'Trainwreck' Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked by Democratic lawmaker as a 'blister on the Republicans' feet'
On CNN Tuesday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) tore into the continued erratic behavior of far-right, QAnon-curious Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
"Marjorie Taylor Greene is refusing to honor Capitol Police because she objects to calling the January 6th insurrection an 'insurrection,'" said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "She says Congress is not a temple of democracy. What's your reaction?"
"Well, she is a blister on the Republicans' feet that will be there until she leaves," said Speier. "Everything's a mistake. It was a mistake that she was embracing QAnon. It was a mistake that she didn't appreciate how serious the Holocaust was. Is it a mistake that she's calling the Democratic Party a Nazi organization? I mean, she is a trainwreck. I think that the less time spent on her, the better because frankly, she doesn't deserve our attention."
"What about the apology we heard from her yesterday for comparing mask mandates here in the United States to Jews being forced to wear Stars of David during the Holocaust?" said Blitzer. "Should she still face a censure vote? And to [Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy's point, should your Democratic colleague Ilhan Omar also face censure for her comments?"
"I would say at this point, Mr. McCarthy should worry about his Republican minority and let the Democratic caucus worry about its Democratic majority," said Speier. "I think this can only get worse and worse and less deliberative in terms of the work we need to do if we keep throwing up these motions. You didn't see the Democrats put up a censure motion for Ms. Greene. I would suggest it's really time for us to do the work of the American people and let those who want to have these extreme views stand alone."
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Prosecutors aren't just going to indict Trump — they'll make sure the case is bullet-proof: ex-DOJ aide
Former Justice Department spokesperson Matt Miller explained Tuesday that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance isn't going to go into an indictment of a former president without the case being a home run.
Speaking to MSNBC's Ari Melber, Miller noted that the recent addition of two lawyers with experience in organized crime cases means that he's ensuring everything is covered.
"The way I read it is he's trying to make sure that his strong case is actually a bulletproof case," said Miller. "I think any time you're faced with something like a decision about indicting a former president, as the District Attorney Cy Vance is facing. Obviously, you want to make sure you have the strongest case possible. It's no normal case by any stretch of the imagination. But you think of what it means to indict this former president. You know that Donald Trump is going to launch an unprecedented legal and political and personal assault not just on you, but on the prosecutors in your office who are charged with bringing that case to trial."
He also explained that after the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol, there's now a fear about personal safety for those in the office and at their homes.
"It's unbelievable that we have to say it, but if you're the head of the office, you have to think of that," he continued. "So this isn't a regular case where you might take a case that you believe in, but you're not 95 percent sure that you're going to win. It's a marginal case. You believe the defendant is guilty, there may be some problems with the evidence, but you're going to go to trial and see what happens. This is one that if you're going to put your office through the real hell that it will be to bring this case against Donald Trump, you want to make sure it's bulletproof."
He said that bringing the two veteran prosecutors on is about trying to ensure the investigation is as strong as possible. Vance, Miller explained, wants to know he'll win if he brings the indictment.
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Capitol rioter who made over 100 threatening calls to 911 dispatch will be sent for psych evaluation: report
On Tuesday, MLive reported that a New York Capitol rioter who styled himself as "Yankee Patriot" will be sent for a psychiatric evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial.
Jonathan Joshua Munafo is accused of punching a Capitol Police officer, stealing a riot shield, and trying to shatter a window at the Capitol using a flagpole. But he is also accused of making over 100 threatening phone calls to a 911 dispatch center in Calhoun County, Michigan a day before the riot. "B----, I'm gonna cut your throat. I'm gonna make you eat your f---ing nose. I'm gonna hurt you bad for this. It won't be today, it won't be tomorrow, it'll be f---ing soon, though, you stupid c---. Insurrection Act, I'm coming to your door first, and it's public knowledge, you stupid, stupid b----," he allegedly told a dispatcher.
According to the report, officials strongly suspect Munafo isn't competent to stand trial.
"U.S. Magistrate Judge Ray Kent, after meeting with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler and defense attorney James Fisher, adjourned the hearing and said Munafo appears to suffer from 'serious mental illness,'" reported John Agar. "Munafo twice attempted suicide this year and suffers from borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, Kent said."
According to the report, Munafo faces ten charges in the U.S. Capitol attack, and his been indicted on Michigan on two counts of making interstate threatening communications and one count of making interstate harassing phone calls.
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