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GOP senator faceplants as MSNBC host grills him about using Russia hacks to win election

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Utah Republican Mike Lee faceplanted after MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt grilled him about comments made by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani minimizing the severity of Russia’s attacks on US elections.

“There is no question that the Trump campaign used information the Russians hacked in order to influence our elections,” said Hunt. “Giuliani said that was totally fine, a-ok. Is that okay with you?”

“I’ve never been a presidential campaign manager,” said Lee. “So it’s difficult for me to say whether for sure I would do that.”

“Would you use it in a Senate campaign?” Hunt pressed.

“I don’t think so,” Lee said, as host Joe Scarborough laughed loudly. “I think if somebody came to me under those circumstances I think I would be inclined to report them to the appropriate government authorities.”

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Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar

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President Donald Trump went through a series of things he said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had said that he deemed anti-American. He said that she belittled 9/11 and a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.

His crowd booed each thing he checked off of the box things he hated about her. But then the crowd began chanting "send her back! Send her back!"

Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12 years old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.

Trump said on Twitter that he believed she along with three other Congresswomen of color should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed, saying that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it so much. Today's chant from his supporters proved once again, that the "love it or leave it" spin isn't working.

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Republicans will never say that racism is ‘racism’ — basically because they’re racist

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Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists and other assorted racists have long used to abuse anyone with heritage they dislike, whether that heritage is Jewish, Irish, Italian, African, Latin American or Muslim. Telling someone to "go back" is, in the ranks of racist statements, right up there with calling a person the N-word or some other rank slur. Yet, there still appears to be resistance among Republicans to admitting that is racism, which leads many on the left to wonder: If this doesn't count, then what could possibly count?

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Republicans are ‘too cowardly’ to stand up for the morals they claim to have: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post writer Max Boot called out Republicans for being more than willing to compromise their moral and "family" values for President Donald Trump.

In a Wednesday column, Boot said that GOP "scruples have eroded faster than the polar ice cap." There's the matter of the "Access Hollywood" tape, the race-baiting, xenophobia and now there's the matter of Jeffrey Epstein. But it was just four lone members who were willing to denounce Trump's order to four Congresswomen of color to go back to the country they came from.

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