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Ex-Republican lawmaker rips RNC ‘brownshirts’ for stifling #NeverTrump demands

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Longtime Republican and former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey slammed the handling of the call for a roll-call vote during the Republican National Convention on Monday, though he stopped short of accusing GOP officials of ducking “Never Trump” delegates entirely.

“This is pretty shocking and shameful, and I’ve seen a lot,” he told MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff. “This is not a meeting of the Republican National Committee. This is a meeting of brownshirts.”

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“What do you mean by that?” Soboroff asked.

“I mean people who act like fascists. They might not be fascists, but they act like fascists. They have the lack of manners of fascists, and in this respect they are only too reflective of Donald Trump himself.”

Earlier in the day, delegates from nine states petitioned for a roll-call vote on the nomination of Donald Trump as the party’s presidential candidate, but their request was ignored, causing a raucous reaction on the convention floor.

In a second interview, Humphrey — who is attending the RNC as a delegate — said he delivered the petitions personally.

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“We delivered them to a man who represented himself as the secretary’s representative,” he said. “The secretary would not come out of wherever she is. She’s not out here in public doing business. She’s in the back somewhere.”

“Have you ever seen anything like this — a representative from the Republican National Convention Committee hiding from petitions?” Soboroff asked.

“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Humphrey said. “It could either be something legitimate, or a dirty trick.”

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Humphrey’s first interview with Solonoff, as posted online, can be seen here.

Their follow-up interview can be seen below.

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.

The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.

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Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet

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Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.

Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by:  #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY

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Trump claimed ‘inequality is down’ — one day later federal data showed the exact opposite is true

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"The separation between rich and poor from 2017 and 2018 was greater than it has ever been."

Federal data released Thursday showed U.S. income inequality in 2018 reached the highest level since the Census Bureau began measuring it five decades ago, a finding that comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said "inequality is down."

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