Republicans

RNC Chair: D-Day Should Be For Celebrating Trump

“I just have a reminder for the media. He’s your president, too. This is our president. This is our country. We’re celebrating the anniversary, 75 years of D-Day. This is a time where we should be celebrating our President, the great achievements of America. And I don’t think the American people like this constant negativity. There are times when we …

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RNC Spox Compares 2020 Dems To Mussolini [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington compared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to murderous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, and Fox News hard news anchor Harris Faulkner partially agreed with the assessment. On Wednesday’s edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulkner, Harrington told Faulkner that voters are “going to be faced with a choice in 2020, and the …

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Republican Senators Warn Trump Against Tariffs On Mexico: “We’re Holding A Gun To Our Own Heads”

The New York Times reports: Republican senators sent the White House a sharp message on Tuesday, warning that they were almost uniformly opposed to President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, just hours after the president said lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him. “I want you to take a message back” to the White House, …

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Alabama Mayor Defends Call To “Kill Out” LGBT People

Montgomery’s ABC affiliate reports: Carbon Hill mayor Mark Chambers has responded about recent controversial comments he made in a Facebook post. The post written in all capital letters said: “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics.” Chambers …

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GOP Senator Taunts Democrats: If You Really Want To Impeach, Go Buy A Spine On Amazon And Just Do It

The Hill reports: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Sunday said Democrats who support impeaching President Trump should “buy a spine” and do it. But he also said they’d regret it, pointing to polls that show a minority of voters back impeachment. “Impeachment polls right up there with skim milk with the American people. But my advice to my Democratic friends …

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IDAHO: Former GOP State Chair Arrested For Stalking, Allegedly Masturbated In Bushes While Wearing Wig

The Idaho Statesman reports: Boise Police on Thursday arrested Jonathan Parker — a lobbyist and former Idaho Republican Party chairman — and booked him into the Ada County Jail on a felony first-degree stalking charge. According to the criminal complaint, on or between May 16 and May 30, Parker “did knowingly and maliciously engage” in conduct that “seriously alarmed, annoyed …

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Schiff: The GOP Is Now A “Cult Of Trump’s Personality”

“In terms of the impeachment process, it’s not mandated by the Constitution. We can avail ourselves of this when the president demonstrates acts that are high crimes or misdemeanors. It is certainly true that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to recognize the reality that one party, the Republican Party, has turned …

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Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims He “Probably Killed Hundreds Of Civilians” During Iraq Deployment

CNN reports: California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer, his unit “killed probably hundreds of civilians” during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq. During a Barstool Sports interview for a podcast that was released on Monday, Hunter defended his support of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL facing a premeditated murder charge in the stabbing death of …

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Nikki Haley Spurs 2024 Bid Chatter With Iowa Visit

Charleston’s Post & Courier reports: Since leaving the United Nations last year, Nikki Haley’s moves have been closely watched for signs that the former South Carolina governor will run for the White House in 2024. A new advocacy group, a new book and a series of high-profile speaking engagements were seen as steps toward a presidential bid. Now Haley is …

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FLORIDA: GOP Rep Jokes About Bill To Execute Gays

From an op-ed in the Pensacola News Journal: In less than 30 seconds of audio from his recent meeting with a Pensacola-based group called Women for Responsible Legislation, Florida Rep. Mike Hill proved why he is both an unfit legislator and an unfit Christian. A citizen comments: “In 1 Corinthians, it says that a man who has an affair with …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Blasts Trump’s Mexico Tariffs

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent. Following through on this threat would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA, a central campaign pledge of President Trump’s and what could be a big victory for the country. “President Trump should consider alternatives, such as imposing a fee on …

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“Appalled” GOP Senator Demands USS McCain Probe

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Martha McSally said an investigation is warranted to get to the bottom of an order to keep the warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, his father and his grandfather out of President Donald Trump’s view during his trip to Japan earlier this month. McSally, R-Ariz., now holds the seat McCain once held before …

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SMOKING GUN: New Docs Reveal Census Citizenship Question Deliberately Written To Favor Republicans

The New York Times reports: Thomas B. Hofeller achieved near-mythic status in the Republican Party as the Michelangelo of gerrymandering, the architect of partisan political maps that cemented the party’s dominance across the country. But after he died last summer, his estranged daughter discovered hard drives in her father’s home that revealed something else: Mr. Hofeller had played a crucial …

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Former GOP Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran Dies At 81

Roll Call reports: Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the mannerly former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he was a dependable provider for his home state during more than four decades in Congress, has died at the age of 81. Cochran, who retired from the Senate on April 1, 2018, after dealing with health issues, died Thursday morning in Oxford, …

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Roy Moore Hits Back At Trump: He Doesn’t Control Who Votes In Alabama, The GOP Is Upset Because I’ll Win

Politico reports: A defiant Roy Moore brushed aside Donald Trump’s warning not to run for Senate again, telling POLITICO on Wednesday that Alabama voters are capable of deciding for themselves whether he’s fit for office. “The president doesn’t control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama,” Moore said in a phone interview. “People in Alabama are smarter than …

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GOP Florida Gov Holds “Ceremonial” Cabinet Meeting In Jerusalem Despite Lawsuit By Florida News Outlets

Courthouse News reports: The Miami Herald and others sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his cabinet on Tuesday, claiming their planned meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday will violate the open-meetings provision of the state’s Sunshine Law. The Tampa Bay Times, Gannett, and Gatehouse Media joined the Herald and the First Amendment Foundation in opposing the cabinet meeting planned for the …

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Mitch McConnell Promises To Fill Election Year Supreme Court Vacancy After Denying Obama The Same Thing

The New York Times reports: Democrats accused Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, of hypocrisy on Tuesday after he said Republicans would confirm a justice to the Supreme Court if a seat opened up amid the election campaign in 2020, even after denying President Barack Obama a similar opportunity in 2016. The senator made the remarks at a Chamber of …

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Trump And Junior Tell Roy Moore Not To Run: Call It Off Now If You “Care About MAGA More Than Your Ego”

Mobile’s NBC affiliate reports: In a heated exchange on Twitter Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr., son of the President of the United States, went after controversial former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, advising him not to run as a 2020 U.S. Senate candidate after his loss to Democrat Doug Jones in 2017. While Moore has expressed interest in a 2020 run, …

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MICHIGAN: Amash Gets Standing Ovation, Accuses Pelosi Of Dragging Her Feet On Impeachment [VIDEO]

CBS News reports:  The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation from many who saluted his “courage” while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing a Democratic “smear attack” against Mr. Trump. During a two hour event that was originally scheduled to …

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GOP Rep Scorches AG Bill Barr In New Tweetstorm: He Deliberately Misrepresented Key Parts of Mueller Report

CBS News reports: Republican Rep. Justin Amash — the first and thus far only Republican to say the president has committed impeachable offenses — isn’t backing down. And he doesn’t seem to care if the whole world knows it. Amash raised plenty of eyebrows earlier this month when he described Mr. Trump’s actions outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report …

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