Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is rejecting the notion that "history and tradition" should play a major part in deciding cases before the high court, CNN reported. A recent unanimous decision belies the friction between Barrett and Justice Clarence Thomas on this issue.

Last week, all nine justices ruled against a man seeking to trademark the slogan "Trump Too Small." Although the decision was unanimous, the rationale for getting there differed among the justices.

Barrett, in particular, picked on Thomas' reasoning using constitutional history for his opinion, saying he "is wrong twice over" in her concurrent opinion. She believed the merits of the case in relation to the law were more significant than anything else.

Notably, the three leftists on the court sided with part of her argument. This could signal a departure from strict originalism for Barrett, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.

Legal Experts Read the Signs

Barrett said in her opinion that "tradition has a legitimate role to play in constitutional adjudication" but that "the court’s laser-like focus on the history of this single restriction misses the forest for the trees." Perhaps Barrett sees some pitfalls of such a rigid interpretation.

However, legal experts are running with this as a clear departure for Barrett, who is the most recent conservative to join the bench. "It’s clear that Barrett thinks tradition is sometimes relevant – and that she may have some difference with Thomas about when and exactly how much," George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin said.

"But there’s not really a clear theory here," Somin added. Similarly, constitutional expert Tom Wolf of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s Law School sees it as a split among the conservatives.

"Barrett’s critique of originalism definitely signals what seems to be a growing rift among the originalists on the court about the proper way to use history. There definitely is the potential formation here of an alternative or several alternative approaches to history that ultimately draw a majority," Wolf said.

Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra said this was a sign of "a more nuanced approach to using that history" for the justices. "It’s much more complicated than that – history is much more contested than that," Wydra said.

Second Amendment Implications

It seems legal scholars have latched onto the debate between Barrett and Thomas because of the role history played in a landmark Second Amendment case. Thomas' decision for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen stated that gun laws have to be "consistent with this nation's historical tradition" to stand.

Several restrictions on the Second Amendment have recently fallen based on Thomas' litmus test, which Barrett sided with in part. However, her concurrent opinion in that case also included the "limits on the permissible use of history" for such decisions.

Now, another case that is expected to be decided soon will put Thomas' assertions and Barrett's reservations to the test. US v. Rahimi, which centers around restrictions based on domestic violence accusations, will have to weigh the benefits of the two-year-old law versus the history of gun laws since none existed in the Founding Fathers' time.

Still, the friction between Barrett and Thomas on this one issue may not be as significant as legal scholars are hoping for. After all, Barrett still agreed with Thomas on both cases, suggesting that the law stands on its own despite challenges from different angles.

There's also room for disagreement between originalist justices to disagree on points while remaining united on the big picture, though it serves the left's cause more to see in-fighting. Whatever the future of this issue turns out to be, this won't be the slam-dunk the left is hoping for in dividing the solid conservative majority.

"America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel shared that his wife, Terry Mandel, fell after ingesting marijuana gummies, the New York Post reported. This clarified earlier statements about the incident that left Terry Mandel in a pool of blood during a recent trip to Las Vegas.

The 68-year-old actor spoke about the ordeal on ABC's LIVE with Kelly and Mark Monday. Howie Mandel mentioned that his wife was "tipsy" after a night out, which led to reports that she was drunk.

The former Deal or No Deal host wished to set the record straight that she was instead under the influence of edibles. "First of all, she wasn’t drunk," he said Tuesday to TMZ.

"I’m going to tell you the truth: she took gummies. So it’s not an alcohol problem; she was on pot," Howie Mandel said of his 68-year-old wife.

Sin City Accident

Howie Mandel used his wife's fall as fodder for the morning talk show after host Mark Consuelos prompted him. "We partied," the Bobby's World creator and voice actor recalled.

"It was too much. And [Terry] was tipsy. I did not know that, and in the middle of the night, she got up and, I don’t know where she was headed, but she headed into the wall," Howie Mandel continued.

"And she fell and hit the wainscoting. She hit that as she went down. She slipped, went down, hit that on her eye, then fell on the floor, and broke her cheek," he added.

The Injuries

Howie Mandel went on to describe the scene in the aftermath of her fall. "I turn on the light, I look, I look around the bed," he continued.

"She’s in the corner, face down, and I didn’t know she’d cut her head. But blood is pooling," he said.

