Attorney General of the United States
Nobody is talking about one crucial aspect of Ted Cruz's eligibility to become President --whether Ted Cruz ever technically became a citizen in the first place, or that he might have obtained his citizenship much later through the naturalization process.
So Ted Cruz is running for President, and wants to abolish the IRS.Back in the wake of the “IRS Scandal”—that is, when the public became aware that the IRS was selectively targeting nominally conservative or Tea Party-associated groups for tax audits, Cruz’s solution was to eliminate the federal body altogether.
Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of crickets from the birther community after Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Why, you may ask, should there be any noise from this community over Senator Cruz's eligibility to run for President in 2016? Well, that's because Senator Cruz, unlike President Obama, actually wasn't born in the United States.
The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
Don't worry Democrats--everything is going to be alright! We will live to see another day regardless of the agony you are feeling right now. It was a tough night for Democrats, but all is not lost. Now we can all sit back and watch the Republican party implode before our very eyes. I imagine it is going to be rather fun to watch.
It has only taken them five years, but the Republicans have finally rolled out a healthcare plan of their own. And what a plan it is. The Republicans have hammered the President and Democrats for instituting "the biggest tax hike in history" on the American people.
Jeff Sessions News & Opinion Articles
Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose that he had two dinners with a Russian lobbyist during the 2016 Presidential campaign while under oath. When asked if he had any “any contacts with any representative, including any American lobbyist or agent of any Russian company” during the 2016 campaign he responded "I don't believe so" and didn't disclose the two dinners with Richard Burt, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany who now lobbies for a pipeline company owned by the Russian government.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a federal judge for putting a hold on Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban by degrading him for "sitting on an island in the Pacific." Sessions told right-wing radio host Mark Levin that he is "amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called immigrants who cross the border without documentation "filth" and said that the Trump Administration will do whatever it can get them out of the United States. He then said that “[t]his is a new era. This is the Trump era.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two meetings with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election season, neither of which he admitted to during his confirmation hearing. When answering a question from Senator Al Fanken about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials Sessions said: "I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.” A spokesperson for the Attorney General said that "[t]here was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer." Update: Sessions reported that he has decided to recuse himself from any investigation involving Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General of the United States, didn't disclose millions of dollars worth of oil interests that he owns in Alabama in his paperwork submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is in violation of federal ethics rules that require Sessions to submit a "complete and specific public disclosure" of his financial assets.
Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General, didn't truthfully answer a question about "any unsuccessful candidacies you have had for elective office or unsuccessful nominations for appointed offices" on his questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions neglected to inform the committee that he was previously denied a Federal judgeship in the 1980's after racist statements he made came to light.