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Gillibrand Epically Owns Herself Before CNN Town Hall

The Senator from New York was hitting softballs in preparation for her CNN appearance.

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A U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate accidentally owned herself on Twitter before her Tuesday night CNN town hall.

“Getting ready for tonight’s CNN town hall!” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday afternoon.

She attached a video of herself hitting softballs, which created quite the stir, given that CNN is known for tossing softball questions to Democratic Party candidates during such events.

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“A softball analogy. Perfect,” one user said.

“So they’re going to lob softballs at you? what’s there to prepare for?” said another.

The town hall went as planned for both the Senator and her Twitter critics, with not-so-hard-hitting questions like “What’s your favorite movie and why?” and “Name one thing that makes you different than all the other 2020 Democratic candidates.”

To the latter, Gillibrand said:

Well I have a very different story and I come from a rural part of a state as diverse as New York. I won a 2 to 1 Republican district twice and then I brought my whole state together with the highest vote total at 72% and bring people together in Congress all the time. I actually pass a lot of legislation big bills like 9/11 health bill and “Don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal and small bills like the 18 bills that passed in the last Congress, like more money for rural broadband or more money for manufacturing.

The renowned conspiracy theory channel has held several town halls for Democratic Party candidates, including former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

It will continue with several such events in the upcoming months.


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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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