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‘The gunman and the Devil’: GOP strategist blames ‘two people’ for New Zealand shooting

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Republican strategist Alice Stewart on Sunday slammed people who connect President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacy to the atmosphere of hate that allowed a gunman to massacre dozens of people at a mosque in New Zealand.

“I think it’s irresponsible,” Stewart said on ABC’s This Week. “There’s two people to blame for this tragedy in New Zealand: it is the gunman and the Devil. There’s no two ways about it.”

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“We need to lower the tone and the rhetoric of the dialog that we have,” she added. “But at the end of the day, these types of incidents are the result or the fault of the person behind the gun.”

Stewart also connected a surge of white nationalism to “the rise in globalism.”

“I think you can say as a person and as someone who supports my nation and this country, I can also be supportive of my nation but also want to protect my boundaries,” she explained. “I think that needs to be considered.”

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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‘Sign of desperation’: Trump slammed for ‘anti-religious bigotry’ over new attack ad on Joe Biden

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A new anti-Biden attack ad from the Trump campaign is filled with falsehoods, and ends by mocking the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee praying in a church. Some on social media are slamming the President and his campaign for "anti-religious bigotry" and "demonizing prayer."

"Deep in the heart of Delaware Joe Biden sits in his basement, alone, hiding, diminished," the ad begins.

Many Americans are sitting in their basements – that's where Biden's office and TV studio are – and they're sitting alone, and hiding, and diminished, so to speak, as a New York Times opinion column notes. But they are doing so because of Trump's horrific handling of the pandemic – the worst management of the coronavirus crisis in the world.

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Lindsey Graham scolded in Sally Yates hearing: ‘Just because it’s a woman testifying doesn’t mean she needs to be cut off’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was accused on Wednesday of interrupting former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates because she is a woman.

During a hearing about the investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, Graham grilled Yates over the decision to prosecute former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying about conversations with Russians.

As Yates tried to answer Graham's questions, he repeatedly interrupted. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reacted by admonishing Graham.

"Let her answer the question," Leahy said. "Just because it’s a woman testifying doesn’t mean she needs to be cut off."

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