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Former "Real World" cast member, Rachel Campos-Duffy lamented that a new monument to enslaved people kidnapped from Africa and the Caribbean islands and brought to the United States should highlight the awesomeness of White people.
The Gen. X conservative is married to conservative former tea party Congressman Sean Duffy, who has his own history of racist comments, particularly about Native Americans, who he and his spouse called alcoholics.
The proposal is a monument that would be placed at James Madison's Virginia plantation.
“We want to make this a national monument to the ‘Invisible Founders,'” said trustee Rev. Larry Walker. He believes that slaves deserve equal credit for things like the Constitution and Bill of Rights because they were also building the country's structures and running the businesses and labor of the founding fathers. Madison owned 38 African American slaves when he died in 1836. None were freed when he died, which is something George Washington did.
"I wonder if this monument's gonna have this big giant sign explaining that it was the Democrats who were for, you know, keeping slaves and it was the Republicans not," Campos-Duffy said. "Or if it will celebrate all of the white Americans who died on behalf of freedom of slaves."
Since the mid-1900s, the Republican Party used racism in their "Southern Strategy" to co-opt racist voters and move them into their party. Democrats have since embraced equality for all people, while Republicans have continued to use that "Southern Strategy" up until the 2020 campaign for former President Donald Trump.
There were many founding fathers who didn't own slaves like Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine and John Adams, but the majority of those founders did own people.
Campos Duffy previously claimed that some Black people are saying immigrant detention camps are better than housing projects.
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Illinois Democrat, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi lamented that the Justice Department is moving too slowly when it comes to Jan. 6-related cases.
A few days ago, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller's team, Andrew Weissmann, explained that the DOJ started at a different vantage point than the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Congress. They were working not on prosecuting attackers but on getting to the bottom of what happened to cause Jan. 6 and those involved in refusing to protect the Capitol.
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, Krishnamoorthi said that the committee has really sifted through everything to reveal the extent to which Donald Trump contributed to the Jan. 6 attack and the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election.
"The eerie resemblance between what he was tweeting and what was being said at the rallies and goes to just this whole issue of his corrupt intent with regard to that day, that's perhaps the most difficult element to prove with regard to any charges that might be leveled against him or others at the white house," said Krishnamoorthi. "I think that whether he knew what he was doing was wrong at the time he was doing it, and whether he was consciously inspiring people to essentially what to do what they did on Jan. 6th, which was breached the Capitol, commit an insurrection. Those all go to the heart of the hearings and the investigation the committee is doing. for that matter, what the DOJ is doing as well."
"It has been very slow in my view," he said about the DOJ investigation. "We are now more than a year and a half after the events of Jan. 6th. Still, there seem to be at least, from what we can gather in the public record, areas that the Justice Department hasn't fully investigated. The Justice Department knew, for example, that Donald Trump was on the phone with a Secretary of State of Georgia, demanding that the secretary find 11,780 votes that don't exist. He had that information for a long-time. I don't think that should be left to the Fulton County district attorney alone."
Krishnamoorthi went on to say that the DOJ should be capable of doing both the cases of the insurrectionists and the former president's involvement in attempting to overthrow the election.
"I mentioned this before on your program months ago -- there doesn't seem to be the hustle necessary to really pursue these cases to the ground," he lamented. "Absolutely, they need to do everything they can to determine whether wrongdoing was committed and who should be held culpable. They need to make sure that if anything proceeds, they do so successfully."
Yet, there is a slowness to the investigation that he questions.
"Why have we not done more faster?" Krishnamoorthi asked. "Still, only 800 of the thousand to 2000 people who actually breached the Capitol have actually been prosecuted or arrested, even. We still don't even know who planted the bomb found 200 feet -- from my office window on that day. People like me do this from a professional and personal perspective, as being rather distressing."
He concluded by saying that there is a need to go faster and an election is coming up. While he said the DOJ shouldn't focus on the political aspects of the calendar, if Republicans take over the Congress, they can do things to slow the probe at the DOJ, he said.
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According to former FBI official Peter Strzok, Donald Trump continues to put his attorneys in a bad place every time they face a judge and have to explain claims he keeps making to his rabid followers.
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, Strzok told host Yasmin Vossoughian that the judges are not buying Trump's "MAGA make-believe," stories and his legal team has no way of defending him without perjuring themselves.
'What defenses do you see of the former president's team floating here?" the host asked him.
"I don't think they have many," Strzok said as he smiled. "At the end of the day this is always been from Trump's side, sort of a publicity stunt, something to fund-raise off of, something he could take to his base and continue the narrative that somehow he has been wrongly investigated, and the deep state is going after him and that he can use this to engender more support for this nonsense tale that he is trying to get away from any accountability for any potential criminal acts he engaged in."
"At the end of the day, what's refreshing is that all this nonsense in this land of MAGA make-believe hits the judicial system of the United States it crumbles immediately," he added as he laughed. "That's what you have seen from Judge [Raymond] Dearie, the special master laying out an aggressive timeline saying 'We have heard you make the statements that you declassified them, we heard you make statements that evidence has been planted. Fine, by Friday, give details of exactly what you mean by that, and not only that but by next month, by mid-October, to have a complete review of a privilege log for anything you claim as executive privilege, client-attorney privilege.'"
"I don't see any argument that Trump can make, and more importantly, any argument that attorneys representing Trump are going to be willing to put their name on the line for something that isn't supported by the law, that isn't supported by fact, and that might get them into a lot of trouble ethically and with their bar memberships," he added.
He then predicted, "I don't expect to see much of anything of substance coming from Trump and his attorneys this week."
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