Here are the top stories making headlines in conservative politics for today: Trump orders sanctions on Iran as Tehran threatens US; Trump says “dummy Beto” making gun control deal more difficult; AZ Democrats to censure Sen. Sinema for being too Trump-friendly.
Trump orders new sanctions on Iran, as Tehran warns US
In the wake of an attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities, President Trump said he will be implementing new economic sanctions on Iran. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted.
The action comes at the same time that Iran has warned the United States that it will retaliate “immediately” if Tehran is targeted over the Saudi oil attacks. On Monday, Iran sent a note through Swiss diplomats reiterating its denial of any involvement in the Saudi attack.
“If any action takes place against Iran, the action will be faced by Iran’s answer immediately,” the note reportedly said.
Trump says “dummy Beto” weapons-seizing talk makes gun control deal more difficult
President Trump says that former Texas Congressman and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, with his constant talk about taking away weapons from Americans, is making it much more difficult to reach a deal on gun control.
“Dummy Beto made it much harder to make a deal. Convinced many that Dems just want to take your guns away. Will continue forward!” Trump tweeted. O’Rourke has called for mandatory buyback programs and fines as a way of getting assault-style weapons off of the streets.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against your fellow Americans anymore,” O’Rourke said at the September 12 Democratic primary debate.
Arizona Democrats to censure Sen. Sinema for being too Trump-friendly
The Arizona Democratic Party his planning to hold a vote this week to decide whether to censure Democratic Senator Kyrstin Sinema. The reason: She has voted for policies that the party considers too Trump-friendly. The Progressive Democrats of America said the censure is an effort to push Sinema back toward the left.
The move comes at the hands of progressives in the State Democratic Party who feel Sinema is too accommodating to President Trump and his policies.
The examples they gave were her voting for: Confirming David Bernhardt, Trump’s nominee as Secretary of the Interior; confirming William Barr as Attorney General; resisting the reinstatement of net neutrality rules.