Proposed Policy for Military Contractors in Ukraine Draws Criticism

Proposed Policy for Military Contractors in Ukraine Draws Criticism

Numerous experts and politicians fear that the decision might escalate the conflict and be counterproductive to U.S. interests.

Following reports that the Biden administration is seeking to allow U.S. military contractors to deploy to Ukraine, ostensibly for the purpose of servicing American-made equipment, backlash has been brewing among foreign policy realists, both politicians and experts. 

Will Ruger, the President of the American Institute of Economic Research and Trump nominee for ambassador to Afghanistan in 2020, highlighted the dangerous position that American contractors might be placed in by this policy change.

“The idea of having American contractors in harm’s way would create the possibility of inadvertent or intentional targeting that results in casualties to our countrymen; such casualties could put pressure on the administration to sink deeper into the war,” Ruger told The American Conservative

“We don’t want to see a repeat of past experiences where we slowly sunk deeper and deeper into conflicts that were unnecessary from the standpoint of our vital national interests,” he added. “American casualties, even by contractors, would create too high a risk.” Ruger suggested that the U.S. instead “avoid taking any steps that would further our involvement in a conflict that implicates few vital national interests.”

Anatol Lieven, the Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute, also highlighted the danger posed to Americans. “The Russians will definitely try to kill U.S. contractors,” Lieven told TAC. He added that such an occurrence would not be wholly unprecedented; in Syria, the U.S. killed the mercenaries of the Russian Wagner group, and Russia has targeted former French Foreign Legionnaires fighting on behalf of the Ukrainian army.  

Zachary Paikan, the Deputy Director of the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute, who has written about the risks of such the proposed policy in the past, told TAC that the Biden administration’s move will not necessarily change Moscow’s perception of U.S. involvement in Ukraine. Rather, it will reinforce the dominant perception in Moscow which views “this war not as a Russo–Ukrainian conflict but as a direct conflict with NATO occurring on Ukrainian soil.” 

Paikan added that the “degree of Western involvement and risk-taking has increased throughout the conflict.”

“Russia has been careful to calibrate its responses so far,” he cautioned. “Just because we haven’t seen substantial horizontal [geographical] or vertical [intensity of the conflict] escalation so far doesn’t mean we can extrapolate this trend indefinitely into the future.” 

Elaborating on the risks of escalation from either this policy or another, Paikan said, “At some point, a genuine red line may be crossed, even if inadvertently. I don’t think we’re quite there yet, but it’s better to err on the side of caution—I don’t think this war can go on indefinitely at the current threshold of violence and restricted to the current geographic scope.” 

Joe Kent, a Republican candidate for Washington’s competitive Third Congressional District, zeroed in on the issue. “The Biden administration publicly considering deploying U.S. contractors to Ukraine is escalatory and reckless,” Kent told TAC. “The introduction of ‘contractors’ and/or ‘advisors’ is how Vietnam and other disasters have begun.”

Kent added that “regardless of what parameters are put on U.S. contractors they would rightly be viewed as combatants by Russia, putting Americans in direct combat with Russia,” which “would be war” between Russia and America. 

Kent also connected the issue of escalation in Ukraine and the potential for nuclear war to the political stakes of the November election. “Only one political faction and only one leader is talking about ending global conflict and nuclear war, and that is President Trump,” he argued. “Biden has proven that his strategy, or lack thereof, only leads to an escalation of conflict.” 

Kent added that “voting for President Trump is a vote against nuclear war with Russia” and that “we need to end the killing in Ukraine as soon as possible.”

It seems as if the Biden administration has yet to make a final decision concerning the policy. At a June 28 press conference, the Pentagon’s Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh commented that “we have not made any decisions when it comes to U.S. contractors,” and emphasized that “there will not be any U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine.” Singh declined to comment further.

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Free Green Cards for Foreign-Born College Grads?

Free Green Cards for Foreign-Born College Grads?

Trump’s proposal has obvious flaws, but can be a first draft for a better system.

Credit: Evan El-Amin

In a move that is self-defeating and exposes the fundamental problem with America’s immigration system, Donald Trump proposed “automatically” giving green cards to foreign nationals who graduate from a U.S. college.

