MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for debasing himself once again to serve President Donald Trump — who apparently believes he can undo constitutional rights by executive order.
Graham cheered on Trump’s suggestion that he could eliminate birthright citizenship guaranteed by the 14th Amendment with the stroke of a pen, and the South Carolina Republican promised to introduce legislation that would do the same thing.
In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 30, 2018
“Another example of Lindsey Graham degrading himself for Donald Trump, he came out yesterday and was excited that Donald Trump was going to amend the Constitution with an executive order which, of course, even (Rep.) Paul Ryan said you can’t do that,” Scarborough said. “(Rep.) Justin Amash said you can’t do that. George Conway, constitutional scholar, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, said you can’t do that.”
The “Morning Joe” host said Graham — an attorney — should know better.
“I just wonder, what does the University of South Carolina School of Law think right now,” Scarborough said. “What do they think that a guy that graduated from their program really thinks that you can tear up the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order?”
Scarborough said the senator likely does know better, but was just flattering the president for political gain.
“I don’t think Lindsey thinks that, but it shows you how shameful he has become in (Sen.) John McCain’s passing and how stupid Donald Trump thinks the American people are,” he said. “It is a clear call to racists to come out and vote for his candidates.”
“It’s like Charlottesville every day,” he said.
DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’
The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.
Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.
"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.
The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.
‘She’s your damn senator’: Emerson College blasted for leaving Elizabeth Warren out of 2020 poll
Emerson College was blasted for leaving their own senator out of head-to-head matchups in their latest nationwide poll.
The poll showed four candidates with double-digit support. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) measured at 29%, former Vice President Joe Biden was at 22%, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg was at 14% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in at 12%.
But the poll did not even test Warren in head-to-head matchups with Trump.
Amy Klobuchar shredded for trying to relate to union audience by saying her ‘name in Spanish class was Elena’
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) met with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night during the CNN town hall for her opponents. The Culinary Union is made up of the over 60,000 hotel housekeepers, bartenders, restaurant and casino workers, and others who make up the backbone of the entire city. Many members are Spanish-speaking and people of color, yet it was still puzzling why Klobuchar began her speech with a bizarre anecdote.
According to Culinary members and reporters present, she began by saying, "My name is Amy, but when I was in fourth grade Spanish they gave me the name Elena."