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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

At a campaign stop in Iowa Friday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who said Tuesday that she will run for President, was asked about her December 2017 call on former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign in light of multiple groping allegations.

Dozens of Democratic senators ultimately called on Franken to resign, and he did eventually announce his resignation in December 2017.  In her response to the question Friday, captured below by The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, Gillibrand said that in light of mounting credible allegations against Franken, “I couldn’t remain silent anymore.”

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The Trump 2020 campaign sent out a fundraising email Thursday raging over the President’s withdrawn invitation to deliver a State of the Union address — inaccurately saying it was “illegitimate” and unconstitutional for Pelosi to cancel the speech — and asking supporters to help raise $1,000,000. The email’s subject asked, “I’m disinvited?”

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“It’s petty and ridiculous,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters of Trump’s letter Thursday. “It demeans the presidency, as is almost a daily occurrence.”

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