From “Former Quigley Supporter:”
Cal, I think your headline for this article should be changed to reflect the source of the Skillicorn criticism: “Skillicorn Tweet Criticizes Underwood“, also, on his Tweet, he embedded the Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez tweet from late Thursday that I had commented on in the other Underwood True Nature article.
My compliments to Skillicorn. This tweet, unlike his one from Wednesday, sounded more like his own comments, and not recycled material from the NRCC. Good job.
Given Skillicorn listened to me, and the other candidates (Marter, Malouf, Gradel, Oberweis) are doing similar things in relation to Underwood’s antics from the May 22nd House Homeland Security Committee meeting, I am reminded it will take a team effort to unseat Underwood next year.
We won’t know who the Republican nominee will be until March 17th, but until then, all of them should do the right thing to get voters excited to replace Lauren Underwood in Congress next year.
Speaking of the other candidates, Marter, in a Facebook response to a depressed poster on his Facebook page, said yesterday “Please help me take her [Underwood] out [in next year’s election]! http://marter4congress.us/”
Jim Oberweis’ Facebook page has seen a flurry of activity since late Thursday night.
Ted Gradel, late yesterday, posted an appeal for fundraising, given 2nd quarter fundraising deadline is June 30: “Special interests and career politicians run this country and lobbyists control the agenda in Washington. Join me today so we can pass term limits and make sure that Washington works for you.
And Danny Malouf finally posted the FOX news article on his Facebook page, with some odd definition of “automation”, I think he’s trying to tie Underwood to being an automaton of Nancy Pelosi. He also posted a pro 2nd amendment post today.
Does anyone know when and where Underwood’s next Town Hall meeting is?
The only events I know about is her formal grand opening of her congressional district office in West Chicago on Saturday, June 1st.
Additionally, she is the featured speaker on June 9 at the Woodstock Gay Pride “Celebration”.
One thing is certain, Underwood’s proponents are beginning to get their letters-to-the-editor into local newspapers, including 2 in today’s Sun-Times.
Finally, the childrens’ deaths at the border made it into a Face the Nation on-site interview with 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, from his El Paso neighborhood with the backdrop for O’Rourke the border between El Paso and Juarez.
O’Rourke’s home is located in the Sunset Heights neighborhood of the upper valley of El Paso, so the panorama used is common for that part of El Paso.
The interview was taped yesterday (5/25).
While Underwood or Wednesday’s House Homeland Security Committee meeting was not mentioned, the Trump Administration policy was.
Here is what O’Rourke said about that topic, and all of the 14th congressional district Republican candidates best be prepared to discuss this important issue, not just Underwood’s ridiculous antics from 5/22:
“MARGARET BRENNAN: So there are about sixteen thousand migrants in U.S. detention facilities right now. What should happen to them?
BETO O’ROURKE (2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate/@BetoORourke): Most of those asylum-seeking migrants pose no threat or danger to the United States. We know from past history that when we connect them with case managers in a community, they have a ninety-nine percent chance of meeting their court dates and their appointments with ICE. And it costs us a tenth of what we pay to keep them in detention and in custody.
MARGARET BRENNAN: So, in other words, catch and release is something you support.
BETO O’ROURKE: No, I wouldn’t call it catch and release. I– I’d call it helping those who are seeking asylum in this country to follow our laws. If at the end of that process they must return to their country of origin, I want to make sure that they follow our laws and go back to the country from which they– they left in the first place. I think we’ve got to ask ourselves, during an administration that has caged children, that has deported their moms back to the very countries from which they’ve fled, that have continued this separation that is visiting a cruelty and a torture on these families, that has lost the lives of six children within our custody–
MARGARET BRENNAN: Mm-Hm.
BETO O’ROURKE: –whether or not we can do better and live our values, and whether or not there will be a reckoning and accountability for this.
MARGARET BRENNAN: But– but just–just to put a fine point on it: you’re talking about sixteen thousand people in custody right now. Are you saying that migrants who cross, and do so not through port of entry, who are here through illegal means, essentially, that they would not be detained in an O’Rourke administration?
BETO O’ROURKE: Not necessarily in every case. But I think the vast majority of families and children who are fleeing the deadliest countries on the face of the planet, who are seeking asylum in this country.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Mm-Hm.
BETO O’ROURKE: They don’t try to flee arrest. They don’t try to evade detection. Those families pose no threats or risk to this country. We– we–
MARGARET BRENNAN: Should they be detained together, those families?
BETO O’ROURKE: Those families, if they pose no threat to this country or the communities in– in which they are apprehended should be released with a case manager who ensures that they follow our laws, that they attend their court hearings, that they meet their appointments with an ICE officer.
Full transcript can be found here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/full-transcript-of-face-the-nation-on-may-26-2019