Suspect Identified in NYC Mass Shooting, Manhunt Underway for 62-Year-Old Frank R James


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 12, 2022 | Sundance

Police have identified suspect Frank R James (62) as the man who opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train during the early morning rush Tuesday, injuring at least 29 people. According to authorities, ten people were shot when James set off a smoke grenade and opened fire in a subway car.

New York – A 62-year-old man who made bizarre threatening rants on YouTube has been identified as a person of interest in the savage Brooklyn subway attack that injured at least 29 people Tuesday morning, officials said.

Frank James — who warned last month that he was “entering the danger zone” — rented a U-Haul van tied to the N train attack in Sunset Park and is being sought for questioning, police said at an evening briefing.

“Mr. Mayor, I’m a victim of your mental health program,” James said in one lengthy video.

“I’m 63 now full of hate, full of anger, and full of bitterness.” James said he had a diagnosed mental illness and railed against what he called the “horror show” of the city’s mental health services. “What’s going on in that place is violence,” he said about a facility he claimed to receive care from. (read more)

During an evening press briefing (video below), NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said among the items recovered by cops at the scene were a 9 mm handgun, a hatchet, gasoline and “consumer-grade fireworks.”

Globalism v Nationalism – Last Weekend Hungary, Tomorrow France Round One


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 9, 2022 | Sundance

Last weekend, it was the Hungarian election that surfaced as the first contest between globalism -vs- nationalism in the “post-COVID” era.  This weekend, it is the election in France that will indicate how the French people feel about similar issues of the totalitarian, fascist or corporate state, i.e. “globalism.”

There are a multitude of parties and coalitions in France represented by multiple candidates.  However, if no candidate wins 50% of the total vote tomorrow, only the top two candidates will advance to the second round national election on April 24th.  Those top two candidates are likely to be current French President Emmanuel Macron (globalist wing) and Marine Le Pen (nationalist wing).

Currently Macron holds around 25% and Le Pen around 23% (individually) for the first round, with multiple candidates holding smaller percentages of the remaining vote.  Therefore, it is almost certain that Macron and Le Pen will advance to a head-to-head matchup on April 24th.  That’s when things will really become important for the larger battle of globalism v nationalism.

The two candidates have faced off before, however, this time the pandemic response by Emmanuel Macron could likely tilt the election in favor of Le Pen.

SIDEBAR – I predict we will see Barack Obama enter the French presidential election again, as an influence agent, between Monday of next week and April 24th, just as he did the last time in order to try and convince the French people to stick with Macron.  Foreign interference in national elections (think Russia interfering in U.S. elections) is a horrible thing, a terrible threat to democracy, except when the U.S. globalists need it.

When the U.S. leftists, Democrats, need to influence the Canadian election, suddenly election interference is a good thing.  When the Democrats need to influence the Mexico election, no big deal. When the U.S. leftists need to influence the French election, or Egyptian election, or Israeli election, or U.K. election, no biggie, no biggie, no biggie.  Their hypocrisy is boundless when they know the media will let them pretend not to know things.  Watch for it, I’ll bet one donut the U.S. will pull out all the stops to support Macron. I digress…back to the point of current France.

During his pandemic response, Macron went totally overboard.  He was the first one to announce (July 2021) that a vaccine passport would be needed in order to shop, drink, eat at restaurants, travel or worship.  Many other western, fascist totalitarian dictators, the new democracy leaders, followed soon thereafter.  Macron’s ideological fiats may come back to haunt him. We can hope.  The French people were not happy with this unilateral decision, and it showed people how quickly some leaders will become dictators.

President Macron took that dictatorship even one step further in January of this year, and this is likely the biggest problem for him right now.  In January he announced that any unvaccinated person was “irresponsible” and therefore “no longer a citizen.”

Macron told Le Parisien that he had decided to act against the non-vaccinated, by “limiting as much as possible their access to social life activity”.  “The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so we will continue to do so, to the bitter end. That’s the strategy,” the head of state said. “When my freedom comes to threaten that of other people, I become irresponsible. An irresponsible person is no longer a citizen.” 

