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2020 Dems make hard sell for organized labor, but unions in no rush to endorse

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Labor Day, “We honor and respect the millions and millions and millions of men and women who do the hard work that keeps this country going.”

The populist independent senator from Vermont – speaking to reporters ahead of marching in the largest annual Labor Day parade in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire – added it’s a day to spotlight “the needs of working families.” Sanders, once again, made his pitch to raise the minimum wage to “a living wage,” gender pay equality, and to make “it easier for workers to be able to join unions.”

Sanders has been making a hard sell for labor support while running a second straight time for the presidential nomination. As he unveiled his “Workplace Democracy” plan last month, he called for doubling union membership and giving workers the right to strike without the fear of their jobs being filled by replacement workers.

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Meanwhile, halfway across the country, former Vice President Joe Biden was greeting voters at the Hawkeye Area Labor Council Labor Day Picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the state that votes first in the nominating calendar.

The front-runner among the 2020 Democrats promised in an email to supporters that “if I’m elected president, together, we’ll protect and strengthen the right to organize and collectively bargain.”

Biden held the first rally of his latest White House bid at a union hall in Pittsburgh. And, on the campaign trail, the former vice president repeatedly had emphasized his longtime close ties with organized labor.

Biden’s message to union workers this Labor Day: “I’ll never forget the battles you’ve waged and victories you’ve won, and I’ll never forget to stand with you and with labor unions every day.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the third of the current top-three contenders among the Democrats, said in a message Monday to union members that “the playing field today is tilted against working families, and that is why now, more than ever, America needs a strong labor movement.”

The progressive senator from Massachusetts emphasized, “I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the labor movement and with working men and women across this country.”

But, while Biden, Sanders, Warren and many of the other candidates have been courting organized labor, unions appeared in no rush to jump in and make endorsements as the record-setting field of Democrats battled for the party’s presidential nomination.

Biden, to date, has been the only candidate to land a major national union endorsement. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) backed him days after he jumped into the race. The smaller United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union endorsed Sanders last week.

It’s a switch from four years ago when many of the powerful national unions weighed in early – as most of them backed eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.

This time around, with the White House hopefuls mostly in agreement on union-friendly causes such as the push for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, there’s been less of an incentive for labor to endorse early in the process.

“I think we have a plethora of good candidates. I think the vetting process is much more in-depth this time around than last time around. We only had basically two candidates,” New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Glenn Brackett told Fox News.

A veteran Democratic strategist with close ties to organized labor said some unions were sitting on the sidelines apparently because they’re worried they’ll endorse the wrong candidate.

“No union wants to be the one that steps out and messes up unity at the convention or unity in the party to actually beat Donald Trump,” said the strategist, who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely.

“It is the culture of this party right now to ‘just win’ and don’t worry about who it is. It needs to be someone more to the center. So, no union wants to step out to endorse somebody further to the left early and create some fight that will, later down the road if Trump is re-elected, be blamed for messing up,” the strategist added.

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While Trump didn’t land any major union endorsements in 2016, he did gain the support of plenty of rank-and-file members. Clinton won the union vote by just 8 percentage points, down from President Barack Obama’s 18-point margin over GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.

But, Brackett said he thought Trump’s in for a rude awakening in 2020, telling Fox News the president “blew a lot of smoke and a lot of people believed him. And, I think after the last three years of seeing his behavior, I don’t think he’s going to enjoy the same dept of support from union members that he did in the last election. I think he’s in for a big surprise this time around.”

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Jason Chaffetz: Democrats want to change the rules because their ‘ideas are not winning’

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Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz said that “Democrats” want to change the rules of the electoral process because “their ideas are not winning,” firing back at MSNBC Host Chris Hayes’ who said that the electoral college would be unconstitutional “if it wasn’t specifically for the presidency.”

“The electoral college is in the constitution, so, yes, it is constitutional and has been for a couple of hundred years and it’s not going away,” Chaffetz told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

Chaffetz said that small states such as Kansas, Utah, Delaware, and Rhode Island get representation in the presidential election to prevent from being shut out from a “popular vote,” contributed from “big states.”

