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Bundy-backing Vegas councilwoman threatens critics at meeting: ‘If I hear a boo I will have marshals remove you!’

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A Las Vegas city councilwoman who supports scofflaw rancher Cliven Bundy threatened to have critics removed from a public meeting that grew heated.

The city is looking to annex more than 800 acres of land currently owned by Clark County, which would increase property taxes for some homeowners by an average of $341, reported KTNV-TV.

More than a dozen speakers — most of them opposed to the annexation — showed up Monday for a lengthy hearing on the matter, and councilwoman Michele Fiore grew angry after one resident asked why she appeared to be checking her phone instead of listening.

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“Things that we’re doing up here, you don’t know,” said Fiore, who claimed she was communicating with a Clark County commissioner.

She threatened to have some of the opponents removed for behavior she deemed disrespectful.

“If I personally hear a boo I will have the marshals remove you!” Fiore warned

Las Vegas is hoping to annex “islands” of property owned by the county but surrounded by the city to streamline services, but some residents see the plan as a cash grab and don’t want to pay higher taxes or face new regulations that could come with the change.

“The words that I’m hearing from you guys is very disheartening, because they’re simply false statements and not true,” said Fiore, a Republican former state lawmaker who helped negotiate the end of a standoff by anti-government militants at an Oregon wildlife refuge.

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She grew frustrated after listening to residents voice their concerns about the plan, and she shocked many by suggesting they would not be required to comply with new regulations under the annexation.

“I get what you’re saying, but what I don’t think folks understand is, we have code enforcement, right, and just because there’s rules on the books doesn’t mean they’re enforced,” Fiore said, as the crowd gasped.

Fiore previously threatened to have opponents removed by city marshsals from a contentious homeowners association meeting over a plan to redevelop a park.

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“They were basically acting like Fiore’s personal Gestapo,” said Randall McGlade, a city resident threatened by the city councilwoman.

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Panicked Republicans ‘working frantically behind the scenes’ — but Trump just keeps attacking GOP Gov Brian Kemp

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Republicans are worried that President Donald Trump will pour gasoline on the intraparty inferno burning in Georgia.

Trump is officially traveling to the Peach State for a rally in support of the two Republican senators in January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.

Republicans worry Trump will continue to attack Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as he has on Twitter.

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"Trump is to headline a campaign rally for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the state Saturday night — his first major political event since before the Nov. 3 election. GOP officials are working frantically behind the scenes to try to keep the president on script at the rally, worried that he will use the forum to attack Kemp and other state GOP officials who have resisted his pressure, according to a person familiar with the discussions," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Trump ‘facing a rapid decline’ as he wallows in ‘rage and denial’ over election loss: report

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President Donald Trump's mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker that was published online Saturday.

"Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong," Baker reported under the headline, "Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial."

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Will we ever know how much money Trump and his family squeezed out of his presidency?

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

Four years ago, a victorious Donald Trump insisted that he had only lost the popular vote due to widespread fraud while raising tens of millions of dollars for his inauguration. Now, as his baseless, often goofy lawsuits get laughed out of courtroom after courtroom, a defeated Trump and his allies are raising tens of millions of dollars from his easily-enraged MAGA base to "stop the steal." And the lion's share of the $207 million Trump has raised since the election hasn't been spent on his legal campaign, but will instead fund his new political slush fund, among other things.

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