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You may have heard that a Texas Republican lawmaker reportedly threatened to kill a fellow lawmaker over the long weekend.

To set the record straight, here is how it all went down:

  1. In the gallery of the House Chamber on Monday, demonstrators chanted in opposition to a law that bans sanctuary cities.
  2. Republican Rep. Matt Rinaldi turned to fellow lawmakers and said he reported the demonstrators to ICE. Democratic Rep. César J. Blanco said Rinaldi remarked, "We are going to have them deported."
  3. Then lawmakers started pushing and pointing at each other, some of them needed restraining.
  4. Rinaldi got into an argument with Democratic Representative Poncho Nevárez and threatened to shoot him, according to Democratic Rep. Justin Rodriguez.
  5. Rinaldi claims Nevárez threatened to go after him first, and only then did he say he would shoot Nevárez in self-defense.

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Biden: The next president should decide on Ginsburg’s replacement

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Joe Biden is calling for the winner of November's presidential election to select Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court.

What he's saying: "[L]et me be clear: The voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider," Biden said. "This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That's the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election's only 46 days off.

Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

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