CNN's Jim Acosta on Saturday explained why Americans need to choose a side in the Republican Party's war on the truth.
Acosta's segment aired after Donald Trump released a statement on Saturday repeating his "Big Lie" about the election and describing his loss in all-capital letters as the "CRIME OF THE CENTURY."
"Did the insurrection really end on January 6th?" Acosta asked. "Or is it still happening in front of our lives?"
"It''s been more than four months since the riot, but the truth of what happened that day is still under siege," he reported.
Acosta detailed multiple instances of Republicans lying about the insurrection of Trump supporters seeking to overturn the 2020 election, which Trump lost to Joe Biden.
"It's pretty simple: the insurrectionists betrayed this country on January 6th, and some Republicans in the House have been betraying it ever since, by denying the truth," Acosta.
"This isn't about bullsh*t, this is about betrayal, betraying your country," he said. "As long as the 'Big Lie' lives on, the insurrection hasn't really ended. That's because this is a war on the truth. It''s a war. whose side are you on?"
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America's Democratic Party is facing a growing rift over Israel as fighting intensifies in the Middle East.
"While the Biden administration is handling the growing conflict as a highly sensitive diplomatic challenge involving a longstanding ally, the ascendant left views it as a searing racial justice issue that is deeply intertwined with the politics of the United States," The New York Times reported Saturday. "With President Biden in the White House, traditional U.S. support for Israel is hardly in question from a policy perspective; he has made his support for the country clear throughout his nearly 50 years in public life. Still, the terms of the debate are shifting in Democratic circles."
"On Thursday, a group of leading progressive members of Congress offered a rare break from party unity, giving fiery speeches on the House floor that accused Mr. Biden of ignoring the plight of Palestinians and 'taking the side of the occupation,'" the newspaper reported. "Less than 24 hours later, on Friday, nearly 150 prominent liberal advocacy organizations issued a joint statement calling for 'solidarity with the Palestinian residents' and condemning 'Israeli state violence' and 'supremacy' in Jerusalem. The statement was signed not just by groups focused on Middle Eastern and Jewish issues but by groups dedicated to causes like climate change, immigration, feminism and racial justice — a sign that for the party's liberal faction, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has moved far beyond the realm of foreign policy."
That dynamic was on full display after Israeli Defense Forces flattened a building housing Al Jazeera and Associated Press journalists.
"If the Biden admin can't stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to?" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked. "How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?"
This is happening with the support of the United States. I don’t care how any spokesperson tries to spin this. The… https://t.co/Fc1Jsp2gNn— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1621112380.0
Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addressed the Ohio Political Summit in Strongsville on Saturday.
NBC News correspondent Henry Gomez reported from the event, noting "a bunch of Senate and gov candidates have backed out of the event."
Gomez reported Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), "was supposed to speak at this event this afternoon but she's nowhere to be found. Organizer won't answer questions about if she's still speaking and just pulled a candidate from a different congressional district on stage to fill the time."
When Gaetz took the stage, he reportedly addressed the allegations against him.
"I'm being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process that legalizes the corrupt act of exchanging money for favors, through earmarks," Gaetz said.
Gaetz: “I'm being falsely accused of exchanging money for naughty favors. Yet, Congress has reinstituted a process… https://t.co/D31Jc8BYXg— Henry J. Gomez (@Henry J. Gomez)1621109308.0
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