A Trump spokesperson clarified the offer to include both two-year and junior colleges, and to include every foreign student except those who are “communists, radical Islamists, Hamas supporters, America haters, and public charges.” Trump said this was another “Day One” plan for him. The goal is “to keep the most skilled graduates who can make significant contributions to America.” Currently foreign national college grads have to either leave the U.S. after graduation, work for two years as “practical trainees” and then depart, or apply for a hard-to-get work visa or change of status.

The plan, of course, is self-defeating on its face. Trump, like most people who read it, thinks his plan will scoop up the Red Chinese MIT PhD with the 4.0 GPA who wants to work on AI for Nvidia—forgetting America’s college system includes pay-for-play schools and visa mills, aimed directly at foreigners who just want a student visa to allow them to work in the U.S. at whatever job. Trump also forgets perhaps his own college days, which must have included a kid who just barely got by and graduated with a C- average in Medieval Music Theory. Not much demand for that. Once again, in order to get the baby, America is drinking the bathwater, too.

The concept of a merit-based system in the U.S. is not new. As president, Trump flirted with the idea but never moved to implement it. Even Hillary Clinton proposed a plan to link college grads to green cards. Since 1965, the American immigration system has been tied to the concept of family unification, with little interest paid to anything merit-based. The core problem with the family reunification system is the primary qualification to immigrate legally is simply that family tie. So America gets the drunk brother alongside the nuclear physicist sister. It’s a crapshoot. There is no connection to America’s economic needs. Things work similarly at the border, where America gets whoever survives the Darwinian slog through Mexico.

The American family unification system, with its small number of merit-based visas tagging along (mostly in the H-1B category) is near unique in the industrialized world. Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand primarily use a merit system based on “points.” Based on national needs, an applicant with no relatives in Canada will accrue points based on education (Canada awards 135 points for a master’s and only 30 for a high school diploma), language ability (extra points if you are fluent in English and French), and job skills. But you may not need a masters in computer technology for Canada; they’ll also take you if you are a tar sands miner willing to live five years in the unsettled west. The key is tying merit-based points to the nation’s economic needs.

The U.S. is stingy with the merit-based visas it does offer. Out of a total legal immigrant pool of about one million, the annual cap for the 2023 fiscal year was 65,000 skilled worker visas, plus only an additional 20,000 visas for foreign professionals with a master’s degree or doctorate from a U.S. institution. Not all H-1B visas, however, are subject to this cap. For example, up to 6,800 visas are set aside each year for the H-1B program under U.S.-Chile and U.S.-Singapore free trade agreements. Something special about skilled people in Chile compared to, say, Columbia?

Through the 19th century, America had virtually no restrictions on immigration. The country was huge and unsettled, and the need for unskilled workers was vast. Waves of Germans, Irish, Jews, and Italians came from every dump across Europe and beyond for work. New York City, the largest port of entry, was a center of light manufacturing and the source of more than half of the nation’s ready-made clothing; the vast Midwest was full of farms and steel plants.

The first real restrictions targeted the Chinese after they were no longer needed to build the western railways. Following the First World War, Italians and eastern European Jews, “inferior” groups, were banned. Racism dovetailed with an economy that was shrinking (ultimately drastically, in the Great Depression) and demanding higher-skill workers.

The years following the Second World War saw a massive change in immigration law. It was believed there was room for everyone again amid the postwar boom; old racial wrongs were righted by removing national quotas and emphasizing family unification. In a change from earlier immigration waves, most post-war immigrants were the relatives of earlier immigrants. The education and skills they had and how they met the needs of the American economy were not seriously considered. This system persists.

But what if we can do better, a lot better, for the needs of the 21st century?

The monetary reasons are there—what Trump is aiming for. Immigrants and their children founded nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies. These include five of the top 12: Nvidia, founded by a Taiwan national with a master’s from Stanford; Apple; founded by the son of a Syrian, no degree; Google, co-founded by a Russian immigrant, also with an MA from Stanford; Amazon, founded by the son of a Cuban immigrant with a degree from Princeton; and Costco, founded by the son of Canadian immigrants (San Diego City College) whose family emigrated from Romania. These companies alone posted a combined revenue of $1.4 trillion in fiscal year 2023, more than the gross domestic product of many nations. And immigrants are about 80 percent more likely to start a company than U.S.-born citizens.

And that’s not to say someone else, in this instance the UK, hasn’t already tried the idea and fouled it up by being too generous. Britain has a scheme which allows most college grads to stay on for two years and work toward residency.

