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GOP Senator Ready To Leave The Party Because She’s ‘Done’ With Donald Trump

Even if he manages to win a second term in office come November, Donald Trump may well find himself losing a member of his party in the U.S. Senate.

Manu Raju of CNN reports that during his recent discussion with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the senator said she’s “done” with Trump as the standard bearer of her party.

“I wish that as Republicans, we had … a nominee that I could get behind. I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump.”

Would Murkowski renounce the GOP and become an independent?

“Oh, I think I’m very independent minded. I just regret that our party is seemingly becoming a party of Donald Trump.”

Is that a yes? Again, Murkowski refused to commit to what political affiliation she might choose.

“I am navigating my way through some very interesting political times. Let’s just leave it at that.”

Murkowski voted to convict Trump during his 2021 impeachment trial in the Senate. She also voted “present” instead of yay or nay on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after accusations of sexual assault were made against him by a former high school classmate, Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh was later confirmed by a razor-thin margin, 50 to 48.

The Alaska Republican told Raju that she strongly disagrees with Trump calling January 6 prisoners “hostages” or “patriots” who deserve presidential pardons.

“I don’t think that it can be defended. What happened on January 6 was … an effort by people who stormed the building in an effort to stop an election certification of an election. It can’t be defended.”

Losing a Republican senator could be devastating to the GOP, which is seeking to regain control of the Senate in the upcoming election. And it might also mean that Trump would be unable to get his judicial nominees appointed to the bench. That alone would be a big blow to Republican efforts to confirm increasingly conservative judges.

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GOP Sen. John Kennedy Has A Conniption Fit When Reminded He Used To Be A Democrat

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) is one of the biggest blowhards in Congress, and he proved that again this week during a confirmation hearing for one of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees, suggesting she was a Marxist simply because she happens to be a Democrat.

HuffPost reports Kennedy asked Melissa DuBose, Biden’s nominee for the U.S. district court in Rhode Island, “Are you still a Marxist?”

“I am not nor have I ever been a Marxist,” DuBose responded.

Kennedy continued to press his specious allegation of DuBose being a Marxist, even suggesting that she was lying under oath, quoting an interview DuBose gave in 2000 when she worked at a coffee shop and said she was “in my Marxist phase.”

Even though DuBose explained that comment, Kennedy acted as if he hadn’t heard a word she’d said, again asking, “My question is real simple,” he said. “Are you still a Marxist?”

DuBose reiterated that she was not a Marxist.

“I am not a Marxist. I do not espouse Marxist theory or ideology. I never have, I never will. I’m a very proud Democrat.”

Committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) then joined the debate.

“This was many, many, many, many, many years ago,” Whitehouse said of DuBose’s. Perhaps during the time when my colleague Sen. Kennedy was a Democrat, showing that people can change their views, even if it were true that you were in a Marxist phase.”

Whitehouse’s jibe enraged Kennedy, who began shouting.

“I’ve never been a Marxist!” he shouted. “I’ve never been a Marxist! And I’ve never admitted I was a Marxist and then not turned a document over to this committee!”

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GOP Senator Gets His A*s Handed To Him For Spouting Blatant Lies About Immigration

Just how desperate are Republicans to try and make sure that a bipartisan immigration bill doesn’t pass both houses of Congress and give President Joe Biden a major win? So much so that they’re willing to spout blatant lies on social media in a pathetic effort to stir up hatred against anyone who wants to immigrate to the United States.

Such is the case with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), who tweeted out an easily debunked falsehood about the hijackers who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

“All of the 9/11 attackers were present in the US illegally. We shouldn’t wait until the next horrific terror attack to realize that our wide-open southern border is a national security risk.”

As you can see from the Reader’s Context added to Lankford’s posting, he’s simply not telling the truth. He’s trying to score political points with bullshit, and he got called out for it by numerous people on Twitter/X.

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GOP Senator Tells House Colleagues Their Charges Against Biden ‘May Not Be Impeachable’

A Republican senator is warning his colleagues in the House of Representatives who are moving ahead with an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden that their flimsy charges “may not be impeachable” and wind up accomplishing nothing but embarrassing the party in the midst of the 2024 election.

Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) said on Newsmax that the House should only pursue impeachment if their case is incredibly strong and based on indisputable evidence.

“Send us a case, make sure it’s convictable,” Mullin advised. “And the bar is real high, there’s no question, it’s got to be a misdemeanor, a high crime, or treason. And the other bar is it has to be committed while [Biden] was in office, the current office he holds. So what he did as a vice president, what he did in between the two, may not be impeachable.”

What exactly are House Republicans basing their impeachment inquiry on? Two items, both of which have been fully explained and debunked.

Republicans allege that when Biden was vice president, he demanded that Ukraine fire a government prosecutor who was suspected by the United States and its allies of dragging his heels on fighting corruption in the country, which is allied with the West.

But Biden was merely following the policy of President Barack Obama and top officials in the Obama administration.

At the time the prosecutor was under suspicion, Biden’s son, Hunter, was serving on the board Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.

The other allegation against Biden is that while he was a private citizen, he accepted repayment of a truck loan from Hunter, though such a move is not and never has been illegal in any U.S. jurisdiction.

Simply put, House Republicans are pursuing their bogus “inquiry” for one reason and one reason only: To provide a smokescreen for their likely 2024 presidential nominee, Donald Trump, who has been indicted on 91 criminal charges and may have shared classified intelligence with our adversaries.

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WATCH: Near ‘Literal Brawl’ Starts When GOP Senator Threatens Union Leader Testifying Before Committee

In what was once known as “the greatest deliberative body on earth,” today, a Republican senator threatened to fight a union leader who was testifying before a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Teamsters President Sean O’Brien was the witness, according to Mediaite, when Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) referenced several barbs the two men have traded in recent months.

For example, O’Brien posted this in June:

That led Mullin to tell O’Brien:

“Sir, I wish you was [sic] in the truck with me when I was building my plumbing company myself and my wife was running the office because I should remember working pretty hard and long hours. ‘Pretends like he’s self-made. What a clown, fraud always has been, always will be. Quit the tough guy act in these Senate hearings. You know where to find me. Any place, any time, cowboy.”

Mullin then added: “Sir, this is a time, this is a place. You want to run your mouth. We can be two consenting adults. We can finish it here.”

O’Brien: “Okay, that’s fine. Perfect.”

Mullin: “You want to do it now?”

O’Brien, accepting the challenge: “I’d love to do it right now.”

Mullin: “Well, stand your butt up, then.”

O’Brien: “You stand your butt up.”

As Mullin stood and started to take a ring off his finger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) intervened:

“Hold it. Stop it. Stop it. No, no. Sit down. Sit down! You’re a United States senator!”

When O’Brien asked if he could respond to what Mullin had said, Sanders insisted he couldn’t, telling him, “No, you can’t. This is a hearing.”

Here’s the video:

The greatest deliberative body on earth? Sure, until a redneck like Markwayne Mullin tries to turn it into a boxing match.