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‘That’s not funny’: MSNBC’s Mika shreds Jeff Sessions for ‘chilling’ joke about baby jails

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his “chilling” joke about ripping apart immigrant families.

The U.S. attorney general defended the controversial policy with attempts at humor while speaking at the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation’s annual luncheon, and the “Morning Joe” co-host slammed everyone involved.

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“That’s just not funny,” Brzezinski said. “Why were they laughing? What’s going on?”

She smacked Sessions for offering shifting explanations and justifications for the policy he enacted, and then later denied.

“(We’ve) got a lot of different versions of Jeff Sessions, first announcing the policy, then saying, well, he didn’t want families to be separated, and then joking about families being separated at the border,” Brzezinki said. “It’s not funny.”

The jokes about ripping families apart and jailing them separately went over well with the conservative crowd, which horrified Brzezinski.

“It’s chilling that they were laughing and clapping,” she said.

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Trump impeachment trial: 4 stories from first day spell doom for Mitch McConnell

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If the score was kept for the first day of the impeachment trial, it would show hefty losses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As Former Special Counsel for the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, pointed out, four major headlines perfectly reflect the cracks in the strangle-hold McConnell has had on his party.

First, McConnell was forced to change the impeachment hearing rules. After a huge uprising by Americans demanding to be able to watch the impeachment trial during normal human hours, senators told McConnell he'd lost the votes to hold proceedings after midnight.

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‘Disease fanboy’: Internet slams NBC conservative for ‘rooting for pandemic’ to distract from Trump impeachment trial

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Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate's historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and law professor who went from being a "Never-Trumper" to all-in for President Donald Trump.

"People care much more for their health than theater," said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump's impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It "has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US," CNN reports.

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Greece elects first woman president

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Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.

A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.

"Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.

The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.

The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.

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