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UNC cops arrest 7 at Silent Sam rally as anti-racist protestors clash with Confederates

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Police at the university of North Carolina arrested seven people during a protest of the confederate statue Silent Sam, which was ripped down on Monday night, NBC News reports.

The statue, which celebrates the Confederacy and was dedicated with a speech celebrating white supremacy, is in storage, but the university has announced that it will be put back up in the next three months.

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The rally was tense as a barefoot man in Confederate garb and claimed the statue “wasn’t about racism or nothin’ like that” and as anti-racist protestors destroyed one Confederate flag and tried to burn another.

Watch protest videos from Twitter and local news below.

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Room erupts in laughter as Democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan during impeachment hearing

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There was a moment of brevity four-hours into the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the bombastic Freedom Caucus member who was added to the committee at the last moment by Republicans, had argued that the White House whistleblower started the scandal.

"There’s one witness, one witness that they won’t bring in front of us, they won’t bring in front of the American people, and that’s the guy who started it all, the whistleblower," Jordan argued.

Unfortunately for the wrestling coach turned politician, Jordan was followed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe succinctly debunks Jim Jordan’s defense of Trump

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe debunked the key defense of President Donald Trump that was offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan did not address the fact President Donald Trump solicited foreign election interference in violation of federal law, but attempted to debunk the additional charge that there was extortion/bribery.

The Ohio Republican argued that there could not have been a quid pro quo because the aid was eventually released.

But Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law for half a century and argued three dozen cases before the United States Supreme Court, fact-checked the congressman who never passed the bar exam.

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GOP operative freaks out over train wreck impeachment hearings: ‘No one wants to be here!’

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Republican lawmakers' attempts to undermine impeachment witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent on Tuesday were widely seen as a train wreck for President Donald Trump, and one unnamed GOP operative sent a message to a Bloomberg News reporter freaking out about how poorly it's gone.

In a message sent to Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur, the operative said that the hearing has been "a massive f*cking sh*tshow" and claimed that "no one wants to be here."

Just got this message from a Republican operative: pic.twitter.com/KvHLAckA2M

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