The UK Graduate Route allows graduates to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after finalizing their studies. The government estimates this visa attracted many migrants to the UK, with them often misusing their benefits. More than 40 percent of people coming to the country for employment purposes in 2023 came from India or Nigeria. Talks for new rules follow plans to ban British universities from accepting certain postgraduates, in an effort to reduce net migration in the UK, which is highly driven by international students.

So there are lessons learned out there. Meanwhile, let’s not make the same mistake with college grads we made with relatives of earlier immigrants; this time let us separate the baby from the bathwater and get rid of the less valuable part. Instead of handing out green cards willy-nilly with each diploma, subject grads to a merit-based system with points awarded to skills/majors in demand, accredited schools that rank well nationally, high GPAs, as well as English ability and proven entrepreneurial skills. Trump is close to right in singling out foreign-born college grads. We need only to tweak the system he proposes to pick out the very best America deserves.

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Former World Economic Forum Staffers Accuse Founder Klaus Schwab of Sexual Harassment

Various female employees of the World Economic Forum have gone on record to accuse its founder, Klaus Schwab, of sexual harassment.

According to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal, Schwab is facing accusations of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

One of Schwab’s misdeeds allegedly involves targeted employees aged over 50 for dismissal to lower the average age of the workforce. When his HR chief, Paolo Gallo, refused to comply with this directive without valid performance-related reasons, Schwab fired him.

Back 2017, Schwab reportedly dismissed a young woman leading a startup initiative after she informed him she was pregnant. He expressed displeasure that she wouldn’t be able to work at the same pace and subsequently let her go after a brief trial period.

Many other female staffers also reported being pushed out or facing career setbacks after becoming pregnant or returning from maternity leave.

Meanwhile, other female staffers said they were victims sexual harassment, with incidents involving suggestive comments and inappropriate behavior by senior managers, some of whom remain at the Forum.

Schwab, who formally left his role as executive chairman last month, himself was described as setting a tone of sexualization and objectification from the top, with multiple accounts of him making women uncomfortable with his remarks and behavior.

“I knew he liked me and I knew he found me pretty,” said one woman by the name of Mryiam Boussina. “Every man with a lot of power, they think that they can get any woman and they are not ashamed.”

“There was a lot of pressure to be good-looking and wear tight dresses,” added another woman who worked at the WEF in the 2010s. “Never in my career have I experienced looks being such an important topic as in the Forum.”

Another staffer claimed that Schwab made suggestive comments and even physically posed suggestively in front of her, once mentioning he wished she was Hawaiian to see her in a costume.

“I need to find you a man, and if I were not married, I would put myself on the top of that list,” Schwab is reported to have said on multiple occasions.

Schwab has vehemently denied all the allegations, insisting he behaved professionally at all times. “Mr. Schwab does not and has never engaged in the vulgar behaviors you describe,” a Forum spokesman said, adding that the Journal’s reporting would “mischaracterize our organization, culture and colleagues, including our founder.”

Under his leadership, the WEF has aggressively promoted the idea of a ‘Great Reset,’ which aims to replace democratic governments with a system of global governance similar to communist China.

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RIOTS Break Out in France – Antifa Is Vandalizing Stores After Massive Right-Wing Election Victory

French leftists rioted Sunday following their major election loss to the rightwing parties.

Riots broke out in France on Sunday after the right-wing won the first round of legislative elections.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, France’s globalist president Emmanuel Macron took a massive gamble earlier calling for a snap election following an enormous defeat in the EU elections earlier this month.

Now, his bet has officially blown up in his face.

The right-wing populist National Rally Party (FN), led by Macron’s arch-nemesis Marine Le Pen, won the first round of France’s parliamentary elections on Sunday. Macron’s party, the Ensemble Alliance, slipped to a distant third place.

Current results show FN taking 34% of the vote, with the far-left New Popular Front (NFP) coalition five points behind at 29%. The Ensemble alliance sits at 21%.

️ Elections #legislatives2024 : 1er tour

Les estimations à 20H49 (France entière)

RN et alliés : 34%
NFP : 29,1%
Majo . Présid : 22%
LR et DVD : 9,5%
Reconquête : 0,7%@IfopOpinion pour @TF1 @LCI

— Ifop Opinion (@IfopOpinion) June 30, 2024

This was a major blow to the international, globalist left.
According to Reuters.

