A man stabbed seven people on the street in Russia's far north Saturday before being shot dead by police but investigators said that his motive was most likely not terrorism. The incident took place on Saturday morning in the city of Surgut, where the man "carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds", said Russia's Investigative…
CNN’s Jake Tapper stunned by latest Marjorie Taylor Greene meltdown: ‘Her behavior suggests somebody that has real issues’
CNN host Jake Tapper was asked Friday on "New Day" about Marjorie Taylor Greene's reported meltdown on the House floor and said she had "issues."
With the caveat that he is not in any way a mental health expert or psychologist, the "State of the Union" host speculated that Taylor Greene may have mental health problems.
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar, Tapper first stated that Greene is not an "outlier" when it comes to aligning herself with Donald Trump's conspiracy theories before the CNN host turned to Thursday's outburst.
"It's not really a screaming match, right?" Tapper began. "Congressman Raskin and Congresswoman Cheney are talking on the floor and, according to my sources, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Congresswoman Greene goes over to them and she starts screaming at them."
"And, look, I'm not a licensed psychologist, I don't know her, but her behavior suggests somebody that has real issues, that is not tethered to reality or basic standards of decent behavior," Tapper suggested. "We have seen video of her screaming at David Hogg from the Parkland High School after the shooting; this is before she was a congresswoman."
"I think what is most notable here is not so much what happened on the floor of the House, but that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney really represent the two doors for the Republican Party right now, which one does the Republican Party want to emulate?" he asked.
"You have Marjorie Taylor Greene who is somebody who engages in all sorts of dog-whistle politics, conspiracy theories," Tapper continued. "And I think Cheney mentioned the Jewish space lasers thing in their back and forth, but in all honesty, Marjorie Taylor Greene on Facebook was suggesting that wealthy Jewish-Americans were using laser technology to cause fires in California for some financial incentive."
"I mean, it is a deranged anti-Semitic conspiracy theory and yet that is somebody with whom many Republicans are siding," he added.
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Former Kyrsten Sinema adviser calls her out on CNN: 'Without voting rights, we can't have a strong democracy'
On CNN Friday, Sylvia Andersh, a former adviser to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), opened up about why she and several other advisers stepped down from their roles — and expressed the hope that it was pushing the senator to change her opposition to the progressive agenda, from letting Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices to reforming Senate rules that let the GOP block bills to protect voting rights.
"We did this a few weeks ago," said Andersh. "We came together and we decided that we were not pleased with the way this — she was behaving and carrying on. So we wanted to give her this message and tell her how we felt about it. And I'm glad that there is some changes that seem to be happening. Hopefully this has had some impact."
"You feel she might be coming around?" asked anchor John Berman.
"I would love to hope so," said Andersh. "I know that there was some changes yesterday in some of the things that she was saying or some leaks or whatever it was that they were talking about ... But I know that I have deep and sincere wishes that she will come to the table and really negotiate. And I know she's a strong woman, and I'm hoping for the best."
"Do you feel somehow that she changed or when you signed up to be on the veterans council, do you think she was one thing and now you don't?"
"Well, definitely we worked very hard to get her elected," said Andersh. "And she — she ran on prescription drug prices, and, you know, helping veterans. We have a lot of concerns right now about voting rights and that really came to us as a very, very significant problem. Without voting rights, we can't have a strong democracy, and right now the Republicans are really making an effort, especially in Arizona, to limit our rights. And there are half a million veterans in the state of Arizona and many of those have PTSD and, you know, physical disabilities that make it difficult if not impossible for them to — to participate in our democracy."
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Jim Jordan's comments this week make him 'fair game' to be subpoenaed by House riot committee: top Dem
Appearing on CNN's "New Day" with hosts Brianna Keilar and John Berman to talk about the altercation between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) on the House floor on Thursday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) eventually got back to talking about the work being done by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.
In particular, he was asked whether any sitting lawmakers could be subpoenaed as has been done with members of Donald Trump's inner circle.
"If we tell you to come in Friday at 9:00 a.m. and that doesn't work for you because you got a doctor's appointment and you can come in Wednesday at 4:00, well, we can work that out," Raskin explained about the testimony process. "That's one thing. But to do what Steve Bannon did, which is just to blow the whole thing off and to act with sneering derisive contempt toward the whole process puts you in contempt of the U.S. Congress and the people we represent."
"Will the committee subpoena Jim Jordan?" host Keilar asked.
"As far as I know there have been no discussions yet about any members of Congress, that obviously raises different kinds of issues," he replied before adding, "Jim Jordan decided to come forward in the Rules Committee this week and so he established himself as fair game for a whole bunch of questions and he has -- he seems to have admitted in kind of a sideways way that he was in communication with Donald Trump on January 6th."
Continuing, "Seems pretty clear that he was in meetings prior to January 6th," Raskin elaborated. "Look, the bottom line is that we know that there are lots of people in the Republican Party, both elected and unelected, who know a lot of information about the assault on Congress on January 6th, which was the worst violent attack on the U.S. Capitol since the war of 1812, and perhaps the most dangerous assault on American democracy since the Civil War."
"One would think that it would be -- they would understand it is not just a legal duty, but a civic honor for them to be able to render testimony," he continued. "And most of the people we have reached out to, including their fellow insurrectionists have come forward to testify and to give information -- that is their legal duty."
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