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    Republican candidate for Michigan’s new Seventh Congressional District, state Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte), who will more than likely face off against Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) in the midterm elections next year, told Breitbart News Saturday that being elected to Congress would allow him to stand up against President Joe Biden’s partisan agenda. Barrett told host Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News’s Washington political editor, during his appearance on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday that he announced he is running for Congress to put everything “on the line” and to hopefully be elected to Congress where he will stand up to Biden in Washington, DC, as he retires from the military after 21 years of service. Check out our announcement video and visit https://t.co/2mFNroWMfn to make a donation! pic.twitter.com/3jRfeiBhR6 — Tom Barrett (@barrettbrigade1) November 15, 2021 The Michigander said he finally had enough after Biden’s “complete failure in leadership” during the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan — which resulted in the loss of life of 13 servicemembers — and the administration’s vaccine mandate on the military, which he “absolutely morally cannot accept.” Barrett said he continuously stood up for individual rights...
    A bipartisan group of five members of Congress served food to U.S. troops stationed in South Korea on Thanksgiving and then headed to Taiwan, defying orders from China. Members on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, including Chairman and Democratic California Rep. Mark Takano, Democratic Texas Rep. Colin Allred, Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, Democratic California Rep. Sara Jacobs and Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, served lunch to troops stationed in South Korea and threw a football around with them. “Happy Thanksgiving from South Korea – Enjoyed serving our troops today!!” Mace tweeted Thursday. “Many of our soldiers haven’t been able to visit home or have their families visit them since the start of COVID. Incredibly important to give our men and women in uniform a heartfelt thanks.” (RELATED: ‘Strategically Poised To Hold The House’ — Pelosi Sends Note To Dems Saying They Are ‘Preparing For Victory One Year Out’) Happy Thanksgiving from South Korea – Enjoyed serving our troops today!! Many of our soldiers haven’t been able to visit home or have their families visit them since the start...
    Democrat Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) said Tuesday Antifa are “boogeymen who aren’t there,” adding it is “an ideology… not an organized group.” “What you will hear, both in private and in public, the FBI will tell you right now there is not one open case of domestic terrorism, of violent extemism, against the group called Antifa,” the chair of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism said to on WDET-FM. “It’s an ideology. It’s not an organized group with leaders and money and organization.” Slotkin added, “It’s very very different, and there’s no equivalence between Antifa and a group like the Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers who were instrumental in coming into the Capitol on the sixth.” Slotkin regurgitated Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray’s talking point when he famously said in a congressional hearing that Antifa is “not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it.” Slotkin continued, “I spend a lot of time trying to make sure my colleagues have full access to that data, and I’ve been clear with them that we’re...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., described Antifa as "boogeymen who aren't there" being used as political talking points during a local radio interview on Tuesday. "What you will hear, both in private and in public, the FBI will tell you right now there is not one open case of domestic terrorism, of violent extemism, against the group called Antifa," Slotkin told Detroit's WDET-FM. "It's an ideology. It's not an organized group with leaders and money and organization. It's very very different, and there's no equivalence between Antifa and a group like the Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers who were instrumental in coming into the Capitol on the sixth." WHAT IS ANTIFA, THE FAR LEFT GROUP TIED TO VIOLENT PROTESTING? "I spend a lot of time trying to make sure my colleagues have full access to that data, and I've been clear with them that we're not going to have a circus in this committee and focus on boogeymen who aren't there. I understand it's a political talking point for people, but you cannot misstate facts," she continued. Antifa protesters at a rally. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian/via AP)...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) railed Wednesday against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) move to overturn the results of the Iowa Second Congressional District election in favor of Democrat Rita Hart. “I’m sorry, I cannot support overturning an election, especially given everything that’s gone on and what we’ve been hearing from the Republican side of the aisle,” Slotkin, a swing district Democrat, said on the Skullduggery podcast. “I mean, that’s their whole schtick. They attempted to delegitimize the results of the election and not certify those elections. … They tried to use violence to stop us from certifying an election,” she told Yahoo News. “I can’t turn around and vote to decertify something that’s been stamped and approved in Iowa.” Iowa Democrat Rita Hart, who lost to Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) during the 2020 congressional election, is asking the House Administration Committee to seat her over Miller-Meeks. The Iowa conservative defeated Hart by six votes. Slotkin has become the latest Democrat to voice concerns over Pelosi’s potential move to overturn a certified election. Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) said Monday, “This election result was certified by...
    Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a member of the House Committee on Armed Services, questioned President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Defense Secretary, sharing her concerns about selecting a recently retired general. Slotkin sent a number of tweets Tuesday, saying although she likes retired General Lloyd Austin, she believes the position is designated for a civilian. News broke Monday night that Biden had chosen Austin to be his Defense Secretary, sparking Slotkin’s reaction to the decision. “I have deep respect for Gen. Lloyd Austin. We worked together when he commanded U.S. forces in Iraq, when he was vice chief of the Army, and when he was the CENTCOM commander,” Slotkin said. “But choosing another recently retired general to serve in a role designed for a civilian just feels off.” “The job of secretary of defense is purpose-built to ensure civilian oversight of the military. That is why it requires a waiver from the House and Senate to put a recently retired military officer in the job,” she continued. (RELATED: ‘Brand Has Been Weak For A While’ — Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin...
    U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is reportedly among those under consideration to head the CIA in President-elect Joe Biden's administration. Slotkin, 44, a native of New York City, is a former CIA intelligence analyst who served in Iraq three times under former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush. She won reelection for a second term on Nov. 3 against Republican challenger Paul Junge in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, in the suburbs west of Detroit, which was once thought of as a Republican stronghold. Shortly after the election, Slotkin urged Democrats to take a lesson from President Trump on not being condescending. DEMOCRAT ELISSA SLOTKIN URGES PARTY TAKE A LESSON FROM TRUMP: 'HE DOESN'T TALK DOWN TO ANYBODY'  U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., speaks at a town hall meeting in Rochester, Mich., Dec. 16, 2019. (Getty Images) “[Trump] doesn’t talk down to anybody. He is who he is, but he doesn’t talk down to anyone. And I think that there is a certain voter out there because of that who identifies with him and appreciates him,” the moderate Democrat told Politico earlier this...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., urged fellow Democrats to take a lesson from President Trump and try to be more relatable to the average American. “[Trump] doesn’t talk down to anybody. He is who he is, but he doesn’t talk down to anyone. And I think that there is a certain voter out there because of that who identifies with him and appreciates him,” Slotkin told Politico in an interview that was published on Friday. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., urged fellow Democrats to take a lesson from President Trump and try to be more relatable to the average American. MICHIGAN REP. ELISSA SLOTKIN WARNS DEMS ABOUT POLLS FAVORING BIDEN: THE TRUMP VOTE IS 'FUNDAMENTALLY UNDERCOUNTED' Slotkin elaborated, saying a “certain voter” is the type of Trump supporter who appreciates that the president doesn’t belittle them and is willing to overlook his treatment of others. “It’s not just that he eats cheeseburgers at a big celebratory dinner. It’s not just that he does things that the common man can kind of appreciate. And it’s not even because he uses kind of...
    Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said Tuesday morning that there are some serious problems with her party’s messaging and branding. “I think that the reason why it’s relatively easy to paint all Democrats with a broad brush is because people don’t know, always, what we stand for. I mean, I wanna be frank that we have a problem, especially in places like Michigan where people don’t know what it means to be a Democrat,” Slotkin said in an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle when asked about about the future of the Democratic Party. “The brand has been weak for a while. And therefore, every two years, you can just superimpose whatever hit is the most popular thing and you’re gonna convince some people that that’s what all Democrats are about. So, while I don’t love some of the slogans, I don’t love a lot of what I’m hearing from some of my colleagues who are further left of me, I think that we have a bigger strategic problem and we need to own that as Democrats,” Slotkin continued. WATCH: ...
    Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin won her first reelection in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District against challenger Republican Paul Junge, according to a call made by the Associated Press Wednesday afternoon. Slotkin, 44, a former Defense Department official and intelligence briefer for the Central Intelligence Agency, faced off against Republican Paul Junge, a former news anchor and attorney, who was also a Trump appointee at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The district, which the Cook Partisan Voter Index rates as "R+4," is located in southeastern Michigan and includes the suburbs and exurbs between Detroit and Lansing, along with Livingston and Ingham counties and a part of Oakland County. Slotkin first came to office in 2018 after she defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike Bishop by 4 points. In 2018, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won the district by 4 points over her GOP opponent, 50% to 46%, and Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow nearly tied her 2018 Republican challenger John James, who is now Sen. Gary Peters's opponent, in the district. Slotkin served as a national security aide to former Presidents Barack Obama and...
