Tag Archives: Rob Portman

Senate Bill Would Allow Remote Voting During Crisis

The Washington Post reports: A bipartisan pair of senators on Friday introduced a resolution that would allow their chamber to do the House has been doing for months now: vote remotely during a national crisis, such as a pandemic. Under the change proposed by Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), remote voting could take …

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Rob Portman: Trump’s Behavior Can Be Inexcusable And Yet Not Be Subject To Conviction At Trial [VIDEO]

“I have said with regard to the president’s comments that day that they were partly responsible for what happened, for the horrible violence that occurred on Capitol Hill. I’ve also said that what he did was wrong and inexcusable. “I’ve used the word inexcusable because that’s how I feel. It can be inexcusable and yet not be subject to a …

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Jordan Claims He Won’t Run For Portman’s Senate Seat

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, a conservative lawmaker and favorite among President Donald Trump’s supporters, won’t run for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022. “Jordan is solely focused on representing the great people of Ohio’s Fourth District, and will not be running to fill the seat of retiring Senator Rob Portman,” a spokesman told Cleveland.com. Jordan, …

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Rep. Tim Ryan Floats Bid For Portman’s Senate Seat

The Hill reports: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said he is “looking seriously” at running for Senate in 2022 after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced his retirement earlier Monday. Ryan briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019, presenting himself as a moderate capable of winning over Trump supporters in contrast to progressive figures such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) …

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Seek Reelection In 2022

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022, he told The Enquirer – a move that will unsettle politics in both Greater Cincinnati and Washington D.C. Reading a statement on his decision to not seek re-election, Portman said he is looking forward to spending more time at home and …

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman: There’s No Proof Of Fraud

GOP Sen. Rob Portman writes for the Cincinnati Enquirer: States have now completed counting votes and most battleground states will have certified their election results as of this week. Some state recounts have been completed and those remaining are expected to be completed within the next two weeks. Based on all the information currently available, neither the final lawful vote …

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GOP Senator: Trump Wrong To Ask Ukraine For Help

Another faint crack in the dam. The Columbus Dispatch reports: While he still says impeachment is too extreme, Sen. Rob Portman readily acknowledged today that President Donald Trump should not have asked the Ukraine or China for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden. The Ohio Republican also disputed Trump’s characterization of an ousted Ukrainian as an aggressive battler of …

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Rob Portman: I Won’t Run For President

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced that he will not run for president in 2016. Portman, a Republican who was once considered a top contender to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, said in a statement early Tuesday morning that he would not seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Instead, he said, “I have decided to run for …

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Brian Brown Vs Sen. Rob Portman

“Rob Portman can forget about getting elected President of the United States. If he runs we will make sure that GOP primary voters are aware of his desire to redefine marriage and his willingness to see federal judges set aside the votes of 50 million Americans who enacted marriage amendments across the country because his son is gay. Rob Portman’s …

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Sen. Rob Portman: If I Run For President, My Gay Marriage Support Will Be A Plus

GOP Sen. Rob Portman is considering a 2016 presidential bid and says that his support for same-sex marriage would only help his campaign. The Washington Post yesterday declared that Portman’s candidacy could set up a “nightmare scenario” for the Republican Party. This raises the possibility of a scenario that Republicans who agree with Portman — and believe the party must …

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Via Memographs.

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Tony Perkins Vs Sen. Rob Portman

“With ENDA on the table, liberals (and a handful of Republicans) are trying to convince the American people that they aren’t tolerant enough to run their own offices. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is trying to cushion the blow of his ENDA support with flimsy so-called religious exemptions that will do nothing to protect Americans. His amendment, which passed yesterday by …

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Senate Adopts GOP’s ENDA Amendment Granting Broader Religious Exemptions

Via the Associated Press: On a quick, voice vote Wednesday, the Senate approved an amendment from Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire that would prevent federal, state and local governments from retaliating against religious groups that are exempt from the law. The overall bill would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. …

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GOP Senators Attempt To Expand ENDA’s Already Too-Broad Religious Exemptions

Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner reports that a group of GOP senators are pushing an amendment to ENDA that would expand the already too-broad religious exemption in the bill. LGBT groups “appear uninterested” in fighting the amendment, says Geidner. The amendment, which also includes a provision making explicit that the purpose of the ENDA includes respect for religious liberty, is being authored …

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Quote Of The Day – Linda Harvey

“Former attorney general of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife have jumped on the ‘gay marriage’ bandwagon because their daughter Corbin got hitched, so the fantasy goes, to another woman in Massachusetts. He joins another prominent Ohio politician, U.S. Senator Ron Portman, in recently discovering human rights our forefathers missed. This propaganda, using children as guinea pigs, is the rotten …

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Quote Of The Day – Will Portman

“I’m proud of my dad, not necessarily because of where he is now on marriage equality (although I’m pretty psyched about that), but because he’s been thoughtful and open-minded in how he’s approached the issue, and because he’s shown that he’s willing to take a political risk in order to take a principled stand. He was a good man before …

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“Ex-Gay” Crackpots PFOX Ask Sen. Rob Portman And Wife To Join Their Group

The “ex-gay” crackpots at PFOX, who last month filed a Supreme Court brief against same-sex marriage, have issued a press release that both denounces Sen. Rob Portman and his wife and invites them to join their group. From PFOX head Regina Griggs: My heart goes out to Sen. Portman and his wife. As the mother of a homosexual child, I …

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NY Post Slams Gay Left

Noting the criticism of Sen. Rob Portman’s reversal on marriage from the left, the New York Post today published an editorial titled “When Yes Isn’t Enough.” Never mind that embracing gay marriage in the GOP carries a risk while it’s completely safe for a Democrat. Or that another prominent flip-flopper on the issue — Barack Obama — also invoked personal …

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Linda Harvey: Gay Identity Is A Delusion

“Every person out there who claims a ‘gay’ identity has the ability to get married in Ohio or anywhere else now. He or she can marry someone of the opposite sex, because that’s what marriage is and because a ‘gay; identity is a delusion. Two men, no matter how sincere they feel, or two women, will never be a marriage. …

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HomoQuotable – Josh Barro

“There are a lot of teenagers for whom, unlike Will Portman or me, coming out entails risk of familial rejection, homelessness and violence. There is a reason organizations such as the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing and support to homeless LGBT youth in New York City, need to exist. Making public policy less anti-gay will help these youth but …

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