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Written by on July 6, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1)A black mom blasted critical race theory as racist during a Florida school board meeting — arguing that it is only necessary if “you believe that whites are better than blacks” in a searing takedown of the academic movement.

“That is not teaching the truth,” Keisha King said Thursday, according to Fox News.

“Unless you believe that whites are better than blacks.”

The mom went on to explain how it is racist to divide people into two camps — “oppressors” and “oppressed.”

2) Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, doubled down on his criticism of U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry, saying Wednesday that if someone is going to represent America on the world stage, they “should like the USA.”

Crenshaw appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday and he was asked about his previous call for Berry to be removed from the U.S. Olympic team.

3) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she was appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to the new select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, placing one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal House Republican critics on the panel likely to investigate his role in the lead-up to the insurrection.

“We are very honored and proud she has agreed to serve on the committee,” Pelosi said at a news conference on Thursday.
Pelosi announced that the committee will be chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which has already been probing the January 6 Capitol riots. But Pelosi’s decision to name Cheney among her eight selections for the select committee underscored the speaker’s desire for the investigation into January 6 to have a bipartisan imprimatur amid Republican attacks that the endeavor is simply an effort to score political points against Trump.

4) Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot claimed most of her critics do not attack her over her policies but because of her gender and her race.

“About 99% of it,” Lightfoot responded during an interview on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight when asked how much of the criticism she faces is either race-based or sex-based.

She later contended that she receives comments that her white, male predecessors would never have received.

“Look at my predecessors. Did people say that Rich Daley held tea sessions with people that he didn’t disagree on? Rahm Emanuel was a polite guy who was a uniter? No,” she said.

Today’s Guests:

1) Dr. Bryan Ardis, CEO of Ardis Labs

2) Chris Holton, Vice President of Outreach, Center for Security Policy

3) Neil Mammen, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Every Black Life Matters

4) Donna Carol Voss,  author and commentator