President Donald Trump was blasted on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
“Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge on Tuesday added her voice to those of other Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry, attacking President Donald Trump as a “liar” in a powerfully worded five-minute speech on the House of Representatives floor that she said came from a constituent letter,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
The letter was written by Pastor Dr. C. Ronald S. Williams II of Mount Zion Fellowship in Highland Hills.
WKYC-TV reported, “The letter called Trump ‘a mobster, a conman,’ and ‘a gangster,’ and also attacked many of his supporters as ‘racist, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or—as my mother used to say—just plain dumb.'”
“The Republicans appear to have become a Trump cult and the Democrats refuse to move against this man in a collective, decisive way,” Fudge said. “It does not take a genius to discern that this man wants to be a dictator in the truest sense of the word.”
Republican Congressman Larry Bucshon of Indiana complained about Fudge’s speech.
“You’re out of order,” Bucshon argued.
“So are you,” Fudge replied.
During today’s Special Morning Hour, I shared a letter from an OH-11 constituent concerning the current administration. Watch the video to view the full floor speech. pic.twitter.com/D3yx7lDECP
— Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) June 11, 2019
James Comey says it is ‘fair’ for Democrats to blast AG Barr at Mueller hearing
Former FBI Director James Comey said it would be fair game for Democrats to go after Attorney General Bill Barr during Wednesday's televised hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Barr was highly criticized for releasing a letter summarizing the Mueller findings, which was found to be inaccurate when the redacted report was released.
"I heard from a source today, familiar with Attorney General Barr's thinking, that is nervous about being attacked tomorrow. What sort of exposure does Attorney general Barr have?" MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked.
"I don’t think he will be attacked by the witness or witnesses," Comey replied.
Two teen suspects sought in Canada murders of US-Australian couple
Police in Canada on Tuesday named two suspects wanted in connection with three murders, including the killings of an American woman and Australian man whose bodies were found in rural British Columbia.
Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, had been reported missing in British Columbia but are now believed to be on the run.
They were last seen in the north of Saskatchewan province, driving a gray Toyota RAV-4, a spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sergeant Janelle Shoihet, told a press conference.
Both suspects are considered to be dangerous, police said in a warning to the public.
Republican Marsha Blackburn shuts down applause as 9/11 bill vote unfolds in the Senate
The funding for 9/11 first responders has officially passed the Senate after public outcry and significant lobbying by firefighters, police and others who worked after the Twin Tower attacks. But it was the emotional testimony from comedian Jon Stewart that drew much-needed publicity to the cause.
But as the bill was coming up for a vote, with the assurance it would pass, the gallery erupted with applause, with some senators joining in. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shut it down quickly.
"Expression of approval is not permitted in the gallery," Blackburn shouted, while banging her gavel. She proceeded to bang her gavel at least 25 times more and repeated again that any expression of approval was not permitted.