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  1. Nicholas Rhodes @SenRhodes Crazy Hubert Pennypacker rants and raves at nearly every Democrat he can get his hands on. Maybe you'd be better off caucusing with us, Hubert? #GOPLeadership
  2. Nicholas Rhodes @SenRhodes @HOUSEDEMOCRATS You can't be obstructionist when you're the ruling party. #Clueless
  3. The Press Office of Sen. Nicholas Rhodes
  4. Voting Record AYE Talleyrand I — Opioid Action Act NAY ABSTAIN Legislation Introduced Cosponsored Legislation
  5. Nicholas Rhodes @SenRhodes The official Twitter feed for Sen. Nicholas Rhodes of South Carolina. Tweets by the Senator.
  6. Character Name: Nicholas Ray Rhodes Home State: South Carolina Previous Jobs: State Treasurer of South Carolina Date of Birth: March 14, 1957 Race / Ethnicity: Caucasian American Religion: Nondenominational Christian Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes (Morgan Hester Collier, m. 1989) How many children do you have?: 1 Biography: Nicholas "Nick" Ray Rhodes was born to Thomas and Evelyn Rhodes on March 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His family moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina after his father got a job with a local realtor. An alumni of Clafin University, Rhodes graduated with a BBA, and later an MBA. He went on to open up his own commercial banking enterprise, the Rhodes Community Bank. In 2007, shortly before the economic crash, he sold the company to the Bank of South Carolina on the advice of his father. Following the crash, he bought back many of his old shares at a fraction of the cost and helped the company recover as Chief Financial Officer. This caught the attention of local Republican leaders, who drafted him to run the state treasury. Rhodes served as the State Treasurer of South Carolina, before making a bid for Senate against incumbent Lindsey Graham. Graham ultimately decided to retire, allowing Rhodes to win the primary unopposed and defeat his Democratic opponent. Since joining the Senate, Rhodes has marked himself with a unique populist stance. Pundits had speculated that he would make a presidential bid in 2016, and later 2020, but Rhodes ultimately did not run in either election, instead endorsing Donald Trump and Paul Vang, respectively. Politically, Rhodes has a checkered past. In college, he wrote several opinion pieces in favor of then-California Governor Ronald Reagan, who had challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford in 1976. However, like many Republicans, he became disenfranchised with the party after George H. W. Bush's decision to raise taxes and his handling of the federal budget. This lead him to vote for Ross Perot in 1992. He strongly opposed Bill Clinton's trade deals, particularly NAFTA, but found himself dissatisfied with the Republican response. This, combined with George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq War, led to Rhodes defecting to the Libertarian Party in 2003, though he ultimately rejoined the Republicans years later following the rise of the Tea Party Republicans and Gary Johnson's nomination in 2012, who Rhodes noted as 'pandering' in one of his memoirs. Since 2016, Rhodes became one of the first faces making up the growing 'Trump wing' of the Republican Party in Congress and has adhered to a consistent populist rhetoric ever since.
  7. Francis J. Spindler @SenSpindlerMS The Trump tax cuts have resulted in the most significant pay raises for minimum wage earners in recent memory. If Democrats really want a higher minimum wage, they should join us in cutting the red tape!
  8. Voting Record AYE Confirmation of Jack Swanner for Secretary of State Confirmation of Jace Kadar for Attorney General Confirmation of Johnathan Grant for Secretary of the Treasury Confirmation of Jim Webb for Secretary of Defense Confirmation of Dean Heller for Secretary of the Interior Legislation Introduced Repeal Obamacare Act of 2021 Cosponsored Legislation Iraq and Afghanistan War Memorial Act No Business with BDS Act
  9. Spindler Introduces Obamacare Repeal Bill WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Francis Spindler has introduced new legislation calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama Administration, colloquially nicknamed "Obamacare" by the mainstream media. The law has drawn criticism from conservative lawmakers and has inspired two separate and unsuccessful repeal efforts in 2013 and 2017, the latter of which was hampered by moderate Republican defections. "Mainstream politicians do not want Obamacare repealed for one reason," the Senator said. "The mandates and restrictions under Obamacare allow their donors in the insurance lobby to jack up insurance prices without any fear of competition." Senator Splinder continued by saying, "Democrats want you to believe that socialized medicine is the cure to the ails of Obamacare, and hope that you forget it is the red tape that is creating these monopolies in the first place. They want you to believe that a government-run monopoly on healthcare will solve all our problems, when, in reality, it will only exacerbate those problems. The only feasible path forward to create a healthy and competitive healthcare market is to repeal Obamacare."
