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    The chairman of a local Republican Party committee in Arlington, Virginia, was banned from a Facebook group focused on the coronavirus in the community because he posted the names and contact information of people who complained to the government about businesses not enforcing coronavirus restrictions, such as wearing masks. Andrew Loposser, who has been chairman of the Arlington Republicans since 2018 and is president of APL Consulting, exposed the people in a comment on a post in the more than 1,200-member Facebook group “Arlington Neighbors Helping Each Other Through COVID-19.” He uploaded a screenshot of a list of people who contacted the Virginia Department of Health about a business, which he obtained through a public records search request. ...
    A former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, Tim Miller, slammed President Donald Trump as willfully ignorant when it came to the threat that the coronavirus pandemic wrote about Trump’s apparent unwillingness or inability to recognize the danger that COVID-19 is to the United States in a column for The Bulwark. “In two incidents yesterday, this willful ignorance was on full display,” Miller wrote. The first of those occasions that Miller believed highlighted Trump’s refusal to accept the seriousness of the pandemic included his tweet calling Dr. Deborah Birx, who is a member of the White House coronavirus task force, “pathetic.” The tweeted came after Birx admitted on Sunday that the virus is worse now than it was in April...
    President Donald Trump will accept the Republican party’s nomination as the 2020 presidential contender in private, according to a Republican National Committee official, out of the eye of the public and without reporters in attendance. The New York Post reports that, after months of going back and forth on convention plans, the final vote to nominate Trump to face off against former Vice President Joe Biden, will be held with just the state delegates present in an effort to limit potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. “Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, Aug. 21 – Monday, Aug. 24,” a convention...
    (CNN)The dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press, a convention spokesperson and Republican official familiar with the plans tell CNN.Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, but the vote will be livestreamed, the Republican official said.The restriction is unprecedented in modern American political history, but Republican officials said they were forced to limit attendance due to social distancing restrictions imposed by the governor of North Carolina."Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, August 21 -- Monday, August...
    A Minnesota Republican county official resigned after posting a picture on the party’s Facebook page likening mask requirements with Nazis forcing to wear the Star of David during the Holocaust, CNN reports. Hide The original post, which has since been deleted, included a black and white image of a German officer telling a Jew, “Just put on the star and quit complaining, it’s really not that hard.” The bottom of the image included the caption, “Just put on the mask and stop complaining.” Hide Minnesota’s Jewish Action Committee posted the photo on Twitter and wrote that “comparing that mandate to the Holocaust feels especially disgusting.” “We ask the @MNGOP to tell Wabasha Republicans to stop using imagery like this,” the...
    A Minnesota Republican Party official resigned Tuesday after an internal investigation determined that person was responsible for a social media post drawing a parallel between mask wearing and Nazi Germany. The person was a board member of a local affiliate of the Minnesota Republican Party in Wabasha County, the chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party tweeted Tuesday. The party conducted an investigation after Jewish Community Action (JCA), an advocacy group for Jewish people in Minnesota, called attention to the post sent from the Wabasha Republicans Facebook page. “Given that Minnesota rabbis recently spoke out in favor of a mask mandate, comparing that mandate to the Holocaust feels especially disgusting,” JCA tweeted Monday. “We ask the [Minnesota Republican Party] to tell...
    A county Republican board member in southern Minnesota has resigned after posting on Facebook an image that compares the state’s mask mandate to the Nazi regime forcing Jewish people to wear star badges during World War II. The Wabasha County Republican Party MN Facebook page posted a meme on Tuesday depicting a Nazi soldier face-to-face with a Jewish man wearing the Star of David on his jacket during the Holocaust. “Just put on the star and quit complaining. It’s really not that hard,” is written over the image. Beneath it, another message reads: “Just put on the mask and stop complaining.” The photo was an apparent reference to the mask mandate imposed by Democratic Gov. Tim Walz. MINNEAPOLIS...
