The Republicans have gleefully handed over the keys to their party to President Donald Trump nearly three years ago, and he’s been slowly destroying it from the inside out. Conservatives have been fine with the compromise because it has meant they get the GOP’s tax cut and the right-wing judges they’ve always wanted to stop LGBT equality and women’s rights.
But during a panel discussion with Rev. Al Sharpton, the panelists noted the GOP is simply an embarrassment at this point.
“I think that’s the piece we’re dealing with a president with no shame and many Republicans are showing they have very little shame as well either,” said former George H.W. Bush aide Joe Watkins.
He explained that it called “public service” not “self-service.”
Sharpton found it unbelievable that Republicans get away with Trump not revealing his taxes after spending years attacking President Barack Obama and demanding a “long-form birth certificate.”
He asked Dr. Christina Greer how Trump gets away with it.
“Well, we talk about how we’re dealing with a president with no shame?” she repeated. “And unfortunately we’re seeing that many Republicans are showing that they have very little shame as well. This is so embarrassing for a party to allow themselves — just because they want to get re-elected because most Republicans are in districts that are single-party districts, in the sense that their primary is the main election.”
“It’s the Trump party now,” Sharpton retorted.
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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief
The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.
Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."
"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.
"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.
Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’
Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.
"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.
Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.
The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."
"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.