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‘It’s embarrassing’: Lifelong GOP voter tells CNN he’s humiliated by Republicans’ defenses of Trump

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A lifelong Republican voter from Arizona this week told CNN that he’s felt humiliated watching the GOP defend President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings this week.

In an interview with CNN, registered Republican Boyce O’Brien said that he’s been “so disappointed” watching the way GOP lawmakers have bent over backwards to make excuses for the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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“It’s embarrassing to me to be affiliated with it at this point,” said O’Brien, who acknowledges that he couldn’t stomach voting for Trump in 2016 despite backing past nominees George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney. “My hope they’ll finally develop a backbone and stand up for what’s right.”

In the same segment, Arizona resident Carly Rebuck told CNN that while she was once a Republican due in part to her admiration for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), she has since switched to being a Democrat.

“I don’t recognize the Republican Party as it is right now!” she said while watching impeachment hearings unfold.

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GOP’s use of Kanye West to help Trump has been a spectacular flop: CNN host

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On CNN Saturday, Michael Smerconish examined rapper Kanye West's presidential campaign — and how the GOP efforts to boost it to siphon voters from former Vice President Joe Biden don't appear to be working.

"Is Kanye West serious about running for president or is it all part of a dark twisted fantasy?" said Smerconish. "NPR has documented how several operatives, some with Trump ties, are actively helping the superstar get on general election ballots in various states. Kanye West officially on the ballot in Vermont, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and has filed recently in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Jared Kushner met privately with West in Colorado, where the two par took in a friendly conversation ... the RNC and Trump has denied involvement in West's campaign. but the president isn't exactly discouraging the competition."

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Trump’s testing czar is running a ‘cover-up’ for president’s ‘abysmal failure’: CNN’s Sanjay Gupta

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CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is accusing President Donald Trump's testing czar of running a "cover-up" of the president's incompetent response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview Friday, Gupta reacted to defensive statements made by Brett Giroir, the federal official tapped by Trump to oversee efforts to increase COVID-19 testing capacity, who has been insisting that there is nothing wrong with the United States' ability to quickly test for the disease.

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‘He is lying’: Colorado election chief tears into Trump — and debunks his lies about mail-in ballots

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold tore down President Donald Trump's false claims about voting by mail.

"Every voter in your state is sent a ballot by mail," said host Erin Burnett. "Have you seen anything — anything at all — that would back up any concern about mail-in ballots being rigged, being corrupt?"

"President Trump is lying about vote by mail," said Griswold. "Colorado has a very clean history of running great elections with vote by mail. We have safeguards in place to make sure we would catch any type of double-voting, including signature verification, rules about ballot collection, and a lot of other safeguards. But what is true is that there's over 160,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. It's thousands of times more likely for an American to pass away because of the coronavirus than any type of fraud."

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