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Kentucky Republican tweets gun threat at Democratic lawmaker who challenged the NRA

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A Kentucky Republican candidate tweeted that he would like to use a Democratic congressman for target practice.

Carl Nett, a former U.S. Secret Service agent and CIA contractor who is running for Kentucky secretary of state, responded to a tweet from Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) boasting about his “F” grade from the National Rifle Association, reported the Courier Journal.

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The Louisville Democrat asked colleagues to join him in wearing a button displaying the designation as a lapel pin until “the GOP finally stands up to the gun lobby and helps us pass common-sense gun safety legislation. Find me to get a pin.”

Nett urged the lawmaker to adjust the pin to provide a better target for him.

“Move it over just a bit,” Nett tweeted. “I was trained center mass.”

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The GOP candidate later deleted the tweet and then climbed aboard his high horse.

“Friends, I protected Barack Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton,” Nett later tweeted. “I voted for none of them. I would have DIED for any of them. My oath is to the Constitution. ALL politicians should keep that oath, first and foremost.”

A Yarmuth spokesman told the newspaper the tweet was reported to Capitol Police, saying lawmakers must be hyper-vigilant after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) last summer.

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The Kentucky Democratic Party issued a statement calling Nett “unfit” to hold elected office, and linked the candidate to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin through campaign donations.

A spokesman for the state GOP said the tweet was “inappropriate,” even if it was intended in jest, and Louisville mayoral candidate Angela Leet also distanced herself from her former campaign spokesman.

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“Mr. Nett was never on staff for the campaign — he volunteered before staff was hired,” Leet said. “He has not been involved since deciding to run for office. We do not condone threats or violence.”

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FBI investigating possible ‘criminal enterprise’ in Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse death

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The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the FBI was investigating whether Jeffrey Epstein's death was related to a criminal enterprise.

Two correctional officers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were arrested and charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to cover up their lapses in their official duties, which included checking on Epstein every half hour, reported the Miami Herald.

The officers instead remained at their desk, browsing the internet and moving around the common area.

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Trump mounts sexist attack on Pelosi during impeachment hearing: ‘I think the woman is grossly incompetent’

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President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the White House on Tuesday.

As impeachment testimony was underway in the House, Trump told reporters in a Cabinet meeting that Pelosi is "grossly incompetent."

The president also said that Republicans are "killing it" in the impeachment hearings.

But Trump took a shot at Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine who was testifying at the time.

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‘You ran out of a book signing!’ Donald Trump Jr torn to shreds for questioning Vindman’s heroism

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Donald Trump Jr. questioned the military service of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and was sprayed with venom.

The president's eldest son posted a link to a Federalist article suggesting Vindman is not a dedicated military officer and public servant, a line of questioning which Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also pursued during an impeachment hearing.

"Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero," Trump Jr. tweeted, quoting the piece's headline.

Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero https://t.co/f2Jq7SdxO9

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