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Banks Memo: GOP Must Embrace Being ‘Party of the Working Class’ to Take Back House in Midterms

“Opposition to illegal immigration and increased legal immigration remains popular among both working-class Americans and the electorate at large” Banks stated.


Republican Representative Jim Banks from Indiana sent House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) a memo urging House Republicans to “embrace policies supported by working-class voters if they intend to succeed in flipping the House in the 2022 midterm elections.” Banks provided a copy of the memo to Breitbart News.

The memo begins, “President Trump gave the Republican Party a political gift: we are now the party supported by most working-class voters. The question is whether Republicans reject that gift or unwrap it and permanently become the Party of the Working Class.”

Banks chairs the Republican Study Committee (RSC) and noted key issues that affect the working class in his March 30th memo. Issues include immigration, trade, “anti-wokeness,” “Main Street vs Wall Street,” and big tech.

“Opposition to illegal immigration and increased legal immigration remains popular among both working-class Americans and the electorate at large” Banks stated. Additionally, the memo reminds GOP members the Trump administration was “successful” in controlling immigration through pursuits of building a border wall, enforcing the Remain in Mexico policy, and standing against amnesty.

Banks also suggests Republicans narrow in on issues such as the “draconian” coronavirus lockdowns, and big tech entities’ “egregious” suppression of conservative speech. Also included are suggestions for his Republican colleagues such as holding roundtables and creating task forces centered around boosting working-class voters’ voices.

Banks also suggests prioritizing individual donations over corporations’ donations, which has been a “preference for the Democrat Party.” Banks concludes “Democrats will keep alienating working-class voters because that’s what their donors demand, and Republicans should welcome them with open arms by fully embracing an agenda that’s worthy of their support.”

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Did You Vote Republican For Nothing?


Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get.

John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as Appropriations Chairman. Hal Rogers is a big spending porker who has been a champion of earmarks. So brazen in his lust for your money, Rogers wants to put a Lockheed Martin lobbyist in as staff director for the Appropriations Committee — a lobbyist in charge of doling out the dollars.

But the fight is not over. Today the House GOP must ratify the leadership’s decisions and we can still get Jack Kingston into the Chairman’s chair. Go to our action center and fight to stop this. Call your Republican Congressman this morning. Tell him to support Jack Kingston as Appropriations Chairman.

Stand up to John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Fight for your principles.

CALL YOUR REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN THIS MORNING.

THE VOTE WILL BE TODAY.

If you believe the GOP must change their ways, you must then fight against Hal Rogers’s appointment and support Jack Kingston instead. This fight is too important. We must rebuke House Republican Leaders and compel them to do the right thing.

I’m going to make it easy for you.

Go to our action center here. Call your Republican Representative and tell him to support Jack Kingston for Appropriations Chairman. Kingston, like Rogers, was an Appropriations Sub-Committee Chairman. Only Kingston turned in a budget on time and under budget.

Between Rogers and Kingston, Kingston is a stronger fiscal conservative who will work to cut spending.

Tell your Congressman that putting a huge porker in charge of Appropriations with a lobbyist as staff director is an insult to all the work you did to get the GOP back into the majority.

Call this morning. Stand up to John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Fight for your principles.

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'DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION': De Blasio Calls for Investigation into Cuomo's Vaccine Czar

If you thought the Cuomo headlines were over, you thought wrong


If you thought the Cuomo headlines were over, you thought wrong. 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday into the head of Cuomo’s vaccination program, who reportedly called county executives to gauge their support for the governor. 

The calls, made by Cuomo’s “vaccine czar” Larry Schwartz, reportedly made at least one county official fear that their response could jeopardize their county’s ability to get vaccines.

“What we’ve heard about the governor and his team trying to link vaccine supply to political support, that is the definition of corruption,” de Blasio said during a Monday press conference. “It is disgusting, it is dangerous. There are lives on the line, and it cannot be tolerated.” 

 The mayor went on to demand an investigation. 

“There needs to be now a full investigation of that, on top of the investigation of nursing home scandal, the investigation of sexual harassment and molestation,” de Blasio said. “There needs to be an investigation of what happened with the Tappan Zee Bridge, but now on top of it there needs to be an investigation of why a senior official in the governor’s office clearly tried to link vaccine supply to political support.” 

Three strikes and Cuomo’s out, perhaps?

The New York governor has been the subject of a seemingly endless thread of scandal over the last several months. First, his administration’s intentional withholding of data regarding the number of nursing home deaths. Then, six allegations of sexual misconduct. Now, a senior official seemingly putting pressure on county executives into supporting the scandal-ridden governor. 

The icing on the cake: Cuomo is facing pressure following an investigation by the Albany Times Union that construction of a new bridge named after Cuomo’s father has “structural safety problems” and that the private construction company potentially covered up problems with broken bolts, Fox News reports

When asked if he fears that his city could face vaccine supply punishment, de Blasio seemed to be unphased. 

“I’ll tell you something, he better not call me because I’ll tell him what he can do with that,” de Blasio said. “No, it’s unacceptable and we are not going to stand for it. And if we see any effort to reduce the vaccine supply to New York City as political retribution we will bring it right out into the open.” 

Schwartz, though admitting to calling officials, said he did nothing wrong. 

“I did have conversations with a number of county executives from across the state to ascertain if they were maintaining their public position that there is an ongoing investigation by the State Attorney General and that we should wait for the findings of that investigation before drawing any conclusions,” he said. 

“Nobody indicated that they were uncomfortable or that they did not want to talk to me,” he added.