THE AWFUL TRUTH EMERGES… Man Who Allegedly Raped 9-Year-Old Ohio Girl Was In The Country Illegally
The man who allegedly raped a [now] 10-year-old girl who got an abortion was in the country illegally, according to a spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Gershon Fuentes, of Guatemala, was not in the U.S. “lawfully,” ICE confirmed. Fuentes, 27, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the felony rape of a 10-year-old girl, who later traveled to Indiana to get an abortion, according to The Columbus Dispatch, which first reported that Fuentes may have been in the country illegally.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a detainer on Fuentes, according to Fox News. He is currently being held under a $2 million bond, according to the Dispatch.
The girl received the abortion on June 30 and Franklin County Children Services notified authorities on June 22, according to the Dispatch.
Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who conducted the abortion, released the story to reporters on July 1. Bernard is being disciplined for a HIPAA violation in sharing the patient’s story publicly.
Bernard said that the child had to go to Indiana for the abortion because it’s illegal in Ohio. But the claim that abortion is illegal in Ohio was refuted by the state’s attorney general.
AFTER DEVASTATING INFLATION REPORT, JOE MANCHIN TAKES BLOWTORCH TO PLANS FOR MORE GOVERNMENT SPENDING… MANCHIN STATEMENT:
“Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country are feeling as costs continue to rise at a historic rate. 9.1% is cause for serious concern. Items like chicken, eggs and lunchmeat have increased to new highs, while energy costs rose more than 40% in June with those that can least afford it suffering the most. It is past time we put our country first and end this inflation crisis.
“For more than a year, leaders in Washington have ignored the serious concerns raised by myself and others about the rising cost of inflation. While Washington seems to now understand this reality, it is time for us to work together to get unnecessary spending under control, produce more energy at home and take more active and serious steps to address this record inflation that now poses a clear and present danger to our economy. No matter what spending aspirations some in Congress may have, it is clear to anyone who visits a grocery store or a gas station that we cannot add any more fuel to this inflation fire.”
MANCHIN MIGHT SAVE TAXPAYERS FROM DUMPING MONEY INTO ELECTRIC CARS, OBAMACARE, ‘GREEN’ ENERGY… HILL: Manchin: Inflation ‘now poses a clear and present danger to our economy’
Manchin and Schumer have agreed to a package of prescription drug pricing reforms that would raise revenue for the federal government as well as a 3.8 percent tax on income earned by wealthy individuals and families from pass-through businesses. The latter would raise more than $200 billion in revenue that would be used to extend the solvency of Medicare’s hospital trust fund.
But other initiatives, such as tax credits for electric vehicles, money to subsidize the cost of Affordable Care Act insurance plans and funding for renewable energy programs, now face greater headwinds because of Manchin’s reluctance to pump more money into the U.S. economy.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT… MARYLAND COPS BEGIN ENFORCING ‘DISTURBING THE PEACE’ LAWS OUTSIDE SUPREMES’ HOMES… CURTIS HOUCK: #BREAKING: CNN reports that police in Montgomery County, Maryland are now enforcing disturbing the peace laws against protests outside the homes of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts (VIDEO)
Republican South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman repeatedly pressed three pro-abortion witnesses on whether they support “infanticide” at Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing.
Norman asked the three witnesses if they agree with ending the life of a “perfectly healthy child” at the moment of birth. Jane’s Due Process Youth Program manager Sarah Lopez said she did “not accept the basis of that question.”
“I do not agree with the basis of that question, but I do believe abortion is health care,” Lopez said. The representative said he interpreted that answer to mean she supports killing a baby at birth.
Democratic Georgia state Rep. Renitta Shannon accused Norman of using “inflammatory language” that is not based on reality, further arguing that infanticide is not taking place in the medical field.
“Do you agree that if a healthy child is born, that it is a woman’s right to decide whether it lives or dies?” Norman pressed.
“What I think is, based on your question, you have a very low opinion of pregnant people,” she said. “Because if you think anybody —”
“Answer the question,” Norman said.
HEAD OF WOMEN’S GROUP REFUSES TO DEFINE ‘WOMAN’… President Of National Women’s Law Center Refuses To Define ‘Woman’
The president of the National Women’s Law Center, Fatima Goss Graves, refused to define the word “woman” at a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday.
