Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) unloaded on the GOP’s claim — as led by Donald Trump — that anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters were violent and “mob-like.”
“This country was built on peaceful protest,” Waters told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Tuesday night. “And those of us who were part of the civil rights movement, who understood the power of protest taught by Dr. Martin LutherKingg and others know that we cannot allow Donald Trump and anybody else to take protests away from us and to deem it to be violent and to try and make us look like a mob.”
The congresswoman pointed out that when the president and Fox News pundits accuse Democrats of “normalizing violence” and promoting “mob rule,” they’re trying to change the definition of constitutionally-protected rights to assembly — an ironic reframing given the way Trump riles up his base.
“This president is the poster boy for what a mob protester looks like,” Waters said. “He’s the one who has been violent in his speech. He’s the one in his rallies have said things like this, ‘I’d like to punch him in the face.'”
At another rally, the California Democrat noted, the president said he’d like to knock the “crap” and the “hell” out of a protester and then promised to “pay the legal fees.”
“That’s violent talk,” Waters said. “With don’t have that kind of talk that has come from the women who are protesting. As a matter of fact, this country is past due for the kind of protests that we have seen women do in the last few days.”
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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."