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‘Fixed it for you’: Chip Roy fires back after WSJ editorial board brands him and others ‘The GOP Isolationist Caucus’

Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas fired back in response to a Wall Street Journal editorial board piece titled “The GOP Isolationist Caucus.”

According to the piece, Roy and 13 other House Republicans voted across the board against four of the bills that passed in the House on Saturday.

The WSJ editorial board, which dubbed the list of the 14 House Republicans “the dishonor roll,” claimed that the nation and the GOP “dodged a geopolitical disaster on Saturday with the House passage of military aid to allies in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.”

“‘Opinion – The GOP anti-open borders, anti-debt, & anti-Hamas caucus.’ Fixed it for you… but you won’t care because you are fine with (unpaid for) war & cheap labor (on the welfare state), Americans be damned,” Roy tweeted.

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In a statement about his votes, Roy said, “For months, House Republicans — specifically, Speaker Mike Johnson — have been unequivocal that we would not send billions in additional aid to Ukraine without securing our own border first. This package represents a complete reversal of a position that previously unified the Republican conference, despite the clear and present danger the southern border represents to U.S. national security.”

Regarding his vote against a bill related to Israel aid, Roy said in the statement that “the Israel aid package was paired to gain Democrat support with over $9 billion in humanitarian aid to Gaza and other areas, which will certainly and inevitably find its way into the hands of Hamas — effectively funding both sides of the war and undermining Israel.”

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Transgender registered sex offender tried to grab kid at elementary school in Colorado, police say

A transgender man allegedly tried to kidnap a child at an elementary school in Colorado, and police said that he was a registered sex offender.

The Aurora Police Department said officers were called to the Black Forest Hills Elementary School on Friday over the incident.

Investigators say 33-year-old Solomon Galligan got onto school property and approached a group of children. He allegedly tried to grab a young boy before fleeing from the school. Police are unsure what prompted him to leave on his own.

He was later arrested by police and charged with attempted kidnapping. Galligan is being held at the Aurora Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

The mother of the child Galligan allegedly tried to kidnap spoke to KCNC-TV about the boy.

“This has changed his life forever, and my life,” said Miranda Ayala. “He was touched by somebody else who walked up onto a field at school at recess with other adults that should’ve been taking care of my son.”

She says that her child told police he smelled like alcohol and had a white powder on his face.

Other parents told KCNC that they were upset at the school for not being as transparent as it should have been to the parents about the incident.

School officials tried to reassure parents in an email saying they had increased security at the elementary school.

“We take all safety concerns very seriously and have launched an investigation into the incident that happened Friday,” read a statement from a school spokesperson. “We are committed to being transparent and accountable to our community, and the school is in communication with families.”

Ayala says that the school officials who were supposed to protecting the children were distracted by their phones. They were alerted by other children yelling, “Stranger danger!”

“It was these kids who saved my son’s life,” she added.

The Daily Mail reported that Galligan had documented his gender transition in 2012.

‘So I’m starting my hormone shots and I really can’t wait I’m on my hormone pills I’ve been on them for almost 4 months,’ Galligan wrote at the time.

He had been convicted of nonconsensual sexual contact in Denver and failed to register as a sex offender.

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

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Three boys arrested for assaulting homeless man; one is only 12 years old, according to California police

Three young boys were arrested after witnesses told California police they were assaulting a homeless man on Saturday.

The Long Beach Police Department said that they were called to downtown Long Beach near Pacific Avenue and 1st Street over a call of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said the three boys had gotten into a verbal altercation with the homeless man at about 6:25 p.m. and then began to beat him with tent poles and a tripod. They also allegedly threw objects at the man.

As officers arrived, the juveniles ran away from the scene, but police said they were able to identify them and detain them.

Video showed police putting the smallest of the boys, who was 12 years old, in handcuffs and into a police cruiser. The other two boys were reportedly 14 years old and 15 years old.

The three are facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime. Their identities were not released due to their ages.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries to his upper body. He was treated by paramedics and declined to be taken to a hospital.

The homeless crisis is worsening in California, where it’s considered the worst in the nation, according to some reports. The Golden State accounts for the largest homeless population in the nation, which some estimates put at 30% of the homeless population.

That crisis has led to crime by homeless people and against homeless people. In one recent alarming incident, a homeless man allegedly punched a 6-year-old without provocation in the middle of the day in Santa Monica. She was not seriously injured, and the man was arrested after a second assault on a 7-year-old child.

Christina Tullock, a friend of the family of the 6-year-old who was assaulted, issued a warning to those wanting to visit California for fun.

“Don’t come to Venice or Los Angeles, it’s not safe if you have children or elderly people with you,” said Tullock to KTTV-TV. “Don’t come visit us, it is not under control.”

The average home in Long Beach sells for about $840k according to Zillow.

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

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John Fetterman endorses the idea of Mitt Romney for Harvard president

American Jewish Congress president Daniel Rosen wrote an opinion piece suggesting GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah for the position of Harvard University president. And now, Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania has endorsed the idea.

