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Here’s how endangered Republicans in key 2020 Senate races responded to Trump’s racist ‘go back’ tweet

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Election season typically brings both sides closer to the center as they work to appeal to the middle-majority and key independent voters. But when President Donald Trump attacked four American women of color in Congress, telling them to go back to their country of origin those same Republicans were nowhere to be found.

A lone Republican who has stepped down, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) attacked Trump on Twitter.

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Texas Sen. John Cornyn ranted about Democrats and migrants on the border. Endangered Sen. Susan Collins’s (R-ME) silence spoke volumes. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) cited a quote from The Bible telling her followers that God was with them. Given the large constituency of color in Sen. David Perdue’s (R-GA) state, one would assume he would be quick to disavow Trump’s racist statements. He too was silent. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) represents a state that is turning more Democratic every day, yet he too was nowhere to be found. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was eager to tout his bipartisanship, yet he was silent.

Meanwhile, appointed Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was too busy searching for a lost running shoe on Twitter. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) hasn’t been afraid to speak out against Trump in the past but for some reason she was Sunday. She chose instead to tweet about a patriotic shoe with stars.

During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic strategist Karen Finney called out the GOP members asking them to take a stand.

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“I want to hear from the Republican Party — because if you disagree with President Trump, you need to speak out now,” she said.

Indeed, if Republicans are searching for a way to set themselves apart from the far-right, this would be an excellent opportunity.

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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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‘You can say Merry Christmas again’: Lara and Eric Trump declare victory in the War on Christmas

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For years, conservatives have complained about a "War on Christmas" -- but President Donald Trump finally won the war, according to his son and daughter-in-law.

Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro interviewed Eric Trump and his wife Lara in Trump Tower, which Pirro called the "New York White House."

Pirro told the two they had "done wonderful things for the country" and said Trump had ended political correctness and people could say "Merry Christmas."

"You can say Merry Christmas again," Lara Trump said. "Isn't that so nice, Jeanine?"

"It's incredible," Eric Trump said. "It is nice to say Merry Christmas again."

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