A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“It would be foolish of me to stay and lose my pension or have that drop in pension. The only choice was to leave. The facts will come out. I did everything transparently, I was honest, and I really cared about the men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department, both sworn and civilian.”
Milwaukee’s former police chief, Alfonso Morales who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department
“Do I seem rattled?”
An internal investigation has been launched into the shooting of a 51-year-old suspect by a Secret Service officer near the White House complex late Monday, which prompted agents to briefly remove President Trump from a press briefing. He responded when he was asked if he was rattled by the experience.
“Kamala Harris is the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful, MOST LIBERAL of anyone in the U.S. Senate, and I cannot believe that Joe Biden would pick her as his running mate.”
“Well, there you have it. @JoeBiden gives the middle finger to progressives, #BlackLivesMatter protesters, and black voters under the age of 50.”
Status Coup co-founder Jordan Chariton wrote in a tweet about Joe Biden selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate
“We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a ‘top cop’ and the author of the Joe Biden crime bill to save us from Trump. The contempt for the base is, wow.”
Briahna Joy Gray, who served as Bernie Sanders’ national press secretary
Just when we thought the idea of Joe Biden being President of the United States couldn’t get any worse, he announces that Kamala Harris, a failed presidential candidate and a corrupt former California Attorney General, will be his running mate.
First, Kamala Harris attacked Joe Biden’s racist policies (did she forget?).
Next, she ends her pathetic run at President.
Then, 3 months after ending her own campaign, she reluctantly endorses Biden.
After that, Biden gets accused of sexual assault, so he vows to choose a woman as his VP.
And now, Sleepy Joe announces Phony Kamala as his running mate.
These two liberals are as far-left as they come. Between both of their terrible records, it’s obvious that this radical duo is PERFECT for each other but WRONG for America.
“Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received. Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party. In her failed attempt at running for president, Kamala Harris gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of healthcare. She is proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme agenda of the radicals on the left.
“Joe Biden is no moderate, and with Harris as his ‘political living will,’ he is surrendering control of our nation to the radical mob with promises to raise taxes, cut police funding, kill energy jobs, open our borders, and appease socialist dictators. At the ballot box, Americans will resoundingly reject the abysmal failures of Biden-Harris in favor of the America First strength of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
Katrina Pierson, Trump 2020 senior advisor
“The California legislator is a terrible pick for Biden who’s desperately trying to convince voters in middle America that he has their interests in mind. Picking another liberal politician to round out the ticket reinforces the notion that Democrats are nothing more than a party made up of out of touch coastal elitists.
“For Biden this pick is fraught with peril. He’s sending the signal that he wants socialist San Francisco values to be the prevailing mindset in his administration. There’s no better way to alienate the forgotten men and women of the Rust Belt than by choosing someone who served as District Attorney of San Francisco for seven years as your running mate.
“Harris’ most well-known moment of the primary season was her ad hominem attack on Biden in the first primary debate over his opposition to busing and admiration for segregationist senators. Accepting the invitation to join Biden on the national Democrat ticket makes it clear there’s no principle Harris isn’t willing to sacrifice in her quest for power.”
David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United
“For all the excitement expressed about Harris’s selection, the fact remains that her own presidential campaign under-performed expectations in a big way. Harris’s campaign did not even make it out of 2019. She called it quits in December, two months before the Iowa caucuses. As Harris’s boosters talk about the excitement she will bring to the ticket, it’s reasonable to wonder why more voters weren’t more excited by her actual candidacy.”
Niall Stanage, The Hill
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s likely Biden’s running mate will be president before the end of Biden’s four-year term if he wins this fall.”
“I think the left has essentially withdrawn from this model, and really represents a Rousseauian revolutionary party that believes in tearing down the system. They’re interested in complete political victory, they’re not interested in compromise, they’re not interested in dialectic exchange of views.”
Attorney General William Barr
“Well the vandals are brazen. Why? Because they’re allowed to be. Because our politicians are shameless cowards. Mostly shameless Democrats but not all. You’ll remember that Mitt Romney marched and showed his support. What does Mitt Romney think of the looting of downtown Chicago?
“Is Mitt Romney for theft? For crime? Most people aren’t. Most Democrats aren’t. But no one’s saying this. So instead of condemning BLM, they’re getting rid of Columbus Day for Juneteenth. They’re marching with BLM. Think that encourages rioting? Yeah.”
FOX News host Tucker Carlson
“The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.”
President Donald Trump on Monday made a call to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport
“I’m not advocating for football this fall because of my passion or our players desire to play but because of the facts accumulated over the last eight weeks since our players returned to campus on June 13.”
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said the Wolverines have shown that players can be safe after they return to school. He cited Michigan’s COVID-19 testing stats, including 11 positives out of 893 administered to the members of the football program and none in the last 353 tests.
“Our university is committed to playing no matter what, no matter what that looks like and how that looks. We want to play no matter who it is or where it is.”
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said if the Big Ten doesn’t play, that might not stop the Cornhuskers
“Life is about tradeoffs. There are no guarantees that college football will be completely safe — that’s absolutely true; it’s always true. But the structure and discipline of football programs is very likely safer than what the lived experience of 18- to 22-year-olds will be if there isn’t a season.”
Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, picked up on the safer-with-football theme in a letter to the presidents and chancellors of the Big Ten
“I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers it didn’t matter. Guys got along great. Will that be the same (with kneeling scenario)? I don’t know. If one guy chooses to stand for his cause and another guy chooses to kneel for his cause, is one right and the other wrong? I don’t believe so. We tend to be fixed on highs.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be Black. It’s not for me to say what’s right and what’s wrong. I do know we should all be treated equal. If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be in America.”
Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK