Steny Hoyer Stands by Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust Comments After GOP Leadership Calls on Democrats to Condemn Her

by Molly Prince   House Majority Steny Hoyer defended Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday after she received widespread criticism for promulgating historically inaccurate claims about the Holocaust. “If you read Rep. [Tlaib’s] comments, it is clear that President [Donald] Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of…

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72-year-old Congresswoman Accuses Fellow Dems of Ageism, Sexism for Picking Younger Black Male for Leadership Role

by Luke Rosiak   A 72-year-old black congresswoman accused her fellow Democratic House members of ageism and sexism after they selected a younger black male, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, to lead the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday. The caucus chairmanship is the fifth-most powerful leadership position. Unlike the hotly…

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Pressure Continues to Build Against Keith Ellison As He Attempts to Escape Assault Accusations

Keith Ellison

Pressure is continuing to build against Keith Ellison over two domestic-violence accusations he is facing, but the former congressman shows no signs of dropping out of the race for Minnesota’s attorney general. On Tuesday, the House’s second highest-ranking Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05) called the accusations very “serious,” but stipulated…

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