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Congressman blasts #KKKevinMcCarthy after GOP leader refuses to denounce Trump's Nazi and white supremacist sit-down
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) blasted Republican leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for staying silent in the wake of Donald Trump's recent brunch with a Holocaust-denying white supremacist and pro-Hitler rapper Kanye West.
"After nearly a week since it happened, @GOPLeader McCarthy will not condemn Trump for dining with a Jew-hating Holocaust denier," tweeted Swalwell on Sunday. We gave you a chance, Kevin. So from here on out you’re to be called #KKKevinMcCarthy Twitter, do your thing."
He was followed by those who couldn't help but note the discrepancy between McCarthy's anger at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who made a disparaging comment and was immediately brought into the caucus to speak with Jewish leaders. She later tweeted that she was educated on how her comments were offensive and harmful. In the case of Omar, the Democratic caucus condemned her. That hasn't been the case with the GOP caucus.
Meanwhile, Trump, welcomed the antisemites into his home. After the fact, he pretended that he had no idea who they were. West has since disputed the account, saying that during their meeting Trump raved about Nick Fuentes, even going so far as to say, "he gets me." An ally of West's then blasted the former president, saying that it's clear 'Trump World' is in trouble.
Earlier in the week, Swalwell noted that the main reason Mccarthy can't denounce Trump is if he did he would have to denounce Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who spoke at an event organized by Fuentes in Feb. 2022. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was more than happy to denounce Greene at the time.
Speaking about the issue with MSNBC on Sunday, former Watergate assistant special counsel, Jill Wine-Banks said that all of the talk about Fuentes is losing the piece of the story that Trump may pretend like he doesn't know him, but he knows Kanye and knows his anti-semitism.
"In the context of a Republican primary, Donald Trump seems to get away with everything. I think it is despicable that he had the dinner. But I think it is just as bad that we are only talking about, is dinner with Nick Fuentes. he also had dinner with Ye, who is an antisemite," she said. "Who has lost all of his business dealings because of it. If corporations can stand up to the former Kanye West, then why can't the president of the United States? Why is he consoling him on his business loss? Why is he letting him come to Mar-a-Lago to have dinner? It is because, as Re. Ali just said, that is who he is. And that is what the Republican base that supports him has allowed. And no Republican leader has spoken out about — I shouldn't say none. There have been a few who have said it was bad judgment, and I would say that it is more than bad judgment. It is bad policy."
Substitute host Sam Stein agreed about Republicans giving Trump a pass for meeting with the artist formally known as Kanye. When it comes to McCarthy, however, Stein said that in one breath, he's attacking Omar while in another he's letting Republicans get away with palling around with Nazis and refusing to condemn it.
"Is it tenable that he can be condemning Ilhan Omar in one breath and not saying anything in another? I mean, how long can he go on without saying anything here?" asked Stein.
"As long as it takes for the counting of the 218 votes in the next Congress," quipped MSNBC Daily columnist and editor Hayes Brown. "I mean, the thing with Kevin McCarthy is that he is between a rock and a hard place. He is between 218 votes for speaker and the Freedom Caucus saying, he is not gonna be hard enough on Joe Biden. So he is trying to bridge that gap in any way that he can."
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The very existence of the new special counsel has sent Donald Trump into a posting fury of rants and videos on his personal social media website. He has even gone so far as to attack the special counsel's family. According to MSNBC legal analyst and law school professor Joyce White Vance, the incoming special counsel already has the information necessary to indict Trump, and folks should remain patient and calm.
"Prosecutors don't work on a fast time clock," said Vance, indicating a possibility that an indictment wasn't going to happen before the end of the year. "And although we are increasingly impatient as a country to see the former president held accountable, really, we should all take a deep breath and think about why we, too, should give the special counsel the time he needs to do his job properly. We do not want to become the country of screaming people that we saw at Trump rallies, shouting 'lock him up' whenever we don't like something that one of our people on the other side of the political aisle does something that we don't like."
Vance explained that folks must see the difference between political accountability, voting people out at the ballot box and throwing people in prison for committing crimes.
"With all of that said, I agree that we have a special counsel here who is well qualified to evaluate the evidence and do the job that has looted so many people, determining whether the former president should be indicted," she continued. "And if so, indicting him in the Mar-a-Lago case, look, we only know the evidence that is publicly available. We don't know what the DOJ has obtained. The grand jury, or other means that we are unavailable. But the public evidence makes that look like a clear-cut case for prosecution. Now there is someone in place who can do that promptly."
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Fox hosts triggered by Whole Foods choosing not to sell lobsters and protect the last 340 of a rare whale
Whole Foods has recently decided not to sell lobster from Maine after two sustainability organizations threatened to withdraw their endorsements of the U.S. lobster fishing industry.
Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch are concerned about the impact the fishing gear is having on the rare North Atlantic right whales. There are only 340 of that species of whales left in the world. Whole Foods said that they are monitoring the situation and “committed to working with suppliers, fisheries, and environmental advocacy groups as it develops.”
The Fox network, however, is furious that they can no longer buy their lobster at Whole Foods.
One of the hosts said that he didn't care about lobsters because he is a "carnivore."
The host noted that it's never happened that one of the whales has been killed as a result of lobster fishing in Maine. Because it's nothing more than a "risk," she said that she didn't understand why it mattered. Others will likely sell the Maine lobsters and Caribbean lobsters are still an option as well.
In fact, the New England Aquarium was able to observe a female North Atlantic right whale tangled in fishing lines.
\u201cNorth Atlantic right whale "Snow Cone" was sighted by our team yesterday newly entangled and in extremely poor health, and our scientists believe she cannot be saved. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/HYFTCt73ZY\u201d— New England Aquarium (@New England Aquarium) 1663872076
The same aquarium also explained that due to climate change, the whales are moving to different areas in migration, which is why it has become a new problem. They are looking for solutions, a Canadian report explained.
Still, the fact that the Fox host couldn't get them at Whole Foods seemed to be her biggest concern.
"Ugg, I'll take the risk," sneered Sunday stand-in host Lisa Booth.
"HelloFresh, the meal kit company, was among numerous retailers to pledge to stop selling lobster in September after California-based Seafood Watch placed American and Canadian lobster fisheries on its 'red list' of seafoods to avoid," reported the AP.
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