As conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s (R) jobs record in Texas, one Democratic congressman from that state was quick to pour cold water on the praise for the governor.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, and wasted little time in slamming Perry’s jobs record in the Lone Star State.
“Rick Perry will do anything, say anything to get elected president,” said Doggett. “Governor Perry is very big on miracles especially the ones he thinks he performed.”
When host Andrea Mitchell mentioned Perry’s claim that 40% of new jobs across American have come from Texas, Doggett was far from throwing a parade for the new Presidential candidate.
“I don’t think he brought the oil and gas out of the Earth,” the representative said. “I don’t think he’s responsible for the many government jobs that came as part of the federal economic recovery act that he attacked just with one voice as he was reaching out to get billions of dollars of federal money to help balance the state budget with the other.”
Doggett added: “So many of these jobs in the alleged Perry miracle, which is really a bit of a Texas tale, are minimum to lower wage jobs, so many of them are government jobs, and some of them are jobs that just got moved from one state to another. I don’t think Rick Perry has outlined a single bit of of economic vision about how he would turn the country around.”
(Watch: Video from MSNBC on August 17, 2011.)
‘You lost’: Internet mocks Trump for cheering on ‘great vote’ — that Republicans lost
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee accidentally mistook a satirical article with a fake transcript of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. While Schiff apologized for the error, Trump has called for his immediate impeachment.
Impeachment is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the section of the founding document gives examples of what they meant by "high crimes and misdemeanors." It does not cite accidentally reading the wrong transcript aloud. Members of Congress cannot be impeached and censure is a toothless resolution that is meaningless.
Republicans’ laughable effort to attack Adam Schiff lands with a thud
Republicans' effort to castigate California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee spearheading the impeachment inquiry, met a quick and sudden defeat on Monday in a vote of 218-185.
Spurred on by President Donald Trump's attacks on the chairman, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy led an effort to censure Schiff on the House floor. On what grounds? It's almost too absurd to make up: lying.
The party of Donald Trump — who lied more times in the hours before the censure vote than Schiff even stands accused of — actually claimed that it's the California lawmaker who should be called out for dishonesty.
Lindsey Graham leaves open the possibility of voting to impeach President Donald Trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left open the possibility that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if he saw evidence that the commander-in-chief had engaged in a quid pro quo during an interview with "Axios on HBO" broadcast Sunday night.
After telling Axios’ Jonathan Swan that he would need to see evidence of an actual “crime,” Graham added that “if you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing."