Winners and Losers Part 2

Connor Merk, Editor


Senator Chuck Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer was confronted by Senator Tom Cotton on delaying a vote to confirm Trump’s nominee for CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

Senator Schumer has been in Congress since 1981. He is confirmed of being an establishment politician.

GOP Senators said that Schumer lied to them when he promised to add Pompeo’s name to a list of the national security team members up for a vote last Friday.

President Trump has the right to nominate his cabinet and have them be voted in as soon as possible. Only two appointees were confirmed on his first day, while President Obama had seven of his appointees confirmed on his first day. This is just another example of members of Congress playing political games, and I am glad that Schumer got called out for it.

Another loss for Senator Schumer was that he appeared to have fake tears in a speech responding to Trump’s executive order. Using tears never looks good, in my opinion. It may show a soft side to you but it could be seen as weak, fake, or have political motivation behind it. Trump replied to his tears in two tweets. 

Chelsea Handler

The well-known actress who recently participated in the Women’s March and is an outspoken critic of Trump said she would not interview Melania Trump because “She can barely speak English.”

Handler didn’t take the time to research and find that the first lady speaks a total of five languages, including English, French, Italian, German, and Slovene. This is highly disrespectful of her to say things like this and makes her look very foolish. The left said that anti-immigrant rhetoric would be on the rise if Trump was elected, and it turns out they were exactly right!  

Sally Yates

Sally Yates is the former deputy attorney general who was the acting attorney general until President Trump’s choice of nominee Senator Sessions has been confirmed. She was fired by the President for instructing the Department of Justice to stop defending the executive order until convinced that is is legal.

As Josh Blackman said in his recent Politico article, Yates should have told the President her legal advice on the matter and if he disagreed with her, she should have resigned. Instead she made herself headline news by just refusing.

President Trump’s statement in response to Yates’ political act was perfect, “The acting attorney general, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” Acting Attorney General Dana Boente said.


Stock Market

The Dow Jones Industrial hit the 20,000 mark on January 25. The Dow has risen 1,688 points since the Election Day and has recently surged because of President Trump signing an executive order to begin the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline. A great article on explaining this gain was on Fox Business.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

May recently was a guest speaker at the GOP Congressional retreat in Philadelphia. She spoke about the need for a strong relationship between the United states and the United Kingdom, comparing it to the iconic Reagan-Thatcher relationship and hoping to revive that connection. She also met with President Trump at the White House. 

They spoke together at a joint-press conference and both spoke about the importance of a strong relationship with each other. It was very exciting to watch the beginning of a new era of leadership emerging. I recommend that you watch it.

Nikki Haley

Former popular Governor of South Carolina was confirmed as the Ambassador to the United Nations with a huge margin of 96-4. At Haley’s first speech at the United Nations, she spoke about the platform of America first. The line that she said that struck me the most was, “For those who don’t have our back, we’re taking names; we will make points to respond to that accordingly.”
She also spoke strongly about changes that will be happening at the U.N.; “Everything that’s working we’re going to make it better. Everything that’s not working we’re going to try and fix. And anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we’re going to do away with.”