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Senate Republican Group Pulls Plug on Financing Roy Moore’s Campaign

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No GOP Group Has Officially Pulled Endorsement

Roy Moore will need to look for more funding, one month out from the election. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has pulled the plug on its financing agreement with the Alabama former state Supreme Court chief justice who is the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

“Federal Election Commission paperwork filed on Friday showed that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is no longer listed as part of a joint fundraising committee with Moore’s campaign,” Politico reports. 

The NRSC has not made any statements against Moore.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Alabama Republican Party still appear to be supporting Moore. 

“The NRSC’s chair, Colorado senator Cory Gardner, released a statement Thursday saying Moore should drop out if the allegations are true,” The Weekly Standard reports. “Katie Martin, the committee’s communications director, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.”

President Donald Trump and his former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon are both still endorsing Moore.

Moore stands accused by one Alabama woman who says when she was 14 years old he brought her to his home and sexually assaulted her. The description in a Washington Post bombshell article could be a felonious act.

Three other women told the Post Moore attempted a sexual relationship with them also, when they were between the ages of 16 – 18. Moore at the time of all these allegations was in his 30’s. He denies the allegations.

Local GOP politicians have rushed to Moore’s defense. Senate Republicans have cloaked themselves in statements that question the women’s allegations, saying “if true,” Moore should quit the race. 

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Biden: ‘When in God’s Name Are We Going to Stand Up to the Gun Lobby?’

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President Joe Biden arrived at the White House at 7:18 PM ET Tuesday evening after a five day trip to Asia. About 75 minutes later he stood before television cameras in the Roosevelt Room and asked America, “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”

As the President made his way on Air Force One back to the United States he was confronted with the news that multiple elementary school children – first reported as two, then 14, and now 18 – along with at least one teacher, had been gunned down in yet another mass shooting, this time at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

“I’d hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this again. Another massacre at a Texas elementary school. Beautiful, innocent second, third, fourth graders,” President Biden, clearly emotional and choked up, announced. “As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When, in God’s name, will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?””

Just ten days earlier a gunman, an avowed white supremacist and antisemite, shot and killed 10 Black people in a local Buffalo grocery store.

“I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage,” he said. “For God’s sake, we have to have the courage to stand up to the industry.”

President Biden added, “if an 18-year-old can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons, it’s just wrong. What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for except to kill someone? Deer aren’t running through the forests with kevlar vests on, for God’s sake. It’s just sick.”

“Why are we willing to live with this carnage?”

 

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Democratic Congressman Blasts ‘Baby Killer’ Ted Cruz

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U. S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) minced no words Tuesday evening, responding to remarks made by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about the mass shooting of 14 elementary school students and one teacher in Uvalde, Texas.

“Just to be clear fuck you @tedcruz you fucking baby killer,” Congressman Gallego tweeted.

Cruz has been widely quoted by CNN and others as saying today, “Inevitably when there’s a murderer of this kind, you see politicians try to politicize it, you see Democrats and a lot of folks in the media whose immediate solution is to try to restrict the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”

Rep. Gallego, an Iraq War veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, is seen as a possible primary challenger of Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) in 2024.

He also called Cruz “useless,” and said: “you care about a fetus but you will let our children get slaughtered.”

Both tweets are going viral.

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Watch Live: President Biden to Address the Nation in Prime Time Tonight on Texas Elementary School Shooting

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President Joe Biden, immediately upon returning to the White House Tuesday night will address the nation on the Texas elementary school mass shooting. 14 students and one teacher were shot and killed. President Biden is returning home Tuesday night from his five-day international trip to Asia.

Biden will speak from the Roosevelt Room slated now to start at 8:15 PM ET. (Update: Now expected at 8:30.)

The President has already issued “A Proclamation Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Uvalde, Texas,” including ordering flags to be flown at half staff.

Watch live here, below:

 

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