“I am not going to put them in prison, I am not going to forcibly vaccinate them,” Macron went on. “Therefore you have to say to them: from January 15 you can no longer go to a restaurant, you can no longer go for a drink, you can no longer go for a coffee, you can no longer go to the theatre, you can no longer go to the cinema,” the president said.  (read more)

That extremist approach is the opening Marine Le Pen now has in front of her – to expose Emmanuel Macron as the installed, WEF approved, multicultural economic globalist everyone knows him to be.

Tomorrow, the first round of the French election carries a similar background framework as the Hungarian election last weekend.

The CIA is also worried….

“In Europe, two pivotal elections — in Hungary and France — tell the tale. As recently as a few days ago, it was possible to suggest, as an essay in the Atlantic did, that the Ukraine war was “upending European politics” by highlighting the illiberal and pro-Putin records of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Experts were quoted saying that Orban was “desperately trying to reframe the events” around the war and predicted the French would now see President Emmanuel Macron as “probably the only person … who can lead them through this crisis.”

In fact, Orban has just won reelection — and a fourth consecutive term in office — by a handy margin, with his coalition getting about 53 percent of the vote compared to the opposition coalition’s roughly 34 percent. The same day, voters in Serbia reelected a populist, staunchly pro-Putin president by a landslide. In France, where the first round of the presidential election is set for April 10, polling suggests that Macron’s lead has been evaporating and that Le Pen has surged significantly. As a New York Times headline says, “Even Before France Votes, the French Right Is a Big Winner.” In Europe, at least, right-wing populism continues to thrive.” (read more)

The professional political leftists in the U.S. are worried:

[…] It’s not really clear why Macron’s numbers have dropped so dramatically, as he still enjoys relatively high support for his handling of foreign policy. Part of it could have to do with low marks for his attempts to liberalize France’s economy, including making it easier for companies to lay off workers and lowering business taxes, which haven’t been popular.

Some critics have called him “the candidate of the rich,” and moves like getting rid of the wealth tax and reducing social spending assistance have played into that. And Macron’s policies have resulted in populist outcry before, as a proposed gas tax hike in 2018 led to nationwide protests in what became known as the Yellow Vest Movement. Now his campaign is pushing the unpopular position of raising the retirement age, which may also explain why the race between him and Le Pen has narrowed.

In fact, polling between Macron and Le Pen has gotten close enough that Le Pen is just a normal polling error away from winning. (more)

Prayers for France!

Democrats Now Also Poking China The Covert Destruction Ahead


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Apr 7, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

China has bluntly warned that it would take strong measures if U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. They have warned that such a visit would severely impact Chinese-U.S. relations. There is a strategy here to undermine BOTH Russia and China. Their three obstacles were Trump, Putin, and Xi. Trump was removed and now they are turning to Russia and China. They need to conquer both to reach their goal of a New World Order which they have boldly put forth at the 2022 World Government Summit.

Let me make this VERY clear. The Western Keynesian Economic Model is collapsing. Schwab’s claim that “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy” is not a communist sales pitch. It is far more serious than that. Because the European Central Bank moved to negative interest rates back in 2014 and there has been NO stimulation ever achieved, they have kept European governments on life-support and wiped out all the pension funds that by law had to hold a portion of government bonds.

Governments will have NO choice but to default but if they do so, millions will be storming their castles with pitchforks. Schwab is pulling the LIFE Insurance scam. They sell fire insurance, accident insurance, flood insurance, and earthquake insurance, but they could not sell DEATH insurance so they then called it LIFE instead.  Schwab is clever in saying we will eliminate all your debt makes it sound they are doing this for you when in fact they need to default.

These people are manufacturing WAR for two purposes: (1) they need war to impose more restrictions from digital currencies to IDs claiming vaccines, and (2) they actually think they can force Russia and China to comply with their Great Reset including climate change if not surrender sovereignty to the United Nations.

Let us make no mistake here, the Neocons have laid out the plan of using Ukraine to poke the Bear for two reasons. First, they really do think they can conquer Russia and they know that Putin is NOT the madman and is far more reasonable. They are counting on that assuming he will NOT turn to nuclear weapons and they will take over Russia and then turn on China. Second, this is also about ending energy flowing from Russia to Europe for the pipelines flow through Ukraine.

