Your Cheat Sheet As MAGA Republicans Gather For Their Latest Cattle Call
June 16, 2022
MAGA Republicans are gathering at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference this week, where they will once again put their dangerous agenda on full display and make clear to the American people they are too extreme to be in power.
Unfortunately, Mike Pence won’t be making an appearance this year after he was booed off stage last year.
Indy Star: “Former Vice President Mike Pence was greeted with boos and cries of ‘traitor!’ while speaking at a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Florida on Friday.”
Scared or not, defeated former President Donald Trump has an unrelenting grasp on today’s MAGA Republican Party as they echo his Big Lie.
Washington Post: “More than 100 GOP primary winners back Trump’s false fraud claims”
Washington Post: “Republicans collide in key primaries as Trump’s pull tested in S.C., Nev.”
Florida Senator and NRSC leader Rick Scott, who oversaw one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in American history, is using his platform in Mitch McConnell’s leadership team to advance a Republican agenda that would raise taxes on over half of Americans, end the Medicare and Social Security guarantees, and cut taxes for the ultra-wealthy.
New York Times: “Income Taxes for All? Rick Scott Has a Plan, and That’s a Problem.”
Rick Scott’s plan to Rescue America: “Make the Trump tax cuts permanent”
WAMC: “Senator Rick Scott wants to ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare”
This week, Lindsey Graham confirmed that gutting Social Security and Medicare could be on the MAGA Republican agenda if Republicans regain control of the Senate when he said “entitlement reform is a must”.
Politico: “Lindsey’s pledge: If Republicans regain control of the Senate following the midterms, the current Senate Budget ranking member is laying the groundwork: ‘Entitlement reform is a must for us to not become Greece.’”
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has proven time and time again that he will go to the mat to protect the ultra-wealthy and line the pockets of his corporate donors while supporting cuts to the Social Security and Medicare programs that his constituents rely on.
Forbes: “Trump Tax Cuts Helped Billionaires Pay Less Taxes Than The Working Class”
Tim Scott in 2011: “To truly get our fiscal house in order, we need a long term strategy that reforms our entitlement programs.”
Mike Pompeo openly praised Putin as “savvy” and “talented” after he launched his war and repeatedly used his podium at the State Department to spread Russian misinformation.
The New York Times: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has for months deflected questions about whether the Trump administration demanded political favors from Ukraine in exchange for military aid.”
The Daily Beast’s Julia Davis: “#Russia’s state TV is proudly showing off Mike Pompeo’s recent commentary, where he said about Putin: ‘Very shrewd. Very capable. I have enormous respect for him.’”
Similar to Pompeo, Nikki Haley also offered a full-throated defense of Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold aid from Ukraine to further his own political goals, undermining Ukraine and helping to advance Putin’s goals.
NBC News: “Haley contended that it was appropriate for Trump to ask Ukraine to probe ‘corruption.’”