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Rep. Jim Banks explained during a Fox News interview on Tuesday why he believes Democrats have “future plans” to send the Taliban aid.

“I offered an amendment to name the Taliban in Afghanistan as a terrorist organization,” he told host Martha MacCallum, explaining that the Taliban in Pakistan are designated as a foreign terrorist organization, for example. “But we’ve always actually left that off the table as a bargaining chip, and you see where that’s gotten us.”

“That’s why it’s time to name them as an international terror organization to block any effort by this administration, future administrations, even private citizens from financially aiding the Taliban in Afghanistan, that’s why the amendment matter,” Banks added.

But Democrats blocked the amendment “because I believe they have future plans to legitimize the Taliban government and reward them, give them money, give them supplies moving forward,” he claimed. “It appears Democrats are OK with legitimizing the Taliban.”

I submitted an amendment today that’d stop our $$ from going to the Taliban… But, just a little while ago, we got word that Dems blocked it.

Only one reason why Dems would do that: They have future plans to send them aid.@marthamaccallum pic.twitter.com/PAk1bcSLS7 — Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks)

September 1, 2021

According to Axios, the House Republicans’ proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act are part of an effort to “attack the Biden administration and Democrats over the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

The amendments are all meant to “increase the pressure on the Taliban, isolate their regime and tighten the screws economically,” a Republican Study Committee aide told Axios, which reported that all of the amendments “are expected to fail.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the U.S. only worked with the Taliban out of necessity during the evacuation effort, but in the future, it will only do so to advance America’s “vital national interests.”

“The Taliban seeks international legitimacy and support. Our message is: any legitimacy and any support will have to be earned,” Blinken said Monday.

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MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Highlights ‘Scary’ Polling for Democrats: ‘Americans Have Lost Confidence’ in Joe Biden.

LOL. How is it shockingly for Republicans to be ahead in “getting things done”? Trump got a ton done in spite of all the obstruction from democrats and RINOs. What a clown;

Cause they can’t give credit is do their hacks. You notice how they didn’t put education up there. Cause the Republicans are crushing Dems in the polls on education. Anyone who votes dem don’t care about their children’s safety or future: Followers’ comments

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Dems Seek to Abolish Trump-Created Space Force

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Democrats are introducing a bill to abolish the Space Force established by former President Donald Trump as a new branch of the military to defend American national security in the expanding world that is increasingly using satellite technology for business, communications, and defense.

As Congress moves to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill that authorizes funding for the Pentagon, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., introduced the ” No militarization of space act,” co-signed by Reps. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Jesús García, D-Ill., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

“The long-standing neutrality of space has fostered a competitive, non-militarized age of exploration every nation and generation has valued since the first days of space travel” , Huffman wrote in a statement announcing the bill. “But since its creation under the former Trump administration, the Space Force has threatened longstanding peace and flagrantly wasted billions of taxpayer dollars.

threatened longstanding peace and flagrantly wasted billions of taxpayer dollars.

“It’s time we turn our attention back to where it belongs: addressing urgent domestic and international priorities like battling COVID-19, climate change, and growing economic inequality. Our mission must be to support the American people, not spend billions on the militarization of space.”

The U.S. Space Force was established Dec. 20, 2019, with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA.

“This legislation would put an end to the ill-considered rush into establishing a new military service, the Space Force, and save taxpayers billions of dollars in unnecessary spending,” Taxpayers for Common Sense President Steve Ellis wrote in a statement.

“Eliminating Space Force in a year and transferring all authorities and functions back to the appropriate commands of the Armed Forces is the most fiscally responsible thing to do. To be clear, the U.S. must be a leader in space, but creating a whole new service wasn’t going to accomplish that; it was just going to create a costly new bureaucracy.”

The legislation is endorsed by Ellis’ group along with the National Taxpayers Union, Peace Action, R Street Institute and Demand Progress.

The bill comes the same week Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall warned China is “acquiring a first-strike capability” with nuclear weapons and an ability to launch attacks from space.

“Only the Air and Space Forces have the ability to control the global high ground,” Kendall told the 2021 Air Force Association’s Air, Space, and Cyber Conference on Monday, Air Force Magazine reported. “Only the Air and Space Forces can project power on short notice to anywhere that it is needed. Only the Air and Space Forces have the ability to confront and defeat aggression immediately, wherever it occurs

“Only the Air and Space Forces have the ability to come to the aid of our global allies and partners with little to no notice when and where aggression occurs.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki, shortly after President Joe Biden took office, mocked reporters asking questions about Space Force, suggesting she did not know who runs the new branch of the military.

“I am happy to check with our Space Force point of contact,” Psaki said. “I’m not sure who that is. I will find out and see if we have any update on that.”

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[VIDEO] ‘You Think The Entire State Of Texas Is Racist?’: Ted Cruz Grills Dem Witnesses On Voter ID Laws

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At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (D-GA) grilled witnesses on voter ID laws.

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