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Pat McCrory Issues Angry Statement After Federal Appeals Court Upholds Transgender Rights Ruling



North Carolina Governor’s Statement Wrongly Slams ‘Obama Courts’

Gov. Pat McCrory has just issued a statement attacking a federal appeals court decision Tuesday that upheld the equality rights of transgender students. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to rehear a Virginia case yesterday in which it had already decided that under federal law transgender students have the right to sue for sex discrimination. North Carolina is under the rule of the 4th Circuit, and Gov. McCrory knows that this is yet another ruling that proves his anti-LGBT law HB2 illegal.

In his statement the North Carolina Republican governor attacks the “Obama courts and administration” for wanting to ensure transgender students are not discriminated against.

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But Tuesday’s majority ruling was written by a judge originally placed on the federal bench by President George W. Bush. And while President Obama nominated Judge Henry Floyd to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, he was unanimously confirmed in 2011 by a majority Republican Senate, 96-0. A South Carolina native, his nomination was supported by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

McCrory also quotes Judge Paul Niemeyer, who wrote the dissenting opinion in Tuesday’s 2-1 ruling. McCrory forgot to mention Niemeyer dissented.

In his statement (above, via Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden), McCrory also calls for the Virginia case to head to the U.S. Supreme Court. Given the court’s current makeup, it’s more than likely the 4th Circuit ruling will be upheld.



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



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.”

Watch the video below.


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



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



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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