Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Frustrated but not surprised the Biden Administration is trying to remove language from the Defense bill that would protect soldiers from a dishonorable discharge because they do not want the Covid-19 vaccine.
[….] 9:38 AM · Sep 23, 2021
As usual, there is much hilarity in some of the responses:
Troops have already taken many vaccines. At this point no religion or medical reason not to be able to take the covid vaccine.
Discharge or let them finish current term if it is before the end of the year.
Vicky, all I can say is read the replies to this Tweet and learn something.
Isn’t that part of the deal when you join the military, follow orders, or suffer the consequences?
Hmm wonder if we could find a way to dishonorably discharge you?
They have 17 mandatory vaccines already. Why is this one different?
You aren’t aren’t familiar with the military much are you?
No worries, just slip it into their salad dressing.
We see what you did there.
Awesome. Good work Biden. If a soldier can’t follow orders to protect themselves and their fellow soldiers, that’s their choice, but they don’t get a pat on the head on their way out.
Frustrated but not surprised you continue to have the worst opinions on covid vaccines.
Frustrated but not surprised that you object this political opportunity and say nothing of the other 16 vaccines they’re mandated to get. Stop embarrassing yourself and your constituents.
Coming from a insurectionists it’s funny u care about anything including any military people
Many, many vaccinations are already required in the military. Move along you gaslighting fascist.
S.1 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2021)
For the People Act of 2021
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.
Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.
Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.
Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.
The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.
The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.
Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
S.1 was written by one party acting alone.
S.1 was steered through Congress by one party acting alone.
The danger of such extreme changes being made by such tiny, partisan congressional majorities should be clear to everyone. 4:27 PM · Jun 22, 2021
There is much hilarity in the responses:
I wonder if you will remember this tweet when MO Republicans gerrymander US Congressional districts by dividing up Kansas City and leaving only one Democratic district in St. Louis.
Yes, the will of the majority in a democracy would just be absolutely tragic, huh?
WRONG!!! The real danger is the GQP enacting voter suppression bills all across the nation where the states are held by the GQP!! If this is truly a nation of government for and by the people, then voting is a right for ALL the people, not just who the GQP wants to vote!!!
Excuuuuusse me! When I cheat, it’s unacceptable for anyone to hold me accountable unless _I_ lead the charge in making sure I follow the rules!
Things like stacking the Supreme Court? Actions have consequences
It is hard not to see this as disingenuous when you have never once spoken out against Republican partisan voting rights led legislation that were down by one party acting alone
S.1 was written by one party alone because the other party refused to even talk about such a thing. Don’t put the blame for that on the Democrats, but on the Republicans, where it belongs.
The fact that you hate it. Proves it’s good for the country.
What? Yeah man they’re trying to protect the elections from YOU, why do you think you’re owed a say in that protection?
Republicans represent a minority of Americans. Majority rules.
The changes are not extreme. They are trying to protect America from turning into a failed state like Missouri.
Because the other party won’t give up trying to prevent people from voting. That’s your party, senator.
Stop tweeting this shit
Well, gee Roy. Maybe if you voted to bring it to debate you could have fixed some of that. /s
We all know who’s playing partisan games, Roy.
Choosing not to participate was the partisan part, Roy. That’s on you.
Why don’t you want all Americans to be able to vote?
Our Vote is our Voice.
I think your referring to the Republican agenda
Thank God you are not running for re-election.
Probably should have voted to debate it then
You refused to even debate it.
That would be too much work.
Are you still there?
Now do Supreme Court Justices!
Debate your points on the floor then. What are you afraid of?
I don’t think Republicans have a lot of credibility on this particular topic. Your dark-of-night, hidden session partisan bills are legendary.
All of the GOP voter suppression laws in the many states were written by the GOP acting alone. The GOP supported insurrection acting alone. The GOP refused to convict a rouge President – acting alone. The GOP packed the courts – acting alone.
no Republican wanted to participate in the process of ensuring that all voters’ rights are protected, and you think this is a negative of the legislation and not your party?
They’re funny that way.
I didn’t realize you were comatose for the Trump tax package and the failed Obamacare repeal.
