Tag: Paul Ryan

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: '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….

Klan Support for Trump Too Much for GOP to Bear

For many months, while Donald Trump spewed hatred against one group after another, his fellow Republicans stood by. He has insulted Latinos, Muslims, people with disabilities, women, journalists and others; he has thrown people out of his rallies, ejected reporters from his press conferences, threatened to punch people in the…

FOX Host Calls Congresswoman a 'Race Hustler'

By Julissa Catalan As debate continued over controversial remarks by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), FOX News host Bill O’Reilly antagonized one Ryan opponent, calling her a “race hustler.” Ryan made his controversial remarks on Bill Bennett’sMorning in America radio show last week, when he answered a question regarding the “fatherless…