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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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.
Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.
"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."
John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police
John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.
It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."
While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.