7 Things: Alabama extends Nick Saban, Mo Brooks gets served, Katie Britt enters the U.S. Senate race and more …
7. 29 babies are getting college fund start from Alabama
- Some born from May 29, 2020, to May 29, 2021, may be eligible to receive $529 to start a college savings account. This is the 7th annual college savings giveaway.
- The funds for winners will go into a CollegeCounts 529 account. To enter your child to win, you must be 19 years or older.
6. Ilhan Omar says America is basically a terrorist organization
- Recently, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) compared the United States of America to terrorist organizations like Hamas and the Taliban.
- Omar also included Israel in the group that’s committed “unthinkable atrocities.” Omar brought this up to say that the United States should “have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.”
5. Millions recovered from pipeline ransom
- Some of the millions of dollars paid to hackers responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack has been recovered by the Department of Justice, as they seized it from a cryptocurrency wallet linked to the Russia-based group DarkSide.
- The CEO of Colonial Pipeline had previously confirmed that the company paid $4.4 million to DarkSide. The DoJ was able to find the funds paid through tracking Bitcoin transfers.
4. Kamala Harris has some weird new views on illegal immigration
- Dismissing an actual border trip as a phony “grand gesture,” Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala included her taking an unexpectedly strong stance on illegal immigration, saying she wanted “to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border — do not come, do not come,” but her staff clearly blamed climate change as one of the main drivers of the issue. Guatemala’s president blamed the Biden administration for the immigration issue two days ago.
- Harris oddly added that the United States is focused on enforcing current immigration laws and keeping the border secure. She also said they’re trying to “discourage illegal migration and I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back.”
3. Katie Boyd Britt is officially running
- After stepping down from the Business Council of Alabama, Katie Boyd Britt has officially filed candidacy paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for the U.S. Senate.
- Britt made the announcement early Tuesday morning that she is entering the race that already includes U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard. The primary is set for May 24, 2022.
2. Police report filed by Brooks
- U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has said that his wife Martha was unlawfully served documents for a civil lawsuit filed by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and now Brooks has filed a complaint and wishes to press charges over the matter.
- Martha Brooks was served on Sunday, but she said that it was inside their home. Brooks spokesman Clay Mills said “Swalwell’s process server entered the Brooks’ home without Martha Brooks’ knowledge and without her consent.” The server also didn’t leave when asked, and Brooks now alleges criminal trespass. Video backs up Brooks’ story, and this is far from over, but the media will forget this part and focus on the lawsuit accusing a congressman of causing emotional distress with a speech that was six hours before the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
1. Saban will be at Alabama through 2028
- University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has extended his contract with the college through the 2028 season. Saban said that he and his wife Terry are “happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career.”
- Saban’s annual salary and talent fee of $8.425 million will increase every year until the contract expires, and there’s an $800,000 bonus that’ll be paid at the end of the next four seasons. This upcoming season will be Saban’s 15th with the team.