MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday nailed Vice-President Mike Pence for blatant hypocrisy on the subject of executive overreach, with a clip of then-Governor Pence from 2014 attacking President Obama for bypassing Congress to protect DREAMers.
“I know irony died a long time ago,” Todd joked. “Take a listen to the future vice president of the United States, right after Barack Obama issued an executive order.”
“I think it would be a profound mistake for the president of the United States to overturn American immigration law with the stroke of a pen,” Pence could be seen saying in a clip from a 2014 meeting of the Republican Governors Association.
Obama, Pence went on, “ought to sit down” with Republicans, saying “that’s what leadership looks like.”
“‘That’s what leadership looks like, work across the aisle, listen to Congress,'” Todd laughed. “That’s what you have to do. That’s what Governor Mike Pence said.”
Watch the video below.
Trump’s ‘policy schizophrenia’ is why he’s been ‘checkmated’ on both Iran and North Korea: Nicolle Wallace
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace admitted being terrified by President Donald Trump's foreign policy chaos as the administration appears intent on war with Iran.
"For an administration that seems to get lost in its own fog of chaos and dysfunction that comes with everything from immigration policy to the president's internal battleground state polls, there may be no chapter quite as terrifying as watching Donald Trump march to the beat of his own drums of war with Iran, after making a series of moves seen around the world escalating with an already fraught escalation with Iran, Donald Trump now finds himself largely checkmated on two intractable fronts, Iran and North Korea," Wallace reported.
Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a proposed Texas law banning guns in secure airport areas. Supporters say it’s still needed.
Federal law already makes it illegal for most people to possess a weapon on secure parts of an airport tarmac. The bill was aimed at also allowing local law enforcement, especially at smaller airports, to take action in the face of an emergency.
A state representative says action is still needed after Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed his bill that would have allowed local authorities to bring charges against people who carry a gun in a secure area of a Texas airport.
Federal law already makes it illegal for a person or airport employee to possess a weapon on secure parts of the airport tarmac. State Rep. Rafael Anchía, a Democrat from Dallas, wanted to give state officials the same jurisdiction as federal agents in such a case, partially so that smaller commercial airports wouldn’t have to wait for a federal agent to arrive on site in order to take action in the face of an emergency.
Judge drops the hammer on ‘possibly criminal’ Alex Jones for his unhinged rant against Sandy Hook families
A Connecticut judge this week sanctioned InfoWars host Alex Jones after he uncorked an unhinged rant against attorneys representing the families of Sandy Hook victims who are suing him for defamation.
CNN reports that Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis slammed Jones in court on Tuesday and called his attacks on the Sandy Hook families and their attorneys "indefensible," "unconscionable," and "possibly criminal behavior."