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Written by on June 29, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) refused an interview when confronted by CNN journalist Jim Acosta over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, telling Acosta he does not trust the network to report on him fairly or accurately.

“Congressman, is there any way we can get you to talk about Jan. 6?” Acosta, who was seeking to talk to GOP lawmakers about conspiracy theories surrounding the attack, asked Brooks as the lawmaker was unlocking his bike outside the Capitol on Saturday.

“I do not do interviews with CNN because I do not trust CNN to be honorable or truthful,” the Republican said without turning around to face Acosta.

2) In what seems to be a weekly report of one anti-police politician after another in essence saying, “defund for thee, but not for me,” we have discovered that freshman U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman is another lawmaker requiring special police protection after he’s lobbied to defund cops.

Bowman — who claims policing is rife with “white supremacy” as he calls for defunding — asked for and received private security via a special police detail to guard his Yonkers home in the days following the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot, the New York Post reported.

“About a week after the Jan. 6th incident at the Capitol, we received a request from the Congressman’s office for increased police presence at his residence,” Yonkers Police Department Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos told news organization.

3) Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr slammed the lawsuit filed by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice against the state’s new election law on Monday, calling it “blatantly political.”

“In fact, I’ve said it is not a lawsuit, it’s a campaign flier,” Carr told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday. “The Department of Justice is simply playing politics.”

“They are not upholding the rule of law and this blatantly political action taken by the United States Department of Justice is factually, legally and constitutionally wrong,” he added.

4) The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is hiring for a new position that will directly impact “the future of policing,” the department wrote in a Tuesday tweet.

The announcement comes city leaders and federal lawmakers across the country revisit conversations about defunding police departments amid violent crime rates that have been rising since 2020. In some cities, those conversations led to increased police funding whiles others led to significantly reduced funding amid calls to rethink policing.

Today’s Guests:

1) Joe Collins III, Former California Republican Congressional Candidate

2) Dave McClintock; Jefferson Parish Inspector General

3) Michelle Hirstius, Author and Commentator, Ringside Politics All-Star

4) Ron Kennedy, Author of Ye Be Separate

5)  Matt Herriman, National Rifle Association State Director