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Written by on March 11, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) U.S. Capitol Police are asking to keep National Guard members around for a while longer to help protect the complex, two defense officials confirmed.

The police officials made the request of the Defense Department as fears of another assault on the Capitol by extremists went unrealized Thursday. The request highlights the continued concerns about security at the building.

Police asked for a 60-day extension, The Associated Press reported. The nearly 5,000 troops still in Washington had been scheduled to return home next week. The defense officials said the request was an initial ask, with a more detailed request still to come.

2) Just hours before Congress was set to pass an historic $1.9trn Covid relief bill on Wednesday, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a video to social media complaining that the package pays “reparations” to Black farmers to the exclusion of “the other races” and keeps the US “enslaved” to China and Japan by creating more national debt.

The Georgia Republican congresswoman’s incendiary — and falsely premised — comments came on the heels of the House voting against her motion to adjourn the chamber ahead of the pivotal vote on the Covid relief package.

“I hope you are not disappointed in your Republican representative,” Ms Greene said on Wednesday after dozens of House Republicans, who have grown weary of her trademark-but-completely-ineffectual stall tactic on Democratic legislation, voted with the Democratic majority on her motion to adjourn.

“And if you do find out that they voted no with the Democrats, I hope that you call them up or email them or call their office or send them a letter and let them know how you feel about them voting no.”

3) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is denying allegations from a sixth woman who reportedly accused him of sexual misconduct.

“As I said yesterday, I have never done anything like this,” Cuomo said of the new allegations against him in a statement to the Times Union. “The details of this report are gut-wrenching. I am not going to speak to the specifics of this or any other allegation given the ongoing review, but I am confident in the result of the attorney general’s report.”

The woman, who was a member of the Executive Chamber staff, alleged Cuomo touched her inappropriately late last year at the governor’s mansion, the Times Union first reported on Tuesday. The paper published further details about the alleged misconduct on Wednesday.

4) Piers Morgan is standing firm in his controversial remarks about Meghan Markle following his departure from Good Morning Britain.

Earlier this week, the TV personality, 55, made the decision to depart from the British morning news show after he received backlash for his comments about Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. During his commentary, he questioned the Duchess of Sussex’s legitimacy when it came to her discussing her mental health, which she opened up about in the interview with Winfrey.

Today’s Guests:

1) Col. Allen West, Chairman of the Texas Republican Party – calls in the state of affairs in the Republican Party and the nation as a whole.

2) Allie Bloyd, Author: “Uncensored America: Thought-Provoking Poetry on Faith, Family, and Freedom” – joins the show to discuss her book and the state of cancel culture in America.

3) Steve Konos, Ringside Politics Creative Director; Ringside Politics Parody of the Week – joins the show to share and discuss his weekly political parody.

4) Josh Bernstein, Ringside All-Star – joins the show to opine with callers and discuss the events of the week.