Republicans

Romney Bill Ties Minimum Wage To Hiring Of “Illegals”

NBC News reports: As Democrats try to plot a way forward to raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced Tuesday that he’s working on a separate bill to increase the long stagnant minimum wage while “ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants.” Romney said he’s working on the bill with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and it also …

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TX Gov Demands Investigation Into Power Commission

The Hill reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) called on the state legislature to investigate the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) after winter weather has left millions of Texans without power. The Texas governor released a statement requesting that reform to the grid operator be prioritized as an emergency item during the legislative session to “ensure Texans never again …

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53% Of Republicans Would Back Trump In 2024 Primary

The Hill reports: A majority of Republicans in the new survey — 53 percent — said they would vote for Trump if the 2024 primary presidential primary were held today. Twelve percent said they would support former Vice President Mike Pence and 6 percent backed Donald Trump Jr. and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. All other Republicans garnered support in …

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McConnell Defends “Not Guilty” Vote In WSJ Op-Ed

From McConnell’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it …

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Perdue Files For 2022 Senate Run Against Warnock

The New York Times reports: David Perdue, the one-term U.S. senator from Georgia who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, filed paperwork on Monday night indicating that he plans a comeback effort — this time against Georgia’s other new senator, Raphael Warnock. Mr. Perdue, a former businessman who first ran for office as an outsider, and …

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Hannity: It’s Time To Oust McConnell From Leadership

“Where was John Thune and Mitch McConnell fighting against the biggest abuse of power corruption scandal in our history with Operation Crossfire Hurricane? They were missing in action. “Where’s the sanctimonious Mitch McConnell, John Thune, demanding that Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters — when is he going to give a speech on the Senate floor and hold …

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Politico: GOP Now Buzzing About WH Bid By DeSantis

Politico reports: Ron DeSantis once drew national scorn for his stewardship of Florida’s Covid-19 response — critics took to referring to the governor as “DeathSantis” for his resistance to restrictive measures. But that very blowback — marked by predictions of doom and widespread criticism for being divorced from science — has made DeSantis ascendant in the GOP. His position is …

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NC Republicans Unanimously Censure Sen. Richard Burr

From the North Carolina Republican Party: Tonight, the North Carolina Republican Party Central Committee voted unanimously to censure Senator Richard Burr for his vote to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial which he declared to be unconstitutional. The NCGOP agrees with the strong majority of Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that the Democrat-led …

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Head Of Florida’s COVID Response Team To Resign

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Jared Moskowitz, the head of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management and point man on the state’s coronavirus response, on Monday confirmed he is leaving office to spend more time with his family. In a brief phone interview Moskowitz said he didn’t want to provide more details about his departure until after Gov. Ron DeSantis makes a …

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Twitter Flags “Stolen Election” Tweet By Indiana AG

The Hill reports: Twitter has added a warning label to a Valentine’s Day-themed meme about the 2020 election posted by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) and blocked users from interacting with the tweet. The tweet included an image of Trump and the message: “You stole my heart like a 2020 election. Happy Valentine’s Day.” Liking, commenting and retweeting the …

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Anti-LGBT Trumper To Run For Grassley’s Senate Seat

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican state Sen. Jim Carlin launched a campaign for the U.S. Senate Monday, jumping into what will be a marquee race in 2022 even as others wait to see whether sitting U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley retires. “I appreciate (Grassley’s) service, as anybody does,” Carlin told the Des Moines Register. “But I didn’t get in the …

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Johnson Downplays Riot: They Didn’t Even Have Guns

Mediaite reports: “The fact of the matter is, this didn’t seem like an armed insurrection, to me,” Johnson said. “When you hear of armed, don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the question I would’ve liked to ask [at former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial]. How many firearms were confiscated? I’m only aware of one.” Johnson added, “If that was a …

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Utah GOP Readies Censure Of “Deep State” Romney

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: A tipster sent along a link to the proposed censure of Romney and it’s…something. Here’s a taste: Whereas; Senator Willard Mitt Romney misrepresented himself as a Republican. Whereas; Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of …

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SD Gov Under Fire For Abusing Use Of State Aircraft

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem used a state airplane to shuttle her around the country to right-wing political events, racking up huge bills on the taxpayer dime as the GOP darling traveled to events hosted by, among others, the NRA, Turning Point USA, and a Las Vegas confab put on by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Noem …

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Republicans Still Far More Resistant To Getting Vaccine

CNN reports: In an average of Axios/Ipsos polls taken in January and February, 74% of Democrats said they’d either been vaccinated, or were extremely or very likely to get vaccinated as soon it’s available to them. Just 51% of Republicans said the same thing. Independents were in the middle of these two groups at 61%. When Gallup asked respondents whether …

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Sen. Richard Burr To Face Censure Vote By NC GOP

The Associated Press reports: The North Carolina Republican Party is expected to vote Monday on whether to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial. Party spokesman Tim Wigginton told multiple news outlets Sunday that the group’s central committee would meet for the vote Monday night. Burr is one of …

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Cassidy: “I Voted To Convict Because Trump Is Guilty”

From an op-ed in the Baton Rouge Advocate: Rather than defending the Constitution, President Trump was actively subverting the peaceful transfer of power, which is a bedrock principle of the Constitution. I voted to convict former President Trump because he is guilty. That’s what the facts demand. I have no illusions that this is a popular decision. I made this …

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Face The Nation Host: GOP Senators Dodged Us Today

“The headlines this morning are similar to what they were almost exactly a day, a week, and a year ago. After being acquitted in the foreign interference impeachment case, now former President Trump has been acquitted again.  “Seven Republican senators broke with their party. The result was still ten votes short of conviction. We did offer invitations to over two …

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FL Paper: State Is Hiding Spread Of COVID Variants

The Orlando Sentinel reports: For weeks as a more contagious mutation of COVID-19 has spread across Florida, top state health officials have kept secret the location of those cases. Since Jan. 7 — one week after a COVID variant first found in the United Kingdom was detected in Martin County — the Florida Department of Health has ignored repeated inquiries …

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Former Rep. Sean Duffy: Nancy Pelosi Knew Capitol Attack Was Coming And Did Nothing About It [VIDEO]

“If you dig too deep, I don’t think Democrats wanted to see what we were going to find. What did Nancy Pelosi know? When did she know it? If she knew that there was attack on Capitol, why didn’t she secure it earlier? |Why didn’t she bring in the National Guard? What did Mitch McConnell know? What did AOC know? …

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