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Schumer: ‘It’s Un-American’ Trump, Scott ‘Attempting to Bully the Election Officials in Florida’

Tuesday at a press conference, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and President Donald Trump were “attempting to bully the election officials” conducting the Florida recount like Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. Schumer said, “It is a bedrock principle of our democracy that every vote is counted, and the Senate election in Florida must abide by that rule. Every single Florida voter, whether they mailed in their ballot, whether they showed up at the polls on election day to vote, no matter for whom they…

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Broward County’s Brenda Snipes: Lawsuits ‘Certainly Cast Aspersions on My Character’

After catching flak for mishandling ballots in last week’s midterm election, Broward County, FL Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes defended her character over lawsuits being filed in response to “issues” with the ballots in Broward County. “I think the lawsuits, as they are written, certainly cast Aspersions on my character and usually we build character over a period of time and character is always on display and I’ve worked here for about 15 years and I have to say this is the first time that this office or I…

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FL Lt Gov on Consequences for Snipes: ‘Nothing Will be Taken off the Table’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) stated that nothing will be ruled out as a potential consequence for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes (D) for her handling of the 2018 elections. Lopez-Cantera said, “I’ll tell you going forward, nothing is going to be ruled out, as far as consequences for these horrible, horrible elections that she’s done here in Broward this year. Leading into the election, there were no indications, for the 2018 general election that there were going…

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Garamendi: California Fires ‘A Global Climate Change Problem’ – Trump ‘Has No Empathy’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) stated that the fires in California are an issue of climate change, not forest management, and President Trump lacks empathy and humanity. Garamendi said, “The president simply doesn’t know what’s going on. He doesn’t understand that 31 people have lost their lives, that an entire community of 26,000 people is totally destroyed. It is gone. The homes are gone. Cars lined up across the roads. He doesn’t understand. He has no empathy. He doesn’t have any humanity. People have died,…

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Gillibrand on 2020 Run: I Believe ‘I’ve Been Called to Fight’ Trump’s Eroding of ‘Moral Decency’

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said since President Donald Trump has brought “hatred” to the forefront she believes she has “been called” to run for president in 2020 and restore “moral decency.” Gillibrand said, “We certainly need oversight and accountability. The Republican Congress refused to hold President Trump accountable on any of the issues that you mentioned, whether it’s Russia’s involvement in the election, whether it’s self-dealing or lining the pockets of the cabinet members and of Trump and his family. You’ve never seen, in my…

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Graham on Whitaker: ‘I Don’t Think He Has to Recuse Himself’

During a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Margaret Brennan asked Graham, “[A]re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and is Matthew Whitaker’s appointment constitutional?” “I think he was appropriately appointed legally,” Graham responded. “I don’t think he has to recuse himself. I am confident the Mueller investigation will be allowed to come to a good, solid conclusion, that there’ll be no political influence put on [FBI special counsel Robert Mueller]…

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Dem Sen. Coons Calls on Acting AG Whitaker to ‘Recuse Himself’

Sunday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) called on acting Attorney General Michael Whitaker to “recuse himself.” Despite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s vote of confidence in Whitaker, Coons said he questions Whitaker’s ability to serve as Jeff Sessions’ replacement because of his past criticisms of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. “[I] do think Matthew Whitaker, the acting AG should recuse himself given his past statements,” Coons said on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC.” He added, “Frankly, the test here is whether Matthew Whitaker is someone whose legal ideas and…

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Cummings: We Will ‘Definitely’ Investigate Trump’s Probable Violations of the Emoluments Clause

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” potential future chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said his committee would investigate President Donald Trump for any Emoluments Clause violations. Cummings said, “We definitely what to look at the Emoluments Clause possible violations. I think there are probably many of them.” He added, “We want to look at things like the FBI building fiasco where the president injected himself in the debate as to where he thinks it should be located, we think to his benefit. We got to…

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Pelosi: Whitaker Appointment ‘Does Violence to the Constitution’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker did “violence to the Constitution” Pelosi said, “He should recuse himself for any review of the investigation because of statements he has made already in the public domain.” She added, “There is bipartisan editorializing about this that he should have never been appointed and it does violence to the Constitution and the vision of our founders to appoint  such a person in such a manner to be the chief legal…

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RNC Chair McDaniel: Election Meddling Is Happening in Florida

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel stated that Democrats have expressed concern about “election meddling and collusion,” and “it is happening right now in Florida, in two of the major Democrat counties, and Democrats are nowhere to be found.” McDaniel said, “I don’t know if it’s incompetence or if it’s intent. Because to have the Palm Beach County supervisor now defy a court order, when they said they’re in violation of the state constitution, and then not give those vote totals…

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