MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday let loose on the Republican Party for refusing to stand up against President Donald Trump’s racism.
Following President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four young women of color in Congress, the House of Representatives is debating a resolution to condemn the commander-in-chief’s racism.
Not a single Republican voted to allow debate on the anti-racism resolution.
“The nation is waiting to see if Republicans — or even a single Republican — will come out against racism today,” Wallace reported.
“It’s not hard — or should not be hard — to lend your name or vote to a resolution that says immigrants make America stronger, that America still welcomes those who seek refuge from violence in their home countries and that Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four female Congress members deserve universal condemnation,” she explained. “That vote, scheduled for just a few hours from now, does not at this moment have any public support from elected Republicans.”
Wallace, who was a top Republican strategist prior to her career in journalism, illustrated much the GOP had changed by playing clips of four current lawmakers who once had the integrity to condemn Trump’s racism.
“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in December of 2015.
“Look, of course, it’s inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge’s race or ethnicity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in June of 2016.
“Quite frankly, I’m very disturbed by the way he keeps referring to this judge, an American born in Indiana, who he continues to raise issues about and I hope he’ll stop doing that,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in June of 2016.
“I think a good place to start would be to apologize for the various totally inappropriate things he said over the last couple of weeks,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in June of 2016.
“It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic — that was three short years ago when the Republicans were still offended by racist attacks from this president,” Wallace noted.
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Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden defended Republican lawmakers in DC as "decent people" during a campaign fundraiser held at Cape Cod.
"There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there," Biden argued, according to Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.
"I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but...every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me," he said.
”Because they know I respect the other team. I do. They’re decent people," Biden claimed. "They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now.”
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"A neo-Nazi group focused on providing paramilitary-style training to far-right extremists has been conducting a massive recruitment drive and claims to have already conducted live-fire training with its members," Vice News reports.
"The Base, which is connected to extreme-right groups the Atomwaffen Division and the Feuerkrieg Division, has been promoting its growth on social media with photos announcing its presence in major cities across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and in Europe, South Africa, and Australia," Vice reported. "The images often include a small contingent (typically one to three) of masked, camo-clad men holding weapons standing in front of The Base's flag, a black flag with three white lines running down the centre."