Biden Bits: “History Will Not Look Kindly On House Republicans”…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Wednesday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 02/14/2024:

10:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
12:00 PM
Lunch
The President and the Secretary of State have lunch
Closed Press
12:00 PM
Press Briefing
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
1:00 PM
Presidential Daily Brief
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing; The Vice President attends
Oval Office Closed Press

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Jake Sullivan @noon D.C., time:


Working Together Tweet

From Tuesday…

Remarks by President Biden and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan After a Meeting; the YouTube is 13 minutes and 48 seconds long.

Not only do we pray for peace, we are actively working for peace, security, and dignity for both the Palestinian people and the Israeli people.  And I’m working on this day and night with the King and others in the region to find the means to bring all these hostages home, to ease the humanitarian crisis, and to end the terror threat and to bring peace to Gaza and Israel — an enduring peace with a two-state solution for two peoples. 

White House.gov. 02/12/2024.

Bipartisan Supplemental Agreement Tweets

From Tuesday…

The Senate passed the foreign aid package on 02/13/2024:

President Biden’s full statement:

This bipartisan supplemental agreement is critical to advancing America’s national security interests. It will allow the United States to continue our vital work, together with our allies and partners all around the world, to stand up for Ukraine’s freedom and support its ability to defend itself against Russia’s aggression. It will provide Israel with what it needs to protect its people against Hamas terrorists. Significantly, this agreement will provide life-saving humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, the vast majority of whom have nothing to do with Hamas. 

I applaud the bipartisan coalition of Senators who came together to advance this agreement, and I urge the House to move on this with urgency. We cannot afford to wait any longer. The costs of inaction are rising every day, especially in Ukraine. Already, we are seeing reports of Ukrainian troops running out of ammunition on the front lines as Russian forces continue to attack and Putin continues to dream of subjugating the Ukrainian people. There are those who say American leadership and our alliances and partnerships with countries around the world do not matter. They do. If we do not stand against tyrants who seek to conquer or carve up their neighbors’ territory, the consequences for America’s national security will be significant. Our allies and adversaries alike will take note. It is time for the House to take action and send this bipartisan legislation to my desk immediately so that I can sign it into law.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

The YouTube is 8 minutes and 27 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

There is no question that if the Senate bill was put on the floor in the House of Representatives, it would pass. It would pass. And the Speaker knows that.

So, I call on the Speaker to let the full House speak its mind and not allow a minority of the most extreme voices in the House to block this bill even from being voted on — even from being voted on. This is a critical act for the House to move. It needs to move.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

This bipartisan bill sends a clear message to Ukrainians and to our partners and to our allies around the world: America can be trusted, America can be relied upon, and America stands up for freedom. We stand strong for our allies. We never bow down to anyone, and certainly not to Vladimir Putin. So, let’s get on with this.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

From Wednesday…

For Republicans in Congress who think they can oppose funding for Ukraine and not be held accountable: History is watching. History is watching. History is watching. Failure to support Ukraine at this critical moment will never be forgotten.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

CPI Tweet

From Tuesday…

His full statement:

Today’s report shows that wage growth has been the strongest of any economic recovery in 50 years. At a time when growth and employment remain strong, inflation declined by two thirds from its peak but we know there’s still work to do to lower costs.

That’s why I’m fighting to lower costs for middle class families—from the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, to eliminating hidden junk fees that companies use to rip you off, to calling on corporations to pass savings on to consumers instead of hiding price increases by shrinking package sizes. I will continue standing in the way of Congressional Republicans who want to cut taxes for the wealthy and large corporations, raise costs for middle class families, and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

Econ NYT Reporter Ben Casselman said…


One Year Ago Tweet

From Tuesday…

One year ago three students were shot and killed at MSU:

  • Arielle Anderson, Junior, Grosse Pointe
  • Brian Fraser, Sophomore, Grosse Pointe
  • Alexandria Verner, Junior, Clawson

The shooter was later found dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The article links to the TikTok it’s 8 minutes long. I won’t lie, it’s not an easy listen.

Show more =’s yourselves, Spartans. https://spartanstogether.msu.edu


House Impeaches Secretary Mayorkas Tweets

From Tuesday…

This is all just more of the same from Republicans–performative jackassery.

The Senate expects the Articles of Impeachment to be sent to them around February 26th. They are not expected to take the Articles of Impeachment seriously.

President Biden’s full statement:

History will not look kindly on House Republicans for their blatant act of unconstitutional partisanship that has targeted an honorable public servant in order to play petty political games. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who came to the United States with his family as political refugees, has spent more than two decades serving America with integrity in a decorated career in law enforcement and public service.  From his time in the Justice Department as a U.S. Attorney to his service as Deputy Secretary and now Secretary of Homeland Security, he has upheld the rule of law faithfully and has demonstrated a deep commitment to the values that make our nation great. 

This impeachment already failed once on a bipartisan vote. Instead of staging political stunts like this, Republicans with genuine concerns about the border should want Congress to deliver more border resources and stronger border security. Sadly, the same Republicans pushing this baseless impeachment are rejecting bipartisan plans Secretary Mayorkas and others in my administration have worked hard on to strengthen border security at this very moment — reversing from years of their own demands to pass stronger border bills. Giving up on real solutions right when they are needed most in order to play politics is not what the American people expect from their leaders. Congress needs to act to give me, Secretary Mayorkas, and my administration the tools and resources needed to address the situation at the border. The House also needs to pass the Senate’s national security supplemental right away. We will continue pursuing real solutions to the challenges Americans face, and House Republicans have to decide whether to join us to solve the problem or keep playing politics with the border.

White House.gov. 02/13/2024.

Happy Valentines Day Tweet

From Wednesday…

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