 700,000-vote lead on election night evaporate in the wee hours and following days after the election, so they could be forgiven for thinking Shapiro had already decided the result. Is it “election denial” to think that was fishy?

If it is, then the Leftmedia is guilty as charged. The Washington Post, for example, which spent virtually Trump’s entire term on the stolen 2016 election beat, says giving Mastriano “significant influence” over Pennsylvania’s elections is “worrying experts already fearful of a democratic breakdown around the 2024 presidential contest.” If Mastriano wins this year and the Republican presidential candidate wins Pennsylvania in 2024, will The Washington Post and its Leftmedia echo chamber consistently condemn the inevitable “election deniers” on the Left?

On a final note, it’s worth highlighting that 81 of 84 Trump-endorsed candidates have so far won their primaries. Some see that as a sign of Trump’s influence within the party, which it surely is, but it could also be argued that more Republican candidates have learned to connect with voters the way Trump did and are winning as a result. That includes connecting with a lot of folks who think the 2020 election process and result stunk to high heaven and that something ought to be done to restore election integrity.

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Scary Mary Gets the Gate

To no one’s surprise except perhaps her own, erstwhile Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz is out of a job.

Douglas Andrews

Ya hate to see it. Hate to see the career of such a natural-born disinformationist come to such an ignominious end. Hate to see her get the ol’ Vaudeville hook so soon into her routine.

Here we are, though, and with one less ditzy diva to kick around. As the Wall Street Journal editorial board reports: “Quick as she came, the Mary Poppins of Disinformation unfurled her umbrella and floated away to her next job, nannying another nation of children who had the wrong ideas. Nina Jankowicz, age 33, was supposed to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board. Only three weeks after that announcement, media reports say the board is being ‘paused’ and Ms. Jankowicz has resigned.”

Indeed, how the flighty have fallen. Jankowicz, after all, was a full-blown “Disinformation Fellow” — which we can only assume is someone who thinks she’s infinitely smarter than we are and yet still somehow believes that the Steele dossier is real and Hunter Biden’s laptop is fake. In any case, cooler heads in DC must’ve ultimately asked themselves: Is this really the person we want checking our work?

Far be it from us to gloat, but we saw this defenestration coming two weeks ago. And yet despite this disaster, Team Brandon hopes to revive its Ministry of Truth in some less noticeable fashion. As The Washington Times reports: “The department assigned two former senior government officials to lead a review of the department’s work on disinformation. The report is due in 75 days. Until then, ‘the board will not convene and its work will be paused,’ the department said.”

Paused.

Jankowicz, though, must’ve thought she could ride it out. “All these sensationalist narratives about … what people thought the board was going to do are completely wrong,” she proclaimed as the wind gust lifted her umbrella upwards, adding, “So every characterization of the board that you’ve heard up until now has been incorrect, and frankly, it’s kind of ironic that the board itself was taken over by disinformation when it was meant to fight it.”

Wethinks the diva doth protest too much. And yet she kepteth on protesting: “I have prided myself over my career of being a really nuanced, reasonable person. Again, as I said, I’ve briefed and advised both Republicans and Democrats. I admire some of the steps that the Trump administration even took to combat disinformation. … So to say that I’m just a partisan actor was wildly out of context.”

Yep, when we think of Scary Poppins, we think: “a really nuanced, reasonable person.”

And speaking of really nuanced, reasonable people, Taylor “The Doxxer” Lorenz at the Big-Tech-billionaire-owned Washington Post couldn’t help but blame it on the Republicans. “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts,” screeched the headline of her piece, which went on to claim that Janky “was the victim of coordinated online attacks as the administration struggled to respond.”

Lorenz’s lament continued, wherein she accused the Right of using leftist Alinskyite tactics: “Jankowicz’s experience is a prime example of how the right-wing Internet apparatus operates, where far-right influencers attempt to identify a target, present a narrative and then repeat mischaracterizations across social media and websites with the aim of discrediting and attacking anyone who seeks to challenge them.”

Translation: We right-wingers “pounced.” Because that’s what we do.

When a Democrat appointee crashes and burns, it’s customary for the media to blame those “coordinated” Republican “attacks” for the downfall. But all this could’ve and should’ve been avoided. As the Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote at the time of Jankowicz’s appointment, “Surely, no one in this age of polarization and public mistrust of institutions would think it’s wise to set up a government shop with the job of telling Americans what is true.”

