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Federal Highway Admin spokesman busted for making jokes about Sandy Hook victims and ‘aborting’ Democrats

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On Thursday Politico uncovered offensive tweets from Federal Highway Director and adjunct professor, Doug Hecox, about a range of topics from a school shooting to abortions.

In 2016 he tweeted, “More Republicans would support abortion if they realized how many Democrats it prevents.”

“The Twitter account was made private shortly before Politico inquired about Hecox’s tweets. Hecox, who according to his LinkedIn profile has been with the agency since 2004, did not respond to a request for comment,” the report said.

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Hecox’s works as an adjunct professor of journalism at American University. He has tweeted and made light of multiple mass shootings.

“In 2012, on the day 20 children were killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, Hecox tweeted: ‘The realist in me thinks the Newtown shooting is a tragedy, but the optimist in me thinks it is a good lesson in subtraction.’ Newtown was also the subject of several other tweets Hecox posted that day,” the report said.

He also tweeted about the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting. Even though his page was made private, Politico was able to screenshot a photo of his tweets.

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The agency he works for said that his tweets “do not represent the positions held by the agency.”

“We do not condone the insensitive posts from the individual’s Twitter account,” A spokesperson American University said.

“This person thought it was a good idea to mock gun violence victims on the worst day of their family members’ lives. It isn’t funny, it isn’t appropriate, and in fact, it’s incredibly offensive and shouldn’t be acceptable in our culture,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sens told Politico.

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Ex-AG Matt Whitaker ‘pretty much acknowledges abuse of power’ in Fox News interview

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The former acting Attorney General of the United States argued that presidential abuse of power is not a crime during a Tuesday evening appearance on Fox News.

Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.

Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.

"Interesting that Whitaker pretty much acknowledges abuse of power but doesn’t think it’s egregious," Drezner noted.

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‘Abuse of power is not a crime’: Former acting AG Matt Whitaker makes a brazen claim on Fox News

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Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told a Fox News audience that it is not a crime for President Donald Trump to abuse the power of his office.

Whitaker made the comments while complaining about "global elitists" during an interview with Laura Ingraham.

"What evidence of a crime do you have?" Whitaker asked, despite Trump, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani all admitting Trump sought foreign election interference to help his struggling re-election campaign.

"Abuse of power is not a crime," the nation's former top law enforcement office argued.

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Joe Biden apologizes for ‘partisan lynching’ comments about Bill Clinton’s impeachment

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday apologized for comments he made saying impeachment could be viewed as a "partisan lynching."

The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.

"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," Biden said in 1998.

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