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Texas Democrats on Police Shooting of Yet Another Unarmed Black Man, Texan Rev. Patrick Warren
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement:

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On January 10th, yet another unarmed Black man, Rev. Patrick Warren, was killed in a heinous shooting by a police officer in front of his mother, wife, and sons.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"Enough is enough. The shooting of Rev. Patrick Warren is one of the worst episodes of police brutality that I have ever seen and every single Texan should be outraged. Reverend Warren was going through a mental health crisis and a police officer should have never ... Show Full Article

Texas Democratic Party: Close to 100 Texas Groups Are Now Calling on Ted Cruz, Ken Paxton and 16 Congressional Republicans to Resign for Their Role in Inciting the Deadly January 6 Right-wing Terror Attack on the US Capitol
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document:

A collection of grassroots groups has joined the Texas Democratic Party's call for Senator Ted Cruz, indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 16 House and Senate Republicans who incited a violent right-wing terror into attacking the US Capitol on January 6.

ICYMI: Houston Chronicle: Texas groups call for Cruz, Paxton, other House members to resign: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Indivisible-TX-Lege-press-conference-15892885.php

"More than 70 Texas organizations ... Show Full Article

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Portman's Retirement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 26 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement on Jan. 25:

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The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Liz Walters in response to Sen. Rob Portman's announcement today that he will not run for re-election in 2022:

"Over the past four years, Rob Portman has been one of Donald Trump's biggest defenders, so his attempt today to rewrite that history is ridiculous. This is the guy who, when asked about Trump's decision to attack peaceful protesters with tear gas, said he was 'late for lunch.' This is the guy who backed Mitch ... Show Full Article

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Scott Statement on Sen. Portman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following statement:

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NRSC Chairman Rick Scott released the following statement regarding Senator Rob Portman's decision not to seek reelection in 2022:

"From his earliest days as a member of the House of Representatives to serving in the Bush Administration and in the United States Senate, Rob Portman has been instrumental in ushering through pro-growth policies to create jobs and opportunity for Ohioans and for all Americans. From combatting the opioid epidemic to tax reform, he is a relentless fighter for ... Show Full Article

FDP, Cuban Leaders Call Out Senators Rubio and Scott as Republicans Delay Confirming Cuban-American Alejandro Mayorkas as DHS Secretary
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Jan. 26 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news:

In response to news that Senate Republicans are blocking a swift confirmation vote on DHS Secretary-designate Alejandro Mayorkas, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz and Juan-Carlos Planas, a Cuban-American lawyer and former Republican Florida legislator released the following statement pushing Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott to quickly confirm Mayorkas. If confirmed, Mayorkas would be the first Latino, first Cuban-American, and the first immigrant to lead the Department of Homeland Security."

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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Portman Retirement Deals Another Blow to Senate GOP, Creating Vulnerable Open Seat in 2022 Battleground State
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release:

Today's news that Senator Rob Portman of Ohio will not seek re-election in 2022 is yet another blow to a struggling NRSC after losing the Senate majority earlier this month. This cycle's latest retirement has opened up another open Republican-held Senate seat in a major battleground state, putting the GOP even further on defense and offering Democrats another improved pickup opportunity as "open seats are more difficult to defend." Republicans will face a "crowded and nasty" primary to replace ... Show Full Article

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Lathan Statement on Transmission of Articles of Impeachment to Senate
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Jan. 26 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following statement:

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Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement following the transmission of Articles of Impeachment against former President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Senate:

"This is the greatest display of abject partisanship by the Democrats I have ever witnessed during my political lifetime. During his Inaugural address, President Biden spoke repeatedly of the need to unite our country using 'unity/uniting' no fewer than nine times. He also pledged to 'be a President for all ... Show Full Article