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7 Things: Durant won’t denounce The Lincoln Project, Ivey can’t escape the Magic City Acceptance Academy and more …

7. Massive migrant event probable as Title 42 goes away

  • Title 42 will be ending as President Joe Biden has decided not to extend the health order through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, Honduran Foreign Minister Eduardo Enrique Reina has warned of the possibility of a large migrant event once the policy goes away.

  • Reina said, “It will be possible. I think this issue has been part of the worries and we understand that many people internally and with different policies that the U.S. has to decide.” He went on to say, “A main issue that we will have to work together with the Biden administration in order to provide some alternative to develop this possibility for all economic growth in Honduras.”

6. Reward offered in missing corrections officer and escaped prisoner case

  • A $10,000 reward has been offered by the U.S. Marshals Service for information in the case of missing Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and escaped capital murder suspect Casey Cole White. Officer White is most likely an accomplice in inmate White’s escape.

  • The two were last seen leaving the jail on Friday morning at 9:41 a.m. after Vicky White had instructed other employees to prepare Casey White for transportation to the Lauderdale County Courthouse where she claimed he was to have a mental health evaluation, but there was no evaluation scheduled.

5. Palmer: Energy policies are making people miserable — Unleash our resources

  • U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) recently questioned Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm during a House Energy and Commerce hearing. During the hearing, Granholm advocated for President Joe Biden’s energy policies and proposed budget.

  • Palmer questioned, “Why are you pushing policies that are making life miserable for people? You have the power to unleash American energy.” Palmer went on to say, “What this administration is doing, what your agency is doing, is not doing the things they need to do to open up these resources, which would not only bring down the price of energy but would be to help defeat Russia in Ukraine.”

4. The 1st Amendment is not just for the internet

  • Over the weekend, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) gathered at Stone Mountain to celebrate and observe Confederate Memorial Day. There were about 200 members in attendance, but the gathering brought about 100 counter-protesters to the area as well.

  • SCV member Kenneth Buggay said, “These protestors are against our Christian faith. They are anti-Christ. We have been fighting this war since 1861. We will be victorious.” A permit for the SCV’s demonstration was approved in March and has attracted objections since its approval, but the 1st Amendment applies to all citizens, no matter how objectionable a person may think their opinions are.

3. Biden administration still pushing for children to transition genders

  • While speaking at Texas Christian University, assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine said that suicide among transgender youth was somewhat due to “harassment, scapegoating and intentional abuse.” Levin also claimed, “The language of medicine and science is being used to drive people to suicide.”

  • Levin told NPR, “There is no argument among medical professionals – pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. – about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care.” However, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo released a fact sheet and statement saying that some of Levine’s suggested treatment has a “lack of conclusive evidence, and the potential for long-term, irreversible effects.”

2. The Magic City Acceptance Academy is still an issue for Kay Ivey

  • A new campaign ad from gubernatorial candidate Lindy Blanchard blames Governor Kay Ivey for the Magic City Acceptance Academy still existing. This is the same school that was recently featured in a campaign ad for fellow candidate Tim James.

  • The charter school is well known for its self-proclaimed “brave learning environment and LGBTQ affirming culture for all.” The ad says, “Kay Ivey is allowing Alabama tax dollars to be spent on schools designed specifically for transgender students. Ivey could have stopped funding the transgender school but didn’t. like Trump, Lindy Blanchard says no transgender education of minors. She’ll end funding for transgender schools, and put the money directly into the classroom.”

1. Mike Durant will not distance himself from The Lincoln Project

  • After weeks of claims that U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant was funded by allies of The Lincoln Project, the candidate passed on a chance to “denounce” the group of anti-Trump media darlings who raise money off of liberals who like Republicans who hate  Republicans that support Republicans. When asked before and after an appearance at the Houston County Republican Women, Durant remained silent. Later on Twitter, Durant responded obliquely by saying, “Chief of Staff Katie Boyd Britt has resorted to stupid Twitter games and stalking Mike with her staff.”

  • This is a pretty strange moment for the Durant campaign. The Lincoln Project is a reviled grift that attacks pretty much every Republican who will not outright denounce former President Donald Trump and has made it clear its goal in 2022 is to keep Democrats in power. Strangely, Durant’s image appeared in a 2020 ad by the group.