Republican Recap 12/13/19
The IG report dropped this week in the midst of the impeachment proceedings in the Judiciary Committee, and it has not gone well for the Democrats. Across the pond, it turns out that being a rabid anti-Semite and pushing extreme far-left policies like socialism (sound familiar?) gets you the biggest election loss since 1935 for the British Labour party, endorsed by Rep. AOC and Sen. Sanders. Congrats to Boris Johnson and the rest of the Conservative party on their resounding new majority in Parliament.
STORIES FROM THE NATION
While Governor Cooper, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and other national and local Democrats look to stifle the overwhelmingly popular school choice movement, the Trump administration is moving to help fund school choice federally. WATE
This week, Time revealed their Person Of The Year: 16-year-old Swedish climate extremist/activist Greta Thunberg (she's a prime example why the left hides behind children for issues like climate change - criticize her and you're a bully). With past POTY winners like Lindberg, Churchill, MLK, and the Apollo astronauts, it's clear Time has lost its way. National Review
It's no secret that North Carolina is ground zero for the most anticipated elections in 2020: Senate will be competitive, Cooper is one of the most vulnerable governors in the country, control of the state courts, and the legislature is up for grabs as redistricting looms post-Census. Be prepared to defend the NCGA against the liberal groups are coming and what they're spending. POLITICO
Anti-Semitism is on the rise across the world, starting at the highest levels of government (looking at you, Jeremy Corbyn and Reps. Omar and Tlaib) and has trickled into our nation's cities and the North Carolina Democrat Party (more on that in the future). It's made its way on to college campuses, and the Trump administration is taking a stand. CNN
STORIES FROM NC
Cyber security is a rapidly expanding field and can command some lucrative salaries as well as positions with government national security agencies. As part of the budget, specifically education funding, Montreat College would receive money to put toward its cyber security program. Cooper's budget hostage is putting the program in danger. WLOS
NYC's Bill deBlasio has been relocating some of their homeless population to North Carolina without notifying state (unless Cooper's been talking to him) and local officials. So far, Attorney General Josh Stein hasn't made any indications he's going to stand up for his state and Senator Britt is calling on Cooper to take action. WBTV
Some of y'all have heard of the Leandro case, filed back in the mid-90s over the state's constitutional obligation to provide a sound, basic education to children. It's been litigated for years and just this week a report was released on what *could* be done to improve state education. There are two sources on this story you can read: NC Civitas | John Locke Foundation
Let's end this section with a video: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has tried to clean up the mess left behind by Wayne Goodwin, the former commissioner and current chair of the North Carolina Democrat Party. Check in on Causey's efforts here. The News & Observer
TRACKING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
The biggest news that you'll undoubtedly already know when you read this is that the House Judiciary Committee passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump on a party line vote. This sets up a House floor vote sometime next week. Long considered the most brutal markup in Congress, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House in a bipartisan vote with progressive Democrats revolting after their far-left provisions were taken out, and the President has indicated he'll sign the bill. On the other hand, Democrats rammed through the prescription drug bill that doesn't really help drug prices. There is a bipartisan bill to address drug prices, but don't expect it to go anywhere. The House also passed a bill that could grant amnesty to illegal immigrants working in the agricultural field. It did receive some Republican support, but the Senate could significantly change the bill to only include the provisions helpful to the farming community.
Both chambers are out until January.
The Craven County GOP is having their Mingle & Jingle Christmas party on December 14th! Details: Craven County GOP Mingle & Jingle
Also tomorrow is the Wake County GOP Christmas Party! Details: Wake County GOP Christmas Party
The Harnett County GOP is hosting a forum for the candidates seeking the nomination for Lt. Governor. Check it out here: Harnett County GOP Lt. Gov. Forum
Coming up on January 18, 2020 is the annual North Carolina Right To life prayer breakfast and subsequent march in downtown Raleigh. It's the premiere pro-life event in North Carolina. Check it out: NCRTL Prayer Breakfast
Make sure to visit the NCGOP Events page to see more events than what's listed there.