7 Things: Everything is impeachable, Decatur’s sanctuary city drama, Alabama will not follow California on paying college athletes and more …
7. Bruce Pearl is for another Auburn coach: “Senator Tuberville”
- During the “Bruce, Barkley and Basketball” golf tournament over the weekend in Lee County, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl thanked 2020 GOP U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville for standing up for Israel and the 2nd Amendment.
- After Pearl’s initial statement, Tuberville nodded and gave a thumbs-up and Pearl added, “OK. Senator Tuberville said he’s got Israel and the Second Amendment covered. I appreciate you, brother. Thank you.”
6. Murder rate down
- You wouldn’t know it based on media coverage, but the murder rate is down 7% from 2017 to 2018.
- To further put this in perspective, the total number of homicides is down, the homicide rate is down, rifles accounted for about 3% of murders, fewer people were killed by rifles in 2018 than in 2017 and five times as many people were stabbed to death than were murdered with a rifle.
5. Stop The Madness
- As of Monday, the Republican National Committee had begun its new campaign, “Stop the Madness,” in an effort to fight the Democrats on their impeachment inquiry. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said that this new impeachment push shows the Democrats aren’t actually interested in reaching “across the aisle and work with President Trump and Republicans.”
- McDaniel said that this new effort by the RNC is to “hold Democrats accountable for their ridiculous charade and remind voters that their Democrat representative turned their back on them.” The RNC has also launched stopthemadness.org in an effort to gather more support against the impeachment inquiry.
4. The clown show continues at the University of Alabama
- A group of disgruntled students are planning a “die-in” on the Tuscaloosa campus because they are “dying for answers” as to why a dean of students resigned last month after numerous run-of-the-mill social media posts were exposed by Breitbart and other media outlets.
- Showing a complete lack of self-awareness, Alabama senior Mikayla Wyatt told AL.com, “We’re tired of administration not taking the situation seriously… tired of not being heard, not being seen and not having the spaces on campus that support minority groups.” AL.com quoted a professor from the University of Richmond, who said, “Black students need safe spaces on predominantly white campuses where they can have a reprieve from anti-Black racism.”
3. California’s law allowing college athletes to get paid will impact Alabama
- California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will allow college athletes to profit from endorsements even though the NCAA has warned that the bill in “unconstitutional” and will lead to a legal fight from the organization.
- Alabama may eventually follow suit on this issue if it doesn’t get blown up in court, but it won’t do so now according to House Majority Leader Nathanial Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), who said there are currently no plans to pass a law that will allow athletes in Alabama to profit off of their likeness while playing college sports.
2. Decatur is a sanctuary city
- A policy from the Decatur Police Department that went into effect on September 25 instructs that the department won’t comply with Immigration Customs Enforcement within the Decatur jurisdiction, specifically stating that they won’t detain or arrest people based on immigration issues.
- The policy was brought forth by Police Chief Nate Allen, but now Mayor Tab Bowling has responded to the policy, making it pretty clear that Bowling didn’t know about the decision before Chief Allen announced it to the department, but now Bowling is working to rescind the policy.
1. Everything is impeachable at this point
- President Donald Trump tweeted a quote from Pastor Robert Jeffress that stated Trump’s impeachment “will cause a Civil War,” but according to a Harvard Law School professor, just tweeting that is an impeachable offense.
- Professor John Coates replied to Trump’s tweet by saying, “This tweet is itself an independent basis for impeachment – a sitting president threatening civil war if Congress exercises its constitutionally authorized power.” It’s clear that Trump wasn’t “threatening” civil war. instead, he was giving an example of how people feel that impeachment could be incredibly divisive, but reason doesn’t matter anymore apparently.