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(RepublicanWire.org) – The state of Florida announced a plan to take control of woke Walt Disney’s land once and for all.

The legislature would replace Disneyland’s special self-governing power with a state-run board, according to a notice posted on the website of Osceola County, which is home to part of Disney World. 

Sources from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-Fla) office said that his intention with the legislature is to mandate members of the board to be appointed by the governor. 

DeSantis’s communication director, Taryn Fenske, told Fox News that the corporate kingdom has come to an end.

“Under the proposed legislation, Disney will no longer control its government, will live under the same laws as everyone else, will be responsible for their outstanding debts, and will pay their fair share of taxes,” Fenske said. 

She added that it will ensure that Orange County cannot raise taxes on its residents and make sure that the county pays up to $700 million in unsecured debt that has been accumulated by Disney’s special jurisdiction, known as the Reedy Creek District. 

“The governor is doing exactly what he said he would,” DeSantis’ former chief of staff, Adrian Lukis said, adding “Disney can no longer have its own government and own taxing authority, and Disney, not taxpayers, will have to be responsible for any financial consequences.”

Lukis acknowledged that this may financially hurt Disney, but suggested that businesses in the state will be proud DeSantis stood his ground.

“I expect businesses throughout the state will be proud of their governor for making it clear that he doesn’t care who you are, or how politically connected you may be. No one gets special treatment in Florida,” Lukis told Fox News. 

In 2022, DeSantis signed a law terminating Disney’s special governing power after the woke corporation opposed the governor’s Parental Rights in Education bill. 

DeSantis’s team vowed that everyone in Florida will be treated equally and nothing will fall on hard-working taxpayers. 

(RepublicanWire.org) – Kevin McCarthy thanked former president Donald Trump early Saturday morning for helping him finally secure a win in the 15th round of voting for the House speakership.

“I do want to especially thank President Trump,” McCarthy told reporters. “I don’t think anybody should doubt his influence. He was with me from the beginning … he was all in.”

“He would call me, and he would call others. He really was — I was just talking to him tonight — helping get those final votes,” McCarthy said. “What he’s really saying, really, for the party and the country, that we have to come together. We have to focus on the economy. We’ve got to focus, make our borders secure. We gotta do so much work to do, and he was a great influence to make that all happen. So, thank you President Trump.” 

McCarthy at last clinched the speakership just after midnight Saturday after an all-week marathon of ballots and negotiations and a heated final stretch on the House floor.

Representatives Andy Biggs and Eli Crane of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia, and Matt Rosendale of Montana all voted “present” in the 15th round, helping to lower the threshold of votes needed to win. Representatives Matt Gaetz of Florida and Lauren Boebert of Colorado voted “present” in both the 14th and 15th rounds as well. McCarthy narrowly won with 216 votes, having needed 215. Democrat Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) earned 212.

Trump spoke to GOP holdouts throughout the voting process. He attempted to gin up support for McCarthy on Wednesday.

“[I]t’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA, THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

However, Boebert suggested on the House floor on Wednesday that Trump should tell McCarthy, “Sir, you do not have the votes, and it’s time to withdraw.”

Trump spoke to holdouts over the phone as the 15th round of voting came down to the wire. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.,) was seen passing a phone to Rosendale with Trump on the line shortly before the Montana Republican switched his vote to “present” after rounds of voting for other candidates besides McCarthy. Trump also reportedly spoke to Biggs and Gaetz before the pair changed their own votes to “present,” according to ABC News.

Trump responded to McCarthy’s comments on Saturday saying, “Thank you, Kevin. It was my great honor!”

“The ‘Speaker’ selection process, as crazy as it may seem, has made it all much bigger and more important than if done the more conventional way,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social. “Congratulations to Kevin McCarthy and our GREAT Republican Party!”

(RepublicanWire.org) – The mother of Ashli Babbitt, the Trump supporting woman who was murdered on January 6th, 2021, was arrested on Friday at the U.S. Capitol for jaywalking.

Two years ago today, Babbitt was shot and killed by Capitol police after she walked into the Capitol building. Babbitt was attempting to get through a door when a Capitol Police officer shot her in the neck. She later died at the hospital.

