Biden Bits: Things Are Moving…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Friday…

When Biden Bits was published, President Biden had tweeted 3 times; I updated after he posted 4 more tweets. He then added another 4 tweets giving him a Thursday Tweeting Total of 11 tweets and no retweets.

As most everyone knows, President Biden on Thursday was joined by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to officially announce Breyer’s intent to retire at the end of this court term. That’s usually end of June–early July.

Prior to their remarks Justice Breyer handed in his official retirement letter…

The YouTube video is 13 minutes and 26 seconds long. Their remarks can be found here. The tweeted video is 44 seconds long.

President Biden: Choosing someone to sit on the Supreme Court, I believe, is one of the most serious constitutional responsibilities a President has.  Our process is going to be rigorous.  I will select a nominee worthy of Justice Breyer’s legacy of excellence and decency. While I’ve been studying candidates’ backgrounds and writings, I’ve made no decisions except one: The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity, and that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It’s long overdue, in my view.  I made that commitment during the campaign for President, and I will keep that commitment. 

The White House posted the following readout of the call:

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden reaffirmed the readiness of the United States along with its allies and partners to respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. He also underscored the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Biden noted the United States has provided Ukraine with over half a billion dollars in development and humanitarian assistance in the last year, and is exploring additional macroeconomic support to help Ukraine’s economy amidst pressure resulting from Russia’s military build-up. President Biden made clear that despite the departure of American family members of embassy personnel, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, remains open and fully operational. The leaders discussed coordinated diplomatic efforts on European security, underscoring the principle of “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine.” President Biden relayed the United States’ support for conflict resolution efforts in the Normandy Format, expressing his hope that the sides’ recommitment on January 26 to the terms of the July 2020 ceasefire will help decrease tensions and advance the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. 

White 01/27/2022.

CNN National Correspondent Alexander Marquardt said that according to an official President Biden told Ukraine President Zelenskyy (can his last name be spelled two ways?) that it was “virtually certain” Russia would invade when the ground froze.

The White House quickly pushed back…

The rest of Jim Sciutto’s tweets…

The video snip is 10 seconds long…

President Biden: Folks, great news. The fastest economic growth in 38 years in our first year in office. Things are moving.

As seen in Biden Bits for Thursday;

The Museum of Jewish Heritage posted a short blurb on Bronia Brandman as part of their speak series in 2018.

Bronia Brandman was born into a family of six children in Jaworzno, Poland. She was eight years old when World War II broke out. In March 1942, her oldest brother was taken to Blechhammer labor camp. The following August, her parents and another brother were deported to Auschwitz, never to be heard from again. She and her three sisters fled to the nearby town of Sosnowiec, where they stayed for a few months before the Nazis relocated them to a ghetto. In August 1943, the four sisters were deported to Auschwitz. Ms. Brandman narrowly escaped the gas chambers by running away from her assigned line upon arrival and joining one of her sisters in another line.
Ms. Brandman remained at Auschwitz until January 1945, when she began a forced death march to Germany. Though sick and delirious with fever, Ms. Brandman survived the trip and was liberated from the Neustadt-Gleve camp by the American and Russian armies in May 1945. Today, she is a retired public school teacher, volunteering her time as a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. 05/2018.

In trying to find more on Bronia Brandman; I stumbled on this video from April 2017.

The blurb on the video explains; Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Bronia Brandman, 86, returned to the death camp on April 27 for the first time since her liberation, accompanied by a delegation of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers and 40 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States. Brandman, who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and vowed never to return to Poland, decided to return to Auschwitz as part of the FIDF “From Holocaust to Independence” delegation to Poland and Israel for the first time since the Red Army liberated the camp in 1945.

For Friday, January 28th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This afternoon he will deliver remarks at the Mill 19, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

AP News reported that early Friday a two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh that had rescuers rappelling nearly 150 feet while “others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus.”

They quote Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones as saying there were three or four cars involved in the bridge collapse; 10 minor injuries. Three people went to the hospital but Jones said none of the injuries were life threatening.

NBC News tweeted the same as above…

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted:

President Biden has tweeted…

As of right now, President Biden has not tweeted for Friday…

The press briefing is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. D.C., time. Since President Biden is traveling this briefing will take place aboard Air Force One.

His remarks are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. D.C., time.

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