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Republican’s racist Facebook posts resurface — threatening to kill his special election chances

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A Pennsylvania Republican, Frank Scavo, who is seeking to win a special election seat next week, is responding to controversy Friday surrounding recently surfaced Facebook posts from his personal account.

“They existed in 2015 [and] 2016 and one meme said ‘a jihadist with an IED is more dangerous than climate change,'” he said to local TV station Fox56 Friday in an effort to stave off the criticism. Then he added, “In 2015, that’s what was going on.”

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But it may not be enough for the Lackawanna County lawmaker, as anger bubbles up in the community.

Already, Scavo has deleted the posts and made private his personal Facebook page. Still, according to Fox56, “this week local state lawmakers issued a joint statement questioning Scavo’s fitness to serve.

But Scavo is taking a Trumpian view of the controversy, essentially calling it all a witch hunt.

“It is a kangaroo court type orchestration for political theatrics,” Scavo told the news station Friday.

Earlier this week, Scavo was voted out as president of the Old Forge School Board as a result of the resurfaced social media posts.

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“It’s political bullying and it’s a vendetta, and I’m not the first in the district to be attacked,” said Scavo Thursday.

The Intercept ran a long profile on the lawmaker this week, in which they reveal some of his worst now deleted Facebook posts.

“ISLAMICS will use any excuse to kill!!!,” read one of Scavo’s Facebook posts from January, 2015, The Intercept reported.

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Scavo is running in the 114th District’s Special Election next Tuesday, facing Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski in a bid for late State Representative Sid Kavulich’s vacancy, Fox56 reported.

Watch the segment here.

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Impeachment hearing explodes with applause as Jackie Speier highlights Trump’s daily lies

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Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway on Thursday argued that it was not illegal for Republicans to "out" the White House whistleblower.

Conway cited a Washington Post "fact-check" that gave "Three Pinocchios" to the claim that the whistleblower has a statutory right to anonymity.

Following his time, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was questioned by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

During Speier's questioning, she was interrupted by Conaway, who brought up The Post giving "Three Pinocchios."

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Conservative attorney dismantles GOP arguments against impeachment: ‘Trump’s abuse threatens your freedom’

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A conservative attorney knocked down Republican arguments against impeachment one by one in a viral tweet, and urged others to support the removal President Donald Trump.

Bryan Gividen, an appellate attorney from Dallas, touted his conservative bona fides by describing himself as a "pro-religious liberty, pro-life, would snort Cocaine Mitch’s judicial confirmations" if he could -- but still said he supports Trump's impeachment.

"At this point, there is no question that President Trump directed U.S. officials to withhold security funding to the Ukraine so Ukraine would investigate the Bidens," Gividen began. "That is the kind of abuse of the President’s authority we should not tolerate."

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Trump turns bizarre handwritten notes into all-caps Twitter rage spasm: ‘I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO!’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote down his impeachment inquiry talking points in sharpie marker.

While leaving the White House for a visit to Texas, Trump read his notes to reporters, but refused to take questions.

During the flight, Trump then tweeted out his notes to his 66.9 million Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1197200696044654593

....”I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO! TELL PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!” Later, Ambassador Sondland said that I told him, “Good, go tell the truth!” This Witch Hunt must end NOW. So bad for our Country!

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