An Afghan man who served alongside American troops in Afghanistan tried confronting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) during a town hall meeting, but the senator tried to get out of responding to his concerns by citing procedural rules.
In a video posted of a Grassley town hall by KCCI reporter Hannah Hilyard, the Afghan man asked the senator about President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as the president’s regular attacks on Muslims who live in the United States.
“I am a person from a Muslim country, and I am a Muslim — who’s going to save me here?” the man asked, after talking about the work he did in his home country to help the United States military to keep America safe. “Who is going to stand behind me? I have been shot two times… I have been roadside bombed once… But I was with the United States armed forces when I got shot, I didn’t get shot because of who is my mom and dad.”
Grassley tried to avoid the man’s question by claiming that he was simply going down a list of pre-submitted questions, and that this particular question wasn’t on the list. The crowd then jeered the senator and implored him to face up to the man’s question.
Check out the full video below.
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
Trump campaign has 12-person ‘War Room’ toiling to fight the impeachment inquiry: report
While the White House has bragged about refusing to start a "war room" to deal with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's administration, his campaign is footing the bill for a 12-person operation, the LA Times reported Friday.
“Some of you have criticized us for not having a war room — OK? — which we don’t by the way,” acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.
“You don’t have a war room when you haven’t done anything wrong," he added.
By that logic, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign may fear the president did something wrong.
‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’
President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."