Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy Reportedly Skipping Ceremony Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Two of the most senior Republicans in Congress will not attend a ceremony at the Capitol today honoring the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to reporting from NBC.

NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt reported on Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was listed as not attending while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy won’t attend either. read more

Republican-Led Senate Passes Motion Committing to Peaceful Transition of Power

The Republican-controlled Senate passed a resolution on committing to a peaceful transition of power after the November presidential election, though the measure was introduced by a Democrat.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who is often considered the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, proposed the resolution following President Donald Trump comment’s refusing to commit to leaving office. read more

Trump Lashes Out at GOP Massachusetts Governor for Defending Mail-In Ballots

Donald Trump has slammed the Republican governor of Massachusetts after he defended mail-in voting and criticized the President for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.

Governor Charlie Baker said he was appalled by Trump’s suggestion he might not leave office if he loses in November. Baker made the comments on Thursday, having previously criticized the President on Wednesday. read more

Surgeon General Says COVID-19 “Doesn’t Care About Your Politics” as Trump Holds Packed Rallies

The Surgeon General has warned that Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on a person’s political beliefs as Donald Trump continues to downplay the disease at his rallies.

Jerome Adams mentioned the President’s rallies during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday but declined to criticize them. Instead, he explained that politics didn’t change how the virus behaves toward people. read more

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman: “Expect Violence from Trump Supporters” to Disrupt the Election

Trump's law and order message flops in new poll

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman warned on Wednesday that the 2020 election will be the most dangerous for the country since the divisions preceding the Civil War.

Krugman took to Twitter to argue that President Donald Trump’s own attitude, combined with his supporters readiness to commit acts of violence, meant the next few weeks could be terrible. read more

Anti-Trump Republican Group Will Spend $4 Million on “Project Orange Crush” Ads in Florida

A group of Republicans opposed to Donald Trump’s reelection plans to spend almost $4 million on ads in Florida aimed at convincing wavering voters to back Joe Biden.

Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) will run two ads in the crucial swing state in October as part of what they’re calling “Project Orange Crush.” The initial spend will approach $4 million. read more

Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Attacks: “I Am a Member of the House That Impeached You”

Ilhan Omar has responded to Donald Trump’s overnight attacks on her by reminding him of his impeachment by the House of Representatives and accusing him of acting like a child.

The President attacked the Democratic congresswoman at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday in what many saw as an overt appeal to racism. Omar was born in Somalia but has been an American citizen for 20 years. read more

Former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough: Trump Is “The Greatest Threat to American Conservatism and the Church”

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A former Republican congressman turned TV host has criticized those supporting Donald Trump because of their conservative beliefs by dragging the President’s own credentials.

Joe Scarborough was a Florida congressman from 1995 to 2001, entering the House as part of Newt Gingrich’s majority during the presidency of Bill Clinton. He now co-hosts a morning show on MSNBC and has become a harsh critic of Trump. read more