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Support for Roy Moore Among GOP Senators Is Crumbling

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‘Accusations Have More Credibility Than the Denial’

Roy Moore didn’t have many fans in the U.S. Senate, and today he has even less. Saturday night Sen. Bill Cassidy became the third Republican lawmaker to rescind his endorsement of Moore, joining the highly-conservative Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Steve Daines of Montana. On Sunday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) (photo) said the allegations against Moore are stronger than the denials, and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) echoed those remarks, saying Moore should pull out.

“You know, this is a terrible situation,” Sen. Toomey said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

“Nearly 40-year-old allegation. We’ll probably never know for sure exactly what happens,” Tomey said, as HuffPost reported. “But from my point of view, you know, I have to say, I think the accusations have more credibility than the denial. I think it would be best if Roy would just step aside.”

Toomey was also quick to judge the women who were contacted by The Washington Post for its bombshell article Thursday.

“When someone waits 40 years before they make an accusation, you know, that raises a question itself,” Toomey added. “So it’s probably not knowable. But there seems to be enough there that it’s very disturbing.”

Senator Tim Scott told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that the accusations against Moore were “very very strong,” and he should quit if they are true, The Hill reports.

“The denial was not as strong as the allegations,” Sen. Scott added. 

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Saturday night tweeted he was pulling his endorsement of Moore.

As NCRM reported Saturday, despite Sen. Mike Lee rescinding his endorsement after requesting his photo not be used by Moore in fundraising pitches, the Moore campaign has ignored those requests. And as of this writing Sen. Lee’s name still appears on Moore’s  list of endorsers. 

A New poll finds Democrat Doug Jones has pulled ahead of Roy Moore, and notes, “there is tangible evidence that Democrats are clearly more energized.”

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Die-Hard MAGA Trump Supporters in Arizona Think ‘It’s Very Possible’ States Will ‘Decertify’ the 2020 Election

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Donald Trump’s most recent rally in Arizona brought many opportunities for his supporters to explain why they think the former president will be back in office any day.

Politico spoke to a few MAGA folks on the ground at the event and got their thoughts on what’s next in the Trump movement.

“I hope states decertify the election. I want to hear him say it’s over, we are ready to move on and hold a new election,” Politico cited Ray Kallatsa from Tucson. “I do think it’s possible, very possible.”

His thoughts echo those of pillow mogul Mike Lindell, who spoke to the crowd ahead of the former president. He cited QAnon language.

“Can you feel the storm building? It’s America,” he said using the allusion of “the storm” which is part of the conspiracy group’s messaging.

The storm, “refers to excessive social conflict that is predicted to occur prior to society reaching the point of ‘The Great Awakening,’ explained Murray State University.

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‘Avalanche of Lies’: Trump’s Arizona Speech Smacked Down by CNN Host

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The morning after Donald Trump rehashed all of his complaints about the 2020 presidential election that saw him lose to President Joe Biden and then attacked fellow Republicans, a CNN host dismissed his words as an “avalanche of lies.”

During the speech, the president also asserted that his “Stop the Steal” rally crowd was massive, telling the crowd, “They talk about the people that walked down to the Capitol, They don’t talk about the size of that crowd. I believe it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken before, and they were there to protest the election.”

After sharing clips of Trump’s ranting about critics within his own party who aren’t buying into his election lies, host Abby Phillip cut to the chase and also noted the former president’s defense of the Capitol insurrectionists.

“I don’t actually recommend people listen to the avalanche of lies last night,” she stated, “but it’s notable how much effort went into defending these January 6th defendants and saying that they were being held as political prisoners. It’s a window into where this is all headed for Republicans.”

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Sedition Indictments Reveal the DOJ Is Looking Beyond the Jan 6th Insurrection: Former US Attorney

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance explained that a deep reading of the federal seditious conspiracy indictments filed against eleven members of the Oath Keepers revealed that the Department of Justice is looking at more than the Jan 6th insurrection.

Speaking with host Ali Velshi, Vance suggested more indictments are likely to follow.

“One of the keys to understanding this indictment is it doesn’t look at January 6th as just one day,” she began. “The conduct starts shortly after the election and continues to January 6th. We now seemingly have a more firm answer to the direction whether the DOJ is looking at January 6th as a standalone day or is this continuing course of conduct surrounding the big lie.”

“The fact they are looking at the longer spectrum of conduct is good news for people who want to see people who were involved in the day’s events held responsible for all of the efforts to interfere with the election, not just the violence that manifested on January 6th” she continued. “This is prosecutors continuing to move up that ladder of responsibility. They’ve now hit a point with people involved in a definitive way and the violence on that day. The question is whether some of these individuals and other people who have been indicted will decide to cooperate with prosecutors and if they decide to cooperate, what information they may have to share.”

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