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Ex-GOPer wallops ‘spineless’ Kevin McCarthy for giving Trump a free pass while condemning Steve King’s racism

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Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” with fill-in host Ayman Mohyeldin, former Rep. Dave Jolly (R-FL) had nothing but contempt for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for harshly criticizing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his racist comments — among other things he has said — but ignoring similar sentiments from Donald Trump.

With King under major fire from many in his own party over recent comments where he seemed to approve of rape and incest, Jolly called out McCarthy in particular for being selective about who he is willing to criticize.

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“Is he simply defending the president to the hilt because he doesn’t believe the president’s comments are as racist as others have criticized them to be?” host Mohyeldin asked.

“Ammon, I probably can’t say what I really think on live TV,” Jolly shot back. “What I would say is Kevin McCarthy doesn’t deserve the title ‘leader.'”

Referring to clips of the GOP House leader defending Trump, Jolly added, “That is not a leader what we just heard there. That is spineless, that is making accommodations to a president that he knows is failing, not just on a policy level, on a leadership level but also on a personal level. The type of leadership that we try to hide our own children from. ”

“Look, we know there’s a double standard here,” he continued. “We know Kevin McCarthy and Republican leaders are catering to the president. They have chosen to take on Steve King, frankly, as a way to suggest they really do have convictions even though we know they don’t.”

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White supremacists are making a list to track Jews critical of them

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The next step of the white supremacist attack on the United States is creating a list of Jewish people.

Mother Jones reported the story Wednesday that any Jews who complain about white nationalists are listed and tracked by a fast-growing group on the app Telegram.

An anonymous activist created a list of 367 Telegram channels that he or she posted on PrivateBin last week, as the app is quickly becoming a welcoming place for those who've been shut out of other apps, social media or websites.

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Pelosi wanted Corey Lewandowski held in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions: report

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According to the Washington Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thought top aide to President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, refused to answer questions about his conversation with the president.

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Did Pompeo just accidentally admit the Iran crisis was a ‘direct result’ of Trump’s actions?

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be admitting that the problem with Iran is the result of President Donald Trump, said Business Insider.

Trump violated the 2015 Iran nuclear treaty (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) when he pulled out of it. The excuse at the time was that it was a terrible deal and Trump could do far better negotiating with Iran. The result has been the opposite.

"There is this theme that some suggest that the president's strategy that we allowed isn't working. I would argue just the converse of that. I would argue that what you are seeing here is a direct result of us reversing the enormous failure of the JCPOA," said Pompeo, defending Trump.

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