"I freaked out. I picked her up, I put her on the bed. There’s blood every[where]. I went and grabbed all the towels, and all the towels are covered with blood. And she’s going ‘Get me ice. Get me ice.’ I don’t know where to get ice," Howie Mandel recalled.

He attempted to use a soda can as a cold compress, but noticed something disturbing after Terry Mandel tossed it away. "When she did that, I saw her head, and you could actually see her skull. It opened up. I freaked," the actor from the Emmy-winning drama "St. Elsewhere" recalled.

A Happy Ending

After receiving medical attention, Terry Mandel made a full recovery. "She is absolutely perfect. There is not a scar. She is beautiful," Howie Mandel said of his wife.

The frightening incident could have been much worse, but it still underscores the dangers of using mind-altering substances. Pot edibles and other iterations of marijuana are becoming legal and more widespread, which is a troubling development for just this reason.

A U.S. district court in Kentucky blocked President Joe Biden's changes to Title IX rules in another six states, Breitbart reported. A total of 10 states have refused following a West Virginia lawsuit against allowing a gender-confused male to compete in female sports.

On Monday, the federal court approved the injunction in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. This adds to Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, and Mississippi, where it has already been blocked by a federal judge in Louisiana.

The court said that it's "impossible to square" the new rules with the intent of Title IX education protection as it was first conceived. Further, it said that "despite society’s enduring recognition of biological differences between the sexes, as well as an individual’s basic right to bodily privacy," Biden's new rules give men access to women's spaces "based entirely on a person’s subjective gender identity."

The court added, "This result is not only impossible to square with Title IX but with the broader guarantee of education protection for all students." The issue came to a head following a West Virginia lawsuit.

The Inciting Case

The education rules are under fire because of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a middle school girl in West Virginia. The young female athlete was forced to compete against a gender-confused boy in her school sports.

The boy, Becky Pepper-Jackson, was allowed to compete in track in West Virginia against the girls because of Title IX as the Biden administration pushed it, Fox News reported. The boy had been taking cross-sex hormones since he was 13 years old.

In April, five middle school girls stood up to the rule and refused to compete in an event with Pepper-Jackson. The video of the girls in silent protest as Pepper-Jackson threw a shotput went viral.

Five teenage athletes in West Virginia REFUSE to participate in a sports competition, protesting against a biological male transgender athlete competing in the girls category.

— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 19, 2024

The problem went beyond one boy in girls' sports, however. According to Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the 15-year-old girl who sued Pepper-Jackson and the Christian Educators Association International, said that at least 300 female athletes have lost their rightful place in the last three years in discus and shot put.

A Victory Celebration

Many advocates for the protection of girls' and women's sports celebrated Monday's ruling, including former collegiate swimmer turned activist Riley Gaines. She founded the Riley Gaines Center at the Leadership Institute, which advocates for female-only sports.

The Gaines for Girls podcast host released a statement following the ruling touting the victory for her cause. "This is a huge win," Gaines said.

"I don't think we would have seen this kind of decisive action 2 years ago. The gender ideology house of cards is crumbling. And it's crumbling fast," Gaines added.

"I hope every generation following mine has the same opportunity to compete and succeed that I was fortunate to have for most of my athletic career. But if it's up to Biden and the progressive Democrats, they won't," she said.

The intrusion of males into female sports and spaces is the injustice of our time. Thankfully, states are pushing back on this madness while voters will soon have an opportunity to cast ballots against the people responsible for implementing it.

President Biden seemed to have a little moment on stage and required some assistance from Barack Obama to make his exit at the end of a glamorous campaign fundraiser in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Biden and his predecessor graced attendees with their presence for a riveting 45-minute interview with the esteemed Jimmy Kimmel at the Peacock Theater, as The New York Post reported.

As the men stood for applause, Biden's gaze seemed to become fixed on the crowd for a full 10 seconds until former President Barack Obama courteously took his wrist and led him offstage.

That’s a wrap on record-setting Democratic fundraiser for Joe Biden’s reelection campaign (netting $28M). Former President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden offer final waves to Peacock Theater crowd as Obama then grabs Biden’s hand to lead him offstage following 40-minute…

— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) June 16, 2024

Another one

This appears to be yet another incident where Biden seemed completely lost and clueless about his surroundings.

Who could forget his little escapade at the G7 summit in Apulia, Italy, where he decided to take a leisurely stroll during a parachute exhibition.

