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Samantha Bee Brilliantly Calls Out Racist GOP Congressman for Hypocritical Martin Luther King Jr Tribute

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Steve King Recently Said ‘Diversity Is Not Our Strength’

Samantha Bee isn’t putting up with Republicans’ hypocritical tweets “honoring” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what President Trump called a national day of “civic work and community service” to “honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life.” (President Trump has spent the day golfing.)

The most blatant hypocrisy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day came from Republican U.S. Congressman Steve King of Iowa, a racist and a white nationalist. He’s probably best known for his offensive insistence that most high school undocumented immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes” from all the drugs they run. 

In 2016 King insisted that during the protests in Ferguson, all the protestors “appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin.” In other words, he was suggesting they were all African-American, which was clearly false.

King also claimed no other “sub groups” have contributed more to civilization than white people. Again, false. 

Rep. King warned that Hurricane Sandy victims would spend money they may receive from FEMA on “Gucci bags and massage parlors,” which he suggested Hurricane Katrina victims did.

The Iowa Congressman’s offensive remarks are not limited to racism. His anti-gay, anti-transgender remarks are extraordinarily outrageous as well.

He’s compared active duty U.S. service members who are transgender to eunuchs. He’s claimed gay people want “special rights for self-professed behavior.” And he’s claimed gay people are “condemned to hell” and added that none have ever made it to heaven in the past 2000 years.

For some reason Iowans keep electing Congressman King.

On Martin Luther King Day, despite having embraced and amplified policies and beliefs that go directly against the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman King offered up this tweet:

Political commentator and comedian Samantha Bee wasn’t having any of it. She blasted King, reming him of his recent offensive remarks:

Indeed, Rep. King had said those words, on Twitter:

Last year, King praised Dutch white nationalist lawmaker Geert Wilders in this tweet:

King has never apologized for any of his racist or anti-LGBT remarks, nor has any GOP leader denounced them. King has never had to pay for them at the polls.

Bee also brilliantly called out the hypocrisy of other top Republicans today:

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Busted: White House Counsel Worked to Keep Whistleblower Report From Congress – WaPo

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President Donald Trump’s White House counsel has reportedly been personally involved in keeping Congress from reviewing a whistleblowing report involving Ukraine.

“The revelation that Trump pushed Zelensky to pursue the Biden probe, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, represents the most detailed account so far of the president’s conduct that prompted a U.S. intelligence official to file a whistleblower action against the president,” The Washington Post reported Friday. “The disclosure comes amid new details about the White House’s role in preventing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire from complying with Congressional demands for the material in the complaint.”

In addition to confirming the WSJ report, The Post also furthered the story with new reporting on the role of the White House in the scandal.

“White House Counsel Pat Cipollone has been engaged in the matter since shortly after the whistleblower action surfaced, officials said, helping to identify legal obstacles to the sharing of information that could be politically damaging to Trump,” The Post reported. “Cipollone’s involvement reveals a more direct White House role in the dispute than has previously been reported.”

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IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES

Trump Urged Ukraine President ‘About Eight Times’ to Work With Giuliani to Get Dirt on Biden’s Son: WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump “repeatedly pressured” the president of Ukraine to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to get dirt on the son of his top political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a July phone call Trump urged President Volodymyr Zelensky “about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani,” the Wall Street Journal says.

But the Journal’s reporting in the second paragraph offers details that appear to minimize what experts have been suggesting actually happened. The Journal’s report also does not name sources or even suggest if they are White House or intelligence community officials.

“Mr. Trump didn’t mention a provision of foreign aid to Ukraine on the call, said this person, who didn’t believe Mr. Trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid-pro-quo for his cooperation on an investigation,” the Journal says.

That would lessen the magnitude of the allegations against President Trump, although they would still be impeachable offenses.

Related: Trump to Meet With Ukrainian President Amid Bombshell Whistleblower Allegations

The Trump team has become expert at controlling the national conversation and forging a narrative that bends most elements of truth, then getting the conservative base to believe them.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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IMPEACH

Some Among Democratic Base Grow Increasingly Frustrated as Pelosi Issues Statement Chastising Trump Over Whistleblower

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Statement  Does Not  Say ‘Impeachment’

Some among the Democratic base appear frustrated with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who has not been supportive of the majority of House Democrats who want to impeach President Donald Trump. Friday afternoon the Speaker quietly issued a lengthy statement responding to the bombshell news that a whistleblower has filed a “credible” and “urgent” complaint with the intelligence community.

Pelosi’s statement, which was not posted to her social media accounts as of this writing, made its way through Twitter via a handful of reporters.

“If the President has done what has been alleged, then he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his Administration and our democracy,” Pelosi said, as a Politico congressional reporter pointed out:

Nearly two-thirds of House Democrats support impeaching Trump, or beginning a formal impeachment inquiry at the very least, according to Politico. But the majority of the nation does not, nor do a majority of Democratic voters, according to recent polls.

“Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it,” Politco reports, citing its own polls.

Speaker Pelosi’s statement concludes with this:

“We will continue to follow the facts and explore every possible option to ensure the American people get the truth. We would hope that Republicans would join us in supporting the Constitution.”

Some online are calling her statement “weak,” while others are disappointed with the lack of specific threats of action, and others are expressing exasperation with the Speaker not supporting impeachment:

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