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Fox News bizarrely compares Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to Jesus’ crucifixion

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If one thing is certain, Brett Kavanaugh has become a rallying cry for the Republican Party. As proof, the results of a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Thursday show that the GOP has narrowed the 10-point enthusiasm advantage held by Democrats to a statistical tie in the wake of his controversial confirmation hearings.

This article was originally published at Salon

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“Whether you’re a Trump Republican, a Bush Republican, a McCain Republican, a libertarian or a vegetarian, you’re pissed,” Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-N.C., claimed at The Atlantic Festival this week. “I’ve never seen the Republican Party so unified as I do right now. The defining issue in 2018 has changed. It’s about this . . . This cannot be the new normal.”

Fox News has even elevated President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to the status of martyr, comparing his confirmation proceedings to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Greg Gutfeld just compared Kavanaugh to Jesus Christ and the investigation to the crucifixion pic.twitter.com/zXATHmpMfC

— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) October 4, 2018

“We know politics is poison,” co-host Greg Gutfeld said on Thursday’s edition of “The Five.” “And I am an agnostic when it comes to religion, but I know one thing in my 12 years of Catholic Church…Crucifixion was an important event because it was designed to establish a wall between justice and mob rule.”

Gutfeld asked: “Christ died so that the mob wouldn’t survive, right?

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“He got there. He died for everybody’s sins,” Gutfeld continued. “What the Democrats have tried to do is tear down the wall between justice and mob rule,” the Fox News host added. “They decided to crucify someone once again. That’s what’s wrong.”

Gutfeld’s comments come one day after his co-host Jeanine Pirro slammed one of Kavanaugh’s accusers by claiming that “every woman in America who has been a victim of sexual assault remembers more” than Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

“I know. I did this for 30 years,” Pirro asserted on Wednesday. “I’ve prosecuted rape cases.”

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As if in a courtroom, she continued to gnaw away at Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to Pirro, Ford’s inability to remember some of the details about an attempted rape that allegedly occurred in the 1980s deems her not credible.

“The women who have been victimized are asking the same question. Why do I remember when I was raped? Why do I remember who was there? Why do I remember who the first person was I spoke with?” she continued.

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As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushes ahead to a Saturday floor vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, three key Republican swing votes remain undeclared: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Collins said Wednesday that the FBI’s report on the allegations raised by Ford appeared to show the results of “a very thorough investigation.” “We’ve seen no additional corroborating information,” Flake added. The pair’s comments suggest a willingness to vote along party lines.

With a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, the GOP can only afford to lose one vote given the tie-breaking power of Vice President Mike Pence. Whether the results of that vote become a deciding factor in the results of November’s midterm elections remains to be seen.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells colleagues why the GOP’s arguments to support Trump are ‘weak’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a "dear colleague" letter to members of Congress calling the Republican Party's justification for President Donald Trump's actions "weak."

"The facts are uncontested: that the President abused his power for his own personal, political benefit, at the expense of our national security interests," Pelosi wrote.

"The weak response to these hearings has been 'Let the election decide.' That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections," she continued.

Monday morning, Trump tweeted a quote from a Democratic member of Congress who claimed on Fox News that impeachment should be disbanded because it is dividing the country.

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Ex-Devin Nunes aide sues publication that exposed his alleged role in Trump’s Ukraine scandal

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Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), is suing Politico after it published a report that exposed his alleged role in the Ukraine scandal that's engulfing the Trump White House.

Fox News reports that Patel, who currently works at the National Security Council, is alleging that the Politico story is false and defamatory and part of a broad conspiracy to bring down President Donald Trump.

The story in question claimed that Patel constantly fed negative information about Ukraine to the president and helped convince him that the country was out to get him.

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‘Disgusting, trashy and pathetic’: George Conway rains hell on Nikki Haley for calling Trump ‘truthful’

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Attorney George Conway, the husband of Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, rained hell on former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday over her description of President Donald Trump as "truthful."

The spat started when Haley bashed Conway after he referred to Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as "lying trash" last week.

"This is absolutely uncalled for and disgusting," Haley complained on Twitter. "What is wrong with people? George Conway is the last person that can call someone 'trash.'"

Conway did not hold back in his reply.

"Oh, Nikki Haley, just the other day you said that the world’s biggest pathological liar, Donald Trump, was a 'truthful' man," he said. "That's the very essence of disgusting, trashy, and pathetic -- utterly shameless and transparent dishonesty."

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