Liz Wheeler RIPS Biden’s awful debate: He ‘SELF-DESTRUCTED’ on stage

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Conservative voices across the country have expressed their concern after President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate against former President Donald Trump last week — and Liz Wheeler is no exception.

“It was devastating for Joe Biden,” Wheeler tells Stu Burguiere, noting that CNN asked fair questions and did “a fine job.”

“Biden self-destructed,” she continues, adding, “I mean it was within the first ten minutes that he had an absolute moment of complete meltdown to the point that, that was my one complaint, Jake Tapper stepped in to rescue him.”

Not only did Biden fail miserably on his own, but the contrast between him and Trump was deafening.

“I can’t imagine anybody in their right mind looking at the two of them side by side and thinking, ‘President Biden is going to be stronger in the White House than President Trump,’” Wheeler says.

And while Trump has been known to go off the rails a little in debates, he clearly held back this time.

“Trump was, to his credit, very well-disciplined. He did very well on immigration, he did very well on January 6, he did very well following the rules of the debate. I thought he played it extremely strategically,” Wheeler says.

“Needless to say, it’s very obvious it was a win for him,” she adds.

Though there are now whispers that after the dumpster fire of a debate the Democrats have no choice but to replace Biden, Wheeler isn’t so sure it’ll actually happen.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s such an enormous task to get voters to recognize a candidate’s name,” she says. “It’s not easy to achieve.”

Second, the Democrats were already aware of Biden’s mental state.

“They know that we know Joe Biden is demented, and they don’t care,” she explains. “They’re doing this intentionally to say, ‘Listen, we can do whatever we want. We control Biden, we control the White House, and we want to control you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.’”

“I think they truly believe that even though Joe Biden looks like a doddering nursing home patient, that they’re going to get away with putting him in the White House,” she adds.


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'Donald Trump is a risk America can never take again': Former Rep. Liz Cheney targets former president in ad

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Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming is targeting former President Donald Trump in an advertisement.

"Rather than accept his defeat, he mobilized a mob to come to Washington and march on the Capitol. Then he watched on television while the mob attacked law enforcement, invaded the Capitol, and hunted the vice president," Cheney claims in a voiceover on the ad from The Great Task. "Donald Trump has proven he is unfit for office. Donald Trump is a risk America can never take again," she says.

\u201cDonald Trump has proven he is unfit for office. He is a risk America can never take again.\u201d
— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney) 1683645691

Cheney, a vocal Trump critic who lost her 2022 GOP primary contest to Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman, was one of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Cheney also went on to serve as one of the two Republicans on the House Select Committee that was supposed to investigate the Jan. 6 episode.

Trump is running for president again during the 2024 election cycle, but he is facing competition from several Republican figures have also announced White House bids, and others may announce in the future.

"The Great Task is a multi-candidate PAC sponsored by Congresswoman Liz Cheney that is focused on reverence for the rule of law, respect for our Constitution, and a recognition that all citizens have a responsibility to put their duty to the country above partisanship. The Great Task is designed to educate and mobilize Americans in a unified effort to ensure that our Republic endures," according to greattask.com.

Cheney has authored a book titled "Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning" which is slated to be released later this year.

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Widow of slain deputy tells Democrat governor not to attend funeral: 'He does not support law enforcement'

Widow of slain deputy tells Democrat governor not to attend funeral: 'He does not support law enforcement'

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The grieving widow of a slain deputy in Minnesota has already asked her state's Democrat governor not to attend her husband's funeral.

Last Saturday, Deputy Josh Owen of the Pope County Sheriff’s Office and some of his colleagues responded to a call about a possible domestic assault in Cyrus, Minnesota, a small town in a rural area of the state about two and a half hours west of Minneapolis. At some point during their investigation into the assault, a suspect open fire, striking three members of law enforcement. Deputy Brody Merrill was struck in the upper chest, but thankfully, his vest absorbed much of the impact. Starbuck Police Officer Alex Olson was struck in the ankle. Both men are expected to make full recovery.

Unfortunately, Deputy Owen was struck three times and died from his injuries at a hospital late Saturday night, which also happened to be his 44th birthday. Owen is survived by his wife, Sharon, and their 10-year-old son, Ryland.

Sharon Owen has spoken publicly about her broken heart and expressed gratitude to the public, which has offered her family tremendous support since Josh's untimely death. "I want to start by thanking everyone who has come out and supported Ryland and me over the past few days," Sharon Owen said in a statement read by Josh's cousin Josh Palmateer. "I've never received this much support for anything. This community is helping me in the moments where, very simply, I don't know what to do."

