Pelosi to Trump: ‘Ain’t no light at end of the tunnel for you’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially vowed to deny Donald Trump re-election if the Electoral College vote is deadlocked. (YouTube, Fox News)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has essentially promised Donald Trump that if the November election winds up in an Electoral College deadlock, she and her Democrat cronies will deny the president a second term.

According to Fox News, Pelosi told a press conference Thursday that if the election comes down to being decided by the House of Representatives, “We have all sorts of opportunities to take down that one vote. There ain’t no light at the end of the tunnel for you in the House of Representatives,” referring to Trump.

Pelosi’s intentions were underscored when she subsequently told reporters, “The Constitution says that a candidate must receive a majority of the state delegations to win.  We must achieve that majority of delegations or keep the Republicans from doing so.”

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Then she had the audacity to declare, “It’s sad we have to have to plan this way, but it’s what we must do to ensure the election is not stolen.”

The president’s problems may go beyond the House Speaker. The Hill is asking “Has America finally grown tired of President Trump?”

According to The Hill, “Tuesday night’s presidential debate drew bad reviews from across the political and media spectrum. Trump’s conduct — interrupting frequently, arguing with the moderator and making highly personalized attacks on his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden — was widely criticized as boorish.”

Trump is trailing in the polls, although there is ample reason to question at least some of those polls because the president’s rallies around the country are drawing thousands of people; far bigger audiences than Biden attracts. When the president mentions the Second Amendment, his audiences invariably erupt in cheers, suggesting there is far more interest in gun rights than the establishment media might want anyone to believe.

Anti-gun California Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants the Senate to postpone confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court at least until after the inauguration in January.

Feinstein is arguing that the Senate panel needs to thoroughly vet Judge Barrett. It has only been three years since the panel did that, when considering Barrett for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Doing a re-run of that process might easily be considered a stalling tactic by Democrats to delay confirmation to the high court.

Judge Barrett’s nomination has the gun prohibition lobby sounding alarms because she has come down on the side of gun rights in a dissenting opinion in a case known as Kanter v. Barr, in which “She dissented from an opinion upholding federal and state bans on firearm ownership by a man who had pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for falsely representing that certain therapeutic shoe inserts were Medicare-approved. While recognizing the undeniably compelling interest in protecting the public from gun violence, she concluded that a blanket ban on owning firearms by nonviolent felons is unconstitutional. Judge Barrett dug into the historical record and concluded that the Second Amendment, as understood by the average citizen at the time of the Founding, could not support such a ban; Founding-era legislatures stripped people of the right to bear arms when they judged it necessary for the public safety, not merely because they were felons,” according to a Republican “rollout” on the judge.

Watch her nomination become a campaign issue.


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