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.”
Rudy Giuliani sneaked off to meet Ukrainian officials in Madrid about Biden conspiracy theories: report
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani secretly traveled to Madrid in recent weeks to meet with a top aide of new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to go fishing for dirt on Democrats.
One of the key focuses of Giuliani's phone calls and in-person meetings was to try to dig up evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden acted improperly to remove a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating an energy company his son was invested in — which has been broadly discredited as conspiracy theories. He also tried to hunt for proof that Ukrainian officials colluded with Democrats to hurt Trump's campaign in 2016, a claim which is not supported by evidence.
At least eight prison officials knew Epstein wasn’t supposed to be left alone — but they did it anyway: report
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that at least eight staffers at the Bureau of Prisons were aware that arrested hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein could be a risk to himself if left unsupervised — raising further questions about why exactly guards left him to his own devices on the night that he allegedly hanged himself.
Investigators reportedly believe that at least some of these officials were aware that he had been left alone. It is unclear why nobody intervened, and the Justice Department is continuing with its investigation. Attorney General William Barr recently ordered the removal of the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons.
Russian disqualified from Tango competition for punching his partner
A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said Wednesday.
The incident happened after the duo, a husband and wife, took part in the semi-final of the competition on Tuesday in the Argentine capital.
Organizers condemned the assault plus "assisted the victim and made the decision to disqualify the dancer," said a source with the Championships who declined to be named.
Officials did not name the couple in order "to preserve the identity of the victim who declined to file a complaint."