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Parkland father interrupts Trump’s speech, is removed from House gallery

The father of a Parkland shooting victim was removed from the House chamber gallery Tuesday night for shouting about gun control during President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Gun control activist Fred Guttenberg briefly interrupted the president after Trump vowed to “always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” as long as he is in the White House. The moment was not visible on the television broadcast of the event, though viewers could hear a man shouting before both Vice President Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear to glance up at the gallery for a moment.

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Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland school shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, is ejected after shouting during President Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner 

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Guttenberg was one of Pelosi’s guests for the State of the Union. She seemed to make “calm down” gestures with her hands while saying something to herself as she peered up into the gallery after the moment.

Guttenberg’s daughter Jaime was one of 16 children murdered in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018. She was 14 years old.

Guttenberg has become something of an advocate against gun violence in recent years and is a regular on Capitol Hill. His organization, called Orange Ribbons for Jamie, is dedicated to “supporting programs that were important to her, as well as those dedicated to pursuing common sense gun safety reforms.”

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Guttenberg apologized after the speech.

“Tonight was a rough night,” he tweeted. “I disrupted the State of the Union and was detained because I let my emotions get the best of me. I simply want to be able to deal with the reality of gun violence and not have to listen to the lies about the 2A as happened tonight.

“That said, I should not have yelled out. I am thankful for the overwhelming support that I am receiving. However, I do owe my family and friends an apology. I have tried to conduct myself with dignity throughout this process and I will do better as I pursue gun safety.”

This was not the first viral moment Guttenberg had in the nation’s capitol. He attended the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was also at Trump’s address Tuesday, and attempted to shake the then-judge’s hand. On a day that his confirmation hearing had been interrupted several times by protesters, Kavanaugh did not recognize Guttenberg and seemed to ignore the handshake.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah later disputed that characterization, noting that security also did not recognize Guttenberg and promptly stepped between the two men.

“As Judge Kavanaugh left for his lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him. Before the Judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

‘Tonight he stood up to a president that believes peace and the second amendment are mutually exclusive and was removed’

— David Hogg

Guttenberg disagreed with Shah’s account, noting that he had been in the hearing room the entire day and was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Many spoke out in defense of Guttenberg’s comments on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, despite his apology. David Hogg, who attended the same school as Guttenberg’s daughter, took to Twitter to join the hashtag “#ImWithFred.”

“[Guttenberg] lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting and has worked every day since to end gun violence,” Hogg said. “Tonight he stood up to a president that believes peace and the Second Amendment are mutually exclusive and was removed.”

Others who joined in on the “#ImWithFred” hashtag included Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Mass., Democratic National Committee Lawyers Council Chair Andrew Weinstein, filmmaker Morgan J. Freeman, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and others.

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Guttenberg also tweeted about gun violence earlier in the day, unloading on Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in response to the senator tweeting a Bible verse.

“On the day of my distress I call to you, for [sic] you will answer me,” Rubio tweeted.

“[Rubio], are you calling to me? I will answer,” Guttenberg posted. “You are still pathetically weak. We are 10 days from the two-year mark of my daughter’s murder. You have still done nothing about gun violence. As you are choosing to be irrelevant, please remove yourself from the Senate.”

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl contributed to this report. 

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Sen. Lankford says he’d like to end the ‘age of impeachment’

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Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., joined the “Fox News Rundown” podcast Wednesday to preview the final vote in the Senate impeachment trial, saying the evidence supports the president.

“I look at the evidence of what actually happened and what the accusation is and the accusation, the evidence or two very different things,” Lankford told interviewer Chris Foster, adding that he would also not support a censure resolution like the one floated by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “I couldn’t support a censure based on the evidence and information that I have right now.”

On Tuesday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, considered a key swing vote, announced she would vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment — noting that Democrats’ “abuse of power” charge “did not even attempt” to allege that Trump had committed a crime, and instead accused him of a “difficult-to-define, non-criminal act.”

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Lankford told the podcast that there is “no question” Democrats have sought to impeach Trump from the early days of his administration.

“There’s also no question that beginning on the very first day, literally within minutes of the president being inaugurated on the 20th of January 2017, The Washington Post already had a headline up saying that the process of impeachment had already begun,” Lankford said, before adding that he hopes to see an end to the “age of impeachment.”

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“They’ve already said we may call [former National Security Adviser John] Bolton, we may just keep going on this and keep doing what we’re going to do. I have every reason to believe they’re going to do that at the end of the day,” Lankford said. “We still have to solve things as a nation and try to get things resolved.”

“And I’d love to be able to get us out of this age of impeachment. Age of investigations, just one after another,” Lankford added.

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Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Sinus infection or common cold: How to spot the difference

It’s cold and flu season, but what’s that mean for sinus infections?

While there is no “peak” sinus infection season per se, they do tend to occur more in the winter months when other viral illnesses are spreading, but there are some key differences that set them apart.

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“A sinus infection is when there is inflammation in sinuses as the result of a bacterial or viral infection,” Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Network, told Fox News via email.

Parikh explained that while a sinus infection can result in tooth pain, sinus pressure, headaches or even fever and chills, which can all mimic a common cold, the latter will typically clear up within three to five days, whereas a since infection can last much longer and even require antibiotics to treat.

“Usually colds resolve on their own over three to five days with supportive care such as fluids, rest and over-the-counter pain meds,” Parikh said. “Sinus infections can last longer, may need antibiotics or steroids and has the potential to worsen into bronchitis or pneumonia in at-risk populations.”

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Those at risk of suffering from sinus infection complications include the elderly, patients with weakened immune systems, or others with chronic illnesses including diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Parikh advised seeking medical attention if symptoms aren’t improving with five to seven days, or if it’s getting worse and you are experiencing breathing difficulties or become dizzy.

Parikh also said changes in mental status may also indicate a worsening infection.

While sinus infections may come from bacteria and viruses, or even fungi in rare instances, Parikh said there are several steps you can take to avoid contracting them.

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“Wash your hands frequently and make sure you get appropriate vaccines if indicated such as the pneumonia vaccine – which actually protects against both sinus infections and pneumonia since it is the same bug that commonly causes both,” Parikh said, adding that the influenza vaccine can also offer protection.

Parikh also said that anyone who gets frequent sinus infections, which amounts to more than two per year, should be evaluated by an immunologist to check for any deficiencies possibly causing the recurrent infections, or to check for an allergy which is “often misdiagnosed as sinus infections.”

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Parikh added that meeting with an ear nose and throat surgeon can help eliminate any “mechanical or structural causes.”

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Charges will be dropped against ex-California surgeon, girlfriend in high-profile rape case

All criminal charges will be dropped against a California reality TV show surgeon accused of drugging and sexually assaulting seven women with his girlfriend, according to a release on Tuesday by The Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

“District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced today that all criminal charges will be dropped against a 39-year-old Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and reality television star Grant Robicheaux and his 33-year-old girlfriend Cerissa Riley who were accused of drugging and sexually assaulting seven women,” the release said.

Prosecutors had determined there is no “provable evidence” that Robicheaux and Riley “committed any sexual offense.”

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Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting two women by use of drugs, officials say. (Orange County District Attorney’s Office)

Spitzer announced their months-long review indicated there was no visual evidence depicting an incapacitated woman being sexually assaulted by Robicheaux or Riley. The review also acknowledged that not a single independent witness said they saw the defendants sexually assault an unconscious woman.

“My sworn duty as the elected district attorney is not to secure convictions,” said Spitzer. “My sworn duty is to pursue justice and ensure that the rights of victims and defendants are protected.”

The release said that Spitzer’s predecessor, Tony Rackauackas, admitted in a sworn deposition last June that “he used the case to garner media attention to help his re-election campaign.”

Spitzer called it a “travesty.”

“The prior District Attorney and his chief of staff manufactured this case and repeatedly misstated the evidence to lead the public and vulnerable women to believe that these two individuals plied up to 1,000 women with drugs and alcohol in order to sexually assault them – and videotape the assaults,” Spitzer said, according to the release.

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In 2018, Robicheaux and Riley had been detained on a $1 million bail as they faced charges of kidnapping and rape by use of drugs, among other crimes. Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who once appeared on reality Bravo TV show “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” faced up to 82 years in prison to life if convicted and Riley faced up to 63 years.

“While I cannot undo the injustice that has already been done in this case, I can – and I will – continue to fulfill my legal and ethical obligations as the elected District Attorney of Orange County and dismiss all criminal charges against Dr. Grant William Robicheaux and Cerissa Laura Riley,” Spitzer said.

Authorities suggested there could be “thousands of victims” of the couple. “I have not seen a case in my career that involved this many videos and sexual acts and possible crimes,” then-District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in September 2018.

They believed Robicheaux and Riley used their looks to prey on the alleged victims. “We believe the defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,” Rackauckas said. “We’ve all heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor’s clothing. Or a wolf can be a beautiful woman.”

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“There are thousands and thousands of videos and images. … There are several videos where women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated, beyond the ability to consent or resist. They are barely responsive to the defendants’ sexual advances,” he added. “Based on this evidence, we believe there might be many unidentified victims out there.”

