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MSNBC panel examines the ‘boogeywoman’ attacks Republicans are unleashing on powerful females

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MSNBC detailed President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s war on women during “The Beat with Ari Melber” on Tuesday.

Melber showed a tape his colleague Nicolle Wallace played showing some of the sexist attacks President Trump has used against women. And later, showed another tape documenting how Republicans are using attacks on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in campaign ads during the midterm elections.

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“This strategy feels desperate, it feels vintage, and it feels very sexist to me,” explained Vox Media’s Liz Plank.

“The GOP has been obsessed with Nancy Pelosi, you know, since 2003,” Plank noted. “And this is just part of the trope that the GOP sort of uses, this narrative to go after women, to go after powerful women, who are doing their jobs.”

The host interrupted to clarify.

“You think — let me get clear on this — you think they make a bigger deal out of, say, Nancy Pelosi, than Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who would be the equivalent bogeyman or boogieperson, or boogiewoman?”

“Exactly, boogiewoman,” Plank replied.

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Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer tells Trump that ‘viciously attacking governors’ isn’t helping

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasted President Donald Trump for his dressing down of U.S. governors, he called "weak," for refusing to call in the National Guard to stop protesters.

"I joined a call with my fellow governors and the current president that was deeply disturbing. Instead of offering support or leadership to bring down the temperature at protests, the president repeatedly and viciously attacked governors, who are doing everything they can to keep the peace while fighting a once-in-a-generation global pandemic," said Whitmer.

She then took to Twitter, sharing an essay by former President Barack Obama and calling for "empathy, humanity, and unity."

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George Floyd’s brother leads protest crowd in emotional prayer at the site of his brother’s death

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George Floyd's brother Terrence led protesters in a tearful prayer at the makeshift memorial that has been set up at the site of his brother's death in Minneapolis.

He begged the crowd for calm as protesters around the world have marched in solidarity with those demanding justice.

Linking arms with friends and family, Mr. Floyd shouted down the crowd asking, "what are y'all doing?" Saying that breaking down businesses and setting things on fire isn't going to bring his brother back. He explained that he's more upset than anyone, but "if I'm not wilding out" others shouldn't either.

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Trump-loving Omaha bar owner who fatally shot black protester has lengthy criminal record

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An Omaha bar owner who allegedly killed a black protester has a lengthy criminal record.

Jake Gardner was arrested in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old James Scurlock in a confrontation as police brutality protests raged across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, reported The Daily Beast.

The 38-year-old Gardner, who owns The Hive and The Gatsby, had previously been arrested at least four times.

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