The Congress shouldn’t even consider policy changes offering equality for homosexuals while the country is facing a recession and two wars, according to the House Minority Leader.
NBC’s David Gregory asked Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to comment about President Barack Obama’s call to end the military’s controversial policy known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Rep. Boehner believes now is the wrong time.
“In the middle of two wars and in the middle of this giant security threat, why would we want to get into this debate?” Boehner asked, rhetorically.
“At a time when Americans are asking ‘where are the jobs,’ why do we want to get in this debate?” he continued.
He added, “While we’re fighting over health care and trying to find some way to come to some common ground, why do we want to get into a divisive debate that will do nothing more than distract the real debate that should occur here about helping to get our economy going again and getting American people back to work?”
As a professional American TV journalist, it was Gregory’s duty to “leave it there.”
This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Jan. 31, 2010.
Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt
The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi was "terminated immediately" after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.
When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."
A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."
A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.
George Conway calls out fears Trump will compromise new US intelligence initiative aimed at Russia
On Saturday, George Conway drew attention to a specific passage of a new article from The New York Times about the intelligence community's efforts to counterattack the Russian power grid, in response to years of covert Kremlin attacks on our own:
“[O]fficials described...hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern...that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation...to the Russian foreign minister.” https://t.co/BXTjjXBmia