Republican fundraiser supporting Liz Cheney in 2024?; Sen. Paul introduces Bill to oust Fauci; group alleges Trump is violating FEC presidential campaign rules; Gabbard slams Romney treason accusations and more in red politics.
On Monday, a fundraiser for rep. CNN reported that Liz Cheney (R-WY) had to mean a move to a bigger venue due to the number of people who wanted to meet the Congresswoman and donate to her reelection in the House. However, according to reports, many donors are interested in backing her for president in 2024, especially should Trump choose to run again, ABC reports.
However, Cheney was censured by the Republican National Committee, partly due to her zeal for going after Trump as part of the January 6 investigation.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is expected to introduce an amendment this week that seeks to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci from his position as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director. Paul is a physician himself and has frequently challenged Fauci’sFauci’s flip-flopping on several issues. Paul suggests remaking the position into three positions to prevent a single individual from having tyrannical control.
“Tomorrow we will have a health committee meeting and … I will present an amendment, get a vote on eliminating Anthony Fauci’sFauci’s position,” Paul said during an interview with Fox. “I think we should eliminate his position, divide it into three and appoint three new directors that will be approvable by the Senate.”
A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission by a Democratic super PAC, American Bridge, accuses former President Donald Trump of committing “a clear violation of campaign finance law” by not formally declaring himself a 2024 presidential candidate.
The group cites a statement made by Trump last month when he addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, the Washington Post reported.
“We did it twice, and we will do it again,” Trump told the crowd. “We are going to be doing it again a third time.”
According to federal rules, candidates must file with the FEC within 15 days of receiving contributions or spending more than $5000 to influence the election. The candidate is subject to donation limits and disclosure requirements following a declaration.
American Bridge says Trump is willfully evading these rules; they allege his leadership committee, Save America, has spent over $100,000 weekly recently on Facebook ads and has often raised over $1 million per week. The group is requesting the FEC investigate and fine Trump the maximum amount permitted by law if finance violations are discovered.
Senator Mitt Romney (D-UT) recently accused former rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and 2020 presidential candidate of treason in a tweet after she spoke out about U.S. biological labs in Ukraine.
“Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives,” Romney tweeted on March 13.
After she warned about the dangers of an accidental breach of the 25+ BioLabs the U.S. funds, Real Clear Politics reported, Gabbard responded to Romney and others.
“Sen. Romney, you called me a treasonous liar for stating the fact that there are over 25 U.S.-funded Biolabs in Ukraine, which if breached, would release deadly pathogens across the U.S. and the world, and therefore they must be secured. So we can prevent a new pandemic from occurring,” Gabbard said in a video posted to Twitter.
“Bizarrely, you claimed to secure these labs, or even calling for securing these labs, is treasonous and will lead to a loss of life, when the exact opposite is obviously true,” Gabbard continued. “The spread of pathogens is what will cause the loss of life, not the prevention of such a spread.”
“So, Sen. Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is not true and treasonous,” Gabbard added. “And if you can not, you should do the honorable thing and apologize and resign from the U.S. Senate.”