During a tense press conference updating the status for the search for a man who shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy execution-style, a Texas sheriff blasted the “national rhetoric” of Black Lives Matter saying “drop the qualifiers — lives matter.”
Police have taken an unidentified man into custody, suspected of shooting Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, from behind before shooting him repeatedly as he lay on the ground at a Texas filling station.
Speaking with the press, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said,”We will hunt this person down and do our best to bring this person to justice,” before turning to what he and the deputy district attorney called “the dangerous national rhetoric that is out there today.”
“Our system of justice absolutely depends upon law enforcement to be present to protect our community,” He said. “So ay any point when the rhetoric ramps up to where calculated, cold-blooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control.”
“We’ve heard black lives matter, all lives matter. Well cops lives matter too. So why don’t we just drop the qualifier and say ‘lives matter’ and take that to the bank.”
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Resurfaced quotes come back to haunt Graham and Nunes on impeachment
A video showing Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during the Clinton impeachment proceedings resurfaced this week, illustrating how the Judiciary Committee chairman has reversed his stance on impeachment now that an inquiry has been activated into President Donald Trump.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Graham, an ardent ally of President Trump, sponsored a resolution that has been co-signed by all but three Senate Republicans decrying the House impeachment probe. He told Fox News host Sean Hannity in October that any articles of impeachment against Trump should be “dismissed in the Senate without a trial.” He also called the impeachment inquiry proceedings a “lynching in every sense.”
WATCH: Lindsey Graham flees Iraq War vet who politely asks to talk about Trump’s conduct
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday was filmed running away from a war veteran who tried to talk with him about President Donald Trump's impeachable conduct.
In a video posted by progressive veterans organization Common Defense, a man who identifies himself as an Iraq War veteran from Louisiana calmly walks up to Graham and tells the senator that he believes that he's being treated unfairly by the media.
"I believe that you honestly believe in our democracy as I do," the man tells him.
"I do," Graham replies.
"I came here to D.C. because I'm a Marine, I went to Iraq, and I believe, as I believe that you do, that President Trump is not acting in accordance to his oath," the veteran continued. "The oath that you took and I did to defend the Constitution."
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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace this week heaped scorn upon her former party for making their minds up about impeaching President Donald Trump seemingly before hearings even started.
"It's going to take a dead Russian hooker at the bottom of the Hudson before Republicans wake up," she said. "They don't care about anything -- and now they also don't care about foreign interference in domestic elections."
Wallace then said that Republicans should be very careful about embracing a precedent in which it is acceptable for presidents to use their office to pressure foreign countries to investigate their political opponents.