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Georgia Republican busted for displaying white supremacist book in congressional office: ‘It enraged me’

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A federal labor union has asked for a formal apology from a Georgia Republican after spotting a historical book in his office that promoted Confederate ideology.

Six members of the American Federation of Government Employees stopped by the office of Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and found the 1897 book “General Robert Edward Lee: Soldier, Citizen and Christian Patriot,” open to a page advocating white supremacy, reported WRAL-TV.

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The open book displayed this passage: “The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially, and physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their instruction as a race, and, I hope, will prepare and lead them to better things.”

Octavius Miller, who works with the Transportation Security Administration, said he noticed the book in a glass case in the reception area, and he was shocked by what he read as he waited to meet Ferguson.

“The fact that this passage feels that me and my ancestors of color are immeasurably better off in the United States of America being slaves than we were in Africa, that is so disrespectful,” Miller said. “My first reaction was to flip this little case upside down, and I had to think about why I was there, what I do for a living, but the disrespect and the inattention to everything that people who are colored like myself and the pigmentation of my skin had to deal with … it enraged me.”

The union members had gone to Ferguson’s office to discuss TSA workers’ rights, and Miller decided to photograph the pages because he couldn’t believe what he saw, and he later shared the photos with CNN.

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Ferguson, who was a dentist before entering politics in 2016, is Miller’s congressional representative.

Shekina Givens, the union local president, asked a Ferguson staffer about the book, but the aide said he wasn’t aware of it or the passage the visitors cited, but said they also had a section of George Washington’s hair on display in the office.

A scheduling mixup ended up preventing Ferguson from meeting with the union members, and they contacted his office later to ask for an apology and seeking to have the book removed.

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Ferguson’s chief of staff, Bobby Sararow, called Miller Tuesday to apologize and report the book had been removed.

“He said he wasn’t aware the book was there,” Miller said. “He apologized maybe 15 times on the phone. It seemed as if they just said what was necessary to try to mitigate the situation.”

The union still wants a public apology from the congressman himself.

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Ex-prosecutor demands congressional investigation after latest report on the FBI and Brett Kavanaugh

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.

"A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly," the newspaper reported.

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Boris Johnson promises Britain will be like the Incredible Hulk during Brexit negotiations

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.

"It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

"But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."

His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.

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NYT blasted for ‘spectacularly offensive sentiment’ after tweet illustrating ‘rape culture’

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The results of a 10-month investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly was published on Saturday.

But attention was taken away from the powerful reporting after the Twitter account of The Times opinion page posted a shocking message.

"Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun," read the tweet.

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