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“That was the deal that our Founders came together to say, hey, this is how we find the proper balance. This is how we make sure big states don’t overrun us and it’s part of our rich heritage.”

“But It’s also part of a pattern,” Chaffetz asserted.

“They want to change the way we do things in 2020 and the future because their ideas are not winning, but they’ve got to change the rules of the road,” he said.

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Chaffetz said that [President] Donald Trump won 60% of the states in the 2016 presidential election. “He dominated. He kicked her butt, quite frankly.”

Chaffetz went on to promote his book “The Power Grab,” which, he explained, is premised on what Democrats are “doing behind the scenes” to change the rules.

He cites “ballot harvesting” as something Democrats want to make “legal all around the country.” He said, “They [Democrats] can go in, you don’t have to actually go to the poll, they can gather those ballots for you and they can turn them in for you.”

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“They did it [Ballot harvesting] in California. It’s the reason we’re having another special election next week in North Carolina,” Chaffetz said.

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Bindi Irwin shares tribute video to late father Steve: ‘Love lasts forever’

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Bindi Irwin paid tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin, in honor of Australia’s Father’s Day on September 1.

The 21-year-old conservationist shared a sweet video on Instagram depicting her late dad, who died in 2006 after a long-running career of championing environmental causes and educating viewers on animals.

The video features a montage of footage of Steve and Bindi’s mother Terri playing with her as a child and introducing her to the world of animals. She giggles as her father, also known as The Crocodile Hunter, pretends to wrestle a stuffed snake and croc.

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“It’s Father’s Day here in Australia,” Bindi wrote. “Reflecting on these wonderful moments. Hug the people in your life who bring light to your heart and always remember that love lasts forever.”

This isn’t the first time this year that Bindi has paid tribute to her late father on social media. After announcing her surprise engagement to her boyfriend of six years, Chandler Powell, she posted a note about her brother, Robert, walking her down the aisle in the future.

“Dad, You would be so incredibly proud of Robert,” she wrote on Instagram. “He has been such an amazing support during this beautiful new life chapter. I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us.”

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Bindi previously told Entertainment Tonight that, in addition to amending the tradition of having her dad walk her down the aisle, she’s planning to change the traditional father-daughter-dance to a mother-daughter-dance with Terri.

“I think, if I was going to do a dance, it would be with my mom,” she shared. “My mom and I are so close. She’s my pillar of strength in life and I love her beyond description.

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“So I think, when the time comes, Robert will walk me down the aisle, [Chandler and I] will have our wonderful moment and I’ll have my dance with mom,” Bindi added. “I think that would be wonderful.”

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Scott Gunn: On Labor Day and every day, honoring workers honors God

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Since it became a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day has honored the labor union movement, American workers and the important work they do. As a Christian, I believe that God has given each person a unique vocation – an appointed kind of work. Honoring workers honors the work that God gives us.

Economists and politicians have a special interest in Labor Day. But so too do religious leaders. My interest is not partisan maneuvering or enrichment, but rather celebrating the dignity of work itself.

I believe that God calls each person to particular work. Some are called to be parents, others to be firefighters or factory workers, while still others are meant to be doctors or lawyers.

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When priests like me use words like “vocation” only to talk about the call to ordained ministry, we do a disservice to other workers. The plumber can do God’s work as well as the teacher or the priest.

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When we see things this way, it means that we will naturally want to encourage all people to find the thing that they are called to do. It also means we can see every kind of work as holy and important.

Thinking this way keeps me from believing that I’m better or worse than others. Seeing all work as holy and important ensures that I will be grateful for all those whose work supports others.

While Labor Day is a modern holiday, the idea of honoring work and workers is ancient. There are teachings in the Bible on this topic that are especially relevant today.

There is a flip side to seeing all work as holy and important. We need to treat all workers with dignity. It doesn’t do much good to say that factory workers are important and then to treat them poorly.

