Trump news – live: Tucker Carlson hits out at Twitter suspension as ex-president accused of felonies

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has been increasingly condemned for parroting Kremlin-friendly lines on his weeknight show, has lashed out after Twitter deleted one of his tweets for violating its policies.

“Their first move is always censorship,” he said on his show, “and their second move, inevitably, is punishment. We learned that again last night when we were suspended from Twitter.” The account was reinstated once Mr Carlson deleted the tweet, which related to Assistant Secretary of Health Dr Rachel Levine, who is transgender.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has withdrawn his endorsement from Alabama congressman and Senate candidate Mo Brooks, citing his longtime ally’s “horrible mistake” of suggesting that Republicans need to move on from the claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

Mr Trump accused the congressman of “going woke” in a lengthy statement. In a response, Mr Brooks revealed that from September 2021 onwards, Mr Trump repeatedly asked him to rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, reinstall him as president, and hold a new special election for the presidency – all of which the Alabama lawmaker says he knew to be legally impossible.

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Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 14:38

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ICYMI: Mo Brooks tears into Trump after he pulls endorsement

Right-wing Congressman Mo Brooks yesterday lost Donald Trump’s coveted endorsement in the Alabama senate race, this after desperately boasting that he’d spoken at the 6 January White House rally and promising to “fire” Mitch McConnell if elected. And now the worst has happened, Mr Brooks has unleashed a torrent of scorn at his former supporter of him.

Mr Brooks, who earned Mr Trump’s disgust by suggesting Republicans need to “move on” from the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, used a written statement to hit the president where it hurts: disowning his efforts to throw out Joe Biden’s victory.



“President Trump asked me to rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, immediately put President Trump back in the White House, and hold a new special election for the presidency. As a lawyer, I’ve repeatedly advised President Trump that January 6 was the final election contest verdict and neither the US Constitution nor the US Code permit what President Trump asks. Period.”

Graig Graziosi has the story.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 14:09

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Attempts to bar “insurrectionist” representatives from Congress continue

North Carolina activists have failed in their attempts to get Trumpist Congressman Madison Cawthorn banned from this year’s ballot over his alleged support for those who stormed the Capitol on 6 January, but others like them are trying the same thing in other states. the new yorker reports that Marjorie Taylor Greene is now facing a lawsuit that claims she qualifies as an “insurrectionist” under the 14th Amendment and is thus barred from running for office.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 13:38

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Report: Jan 6 still casts shadow over Capitol life

Tours of the US Capitol are set to resume soon – and according to this report from Politician, there is no escaping the feeling that people who were involved in the 6 January riot may yet try to re-enter the building. And more ominously yet for those giving the tours, the Capitol Police seem underprepared to handle the risk.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 13:00

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“Just askin’”:Trump takes unusual approach to Missouri senate race

Donald Trump’s endorsement remains highly coveted by Republicans fighting competitive primaries, but he hasn’t always made the best bet, as his abandonment of Mo Brooks shows. In Pennsylvania, his chosen fighter for him, Sean Parnell, had to drop out of the race over serious domestic abuse allegations.

But now, the ex-president seems to be trying to avoid a similar problem in Missouri, where right-wing candidate Eric Greitens is the subject of horrific allegations from his former wife. In a statement yesterday evening, Mr Trump suggested an alternative candidate without mentioning the problems in the current field.

“Have the great people of Missouri been considering the big, loud, and proud personality of Congressman Billy Long for the Senate?” he wrote. “Do they appreciate what they have in him, a warrior and the first major political leader to say, ‘You better get on the Trump Train, it’s leaving the station.’ That was before I even announced I was running for President. This is not an Endorsement, but I’m just askin’?”

Read more on Mr Greitens’s case below:

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 12:25

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Jan 6 prosecutions: update from jail

CBS’s Scott MacFarlane gives an update on the number of Capitol riot suspects currently being held at the DC jail. The alleged conditions there have become a cause celebre for certain right-wing members of Congress, though as the trials (and in some cases convictions) of the various inmates begin, their criticism seems to have quietened somewhat.

Potentially joining the ranks of 6 January detainees is Enrique Tarrio, a former head of the Proud Boys who was recently arrested in Florida in connection with the riot.

Read more on Mr Tarrio’s case below:

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 11:50

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Outrage as Marjorie Taylor Greene backs Madison Cawthorn and calls Zelensky a ‘thug’

Marjorie Taylor Greene said she agrees that Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky is a “thug” and that his government is “corrupt”.

She made the comments during a town hall meeting where an audience member asked if she agreed with Republican colleague Madison Cawthorn.

“Yes and yes. That’s an easy one,” she said, according to Politico.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 11:15

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Cruz’s critical race theory attacks backfire spectacularly

While other Republicans at Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing drilled down into matters of child pornography and gender identity, Ted Cruz went at Joe Biden’s nominee on the GOP’s number one issue du jour: critical race theory, a specific academic body of thought that the party and various conservatives now use as a catch-all term for any effort to teach children about racism (in their view, highly inappropriate).

Mr Cruz’s method of attack was to show Ms Brown Jackson various childen’s books featuring antiracist arguments and storylines, but he appears to have scored something of an own goal by driving one of the books’s sales figures through the roof.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 10:30

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‘New World Order’ conspiracy theory lives on…

Fox News commentator Lara Logan, formerly a mainstream journalist who spun off into the hardcore right-wing ecosystem with her coverage of the Benghazi scandal, has made her latest intervention in the discourse with the conviction that Joe Biden’s passing reference to a “new world order” “in a speech the other day was anything but casual…

For more on a decades-old conspiracy theory that refuses to die, here’s an explainer.

Andrew Naughty24 March 2022 10:12

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Donald Trump Jr mocked for trying to troll Ketanji Brown Jackson

Read the full story here:

Maroosha Muzaffar24 March 2022 09:15

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