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Protesters Hold a Mock Duel With Farenthold
Comes after he implied he wanted to challenge senators to a duel

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told protesters that he had a prior commitment and couldn’t attend Sunday’s event. (Bill Clark/Roll Call file photo)

Protesters showed up to Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold’s office in Corpus Christi to take him up on his offer last week to challenge women senators to a duel.

Last week, Farenthold told radio station KEYS it was “absolutely repugnant” that “some female senators from the Northeast” were holding up Republican attempts to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law.

Nehlen Takes the Empty Chair Route Against Ryan
Goes full Clint Eastwood against House speaker

Paul Nehlen lost to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan by 68 points in last year’s Republican primary, but he’s looking for a rematch. (Nehlen for Congress via Facebook)

Failed primary challenger to Speaker Paul D. Ryan Paul Nehlen has taken to debating an empty chair in the speaker’s place as he plans a rematch against Ryan.

Nehlen held an event in the town of Delevan where an empty chair was placed next to a lectern and a microphone according to the Janesville GazetteXtra.

Trump Goes After Murkowski On Health Care Vote
Says the Alaska Republican ‘really let Republicans down’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has been critical of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump attacked Sen. Lisa Murkowski early Wednesday after her vote Tuesday against a motion to proceed on repealing the 2010 health care law.

Trump tweeted that it was “too bad” that Murkowski, “really let Republicans, and our country down yesterday.”

Collins Caught on Hot Mic About Farenthold: ‘He’s So Unattractive, It’s Unbelievable’
Maine senator was responding to Texas congressman’s ‘Aaron Burr’ remark

Maine Sen. Susan Collins was overheard calling out a congressman who challenged her to a duel. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Maine Sen. Susan Collins inadvertently responded to Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold’s allegorical challenge to a duel.

During the end of a hearing at the Senate Appropriations Committee, Collins was observed talking about Farenthold, a fellow Republican, with an unidentified male senator, identified by other media outlets as Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed.

Why Ted Lieu Trolls Donald Trump
California Democrat, a prolific tweeter, sees president as a “bully”

California Rep. Ted Lieu has become one of President Donald Trump's main Twitter antagonists on the Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The first thing you see outside California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu’s Washington office is a piece of paper taped to his nameplate that says, “Alternative Fact Free Zone, Period.”

The sign is meant to poke fun at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s now infamous pronouncement about the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration and it is indicative of Lieu’s approach on social media in response to Trump’s prolific and provocative tweets.

FEC Suing Former Rep. Rivera
Alleges he used unreported campaign funds to prop up spoiler candidate in primary

The FEC alleges former Rep. David Rivera used unreported funds to try to prop up a spoiler candidate in the Democratic primary. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Warren on Kid Rock: ‘We All Thought Trump Was Joking’
Massachusetts Democrat warns that Senate bid might not be a publicity stunt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is telling Democrats to take singer Kid Rock's potential Senate bid seriously. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is warning Democrats to take singer Kid Rock's potential Senate bid seriously.

The Massachusetts Democrat sent an email blast with the headline “Senator Kid Rock (R-MI)” the Boston Herald reported.

Auschwitz Memorial Tells Higgins ‘It’s Not a Stage’
Louisiana congressman criticized for shooting selfie video in gas chamber

Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins says the concentration camp at Auschwitz gives him a “sober feeling of commitment” to protect the U.S. from the “evils of the world.” (Lee Johnson Media via YouTube)

Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins was criticized for posting a video of himself at the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz for political commentary.

The five-minute video, posted to Lee Johnson Media, shows Higgins at one point in a gas chambers used to exterminate Jews and others people before making a commentary about the United States and national security.

Ellison Says Twitter Should Ban Trump
Congressman compares president to a ‘social media bully’

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said President Donald Trump should be treated like “any other social media harrasser.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Twitter should ban President Donald Trump after the President tweeted insults about “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski.

The Minnesota Democrat compared Trump to a “social media bully” in an interview with TMZ.

Congressional Republicans Criticize Trump’s Comments About TV Anchor
President tweeted he turned down meeting as Mika Brzezinski was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift’

Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins said President Donald Trump’s remarks about MSNBC host Mike Brzezinski were “not okay.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated 5:59 p.m. | Republican members of Congress criticized President Donald Trump for his comments about TV host Mika Brzezinski on Thursday.

Trump tweeted early in the day that he turned down a meeting with Brzezinski and her “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough because she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”