Cleaver Says Knocking Obama’s Terror Plans Pleases ISIS
December 7, 2015

Kansas City Democrat Emanuel Cleaver says partisan political fighting over how to fight ISIS is playing right into their hands.

“Instead of focusing on ISIS, we have turned on each other,” Cleaver said.

He added, “And if I am the head of ISIS, ‘I’m thinking, boy, this is exactly what I want’. ‘This is exactly what I need.’”

Cleaver’s remarks did not stop the sharp words.

East Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Lynn Jenkins, a member of the House Leadership, called the president’s Sunday night speech from the Oval Office, “empty words,”.

“President Obama continues to avoid confronting radical Islamic terrorism head-on, failing to provide a strategy long after it was due,” Jenkins charged.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Blunt said the speech “was a reiteration of the same failed policies that have allowed ISIS to continue consolidating gains in the Middle East and Africa, and spreading their insidious ideology abroad,”.

Cleaver defended the speech saying it would tell Americans how the nation was fighting ISIS with special forces soldiers, military strikes from the air and intelligence gathering.

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill also defended the president.

“I hope any of my colleagues who disagree with the President don’t just revert to criticism but come forward with any viable alternative that would do a better job protecting the U.S.

Food and Baseball Jersys Top Series Bets by Politicians
October 26, 2015

(AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon have made a friendly wager over the 2015 World Series matchup between the Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

If the Mets win, Gov. Jay Nixon will wear a Mets jersey to work for a full day. If the Royals win, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will do the same wearing a Royals jersey.

The bet also includes each governor sending to the other various home state-crafted food and spirits, including Kansas City ribs and hot Italian sausage from Central New York.

Also Today, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced they have placed a friendly wager on the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

If the Royals win, Crowley, who represents Citi Field, will provide Cleaver with Italian ice from the Lemon Ice King of Corona and heroes from Mama’s of Corona. If the Mets win, Cleaver will provide Crowley with a President’s BBQ Platter from Kansas City’s own Gates Bar-B-Q.

The first game of the best-of-seven series will be played in Kansas City on Tuesday.

Cleaver Joins Obama on Africa Trip
July 23, 2015

Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be part of President Obama’s trip to Africa, his office announced on Thursday.
Cleaver and the rest of the presidential party leave from Washington Thursday evening, according to his office.
The President will visit Kenya, the birthplace of his father.
Cleaver office also says the prersident and his party will go to Ethiopia on the first-ever presidential trip to the hat country.
“As today’s global economy becomes more and more interconnected, we must do our part to ensure that African countries can compete worldwide,” said Congressman Cleaver. “I am looking forward to participating in this delegation and bringing the importance of job growth, education, health care, and even climate change into the forefront of our discussions,” Cleaver said in a statement

Cleaver Calls Ruling a “Momentous Day” for LGBT Community
June 26, 2015

Kansas City Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver:
“Ever since the wedding at Cana, Jesus taught us that the main thing and the plain thing was love,” said Congressman Cleaver, II. “Today that is still true. What a momentous day for the LGBT community, and for their friends and families who celebrate today across our great country. The Supreme Court has affirmed their humanity. As the majority opinion states, ‘No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.’ This decision is a an important step toward ending the invidious indignity of discrimination faced by too many families, based solely on where they live and who they love. As a minister, it has been a privilege to preside over many marriages and civil unions, to usher two people down a path of love and devotion. Today, that path is open to all people, no matter who they love.”

Cleaver Statement on Fire Bombing Arrest
September 18, 2014

Here is Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s statement on the arrest of suspect in the attempted firebombing of his Kansas City office:
“Property can be replaced, people cannot. I will be forever grateful that no one was hurt in the senseless attempt recently to destroy my Kansas City office,” said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II. “I have devoted my entire adult life to preaching, and hopefully living, the belief that civility supersedes viciousness, and the passion for positive outshines the vehemence of violence. I thank the Kansas City Police Department and the many dedicated law enforcement officers involved in this investigation. I am humbled by and grateful to the numerous residents of Missouri’s Fifth District, who have reached out with such overwhelming support and concern.”