Update to The DOJ Needs To Prosecute These Republican Coup Plotters Before They Can Succeed (excerpt):

But because Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice have failed to prosecute any of these seditious insurrectionist Republican members of Congress, they are only more emboldened in their fascist plots.


This piece of shit insurrectionist traitor Rep. “Gym” Jordan (R-Ohio) has prepared a Memo Which Shows Road Map for Attacking Democrats on Immigration:

House Republicans are planning to use an oversight hearing next week to attack the Biden administration on its immigration policies, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times that offers a road map for how the G.O.P. intends to further weaponize an issue that is already a main thrust of their midterm campaign message against Democrats.

The detailed, 60-page guidance memo includes misleading and provocative talking points that seek to portray migrants and refugees as perpetrators of gruesome crimes, especially those involving sexual assault, echoing the language that former President Donald J. Trump used to denigrate immigrants. It also argues that the Biden administration has been lax on illegal immigration, seeking to put Democrats on the defensive on the issue.

It comes as Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that President Biden’s immigration policies, including the recent decision to lift pandemic-era border restrictions next month, could pose a political liability for them ahead of the midterm elections.

The memo — which is marked “CONFIDENTIAL — FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY” — repeatedly insinuates that immigrants could be sex offenders, highlighting a handful of arrests at the southwestern border and of Afghan evacuees. It also misrepresents a Biden administration policy designed to humanely enforce immigration laws as one that would bar law enforcement from surveilling sex offenders near schoolyards.

As you may have witnessed, the Republican seditious insurrectionists followed this script and attacked Secretary Mayorkas last week in the Oversight Committee hearing as part of their anti-immigrant hysteria “white fright” 2022 campaign strategy. They got their clips for repetition on the Fox News fascist propaganda network.

What you may not have seen is Rep. David Cicciline (D-RI) calling out these insurectionist traitors for their scurillous attacks on Secretary Mayorkas and insurrectionist traitor Rep. “Gym” Jordan’s “CONFIDENTIAL — FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY” 60-page campaign memo. This is an object lesson for everyone in the media as to what you should be doing instead of lazily parroting GQP talking points from this memo.

Ja’han Jones writes, Democrat rips GOP over xenophobic migrant charade:

In their effort to retake the House this fall, Republicans are ramping up their xenophobic rhetoric around immigration, intent on pinning border issues on the Biden administration.

There’s been no shortage of conservative political theater meant to stoke fears of a so-called migrant invasion. We’ve seen it with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott busing migrants to Washington like cargo and GOP lawmakers demanding the Biden administration cite Covid concerns to turn away migrants away at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In response, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., ethered the GOP for its fearmongering during a House hearing Tuesday with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Cicilline referred to a memo reportedly circulated by far-right Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio which gave fellow Republicans inflammatory, immigration-related talking points designed to paint migrants as criminals and malign Democrats as backers of gruesome crimes.

Cicilline pointed to the Times’ characterization of Jordan’s memo, which said it was full of “misleading and provocative talking points that seek to portray migrants and refugees as perpetrators of gruesome crimes, especially those involving sexual assault, echoing the language that former President Donald J. Trump used to denigrate immigrants.”

“There’s a whole plan about what this hearing is about, and it’s about creating Fox News spots that they can use for politics,” Cicilline told Mayorkas. “And I regret that you have to be part of it.”

And — wouldn’t you know it — the congressman was completely right. One Republican clearly angling for TV time was Rep. Chip Roy of Texas. You may know Roy from the texts he allegedly sent to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows begging for talking points to support Trump’s baseless claims of 2020 election fraud.

Whenever right-wing figures spew conspiratorial rhetoric, Roy is there waiting to eat it up, mouth agape like a baby bird at feeding time. And Thursday was no different. Roy went into a diatribe against Biden officials and used photos of dead migrants — allegedly people who suffered drug overdoses — to suggest the Biden administration was somehow responsible for them.

Of course, migrants dying while trying to cross the border (and in custody) and people dying from overdoses aren’t new. And although Roy has only been a lawmaker since 2019 [he previously was a staff member to Sen. Ted Cruz], even he should know Congress has the authority to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would help resolve some of the issues he cherry-picked. He should also know Republicans have repeatedly balked at the idea of any such measure.

Regardless, Roy’s border crisis bluster earned him the TV spot he was aiming for. He appeared on Fox News, Tucker Carlson’s White Power Hour, that night.

Like clockwork, indeed.

The media is supposed to serve the function of the “watchdog of democracy.” The media is failing badly.