Drag queen who also works as youth counselor charged with 25 counts of child pornography

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A Pennsylvania drag queen who counseled children at a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ youth has been charged with 25 counts of child pornography, according to reports.

A criminal docket issued last week shows Brice Patric Ryschon Williams was charged with 25 counts of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. The sexually explicit content found in Williams’ possession includes at least 49 photos and 25 videos of naked, prepubescent boys. The images showed “genitalia and boys performing sex acts,” in some cases “with an adult man.”

In addition to performing as a drag queen by the name of Anastasia Diamond, Williams is an HIV medical case manager at a local health center and last year joined GLO Harrisburg, a center that offers a “safe haven” for LGBTQ+ youth of color in central Pennsylvania. Williams was awarded the LGBT Center of Central PA Rising Star Award in 2020.

“I feel as though this is so important because I know there are little kids like me who are queer who are black who are still not able to look up to anyone. So that’s the reason why I got into this line of work. I wanted to make … a big impact for folks in my community,” Williams told a local Pennsylvania news outlet last year.

A video clip posted on Instagram also appears to show Williams performing for children in 2017.

What parent takes their child to a drag show, you ask? That’s exactly what BlazeTV host Allie Stuckey wanted to know after learning that a bar in Dallas, Texas, hosted a drag show geared especially for kids.

“This should be criminalized! This should be illegal! Every Republican legislator and every Republican governor should, right now, be drafting a bill to make this kind of thing illegal,” Allie stated.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of former public HS football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on field after games

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a now-former public high school football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the field after games.

What are the details?

The high court ruled 6-3 for Joseph Kennedy, a Christian and former football coach at Bremerton (Washington) High School, the
Associated Press said. Kennedy had been praying at the 50-yard line after games for years until Bremerton School District in 2015 told him to stop. When he refused, Kennedy said the district suspended him and then fired him.

The conservative justices on the Supreme Court, who hold the majority, voted in favor of Kennedy, while the liberal justices voted against his case, the AP said.

“The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority, the outlet noted.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissenting opinion that the court’s decision in favor of Kennedy “sets us further down a perilous path in forcing states to entangle themselves with religion,” the AP said, adding that she was joined in her dissent by Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Elena Kagan.

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In 2019, the court declined to take up Kennedy’s case, the AP said — but only four conservative justices were on the court at that time. Amid a conservative majority, Kennedy’s lawyers in January announced that his case
finally would be heard. The high court heard arguments in late April, and the words of some justices signaled that the court would side with Kennedy.

Anything else?

Students often joined Kennedy in prayer, despite not being asked to do so, but that still troubled the school district, which asked him to stop, as he was still “on duty” as a coach after the game, the AP said.

“Just hours before what would be my last game as coach, the school district gave me an ultimatum: If I prayed after that night’s game, they would suspend me,” Kennedy
wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “As a proudly retired U.S. Marine, something inside me stirred. I would have given my life defending the religious freedom of any American, and yet that very right was denied to me. That just seemed wrong and unjust.”

He added, “I did pray on that chilly October night, leading to my suspension and termination. My only recourse at that point was to seek legal action to vindicate my rights of free speech and free exercise of my religious beliefs.”

Here’s a video report featuring Kennedy that aired prior to the high court’s ruling:

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Here’s Glenn Beck interviewing Kennedy in April about his ordeal:

This SCOTUS Case Will Decide if America Is Still a Free Country | The Glenn Beck Podcast | Ep 142

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This story has been updated.

Supreme Court rules in favor of former public HS football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on field after games

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a now-former public high school football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the field after games.

What are the details?

The high court ruled 6-3 for Joseph Kennedy, a Christian and former football coach at Bremerton (Washington) High School, the Associated Press said. Kennedy had been praying at the 50-yard line after games for years until Bremerton School District in 2015 told him to stop. When he refused, Kennedy said the district suspended him and then fired him.

