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US: South Carolina (News/Activism)

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  • FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill

    06/17/2018 1:35:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Julia Manchester
    FBI agent Peter Strzok offered to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in a letter from his attorney released on Sunday. The letter was drafted by Strzok's attorney Aitan Goelman and was sent to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). The letter comes amid reports that Goodlatte had begun initiating procedures to subpoena Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling after it was revealed he sent anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 presidential campaign. "While you are, of course, free to continue pursuing this process, it is wholly unnecessary," Goelman wrote in the...
  • Graham: If you don't like me working with Trump, 'I don't give a s--t'

    06/15/2018 9:56:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday that he “doesn’t give a shit” about critics who don't like him working with President Trump. “If you don’t like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, I don’t give a shit,” Graham told CNN’s “At This Hour.” Graham, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and blasted Trump throughout the primary, said he trusts and likes the president. “I’ve got a relationship with the president at a time when he needs allies,” Graham said. The South Carolina senator has praised Trump for conducting missile strikes...
  • Mark Sanford: Support for Trump is a ‘cancerous growth’ on GOP

    06/15/2018 10:38:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/18 | Justin Wise
    "GOP lawmaker Mark Sanford (S.C.) said the unyielding supporting Republicans are giving President Trump is a "cancerous growth" on the party. Sanford made the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine two days after his defeat in Tuesday's South Carolina primary race. The outgoing congressman addressed public perception that he wasn't loyal enough to Trump and how it helped lead to this week's loss. "It is a cancerous growth," Sanford said. "The basis on which people's frustrations have been built is real and understandable in the way that at times Washington doesn't work for them or their families and...
  • Charleston may apologize for role in U.S. slave trade

    06/15/2018 7:53:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 6/15/18 | By Emily Bohatch
    One of South Carolina’s oldest cities may be apologizing for its prolific role in the U.S. slave trade, according to city documents. Charleston’s city council will consider a resolution “recognizing, denouncing and apologizing” for the role the South Carolina port city played in the slave trade, according to the council’s agenda. The formal apology will be considered for the first time on Juneteenth, a day aimed at celebrating the abolition of slavery. The resolution — which is scheduled for next Tuesday’s meeting — also says the city will commit to continuing to “pursue initiatives that honor the contributions of those...
  • It's Trump's Republican Party now — and woe to any who object

    06/13/2018 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Mark Sanford blew up his marriage and became a national laughingstock when he sneaked off his job as South Carolina governor for a tryst with his Argentine lover. After he forsook his presidential ambitions and spent time in political purgatory, voters forgave Sanford’s trespass and, in 2013, elected him their representative in Congress. But on Tuesday, Sanford was tossed from office by his Republican constituents for committing a far graver sin: criticizing President Trump. With his bulldozing personality, Trump has transformed the GOP from a party of anti-communist cold warriors to one that coos over North Korea’s communist dictator, from...
  • Dem Congressional Candidate Wins Primary Despite Revelations of Spousal Abuse (SC)

    06/13/2018 11:54:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorn
    Archie Parnell, a Democratic congressional candidate in South Carolina, won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a landslide weeks after it was publicly revealed that he abused his wife in the 1970s. Parnell, who has admitted to hurting his ex-wife, received 60 percent of the vote against his three Democratic opponents, according to Politico. This win comes after Parnell faced a wave of criticism in May when court records came to light showing he inflicted "acts of physical cruelty" on his spouse at the time. Parnell's ex-wife, Kathleen Parnell, said their marriage fell apart in 1973 after he made "unwarranted...
  • Henry McMaster: Enthusiasm For Trump Compares To A Beatles Concert

    06/13/2018 6:23:34 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-13-2018 | Ian Mason
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the first statewide elected official anywhere in America to endorse Donald Trump for president, joined Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday – the day of his primary election to keep the office to which he wasappointed after Nikki Haley joined the administration last year. McMaster spoke to Breitbart News Editor in Chief Alex Marlow about his efforts to fend off a challenge from Never Trump-linked former South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton and about his recent presidential Twitter endorsement. McMaster related that he “wasn’t a bit surprised” at the...
  • Scarborough Republican Primary Voters a “Trumpist Cult,” Will Produce “Massive” Dem Wave

    06/13/2018 4:18:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Decrying Mark Sanford’s defeat in his congressional primary race, Joe Scarborough today attacked Republican primary voters and predicted that their devotion to President Trump will have a disastrous impact on the 2018 midterms. Scarborough on Morning Joe: “Primary voters in the Republican party have devolved into a Trumpist cult,/B> . . . What Republicans did last night, and what they are doing, in subservience to Donald Trump, is going to lead to a massive Democratic wave this fall.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Sanford defeated in primary defined by support for Trump

    06/12/2018 9:28:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/18 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) appears to have lost his Tuesday primary, which became a referendum on his criticism of President Trump. State Rep. Katie Arrington, who hammered Sanford as a traitor to President Trump, is projected to win the GOP primary in a victory that may spell the end of Sanford’s long political career in the state. The Associated Press called the race at 12:09 a.m., with Arrington leading Sanford by 51-47 percent margin with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Sanford becomes the second incumbent to lose a reelection primary bid this cycle. Sanford had never lost an election until...
  • Mark Sanford, Deemed Insufficiently Loyal To Trump, Just Lost An Election For The First Time Ever

