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Anti-LGBTQ Former PA GOP Candidate Tweets He’s ‘A Black Gay Guy’ Who Feels ‘Respected’ by Trump



Dean Browning ran for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives but lost in the 2020 Pennsylvania Republican primaries. His Twitter bio says he’s a “proud pro-life & pro-2A Christian conservative dedicated to enacting common sense solutions to Keep America Great,” and a former Lehigh County Commissioner.

But on Tuesday Browning posted a tweet that reads: “I’m a black gay guy and I can personally say that Obama did nothing for me, my life only changed a little bit and it was for the worse. Everything is so much better under Trump though. I feel respected – which I never do when democrats are involved.”

Here’s a screenshot. The tweet was deleted after being up for over five hours.

Browning’s candidate profile shows he opposes same-sex marriage and abortion in almost all cases. He says it’s his “heartfelt desire…to serve the citizens of the PA-7th Congressional District and our great nation and through that to bring glory to Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ.”

Browning is the chairman of Common Sense Solutions PAC, which “works tirelessly to expose hidden hypocrisies and uncover the truth.”

“CSSPAC serves to hold Elected Officials responsible for their actions, whether they are incumbents or running for office.”

In an email Browning told NCRM, “I was quoting a message that I received earlier this week from a follower. Sorry if context was not clear.”

The context, as many note regarding the now-viral tweet, was not clear. Some suggest he might have a “burner” account but accidentally posted to his real one.

Here’s the tweet in context:

It’s unclear why Browning did not put the quote in quotation marks or in any way indicate he was quoting someone else, as he claims. NCRM asked for a copy of the message he says he was sent. Browning says it came from a 90210 ZIP code.

Others, including this Georgetown professor, seem to think this is Browning’s “totally real black gay conservative follower”:

The Washington Post’s Philip Bump notes Purdy replies to Browning frequently:

Browning says this tweet is from the person who sent him the quote.

The Twitter account allegedly from the person who sent Browning the quote has been suspended.


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Mark Your Calendar: Schumer Releases Trump Impeachment Schedule



Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has just released the schedule for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

The Article of Impeachment will be transmitted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. That week will focus on the administrative elements of the trial.

The following week, starting February 8, the actual impeachment trial will begin.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had requested a two-week delay, but Schumer and Pelosi did not grant his wish.

CNN’s Jeremy Herb posted the document:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Other GOPers Over Capitol Coup



An ethics complaint has been filed against three Republican members of Congress over their participation in events that led to the violent and deadly January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.

Reps. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona are accused of “a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College,” by the Campaign for Accountability, a government ethics watchdog founded by two former members of CREW.

If the House Ethics Office finds any or all of the three Republicans violated federal law, the group is asking for them to be expelled.

Cawthorn spoke at President Trump’s January 6 rally (photo), barely hours before the armed insurrection.

“This crowd has some fight in it,” Cawthorn told Trump’s MAGA supporters. “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”

North Carolina’s WLOS reports that “despite his tweets urging ‘millions of patriotic Americans stand for their country,’ Cawthorn said he felt no culpability in what unfolded” the day of the attempted coup.

“I don’t feel I had any responsibility for them attacking the Capitol,” Cawthorn said.

Two days before the domestic terror attack he posted this:

Gosar and Biggs also bear significant responsibility, according to the lead organizer.

“Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who helped rally Trump’s supporters ahead of Congress’ electoral count, has claimed he planned a rally that preceded the riot with the support of Gosar and Biggs,” The Hill reports, citing an article in The Washington Post.


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Pelosi to Transmit Impeachment Article to Senate Monday – Triggering Trial of Trump to Start Next Week



Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit the House’s Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump for the incitement of the January 6 insurrection to the Senate on Monday. Once the Senate has received the Article it is constitutionally bound to take it up immediately.

On Thursday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his conference would be comfortable with waiting two weeks before beginning the trial of the former president, Donald J. Trump. Speaker Pelosi’s answer to McConnell, in action if not words, was no.

Axios adds that the “Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.”

Those “ceremonial aspects” of the trial would begin Tuesday, CNN’s Manu Raju reports. “The train is in motion,” he says.


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