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Two Pro-Impeachment Freshman Dems Placed on House Judiciary Committee

Two newly elected Democratic House members selected to serve on the House Judiciary Committee are also on the record supporting the impeaching of President Donald Trump.

The committee selection of Reps. Joe Neguse (Colo.) and Veronica Escobar (Texas) could be important, given that the Judiciary Committee heard the matter first before sending Clinton and Nixon impeachments to the full House.

Northam’s $1.2 Billion Tax Hike ‘Dead on Arrival,’ Says House Majority Leader

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to allow a de facto $1.2 billion tax increase on the middle class is “dead on arrival” in the House of Delegates, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, said.

“To be very clear, the governor’s proposal to increase taxes on those hard-working Virginians is dead on arrival,” Gilbert said in the House floor. “We are not going to participate in that. We are not going to discuss that. That is a non-starter for this caucus and we are not going to go along with it.”

DeSantis Names 39-Year-Old Luck to Supreme Court; Could Serve Through 2054

Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday filled the second of three vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court with the appointment of “one of North Miami Beach’s own,” appellate Judge Robert J. Luck.

Luck joins Barbara Lagoa as the second 3rd District Court of Appeal judge DeSantis has appointed to the state’s highest court since assuming office last week and the first Jewish justice to sit on the state’s Supreme Court in more than 20 years.

Continetti on ‘Lackluster’ Field of 2020 Dem Candidates: ‘We’re Going to Have the 20 Smurfs’

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Thursday that the emerging field of Democrats running for president in 2020 is “lackluster” and has yet to produce a strong challenger to President Donald Trump.

Continetti appeared on Fox News’ “Special Report,” where he discussed the Democrats running against Trump or mulling whether to do so.