PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO SURRENDER TO PELOSI AND SCHUMER

Dear Friends,

In my last newsletter, I shared the frustrating news that talks to pass a fourth coronavirus stimulus package had stalled. Unfortunately, since then, negotiations broke down completely.

Congressional Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, refused multiple reasonable offers from the White House and Republicans, instead choosing to put their political self-interest above the needs of millions of Americans.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board on Sunday hit the nail on the head:

“This is less a negotiation than a stick-up. The Democratic political calculation has been that Mr. Trump would listen to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and roll over again. This would let them impose much of their long-term agenda, divide Republicans in Congress, and set the table to make their welfare-state expansions permanent next year when they expect to run Congress and the White House.”

Pelosi and Schumer refused to budge from their outrageous demand for the President to support a massive $3 trillion package stuffed with a radical Leftist political agenda. In addition to all of their predictable demands such as stimulus checks for illegal immigrants and billions for various pet projects, Democrats attempted to force in several election provisions that would have enabled fraud-ridden universal mail-in voting, nationwide ballot harvesting, and bans on voter ID laws – all of which, of course, would benefit Democrats in November. If the President refused to surrender to these demands, millions of Americans would be hurt as the expanded unemployment benefits expired and the eviction moratorium ended.

Faced with obstinate stonewalling from Democrats, the President did the unexpected. He walked away from the toxic demands and acted himself to assist the millions put at risk by Democrats’ obstruction.

On Saturday, August 8, President Trump signed four executive orders to help Americans suffering from the economic impact of coronavirus. These orders will:

  • Defer payroll taxes for Americans earning less than $104,000 to put more money in the pockets of workers
  • Continue expanded unemployment benefits so out-of-work Americans can receive an additional $400 per week in jobless benefits from the federal government (on top of what’s already provided by the states)
  • Extend the assistance to homeowners and renters so that no American is forced from their home during the pandemic
  • Provide relief on student loans by allowing borrowers to defer payments and dropping the interest rate to 0%

As a Constitutional Conservative, I have long been concerned that Congress has ceded too much power to the Executive Branch and I’ve often voiced my opposition to executive orders. 

With that said, this situation is unprecedented.

Congressional Democrats have made a wildly dangerous political calculation that imperils the lives of millions of Americans in the hopes of helping themselves in November. 

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer attempted to force President Trump into deciding whether he would cave to the Left’s radical agenda or risk seeing Americans go hungry and homeless. In effect, Democrats held the country hostage.

Even after four years, Democrats still don’t understand that President Trump doesn’t play by the traditional DC playbook. Faced between two horrible choices, the President carved out a third option by acting through executive order. I support President Trump’s executive orders and I applaud him for his bold action.



CANCEL CULTURE CANCELS AMERICAN CULTURE

Radical activists – many of whom are open Marxists and Anarchists – are aggressively pushing to dismantle law enforcement agencies, the traditional family unit, and even Western civilization itself. 

The classical liberal values once universally embraced across American society have been abandoned by the political Left in favor of a new secular religion of “woke” political correctness – which forcefully shoves its extremist values onto the rest of us.

One of the most toxic weapons of this new secular religion is “cancel culture.” Every politician, celebrity, artist, company, brand, and even private citizen is vulnerable to be targeted and then “canceled” for anything they or someone close to them has done in the past that now violates the Left’s skewed values and standards.

The Democratic Party itself cannot hold up to the standards now imposed by the Left. For over a century, Democrats were the standard-bearers of racism and discrimination. The Party systemically suppressed the right of newly freed slaves to vote and then instituted Jim Crow laws across the South. The 1924 Democratic National Convention in New York City was commonly known as the “Klan Bake” due to the overwhelming influence of the KKK. In 1964, it was the Democratic Party in the Senate that led a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act. If the Left was genuine in their purge of American society and our national history, it would begin first with the Democratic Party.

But, of course, “cancel culture” is not genuine. It is a tactic used by the Left to turn the mob’s anger on individuals and companies who stand in their way. It is a way to undermine their political enemies and then leave them powerless.

We cannot stand silent as the Left continues their aggressive dismantling of all that we hold dear. We must turn the tables and expose the hypocrisy behind “cancel culture.” That is why I have cosponsored a resolution to “cancel” the Democratic Party here in the U.S. House of Representatives. To read Congressman Gohmert’s resolution, click here.



HICE ON THE HOME FRONT

On Friday, I was happy to join the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast to catch up with residents and talk about the major issues the CSRA is facing during the pandemic. 

I want to give a special mention to Tammy Shepherd, who has served her community so faithfully over these last years and is retiring from the Chamber. We wish her all the best, and we are so grateful for her service! I was pleased to present to her a copy of a statement I entered into the Congressional Record honoring Tammy for her outstanding leadership in a community that continues to experience tremendous growth.  Under her faithful watch as President, the Chamber has grown to nearly 1,000 members, has twice earned the highest distinction of 5-Star Accreditation through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has formed the Columbia County Chamber Foundation, as well as a holding company and a Political Action Committee, and most recently, has opened a second location in the heart of Columbia County’s growth. 

I also was honored to receive the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of my support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 116th Congress. As we work to rebuild our economy, it is important to support solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system.

Click here to watch the streamed video of Friday’s community event.


SERVICE ACADEMY DAY TO INCLUDE EXTRA SAFETY MEASURES

This years’ Service Academy Day, scheduled for Saturday, August 29th, will include extra health and safety measures. This annual event, designed to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for the nation’s five military service academies, will take place on the campus of Georgia Military College. 

Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. for an informational program beginning at 10:00 a.m. All attendees – including parents or guardians, teachers, students, and siblings – must pre-register by emailing GA10Noms@mail.house.gov by Tuesday, August 25th.  

Attending a United States Service Academy is a great responsibility and privilege. These institutions are designed to equip, train, and inspire the next generation of military officers. It’s a highly competitive process. That’s why it’s important to me that I host an in-person informational event that answers student questions while maintaining appropriate protocols to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

What:  GA-10 Service Academy Day

Who:  Representatives from America’s Service Academies & Students in Grades 8-12

When:  Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:   Georgia Military College

Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium

325 S. Elbert Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Temperature checks will be taken upon entry to the building and masks will be encouraged and provided. Attendees will be escorted to their designated seats in efforts to maintain appropriate social distancing.

For more information, please email GA10Noms@mail.house.gov, or visit our website.


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PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO SURRENDER TO PELOSI AND SCHUMER
CANCEL CULTURE CANCELS AMERICAN CULTURE
HICE ON THE HOME FRONT
SERVICE ACADEMY DAY TO INCLUDE EXTRA SAFETY MEASURES
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