MSNBC host hilariously ridicules Republicans Ted Cruz and Kevin McCarthy for debasing themselves for Trump cult
MSNBC host Chris Hayes began his Wednesday show walking through the humiliation of the Republican Party at the hands of former President Donald Trump.
The catalyst was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) rushing to Mar-a-Lago this week to "kiss the ring" and beg Trump for help with one thing or another.
It was reminiscent of the way that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has humiliated himself for Trump over the past several years.
"The binding glue of the Republican Party under Donald Trump is the performance of self-debasement and humiliation," said hayes. "That's what you do to be part of the Trump cult. That's what binds all of these people to each other. We've watched it happen over and over almost ritualistically."
Hayes noted that the one overseeing the ousting of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is McCarthy, "who knows that the cost of being in power in Donald Trump's Republican Party is to humiliate yourself as much as humanly possible."
"That is what you have to do. Kevin McCarthy has seen this play out up close," Hayes said. He recalled just over 10 years ago, McCarthy joined with former Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA) and former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to create the now-defunct "Young Guns Caucus."
In a hilarious film, the caucus bragged about being "common-sense conservatives ready to make history." Those days are clearly over.
"I'm sorry, we set off that sadness bomb in your television," Hayes said with a chuckle. "So, much hope, so much promise. We know what happened. First, in 2014 Eric Cantor lost his seat in a shocking primary upset, getting knocked out by an essentially proto-Trump anti-immigrant Republican challenger. Next year after the hard-right-wing Republican caucus basically boosted House Speaker John Boehner, Young Gun Paul Ryan was dragged into duty to take his place. But as the cult of Donald Trump grew, Paul Ryan, who was going to be the future of the party, was completely and abjectly dragged and humiliated and jeered when he did not tow the Trump party line culminating in his early retirement from politics. So, Kevin McCarthy understands the rules, which are that Kevin McCarthy has to humiliate Kevin McCarthy. He has to make him as small and as painfully abject as possible in order for Kevin McCarthy to thrive in the Trump cult."
See the full opener in the video below:
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A man was hit and slashed by a group of women after a small battle on Miami public transit Wednesday.
According to WSVN News, the man, who wants to remain anonymous, said that he didn't think he had to wear a mask anymore because Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said the mask mandate was over.
A Metromover security guard told him that it was still required. That's when two metro riders got involved.
"Upon exiting the train, the first step I took, I was struck in the face and the neck area by the woman, and the security guard could clearly see what was going on," he said.
"I was told to put my mask on by the security officer," the man continued. So, he said that he did, while speaking to the guard about why he thought he didn't have to wear it anymore.
"I have a problem with the fact that he's taking my rights away from what the governor has now removed restrictions immediately to not wear a mask, and he's making me wear a mask," the man complained.
"Then there were these two ladies who were sitting next to there and started making comments to me that were inappropriate," the man recalled.
When he got off the train the women hit him and scratched him with their fingernails. Now he's complaining that security isn't taking it seriously.
"An assault actually occurred in his presence, and he didn't do nothing about it!" he complained.
Monday, DeSantis signed an executive order that suspended all local emergency orders related to COVID-19. Other counties, however, are refusing to recognize the authority of DeSantis over their community regulations. Miami-Dade is one of them.
In a statement from Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released a statement saying that "a federal mask mandate remains in place for public transit."
One of the concerns about state mask mandates being overturned is that it causes confusion among businesses that still want to maintain that their customers wear masks. It now puts the burden on business owners to handle angry people who don't want to wear masks, Texas small businesses explained in the LA Times.
On Wednesday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said that former President Donald Trump believes it is not his "call" to help his longtime ally and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with his legal expenses now that he is under federal investigation.
Giuliani faces allegations that he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — the law that prohibits individuals from lobbying for foreign governments without disclosing their relationship to the federal government — with his business dealings in Ukraine.
The reporting on Trump's reluctance to get involved with Giuliani's legal expenses dovetails with previous reporting that Giuliani's allies are frustrated at the president's lack of help for his longtime friend. It also follows Trump's refusal to pay the legal expenses he owes to Giuliani for his unsuccessful work to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election — work that saw him arguing a case in federal court before a judge for the first time in over 20 years.
Picking up on Ben Protess & my story on frustrations by allies of Giuliani that he hasn’t had his mounting legal fe… https://t.co/so3IvjnQIJ— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620253914.0
If this was a simple issue of Trump not realizing Giuliani was in trouble, as some Giuliani allies believe, this wo… https://t.co/fh2WN0xfaB— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1620254389.0
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