FBI Director Christopher Wray, handpicked by President Donald Trump to replace Jim Comey, has just publicly released a video expressing his anger over the federal government shutdown, while verbalizing his support and empathy for what his employees are having to go through.
Director Wray calls the shutdown, which was started by President Trump and supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “mind-boggling” and “short-sighted.”
The Director tells agents and other employees, “It takes a lot to get me angry, but I’m about as angry as I’ve been in a long, long time.”
“Sure, I get it. You’re public servants, and I know I can count on you to keep doing everything you can to help others, however you can,” he adds. “But you’re also people with bills to pay. You’re also moms and dads. You’ve also got rent payments and mortgages, and utilities and car payments and gas and groceries to buy. And you can’t put those worries aside just because you serve the public.”
The full video and transcript are posted on the FBI’s official government website.
‘We will not be silenced’: Young women of color in The Squad refuse to back down in the face of Trump’s racism
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) promised on Monday that the young women in Congress known as "The Squad" would not back down in the face of racist attacks from President Donald Trump.
Pressley spoke at a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"I also would like to just underscore the fact that despite the occupant of the White House's attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left out and left behind," Pressley said.
Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’
President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.
"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"
Pelosi’s war on progressives risks another Trump victory
There are three reasons Trump won, and some of the leading Democrats don't seem to understand any of them
If Trump wins in 2020—and right now, he stands a good chance of doing it—you can thank Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the neoliberals in charge of the Democratic Party.
At the moment she and her allies are waging a war against progressives in order to hold onto a mythical centrist majority that doesn't exist. This threatens to repeat the mistakes of 2016, while ignoring the lessons of 2018.