Tag Archives: GOP

MISSOURI: Republican Lawmakers Call For GOP Gov To Resign Over Revenge Porn Blackmail Allegations

The Kansas City Star reports: Republican lawmakers are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after allegations that he blackmailed a woman in an effort to keep her quiet about an extramarital affair. Rep. Kathie Conway, a St. Charles Republican and former criminal investigator, encouraged the governor to step down in a piece published by The Missouri Times. “As a ...

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Graham On DACA: This Has Turned Into An “S-Show”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday said negotiations to protect young undocumented immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have turned into an “s-show” amid the fight over vulgar comments President Trump reportedly made in a White House meeting. Graham said it was clear that both President Trump and Democrats, particularly Sen. Dick ...

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Lindsey Graham Jabs At Fellow GOP Senators: My Memory Hasn’t Evolved About What I Heard Trump Say

The Post & Courier reports: After taking the weekend to reflect on a combative White House meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries as “shithole countries,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he is even more determined to reach an immigration deal with hardliners in his own party. In his most extensive comments yet about Thursday’s ...

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Romney Blasts Trump For Racist “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: Mitt Romney tore on Monday into President Trump for reportedly referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah, tweeted. Romney has in the past been a ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Compares Trump To Stalin

Politico reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s declaration that media is “the enemy of the people” is a throwback to Josef Stalin that should have no place in political discourse. “I’m saying he borrowed that phrase,” Flake told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt of Trump’s choice of words. “It was popularized by Josef Stalin, used by Mao ...

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GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump’s Racism Is Indefensible

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called “shithole countries.” “I can’t defend the indefensible. You have to understand that there are countries that struggle out there. But their people, their people are good people and they’re part of us. We’re Americans,” Love, the first ...

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GOP Sen. David Perdue: Trump Never Said “Shithole”

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., repeatedly said Sunday morning that reports President Trump referred to Haiti and various African countries as “shithole countries” during a meeting with senators this week on immigration was a “gross misrepresentation.” Perdue use the phrase “gross misrepresentation” several times during an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” Asked repeatedly if the president specifically ...

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Trey Gowdy Resigns From House Ethics Committee

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is stepping down from his role on the House Ethics Committee, citing a “challenging workload” as the reason for his departure. Gowdy informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision in a letter on Jan. 10, the details of which were not made public until Saturday. The South Carolina Republican was tapped ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Texas Gerrymandering Case

The Austin Statesman reports: The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the rulings, which concluded that two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts were improperly drawn along racial lines in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Acting on the ...

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Sen. Tom Cotton Contracts “Shithole” Amnesia

Vox reports: Two Republican senators who attended yesterday’s meeting in which President Trump reportedly disparaged immigrants from “shithole countries” seem to have come down with a case of amnesia. In a joint statement this afternoon, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote that they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically” — but conspicuously didn’t outright ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Condemns Trump’s “Absolutely Wrong” Racism In Bid To Protect Likely Senate Run

“If this report is true, it is absolutely wrong to say or think this. I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment. I represent Florida, and we are an amazing melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken. I work every day to make this the most welcoming state for everyone — Haitians, ...

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Paul Ryan Flaccidly Objects To Trump’s Racism

Talking Points Memo reports: Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.” “So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on ...

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MISSOURI: Prosecutor Opens Probe Into Allegations GOP Governor Blackmailed Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Hill reports: The St. Louis city prosecutor will conduct a formal investigation into allegations that Gov. Eric Greitens (R) blackmailed a woman with whom he had an affair. “Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations,” prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said Thursday in a statement. Gardner called the allegations “very troubling.” Greitens on ...

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Miller’s Assholery Blamed For Immigration Impasse

McClatchy reports: Here’s one thing even Republicans negotiating an immigration deal agree on: Trump aide Stephen Miller is hurting their chances of getting anything done. They blame him for insisting the administration gets approval for an unrealistic number of immigration policies in exchange for protections for young people brought into the country illegally as children. They loathe his intensity when ...

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Joe Arapaio Returns To Racist Birther Claims [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate a “phony document” in an interview on CNN. “No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I’m not going to go into all the details, yeah, it’s a phony document,” Arpaio said on “Cuomo Primetime.” Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Governor Confesses To Adultery, Allegedly Threatened Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Kansas City Star reports: Gov. Eric Greitens has admitted he had an extramarital affair in 2015, during a time when he was exploring a campaign for governor. The affair was first reported by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV. They interviewed the ex-husband of Greitens’ mistress, who secretly recorded his then-wife confessing the affair to him before they divorced in ...

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OHIO: GOP Rep. Jim Renacci To Unveil US Senate Bid

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci plans to run for U.S. Senate after President Donald Trump’s political team urged the Republican to do so. That means Renacci will jump out of the Ohio governor’s race, according to Republicans with knowledge of the decision. An announcement is expected Thursday morning. White House political staff sat down with Renacci Wednesday ...

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BREAKING: GOP House Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire

CNBC reports: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., will not seek re-election later this year, opening up another battleground in the deep blue state as Republicans and Democrats spar for control of the House. Issa’s decision to leave Congress follows the announced retirement of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Ca., earlier this week. He announced the move in a statement on Wednesday. His decision ...

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Joe Arpaio Hits Back At Jeff Flake: He Doesn’t Have The Guts To Face The People To Get Reelected [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio dismissed criticism from Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday morning, telling Fox News that “at least I got the guts to face” voters in this year’s midterm elections. “I know he doesn’t like me. But who cares? He’s not running. He’s saying that I’m not going to last more than a month. That ...

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Idaho Lawmaker Commits Suicide Amid Sex Probe

CBS News reports: A former Republican state lawmaker from Idaho who was facing a sexual abuse investigation has shot and killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Brandon Hixon died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home, the Canyon County Coroner’s office told CBS affiliate KBOI. A family member discovered his body. Officials have released no details about ...

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