Actor Jeff Daniels, currently portraying Atticus Finch on Broadway, had harsh words for President Donald Trump during a Thursday evening interview on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.
“I think in all 1,400 of your audience members every night, they all pick a line or a couple of lines that resonate that that’s the moment for them, that’s where they connect to today,” O’Donnell noted. “For me, if I had to pull it down to one line, it’s the one line I referred to in introducing that clip, which is ‘We can’t go on like this.’ That is a feeling that I am picking up from people all over this country, we can’t go on like this — and we’ve been there before, as this play shows.”
“It feels very familiar to just what’s going on just today, you know with Justin Amash coming up. When he tweeted it was like, okay, you tweeted, that’s a profile in courage I guess nowadays,” Daniels said. “And then he did the town hall in front of his constituents. And those weren’t just Democrats in there coming, they were Republicans and they were standing and cheering this guy.
Those people are out there. I live out there. I live in Michigan. They’re out there. They’re ashamed of what’s going on. The fact that this guy, this president has completely soiled the Oval Office, soiled the presidency. And you’ve got a lot of people and I keep looking at them, I go when is enough enough?” he wondered.
“It’s time to get off the fence. Much like Atticus — Atticus has to come off the porch,” Daniels declared.
Jared Kushner’s ties to Saudis could be fair game if Trump keeps going after Hunter Biden: Dem lawmaker
On MSNBC's "AM Joy," Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) laid out the case for impeaching President Donald Trump — and warned of the consequences for Trump's own family at the hands of future presidents if he is allowed to get away with it.
"He abused his power by trying to trade government resources for a political favor, to knock out a political rival in Joe Biden, the guy that he thought would emerge as nominee for 2020," said Castro. "We can't set a precedent where Congress says it's okay for a president to do that, because if we do that then a few things will happen. Number one, it opens the door for Donald Trump to do it again or a future president to do it again. To ask a country to interfere in our elections and knock out a political rival by digging up dirt."
Melania Trump scorched by columnist for standing by president’s Thunberg bullying: ‘Indefensible’
In a piece for the Washington Post, columnist Karen Tumulty called out first lady Melania Trump for her statement defending her husband's bullying of 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg in a fit of jealousy after she was selected Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
Responding to a statement from the White House that stated, “BeBest is the First Lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children. It is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate differently — as most married couples do. Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy,” Tumulty wasn't having it.
BUSTED: Devin Nunes is hiding how he’s paying for all his frivolous lawsuits — which could land him in more trouble
On Saturday, the Fresno Bee dived into a lingering question: How does Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pay for all the lawsuits he is filing against journalists, satirists, and political critics?
"Nunes, R-Tulare, has filed lawsuits against Twitter, anonymous social media users known as Devin Nunes' Cow and Devin Nunes' Mom, a Republican political strategist, media companies, journalists, progressive watchdog groups, a political research firm that worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and a retired farmer in Nunes’ own district," noted the Bee.
These lawsuits were mainly filed in Virginia — a state with very loose laws against so-called "SLAPP suits," or meritless lawsuits intended to drown people in legal expenses in retaliation for expressing political opinions. Nunes was assisted in these suits by Steven Biss, a Virginia attorney, and yet except for the suit against the retired farmer, there is no clear record in Nunes' FEC reports of how he paid for the suits.