That’s funny. Tiny majority. I guess you only like progress if it’s YOUR progress. Would be cool if you weren’t a sore loser. I mean if you had the heart to accept the will of the people and the will of a majority vote. What’s the danger?
C’mon Roy. You’re full of it and you know it.
Yeah, like Republican efforts to suppress voters isn’t partisan. If you can’t win on the issues, you gotta cheat, right? That’s the Republican way.
Tiny, partisan congressional minorities? You mean like leader McConnell refusing to give a sitting Presidents SC nominee a fair hearing? Or ramming thru another nominee 3 weeks prior to an election? Wow. The audacity of your statement is stunning.
Baloney. Republicans have had the opportunity to contribute through it all. And they have steadfastly refused to vote on anything even after negotiations. You know that. Why lie, Roy?
It’s in his nature.
Like the 2017 Tax cuts? Did you object then?
The GOP is acting alone in suppressing voters’ rights across the country. Did you object then?
That only the Democrats care about voters’ rights is an indictment on you, not them.
The GOP REFUSES to work on making access to voting easier for Americans.
Doesn’t that say more about the Republican Party than anything else?
You’re intentionally mischaracterizing the situation. Stop it.
You don’t get to complain after voting against the Jan. 6 commission. Take a seat Roy.
Somebody might take you seriously if they forgot that the only reason the party exists is to stop the Democrats. As if the GOP has acted in good faith bipartisan negotiations this century…
If your position is so strong, why won’t you engage in debate and prove it to the country?
The fact that you won’t even engage in debate implies that your case is not that strong, and perhaps the danger is not as large as you state.
S1 is a bill to make sure everyone who is legally able to vote is able to cast that vote. Why are you against making voting accessible to as many people as possible. Why do make a Democracy worse? Why are you content with diminishing the role of minorities in voting?
Either you believe in democracy or you don’t. Looks like we know what side you fall on. Missourians deserve better.
You’re too damned afraid to even debate it on the senate floor. Don’t spew your lies on Twitter. It’s bipartisan when YOU take part. You voted NO. Because you don’t want to be bipartisan. We got your number Roy.
AGAIN, Lying. The Democrats have been trying to reach across the aisle. Your party has blocked any attempt at bipartisanship. You are actively trying to slice up voter rolls and gerrymander minority rule. Don’t tell me this is harmful to democracy when you want pick your voters.
Juuuuuust going to guess you are misrepresenting the situation like all good seditionists do.
We remember 1/6 Rep. Hartzler. You incited an attempted violent overthrow of an election.
I would take this more seriously if it weren’t from an anti-American seditionist.
And what would you call your vote to overturn a free and fair election???
I’ll give you a hint:
Where were you on January 6th? #NeverForget
There was that pizza party in the SCIF, too.
Coming from a insurrectionist that’s just humorous
Pot, meet Kettle.
You are conveniently forgetting your part in the attempted violent overthrowing of the US Government.
The Republican Party
Seditionist says what? Point out where exactly that Maxine called for any violence. She simply called for the people of Minnesota to continue to hold police forces accountable for white cops killing unarmed black people. You are a disgrace to our state.
Finally, a republican with the courage to call out the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for its undue corporatist influence in pushing legislation affecting all Americans. Oh, wait…
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
…it’s Josh Hawley (r).
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Oligarchy defined: The most powerful corporations in America get together to plan how to control legislation in dozens of states
[….] 8:10 PM · Apr 11, 2021
Some of the comments:
How many corporations decided they could no longer abide by states that allowed segregated public accommodations?
Think about how the MLB decided they would no longer abide by state laws that prevented Negros from playing together on baseball fields.
What are you going to do?
Yeah can’t they just let Republicans suppress voters in peace?
See January 6, 2021
Hmm it’s almost like corporate lobbyists have been up to this for years but u liked it then
I’m sure Josh is equally opposed to the work ALEC has been doing for many years (sarcasm)
Like corporations and Republicans never had a cup of coffee together? Nice try, Josh.
No dear, the most powerful co”s in the USA get together to discuss how to stop giving money to states, parties and politicians trying to keep minorities and people of color from voting. You scared? You should be!
Um, y’all are the ones trying to limit who can vote.
