It was another chaotic weekend in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy activists again clashed with police. Tear gas and water cannons were used to disperse crowds who reportedly set fires and threw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement.
The protests that began four months ago are intensifying in the run-up to tomorrow's 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. On Saturday, FOX News contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on the demonstrations, writing:
As the Hong Kong protests continue and calls for freedom become more widespread, the United States now has an opportunity to take action.
More than 20 years after the British handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the high degree of autonomy and freedoms promised to the Hong Kong people have been suppressed and violated by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. ...
Leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle have made strong statements condemning the Chinese and Hong Kong governments' exploits – but now is the time to attach action to words.Read more
Democrats are STEAMROLLING towards impeachment. The Associated Press is reporting that Democrats are driving "an impeachment inquiry toward a potential vote by the end of the year." It could all happen even faster -- in the next 30 to 45 days.
For more than TWO YEARS, the radical Left tried to build a case through the bogus Mueller investigation and came up empty! But in the span of less than a week, Democrats pushed all their chips into the center of the table and launched a full-scale impeachment inquiry. This latest Witch Hunt likely will lead to articles of impeachment... and a rubber-stamp vote on impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives!Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her fellow Democrats are running a "fool's errand" with their impeachment inquiry. Even if they get the votes they need in the House, there's virtually no chance that a Republican-controlled Senate will impeach President Trump.
This is all about "optics" to the Left. Dem leadership wants to appease the most outrageous and hysterical voices in their party in hopes of somehow hurting our Commander-in-Chief politically. It's a ridiculous exercise in futility.Read more
Just a few hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Tuesday that the House is formally proceeding with an impeachment inquiry, Grassfire heard directly from the top two Republicans in Congress.
First, the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) send us an email that read, in part:
"Washington Democrats have been searching for ways to reverse their 2016 election defeat since before President Trump was even inaugurated. The result has been a two-and-a-half year impeachment parade in search of a rationale. ... Speaker Pelosi's much-publicized efforts to restrain her far-Left conference have finally crumbled. House Democrats cannot help themselves."Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her fellow Democrats in the House have gone "all in." They've pushed all their political "chips" to the center of the table and are "calling" President Trump and Republicans on impeachment.
Yesterday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) forced a vote that made U.S. Representatives reveal where they stand on impeaching the President. Breitbart News reports:
"Every single member of the Democrat conference in the House of Representatives who voted on Wednesday went on the record ... effectively confirming it is the sense of all 231 of them who voted with Pelosi that they intend to support impeaching President Donald Trump."Read more
After more than two years of threatening impeachment over a false claim of Russian collusion, Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that the House is formally proceeding with an impeachment inquiry through six House committees.
The alleged "tipping point"? A phone call between President Trump and the president-elect of Ukraine. Anonymous sources claim America's Commander-in-Chief encouraged the president-elect to re-open an investigation surrounding Joe Biden's son, Hunter. That inquiry was closed in March 2016 after a Ukrainian special prosecutor had been fired -- at the urging of then-Vice President Biden!Read more
President Trump told the United Nations General Assembly yesterday:
"Approximately 80% of the world population live in countries where religious liberties are threatened, restricted or even banned. When I heard that number I said, ‘Please go back and check because it can’t possibly be correct.’ Sadly, it was. Eighty percent. As we speak, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, and many other people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured and even murdered at the hands of their own government simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs. ... Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”Read more
This morning, President Trump delivered a keynote speech for the "Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom" event at the United Nations in New York. Grassfire finds that particularly ironic, since Christians seem to find themselves increasingly under fire from the radical Left here at home.
LGBTQ activists attack anyone who doesn't agree with or support their lifestyle and agenda. Even though the Supreme Court recently ruled to protect religious freedom, examples of the Left's hysterics against Christians who refuse to compromise their faith can be found across America.
Pro-democracy demonstrators and police squared off again in Hong Kong over the weekend. Protests that began four months ago have become more violent recently.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, on Saturday, "Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and police fired tear gas and made several arrests. ... The march in the Tuen Mun neighborhood, which was approved by authorities, started peacefully as thousands walked down a main street, with some waving flags from the U.S. and other democratic countries. At one point, however, protesters gathered at an intersection along the route to yell at nearby riot police, who eventually charged to disperse the crowd."
No one wants another Tiananmen Square massacre. The recent protests in Hong Kong are bringing to mind the 1989 student-led demonstrations in Beijing that left at least 300 dead. China has a history of taking a hard line against dissidents and others critical of the Communist regime.
President Trump has taken action to support the protestors, and Grassfire is empowering our team members to tell Congress to follow the Commander-in-Chief's lead. Yesterday, we launched the "Stand With Hong Kong" national petition to give you an opportunity to support the men and women demanding independence.Read more