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Robert Reich says GOP too terrified to stand up to Trump: ‘Isn’t this how fascists come to power?’

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Robert Reich said Donald Trump had whipped his supporters into such a frenzy that Republicans are afraid to speak out against him.

The economist and former Secretary of Labor recounted a recent conversation he had with a GOP former congressman he’s known for years, and he asked his friend what he thought of Trump.

“Trump is a maniac,” the ex-lawmaker said, according to Reich. “He’s a clear and present danger to America.”

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The former congressman admitted he was a coward for not speaking out against Trump, saying that he was afraid of the GOP presidential nominee’s supporters.

“I hate to admit it, but I’m afraid of them,” the ex-lawmaker said. “Some of those Trumpistas are out of their f*cking minds.”

The former congressman said other Republicans were as fearful for their own physical safety, and not just their political futures.

“The Trump crowd is just too dangerous,” he said. “Trump has whipped them up into a g*ddamn frenzy.”

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The former lawmaker argued that he wasn’t as bad as Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani, but Reich said his fears were troubling.

“Isn’t this how dictators and fascists have come to power in other nations?” Reich said. “Respected leaders don’t dare take a stand.”

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Columnist reveals why Democrats shouldn’t write off Ohio in 2020

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As the 2020 election kicks into gear, political analysts have argued that Ohio could be a lost cause to Democrats, but one columnist disagrees.

According to Vanity Fair's Peter Hamby, recent polls indicate Democrats shouldn't write it off just yet.

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"As Democrats bring their next primary debate to Ohio on Tuesday, they're grappling with whether the new Republican dominance in those industrial and rural pockets has pushed Ohio out of their reach," the Associated Press reported Monday. "Some Democratic presidential campaigns are contemplating once unheard-of White House victory scenarios that leave out Ohio. The storied swing state — a place that sided with the winning presidential candidate in all but one election since 1944 — seems likely to be eclipsed by Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in next year's election."

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‘Weary and numb’ GOP legislative aide says they’re secretly apathetic about Trump getting impeached

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While President Donald Trump has been banging the war drums to rally his voters against the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, at least one Republican legislative aide feeling apathetic about the prospects of their party's leader being removed from office.

In interviews with New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi, Republican officials say that Trump's presidency has so completely exhausted them that they're having a hard time getting worked up about his impeachment.

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‘Tighter’: Actress Ellen Barkin praises women impeachment witnesses who have Trump’s ‘balls in their fist’

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Actor and producer Ellen Barkin on Monday celebrated the women who have testified against President Donald Trump in the House impeachment inquiry.

Writing on Twitter, Barkin made reference leaked audio in which Trump said that he could grab women by the genitals because he was famous. She also praised former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former White House aide on Russia Fiona Hill, who are cooperating with House Democrats and the impeachment proceedings.

"Not gonna be much pussy grabbin with his balls in their fists," Barkin wrote on Monday.

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