Video surfaced on Tuesday showing Georgia Republican state Rep. Tom Taylor’s arrest on April 7 for driving under the influence.
According to liberal watchdog group Better Georgia, Taylor can be seen repeatedly lying to officers in the video as he tries to convince them to let him go. The 54-year-old lawmaker falsely claimed that he was not intoxicated, that he had not been drinking on the day of his arrest and that the open container of alcohol in his lap was “probably from yesterday.”
“According to dash cam footage, he then told the officers that he had some wine the night before and was probably just hung over,” said Better Georgia, which is calling for Taylor’s resignation. “But according to Clayton Police records, Taylor’s blood alcohol was .225 — nearly three times the legal limit — when he was arrested on April 7th for DUI, possession of an open alcohol container and speeding.”
At the time of his arrest – which took place at 2:45 in the afternoon – Taylor was wearing a gun on his hip and driving with four children in the car. He was pulled over by police for driving at 72 miles per hour in a zone marked 45.
Taylor is currently running for re-election to represent Atlanta’s affluent Dunwoody neighborhood.
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."