On Friday, Babbitt’s mother Micki went to D.C. to protest her daughters death as she continues to look for answers.

Micki was seen being handcuffed and taken into custody by multiple police officers while onlookers protested.

“You murdered [Ashli] inside the Capitol, now you’re going to arrest her?” one onlooker said.

“I did not murder her daughter,” one officer replied in front of the crowd of people.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran, was fatally shot by Lt. Michael Byrd. while attempting to make entry into the interior of the Capitol Building.

As reported by Kyle Mazza of UNF News, the grieving mother was protesting with a group outside of the Capitol, holding signs with messages reading “JESUS IS LORD,” as well as ones displaying the faces of Babbitt and Kevin Greeson, who also died during the Jan. 6 protests.

Though Greeson’s wife said that he had high blood pressure and suffered a heart attack, the group of protestors maintain that he was a murder victim. 

“MURDERED BY CAPITOL POLICE” could be read on the signs, below the faces of Babbitt and Greeson.

Micki, was later released, and is due back in court on January 26th.

(RepublicanWire.org) – On Monday night, during the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin suddenly collapsed mid-game. He apparently suffered a cardiac arrest during the game and he is still in critical condition in the hospital.

Predictably, one of the rambling ignoramuses on the far left, Joy Behar of “The View”, used the random tragedy to attack Republicans.

That comment came when the hosts were discussing the Hamlin tragedy and co-host Sunny Hostin spoke about her son’s experience with football, saying that an injury both ended his football career and had to go to six long months of physical therapy.

According to her, leaving the sport “was a very hard thing for him because he loved doing it.” Speaking on why he quit football, Hostin said “He realized at that point, uh-oh. I could – that could happen to my brain, and so he quit.”

Co-host Sara Haines noted that football is the norm for many families, saying:

“I grew up, and football was just the norm. My parents went to the games long after we were even in high school because the whole town did. I loved ‘Friday Night Lights,’ et cetera, et cetera. What it might change is people that have kids coming up because like me, you even wouldn’t have known all the damage that could be done now.”

Hostin then added that kids create bonds over playing the sport, saying “I think a lot of mothers certainly feel that way and have felt that way for a long time, but it’s – the way my son describes it is, it’s a family. It’s a bonding experience that he had never had before.”

This story about a fear of brain injuries piqued Behar’s interest and she proceeded to read off a bunch of unsourced statistics about who supported youth football:

Only 45 percent of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying.

“Just saying” that brain damage would explain why Republicans are the way they are.

This wasn’t the first time The View has used football to attack Republicans. Ahead of the midterms last year, they suggested the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, Herschel Walker might’ve had brain damage because of how he talked. They also suggested only drunks thought he had a good debate performance.

Damar Hamlin’s family released a much less controversial statement following his injury and the outpouring of support that came with it. In the statement, they said:

“On behalf of our family, we want to express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown to Damar during this challenging time. We are deeply moved by the prayers, kind words, and donations from fans around the country. 

“We also want to acknowledge the dedicated first responders and healthcare professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who have provided exceptional care to Damar. We feel so blessed to be part of the Buffalo Bills organization and to have their support. We also want to thank Coach Taylor and the Bengals for everything they’ve done. 

“Your generosity and compassion mean the world to us. 

“Please keep Damar in your prayers. We will release updates as soon as we have them.”

Hamlin’s uncle provided another update, saying “Right now, they got him on a ventilator, so they’re trying to get him to breathe on his own. So, we’re just kind of taking it day by day. Still in the ICU. They have him sedated, so just continue to administer the medical treatment that they’ve been doing.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wanted nothing to do with a question about whether President Joe Biden lied about his involvement with son Hunter Biden’s dubious business dealings.

The first press briefing of the year got off to a familiar start when Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy grilled KJP about the border and then followed that up with a question about Republican oversight in the new Congress.

“With the new Republican majority coming in the House Oversight Committee is laying out their new investigations, and they claim to have evidence that Joe Biden lied to the American people about his involvement in his family’s business schemes,” Doocy said, before asking, “Did he?”

“So, look, I have said this before and I’ll say it again: House Republicans promised that fighting inflation during the midterms was going to be their number one priority,” Jean-Pierre replied. “That’s what they said was important to them, and that’s what they said that they wanted to do. But instead, what they’re doing is wanting to do an investigation on the president and his family.”