While Sharon Owen has welcomed the love and prayers of her local community, she has distanced herself from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D). When Walz called her to express his condolences, Sharon asked him not to attend her husband's funeral, which will be held at an area high school this Saturday. She later confirmed to Alpha News that her request was politically motivated. "He does not support law enforcement," she told the outlet.

Walz's actions as governor since learning about Deputy Owen's death may have fueled Sharon's resentment. By Monday, two days after the shooting, many members of law enforcement and their families were shocked that Walz had not called for flags at state buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy Owen, especially since Walz immediately called for the lowering of flags to honor the victims of the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville just weeks earlier.

"I am absolutely disgusted," said one officer's wife.

\u201cLE families asking why @GovTimWalz has yet to ask flags be lowered for Dep. Josh Owen. Walz also never did for the fallen WI officers. \n\n\u201cI am absolutely disgusted,\u201d one officer\u2019s wife said. She wants ppl to contact state house & senate reps asap. \n\nWalz ordered these day of:\u201d
— Liz Collin (@Liz Collin) 1681836121

After receiving several calls about honoring Deputy Owen, Walz stated on Tuesday that flags at state buildings would be lowered from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, the day of Owen's funeral. But by Wednesday morning, Walz had changed his mind again. At that point, he determined that flags would be lowered immediately and kept at half-mast until sunset on Saturday. He invited private businesses and residents of good will to lower their flags as well.

"Deputy Owen was a dedicated law enforcement officer and a veteran of the Minnesota National Guard who was respected by his family, friends and colleagues," said Gov. Walz in a statement issued on an unknown date. "With its deepest gratitude, the State of Minnesota recognizes Deputy Josh Owen for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow Minnesotans, and our prayers are with his family, friends, and community."

"Pray for the safety of our deputies and police," Sharon Owen reminded the community. "Continue to share Josh's story with each other. Share his legacy. In this way, we can help his spirit last forever."

During the incident which took the life of Sharon's husband, the ambushed deputies managed to return gunfire against their assailant, later identified as 34-year-old Bryan Nygard. Nygard was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Trump critic Liz Cheney has written a book titled 'OATH AND HONOR: A Memoir and a Warning'

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Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has written a book titled "OATH AND HONOR: A Memoir and a Warning" that is slated for release later this year.

"In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican officials, intentionally breached their oath to the Constitution: they ignored the rulings of dozens of courts, plotted to overturn a lawful election, and provoked a violent attack on our Capitol. Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican officials to take a stand against these efforts, witnessed the attack first-hand, and then helped lead the Congressional Select Committee investigation into how it happened," a book description reads. "In Oath and Honor, she tells the story of this perilous moment in our history, those who helped Trump spread the stolen election lie, those whose actions preserved our constitutional framework, and the risks we still face."

Cheney, who has been an outspoken Trump critic, left office at the end of her term in early January. She lost her 2022 GOP primary to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman.

Cheney was one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Later that year, she was ousted from her post as House Republican Conference chair and became one of the two GOP lawmakers to serve on the House Select Committee that was supposed to investigate the Jan. 6 episode.

Cheney endorsed several Democrats during the 2022 election cycle.

"Our nation is the greatest nation on earth, but it endures only because those in positions of authority honor their oaths to our Constitution. No man who violated his oath, who did what Donald Trump did, can ever be trusted with the presidency again," Cheney tweeted on Tuesday.

The hardcover book is available for preorder on Amazon for $32.50.

\u201cOur nation is the greatest nation on earth, but it endures only because those in positions of authority honor their oaths to our Constitution. No man who violated his oath, who did what Donald Trump did, can ever be trusted with the presidency again.\u201d
— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney) 1681838701

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Bud Light celebrates transsexual Dylan Mulvaney's '365 Days of Girlhood,' taps him to become March Madness spokesman

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Bud Light has partnered with transsexual TikTok personality Dylan Mulvaney to promote its beer for March Madness.

The announcement that the 25-year-old self-promoter would serve as a spokesman for the Anheuser-Busch subsidiary coincided with Mulvaney's revelation Saturday that Bud Light had sent him bespoke packs of beer celebrating his "365 Days of Girlhood."

