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7 Things: Feds will defend VA abortions in Alabama, Sessions hits Biden as Demos want illegals to vote, and more …

7. Preschool vaccine and mask mandate have been blocked by judge

  • For those involved in the Head Start program for preschoolers, masks and the coronavirus vaccine will no longer be required for students and teachers after U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty ruled in favor of a Louisiana lawsuit against the mandate.

  • Attorney General Steve Marshall had joined the lawsuit, as well as several other states. Marshall has said the decision “guarantees that Alabama’s Head Start teachers, staff, volunteers and students remain free to make their own choices over COVID vaccination and free from requirements to force masks on toddlers.”

6. Air Force Academy says stop saying ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ y’all

  • At the Air Force Academy in Colorado, new Diversity and Inclusion training has suggested that people use more “inclusive language” when speaking to others and went so far as to suggest that “you guys” shouldn’t be used, and instead terms like “folks,” “y’all,” “squaddies,” and “team” be used instead since they are not gender specific.

  • The training also states that “mom” and “dad” shouldn’t be used, since “Some families are headed by single parents, grandparents, foster parents, two moms, two dads, etc.,” and advised against language like “boyfriend or girlfriend” as well.

5. Fauci now admits he hurt kids by pushing for school closures

  • As he plans to retire from his position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci has started admitting where there were mistakes made in the coronavirus pandemic response.

  • Fauci noted that there should’ve been a better effort to commercially produce tests faster, and “We didn’t know masks worked outside of the hospital setting. There was supposedly a shortage of good masks for the people who were taking care of individuals.” On the topic of people wearing masks and getting vaccinated, Fauci also said, “If the country doesn’t want to get vaccinated, the country doesn’t want to wear a mask in an indoor setting, there’s not much the president can do about that.”

4. Triple murderer gets stay because of “time constraints”

  • Citing an inability to access the vein of workplace murderer Alan Eugene Miller it was determined the state could not carry out the execution before his death warrant expired. Miller’s attempts to delay his execution continue to be met with positive results.

  • The excuse of time restraints came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled at 9PM that the execution could go on as scheduled but the state was unable to carry out the execution in 3 hours. Speaking of time, his murders were carried out in 1999 and he has never claimed he did not carry them out but the triple murder lives another day as the state says they will reschedule his execution soon.

3. GOP will roll out their “Commitment to America” today

  • With primaries over and a midterm general election looming, Republicans in Washington will release what they hope is an agenda that will unify their party and lead to voters casting their votes for their candidates in the fall.

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) calls the package the “Commitment to America” and includes, “an economy that’s strong,” “a nation that’s safe,” “a future that’s built on freedom” and “a government that’s accountable.”

2. Sessions says Trump’s border policies don’t really exist anymore

  • On the same day U.S. House Democrats voted to allow illegal citizens to vote, former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions discussed the issues seen at the southern border and how President Joe Biden has drastically changed immigration policy since taking office. Sessions said that had former President Donald Trump been re-elected, we’d “basically have a lawful system of immigration in America … it was thrown away, deliberately, systematically, almost immediately by Joe Biden when he changed the policies.”

  • Sessions believes the reason why the immigration issue has gotten as bad as it has is “Because the whole world is beginning to understand that if you come across the Mexican border, you’re in! and so why wouldn’t we expect even more to come? We’ve got to serve that message. We’ve got to put it in a circumstance where people know they’re not likely to be successful and those numbers will drop.”

1. Federal government will protect doctors who perform illegal abortions in Alabama

  • The Veterans Administration has announced it would permit abortions to take place at VA facilities, even in states where it has been made illegal. And, now, the Department of Justice has said it will give legal defense to doctors who illegally perform abortions. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made it clear he will enforce Alabama’s anti-abortion law, no matter where the abortions occur.

  • The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel has stated, “States may not impose criminal or civil liability on VA employees — including doctors, nurses, and administrative staff — who facilitate abortions or related services in a manner authorized by federal law, including VA’s rule. The Supremacy Clause bars state officials from penalizing VA employees for performing their federal functions, whether through criminal prosecution, license revocation proceedings, or civil litigation.”

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