“That is their focus. They don’t want to focus on the American people and their family; they want to focus on political division. They want to focus on something that the American people do not want to see, as we saw from the midterm elections,” she continued. “Look, I’m not going to get into — you know, get into the specifics of any of the oversight here. We have a White House Counsel that’s going to — my colleagues who are going to deal with this. So I would point you to them.”

In effect, she dodged the question about whether Biden lied altogether. At the same time, evidence continues to grow suggesting that the president not only knew about Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, among other places but was actively involved — a critical issue, if true, given that he is now the commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth.

Jean-Pierre wrapped up her response with the gift Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., gave Democrats, a joint appearance with Biden to tout the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed last year.

“One more thing — I’ll point you to tomorrow,” she said, in reference to doing things that are important to Americans. “‘Tomorrow we’re going to see a trip, an event that’s going to be done in a bipartisan way.”

Suffice it to say, Jean-Pierre’s dodge didn’t go over well on social media. Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:

(RepublicanWire.org) – Former aides to Vice President Kamala Harris turned on the Vice President in a new book about the administration. They told the author, Chris Whipple, how bad it really is behind the scenes. 

Harris has been a disaster on all fronts and embarrassed the Biden administration in multiple friendly interviews by flubbing softball questions. If she can’t handle simple, easy questions there is no way she is prepared for the top job so it is important that staffers speak up so Americans know the truth.

And that is why they are talking according to one former staffer who said, “it’s helpful for people to know that this is not new, and it will inhibit any administration that she is the leader of.” Not a ringing endorsement and with Biden’s age a factor he may have to remove her from the ticket.

The ex-staffers, one a longtime aide who worked with her in California say she is consumed by “deep, deep insecurity” that created a toxic work environment. 

One ex-aide said Kamala was lazy and that she “refused to do the kind of preparation that you need to do before going public on a hardcore policy matter.

“And then she became incensed and outraged when things wouldn’t go the way she thought they were supposed to.

“There was a lot of magical thinking.”

The same staffer said when Harris screwed up she would use identity politics to save her.

The staffer said:

“When somebody raises an issue about Kamala, everybody’s like, you don’t want to see black women succeed. 

“That’s completely backward. 

“Everybody who goes to work for Kamala, by definition, wants to see her succeed. 

“That’s why you take these jobs.

“I think it’s helpful for people to know that this is not new, and it will inhibit any administration that she is the leader of.”

Another former Harris staffer, Gil Duran, said:

“The amount of stress she created by constantly being impossible to manage and taking out all her stresses on staff — usually women, or people who were not in great positions of authority — was just kind of unbearable.”

“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” one former worker told the Washington Post earlier in a report that confirms the reporting in the book. 

“With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. 

“So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully, and it’s not really clear why.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Incoming GOP congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (FL) said Friday that she was threatened by a sitting House member to commit to backing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for speaker.

“I got a very inappropriate phone call,” Luna told Steve Bannon in an interview. “Another member had called me basically to whip votes for the speaker’s race and ultimately ended up threatening me.”

Luna, who is set to represent Florida’s 13th District, said it was a female member who issued the threat.

“I let that female member know that I wasn’t going to basically be threatened,” she said. “I don’t think I need to put that person’s name out there because I think that they are probably embarrassed about doing that.”

McCarthy’s office did not respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.

Luna does not think incidents such as hers are uncommon in Congress, she said.

“I’m not going to be bullied,” the incoming congresswoman said. “If you are going to negotiate in good faith, negotiate in good faith, but don’t resort to threatening people.”

She expects some anger when she arrives in Washington, D.C., she said.

“I’m doing this not because I want to go hang out in D.C.,” the Floridian said. “I’m doing this because it needs to be done right now.”

Luna lauded a few of her colleagues but made it clear that her vote for speaker Tuesday is hers alone.

“I will not be voting for anyone that does not embrace that motion to vacate the chair, and I don’t care who that is,” she said. McCarthy has since made the concession of lowering the threshold for a motion to vacate.