Mulvaney, whose activism involves "normalizing the bulge" among male transsexuals, recently made headlines after he revealed that Vice President Kamala Harris had written him a letter suggesting that his "journey" toward looking less like a man was courageous.

Harris' comments followed Mulvaney's interview with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. In the interview, the TikTok personality suggested that Republicans had scapegoated "trans and non-binary people" for "society's downfall," and Biden insinuated that efforts to protect children from genital mutilation were immoral.

In an Instagram post over the weekend, Mulvaney revealed that Bud Light had taken the Biden White House's lead in his aggrandizement.

Mulvaney wrote, "Happy March Madness!! Just found out this had to do with sports and not just saying it's a crazy month. In celebration of this sports things @budlight is giving you the chance to win $15,000! Share a video with #EasyCarryContest for a chance to win! Good luck! #budlightpartner."

The TikTok personality posted another video wherein he brandishes a Bud Light can while taking a bubble bath.

Critics sounded off online upon learning that the announcement of this partnership was not an elaborate April Fool's gag but rather an actual marketing scheme.

Jaimee Michell, founder of Gays Against Groomers, tweeted, "Dylan Mulvaney is the new (botched) face of Bud Light [clown emoji] @budlight either doesn't know their customers or they do and just don't give a sh**. I'm guessing the latter. What a disgrace."

After admitting that the promotion "might genuinely be the weirdest thing" he had ever seen, Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller suggested that surrealist filmmaker David Lynch "is sitting there going 'what the f*** is this?'"

Townhall columnist Derek Hunter wrote that Bud Light is now "the groomer of beers," a knock on Budweiser's old claim to be "king of beers."

Conservative political commentator Liz Wheeler said that a real woman — one "who birthed 5 kids, homeschools, runs a business, doesn’t sleep much or have time to put on makeup & heels as often as she’d like" — would be more deserving of the custom pack of beer and a partnership than "the man with eyeshadow & plastic surgery who pretends he's a woman."

\u201cHey @budlight, how about you send a beer to the woman who birthed 5 kids, homeschools, runs a business, doesn\u2019t sleep much or have time to put on makeup & heels as often as she\u2019d like?\n\nThat\u2019s a REAL woman. Not the man with eyeshadow & plastic surgery who pretends he\u2019s a woman.\u201d
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler) 1680459297

One commenter theorized that the ad, ostensibly damaging to the beer's brand, was "paid for by Coors."

Daily Wire host Michael Knowles took solace in the fact that he was never a Bud Light fan to begin with and that his "personal favorite canned alcohol, White Claw, is already gay enough that it has no need to prove its LGBT bona fides by sponsoring a transvestite."

David Hookstead of OutKick claimed, "We've now reached the point where we can't even drink beer in America without politics being shoved down our throats. Factory workers just want a cold one. Not a woke transgender debate."

Whereas some critics posited that this marketing partnership may ultimately hurt sales, Mythinformed indicated that sales are besides the point: "Bud Light knows hiring Dylan Mulvaney won't help sales — but that's not why they hired him. It will, however, significantly improve their ESG score. That's why they did it."

\u201cBud Light knows hiring Dylan Mulvaney won\u2019t help sales \u2014 but that\u2019s not why they hired him. \n\nIt will, however, significantly improve their ESG score. That\u2019s why they did it. \n\u201d
— Mythinformed (@Mythinformed) 1680487838

Anheuser-Busch, a multi-billion company, made explicit in recent Environmental, Social and Governance reports its intention to "enable a sustainable and inclusive future" and use "the power of our brands to inspire change."

As part of the company's push to boost its ESG score and endear itself to LGBT activists, Anheuser-Busch previously partnered with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and GLAAD. These and other such partnerships involved the company helping to bankroll LGBT causes and peddling rainbow aluminum bottles.

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BEWARE of Russia's Brittney Griner propaganda — this 'DANGEROUS' man is behind it

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A dangerous trend has emerged since President Joe Biden traded Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The Russian media and Bout are making claims that — on the surface — are resonating with American conservatives: The West is destroying its own values and is now willing to leave a former Marine behind to satisfy the woke mob. But beware, this is dangerous propaganda because its "solution" is a lie, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program this week.

Glenn shared a few concerning video clips, one from Bout's first interview as a free man in decades. Bout ridiculed American society and claimed most of the Western world is on a dangerous path toward destruction. But Bout wasn’t the only one mocking the United States. Russian state media reporters are ridiculing the fact that Biden swapped Bout for Brittney Griner rather than Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who remains stuck behind bars.

