On Tuesday, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had multiple charges dropped by Chicago prosecutors after he was accused of staging a hate crime.
Fox News host Shep Smith said that the entire situation was “‘insanity.”
“Insanity in Chicago,” Smith said at the opening of his show. “Jussie Smollett claims he’s the victim of a hate crime, beaten, bleached, noose hung around his neck by white guys that said he’s in MAGA country. That’s his story.”
“And then police investigated. They said he’s a liar and he’s the criminal, that he staged the attack because he’s unhappy with something about his show. Then a grand jury indicts the actor and singer on 16 counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. Along the way, police are accused of leaking information, hospital workers are fired for accessing his records,” he said.
Adding, “Today Cook County prosecutors pull a stunning reversal. They drop all the charges, seal all the evidence and close all of the records. They cite his community service and saying the city keeps his $10,000 bail. Smollett claims vindication.”
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There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.
US House of Representatives kills attempt to impeach Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin just voted to not take action on a resolution to consider impeaching President Donald Trump over his racist remarks. The forced vote, which is still ongoing, currently stands at 331 in favor of "tabling," or putting aside, the motion, and 93 voting against tabling, meaning 93 voting to consider the motion.
The motion was brought by Democratic Congressman Al Green, who has been trying to impeach President Trump.This is the first time the House has weighed in officially on the issue.
Some who support impeachment voted against the motion, saying it needs to go through proper channels, generally the House Judiciary Committee.
‘Fat people don’t wear shorts’: North Carolina girl goes viral after being body shamed in church
On Wednesday, WCTI News Channel 12 reported on a viral video circulating of a girl in North Carolina being body-shamed at her own church by a community leader.
"She had came [sic] in and said you're too fat to wear those shorts, fat girls don't wear shorts," said 19-year-old Jenna Munger, describing the encounter, which happened as she was visiting the restroom while singing in the church choir.
On the video, which has already gathered more than 5 million views, the woman can be heard saying, "She's a chubby girl, but she's got a dress on that's appropriate; it comes down to the top of her knees."