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Alabama Republicans seek to censure GOP Senator Shelby for not supporting accused pedophile Roy Moore

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Upheaval in the Alabama Republican Party continues following the stunning loss of GOP nominee Roy Moore in the December runoff election to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Politico reports.

Three Moore supporters are now pushing a resolution to censure Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) for refusing to back Moore after credible accusations of sexual misconduct were lodged against the conservative firebrand, who was twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court.

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The resolution blasts Sen. Shelby for “publicly encouraged Republicans and all voters to write in a candidate instead of voting for the Republican Candidate Judge Roy Moore.”

A pro-Moore political action committee, the Courageous Conservatives PAC, funded robocalls in December demanding Shelby resign.

“Sen. Richard Shelby stabbed President Trump and conservatives in the back,” said one recorded phone call. “Tell Shelby you’ll never forget his disloyalty to President Trump and the Republican Party for his treasonous actions. Tell Shelby he’s betrayed his trust to Alabamians and he should resign his office. Call now.”

Dallas investor Christopher Ekstrom has been helping bankroll the anti-Shelby campaign in Alabama.

“We no longer have Bob Corker to kick around, we no longer have Jeff Flake to kick around, but we do have Richard Shelby to kick around up and down the street until he gets out,” Ekstrom threatened.

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Ekstrom claimed Sen. Shelby was responsible for destroying “what was a very strong GOP in Alabama.”

It remains to be seen how much support the censure resolution has among the Alabama Republican Party, which is expected to be debated before the state party’s resolutions committee.

“It’s stunningly dumb,” said former interim Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL). “The party needs to unite.”

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Multiple Moore advisors did not respond to Politico’s request for comment.


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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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