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Top Trump Spokesperson Says She Called Pres. Obama ‘Head Negro’ Because Of Liberal ‘Twitter Trolls’

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Katrina Pierson Likens Attacks On Her Repeated Racist Tweets To Trump’s Fight With ‘Biased’ Fox News

Katrina Pierson says it’s perfectly OK that she called President Barack Obama “head Negro” because as a conservative activist she was merely defending Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich in “heated discussions” against liberal “Twitter trolls.” Now the top spokesperson for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, Pierson Thursday afternoon was forced to defend her 2012 comment to CNN.

Earlier this week she defended her decision to post this tweet in 2012 by sloughing it off to just plain “silliness.”

Pierson took a different stance on these tweets, slamming CNN’s Jim Sciutto for going back “36,000 tweets” to this 2012 tweet in which she labeled President Barack Obama a “Jihadi,” and to a 2013 in which she throws the racial slur “head Negro” at the President:

Sciutto called the tweets “somewhat alarming.” Pierson claimed that “as an activist” especially in 2012, “we spend most of our time fighting off liberal activists and other establishment activists.”

It’s unclear if @TrillTitan or @DOTCOM_MOM are “liberal activists” or “establishment activists.” @DOTCOM_MOM appears to now be a Donald Trump supporter and a conservative Christian anti-choice activist who is supporting David Daleiden, the indicted creator and promotor of the fake Planned Parenthood sting videos.

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Pierson also slammed CNN for taking the tweets “out of context.” The @TrillTitan Twitter account has since been suspended so it’s not possible to get the full context but looking chronologically at the tweets it doesn’t appear Pierson mentioned Ted Cruz or Newt Gingrich in her conversation, although just before she posted the “head Negro” tweet she posted this tweet, also using a racial slur:

“So of course you could pull any of those tweets out of one of those heated discussions because a lot of times it’s in the sphere of fighting off other liberal activists,” Pierson claimed.

“I got to tell you. It’s interesting that this has made some sort of news cycle when we have all of the things that are happening in the world, including a presidential race, to go back 36,000 tweets, pull them out of context of the discussion and try to make that a news story.”

She concluded that the reason Donald Trump pulled out of the Fox News debate is the same reason she discounts her usage of racial slurs as newsworthy: the “biased” media.

 

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‘Florida Goes Full Fascist’: Ron DeSantis Sparks Furious Backlash With ‘Authoritarian’ Campus Political Surveys

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring Florida students, faculty and staff to register their political views in surveys in an effort to promote “intellectual diversity” at colleges and universities, and the measure set off backlash across social media.

Critics decried the law, which DeSantis claims will promote freedom of speech, as a “thoroughly Orwellian” attempt to gain control over academic debate at institutions of higher learning.

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Watch: Schumer Compares McConnell to Southern Segregationists for Blocking Voting Rights

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On Tuesday, following Senate Republicans’ lockstep vote to block debate on voting rights, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave a thunderous speech comparing Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to the southern segregationists who fought the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

“Republican state legislatures across the country are engaged in the most sweeping voter suppression in 80 years,” said Schumer. “Capitalizing on and catalogued by Donald Trump’s big lie. These state governments are making it harder for younger, poorer, urban and non-white Americans to vote. Earlier today, the Republican leader told reporters that, quote, ‘Regardless of what may be happening in some states, there is no rationale for federal intervention.’ The Republican leader flatly stated that no matter what the states do to undermine our democracy — voter suppression laws, phony audits, partisan takeovers of local election boards — the Senate should not act.”

“The Republican leader uses the language and the logic of the southern senators in the ’60s who defended states rights, and it is an indefensible position for any senator, any senator, let alone the minority leader to hold,” said Schumer. “When John Lewis was about to cross that bridge in Selma, he didn’t know what waited for him on the other side. He didn’t know how long his march would be. And his ultimate success was never guaranteed. But he started down that bridge anyway. Today Democrats started our march to defend the voting rights of all Americans. It could be a long march, but it is one we are going to make.”

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GOP Senators Orchestrate ‘Blockade’ of Key Biden Agenda Bills: Voting Rights Bill Killed, Infrastructure in Doubt

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Republicans Tuesday evening killed debate on the For the People Act, a key component of Democrats’ agenda to protect democracy, expand and strengthen voting rights, and reduce the influence of dark money in elections. As Senators were voting on the motion to begin debate on the bill, news broke that the GOP Whip, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota had announced another critical piece of Democratic legislation, the infrastructure bill, was even further in doubt.

GOP Senators appeared to be orchestrating a complete and total shutdown of key legislation critical to President Joe Biden’s progressive agenda.

Democratic Majority Leader Schumer immediately denounced Republicans’ “blockade.”

Sen. Thune also said Republicans would oppose a slimmed down version of a voting rights bill:

60 votes were required to begin debate on the voting rights bill. The motion failed in a 50-50  vote. As voting was taking place GOP Minority Leader Mitch mcConnell could be seen huddling with other top Republican Senators including John Cornyn of Texas and John Kennedy of Louisiana.

The only option to pass the bill now would be for a simple majority of Senators agree to kill the 60-vote filibuster. Some are supporting a modification to 55 votes. Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona had steadfastly refused to support killing the filibuster.

“This is a dark day in this country,” Al Sharpton said on MSNBC.

“This is a dark day for Republicans,” host Nicolle Wallace replied. “Republicans won’t just walk over norms, they will burn them down,” she told host Ari Melber during the handoff.

Voting rights expert Ari Berman weighed in, chastising the GOP:

 

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