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United Conservative Party’s Brian Jean, Jason Kenney distance themselves from Rebel Media. It is at this point that Levant said Robertson and Llewelyn-John attempted to “blackmail” and “extort” The Rebel with the allegations that have since been made public.
With politicians including Conservative heavyweights Andrew Scheer and Brian Jean swearing off appearances and a raft of exits by prominent contributors, Ezra Levant’s far-right video and commentary network The Rebel spent the last week in damage control, trying to distance itself from the extremist alt-right movement whose values many have alleged the site’s content too often sympathized with.
One monument in particular that Kaine says needs to be re-examined: a statue of Robert E. Lee that stands in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.
Amid growing calls across the country for Confederate monuments to be taken down in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that there should be a conversation about what might replace them.
Now, as tempers flare around the country over Confederate monuments and what they stand for, the Lees are grappling anew with the general’s checkered legacy.
Researchers at Stratford Hall, the historic plantation in Virginia where Lee was born, have described the kinship claim by Kizzie’s descendants as “tantalizing” and offered the hope that with further research, “maybe their journey will indeed lead to the Lees of Stratford.”
Dozens of people are feared killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a small hotel north of the Yemeni capital, the latest mass casualty event in a war that is now in its third year.
The number of airstrikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, up from 3,936 for all of 2016, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).