Oh, how he was that Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the savior of the day, guided Biden back to where he needed to be for the group photo with other world leaders.

Event Details

Famous Hollywood figures like as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Barbra Streisand attended the event, which helped the Biden campaign earn almost $30 million.

The posh dinner had ticket prices ranging from $250,000 to $500,000, and hundreds of anti-Israel protesters showed there frustration by attempting to attend.

Protesters faced dozens of riot police, gathered outside the theater to block the group from entering as they chanted insults such as "Biden, Biden, you're a liar, we demand a ceasefire."

While chanting a slightly altered version of a phrase that the Antidefamation League claims demands the elimination of Israel, the group also hoisted Palestinian flags and waved them in the air.

Push for Funding

At a time when the Biden campaign is attempting frantically to slow down Trump's financial momentum, the $30 million haul — supposedly the largest amount ever raised by a Democratic contender in a single night— was taking place.

First Lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama all used a set of shared talking points to energize the audience.

Following his record "hush money" conviction last month, Trump pulled in tens of millions more than the $50 million dollars he raised at a Florida fundraiser in April.

From the altercation on January 6th in the Capitol to his threats of revenge against his political opponents and his efforts to shift the Supreme Court to the right, Trump touched on all of these topics throughout his trip with the massive haul.

In the wake of a bizarre incident involving the vice president's Secret Service security detail, officials from the agency are poised to appear before Congress to offer context and explanation.

An official briefing from Secret Service officials to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee is set to take place on June 21, with the hope of providing insights into an attack perpetrated by an agent on Kamala Harris' protective detail on her supervisor, one which necessitated medical attention, as Fox News reports.

Underlying conduct raises eyebrows

As NBC News reported, it was back in April that a Secret Service special agent was booted from Harris' detail due to what was deemed “distressing” behavior while on the job.

The agent was participating in Harris' departure from Joint Base Andrews when the alarming conduct reportedly unfolded.

According to the agency's chief of communications, Anthony Guglielmi, the individual began “displaying behavior their colleagues found distressing.”

The agent was then “removed from their assignment while medical personnel were summoned” to assist.

Guglielmi added at the time, “The U.S. Secret Service takes the safety and health of our employees very seriously. As this was a medical matter, we will not disclose any further details.”

Comer seeks details

Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-KY) had written to Kimberly Cheatle, director of the U.S. Secret Service, in the aftermath of the incident, and his communication offered some additional insight into what is alleged to have occurred on the day in question.

“It was recently reported that a Secret Service agent, tasked with protecting Vice President Kamala Harris, physically attacked her superior (and the commanding agent in charge) and other agents trying to subdue her while on duty at Joint Base Andrews and assigned to the Vice President's protective detail,” Comer began.

The chairman continued, “This incident raised concerns within the agency about the hiring and screening process for this agent: specifically, whether previous incidents in her work history were overlooked during the hiring process as years of staff shortages had led the agency to lower once stricter standards as part of a diversity, equity and inclusion effort.”

As the New York Post reported, the agent at issue, since revealed to be Michelle Herczeg, previously worked as a member of the Dallas Police Department and had once filed a complaint alleging that she “was targeted for being a female officer.”

A former colleague of Herczeg's from Texas told the Post that they would not have wanted the embattled agent “to supervise my dog, much less the vice president,” adding that someone in the hiring process “dropped the ball on this one.”

Briefing imminent

Speaking to Fox News Digital about the House panel's request for a briefing, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed the agency's willing appearance, stating, “In response to the letter received from Chairman James Comer, the U.S. Secret Service will comply with the House Oversight Committee's request for a briefing on the topics outlined in the publicly available letter dated May 30, 2024.”

Whether the proceedings will yield useful insights into the decisions and potential missteps that led to the unsettling incident from April, however, only time will tell.

Rep. Garrett Graves (R-LA) has announced he will not run for reelection in 2024 after redistricting hindered the GOP’s hopes of retaining the seat, the Washington Examiner reported. Though given the choice, Graves said he has opted not to run in a different district because it’s “not fair” to his colleagues in the House.

As a dispute over the new district map made its way through the courts, Graves remained undecided about his future. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Louisiana must use its 2024 map that included two districts that were majority Black.

This translated to a likely new Democratic stronghold in the state. Fearing a loss and wishing not to disadvantage his party further, Graves decided to step down after his term is up.

