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Watch: Stunning Video Emerges of Devin Nunes Defending a Protestor Who Called Civil Rights Icon John Lewis the N-Word

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Scott Dworkin at the Democratic Coalition unearthed an old video of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) where the thin-skinned Congressman appears to defend tea party protesters using the N-word to refer to civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

The protest happened around the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. Lewis joined Congressman Rev. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and later noted that the tea party members were shouting insults that included the racist term.

During a C-SPAN episode of “Washington Journal,” Nunes was asked about the protesters, where he claimed they had “every right to say what they want.” He said the N-word was “not appropriate,” but didn’t call them out for their racist language. He excused away the bigotry by claiming the protesters were just emotional about the healthcare law.

“Can you give us a sense of the flavor of the debate on the floor, and what you’re hearing?” asked host Steve Scully. “A lot of angry comments yesterday aimed at a couple of your colleagues including Barney Frank and Congressman John Lewis, using the N-word as some of the protesters jeered at him as he walked through the halls of the Capitol.”

Nunes explained the protesters were only losing it because of President Barack Obama’s leadership, which he claimed was dictatorial.

“Yeah, well, I think that when you use totalitarian tactics, people begin to act crazy,” Nunes claimed. “I think there’s people that have every right to say what they want. If they wanna smear someone, they can do it.”

He went on to say that he’d “stop short” of calling “the 20,000 people who were protesting, that all of them were doing that.”

Scully explained that those were just “some” of the stories and “some of the comments” overheard by the leaders.

“Yeah, of course, and I think that the left loves to play up a couple of incidents here or there, anything to draw attention away from what they are really doing,” Nunes said.

Nunes has come under fire for his recent decision to sue parody accounts on Twitter who have mocked him mercilessly. One such account is run by a fake cow that delivers attacks on Nunes using livestock puns. After the announcement of the lawsuit and an appearance on Fox News, Nunes became a laughing stock on late-night television and social media. The @DevinCow account now has over 500,000 followers and is still growing. Nunes only has 397,000 followers.

Nunes has explained away his lawsuit as an attack on “fake news,” but never acknowledged the cow was also fake.

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MAGA-Loving Hat Store Owner Doubles Down on Using the Holocaust Despite ‘Apology’

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She’s issued an “apology” but Gigi Gaskins is still using the Holocaust to spread her unique brand of anti-vaxx antisemitism.

Gaskins, the infamous owner of Nashville’s hatWRKS, who decided that selling yellow six-pointed stars that say “not vaccinated” – stars similar to those that Jewish people were forced to wear in Nazi Germany and throughout the Holocaust – was a good idea, is tempering her crusade against the coronavirus vaccine and masks, but hasn’t given up.

On Memorial Day Gaskins wrote a post on Instagram, complete with the American flag, that begins, “always remember, never forget.”

Those words should sound familiar. They are phrases, often used together, people use when talking about the Holocaust.

‘Always remember, never forget’: Lawmakers, religious leaders on the Holocaust,” was the headline of a 2015 article on the Holocaust.

Always Remember, Never Forget: The Holocaust and my grandmother’s gift of living memory,” was a 2015 article written by a seventh grader published on Fox News.

A 2007 post on the message board at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” reads: “I will take the time to remember the victims.In my most heartfelt prayers I pray that this will never happen again. My wish is for the world to always remember…Never forget!!!”

Related: Pro-MAGA Hat Store Owner Now Attacking BLM as Brands Distance Themselves Over Her Antisemitic Anti-Vaxx Stars

Gaskins has merely substituted words for the yellow stars.

Here’s her message in full:

“always remember, never forget ….. what it took to win freedoms, the millions who have died fighting for freedoms, the work & sacrifice to maintain freedoms …. and knowledge that it can slip away before our eyes …..”

 

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Those freedoms she’s talking about? Freedom from the coronavirus vaccine, freedom from wearing a mask, freedom from lockdowns, and freedom from vaccine passports, as she detailed in this post last month:

In previous posts she has also railed against the “totalitarian march and power grab,” “government overreach,” and “groupthink.”

Gaskins in an earlier post admitted to “insensitivity” for creating the yellow Jewish stars that say “unvaccinated,” while attacking the Black Lives Matter protests.

 

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Matt Gaetz Allegedly Showed Photos of Nude Women He Said He Had Sex With to Lawmakers: CNN

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CNN is reporting that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) showed photos of nude women he said he had sex with to fellow lawmakers, including while being on the floor of the House of Representatives. One source told CNN for Gaetz it was a “point of pride.”

“The sources,” CNN adds, “including two people directly shown the material, said Gaetz displayed the images of women on his phone and talked about having sex with them. One of the videos showed a naked woman with a hula hoop, according to one source.”

CNN says the photos are not necessarily connected to the DOJ investigation.

CNN’s Lauren Fox adds that Gaertz, according to sources, “likes to brag about sexual exploits that he had with women.”

The embattled Florida Republican is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl and for child sex trafficking, allegations he denies.

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‘Breathtaking’ Interviews Show Trump Was ‘Impervious’ to Pleas to Take Pandemic Seriously: NYT’s Haberman

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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman on Monday described recent CNN interviews with former Trump public health officials as “breathtaking,” and said it showed how many of them were frustrated by their inability to get former President Donald Trump to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

While appearing on CNN, Haberman said that Dr. Deborah Birx and other former Trump health officials were now speaking freely after being muzzled for much of the past year.

“I think they wanted to peel off the muzzle,” she said. “I think it spoke to their frustration about what happened, spoke to their feelings on their own part, could they have done more, was there something else that could have been done… It’s breathtaking how quickly this happened.”

Haberman was asked why Birx stayed on the job if she felt she wasn’t being listened to about a deadly pandemic that has killed more than half a million Americans in the last year.

“She believed she could make a difference, that’s why she went to the White House,” Haberman explained. “I think they all learned, one after the other, that none of them was going to change former President Trump. And I think that because they had never met him previously… they underestimated how impervious he is to efforts to change him.”

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