• In COVID Relief Bill and Elsewhere … Prez Still Aiming to Put America First

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    Surge Summary: In the latest wrangling over the COVID relief bill, the president is still attempting to put Americans’ concerns ahead of Progressives’ dollar-wasting distractions. In a number of those he pardoned this week, he also is seeking to do right – satisfy justice — by a number of American citizens.

    by Gary Bauer

    Many people exploded in anger [Tuesday], including me, when we saw what Nancy Pelosi and her left-wing socialist squad threw into the short-term government funding bill, which they attached to the COVID relief bill.

    To add insult to injury, they provided only $600 in “emergency relief” for the many Americans at risk of losing their jobs or homes.

    The virus did not shutdown America.  The left has shutdown America!  And struggling business owners and workers are supposed to be satisfied with $600.

    I’m not going to ruin your Christmas by repeating all the idiotic things that progressives stuffed into this 5,000+ page monstrosity.  But suffice it to say that is exactly why there is so much disdain for the Washington swamp.

    President Trump was furious.  He posted a video [Tuesday] night blasting Congress for its absurd and wasteful spending that provided money for gender programs in Pakistan while shortchanging the American people.  The president’s anger is totally justified.

    But this is what divided government gets you.  Nothing can pass the House unless Nancy Pelosi ultimately signs off on it.

    President Trump is demanding that the stimulus checks be raised to $2,000 per person while all the other garbage is taken out, saving hundreds of millions of dollars if not more.

    Once again, President Trump is fighting to put America first.

    President Trump also issued a number of pardons [Tuesday] night.  He pardoned George Papadopoulos and Alex van der Zwaan, who were prosecuted by Robert Mueller for minor “process crimes.”

    He pardoned Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough, four Blackwater contractors who protected a convoy of U.S. diplomats in Iraq.  When the convoy was attacked, these heroes did their jobs.  Unfortunately, several Iraqi civilians were caught in the crossfire.  But their prosecution was a travesty of justice.  Thankfully, President Trump corrected it.

    Trump also issued full pardons to Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

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    Originally posted here.

    Image:  Adapted from: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Make America Great Again hat, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49611790

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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