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Grassley aide who could question Dr. Ford deletes tweets after suggesting he’s ‘unfazed’ by sexual assault claims

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An aide for Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reportedly deleted a series of tweets this week after he was caught suggesting he was “unfazed” by sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Chief Counsel for Nominations Mike Davis, who works for Grassley, reportedly posted the remarks on Wednesday night. The tweets were captured by Adam Jentleson, a former staffer for Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).

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Davis also said that he is “determined to confirm” Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

According to Jentleson, Davis could be one of staffers to question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about allegations that she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.

By Thursday morning, Davis had deleted tweets.

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In a follow-up tweet, Davis insisted that his remarks were referring to “Democrats’ partisan political attacks” and not Ford’s allegations.

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How Michael Bloomberg made life worse for the poor in New York

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Death catches us the way we live.

So it was last week in a lower Manhattan subway station that serves the financial district when Shamari Anderson, a homeless 2-year old boy, was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train during the evening holiday rush.

This article first appeared on Salon

According to press accounts, his 20-year-old mother was juggling bags from the Dollar Store when she put her son down to fix his clothes. In an instant, the high energy toddler escaped her grasp and was struck by the subway.

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New Jersey Republicans not interested in party-jumping Jeff Van Drew as their candidate in 2020: report

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According to a report in Politico, Democratic lawmaker Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ) is not being welcomed with open arms by Republicans in his district after word got out that he is planning on switching parties following lobbying from President Donald Trump.

With polling in his district showing he was facing an uphill climb for re-election the Democrat, who is considered fairly conservative and has opposed the impeachment of Trump, is expected to announce the switch soon with reports stating he has already informed his staffers of the imminent move.

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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment

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On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.

In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."

With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.

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