Sounds like you should make a stand and return all your corporate contributions.
That’s laugh-out-loud funny! Now tell us how you don’t accept corporate donations, campaign or otherwise, since it would create an appearance of impropriety or an outright conflict of interest.
What’s that? Speak up! We, the People, can’t seem to hear you.
GOP set all this in motion. “Corporations are people”. This was efforts to line the pockets of lawmakers through lobbyists and contributions to campaigns. And this is EXACTLY how it was predicted to play out. Funny how it’s not as cool when against you huh?
I thought Republican values reflected that corporations are like people? Seems like no man, woman, company would want to back such an obvious racist set of voting restrictions.
Oh, but then there’s the GOP!
Think about this, Biden is trying to raise corporate taxes and yet they are still against Republican attempts to limit voter rights. Let that sink in Josh, we’ll wait.
They’ve been doing it forever. They just used to do it behind closed doors and in ways you liked. Maybe if you actually listened to your constituents we wouldn’t have to count on corporations being more in touch with the national pulse.
Oligarchy defined means a small group of people having control of a country or organization.
This is for all the kids who have a history test tomorrow and have seen Josh Hawley’s tweet by mistake
Theocracy is a form of oligarchy…
Isn’t that what you’re going for?
Also, if that is suppose to be a definition you texted there, I think you better actually look up the definition this time.
That’s what they’ve been doing up to this point, now you don’t like it?
Republicans supported Corp. donations saying they deserved a voice too. So now they are speaking up. They listen to their customers and employees. Politicians like you do not listen.
Live with it.
“I love the free market, unless the free market does something that I don’t like”
Oligarchy defined. The people already with power and money in government try to fix the voting to disenfranchise fellow citizens so they can get or stay in govt office.
It’s called listening to their consumers and being smart enough to know that all these voter bills are just voter supression under the guise of “integrity” nothing less.
Fascism defined: the will of the people takes a back seat to desires of those in power without popular consent.
Republicans complaining about corporate influence. That’s rich.
So it’s okay when they conspire with the GOP to weaken labor and environmental standards, but not when they want to protect voting rights? Hypocrisy is so confusing.
Corporations are people, according to Citizens United, so they have right to free speech, #SeditionBoy. Care to rescind that abomination to democracy?
Overturn Citizens United then
What corporations are funding YOU Joshy? Let’s not pretend you are doing this on $5 and $10 donations, m’okay?!
You are saying groups that want to encourage voting are wrong. How can you be in the US Congress and me against more participation in the republic? Did you EVER take any civics class in your life?
A more accurate definition of oligarchy: ALEC’s voter suppression legislation
template being rolled out by gop state legislator minions in dozens of states.
Well, corporations are people, aren’t they? Citizens United not looking so good now, is it?
Fecklessness defined: Josh Hawley seeing rampant voter suppression, doing nothing, then being angry that corporations are more patriotic than he is.
Just like how your GOP colleagues try to control and suppress voters in dozens of states
you know you’ve REALLY taken a wrong turn when even corporate America can see the GOP is a sinking ship.
Looks like you’ll have to do tricks for donations.
But enough about ALEC
You’re such a thin veil
Ever hear of ALEC?
Irony in josh the insurrectionist’s world is clearly dead
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
New pictures of Joe Biden’s border crisis – hundreds of children jammed into holding pens designed for just a few dozen, unsanitary conditions, total chaos
[….] 3:21 PM · Mar 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Did you visit the border during the previous guy’s time !!!
First image, chief. You’re never shaking this shit off
Old pictures of you being an insurrectionist
Picture of @HawleyMO giving a “heil” to his brownshirts.
Picture of how Josh Hawley saw himself on #Jan6
Watching Republicans flip from supporting these border tactics to speaking out against them in less then two months is an astounding master class in hypocrisy.
Oh you care about kids on the border now?
More pictures of the Capital riot that Josh fully endorsed. Josh let’s start that committee and find out who knew what, and who participated. Your names at the top of the list.
Yet, no solution from the GQP about it. Border Walls are ineffective in the long run.
Where was Hawley when children were being molested by border guards in Trump’s administration? He speaks up now only for partisan gain. Hawley cares for no one but himself.
