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GOP lawmaker in Virginia goes ‘ballistic’ over anti-gun violence license plate

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Though a vast majority of members of the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of releasing an anti-gun violence vanity license plate, eight Republicans dissented because it singled out “a particular type of violence.”

“We’re the snowflakes,” the plate’s sponsor, Del. Marcus Simon (D) of Fairfax, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “But these guys see ‘gun violence’ on anything and they go ballistic.”

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House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R) accused Simon of “trying to build a narrative that gun violence is somehow different from regular violence.”

Simon rebutted that if the House Majority Leader disapproves he can “get his own bill and his own license plate.”

Virginia is known for their many specialized vanity plates. The Times-Dispatch noted that the state has numerous license plates featuring “messages on controversial political issues,” typically requested by outside groups. The state has both pro and anti-abortion license plates, a “Don’t Tread on Me” Tea Party license plate and another with an image of Virginian Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They already have, the newspaper noted, a plate that supports the National Rifle Association.


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Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.

Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.

"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.

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Latest Democrat to back impeachment did so live on MSNBC: ‘We have no choice’

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Yet another Democrat is backing impeachment following the latest revelations that Donald Trump allegedly solicited foreign election interference from Ukraine in return for military aid.

The movement for impeachment grew significantly on Monday.

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