The conservative justices on the Supreme Court, who hold the majority, voted in favor of Kennedy, while the liberal justices voted against his case, the AP said.

“The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority, the outlet noted.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissenting opinion that the court’s decision in favor of Kennedy “sets us further down a perilous path in forcing states to entangle themselves with religion,” the AP said, adding that she was joined in her dissent by Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Elena Kagan.

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In 2019, the court declined to take up Kennedy’s case, the AP said — but only four conservative justices were on the court at that time. Amid a conservative majority, Kennedy’s lawyers in January announced that his case finally would be heard. The high court heard arguments in late April, and the words of some justices signaled that the court would side with Kennedy.

Anything else?

Students often joined Kennedy in prayer, despite not being asked to do so, but that still troubled the school district, which asked him to stop, as he was still “on duty” as a coach after the game, the AP said.

“Just hours before what would be my last game as coach, the school district gave me an ultimatum: If I prayed after that night’s game, they would suspend me,” Kennedy wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “As a proudly retired U.S. Marine, something inside me stirred. I would have given my life defending the religious freedom of any American, and yet that very right was denied to me. That just seemed wrong and unjust.”

He added, “I did pray on that chilly October night, leading to my suspension and termination. My only recourse at that point was to seek legal action to vindicate my rights of free speech and free exercise of my religious beliefs.”

Here’s a video report featuring Kennedy that aired prior to the high court’s ruling:

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Whitlock: OJ, Portnoy, LeBron, Samuel L, and Kendrick Lamar promote ‘No Denying Abortion’ culture

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Abortion on demand has long been the welfare check of feminism and the sexual revolution. It allows for sex without consequence or responsibility. It levels the playing field, freeing women to join irresponsible, weak, and displaced men in abandoning children before eye contact.

Modern feminism is nothing more than women’s fight to be as morally bankrupt and undisciplined as O.J. Simpson, Harvey Weinstein, and Jeffrey Epstein.

It should come as no surprise that men ruled by money and fame are seemingly all in agreement in their opinion on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Abortion is the culture’s get-out-of-jail-free card. It’s the lynchpin in normalizing the swipe-right hook-up freedom men and women untethered from biblical morality desire.

Friday’s Supreme Court ruling unmasked the high-profile, sex-without-consequence coalition that ties together Simpson, Dave Portnoy, LeBron James, Samuel L. Jackson, Kyler Murray, Kendrick Lamar, and so many more. Celebrity men took to Twitter this weekend to share outrage over the court’s decision to return the abortion debate back to the states.

O.J. Simpson released a video objecting. Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, called an emergency press conference to vent. LeBron claimed the ruling is “ABSOLUTELY ABOUT POWER & CONTROL!!” Samuel L. Jackson fired a racial slur at Justice Clarence Thomas. During a concert in England, Lamar donned a thorny crown and fake blood while shouting, “Godspeed to women’s rights.”

Murray, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, tweeted: “No one should be able to force their beliefs on anyone’s body, that is not right. Sending love to our women.” Juan Thornhill, a defensive back for the Chiefs, added: “You can take this however you want but MEN should ‘NEVER’ be able to make decisions about what Women do with their body… it’s that simple.”

Well, actually it’s not that simple. But it is to boys and men raised in a matriarchal culture. They’d rather question God than question their mother.

I could go on listing other athletes and celebrities who offered apologies to women.

I get it. Most of these guys just want to get laid. And if their girlfriend or mistress gets pregnant in the process, they want the option of offering cash, a non-disclosure agreement, and an abortion. Two years ago, the boxer Adrien Broner confessed on his Instagram page: “Without abortions I would have almost 30 kids.”

We can’t do this. We can’t continue with a No Discipline Allowed or No Denying Abortion culture. It’s killing America by killing our respect for life. We can’t eliminate all standards of morality and self-responsibility. NDA is the enemy of self-governance.

