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‘I can’t wait to get out of this place and be with real people’: Dem lawmaker candidly expresses disgust with Republicans

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Appearing on CNN with host Kate Bolduan, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) expressed disgust with Donald Trump’s ugly tirade on Thursday where he ranted, name-called and levied bitter accusations at Democrats over his impeachment and subsequent acquittal by a Republican-controlled Senate.

In a very brief candid moment, she noted her desire to flee Washington, D.C. and return to her district.

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Asked by the host about Trump comments — while also referencing the attack the president made on her late husband Rep. John Dingell — the lawmaker said it had just been a bad week for everyone in the nation’s capital.

“I want to say to you I think last two weeks have been some of the saddest I’ve seen in my professional career,” she told the host. “At the division that we even see in this Capitol dome, the State of the Union, both sides, it was just — it is supposed to be a time of coming together as Americans.”

After pointing out that is entirely possible that Trump could win in November despite his rhetoric, Dingell was asked, “To the point that you’re talking about, the pure and simple need for some modicum of civility to return to the way we talk about each other, in politics, and outside of it, what does this do?”

“I don’t know,” the lawmaker conceded before bluntly stating. “That’s why I can’t wait to get out of this place on Friday and get home and be with real people.”

“And somehow we all got to take a deep breath and figure out how we’re going to work together to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and a lot of other issues that matter to working people, working men and women across this country,” she added. “You know, I really — I have to take umbrage with what he said about the Speaker [Nancy Pelosi] not praying, she is a Catholic woman, I’m a Catholic woman, I pray for everybody. Right now I’m praying harder than anybody ever could to find a way to somehow bring us together.”

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report

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On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.

"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."

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