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9/11 first responder advocate rains holy hell on two GOP senators — and calls them out by name for ignoring victims

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Appearing on CNN’s New Day, 9/11 first responder advocate John Feal took aim at two North Carolina Republicans who are refusing to commit to vote for a bill that would extend benefits for survivors of the 9/11 attack who put their lives on the line after the terrorist attack.

Following a report that the House will take up the bill on Friday, hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota asked Feal what steps he will be taking to pressure lawmakers to make sure it gets passed.

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“We have to get it through the House and then to the Senate, as soon as that vote is over, it’ll be in the Senate,” he explained. “I’ll have people with me, these people have worked so hard you know. I’m not an advocate, I’m not only a pain in the butt and badassery, but I’m also a historian to make sure history is not distorted. So the American people know what it took over the last 15 years to get this bill finally done.”

Feals pivoted and focused on the two GOP senators from North Carolina: Thom Tillis and Richard Burr.

“You know, while my team is in that chamber watching that vote — and I hope they all enjoy it — I’m not going,” he added. “I’m going over to the Senate side to get people like Tillis and Burr.”

“Where’s the camera?” he asked before speaking directly to the two Republicans. “Tillis and Burr, I’m coming tomorrow and if you guys aren’t on the bill in North Carolina, there’s going to be a problem. They have over 1,200 people in their state in the World Trade Center health program.”

“If you’re from North Carolina, contact Senator Burr and Tillis and tell them to get on the bill — it’s that simple,” he insisted. “This is an insult to the men and women from North Carolina and, frankly, we have 70 co-sponsors in the Senate and there should be 30 more on the bill. We have 333 in the House, the other 112 should be on the bill.”

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“How dare they not get on this bill because of political affiliation? Shame on them, they work for us,” he concluded.

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Impeachment: Trump’s ‘hearsay’ defense just crashed and burned

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In the panoply of contradictory and incoherent defenses of Donald Trump, a favorite of Republicans has been to harp on the claim that witnesses to Trump's extortion scheme against Ukraine were all "second-hand" or "third-hand." This has always been confounding, as the official summary readout of the famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump clearly conditioning military aid and U.S. support on Zelensky giving a public boost to Trump's conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders. The witnesses so far have simply affirmed what the written record demonstrates amply.

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WATCH: Dejected Devin Nunes slumps back in his chair after he fails to yield his time to Elise Stefanik

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee was visibly frustrated after once again getting shut down while attempting a parliamentary maneuver.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been attempting to ignore the rules governing the impeachment inquiry so that he can yield Republicans' time to fellow members of Congress, instead of just the professional GOP counsel.

Nunes has attempted to yield time to Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who has been raising re-election funds off of her outbursts in the hearings.

Once again, Nunes attempted to yield his time to a fellow Republican and once again Nunes was told that is against the rules.

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Mike Pompeo wants to run for Senate — but can’t figure out a graceful way to resign: report

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For months, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been dogged by rumors that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to recruit him to run for Senate in his home state of Kansas — a claim that he has flatly denied.

Now, Time reports that multipler Republican sources have confirmed Pompeo does in fact have a Kansas Senate run on his radar. The only problem is that he can't figure out a graceful way to exit the Trump administration.

Pompeo, who has largely remained in President Donald Trump's good graces, has come under national scrutiny for his role in the Ukraine scandal, which has seen several foreign service officers and national security officials testifying that Trump set up a backchannel with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to Ukrainian leadership to demand political help against former Vice President Joe Biden.

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