And that’s really the start and the finish of this sorry saga.

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Executive News Summary

U.S. Strategic Reserve hits 35-year low, Biden invokes Defense Production Act, 135 teachers busted for child sex crimes, and more.

Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler

Top of the Fold

  • Biden helps Saudis’ oil production while U.S. Strategic Reserve hits 35-year low: As gas prices continue to set daily national average highs, Joe Biden’s response of opening the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) has done nothing to lower costs at the pump. Furthermore, the release of one million barrels a day from the SPR has whittled down the stockpile to 538 million barrels, a low not seen since 1987. To make matters worse, the Biden administration is actively working to cut U.S. oil and gas production by canceling oil and gas leases and banning large offshore drilling, all while blaming high gas prices on the “greedy” oil and gas industry. Meanwhile, Biden has been begging Saudi Arabia to turn “on the spigot.” This from the guy who promised on the campaign trail that he would make the Saudis “pay the price” for murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Well, thanks to Biden’s anti-fossil fuel agenda, the Saudis have been raking in the dough. Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco reports an 82% increase in net income over the first quarter of 2022, as the company hit a record $39.5 billion. Aramco is now worth more than Apple.
  • Biden invokes Defense Production Act: The U.S. economy is sliding further toward a recession, thanks in large part to Joe Biden’s abysmal leadership and his implementation of a hard-left agenda. The result of record-high gas prices, sky-high inflation, and a baby formula shortage has the administration scrambling for answers. Well, on Wednesday, Biden invoked the Defense Production Act in an effort to speed up addressing the baby formula shortage. The nation’s supply of baby formula has dropped by 40% since April, sending many parents into a panic. The sudden shortage is due in part to a recent recall from formula producer Abbott Laboratories. In his announcement, Biden stated that he “directed his team to do everything possible to ensure that there is enough safe infant formula in the country and available for families that need it.” The White House also noted that the administration is urging states to “cut red tape.” Boy, there’s a novel concept.
  • 135 teachers busted for child sex crimes this year: Fox News reports that “at least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrest in 41 states between January 1 and May 13,” equating to approximately an arrest a day. The vast majority (105) of those arrested have been men, and the crimes range form child pornography to rape. Manhattan Institute senior fellow Chris Rufo lamented the lack of research into “a serious child sex abuse problem” in public schools. He noted: “The last significant federal study on this topic, which was conducted by the Department of Education in 2004, suggested that millions of American schoolchildren are victims of teacher sexual misconduct in each generation of K-12 students — and there hasn’t been any significant research since then. This is a travesty.” Rufo called on Congress to immediately fund research into the problem. This data certainly underscores the need for legislation like Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law that prevents teachers from sexually indoctrinating students in grades K-3.
  • U.S. Soccer agrees to “pay equity” deal: An old joke states that soccer is the communist sport. Well, that joke may have become a statement of fact after the newly agreed upon collective bargaining deal between U.S. Soccer and its men’s and women’s national teams. For the last couple years, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been at loggerheads with the U.S. Soccer Federation, complaining about “unequal” pay. Never mind the fact that over the last two years, the women’s team was actually paid more than the men’s. The dubious complaint from the women’s team was that despite their greater competitive success — four World Cup titles and multiple Olympic Gold medals, whereas the men have never even come close — they have not received the equivalent prize money from their tournaments. Of course, the obvious reason for this disparity has everything to do with market value. The men’s tournaments simply generate hundreds of millions of dollars more revenue than do the women’s. But the women’s team sees that as not fair, ergo their dubious “unequal pay” gripe. After lawsuits and negative press from a biased mainstream media, U.S. Soccer finally caved and agreed to pay the men’s and women’s players the same, and to combine prize money earnings from the teams’ respective tournaments and then share it equally. The irony is that it is hardly a fair or equitable deal when it comes to individual merit, making it akin to communism. Finally, a parting question: How will they be able to determine the difference between the men’s and women’s teams since these leftists seem unable to define what a “woman” is?

