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Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger — whose family sent out a petition to disown him after his pro-impeachment vote — says the GOP is not a ‘Trump-first party’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said the GOP was “not a Trump-first party” but a “country-first party.” His remarks Sunday came in response to Kevin McCarthy’s visit to Donald Trump’s Florida home. Kinzinger is one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the January 6 Capitol riot. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger — whose family sent out a petition to disown him after his pro-impeachment vote — says the GOP is not a ‘Trump-first party’
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Trump’s gone, but the GOP’s conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay

Trump hasn’t even been gone a week, but conspiracy theory culture is still clearly the base of the GOP. State Republican parties have been tweeting in support of QAnon, Holocaust deniers, and spreading “false flag” lies about the Capitol siege. Rand Paul pushed election fraud lies on national TV, and […]
Trump’s gone, but the GOP’s conspiracy theory cesspool is here to stay
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Ted Cruz’s former staffers say they are ‘disgusted’ by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says

At least six of Sen. Ted Cruz’s former aides have expressed their disgust at the recent actions of their former boss, according to New York Magazine’s Intelligencer. Ted Cruz is under fire for spreading election misinformation, objecting to the results of the 2020 election being certified, and having fundraised during […]
Ted Cruz’s former staffers say they are ‘disgusted’ by his role in the US Capitol insurrection and his unflinching support of Trump, report says
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Republican senator Rob Portman demands Trump tell his supporters to be peaceful as law enforcement warns of more violence

GOP Sen. Rob Portman said President Donald Trump will be to blame for violence committed by his supporters if he doesn’t “unambiguously” urge them to “remain peaceful” after last week’s insurrection. This comes after federal law enforcement officials have warned lawmakers that far-right extremists and other pro-Trump groups are planning […]
Republican senator Rob Portman demands Trump tell his supporters to be peaceful as law enforcement warns of more violence
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Following an outbreak of violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, some GOP lawmakers who planned to object to the Electoral College certification of the election now say they have changed their minds

A group of Republican lawmakers said they planned to object to certifying the Electoral College vote on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress. But following a violent siege on the Capitol that caused Congress to evacuate, some GOP party members have reversed course. GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Steve […]
Following an outbreak of violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, some GOP lawmakers who planned to object to the Electoral College certification of the election now say they have changed their minds
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Twitter slapped warnings on a wave of tweets by GOP officials and Trump allies making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and interference in Pennsylvania

Twitter on Tuesday applied warning labels to multiple tweets by Republican Party officials and Trump allies for violating its policy against election misinformation and interference. Twitter also blocked users from liking, retweeting, and replying to the tweets, which were posted by the Philadelphia GOP’s official account, as well as Trump […]
Twitter slapped warnings on a wave of tweets by GOP officials and Trump allies making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and interference in Pennsylvania
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Gov. Whitmer says she has ‘always felt safe’ but doubles down on charges that extremists are ‘finding comfort’ in Republican rhetoric

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer doubled down on her belief that extremist groups are emboldened by divisive rhetoric, specifically from Republicans. These groups, she said in an interview with “Face The Nation” on CBS Sunday, “are finding comfort and support in the rhetoric coming out of Republican leadership.” This past week, […]
Gov. Whitmer says she has ‘always felt safe’ but doubles down on charges that extremists are ‘finding comfort’ in Republican rhetoric
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Trump again accused Twitter of anti-Republican bias after #TrumpMeltdown appeared to be trending on the site: ‘Only negative on Republican voices, especially mine!’

President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused social media companies – Twitter in particular – of anti-Republican bias. In a tweet early on Thursday morning, Trump went after Twitter’s Trending section – a sidebar on the platform that shows a range of popular topics based on region. “It’s never a real […]
Trump again accused Twitter of anti-Republican bias after #TrumpMeltdown appeared to be trending on the site: ‘Only negative on Republican voices, especially mine!’
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The $1 trillion stimulus package proposed by Republicans would compensate businesses for ‘vandalism or looting due to public disturbances that occurred during 2020’

Republican lawmakers unveiled a $US1 trillion coronavirus relief package, dubbed the HEALS Act, on Monday. The proposed package includes a provision to compensate businesses for “looting and vandalism due to public disturbances that occurred during 2020.” Since George Floyd’s death at the knee of a police officer in May, protests […]
The $1 trillion stimulus package proposed by Republicans would compensate businesses for ‘vandalism or looting due to public disturbances that occurred during 2020’
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Lawmakers react in strikingly different ways after the US claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed Iran’s top general

Lawmakers are reacting in strikingly different ways after the Department of Defence on Monday night claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded to news the strikes, calling the move “extremely dangerous” and a “foolish escalation.” US officials began weighing […]
Lawmakers react in strikingly different ways after the US claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed Iran’s top general
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Almost all Republicans — especially Fox News viewers — opposed Trump’s impeachment before the inquiry was opened, new poll finds

A wide-ranging poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in August and September helps show the extent of President Donald Trump’s support among Republicans before House Democrats opened their formal impeachment inquiry. The poll found his support to be particularly strong among GOP Fox News viewers: 55% of Republicans […]
Almost all Republicans — especially Fox News viewers — opposed Trump’s impeachment before the inquiry was opened, new poll finds