Tag: Gop

Republican Lawmaker Gets Called Out for Using Black Woman as ‘Prop’

During Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, President Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, called him a racist. Republican members of the committee defended Trump, including Rep. Mark Meadows, who brought with him HUD official Lynne Patton, who is Black. “You made some very demeaning comments about the president that Ms. Patton…

Kavanaugh Supporter Compares Attempted Rape Claims to 'Rough Horseplay'

Carrie Severino, spokesperson for the Judicial Crisis Network, questioned Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations of Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior in high school saying 35-year-old memories could be of just “rough horseplay” instead of attempted rape. When a CNN anchor challenged Severino’s description of Ford’s account as a range of behaviors from boorish…

White Male Candidate in Georgia Suppressing Black Votes for Black Woman Challenger by (Ab)using People with Disabilities

UPDATE: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. ET On Friday, a Georgia elections board blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a predominantly Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country’s first Black woman governor. The…

White Male Candidate in Georgia Suppressing Black Votes for Black Woman Challenger by (Ab)using People with Disabilities

UPDATE: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. ET On Friday, a Georgia elections board blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a predominantly Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country’s first Black woman governor. The…