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Mon May 25, 2020, 07:34 PM

Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts

Source: Politico

In a statement, the House GOP leader said "hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."

By ALLY MUTNICK

05/25/2020 05:59 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is rescinding his endorsement of GOP congressional candidate Ted Howze after POLITICO uncovered dozens of derogatory social media posts from his accounts.

“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement. As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party,” Drew Florio, a McCarthy spokesperson, said in a statement on Monday.

Howze, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Josh Harder in a central California battleground district, has been hemorrhaging official support since POLITICO published two stories detailing a trove of inflammatory social media posts, which he claims he did not author and were shared on his accounts by other, unnamed individuals. The House Republican campaign arm yanked him out of its "Young Guns" program for top campaigns, and the state GOP and several local officials revoked their endorsements.

But McCarthy did not formally withdraw his backing until Monday, after POLITICO asked him for comment on a video it obtained of Howze telling supporters last week that McCarthy pledged to support his campaign if the race looks winnable in the fall.



GOP congressional candidate Ted Howze. | Howze for Congress via AP Images

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/25/kevin-mccarthy-pulls-ted-howze-endorsement-281418



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Reply Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 25 OP
catbyte May 25 #1
LiberalLovinLug May 25 #2
bucolic_frolic May 25 #3
not_the_one May 25 #6
Kaiserguy May 25 #13
cstanleytech May 25 #14
smb May 26 #17
cstanleytech May 26 #18
Scarsdale May 25 #4
Bleacher Creature May 25 #5
Eliot Rosewater May 25 #7
TheCowsCameHome May 25 #8
Lock him up. May 25 #9
Ford_Prefect May 25 #10
dhill926 May 25 #12
totodeinhere May 25 #11
dalton99a May 25 #15
C Moon May 26 #16
yellowcanine May 26 #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

1. So it took him a week after the RNCC pulled its support? What a Profile in Courage!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:40 PM

2. "....hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party"

I don't know how they can even say this with a straight face.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:42 PM

3. +100

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:45 PM

6. It's called "Repeat The Lie". It will eventually be taken as truth.

If the turd said it, it is the truth. The turd does nothing BUT lie.

With this dimwit crowd, it is easy.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:25 PM

13. Hateful rhetoric and the Republican Party

have been in bed together for a long time and had a child name Trump.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:46 PM

14. I would have asked him "Since when?".

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #14)

Tue May 26, 2020, 06:46 AM

17. You Beat Me To It

That was my immediate reaction.

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Response to smb (Reply #17)

Tue May 26, 2020, 10:02 AM

18. Well the truth is often harsh and the truth is the Republican party is built on a foundation of hate

and intolerance.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:43 PM

4. What a joke, McCarthy

saying "hateful rhetoric has no place in the republican party"!! Has he EVER read any tRump tweets, read any tRump speeches? These gop representatives are SO dumb, it is mind boggling. What does he call tRump saying Hillary Clinton is a "skank"? tRump had no good words for Nancy Pelosi, either. There is the biggest source of "hateful rhetoric" in the gop.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:44 PM

5. If Kevin McCarthy really cares about offensive posts, I have another candidate to cut loose.

Hint: He's married to Mrs. "Be Best"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:56 PM

7. Tough call for McCarthy...on the one hand he knows the majority of GOP agree with all the

vile, hateful shit that puked out of this assholes mouth, yet if he personally wants any credibility, he does this...

I honestly dont know why he bothered, his party IS what this guy PUKED out of his FILTHY FUCKING RACIST MOUTH.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:31 PM

8. McCarthy will offer him up for a cabinet post

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:42 PM

9. But hypocrisy is a requiRement...

That's from the guy who defends his orange Dear Leader's daily (when not hourly) hate on Twitter?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:47 PM

10. It is not the posts that Kevin found offensive or dubious. Its that Howze got caught in public view.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #10)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:11 PM

12. what you said....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:03 PM

11. Only because he got caught. n/t

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:49 PM

15. Precisely.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:05 AM

16. So he was okay with Trump until now?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 01:30 PM

19. "hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party," Drew Florio, a McCarthy spokesperson,"

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