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GOP candidate has history of violent racist Facebook posts — and boasts he’s ‘on special assignment’ from Trump

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Leo Mirolli Jr., a paramedic and Republican candidate for coroner in Pennsylvania’s Northumberland County, has a long history of controversial Facebook posts that include racial epithets, rape jokes and threats to get his critics fired.

According to Sunbury, PA’s Daily Item, Mirolli’s rhetoric, which includes a post where he used the n-word to refer to rapper Kanye West, drew criticism from the Northumberland County Republican Committee.

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Simple Facebook searches reveal Mirolli regularly posts using bigoted language. In several of them, he refers to black men accused of rape as “Obama’s children,” and also links to right-wing blogs peddling fake news about Muslims being “pro-rape” to bolster his anti-Muslim stance.

Mirolli, who regularly makes posts critical of “liberals,” also claimed he’s “on a special assignment for President Trump to keep the snowflakes busy” while he builds his border wall “up to Washington.”

But it’s the way Mirolli “intimidates” those who disagree with him that’s most upset one of his fellow Northumberland residents.

According to a resident in the county, who contacted Raw Story and asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation from Mirolli, the Republican coroner candidate is trying to silence naysayers by doxxing them.

In one instance earlier this week, Mirolli posted a photo of pages of social media exchanges that he said he intends to take to Geisinger Sunbury, a primary care practice where many of his critics work. According to the Northumberland resident who contacted Raw Story, Mirolli publicly accused nurses of being a “junkies” on Facebook — unsubstantiated claims that could put their jobs in jeopardy.

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Check out screenshots of some of Mirolli’s more offensive posts below.

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Why Trump’s plot to ‘investigate the investigators’ is going up in a puff of smoke

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For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump and Republican loyalists in Congress, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department officials would get to the bottom of an alleged conspiracy against the Trump presidency.

They would, in Trump’s words, “investigate the investigators.” It was oh so promising.

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs have been even more disastrous than skeptics predicted: Paul Krugman

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In a column celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump declaring himself "Tariff Man," New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attempted to explain the president's love of tariffs and noted that the negative economic impact in the past year has surpassed even the worst expectations.

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