At the Dubai 2022 World Government Summit, they included a panel discussion that included what energy would look like POST-Ukraine Crisis. They also had a panel entitled: Is the World Ready for a Future Beyond Oil? This is all intentional and we must understand that they are manufacturing war and this is all about creating the vision of a New World Order and they really do want to push the world into chaos. The plan is that then the United Nations will appear to be the Great Peace Maker to save humanity. But the herd is culled, tagged, and controlled. We all have our digital IDs, and there is no currency other than a government-controlled digital currency so they can eliminate all crime and any underground economy.

So while Biden is screaming this is a battle between Democracy & Authoritarianism, again it is propaganda for the end goal here is to eliminate our right to vote because they see us as TOO stupid to vote. The fact this is all bullshit since there is no democracy – we all live in a Republic with no right to vote on anything other than a person pretending to represent the people. This New World Order will eliminate any pretense of Democracy and we will not even have Constitutional Rights. War is needed to end our forms of human rights and Germany is about to pass MANDATORY vaccines for anyone 60 or older or you will be starved to death unable to ever leave your home – just die thank you!

So now Pelosi was to go to Taiwan and stir up revolution as John McCain did in Ukraine promising America stands behind them. She was to deliver the same speech that Americans will defend Taiwan against China. They want another Proxy War to start now against China as Pelosi is crossing into the camp of Neocons like Hillary.

Living in the Past – Stalin v Lenin


Armstrong Economics Blog/Russia Re-Posted Apr 7, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Hi,
I live in Finland/Helsinki. The Soviet Union attacked Finland in 1939, Stalin was one who arranged a false flag in Manila. A lot of Finnish soldiers and civilians died. But we survived. We Finnish people know Russians extremely well. It is a historical fact that Russians always arrange false flags and try to slave other nations and people. And that is happening just now in Ukraine. Putin attacked Ukraine and he is trying to slave Ukraine.
Best Regards from Finland

JT

REPLY: It is important to not judge a country by its leaders. There are always left and right in every country and no country enjoys 100% approval of its people. Just look at the United States. There are ONLY three presidents who won with 60% or more, FDR 1st term, Johnson following Kennedy’s assassination, and Richard Nixon who promised to end Vietnam. All others won with just a few points over 50%. In the 2008 Election of Obama v McCain score his victory with just 52.9%. Even Lenin warned not to put Stalin in charge.

It is wrong to judge Russia by Stalin and today the powers that be just hate the Russian people and attribute everything to Putin. It is essential to also understand that there is a left and a right in Russia that still prevails today and Putin is a moderate that if ignored by the West, will drive Russia into the hands of the extreme right.

We MUST understand history for there has always been a question of where Russia begins and ends and who constitutes the Russian people. These questions have been debated by Russian thinkers themselves for centuries post-Russian Revolution which ended more than 300 years of tsarist rule. Believe it or not, Putin is NOT trying to resurrect the Soviet Union for that was not even the vision of Lenin – but Stalin.


At first, Lenin was revered as the architect of the new Russia. He was the elder statesman of the Bolshevik revolution. Stalin, on the other hand, was what we would call a Neocon. He was the ambitious party leader with visions of absolute authoritarian control. The two clashed not only over their political vision for Russia but also on a very personal level hurling insults steeped in grudges. It was this battle that actually proved to be too much for Lenin resulting in his premature death.

The conflict between these two Russian leaders reached a climax in the last days of December 1922. This is when 2,000 delegates from all over the former Russian empire gathered together in Moscow to create a new state which would become the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The vision of this new state was starkly different between the two men. There were republics of Ukraine, Belarus, and Transcaucasia, which were formally independent of Russia. When Georgy Chicherin, the Soviet Russian commissar for foreign relations, signed the treaty with Germany where each surrendered their claims against the other for war reparations in July 1918, there was a problem of unity. Ukraine and Belarus were independent before 1919 but were then overrun by the Bolsheviks in 1919. They had objected to forgiving Germany.