Headlines

  • Republicans have a massive turnout advantage in 2022 primaries so far (Daily Wire)
  • DHS preparing for wave of violence ahead of potential Roe reversal (National Review)
  • Gas prices will surpass $6 nationwide by August, JPMorgan says (Fox Business)
  • Missing the memo: Disney groomers launch “pride collection” clothing line for kids (Daily Wire)
  • How a network of retired lawmakers boosts CCP influence in Washington (Free Beacon)
  • Worker says 911 dispatcher hung up on her during weekend shooting (Buffalo News)
  • Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing (Daily Wire)
  • Policy: How policymakers can address baby formula shortage (Daily Signal)
  • Humor: Disinformation Board narrowly outlasts CNN+ (Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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BLM Tax Filing Reveals Scandalous Grift

Cofounder Patrisse Cullors claims there was no misappropriation. Humph.

Emmy Griffin

Black Lives Matter (BLM), a Marxist organization that adheres to the preachings of critical race theory and advocates defunding the police, is in the news again. BLM’s 990 tax form disclosure has been released … and let’s just say it doesn’t paint a good picture of former executive and cofounder Patrisse Cullors.

As you may recall, the suspicious lack of transparency on the part of Cullors and BLM regarding how its vast income through charitable donations was spent had many states, including deep-blue California, crying foul. Cullors had bought several properties in Los Angeles, and rumors were swirling as to whether she would buy a home in the Bahamas. Then, she stepped down as BLM’s leader after the barrage of criticism coinciding with these purchases. People were wondering where she had gotten that kind of money. After Cullors stepped down, the BLM ship seemed to be without any leadership but with tens of millions of dollars at its fingertips.

The 990 tax form — a document that all charities need to complete if they want to retain their tax-exempt status — showed some very troubling things. First off, Cullors appeared to be the only one with a say in how the donation funds were spent. This is especially problematic since, in the wake of the BLM riots of 2020, those donor funds skyrocketed to almost $90 million. Oddly enough, we don’t recall hearing about BLM paying recompense for damages. Cullors called this windfall “white guilt money.” Power Line’s John Hinderaker is probably more accurate when he describes the donations as “protection money.” To some extent, these donors probably didn’t care what was done with the money as long as they were left alone. There were also true and ardent supporters who do care and wanted their donations to go toward protecting black lives.

To Cullors, the deluge of donations was overwhelming. She claimed that she had to build this organization up from nothing. She asserted: “There are groups that build infrastructure for three to five years before they become public. And they raise money, and they take their time. We didn’t have that luxury. We were building the plane as we fly it.” This is an interesting claim since the organization has been around since 2013. It was using a parent company to help manage its charitable funds, which meant that it didn’t have to disclose its finances. But in December 2020, when it filed for tax exemption, it no longer had that cover. Now, with the financial information being public, the UK’s Daily Mail lays out some of the claimed uses of those donation funds:

Newly released tax filings revealed that BLM paid $970K to co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ baby daddy to help “produce live events” and provide “creative services”

The foundation also paid her brother $840K for security services

A consulting firm run by BLM board member Shalomyah Bowers was paid $2.1M for providing the organization with operational support

The filing also revealed that Cullors reimbursed BLM $73K for a charter flight and paid the foundation $390 for private use of its $6M Los Angeles mansion

Cullors also admits that her mother and sister worked for the BLM organization and were on the payroll.

As Tom Anderson, the director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner: “This 990 shows why Cullors could no longer lead Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. I’m sure people who donated, in some cases their rent money, to BLM didn’t expect millions of dollars going to family members and close associates of Patrisse Cullors while thousands of protests were taking place.”

No wonder Cullors told audiences that she was “triggered” by the term 990. It looks awfully suspicious.

The way she went about building the BLM infrastructure was “not worth it,” she also said. “Because the standards in which we are criticized and scrutinized is very different than White nonprofits. We undergo a different set of standards. I did realize that. I knew that theoretically, I didn’t realize that.”

It is the classic bait-and-switch with the systemic racism accusation thrown in. All charities are subject to such scrutiny. If charities use donation money in a way that donors don’t intend, that is fraud. The attorneys general of Indiana and Ohio are looking into BLM’s 990 tax form disclosure. With charities, fraud is exceptionally hard to prove, but the way Cullors has been throwing money around has drawn a spotlight on her and BLM.

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Musk’s Twitter Bot Concern

Just how many fake users are there on the platform he aims to buy?