    06/12/2018 9:25:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 12, 2018 | Alexis Levinson
    A highly publicized extramarital affair didn’t end Mark Sanford’s political career. Nor did the revelation, less than a month before a 2013 special election for Congress, that he had to go to court because his ex-wife had accused him of trespassing. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s decision to cut off funding to him that year was also not a fatal blow. He won his next elections. Then came Donald Trump. Sanford has been one of the president’s most vocal Republican critics in Congress, and Republican primary voters punished him for it. Sanford lost Tuesday night to Katie Arrington, a state...
  • Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results (Sanford Trailing)

    06/12/2018 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The State ^ | June 12, 2018 | BRISTOW MARCHAN
    COLUMBIA, SC 9:23 p.m. With 48 percent of the vote in, it's starting to look like Arrington could win the GOP nomination without a runoff. Arrington has 52 percent of the vote to incumbent Mark Sanford's 45 percent, according to the AP.
  • Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but ...

    06/12/2018 4:11:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | June 12, 2018 | President Trump
    Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie! 4:12 PM · Jun 12, 2018
  • Trump: Mark Sanford MIA and nothing but trouble, better off in Argentina

    06/12/2018 1:53:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 6/12/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
  • Sen. Graham on what a good North Korea deal looks like

    06/11/2018 3:30:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2018 | Fox News
    And what would a good deal look like? I want to tell you this. Seven Democratic senators, Senator Schumer led the effort, wrote a letter to President Trump, I have it right here. In this letter, they lay out what a good deal would look like. Give up your nuclear weapons, give up your enrichment program, dismantle your missile capability, anytime anywhere inspections any place in North Korea verifiable. I embrace that letter as a good deal. Now here's my challenge. Telling the president the United States what a good deal were built like is very good but you got...
  • Democrats rebuff Graham's call for military use authorization against North Korea

    06/10/2018 10:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday urged Democrats to sign onto an authorization to use military force against North Korea as a precautionary measure in case Pyongyang and Washington fail to reach a diplomatic agreement during next week's summit in Singapore. On ABC's "This Week," Graham asked his Democratic colleagues, "If diplomacy fails, will you support my efforts to authorize the use of military force as a last resort to convince North Korea and China that things are going to be different this time?" Graham made the remarks after saying he agreed with Democrats' demands in letter to...
  • Graham: I'm 'not so sure' McCain is right that a majority of Americans back free trade

    06/10/2018 8:28:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 10:15 AM EDT | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a jab at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday, saying he was "not so sure" about McCain's remarks on Saturday that a majority of Americans favor free trade. "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade," Graham told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." "The [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-Vt.] element of the Democratic Party doesn't stand for free trade. Hillary Clinton said she would get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership if she had become president. There is a movement in our party that Trump's seized that got him the nomination, and...
  • Ryan remarks on Trump ‘Spygate’ leave conservatives fuming

    06/07/2018 2:34:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Katie Bo Williams and Olivia Beavers
    A vocal bloc of House conservatives are fuming at Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) behind the scenes, after the lame-duck speaker publicly sided with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in the debate over the FBI’s tactics in its investigation into the Trump campaign. Gowdy shot down allegations last week that the FBI improperly used a confidential informant to “spy” on the campaign, saying that the bureau “did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.” Ryan on Wednesday called Gowdy’s assessment “accurate,” dealing another blow to the claims dubbed “Spygate” by President Trump. But Trump allies on Capitol Hill say that...
  • Google Labeled GOP Lawmaker A ‘Bigot’

    06/02/2018 9:37:45 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2018 | Scott Greer
    Google labeled Republican North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade as a “bigot” in its “knowledge panel” for the pro-Trump lawmaker. According to Vice News Friday, searching for Wade on Google would show users an image of the state senator with “BIGOT” in bright red letters displayed at the bottom. Wade is currently in a tough reelection battle. It’s likely not helpful for her campaign to have the image as one of the first things voters would see if they Google her. Google did not respond to Vice’s request for comment on the matter, but the tech giant did take down...
  • COLLUSION Trey Gowdy Didn’t Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports

    05/30/2018 8:18:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 105 replies
    Gowdy claimed that the FBI's use of spies against the Trump campaign was perfectly proper, but multiple reports indicate he never even saw the full records Congress subpoenaed on the matter. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) recently suggested the FBI did nothing wrong when it used at least one government informant to secretly collect information on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Public reports indicate, however, that Gowdy never even reviewed the relevant documents on the matter subpoenaed by Congress. In fact, a spokeswoman for Gowdy told The Federalist that the congressman doesn’t even know what documents and records were subpoenaed by the...
  • Trey Gowdy Praises DOJ/FBI Efforts During Spygate:.....

    05/30/2018 5:41:55 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 5/29/18 | sundance
    Never, ever, ever trust a member of the Washington DC UniParty. Write it down; underline it; stick a reminder on your bathroom mirror -if needed- in order to see it when you brush your teeth twice daily; do what ever it takes not to forget the fundamental aspect to avoid consigning yourself to a life of ‘Battered Conservative Syndrome‘. As much as this video might make a blood-pressure-cuff explode, it is important to see, and remind yourself, exactly how corrupt DC politicians are. This is exhibit #1 in professional UniParty gaslighting. Please force yourself to stay with it: