Rep. Steve King Refutes AOC’s Claims
Back in July, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she was supposedly informed that detained migrants in ICE facilities were forced to drink from toilets. To counter this ridiculous claim, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) released a video of him drinking from the so-called “toilet.”
Hello Maura: Thank you for covering my town hall, attended by 103 people, in Eagle Grove today. I hope you will include this video in NBC’s coverage. No way was @AOC objectively honest in her #FakeNews spin about the border. Click bait for Snowflakes! https://t.co/2mWRoxv1uW pic.twitter.com/B0kD3N5Vmj
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) September 4, 2019
Apparently AOC can’t tell the difference between a traditional toilet and the toilet-sink combo in this ICE facility. Or perhaps, she was misinformed when her migrant informant simply called the device a “toilet” due to the language barrier. Further clarification of this toilet-sink combo reveals that there are separate water lines for each section.
It’s difficult to tell whether AOC is either incapable of perceiving reality as it is, or if this is another attempt to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Purdue Pharma Facing Bankruptcy
We have a new update on our recent story about Purdue Pharma’s multi-state lawsuit over their involvement with the ongoing opioid crisis. The case involved OxyContin, one of their primary medications. This video reveals the marketing techniques used by the pharma giant to promote its products.
Purdue has offered to settle the lawsuits for $10 to $12 billion. They’ve also prepared Chapter 11 bankruptcy documents as they wait for a federal judge to decide on a final ruling. Lawyers for Purdue have said that if a deal is not reached soon, then the company will file for bankruptcy.
35 state attorneys general must agree to the deal in order for a federal judge to approve the proposed settlement. A trial date has been set for October in the event that a deal isn’t reached soon. Purdue can avoid going to trial if they file for bankruptcy.
Rep. Flores Won’t Seek Reelection
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) announced his retirement this week, which means the 17th congressional district in Texas is up for contest in 2020.
After much prayer over the past few days and following conversations with my wife, Gina, during that time, I have decided that my current term will be my last. https://t.co/VcHFR1qwm5
— U.S. Representative Bill Flores (@RepBillFlores) September 4, 2019
Flores is the fifth GOP House member from Texas to retire before next year’s elections. He said he plans on leaving politics to spend more time with his family and return to the private sector.
Before becoming a member of Congress, Flores was the CFO of Marine Drilling Companies, Inc and Western Atlas Inc. He also formed an exploration company alongside five other oil and gas executives. Flores spent a total of 30 years in the oil and gas industry that powers America.
While Flores’ district is strongly Republican, 56% of the residents voted for Trump in 2016. Prior to Flores’ term, the 17th Congressional district was represented by Democrat Chet Edwards for six years.
So far only one candidate has filed for the seat: Democrat Rick Kennedy. Hopefully, we’ll see more Republicans join the race in 2020 now that Flores is off the playing field.
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