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‘They’re afraid of this president’: Sen. Sherrod Brown calls out Republican fear

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The Senate took a break during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Tuesday, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said that it has become obvious that Republican senators are afraid of being attacked by the president.

“I think that most of my Senate colleagues know that you can trust John Bolton more than Donald Trump,” he said. “I hear the grumbling about this president. You know it, too, Nicolle, because of where you used to work and the people you know. Some are ‘Never Trumpers,’ but a lot of them aren’t. You’ve just seen in this body that fear now kind of does the business. Republicans like the tax cuts and the young extremist judges. They’re afraid of this president.”

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He explained that the senators are afraid of being attacked by Trump with a nickname like “Lyin’ Ted” or “Low-energy Jeb.”

“They have that fear that the president will come into their states and campaign against them,” he said. “And fear really does the business.”

He remembered during the Iraq War vote that there were accusations going around about being soft on terrorism and not protecting the country if you didn’t vote for the war. It scared so many members politically that many voted to authorize the war when the didn’t want to. It obviously ended up to be the reverse.

“When fear does the business, we don’t act well as human beings, and that’s what you’ve seen taking over the Senate Republican Conference,” Brown explained.

Host Nicolle Wallace said that she found it interesting that the role of fear is so prominent to these Republicans.

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“I watched from a distance Saturday all the sort of pearl-clutching of Republicans who were so offended that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had quoted that CBS report about Trump campaign political associates talking about their — just mentioned it,” she said. “It’s a CBS report, a credible news organization. I’ve watched that news organization. They haven’t pulled back any of that reporting. They stand by it. That is obviously what’s going on. I think there will come a time when they’ll welcome the fact that they were bullied and intimidated because it’s a better explanation if they come down on the wrong side or as Claire [McCaskill] predicts, if 35 to 40 of them vote against witnesses, being corrupted by the Trump White House.”

McCaskill specifically called out the hypocrisy of the Trump White House attacking the Biden family accusing them of nepotism when Trump’s family is profiting off of the White House.

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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