Defense lawyers said no such videos existed. Spitzer, the current DA, confirmed this.

“There is not a single piece of evidence or video or photo that shows an unconscious or incapacitated woman being sexually assaulted. Not one,” Spitzer said.

“No one felt any of the charged victims, the seven, could be proven,” Spitzer said.

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The district attorney said he will meet with the victims to explain why the review did not sustain a burden of proof.

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Adorable video shows coyote and badger playing, possibly hunting together in California

If only Wile E. Coyote had a partner in crime against the roadrunner.

A coyote and badger were caught on camera using a culvert to cross under a California highway together, in what was described as rare footage and a first for the area, according to a post on Tuesday by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST).

The video, believed to have been taken in November, shows the coyote prancing while waiting for his badger friend to catch up — before they both ventured into the pipe.

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“Have you seen the adorable video of the coyote and badger we recently caught on camera? Though scientific studies and Native American records show that coyotes and badgers have been known to hunt together, this is the first documentation (that we know of) showing a coyote and badger using a human-made structure to travel together safely,” POST said.

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Coyote and badger at Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in 2016 (Kimberly Fraser U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

The organization said it’s easier for the two animals to catch their prey when hunting together, although they added it was surprising to see them moving through a small tunnel while playing.

Badgers spend most of their time underground so it’s rare to see them out in the open, let alone hanging out with a coyote, POST said.

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POST’s Wildlife Linkages Program set up roughly 50 remote-sensor cameras at bridges and culverts in the southern Santa Cruz Mountains to study animal behavior.

The video was captured by one of those cameras as they researched how wildlife interacted with major roadways that surround the area, the organization said.

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“With the information we’re collecting from this research, we are building a robust data set to identify the areas where wildlife can safely move across roadways, as well as the areas that need to be enhanced for safer crossing,” POST said.

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Wendy’s launching new breakfast options in March, announces news by trying to troll McDonald’s

Start your day with even more square-patty options.

Wendy’s has announced that it will be expanding its breakfast menu to include “bold new morning options” such as the Breakfast Baconator, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Frosty-ccino, the latter reserved for those days when you want to kickstart the morning with a caffeinated milkshake.

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The fast-food chain also announced the news in the way we’ve come to expect of Wendy’s — by using it to troll another brand on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Wendy’s tweeted at McDonald’s, asking the burger restaurant to “roast” them.

“Hey [McDonald’s], roast us,” they wrote.

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Wendy’s quickly followed up its gimmicky tweet with another post about its new Wendy’s breakfast.

“Yea, we wouldn’t wake up for your breakfast either. Don’t worry, on 3/2 there will be something worth waking up for,” it added.

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“We’ve crafted unique sandwiches that will leave you craving another, like the Breakfast Baconator, which features a fresh-cracked egg, signature sausage patty and six strips of Applewood smoked bacon,” Kurt Kane, President, U.S. and Chief Commercial Officer of The Wendy’s Company, said in a press release.

In addition to the imposing breakfast sandwiches, Wendy’s will also be releasing exclusive morning content on Twitter, which will feature “surprise guests and exclusive sneak peeks” at things we can only assume will be breakfast-related.

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The menu will launch nationwide on March 2. Until then, you’ll just have to settle for their current breakfast options, which, come March 2, may or may not still be available. (The brand was not clear on whether or not the current items will remain on the menu — or if those items are part of the “tired, old, stale breakfasts” alluded to in the press release.)

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Missing California couple found dead in forest near Big Bear

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the deaths of a missing couple found Monday afternoon about a half-mile into the forest off a hiking trail near Big Bear, Calif., which is east of Los Angeles.

Paul Arthur Stockwell, Jr., 29, and Ria Gabriella Williams, 27, were last seen together in Big Bear Wednesday, according to the department, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Deputies found Williams’ vehicle in a parking lot near Cougar Crest Trail around 2 a.m. Monday and a K-9 unit was requested to search the area.

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Williams, of Santa Ana, was reported missing last Friday when she didn’t show up to work. Stockwell, who lived in Big Bear, was also reported missing by his father, The San Bernardino Sun reported.

Homicide detectives are leading the death investigation and investigators don’t yet know how long Williams’ car was in the parking lot before it was found.

“Neither of the missing person reports indicated any suspicious circumstances or reason to suspect foul play,” a sheriff’s release said, according to KTLA-TV.

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An autopsy will determine their causes of death, according to The Times.

