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Texas Attorney General’s top aide mocks ‘pathetic’ #MeToo movement and calls women’s marchers ‘c*nts’

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One of Texas’ top lawyers appeared to take issue with the massive outpouring of sexual assault and harassment claims associated with the #MeToo movement in an early morning Facebook post on Wednesday.

As Dallas News reports, Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie posted on Facebook at 2:40 AM on Wednesday decrying the women who’ve come forward with their stories as “pathetic.”

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“Aren’t you also tired of all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims?” Leonie wrote. “If every woman is a ‘victim’, so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore.”

In the post, which was still posted publicly on Leonie’s Facebook as of Thursday afternoon, the deputy assistant AG linked to an article from the conservative magazine The Federalist about how women “relish” male desire.

A perusal of Leonie’s Facebook timeline reveals him to be a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump’s. He also appears to be a fan of alt-right provocateur and erstwhile Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos.

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In a Twitter post made shortly after Trump’s inauguration and the historic Women’s March that followed, Leonie shared a cartoon that showed characters from the classic “Peanut” series, one of whom was dressed up in the genital costumes popular at the march. In Leonie’s cartoon, another of the characters calls the one in the costume a “c*nt.”

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UPDATE: On Thursday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office confirmed that Leonie resigned from his post as associate deputy AG. In a statement, the AG’s office said Leonie’s posts “do not reflect our values.”


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‘Race-baiting’ Trump needed the George Floyd protests to unleash his inner ‘thug’ again: Black columnist

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In a blistering piece for the Daily Beast, columnist Adam Howard said it didn't take long for Donald Trump to flip back and forth from expressing condolences over the death of George Floyd at the hand of four Minneapolis cops to resorting and the race-baiting he has become known for when appealing to his conservative base.

Identifying the president as the "thug-in-chief," Howard noted the president's statement of sympathy when he said, "I understand the hurt, I understand the pain,” but pointed that itcame long after he called protesters calling for the arrest of police officer Derel Chauvin "THUGS" in a tweet that also threatened shootings.

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Trump can’t bail himself out by stoking white people’s fear with Nixonian appeal about rioting ‘thugs’

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1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in American history. Cities across the country burned after the assassination of Martin Luther King. Robert Kennedy was gunned down a few months later. There was a lot of crime, and widespread unrest in response to the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. A bloody police riot marred the Democratic National Convention.

That was the year Richard Nixon unveiled his "Southern Strategy," pivoting to a law and order message against liberal Democrat Hubert Humphrey, whom he painted as soft on crime and someone who coddled those dirty hippies. The campaign carried racial undertones that weren't exactly subtle, but were sufficiently implicit to distinguish him from third party candidate George Wallace, the fiery Dixiecrat who had gained national notoriety for his staunch opposition to black civil rights.

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HBO’s Bill Maher levels ex-cop Derek Chauvin as a symbol of the type of failures who are drawn to policing

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In the latest edition of HBO's "Real Time," host Bill Maher came down hard on former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin -- recently indicted for the death of George Floyd -- saying he is part of a breed of losers who become cops so they can bully people.

Addressing the death of Floyd after the police officer knelt on his neck, Maher explained that it was “a replay of the Eric Garner incident,” that left another Black man dead.

“It’s amazing to me that the police are still doing this when they’re on camera, when there’s a crowd filming them because we’ve been in this ‘we’ve caught bad cops on tape’ era now for almost a decade,” he stated. "You think they’d go, oh shit, there’s a crowd with a camera. What is it with the cops that they’re still doing this? Is it the training?”

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