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Nevada GOP candidate compares Employment Nondiscrimination Act to ‘segregation’

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A Nevada Assemblyman, seeking the GOP nomination for a Congressional seat representing the suburbs of Las Vegas, compared the pending Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in Congress to ‘segregation.’

In a far ranging interview with the Las Vegas Sun,  Crescent Hardy, 56, a Nevada Assemblyman and business man, called ENDA,  a federal law that would make it  a crime for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, a “segregation law.”

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“When we create classes, we create that same separation that we’re trying to unfold somehow,” he explained. “By continuing to create these laws that are what I call segregation laws, it puts one class of a person over another. We are creating classes of people through these laws.”

Segregation laws were previously used to maintain separate but equal facilities in the ‘Jim Crow‘ south.

Hardy has previously opposed a similar law at the Nevada state level.

In the same interview, Hardy, who is a Mormon, said that  he also opposes laws permitting same-sex marriage, adding that it should be a state decision.

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“I will always vote against same sex marriage because of my religious beliefs, the way I was raised,” explained Hardy. “For me to vote for it would be to deny the same God that I believe in.”

Hardy is currently facing Tea Party Republican Niger Innis  in the June primary for the right to oppose incumbent  Rep. Steven Horsford, a Democrat representing  Nevada’s 4th Congressional District in November.

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Diplomat testified of fear Rudy wanted ‘grand bargain with Russia where we throw Ukraine under the bus’: report

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President Donald Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine testified about fears that Rudy Giuliani was trying to cut a "grand bargain" with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report in Axios.

Volker reportedly testified that Bill Taylor was reluctant to take the position of acting ambassador to Ukraine after the firing of Marie Yovanovitch.

"He was just worried [Ukraine] was going to get undermined at some point,” Volker reportedly testified. “Hanging over everyone’s head in the expert community is, is there some grand bargain with Russia where we throw Ukraine under the bus?”

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White House ripped for ‘ridiculously misogynistic stereotype’ in attack on Speaker Pelosi

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The White House was harshly criticized for an attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) launched by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Grisham was already under fire for claiming President Donald Trump had been "measured" in a meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) when she lashed out at the female speaker.

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Internet laughs off press secretary’s claims of presidential calm: ‘How often has Trump struck you as ‘measured’

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President Donald Trump isn't exactly known for being calm or measured, but that's what his White House is claiming he was during a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders.

"[email protected] was measured & decisive today. @SpeakerPelosi walking out was baffling but not surprising w NO intention of participating in a mtg on nat’l security. Dem “leadership” chose to storm out & whine to cameras, everyone else stayed to work on behalf of our country," tweeted Stephanie Grisham.

It prompted CNN's Chris Cillizza to inquire when Trump ever struck someone as "measured."

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