Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is stirring up Pennsylvania voters gathered for a rally with President Donald Trump days before a key special congressional election.
President Donald Trump backed the death penalty for drug dealers on Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, while his administration is reportedly studying the issue. He repeatedly referred to Sen. But, for the most part, the speech was a vehicle for Trump to talk about Trump. "I'm a supporter of the death penalty, but only when in those type of instance where we absolutely are 100 percent certain that the person is 100 percent guilty".
Trump also said he hopes he will run against Oprah Winfrey, saying the campaign "would be a painful experience for her". To back that up, Lamb opposes sweeping gun restrictions, endorses Trump's new steel tariffs, avoids attacking the president, and tells voters he wouldn't back Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California for speaker if Democrats won a House majority.
Saccone, a Pennsylvania state representative, will face former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb, the Democratic nominee, in a special election March 13 to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy, a Republican, who resigned in October because of a sex scandal.
Trump said Lamb was "nice looking" and "a nice guy", but urged the crowd to vote for Saccone as Lamb couldn't be trusted to vote with Republicans.
Trump stumped alongside Saccone on Saturday, blasting "Lamb the sham" and pushing for support of Saccone because "the world is watching".
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Lamb and Saccone are locked in a tight race that has prompted Republicans to fear they'll lose a seat in a district that went heavily for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. "It's not a national election". "We can't say make America great again as I already did that".
Utah's 3rd district, vacated by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who now works at Fox News, was won by Republican Rep. John Curtis in November. Big & happy crowd (why not, some of the best economic numbers ever). The meeting is expected to take place by May. He raged against Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto for refusing to pay for a border wall: "I said: 'Are you crazy?'".
During the campaign event in this conservative western Pennsylvania district, the president also veered off into a list of other topics, including North Korea, his distaste for the news media and his own election victory 16 months ago. "Yeah, they were hilarious", he said. "A little hard to sell tickets when you think you're going to be nuked", Trump joked. I think they wanna make peace.
It might be legally possible to make more drug-related offenses capital crimes in the US, but critics of harsher penalties for drug offenders point out that such a policy could backfire and worsen the epidemic. We love you. Hey, didn't we surprise them with women during the election?
According to the Guardian, he began the segment by praising the criminal justice system in China - and even said he got the idea for the "discussion" from Chinese President Xi Jinping. "Steel is back, and aluminum is back". Neither Lamb nor Saccone has made the ongoing Russian Federation investigation bedeviling Trump part of his pitch, but the paper insisted the country must not "dive into so great a distraction".