Mount Vernon Republican Steven Mosley launched a new podcast series this summer — Facts, Opinions & Rants with Steven Mosley. In a recent episode, Mosley recalls his first political donation — to Herman Cain for President.
Cain, who died last month after falling ill with COVID-19, was a business leader and tea party activist who ran for president in 2012. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump in 2016, and later served as co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump in 2020.
Attorney General Bill Barr briefly joined Thursday afternoon’s “Back the Blue” rally in McLean, Virginia. “Can we make a quick U-turn? I want to jump out and thank those people,” Barr said to his FBI detail after they drove past the crowd.
Barr’s spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec, shared a video of the encounter via Twitter later Thursday evening.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Daniel Gade is calling out “left-wing extremists” in a new ad released this week.
“The destruction of our American cities must stop,” Gade says in the ad. “Career politicians caving to a woke mob isn’t leadership. That’s cowardice and not what I sacrificed for.”
A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Gade lost his right leg in the Iraq War.
On Wednesday, the Fairfax GOP hosted a virtual candidates forum with all three individuals running for chairman of the Republican Party of Republican Party of Virginia (RPV): Rich Anderson; Mike Schoelwer; and Jack Wilson.
The forum, moderated by Fairfax GOP 1st Vice Chairman Sean Rastatter, was live-streamed at Facebook.com/FairfaxGOP.
Fairfax residents have done their part to fight the Covid-19 threat – we’ve socially distanced, worn our masks, washed our hands and sacrificed our livelihoods. More than flatten the curve, Virginia has bent the curve like Beckham and saved lives!
We should all be proud.
Yet here we are – on a leaderless ship going nowhere in Fairfax County. Our School Board has turned its back on its one elected responsibility.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Daniel Gade was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show this week, discussing his campaign to unseat incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. “Mark is a big-government liberal who thinks that everything should come from DC,” Gade said. “That’s what he’s always been.”
During his WMAL interview, Gade stressed that he supports the U.S. Constitution, to include the 10th Amendment, which reserves power for the states and the people. A wounded combat veteran, Gade’s motto is “Same Oath, New Mission.”
Although Fairfax County Public Schools will remain “online only,” area Catholic schools plan to safely reopen this fall — with “in-person” classroom instruction as well as virtual options.
Dr. Joseph Vorbach is the schools chief for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which includes Fairfax County. On Tuesday, Dr. Vorbach joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program.
Parents rallied outside the offices of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) on Saturday, demanding a return to in-person education this fall. Following last semester’s disastrous rollout of distance learning, many parents have lost all faith in that educational model. “If that was the beta test, they’re simply not ready for a full year of education online,” FCPS parent and rally attendee John Lewis told NBC 4.
Fairfax citizens braved the rain Wednesday to “Back the Blue” at Old Town Square in the City of Fairfax. Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tom Homan rallied the crowd. “When you ‘defund the police,’ you’re taking security and safety from the community,” Homan warned.
Wednesday’s “Back the Blue” event was in response to continued lawlessness around the country.
President Trump is calling for legislation to ensure that schools have the funding and incentives they need to safely reopen this fall and to empower families with school choice. To encourage schools to make in-person classes available this fall, the President is requesting $105 billion in education funding as part of the next coronavirus relief bill—$70 billion of which will directly support K-12 education.
Former school board member Elizabeth Schultz was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show Wednesday afternoon, discussing Fairfax County Public Schools’ decision to start the new academic year with zero in-person classes. Democrats on the school board were driven by ideology, not science — and the county’s disadvantaged students will be harmed the most, Schultz lamented.
Last week’s Goya Food Drive was a great success, thanks to many dozens of Fairfax GOP donors and volunteers. More than 1,000 items — including nearly 100 pounds of rice and flour — were donated to local food banks.
The drive, which ran from July 11 through July 19, was conceived in response to leftist calls for a boycott of Goya Foods after CEO Robert Unanue hailed President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which aims to expand educational options and economic opportunities for Hispanics nationwide.