Ukraine and Belarus took the position that the Russian authorities had no right to speak on behalf of Ukrainian and Belarus. In Georgia, there too they objected insisting that their rights as the members of an independent republic were violated. This is was ultimately set in motion the birth of the final version of the Soviet Union.

It was in August of 1922 when Joseph Stalin created a special commission to recommend a new political model of relations between the communist Party’s Central Committee, Russia and the republics. Stalin’s proposal was called the “autonomization of the republics” whereby the formally independent republics would be incorporated into the Russian Soviet Federation with rights of autonomy. However, the Russian Federation would become the central authority subordinating the formally independent republics. This resulted in a rebellion with the Georgians led the revolt against Stalin’s model. They were joined by the Ukrainians and Belarusians.

This conflict between Lenin’s vision of a union more akin to the United States model and Lenin’s vision of absolute central power resulted in the heated conversation with Feliks Dzerzhinsky, who was the head of the secret police and a supporter of Stalin. Stalin and many of his supporters, such as Ordzhonikidze and Dzerzhinsky, were actually non-Russians. Stalin was Georgian and Dzerzhinsky was actiually Polish. Interestingly, Felix Dzerzhinsky was remembered in St Petersburg on a Commemorative plaque dedicated him.

But the stroke prevented him from taking any decisive steps against them. Two days later, a commission of party officials, led by Stalin, placed strict limitations on Lenin’s activities, effectively isolating him. They said the restrictions were designed to prevent the worsening of Lenin’s health. But they also served a political purpose.

Lenin could not attend the congress and he certainly did not trust Stalin. Consequently, the paralyzed Lenin dictated his famous thoughts on the nationality question in a document he sent to the party leadership. It was a letter titled “On the Question of Nationalities or ‘Autonomization.’” On December 31st, 1922, he attacked Stalin’s policies criticizing the rights provided to the republics by the Union treaty, deeming them inadequate to stop the rise of Great Russian nationalism. Lenin called this threat as “great-power chauvinism.” To Lenin saw these people as non-Russians who he did not trust and feared for the future of the Russian people.

In Lenin believed that Stalin, who was not Russia, posed a major threat to Russia. He viewed Stalin’s dream of the USSR as a threat to the unity of state which he was correct. Lenin’s idea of a union of independent states would be sustained by local autonomy taking into account their local customes. Lenin was prepared to replace the Union he had originally proposed with a looser association of states with the centralized powers to be confined to matters of defense and international relations exclusively. Lenin also maintained that the republics should retain the right of secession to prevent Stalin’s central dominance of authority.

I highly recommend watching the movie Mr. Jones. While this will NOT show the battle between Lenin and Stalin, it will show the ruthlessness of Stalin that Lenin feared. But Stalin was NOT a Russian, but he has tarnish the reputation of all Russians ever since. It is ironic that Stalin was a Georgian, which is in the Caucuses bordering Turkey where they hate Russians for the very oppression of Stalin.

So, as you can see, this is a very complex subject. Putin is not a follower of Stalin wheras other behind him are. So we should be very care what we wish for when it comes to Regime Change. Just maybe they know this as well and want Regime Change to ensure war. Very interesting indeed. We should NOT judge Putin by Stalin or all Russians for that matter. That is the propaganda of the Neocons who are still fighting against Stalin.

Canada Begins Eugenics Program


Armstrong Economics Blog/Canada Re-Posted Apr 7, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

While people always point to Nazi, Germany, Canada is no stranger to eugenics. The Sexual Sterilization Act in 1928 forced Indigenous women to undergo sterilizations to diminish their population. Canada provided these women with a skewed “mental deficiency” test in an attempt to prove they were unfit to reproduce. The practice was widespread until the 1970s, although numerous women have reported being coerced into the practice in recent times.

Justin Trudeau’s dad, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, supported eugenics and population “cleansing.” The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation provided the initial foundation for the practice by highlighting the scientific achievement of genome sequencing and combining it with the potential for “reducing the burden of disease on themselves and on society as a whole.”