Labor Day is thus not just a celebration of workers, but also a call to action. We must each do our part to ensure that all workers are treated with dignity and that their work is honored and valued.

In this way, the connection between this holiday and the labor movement makes a lot of sense. This is a day to give thanks for workers and for all who strive to improve the conditions of workers.

While Labor Day is a modern holiday, the idea of honoring work and workers is ancient. There are teachings in the Bible on this topic that are especially relevant today.

Jesus teaches in Luke 3: “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.”

This warning came to tax collectors, who often abused their position to take advantage of others, but it surely applies to all workers. Refraining from dishonest business practices is a Christian precept.

Jeremiah 22 warns: “Woe to him who builds his house on wrongdoing, his roof-chambers on injustice; Who works his neighbors without pay, and gives them no wages.” This teaches us that we cannot claim to be righteous people of faith and also rob others of their wages or mistreat workers.

In the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5), God orders us to work six days and keep one day as a day of rest. God’s desire is that all people set aside time for rest and re-creation. In our culture, we’re all busy all the time. This goes against what God asks us to do.

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Obeying the commandment to rest requires that some basic conditions be met first. Too many people are not paid a living wage, and so they must work ceaselessly. Calling for a living wage supports the divinely appointed time of rest that God asks of us.

So today, let us give thanks for our own work and for the work of others. I hope each one of us will pray for guidance. Are we doing the work God has in mind for us? And are we doing what we can to dignify the work of others?

There is a beautiful prayer for workers in The Book of Common Prayer used by the Episcopal Church. We often say this prayer at bedtime. I love how it acknowledges that each one of us depends on the work of others.

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Here is the prayer: “O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Work is holy. Workers are holy people. This day, let us see the connections between our lives and the work of others. Let us honor workers and honor God.

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Boy, 11, survives near-fatal fall off bike, being run over by semi-truck: ‘I’m thankful to God’

A week after being run over by a semi, an 11-year-old boy is thanking God he can go home.

Emilio Corrales, who also goes by “Mio,” is recovering at the Wesley Medical Center after being hit by a semi after falling off his bike, Aug. 23 northbound on U.S. 83 Business, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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“I’m thankful to God because I didn’t die,” Emilio told KWCH. “I thought I was gonna die, when I got hit by a semi-truck.”

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Emilio Corrales, 11, was run over by a semi last Saturday but a week later released from the hospital and expected to make a full recovery. (GoFundMe/Little Man Emilio aka Mio)

Emilio, an avid wrestler in Colorado, got a visit from the Carroll Wrestling Club that brought him gifts and words of encouragement Sunday.

The 11-year-old’s father, Oscar Corrales, started a GoFundMe to help cover the medical expenses called “Little Man Emilio aka Mio” with the goal of raising $20,000.

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“I’m a single father trying to raise a little money for helping some of this medical stuff and bills and for Emilio transportation,” Corrales, whose heart was shattered week earlier after his son’s incident, wrote on the page.

He thanked God multiple times in a lengthy Facebook post, also thanking as many people as he could from EMTs to hospital staff to prayer warriors, noting the miracle that his son went from being hit by a semi with a fractured skull, fractured scapula, torn ACL and shoulder muscles, yet sent home a week later and expected to make a full recovery.

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“They prayed and believed in me and I’m just thankful for that,” Emilio told the local media. “I’m ready to go home, I’m happy I get to go home.”

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Count on hurricanes to spark storms of online misinformation

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The names of hurricanes may change, but one thing seems to stay the same: Misinformation spreads quickly during these dangerous storms.

Hurricane Dorian, an extremely powerful Category 4 storm that has brought misery to the Bahamas since making landfall Sunday, is expected to be no different.

Here’s a sampling of false information, fabricated photos and hoaxes that have accompanied other big name hurricanes. While some of the misleading information — much of which is spread on social media — may be lighthearted, it can also create confusion or lead to dangerous situations.

CLAIM: All shelters and hotels are required to take in pets.

THE FACTS: It depends on the shelter. Before heading to a shelter or hotel, check to make sure that they allow pets. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act does require that hotels and shelters take in service animals, according to FEMA.

