Biden calls for gun management motion following Boulder mass capturing
Joe Biden will quickly host members of the US ladies’s soccer team to mark Equal Pay Day.
The subsequent occasion on the White House schedule comes after press secretary Jen Psaki held a press convention outlining Biden’s plans to use political leverage to obtain gun management, whether or not by Congress or by govt motion.
Psaki stated the president agrees together with his vp, Kamala Harris, who stated Congress should act to obtain lasting change on gun management.
But that he wouldn’t wait for the regulation to fail earlier than shifting ahead with planning govt options within the wake of the Colorado and Atlanta mass shootings.
The violent assaults have plunged the president into the nation’s hotly contested debate on gun management legal guidelines, with reform typically encountered by important political pushback.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden stated.
Trump supporters allegedly concerned in Capitol rebellion despatched surge in donations after his electoral defeat
Extremist supporters of former President Donald Trump charged with storming the US Capitol constructing through the January 6 rebellion despatched a surge of donations to his marketing campaign within the weeks following his electoral defeat, in accordance to a brand new report.
The report, which assessed publicly obtainable marketing campaign finance filings, was printed on Wednesday by NBC News. It discovered that a whole lot of ardent Trump supporters despatched the previous president political donations after President Joe Biden was confirmed the victor of the 2020 elections.
Those supporters elevated their monetary donations to Mr Trump by practically 75 per cent within the 5 weeks after he misplaced to Mr Biden, NBC News reported, in contrast to donations he obtained within the 5 weeks forward of Election Day.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 19:00
Barista hid co-worker below bins and certain saved her life in Boulder capturing
A fast-thinking Starbucks barista hid his 69-year-old co-worker beneath a garbage bin through the lethal mass capturing in Colorado earlier this week.
Ten folks, together with a police officer, had been killed on Monday afternoon when a person opened fireplace inside a King Soopers grocery store within the metropolis of Boulder, Colorado, in what was the newest of a number of high-profile mass shootings within the state over the previous 25 years.
Logan Smith, a 20-year-old Starbucks worker working at a kiosk within the grocery store, informed Fox 31 on Tuesday that he hid his 69-year-old colleague beneath a number of bins when the gunman entered the shop on Monday.
James Crump has the story.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 18:40
White House defends firing 5 staffers over marijuana use
The White House has defended the firing of 5 staffers over marijuana use.
Joe Biden’s prime spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that the workers misplaced their jobs within the administration after a evaluation that “raised other security issues.”
And she added that Mr Biden had not stepped in to stop the firings over previous marijuana use as a result of though decriminalised in some states the drug stays “illegal federally.”
“What we tried to do as an administration was work with the security service who actually make these determinations about the suitability for serving in government,” stated Ms Psaki at her each day briefing with reporters.
Graeme Massie goes deeper on this angle from at present’s press briefing.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 18:20
White House has no replace on whether or not Biden plans to go to Colorado
Asked if the president had plans on visiting Colorado following the mass capturing that left 10 folks lifeless, press secretary Jen Psaki stated she didn’t have any updates to share.
“As you all know this tragedy only happened just about 36 hours ago and obviously that would be done in consultation with local officials who I know are still digesting the events in their community, working on healing in their community,” she stated.
“I can note that he did speak with the mayor this morning and he had spoken with the governor yesterday and will remain in close touch.”
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 18:08
White House claims ignorance on main marketing campaign difficulty of alleged $3.5m fee from ex-Moscow mayor’s widow to Hunter Biden
Press secretary Jen Psaki is “not familiar” with a serious and repeated declare made by Senate Republicans and Donald Trump through the presidential marketing campaign.
Psaki was requested at at present’s press briefing in regards to the allegations made in a report by the GOP-controlled Senate Finance and Homeland Security committee that Elena Baturina, the widow of a person who had been mayor of Moscow till 2010, had wired $3.5m to an funding agency co-founded by Hunter Biden, Rosemont Seneca Thornton.