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Pelosi tears up Trump’s speech in stunning State of the Union scene

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Trump takes on ‘radical left’ in defiant State of the Union address; Pelosi rips up speech
President Trump went on the offensive against socialism and left-wing policies during a defiant third State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night — drawing groans from Democrats in attendance and prompting a furious House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to rip up her copy of Trump’s speech as soon as it concluded in a stunning scene.

Asked about the moment by Fox News afterward, Pelosi said she had destroyed the speech “because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” She also said she was “trying to find one page with truth on it” but “couldn’t.”

The White House responded almost immediately by referencing several of the guests of honor whom Trump had introduced during the State of the Union address.

“Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member’s reunion with his family,” the White House said in a tweet. “That’s her legacy.”

The flareup was a harsh reminder of the partisan discord pervading the halls of Congress, even as Trump in his speech all but ignored the historic impeachment drama that flanked this year’s address — a fight virtually certain to end with Trump’s acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in Trump’s impeachment trial, announced Tuesday she would vote to acquit on both articles of impeachment. Click here for more on our top story.

Other developments in Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address:
– Read President Trump’s complete prepared remarks
– Democrats, Sanders rip Trump on economic boasts in State of the Union responses
– Trump surprises military family with reunion
– Student surprised with ‘opportunity scholarship’

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Buttigieg and Sanders leading Iowa Democratic caucuses, as party releases initial results after massive delay
Pete Buttigieg is narrowly leading the Democratic presidential field in the Iowa caucuses, according to initial returns that the party at last began reporting late Tuesday afternoon following a massive delay linked to technical breakdowns.

But Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is close behind the former South Bend, Ind., mayor, with 71 percent of precincts reporting in the first batches released by the embattled state party. Sanders is also ahead in the popular vote, with 24 percent to Buttigieg’s 21 percent, Elizabeth Warren’s 19 percent and Joe Biden’s 15 percent. It was still not clear when the party would release the complete vote totals. Click here for more.

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At least 10 people– including American– test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan, 3,700 quarantined
At least 10 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement Wednesday night from Princess Cruises. The news comes as infections outside of China continue to increase.

All 2,666 guests and 1,045 crewmembers aboard the Diamond Princess have been quarantined for over a day and are likely to remain for “at least 14 days as required by the Ministry of Health,” according to the cruise line.

The infected passengers include one from the U.S., two from Australia, three from Japan, three from Hong Kong and one crew member from the Philippines. Click here for more.
 
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SOME PARTING WORDS

Sean Hannity takes aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ripping up President Trump’s speech, calling the scene “one of the most classless things ever done in the history of the State of the Union.”

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Donna Brazile: Trump acquittal in impeachment trial will go down in history as a sad day for democracy

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The impeachment trial of President Trump will soon be history, and the outcome will go down as a sad day for our democracy.

Although the evidence of President Trump’s unlawful and impeachable acts is overwhelming and growing, the Republican-controlled Senate is certain to fall short Wednesday of the two-thirds vote needed to convict him on two articles of impeachment adopted by the House.

Saying that something will “soon be history” can have a dismissive ring to it. To some people, it just means that it’s done, over, finished, forgotten. But history is never done, nor over, nor finished. And what has taken place over these past few weeks will never be forgotten.

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Leaders need to be aware of history when they’re making really big decisions. Those really big decisions aren’t made just for themselves, for their careers, their party, or even their constituents. Those decisions are made for all Americans, including the dead and those yet to be born – for everyone in the history of this nation. Even the history that hasn’t been written yet.

The decision by Senate Republicans to shut down the impeachment trial of President Trump took place despite his obvious guilt on both articles of impeachment.

Just a few hours after the trial record was effectively sealed by the Senate, the Justice Department made a midnight court filing that revealed the existence of dozens of emails that the White House is hiding from congressional oversight.

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The emails reportedly reveal President Trump’s thinking during the time he was illegally withholding nearly $400 million in aid desperately needed by Ukraine to defend itself against invading Russian military forces.

But in voting to bar new witnesses and evidence from being introduced at the Trump impeachment trial, Senate Republicans closed their eyes – they said they would prefer not to see any of it. And they don’t want us seeing it either. Why? It’s going to come out one day.

The Senate didn’t hold a valid trial because – for the first time in our history – it did not call witnesses in a presidential impeachment trial. That’s why so many Americans believe that the Senate oversaw a cover-up.

The proceedings – you can’t really call this a real trial – were halted without speaking to a single witness, despite the fact that there are vital witnesses willing to testify. No new evidence was allowed in, despite new revelations being made on an almost daily basis.

And worse, the decision to stop the impeachment trial took place not just despite the witnesses and the evidence – it took place specifically in order to quash those witnesses and evidence. A trial is supposed to seek the truth, but the GOP Senate used this trial to bury the truth.