    Michigan’s 8th Congressional District is among 30 nationwide that President Trump won in 2016 but voted in a Democratic House member two years later. Now, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is seeking a second term as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tries to return Michigan to the blue column. Slotkin, 44, a former Defense Department official and intelligence briefer for the Central Intelligence Agency, will face Republican Paul Junge, a former news anchor and attorney, who was a Trump appointee at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. The district, which the Cook Partisan Voter Index rates as "R+4," is in southeastern Michigan. It includes the suburbs and exurbs between Detroit and Lansing as well as Livingston and Ingham counties and part of Oakland County. Slotkin defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike Bishop in the last election cycle by 4 points. In 2018, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won it by 4 points over her GOP opponent, 50% to 46%, and Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow almost tied her 2018 Republican challenger John James in the district. Slotkin's reelection bid comes as Biden...
    Michigan State University received plaudits from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the school’s decision to exclude in-person instruction during its fall semester. But virtual college classes make reelection efforts more difficult for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and other Democrats relying on student votes in college towns. “The biggest thing that just happened to me is Michigan State University just announced that it's not coming back to campus. That's 50,000 students and grad students. That's definitely affecting my race,” Slotkin, a first-term lawmaker, told the Washington Examiner. “It was the right decision. I completely support it from a public health perspective. But, of course, that means I'm just gonna have to work harder to win my race.” Fourteen percent of the MSU student body is from out of state. First-year students from that group will likely stay home with their parents and vote from their home state. The remaining out-of-state students can either register to vote from their home state and cast a ballot there or request an absentee ballot and vote in the battleground where they attend school. ...
    In an interview with Politico published on Friday, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan said that polls showing former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump are “inaccurate.” “I don’t believe it,” Slotkin said when asked about recent polls showing the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee in the lead. “Listen, if anyone tells me they can accurately predict what major events are coming in the remainder of 2020, I’ll give them a thousand dollars,” she continued. “I’ve been literally begging people to ignore those polls. They are a snapshot in time. And if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have no idea what’s coming next.” According to virtually all recent polling, Biden has opened up a double-digit national lead over Trump. Furthermore, the president appears to be trailing the Democrat in a number of battleground states. A CNBC/Change Research survey from earlier this month put Biden ahead in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida. As Politico noted, both public and private polling suggests that the Republican Party is losing ground nationwide. However, according to...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is warning other Democrats who believe Joe Biden is the heavy favorite to win the presidential election based on recent polling. In an interview with Politico, Slotkin expressed her skepticism about polls that show Biden holding a substantial lead over President Trump ahead of November. “I don’t believe it,” Slotkin told Politico. “Listen, if anyone tells me they can accurately predict what major events are coming in the remainder of 2020, I’ll give them a thousand dollars. I mean, this has been the year of black swans. ... I don’t for one minute think this [presidential] race is safe in anyone’s column. I’ve been literally begging people to ignore those polls. They are a snapshot in time. And if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have no idea what’s coming next.” PROFESSOR DOUBLES DOWN ON PREDICTION MODEL OF TRUMP'S CHANCES IN 2020 Slotkin went even further, saying she believes that the polls are "inaccurate." "Here’s the thing. When I started to run and I had to hire a pollster, I interviewed a bunch of different...
    Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin said Tuesday that she does not support defunding or dismantling U.S. police forces. In an interview on "America's Newsroom" with host Ed Henry, Slotkin explained she believed there was a better way to instigate positive change for communities and families devastated by police officers' brutality against their own African-American neighbors. NAACP PRESIDENT DECLINES TO ENDORSE 'DEFUND POLICE' MOVEMENT "Listen, I don't support defunding the police. I don’t support dismantling it. What I think we need to do is listen to people -- community leaders, for instance, in my community who are telling me that we have to fundamentally make change in this moment," she remarked. Since Jan. 1, 2015, 1,252 black people have been shot and killed by police, according to The Washington Post's database tracking police shootings. The count doesn't even include those who died in police custody or were killed using other methods. That said, as Axios reported Monday, the number of black police officers has grown according to 2018 U.S. census data, and nationally over 15 percent of law enforcement is black -- a larger share than the black U.S. population. However, there's no...
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