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‘Hypocrite’ GOP leader slammed for Ilhan Omar criticism after funding ads calling Arab-American Dem a ‘terrorist’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was called out Wednesday for funding attack ads calling a Mexican-Palestinian Democrat a “terrorist” — by the candidate himself.

Ammar Campa-Najjar, the California Democrat who ran against indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) last year, called McCarthy a “hypocrite” for his repeated criticisms of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

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“I know for a fact, he doesn’t care about anti-semitism or any form of bigotry,” Campa-Najjar tweeted. “How do I know? He didn’t condemn Hunter’s ads calling me a terrorist. He FUNDED THEM.”

Quoting the tweet, CNN investigative researcher and reporter Andrew Kaczynski noted that “McCarthy’s PAC did indeed donate to Hunter.”

“And while the donation happened before Hunter began running one of the most openly racist/anti-Muslim campaigns we’ve seen,” Kaczynski added, “I don’t [see] GOP leadership condemning Hunter.”

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This isn’t the first time the GOP leader has been called out for hypocrisy in the face of his condemnation of Rep. Omar’s alleged anti-Semitism.

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After the controversy surrounding the Somali-American congresswoman’s criticisms of Israel first began in February, Twitter users noted that McCarthy promoted tweets during the midterm elections that targeted three wealthy Jewish figures — anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and GOP conspiracy target George Soros.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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Bloomberg and Biden attack Sanders supporters’ ‘Trump-like’ tactics

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On Monday, The New York Times analyzed the state of the Democratic presidential primaries heading into the Nevada caucuses. One of the key new developments is a fresh volley of attacks on the behavior of supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which is being characterized as "Trump-like" by former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, which has largely focused its attacks on President Trump, on Monday mounted a frontal offensive against one of his Democratic rivals for the first time, comparing Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign tactics with those employed by the president," wrote Thomas Kaplan, Kate Conger, and Reid Epstein.

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Some Tea Party Republicans are voting for Bernie Sanders — and not for the reasons that you think

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Some Democratic primaries are only open to registered Democrats; others allow all registered voters to participate regardless of party affiliation — including South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary. Registered Republicans will be free to vote in that primary and vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren or any one of the other candidates. And Jane Coaston, in Vox, explains why some Tea Party Republicans in South Carolina are voting for Bernie Sanders.

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