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Tearing the USA Apart

From Kavanaugh, to Incivility, to Caravans, to Violence, to the 2018 Midterm Elections, and Beyond

Book and eBook by Gary F. Zeolla,
the Director of Darkness to Light ministry

 

            The United States of American is being torn about by political differences more than any time since the 1960s and maybe since the Civil War of the 1860s. This division was amplified by political events in the summer to fall of 2018. This time period could prove to be seminal in the history of the United States. This tearing apart came to the forefront and was amplified during the confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This book overviews the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings in detail. It then overviews these additional major events that occurred up to the end of November 2018.

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  Introductory Pages

Table of Contents

 

 Section One:
Introductory Pages … 5

 

Preface/ About the Author/ Quotation Notes ………..…  7

Background/ Format/ Politics Website …..…………..…  9

Definitions ………………………………………………… 11

Analytical–Literal Translation …………………………... 13

Abbreviations .....…………………………………………  15

 

 

Section Two:

Before and Through the

Sexual Assault Hearing … 19

 

#1 – Events Preceding First Sexual Assault Allegation 21

#2 – Events Regarding First Allegation: Part One ..….  33

#3 – Events Regarding First Allegation: Part Two .….   43

#4 – The Soap Opera Continues ……………………..    53

#5 – Sexual Assault Allegation Hearing: Part One .…   69

#6 – Sexual Assault Allegation Hearing: Part Two .…   81

 

 

Section Three:

After the Hearing Through the

Swearing in Ceremonies … 93

 

#7 – Swetnick Allegation and Ford Updates ………….  95

#8 – Kavanaugh Updates and More …………………. 105

#9 – Pre-FBI Review Events and the FBI Review …   113

#10 – Pre-Vote Events and Senate Votes ..…………  125

#11 – Post-Confirmation Vote Events .……………....  137

#12 – Hypocrisy and More Bible Passages …………  147

 

  

 

Section Four:

After the Swearing in Ceremonies

up to the Midterms … 155

 

#13 – Events Before the Midterm Elections ………… 157

#14 – Caravans and Illegal Immigration ……………..  171

#15 – Updates on Caravans and Illegal Immigration . 185

#16 – Birthright Citizenship/ Multiple Pipe Bombs ….  199

#17 – Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Part One  ….. 211

#18 – Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Part Two…… 229

 

 

Section Five:

The Midterms and Subsequent Events and Conclusion … 249

 

#19 – Why Vote Republican/ Why Vote Democrat? .. 251

#20 – The Midterm Elections: Part One ……………    257

#21 – The Midterm Elections: Part Two ……………    267

#22 – The Day After the Midterm Elections ……….... 277

#23 – Late-breaking Events …….……………………. 289

#24 – Commentary and Conclusion …………………. 303

 

 

Section Six:

Appendixes … 309

 

#1 – Bibliography.…………………………………….     311

#2 –Additional Books by the Author …………………. 349

#3 – Author’s Websites, Newsletters, Social Sites/

Contacting the Author …………………………………   357

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Preface

 

      The United States of American is being torn about by political differences more than any time since the 1960s and maybe since the Civil War of the 1860s. This division was amplified by political events in the summer to fall of 2018. This time period could prove to be seminal in the history of the United States. It could precipitate this country into ever widening divisions, or it could be when the country realized it needed to pull together and heal the splits in our society.

      Democrats, liberals, leftists, and the mainstream media are on the left, while President Trump, Republicans, and conservatives are on the right, with the American people caught in the middle and being forced to choose sides, with no middle ground seemingly possible.

      This tearing apart came to the forefront and was amplified during the confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats, aided by their allies on the left, pulled out all the stops and every dirty trick in the book to try to derail his confirmation, while Republicans and the rest of the right dug in and did what was necessary to ensure his confirmation.

      That fight was sure to have an effect on the 2018 midterm elections. But before the country got to Election Day, several additional events occurred that further tore the country apart and which would also affect the midterms, from caravans of illegal immigrants, to pipe bombs, to yet another mass shooting in the USA. Then after the midterms, yet more events occurred or continued that further tore the USA apart.

      This book will overview the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings in detail. It will then overview these additional major events that occurred up to the end of November 2018.

