MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mocked Republican lawmakers who trust that President Donald Trump would not trigger a constitutional crisis by ending the special counsel investigation into his campaign ties to Russia.
The president reportedly sought to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in December after investigators subpoenaed information on his business dealings with Deutsche Bank, and White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Trump had the authority to do so — but GOP lawmakers insist Trump is “too smart” to remove Mueller.
“He’s too smart to fire mueller?” Brzezinski said. “Is that what they’re going on here? Because there’s legislation that would make sure that he can’t fire Mueller.”
The “Morning Joe” co-host called out Republican lawmakers too afraid to challenge the president and too afraid to face their constituents on television.
“If these Republicans are so sure and so confident to step out in front of the cameras for the first time, for some of them, in a long time, why don’t they just pass the legislation and make sure he can’t?” Brzezinski said.
She said the president had been threatening to end the Russia investigation, one way or another, almost since it began — and she challenged her viewers who serve in the U.S. Congress to take those warnings seriously.
“I don’t know anybody who really, with a straight face, can trust that this president means what he says after the patterns and the track record we have seen throughout his entire presidency,” Brzezinski said. “Do I need to make a list? I mean, my god.”
Has anything changed since Burning Man’s sex assault and labor issues were exposed?
The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.
Truckers are facing a ‘bloodbath’ in their industry — and it’s turning many in the pro-Trump group against him: report
Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.
The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.
WATCH: Trump’s collusion with Russia is now a topic for impeachment — along with obstruction and racism
President Donald Trump's interactions with Russia are now a topic of the impeachment investigation.
"There was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives today," MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported Tuesday. "Important both in who the new support comes from and what that support is based on."
"Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois is one of the freshmen Democrats who flipped a Republican district last year in winning her election. She brings the total number of House Democrats supporting impeachment now to 126 -- a majority of the Democrats' 235 members of the House," he explained.