MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski hammered House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans who are risking their careers and reputations for President Donald Trump.
The “Morning Joe” co-host urged GOP lawmakers to abandon the president, who she has questioned as unfit for office in a variety of ways — and getting worse.
“Why would you walk the plank for someone who has over and over and over again — to the point where there’s no other option, that he’s going to bully you, he’s going to betray you, he’s going to lie to you and he’s going to undermine you with a tweet the minute you think you’re getting anywhere?” Brzezinski said.
She shamed Ryan, who defended the president in the face of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony by arguing Trump was a political neophyte.
“I wouldn’t do this, I’m begging you not to do this,” Brzezinski said. “Don’t say he’s new at this — you’re acting like he can learn. Let’s take a look at the past six months, and anyone name a moment when this president has evolved in any way.”
“If anything, what you have seen is someone who has devolved, who has really turned himself into a complete — I think he called the media, like turning themselves into a pretzel when he would make fun of them,” she continued. “I’m not trying to be funny. He has literally devolved to the point where there is concern about his health or about his ability to take in information and use it correctly. It’s like a child, almost.”
Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’
Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance
Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.
Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.
"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.
"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.
"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"
California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report
On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.
"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."
Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.
‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a
"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."