Tag: Republicans

Coward Paul Ryan Forced into Opposing Separating Families

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday he opposes the new Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the border. Ryan said Congress should address the issue with legislation, and a draft of a compromise immigration bill that circulated on Capitol Hill late Thursday would end the practice of…

Mitt Romney Announces US Senate Run In Utah

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I…

Kayla Moore: We’re Not Anti-Semitic, Our Lawyer Is Jewish

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife dismissed allegations of anti-Semitism on Monday night by claiming that she and her husband have Jewish friends, including their lawyer. “Fake news will tell you that we don’t care for Jews,” Kayla Moore told rally-goers on the eve of the election, according to reporters on the scene. “One of…

Rubio Won’t Support GOP Tax Bill Unless It Expands Child Tax Credit

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) could complicate things for the Republicans as they try to pass their tax overhaul, having told reporters on Thursday he won’t support the legislation unless it increases the refundable portion of the child tax credit. Senate and House Republicans say they have reached an agreement on a tax bill, which lowers…

Trump Endorses Roy Moore In Morning Tweets

The polls are mixed and pollsters flummoxed heading into Alabama’s Dec. 12 special election for a Senate seat, with many Republicans leery of both Republican Roy Moore, credibly accused of sexual improprieties with teenage girls as young as 14, and Democrat Doug Jones, because he’s a Democrat. On Monday morning, President Trump moved from criticizing…

John McCain Announces Support For Senate GOP Tax Bill

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday announced that he is voting in favor of the Senate GOP’s tax overhaul bill, a major win for Republican leadership. “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families,” McCain said in a…

More Women Accuse Roy Moore Of Sexual Misconduct

Three more women have come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. One of them, Tina Johnson, told AL.com that Moore groped her in 1991 when she was in his office. Moore was married at the time. “He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice…

Sean Hannity To Roy Moore: Explain Your ‘Inconsistencies’ Or Quit

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday called on GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to prove he did not sexually pursue underage girls by providing a “satisfactory explanation” for the mounting allegations against him. Hannity, whose show has faced an advertising boycott after he initially appeared to come to Moore’s defense, has now joined top…

Mitt Romney: Roy Moore ‘Is Unfit For Office And Should Step Aside’

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is “unfit for office and should step aside” following new allegations that he had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 and had other inappropriate sexual encounters with teenage women. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions,…

Roy Moore Allegedly Pursued Teen Girls For Sexual Relationships

Four women have come forward to The Washington Post alleging that Roy Moore—the former Alabama judge who was twice removed from the state’s supreme court and is currently the GOP nominee for Senate—pursued them for sexual relationships when they were young teens. More than one of the women reportedly said he pursued her when she…

GOP Rep. Goodlatte Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election to the House in 2018. Goodlatte, 65, has represented Virginia’s 6th Congressional District since 1993, and has served as the chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee since 2013. “With my time as chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018,…

Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted At His Own Home Left With 5 Broken Ribs

On Saturday afternoon a Kentucky man was arrested after he assaulted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at Paul’s residence. It is being reported that the Kentucky lawmaker suffered minor injuries from the altercation. According to police, 59-year-old Rene A. Boucher “intentionally assaulted Paul causing minor injury.” The police responded to a call at the senator’s home…

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Is Threatening World War III

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is worried that President Trump’s threats against leaders of other countries could put the United States “on the path to World War III,” he told The New York Times Sunday. Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump treats the presidency like a “reality show” and acts “like he’s…

Republicans Rally For Last-Ditch Attempt At Repealing ObamaCare

Senate Republicans are considering a final attempt at passing a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act after falling one vote short in July. Republicans technically have until Sept. 30 before they lose the ability to pass a bill with just 50 votes plus Vice President Mike Pence. Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and…

Mitt Romney Will Run For Senate If Orrin Hatch Retires

Mitt Romney Will Run For Senate If Orrin Hatch Retires

Former Massachusetts Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning to run for Senate in 2018 if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire, the Utah Policy website reported Monday. Hatch previously said he would run if his and his wife’s health is good, but has not yet committed to running for an eighth term.…

Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party to…

Half Of Republicans Would Back Postponing 2020 Election

According to a WaPo poll more than half of Republicans think the 2020 election should be postponed “until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote”. Those fears likely stem from President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions, in attempts to explain away the fact that he lost the popular vote by close…

CBO: Under ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill, 16 Million Could Be Uninsured

Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal” bill to undo ObamaCare’s individual and employer mandates could result in 16 million Americans losing their health insurance, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in a report issued Wednesday. The full contents of the “skinny bill” remain unclear, because it won’t be released until after a voting session that is expected…

McCain To Return To Congress For Health-Care Vote

John McCain will return to Congress on Tuesday for a vote on the Senate’s yet-to-be-announced health-care policy, the Arizona Republican’s office said in a statement Monday night. McCain was recently announced to have brain cancer, and is on medical leave recovering from a tumor removal this month. His vote is critical for GOP senators hoping…

House GOP Unveils 2018 Budget Plan, Setting Up Tax Battle

On Monday, the Republican hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act essentially died, but by Tuesday morning the GOP was already moving on to the next big battle, a tax overhaul. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee released its 2018 budget blueprint, which calls for significant increases in defense spending matched by…

Auschwitz Condemns GOP Rep for Video Shot Inside Gas Chamber

A Republican congressman is in hot water with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for filming a video inside a former gas chamber at the Nazi death camp. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana can be seen in a video posted to YouTube narrating a five-minute clip shot at Auschwitz, where he comments on the Holocaust…

Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Healthcare Bill – READ FULL TEXT

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health-care overhaul Thursday that eliminates many provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. The bill would cut Medicaid, end the ACA’s mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and allow states to drop previously required benefits. The Senate bill maintains the structure of the…

Republicans To Unveil Senate Health-Care Bill Today

Senate leaders on Wednesday began circulating a discussion draft of their proposal to replace ObamaCare a day before its scheduled formal release. The working document seeks to roll back taxes and penalties in the Affordable Care Act, cut back its Medicaid expansion, change the Obama-era health law’s subsidies, and give states more flexibility to opt…

Polls Close at 7 In Georgia, South Carolina Special Elections [LIVE]

WATCH THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE. Americans in Georgia’s 6th district and South Carolina’s 5th district go to the polls Tuesday to vote in concurrent special elections in traditionally Republican strongholds. “Stock up on coffee. Poised to be a very late night,” said a Republican involved in the tight Georgia race between Democrat Jon Ossoff…

Records For 198 Million Voters Exposed Online

Voting records for 198 million Americans were left exposed on an unsecured server owned by a Republican data analytics firm. The data from Deep Root Analytics includes information on possibly every registered U.S. voter for more than a decade, including profiling data suggesting the political leanings of each person. The server has since been secured.…

Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election

Republican Greg Gianforte has won the Montana House seat left vacant by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte has 189,473 votes, compared to Democrat Rob Quist with 166,483 votes. Speaking from Italy, Trump praised Gianforte’s “great win in Montana.” On Wednesday night, Gianforte was charged with assault, following an altercation…

Jason Chaffetz: I Won’t Seek Re-Election

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election. “After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018,” the 50-year-old Republican lawmaker wrote on his Facebook page. “After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it…

Alex Jones Lawyer: ‘He’s Playing a Character’

According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, a lawyer representing InfoWars host Alex Jones in a child-custody case alleged in a pretrial hearing that his behavior on the show should not be used to judge his qualifications as a father. “He’s playing a character,” attorney Randall Wilhite allegedly said regarding his client. “He is…

Across the U.S., Citizens Demand Their Representatives Hold Town Halls

Unable to reach their congressional representatives the old-fashioned way — by phone, email, and in person — Americans across the country are getting creative. While Republican lawmakers like Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) have faced down angry constituents who peppered them with questions about everything from repealing the Affordable Care Act…

GOP Requests Investigation on Flynn Leaks

House Republicans Chaffetz, Goodlatte requested an investigation late Wednesday into leaks of information that contributed to the ouster of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte requested that the Department of Justice investigate the leaks over fears that intelligence…