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    Republican Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he doesn’t understand why former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former President George W. Bush and Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney would not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. “I don’t understand how Mitt Romney and George Bush, despite irritation with Trump, I don’t quite understand how they can say that’s a better future for America and I think that’s a very frightening future for America,” Gingrich said during an interview on “Mornings with Maria” on the Fox Business Network. Powell made his announcement Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying he could “not in any way support” the president. Romney supported one of the articles of impeachment leveled against Trump. A spokesman for Bush said Monday that the report of the former president not supporting Trump in 2020 is “completely made up.” (RELATED: Bush Office Thanks...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she wants answers from President Trump about the deployment of troops and unidentified law enforcement officers in Washington DC patrolling peaceful protesters. Pelosi raised the alarm on the presence of soldiers, national guard troops, FBI, National Park Service and other unidentified federal officers making a show of force around the nation's capital amidst the demonstrations for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd's death. "What is the mission," Pelosi said at a press conference at the Capitol Thursday. "Who's in charge? What is the chain of command? We expect an answer." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds up a letter she sent to President Donald Trump as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Pelosi sent a letter to Trump Thursday asking for a full list of agencies involved and clarifications...
    Washington (CNN)The Congressional Black Caucus will put forward a proposal for addressing police brutality and racial injustice on Monday of next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.During a press conference, Pelosi said House Democrats are "on the brink" of announcing the initiative, and the package will include provisions to end racial profiling, the excessive use of force, qualified immunity for police officers, "and addressing the loss of trust between police departments and the communities they serve.""We want to see this as a time where we can go forward in a very drastic way. Not incrementally, but in an important way to redress those problems," she said.The effort comes amid nationwide demonstrations and protests over George Floyd's death, which has put pressure on lawmakers to take action regarding police brutality against black Americans. A memorial service for Floyd took place on Thursday in Minneapolis. Pelosi described it as a "a...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday cited religious text in response to President Donald Trump's photo opportunity with a Bible outside of St. John's Church in Washington, DC, which came after law enforcement forcibly cleared peaceful protesters away from the White House using tear gas and riot shields.Holding a Bible at a Capitol Hill event, Pelosi turned to the book of Ecclesiastes and read about a time for healing. She said the President "has the responsibility to heal." She also read statements from previous presidents about police brutality. "This is not a single incident. We know it is a pattern of behavior. We also know the history that takes us to this sad place," she said of George Floyd's death."We would hope that the President of the United States would follow the lead of so many presidents before him to be a healer-in-chief and not a fanner of the flame,"...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” and not a “fanner of the flame” as the nation reels from mass protests over the treatment of black people in the United States. Reading from Bible scripture at the Capitol, Pelosi drew on past presidents — including George H.W. Bush speaking in the aftermath of the Rodney King unrest and Barack Obama following the death of Eric Garner — as models of the nation’s chief executive at a time of crisis. “We would hope that the president of the United States would follow the lead of so many presidents before him to be a healer in chief and not a fanner of the flame,” Pelosi said. The remarks of the California Democrat, who is the party’s top ranking elected official, offered a stark contrast to the Republican president as...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Sunday on President Trump to work on “unifying the country” and not “fuel the flame” of unrest that has led to nationwide protests following the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Pelosi said that past presidents – from both political parties – have brought “dignity to the office” and been a “unifying force” in times of crisis. “They have seen their responsibility to be the president of the United States, to unify our country and not to fuel the flame,” she said, during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED IN NEARLY A DOZEN STATES AMID UNREST OVER GEORGE FLOYD DEATH Pelosi slammed Trump’s recent tweets about the protests as “bait” and said that the president wants to create a distraction from the root cause of the unrest. “I think to take his bait time and...
    Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she "kind of ignore(s)" President Donald Trump's controversial comments on the nationwide protests spurred by the recent killing of an unarmed black man in Minnesota. In an interview with ABC, the California Democrat also praised former President Barack Obama's recent statement on the unrest and said she thinks Trump should unify, not divide, the country. "I'm not paying too much attention to what the President says," Pelosi said when asked about Trump's recent tweet that included a phrase with racist origins. "I kind of ignore what President Trump says." "The President of the United States should bring dignity to the office that he serves. He should be a unifying force in our country. We have seen that with Democratic and Republican presidents all along. They have seen their responsibility to be the President of the United States, to unify our country and...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted Thursday that she has not been tested for coronavirus, nor has she been tested for antibodies to determine if she had previously been infected. Pelosi was asked about her testing status during a weekly press briefing, during which she espoused the significance of widespread testing in helping get the pandemic under control, after 1.7 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 100,000 have died. PELOSI DISMISSIVE OF HOLDING NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTIONS WITH 'TENS OF THOUSANDS' OF PEOPLE THIS SUMMER "There has to be a stop to this. The answer is testing," Pelosi said. "We have in our HEROES Act a plan for testing. Testing to open up our economy, testing to open up our schools, testing to heal. But in order to heal we have to know...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is glad Twitter added a "get the facts" warning after President Trump tweeted about mail-in voting but claimed Twitter and Facebook are still being too soft on the president. Pelosi said she still wants to see the social media networks do more, including removing other comments made by the president. ZUCKERBERG KNOCKS TWITTER FOR FACT-CHECKING TRUMP, SAYS PRIVATE COMPANIES SHOULDN'T BE 'THE ARBITER OF TRUTH' "It’s outrageous, but it’s an outrageous situation," Pelosi said at a Thursday press conference. "While Twitter is putting up its fact-check under what the president says about voting, it still won’t take off the misrepresentations the president’s putting out there." Pelosi said that Twitter's treatment of the president "seems to be very selective," before going on a tirade against social media companies in general, and Facebook in particular. "Facebook, all of them, they’re all about making money," she said. "Their business model is...
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