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GOP lawmaker compares Trump to his own wife — and says he owes both loyalty even when they disagree

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A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday said that he disagreed with President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish allies in northern Syria while allowing the Turkish military to launch strikes against them — but he vowed to remain as loyal to him as he is to his wife.

As flagged by NPR reporter Tim Mak, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) told NPR’s “Here and Now” that he wished Trump hadn’t pulled the rug out from the Kurds in northern Syria, but he said that it wouldn’t stop him from giving the president his full support.

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“I think it’s the wrong decision, but from my perspective, I look at — my wife and I — we agree about 85 percent of the time, 90 percent of the time, there are times when we disagreed and we just get over it and get by,” Green said. “So I am disappointed in the decision on this one, but I still fully support the president.”

Other GOP lawmakers, most notably top Trump defender Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have slammed the president for leaving the Kurds vulnerable to attack by Turkish military forces. Like Green, however, all of them have reaffirmed that Trump has their total support.

Read the full transcript of Green’s remarks below.

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Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone

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According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."

Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.

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GOP giving up trying to reclaim House seats as 2020 wipeout looms: report

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Faced with a ticket likely headed by an unpopular president and watching the Democrats rake in campaign cash ahead of the 2020 election, the Republican Party is conceding they will not win back the House by reclaiming seats they lost in the so-called 2018 "blue wave" election.

According to a report from Politico, Democratic candidates have been stockpiling massive amounts of cash to wage war in what is expected to be a high turnout election with Donald Trump as the face of the Republican Party and seats that the GOP thought they might have a shot at now appearing unattainable.

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Trump supporters cry bitter tears after bus company they never bothered paying leaves them stranded

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Hundreds of Trump supporters this week were left stranded by bus company U.S. Coachways after the organizers for a "March for Trump" rally in Washington D.C. failed to pay them.

The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that the Trump supporters had expected U.S. Coachways to pick them up and bring them to D.C. where they were set to rally against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. After the buses never showed up, however, Trump supporters claimed that the bus company was part of a "deep state" conspiracy aimed at silencing their voices.

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