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Update: USS McCain

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 10:14 am

[Headlines from DRJ]

Navy says it was asked to ‘minimize visibility’ of USS McCain for Trump visit:

The Navy has acknowledged receiving a request to “minimize visibility” of the USS John S. McCain during President Trump’s visit to Japan earlier this week, but said the ship remained in its normal configuration.

“A request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. McCain, however, all ships remained in their normal configuration during the President’s visit,” Rear Adm. Charlie Brown, chief of Navy information, told CNN in a statement late Friday. “There were also no intentional efforts to explicitly exclude Sailors assigned to USS John S. McCain.”
The ship is currently under repair, with one Navy official telling CNN that the White House request was impractical.


Headlines: Justin Amash and If You Don’t Support Trump, You Must Be a Democrat

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 9:41 am

[Headlines from DRJ]

Trump Supporter vs. Amash: “How Can You Become A Democrat When We Voted For You As A Republican?”:

Anyway, my question is how can you become a Democrat when we voted for you as a Republican? Because you drank the same Kool-Aid as all the Democrats.”

The discussion got heated when the two disagreed that obstruction of justice cannot occur if no crime was committed.

Henry Olsen says Justin Amash Acts Like a Typical Democrat Because . . .:

he Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf acknowledges that Justin Amash’s lonely stand may not lead to Donald Trump’s impeachment. “But the nature of it,” he wrote, “forces conservative Trump voters to make a clarifying choice: To stay loyal to a president of bad character, they must attack a man of good character who votes in accordance with the principles they share.”

As if on cue, the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen accepted the challenge.

Tracking Congress In The Age Of TrumpSupport for Trump by Justin Amash:

Career – 62%
116th Congress – 92%
115th Congress – 52%


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