Tag Archives: Steve Scalise

Scalise Repeatedly Refuses To Say Biden Won Fairly

Politico reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday repeatedly avoided answering whether or not believes the 2020 presidential election was “stolen,” after Fox News’ Chris Wallace pressed him on the matter. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Scalise blasted the Biden administration’s handling of the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and the two major bills that have stalled in Congress. …

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BOOK: Melania Refused To Meet Steve Scalise At WH Because She Already Said Hello That Time He Got Shot

The Insider reports: Former First Lady Melania Trump refused to meet with Republican Rep. Steve Scalise at the White House after he was shot in 2017 at a congressional baseball practice because she’d already visited him once in the hospital, according to a new book. Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who also served as Melania Trump’s chief of …

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Scalise Cites Delta Variant In Decision To Get Vaccine

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: “Soon,” U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise replied at the beginning of April when asked when he would be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “Soon,” he repeated at the beginning of May when asked the same question. Scalise received his first Pfizer vaccination on Sunday at an Ochsner clinic in Jefferson Parish. Why? “Especially with the delta variant …

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Axios: GOP Leaders Plot To Oust Cheney From Post

Axios reports: Top Republicans are turning on Rep. Liz Cheney, the party’s highest-ranking woman in Congress, with one conservative leader suggesting she could be ousted from her GOP post within a month. The comments by Reps. Steve Scalise, the minority whip, and Jim Banks, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, carry weight because of their close relationship with House Minority …

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Scalise: DC Too Crime-Ridden To Deserve Statehood

Raw Story reports: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Wednesday came out against making Washington D.C. its own state on the basis that the nation’s Capitol can’t keep its residents safe from “criminals.” A memo from Scalise argued that D.C. should not be granted statehood in part because its government “can’t perform basic governmental duties like protecting its residents from criminals.” …

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Scalise Defends “Peaceful” Trump, Condemns Waters

The Washington Post reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s speech ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, saying he advocated peaceful protest, unlike Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during her recent appearance at a Minnesota rally. Pressed on why he hadn’t criticized Trump’s Jan. 6 speech — which was central to the …

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Pelosi Hits Scalise For CPAC Panel With Anti-Vax Nut

Via press release from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Less than one week after urging House Republicans to block $160 billion in funding for vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Minority Whip Steve Scalise is using his position to elevate Republicans who have publicly urged Americans not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Scalise is scheduled to lead a CPAC panel with …

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Scalise Won’t Say Trump Bears Any Blame For Riot

The Hill reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who last week visited former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, on Sunday deflected blame away from Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol. “At the end of the day, the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6th, it was a disgrace and they need to be held accountable,” Scalise said. …

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Fox Dumps Trial Coverage To Interview Scalise, Who Wants To Know Why Democrats Aren’t Being Impeached

Mediaite reports: Despite history unfolding in real-time, a curious programming decision was made by those in charge of America Reports with John Roberts & Sandra Smith: they cut from House Manager Rep. Ted Lieu and chose to amplify the words of House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, who, shockingly, presented a damning and partisan perspective for Fox News viewers to …

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Scalise Tells Racist Lie About Biden Vaccination Plan

Roll Call reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise slammed the Biden administration Tuesday for encouraging undocumented immigrants to get the COVID-19 vaccine, calling it a “slap in the face” to Americans waiting for their own shots. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Monday encouraging “all individuals, regardless of immigration status” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once eligible. “President …

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Fox News Anchor Confronts Scalise: You Tried To Throw Out The Votes Of Ten Million Biden Supporters [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “You were talking about disenfranchising the 10 million Biden voters who supported [President-elect Biden] in those four states,” Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the Texas lawsuit, rejected late Friday. “Do you feel comfortable throwing out millions of votes of your fellow Americans?” Wallace asked Scalise. Scalise responded that “nobody wants any votes thrown out.” …

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Scalise Hit With Ethics Complaint For Fake Video

The Hill reports: The House Democratic campaign arm has filed a formal ethics complaint against Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), who shared a video doctored to alter the wording of a question posed by activist Ady Barkan to former Vice President Joe Biden. The complaint filed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Wednesday alleges that Scalise violated the …

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Rash Of Fake Videos Spurs Twitter Warning Change

The Verge reports: Twitter said Monday it will begin displaying warning labels on shared posts that contain misleading or doctored videos after facing complaints that it failed to do enough to limit the spread of deceptive clips targeting Joe Biden’s campaign. Until now, the labels did not appear when users shared the posts through what the platform calls “quote tweets …

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Scalise Deletes Doctored Video Of Disabled Activist

Fox News reports: Rep. Steve Scalise on Sunday removed a video he had posted on Twitter of an edited interview between Joe Biden and a disabled liberal activist after backlash that the clip was “doctored” to portray the Democratic presidential nominee as supporting the defunding of police. Scalise’s video was initially marked as doctored by Twitter before it was removed. …

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Twitter Labels Steve Scalise Post As Fake Because He Edited Disabled Man’s Voice To Push Lie About Biden

The Verge reports: A Sunday tweet from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) showing a video of activist Ady Barkan got a “manipulated media” label from Twitter. Barkan has ALS and speaks through voice assistance. In the video, a conversation between Barkan and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Barkan asks “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” …

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207 Congress Members To SCOTUS: Undo Roe V Wade

CBS News reports: Over 200 members of Congress asked the Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the right to an abortion, in a brief urging the court to uphold a Louisiana law severely restricting abortion. The 39 senators and 168 House members submitted the amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, …

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Scalise Blasts Pelosi For Holding Impeachment Articles: If She Wants To Be A Senator, She Can Run For The Job

Politico reports: Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise believes the “impeachment charade” is exposing the Democrats’ weakness. On “Fox News Sunday,“ the Louisiana Republican was direct: “The Senate will have a fair trial and you’ll see an acquittal. Everybody knows it’s going to end in acquittal.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he said, has a duty to turn over the articles …

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Rep. Steve Scalise Accuses Adam Schiff Of “Spying” On Rep. Devin Nunes By Publishing His Phone Call Records

From the right wing Washington Examiner: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff spied on the top Republican on his panel by obtaining his phone records and publishing them in an impeachment report, Minority Whip Steve Scalise said Wednesday. “It raises a lot of serious questions,” the Louisiana Republican said. “I want to know all the people Adam Schiff is spying …

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Scalise: Pardoning Murderers Boosts Military Morale

Politico reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday voiced his support for President Donald Trump’s pardons of two Army officers who were accused of war crimes, arguing the move boosts morale in the military. “I’ve heard, from our men and women in uniform for years that they felt that they were sidelined because they needed a team of attorneys …

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GOP Busted In Lie That Probe Blocks Military Pay Raise

The Military Times reports: A 3.1 percent military pay raise is set to take effect on Jan. 1, regardless what lawmakers say about the ongoing budget fights on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Senate Democratic leaders blasted Republican colleagues for misleading military members about their future paychecks, assuring troops that their annual salary boost is safe. In fact, the pay increase …

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