Ah yeah what’s your solution tho
So.. You’re saying Trump’s wall failed?
Shut the hell up, traitor
Deflection isn’t working.
Y’all still killed 450K Americans. Rest were perhaps unavoidable.
If you care so much about kids why did you try to take healthcare away from so many of them?
‘seditionists talking shit’…. should be a new tv series that airs on fox entertainment – at least until they are arrested
This wasn’t a problem for you a few months ago– wonder what changed
Thank you Senator Hawley for calling this out. I wish you were one of my Senators.
If you’re from Virginia he already is.
The GOP is so predictable with their rants and raves and never provide a viable solution.
Why is that?
Treasonous Hawley says what?
They should break down those barriers like your Insurrectionist Goon Squad broke down the barriers at the US Capitol on 1/6/2020 after you emboldened them with your fist-salute support. (Then they killed a cop.)
Bet you can’t wait to put that on newsmax, right jughead?
I’m more afraid of you and your insurrectionists. I don’t see a bunch of guns on these immigrants nor them beating cops with Blue lives Matter flag poles. As well as the stars and stripes.
Why are you just now concerned about this?
Hmmm… not one word from you when tRump was holding children in cages. You could me more hypocritical if you tried!
Tell us again how unfair it is that ur book deal got killed. How you’re a victim of the cancel culture. I never get tired of that one!!
Shut up you had no problem with this before
So as a US Senator.. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
And now you people oppose this ?
Yep, immigration has problems. Biden didn’t cause it, though. He just stopped temporarily suppressing it with human rights violations.
How about addressing the real problems instead of getting excited by the suffering of brown people?
Since when have you ever cared about kids at the border?
Like you care.
Why is it that we never see any replies supporting your tweets, only ones denouncing them.
Oh, right. You’re evil.
Well, to be fair, there are always a few.
You mean Trump’s border crisis that Biden has to clean up.
Just a friendly reminder Joshie. All the deflection in the world won’t change the fact that you are a traitor, you spread #TheBigLie, and helped instigate the #CapitolRiots.
He gets a lot of that.
Hey Josh maybe instead of playing a game of cynical gotcha politics, you could offer solutions as to how to take care of these kids.
Deportation doesn’t count.
Do you think we don’t remember what you guys were doing on the border? It’s only been three months
Are you saying Trump didn’t actually build a big, beautiful, impenetrable wall?
You must know by now that this fascism thing really is going to go down hard. Probably should start pretending you believe in democracy again. This really isn’t a good look.
And what’s your plan?
I have the sneaky suspicion that you don’t give a hoot in hell about those kids. That you’re just doing this to score political points and show that you can suck up to Trump as well as #CancunCruz. But I could be wrong. #SeditionCaucus
remember when you led an insurrection against the Us Govt?
Awe, the GQP is deflecting from Biden passing his American rescue plan which had overwhelming bipartisan support from the American people. You’re upset your MO to obstruct Biden’s agenda didn’t work. Your constituents will know how you and rest of the sedition caucus operate.
Please do something constructive instead of playing with your phone all day. Do you have any legitimate ideas about immigration reform? Not ripping kids from their mothers arms but actual human intelligent ideas? Why don’t you try yelling about that?
“…I will not, within 5 years after the termination of my employment as an appointee in any executive agency in which I am appointed to serve, engage in lobbying activities with respect to that agency…”
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and sections 3301 and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13770 of January 28, 2017, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees,” is hereby revoked, effective at noon January 20, 2021. Employees and former employees subject to the commitments in Executive Order 13770 will not be subject to those commitments after noon January 20, 2021.
Sec. 2. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Executive Order 13770 of January 28, 2017
Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and sections 3301 and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Ethics Pledge. Every appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 2017, shall sign, and upon signing shall be contractually committed to, the following pledge upon becoming an appointee:
‘‘As a condition, and in consideration, of my employment in the United States Government in an appointee position invested with the public trust, I commit myself to the following obligations, which I understand are binding on me and are enforceable under law:
‘‘1. I will not, within 5 years after the termination of my employment as an appointee in any executive agency in which I am appointed to serve, engage in lobbying activities with respect to that agency.