Republican Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde asked Graves to define the term “woman” at the hearing surrounding the Supreme Court decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“Earlier this year, our newest Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, was asked what a woman is and she had a difficult time defining that,” Clyde said. “Since you are the president of the National Women’s Law Center, I was hoping that you could define what a woman is for us in this committee hearing.”
“As the president of National Women’s Law Center, you can imagine I say ‘woman’ a lot in my day job,” Goss Graves said.
“Okay, I’m just asking for the definition,” Clyde said.
“I am a woman, that is how I identify. But I wonder, however, if in part the reason that you’re asking the question is that you’re trying to suggest that people who don’t identify as women can’t get pregnant,” she said. “I think it’s actually really important to be very clear here, that there are people who identify as non-binary, I think about 5% of young people, who can be pregnant.”
The representative said he had hoped she could answer a question taught in “high school biology,” which states that XX and XY chromosomes determine a male and female. Graves said, as a lawyer, she answered from a legal perspective.
POPE FRANCIS: BIDEN IS INCOHERENT ON ABORTION… CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY: Pope Francis considers it an ‘incoherence’ that President Biden, a Catholic, supports abortion rights
Pope Francis has described it as an “incoherence” that President Joe Biden, a Catholic, is in favor of legal abortion.
During an interview with Univisión and Televisa broadcast July 12, Pope Francis spoke about abortion and Biden’s position, after being asked about whether to admit politicians who promote legal abortion to Holy Communion.
The Holy Father affirmed that there is scientific data that show that “a month after conception, the DNA of the fetus is already there and the organs are aligned. There is human life.”
“Is it just to eliminate a human life?” he then asked.
As for the defense of abortion by the U.S. president, Pope Francis stated that he leaves it to Biden’s “conscience.”
“Let (Biden) talk to his pastor about that incoherence,” the pope said.
President Biden slipped up in a speech while referring to the Holocaust during his welcoming ceremony in Israel on Wednesday. He told the crowd to “keep alive” the “honor of the Holocaust,” before correcting himself. […]
During his welcoming ceremony, he started to announce his plan to visit the nation’s Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, to “honor the six million Jewish lives that were stolen in a genocide and continue…To keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust…” before quickly correcting to say, “horror of the Holocaust.”
REVEALED: OBAMA FIRED OFF IMPERIOUS EMAIL AFTER RONNY JACKSON QUESTIONED BIDEN’S MENTAL HEALTH… FOX: Exclusive: Read the private email Obama sent his former doc after he questioned Biden’s cognitive health
In 2020, when [Ronniy] Jackson himself was running for Congress, the media’s lack of attention to Biden’s cognitive frailty bothered him greatly. He retweeted a video of Biden’s “latest cognitive misadventure” with the message: “Remember the cognitive test that I gave @realDonaldTrump? The one he aced! Sounds like somebody else might need some testing done!! Scary!!”
Within 20 minutes of that tweet, Jackson received a “scathing” email from President Obama.
“I have made a point of not commenting on your service in my successor’s administration and have always spoken highly of you both in public and in private. You always served me and my family well, and I have considered you not only a fine doctor and service member but also a friend,” Obama wrote in the email.
“That’s why I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter. It was unprofessional and beneath the office that you once held. It was also disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration. You were the personal physician to the President of the United States as well as an admiral in the U.S. Navy. I expect better, and I hope upon reflection that you will expect more of yourself in the future,” Obama told Jackson.
Vice President Kamala Harris seemed to fumble her words Wednesday during a speech at the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit.
Harris told the crowd that “together, we are expanding access to transportation.” She then suggested that transportation “seems like maybe a small issue; it’s a big issue. You need to get to go and need to be able to get where you need to go to do the work, and get home.”
A clip of the statement was shared on Twitter shortly after the event.
JUDGES ORDERS CURTAIN PULLED BACK ON WHITE HOUSE-BIG TECH COORDINATION… Court Orders Biden White House To Cough Up Top Officials’ Communications With Big Tech
A federal court in Louisiana ordered the Biden administration to turn over communications senior officials had with tech companies Tuesday.
Federal District Court Judge Terry Doughy of the United States District Court in the Western District of Louisiana issued the order granting discovery sought by Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana. Schmitt and Landry sued the Biden administration on May 5, claiming that members of the administration colluded with social media companies to suppress debate on a number of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election and more.
The attorneys general were seeking any communications and documents between the Biden administration and tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter.