\u201cWowwww Russian media BRUTALLY mock the U.S. for trading Brittany Griner for Viktor Bout. And really, are they wrong?\n\n\u201d
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler) 1670605377

"But this isn't conservatism. This is Traditionalism, a philosophy pushed by Aleksandr Dugin, a man who literally wants armageddon. And it's about as truthful as the devil," Glenn warned.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn dissect the Russian state media's propaganda and explain the dangerous lie that’s behind it all. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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According to Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company never considered yanking Twitter from the App Store

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Elon Musk claimed in a tweet earlier this week that Apple had threatened to yank Twitter from its App Store, but on Wednesday, Musk announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook said such a move was never under consideration.

"Thanks @tim_cook for taking me around Apple’s beautiful HQ," Musk tweeted on Wednesday. "Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so," he added.

\u201cGood conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.\u201d
— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1669839974

In a tweet on Monday, Musk claimed that Apple had "threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why."

Musk indicated last week that if Google and Apple were to remove Twitter from their app stores, he would develop "an alternative phone."

\u201c@Liz_Wheeler I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone\u201d
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler) 1669404144

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that if Apple were to pull Twitter from the App Store, the move would be a "raw exercise of monopolistic power" that would warrant a congressional response.

DeSantis, a Republican who just won reelection during the Sunshine State's 2022 gubernatorial contest, has not announced plans for a presidential bid, but is widely viewed as someone who could potentially be a presidential contender. Musk indicated last week that he would support DeSantis for president in 2024.

Since taking over Twitter, Musk has moved to reinstate previously banned accounts, including the account of former President Donald Trump — Trump's account was reinstated after Musk ran a poll in which a majority supported reinstatement. Musk also ran a poll on whether to grant amnesty to suspended accounts that had not violated the law or carried out "egregious spam" — a majority of the votes supported the proposal, and Musk indicated that the proposal would be implemented.

"Currently suspended accounts will be enabled slowly next week after manual review to determine whether they have potentially broken the law or engaged in spam," Musk tweeted on Friday.

"The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened," Musk tweeted on Monday. "This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead," also tweeted on Monday.

\u201c@SwipeWright This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.\u201d
— Colin Wright (@Colin Wright) 1669675739

'Be better': CNN scolds Elon Musk over satirical post mocking the outlet

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CNN scolded Elon Musk for tweeting a satirical post mocking the media outlet.

Musk shared an image that features CNN's Don Lemon, a picture of Musk, and a chyron that reads, "ELON MUSK COULD THREATEN FREE SPEECH ON TWITTER BY ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SPEAK FREELY." A headline similarly reads, "CNN: Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely."

"This headline never appeared on CNN. Be better," the CNN Communications Twitter account replied.

"Lmaoooo," Musk responded.

\u201c@elonmusk This headline never appeared on CNN. Be better.\u201d
— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1669630162

Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the image was from Genesius Times, a satire site. A note appended to Musk's tweet links to the AP piece. "@CommunityNotes FTW!" Musk wrote in a reply to his tweet, using an abbreviation that means "for the win."

"It's a fabricated image and not an actual report from CNN," Emily Kuhn, senior director of communications at CNN Digital Worldwide, told the AP via email.

Musk has indicated that he wants Twitter to be a forum for free speech. Since taking over the social media company, he has already reinstated some previously suspended accounts, including the account of former President Donald Trump.

Musk has indicated that he there will be a mass amnesty for suspended accounts. "Currently suspended accounts will be enabled slowly next week after manual review to determine whether they have potentially broken the law or engaged in spam. Twitter will be a forum for the peaceful exchange of views," Musk tweeted on Friday. The business tycoon had run a Twitter poll on the proposal, and a majority of the votes supported the idea of granting amnesty to accounts that had not violated the law or perpetrated "egregious spam."

\u201cThe people have spoken.\n\nAmnesty begins next week.\n\nVox Populi, Vox Dei.\u201d
— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1669225589

Musk tweeted on Monday that, "Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won't tell us why."

Last week, Musk indicated that if Apple and Google were to ban Twitter from their app stores, he would create "an alternative phone."

"If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone," conservative commentator Liz Wheeler tweeted.

"I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone," Musk replied.

\u201c@Liz_Wheeler I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone\u201d
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler) 1669404144

Elon Musk says he would back Ron DeSantis for president in 2024

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Elon Musk has indicated that he would support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president in 2024.

