Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke delivered an impassioned campaign speech for gun control following the latest mass shooting in Texas.
The former Congressman for El Paso blasted America’s gun violence crisis.
“We’re not sure how many gunman, not sure how many people have been shot, we don’t know how many people have been killed, the condition of those who survived, don’t know what the motivation is, don’t know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them, but we do know this is f*cked up,” he said, to massive applause.
He then made a case for gun control.
“This is not an act of God, this is not some natural disaster, this is a human-caused problem with a human solution,” he concluded. “And if you’re willing, we can be the humans to do something about this.”
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
Rex Tillerson tells Nikki Haley she wasn’t important enough to be in his meetings
Infighting among former Donald Trump administration officials escalated on Monday as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson threw shade on former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
In an upcoming book, Haley charged that Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly attempted to recruit her to help "save the country" -- an effort in which she refused to cooperate.
Kelly shot back at Haley on Monday, essentially saying it was above her pay grade.
House Democrat smacks down Trump’s claim of ‘doctored’ transcripts: ‘Those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses’
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," during a discussion of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's legal situation, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) trashed President Donald Trump's claim that the transcripts from the impeachment hearings were somehow falsified.
"I will say that the craziness continues," said Connolly. "For the president today to assert, based on nothing, the transcripts were doctored and don't really reflect the deposition of the witnesses we heard from — and by the way, those transcripts are reviewed by those witnesses and their attorneys before they're released for accuracy — but secondly, of course, to have the chief of staff of the president actually suing his own White House to get a decision about whether or not he's required to respond to congressional demand for testimony or the White House directive really brings us into all-new territory in terms of craziness. And it's really disturbing to watch."
DOJ seeks to throw out indicted congressman’s law firm for allegedly representing both sides
On Monday, the Justice Department filed a motion to disqualify the law firm Fletcher & Mack from representing Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) in his upcoming federal trial for misuse of campaign funds.
The law firm, contended DOJ prosecutors, is also representing witnesses who are set to testify against Hunter, and thus has a serious conflict of interest.
Hunter was charged last year, along with his wife Margaret, with spending over $250,000 in campaign funds on personal trips, dental work, and to settle bar tabs, among other things — and falsifying FEC spending reports to make their theft look legitimate. Damning transcripts revealed Hunter's wife told him to charge a purchase of clothes as "[golf] balls for the wounded warriors, and that he demanded the Navy "go f**k themselves" after personnel refused to allow him to tour a base to make it look as though there was a campaign purpose to his trip to Europe.