  10. Spindler Slams Senate Democrats Over Treatment of Vang Cabinet Nominees WASHINGTON D.C. – Following the first round of Cabinet confirmations, Senator Francis Spindler criticized Senate Democrats for their harsh treatment toward the Vang nominees, particularly Attorney General-designate Jace Kadar, and has accused his Democratic colleagues of being partisan and obstructive. "It is a sad day in American politics when something as simple as a nomination has to be so divisive," Senator Spindler commented. "The Democrats have not come to the table in good faith. They did not come willing to listen to the qualifications of the President's nominees. They already had their minds made up before the first question was asked." Spindler, a former judge, went on to discuss Jace Kadar's nomination, which has especially drawn criticism from Senate Democrats. "I've worked in the judiciary and courts almost all my professional life," continued Spindler. "From what I've heard of Jace Kadar so far during the hearing, I can tell you he knows his stuff, and he's got years of experience behind him. He will stand up for our constitutional values. Maybe that's why Democrats are afraid of him, I couldn't tell you."
  11. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. SPINDLER, for himself, with thanks to Mr. BROOKS of Alabama, introduces, A BILL To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in the Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE This Act may be cited as the "Repeal Obamacare Act of 2021". SEC. 2. REPEAL (1) PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT—Effective as of January 1, 2022, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is hereby repealed, and the provisons of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored. (2) HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010—Effective as of January 1, 2022, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is hereby repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored. SEC. 3. SUMMARY This Act repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, and restores the laws in place prior to their passages.
  12. Francis J. Spindler @SenSpindlerMS Incredibly disheartening to see Democrats obstructing the exceptionally-qualified Attorney General-designate Jace Kadar. #PartisanPloy
  13. The Press Office of Francis J. Spindler Senator for Mississippi
  14. Francis J. Spindler @SenSpindlerMS Courageous conservative and proud father of three, representing the great state of Mississippi. Tweets by staff.
  15. Character Name: Francis James Spindler Home State: Mississippi Previous Job: Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court Date of Birth: February 11, 1965 Race / Ethnicity: Caucasian American Religion: Baptist Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes (Charlene Jocelyn Presley, m. 1987) How many children do you have?: 3 Biography: Francis James Spindler was born on February 11, 1965 to Nelson and Martha Spindler at the U.S. consulate in Hamburg, West Germany. His father served as the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany under President Lyndon Johnson at the time, and as a result, that is where the young Francis spent most of his early childhood. In 1968, the Spindler family returned to their home in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, where Francis attended Wallace Christian Academy. He graduated as an honors student, and went on to attend Cameron University and later Yale Law School. Spindler married his high school sweetheart, Charlene Presley, in 1987. Following graduation, Spindler enlisted in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and served with the Military Police Corps in Cameroon. However, following an ankle injury, Spindler was honorably discharged after two years of service and moved to Mississippi. He began practicing law and eventually opened up his own firm, Spindler & Jones in Brandon. He was elected county judge in 1998, and joined the Mississippi State Senate three years later. During his tenure, he served on the judiciary committees. In 2006, Spindler was appointed by the Governor of Mississippi to fill a vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court. In 2013, he assumed the position of Chief Justice, but later faced controversy through his unlawful challenges toward the Obergefell v. Hodges decision made by the federal Supreme Court. The debacle eventually culminated in Spindler's removal from office. Images of a smiling Spindler being peacefully removed from the courthouse in handcuffs went viral shortly after. Following the incident, Spindler returned to private practice and became a conservative activist, vocally supporting Ted Cruz's presidential campaign during the 2016 Republican primary season. In 2018, Spindler announced his candidacy for retiring U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's seat and defeated Cindy Hyde-Smith in an upset during the primary. He won the general election with only 49% of the vote. During the 2020 presidential election, Spindler endorsed Rick Sharp for president, causing several late night comedians to lampoon Spindler's endorsement as 'the kiss of death' for presidential aspirations due to his previous support of Ted Cruz. Spindler won his first full term in 2020, improving his margin of victory by four points.
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