Macron will remain president after the parliamentary election, the second round of which is on July 7. But he will have to pick a prime minister from the party or alliance with the most seats in the National Assembly, regardless of how divergent their policies are from his own.

The RN’s chances of winning power next week will depend on whether its rivals team up in the coming days to keep it from power. The RN might come first, but without an absolute majority.

The French leftists took the lost in stride. Just kidding.

Of course the left rioted in the streets tonight in France.

Tens of thousands of left-wing rioters take to the streets of France causing chaos.

Stores are being looted as activists set fire to the streets, launching fireworks, tear gas and smoke grenades after the results of the French election.

— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) June 30, 2024

Tens of thousands of left-wing rioters take to the streets of France causing chaos.

Stores are being looted as activists set fire to the streets, launching fireworks, tear gas and smoke grenades after the results of the French election.

— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) June 30, 2024

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CNN Blamed by Biden Family for Joe’s Poor Debate Showing: Make-Up Made Biden Look ‘Pale and Pallid’

The Biden family and staff members are casting blame on CNN for Joe Biden’s poor performance in his debate with President Trump in Atlanta last Thursday, according to reports. Biden appeared frail, dazed, confused and had trouble speaking lucidly and completing thoughts while allegedly suffering from a cold, but CNN is being attacked for making Biden look “pale and pallid.”

Biden had set the terms of the debate, with little pushback from Trump who had been demanding a debate with Biden “anytime, any place.” Biden had CNN host the debate in late June rather than in the traditional fall campaign season, demanded no audience and a mute button for Trump. Trump showed up and Biden got humiliated on national television in a debate that was meant to reset the presidential campaign in Biden’s favor but ended up imploding it.

As the shock of Biden’s poor performance settled in, recriminations started to appear in the press with several members of Biden’s senior staff being blamed for over prepping him during his week-long retreat at Camp David while CNN also came in for heavy criticism for its conduct of the debate.

Most interestingly, CNN is being blamed for making Biden, who reportedly showed up with a ‘summer tan’, look pale on camera from the make up applied by the network’s staff.

The New York Times and Politico reported on the attacks on CNN.

New York Times excerpt:

Members of Mr. Biden’s family were likewise said to be focused on the president’s staff, including Ms. Dunn, a White House senior adviser, and her husband, Mr. Bauer, the president’s personal attorney, who played Mr. Trump during debate rehearsals.

They were asking why Mr. Klain, the former White House chief of staff who ran the preparations, would in their view allow him to be overloaded with statistics, and they were angry that Mr. Biden, who arrived for the debate in Atlanta with a summer tan, was made up to look pale and pallid, said one of the people, who has been in touch with several members of the family.

Politico excerpt:

Additionally, Biden’s campaign staff only grew angrier at CNN as to how the debate was run, according to several people familiar with the conversations. Their complaints were lengthy, including that the moderators should have fact-checked Trump more often, that Biden was not told which camera he’d be on when not speaking and that the makeup staff made him appear too pale, according to the three people. Biden did, however, agree to the terms of the debate before it was held.

A post complaining about CNN’s visual treatment of Biden went viral after the debate with nearly six million views on X Twitter. The post was by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former advisor to Melania Trump who betrayed her confidence by releasing recordings of conversations and publishing a book.


CNN’s carefully considered FRAMING & LIGHTING design effectively conveyed the intended perceptions of fragility vs. dominance in visual composition.

Biden was filmed in profile, looking pale as a ghost.

Trump was filmed straight on, not looking his…

— Stephanie Winston Wolkoff (@SWinstonWolkoff) June 28, 2024

Body language expert Joe Navarro wrote an analysis of the candidates’ appearances in Politico, contrasting Trump’s tan, healthy appearance with that of Biden (excerpt):

Trump’s Tan Made Biden Look Pale

The first thing I noticed about Trump was his tan. You might think that sounds superficial, but appearances can make a big difference. Just think of how disheveled Richard Nixon looked — with his 5 o’clock shadow, lack of makeup and pale complexion — next to a young, tanned, make-up-wearing senator named John F. Kennedy in the first televised debate in 1960.

In a similar way, Biden looked white as a sheet next to a sun-kissed Trump. Humans naturally intuit health, vitality and energy in a tanned face. It was another indicator that Biden appeared somewhat frail.

What Can I Even Say About Biden’s Body Language?

