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GOP Lawmakers In Ohio Try to Impeach DeWine

(Political Wire) “While trying to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has faced throngs of armed protesters at the statehouse and crowds outside his own home. Now, he is now facing efforts from within his own party to push him out of office entirely,” the Washington Post reports.

“A group of four Republican state lawmakers filed a dozen articles of impeachment against DeWine on Monday, saying the governor violated state and federal laws by requiring face masks in public and ordering some businesses to close.”


GOP lawmaker says he's been called a 'traitor' by people close to him for recognizing Biden win

(The Hill) Outgoing GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman (Va.) said Monday that people close to him have called him a “traitor” for recognizing President-elect Joe Biden as the victor in the 2020 White House race. Riggleman, a former intelligence officer and Air Force veteran, was asked by CNN’s John Berman why more Republican lawmakers weren't speaking out about President Trump’s unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.

"I don't know what's in their hearts, and I wish I could tell you. I've tried to call. I've tried to talk to individuals about this,” Riggleman said. “And by the way my own — well, I shouldn't say this exactly — but people very close to me have called me pretty much a traitor to the cause because of my belief in data and statistical analysis and technology and people that have taken an oath to the Constitution."


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ignores call from Trump while signing certification docs

(AZ Central) While Ducey was signing the certification documents Monday, his cell phone buzzed with the ringtone of "Hail to the Chief." Ducey previously has said he set that for calls coming from the White House. On Monday, he muted the ring tone and set the phone aside, continuing to sign documents that made Trump's loss official.


Rudy Giuliani discussed with Trump a preemptive pardon for himself

(Kyle Griffin) Breaking NYT: Rudy Giuliani discussed with Trump as recently as last week the possibility of receiving a pre-emptive pardon before Trump leaves office, according to two people told of the discussion.


So, The President of the United States Is Now Re-tweeting Somebody Named "Cat Turd"

The President of The United States, and leader of the free world, the man who sits in the same office occupied by Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, is now quoting some guy who goes by the Twitter handle 'Cat turd.'

Can you imagine?

Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for CAT TURD."

Roosevelt: "We have nothing to fear, but another tweet from CAT TURD."

Lincoln: "Four score and seven years ago, a man who calls himself CAT TURD brought forth a profound quote."

Roisin Ni Fiachra

GOP silence on Trump's false election claims recalls McCarthy era

(CNN) The silence of congressional Republican leaders as President Donald Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud grow wilder and more venomous increasingly resembles the party's deference to Sen. Joe McCarthy during the worst excesses of his anti-Communist crusade in the early 1950s.

Whatever their private concerns about Trump's behavior or values, the vast majority of congressional Republicans have supported Trump since his 2017 inauguration at almost every turn, brushing aside concerns about everything from openly racist language to his efforts to extort the government of Ukraine to manufacture dirt on the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

Just like congressional Republicans now with Trump, GOP legislators then found themselves following McCarthy into deeper and deeper waters of conspiracy theories.

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