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‘Tyranny!’: Mike Huckabee Loses It Over Kim Davis Question At GOP Debate (Video)

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Mike Huckabee went into a rage over a question about Kim Davis at the GOP debate, showing America just how crazed the religious right has become.

Governor Mike Huckabee Wednesday night offered what was considered by many to be an embarrassing and flat-out wrong response to a question about Kim Davis and “religious freedom,” claiming America has succumbed to “judicial tyranny.”

Huckabee insisted that America should be able to find a way to accommodate the Kentucky county clerk who to this day refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and scolded America for not learning the false lesson he claims to have learned “in ninth grade civics.”

LOOK: Vast Majority Of Americans Across Nearly Every Demographic Think Kim Davis Is Wrong

“We made accommodations to the Fort Hood shooter, to let him grow a beard,” Huckabee said, wrongly. “We made accommodations to the detainees at Gitmo. I’ve been to Gitmo and I’ve seen the accommodations that we made to the Muslim detainees who killed Americans,” he continued, ignoring the fact that, as Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern notes, those accommodations have “little real impact on anybody else.”

“You’re telling me that you cannot make an accommodation for an elected Democrat county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky? What else is it other than the criminalization of her faith and the exaltation of everyone else who might be a Fort Hood shooter or a detainee at Gitmo?,” Huckabee, suggesting that Muslims are treated better than Christians, ranted.

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Trump ‘Honors’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Visiting His DC Memorial – for 30 Seconds

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President Donald Trump decided to “honor” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. late Monday afternoon by dragging his vice president to Washington, D.C.’s MLK Memorial. The two top executives spent all of 30 seconds there, on Martin Luther King Day, without saying a word. They then left. Both were back in the White House ten minutes later.

CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins documented the curious event:

Reuters’ Steve Holland posted this photo of Trump and Pence:

The Hill posted video of Trump and Pence getting booed and cheered.

By any standard Monday’s visit was astonishingly short. Last year Trump and Pence made the same visit – and stayed just 94 seconds.

Earlier Monday Trump “honored” the civil rights icon by posting a tweet making the holiday all about himself. Trump suggested his own inauguration was a more important event than the celebration of Dr. King’s life, while Kellyanne Conway claimed his impeachment was akin to the battles Dr. King fought.

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McConnell’s Impeachment Rules Package Fails by His ‘Own Standard’: CNN Legal Analyst

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On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey excoriated the rules proposal for the Senate impeachment trial put forward by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“Look, Mitch McConnell has gone all in on the notion that this is going to be the same as the Clinton impeachment, that that was sort of the standard of fairness here,” said Hennessey.

This fails pretty plainly by McConnell’s own standard, forcing the presentation of the House managers’ case in 12 marathon hours that are going to stretch well into the middle of the night.”

“The American people are going to understand exactly what is going on here, which is that Mitch McConnell is hoping to exhaust the House managers, to exhaust the Senate, such that whenever it actually gets to the point that they have the choice to maybe call witnesses, there are going to be incentives against that,” continued Hennessey. “He’s also racing against other witnesses and other information that might come out.”

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‘Racist White Man’ Donald Trump Destroyed for Making MLK Day About Himself

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President Donald Trump supposedly was “preparing for Davos” on Monday but spent an extraordinary amount of time tweeting. It was bound to happen: he made Martin Luther King Day about himself.

Although King’s actual birthday is January 15, the federal holiday falls on the third Monday in January of each year, which this year happens to be January 20, when America’s presidents are sworn in to office every four years.

Trump couldn’t resist.

“It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office,” he tweeted. “So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!”

Note how not only did Trump make the day about himself, he made his inauguration more important than honoring Dr. King’s birth.

Earlier in the day Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway linked Trump being impeached to the injustices Dr. King fought.

We’re not going to challenge Trump’s economic assertions, but many took a moment to challenge how offensive it is to equate one’s self with the American civil rights icon.

 

 

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