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‘I’ll drop your ass’: Video catches LAPD cop turned GOP congressman threatening protester

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A freshman Republican congressman was caught on video threatening to knock out a conservative protester during a demonstration outside his office last week.

A video featured Monday at SantaClarita.com showed Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) threatening the man, who was part of an anti-immigration protest organized by the conservative group Save Our State.

“You told me you didn’t vote for amnesty and you did. I looked it up on the Internet,” the man said as he shook the congressman’s hand. “You lied to me.”

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“Mike, if you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass,” Knight replied after the man slapped him on the shoulder.

The man backed anyway, and protested that he had only shaken the congressman’s hand.

“One more time, Mike,” Knight, who was formerly an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, shot back. “Understand, I never voted for amnesty.”

In a statement about the incident on the Save Our State discussion forum, the group called for Knight to apologize for his behavior.

“When a Congressman tells a private Citizen that he’s ‘going to drop your ass’, while surrounded by his security agents that are most probably armed. That is not only abusive it also crosses a dangerous line. I think it’s fair to say that Steve Knight has some anger issues, and quite possibly a screw loose.”

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MSNBC’s Mika shocked by Morning Joe’s withering criticism of House GOP: ‘I’ve never heard you accuse someone of that’

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski was astonished by her co-host and husband Joe Scarborough's denunciation of congressional Republicans.

The "Morning Joe" hosts agreed GOP attacks on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who earned a Purple Heart fighting in the Iraq War, and other impeachment inquiry witnesses were shameful, but Scarborough went even further in his criticism.

"People talk about the time, 'It's a time we're in,' -- no, it's not," Scarborough said. "It's lack of character among people on these committees, just a lack of character and a lack of love of country that they put their political party above their country."

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‘He got caught!’: Adam Schiff gives impassioned condemnation of Trump to close out the day’s impeachment hearing

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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was gaming out the plan for impeachment hearings, she took a somewhat surprising step by placing the Intelligence Community front and center in the proceedings as it pursues the Ukraine investigation. And on Tuesday, after a long day of testimony from four critical witnesses, Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered an impassioned speech that exemplified why Pelosi entrusted the trying task of leading the effort to him.

Schiff thanked Ambassador Kurt Volker and White House aide Tim Morrison for their testimony, noting that Volker had debunked Republicans' attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’

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CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.

"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."

"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."

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