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Florida Democrat uses kindergarten logic to explain how you can tell Trump is guilty

 

(Raw Story) Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) said during a passionate speech in the Judiciary Committee to explain the basic logic that shows the rationale for President Donald Trump’s impeachment charges.

The Congressman explained that he has a family group-text where he speaks to his children while he’s in Washington. He asked his children what they worry about

“They told me what they were feeling. and what their friends were feeling,” he described. “And they confirmed the worst. Their faith in our democracy is shaken. One of my kids said, ‘Trump has made me feel like our country is failing. He has taken away America’s common sense.’ Another said, ‘If our democracy is fragile enough to be manipulated by the president, then I worry for our future as a country.’ Why is our democracy so fragile? Well, the president smears the press as the enemy of the people. He attacks verifiable facts and calls them fake news. He attacks his opponents in the ugliest and the most hateful ways.”

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PACT Act, championed by Vern Buchanan, Ted Deutch, passes in Senate

(Florida Politics) Legislation making animal cruelty a federal offense was unanimous approved by the U.S. Senate.

The bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch, both of Florida, already was passed in the House.

That means the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act now heads to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

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Here are three takeaways from Rep. Ted Deutch’s town hall

(Palm Beach Post) Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch held two town halls in South Florida Wednesday evening. Here are some takeaways.

Before Congress is back in session on Sept. 9, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, held two town halls in South Florida Wednesday evening.

The first, at the Highland Beach Library, brought a standing room-only crowd of about 100 people. Deutch spoke for about 20 minutes and took questions from the audience for the remaining half-hour.

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Rep. Ted Deutch gives passionate speech about anti-Semitism on the House floor

(JTA) — Rep. Ted Deutch, a Jewish Democrat from South Florida, called out lawmakers from both parties for anti-Semitism in a passionate address on the House floor Thursday.

Congressman Ted Deutch Talks School Safety At First 'Town Hall For Our Lives'

(WLRN) One of the initiatives to keep the gun violence prevention movement going took shape on Tuesday night when the first "Town Hall For Our Lives," hosted by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, opened its microphones to the community. 

The Town Hall For Our Lives Project, sponsored by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students and the March For Our Lives organizers, calls for town hall-style meetings to discuss gun control initiatives in every congressional district in America between March 23 and April 9, a period when members of Congress are supposed to be back in their districts for Spring recess. According to organizers,  these meetings have been scheduled in 111 congressional districts around the country so far. 

After leading a packed theater in the pledge of allegiance, Deutch broke down while reading the names of the 17 victims from the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Deutch serves Parkland and its surrounding cities in Congress. 

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