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Tag Archives: GOP

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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Senate GOP Vows To Quickly Quash Impeachment Try

The Hill reports: GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump they will quickly quash them in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has broad authority to set the parameters of a trial. While McConnell is required to act on articles of impeachment, which require 67 votes — or a two-thirds majority …

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Liz Cheney Echoes Trump On FBI’s “Treason” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that statements by FBI agents investigating President Trump sounded “a whole lot like a coup and it could well be treason.” Cheney told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” that the beginnings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation were suspect and need to be investigated. “Think about the fact …

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Lone House Republican Blocks $19B Disaster Relief Bill Because It Doesn’t Include Funding For Trump’s Wall

Politico reports: Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday. House leaders tried to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster assistance measure by unanimous consent, but the Texas Republican objected on the floor. Communities still severely damaged by wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, lava flow and even typhoons have waited for this …

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FLORIDA: Mike Huckabee Sues To Keep Beachgoers Off The Sand In Front Of His $6 Million Oceanfront Mansion

Mother Jones reports: Mike Huckabee built his dream house on a public beach, a spot where some of the more than 4 million spring breakers and tourists who come to Walton County each year had been parking their lawn chairs and fishing poles since time immemorial. That meant the Fox News contributor had to share much of the 115-foot-long spit …

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Mississippi: GOP Abortion Ban Sponsor Arrested For Punching Wife For Not Undressing Quickly For Sex

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi’s governor and two other top Republicans say a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife. Second-term Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested last weekend and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. George County sheriff’s deputies say McLeod bloodied his wife’s nose after she didn’t undress quickly enough when McLeod wanted to have …

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WEST HOLLYWOOD: Anti-Gay Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Spotting Hotel Poolside Trying To Pick Up Man

Bil Browning reports at LGBTQ Nation: Totally-not-gay-at-all former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock was snapped poolside at the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood by a gay tourist visiting from New York. The loathed closet case was accompanied by an attractive speedo-clad young gay man who was on Scruff while they lounged by the pool. Later he was spotted chatting up and …

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Pennsylvania: Republican Wins Special US House Race

Roll Call reports: Republican state Rep. Fred Keller easily defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg in a special election Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. With 48 percent of precincts reporting, Keller led the Penn State professor, 72 percent to 28 percent. The result was not unexpected given that President Donald Trump would have carried the deep-red seat by 36 points in 2016 …

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TEXAS: “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill Passes Final Hurdle

The Texas Tribune reports: Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. When the lower chamber first considered the bill just over a week ago, the LGBTQ Caucus torpedoed it with …

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GOP Rep Is First Republican To Call For Impeachment, Trump Hits Back With “Total Lightweight Loser” Insult

Fox News reports: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., broke with his Republican colleagues Saturday when he claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling showed President Trump engaging in “impeachable conduct.” Attorney General William Barr, Amash argued, “deliberately misrepresented” that report in not emphasizing clear evidence of obstruction on Trump’s part. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded …

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Michigan GOP State Rep Charged With Soliciting Bribes Via Text Messages Says He Should Have Just Called

Michigan Live reports: State Rep. Larry Inman said he probably should have picked up the phone and called labor union representatives instead of sending texts that would later be part of a federal indictment alleging he solicited bribes. Inman, R-Traverse City, was indicted May 15 by federal prosecutors for attempted extortion, bribery and lying to an FBI agent. The indictment …

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GOP Hopes To Thwart Roy Moore’s 2020 Senate Bid

The Associated Press reports: Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they’ll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers. “The people …

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Rep. Jim Jordan Claims Vindication After Revelation That University Knew About Sexually Abusive Doctor

The Associated Press reports: A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school Friday. Dr. Richard Strauss committed the abuse from 1979 to 1997 — nearly his entire time …

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RNC Chair Is “Personally” Opposed To AL Abortion Law

The Washington Post reports: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Friday that she personally opposes provisions in the new Alabama law that outlaws virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, but defended the range of views on abortion within her party. “Personally, I would have the exceptions,” McDaniel said during an interview on CNN. “That’s my …

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MICHIGAN: Republican State Rep Indicted On Charge He Solicited Union Bribe On Vote For Wage Repeal Bill

The Detroit Free Press reports: A state representative has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of trying to sell his vote on a measure to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Rep. Larry Inman, R-Traverse City, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Grand Rapids, court records show. House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, called on Inman on …

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