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Charges dropped against ‘Catholic Warrior’ caught on video destroying Satanic holiday display

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Prosecutors have dropped charges against the self-proclaimed “Catholic Warrior” who had been accused of destroying a Satanic Temple holiday display, citing a lack of evidence, the Tallahassee Democrat‘s Karl Etters reports.

Susan Hemeryck was arrested last December after she was caught on video destroying the display.

She reported walked up to two Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers and said that she was “sorry, but I have to take this down.”

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Hemeryck then, in her own words, “yanked that little devil off the fishing line.” Her only regret, she told the Associated Press, was that “I should have just done a better job and finished it off for good.”

In January, her lawyer claimed that the case against her “represents the state basically putting an attack on Christians,” but last week prosecutors decided to drop the charges because, they determined, “the defendant is simply carrying the display. No damages are apparent — it is simply disassembled.”

On the video, capitol police can be seen stopping Hemeryck from leaving the building — a building that lawyers for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State had fought hard to have the displayed placed in.

After the charges were dropped, Hemeryck issued a statement in which she said that “I am very grateful to God for giving me the grace to take a stand against Satan and those who invoke his name even if they do not fully know what they are doing.”

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“I was not afraid of going to trial,” she continued. “I wanted the jury to know that I did not act criminally as wrongly portrayed, but a devout Catholic following the Church’s teaching for non-violent and peaceful opposition of evil.”

Watch video of Hemeryck “carrying” the display below via The Daily Mail.

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Document reveals how the White House cheered up Trump after his meltdown at #MAGA rally in Dallas

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Last week, President Donald Trump sought to shore up political support in Texas by holding a campaign rally in Dallas.

During the rally, Trump told the crowd how he hated it when his children told him what they learned in school.

The president also suffered a meltdown and offered the crowd his impersonations.

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren on Wednesday revealed a note she'd received from the White House reading, "Tomi, thank you for everything. Best wishes."

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‘Hard to overstate’ how badly Taylor’s testimony damaged Trump: Ex-federal prosecutor

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On Wednesday, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote for Politico Magazine that the testimony of Ukraine envoy William Taylor was devastating for President Donald Trump — and that if he keeps trying to deny wrongdoing, it will only get worse and maybe even force Senate Republicans' hand against him.

"It’s hard to overstate how much damage the testimony of Ukraine envoy William Taylor inflicted on President Donald Trump’s defense in the ongoing impeachment inquiry," wrote Mariotti. "On its face, Taylor’s testimony Tuesday established the quid pro quo that Trump has denied for weeks. But more importantly, Taylor’s detailed notes of the 'highly irregular' policy-making that he witnessed over the summer provide a roadmap to future testimony that could be even more harmful. Republicans have already begun to retreat from their 'no quid pro quo' line, but they will have to keep retreating because Taylor has almost single-handedly decimated the few witnesses who have provided some testimony that is favorable to Trump."

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‘How much did you get for your soul?’ Internet dogpiles Lindsey Graham after he walks back criticism of SCIF raid

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On Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared to have reached the limit of his capacity to defend his own party when a gang of House Republicans raided a sensitive, compartmented information facility where an impeachment hearing was taking place and illegally bringing in recording equipment. Initially Graham criticized the Republicans behind the stunt, calling it "nuts."

Later, however, he changed his mind and decided the demonstration was fine with him, offering this explanation:

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I was initially told House GOP took the SCIF by force – basically like a GOP version of Occupy Wall Street.

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