    A Minnesota Republican Party official resigned after an image was posted on Facebook comparing mandates requiring residents to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic to Jewish people being forced to wear Stars of David in Nazi Germany. Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan confirmed the county official's resignation in a statement on Tuesday after initially stating that the Wabasha County Republican Party's Facebook page had possibly been hacked.  “Upon further investigation, the @mngop learned the Wabasha County FB page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha Chair," Carnahan said in a statement. "The offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party's request." Carnahan wrote that the Wabasha County Board and...
    (CNN)A Minnesota Republican Party county official has resigned after posting an image on Facebook comparing mask mandates to Jews being forced to wear Stars of David in Nazi Germany, the state party said on Tuesday.Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan confirmed the official's resignation in a statement on Tuesday. Earlier, she had repeated a lower ranking official's assertion that the Wabasha County Republican Party's Facebook page had been hacked -- an assertion that she retracted on Tuesday evening."The Republican Party of Minnesota has learned the Wabasha County Facebook page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha County Chair," Carnahan said in a statement Tuesday. "The offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned...
    A Republican Pennsylvania Congressman has called out Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf after he withheld $13 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from one county that he claims didn’t follow the rules, numerous sources reported. Rep. Dan Meuser addressed Wolf in a letter July 15 after the governor announced that Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, would not be receiving CARES funding after local Republican leaders voted to lift pandemic restrictions in defiance of the governor’s orders, WPXI reported. (RELATED: ‘I’m Not Paying Crap’: PA Restaurant Hit With Thousands In Fines For Not Closing During Pandemic) Wolf blamed the Republican leaders, saying “these are the consequences” for reopening. “Don’t come and say you want something from the state when...
    Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest quickly backtracked after his online attack on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden backfired, prompting him to quickly delete both his bizarre original tweet and his vicious reply. Guest apparently thought he could brand Biden as a hypocrite by tweeting out an image showing — in an obviously decades-old photo — him cuddling one of his sons who was wearing a Washington Redksins knit cap. The Washington football team just announced that it will soon drop the team’s name in the wake of the massive nationwide protests over racial injustice. Hence, Guest attempted to tweak Biden, saying: “Hey Joe Biden, are you still a Redskins fan?” Almost immediately, Twitter critics fired back at...
    Reuters July 5, 2020 0 Comments A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month, as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, also refused to confirm President Donald Trump’s claim that 99% of coronavirus cases were harmless and called the situation a “serious problem.” With record numbers of people testing positive for the virus in Jacksonville and across Florida, Hahn was asked if it would be safe to hold the typically large RNC gathering in just seven weeks. “I think it’s too early to tell,” Hahn said on CNN’s “State of...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month, as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. The Republican Party moved most of the convention activities to Jacksonville from Charlotte after a battle over coronavirus safety concerns with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat. With record numbers of people testing positive for the virus in the city and across Florida, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn was asked if it would be safe to hold the typically large gathering in just seven weeks. "I think it's too early to tell," Hahn said on CNN's "State...
    (CNN)The Republican National Committee executive committee unanimously approved a plan on Wednesday night to significantly scale down the convention proceedings that will take place in Charlotte later this summer and to make no changes to the party's 2016 platform, a party spokesman told CNN.The rule changes come as Republicans -- angered by the fact that Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is not prepared to guarantee them a full-fledged convention due to the ongoing coronavirus -- search for an alternate convention location where state officials will allow President Donald Trump to accept the party's nomination before a large crowd.The party is contractually obligated to keep some portion of the convention in the North Carolina city, but the vote on Wednesday...
    EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News.An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:00 p.m., a group of five GOP volunteers were gathered in the Mohave County Republican Office in Bull Head City, Ariz., to host an online “MAGA Meet Up” --an online tool the campaign uses to talk with supporters-- when a gunshot shattered a window near the front door. The official described the door as being in “extremely close proximity” to where those volunteers were sitting. NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING PRO-TRUMP TEEN The official told Fox News that no one was hurt. The official,...