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CNN panel gasps at Trump voter’s excuse for Roy Moore: ‘He’d ask them out — they didn’t say he raped them’

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CNN on Thursday convened a panel of Trump voters to debate the accusations leveled against defeated Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — and one voter caused his fellow panelists to gasp with his excuse for Moore’s alleged behavior.

After Trump voter Kim Dowdle, who said that she believes Moore’s accusers, explained that many girls in the South are taught to keep quiet if they get abused by powerful men, fellow Trump voter Jimmy Dozier interjected to call the women “liars.”

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Host Alisyn Camerota then asked Dozier if there was anything that could make him believe Moore’s accusers.

“Well, first of all, he hadn’t done anything to them,” Dozier said. “They said he’d ask them out — they didn’t say he raped them.”

This caused Dowdle’s eyes to grow wide as she raised up her hands and said, “Whoa, whoa!”

Camerota then pointed out that one of Moore’s accusers said she felt Moore was going to try to rape her, but Dozier was still dismissive.

“How do you feel like, ‘I’m going to try to rape you?'” he asked. “That’s wrong!”

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“If you’re ripping someone’s shirt off, and forcibly kissing them,” Camerota replied.

“He had his clothes off!” exclaimed Dowdle.

Interestingly, Dozer said that, even though he didn’t believe Moore’s accusers, he still didn’t vote for Moore because he’s a “radical” who only looks out for himself and not the people of the state.

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8,400 Californians are being monitored for COVID-19 as state braces for coronavirus

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California said Thursday it was monitoring some 8,400 people for the new coronavirus, after officials confirmed a woman had contracted the disease without traveling to outbreak-hit regions.

Governor Gavin Newsom said travelers arriving from affected areas were being monitored and sought to reassure the public that the risk of contracting the virus remains low.

He said authorities were not surprised on learning about the woman who contracted the virus and was being treated in a hospital in northern California.

"We knew this was inevitable... that that incident would occur," he said, adding that the state was bracing for more cases.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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‘Gaze adoringly at you’: Internet mocks Trump’s claim coronavirus leader Mike Pence has ‘nothing else to do’

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The internet exploded in laughter on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus because he had "nothing else to do."

The New York Times reported that the president made the remarks on Wednesday before naming Pence as the point man on the virus.

Wait, I thought he was a businessman and didn't like people around with nothing to do (hence fired the CDC epidemic response team) - seems like he should have fired Pence a long time ago?

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