Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) told MSNBC’s David Gura that he stands by his Saturday morning tweet saying that the United States will “regret the day” that “psychopath” President Donald Trump was born.
“You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you,” the congressman wrote, in reference to Trump’s tweet late Saturday night blaming special counsel Bob Mueller’s Russia probe for the school shooting massacre in Parkland, FL last week.
But Gallego reserved special scorn for Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who he called a “coward” for his passivity regarding the national gun lobby.
“Let’s be realistic,” he said. “As long as the Republicans are in power, they’re not going to let us do anything.”
Ryan, said Gallego, won’t allow any bill containing gun restriction on the House floor.
“He’s going to smile, say some really cute words, maybe cry a little and say something about mental health care, but will do nothing about passing good, sane gun control legislation,” he said.
“Noting is going to happen as long as Paul Ryan is in charge — or as long as Paul Ryan doesn’t have a spine to stand up to the NRA,” he concluded.
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Trump ridiculed for his late-night ‘OPEN THE SCHOOLS’ rant: ‘Eat your Big Mac and shut up’
President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.
"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.
The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:
You can't even get your own son's school to open.
They have refused.
The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.
Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.
Florida Democrats ask their own candidate to withdraw his candidacy after cocaine arrest: report
Democrats in Florida are asking their own candidate to end his campaign for county commission after an arrest for DUI and cocaine.
"A Collier County commission candidate's arrest in East Naples this past weekend has prompted calls from his party to drop out of the race," the Naples Daily News reported Monday. "John Jenkins, 55, was booked into the Naples Jail Center Sunday morning and faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. He was released later that day on $5,000 bond."