Trump and his marketing campaign made repeated the allegations repeatedly all through the election cycle, citing the report as its supply.
Fact-checkers on the time tried to untangle the claims and targeted on whether or not Hunter was a co-founder within the agency, however not whether or not the agency was paid $3.5m. PolitiFact stated Hunter co-founded a agency known as Rosemont Seneca in 2009, it couldn’t set up a hyperlink with Rosemont Seneca Thornton. The GOP report used a Financial Times story from 2019 that stated Hunter was a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca Thornton.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, didn’t reply to requests from PolitiFact to help his statements that Hunter was not a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca Thornton.
Psaki was requested at present if these claims had been correct and, in that case, what the $3.5m was for. While Psaki stated she didn’t know something in regards to the declare, she seemingly already knew sufficient to say that it was not backed by any proof.
“I’m not familiar with that claim, doesn’t sound like it’s backed up by a lot of evidence. If you have evidence or specifics I’m happy to discuss it further,” she stated.
When pressed that the supply got here from the Senate Finance and Homeland Security committee report, Psaki responded: “I am not familiar with the report at all.”
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:54
White House says 5 staffers fired for marijuana use had ‘other security issues’ raised
The White House was requested why it fired 5 workers members and disciplined dozens for marijuana use when vp Kamala Harris herself has admitted to being utilizing the drug that “gives people joy, and we need more joy in this world”.
Press secretary Jen Psaki stated the 5 folks terminated had extra safety points than simply marijuana use.
Five people who’re now not employed on the White House,” she stated. “A number of them, there were other security issues that were raised and that’s an unfortunate conclusion of course.”
She added: “Additional members of the team who would not have been able to continue serving in past administrations to continue serving by updating our policy.”
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:30
Joe Biden doesn’t plan to overturn the Second Amendment, White House assures
Asked if the president would take into account wanting on the Second Amendment to obtain gun management on the supply, press secretary Jen Psaki was adamant overturning the Constitution was not on the desk.
“No one is talking about overturning or changing the Second Amendment, what our focus is on is putting in place common-sense measure that will make our communities safer,” she stated.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:20
White House reveals Biden plans for gun management govt orders
Following the killings of 18 folks in mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta throughout the final week, the White House is mulling govt orders in addition to legislative proposals to deal with the nation’s gun violence.
Joe Biden is “not waiting for anything to fail” in Congress, White House press secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters on Wednesday.
“What our team is looking at now is what is the range of legislation out now and whether there are policy gaps that need to be filled or can be revisited,” she stated.
The orders will even deal with “community violence and a range of issues that are root causes and lead to the deaths and impact we’re seeing that is so troubling,” she stated.
Alex Woodward goes deeper on this angle.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:17
White House doesn’t know if Biden has known as sufferer households of Colorado capturing
While Joe Biden has pushed onerous on gun management following the lack of 10 lives in Colorado, press secretary Jen Psaki couldn’t say if the president has known as any households of the victims killed within the mass capturing.
“I don’t have any calls to read out for you,” Psaki stated when requested.
“He is somebody who obviously has a deep connection to loss and we don’t always read out those calls. I can check and see if there’s anything that he has done that he would be comfortable conveying to all of you.”
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:11
Biden to use political ‘leverage’ in govt motion to obtain gun management, says White House
Jen Psaki stated that whereas Joe Biden agrees it is necessary to work with Congress to obtain lasting change by laws, he would use his “leverage” to obtain gun management by govt fiat.
“I know the vice president touched on the fact if we want something to be permanent if we want it to be lasting, we need it to be legislation. He certainly believes that,” she stated.
“But there are also executive actions under consideration that we will continue working through internally and there’s lots of leverage you can take, obviously, as president and vice president.”
Asked when Biden would take into account govt motion, Psaki stated he would proceed contemplating whereas Congress works on laws: “So he’s not waiting for anything to fail,” she stated.
Justin Vallejo24 March 2021 17:03