An excerpt on “Technology and Ethics” that can be found on the Trudeau Foundation website:

"For some analysts, genetic tests, along with the 'genetic understanding of health' that they shape, reflect our society's focus on individual responsibility and productivity. In the words of Roxanne Mykitiuk, 'with genetic tests marketed as a kind of health-risk kit, individuals are being called upon to undertake self-surveillance in the name of reducing the burden of disease on themselves and on society as a whole,' and in doing so to maintain a 'disciplined order of productive citizens.'”

This thinking is identical to other current and past forms of governments who have actively sought to eliminate those who are not considered “productive citizens.” The aforementioned report concluded:

"One of the most significant and pervasive issues is the risk that these new technologies will give rise to new forms of discrimination, inequality, and violations of human dignity, such as discrimination on the basis of genetic characteristics or unequal access to genetic enhancements. Other potential adverse effects include irreparable damage to the environment and to human health and the human genome."

Justin Trudeau is now following in his dad’s footsteps. Beginning in March 2023, Canada will expand its Medical Aid in Dying, or MAID, for people “whose sole underlying condition is depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD or any other mental affliction.” There is no denying that mental disorders cause suffering – but do they call for government-aided suicide? This means that a vulnerable person suffering from a mental disorder, who may not be able to make a decision on their own, could be persuaded by a doctor to end their life. The measure also notes that “any other mental affliction” could be grounds for death by the government, which is more dystopian than anything George Orwell could have imagined.

Mental health providers stress that suicide is never an option. This bill is about voluntary eugenics, encouraged by healthcare providers, rather than public health.

Conveniently, Canada is implementing this measure after its COVID restrictions sent the nation into a mental health tailspin. Young Global Leader Trudeau is pushing forward the Great Reset and will likely call for universal healthcare. He considers these people a “burden” to his socialistic dreams as psychiatric conditions usually require lifelong care.

This is one of the evilest measures implemented by Justin Trudeau. He is persuading vulnerable Canadians to end their lives to create Schwab’s (Justin Trudeau does not have original ideas) dream Utopia where everyone will “be happy.”

COVID Outbreak on 100% Vaccinated Cruise Ship


Armstrong Economics Blog/Vaccine Re-Posted Apr 7, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Princess Cruises requires all passengers and crew members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Yet, a ship of only vaccinated individuals recently docked in San Francisco after experiencing a COVID outbreak. “Guests and crew vaccination rates were at 100 percent,” the company confirmed after saying it has been operating under CDC guidelines for the entire pandemic.

Around 70% of cruise liners reported layoffs and furloughs due to the pandemic. The industry lost at least $63 billion between 2020 and 2021 when cruise ships were either prohibited from operating or experienced a decline in travelers due to fear. There are numerous examples of cruise ships experiencing COVID outbreaks despite vaccination mandates to board.

The CDC recently lowered cruise ship risks to “moderate; level 2” after deeming them “highest-risk- level 4” after the initial omicron outbreak. They never prohibited cruises during flu season or nearly dismantled an entire industry for a virus with a negligible death rate. The vaccine does not prevent infection. The vaccine does not prevent transmission. This is yet another unintentional case study proving that this was never “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

Is Biden also a War Criminal Bringing Civilization to a Complete Collapse?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Ukraine Re-Posted Apr 6, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Biden has declared that “major war crimes” are now being discovered in Ukraine as Russian forces retreat from areas around Kyiv. In a total propaganda move where he just takes whatever Zelensky says at face value who is a puppet intended to create World War III because the ability of government to continue to function under Keynesian Economics is coming to an end. On top of that, Biden is desperate to change the focus from his own corruption and that of Hunter Biden hoping to change the topic. Biden is denying any independent investigation just taking the word of Zelensky who has done NOTHING but tried to create war with Russia refusing to comply with the 1991 Belgrade Agreement of Neutrality and the Minsk Agreement which was to allow the Donbas to vote on their own independence.

Biden has set in motion World War III calling Putin a war criminal which by the same standards would have applied to every president during times of war. The US has refused to address all the claims of war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lybia, etc. The US admitted to killing civilians in Kabul in a drone attack. Who is responsible for that war crime? Under Biden’s definition, he himself is also a war criminal for Kabul. That too was a brutal, cold-blooded execution-style but the US is exempt from being tried in the ICC for the US refuses to be judged for war crimes in the Netherlands.