 

Politics Website

 

      The name of my politics website is “Biblical and Constitutional Politics.” The reason for this name is I believe the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are the two greatest documents ever written.

      The U.S. Constitution is the guidebook to the government of the United States and all points related to it, such as our guarantees of various freedoms and the rule of law, while the Bible is the guidebook to all of life, including politics and the rule of law.

      With this attitude towards these two documents, you will see many quotes from both the Bible and the Constitution in this book. But to be clear, of these two documents, the Bible is by far the greater, as the Constitution only has relevance to some aspects of this life, while the Bible has relevance to all aspects of this life and to the life to come.

 


Chapters Excerpts

Chapter One

Events Preceding the First

Sexual Assault Allegation

 

      The proceedings to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the ninth Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) were a nasty fight from the start, but then things got even nastier when allegations of sexual assault began to surface. This first chapter of this book will overview what transpired before the first sexual assault allegation. This background is important as it puts that and later sexual assault allegations into context and perspective.

 

Retirement and Nomination

 

      Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on June 27, 2018, to be effective July 31, 2018. I predicted some of what would happen at that time, before President Trump announced his pick to replace Kennedy, in an article on my politics website titled Validating My Politics Website: Part Two, under the heading of “Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire.”

      I knew then this fight would be even worse than when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonio Scalia in 2017. That was replacing a conservative Justice with another conservative Justice. But this would be replacing the swing vote of Justice Kennedy with a conservative Justice.

      The importance of that is, with Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court had four conservative Justices, four liberal Justices, then Kennedy as the swing vote. That meant, many times a decision would be 5-4, sometimes in favor of the liberal position and sometimes in favor of the conservative position. But if a conservative replaced Kennedy, then 5-4 votes would almost always be in favor of the conservative position.

      To quote myself from that article:...

 

Chapter Two

Events Regarding the First

Sexual Assault Allegation

Part One

 

      Chapter One provided the context for the first sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This chapter will pick up the story at the release of that allegation. But first, a few comments.

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The Allegation

 

      Palo Alto University (in California) Psychology Professor Christine Blasey Ford claims she was sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teenagers. This allegation was first reported in the Washington Post.

      Ford told The Post that one summer in the early 1980s, ­Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her in a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County, Md.

      While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth (Washington Post; GOP).

 

      Professor Ford also said she feared the young Brett would “inadvertently kill her” as she was having a hard time breathing due to his hand over her mouth. The friend was Mark Judge. She says he then jumped on the bed. At which point, they all fell off of the bed, and she escaped into the bathroom and locked the door and remained there for 5-10 minutes. She then left the party.

 

        After so many years, Ford said, she does not remember some key details of the incident. She said she believes it occurred in the summer of 1982, when she was 15, around the end of her sophomore year at the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda [MD]. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at the end of his junior year at Georgetown Prep (Washington Post. California).

 

      It should be noted that both Holton-Arms School and Georgetown Prep are both high-priced private schools, with the latter being an all-boys school. That will be important later.

      But here, other details she remembers are that this was a pool party, hence why she was wearing a bathing suit. That is why she remembers it was the summer. However, as indicated, she does not remember the exact month and is even unsure on the year, though as indicated, she “believes” it was 1982. That would make Kavanaugh 17 and her 15.

      She says there were only a total of six people, four boys and two girls, at the party. That doesn’t sound like much of party to me, but it would mean there were three additional people besides her, Kavanaugh, and Judge. Other than those three, she remembers the names of two of the other people at the party, though one only by the initials “P.J.”

      She does not remember who owned the home the party was at, but she says no adults were home at the time. She does not even remember where the party occurred. She says she often spent time at Columbia Country Club pool in Chevy Chase and believes this party was not far from that country club. But the best she can narrow it down is somewhere in Montgomery County, MD.

      She does not remember how she got to the party and home from it.

      Ford says she did not tell anyone about the alleged attack at that time nor at any time afterwards, until she got married in 2002. At that time, she told her new husband that she had been sexually assaulted when she was a teenager, but she did not provide him with any further details, and he did not press her for them.

