Diane Foley, mother of James Foley, the journalist killed by ISIS in 2014, asked MSNBC on Thursday why President Donald Trump wasn’t more outraged about the slaying of Americans at the hands of ISIS in Syria yesterday and slammed his plans to withdraw troops from the war-torn nation.
“I think President Trump and the American people seem to forget that part of our role in Syria is to help the Syrian Kurds with the containment of about 1,100 Islamic state fighters whom they have detained,” said Foley, adding that those detainees included the people that killed her son.
Host Andrea Mitchell brought up Vice-President Mike Pence’s Wednesday statement that ISIS had been defeated an hour after 4 Americans were slain in an ambush, and asked Foley how the White House could claim the U.S. isn’t abandoning its allies as it withdraws troops.
“”If we don’t keep our brave soldiers in places where they can hold on to the victories we’ve achieved, essentially, ISIS will just go underground,” Foley replied before launching a blistering attack on the administration.
“I really wonder where is our outrage about the targeting and killing of innocent Americans. Where is our accountability?” she asked. “I call on our president to bring these two alleged captors back to our country for a transparent criminal courtroom, for true accountability.”
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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."
Do politicians actually care about your opinions? This researcher says no
Earlier this month, a New York Times op-ed written by two political science professors, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Joshua Kalla of Yale, discussed their troubling research findings: State legislators, the two claim, don't much care about the opinions of their constituents, even if they're given detailed data regarding their views.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe
On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!