Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed in a live stream on Instagram earlier this week that “Congress is looking into media literacy initiatives, including a commission to help “rein in” misinformation in the wake of last week’s deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol,” according to Fox News.
“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore, and I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
The alarming comments appear to have “shocked and appalled” media watchdogs, according to the Fox News report.
Within days of Joe Biden’s far-left administration taking over at the White House, already promising moves against the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, now comes the unofficial leader of “The Squad” confirming the First Amendment may also be in trouble. Her remarks came in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot during which scores of demonstrators entered the Capitol building. Several people were injured, there was vandalism and one woman was fatally shot by a Capitol Hill police officer.
As word of this was beginning to spread, Delta Airlines announced that it will not allow passengers on Washington, D.C.-bound flights to check firearms, beginning Saturday and continuing through Jan. 23, according to the Washington Post.
The reason may leave frequent flyers a little confused, as the WaPo says this is “the latest step air carriers are taking to ensure the safety of travelers ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration.”
However, the newspaper acknowledged airline passengers can travel with firearms, so long as they are unloaded and locked in a hard-sided case in checked luggage. Ditto for ammunition. It would not be possible for a passenger to access a firearm checked into the cargo hold.
This reportedly is Delta’s reaction to the violent protest at the Capitol, for which Democrats—aided by 10 Republicans—voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a history-making second time.
According to Newsmax.com, “A majority of Republicans say President Donald Trump was right to challenge his election loss and don’t blame him for the mob riot at the Capitol.” The news agency based its story on the results of an Axios/Ipsos survey that found 91 percent of identified Republicans support his challenge of the election results. The survey also learned 96 percent of Trump supporters think he’s made the Republican Party better, and a whopping 92 percent of his supporters want Trump to run again in 2024.
Only 1 percent of Trump supporters think he should be removed from office, Newsmax said.
According to Axios, “There’s a deep schism in the GOP, with a 56% majority considering themselves ‘traditional’ Republicans and 36% calling themselves Trump Republicans.”
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski may be among the majority of Republicans calling themselves traditional. She told a reporter impeaching Trump was the right thing to do.