MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said House Democrats had no choice but to launch impeachment proceedings against Attorney General William Barr for lying to the U.S. Congress.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said unequivocally that “Barr lied to Congress,” and stated “that’s a crime,” but said a process must first play out before possibly jailing President Donald Trump’s attorney general.
“I can find you at least two dozen Republicans saying during Bill Clinton’s impeachment that he is the top law enforcement officer in the land, and we cannot allow the top law enforcement officer in the land to commit perjury,” Scarborough said.
The “Morning Joe” host said Barr had destroyed his credibility as the top law enforcement officer and undermined constitutional checks and balances, and said he must go.
“He lied,” Scarborough said, “not to a grand jury, but to a co-equal branch of government. I can think of few things that would undermine the credibility of the attorney general and the Justice Department for which he works than committing perjury in front of Americans while testifying to a co-equal branch of government. It’s as bad as lying before the united states supreme court.”
Scarborough warned against impeaching the president, but he said Democrats had an obligation to impeach the attorney general.
“I don’t think the House has any choice,” he said. “They have to impeach an attorney general who was caught on tape in front of the American people on April 9 lying under oath to Congress, committing perjury, which, yes, even in the age of Trump, is still a crime.”
Anti-vaxxer arrested as Samoa battles measles epidemic
Samoan authorities warned Friday that anti-vaccine propaganda would not be tolerated, after a social media campaigner was arrested for opposing a mass immunization drive aimed at containing the Pacific nation's deadly measles epidemic.
At least 63 people, mostly children, have died since the outbreak began in mid-October, with the crisis blamed on so-called "anti-vaxxers" convincing parents that immunizations were dangerous.
Samoa was on Friday enduring its second day of a lockdown as government and aid workers spread out across the nation of 200,000 people to vaccinate as many as possible.
People who want to ban fracking immediately, says Joe Biden, ‘oughta vote for someone else’
"Might I recommend Bernie Sanders: the climate candidate," responds Vermont senator's press secretary.
If you want a candidate committed to banning fracking in the United States immediately, find another candidate than Joe Biden.
That's the advice of Biden himself, given to an activist from the Sunrise Movement in a video posted online Thursday after the two discussed the former vice president's adviser Heather Zichal and Biden's plans for the future of fracking.
Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’
Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance
Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.
Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.
"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.
"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.
"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"