‘‘2. If, upon my departure from the Government, I am covered by the post-employment restrictions on communicating with employees of my former executive agency set forth in section 207(c) of title 18, United States Code, I agree that I will abide by those restrictions.
‘‘3. In addition to abiding by the limitations of paragraphs 1 and 2, I also agree, upon leaving Government service, not to engage in lobbying activities with respect to any covered executive branch official or noncareer Senior Executive Service appointee for the remainder of the Administration.
‘‘4. I will not, at any time after the termination of my employment in the United States Government, engage in any activity on behalf of any foreign government or foreign political party which, were it undertaken on January 20, 2017, would require me to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
‘‘5. I will not accept gifts from registered lobbyists or lobbying organizations for the duration of my service as an appointee.
‘‘6. I will not for a period of 2 years from the date of my appointment participate in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to my former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.
Is anyone really surprised?
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Williams was one of 146 Republicans to oppose Phillips’ bill to require the SBA to disclose loans over $2 million. Another one of those Republicans was Hartzler, whose family also received PPP loans for multiple businesses.
Aides to both Republicans said their respective loans were under the $2 million threshold that would have required disclosure under the bill but would not provide more details. A spokesman for Hartzler also declined to say which of her businesses had received the loans.
That was then, this is now:
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase recovery rebate amounts to $2,000 for individuals, and for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the “Caring for Americans
5 with Supplemental Help Act of 2020” or the “CASH Act
6 of 2020”.
1 SEC. 2. RECOVERY REBATE AMOUNTS INCREASED.
2 (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 6428A of the Internal
3 Revenue Code of 1986, as added by the COVID-related
4 Tax Relief Act of 2020, is amended by striking “$600”
5 each place it appears and inserting “$2,000”, and by
6 striking “$1,200” each place it appears and inserting
The vote tonight in the U.S. House of Representatives:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 252 H R 9051 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 28-Dec-2020 5:55 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
BILL TITLE: CASH Act
— YEAS 275 —
—- NAYS 134 —
Graves (MO) Hartzler
Marco Rubio @marcorubio
Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March
Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity
It isn’t just him
Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing” 9:45 AM · Dec 27, 2020
Nine days ago:
Marco Rubio @marcorubio
I know I looked away from the needle
And yes, I know I need a tan
But I am so confident that the #Covid19 vaccine is safe & effective that I decided to take it myself
[….] 9:10 AM · Dec 19, 2020
Think about that contrast for just a second. Dude goes to the front of the line faster than Billy Zane in Titanic.
Some of the responses:
Jeff Tiedrich @itsJeffTiedrich
my favorite Bible story is the probably one where Jesus spends months downplaying the severity of a plague and then elbows his way to the front of the vaccine line 10:45 AM · Dec 21, 2020
Smart people make the best judgment they can with the data they have at the time. When they have new data, they adjust their thinking. Stupid people form an opinion and never shift off that regardless of the data.
You fucking prick. You’re the worst kind of little bitch. If you were on the titanic you’d rip off a woman’s clothes, and put em on so you could get a life raft. Leaving women and children to die while you complain about it being cold outside.
Dr. Fauci is a national hero, while Marco Rubio used his influence to elbow his way to the front of the vaccination line, ahead of the elderly and essential health care workers.
You couldn’t find a Bible verse that mentioned kings getting vaccines while the peasants died from a plague and famine?
Republican’s in 2020
Dec: Vaccine are here…. ME FIRST, ME FIRST, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY ME FIRST..
He is the “town cryer” and has a dual role as the “village idiot”…
Now that Marco got the vaccine before the nation’s healthcare workers, he’s back to work smearing the nation’s premiere immunologist.
“Elite bubbles”? You got the vaccine ahead of thousands of healthcare providers, first responders and deserving Americans. You are the elite trash you fuckwit.
None of this is complicated. Nobody needs to be tricked into anything. But it’s hard to overcome the heinous combination of stupidity and selfishness.
Alisa Nelson @alisagbrnelson
INBOX: MO GOP Party’s state convention next month will be held by mail-in ballot, instead of in-person. The party’s executive committee voted unanimously this week to make the change this year. #mogov #moleg 2:17 PM · May 15, 2020