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Cedric Richmond is leading an effort to censure Donald Trump. Ralph Abraham floats a conspiracy theory.

Ralph Abraham believes the President never said what Senators Durbin and Graham already confirmed.

Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from New Orleans and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is leading an effort to introduce a resolution seeking to censure President Donald Trump for his recent comments about “shithole” countries, according to multiple reports. Richmond’s move has already been endorsed by Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Trump’s remarks have also been denounced by Republican Rep. Mia Love, Sen. John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Speaker Paul Ryan.

The Daily Beast reports that the lawmakers plan to introduce a censure resolution on the day after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Meanwhile, another Louisiana Congressman, Ralph Abraham, a Republican from the 5th Congressional district, issued a bizarre defense of the President today, via Twitter and an official press statement. Among other things, Abraham claimed that the story was somehow a Democratic conspiracy, which is not true. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a participant in the meeting, essentially confirmed the President’s statements, and the White House has not officially denied any of the reports.

Abraham recently claimed that he is considering a run against incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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Lamar White, Jr. is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, a resident of New Orleans, a product of the state public education system, a graduate of Rice University in Houston and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in Dallas. Prior to launching the Bayou Brief, Lamar published the award-winning blog site, CenLamar, and worked for more than five years as an executive assistant to his hometown mayor. Lamar's investigative reporting has been referenced by every major news publication in the country, and he has been the subject of profiles in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Advocate.

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