I have watched Biden since the early ’90s, and this is the most stoic I have ever seen him. He was still as a statue at times, especially in the first 40 minutes or so. His lack of movement was especially striking next to Trump, who drew the viewer’s eye with dynamic hand motions and aggressive finger pointing that emphasized his arguments, making him appear much more energetic.

I often say that body language speaks volumes, but Biden’s volume was full of blank pages. Sure, it might be because he wanted to be respectful and listen intently. But it could also be because, as we age, our gestures become more economical. Biden’s nonverbal communication did nothing to counter the narrative that his age is catching up to him.

Reports state the Biden family, led by Hunter, does not want Joe to drop out.

Next debate, they might want to hire a funeral director to do Joe’s make-up. They know how to make stiffs look lively.

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Democrat Rep. James Clyburn Blames Biden’s Poor Debate Performance on “Preparation Overload” (VIDEO)

Democrat Rep James Clyburn was on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Dana Bash on Sunday to discuss Joe Biden and his performance at last week’s Presidential debate.

He blamed Biden’s debate performance on “preparation overload.”

“What about his performance on Thursday though, sir?” Dana Bash asked him.

“Yes, it was a bad performance. I’ve been around these things. I’ve been a part of debate preparation before, and I know when I see what I call preparation overload,” Clyburn responded.

“Was there any discussion at all about him stepping aside?” Bash asked.

“I have not talked to the President since Friday, and uh if he asks my opinion, I would give it as I always do, and that is very clearly that he should stay in this race,” Clyburn continued.

He also claimed that Biden needed to prepare differently for the next debate.

“If you are gonna have another debate, the preparation for that debate needs to be different. No question in my mind,” Clyburn continued.


.@RepJamesClyburn blames Biden’s “bad performance” in the debate on “preparation overload,” telling @DanaBashCNN that if there’s another debate, “the preparation for that debate needs to be different.”

— State of the Union (@CNNSOTU) June 30, 2024

Biden’s cognitive decline was very evident in last week’s debate. No amount of preparation or change of strategy will help him at the next debate.


CLEAN VIDEO: Nurse Jill escorts Crooked Joe Biden off the stage after his humiliating debate performance

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2024

“I don’t really know what he said at the end of that sentence. I don’t think he knows what he said either,” Trump said in one of the debate night zingers as Joe Biden rambled incoherently.


BIDEN: *rambles incoherently about his failure to secure the border*

TRUMP: “I really don’t know what he said at the end of that sentence. I don’t think he knows what he said either.”

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2024

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Mother of American Hero Pat Tillman Slams ESPN for Giving Award Named in Honor of Her Son to Prince Harry

American hero Pat Tillman walked away from his NFL career to fight for America after 9/11. He was tragically killed in 2004 in a friendly fire incident.

The Gateway Pundit reported that ESPN is planning to award Prince Harry the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the upcoming ESPYs award ceremony.

Tillman, who played for four seasons in the NFL, felt compelled to serve our nation and stepped away from his promising football career to enlist in the U.S. Army following the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Tillman was sadly killed in combat in 2004 during a friendly fire incident while on a combat mission in Afghanistan at only 27 years old.

On Friday, former NFL punter and current ESPN analyst Pat McAfee blasted the network saying that ESPN is attempting to “piss people off.”

There are plenty of people that award could’ve went to! Goes to show you money talks. Going to give it to a traitorous prince that has really done nothing.

— Sabirah Lohn (@SabirahLohn) June 28, 2024

Pat Tillman’s mother, Mary Tillman, also weighed in on the questionable decision and said the sports network never even consulted her about giving the Duke of Sussex the award honoring her son.

Mary told The Daily Mail, “I am shocked as to why they would select such a controversial and divisive individual to receive the award.”

From the The Daily Mail:

‘There are recipients that are far more fitting. There are individuals working in the veteran community that are doing tremendous things to assist veterans.

‘These individuals do not have the money, resources, connections or privilege that Prince Harry has. I feel that those types of individuals should be recognised.’


ESPN said Harry was being honoured for his ‘tireless work in making a positive impact for the veteran community through the power of sport’ with his Invictus Games.

But the decision to honour him has led to a backlash. A petition yesterday demanded ESPN to think again, claiming Harry had been ‘involved in controversies that call into question his suitability to receive an honour of this magnitude’.

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Lara Trump on President Trump’s Debate Performance, “It Was the Best Debate of His Political Career”(VIDEO)

Lara Trump was on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning to discuss President Trump’s debate performance.