CLAIM: Keeping a window slightly open will prevent wind pressure from breaking them.

THE FACTS: This is false. All doors and windows should be kept closed so debris doesn’t come in, according to NOAA. Windows should be boarded up with plywood, not taped.

CLAIM: Generators can be used indoors.

THE FACTS: A portable generator should never be turned on indoors, even if doors and windows are open. Generators release carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says to keep a generator at least 20 feet away from the house. Don’t refill the generator with gasoline while it’s still turned on.

CLAIM: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement along with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials check for citizenship status at shelters.

THE FACTS: FEMA rebutted this claim during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. During Harvey, ICE and CBP released a statement stating that routine noncriminal immigration enforcement operations would not be conducted at evacuation sites or at shelters or food banks.

An ICE spokesman told The Associated Press in an email that the statement holds true for Dorian.

“Despite false rumors to the contrary, ICE does not conduct immigration enforcement operations at hurricane evacuation sites or shelters, such as during and immediately after hurricanes,” he said.

CLAIM: Don’t remove wet carpeting and flooring until FEMA assesses it.

THE FACTS: Cleaning up after the storm won’t stop you from receiving FEMA assistance. Take photos and video of damaged property for FEMA, and clean up as soon as possible to prevent mold.

Probably the most popular image to circulate on social media when there is a storm or flooding is a manipulated image of a shark swimming in a flooded roadway by a car. And by Thursday, such an image was being floated on Facebook.

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Hong Kong students skip first day of school to hold anti-government protests

In the latest installment of the unrest convulsing Hong Kong, thousands of students bypassed the first day of the new school term on Monday to join the quest for democratic reforms.

An estimated 30,000 students from both high schools and universities united at the Chinese University – donning helmets, masks, goggles, and signs including “Reclaim Hong Kong,” “Boycott for Freedom,” and “Chief Executive: Are you willing to listen to the voices of the little sisters from your school?”

Moreover, hundreds of school students took to the streets in the central business district, encircled by riot police. Authorities also apprehended protests attempting to impede train doors amid the Monday morning peak hour rush.

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Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2. (AP)

The student-driven demonstrations come on the heels of yet another tense weekend in Hong Kong, in which tens of thousands continued their protest against the administration, led by the embattled Carrie Lam.

Lam admitted during a closed meeting with business leaders – according to audio obtained by Reuters – that she would step down if given the option.

“If I have a choice, the first thing is to quit,” she reportedly said. “Having made a deep apology.”

However, Beijing has maintained its firm support for Lam in what many analysts deem to be China’s most significant political impasse since the Tiananmen Square upheaval of 1989.

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Students in black join a strike on the first day of school at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP)

Protracted demonstrations have gripped Hong Kong – a special administrative region under China’s umbrella –  since June. The chaos erupted after Lam’s administration put forward legislation that would give mainland China the power to extradite suspected criminals to face trial in their courts.

While the proposed law was suspended, the anti-government protests have only burgeoned – marred with distrust toward Lam and demands that the entire proposal is withdrawn. Lam, under pressure from her Beijing backers, has so far refused.

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The view from Beijing is that the “masked radicals” have brought “chaos and vandalism” to Hong Kong, according to South China Morning Post, embarking on illicit and violent tirades to force leaders to “cower” to their demands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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New Jersey Labor Day parade canceled after small explosive devices found near route of Gov. Murphy: report

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A Labor Day parade in New Jersey was canceled early Monday after small explosive devices were found on a property along the route that Gov. Phil Murphy was expected to march, a report said.

The Borough of South Plainfield canceled the parade mere hours before it was set to kick off over “a security concern,” the borough tweeted. The fireworks show and 5k run were also canceled. Officials didn’t immediately offer further details.

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The multiple explosive devices were found in a wooded area on an unidentified man’s property, a senior law enforcement official told WNBC-TV. There was no sign that any of the dozen devices investigators located had been planted, another law enforcement source told the station.

The sources described the individual as an older man who may have been living in his parent’s basement. He was taken into police custody, the station reported.

