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Biden hits out at GOP’s ‘verbal abuse’ against Ketanji Brown Jackson_1.mp4
Joe Biden will give a White House speech today celebrating the confirmation of his first Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will become the court’s first Black woman justice when she joins the bench later this year.
Having garnered the support of three Republican senators – Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney – she also received the support of all 50 Democrats. The president yesterday shared video of himself watching the confirmation vote with Ms Brown Jackson at his side.
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Tim Scott has lashed out at criticism from progressive pundits after he voted “no” on the justice’s confirmation. He specifically attacked MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid after she accused him of allowing “Lindsey Graham and the sheriffs” to “dog-walk him” into backing conservative policies. “Now he’ll go along with Lindsey’s barking-dog racism against Judge Jackson because: he’s Tim Scott,” she tweeted.
“What is so offensive about what Joy is saying is that a Black man cannot think for himself,” Mr Scott said in response.
Psaki says Abbott has no authority for ‘publicity stunt’ plan to bus migrants form Texas to DC
White House press secretary accused Texas Gov Greg Abbott of promising an illegal “publicity stunt” on Thursday after the Republican governor vowed that he would place undocumented migrants on chartered buses to Washington DC.
Ms Psaki was asked about the governor’s announcement at her daily news briefing by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy. In her response, she pointed out that no Texas official, including the governor, had the legal authority to forcibly move persons out of their state, enforce federal immigration law, or even take any official actions across state lines.
John Bowden reports.
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 20:36
Two men charged with impersonating federal agents after meeting Jill Biden’s security detail
Federal prosecutors said the two men — Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36 — were taken into custody on Wednesday after more than a dozen FBI agents stormed an apartment building in southeastern Washington DC, reports said.
Gino Spocchia has the story.
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 20:55
A presidential selfie to mark the historic day
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 21:02
Watch – Psaki says Texas governor doesn’t have authority for ‘publicity stunt’ plan to bus migrants to DC
Psaki says Texas governor doesn’t have authority for ‘publicity stunt’ plan to bus migrants to DC
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 21:05
Elon Musk’s mom rips Biden for being ‘completely unaware’ of Spacex achievements
Elon Musk’s mother has a message for the White House: pay more attention to my son.
Maye Musk took to Twitter – where Elon, never one to stay out of the spotlight for long, recently became a board member – to complain that the White House hasn’t sufficiently lauded Mr Musk for his technical achievements.
Josh Marcus reports.
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 21:14
Voices: Ketanji Brown Jackson wrong to downplay work with Guantanamo Bay inmates
“The justice was targeted during her Supreme Court hearings for supposedly helping ‘terrorists’. As someone who has done the same kind of work — and proudly — I find it sad that she felt she had to minimize what she did,” writes Eric Lewis.
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 21:33
Watch – Obama visits Joe Biden’s White House
“I like what you’ve done with the place.” — Former President Barack Obama.
‘I like what you’ve done with the place’: Obama visits Joe Biden’s White House
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 21:52
Man accused of posing as federal agent mentioned ties to Pakistani intelligence
A man accused of impersonating a federal agent mentioned ties to Pakistani intelligence and had visas for Pakistan and Iran .
One of the two men arrested for allegedly impersonating federal officials and giving real Secret Service agents gifts and free apartments in Washington, DC claimed to have links to Pakistani intelligence.
Gustaf Kilander has been following the story in Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell7 April 2022 22:15
Alabama legislators pass nation’s first bill making gender-affirming care for trans youth a felony
Alabama’s state legislators gave final approval to a bill that could imprison doctors for up to to a decade for prescribing medical treatments to transgender youth.
The bill criminalising gender-affirming care for transgender people younger than 19 years old is the first in the US to make healthcare for young transgender patients punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Alex Woodward reports.
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