Welcome to Chairman Kassar’s Weekly Wrap-Up for Oct. 4, 2019


The Oswego County Veterans Service Agency recently honored Ron Greenleaf, who serves as Mayor of the Village of Hannibal, for his heroic Naval service during the Vietnam War.

The 71-year-old war hero received a plaque from the county at Vona’s Restaurant during a banquet that was held to give Greenleaf the inaugural Oswego County Veteran of the Year Award.

“I am so honored to even be nominated,” Greenleaf said to the crowd, according to a report that appeared in the Oswego County Advertiser. “The other seven nominees are all well-deserving of this award, just as much as I am. We all served our country, and we all served our community.”

Greenleaf’s civic accomplishments, in addition to serving as Mayor, include his time as Chair of the Hannibal Historical Society, town supervisor for the Village of Hannibal for 14 years, and Chair of the Oswego County Conservative Party.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to say that the first Oswego County veteran of the year comes from District 21,” said county legislator Terry Wilbur, who represents District 21 and is a long-time colleague of Greenleaf.  “Ron, you make our district very proud.”

The event that took place on Wednesday also honored all of the county’s veterans, and starts a great annual tradition of making sure that some of our state’s greatest heroes receive the respect and admiration they truly deserve.


The 2019 Conservative Party of New York fall reception will take place on Oct. 24 and feature a keynote speech from Jeanette Nuñez, the Lt. Governor of Florida. It will also feature a celebration of the 25th anniversary of New York Governor George Pataki’s historic electoral victory.

“Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as Florida’s First Hispanic Female Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2018. She previously served as a State Representative of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was named Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018,” the keynote speaker’s bio reads.

Nuñez is a rising star in the Republican Party, serving under Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida. Gov. DeSantis is a favorite of President Donald Trump, and he has risen to become one of the most conservative heads of state in the entire nation following his electoral victory last year.

“If he was doing a lousy job, I probably wouldn’t have shown up today. But he is doing one of the best jobs in the whole country — Ron DeSantis,” President Trump said during a rally on Thursday.

The event will also honor former Governor George E. Pataki, who was the last Republican elected to lead the state of New York. He defeated Mario Cuomo, the father of the current New York Governor, and served three terms in office from 1995-2006.

Pataki’s valiant leadership helped New York get through the attacks of 9/11, as he and America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani set an example for strength in the face of tremendous national adversity.

“I’ll just never forget one obviously homeless gentleman coming up and giving me a hug, and me telling him, ‘We’ll get through this,’ and his saying, ‘Thank you, I’m sure we will,'” Pataki said about his experiences the day of the attacks.

Pataki served as the honorary chairman of the National September 11 Memorial board of directors, helping the country to never forget what happened on that fateful day.

“It is something that I thought from the beginning had to be the cornerstone of all that we did at Ground Zero, so that people would not just once a year think back to September 11th, but every day people from around the country and around the world would have a chance to visit the site and understand the magnitude of the loss and yet at the same time understand the courage and strength that New Yorkers responded with,” Pataki said.

The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel New York Ballroom on the 3rd floor. The address is 811 7th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets), New York, NY 10019. Please R.S.V.P. by October 18, 2019; you can also purchase tickets here.   For additional information, please call 718-921-2158.


 The Democratic Party is getting cold feet about the impeachment push against President Donald Trump, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noting that her party is stopping short of pushing for “outright impeachment.”

“This is an inquiry and not an outright impeachment. And we have to give the president his chance to exonerate himself, but he thinks what he did was perfect,” Pelosi said about her party’s efforts against the President.

Pelosi has called upon House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to lead the impeachment inquiry, and he insists that he means business.

“We’re not fooling around here, though,” Rep. Schiff said. “We don’t want this to drag on months and months and months, which appears to be the administration’s strategy.”

However, President Trump is calling Schiff’s bluff. He is telling the Democrats to get on with the impeachment, or give up on this ridiculous charade.

Trump plans to send a letter to Pelosi informing her that his administration will ignore Democrat lawmaker’s demands until she calls a formal vote for an impeachment inquiry. Democrats are not happy about Trump’s posturing.

Pelosi said in a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that there “is no requirement under the Constitution, under House Rules, or House precedent that the whole House vote before proceeding with an impeachment inquiry.”

“For several decades, impeachment investigations have frequently been conducted without a full vote,” Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said to Axios.

Trump seems undaunted by any of the controversy and continues to put the spotlight on Vice President Joe Biden for the corrupt behavior he committed while serving as B. Hussein Obama’s second-in-command.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened with China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine,” Trump said on Thursday. “I’m sure that President Xi [Jinping] does not like being under that kind of scrutiny where billions of dollars is taken out of his country by a guy that just got kicked out of the Navy.”


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