      Then in 2012, when she and her husband were in couple’s therapy, she gave details of the alleged attack to the therapist, who wrote them down in her notes. Professor Ford gave her therapist the permission to release those notes, though only in part. Those notes do not include the name of the alleged attacker, and they say that four boys, not two, were in the bedroom at the time of the alleged attack. Ford says that her therapist was mistaken on that point and reiterated there only two boys in the room, Brett and Mark.

      These are the only details remembered and alleged by Ford.

 

Chapter Three

Events Regarding the First

Sexual Assault Allegation

Part Two

 

      This discussion about the first sexual assault allegation is continued from the previous chapter.

 

FBI Investigation and Ford’s Requests

 

      Now for the calls for an FBI investigation. When questioned, President Trump has said, “I would ask the FBI to do an investigation, but they told me, that is not their thing.” What Trump is saying here in his usual imprecise way of speaking is it is not within the FBI’s jurisdiction to investigate this alleged crime.

      To explain, the FBI already concluded its background check of Kavanaugh. In fact, they have done six of them on him over the years, each time Brett moved into a new position in the government. In all of those investigations, no allegations like the one Ford has made ever came up.

      Next, many are trying to compare what is happening now to what happened back in 1991, when Anita Hill brought allegations of sexual harassment against then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. There are many parallels between that situation and this one, such as the Dems using an eleventh-hour allegation to try to derail a Republican SCOTUS nominee, but an FBI investigation is not one of them.

      The FBI did begin an investigation into Anita’s allegations while her allegations were still anonymous, but as soon as her name became known, they stopped the investigation. At that point, it was the responsibility of the SJC to investigate the matter, which it did.

      For this case, if Feinstein had referred the letter she received from Ford to the FBI back when she first received it in July, the FBI would have included an investigation of that allegation at that time, as they were still conducting Kavanaugh’s background check, and at that time, the allegation was still anonymous. But once the accuser’s name became public, it was no longer in their jurisdiction to do so.

      The reason for that is sexual assault is not a federal offense. It is a state or local crime, with the laws defining sexual assault differing state to state. I discuss that point in Volume Two of my Sex Plan set, so I will not pursue it here.

      But here, those differences are why it would be illegal for the FBI to investigate sexual assault. When you hear people saying, “They do it all the time,” that is a lie. They do not and cannot do so.

      Also differing state to state are statute of limitations laws. Making things even more confused is both Brett and Christine were minors at the time of the alleged assault, and that would affect the statute of limitations.

      The fact they were both minors still in high school is another significant difference between this situation and that of Anita Hill/ Clarence Thomas, both of whom were adults working for the federal government at the time of the alleged harassment.

      Moreover, the cries for an investigation are also disingenuous, in that an investigation has been ongoing ever since this allegation first surfaced, by the body with the jurisdiction to do so in regard to these hearings, that being the SJC. They began their investigation as soon as the allegation became known.

      They interviewed Kavanaugh under oath on Monday (9/17/18). Later in the week, they interviewed Mark Judge under oath and one other person Ford alleges was at the party. They have also subpoenaed the other person Ford has named as having been at the party, but at this writing, that interview has not yet occurred. They also requested for Ford to come in for an interview, but she declined the offer.

      The point is, the SJC is already doing the very thing Ford, her lawyers, Dems, the MSM, and many others are crying that they want, an investigation into the matter. But the media is not widely reporting this fact.

      Moreover, none of the Democrats on the SJC participated in the interviews. As a talking head on Martha MacCallum’s FNC TV show The Story on Friday, September 21 put it, “Democrats were too busy standing in front of cameras demanding an investigation to participate in the investigation already going on.”

      Now, if she should choose, Ford could file a police report with the appropriate authorities in Maryland. But that would require her remembering where the alleged attack occurred, so that the legal body with jurisdiction could pursue the case. It would also require that the statute of limitation had not expired, and that would depend on the laws in that particular jurisdiction.

      Next, Ford’s lawyers request that Ford testify first is simply absurd. In no court in the land does the defendant testify first, then the accuser. As a lawyer on FNC put it, “That would be like swinging a bat before the ball is pitched” (don’t you love all the sports metaphors?). The point is, you cannot defend yourself against allegations if you do not know exactly what those allegations are, and that will only be the case if the accusers present their case first.

