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Democracy under fire

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Early this morning, a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Following the shooting, there was a rush to blame liberal rhetoric. Meanwhile, the House canceled a GOP-led hearing on deregulation of gun silencers.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee and it went…poorly. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) accused Sessions of impeding the committee’s investigation, while Republicans rushed to interrupt Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). The RNC also defended Sessions by insulting everyone’s intelligence.

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“I’m not able to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous.”

— Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the most senior public law enforcement officer in America


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