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GOP senator slams Black Lives Matter in interview with host linked to white supremacists

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On Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) appeared on a far-right show to trash the Black Lives Matter movement to Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump online activist who has been accused of ties to white supremacists.

“The interview aired on One America News Network on Thursday and Loeffler promoted it heavily on her Facebook and Twitter accounts Friday, tagging the controversial host,” reported Tia Mitchell and Chris Joyner. “‘I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me,’ she wrote in one tweet. ‘WATCH the full interview here.'”

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During the five-minute interview, Loeffler complained about support for Black Lives Matter in the WNBA. She is the co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and has clashed with her players over the issue, with some calling on her to resign.

“Jewish groups and media observers pointed out that Posobiec promotes conspiracy theories and once associated with white supremacists including Richard Spencer, who organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Posobiec has been criticized in the past for posting anti-Semitic tweets, including tweets that included the numbers 14 and 88, codes used by neo-Nazis,” said the report. “White supremacist David Lane, who died in prison, is known for promoting the ’14 words’ racist slogan: ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’ The number 88 is code among neo-Nazis for Heil Hitler. (H is the eighth letter in the alphabet.)”

According to the report, Loeffler has declined to say whether she was aware of Posobiec’s past.

Loeffler, who was appointed to a vacant seat by Gov. Brian Kemp at the start of the year, is struggling to be elected to a full term, with a strong challenge from pro-Trump Rep. Doug Collins, and several Democrats including Rev. Raphael Warnock of MLK’s former church, also vying for the role. The top two candidates from both parties will advance from the “jungle primary” if nobody gets a majority.


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The Daily Show mocks Fox News for taking a premature victory lap on low coronavirus cases in Texas and Florida

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It wasn't long ago that New England and west cost states were suffering under the weight of the coronavirus. They locked down states, shutdown the economies and mandated masks. Meanwhile, red states like Texas, Georgia and Florida were celebrating what they thought was smart leadership.

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That lead sent them down the pathway to being the worst in the country for coronavirus cases as COVID-19 ravaged everyone from children to the elderly.

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Republican strategist says he can’t believe GOP Senate is going along with Trump unilaterally raising taxes: ‘We’re really going to do that?’

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Trump calls Mt. Rushmore story ‘fake news’ — but then says it ‘sounds like a good idea’

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President Donald Trump attacked CNN and the New York Times for their story that the White House reached out to the governor of South Dakota about Trump being added to Mt. Rushmore. He claimed it was "fake news" but then proceeded to mischaracterize what the report actually said.

"This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!"

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