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The 62nd annual Labor Day parade was set to begin at 10 a.m., News12 New Jersey reported. Gov. Murphy was supposed to attend with his wife, Tammy.

Authorities were continuing their investigation.

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Salma Hayek shows off bikini body on beach trip to celebrate turning 53

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Actress Salma Hayek showed off her physique with a fun beach snap to celebrate her 53 birthday.

On Monday the actress seemingly wanted to commemorate the occasion by showing off her body and how well it looks after all these years. The “Frida” star took to Instagram where she posed on the beach in a blue bikini that showed off her curves. In the snap, she stands with her hands on her hips and a confused look on her face as she appears to be talking to her photographer.

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“Yes, tomorrow I’m 53,” she wrote in both English and Spanish in the photo’s caption.

This is hardly the first time the star has been candid about showing off her body to highlight the complete lack of work she’s had done to maintain her looks after all these years.

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She previously told Town & Country in March that her good looks have absolutely nothing to do with any kind of plastic surgery.

“I haven’t done an-y-thing,” she admitted at the time. “I don’t know how to explain it.”

The Oscar-nominee also credits her success in life and her career with being a late bloomer. Hayek didn’t marry until she was 39 and didn’t become a mother to daughter Valentina until 41.

“I think I’m a better mother because I had her later. But I do get tired, I’m not going to lie,” she admitted. As for her marriage to billionaire fashion mogul François-Henri Pinault, she called him “the best husband in the world.”

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“I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me,” she added.

Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.

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Ted Cruz, Alyssa Milano trade barbs on Bible, ‘God-given’ gun rights

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano to task over her faith-based question about the Bible and the Second Amendment.

On Sunday, Milano responded to Republican Texas state Rep. Matt Schaefer’s tweet that he was “NOT going to use the evil acts of a handful of people to diminish the God-given rights of my fellow Texans. Period. None of these so-called gun-control solutions will work to stop a person with evil intent” following a shooting rampage in Odessa that killed seven and injured at least 22.

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“Can someone cite which passage of the Bible God states it is a god-given right to own a gun?” Milano asked in a tweet, accusing the Texas politician of being “unbelievable and clearly owned by the gun lobby.”

Cruz responded, telling the anti-gun activist, it was an “excellent” question, “worth considering [without] the snark of Twitter,” before citing a few examples from the Bible.

“It is of course not the right to a modern-day firearm that is God-give [sic] but rather the right to Life & the right to Liberty. Essential to that right to life is the right to DEFEND your life & your family,” the Texas conservative began.

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“The right to self-defense is recognized repeatedly in the Bible,” Cruz wrote, for example, “Exodus 22:2: ‘If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.’ (Note, though, verse 3 says it IS murder if during daylight (ie, not self-defense).”

Pointing to the “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” within the Declaration of Independence, Cruz says it is “for that reason, the Second Amendment provides ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT be infringed.'”

He says it wasn’t put in place to protect hunting or target practice but “to defend their lives, their homes & their families,” citing Stephen Willeford who helped stop the shooter in the 2017 Sutherland Springs church massacre.

Cruz, in his 10-tweet reply, added that “disarming Black Americans was a critical objective of the KKK, and was memorialized in countless Jim Crow laws—to strip African-Americans of their God-given right to self-defense from violence.”

He says he’s leading the fight in the Senate “to do MUCH more to stop violent criminals & those w/ dangerous mental illness BEFORE they murder.”

“Playing politics w/ these deranged crimes—and trying to use them as an excuse to violate the constl [sic] rights of law-abiding citizens—won’t make anybody safer,” Cruz concluded. “Forcible gun confiscation (as some 2020 Dems urge) won’t prevent mass-murders. But it would weaken our self-defense.”

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Milano responded early Monday morning, saying she’d “love to come in and meet” Cruz when she is in Washington, D.C. next week.

“We can live-stream the meeting so the American people can hear your bullsh*t 1st hand,” she said, adding she’d like to talk about 1 Peter 4:8, which says: “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

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