      Finally, Ford’s lawyers have said it is not the responsibility of Ford to prove her allegations. I’m sorry, but that claim goes against all rules of jurisprudence. Defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty. They do not need to prove their innocence. It is the accusers who needs to prove their allegations are true. That fact seems to be lost by many in this whole situation.

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Chapter Five

Sexual Assault

Allegation Hearing

Part One

 

      When I had initially finished writing the part of my original multi-part article that became the previous chapter, it was early Thursday morning, September 27, 2018. A hearing was scheduled for later that day, in which Ford and Kavanaugh were scheduled to testify. Republicans on the SJC hired experienced and highly-respected Arizona sex crimes lawyer Rachel Mitchell to do the questioning of both Ford and Kavanaugh. At that time, I was thinking that hopefully all of this happens, and Mitchell does a quality job of asking probing questions of both Ford and Kavanaugh, as maybe that would enable us to get some clarity on this issue, so I was very interested in what would happen.

      As a result, I watched or listened to every minute of the eight hours and forty-five-minutes of the sexual assault allegation hearing. This and the next chapter of this book will overview and comment upon that hearing. It concerned Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of a sexual assault against D.C. Circuit Court Judge and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while they were both in high school in the summer of 1982. But before getting to that, a quick look at some late-breaking developments right before the hearing would be in order.

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Questioning of Ford by Mitchell

 

      Several interesting points of detail were brought out by Rachel Mitchell’s questioning of Christine Ford. The first concerned why Ford was not interviewed by the SJC prior to this hearing, as was requested. The SJC interviewed every other possible witness, as I detailed previously, all “under penalty of felony,” meaning under oath, as was said repeatedly throughout the hearing. But Ford was not so interviewed.

      The reason given by Ford’s lawyers was she is afraid to fly, so it was not possible for her to fly out to Washington D.C. for such an interview prior to this hearing, as she would have to drive from California to D.C., and she could not be in D.C. until Thursday, the day of this hearing. As already indicated, there are several holes in that claim, and Mitchell in her questioning brought out several more.

      Namely, it was brought out that Ford travels to the East Coast every year to visit her parents and other vacation spots. She also regularly vacations in Costa Rica, the South Pacific islands, and other faraway places. She freely admitted she flew to all of those places. She did say it always made her uncomfortable flying, due to being claustrophobic. That claustrophobia, she says, was brought on by the alleged attack and her feeling of being trapped in that bedroom. But that did not keep her from flying for her many vacations, so a fear of flying was a lame excuse for not flying to D.C. for a far more important interview with the SJC.

      Moreover, the SJC had offered to travel to California and meet with her there at a place of her choosing. But this is where the political motivations of her lawyers became apparent. Ford was never informed of this gracious offer of the SJC by her lawyers. Ford said that is if she had known that offer, she would have willingly met with them in California.

      I found it rather incredulous that she did not know about that offer, as I did, which is how I was able to write about it previously, so how could she not have? But maybe she was not following the news like I was. But whatever the case there, it is absolutely inexcusable for her lawyers not to have told her about that offer. Grassley had made that offer to her lawyers on several occasions, by phone and by email.

      I can think of three reasons why her lawyers would not want Ford to have a private interview under oath prior to her public testimony, which would also be under oath.

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Chapter Seven

Swetnick Allegation and

Ford Updates

 

      This Chapter Seven of this book covers one of the allegations only mentioned in passing previously and updates some details on the Professor Ford allegation. This part of my original multi-part article that became this chapter was written from Monday to Wednesday, October 1-3, 2018.

 

Julie Swetnick Allegation

 

      The following are the main details of gang rapes being alleged by Julie Swetnick through her lawyer, Michael Avenatti:

 

      In a sworn declaration, Swetnick — a Washington, D.C., resident — said she was a “victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present” at a party in D.C. in approximately 1982….

      She said she attended “well over ten house parties” from 1981 to 1983. Between 1981 and 1982, she said at these parties she began to notice [Mark] Judge, [Brett] Kavanaugh and others would attempt to “‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.’”

      Kavanaugh and Judge, she said, would “‘target’ particular girls … it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy.” She said she has a “firm recollection” of seeing boys ― including Judge and Kavanaugh ― “lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room.” HuffPost has not independently corroborated these claims (HuffPost).