Avoiding unwanted pregnancy is not that difficult. It requires a tiny amount of discipline. Condoms work. Abstinence has only failed one time in the history of mankind, and atheists believe the lone failure is a fairy tale. Vasectomies and tubal ligation are nearly as effective as abstinence. Birth control works.

More government intervention is not the right solution for a problem rooted in individual irresponsibility. Jakob Johnson, a fullback for the Raiders, reflected the thoughts of many people angered by the Supreme Court decision.

“Pro life better get to work: Paid maternal & paternal leave, universal healthcare, free child care, financial support for mothers, equitable k-12 education.”

Why do so many athletes believe the government fixes problems? That kind of thinking goes against everything they’re taught in sports. In sports, all solutions start with the man or woman in the mirror. The creation of a child is within the control of the man and the woman who climb into bed together. You surrender some of that control when you use drugs or alcohol to assist you in the pursuit of intimacy. We should make sex under the influence as unpopular as driving under the influence.

Weed and alcohol are the tools of the sexually weak. I know. I used to use those tools. They contributed to an unwanted pregnancy that ended in abortion. I did not know about or participate in the abortion. My irresponsible behavior contributed to the ending of a child’s life. I have to answer for that.

America is answering for cultivating a secular culture intent on removing all morality. The culture has corrupted the athletic world. Athletes, once symbols of this nation’s highest ideals and values, are unapologetic, money-obsessed rock stars.

Can you blame them? America’s spiritual leaders have surrendered to the exact same temptation. The lure of popularity has seduced many ministers to avoid speaking on modern culture. Speaking against the savagery of abortion could upset a significant portion of any female-dominated congregation. It’s similar to the calculation many in the church made during the civil rights movement and before the Civil War.

My favorite minister, Tulsa’s Mike Todd, made no reference to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. He spoke for 2.5 hours yesterday. His church is filled with young people. Many of them, I would assume, are sexually active and need guidance on an issue as pervasive as the abortion debate.

Leadership voids get filled. O.J. Simpson, LeBron James, Kendrick Lamar, Kyler Murray, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dave Portnoy are more than happy to tell young people what to think on any topic. Their advice serves their lifestyle and their life experience. They’re the gods of the culture weak men created, the gods of a culture that preys on young women with NDAs and abortions.

Strong men must rebuke their advice.

Hordes of swing-state surburbanites switching voter registration to Republican

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Pollsters and pundits alike have been predicting a red wave in November 2022 almost since President Joe Biden took office. Now voter registration records — particularly those in key swing states — have begun to reflect this change in voter sentiment.

According to a study conducted by the AP, registered voters have recently changed their party registration in favor of Republicans in massive numbers. Of the 1.7 million registration changes considered for the study, over 1 million of them went from Democrat to Republican.

Analysts noted that this phenomenon has occurred throughout the country, from Atlanta to L.A. However, the registration movement in the suburban areas of major swing states is particularly noteworthy, since it indicates that some of the suburban voters who soured on Republicans during the Trump administration have swung back toward the Republican Party.

According to the AP, “Republicans boosted their share of party changers in 168 of 235 suburban counties AP examined — 72 percent — over the last year, compared with the last years of the Trump era.”

Suburban counties in states like Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and Iowa all show a dramatic move away from Democrats and toward Republicans.

Back in December 2020, FiveThirtyEight observed that Biden was able to carry Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election “by improving on [Hillary] Clinton’s margins in predominantly suburban and exurban counties around big cities like Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, where more white voters with a college degree backed the Democratic presidential ticket — a trend that was true across the country.”

Now that trend seems to have reversed course, even in traditional Democrat strongholds like suburban Denver and L.A.

“Biden and Democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel told the AP, and “American suburbs will trend red for cycles to come” as a result.

With Election Day just over four months away, the momentum seems to favor Republicans. High gas prices, the baby formula shortage, drag queen story hours, and now the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court, which has overturned Roe v. Wade, are all important socio-economic issues that Republicans can hammer home on the campaign trail.

