Tag Archives: GOP

FLORIDA: GOP Gov Blames “Staff Error” After His Pulse Proclamation Removes Mention Of LGBTQ Community

The Washington Post reports: Rick Scott, when he was Florida’s governor, made the proclamation a year ago to mark the anniversary of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub two years before. A gunman killed 49 people at the LGBTQ-oriented club in 2016, what was then the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, and Scott, now a Republican senator, noted that …

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Wife Of Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Drop Her Not Guilty Plea In Campaign Finance Corruption Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Margaret Hunter, the wife of longtime East County Congressman Duncan Hunter who was co-indicted with her husband last summer, has agreed to change her plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning. The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket late Wednesday morning without any supplemental documentation. …

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GOP Rep. Greg Pence Charged His Campaign For Stays At Trump Hotel, Edited Filings After Being Called Out

USA Today reports: Greg Pence, a freshman congressman and brother of Vice President Mike Pence, reported spending more than $7,600 in campaign funds on lodging at the Trump International Hotel in the first few months after his election in November, although lawmakers are supposed to pay for their own housing in Washington. After USA TODAY asked about the expenses included …

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Trump To Back Primary Challenger To Justin Amash

Politico reports: Donald Trump and his top allies are moving to make Justin Amash pay for becoming the sole Republican congressman to call for the president’s impeachment. Trump and his top advisers have discussed the prospect of backing a primary challenge to the Michigan lawmaker — a highly unusual move for a president against a member of his own party …

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2018 GOP Senate Candidate: Burn Every Rainbow Flag

“Just as I have no relationship to the Confederate flag, I have no relationship to the rainbow flag. Don’t put it on public property because public property belongs to all of us and all of us aren’t down with that! In fact, most of us aren’t. “The idea that a man should be sexually attracted to another man is a …

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GOP Rep. Justin Amash Leaves House Freedom Caucus

CNN reports: Rep. Justin Amash on Monday stepped down from the conservative House Freedom Caucus less than a month after becoming the first Republican member of Congress to say President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. “I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” he told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for …

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McConnell Continues To Block Election Security Bills

The New York Times reports: A raft of legislation intended to better secure United States election systems after what the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, called a “sweeping and systematic” Russian attack in 2016 is running into a one-man roadblock in the form of the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell, long the Senate’s leading ideological opponent …

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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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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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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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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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Texas Elections Chief Resigns After Failed Voter Purge

ABC News reports: The embattled Texas elections chief who questioned the U.S. citizenship of nearly 100,000 people resigned Monday ahead of being forced out of office, stepping down as Republicans went home to defend their vulnerable majority in 2020 rather than try forcing a late vote to save Gov. Greg Abbott’s nominee. Secretary of State David Whitley never received a …

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“Death To Non-Christians” GOP State Rep Raises Funds For 51st “Christian State” To Be Based On Biblical Law

The Idaho State Journal reports: A fundraising event for the proposed creation of a 51st state called Liberty started on a tense note Thursday evening as onetime loyalists of state Rep. Matt Shea held what they called a “silent protest” and stood toe-to-toe with armed security guards. The Liberty State Gala drew about 200 people to the CenterPlace Regional Event …

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