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Robert Hyde ‘should end his bid for Congress’: Connecticut GOP says impeachment figure is hurting Republicans

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One day after being caught up in President Donald Trump’s impeachment, the Connecticut Republican Party is asking Robert Hyde to end his congressional bid.

Hyde’s text messages were turned over to House investigators by Lev Parnas, which included shocking tales of surveilling the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

The chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party said it is time for Hyde to go.

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“I have asked Rob Hyde to end his bid for Congress. His campaign is a distraction for the Democrats to raise money and falsely label all Republicans with his antics. In my view he is not helping other Republican candidates or Donald Trump win,” J.R. Romano posted to Twitter.

Even before the recent scandals, there were calls for Hyde to end his congressional bid.

In December, after Hyde posted a misogynistic insult against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Hartford Courant wrote an editorial headlined, “Robert F. Hyde, get out of the race. The Republican party deserves better.”

At the time, Romano acknowledged that the comments were “vile,” but did not ask him to leave the race.

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Biden says ‘hard to envision’ Democratic convention taking place in July as Sanders vows to stay in race

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The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv appearances. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from over.

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Lindsey Graham’s ouster called for by ex-GOP congressman: ‘You sold your soul to Donald Trump’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was blasted on Tuesday evening by a former Republican congressman.

"With so much happening, it’s easy to forget that the 2020 campaign is still going on. If you’re able, would you consider giving a small donation to help me spread my common-sense conservative message?" Graham asked on Twitter.

But former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) was having none of it.

"Respectfully Lindsey, even though I’m a conservative, I’m supporting your opponent Jaime Harrison," Walsh wrote.

"I’m not a Democrat, but you’ve been in DC too damn long, and you sold your soul to Donald Trump," he explained.

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All hell breaks loose after a woman accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault — here’s what we know

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Last week, podcaster Katie Halper, an avid fan of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, released an episode of her podcast containing a shocking accusation: In an interview, Alexandra Tara Reade, who briefly worked for former Vice President Joe Biden when he was in the U.S. Senate, said that Biden had sexually assaulted her in 1993, pinning her up against a wall and digitally penetrating her during an encounter on Capitol Hill. At the same time, Ryan Grim of The Intercept — a publication which has been strongly supportive of Sanders and critical of Biden — published a story insinuating that the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund had rejected Reade's case out of political loyalty to Biden.

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