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Hogan Gidley Slams Biden’s Ties To ‘Exalted Cyclops of the KKK’

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President Donald Trump’s campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley took CNN anchor John Berman by surprise when he pointed out the FACT that former Vice President Joe Biden once lauded a former KKK member at his funeral.

The two brawled with words over Tuesday night’s debate, and whether or not President Trump significantly condemned white supremacist groups when questioned by Fox News host and moderator Chris Wallace.

“Do you have an idea, John, what an ‘Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, is?” asked Gidley to Berman.

“Because Joe Biden sure does,” added Gidley. “He spoke at a funeral for one and praised him profusely.”

Yikes, the truth hurts. Biden, however, was highly criticized for giving a eulogy in 2010 to late West Virginia Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Byrd was a former KKK member, who said later he regretted being affiliated with the KKK. Still, he had belonged to the KKK for some time.

Biden said he saw Byrd as a mentor, yet the press wants to come after President Trump?

In fact, Trump vowed to name Antifa, as well as the KKK, domestic terrorist groups as early as last week, as reported. Moreover, his would not only designate the KKK as a terrorist gorup but will increase access to the amount of capital in Black communities by $500 billion.

“John, when he was asked would he disavow them, would he condemn them, he said ‘sure’ three times in the one clip you just played,” said Gidley. “I don’t know how many other ways you want him to condemn these types of groups.”

Things then got heated when Berman appeared to not accept the answer Gidley was giving him. It got heated!

“This isn’t the debate stage last night,” Berman said while attempting to cut off Gidley. “You will talk when I ask a question.”

“That’s not the way this works,” Gidley responded. “I’ll talk when I want to talk. You’re leveling completely ridiculous charges against a man who has a great record on racial justice in this country.”

I will say that Trump’s response Tuesday night could have been stronger and he could’ve been more outright in his condemnation.

However, Trump had already put this lie to rest years ago and didn’t need to be dragged into the defensive on whether or not he supports white supremacists.

In fact, it’s ludicrous, his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are Orthodox Jews and his love for them is pretty obvious.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Confronts Speaker McCarthy in Fiery House GOP Meeting

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In a closed-door House GOP conference meeting on Thursday morning, tensions flared as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) confronted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), accusing him and his allies of orchestrating an online campaign against him with the help of “MAGA influencers.”

According to reports from Fox News, the exchange was marked by what was described as “fireworks.” Gaetz directly addressed McCarthy, alleging that “MAGA influencers” had been paid to attack him on social media. McCarthy promptly denied the accusation, dismissing Gaetz’s claims.

Speaker McCarthy dismissed Gaetz’s allegations, indicating that he had no intention of engaging in such activities. In the same meeting, another source revealed that McCarthy questioned Gaetz’s commitment to the GOP’s goals, pointing out that he was personally dedicating his efforts to allocate $5 million to support GOP candidates and members with the aim of strengthening their majority in the near future. McCarthy’s remark seemed to challenge Gaetz regarding his contributions toward achieving a stronger Republican majority.

In response to Gaetz’s allegations, some members of the GOP caucus expressed frustration. According to a second source, one lawmaker told Gaetz to “f— off,” while another referred to him as a “scumbag,” according to reports.

Gaetz confirmed the confrontation to reporters as he exited the meeting, explaining, “I asked him whether or not he was paying those influencers to post negative things about me online.” He also confirmed McCarthy’s response, saying, “Yeah, that is what he said.”

When asked about his feelings toward McCarthy during and after the exchange, Gaetz remarked, “My blood pressure is like 120 over 80. So I’m feeling great.”

A spokesperson for Speaker McCarthy categorically denied any involvement in the alleged online campaign, attributing it to a Democrat-backed entity. In support of this claim, Fox News Digital reportedly obtained a screenshot of a cease-and-desist email sent by McCarthy’s outside lawyer to the individuals allegedly behind the campaign.

Furthermore, the email asserted that the campaign falsely claimed to act on behalf of Speaker McCarthy and his affiliated entities and warned of legal consequences if the actions continued.

The exchange in the House GOP meeting underscores the ongoing tension between Gaetz and McCarthy. Gaetz has been threatening to force a House-wide vote on McCarthy’s speakership, alleging violations of a deal struck to secure McCarthy’s election as Speaker in January.

Under the terms of that compromise, McCarthy agreed to allow any lawmaker to trigger a vote on his removal, known as a “motion to vacate.” While Gaetz had hinted at pursuing such a motion earlier in the week, he sidestepped questions on the matter during the recent meeting with reporters.

In the midst of this contentious atmosphere, Gaetz emphasized his current focus on advancing single-subject spending bills, deflecting inquiries regarding the motion to vacate and maintaining his dedication to legislative efforts.

The confrontation between Gaetz and McCarthy underscores the complex dynamics within the Republican caucus as it navigates internal divisions and confronts ongoing challenges on Capitol Hill.

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