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Twitter Erupts After Steve King Asks What ‘Sub-Groups’ (Besides Whites) Contributed to Civilization

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Racist Republican Congressman on Live TV Suggests White People Have Contributed More to Civilization Than Anyone Else

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is perhaps best known to Americans as the man who claimed during the 2014 protests in Ferguson that all the protestors “

“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” Rep. King responded. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?”

“Than white people?” a shocked and stunned Hayes, who is 37 and headlines MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” inquired.

“Than, than Western civilization itself,” King responded. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”

After some input from other panelists, in his usual form Hayes refused to let King’s comment go without refutation.

 

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State Dept. Kicks National Public Radio Reporter Off Plane After Pompeo’s Unhinged Attack on NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly

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The State Dept. has kicked a reporter for National Public Radio off Secretary Mike Pompeo’s plane just days after he attacked a different NPR reporter and even issued an astonishing and false statement accusing her of lying.

PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports Michele Kelemen is the NPR reporter, part of the State Dept. press pool, who was removed from Pompeo’s trip to London and Kiev.

Last week Pompeo blasted NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly, claiming she had agreed to his remarks on Ukraine being off the record. She had not. At the end of the interview Pompeo reportedly forced Kelly to point out Ukraine on an unlabeled map. Kelly anchors “All Things Considered,” has a master’s in European studies from Cambridge, and is an an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes in national security and journalism.

Pompeo issued a press release suggesting she had incorrectly identified Bangladesh when asked to point out Ukraine on the map, which is highly doubtful given her education and background, including being a State Dept. correspondent for two decades.

Schifrin adds the State Dept. Correspondents’ Assoc. has issued a statement condemning the removal of Kelly.

Here’s Pompeo’s astonishing press release from last week attacking Kelly:

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‘Bizarro World’: Internet Explodes as Pam Bondi Defends President on TV: ‘Frat Houses at Trump University Must Be Wild Now’

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Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, possibly best-known for refusing to join a fraud investigation into Trump University that ultimately led to the President of the United States forking over $25 million, is right now defending President Trump on national TV during the Senate impeachment trial.

As many on social media noted, Bondi refused to join that investigation that led to a $25 million payment from the president, but was only too happy to accept a $25,000 donation from Donald Trump for her re-election campaign, just as she was deciding on whether or not to investigate him.

Bondi rocketed to the number two trending item on Twitter within minutes of speaking.

On social media some are calling it “bizarro world”:

Some posted evidence:

Some say Bondi has experience “overlooking allegations made against Trump”:

Some mocked the “frat houses” that never existed at the now-defunct Trump University:

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‘Ken Starr Punched Himself in the Face’: MSNBC Host Calls Trump Team’s Opener a ‘Total, Unmitigated Disaster’

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Legal expert and MSNBC host Ari Melber explained Monday that former independent counsel Ken Starr could not have been a worse person to give an opening statement for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Host Nicolle Wallace explained that she was satisfied with not being yelled at on television by Trump’s team, as other lawyers have done. But Melber explained that beyond the volume level, the Trump team isn’t on a successful trajectory.

“This is the first big TV lawyer that we’ve seen deployed, that Donald Trump added to the team,” said Melber. “This was a disaster for Republicans, a total unmitigated legal and constitutional disaster. Ken Starr, at no point in this dramatic, at times, mournful opening, explained in any factual or legal way what’s different. If anything, he drew attention — and there are senators who understand the history — he drew attention to the fact that the last two times in modern history we’ve had impeachments: Clinton and Nixon.”

“They were for less!” exclaimed Wallace.

“They were for abuse of power among the original articles,” Melber agreed. “There were three articles for Nixon, one abuse of power, four initially for Clinton, one abuse of power. Hearing this mumbo jumbo of technical crime vis-à-vis high crime, abuse of power is the ultimate high crime. And so listening to this it was remarkable because Ken Starr is ‘Mr. Abuse of Power’ and I was listening interested, ready, open-minded to hear him somehow distinguish, explain, foreign policy. Nothing. He came up empty.”

Melber went on to call it a case of Starr vs. Starr like he was “shadow-boxing with himself.”

“I think constitutionally it may or may not resolve this case but for lawyers and senators watching constitutionally and anyone paying attention thought, ‘That’s odd.’ You asked a panelist earlier, ‘Well, what’s in his mind?’ We don’t know but we know what’s in his hands, his own hypocritical history,” Melber continued.

Watch the full exchange below:

 

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