“As an alumnus of Harvard, and after this mad season of antisemitism at Columbia, I co-sign. This former Governor of Massachusetts doesn’t need a paycheck, but Harvard and its academic peers needs to recalibrate from far-left orthodoxy,” Fetterman stated in a tweet.

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Romney, who has been serving as a senator since 2019, announced last year that he would not seek re-election. His term ends in early 2025. The Republican politician, who was the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, lost that election to Democratic President Barack Obama. Romney has previously served as governor of Massachusetts.

In the piece titled “Harvard is in an almighty mess. Let Mitt Romney clean it up,” Rosen wrote, “Romney has the moral courage and independence to identify the root sources of antisemitism at the university, address the decline in Jewish student applications and enrollment, and teach a new generation of young adults the importance of mutual tolerance and civilized coexistence.”

“Mitt Romney has what it takes to lead Harvard in once again engaging in the kind of open discourse needed for every student — regardless of race, religion or orientation — to feel part of the university community,” Rosen wrote.

Fetterman has been outspoken in supporting Israel and condemning Hamas in the wake of the horrific attacks in Israel last year when terrorists raped, slaughtered, and kidnapped. Fetterman has pointed out that if Hamas would release the kidnapping victims and surrender, “the death, destruction, and misery in Gaza would end right now.”

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‘The Ukrainian-Russian border is our border,’ Democrat declares while advocating US aid to Ukraine

During remarks before the House passed a Ukraine aid bill on Saturday, Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia passionately advocated for the U.S. to green-light assistance for the Eastern European nation.

After noting that some people say that the U.S. needs to address its border first, Connolly said, “The Ukrainian-Russian border is our border. It’s the border between depraved autocracy and freedom-loving people seeking our democratic way of life.” He said, “We must meet this test today. We must stand with Ukraine.”

In response to Connolly’s comment, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida tweeted, “No it isn’t.”

“Nope, it sure isn’t,” Republican Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida tweeted.

GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia described Connolly’s claim as “the America Last Uniparty in a nutshell.”

“This has got to be a joke!!! This is offensive to all Americans,” Republican Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina tweeted.

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The House passed the Ukraine aid bill on Saturday in a 311-112 vote. All 112 of the votes against the measure came from Republicans.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy heralded the House’s passage of the bill.

“I am grateful to the United States House of Representatives, both parties, and personally Speaker Mike Johnson for the decision that keeps history on the right track,” he noted in a post on X. “Democracy and freedom will always have global significance and will never fail as long as America helps to protect it. The vital U.S. aid bill passed today by the House will keep the war from expanding, save thousands and thousands of lives, and help both of our nations to become stronger.”

The Senate is expected to vote on a package that rolls the Ukraine aid together with other items. President Joe Biden has indicated that he plans to sign it.

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PA DA says woman will not face charges after shooting and killing home intruder in her basement: ‘She did nothing wrong’

A Pennsylvania district attorney says a woman who shot and killed a home intruder will not face charges because of the Castle Doctrine state law.

Beaver Falls police said a woman was alerted by the sounds of a door slamming and glass breaking in her basement on Wednesday in the middle of the night at about 5 p.m.

She armed herself with her 9mm handgun and went downstairs to investigate and found a stranger in her basement.

“The door to her basement opened and there stands this guy who she had no idea who he was, and she ended up shooting him three times and killing him,” said Beaver County District Attorney Nate Bible to KDKA-TV.

The woman showed KDKA the small basement window that the alleged intruder broke in order to get inside of her home. She told police she had never met the man before.

KDKA asked Bible whether the woman did the right thing.

“I think so. In that situation from a legal standpoint, yes, she did nothing wrong,” he responded. “If someone enters your house, they are making that conscious decision. They are there to steal from you or hurt you in other ways. You have that right to protect yourself and use deadly force.”

Bible also said that the woman had a legal right to own the gun. She was questioned by police about the incident and then released.

Police later identified the alleged home intruder as 49-year-old Brent Alan Farmer.

KDKA asked Bible what people could do to protect themselves if they don’t have a gun.

“There are classes to learn self-defense, get a big dog to help you,” he replied. “Outside of having a firearm, anything can be used as a weapon.”

Beaver Falls Police and Beaver County detectives are still investigating the incident.

The city of Beaver Falls has about 9,000 residents and is located about 31 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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Violent suspect allegedly breaks into LA mayor’s home a week after mayor brags she’s ‘lowered crime’

Just a week after Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass bragged during the State of the City address that her administration had “lowered crime,” a man broke into Bass’ home while residents were inside. The suspect in the case is a man with a history of violence.

Around 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, LAPD responded to an alarm at the Getty House, the official residence of the Los Angeles mayor. According to reports, 29-year-old Ephraim Hunter had broken a window to gain entry to the residence and may have even made his way to the second floor of the home before police arrived.

Hunter was reportedly arrested without incident and is expected to be charged with first-degree burglary soon. He remains in custody on a bail of $100,000.

