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Three Republican senators have now criticized Trump — here’s what they’re saying

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Three Republican senators have now criticized President Donald Trump for soliciting foreign election interference.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called Trump’s actions “wrong and appalling.”

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated,” the former Republican presidential nominee tweeted on Friday.

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“By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling,” he concluded.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) also had harsh words for Trump’s appeal to China in a written statement provided to the Omaha World-Herald.

“Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth,” the statement read. “If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name to Beijing, that’s a matter for American courts, not communist tyrants running torture camps.”

On Saturday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) blasted Trump’s “completely inappropriate” behavior, the Bangor Daily News reported.

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“I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent,” she said.

“It’s completely inappropriate,” Collins added.

As CNN’s Ana Cabrera put it, “we are seeing some cracks in President Trump’s Senate Republican support.”

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“But the cracks aren’t just showing up in Congress,” she explained. “Even one of the president’s staunchest defenders on-air and online, Fox’s Tucker Carlson, says Trump’s Ukraine call was inappropriate.”

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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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