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Lifelong South Carolina Republican turns on Trump: ‘I’m disgusted and impeachment is warranted’

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In an MSNBC clip on the changing voting patterns in the South, which saw voters in a South Carolina district go for Donald Trump in 2016 only to elect a Democrat to represent them in the House in 2018, support, even among some Republicans, for impeachment seems to be growing.

According to MSNBC reporter Shaquille Brewster, the North Charleston district is a classic example of change, where rock-ribbed Republicans are holding fast to their party, but moderate Republican voters are wavering on the president.

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“Our team has been focused on this South Carolina district that flipped from Republican control in 2016 to Democratic control in 2018, represented by Congressman Joe Cunningham,” Brewster explained. “And we’re hearing that Democrats support impeachment more than ever, however there are hints that some moderate Republicans may be increasing their support as well.”

“I’ve been a Republican my whole life and I’m frankly quite disgusted with what is going on right now,” South Carolina voter Carl Johnson admitted.

“How do you feel about impeachment?” Brewster inquired.

“It’s warranted based on all the recent news,” Johnson replied, before loosely quoting President Trump with, “I mean Constitution, what Constitution? I do what I want.”

Another voter, who was not identified and gave no party affiliation, added, “I think [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi is doing what needs to be done. I trust her,” with yet another adding it was the “constitutional responsibility” of Congress to go through with impeachment proceedings.

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Brewster went on to add, “If there is any shift, it is that phrase that you just heard, ‘constitutional responsibility.’ Democrats who weren’t on board before now see it as an obligation for the Democrats in Congress to investigate the president and hold him accountable. But it remains to be seen if the support extends across party lines especially as you hear Republicans still defending the president largely.”

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Chuck Todd burns down GOP’s Ron Johnson’s Ukraine excuses: ‘You seem to blame this on everybody but the president’

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A clearly exasperated Chuck Todd was forced to talk over a loud and filibustering Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Sunday morning for once again pushing Ukraine conspiracies and arguing over whether Donald Trump wanted the president of Ukraine to attack former Vice President Joe Biden on his behalf.

Having let Johnson throw out several scenarios and try and spread the blame around, Todd, finally cut in to say, "You seem to blame this on everybody but the president. It was the president’s actions."

"You’re blaming everybody else for the reason we’re in this situation, other than the president," Todd continued. "Isn’t the president’s own behavior, which raised all of these yellow and red flags, isn’t is that why we’re here?”

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I can ‘do anything I want, I’m a police officer’: Indiana cop fired after racially profiling black men in mall parking lot

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A white police officer working for Lawrence Township in Indiana has been fired after he was filmed accosting two black men sitting in their car outside of a Nordstrom Rack and accusing them of being "suspicious."

According to WTHR, Lawrence Township Deputy Constable Daryl Jones approached cousins Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham on the north side of Indianapolis but was filmed on a cellphone that eventually led to him losing his job.

The cousins stated that Jones racially profiled them and tried to run their car plates.

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GOP lawmaker goes on extended rant about Schiff to duck Tapper questions about Trump intimidating witnesses

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On Sunday morning House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) attempted to blow off questions by CNN's Jake Tapper over whether President Donald Trump was trying to intimidate former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch with a tweet during her testimony, choosing instead to attack committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for wanting to impeach the president.

Following a long interview where the State of the Union host had to correct the Ohio Republican's assertions multiple times -- with Tapper once flatly stating "That's not true" -- the CNN host asked about Trump's tweets that were immediately characterized as witness intimidation.

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