“It is evident that a run in any temporary district will cause actual permanent damage to Louisiana’s great representation in Congress,” Graves said Friday in a statement. “Campaigning in any of these districts now is not fair to any of the Louisianians who will inevitably be tossed into yet another district next year,” he added.

The Deciding Factor

Graves saw the writing on the wall in January with the Supreme Court’s final decision on the map. His district shifted from a “likely Republican” stronghold to a “solid Democrat” area.

This gave Democrats an 8-point advantage in the race for his seat. In May, Graves announced he was “looking through these districts to determine where we can best represent the interests and priorities of the people of Louisiana for the next two years until a reasonable map is restored.”

The other option would have been to challenge Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) who absorbed Graves’ voter base in her 5th Congressional District. As a five-term congressman, Graves would likely have been able to knock her out.

Having to do that to a colleague was enough for Graves to step away from the race altogether. While he graciously bowed out, Graves acknowledged that the Bayou State lost out its chance to lead a key committee.

“The consequences of redistricting will affect Louisiana’s first opportunity in history to chair the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Admittedly, it is a serious disappointment to miss the historic opportunity to champion Louisiana’s priorities in this committee,” Graves said.

Part of a Troubling Trend

Graves is one of dozens of Republican lawmakers to step down ahead of the 2024 election. While some believe Graves’ situation came from getting on the wrong side of the Louisiana Republicans, many see that the GOP has become increasingly polarized within the party, leading to these panic departures.

Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) pointed out that many Republicans are stunned that the majority party would act this way. “I thought that some of our members would be smarter,” Gimenez told CNN in April.

“A lot of us are frustrated with what’s going on, and that’s just being flat-out honest. It’s foolish,” Gimenez continued.

“And it’s been proven to be foolish. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

Although it is disturbing to see such turmoil in the Republican Party, it doesn’t mean that the Democrats are faring any better. The chaos and insanity seem to be spreading throughout government, but the good news is one election could change that all.

A federal court smacked down President Joe Biden's regulation and taxation of pistol braces, the Washington Examiner reported. Thursday's decision is the latest loss for Biden in his ongoing attempts to restrict gun rights.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had attempted to tax and regulate weapons with additional stabilizing arm braces. The modification effectively turns a pistol into a rifle, which arguably would make it subject to the National Firearms Act.

The ATF previously allowed the modification without additional scrutiny or fees. However, it recently reversed course without an explanation or warning to include additional registration and a $200 fee, which Judge Reed O’Connor believed was unfair.

"The court finds that the adaptation of the final rule was arbitrary and capricious for two reasons. First, the defendants did not provide a detailed justification for their reversal of the agency’s longstanding position. And second, the final rule’s standards are impermissibly vague," the judge at the Texas-based U.S. District Court wrote in the 12-page decision.

Biden's ATF Loses

The  Firearms Policy Coalition celebrated the court's smackdown in an eloquent social media post. "ATF broke the law by being overreaching sneaky pricks. Therefore, the right thing for the Court to do was throw the Rule in the trash. The Court threw the Pistol Brace Rule in the trash," the post said.

FPC got a win today. And I’ve been getting asked like 10 times a day how I have a pistol brace still.

Anyways shout out to the @gunpolicy legal team they use for getting us some clarity

— Reno May (@RenoMayGuns) June 13, 2024

The justification for the rule is always the same, claiming that certain types of weapons are more likely to be used in a mass shooting. However, that isn't factual in this case at all, considering very few shootings have occurred using them.

Moreover, there were more than 10 million such weapons in circulation in the U.S. without much worry about the weapons committing a crime. Tellingly, only 300,000 owners were willing to fork over the $200 fee when the ATF provided a grace period for the rule.

The modification is mostly used for self-defense or range shooting due to the smaller, more manageable size compared to an actual AR-15-style rifle. Users can adjust the pistol brace stock and make the weapon more like a short-barrelled rifle.

Biden's Crusade

Biden has been after Second Amendment rights for the entirety of his administration. The ATF rule about pistol braces is just one of many attacks on the right to bear arms.

Unfortunately for Biden, this has not been his week in the world of Second Amendment restrictions. A ban on bump stocks, which allow rapid firing of semiautomatic weapons, was overturned at the U.S. Supreme Court Friday, CNN reported.

Notably, that ban was put in place during former President Donald Trump's administration following a 2017 deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas where a gunman using the modification took 58 lives. The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of striking down the ban.

