Reuters falsely claims ‘Republicans’ were behind tiki torch hoax stunt
If the members of the Lincoln Project, a super PAC, are Republicans, it is, as the term goes, in name only. The framing of these hoaxters as Republicans is a diversion from the truth.
After it was revealed that tiki torch-bearing “white supremacists” at a Glenn Youngkin campaign event in Virginia were actually young Democrats who took up the task at the purported behest of the Lincoln Project to back opposition candidate Terry McAuliffe, Reuters reported that Republicans were behind the hoax.
These so-called Republicans are purportedly part of the “Never Trump” Lincoln Project. Never Trumpers, as they are known, are less Republicans or conservatives and more interested in backing Democrats who support an anti-Trump agenda than actually upholding conservative values. They are willing to back progressives rather than see anyone who doesn’t hate Trump in ascendancy.
Photos of “white supremacists” at the Youngkin campaign event in Charlottesville, Virginia, surfaced on Friday, but Twitter researchers made short work of uncovering the true identities of the tiki torch-wielding activists.
The five, dressed in khakis, white button up shirts, and baseball caps, were costumed similarly to those who attended the infamous “Unite the Right” rally in 2017 in that city, during which a young woman tragically lost her life.
One of those present, Camden Layton, was the finance director of the Virginia Young Democrats and part of a Virginia Democrats group at George Mason University, as is another member of the group, Colleen Wachenfeld.
If the members of the Lincoln Project, a super PAC, are Republicans, it is, as the term goes, in name only. The framing of these hoaxters as Republicans is a diversion from the truth, which is that the fake white supremacists were staged by McAuliffe supporters seeking to discredit Youngkin and frame him as a racist.
Reuters reported on the Lincoln Project’s having claimed responsibility, which they did only after it was revealed by researchers on Twitter that the five people standing by Youngkin’s campaign bus were not Republicans, or conservatives of any kind, but leftists trying to cast a racist lens on the GOP contender.
The Lincoln Project released a statement that read that their intention was to link Youngkin to Trump, and remind voters about the Charlottesville protest in 2017 during which a young woman was killed when she was hit with a car.
McAuliffe’s campaign denied any role in the hoax, saying “The Democratic Party of Virginia, along with its coordinated partners and its affiliates, did not have any role in the events that happened outside of the Youngkin campaign bus stop today.”
Unable to get any evidence or truth behind their claims that Youngkin is that ultimate bad guy among bad guys, a racist, the Lincoln Project, with or without the knowledge of the McAuliffe campaign, seemingly staged a bunch of fake racists at a Youngkin campaign event to sully him and cloud voters’ impressions.
The Lincoln Project is a group of former RINOs who used their hatred of Donald Trump to inspire them to commit to actions like this one on the Youngkin campaign. Their goal is to defeat Trump using any and all means necessary.
The group came under fire in 2020 for alleged sexual misconduct with minors. Former members of the group called for the Lincoln Project to shut down in light of these allegations, with former senior advisor Kurt Bardella saying “just shut it down already.”
Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, Has Been Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer
This follows his transfer to a medical facility in December
The new comes from a letter he wrote:
Foreign-born population soars to new record under Biden; highest rate of immigrants since 1910
The U.S. has had a massive surge in immigration this year, with as many as 1.5 million newcomers and a record 46.2 million foreign-born people, according to a report for the Center for Immigration Studies.
After a deep trough last year, likely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel and migration restrictions imposed to control the spread, the flow of people rebounded around the time President Biden was elected.
In numbers never seen before, they are coming legally through airports and land border crossings and illegally across the Rio Grande and remote regions of Arizona and California.
“There was pent-up demand for legal immigration, and illegal immigration has exploded in one of the greatest surges, if not the greatest, we’ve ever seen,” said Steven A. Camarota, the demographer who was the chief author of the report. “It’s driving the numbers up and up and up.”
As it stands, 14.2% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, or 1 out of every 7 people. That is the highest rate of immigrants in the population since 1910, when the number was 14.7%. At current trends, the government says, the U.S. will break that record well before the end of this decade.
Those numbers are even starker given the reversal of trends.
The data showed a drop of 1.2 million immigrants from February to September 2020, likely the result of coronavirus restrictions blocking new entrants, even as outmigration continued. That left the population of the foreign-born — the Census Bureau’s term — at 43.8 million.
It was up to 45 million by January and marched steadily to the current 46.2 million total shown for last month.
In the year after President Trump’s election, the immigrant population flattened.
Biden Vaccine Mandate for Contractors Blocked Nationwide
- Mandate one of a set of Biden vaccine initiatives
- States say contractor requirement violates Constitution
The Biden administration’s mandate for federal contractors’ employees to be vaccinated will be halted nationwide, amid a slew of challenges from states that say the president overstepped his authority in requiring the Covid-19 shots.
Led by Georgia, the seven states that challenged the mandate set to take effect on Jan. 4 are likely to succeed in their lawsuits against the administration’s order, U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker of the Southern District of Georgia said in an order issued Tuesday.
The Biden administration mandate applies to roughly a quarter of the U.S. workforce and affects companies that do business with the federal government, including Lockheed Martin Corp., Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.‘s Google, and General Motors Co.
Baker’s order follows a Kentucky federal judge’s grant last week of a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit involving Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. Baker echoed what his Kentucky counterpart said, that blocking the mandate didn’t indicate that the vaccine wouldn’t be effective to stopping the spread of Covid-19, but rather that Biden didn’t have the power to issue such an executive order.
Representatives from Georgia universities testified during an injunction hearing earlier this month, arguing that implementation of the mandate would be expensive, onerous, and cost them valuable employees who haven’t yet presented proof of vaccination. Those schools receive millions from the federal government.
The court found that the states could likely prove that Congress didn’t clearly authorize the president to issue the mandate, and that it “goes far beyond addressing administrative and management issues in order to promote efficiency and economy in procurement and contracting.” The 2017 nominee of President Donald Trump said, instead, the executive order works as a “regulation of public health.”
Neither the lawyers representing the state coalition nor the U.S. government immediately responded to emailed requests for comment.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little cheered Tuesday’s ruling in a statement. The state is part of the Georgia-led contractor mandate challenge, as well as lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration’s shot-or-test emergency regulation for large U.S. businesses, and another inoculation rule for healthcare workers.
“Yet another one of President Biden’s vaccine mandates have been temporarily shut down because the states—including Idaho—took a stand against his unprecedented government overreach into Americans’ lives and businesses,” Little said in the statement. “All three mandates are now completely stalled. We will continue to press forward in our fight against the federal government’s bad policies.”