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GOP senator likens Trump impeachment vote to Soviet ‘show trial’

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GOP senator likens Trump impeachment vote to Soviet 'show trial'

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy on Sunday compared the impeachment trial against former President Trump to a Soviet “show trial” — but said he will keep an open mind during the Senate trial this week.

“There was no process. If it happened in the Soviet Union you would have called it a show trial,” the Louisiana senator said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The Louisiana Republican said the House vote to impeach Trump for a second time over “incitement of insurrection” was not a process worthy of the US democracy. Cassidy and 44 other Republicans voted to dismiss the upcoming trial on constitutional grounds.

“It was called two hours before it, there was no debate or no explanation from either side. It was a vote based on a moment of time,” Cassidy said.

“Let’s face it, the House did a incredibly poor job of building the case before the impeachment vote. The president wasn’t there, he wasn’t allowed counsel, they didn’t amass evidence, in five hours they kind of judged and boom he’s impeached.”

When asked if his vote on Tuesday’s Senate trial will be predetermined, Cassidy said he will review the evidence.

“No I don’t. I think it depends upon that which is presented,” he told host Chuck Todd. “We will now have hopefully presentations from both sides and we will consider the evidence as impartial jurors.”

Democrats claim then-President Trump is to blame for the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. If the Senate convicts him — an outcome that would require a two-thirds vote — Trump could be barred from ever holding office again.

Trump’s lawyers have argued that he can not be impeached because he is no longer in office.

The Senate trial is set to kick off on Tuesday.

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Pete Davidson mocks Gov. Cuomo in timely SNL skit

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Pete Davidson mocks Gov. Cuomo in timely SNL skit

It didn’t take very long for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest sex-harassment controversy to make the leap into the nation’s popular culture — just hours after news broke of a second accuser, he was being mocked on Saturday Night Live.

Cast member Pete Davidson took his best shot while portraying Cuomo in a cold open skit in which governors vied for coronavirus vaccines in a game-show setting.

“Nice bodies, some of you,” Davidson’s Cuomo cracked while scanning the audience.

When some in the audience groaned, Davidson continued, “I know. I’m in the friggin’ dog house again.

“Remember when your favorite movie was my power points?” Davidson as Cuomo continued, waxing nostalgiac.

“Remember, ‘Today is Tuesday?’” the fake gov added, moving his arms as if gesturing to a screen during one of Cuomo’s popular daily coronavirus updates from the height of last year’s surge.

“When can we go back to that?” Davidson demanded before repeating a common Cuomo-ism: “I mean, come on!”

“Should be a recurring segment every snl,” one fan, @Sammain16, noted, tweeting a clip of Davidson that was already a gif and well on its way to memedom.

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Texas mom dead after tire smashed into the front windshield

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Texas mom dead after tire smashed into the front windshield

A Texas mother of two was killed in a freak accident Thursday night, when the wheel of a nearby truck separated and flew into her windshield, authorities said.

Carol Hardy and her 17-year-old son Kayden were on the way home from the teen’s baseball game when the tragic accident occurred on Eastex Freeway in New Caney around 7:15 p.m., KTRK reported citing officials.

Hardy, 52, was driving a white GMC pickup on the southbound lanes when a wheel from a Dodge pickup truck that was heading north flew off and smashed into the mother’s windshield, killing her instantly.

Her son was asleep in the front passenger seat at the time. He went to a local hospital to be treated for injuries but was later released, according to KTRK.

Hardy’s pickup hit a nearby Buick that was carrying a family of four; they too were taken to a hospital and were in stable condition, KRIV reported.

The 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck wasn’t injured. No charges have been filed.

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Newsom appears to post TikTok inside restaurant, denies eating there

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared indoors at a restaurant in a county where indoor dining is not allowed, but the governor’s office has said he did not dine at the restaurant. 

He was there to meet with the restaurant’s owners, who received a relief grant, Newsom spokesperson Daniel Lopez told Fox News. 

Newsom posted a video to his TikTok account with celebrity George Lopez talking about where to look for coronavirus vaccine eligibility. Newsom and Lopez were in Fresno, Calif., and are inside Los Amigos restaurant.

A separate video of Lopez was posted to the Los Amigos restaurant’s Facebook page. Lopez was endorsing the restaurant’s food. 

Fresno is in the most restrictive purple tier, which does not allow for indoor dining. 

In early November, Newsom was spotted dining at the posh French Laundry in Napa for the birthday of a longtime adviser. Indoor dining was not open to the public in Napa. Newsom earned bitter backlash for the outing, which he later called “a mistake.” 

“I should have stood up and … drove back to my house…The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted,” he said. ” I need to preach and practice, not just preach.”

Newsom said in his apology that he wanted to “own” his mistake because he worried it would undermine the message of safety he wanted to send to residents.

“I’m doing my best every single day in trying to model better behavior,” he said.

The French Laundry outing helped to ignite a recall effort that’s gaining traction in California. Organizers of the Newsom recall effort say they’ve collected 1.825 million signatures. They need 1.5 million signatures by March 17, but are accounting for a fraction of the signatures to be rejected. 

Newsom’s competitor should the recall race succeed, Kevin Faulconer, hit the governor for even appearing in a restaurant when others in the county aren’t allowed to do so.

“Gavin Newsom continues to show that he’s nothing but an incompetent elitist who could care less about California families,” John Burke, communications director for Kevin Faulconer for Governor, said in a statement to Fox News. “His failures have crippled our state’s economy and upended the lives of millions of families. We’re going to recall him and begin a California comeback to get our state on track.” 

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