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GOP candidates turn on mayoral nominee over ugly slurs directed at Megan Rapinoe: ‘No one should ever talk like this’

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Republican candidates running for seats on a New Jersey borough council are calling out a mayoral candidate and separating their campaigns from him after he launched an ugly Facebook tirade at U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe.

According to NorthJersey.com, Marc Marsi — who is running for mayor in Rutherford — took to Facebook to attack the World Cup star, using a vulgar term for lesbians and stating the athlete is a “piece of [expletive],” among other obscenities, before claiming he hopes ‘she gets permanently injured.”

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Fellow Borough council candidates Ryan Weist and Kristina Gagliardi-Wilson fired back at Marsi, saying they want nothing further to do with his campaign.

While Gagliardi-Wilson said she was “still kind of shaking, angry and upset” over Marsi’s comments, Weist went a step further.

“It’s unbecoming of anyone who wants to represent anyone in government,” Weist said of the comments. “No one should ever talk like this, especially over political differences. It’s horrible.”

Marsi’s Democratic opponent for the mayor’s seat, Frank Nunziato, said he had heard about the Facebook comments — now hidden — and that he didn’t even want to read them.

“I don’t even want to see it,” Nunziato explained. “I was so upset. No one should be spoken about like that if it’s true.”

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As for Marsi, he defended the comments on patriotic grounds.

“I have strong feelings for anyone kneeling for the flag,” he explained. “I’ll defend to the death their right to do it but I think its unpatriotic and completely out of place for [someone] who’s wearing a uniform for the United States of America.”

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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