MSNBC reporter Hans Nichols put the blame for today’s apparent attempts to bomb Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama squarely on the Republican party, saying their constant fearmongering and conspiracy theories had likely inspired the bomber.
“It’s an indication of just how seriously they are taking it here at the White House that we could have actual political violence with bombs detonating, potentially at homes of political leaders,” said Nichols, who said the White House did not “want to be in any way tied to it.”
Nichols placed the blame entirely on conservative Republicans for pushing conspiracy theories to rile up their base ahead of the election, naming one Florida congressman as but a single example.
“You have had conservative lawmakers push some conspiracy theories that say George Soros is funding that caravan. You have seen some things that have been clearly debunked, issues that are not actually factual,” he said. “Republican congresspeople, namely Matt Gaetz down there in Florida, talking about how George Soros is funding that caravan.”
As a result, he said the White House is rushing to get ahead of the story “and let everyone know they’re taking it very seriously.”
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Fox & Friends begs viewers not to watch ‘boring’ impeachment trial: ‘Turn to us to summarize it’
Fox News hosts assured viewers who hadn't tuned in to the first day of the impeachment trial that they hadn't missed anything.
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" told their viewers that Day One of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial was long, opaque and ran well into the morning hours -- which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted upon.
"There were snippets, and we're showing you the good stuff," said co-host Steve Doocy. "It was unbelievably boring. I don't know how people can follow it."
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt summed up the first day by saying Republicans had approved the rules, but Democrats insisted "over and over and over" that they wanted additional witnesses, and co-host Pete Hegseth assured viewers they didn't need to watch themselves.
Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts made his first major intervention in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished his closing arguments on why former National Security Advisor John Bolton should testify, the White House team went on the attack. Yelling and demanding apologies, the president's team was more animated than they'd been all night. Roberts then admonished the House and White House on their language.
Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."
White House lawyers begin yelling at Democrats during late-night impeachment trial — after Trump starts tweeting
President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.
Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.