MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski fired off a righteous rant against Republican lawmakers who are covering for President Donald Trump’s “felonious acts” that helped him win the 2016 election.
The “Morning Joe” co-host called out GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for gloating about harming Hillary Clinton through trumped-up Benghazi hearings, and she shamed other Republicans for shrugging off revelations of Trump’s criminal conduct.
“It’s incredible — to me, this is despicable,” Brzezinski said.
She then shamed Republicans who insist refugee families should follow the rule of law at the border, while turning a blind eye to Trump’s violations.
“This is painful,” Brzezinski began. “The Republican Party screams that it must stand for the rule of law at the border, tear-gassing desperate families, but they’re not sure if they want to do the same at the White House — it doesn’t apply.”
“The Trump Justice Department has shown candidate Trump led a conspiracy by illegally directing the paying off of two alleged mistresses for their silence to help him win the election,” she continued. “The Republican reaction has been disgraceful. The top Republican in the House shamefully, pathetically says the law shouldn’t be enforced. What a suck-up.”
She said GOP senators — including Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley and John Kennedy — had essentially “become Trump” by trying to pin the blame on the president’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to let the president wriggle off the hook.
“The same Republican Party that commands that the full extent of the law be brought down on 2-year-old babies ripped from their mother’s arms at the Mexican border believes we should ignore the apparently illegal actions of a billionaire who won the White House, quite possibly by committing felonious acts in the final weeks of the campaign,” Brzezinski said.
“In America,” she added, “no man is above the law, and they know that. But don’t tell that to these Republicans who continue to trash the rule of law, destroy their party and this country in the process. To me, I say good luck with that.”
Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today
On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.
This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.
Black GOP strategist called on the carpet by Joy Reid for trying to sidestep Trump’s racist rally as ’empowering’ voters
An "AM Joy" panel on MSNBC descended into talking over each other as host Joy Reid confronted a black GOP consultant over Donald Trump's racist rally in North Carolina.
Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"
McAllister pushed back saying he had walked away from just those type of events, before admitting, "To the greater point. They're using racism as an avenue through which people feel empowered, they lend you the loyalty, they give you the vote. What Republicans need to do is continue to empower people, but not by using racism and not by using phobia."
Dershowitz and Trump should both be worried what Jeffrey Epstein will reveal when he looks to cut a deal: ex-prosecutor
On Saturday, Georgetown Law professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler discussed the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case with MSNBC's Joy Reid, and the conversation turned to Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's increasingly furious battle with David Boies, a prominent lawyer representing some of Epstein's alleged victims. Dershowitz has been accused by one of the women of also abusing her at one of Epstein's parties, a claim he categorically denies.
"I've had sex with one woman since the day I met Jeffrey Epstein," said Dershowitz in a Fox News clip Reid played for her viewers. "I challenge David Boies to say under oath that he's only had sex with one woman during that same period of time, he couldn't do it. So he has an enormous amount of chutzpah to attack me and to challenge my perfect, perfect sex life during the relevant period of time."