Several other Republicans share Luna’s ambivalence to electing a speaker who would not lower the threshold on a motion to vacate the seat.

McCarthy has tried to stymie such sentiment regarding his potential election.

“Just as the Speaker is elected by the whole body, we will restore the ability for any 5 members of the majority party to initiate a vote to remove the Speaker if so warranted,” he wrote in a letter to colleagues Sunday.

(RepublicanWire.org) – In 1974, Joe Biden appeared for an interview on PBS and told everyone that he’s “not sure you should assume I’m not corrupt.”

The comment came in response to a question about how he was elected and whether it was the result of corruption in politics.

The interviewer asked, “As the youngest member of the Senate, the one therefore who may expect the longest career there, I wonder if you’d say to us since it’s clear that you’re not corrupt and you got elected, why should people think that the system produces corrupt results when there you are?”

Biden responded, “I’m not sure you should assume I’m not corrupt, but thank you for that, though.”

Joe Biden is accused of being involved in his son’s corrupt overseas business dealings. Hunter Biden is currently under federal investigation by the FBI for tax fraud, money laundering, and the violation of lobbying laws.

For years, the entire Biden family has been cashing in on the career and power of Joe Biden. This includes his son Hunter, his brother James, and his brother-in-law Jack.

One text message from Hunter revealed that Joe takes 50% of his earnings. Text messages and emails repeatedly indicate that Joe Biden was involved in these shady business dealings.

Joe once even flew on Air Force Two to attend a meeting with Hunter in China. He also wrote a college recommendation letter and faxed it directly to the president of Brown University on behalf of the son of Hunter’s Chinese business partner.

Below we have compiled 11 instances via Breitbart where Joe Biden is allegedly involved in Hunter’s business dealings. Joe Biden is repeatedly referred to as “the big guy” in Hunter’s text message exchanges and emails.

This information has been wrongfully buried and censored for years as part of a massive, left-wing cover-up scandal being carried out on social media. Hunter’s laptop and its contents were eventually “authenticated” in March 2022, even though the story surfaced months before the presidential election in 2020.

ONE: According to The New York Post, Hunter traveled to China in 2013 with his father aboard Air Force Two. Hunter introduced Joe Biden to his Chinese business partner. Ten days later, China issued Hunter’s firm a business license and the firm won a contract worth $1 billion.

Ten days later, Hunter’s company inked a deal with the state-owned Bank of China and created the $1 billion investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), according to reporting by Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and the best-selling author of “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.”

A representative for BHR told The New Yorker in July 2019 that Hunter Biden introduced his father to Chinese private equity executive Jonathan Li during the trip. Li later became the CEO of BHR.

NBC News also covered the scandal:

TWO: Joe Biden met with Hunter’s Mexican business associates, billionaire Miguel Alemán Velasco and his son Miguel Aleman Magnani, in the vice president’s office in 2014. Photos were taken at the meeting:

THREE: Joe Biden went golfing in the Hamptons with his son Hunter and Devon Archer, Hunter’s fellow board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2014. Archer is now in prison for fraud. Reuters, Politico, and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson have covered this story in detail. The photograph was first released by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight in September 2019.

FOUR: Hunter brought Joe Biden to dinner with his business associates from Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan in 2015. Joe Biden was vice president at the time. Photos were taken of Biden at the dinner while flanked by Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev and Karim Massimov, a former prime minister of Kazakhstan.

FIVE: After Joe Biden dined with Hunter’s foreign business partners, one of them emailed Hunter his thanks for the “opportunity to meet your father.”

SIX: Joe Biden brought Hunter aboard Air Force Two to Mexico in 2016. Hunter met with his business associates from Mexico City.

SEVEN: Joe Biden wrote a college recommendation letter in 2017 for a child of Hunter’s Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li, with whom Joe Biden met in China. Fox News covered the story in detail:

In an email dated Jan. 3, 2017, and sent to Hunter Biden and his business associates Devon Archer and Jim Bulger, CEO of BHR Jonathan Li writes:

“Gentlmen[sic], please find the attached resume of my son, Chris Li. He is applying the following colleges for this year,” Li writes, listing Brown University, Cornell University, and New York University.

Li goes on to attach an “updated version” of his son’s “CV” in a subsequent email.

EIGHT: Hunter described Joe Biden as one of his “new office mates” in 2017. The Washington Post reported:

On Sept. 21, 2017, Hunter Biden wrote to a building manager requesting new office signage to reflect a new family enterprise and a new business relationship: “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC-US),” he wrote in emails to the property manager.

He also requested keys for his new office mates: his father, Joe; his mother, Jill; his uncle James; and the Chinese executive, Gongwen Dong.

As part of the request, he provided what he said was his father’s cellphone number, saying an office representative could use it to contact his new office mates.

NINE: Tony Bobulinski, Hunter’s former business partner, twice met with Joe Biden to discuss a business deal with China in 2017. “I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Bobulinski admitted.

TEN: Tony Bobulinski met with Joe Biden, brother Jim Biden, and Hunter to discuss their deal in China. After the meeting, Bobulinski messaged Jim, telling him to “thank Joe for his time.”

ELEVEN: Hunter’s texts in 2019 revealed that his father, Joe Biden, takes half of Hunter’s salary.

In a text message to his daughter, Hunter says, “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years.”

“It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe], I won’t make you give me half your salary,” Hunter wrote.

“The reported texts do not reveal when the 30 years began or ended and whether Joe Biden is still a part of the payment scheme as president,” Breitbart concluded.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Former White House Communications Director for former President Donald Trump, Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is currently a co-host of the ABC show “The View,” is fitting into her surroundings. Being a host on a show where every other panelist attacks the former president and his administration, which she was a part of, she has joined in on the attacks.

The most recent example was in her testimony to the January 6 committee when she took a swipe at former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany as she called her a “liar” and an “opportunist“ who pretended to believe fake claims about election fraud to get a job at Fox News, Mediaite reported.

“Kayleigh is a liar and an opportunist,” she said to the committee on April 15.

“They were just straight up lying to the public,” the former communications director said.

“She’s a smart woman,” she said. “She’s a Harvard law grad. This is not an idiot. She knew we lost the election, but she made a calculation that she wanted to have a certain life post-Trump that required staying in his good graces. And that was more important to her than telling the truth to the American public.”

She said that McEnany knew the former president’s claims about the election were not correct but she supported them to protect her future career.

“I think she saw that as a moment to kind of, like, if I do this one last public-facing stand for Trump, I’m going to be set. This is going to work out for me. And, I mean, it did. She got her Fox News gig. She — it worked out precisely how she’d always planned for it to, but she knew better,” she said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Chris Whipple is a bestselling author with extraordinary access to the inner workings of Washington DC. He has a new book coming out about President Joe Biden called “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House” where he spills the beans on what is really going on inside the White House.

The book jacket claims, “Prizewinning journalist Chris Whipple takes us inside the Oval Office as the critical decisions of Biden’s presidency are being made. With remarkable access to both President Biden and his inner circle—including Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and CIA Director William Burns—Whipple pulls back the curtain on the internal power struggles and back-room compromises. 

“Featuring shocking new details about how renegade Trump officials enabled the transfer of power, which key staffers really make the White House run (it’s probably not who you think), why Joe Biden no longer speaks freely around his security detail, and what he really thinks of Vice President Kamala Harris, the press, and living in the White House, The Fight of His Life delivers a stunning portrait of politics on the edge.”

According to Whipple, Biden doesn’t trust some of the Secret Service agents around him because they are supporters of former President Donald Trump.

“A bigger problem was Biden’s discomfort with his Secret Service detail; some of them were MAGA sympathizers. He didn’t trust them,” Whipple wrote.

“The Secret Service is full of white ex-cops from the South who tend to be deeply conservative,” Whipple wrote.

“Surrounded by a new phalanx of strangers, Biden couldn’t help but wonder, Do these people really want me here ?” Whipple wrote.

Biden also thought someone on his Secret Service detail was lying about Joe’s new dog biting one of them.

“Biden “wasn’t buying the details,” such as the location of the incident, although he didn’t dispute that the bite took place, Whipple wrote.

“Biden told a friend that Secret Service agents are never at the location of the incident, which was allegedly on the second floor of the White House.

“Somebody was lying, Biden thought, about the way the incident had gone down,” Whipple wrote.