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Charles Koch says he has ‘regret’ about backing some GOPers: ‘I don’t care’ if Democrats take back the House

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In a rare interview with reporters at a conference he is hosting in Colorado, billionaire conservative Charles Koch admitted that he may have backed some wrong Republicans in the past election, and wouldn’t object to the Democrats reclaiming the House from the GOP.

On Saturday, a spokesperson for Koch and his brother David, expressed anger at President Donald Trump’s trade war and the divisiveness he has brought to the country, saying it is bad for business.

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“The divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage,” explained Koch  exec Brian Hooks told reporters. “When in order to win on an issue someone else has to lose, it makes it very difficult to unite people and solve the problems in this country. You see that on trade: In order to get to a good place on trade, convince the American people that trade is bad.”

During a surprise — and rare — chat with reporters on Sunday, Charles Koch doubled down by admitting he and his brother are taking a harder look at who they back in the future.

According to Tarini Parti from Buzzfeed News, she asked Koch about the protectionist policies adopted by the Trump administration and whether he regretted backing lawmakers who support them.  Koch admitted that in the future he would be “much stricter” about who he donated to and that he planned to hold anyone he backed “accountable.”

Asked if he would support Democrats, Koch replied, “I don’t care what initials are in front of or after somebody’s name,” and that a Democratic majority House was something he could live with.

According to CNN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell, Koch also took some responsibility for where the country has gone, saying, “We all bear responsibility” for the “divisiveness in the country,” but said, when asked about Trump: “I’m into hating the sin not the sinner.”

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You can see their tweets from the press availability below:

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New York’s coronavirus crisis tracked back to European travel — not China: scientists

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that scientists have tracked the cases of coronavirus in New York back to travel from Europe.

The Times explained that genomes show the link to those who came down with the virus back in February.

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Warrant for journalists from Jerry Falwell Jr. came from Liberty University’s own police

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A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University's campus.

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Trump defenders Diamond and Silk locked out of Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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A spokesperson for Twitter told Mediaite their account was locked over the tweet.

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