A Louisiana Republican stoked violent paranoia with his House speech defending President Donald Trump from impeachment.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), a reserve law enforcement officer and former car dealer, darkly warned in religious language that the impeachment process as an attack on conservative values and a personal insult to millions of Americans.
“I have descended into the belly of the beast,” Higgins began. “I have witnessed the terror within and I raise committed to oppose the insidious forces, but this unjust and weaponized impeachment brought upon us by the same socialist who threatened unborn life in the womb, who threatened Second Amendment protections of every American patriot and who have long ago determined that they would organize and conspire to overthrow President Trump.”
“We don’t face this horror because the Democrats have all of a sudden become constitutionalists,” he continued. “We’re not being devoured from within because of some surreal assertion of the socialists’ newfound love of the very flag they trod upon. We face this horror because of this map.”
He displayed a highly misleading map showing the sparsely populated but often geographically large counties that went for Trump and the more densely populated counties that backed Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million more votes.
“This is what the Democrats fear,” Higgins said. “They fear the true will of we the people. They are deep establishment D.C. They fear. They call this Republican map flyover country. They call us deplorables. They fear our faith, they fear out strength, they fear our unity, they fear our vote and they fear our president. We will never surrender our nation to career establishment D.C. politicians and bureaucrats.”
“Our republic shall survive this threat from within,” he added. “American patriots shall prevail.”
Trump supporter arrested for child abuse after striking 12-year-old girl with a flagpole: report
A Florida man was arrested this week after he was caught on video assaulting a 12-year-old girl with a flag pole, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Norbert Eugene Logsdon Jr. was charged Wednesday with abuse of a child without great bodily harm. He was subsequently released in bail.
The incident was captured on video by the child's mother and was posted to Facebook. She and her daughter were driving past a sidewalk pro-Trump demonstration when the mother yelled something antagonistic to the Trump supporters. That's when Logsdon shoved the flagpole through the open right-front passenger window.
Medical expert doubts Trump’s claim every American will have a COVID vaccine by April: ‘I don’t see how that’s possible’
Speaking on CNN this Friday, professor of tropical medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez, pushed back on President Trump's claim that every American will have access to a coronavirus vaccine by April.
According to Hotez, there's "just too many unknowns right now" for Trump or any other administration official "to make such a statement.
Even if the vaccines currently in development work, "we don't have the details on the distribution," he added.
"There's going to be a lot of unknown questions," he continued. "We have to really take it in stages."
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‘That is not true’: MSNBC cuts away from Trump’s press briefing after he claims Biden is anti-vaccine
During a press briefing at the White House this Friday, President Trump touted the coronavirus vaccine currently in development, preemptively calling it “successful” and saying that it will save “millions of lives.”
While making his comments, Trump took a dig at Joe Biden, claiming he espouses "anti-vaccine theories" and he's "putting a lot of lives at risk" for "political reasons."
Trump's words prompted MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin to cut away from the briefing and issue a fact check.
"Obviously there's no evidence of that -- that is not true," Mohyeldin said.
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