“How is President Trump, your father-in-law doing, after that debate. What is the latest that you can share with us?” Bartiromo asked.

“He’s doing great, obviously, I think it was a unanimous win for him,” Lara Trump said.

“You don’t hear as much about what a great performance he himself actually had in that debate. Look, I think it was the best debate of his political career,” Lara Trump said.

“He obviously won that hands down and not just because Joe Biden was so far gone and so embarrassing, really to watch on the stage he really knew and understood what has to happen to bring this country back,” Lara Trump continued.


Today @SundayFutures with @MariaBartiromo, RNC Co-Chair @LaraLeaTrump spoke about the presidential debate.@FoxNews

— SundayMorningFutures (@SundayFutures) June 30, 2024

They also discussed a hypothetical situation if Kamala Harris was running against President Trump.

“What are the odds that President Trump is competing against Kamala Harris in November?” Bartiromo asked.

“It’s a bad situation all around for the Democrats because look, in order for them to put someone else in to run, they have to get Joe Biden either to quit or they have to remove him as you noted, via the 25th amendment,” Lara Trump said.

“Kamala Harris polls just about as bad if not worse in a lot of cases than Joe Biden,” Lara Trump continued.

“Regardless, if it’s Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump’s polls show us right now that the American people are behind him,” Lara Trump continued.


Today @SundayFutures with @MariaBartiromo, RNC Co-Chair @LaraLeaTrump shared her prediction for a hypothetical matchup between Trump and Kamala Harris.@FoxNews

— SundayMorningFutures (@SundayFutures) June 30, 2024

Trump 2024!

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Democrat Rep Jim Himes Dismisses Concerns About How Foreign Adversaries View Biden After Debate (VIDEO)

Democrat Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Margaret Brennan on Sunday morning to discuss Biden and how foreign adversaries perceive him after the disastrous debate last week.

“How do you think America’s foreign adversaries view President Biden’s performance on Thursday night?” Brennan asked.

“I suspect that, you know, pretty much everybody watched that debate and thought that the President did not perform the way we would have liked to see him perform,” Himes responded.

“I’m not so cynical as to believe that the American people are going to choose a President based on a 90-minute debate,” Himes continued.


.@margbrennan asks House Intel ranking Democrat Rep. @jahimes how America’s foreign adversaries are viewing President Biden’s debate performance. Himes says Biden has a “four-year record…of setting a tone that the rest of the world says ‘Wow, America is back to the decent…

— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 30, 2024

Perhaps Rep. Himes is in denial. After the debate, there was mass panic as numerous media outlets and the Democrat party had discussions of replacing Biden as the 2024 nominee with another candidate.

A poll conducted by YouGov the morning after the debate showed that 49 percent surveyed said that Biden should drop out of the Presidential race.

Himes is not the only Democrat politician that is defending Biden. Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Kristin Welker earlier on Sunday and defended Biden even though his debate performance showed his cognitive decline.

“So, is that a yes to a cognitive test?” Welker asked Senator Warnock.

“I’m not a doctor. It’s not something, quite frankly, I’ve even thought about,” Warnock responded.


WATCH: Sen. @ReverendWarnock (D-Ga.) says voters will “test” both Biden and Trump over the course of the election.@kwelkernbc: Should Biden take a cognitive exam for transparency?

Warnock: “I’m not a doctor. It’s not something, quite frankly, I’ve even thought about.”

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 30, 2024

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Livestream: Tonight at 8:00 PM ET- Steve Bannon Special on The War Room Live

Democrats are jailing the most important MAGA voice in America.

On Monday, Steve Bannon is being forced to report to prison for four months only to be released in November, days before the election.

Bannon’s crime was refusing to testify before the illegitimate Pelosi Jan. 6 Committee. This is the same crime that Eric Holder committed and numerous Democrats since then.

The Attorney General committed a similar crime when he refused to turn over Joe Biden’s video deposition in his son Hunter’s criminal case.

A Democrat judge, however, decided to jail Steve Bannon for four months before the 2024 election. Again, Steve is the most important voice in MAGA, besides President Trump, in the country today.

On Friday, The US Supreme Court released a statement denying Steve Bannon’s application to Chief Justice Roberts for release pending appeal.

WATCH LIVE at 8:00 pm Eastern on Rumble:

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