Avenatti celebrates pro-Russia GOP lawmaker's loss: ‘Score one for America over Putin’

Avenatti celebrates pro-Russia GOP lawmaker's loss: ‘Score one for America over Putin’
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Attorney Michael Avenatti on Sunday celebrated the election defeat of pro-Russia GOP lawmaker Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa Ex-GOP lawmakers are face of marijuana blitz Former GOP Rep. Rohrabacher joins board of cannabis company MORE (Calif.).

Rohrabacher, who has been dubbed by media as “Putin’s favorite congressman,” lost his reelection bid to Democrat Harley Rouda on Saturday after additional mail-in ballots were counted.

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Ahead of Election Day, Avenatti shared a photo of Rohrabacher dining on In-N-Out Burger, and joked that he was “training for his new job.”

“With Russiabacker’s loss, score one for America over Putin. Dana - I’ll have a double double with fries pls,” Avenatti followed up with a tweet early on Sunday morning. “And take a selfie with your new hat and post pls.”

Rohrabacher’s strong ties to Russia have come under scrutiny from members of both parties. He represented Orange County for nearly 30 years.

Avenatti, who is representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE, has become a recognizable face among Democrats, and has floated his own hopes of challenging Trump in 2020.