Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was an early American hero of the Revolutionary War (1775-83) who later became one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history after he switched sides and fought for the British. At the outbreak of the war, Arnold participated in the capture of the British garrison of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. In 1776, he hindered a British invasion of New York at the Battle of Lake Champlain. The following year, he played a crucial role in bringing about the surrender of British General John Burgoyne’s (1722-92) army at Saratoga. Yet Arnold never received the recognition he thought he deserved. In 1779, he entered into secret negotiations with the British, agreeing to turn over the U.S. post at West Point in return for money and a command in the British army. The plot was discovered, but Arnold escaped to British lines. His name has since become synonymous with the word “traitor.”
So will this guy’s.
FoxNews.com reports that
Sen. Jeff Flake was confronted by two female protesters in a Capitol Hill elevator on Friday after he announced that he’d support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Flake (R-Ariz.) had been undecided before announcing his support for the nominee.
The two protesters, both explaining they were victims of sexual assaults, began shouting at Flake because of his expected vote for Kavanaugh.
“Look at me when I’m talking to you!” she yelled. “You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter, that what happened to me doesn’t matter!”
Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday over Ford’s sexual assault accusations toward the nominee.
“You’re going to let people who do these things into power. That’s what you’re telling me when you vote for him,” the protester told Flake on Friday.
Flake later voted for Kavanaugh’s nomination to go to the full Senate floor later.
However, he called for a week-long FBI investigation into Ford’s allegations before he would support the nominee.
The confrontation went viral, with the woman later being identified in reports as Maria Gallagher, 23, who showed up the Senate office building to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The other woman, Ana Maria Archila, said she had spoken previously to Flake this week and told him of her sexual assault, emphasizing that Dr. Ford is telling the truth.
“This is not tolerable!” she told him, explaining that a man who sexually assaulted a woman cannot be allowed to sit on the Supreme Court.
Ana Maria Archila, one of the women who confronted Jeff Flake on the elevator at the Capitol after he said he was voting for Brett Kavanaugh, is the co-executive director for the Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund.
The Center For Popular Democracy is heavily funded by George Soros. The organization also identified Maria Gallagher to the press as the other woman confronting Flake.
According to the organization, it is a “high-impact national organization that builds organizing power to transform the local and state policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community-based organizing groups nationwide.”
Archila joined the group in September 2013.
A profile on Archila says that she emigrated to the U.S. from Bogota, Colombia, when she was 17 years old. An outdated LinkedIn page says that Archila was formerly the co-executive director of a similar advocacy group, Make the Road New York in Brooklyn.
Archila lives in the Astoria neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Maria Gallagher is from Westchester, New York. She never told anyone about her abuse before getting in the face of Sen. Flake. She majored in psychology at Northeastern, where she was a member of a society named ” Strong Women. Strong Girls. Acting out.” (courtesy of Heavy.com)
Gee. I wonder what sort of “society” that was?
Surely, they weren’t a bunch of Feminist Political Activists, were they?
Of course they were. And, don’t call them “Shirley”.
And, what a coinky-dink for the two of them to be from New York and to happen to be in the elevator with a supposedly protected U.S. Congressman, huh?
It has also been reported that the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee met with Flake.
I wonder if Senator Sheila Jackson Lee handed him an envelope like she did Professor Ford’s Lawyer?
Is it just me, gentle readers, or do you also believe that Soros’ money is spread all over this political circus?
I have been following politics, both local and national, since college.
The political chicanery that the legendary Ford Family (Harold, John, Edmond, and Harold Jr.) pulled in Memphis was child’s play compared to what the Modern Democratic Party has degenerated into.
I’m waiting for these crooks to start bashing someone’s head in, a la Al Capone (Robert DeNiro) in “The Untouchables”.
Former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry has been practicing enough sedition on his own with his unsanctioned meetings with Iran, without Sen. Flake’s help in undermining a sitting President.
Flake’s sedition is even worse than Kerry’s.
He’s a member of the President’s Political Party.
And, he should be ashamed of himself
But, he’s not.
He’s leaving Congress, so just consider this as training.
…For his future job as a “Former Republican” Political Analyst…with CNN.
Until He Comes,