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Ringside Politics – January 22, 2021

Written by on January 22, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.) said Thursday that she has filed articles of impeachment against President Biden, only a day after he was sworn into office.

The text of Greene’s articles of impeachment specifying any impeachable offenses committed by Biden was not immediately available. But Greene indicated that the articles accuse Biden of abusing his power while serving as vice president by allowing his son, Hunter, to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

“President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama’s Vice President is lengthy and disturbing. President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family’s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies,” Greene said in a statement.

2) Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) criticized several actions taken by President Biden on his first day in office, and warned that Republicans will try to block proposals they oppose.

McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor on Thursday, pointed to Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline and fire a Trump appointee as National Labor Relations Board general counsel.

“On the Biden administration’s very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction,” McConnell said.

McConnell added that Biden should “remember that he does not owe his election to the far-left.”

3) Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg defended a decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline during his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the transportation secretary.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, criticized President Joe Biden’s action Wednesday canceling the pipeline as part of his flurry of executive orders after the new president’s inauguration Wednesday.

The controversial pipeline, which would deliver some 830,000 barrels of crude tar sand oil a day from the Canadian city of Hardisty, Alberta, to Steel City, Neb., had been stalled by the Obama administration when Biden was vice president but it was favored by the Trump administration.

4) The impeachment article charging former President Donald Trump with inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be sent to the Senate on Monday, triggering the impeachment trial process, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced on the Senate floor Friday morning.

He said he had been in touch with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the timing of the article. The House impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Jan. 13.

Schumer said it was still unclear how long the trial will last and when it will begin in earnest, issues he is still discussing with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“But make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States Senate, and there will be a vote whether to convict the president,” Schumer said.

Today’s Guests:

1)  James Dunn, Announced 2024 Presidential Candidate – joins the show to discuss his platform and views on the republican party.

2) Christopher Holton, Vice President of Outreach, Center for Security Policy; Ringside All-Star – discusses the hot topics of the weeks.

3) Karen Straughan; Gender Analyst; Men’s Rights Advocate – discusses transgender people and the rights of men.

4) Donna Carol Voss, Ringside All-Star – joins the show to talk about the hot topics of the week and opine with callers