7 Things: Ivey not resigning, Alabama Dems can’t help themselves, Walmart tries but fails to please the mob and more …
7. House committee is about to start another investigation into Trump
- The House Judiciary Committee is going to start an investigation into President Donald Trump possibly being involved in paying hush-money through his attorney to Karen McDouglas and Stormy Daniels, who have claimed they had affairs with Trump.
- Starting in October, the committee will likely begin holding hearings where they will question witnesses about the payments. This investigation will only add to the long list of existing investigations into Trump’s actions.
6. An attempt to destigmatize abortion in Alabama
- Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE) is working with the young people of Alabama to remove the stigma surrounding abortion; they’ve also put up pro-abortion billboards to help further their movement.
- URGE executive director Kimberly Inez McGuire said that young people in Alabama want reproductive rights that include abortion. An example of what the billboards say is: “Abortion: you do you.”
5. Build that wall
- The border wall is getting $3.6 billion in Defense Department construction funds, which will provide enough funding for 175 miles of more wall along the southern border.
- Those against the border wall have already spoken out against the use of Defense Department funds, with U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) saying that President Trump has “made it clear he is willing to take funds from our troops and disaster victims to divert them to try to protect his political right flank.”
4. The defeat of tolls in Alabama was big
- In an effort to fight against the proposed I-10 toll bridge in Mobile, State Auditor Jim Zeigler started a Facebook group that gained 55,000 members who also opposed the toll. Zeigler is claiming that Governor Kay Ivey putting an end to the I-10 project was due in part to his group.
- Zeigler said, “The people were against this. Only certain Montgomery politicians were for it. And we beat them,” and Zeigler also went on to say that he hasn’t seen people this fired up “since the Civil Right Movement of the 1960s.”
3. Walmart is doing “something”
- In response to recent mass shootings, but actually a media-driven mob, Walmart has declared it will no longer sell handgun ammunition and “short-barrel rifle ammunition” while requesting that customers no longer openly carry guns in their stores.
- The actual impact of this will be almost nothing as people will still be able to purchase firearms and ammunition elsewhere, people will still carry weapons to Walmart, the mob will not be satiated and activists will still target Walmart and payment processors like Visa.
2. Alabama Democrats are just sad
- Alabama Democrats and their allies in Alabama are so incompetent that they have rarely been able to capitalize on scandal after scandal in Alabama. From a lecherous Republican governor to an indicted and convicted House speaker, they have been unable to gain a foothold with voters because their ideas are bad.
- So, when Governor Kay Ivey became embroiled in a tepid blackface scandal, few were surprised when Alabama Democrats used that opportunity to offer their stale loser ideas for everyone to hear, again. The NAACP stated that Ivey “refused to Expand Medicaid, did not support Birmingham increase in minimum wage; Governor Ivey even signed a bill approving the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017.”
1. No resignation from Ivey
- On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey made her first public appearance since she released her apology letter for wearing blackface in college in 1967. The incident was quickly brought up and so was the question about her possible resignation.
- When asked about if she would resign, Ivey responded, “Heavens no.” She went on to say that she isn’t the same person that she was 52 years ago, adding she’s received a lot of encouragement and understanding comments, but she’s not resigning and she’s “full speed ahead.”