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Republican Congressman Says if GOP ‘Female Senators’ Opposing ObamaCare Repeal Were Men He’d Shoot Them

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‘Absolutely Repugnant’ That ‘Some Female Senators’ Don’t Have the ‘Courage’ to Repeal ObamaCare Says Rep. Farenthold

Republican U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold is attacking the three U.S. Senators who prevented an ObamaCare repeal bill last week from advancing to a full Senate vote. GOP Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, all made clear the bill would not have their support, among others, effectively killing it even before a vote was called.

Rep. Farenthold of Texas is none too pleased.

He says it is “absolutely repugnant” that the Senators don’t have the “courage” to do things, like repeal ObamaCare, that every Republican “promised to do,” as ThinkProgress’ Aaron Rupar reports. It also would have stripped health care coverage from 32 million people. 

Farenthold, who in 2014 reportedly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit, went on, saying if the women were men, he would challenge them to a duel, and shoot them.

“Some of the people that are opposed to [repealing Obamacare] — there are some female senators from the northeast,” Farenthold told a Corpus Christi station Friday. “If it was a guy from south Texas I might ask them to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.”

Burr infamously killed his rival, Alexander Hamilton, in a dual.

“The list of GOP lawmakers expressing opposition to the Republican’s healthcare proposal,” Politico notes, “is also far from limited to just women: Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) have also voiced concerns throughout the legislative process.”

Farenthold is 55 and first won his seat in 2010.

Last year Farenthold could not bring himself to denounce Donald Trump’s misogynistic “grab them” remarks:

Some responses via Twitter:

Audio of Rep. Farenthold’s remarks – begins around the 27 minute mark:

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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

‘Dangerous’ Anti-LGBTQ Trump Appointee Who Calls US a ‘Homo-Empire’ Quits – Will Partner With Con Man Jacob Wohl

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A bigoted Trump appointee at the famed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just quit but not before announcing she is teaming up with infamous conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman at a Thursday press conference, where she will discuss her “Christian beliefs.”

Merritt Corrigan, who once complained the U.S. is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda,” according to Pro-Publica, made several announcements via her now unlocked but mostly-all deleted Twitter account.

Playing the role of a victim of anti-religious bigotry, Corrigan wrote: “For too long, I’ve remained silent as the media has attacked me for my Christian beliefs, which are shared by the majority of Americans.”

Among them, she says, that “Gay marriage isn’t marriage.” The vast majority of Americans believe that the marriage of two people of the same sex is marriage.

She also appeared to attack transgender Americans, saying, “Men aren’t women.”

Corrigan also erroneously attacked a Democratic Senator who is very supportive of religion, Cory Booker, as a “radical anti-Christian leftist.”

Politico’s Daniel Lippman reported on Corrigan’s resignation. She attacked him too:

On Monday the House Foreign Affairs Committee commented on Corrigan’s resignation, and noted last month it said she is “dangerous” in a press release that called for her to quit. Corrigan demanded Chairman Engel debate her, Burkman, and Wohl.

Jacob Wohl, who is a partner with Jack Burkman, has attempted to frame Dr. Anthony Fauci, Robert Mueller, Pete Buttigieg, and waged false attacks against Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren. As USA Today reported, Wohl also falsely claimed “that pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media outlets were a left-wing ‘false flag’ operation.”

Among the few tweets she left up, aside from ones posted today, is this one of her with white nationalism sympathizer Tucker Carlson.

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RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY

Now-Deleted Photo Allegedly of Jerry Falwell Jr. With Unzipped Pants in the Company of ‘Good Friends’ Stuns Internet

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A Houston Chronicle reporter posted what appears to be a screenshot from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr’s Instagram account, and it’s going viral on social media. The unconfirmed photo appears to be of Falwell Jr., with his arm around a young woman, his pants unzipped with underwear showing. He is holding a glass.

“More vacation shots,” the caption reads. “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht. I promised that’s only black water in my glass. It was a prop only.”

Robert Downen, whose bio says he reports on “All things faith/religion” for the Houston Chronicle, tweeted out the screenshot.

Downen says the post is “real,” citing three sources.

Relevant magazine, which says it is “the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings,” also called it “a bizarre Instagram post.”

Pulpit & Pen News, which says it is “is a media outreach of the Fellowship Baptist Church,” also reported on the photo, saying: “To say that this behavior is unbecoming and scandalous for a president of a Christian university is an understatement.”

They say Falwell Jr. also posted and then deleted a video of they describe as “Trailer Park Boys” on a yacht.

Some online responses:

 

 

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CORRUPTION CORRUPTION CORRUPTION

Trump Openly Solicits Payment to US Treasury for His ‘Approval’ of TikTok Sale – Which He Is Forcing

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President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.

In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.

“I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen,” Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.

“Now they don’t have any rights, unless we give it to them,” Trump continued. “If we’re going to give them the rights then it has to come into this country, it’s a little like the landlord-tenant. Without a lease, the tenant has nothing, so they pay what’s called ‘key money’ or they pay something, but the United States should be reimbursed.”

Trump is actively forcing the sale of a foreign-owned company, after announcing he would ban it over the weekend. And now that he’s forcing the sale, he’s saying the U.S. should get a “substantial” cut from the sale of the company – or he will not allow it to go through.

In some states and certain situations, “key money” is illegal.

It is not known if any other U.S. company purchasing a foreign asset or company was ever required to pay what effectively sounds like a bribe.

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