Infighting Is Funny

House GOP Preps For Post-Trump Leadership Battle

Politico reports: The maneuvering for power in a possible post-Trump world has already broken out among House Republicans — a worrisome preview for the GOP of potentially chaotic leadership fights this fall. The party’s long-simmering divides were largely papered over after Donald Trump won the White House in 2016. But members expect the truce among the GOP’s warring factions to …

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Republican Committee Calls Right Wing Writer “Karen” For Complaining About Aggressive Money Beg Texts

Mediaite reports: The National Republican Congressional Committee snapped at conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter on Monday, calling him a “Karen,” after Schlichter complained about the committee’s aggressive fundraising texts to Republicans. Conservative and Republican commentators condemned the NRCC’s response, while Schlichter called on NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) to “fix” the “completely dysfunctional” organization. Schlicter last appeared on JMG when …

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Trump Joins GOP Assault On GOP Rep. Liz Cheney

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday took a swipe at House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and amplified accusations from other Republicans that Cheney is working against the president’s agenda. The president then shared a tweet from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stating that Cheney is “leading the fight” to stop Trump from withdrawing U.S. troops from overseas conflicts. …

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Rand Paul Joins Pile-On: Liz Cheney Is Bad For America

CNN reports: Sen. Rand Paul, a long-time critic of Rep. Liz Cheney, joined the conservative pile-on of the Wyoming Republican, saying on Wednesday: “I don’t think she’s good for the country” and accused her of trying to “sabotage” President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican, has long sparred with Cheney, who supports hawkish views on national security. And …

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Far-Right Republicans Turn On GOP Rep. Liz Cheney

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) came under fire Tuesday from the far-right flank of the House Republican caucus, who accused her of disloyalty to President Trump and a GOP incumbent, prompting calls for a challenge to her leadership position. Cheney, the chairman of the House Republican Conference, stood her ground and fired back at the conservative agitators, …

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Coulter: Defeat “Broken Down Old Man” McConnell

Mediaite reports: Ann Coulter, who wrote the book In Trump We Trust, has been far more critical of the president recently, calling him a “moron” and a “blithering idiot” just two months ago. Now Coulter is calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to lose in November to Democratic opponent Amy McGrath, who recently won the nomination in a close …

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Trump Pastor Sues Trump Pastor Over Millions In Funds

Charisma News reports: Pastor Mike Evans, founder of Friends of Zion in Jerusalem, has filed a lawsuit against Pastor Jentezen Franklin and Free Chapel Worship Center, a multisite megachurch based in Gainesville, Georgia. Evans says Franklin and Free Chapel have withheld more than $3.3 million in money raised to support charitable projects for Holocaust survivors; Franklin has denied these claims. …

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NYT: DeSantis Blocking Donations To GOP Convention

The New York Times reports: When President Trump first threatened to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, N.C., Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida started campaigning to bring the event to his state. But now, as convention planners in Jacksonville seek to raise tens of millions of dollars on an almost impossibly rushed time frame, and in the middle …

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Grassley Blasts Trump’s Word Salad On Second Term

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley laid blame on Fox News — and President Donald Trump — on Saturday over failing to articulate what his administration’s second term priorities would be during a recent interview with the news organization. The Iowa Republican tweeted that Trump got “off point” when asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity what his goals would be if re-elected, …

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Rudy Giuliani Calls John Bolton A Backstabbing “Pussy”

The pro-Trump Newsmax reports: Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is a “backstabber” with the claims he’s making in his upcoming tell-all book about his time with President Donald Trump’s administration, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said Wednesday. “I don’t care if he says what he saw or he doesn’t,” Giuliani said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “If they …

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Ann Coulter Unloads On Trump: “He’s A Shallow And Disloyal Retard, A Whining Blame-Shifting Fruitcake”

As I reported here a few days ago, Jeff Sessions found his ballsack and sorta kinda stood up to Glorious Leader’s latest attack on him over the Russia probe. This afternoon Ann Coulter, author of the 2016 hagiography, In Trump We Trust, seized upon Sessions’ response to label Trump a “whining, blame-shifting, gigantic fruitcake” as well as a stream of …

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Jeff Sessions Hits Back At Latest Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stood up to his old boss Friday after President Donald Trump encouraged Alabama voters to reject Sessions in his bid to return to the U.S. Senate. Trump on Friday afternoon once again tweeted his endorsement for Sessions’ rival, college football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the primary contest for the seat Sessions held …

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McCarthy: I Never Told Steve King He Was “Exonerated”

The Washington Post reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to endorse Rep. Steve King in his primary election and shot down the Iowa Republican’s claim this week that he’d get back his committee assignments. King, who is facing a tough primary challenge in June, said during a candidate forum Monday that he and McCarthy (R-Calif.) had reached an agreement …

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Anti-Vax Nutbag Sued By Anti-Vax Nutbag For $95M

The Daily Beast reports: On one side of the fight is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., perhaps the country’s most prominent anti-vaccine activist, whose own family members have disowned his anti-vaccine views. On the other is Shiva Ayyadurai, the self-styled “inventor of email” who’s running in the Republican primary for a Massachusetts Senate seat. Last week, their simmering fight over leadership …

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Top Republicans Oppose Steve King’s “Exoneration”

Roll Call reports: Rep. Steve King said he and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy agreed he should be able to sit on committees, a privilege King was stripped of when he made racist comments in early 2019, but some top Republicans are not open to the idea. Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming — the third-highest ranking Republican in …

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Trump Screamed At Campaign Manager Over Bad Polls

CNN reports: As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and the onslaught of criticism he was facing for suggesting a day earlier that ingesting disinfectant might prove effective against coronavirus. Within moments, the President was shouting — not at the aides in the room, but into the phone …

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Trump Unfollows Piers Morgan After Critical Column

Mediaite reports: British television host Piers Morgan announced Saturday morning that President Donald Trump had unfollowed him on Twitter after he posted a column calling Trump’s coronavirus cure “batshit crazy.” Morgan and Trump have had a friendly relationship for over a decade dating back to 2008 when the president declared him the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. For two straight years …

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Kobach Lashes Out After GOP Moves To Torpedo Bid

Filed under infighting is funny: Kansas GOP Senate candidate Kris Kobach lashed out at the state Republican Party on Friday after it called on two of his opponents in the race to drop out to narrow the field, amid fears from national Republicans about Kobach becoming the party’s nominee. Republicans fear a crowded GOP primary could split up the establishment …

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Kansas GOP Works To Torpedo Kris Kobach’s Senate Bid

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas GOP chair Mike Kuckelman sent letters Thursday to two Republican candidates asking them to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate for the good of the party. In nearly identical April 23 letters to Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and former Johnson County Commissioner Dave Lindstrom, Kuckelman cited poor fundraising and polling data …

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INFIGHTING: Republicans Demand Return Of Donations After US House Candidate’s Racist Tweets Are Surfaced

The New York Times reports: Always one to start a revolt, Representative Thomas Massie is now facing one down — from his own colleagues — less than two months away from his election. Mr. Massie, a libertarian from Kentucky known for his contrarian streak, last month drew the wrath of Democrats, Republicans and President Trump when he objected to the …

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