MIAMI — President Donald Trump has repeatedly said all Americans should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, and publicly chastises those who don’t as disrespectful of the troops and the flag.But during the national anthem at his own Super Bowl watch party Sunday night, a brief video posted to Instagram shows Trump greeting guests, adjusting his chair, and straightening his suit jacket as other attendees — including first lady Melania Trump and their teenage son — stand with their hands over their hearts. As “The Star Spangled Banner” crescendoes, Trump raises both of his hands in the a...
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough unloaded on former president Donald Trump for provoking a violent mob to overthrow democracy -- and bashed Republicans for flocking back to his defense after the Capitol insurrection.
Top GOP lawmakers initially blamed Trump for the Jan. 6 riot aimed at upending the congressional certification of President Joe Biden's win, but they're now trying to shift the blame to "everybody" as the former president faces a Senate impeachment trial -- and the "Morning Joe" host said he shouldn't be let off the hook so easily.
Former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial will be different from the first one in some key respects. First, Trump is no longer president of the United States. Second, the person presiding over the trial won't be Chief Justice John Roberts, but Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. And journalist John Kruzel, in an article published by The Hill on January 27, explains why Roberts' absence should come as no surprise.
Roberts, according to Kruzel, is hoping to "shield the Supreme Court from unnecessary exposure to the political fray." And although Roberts felt constitutionally obligated to preside over Trump's first impeachment trial in 2020, Kruzel reports, he "apparently believes the Constitution has let him off the hook" this time because Trump is no longer president.
Well, now it's official: On Tuesday, nine out of ten Republican senators blessed Donald Trump's efforts at sending a mob to violently overthrow democracy. Despite the very real threat to their lives posed by the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 45 out of 50 Republican senators, answering the call of the ever-showboating Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, voted against proceeding with an impeachment trial of Trump for the crime of inciting an insurrection. This, even though Republicans know Trump is guilty. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., even previously admitted that Trump "provoked" the riot that led to 5 deaths and unhinged mobs roaming the Capitol looking to murder prominent politicians like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Yes, there's some nonsense cover story about how it's a procedural objection, but no one is fooled by this. Tuesday's vote was a proxy vote for the belief that no consequences should flow to Trump for his attempt to violently overthrow democracy. This was made obvious by comments from Sen. Lindsay Graham, R.-S.C., who is helping Trump on his defense and told reporters, "He just needs to keep doing what he's doing, and the trial will be over in a couple of weeks."