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Reporter Schools Sarah Sanders After She Repeatedly Refuses to Say if Trump Truly Believes Democrats Hate Jews

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to use white nationalist Congressman Steve King as a role model for how the Republican party supposedly will not allow bigotry, but instead got a lesson from a reporter.

At her first press conference in over 40 days, Huckabee Sanders noted that House Republicans stripped Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King of his valuable committee assignments after his racist and bigoted remarks made international headlines. King has been making those remarks for many years.

Noting that President Donald Trump‘s latest attacks on Democrats are that they “hate Jews,” and called them the “anti-Jewish party,” Jon Karl asked, “Does the president really believe Democrats hate Jews?”

“Look. The President’s been an unwavering and committed ally to Israel and the Jewish people,” Huckabee Sanders said, appearing to be reading from a script. “And, frankly, the remarks that have been made by a number of Democrats, and failed to be called out by Democrat leadership is frankly abhorrent and it’s sad. It’s something that should be called by name – it shouldn’t be put in a watered-down resolution,” she charged.

Huckabee Sanders did not, in fact, name any Democrats, much less any who have made offensive remarks that have not been rebuked by Democratic leaders.

“It should be done the way Republicans did it when Steve King made terrible comments. We called it out by name, we stripped him of his committee memberships, and we’d like to see Democrats follow suit,” Sanders said.

She did not mention that the President of the United States regularly makes misogynistic, racist, and anti-Muslim remarks, and is almost never called out by his party leaders, nor does he ever apologize.

“First of all you mentioned Steve King. The President – correct me if I’m wrong – has not condemned Steve King.”

King finally lost his House committee seats after rhetorically asking when terms including white nationalist and white supremacist became offensive.

Sanders could only respond that she speaks for the president and she has condemned King’s remarks.

Asked again if the President truly believes Democrats hate Jews, a claim for which there is no evidence, Sanders would only reply, “I think that’s a question you ought to ask the Democrats.”

And while Huckabee Sanders says she thinks Democratic leaders should condemn those unnamed Democrats who are making anti-Semitic remarks (of which there has been only one, it has been addressed) she neglected to note that 24 Republicans, including Rep. Steve King, refused to vote for last week’s resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric, along with racism and other forms of bigotry. All Democrats voted in favor of the resolution.

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Dozens of House Republicans Refusing to Wear Masks March to Senate Side for ‘Taste of Freedom’

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After falsely blaming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the newly-announced mask mandate on the House side of Congress, dozens of Republicans Thursday afternoon engaged in a performative protest, not against the coronavirus but against efforts to end the pandemic. What appeared to be 50 or so House GOP  lawmakers marched over to the Senate side of the Capitol Hill building for what one called a “taste of freedom.”

The Attending Physician of the United States Congress, following updated CDC guidance this week ordered anyone on the House side of the Capitol to wear a mask if in a group, regardless of vaccination status, but did not make the same order for the Senate side.

While Dr. Brian Monahan did not explain why the rules were different, at last cxount only about half of the Republicans on the House side have said they are vaccinated. Almost every Republican on the Senate side is. All Democrats on both sides are fully vaccinated. Dr. Monahan’s office announced fines and possible removal for repeat offenders.

Among those in the maskless pack making their way to the Senate side were Reps. Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Chip Roy.

Roll Call’s Chris Cioffi and The Hill’s Scott Wong posted video:

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Watch Live: Day One of the Historic January 6 House Select Committee Hearing

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It’s been 202 days since Donald Trump, then the President, incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn a free and fair election. The January 6 insurrection, an act of domestic terrorism, an attempted coup, is one of the darkest days in American history.

At 9:30 AM Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) will gavel in day one of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, a bipartisan investigation into that dark day.

You can watch live below. The proceedings will also be carried and streamed on most major networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. Fox News is expected to have a degree of coverage.

Today’s hearing will feature testimony from four officers who defended members of Congress and the Capitol on January 6, or, as Chairman Thompson said, “frontline heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our democracy.”

Here are several feeds for you to watch live:

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‘It’s What Stupid People Do’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe Burns Kevin McCarthy for ‘Childish’ Games

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped House minority leader Kevin McCarthy for making up “stupid” nicknames for a pair of Republicans who refuse to go along with Donald Trump’s election lies.

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) were among 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, and they will sit on the House panel investigating that assault on democracy — and McCarthy mocked them as “Pelosi Republicans.”

“It’s what stupid people do,” Scarborough said. “If you look at the facts, which Kevin McCarthy doesn’t ever do, Liz Cheney has like a 95 percent [American Conservative Union] rating, 95 percent conservative rating over the course of her career, which is actually my conservative rating, but what I found out a long time ago and Liz certainly has known for some time now, obviously, by saying what’s going on, this Republican Party, Donald Trump’s Republican Party doesn’t care about ideas, doesn’t care about ideology, doesn’t care about conservatism, it is disconnected from conservatism.”

“It’s all tribal,” he continued, “it’s all about voodoo in medicine, violence on Jan. 6, it’s all about covering up actually what Donald Trump is doing, and so Kevin McCarthy resorts to childish name calling for, again, I don’t know what Adam’s lifetime conservative rating is, but Liz’s is 95 percent, one of the more conservative members in the United States Congress, by the way, and so, that’s what they resort to. Why? Because that’s all they have. They don’t have the facts on their side, they don’t have history on their side, so all he can do is act like act like a 3-year-old, or Donald Trump, same thing, and just throw names around. So lots of luck with that.”

“It’s not going to change the fact that four police officers are going to talk about how they were brutalized and almost killed by Donald Trump supporters on Jan. 6, as they were trying to actually overthrow the government and commit sedition against the United States of America and stop the voting, which is constitutionally mandated, of the Electoral College voting,” Scarborough concluded. “But that’s the party that Kevin McCarthy will always be associated with. Lots of luck with that, buddy, lots of luck with that.”

 

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