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Republican city councilman who says he doesn’t believe in interracial marriage is not alone in the GOP: Report

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Almost Half of White Republicans Are Bothered Hearing People ‘Speak a Language Other Than English’

Many Americans were horrified this week when a Georgia city councilman from a small, nearly all white town defended his mayor who refused to even consider hiring a candidate “because he is Black,” she said. They grew outraged when that city councilman announced his Christian upbringing led him to oppose interracial marriage, and said it made his “blood boil” to see white and Black people together. He insists he is “not racist.”

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Their views may not be that far apart from the rest of the Republican Party.

Just one in three Republicans overall say “the fact that more people of different races are marrying each other” is good for the country, reports The Washington Post, citing a survey from the Pew Research Center. 16% of Republicans said the growth of interracial marriage is bad. 50% of Republicans say it is neither bad or good. 61% of Democrats say it is good.

Six in 10 Republicans Say America Would Be Weaker if Racial Minorities Were the Majority

More than one in three Republicans (37%) say they believe it would be bad for America if the majority of the nation were made up of racial minorities, including Black, Asian, and Hispanic people. And almost six out of ten Republicans say America would be weaker if racial minorities made up the majority of the nation.

“Nearly 60 percent of Republicans said that a majority nonwhite population would ‘weaken American customs and values,’ while an identical percentage predicted it would lead to greater conflict between racial and ethnic groups,” The Post notes.

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Less than one in four Republicans say it is “very good” that “the U.S. population is made up of people of many different races and ethnicities.” More than seven out of 10 Democrats, 71 percent agree. Overall, 57% of Americans say diversity is good.

Meanwhile, nearly half of white Republicans, 47%, say they are actually bothered hearing people speaking a foreign language in public. By comparison, less than one in five Democrats, just 18%, say they are bothered to “hear people speak a language other than English in a public place.

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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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John Dean says Gordon Sondland just had his ‘John Dean moment’ by flipping on Trump: ‘The truth has come out’

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Former White House aide John Dean on Wednesday compared his testimony against President Richard Nixon to the testimony of European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

"This has been called by some commentators a John Dean moment," CNN host Jake Tapper noted during a break in the testimony. "And there is no person I can think of who is better qualified to weigh in on that than John Dean."

"Is he the John Dean of this impeachment inquiry?" Tapper wondered.

"His statement certainly caught the Republicans off guard," Dean replied. "They didn't pick away -- just a few little picky points."

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