7 Things: Trump targets McConnell and promises primaries against GOP, McConnell getting involved in the 2022 Alabama U.S. Senate race, Tuberville criticizes Biden’s immigration plans and more …
7. Frivolous lawsuit alleges ridiculous things about Trump, and the media loves it
- The media and their Democrats are breathlessly reporting about a lawsuit that alleges former President Donald Trump conspired with two extremist groups to block the Electoral College vote count, without evidence or merit. The claim that they shared the same goal is laughable and ignores that the challenges to electors that Trump was suggesting are constitutional and have been used multiple times.
- Trump adviser Jason Miller responded by noting, “President Trump did not plan, produce or organize the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse. President Trump did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.”
6. Facebook expanding in Alabama, for now
- In Huntsville, the Facebook data center investment could end up exceeding $1 billion. An initial investment of $750 million was announced in 2018 with the construction of two buildings for the data center. Two buildings are going to be added to the original plans, but it’s still unclear how many jobs this will add.
- But what if State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island) gets his way and his bill targeting social media companies were to pass? In HB 213, the “Anti-Censorship Act,” if a company engages in censorship of political speech, after already receiving economic incentives, it will be required to refund the incentives in their entirety.
5. Not all Amazon employees want a union
- Much has been made of a unionization attempt at the Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama, but some employees are pushing back on the attempt. The mail-in balloting is happening right now and goes on until March 29.
- Amazon employee Dawn Hoag says that those advocating for unionization are not being truthful about the conditions. She claims of rough working conditions and stories of some employees wearing adult diapers because they can’t get bathroom breaks are not true. Hoag also accurately criticized the media’s coverage of this issue as one-sided in favor of the union.
4. Biden wants to bring in 11 million immigrants
- President Joe Biden has plans to grant citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants, which has been confirmed by the White House. This would be for “undocumented immigrants living in the country” currently, according to press secretary Jen Psaki.
- The full immigration plan could be released as soon as this week, but it’s already been made known that the pathway to citizenship would be over eight years. Included in the process would be five years to get a green card and three additional years to citizenship with background checks. Psaki has also reaffirmed Biden’s support of the DACA program.
3. Tuberville is remaining strong on border issues
- In a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) pressed the inconsistencies between coronavirus guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the practices at the country’s southern border.
- Tuberville said that how relaxed safety guidelines at the border have been “is both disturbing and discouraging” as U.S. citizens have gone through economic hardships through the pandemic and made sacrifices. Tuberville also focused on the new policies that “will undoubtedly weaken both border and national security.”
2. McConnell will likely get involved in the 2022 Alabama Senate race
- Alabama native and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated that he might get involved in the 2022 U.S. Senate race in Alabama and others across the country, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Hughes. Many in Alabama still blame McConnell for former U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D-AL) election.
- This is mostly after Democrats won both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia, which McConnell said “was a fiasco.” He added, “We all know why that occurred.” There’s already unnecessary speculation that U.S. Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) involvement in the rally for former President Donald Trump on January 6 will cause issues if he enters the U.S. Senate race.
1. Trump is going after McConnell
- In a lengthy letter, former President Donald Trump went after U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and said that he’s “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack.” Trump added that “if Republican Senators are going to stick with him, they will not win again.”
- Trump also blamed McConnell for losing the majority in the Senate, saying it was due to his “dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality.” He also asserted, “McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future.”