Biden’s rationale for ratcheting up US sanctions on Moscow now targeting Putin’s daughters is outrageous. Biden said: “Responsible nations have to come together to hold these perpetrators accountable.” Biden has further increased sanctions targeting Putin’s two adult daughters. Why are they responsible for this?

Biden has DESTROYED the world economy and abused the SWIFT system that has shown it is now not independent but just a political tool. China would be absolutely braindead at this point if it did NOT set up its alternative to SWIFT. More and more countries are starting to side with Russia. Even India has seen its action of Biden as totally reckless. Biden’s constant expanding sanctions have cut off Russia entirely just as FDR did to Japan. If history repeats, I would NOT live in Washington, LA, Chicago, or New York. They can be taken out with supersonic nukes and there is nothing Biden can do to stop it. He needs to be removed from the office. Every administration has sought world peace. Biden seeks ONLY war.

There will NEVER be a return to NORMAL and only a madman would act like Biden deliberately destroying international relations that took decades to establish. You will not cause Putin to recoil, and any regime change will only lead to people behind Putin who are FAR more Neocon than Putin.

Rome lasted for 1,000 years, but it collapsed in just 8.6 years. History is repeating. Biden has been FAR WORSE than anything I personally would have speculated. The forecasts come from Socrates, not me personally. There is NO human being who would have postulated that ANY world leader would be this outrageous. Indeed, 8.6-years from the time Biden took office will be 2029.65 (August 25th, 2029).  Just as our models are warning that the French Fifth Republic will come to an end by 2030, the same is true for most Republics that will include the United States.

Die Vaccinated


Armstrong Economics Blog/Vaccine Re-Posted Apr 6, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

A reader shared this story from last year, highlighting the stupidity of vaccinations. Germany permits legal euthanasia for those suffering from terminal illnesses who meet specific qualifications. One of those qualifications is that they must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The German Euthanasia Association announced in November 2021 that they would only assist patients who have received the vaccination or recovered from the illness. So although you may be ready to depart from this world and cannot handle any additional side effects, Big Pharma still needs to be paid.

The group demanded that suffering patients follow Germany’s 2G rule that permitted them to deny access to the unvaccinated (geimpft) or those who have recovered (genesen). The mental gymnastics needed to create this rule stated that since patients will come in close contact with caregivers, “human closeness” could be a “breeding ground for coronavirus transmission.” The associated declared, “[T]he 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms.” The phrase “encounters in closed rooms” is a delicate way to word suicide. I suppose St. Peter is checking for vaccination passports at the pearly gates in line with the pope’s guidelines.

The German Constitution protects personal freedom and the right to choose how to die, but you may not choose how to live.

Glowing Reviews, Sean Penn and Sean Hannity Team Up to Support U.S. War Against Russia


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 5, 2022 | Sundance

Sean Penn appears on Fox News with Sean Hannity to discuss their unity message that U.S. military forces should begin combat operations against Russia in Ukraine.   The Hollywood actor follows a familiar intelligence community script complete with wardrobe to match the theme.

For those who have watched the process the U.S. govt and intelligence apparatus use to pull the American public into war, the repeating pattern visible in 2022 is transparent.   If you don’t support the U.S. war effort, you’re a bad American or something.  Also, pay no attention to the tens-of-thousands of illegal aliens pouring in through the undefended southern U.S. border, it’s the Ukraine borders that matter.

All the world is a stage…

Fred Upton Quits – Four Down, Six to Go


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 5, 2022 | Sundance 

President Trump campaigned in Michigan last weekend, in part to remove the DeceptiCons.  Today, Michigan representative Fred Upton, one of the ten republicans who voted to impeach President Trump, announced he will not seek reelection.

(WASHINGTON) – Rep. Fred Upton, one of the longest-tenured Republicans in the House of Representatives, has decided to retire rather than seek reelection in 2022.

Upton was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in January 2021, saying in a statement that “our country cannot and will not tolerate any effort by any president to impede the peaceful transfer of power.” Now, Upton is the fourth of those 10 to retire, joining Reps. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) in exiting Congress. (read more)