“In all elections, the political environment shapes how things come out, and sometimes you can’t control that,” No. 2 Senate Republican leader John Thune of South Dakota said last week. He said GOP candidates “need to do what they need to do to win. And in some states, he will be a benefit in some parts of the country. In other parts of the country, less so." … [Read more...] about GOP worries Trump’s divisive June imperils Senate control
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“Rather than just say I object [to the UC], I wanted to have an alternative,What could we do as an alternative?” Johnson told Breitbart News. “So, we thought quickly of a substitute amendment that would substitute something else for it. So if the Senate, or Congress, were to make Juneteenth a federal holiday and celebrate by giving two million federal workers a paid day off. An eleventh day off. Is there something that we could do to mitigate that cost?” … [Read more...] about Exclusive–Ron Johnson Sounds Off After Tucker Carlson Bashes Him over Plan to Scrap Columbus Day: ‘Grossly Misreported’
"It's a strategy that is divorced from the reality of the country," says Curbelo. "And there are Republican leaders in both chambers who are aware of this. This is not an important [consideration in] the President's strategy because in his team's mind they only have to win one more election. But for everyone else it's a longer-term game. A lot of Republicans have been willing to be shortsighted and taken what they can get from the Trump era. But ultimately they know this is not the future of the party." … [Read more...] about Trump could sink the House GOP in suburbia
The time has come for Republicans in South Carolina to either clear the way to remove monuments or show their true colors, said Rivers, who spent nearly 40 years with the NAACP and is now a vice president with the civil rights group National Action Network. … [Read more...] about South Carolina, site of a church massacre 5 years ago today, protects its monuments to racist figures
Demonstrators spray-painted statues of Columbus and De León, a Spanish conquistador who landed in Florida, in Bayfront Park with the letters “George Floyd,” “BLM,” and a hammer and sickle, news outlets reported. Miami police said one man encouraged other protesters to attack a patrol car and he smashed the vehicle’s windshield with his skateboard, shattering glass on officers inside. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?