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Yesterday, I joined dozens of conservative leaders in calling on state legislators in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to exercise their constitutional authority to appoint new electors in view of the massive irregularities that occurred in the 2020 election. You can read our letter here.
I am pleased to report that state legislators in Michigan and Pennsylvania filed their own briefs supporting the challenge filed by Texas and 17 other states. In addition, 106 members of Congress are also supporting the Texas lawsuit.
The Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee voted 17 to 4 yesterday to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. It is hard to know what the rationale of the four dissenting votes could be.
The FDA also informed the CDC and Pfizer so they could begin "timely vaccine distribution." Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said this morning, "We could be seeing [Americans] getting vaccinated Monday, Tuesday of next week."
It can't be said often enough, and we need to say it to friends, family members and co-workers, that any fair history will recognize that Donald Trump and Mike Pence directed the fastest development of a new vaccine for a deadly disease in the history of mankind.
President Trump officially launched Operation Warp Speed in May. Because he knows how this city is a swamp mired in bureaucracy and inaction, it was Trump's natural instinct to light a fire under the bureaucrats to get this done.
He also brought in drug company executives and said, "This is a national emergency. I'm going to make this easy for you by paying for your vaccine. That way once we find one that works, we will have already stockpiled millions of doses."
The bottom line is that the Trump vaccine will cure the Chinese virus.
I don't believe for one second that if Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden had been president that they would have been able to do what Trump has accomplished because they are swamp creatures. If either had been president, we'd be waiting years for a new vaccine.
Another Peace Deal
Kudos to President Trump! Yesterday Morocco announced that it was joining the Abraham Accords and signing a peace deal with Israel. Morocco is now the fourth Muslim-majority nation to normalize relations with the Jewish state since August.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the latest agreement, saying, "
"I want to first thank President Trump for his extraordinary efforts to expand peace, to bring peace to Israel and the peoples of the Middle East. President Trump, the people of Israel and the State of Israel will be forever indebted to you for your magnificent efforts on our behalf. . . the light of peace on this Hanukkah day has never shone brighter than today in the Middle East."
I just want to remind you that the entire foreign policy establishment said that such agreements were impossible without first creating a Palestinian state, another fanatical Islamist state carved out of Judea and Samaria.
Four years ago, then-Secretary of State John Kerry declared:
"There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world. I want to make that very clear with all of you. I've heard several prominent politicians in Israel sometimes saying, 'Well, the Arab world is in a different place now. We just have to reach out to them. We can work some things with the Arab world and we'll deal with the Palestinians.' No. No, no, and no. . .
"There will be no advance and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and Palestinian peace. Everybody needs to understand that."
Thankfully, President Trump didn't buy into the "conventional wisdom." He has now secured four separate peace deals between Israel and Arab nations. That's four more than our most recent Nobel Peace Prize winning president managed to accomplish!
The Swalwell Scandal
I woke up this morning troubled by additional aspects of the Swalwell-communist Chinese scandal.
Imagine that someone you had come to trust turned out to be working for an enemy of the United States and was attempting to compromise you to hurt America and benefit their country. On top of that, this individual was someone with whom you were romantically involved.
When shown evidence that this person was a spy for a communist country dedicated to replacing the United States as the premier power in the world, any normal person would be irate. You'd feel a tremendous sense of betrayal, especially if they were working for a murderous regime that puts people in concentration camps.
Yet I have not found one interview Eric Swalwell has done expressing any anger toward Fang Fang. Swalwell's anger seems to be reserved for Donald Trump. As one columnist put it, Swalwell has been projecting his experience being compromised onto Trump.
Then I thought about something else.
We're being told that this Chinese spy was compromising Rep. Swalwell for nefarious purposes. At some point the FBI approached the congressman with disturbing information about her true identity. One would expect that the FBI would have arrested and charged Fang relatively quickly. But that's not what happened. She fled the country.
So inquiring minds want to know: Was she tipped off that the FBI was on to her? Was it Rep. Swalwell who tipped her off? Is that why he doesn't say anything negative about her because he knows what she knows about him? Swalwell would have a really good reason for wanting her out of the country because a trial would expose him as well as her.
We need a special prosecutor.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam imposed new mandates yesterday in response to rising COVID cases. He ordered stricter masking, imposed a curfew and limited gatherings to just ten people. But he didn't shut down churches this time because of the recent Supreme Court rulings, thanks to President Trump's appointees.
But Northam did lecture Christians. He urged Christians not to go to church, saying, "God is wherever you are. . . Worship online is still worship."
As a Christian, I believe that wherever two or more are gathered, He is there. But what I don't embrace is the notion that Ralph Northam is someone who should instruct my faith.
Let me remind Governor Northam where God also is. He is in every baby made in His image. But Northam said that if one of those babies managed to survive an abortion, that baby should be left on the table while the mother and her doctors decide how to dispose of the problem.
Northam may want to remind himself that God was there when that baby was conceived. Perhaps that is something he should address in his prayer life before he starts lecturing us about our prayer life.