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Notorious Washington extremist whose rallies attract violent white supremacists to run for US senate

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Joey Gibson, an activist from southwest Washington who is notorious for hosting “free speech” rallies that often grow violent, will run for U.S. senate in Washington State.

The run was first reported by Portland’s daily newspaper, which spoke with Gibson at his announcement rally in Vancouver, Washington.

“The system is broken and rigged,” he said. “We’re letting the establishment run our country.”

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Gibson will run against Democrat Maria Cantwell, who has been in office since 2001 and who won her most recent re-election bid with 60 percent of the vote.

Gibson founded Patriot Prayer, an extremist Conservative group which holds rallies aimed at “triggering” liberals in cities like Portland, Berkeley and San Francisco. Gibson is not a white nationalist but his rallies often attract white nationalists.

Gibson provokes angry responses from counter-protestors and then often hides behind riot police as they rage at him.

Gibson’s announcement, held at a local Red Cross building, featured enthusiastic supporters who chanted “Jo-ey, Jo-ey, Jo-ey!”

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Gibson is currently the only Republican running for the office, which may mean he’s on the November ballot.


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‘They deserve it’: Republican strategist tells GOP it’s their own fault for going down with Trump because ‘they know better’

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Republican strategist Susan del Percio said that there is no excuse for GOP members who failed to do the right thing and fight back against President Donald Trump when they had the opportunity.

Speaking to MSNBC's Joy Reid Thursday, del Percio called Trump "the anchor" around the GOP's necks, "dragging them down."

"But, you know what, they deserve it," she continued. "There are Republicans out there that deserve this because they know better. They should have been better on impeachment. They should have been holding him accountable all along. Now they are scared and worried about themselves. Well, boohoo, you brought it on. there's no excuse."

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Trump officials demanded the Army ‘dig for misconduct’ to justify firing Lt. Col. Vindman

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This week, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman willingly left the Army after decades of honorable service. He cited a concerted campaign of "bullying" from the highest branches of power in the United States, and now more details are becoming known.

A New Yorker report revealed that top aides to President Donald Trump were told that they needed to find dirt on Vindman that could justify the firing of the decorated war hero.

"Vindman expected to go to the National War College this fall—a low-profile assignment—then take another foreign posting," the New Yorker reported. "But, in a final act of revenge, the White House recently made clear that Trump opposed Vindman’s promotion. Senior Administration officials told [Defense Secretary Mark] Esper and Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman’s promotion. They couldn’t find anything, multiple sources told me. Others in the military chain of command began to warn Vindman that he would never be deployable overseas again—despite his language skills and regional expertise."

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George Conway reveals how Mary Trump’s book and the Supreme Court prove the ‘walls are closing in’ on the president

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Republican lawyer and "Lincoln Project" co-founder, George Conway, wrote in a Washington Post column Thursday that there are a lot of commonalities in Mary Trump's forthcoming tell-all book and the Supreme Court decision passed down in President Donald Trump's case with New York prosecutor Cy Vance.

Mary Trump, who is a clinical psychologist, delivers "professional judgments about the president's indisputable narcissism and, perhaps, sociopathy dovetail with those that other experts have reached before," wrote Conway. "Yet it's not the possible diagnoses that give Mary Trump's book its punch. It's the factual detail — detail that only a family member could provide."

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