Tag: Gop

Is Rep. King the Biggest Bigot in Congress

U.S. Congressman Steve King of Iowa on Monday night said that white people contributed more to civilization than any other category or “sub-group of people.” During a live broadcast from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, panelists led by MSNBC moderator Chris Hayes were discussing the racial makeup of the…

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion

The Republican Party has decided to continue ignoring passionate pleas from some of its own members to move in a more inclusive direction. The GOP’s platform committee met in Cleveland this week to finalize the party’s official platform in advance of its convention next week. The final draft of that…

GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

A proposal that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors was rejected by House Republican leaders just days after GOP members publicly pledged their “support” for the LGBT community. For the third time, openly gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) proposed the amendment, attached to a Defense Department…

Trump Exploits Orlando Tragedy

Rather than being respectful, composed and modest in the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Trump instead has chosen to be bombastic, opportunistic and dishonest in his remarks since the tragedy. Within hours of the massacre that killed 49 people, while bodies still laid in the Orlando…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…

Meg Whitman Compares Trump to Hitler

At a private meeting of Republicans on Friday, Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a major donor to the Republican Party, likened Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and hinted at the possibility of supporting the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. One donor, John Chachas, reported,…

Trump Creating 'Goldwater Effect'

Many top officials in the Republican Party are getting queasy over their presumptive nominee’s recent remarks regarding the judge presiding over his upcoming Trump University fraud trial, with comparisons being drawn between Trump and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. Republicans disavowed Trump’s comments (while still supporting him), which…

Trump Orders Supporters to Keep Attacking Judge

Trump made no apologies for his recent rhetoric regarding Judge Gonzalo Curiel. In fact, Bloomberg reported, Trump told his closest supporters in a call on Monday to continue the barrage of attacks against the judge. Related Story: Trump’s Record of Hate to Date According to two sources on the call,…

Trump: 'It's possible' a Muslim Judge Would be Biased

Trump’s “Face the Nation” interview this weekend was described by one of his fellow Republicans as “one of the worst mistakes Trump has made.” When asked if he believes a Muslim judge would be biased against him in a courtroom, Trump said, “It’s possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible….