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North Carolina elects anti-LGBT investor in social media site popular with neo-Nazis to US House of Representatives

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North Carolina voters on Tuesday decided to send to the U.S. House of Representatives a Republican state lawmaker who is also an investor in a social media site popular with neo-Nazis, white nationalists, white supremacists, and the alt-right.

Republican State Senator Dan Bishop, who is the architect of the state’s anti-transgender, anti-gay, anti-seniors, and anti-veteran “bathroom bill” law known as HB2, beat Democratic candidate Dan McCready, an entrepreneur and former U.S. Marine captain.

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The New York Times reports Bishop has won the NC-9 race by just under two points, 50.6% to 48.8%.

Bishop, a Trump supporter (photo) is also an investor in Gab, a social media site The New York Times says is “a haven for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists,” and has a “reputation for accommodating extremism.”

Tuesday’s special election is a “do-over,” the result of the Republican Party’s previous candidate, a preacher, whose campaign consultant engaged in “a brazen case of election fraud.”

Bishop, an attorney, has equated the Black Lives Matters movement with neo-Nazis and the alt-right. He has also equated LGBTQ activists with the Taliban and said “the LGBT movement jeopardizes freedom.”

McCready has an MBA from Harvard.

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Bishop also compared his work of trying to enable anti-LGBTQ religious discrimination to the efforts of German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who worked to save Jews during the Holocaust.

His anti-transgender law would have cost the state of North Carolina $3.7 billion.

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President Donald Trump has not only railed against diplomat Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and one of the witnesses in the impeachment inquiry — he has done so in the middle of her public testimony. And journalist Bess Levin, reporting in Vanity Fair, asserts that by doing so, Trump might be adding witness tampering and witness intimidation to the articles of impeachment that the U.S. House of Representatives could indict him on.

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him.”

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The director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the FBI was investigating whether Jeffrey Epstein's death was related to a criminal enterprise.

Two correctional officers, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were arrested and charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to cover up their lapses in their official duties, which included checking on Epstein every half hour, reported the Miami Herald.

The officers instead remained at their desk, browsing the internet and moving around the common area.

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Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives following sweeping midterm victories last year, Republicans have had little recourse to stop attempts at congressional oversight of the Trump administration. So, they’ve resorted to rotating a few willing members to dutifully gaslight, grandstand and exhibit fake outrage while hoping to create the illusion of fighting the good fight — all for Fox News hosts who hail them as the true heroes of the republic.

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