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Rep. Al Green lights up Trump over ‘lynching’ tweet: ‘It makes you no better than those who burn crosses’

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Rep. Al Green (D-TX) expressed outrage on Tuesday after President Donald Trump compared the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a “lynching.”

Green appeared on the House floor, where he accused the president of not knowing the history of lynchings in the U.S.

“I rise today with a heavy heart and tears welling in my eyes,” he explained. “I rise because how dare the president compare lynching to impeachment? How dare he do this?”

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“Does he not know that thousands of African-Americans were lynched — mob violence. Does he not know this is the equivalent of murder?” he continued, noting that impeachment is a “lawful constitutional process.”

Green pleaded: “If you continue to weaponize racism and bigotry, this makes you no better than those who were screaming blood and soil, Jews will not replace us. It makes you no better than them. It makes you no better than those who burned crosses. It makes you no better than those who wear hoods and white robes. Do you not understand what you’re doing to this country?”

The Texas congressman is expected to speak for an additional 30 minutes on the president’s lynching remarks later on Tuesday.

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.


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Trump advisors futilely trying to get him to stop ranting about statues as his re-election prospects collapse: report

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According to a report focusing on Donald Trump's rally at Mt. Rushmore on the evening before the 4th of July, advisors to the president ate attempting to get him to start focusing on bread and butter issues that will get him re-elected instead of harping on statues being pulled down by protesters across the country.

As the Daily Beast report illustrates, their efforts appear to be futile based upon his Friday night speech.

With the president trying to fire up the crowd by insisting, “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders. They think the American people are weak, and soft, and submissive,” the Beast reported that Trump, "decided to focus heavily Friday evening on protesters and Black Lives Matter activists who want various American monuments, including those honoring Confederate, white-supremacist, and slave-owning figures of history, torn down and destroyed for good. "

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Trump’s a traitor — and the Russian bounty scandal is the final straw

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The first story of the rest of Donald Trump's life was published last Friday in the New York Times, revealing that the Russian intelligence agency known as the GRU has been paying bonuses to Taliban fighters to kill Americans, and that this intelligence had been reported to Trump and had been known at least since March. The story was subsequently confirmed by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the AP.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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GOP scrambling to pay for Jacksonville convention after Trump yanked it from North Carolina: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, Republican officials are having difficulties getting donors to pay for the Republican National Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida after Donald Trump yanked the gathering out of Charlotte, North Carolina in a fit of pique over COVID-19 health restrictions.

At issue, the report notes, is that millions of dollars were spent in North Carolina where a smaller event will now be held, and now the party is, in essence, forced to pay for a second convention.

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