Though Bass was home at the time of the break-in, thankfully, she was not hurt, and no items were stolen.

“Let me just say first of all, I am fine. My family is fine. And we are going to do everything we can to keep Angelenos safe. I believe our budget makes significant contributions and investments toward keeping Angelenos safe,” Bass said at a press conference on Monday.

Bass and her family may have been lucky as the suspect in the case has already been convicted of a violent crime in Massachusetts. Back in 2015, Hunter and three others were accused of beating a man unconscious with a hammer and another instrument in a van near Boston.

Hunter, who is originally from Massachusetts, was eventually convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to serve five to seven years. Whether he served his full sentence is unclear. His mother, Josephine Duaa, indicated to the L.A. Times that he had moved to L.A. to get a fresh start but had likely been “smoking” a drug recently and may have become “scared.”

“He needs some help,” Duaa said. “Somebody please help him; he’s gonna lose his mind.”

Last week, during her 2024 State of the City address, Bass used the topic of crime to promote her accomplishments while in office. “Violent crime and homicides were down in 2023,” she insisted.

“We’ve lowered crime.”

She claimed that the reduction in crime was made possible because her administration has focused “on preventing crime and interrupting the cycles of violence.”

Two years ago, when Bass was a congresswoman and running for mayor, two men broke into her private residence and stole two firearms. The suspects in the case later pled no contest to burglary and grand theft charges, CNN reported.

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VIDEO: Woman struck by out-of-control car at illegal takeover was carried away by pedestrians, LAPD says she may be dead

The Los Angeles Police Department is looking for a woman who was violently struck at an illegal street takeover as seen on a viral video on social media.

Street takeovers have plagued cities as car enthusiasts race their vehicles and skid in circles in intersections dangerously close to spectators who record on their cellphones.

Police said the video came from a takeover on April 13 at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and San Pedro Street in the Florence neighborhood of south L.A. A driver was “conducting dangerous maneuvers known as donuts,” with an Infinity G37, according to police, when they lost control and slammed into the crowd.

The woman appeared to be unconscious and bleeding from her head after it hit the pavement. Police said the driver fled and some spectators carried the injured woman away.

The condition of the woman is unknown.

The LAPD South Traffic Division says they are trying to identify the woman who was struck in the video and so far, their efforts have been met with no success.

“We’ve checked in with the coroner’s office, our missing persons, I think these guys even tried using some facial recognition software to try and identify this person, and so far, we’ve struck out everywhere,” said LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno at a media briefing.

No hospitals reported admitting a young woman with head injuries about that time either. He went on to say that investigators have been able to obtain some information that leads them to believe she may be dead.

“We started monitoring some of the chatter in that street racing world and some of our investigators from street racing task-force intercepted some chatter that would leave us to believe that there’s a slight change that this girl might be deceased,” Moreno added.

“We don’t know who she is, where she is, or how seriously her injuries are,” he said.

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver.

Law enforcement officials caution race fans from attending or participating in street takeovers. In one lethal incident from St. Petersburg, Florida, a 13-year-old boy was struck by a racing motorcycle and killed as he attended the illegal event with his father.

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WATCH: Megyn Kelly has BLISTERING response to Biden’s Title IX revisions

Joe Biden has failed women once again with new Title IX amendments that largely overhaul Trump-era rules. Title IX, which was intended to protect women in athletics, will now pave the way for female athletes to continue being overpowered by trans competitors, as Biden’s new rules stipulate more protections for LGBTQ+ students. The rules state that students cannot be discriminated against for sexual orientation or “gender identity,” although a mandate on whether trans athletes can be barred from competing in the division opposite of their biological sex remains undecided.

The changes also target the way sexual harassment and sexual assault are defined and how due process is conducted. Per Biden’s revisions, the definitions of sexual harrassment and sexual assault will be expanded, and alleged victims will no longer be required to attend live hearings or cross examinations where they would otherwise have to face the accused.

Megyn Kelly, who Dave Rubin says is “loud and proud and hear me roar” in all the right ways, had something to say about Biden’s revisions as well as her voting history.

“I voted for Donald Trump to prevent things like this,” she said. “What Joe Biden just did to women’s rights and Title IX and due process for young men on college campuses and free speech — I was horrified.”

“I’m ashamed of him! I’m disgusted at you, Miguel Cardona. Shame on you,” she spat. “Your daughter … will now have to go into [a] college bathroom, [a] college locker room and be faced with men posing as women — many of whom are only there because they get off on wearing women’s clothing … and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.”

“It’s direct, and it’s true,” says Dave.

Even though “Donald Trump has gone after [Megyn] personally,” she is still “endorsing [him] for 2024” as she did in 2020.

“It wasn’t about me,” she said. “It was about my concern for this country and my children and what was happening in particular in [the transgender] culture lane but in other lanes as well.”

To hear Kelly’s full analysis on Biden’s new rules and her explanation regarding her voting choices, watch the clip below.

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