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HB2 Author Compares Equality Advocates to ‘Taliban,’ Says ‘LGBT Movement Jeopardizes Freedom’

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GOP Rep. Dan Bishop’s Emails Reveal His Intent, Motivation Behind Anti-LGBT Law

Republican State Rep. Dan Bishop, the chief sponsor of North Carolina‘s anti-LGBT law HB2, recently likened opponents of his bill to the Taliban, and characterized LGBT people as a danger to freedom. In email exchanges with constituents, which were obtained by the Charlotte Business Journal, Rep. Bishop casually shared his motivation and intent.

In one email conversation about HB2, Rep. Bishop told a constituent, “the LGBT movement jeopardizes freedom.”

In another, a different constituent wrote offering thanks and support, asking Bishop and his allies in the North Carolina legislature to not “cave in to the Politically Correct Taliban!”

“Y’all should have all of the sane states to coordinate and pass these bills on the same day so one state does not have to stand up to these pompous asses alone,” the HB2 supporter told the Republican lawmaker.

“I LOVE that idea. Taliban,” Bishop, who was first elected in 2014, replied. “Love that too. Not giving up. Ever.”

As NCRM reported Friday, while HB2 is one of the few anti-LGBT laws that have passed this year whose text did not frame it as protecting “religious freedom,” Bishop clearly was motivated by his personal religious beliefs to draft, sponsor, and refuse to consider repealing the law, which many have called both illegal and unconstitutional.

“I don’t fear man. I fear God,” Bishop said in an email obtained by the Charlotte Business Journal, which was sent to a Charlotte resident. That message suggested he believed HB2 was somehow necessary for religious reasons, NCRM reported. “So I won’t be backing down,” Bishop assured the voter, “and the good news is that right now the GOP caucuses in the House and Senate are hanging tough.”

 

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Trump Is ‘Untethered to Reality’ and His Thanksgiving Rant Proves It: CNN’s Berman

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CNN host John Berman on Friday lit into President Donald Trump for going on an unhinged Thanksgiving rant about the 2020 election in which he once again falsely claimed that he won.

Berman in particular zeroed in on Trump’s seething anger at Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president on Thursday if he’d concede that he lost the election.

“He was yelling at Jeff Mason, who is the most mild-mannered reporter in America, who was asking one of the most obvious questions in America, which is, ‘Will you concede the race that you lost?’” Berman said. “I think it gave a window into where the president is this morning and how untethered to reality he may be.”

Guest Ron Brownstein shared Berman’s assessment and talked about the harm it’s doing to the United States.

“[He’s] doing real damage,” Brownstein said. “You’ve seen the polling: Three-quarters of Republicans now believe the election was stolen. We’ve never seen anything like this, an effort by a president to systemically undermine the results of the election.”

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Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’

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President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.

After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”

“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”

He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.

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‘No I Can’t Say That’: Trump Says He Will Not Concede – but Will Exit White House if Electoral College Makes ‘Mistake’

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President Donald Trump used the occasion of Thanksgiving, weeks after Election Day, to declare he will not concede.

Speaking to reporters after calling troops overseas – at 1:16 AM their time, several hours later than scheduled – the President was asked if he will finally concede.

“No I can’t say that at all,” Trump replied, the first time he’s taken questions from reporters in weeks.

President-elect Joe Biden has 306 Electoral College votes, against Trump’s 232.

He also said the Electoral College members will have made a “mistake” if they do not declare him the winner of the 2020 presidential election, as Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reports.

But he also said he would leave the White House if Biden is the official winner. (Trump frequently denies making remarks he has made.)

Trump, however, is not planning on believing the results.

“I don’t know what is going to happen. I know one thing, Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes,” he added.

 

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