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Conservative radio host Mark Levin: Purge ‘all the cockroaches’ from the GOP

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On his radio show Friday, conservative host Mark Levin called for the Republican Party to be completely purged of what he viewed as non-conservative figures.

He noted that Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields recently said the party needed to distance itself from “the professional right.” The suggestion enraged Levin, who claimed the RNC was targeting grassroots activists.

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“The Republican Party, the RNC, needs to be fumigated,” Levin said. “Need to get rid of all the cockroaches, clean it out, start new bottom-up top-down with conservatives. They all pretend to be conservatives, but I’m telling you folks, they hate our guts. The feeling is mutually, by the way, but they hate our guts.”

He noted two prominent Fox News personalities had recently took positions that many conservatives viewed as hostile. Karl Rove launched an organization to defeat “unelectable” far-right candidates in Republican primary races and Bill O’Reilly described opponents of same sex marriage as “Bible thumpers.”

“War on us,” Levin remarked. “Karl Rove, war on us. War on the ‘Bible thumpers.’ War on ‘conservative hate radio.'”

He concluded by claiming that intelligent and consistent conservative arguments were always favored by the American people.

Listen to audio, courtesy of Media Matters, below:

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Secret recording features Trump falsely claiming that weed makes people ‘lose IQ points’

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President Donald Trump falsely claimed that marijuana makes people "lose IQ points" in a secret recording released by indicted former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

Parnas released the recording, which captured more than one hour of conversation at a private donor dinner with Trump in 2018, to show that the president told him that he would fire then-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. But the recording, which was apparently captured by Parnas' indicted associate Igor Fruman, also featured Trump discussing Kim Jong Un's golf game, the European Union trying to "screw the United States," the 2016 election . . . and his views on marijuana.

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During his speech, Trump began to slur his words, causing somebody at Fox News to laugh on a hot mic as the network cut away from the speech.

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was concerned by the clip.

"Wondering how long this can be ignored," Scaramucci posted.

"Is there anyone left in his team that cares about his health and mental acuity?" he wondered.

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Watch Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell on the GOP effort to convict Trump for President Pence

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If Trump is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office, Vice President Pence would ascend to the presidency.

"Here it is in the wild. This is a billboard truck that puttered around Washington, D.C. all day, shuttling between the capitol and the White House and the Trump Hotel," Maddow reported, showing images of the moving billboard.

Moddow noted that on one side the truck read, "Remove Trump for Pence" and on the other, "Pence, it could be worse."

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