 

      The party in D.C. would have been during the “Beach Week” Kavanaugh had marked on his calendar/ dairy. The rest of these parties would have been at homes close to the high schools attended by the alleged attendees at these parties, which would be the high schools Brett and Christine attended in Maryland.

      Immediately after this allegation was released, 60 men and women who graduated from those high schools at the same time as Brett and Christine released their own statement that they do not remember hearing about such activities occurring and that they never saw such activities occurring at parties they attended.

      That statement is significant when you consider what is being alleged. Julie says there were at least ten house parties over a period of three years at which girls were gang raped. That would mean probably dozens of students attended these parties, with many of the boys participating in the gang rapes, and at least ten girls being gang raped.

      How could all of this illegal and atrocious activity not have been whispered about throughout the schools that the attendees came from? How could no adult have never gotten wind of all of this going on? These are teenagers, not criminal masterminds. There is no way they could have so covered their tracks that no one found out about them.

      Remember, these were house parties. Were the owners of the houses never home for any of these parties? I discuss this in regard to Ford’s claims, but here it is times ten or more. Did these teens always clean up so well that no adult ever became aware of underage drinking and wild parties in their homes while they were gone? And if they were home, then they would be criminally liable for allowing underage drinking and gang rapes to occur in their homes.

      Then there are the ten or more girls who were gang raped. Did none of these poor girls get pregnant? Did none of them contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? With that many girls being gang raped, you would think at least one would have gotten pregnant or contracted such.

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Chapter Thirteen

Events Before the

Midterm Elections

 

      The midterm elections were to be held November 6, 2018, just one month after Judge Kavanaugh was sworn in as Justice Kavanaugh. All the pundits were predicting a “Kavanaugh effect” on the midterms. But the effects continued from his swearing in ceremonies on through to the elections. This chapter will detail the events before Election Day that are related to the Kavanaugh proceedings. The various sections were written in mid-October to late November 2018.

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Chapter Fourteen

Caravans and

Illegal Immigration

 

      Stopping illegal immigration was a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and his stance on it was one of the major reasons he was elected. That stance was put to the test as multiple caravans formed in Central American, headed for the southern border of the USA. The ensuing debate as to what to do about these caravans is further tearing the USA apart, as differences between the sides on illegal immigrations are being brought to the forefront. This chapter will look at this issue.

 

The Details

 

      The first caravan started in early October 2018, with a caravan of few hundred Hondurans, but it quickly grew to about 4,000. Then people from El Salvador and Guatemala joined them, swelling the number of people in the caravan. But the number diminished as it crossed Mexico, as some gave up on the long journey and others sought asylum in Mexico. Given all of this, estimates of the number in that caravan are varying widely.

      Then a second caravan formed in Guatemala. Then a third in El Salvador, with a fourth now forming. It is hard to get an accurate count of the number of people in each caravan, but a rough estimate is there are 14,000 total in the three caravans that are already on the way to the USA.

      These caravans are bringing the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront of the midterm elections. I have previously discussed illegal immigration in numerous articles on my politics website. I will not repeat all of that information here. As such, I encourage the reader to check out my politics website and do a search on “immigration.” That will bring up the relevant articles. But I will make some observations here and copy a couple of sections from those articles that I think are particularly relevant to the debate over these caravans.

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Chapter Twenty

The Midterm Elections

Part One

 

      The midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just one month after Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in as Justice Kavanaugh. All the talking heads had predicted the confirmation proceedings for Kavanaugh would have an effect on the midterms. But then the additional events described in the previous section happened, and it was said they would also have an effect on the midterms.

      This chapter will look at the results of the midterms. But first, some background and a look at what was being predicted for them.

 

Pre-Election Make-up of Congress

 

      There are 435 seats in the US House of Representatives. That means, for a majority, a particular party needs to hold 218 seats. Prior to the midterm elections, the House consisted of 195 Democrats and 240 Republicans. To take control of the House, Democrats needed to pick up 23 seats. That seemed plausible according to the pundits

      All 435 seats were up for reelection, though only a handful were considered to be competitive.

      There are 100 seats in the Senate. As mentioned in Chapter One, the Senate had 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and two Independents. Though the Independents generally vote with the Democrats, so they are often counted with them. That means, to take control of the Senate, Democrats needed to pick up just two seats. But that seemed unlikely according to the pundits.

