Republican Week in Review

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Welcome to Republican Week in Review. Let’s get started. We have a LOT to cover. You won’t believe – or maybe you will – how much shady bleep Republicans rolled out last week.

Our lead story comes from … wait a second … this can’t be right … Fox News?

TOPEKA — A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. store as his residence on a voter registration was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting.

Republican Rep. Steve Watkins is accused of voting illegally in advance in the 2019 local city and school board election, voting when not qualified and interfering with law enforcement by providing false information.

 

This next story comes from… what the bleep … it’s also from Fox News.

 

DAYTON — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested and charged Tuesday as part of a $60 million racketeering and bribery probe.

 

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers announced the arrest of Householder, a Republican, and four codefendants as part of a year-long investigation.

 

And now we turn to … mind blown again… Fox News.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Majority Leader Steny Hoyer issued a stern condemnation of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) after he reportedly got into a heated exchange in the Capitol with the left-wing freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that allegedly ended with Yoho uttering the words “f—— b—-.”

 

In other news from the nation’s capital … shut the front door … Fox published this? What gives? Did all of their predators go on “long-planned” vacations?

 

WASHINGTON D.C. — The first chief of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday said it was not the agency’s mission to act as “the president’s personal militia.”

 

Tom Ridge, former DHS secretary and two-term Republican governor of Pennsylvania, said, “It would be a cold day in hell before I would consent to an uninvited, unilateral intervention into one of my cities.”

 

Here we go again. What in the name of Roger Ailes is going on?

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Tuesday coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said he wishes accused Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell “well.”

 

“I’ve met her numerous times over the years … I just wish her well, whatever it is,” he said.

 

“[Maxwell] is despicable and (the president) needs to say that,” Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tennessee) tweeted Wednesday following the president’s comments.

 

“This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes,” wrote Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas). “She needs to be severely punished … and justice must be served for the girls she abused. For ALL involved.”

 

Finally, here’s one story Fox wouldn’t touch. Thank you, CNN, for covering the search and rescue mission for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Brad Broberg

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