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Ohio Republican slams parents of tasered child: ‘I’d be ashamed if my daughter got herself tasered’

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A Cincinatti cop who suspected an 11-year-old girl of shoplifting is in trouble, after video of him tasering the girl was released by police. Still, the officer has his defenders.

On Friday, the Appeal reported that GOP Representative John Becker praised the officer’s actions, citing his own child as an example.

“I’d be ashamed and embarrassed that she did something stupid enough to get herself tased,” he said about his own daughter in a newsletter.

Becker further elaborated that if his child were shot by police, “rather than blaming the cop, I’d be blaming myself and endlessly soul searching to figure out how I failed as a parent and why my kid grew up to be a punk.” Furthermore, “Based on the evidence of what I see on television, it often times appears to me that justice was delivered to the dead punk.”

The statements appeared in a newsletter titled “Beckerisms.”

 

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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Trump says if GOP paid for Steele dossier ‘there’d be hell to pay’ — Republicans paid for half of it

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President Donald Trump tweeted out once again that he doesn't know the difference between a man hired to do opposition research and an entire country intruding on an election to sway the result.

In a Sunday Twitter rant, Trump proclaimed that if Republicans had done something like that, "there'd be hell to pay."

......If Republicans ever did that to the Democrats, there would be all hell to pay. It would be a scandal like no other!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019

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