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The Moment That Did In Mark Harris

Mark Harris listens to the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh.
Mark Harris listens to the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
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March 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Republican Mark Harris took his cue from President Richard Nixon when he entered hearings to investigate alleged ballot fraud in his congressional race.

After his protestations that the sore-loser Democrats were just trying to steal his win fell flat, he resorted to the Nixonian defense of blaming his subordinates while claiming complete ignorance of their misdeeds.

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