Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) used the word “blackmail” three times in less than three minutes while slamming President Donald Trump for refusing to sign any of the 10 bills passed to end the government shutdown.
“Maybe President Trump does not understand people who live paycheck to paycheck or who depend on some of these feeding programs and housing programs to take care of their family,” she told MSNBC’s Katy Tur.
She said that she is a bipartisan legislator and believes in compromise, but it’s the president who is unwilling to compromise.
“This kind of blackmail — to have the president of the United States — who does not understand what it is to live paycheck to paycheck, closing down the government — its 34 days! This is the longest time I can ever remember. This is immoral and it is wrong. Open up the government then we can have some serious discussions.”
“Nancy Pelosi is absolutely right,” she continued. “How do you run the government with blackmail? How do you say: ‘We don’t care about the TSA getting paychecks or people who depend on food and shelter and the basics of life.’ Open the government now then we can have serious discussions. But I would not respond to blackmail. This president does not understand I gather what it is and how people are really suffering. Maybe you should get out there and talk to some people who were worried about how they’re going to feed their families.”
Watch her comments below:
Lindsey Graham announces Amy Coney Barrett hearings — full Senate vote could occur days before the election
Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Saturday that confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett would commence on October 12th.
Graham made the announcement on Fox News, hours after Trump officially nominated Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Shortly after Graham made the announcement on Fox News, the Judiciary Committee confirmed the timeline, CNN's Phil Mattingly reported.
PBS Newshour correspondent Lisa Desjardins did the math on confirmation hearings beginning on October 12th and concluded the final Senate vote could occur on October 28th or 29th -- which are the Wednesday and Thursday immediately preceding the Novermber 2nd election.
Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win
The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.
Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"
Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.
"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."
Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally
On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.
Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.
Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:
Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3