Just as protracted school closures and the hostile treatment of parents at local school board meetings ushered in astonishing Republican victories in 2021 in purple states like Virginia, opposition to drag queens in schools and late-term abortions could help secure Republican victories around the country in 2022.

To that end, the GOP has already begun registering voters at gas stations in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania to capture the anti-Biden/anti-Democrat mood and channel it toward stronger GOP turnout in November.

Though Biden won’t face electoral opposition until 2024, Democrat control of the House and Senate remains vulnerable. If suburban voter frustration continues, Republicans may retake control of Congress in just a few short months.

Leftist Assaults Rudy Giuliani in Grocery Store, Claiming He’s Gonna Kill Women

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Rudolph Giuliani (ex-New York City Mayor) went to Staten Island’s ShopRite store to support his son Andrew. Daniel Gill, 39, a ShopRite employee, saw him and decided to strike again at the Left’s fascist thuggery. Gill hit Giuliani in the back with a punch, shouting about how Giuliani, a pro-lifer, was going to “kill women.” Giuliani, an elderly man, didn’t fall. The only thing that fell was the possibility of Leftists calming down and accepting any opposition to their views.

Giuliani, who in the 1990s pulled the city out of a Leftism-induced tailspin of economic decline and rising crime (only to have his work undone by Bloomberg, de Blasio, and now Eric Adams), was talking to a group of supporters when, as he later recounted, “All of a sudden, I feel this, ‘Bam!’ on my back. I don’t know if they helped me not fall down, but I just about fell down, but I didn’t.” Nonetheless, Gill had given him no inconsiderable wallop: “I feel this tremendous pain in my back, and I’m thinking, what the — I didn’t even know what it was.”

Gill made sure that he understood what had happened. “All of a sudden I hear this guy saying, ‘You’re an f–king scumbag.’ Then he moves away so no one can grab him. He says, “You’re one of those people who’s going to kill women.” You are going to kill women. Your f-king friend and you are going to kill women. “You guys think you are saving babies, but in reality, you’re going to kill women”.

Rita Rugova Johnson, a woman who was at ShopRite at that time, stated she was shocked by Gill’s actions. Rudy was standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside ShopRite. We were talking and suddenly an employee walked up to Rudy and slapped him on the back.

Gill was well-indoctrinated into the Left’s view about killing children and into its growing contempt for civility, peaceful, respectful discourse, and civility. Giuliani said that the Supreme Court had made a decision, highlighting the growing divide between Leftists as well as those who disagree with their agenda. It’s not okay to go around attacking people for it. You don’t go around attacking people because of it. That’s what conservatives tried to do when Roe V. Wade was decided in 1973. Now their efforts have finally paid off. The Leftists, however, are less patient. Faced with Dobbs-v. Jackson’s defeat, they demand violence, riot, and hit old men from the back.

Giuliani stated that Gill’s blow made it feel like “somebody shot” him and added: “Fortunately, I’m a very healthy 78-year old. Gill was arrested because he wasn’t in a good state of mind. This man must be arrested. The ‘broken Windows’ theory is something I often talk about. It’s impossible to let the small things go.” Giuliani’s revival in New York City during the 1990s was based on the “broken windows” theory. Criminals will be prosecuted for minor offenses like graffiti tagging. Criminality will decline. Giuliani applied this theory and it worked. Sunday, he stated that he was going to arrest the man as an example of why you shouldn’t do it. I replied that New York doesn’t prosecute anyone anymore. And this is one of the reasons why I brought down crime.

Andrew Giuliani said that his father was tough as nails. He is doing well. It’s sad that New York’s greatest crime fighter, “America’s Mayor”, is being attacked. I blame the left-wing because it encourages violence. It is insane.” Yes, it is. But what else can the Left do but be crazy? The totalitarian Left, confronted by a Supreme Court ruling that didn’t outlaw abortion but made it possible for certain states to outlaw it in some cases, is so furious that it cannot force the country to follow its dictates. Rudy Giuliani will not be the last prolifer to be attacked. Moloch is very, very angry.

