Bill Hurd Retires
Another Texas GOP member is retiring from politics. Rep. Will Hurd announced on Twitter that he will not seek reelection in 2020. Hurd is the third House Republican from Texas to bow out of the 2020 election.
I have made the decision to not seek reelection for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security. https://t.co/GeZ4Hh264f
— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) August 2, 2019
The former CIA officer has been critical of President Trump’s stance on the border wall. Hopefully, someone who supports the US and keeping our borders safe will step up and take Hurd’s place.
Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has seized an oil tanker they claim was caring 185,000 gallons of smuggled fuel. The ship was seized near Farsi Island, 7 crew members have been detained. This is the second commercial vessel that Iran’s Guard Navy has accused of smuggling fuel in the past few weeks.
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) August 4, 2019
Former AOC Chief of Staff Under Investigation
Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC’s chief of staff, resigned on Friday after reports of the government investigating campaign finance misconduct. The investigation is focusing on political action committees started by Chakrabarti. He has been seen as the creative and strategic mind behind AOC’s campaign and her Green New Deal.
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 3, 2019
Well, well, well. After months of falsely accusing President Trump of campaign violations, it seems like the real criminals are now being exposed.