Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe slammed the GOP during an interview with MSNBC Nicolle Wallace.
McCabe ripped Republicans for failing to stand up to Trump after he said that he would be take dirt on a political opponent from a foreign operative.
“I worked on three presidential campaigns, and you didn’t even take a phone call from a representative of a foreign government. Frankly, when I worked on a campaign, you didn’t take phone calls from an organization with aligned interests. But we heard from the president himself, and we heard Congress, they did a little more than shrug but not much. Does that to you explain where we are now?” Wallace said.
McCabe explained that the Republican Party has lost its core values.
“I think it emboldens the president to say the ridiculous things he says all the time and it explains why he feels strong enough to do these things to give in to his more baser instincts because he knows that party is not going to hold him accountable to anything,” McCabe said.
“This is not the first failure of courage that we’ve seen on the part of congressional Republicans, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. There’s a new low in terms of the sort of activity and behavior that congressional Republicans are willing to accept from this president every day,” he said.
“Republicans are now completely okay with the statement by the president that he would accept information from the Russians. I mean, the Republican Party traditionally strong on national defense, the party that fought Russia, the party that won the Cold War, and here we are today where things like the statements made to ABC take place yesterday and you hear a collective nothing from the leadership on the Republican side of the hill,” he said.
Hours after Trump claims Coronavirus vaccine ‘very close’ US officials say it’s at least a year away
U.S. officials on Tuesday said that a vaccine for the Coronavirus is at least a year away after President Donald Trump said it would be ready soon.
At a event in New Delhi, Trump said that he had asked Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the Coronavirus and to find a vaccine.
“Now they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we are very close to a vaccine,” he said.
Trump also predicted that the virus is "a problem that’s going to go away."
Trump is now ‘more dangerous than Nixon’ — and an ‘existential threat to democracy’: Watergate prosecutor
Jill Wine-Banks, now 76, has vivid memories of Richard Nixon’s presidency and the Watergate scandal: the Chicago-born attorney was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Watergate prosecution team and reported to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. In recent months, Wine-Banks has had much to say about the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment of President Donald Trump — and when she appeared on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show on MSNBC on Monday night, February 24, she explained why she believes that Trump is more dangerous than Nixon.
Texas man assaulted girlfriend for speaking Spanish: police affidavit
A Texas man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend for speaking Spanish.
Local news station Fox 7 Austin reports that 46-year-old Rogelio Moreno Lara was charged this week with "continuous violence," a third-degree felony, for his alleged assault against his girlfriend, who told police that he has regularly demanded that she only speak English.
According to Fox 7 Austin, the woman told police that Lara earlier this month "got up from the living room couch and got on top of her on the bed and grabbed her head by her hair with two hands and shook her head while telling her not to speak Spanish anymore." She also said that "he pulled her hair for about 15 seconds and slapped her once."