"A bump stock does not convert a semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun any more than a shooter with a lightning-fast trigger finger does. Even with a bump stock, a semiautomatic rifle will fire only one shot for every 'function of the trigger,'" Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his opinion.

Biden's agenda is losing in court many times when it's challenged. However, the administration is by no means done restricting the rights of citizens.

Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' office is unable to prosecute a case involving a man who allegedly killed a bus passenger after hijacking a bus, WSB-TV reported. One of the victims of the incident was a legal assistant from Willis' office. 

The incident occurred in Atlanta on Tuesday. The accused man, 39-year-old Joseph Grier, allegedly hijacked a bus with 17 people on board after shooting a passenger onboard with his own weapon.

Grier then put a gun to the driver's head and forced him to drive through several counties to evade police. He threatened the other passengers, including one who turned out to work for the District Attorney.

"District Attorney is conflicted because it has been determined that a victim/witness, in this case, is a current employee of the Office of the District Attorney for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit," a letter from Willis' office to the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia said. If granted, another district attorney would be assigned to the case.

A Harrowing Bus Ride

The incident began during rush hour on Tuesday, CNN reported. Grier was riding the bus and "engaging with passengers" when one of them pulled a gun on him.

Grier shot the man, and police were called to the scene. Once they arrived, Grier forced the driver to flee, taking police and those onboard on a wild chase that took them through suburban neighborhoods and on major highways, sometimes veering into the wrong lane or smashing into other vehicles.

Several people on board texted their family and friends and dialed 911 to report the hijacking. One passenger left his phone connected to emergency services, which allowed the ordeal from inside the bus to be recorded.

According to Mayor Andre Dickens, the suspect allegedly had "a gun to the head of a bus driver saying, 'Don’t stop this bus or else worse will happen.'" Dickens likened the horrifying scenario to something that would happen in a movie.

The ordeal finally ended when the bus stopped in a quiet suburb where Grier was arrested without further violence. Unfortunately, the man who was shot, later identified as 58-year-old Ernest Byrd Jr., died at the hospital.

Violence in the Atlanta

This was the second of two deadly incidents that took place in Georgia's capital on Tuesday. In fact, Grier was in the area of the fatal shooting and was interviewed by the local news affiliate.

"I got knives. I got all this sh*t on me. I protect myself. I can’t get a gun," Grier said before admitting that he was on probation and already had felony convictions.

The two incidents are considered unrelated, Grier's presence at both scenes notwithstanding. However, the tie that binds is that it's happening under the nose of Willis, who has problems of her own.

She is prosecuting former President Donald Trump for an election interference case in Georgia. However, it has since come out that she used her position to hire her paramour, Nathan Wade, a fact which Trump's legal team is using to attempt to disqualify her from that case, Fox News reported.

The alleged murder and hijacking are already a tragic reality of the violence gripping Atlanta. The fact that an official from Willis' office was one of the victims points to the scope of the problem that's happening under her watch.

Former President Jimmy Carter's grandson Jason Carter says the 99-year-old now spends many of his days asleep, The Hill reported. The eldest grandchild of the 39th president says he is "experiencing the world as best he can" after more than a year in hospice care. 

Jimmy Carter entered hospice in February 2023 after declining further medical interventions. He instead wished to remain at home in Georgia, surrounded by loved ones.

In November of that same year, Jimmy Carter's wife Rosalynn also entered hospice care and died just two days later. In an interview published last week in Southern Living, Jason Carter, 48, said he believes that still weighs heavily on his grandfather.

"After 77 years of marriage … I just think none of us really understand what it’s like for him right now. We have to embrace that fact, that there’s things about the spirit that you just can’t understand," Jason Carter said.

A Family Member Slowly Fading Away

Jimmy Carter has been holding on to life for 16 months now. His family didn't foresee such a long road, but Jason Carter noted that "God had other plans" for the former president.

He spends most of his days sleeping, Jason Carter said of his grandfather. The grandson noted that there are good days and bad days but that many relatives filter through the Plains, Georgia, home to visit.

Jason Carter said he and his grandfather talked about the goings-on with the Carter Center, a nonprofit that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter began during a recent visit. They watched the Atlanta Braves game as Jimmy Carter has been a lifelong fan of his home team.