BAD NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS, GATHERED BY DEMOCRATS… JOHN SEXTON: Poll of battleground states conducted for teacher’s union finds voters trust GOP more on education
The American Federation of Teachers hired a democratic polling firm to ask questions of likely voters in seven battlegound states (AZ, FL, GA, MI, NV, PA, WI). The results can only be seen as terrible news for the union.
The survey, conducted by Hart Research in seven battleground states in May and provided first to NBC News, found Republicans had a 39% to 38% advantage on which party voters trust more on education…
Evident in the polling and messaging efforts is a concession that Democrats have lost their edge on education and need to execute an aggressive and sophisticated plan to get it back.
In a memo accompanying the survey, pollsters Molyneux, Geoff Garin and Alicia Williams identify a four-part communications strategy: frame Republicans as politicizing education; emphasize Democrats’ preference for investing in schools; highlight the most extreme proposals from conservatives; and reinforce the idea that parents have an important role in ensuring their kids get a good education.
DEMS HUNT FOR ENEMIES WITHIN MILITARY RANKS… HILL: House approves measure to monitor white supremacy in military, law enforcement
The House approved an amendment for the yearly defense spending bill on Wednesday that compels government officials to prepare a report on instances of white supremacy and neo-Nazi activity in uniformed services and federal law enforcement.
The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), was added in a party-line 218-208 vote to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with Democrats in support and Republicans in opposition.
The chamber is expected to pass the full NDAA this week. The House will then go into conference with the Senate, where they could be stripped out.
The measure would require that FBI director, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the secretary of Defense secretary publish a report analyzing White supremacist and neo-Nazi activity within their ranks, and presenting ways to thwart it.
CRIME NIGHTMARE GETS WORSE IN LA… FOX: Los Angeles DA Gascón to disband unit that notifies victims of their assailant’s parole hearings
Los Angeles County DA Gascon is disbanding a group of victim advocates and prosecutors in the DA’s office who notify victims and their family members about their assailant’s parole hearings, sources tell Fox News.
The Parole Unit, also known as the “Lifer Unit,” will be disbanded by the end of the year. The move comes after Gascon has banned prosecutors from attending parole hearings.
Gascon’s office confirmed the move to Fox News, saying that notifying the victims can be “triggering” to them, that it bogs down resources, and that ultimately, it is the responsibility of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
“While a victim has a right to be notified, they also have a right NOT to be contacted,” Gascon’s office said in a statement. “Lawyers in the parole unit have been using Victim Service Representatives, paralegals, and Bureau of Investigation resources to contact victims and their next of kin who have not requested to be notified of parole hearings.”
VICTIM ADVOCATE SAYS MOVE IS ‘HORRIBLE’… BILL MELUGIN: I received a lengthy message from Julianne Walker, a victim advocate in the “lifer” unit being disbanded. She says the Gascon admin statement isn’t truthful for a number of reasons, which she lists below. She has given me permission to publish her statement on the record @FoxNews (STATEMENT)
AOC SUGGESTS JAN 6 WAS AN INSIDE JOB… ‘I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE WHO WERE VERY SYMPATHETIC TO WHAT WAS GOING ON, OPENING THE DOORS WIDE OPEN FOR THAT. I’M SUPPOSED TO SIT HERE AND PRETEND LIKE NONE OF THAT EVER HAPPENED. … WE NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS’ … CORTEZ: Remember how there was tons of footage and evidence of officers & others inside on 1/6 supporting insurrectionists, but then everyone decided it was too politically risky to investigate thoroughly so they brushed under the rug and now we still have no idea who or what is safe? (VIDEO)
NYT INTERVIEWS RAY EPPS… NYT: A Trump Backer’s Downfall as the Target of a Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theory
Ray Epps has suffered enormously in the past 10 months as right-wing media figures and Republican politicians have baselessly described him as a covert government agent who helped to instigate the attack on the Capitol last year. […]
In a daylong interview, sitting in his air-conditioned recreational vehicle with his wife, Robyn, and their two Shih Tzus beside him, Mr. Epps described himself as a father, a former Marine and a staunch but disillusioned conservative whose leaders had betrayed him. He granted the interview on the condition that the location of his new home not be disclosed.
“I am at the center of this thing, and it’s the biggest farce that’s ever been,” he said. “It’s just not right. The American people are being led down a path. I think it should be criminal.”
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: Of all the many weird things about this situation, and there are so many — which aren’t accurately described, much less answered, here — the idea that this guy would go to the NYT to clear up questions about his situation has got to be the absolute, hands-down weirdest.