"My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far," Musk noted in a tweet on Friday.

When someone asked Musk if he would support DeSantis, Musk replied, "Yes." He then added, "But Twitter as a platform must be fair to all."

DeSantis, who just won reelection during Florida's 2022 gubernatorial contest, has not announced plans for a 2024 White House bid, but is widely viewed as someone who could potentially run for president.

\u201c@ProudElephantUS @TimRunsHisMouth Yes\u201d
— Tim Young (@Tim Young) 1669414177

Musk indicated on Friday that if Apple and Google were to ban Twitter from their app stores, he would develop "an alternative phone." He made the comment when responding to a post in which conservative commentator Liz Wheeler had floated the idea.

"If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?" Wheeler tweeted.

"I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone," Musk replied.

\u201c@Liz_Wheeler I certainly hope it does not come to that, but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone\u201d
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz Wheeler) 1669404144

Musk, who has already reinstated some accounts since taking over the social media company, has announced plans for a mass reinstatement of suspended Twitter accounts. The idea was supported by a majority of votes in a poll that Musk posted proposing "general amnesty" for suspended accounts that had not violated the law or perpetrated "egregious spam."

The Washington Post quoted Harvard Law Cyberlaw Clinic clinical instructor Alejandra Caraballo warning that Apple and Google should consider banning Twitter from their app stores.

"Apple and Google need to seriously start exploring booting Twitter off the app store," Caraballo, said, according to a piece by Post columnist Taylor Lorenz. "What Musk is doing is existentially dangerous for various marginalized communities. It's like opening the gates of hell in terms of the havoc it will cause. People who engaged in direct targeted harassment can come back and engage in doxing, targeted harassment, vicious bullying, calls for violence, celebration of violence. I can't even begin to state how dangerous this will be."

Caraballo tweeted, "'Trans people deserve to die' is a legal statement and any account suspended for saying that could be brought back under the 'general amnesty.' This is like opening the gates to hell in terms of hate speech."

Musk responded, "Incitement to violence will result in account suspension. Currently suspended accounts will be enabled slowly next week after manual review to determine whether they have potentially broken the law or engaged in spam. Twitter will be a forum for the peaceful exchange of views."

\u201c@Esqueer_ Incitement to violence will result in account suspension. \n\nCurrently suspended accounts will be enabled slowly next week after manual review to determine whether they have potentially broken the law or engaged in spam.\n\nTwitter will be a forum for the peaceful exchange of views.\u201d
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Alejandra Caraballo) 1669341827

Queen Elizabeth II passes away at 96 – the longest-reigning British monarch



The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Thursday at 96 years old, Buckingham Palace announced.

The queen's eldest son and former Prince of Wales, Charles, is now the king.

A statement on the official website of the royal family read, "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The Union Jack flag outside Buckingham palace was lowered to half-staff in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

On Thursday morning, a royal spokesman announced, "Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

The news outlet noted that an update about the queen's health was rare and suggested the situation was likely serious.

In response to the news, the family immediately rushed to be with the queen in her final moments.

ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship posted on Twitter that all four of Queen Elizabeth II's children traveled to be by her bedside.

\u201cAll the Queen\u2019s four children are now with her at Balmoral Castle. Along with her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge.\nThis is a serious situation. \n#queen #queenelizabeth\u201d
— Chris Ship (@Chris Ship) 1662641021

The queen was scheduled to virtually attend a Privy Council meeting on Wednesday but canceled the appearance due to doctors' recommendations.

On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II met with Boris Johnson and new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle. Photographs from the meeting show the queen smiling as she meets with Truss in the drawing room. The queen appeared alert but frail, with significant bruising on her hand.

Before the meeting with Truss and Johnson, she had not been seen by the public for 47 days.

Truss learned about the queen's declining condition while delivering a statement in the House of Commons. Shortly after, the new prime minister posted on Twitter, "My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."

\u201cThe whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime.\n\nMy thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.\u201d
— Liz Truss (@Liz Truss) 1662637151

The Highland Games took place last weekend, but Queen Elizabeth II could not attend the event for the first time during her 70-year reign. Royal sources told the Daily Mail that getting the queen to the games and having her sit in public for the duration of the event would have been problematic.

Public concern about the queen's health grew in response to the news that she would not attend the Highland Games, breaking a tradition started by Queen Victoria in 1848.