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WATCH: Retired Army Colonel arrested for protesting Jeff Sessions’ confirmation

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A retired Army Colonel was arrested in the Capitol on Tuesday for interrupting and protesting the Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for the position of attorney general.

Per Jezebel, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, who resigned from her position at the State Department in 2003 to protest the Iraq War, interrupted Sessions’s confirmation hearing and declared her objections not just to his nomination, but to President Donald Trump’s policies in general.

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“I say no to Jeff Sessions, no to hatred, not to racism, not to the ban on refugees,” said the 70-year-old retired Colonel before being grabbed by Capitol security officers.

As the officers tried to remove her from the chamber, she shouted out in pain.

“I’ll go out but you don’t need to drag me,” said Wright, who was donned in full Code Pink gear. “I’ve got a hip replacement. I’m 70 years old and I can make it out on my own.”

Watch the video of Wright’s arrest below.

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Joe Biden to air first general-election TV ads in Texas as polls show increasingly close race against President Donald Trump

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Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race here.

As part of a four-state ad buy that Biden's campaign is announcing Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee is going up with a 60-second spot in Texas that addresses the increasingly dire coronavirus situation here.

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Restaurant owner kicks out ‘crazy’ Trump supporter who flashed a gun at employee who asked him to wear a mask

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A supporter of President Donald Trump was recently kicked out of a barbecue joint in Kansas after he flashed a gun at an employee who asked him to wear a face mask.

The Kansas City Star reports that a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat walked into the RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission, Kansas last week without wearing a face mask.

When he was asked to wear one by worker Arlo Kinsey, he said that he had an "exemption" to Kansas's statewide mask order -- after which he pulled up his shirt and revealed he was carrying a holstered gun.

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In Trump’s ‘murder the messenger’ White House ‘it’s survival of the morally sickest’: conservative

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In his column for the Daily Beast, conservative -- and former Republican -- Matt Lewis explained that Donald Trump's decision to turn on Dr. Anthony Fauci is yet another example of his habit of destroying advisers who don't tell him what he wants to hear which is why and, in this case, more Americans are going to die in the coronavirus pandemic.

As Lewis notes, Fauci, who has been brutally frank about the resurgent COVID-19 health crisis that is now swamping Arizona, Texas and Florida, joins a long line of high profile administration officials who have found themselves on the president's hit list for not toeing the administration's line.

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