The vote to exclude witnesses was a vote to stop the facts from becoming known – even to those Senate jurors who were supposed to be examining the facts. The vote was the very definition of willful ignorance.

Worst of all, it was a vote to impose that ignorance of the facts onto the American people.

House Democrats did the right thing in impeaching Trump. Impeachment was necessary, even if removal was always unlikely. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said: “We have pulled back a veil of behavior totally unacceptable to our founders, and that the public will see this with a clearer eye.”

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And in forcing Senate Republicans to show their hand, a veil has also been pulled back to reveal the behavior of President Trump’s congressional enablers – behavior that would be equally as unacceptable to our founders and to the public.

The politically driven acquittal sets a horrible precedent and it weakens the rule of law.

The action of Senate Republicans in shutting down the impeachment trial is a slap in the face to all Americans, even those who support President Trump. If Republican senators truly believe in his innocence, why not find out what happened by looking at evidence and witness testimony?                                          

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But given the historic nature of these events, this politically driven rush to acquittal is also an affront to every generation of Americans, from the nation’s founders through those future generations who will learn about these actions in their history lessons.

The impeachment trial of President Trump is headed for the history books. And history will remember the evidence that continues to drip out and the witnesses who were not called to tell us what they know.

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Leslie Marshall: SOTU address continues Trump’s role as divider in chief

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In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump tried to make it sound like everything’s coming up roses for the United States – and of course, he said all the credit belongs to him. But as a Democrat, I believe the state of the union is not good – our nation is divided, and there is too much hatred and too little forgiveness.

And there is no chance of improving things as long as Trump remains president.

Trump made a mistake in attacking something most voters care about. The president attacked the Democrats on health care – but that issue helped Democrats win elections in 2018, especially moderate Democrats in red districts that Trump won in 2016.

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Polling in Iowa, where Democrats held their caucuses Monday, showed that health care is the No. 1 issue among Democratic voters – and polls show that health care is also a major concern for independents and Republicans.

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By threatening (again) to dismantle ObamaCare – which millions of Americans, including Trump supporters, rely on it – Trump could lose votes he needs to get reelected. This is not a smart move.

Both the president’s rhetoric and the Democratic reaction shows we are more divided than ever.

Some Democratic senators and House members boycotted Trump’s State of the Union address. Some – like Rep Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, walked out. He tweeted: ‘I just walked out of the State Of The Union. I’ve had enough. It’s like watching professional wrestling. It’s all fake.”

Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., tweeted: “I just walked out of the state of the union, I can’t stand a liar. This man’s presidency is a national tragedy.”

On the other side of the aisle, Republicans used social media to champion the president as a “destroyer of Democrats.”

While President Trump promised to unite the nation, the truth is that he has only made America’s divisions worse with his attacks on politicians, individuals and entire groups of people.

This was quite apparent Tuesday night with the president’s hateful rhetoric criminalizing immigrants and further inciting hatred and fear against them. Yet the truth is that a majority of Hispanic immigrants in the United States are law-abiding citizens.

Trump singled out one person killed by one immigrant. But in fact, many more Americans are killed by people born in the U.S.

Trump also seeks to divide us by religion.

“In America, we celebrate faith. We cherish religion. We lift our voices in prayer. And we raise our sights to the glory of God,” the president said. Those are beautiful words, but Trump’s actions speak louder.

Many of us on the left don’t believe he embraces religious tolerance, due to his blatant attacks on Muslims and his travel ban – which we call his Muslim ban.

“Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God,” Trump said from one side of his mouth, while demonizing Democrats and undocumented immigrants out of the other.

Trump’s immigration policies have resulted in “sacred” immigrant children being put in cages and separated from their parents. He is now keeping many pregnant women from entering the U.S. from abroad, to prevent their babies from being born as U.S. citizens.

Trump also claims to believe in the First Amendment, yet demonizes the media on an almost daily basis as “enemies of the people,” calls any media report that do not make him look good “fake news,” and has halted White House daily press briefings.

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The level of Democratic vs. Republican hostility in the House chamber, where the speech was delivered, was palpable.

Coming off his impeachment by House Democrats, Trump refused to shake the extended hand of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before he began his speech. Pelosi ripped up the text of the president’s speech right after he delivered it.

Pelosi told Fox News she destroyed the speech “because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives” and said she was “trying to find one page with truth on it” but couldn’t.

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In addition, Trump’s State of the Union address felt more like a campaign speech for someone running for reelection than a speech to Democrats as well as Republicans in Congress. It lacked the formality, decorum and graciousness that a State of the Union normally has.

This is the new normal under the Trump presidency.

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