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In an interview with WCLO Radio Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) appeared to confess that he doesn't deserve to be reelected next year.
According to Johnson, "I get criticized brutally for wanting to stand in the way of getting checks to everybody."
He complained about "deficit spending and the debt load," which he ignored during former President Donald Trump's administration when he supported the massive tax cut to the rich and to corporations and the massive COVID-19 package that went largely to large companies and not small businesses.
According to Johnson, the stimulus checks were "given to people who didn't need them," which is an outright lie. No one making over $75,000 a year got their $1400 check. Johnson complained that Americans already had "three rounds of them." At the November election, the unemployment rate edged down to 6.7 percent, which is 10.7 million Americans out of work. The idea that an American family could survive on what was given is absurd.
Still, Johnson bragged that he didn't think his own state deserved the stimulus money.
Listen to a portion of the interview below and the full interview here:
Ron Johnson On Survival Checks 04/19/21 www.youtube.com
In a recent video uploaded to social media, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tore into California Rep. Maxine Waters, saying she's going to have Waters expelled from Congress for having a history of inciting violence.
"These Democrats kicked me off of my committees, and then also these Democrats introduced a resolution to expel me and I have done absolutely nothing wrong. Well, you know what? Maxine Waters has," Greene says in the video, referring to Waters' recent comments where she said activists should "get more confrontation" if Derek Chauvin is not convicted for the murder of George Floyd. "And she's been doing it for too long, going all the way back to 1992, going out there and inciting violence, inciting riots, inciting people to cause damage, hurt other innocent people, and cause chaos and break laws and just destroy our country."
"Maxine Waters is guilty of that, so she should be expelled," Greene continued. "And so should Nancy Pelosi for backing her up. That is ridiculous. And then we're gonna impeach Biden and we need to fire [Anthony] Fauci."
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has big plans: She's gonna expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress, then expel House Spe… https://t.co/6NEHQ40QW0— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch)1618864379.0
The Derek Chauvin defense team began by apologizing to the jury for being long-winded, but he didn't fully explain the length that his closing statements would be. They were long, leaving jurors "antsy" and "tired" according to pool reports.
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) noted that it felt like Chauvin's lawyers were "trying everything to see what would stick" while "going on and on."
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace noted during the five-minute break that it was a "desperate hail Mary."
"It is rather Doug Flutie-like," said Michael Eric Dyson. "He is tossing that ball 80 yards down the field to see if anybody in the in-zone can catch it. The problem here, of course, is that in the past Black skepticism is justified because even when there have been horrible trials with manifest evidence against a particular police officer the trial has not had the desired outcome. So, while we believe, hopefully, that the very thin evidence upon which this jury must hang its verdict this favor of former officer Chauvin will come to the right conclusion that there ain't much there — the reality is, as Sen. McCaskill said, that only one jury needs to be convinced. And the blizzard of technicality that the defense lawyer put forth, the hardening of the arteries, the narrowing of the path through which the blood flows, a kind of amateur, you know, cardiologist there. It only takes one to be dissuaded. I think, however, so far, the defense doesn't have much to work with and it is shown in their paltry and really mall nourished defense for Mr. Chauvin."
See the full discussion below:
defense 'going on and on' in a 'desperate hail Mary' www.youtube.com
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