Tag Archives: GOP

WV GOP Rep: Gays Are A Modern Day “Terrorist KKK”

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports: A second round of bigoted comments from a Republican delegate has drawn frustration from legislators and no sign of resolve. Delegate Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, made the comments after calling a reporter to discuss a report in Friday’s Gazette-Mail. That report detailed a flurry of criticism House Democrats aimed at Porterfield on Thursday in response to an …

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Arizona Bill Would Declare Porn A “Public Health Crisis”

Arizona Central reports: Citing concerns about the proliferation of erotic images online and their “toxic” effect on behavior, Arizona lawmakers are pushing to declare pornography a public health crisis. State Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa, introduced a measure that declares the crisis and states porn “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society.” “Like the tobacco industry, …

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Fox Host Chris Wallace: It’s Rich For The GOP To Rant About Whitaker Hearing After All Their Obama Probes

“I do find it kind of rich that Republicans are so outraged that there would be this kind of a hearing of the other party’s president and administration. It’s not like Republicans sat on their hands when Barack Obama was president. They investigated Benghazi, they investigated Fast & Furious, they investigated the IRS, and those were all legitimate issues to …

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Virginia GOP Leader Also Ensnared In Blackface History

The Virginian Pilot reports: A Virginia Military Institute yearbook overseen by future state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment in 1968 features a host of racist photos and slurs, including blackface. Norment, R-James City County, was managing editor of The Bomb publication that year. He went to VMI in Lexington after graduating from James Blair High School in Williamsburg and has …

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GOP Rep. Bob Woodall Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Our first likely pickup for 2020! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, who narrowly won the closest congressional race in the nation last fall, will not seek reelection next year, all but ensuring his rapidly-diversifying suburban House district will become one of the country’s fiercest political battlegrounds in 2020. A relentlessly sunny policy wonk who has represented Georgia’s …

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Trump: Former GOP Sen. Dean Heller Didn’t Win Last Year Because He Was “Extraordinarily Hostile” To Me

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: President Donald Trump blamed former Sen. Dean Heller for losing his re-election bid because Heller had been “extraordinarily hostile” to Trump during the 2016 election and hence had alienated the conservative base. “What happened with Dean Heller is I tried for him,” Trump told the Review-Journal, but his hard-core voter base “did not believe me. …

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Douchebag GOP Rep Tries To Have Parkland Father Ejected From US House Gun Violence Hearing [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Manuel Oliver, the father of a child who was slain during the Parkland massacre, repeatedly confronted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) during a hearing, and Gaetz tried to have Oliver ejected. During a House hearing on HR8, which expanded background checks to include all firearms purchases, Gaetz used the occasion to promote Trump’s border wall by suggesting that immigrants …

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Mike Pence: The Shutdown Wasn’t A Mistake [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told CBS’s Jeff Glor on Wednesday morning he doesn’t believe the partial government shutdown was a mistake, saying Americans find it admirable that President Trump “says what he means and he means what he says.” Despite having the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump didn’t mention any plan to help Congress secure a …

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Santorum: That Was Trump’s “Worst-Delivered Speech”

“This was probably the worst-delivered speech I’ve heard Donald Trump give. He ran over his lines, he mixed up, he didn’t deliver his punchlines, he would deliver a line and go to the next issue, and I don’t think he even realized he was moving on to the next issue. Someone didn’t do a good job of breaking his speech …

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CBS Poll: Most SOTU Viewers Approved Of Speech

But there’s a catch. CBS News reports: Seventy-six percent of Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night approved of the speech he gave. Just 24 percent disapproved. As is often the case in State of the Union addresses, the people who watched tonight’s speech leaned more towards the president’s own party, at least …

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Zircon Or Burlap To Be Rep. Steve King’s SOTU Guest

Republican House Rep. Steve King today conclusively demonstrated that he’s not a racist by announcing that either Diamond or Silk (we still don’t know which is which) will be his guest in the gallery at tonight’s state of the union address. Last month the GOP House leadership stripped King of all his committee assignments after a New York Times interview …

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Pariah Caucus: Stripped Of Committee Posts, Three GOP House Reps Wander Halls With Nothing To Do

Politico reports: They’re the outcasts of Capitol Hill, personae non gratae even in their own party. Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins and Steve King have been excommunicated from the House GOP conference in the most public way possible: stripped of their committee assignments and forced to watch the legislating from the sidelines. Now, while the rest of their colleagues work on …

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POLL: 43% Of GOP Voters Want 2020 Trump Challenger

The Associated Press reports: More than 4-in-10 Republicans want a GOP candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 primary, according to a new survey that calls into question the likelihood of success of his reelection campaign. A Monmouth University poll released Monday found that 43 percent of Republican voters said they would like to see Trump face off …

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Chris Christie On Possible 2024 WH Bid: “Why Not?”

The Week reports: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in yet another interview to promote his new book, was asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt whether running for president in 2024 is on the table, per CNN’s Betsy Klein. Christie’s response? “Yeah, listen, why not?” Christie went on to explain that he would not run simply “to go through the …

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MONTANA: Dems Troll GOP US House Rep With Bill That Calls Up To One Year In Jail For Assaulting Journalists

Politico reports: Democrats in the Montana state legislature put forward a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for assaulting a journalist from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 and up to a year in jail — a none-too-subtle slap at Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and his infamous body slam of a reporter two years ago. “I feel pretty strongly …

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Rule Changes Would Quash Trump’s GOP Challengers

The Associated Press reports: Trump’s campaign has deployed what it calls an unprecedented effort to monitor and influence local party operations. It has used endorsements, lobbying and rule changes to increase the likelihood that only loyal Trump activists make it to the Republican nominating convention in August 2020. Trump’s team plans to organize at county and state caucuses and conventions …

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Oklahoma: Imprisoned Anti-LGBT Former GOP State Rep Ordered To Pay $125,000 To Teen Male Prostitute

Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: A former Oklahoma lawmaker sentenced for child sex trafficking has been ordered to pay more than $125,000 in restitution. Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey is serving a 15 year prison sentence at a facility in Seagoville, Texas after pleading guilty in Nov. 2017. Police caught Shortey in March 2017 in a Moore hotel room with …

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Nikki Haley Rakes It In On Speaking Circuit: $200,000 And Use Of A Private Jet For Domestic Engagements

CNBC reports: With the Trump Cabinet’s revolving door continually spinning, organizations looking for an inside glimpse into the administration have increasing options — but they come with increasingly higher price tags. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is currently quoting $200,000 and the use of a private jet for domestic speaking engagements, according to seven people with …

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Fox News Hires Former Rep. Trey “Benghazi” Gowdy

Remember three weeks ago when he said he was swearing off politics forever? Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Wednesday. Gowdy, who retired from Congress earlier this month, will offer political and legal analysis on Fox News and the Fox Business Network, the outlet said in a press release. The former …

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Mitch McConnell Mocks Plan For Election Day Holiday

Talking Points Memo reports: Less than a week after the 35-day shutdown, during which hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a floor speech Wednesday ridiculing the idea of making Election Day a paid holiday for federal workers. “This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy? A brand-new week of paid …

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