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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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Kamala Harris is boosting Biden in a state Trump desperately needs to win: report

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On Saturday, Politico reported that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) being added to Joe Biden's ticket has "electrified" a group of voters who normally are ignored by both parties: West Indian voters. And this could make a big difference in Florida — a state that could decide the outcome of the election.

"Calls from Caribbean radio show hosts flooded the Biden campaign from South Florida. And a jolt of excitement shot through the crowd of early vote poll workers at the Lauderdhill Mall, in the midst of Broward County’s growing Jamaican community," reported Marc Caputo. "'There was just this sense of energy,' state Rep. Anika Omphroy, a daughter of two Jamaican immigrants, said in describing the moment the announcement was received. 'It was all Black women out there working under the tents,' she said. 'It was 98 degrees in August in South Florida, so it was too hot to cheer. But you could feel it, this sense.'"

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WATCH: Protesters dump ballots outside of USPS head Louis DeJoy’s home

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On Saturday morning, angry crowds of protesters gathered outside of pro-Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's residence in Washington, D.C. to protest his organizational changes rolling back capacity at the Postal Service — changes widely suspected of sabotaging mail-in voting ahead of the November election.

The protesters banged together pots and pans and blew air horns. Many of them gathered at the entrance holding fake mail-in ballots and shoved them into the bars of his front door.

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Insurance industry front group to bombard Democratic Convention with ads attacking Biden-backed public option

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The ads by the Partnership for America's Health Care Future fearmonger over potential tax hikes and recycle industry talking points against "government-controlled health insurance."

When Democrats convene for their party's virtual convention next week amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, media coverage of the event will be interspersed with insurance industry ads attacking the public option—a policy solution supported by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden—as a "one-size-fits-all approach" that would lead to "government-controlled health insurance."

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