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Republicans Want To Rename A Street Honoring The Late John Lewis For Donald Trump

If you were wondering how some Republicans are celebrating Black History Month, consider a piece of legislation introduced this week by two state lawmakers in Tennessee.

Newsweek reports:

State Representative Paul Sherrell and state Senator Frank Niceley sponsored the bill to change the name of a section of John Lewis Way. According to state general assembly records, Sherrell filed the bill on Tuesday. Niceley filed the state Senate version on Wednesday, which fell on the first day of Black History Month.

John Lewis Way was formerly known as Fifth Avenue, however it was renamed after the late congressman in 2020.

Under the bill, part of the street named for Lewis would become President Donald Trump Boulevard. The area they want to rename is located between Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Boulevard and James Robertson Parkway. So not only would John Lewis be dishonored by their disgusting plan, but also Dr. King.

Councilwoman Zulfat Suara, a Democratic member of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County said she will fight the move with every fiber of her being.

“OMG. I have to take a deep breath so as not to swear! What have this state become! Do some just wake up and propose the next thing that comes to mind. This is not how to govern. This is ridiculous. We are going to fight this.”

Tennessee state Representative Justin Jones (D) also criticized the possible renaming of a portion of the street.

“Tennessee Republicans’ bill to change parts of John Lewis Way to Donald Trump Blvd is about more than a street name. It’s spitting on the grave of our ancestor. It’s memorializing hate. Best believe, we’ll fight back.”

Republicans love to brag that they’re the “party of Lincoln.” But if Lincoln were still alive, they’d probably insist that he bow down and worship Trump or be booted from the party.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Facing Federal Charges As DOJ Is Called On To Review Case

Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty by a jury of his peers today, with NBC News reporting:

Rittenhouse was charged with reckless homicide in the slaying of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber, 26.

He also faced a charge of attempted intentional homicide for severely wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, a 27-year-old paramedic from suburban Milwaukee who was there that night volunteering his medical services, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety.

But Rittenhouse is not in the clear legally. He could still face federal charges, and the Justice Department is being called on review the case and see if he should be charged.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted out a call for the DOJ to take a close look at Rittenhouse:

Specifically, Rittenhouse could face being charged with federal civil rights violations and a hate crime. That decision will have to be made by the DOJ, and it could impact future cases of this type when protesters are targeted by those who disagree with them.

So while Kyle Rittenhouse may be in the clear for the moment, there’s a very good chance he’s going to be back in court very soon, and his luck will eventually run out.