VP Biden to GOP: Deal with Zika, guns and Garland Call for bipartisanship comes in campaign-style event

Vice President Joe Biden pauses pauses while speaking atthe Center for American Progress' meeting on middle-class economic security, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times - Thursday, September 8, 2016

Vice President Joseph R. Biden reprised his role as the consummate Capitol Hill dealmaker Thursday by urging his former GOP sparring partners to dispense with a series of election-year crises that are “bigger than partisan politics.”

Mr. Biden said Congress must address the Zika epidemic with an up-or-down vote on the mosquito-borne virus alone, without getting pulled into side issues related to women’s health.

He urged lawmakers to ban people on terror watch lists from purchasing guns, and then scolded Senate Republicans for refusing to take up President Obama’s pick to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland.

“Give him a vote,” said Mr. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years. “We’re setting a very dangerous precedent in an institution that I love.”

Though a call for bipartisan comity, Mr. Biden’s pitch had the feel of a campaign event. Dozens of House and Senate Democrats flanked him on the east steps of the Capitol under the blazing D.C. sun, waving small American flags and chiding Republicans with chants of “Do your job.”

The Democrats’ mantra reflects bitter divisions between the parties in the run-up to Election Day. Congress has only a few weeks to pass a short-term bill that funds the government past Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, and deal with a Zika funding spat that’s been hung up on whether funds should flow to Planned Parenthood, since the virus can cause birth defects.

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biden is an idiot from the word go...he missed is real calling witch is a rodeo clown

You forgot the smiling jackasshole that he is!  Eff the whalshit idiot!

Isn't the reason the Zika Bill is being held up, is because there's some Planned Parenthood Trash in it??

Who makes up & decides whose on Terrorists List?

Why should anyone do a Favor for a President who insults his own People in a Foreign Country??

Sorry Joe, you best days will soon be over!

Remember when we first heard about this zickaah bullshit virus?  It was only located in foreign countries. Less than a month later the US is infested with it?  I'd say that the dc dictatorship intentionally brought it to the US to attempt to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I'm saying they are using biowarfare on us?

The Dems care more for Planned Parenthood (since they worship at the shrine of abortion!) than they do for stopping the Zika virus.  Of course, if Obama hadn't opened the floodgates to tens - hundreds? - of thousands of illegals from Central America over the past few years, that deadly virus might well have remained with the peoples of those countries and NOT entered the USA!  Over a century ago, the USA put sickly immigrants from Europe into quarantine at Ellis Island; so, where is Ellis Island NOW that we could really use that far-sighted and intelligent holding facility?!?  Added to all his other deadly policies, this one has Obama's hand on it - and that hand is covered in blood.  In fact, we desperately need a vaccine from the deadly Obama virus!!

for months now every time anything about zika is mentioned on the news they keep showing the same baby over and over you would think by now they would have other babies to use in their photos I wonder sometimes if its not a scam

VP Biden, knock, knock? Are you awake?  It was the Dems who refused to allow the bill funding ZIKA to go forward and voted it down because they wanted funding Planned PArnethood attached to it - then they would vote for it.

As for Garland, the Rs are taking a page from the Dems - your very own speech in 1992 when you were chairman of the judiciary committee refused to allow an appointee the lame duck president, Bush, had nominated, to be brought up for discussion because, as you said, "It wasn't fair.". 

Karma's great!!!!  

PatriotGal, don't do "knock-knock" jokes with Jocular Joe. He will envariably follow up and ask you to pull his finger.

BLAH!

it's ironic that those flanking  were chanting "do your job" hey members of the jackass party - how about doing yours

Crazy "Uncle Joe" on the trail again!  "Now you Republicans and conservatives, stop acting like Democrats - be reasonable, do it our way!

Obama knew what he was doing when he selected Crazy Joe Biden as VP - we are afraid if Obama were, somehow, to expire before his term ended, it would be even worse if Crazy Joe became President!

Give him a break, he only wants to go watch more television with FDR, and people keep expecting him to actually do something!!

It is just Biden!

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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