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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says every vehicle on the road should be fully electric by 2040.

“There is no way the United States can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without looking at how Americans drive,” Schumer said on Tuesday. “So I have put forward an ambitious, comprehensive proposal to accelerate our country’s transition to zero-emission vehicles. We’ve called it Clean Cars for America. 

“The goal of that plan is that by 2040, all vehicles should be clean. All vehicles on the road should be clean. The International Energy Agency, by the way, recommends the world reach that target by 2050, so we beat them by 10 years, if this proposal goes into effect.”

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) rolled out an Electrifying America’s Future bill on Tuesday that is focused on federal funding for electrification of “residential and commercial construction, transportation, and industrial sectors.”

“Electric vehicles, despite the fact that they have a lower cost of ownership, despite the fact that they’re a lot more fun to drive, speaking personally, I’ve got both, they have become just another weapon in the culture wars,” Heinrich said. “That said, they’re a giant opportunity for us to build cars here in America that we can export to the rest of the world. I for one am very much looking forward to Ford rolling out their electric F150 here this week, that’s the kind of investment in the future of America that we should be making.”

A recent study found that China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed emissions from the U.S. and other developed countries combined. 

Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan includes $174 billion in “electrification” spending, which is aimed at competing with China and combating climate change. A White House fact sheet explains the plan’s premise and goals:

“U.S. market share of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales is only one-third the size of the Chinese EV market. The President believes that must change. He is proposing a $174 billion investment to win the EV market.

“It will give consumers point of sale rebates and tax incentives to buy American-made EVs, while ensuring that these vehicles are affordable for all families and manufactured by workers with good jobs. It will establish grant and incentive programs for state and local governments and the private sector to build a national network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030, while promoting strong labor, training, and installation standards.” 

Heinrich said he hopes Congress passes a large infrastructure bill before the August recess. 

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said that “sooner than later we need to seize this moment.”

Schumer said organized labor supports the Biden Administration increasing federal investment in electrification. 

“For a long time, critics said you can’t help the environment without hurting the economy or costing jobs,” he said. “Not so: It’s actually the reverse. We negotiated the Clean Cars for America proposal with the unions, with the environmental groups, and with the auto companies, and all three are on board.”

While electric vehicles produce less direct emissions on the road than fuel-efficient gas or diesel vehicles, some studies have shown that the production of electric vehicles emits more emissions compared to conventional vehicles. 

During the 2020 Democratic presidential race, then-Sen. Kamala Harris supported banning the sale of diesel and electric vehicles by 2035. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), who was appointed to fill Harris’ seat, supports banning the sale of vehicles with diesel and gas engines and is reportedly lobbying the White House to adopt a ban. 

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‘Straight into ENEMY FIRE’: Dick Durbin plays D-Day card when discussing… Dem plan to end FILIBUSTER?!

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There is more hyperbole in the Senate than there are GRAINS OF SAND IN THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN UNIVERSE. But sometimes it goes beyond ridiculous exaggeration and achieves “blatantly offensive.” Something known to happen especially in the case of one Dick Durbin, dramatist and self-regard enthusiast.

Here, Durbin is discussing the dumb Democrat plan to eradicate the filibuster and achieve ultimate power (for a while, until they aren’t the majority) and rather than realizing his shortsightnedness, he ups the debate about a hundred notches from its already absurdly high level of rhetoric and invokes the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices at one of history’s most significant military actions: D-Day.

Really, Dick? Tyranny? Running straight into enemy fire? PRESERVE DEMOCRACY?

It is better, folks, to not invoke Hitler or the troops or dying in battle or, you know, any MAXIMUM MOMENT when you’re talking about something like senate procedures. You can’t go around claiming you want to “cool” the “rhetoric” and be “bipartisan” when you’re assigning people to the roles of Nazi and Liberator in your little Risk-inspired passion play. Okay?

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GOP Congressman Carl supports pending resolution to remove Omar from committee assignments

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Alabama Republican Rep. Jerry Carl told Just the News on Monday that he supports an upcoming resolution to remove Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from her committee assignments after a recent statement in which she appeared to equate the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. 

Carl said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to introduce the resolution this week.

Omar wrote on Twitter last week about “unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” 

She later attempted to clarify her statement saying she was “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries.” Omar has received backlash in the past about some of her remarks related to Israel.

Carl said Omar’s latest statement was not a gaffe.

“If she said it once, that would be a gaffe. I mean, we all make those as elected officials and hang on every word, but she’s taken a stab at the America as a country several times. She doesn’t like America, she doesn’t like Christianity,” he said during “Just the News AM” on Monday.

“Kevin McCarthy will bring it up this week,” he also said. “We’ll see if we can push it for a vote and see if we can get her voted off her committee. She has no business on that committee if she’s going to be that radical. She needs to be protesting somewhere, not in Washington, D.C.”

Omar is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee. 

“The Democrat Party is protecting her. My question is, the Jewish members and Democrat Party, how are they going to respond if we can get it on the floor for a vote? I think it would be very hard to support her, very hard. I couldn’t imagine why they would want to knowing that she has, you know, spoken such atrocities to their entire culture,” Carl said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked on Friday whether she thinks further action is needed against Omar as a result of her controversial statement.

“I don’t,” she replied. 

Pelosi said she’s not concerned about the divide her statement might cause within the Democratic Party.

“I think that she clarified her remarks  … and we accepted that. And she has a point that she wants to make and she has a right to make that point,” she said. “There was some unease about how it was interpreted.  She made her clarification.”

Carl revealed that he will support McCarthy’s resolution when it is formally introduced. 

“I would love to; I would jump on that in a heartbeat. I couldn’t imagine anyone not whether you’re Republican or Democrat, I mean, she sealed her own fate when she spoke it, not once, but several times,” he said.

Carl pointed out that it will take more than McCarthy and the Republicans to remove Omar from her committee assignments.

“But there are people within the Democrat Party that can encourage and force her to do it. Pelosi is doing what Pelosi has always done. She’ll cover for her own. She’s done a very good job of it and on the other hand, when a Republican gets out of line, it’s just pure attack attack attack,” he said. “So we’ve got to hold her feet to the fire on this one. I think we have every right to, I think, as a Christian nation; I think as a Jewish nation.”

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Ilhan Omar retweeted video by anti-Israel group previously probed by FBI

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Representative Ilhan Omar retweeted a video produced by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), an anti-Israel organization that was investigated by the FBI for possible links to terrorism.

In the video, people are carrying a child and someone can be heard saying in English, “What are you doing to him? It’s a little child!” 

According to Fox News, the video shows Israeli police carrying a Palestinian child.

“It is clear, however, that the FBI conducted at least two major investigations into ISM. In addition to the international terrorism investigation into the two St. Louis activists, the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office initiated a domestic security investigation into ISM as an organization,” The Intercept noted last year. “Nothing in the documents suggests any of these investigations ever resulted in criminal charges,” The Intercept reported.

This Palestinian child carrying his Spider-Man school backpack violently snatched and detained by Israeli forces.His wriggling is too painful to watch, but sure tell this brutalized child that @SecBlinken says he can claim justice from his abusers.pic.twitter.com/mNpVMqbiqj— Marwa Fatafta مروة فطافطة #SaveSheikhJarrah (@marwasf) June 8, 2021

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