      Only 35 of the 100 seats were up for reelection, though again, only a handful were considered to be competitive.

 

Pre-Midterm Polls

 

      Some polls were showing more people believed Professor Ford than Kavanaugh. Given the extremely bias reporting of the mainstream media (MSM) during the Kavanaugh hearings, that didn’t surprise me. For instance, after the sexual allegation hearing, CNN spent 341 minutes talking about Ford’s testimony, but just 21 minutes talking about Kavanaugh’s testimony.

      But despite the MSM bias, there had been a dramatic shift in the pre-midterm election polls. Prior to the Kavanaugh hearings, all of the polls were showing Democrats held strong leads in most swing states voting for US Senators and for most purple districts for the US House of Representatives. Most polls also showed Democrats ahead in most purple states in regard to governor races and state Houses and Senates. For this reason, many were predicting a “blue wave” in November.

      However, that wave began to weaken and even dissipate altogether in the wake of the Kavanagh fiasco, as many conservatives were angered by how Kavanaugh was treated and at how Democrats acted. They were exasperated at the loss of the rule of law, the presumption of innocence and due process, and at the lawlessness seen on the part of leftists.

      As a result, after the hearings, polls began showing an increased enthusiasm on the part of Republicans for the midterms. Before the whole Kavanaugh affair, Democratic enthusiasm was way above that of Republicans, but now it was statistically even.

      Moreover, before the Kavanaugh fiasco, Democrats were leading by wide margins in Senatorial races in several swing states, but by three weeks before the elections, those gaps narrowed to statistical ties. That remained the case up until Election Day.

      That is why many pundits were saying the blue wave might turn red. At best, most were saying Dems would take control of the House, but Republicans would not only retain control of the Senate but might pick up a couple of seats.

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Chapter Twenty-two

The Day After the

Midterm Elections

 

      The midterm elections were held on November 6, 2018, but the next day, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, was also very eventful. A discussion of the events of this day will end this book.

 

Press Conferences

 

      The day after the midterms, three important press conferences were held, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Trump, and presumptive incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

      The first press conference was with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It began at about 10:45 am. In it, he was asked about the House investigating and impeaching the President. He replied, “Presidential harassment might not be a smart strategy.”

      He went on to discuss the late 1990s, when the Republican-controlled House impeached President Clinton. Clinton’s approval ratings went up, while the Republicans’ ratings went down. Republicans then lost seats in the next election.

      When asked about the caravans, he said that was an executive branch issue and that “The President has wide latitude on immigration.”

      But McConnell was quick to point out that even with a divided Congress, things can get done. He referenced the many accomplishments that have occurred on a bipartisan basis so far, such as investment on infrastructure, which will still be a major issue Dems and Republicans can work together on.

      He did admit that repealing Obamacare and tax cuts would be unlikely with the Democratic-controlled House. But he said they might be able to work together on legislation to control prescription drug costs.

 

President Donald Trump:

      Then just before noon, President Trump held a press conference. In his opening statements, he tried to strike a conciliatory tone. He complimented Nancy Pelosi on the victory of the Dems in the House and vowed to work together with her.

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Chapter Twenty-three

Late-breaking Events

 

      I said at the beginning of this book that initially, the time period this book would cover was to be from late-June to the day after the midterm elections, Wednesday, November 7, 2018. As such, when I went to bed at 9:00 pm that Wednesday night, I thought all of the events I would cover in this book had transpired. But then when I got up the next morning, I found out three additional events had happened before midnight that were related to the subject matters of this book. As a result, I added this chapter to cover these events. They are presented in the order in which they most likely occurred.

 

Tucker Carlson’s Wife Terrorized

 

      Tucker Carlson has a show on Fox News Channel (FNC) weekdays at 8:00 pm titled Tucker Carlson Tonight. On this Wednesday, about two hours before his show was to go on air, about 20 Antifa protestors showed up at his home, terrorizing his wife, Susie Carlson.

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For extended excerpts from this book, see:

Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shooting

The Bible, the US Constitution, and the Rule of Law

For a follow-up to this book, see:

End of the Year Political Unrest

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