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Of all the Republican House incumbents running for re-election — instead of simply retiring in fear of the coming blue wave — it is hard to find one less defensible than Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Meehan.

Last weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Meehan settled a sexual harassment case with a congressional staffer for thousands of dollars, on the taxpayer’s dime, prompting his immediate removal from the House Ethics Committee.

Despite all this, he is stubbornly committed to running for another term, in a congressional district that voted for Hilary Clinton in 2016.

And even more incredibly, the Republican National Committee is still supporting him.

“I’m going to be out there working to keep majorities in the Senate and the House,” she said. “I know the country is better off under President Trump and Republican leadership.”

Asked again whether the RNC still stands with Meehan, she said, “Right now, we’re going to let the investigations take place, we’ll see everything that happened through the ethics investigation, and then we’ll let the voters decide. And it’s too early to say.”

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Madison Cawthorn

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The Republican party seems to be having trouble trying to be the Christian Taliban and hating on LGBT people when they’ve got Rep. Madison Cawthorn in their ranks. His presence is making it so much harder for them to suppress their inner self-loathing--homosexuality and moral hypocrisy.

We all know politicians secretly love illicit drugs as much as taking bribes or paying off strippers they knocked up, so you have to give Cawthorn some credit for being honest. However, any creditability as a human he might have goes out the window when you consider his hatred and policies toward the LGBT community while, hypocritically enough, he engages in homosexual acts himself.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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