On Wednesday, comedian Seth Meyers mocked Republicans for their “dumbest” attempts to defend President Donald Trump.
Meyers explained the importance of having “aggressive oversight” after Attorney General Bill Barr suggested that Trump’s campaign was spied on during his Congressional hearing.
“This is why we need aggressive oversight on Trump’s administration. Whether it’s on the Mueller report or his tax returns. Yet, Republicans are doing the opposite they are protecting him.”
Meyers then played a clip a Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) calling Richard Neal, Chairman of the House Ways Committee “dumb” for requesting Trump’s tax returns.
“It doesn’t suck to be that dumb, it sucks for your boss to be that dumb. That’s the guy you answer to. Think about where your life is at. You are a United States senator and you take marching orders from a guy who once got on Air Force 1 with toilet paper on his shoes,” Meyers said.
“Republicans in Congress keep trying to Defend Trump from Democrats but their efforts keep falling flat,” he joked.
He then played a clip of Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s degree.
“How do you get a bachelor of arts in a science?” Massie asked. “OK, so it’s not really science. So I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudoscience degree is here pushing pseudoscience in front of our committee today.”
Meyers called it, “One of the dumbest lines of questioning in American politics.”
Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy
Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.
"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."
Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks
Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.
The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.
Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.
Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy
President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.
"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.
"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.
"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.