Appearing on MSNBC, regular commentator Zerlina Maxwell singled out Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) as the culprit that has led the latest racist attack on fellow lawmaker Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by promoting a heavily doctored video of a speech she gave to CAIR that gained traction when President Donald Trump tweeted it.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Maxwell said that Omar’s life is being put in danger, and laid a majority of the blame on Crenshaw for his ugly attacks on the Muslim lawmaker.
“I understand you need to be careful with your words,” Maxwell began. “I don’t know if it’s because she [Omar] and I are the same age but I have a deep empathy with her as a fellow black woman who sometimes may misspeak or say things that are not as articulate as I would like them to be.”
She then tore into the Texas Republican.
“We need to be fair in our critiques instead of like Dan Crenshaw, who legitimately took her way out of context and puts his hands up and acts like he doesn’t know why this happened and everybody is attacking her when he actually ginned up this hate against her,” she accused.
‘The idea people are so naive they couldn’t expect she would get an increase in death threats when they’re taking her words out of context on purpose in order to generate more death threats, I think that’s where we need to put more scrutiny on those folks and their words,” she added. “So I would say, Alex, we should look at what Dan Crenshaw said and analyze his words and hopefully he will be more careful and what he’s saying in the future.”
You can watch the video below via MSNBC:
Bill Maher demands we bring back ‘confession signs’ for people like Sean Hannity and Vladimir Putin
The host of "Real Time" on HBO said it is time to bring back "confession signs" for people to publicly confess their sins.
Bill Maher noted a news story of a mother who made her daughter hold a sign reading "I lied" while standing by a busy intersection.
Maher imaged in catching on.
He showed a photoshopped image of Fox News pesonality Sean Hannity holding a sign reading, "When Trump farts, I say 'that was me.'"
He showed an image of Sen. Lindsy Graham (R-SC) holding a sign reading, "I'm straight."
Melania Trump's sign read, "my secret plan is that, in the end, I will sit on the Iron Throne."
HBO ‘Real Time’ panelist reveals the nasty slur conservatives are saying about the first Republican to back impeachment
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first Republican member of Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump -- and some MAGA supporters have not forgiven him.
On HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher on Friday
"It's sad when a Republican like Justin Amash is making a more principled case for impeachment than the Democratic Party," conservative Charlie Sykes argued.
"The lone one, the Maytag repairman of Republicans," Maher said.
"He's getting called a cuck by all people who are the 'originalists' and the constitutional conservatives," Bari Weiss noted. "It's their favorite insult."
BUSTED: Ex-GOP state chairman was arrested — for the second time in two weeks
On Friday, Idaho GOP chairman Jonathan Parker, who stepped down prior to being arrested for stalking, was arrested again. This time Parker was arrested for trespassing.
"Officers made contact with that man and identified him as Parker. Further investigation revealed that there is an active protection order between Parker and a woman living nearby — his estranged wife — and Parker was then arrested and charged with felony stalking. During his arraignment, the judge issued a issued a no-contact order, which bars Parker from getting within 500 feet of his wife," a report from the Idaho Statesman said.