Thomas Gallatin

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter has been put on hold following his concern that the social media giant hasn’t been honest about the percentage of accounts that are fake.

In a telling back and forth on the platform with current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Musk said that, according to his own people’s estimates, at least 20% of Twitter accounts are fake users or “spam bots.” Musk said Twitter is grossly undercounting its number of fake accounts.

Indeed, the gulf is a wide one. “Our actual internal estimates for the last four quarters were well under 5%,” Agrawal responded. “The error margins on our estimates give us confidence in our public statements each quarter.” Agrawal then interestingly added: “Unfortunately, we don’t believe this specific estimation can be performed externally, given the critical need to use both public and private information (which we can’t share). Externally, it’s not even possible to know which accounts are counted as mDAUs [monetizable daily active users] on any given day.”

In other words, Agrawal is saying that Musk cannot know the genuine number or percentage of fake accounts without Twitter’s internal data, and evidently he cannot have that data until the sale is complete. Musk, for his part, has drawn a line in the sand. “My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” he said. “Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does.”

Agrawal obviously dismissed external estimates, but a recent audit by software firm SparkToro found, for example, that 49.3% of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake. (No doubt all of this 81 million votes are real, though!) OK, to be fair, roughly the same was estimated for Donald Trump in 2017, and it’s likely true for any number of popular accounts. That certainly doesn’t support Agrawal’s argument.

So, has Twitter been lying to its investors and the Security and Exchange Commission, or is Musk raising the objection in an effort to renegotiate the price? Since last week, Twitter’s stock value has dropped nearly 10% because investors are clearly worried that Musk may back out.

If Musk were to back out, he’d be on the hook for $1 billion — not a small chunk of change even for him. But if it saved him from seriously overpaying for a social media company that’s possibly one-fifth smaller than advertised, then it would save him a lot of dough.

No matter how one slices it, Musk has Twitter’s board on its heels. It can either see the deal scuttled and face the wrath and maybe lawsuits of shareholders, or it can reveal that Musk is right and undermine the company’s value.

Some are even wondering if Musk’s plan from the beginning was not to acquire Twitter at all but rather to expose it and break it. If anyone budges, it will likely be the Twitter board, as Musk clearly has the upper hand.

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Half of American Infants Depend on the Welfare State

With the baby formula shortage comes other unwelcome news about the sorry state of the American family.

Lewis Morris

The baby formula shortage is a hard lesson about the inner workings of the federal government, and we should all pay attention. Beyond demonstrating the sheer ineptitude and ignorance of the Biden administration, this crisis has pulled the curtain back on a racket being run by the government at the expense of American taxpayers.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC, began as a pilot program in 1972 and went nationwide three years later. The program assists low-income mothers with infants and children under five and mothers-to-be at nutritional risk. Any mother whose household income is at or below 185% of the poverty line is eligible for this assistance, which comes in the form of direct aid to purchase healthy foods, including whole grain bread and cereal, fruits and vegetables, and, of course, baby formula.

When people ask why there’s a baby formula shortage in the world’s wealthiest and most technologically advanced country, they don’t have to look much further than WIC, which accounts for up to 68% of all infant formula sold in the U.S.

Under the program, formula companies compete for exclusivity contracts by selling their products to the states at huge discounts. Even with 85% rebates, the companies still make money, because they end up with state monopolies. Along the way, stores give prominent shelf space to WIC-approved formula brands, and doctors also tend to recommend these brands to their patients. WIC is thus a behemoth capable of toppling the baby formula market because it currently serves 53% of all infants in the United States.

Or, put another way, more than half of all American babies are on welfare. Let that sink in. (Remember that heinous Barack Obama reelection campaign ad, the one with a fictional character named Julia getting cradle-to-grave assistance from the welfare state? Well, there’s the “cradle” part.)

Since WIC’s creation, the federal government has consistently expanded it in good times and bad. And as with all government programs, it took on a life of its own. WIC now has 1,900 local offices, 89 state offices (wait, aren’t there only 50 states?), and does business with 47,000 retailers.

