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With Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination suddenly imperiled by a woman’s stunning charge that he assaulted her in high school, Republicans are in disarray. Senate GOP leaders want to ram a vote on Kavanaugh, even as Democrats demand a hearing for accuser Christine Blasey Ford. And the president’s numbskull namesake Don Jr. has taken to mocking her on Instagram.

 Surprisingly, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke up on her behalf today on Fox & Friends. Much of what Conway said was what might be expected of a Republican purveyor of “alternative facts.” But her message about Blasey Ford was not what we expected at all.

 Click for a shock.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Monday evening called for law enforcement across the country to dominate the ongoing protests and riots in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police. The dark and authoritarian message delivered from the Rose Garden was sharply juxtaposed on cable news with images of peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates who were fired on by police with tear gas.

The president threatened to send the military into the streets if the unrest could not be quelled by other means.

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