RINGSIDE POLITICS – APRIL 23. 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on April 23, 2021
Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has agreed to debate her on the economic policy behind the Green New Deal.
Greene (R-Ga.) made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, posting a photo of her speaking to Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the House floor with the message, “I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal.”
In the photo, Greene and AOC can be seen talking with their masks on in the center of the floor, though what the two are actually discussing is not known.
“After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I’ll schedule time for our debate,” the Georgia Republican added in the caption alongside the hashtag “#MTGvsAOC.”
2) Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) was midway through an impassioned speech on Tuesday accusing Republicans of using police officers as “pawns” in their efforts to amend a hate-crime bill when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) interrupted to object.
3) When leading corporations started stepping up in support of voting rights, and specifically criticized Georgia’s new voter-suppression law, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees that the Republican measure is “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.” But that’s not all he said.
“The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections,” Bastian said. “This is simply not true.”
4) White House climate czar John Kerry on Wednesday recommended that oil and gas workers should pivot to manufacturing solar panels if their jobs are eliminated as a consequence of the Biden administration’s environmental policies.
During a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday, Kerry, who is serving as the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, was asked what his message is to workers who are “seeing an end to their livelihoods” as a result of President Biden’s plan to move away from traditional fuels and towards renewable energy.
“The president of the United States has expressed in every comment he has made about climate the need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner,” Kerry responded, emphasizing that Biden intends to “do what needs to be done to deal with this crisis.”
1) Curtis Sliwa, Founder of Guardian Angels; Cnadidate for Mayor
2) Donna Carol Voss, author and commentator joins in the final segment to take several callers, address today’s hot topics, and much more.
3) Chris Holton, Vice President of Outreach, Center for Security Policy – calls to discuss the latest in the Biden administration.
4) Scot Shepard; Nation Center for Public Policy Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Free Enterprise Project
5) James Bowers, American Security Institute Communications Director
6) Randy Hayden, Spokesman; American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation