On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” ex-Republican and former Florida Rep. David Jolly laid into President Donald Trump’s allies in the Senate for spending years letting the president do whatever he wanted, only to be shocked and horrified when he sold out America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, singling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
“For all that Lindsey Graham thinks of his own skill in influencing the president of the United States, this is the one issue that punches Lindsey in the gut. This should say to Lindsey Graham, ‘Donald Trump doesn’t care about you, Lindsey Graham.'”
“He doesn’t listen to him,” agreed anchor Joy Reid.
“Because — and we were talking during the break and I’d share with our viewers — this is almost a singular passion of Lindsey Graham, this issue in Syria, the issue with the Kurds,” said Jolly. “Lindsey and I have been into the refugee camps on the Syrian border. I have seen Lindsey promise the Kurds that he will fight for them. This is a moment where Lindsey Graham sold his soul to the president, the president turned around and punched him in the gut.”
“And very importantly, when we look at this moment, we cannot look at this moment without saying, you caused this, Lindsey Graham, you caused this, Mitch McConnell. Three years of enabling the president. How foolish, how stupid were you to think you would not get to a moment where Donald Trump would do something with such depravity.”
Lindsey Graham announces Amy Coney Barrett hearings — full Senate vote could occur days before the election
Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Saturday that confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett would commence on October 12th.
Graham made the announcement on Fox News, hours after Trump officially nominated Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Shortly after Graham made the announcement on Fox News, the Judiciary Committee confirmed the timeline, CNN's Phil Mattingly reported.
PBS Newshour correspondent Lisa Desjardins did the math on confirmation hearings beginning on October 12th and concluded the final Senate vote could occur on October 28th or 29th -- which are the Wednesday and Thursday immediately preceding the Novermber 2nd election.
Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win
The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.
Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"
Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.
"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."
Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally
On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.
Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.
Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:
Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3