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Jesse Ventura hammers Mike Huckabee: ‘I think that he wants us to become the Middle East’

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Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura laid into Mike Huckabee for continuing to defend Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in her attempts to avoid having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“I think that he wants us to become the Middle East,” Ventura said. “Mike Huckabee’s a Christian who’s dying to be a Muslim, I guess. That’s what they do over there — they put God’s law in front of government’s law.”

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Huckabee has accused the Supreme Court of overstepping its authority by rejecting Davis’ argument that issuing the licenses would violate her conscious as a Christian. Davis was rebuffed yet again on Wednesday by a federal judge.

READ MORE: Federal judge rejects Kim Davis’ latest attempt to avoid giving same-sex couples marriage licenses

Ventura’s producer, Alex Davis, pointed out that Davis had tried to work around the high court’s ruling by removing her name from a new set of licenses — a move that might invalidate them under state law.

That prompted the former Minnesota governor to accuse both Davis and Huckabee of advocating for discrimination, in direct opposition to constitutional principles.

“Mike, read Ben Franklin. Read Tom Jefferson. Read what those people had to say about your organized religion. They were fearful of it,” Ventura said. “That’s why they made it where no religion prevails in this country and there’s a separation called church and state. [Davis] works for the state. If she can’t do her job — in the words of Dabney Coleman in 9 To 5 — fire her ass.”

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Watch Ventura’s commentary, as aired on Ora.TV, below.


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‘Angry’ Trump Michigan voters admit they want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

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President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

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Trump facing massive electoral vote wipeout as campaign continues to flounder: MSNBC election analyst

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Based upon current state-by-state polling, which is naturally subject to change, MSNBC's resident election analyst predicted Donald Trump will suffer an embarrassing defeat in November unless his campaign can come up with something to stop his collapsing approval numbers.

Standing before a US map, analyst Steve Kornacki broke down for host Yasmin Vossoughian the president's uphill battle to get within striking distance of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"What we have here is our first look from NBC at what the electoral map looks like right now," he explained before adding, "Things could change."

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Trump bragged to aides his disastrous Axios interview went well and was ‘great television’: report

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Deep in a Daily Beast report detailing the problems Donald Trump is having getting his floundering re-election campaign untracked, Sam Stein reveals that the president -- who increasingly appears detached from reality -- told aides that he thinks his much-derided Axios interview with Jonathan Swan was a big success.

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