Still, Jimmy Carter's condition remains ever-changeable, a fact grandson and grandfather find astonishing. "I told him, I said: ‘Pawpaw, you know, when people ask me how you’re doing, I say, 'Honestly, I don’t know,'" Jason Carter recounted.

"And he kind of smiled, and he said, 'I don’t know myself.' It was pretty sweet," the younger Carter said.

Home Connections

After his wife and family, the thing Jimmy Carter loves the most is his home. The couple has owned it together since 1961 but will donate it to the National Parks Service after Jimmy Carter's death.

"[Plains] is the place that has given him the greatest support, and it is the only place where he would go through this part of his life. That’s his home in every way, and he really cherished that time and that support," Jason Carter said.

"I think the fact that he and my grandmother both came from that small town — it’s a 600-person village, really — and it’s not near any interstate, and it is truly out in the country, and it is a fundamental part of who he is and who he has been for his whole life. There is no other place in the world that he would be at peace other than Plains," Jason Carter added.

"It is such an American story … to go to Plains and see the house that my grandparents built and lived in for all their time and came home to after being president...It is a really incredible story to go from that little town to the White House and back again," the grandson said.

By all accounts, Jimmy Carter was a good and decent man, even if he was a terrible president. This is such a stark contrast to the current Democratic president and somehow makes one long for the bygone days of the Carter administration.

Republicans are challenging President Joe Biden's executive order to funnel federal funds to get-out-the-vote efforts, West Virginia MetroNews reported. Nine states have filed an amicus brief adding to a lawsuit against the administration's unlawful election takeover.

The funds come from Biden's 2021 Executive Order 14019, which opponents believe provides too much federal influence in the state elections. Secretaries of State from Montana, Wyoming, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and West Virginia have joined legal action against the administration.

Mac Warner of West Virginia cited the U.S. Constitution to challenge the order. "The President’s use of executive action to convert federal agencies into get-out-the-vote operations is prohibited by the United States Constitution," Warner said.

"The Elections Clause of the Constitution specifically declares that the manner of running elections is left to the states, not the federal government. Registering eligible people to vote is an essential component and manner of running fair and secure elections," Warner added.

The College Student Scheme

Opponents specifically object to the executive order's scheme to pay college students to register people to vote, Fox News reported. In March, Vice President Kamal Harris touted it as a positive move for the American system.

"We have been doing work to promote voter participation for students, and, for example, we have, under the federal work-study program, now allowed students to get paid through federal work-study to register people and to be nonpartisan poll workers. As we know, this is important for a number of reasons," Harris claimed.

The vice president claimed it was a way to "engage our young leaders" in elections and "activate them in terms of their ability to strengthen our community." Jason Snead, who is the executive director of Honest Elections Project, instead believes it's all for the benefit of Biden's reelection.

"The Biden administration is weaponizing the federal government to aid its own re-election efforts. Using tax dollars to pay overwhelmingly liberal college students to register and turn out voters is only the latest scandal," Snead pointed out.

"With Executive Order 14019, President Biden turned the entire federal government into a get-out-the-vote operation, and agencies are collaborating with left-wing nonprofit groups to get the job done. Using the levers of the federal government to aid an incumbent is an abuse of power and a threat to the democracy President Biden claims to cherish," Snead added.

Republicans Push Back

Republicans are pushing back on this effort on several fronts. Most recently, Wisconsin GOP Rep. Bryan Steil, who is the chairman of the House Administration Committee Chairman, sent a letter to Jay Rothman, University of Wisconsin president.

"I am sure you would agree that it should not be the prerogative of a public institution that receives funding from American taxpayers to lead partisan ‘get out the vote’ (GOTV) activities or to enlist the participation of self-identified partisan advocacy groups for voter registration drives," he said in a letter last week. Steil objected to "work-study funds" being used for "partisan purposes" at the institution.

"As we head into another election season, I ask for your assistance in guiding the Universities in a direction that avoids these pitfalls this year. I am also seeking your assistance in determining whether any federal funding sources, such as work-study programs, are being used in voter registration drives," Steil said.

Steil's action was in addition to a lawsuit filed by 27 Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers who objected to the executive order, The Federalist reported. Their lawsuit was dismissed by a lower court but could be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Federal money has no place in these efforts to increase voter turnout, especially when it was an action taken by the incumbent that allowed for it. The administration is run by Democrats, and any meddling in voting will certainly be done in favor of them over the GOP.

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