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‘This is despicable’: MSNBC’s Mika scorches GOP ‘suck-ups’ covering up Trump’s ‘felonious acts’

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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.

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“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.”

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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.

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“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.”

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Led by President Donald Trump's xenophobic top adviser Stephen Miller, the White House reportedly spent months attempting to devise a way to stop undocumented immigrant children from attending public schools in the United States.

According to Bloomberg, which first reported on the effort on Saturday, top Trump aides sought to hand states the "power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools."

"Using children like this as political pawns is another low point for the Trump administration."—Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers

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Donald Trump is a living, breathing national emergency. Our president has repeatedly encouraged violence against his perceived enemies — and at least some of his supporters are following his lead. These are not isolated incidents. There are dozens of court cases where Donald Trump has been cited for "inspiring" acts of violence and other crimes. There are also the most odious examples such as the recent white supremacist terror attack in El Paso in which the alleged mass murderer wrote an online "manifesto" that almost verbatim channeled Trump's threatening rhetoric towards nonwhite people.

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They started a “news” network that, instead of providing actual news, gave white, conservative viewers the news they wanted to hear: that they, their families, and their values were under attack by minorities, gays, women, liberals, socialists, Muslims, atheists, the media, etc. — and therefore their biases were justified.

It’s been a lucrative strategy. However, just making a buck wasn’t enough for them. They also wanted to shape the fortunes of the country they were dividing. Here, too, they had tremendous success.

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