Expanding WIC is always near the top of Democrat priorities. Never do they contemplate ways to reduce WIC’s massive enrollment or help at-risk mothers become less dependent. For Democrats, “helping women” means encouraging moms to abort their preborn babies or make them and their surviving children wards of the state. All WIC and its leftist supporters can guarantee is that children in the program will be healthy enough to enter public school prepared for 13 years of further indoctrination.

To be fair, there are other reasons for this baby formula shortage. (Sorry, Mr. President, Vladimir Putin doesn’t make this list.) The Trump-era tariffs blocked foreign access to the domestic baby formula market and reduced domestic competition. While sometimes well-intentioned, tariffs often have the unintended, but not unexpected, consequence of weakening the domestic markets they seek to protect.

The FDA also shares blame, because its bloated bureaucracy kept Abbott Laboratories dormant for months while it investigated a deadly bacteria outbreak that led to the deaths of four infants. It turned out that the outbreak wasn’t linked to the company or its products, but the FDA didn’t close its investigation until last week. Abbott, by the way, has a 42% slice of the domestic baby formula market.

But make no mistake: WIC and the Left’s cradle-to-grave mentality are at the heart of this. And that’s what we get when we grant the government so much power over us. When half of our babies are on welfare, it doesn’t mean full speed ahead. It means the program isn’t working.

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SHORT CUTS

Insight

“[Tyranny is] to compel men not to think as they do, to compel men to express thoughts that are not their own.” —Milovan Djilas (1911-1995)

Upright

“The inclusion of transgender people into female sport cannot be balanced with fairness due to the retained differences in strength, stamina and physique that are present when comparing the average female with the average transgender female/non-binary person who was assigned male at birth (whether with or without the involvement of testosterone suppression). … For the sport of swimming, the inclusion of transgender people on the grounds of fairness cannot co-exist in the current competitive model. Swimming should choose to offer competition in which the female category is protected for reasons of competitive fairness.” —World Swimming Coaches Association

For the Record

“Almost 90% of Americans have said they are likely to stop using a company’s product or service if it openly advocates for a political agenda they disagree with, according to a poll conducted by The Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action. The findings were not unique to any individual political group, as independents (82.6%), Democrats (84.5%) and Republicans (93.4%) all stated they were likely to stop using a product or service of any company that openly advocates for political agendas they disagree with, according to The Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action. The respondents of the poll were also fairly split, with 39.3% claiming to be Democratic, 35.6% being Republican, and the remainder having non-partisan or other political affiliations.” —The Daily Caller

Re: Illegal Immigration

“We already start our shifts with 50% of our resources not even performing enforcement activities. They’re in administrative duties. Once this explodes, we’re going to have nearly 100% of our people doing administrative duties rather than enforcement duties. That’s going to give complete control to the cartels. That’s a scary situation to be in.” —National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd regarding Title 42 repeal

“Biden should be given an honorary membership in the Mexican drug cartels because nobody has done more to help the cartels than Biden with his open-border policies.” —Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Grand Delusions

“Neither Nina Jankowicz nor the [disinformation] board have anything to do with the censorship or with removing content from anywhere. Their role is to ensure that national security officials are updated on how misinformation is affecting … the threat environment. She has strong credentials and a history of calling out misinformation from both the left and the right. And that’s — and that’s our focus. … The board had been intentionally mischaracterized.” —White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

“All these sensationalist narratives about … what people thought the board was going to do are completely wrong. It was a coordinating mechanism. … So every characterization of the board that you’ve heard up until now has been incorrect, and frankly, it’s kind of ironic that the board itself was taken over by disinformation when it was meant to fight it.” —Nina Jankowicz

“I have prided myself over my career of being a really nuanced, reasonable person. Again, as I said, I’ve briefed and advised both Republicans and Democrats. I admire some of the steps that the Trump administration even took to combat disinformation… So to say that I’m just a partisan actor was wildly out of context.” —Nina Jankowicz

Circling the Wagons

“Gas prices aren’t bad because of anything Biden did. It’s just what he’s going to absorb. … People want baby food … that also is not on him.” —”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg

And Last…

“Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi decided to give everyone in Congress a Peloton gym membership. … There are parents who are going to eight or nine stores looking for baby formula, paying for gas that you can barely afford. But instead of trying to help these struggling families, Democrats are plundering their pocketbooks to pay for Pelosi’s Peloton membership. You can’t imagine a more out-of-touch party.” —House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy

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