MSNBC’s Garrett Haake struggled to maintain his focus after a Trump supporter interrupted his live shot from the U.S. Capitol to report on the impeachment process.
Shortly after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment, Texas realtor Trisha Hope — a self-described “MAGA mom” who peddles books compiling President Donald Trump’s tweets — set off with her cell phone and recorded herself pestering lawmakers and reporters in the Capitol corridors.
First she berated Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), saying the late Democratic lawmaker Barbara Jordan would be “rolling over in her grave” watching her performance during impeachment hearings, and then encountered Haake.
“He’s a coup master is what he is, he’s a coup master,” Hope shouted, as a producer tried to usher her away from the reporter. “I can speak, it’s free speech. Don’t you touch me. He’s a coup master, he has nothing to do with impeachment — it’s a coup. It’s a great, big, fat coup. That’s what it is, it’s a coup, we all know it’s a coup. They fooled no one, they fooled absolutely no one.”
“Look at this, the media’s running from a citizen,” Hope continued. “Aren’t they supposed to be asking us how we feel instead of telling us how we feel? Isn’t that what they’re supposed to be doing? They can’t do it, though. They can’t do it because they’re a bunch of liars.”
Haake can be seen motioning for the photographer to follow him away from Hope, as he continues speaking, and host Nicolle Wallace laughs as the reporter moves around the corridor to avoid the disruption.
“We’re with you, Garrett,” she said, laughing. “You keep moving.”
Props to @GarrettHaake and his team for not flinching as a woman interrupted his live shot outside the impeachment hearing room and started criticizing the media for “participating in the coup.” pic.twitter.com/VHDCuxMD03
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) December 13, 2019
Five things to watch for at the Grammys
Music's glitterati will sparkle on the red carpet at this Sunday's Grammy awards, which honors the top hits and artists of the year.
Scandal at the Recording Academy, which puts on the show, has overwhelmed the lead-up to the glam event, but there are still plenty of musical moments to watch for.
Here is our quick guide to the event, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles:
- Women poised to lead -
Women dominated at last year's gala and are leading the pack this year as well, with the twerking flautist Lizzo and the teenage goth-pop phenomenon Billie Eilish expected to battle for the top awards.
Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs
With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side.
In the heart of the violence-plagued Mexican state of Guerrero, learning to use weapons starts at an early age.
In the village of Ayahualtempa, at the foot of a wooded hill, the basketball court serves as a training ground for these youths, aged between five and 15.
The children practice with rifles and handguns or makeshift weapons in various drill positions for a few hours every week.
"Position three!" yells instructor Bernardino Sanchez, a member of the militia responsible for the security of 16 villages in the Guerrero area, which goes by the name of Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC-PF).
Delta fined $50,000 for discriminating against Muslim passengers
Delta Air Lines was Friday fined $50,000 by the US Department of Transportation to settle allegations it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who were ordered off their planes.
In its consent order, the department said it found Delta "engaged in discriminatory conduct" and violated anti-discrimination laws when it removed the three passengers.
In one incident on July 26, 2016, a Muslim couple were removed from Delta Flight 229 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris after a passenger told a flight attendant their behavior made her "very uncomfortable and nervous".
"Mrs X" was wearing a head scarf and the passenger said "Mr X" had inserted something into his watch.