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Nancy Pelosi ‘pushed’ my daughter ‘to the side’ at swearing-in ceremony, Republican US Rep. Mayra Flores suggests

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Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores — who won a seat earlier this month that has belonged to Democrats since the 19th century — suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “pushed to the side” her young daughter during a photo op at Flores’ swearing-in ceremony last week.

What are the details?

Video shows Pelosi motioning with her raised right hand for a pastor to come over for a photo. She then looks down at Flores’ daughter standing next to her, and Pelosi moves her bent right forearm to the right — apparently contacting the shoulder of Flores’ daughter — as the girl moves to the right at the same time.

Flores wasn’t happy about what video showed.

“I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her. She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen,” Flores tweeted, adding that “no child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!”

The New York Post said a representative for Pelosi didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Flores defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez in a special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District, which left other Texas Democrats seething. Flores said her victory shows Hispanic Americans believe they “have been taken for granted” by Democrats, while Sanchez said he lost because national Democrats didn’t heavily support his campaign.

What else happened at the swearing-in ceremony?

“It’s a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the Congress of the United States with great congratulations,” Pelosi said, according to Fox News. “And again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who is here today.”

Flores and Pelosi shook hands and completed the ceremony without incident, the cable network said.

“Thank you, Congresswoman Flores, for your courage to run for office and best wishes for your success,” Pelosi added during the ceremony, Fox News noted. “It’s an honor to work with you.”

Flores — the first Mexican-born congressional representative — was born in Burgos Tamaulipas, Mexico, and came legally to the United States at 6 years old, the cable network said, citing her bio. Flores then became a naturalized American citizen, Fox News said.

Flores will face another election in November against Democratic nominee Vicente Gonzalez, the cable network added.

How did folks react to Flores’ claim that her daughter was ‘pushed’?

As you might expect, those apparently on the left reacted with derision to Flores’ insistence that Pelosi “pushed” her daughter “to the side”:

“You can’t be serious,” one Biden/Harris supporter commented. “I just watched the video, and she nudged her. Big whoop.””What are you lunatics talking about? At no point does Pelosi push your daughter aside or even so much as make contact with her,” another user wrote.”What did she do? She bumped into some kid who was sticking her elbow out. The kid needs to be taught not to pose like a fashion model,” a self-described “Democrat & Beto Supporter” noted. “Looks like her mom uses her as a prop.””Your beautiful daughter needs to learn to give people some space,” another Democrat replied. “Maybe teach your child manners during photos.””What we actually see is Nancy realizing the girl had just moved into her personal space and didn’t want to elbow her by accident. A normal response from a normal adult,” another commenter called “THANOSTHEMAGADESTROYER” responded.

Democrat Responses to Abortion Ruling Sure Sound Like a Call for Insurrection

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These responses have not been able to dampen the reactions to Dobbs. The Supreme Court decision that rightfully struck down the “right” to abortion, an invented one, has received overwhelming support. On Sunday and Monday, top Democrats gathered at various locations, screaming like lunatics and calling for an insurrection.

As reported previously, Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared on ABC News to claim that the court is now “illegitimate.”

.@SenWarren: “This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had after their gun decision, after their voting decision, after their union decision. They just took the last of it and set a torch to it with the Roe v. Wade opinion.” pic.twitter.com/9XeY4wgPii

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 27, 2022

Warren should be asked what she will do about the Supreme Court’s loss in “legitimacy”. These are the same vague statements that have been made for the past year and a quarter to suggest Donald Trump intentionally caused January 6. Are you defending the pillars that make up our government system right or wrong? Warren considers Congress sacred, but the Supreme Court doesn’t. It doesn’t make any difference if Congress certifies an election as invalid or declares that the Supreme Court makes decisions based only on the law.

