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While all of the candidates gave a nod to the “pro-life” movement, some stopped short of supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s, R-S.C., proposal for a 15-week federal abortion ban, which he has called on the GOP presidential candidates to support. Pence was the only candidate to specifically support Graham's bill on the first day of the conference. Ramaswamy has previously said he does not support a federal abortion ban. He said he plans to sign a federal abortion ban if elected president. Ron DeSantisDeSantis stuck by the six-week state abortion ban he signed in April, but he would not engage on Graham's proposal for a 15-week federal ban.
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Alaska Democrat clashes with Biden on rail strike
  + stars: | 2022-11-29 | by ( Isabelle Schmeler | )   time to read: +1 min
Just days after securing a victory in Alaska’s at-large Congressional district, Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, is clashing with the Biden Administration’s agenda, saying she would vote against a proposed bill to avoid an economically crippling potential rail strike after workers called for more action on the inclusion of paid sick leave. “I’m really concerned about the fact that the negotiation concluded without really getting where we need it to be,” Peltola said in an interview on Meet the Press NOW. “I think that we can’t just focus on assault weapons. I think that clearly we need to be focused on mental health issues,” Peltola said, “I am a very staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. “I would also like to see who else is in the field,” Peltola said.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who huddled in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, 2021 as angry Trump supporters searched for him, tells “Meet the Press” that “no one is above the law” when asked about former President Donald Trump. But the former vice president, who Trump publicly blamed for not halting a peaceful transfer of power, also warned the Biden administration about over-reaching in their attempts to hold Trump to account. “I don’t know if it is criminal to listen to bad advice from the lawyers,” Pence told “Meet the Press” Moderator Chuck Todd in an interview on Thursday. But I would hope the Justice Department would give careful consideration before they take any additional steps in this matter,” Pence said. Pence says he has not hesitated to criticize the former president when he thinks he was wrong, though stops short of calling him unfit for office.
Businessman Joe O'Dea, the Republican Party's nominee in the Colorado Senate race, said Wednesday he is “not going to be owned by any party” as he responded to criticism from former President Donald Trump, who called him a RINO ("Republican In Name Only"). He’s entitled to that, but I'm like most Americans, we want to move the country forward,” O’Dea told Meet the Press Now, “I’m not going to be owned by any party. I’m going to vote for Colorado first.”Trump’s comments came a day after O’Dea said he would actively campaign against him in 2024. But he lamented what happened that day and repeated his opposition to seeing Trump on the ballot next year. “Look, President Trump’s going to do what President Trump wants to do.
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