Republicans

Schlapp: CPAC Heals The Upset Over Trump’s Silencing

“There’s something very emotional about having your president get silenced, get shut down, have his Twitter account and everything else shut down. “And then the way the election ended was just, it was really upsetting to these people and they really — it’s jarring to see this socialist policy just coming at them every day. “The fact that the president …

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Texas AG Golfs With Trump Ahead Of CPAC Appearance

The Hill reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) played golf with former President Trump ahead of his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Saturday, according to Paxton. Paxton shared a photo of himself and Trump on the golf course with the caption “Beautiful day in Mar-a-Lago with my favorite President. Headed to @CPAC next. …

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GOP House Rep Attends White Supremacist Conference

Medium reports: The far-right subgroup behind the conference calls itself the “America First” movement, deriving its namesake from the title of the broadcasts of extremist live-streamer Nicholas Fuentes, its most prominent figure. America First exists most notably as a fringe movement among conservative social media communities, home to its own micro-industry of influencers, vendors, and broadcasters. Its followers have repeatedly …

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Hawley Gets CPAC Ovation For Bid To Overturn Election

The Hill reports: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo), who seemed to have become something of a pariah in the Senate since his Electoral College objections on Jan. 6 and his fist-pumping show of encouragement to a pro-Trump crowd outside the Capitol earlier that day, received a boisterous ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Hawley, who admits he’s …

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CPAC Speaker Belongs To Japanese Cult Who Believes Its Leader Is Reincarnated Alien Messiah From Venus

Vice News reports:  His speaker bio on the CPAC website notes that Hiroaki “Jay” Aeba is the chairman of the Japanese Conservative Union (JCU), a right-wing political organization, and that he helped found CPAC Japan, which has been running for the last four years in Tokyo. What isn’t mentioned is the central role Aeba plays in a Japanese cult called …

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GOP Reps Speaking At CPAC Requested Proxy Votes In House Today Over “Ongoing Public Health Emergency”

CNN reports: Several of former President Donald Trump’s closest Republican allies in the House have skipped Friday’s votes and enlisted their colleagues to vote on their behalf, signing letters saying they can’t attend “due to the ongoing public health emergency.” But those members are actually expected to be in Orlando and listed as speakers at CPAC. The members include Florida …

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Cawthorn: Dems Want US To Be “Communist Ash Heap”

Fox News reports: Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., didn’t mince words in his first appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), telling the crowd that “brutal and vicious” Democrats were trying to turn the U.S. into a “Communist ash heap.” Cawthorn said the U.S. is “walking down a road very near socialism. They are trying to turn this country into …

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Gaetz Eggs On Hatred For Liz Cheney At CPAC [VIDEO]

Mediate reports: When Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke at CPAC Friday — proudly calling himself a “Florida man” — he went on a tear against Cheney to applause from the crowd. Gaetz talked about “whip[ping] the establishment,” and then added, “Speaking of people who ought to lose primaries…” “If Liz Cheney were on this stage today, she would get booed off …

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MAGA World Turns On McCarthy Over Liz Cheney

MSNBC reports: After complaining that Liz Cheney is “going to keep talking that smack” about the former president, Peter Navarro added, in apparent reference to Kevin McCarthy, “Let’s never forget that guy, when he had her in his sights, he blinked. He’s responsible. He’s got to go. Kevin McCarthy has to go. He no longer has the confidence of the …

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At CPAC, Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun, Mocks Masks, Ridicules AOC, Threatens BLM, Screams “FREEDOM!”

The New York Post reports: Sen. Ted Cruz joked about his trip to Cancun amid a crisis-level storm in Texas last week, which brought frigid temperatures, widespread power outages and burst pipes that flooded homes. Speaking Friday morning at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Cruz (R-Texas) made the remarks while kicking off his speech. “God bless CPAC,” the Texas …

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DeSantis Positions As New Trump At CPAC, Welcomes Attendees To FL’s “Oasis Of Freedom” From Lockdowns

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rallied a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to fight the “failed Republican establishment,” highlighting the ongoing battle over the direction of the GOP in the wake of former President Trump’s electoral defeat. In opening remarks on the second day of CPAC, DeSantis cast himself as an acolyte of Trump and …

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Trump Taps Lewandowski To Run His New Super PAC

Politico reports: Former President Donald Trump told political advisers Thursday that he’s chosen longtime ally Corey Lewandowski to run a yet-to-be-formed super PAC as part of his expanding post-presidential political apparatus, according to multiple people familiar with the discussion. The decision was made in a multi-hour meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Thursday. Trump gathered his top political lieutenants, including …

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“Militia Truck” Seen Near Capitol During Riot Belongs To Husband Of GOP House Rep Who Recently Quoted Hitler

The Daily Beast reports: A pickup truck parked at the United States Capitol and bearing a Three Percenter militia sticker on the day of the Jan. 6 riot belongs to the husband of freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, who approvingly quoted Adolf Hitler a day earlier. Researchers on Twitter first noticed the Ford pickup truck with the far-right …

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South Dakota AG Was Reading Far-Right Site On His Phone At Time Of Crash, Victim’s Glasses Found In Car

USA Today reports: North Dakota investigators were skeptical that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg didn’t know he fatally struck a pedestrian on the night of Sept. 12, 2020. According to video footage from two separate interviews between investigators and Ravnsborg, made public Tuesday by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, authorities found the reading glasses of Joe Boever …

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Boehner In Audio Book: “Ted Cruz, Go Fuck Yourself”

Axios reports: John Boehner has been going off script while recording the audio version of his new memoir, using expletives and asides not in the book — such as the former Republican House speaker saying, “Oh, and Ted Cruz, go f**k yourself.” The book is appropriately titled, “On the House: A Washington Memoir.” It promises to share “colorful tales from …

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McConnell: I’ll Back Trump In 2024 If He’s Nominated

CNN reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would “absolutely” support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a “wide-open race,” when pressed by Fox News’ Bret Baier about …

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TEAL BELT 2021: House Republican Reads Bible Verse Saying That Crossdressers Will Burn In Hell [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: A Republican congressman sparked anger when he suggested that transgender people are an “offence” to God. Florida lawmaker Greg Steube made the controversial comment during a debate in the House on the passage of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender equality. The GOP member told the House he would begin …

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Republicans Pissed At QAnon Rep’s Anti-LGBT Stunts

Politico reports: Republicans worry that this week’s controversial antics from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who harassed Rep. Marie Newman (D-Ill.) over her transgender daughter, have stomped on their attempts to sensitively communicate why they are opposed to the LGBTQ rights bill. Most Republicans say they oppose the measure due to its perceived infringement on religious freedom, not out of …

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Ex-GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Calls For “Centrist” Third Party

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh writes for The Bulwark: It’s time to plant our flag, take ownership of where many American voters are, and begin down the difficult road of building a new political party. A “radically centrist, common sense, let’s get shit done party.” A party that is populist in tone and centrist in policy outcomes. A party that’s …

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POLL: Only 33% Of Republicans Say They’ll Get Vaccine

Axios reports: Americans of all ages, education levels, genders, races and political parties say they’re more likely than not to get the coronavirus vaccine — except Republicans. Vaccine hesitancy is higher among white Republicans than any other demographic group, and it hasn’t been improving much as the vaccination effort continues, according to Civiqs polling. 41% of Republicans say they don’t …

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