Democrats don’t respect the institutions of power, as they claim. They seek to make them do what they want. A threat to democracy is not a specific level of risk. It’s simply the fact that they are able to overcome anything.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot went all out to make Warren’s faux-intellectual rants seem worse than they actually were. On Sunday night, she shouted “F*** Clarence Thomas!” to the delight of thousands.

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot takes the stage and proclaims, “F*ck Clarence Thomas.” pic.twitter.com/fLur8ussTi

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 27, 2022

This should be considered normal. She didn’t tell people to “peacefully protest” otherwise she could be accused of inciting an insurrection. Democrats make the rules, so the rules don’t apply to them.

Think about what would happen if Ron DeSantis shouted “F*** Sonia Sotomayor!” on a concert stage. It’s not something he would do, as he isn’t a mentally disturbed, horrible person. But in an alternate universe, there would be weeks of outrage and accusations that DeSantis was trying to cause violence to the Supreme Court.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe continued the madness by declaring that Dobbs’ decision was “violence.”

MSNBC’s @JoeNBC: “More than any Supreme Court decision I’ve ever read … there was a violence to the reasoning. We win, you lose. [It was] done so in such an aggressive manner, with absolutely no grace and absolutely no outreach to their legal or ideological opponents.” pic.twitter.com/GdxsatNfFR

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 27, 2022

When Democrats make statements like this, they know exactly what they’re doing. It is a common trope for the left to call everything they disagree with “violence.” This is intentional. The right to self-defense is protected. Democrats are actively working to reduce public exposure to violent outbursts like those we witnessed in Phoenix and Los Angeles over the weekend. To suggest violence can be retorted by saying that the Supreme Court has committed violence towards women by denying children the federal right to die is to suggest that violence could be repeated.

As I have said, none of these leads to a good spot. This division is dangerous and based on abject lies. Democrats are feeding an alligator that they won’t be able to control.

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Violent RIOTS over Roe v. Wade … in states that still have abortion

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While you were enjoying your weekend and spending time with loved ones, leftists were out in the streets melting down over Roe v. Wade. We recap what you may have missed. The signs! The insurrections! The third-wave feminism! Join us as we shower ourselves in liberal tears.

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CNN tries to get Boris Johnson to bash the US — but he refuses to take the bait: ‘A shining city on a hill’

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to bash the United States on Sunday when asked if he is “worried” about a decline of democracy in America.

What happened?

Speaking with CNN anchor Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Tapper claimed his international friends are voicing concern that American democracy is eroding. Johnson promptly dismissed such concerns.

“When I talk to friends in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and elsewhere, people express concern about the United States– in terms of our ability and our institutions to thrive and continue after what happened with the election of 2020,” Tapper began. “They’re worried that democracy is on life support in the United States.”

“Are you worried at all?” Tapper asked.

“No!” Johnson immediately responded.

“You’re not?” Tapper followed up.

“I want to say this to the people of the United States: I’m not,” Johnson confirmed.

“I guess get back to what I have been trying to say to you throughout this interview, I think that reports of the death of democracy in the United States are grossly, grossly exaggerated. America is a shining city on a hill,” Johnson explained. “And it will continue to be so.”

When Tapper pressed Johnson further about the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Johnson admitted it was “pretty weird” but refused to criticize America.

“Looking from the outside, it was pretty weird,” Johnson said. “But I don’t believe that American democracy is under serious threat, far from it. I continue to believe that America is the greatest global guarantor of democracy and freedom.”

Anything else?

Earlier in the interview, however, Johnson reaffirmed his declaration that America took a “big step backwards” when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Johnson described the high court ruling as “important psychologically for people around the world,” but he denied that it diminishes the U.S. as the global symbol of freedom.

“The United States for me, it remains a shining city on the hill,” Johnson said. “And it’s an incredible guarantor of values, democracy, freedom around the world.”