Congressman Thompson tweets: The President is a racist bigot
It’s time to admit that the President is a racist bigot.
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) July 14, 2019
CLARION LEDGER – “Finish the pumps.” Governor points finger at Washington as Barry dumps on the Delta
Gov. Phil Bryant had a strong message to send to leaders at the nation’s capitol Sunday as he toured the Yazoo Basin in Warren County as Tropical Depression Barry continued to dump rain.
“There is something somebody can do, but it’s in Washington, D.C.,” he said in an interview shared on MEMA’s Facebook page. “We should have had pumps installed on the edge of the backwater.”
Bryant said the water is at nearly 100 feet in the Yazoo backwater. He called on the Environmental Protection Agency to revisit a 2008 veto of the proposed Yazoo backwater pumps project.
“If we had had pumps like the rest of the country has, we could bring this some 5-7 feet down,” he said.
White gives recap of his first year as State Auditor
— OSA (@MSStateAuditor) July 12, 2019
Dem State Rep. Anderson: If young people voted, there would be Bryant, Reeves or Gunn
There would also be no Bryant, Reeves or Gunn for that matter. Mississippi is home to 500,000 people between the ages of 18 and 29. Then there’s widespread voter suppression of hundreds of thousands of Mississippians of color—it wouldn’t even be close. #VoteYoungPeopleVote https://t.co/C8thVRkG3V
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) July 14, 2019
HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – School desegregation isn’t ‘ancient history’: What has happened in Cleveland, Miss?
This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past.
Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other historically white, had to be merged just two years ago after a judge determined that all-black student bodies in the 3,400-student district were illegal vestiges of segregation. It is one of scores of school districts around the U.S. still facing federal desegregation mandates, and the decision followed a fight over the town’s segregated schools that dates back to 1965.
Taggart tweets survey results on AG race
Another weekend, a third live, online poll by a third independent source. Much larger sample of over 1,000 participants. Same result: #AndyForAG#WheresAndy#CounselForMS#JoinTheATeam pic.twitter.com/mbgRkSk7hl
— Andy_for_AG (@Andy_for_AG) July 13, 2019
Bryant special guest at Watson Coast fundraiser for SOS
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonMS) July 15, 2019
Mississippi Medical PAC endorses State Rep. Mims reelection bid
The Mississippi Medical Political Action Committee (MMPAC) endorses Rep. Sam Mims for re-election to House District 97 – Representing portions of Adams, Amite, Franklin and Pike counties. pic.twitter.com/hr1Yya579i
— MS State Med Assn (@MSMA1) July 12, 2019
Of course, governors are not the only political leaders who can cause course changes. We know from Reeves’ domination of the Mississippi Senate that the Lieutenant Governor has a lot of sway. Gilbert, Philbert, Dilbert, Albert, Delbert (take your choice) Hosemann is the odds on favorite to succeed Reeves. Both he and Democratic nominee Jay Hughes will attempt to take the state in directions not tolerated by Reeves, with Hosemann taking the more conservative path.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives also has sway. Likely to be re-elected in January, current Republican Speaker Philip Gunn has shown he is willing to take alternate paths to those Reeves took.
Another position with sway is that of Attorney General. There will be course changes coming here. The Mike Moore/Jim Hood era is coming to an end. Odds are that in heavily Republican Mississippi one of the GOP candidates will easily win the position over Democratic nominee Jennifer Riley Collins. Longtime GOP leader Andy Taggart, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, and State Rep. Mark Baker are no peas in a pod either, with each likely to chart different paths from the others.
Wicker recommends sanctions Turkey
In light of today’s delivery of hostile Russian military technology to Turkey, I again recommend ending Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program and encourage the Administration to impose mandatory sanctions on the appropriate Turkish entities. https://t.co/ylWAgAocQm
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 12, 2019
Hyde-Smith urges action on Pro-Life Rule
#ICYMI Here’s my interview on @EWTNProLife discussing the fight to keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortion in any way. My recent letter w/@RepCloudTX to @SecAzar calls for an end to hidden abortion surcharges in many Obamacare health plans. https://t.co/VwenYbKkic
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 14, 2019
Thompson comments on House passage of NDAA amendment
“The passage of this amendment prevents DoD funding from being used as President Trump’s personal piggy bank to circumvent the will of Congress.”
— House Homeland Security Committee (@HomelandDems) July 12, 2019