Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) had a freakout when a Democratic member of Congress dared to call out the president’s obstructions of justice during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. During her questioning, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) drew conclusions outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, but Collins proclaimed it was against the rules.
“Point of order, Mr. Chairman,” Collins interrupted her opening statement.
“The gentleman will state his point of order,” Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said.
“I would just ask, is the gentle lady accusing the president of a crime?” Collins asked.
“I can,” Mucarsel-Powell quipped.
“She can reword, I’ll be happy to withdraw,” said Collins.
“I’m not accusing anyone of anything. Can I continue?” she shot back.
“Not if you are continuing with the question saying that it’s a crime,” Collins said.
“Mr. Collins, this is not a Reality TV show. This is a serious Judiciary Committee hearing,” she schooled him.
“It’s a serious question,” Collins claimed.
“We are trying to investigate misconduct by the president. May I continue, Mr. Chairman?” she asked.
The questioning continued from there, putting Collins in his place.
Pompeo State Dept. homepage advocates ‘being a Christian leader’ — here’s why that’s more disturbing than it sounds
The link on the State Dept. homepage goes to a video and the text of Pompeo’s speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11.
Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours
Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hours this year.
The Russian defence ministry rubbished the claim in a report by The New York Times, saying "the alleged 'evidence' provided by the NYT is not worth even the paper it was printed on".
The May strikes -- which the newspaper tied to Moscow through Russian radio recordings, plane spotter logs and accounts by witnesses -- are part of a larger pattern of medical facilities targeted by forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's devastating civil war.
Black family arrested for ‘loitering’ on their own front lawn
On October 1, a black family was standing in the front yard of their home, when police approached. They were arrested for loitering even though they were on their own property, reports KYW news.
Loitering offenses have historically been used as a way to purge people seen as undesirable, such as the homeless, from public spaces.
Now, the family is demanding answers from the Chester Township Police Department in Pennsylvania.
"It's a terrifying thing. It makes me feel as though the police can knock down your door, and drag you out of your home at anytime," Rachel Briggs told KYW. "This is an incident that made me feel like I'm a prisoner in my own home," she added. Her sons and nephew were dragged off to jail, where they spent the night while the family scrambled to make their bail.