Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren went off on World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, telling the National Women’s Soccer League star Tuesday she has a “bad attitude,” and is “not a hero.” Lahren also appeared to blast the Olympic gold medal winner for saying she would not visit the White House if invited.
“You don’t have to like @realDonaldTrump but when you have a giant ‘USA’ on your back, you represent this country and ALL Americans,” Lahren tweeted, to great mockery. She added that Rapinoe is “not a hero,” but a “virtue-signaling soccer player with a chip on her shoulder and an attitude problem.”
“Get over yourself,” Lahren ordered.
Rapinoe, actually is aware of her responsibility to represent America, which may be why she said she would not attend a White House celebration, and called for wage equality after her win.
She also brushed off Trump’s remarks, saying, I held up my end of the bargain.”
But in a great example of how little Lahren is actually paying attention to issues, Rapinoe had already spoken about what Lahren was saying before she even tweeted, as she spoke in the video below.
“It’s the game of course and we want to win,” Rapinoe told Sports Illustrated. “But knowing the impact that we have already had and knowing the impact that we are going to have when we came home, the motivation of just that alone is incredible. I really feel like we do this for our group, for ourselves, for our team, for our staff, for our friends and family and for everyone. I think that we always want to try to bring more people into the conversation. We want to have the conversation, we want to open it up to everyone.”
“I think obviously we are very lucky to wear the shirt and to represent America in a way that no team really does. We’re very lucky we play all kinds of games all year long, and I think that we do an incredible job of representing every American.”
donald trump: 0
megan rapinoe: eleventy billion pic.twitter.com/HXu9z4qdgW
— ertz&pugh&tobin&rapinoe (@carIisIe) July 9, 2019
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Mark Your Calendar: Schumer Releases Trump Impeachment Schedule
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has just released the schedule for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
The Article of Impeachment will be transmitted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. That week will focus on the administrative elements of the trial.
The following week, starting February 8, the actual impeachment trial will begin.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had requested a two-week delay, but Schumer and Pelosi did not grant his wish.
CNN’s Jeremy Herb posted the document:
Here’s the impeachment trial schedule — the action will get underway on February 9 pic.twitter.com/JD0swRX8Lq
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) January 22, 2021
This is a breaking news and developing story.
‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Other GOPers Over Capitol Coup
An ethics complaint has been filed against three Republican members of Congress over their participation in events that led to the violent and deadly January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.
Reps. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona are accused of “a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College,” by the Campaign for Accountability, a government ethics watchdog founded by two former members of CREW.
If the House Ethics Office finds any or all of the three Republicans violated federal law, the group is asking for them to be expelled.
Cawthorn spoke at President Trump’s January 6 rally (photo), barely hours before the armed insurrection.
“This crowd has some fight in it,” Cawthorn told Trump’s MAGA supporters. “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”
North Carolina’s WLOS reports that “despite his tweets urging ‘millions of patriotic Americans stand for their country,’ Cawthorn said he felt no culpability in what unfolded” the day of the attempted coup.
“I don’t feel I had any responsibility for them attacking the Capitol,” Cawthorn said.
Two days before the domestic terror attack he posted this:
January 6th is fast approaching, the future of this Republic hinges on the actions of a solitary few.
Get ready, the fate of a nation rests on our shoulders, yours and mine. Let’s show Washington that our backbones are made of steel and titanium.
It’s time to fight.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) January 4, 2021
Gosar and Biggs also bear significant responsibility, according to the lead organizer.
“Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who helped rally Trump’s supporters ahead of Congress’ electoral count, has claimed he planned a rally that preceded the riot with the support of Gosar and Biggs,” The Hill reports, citing an article in The Washington Post.
Pelosi to Transmit Impeachment Article to Senate Monday – Triggering Trial of Trump to Start Next Week
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit the House’s Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump for the incitement of the January 6 insurrection to the Senate on Monday. Once the Senate has received the Article it is constitutionally bound to take it up immediately.
On Thursday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his conference would be comfortable with waiting two weeks before beginning the trial of the former president, Donald J. Trump. Speaker Pelosi’s answer to McConnell, in action if not words, was no.
Axios adds that the “Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.”
Those “ceremonial aspects” of the trial would begin Tuesday, CNN’s Manu Raju reports. “The train is in motion,” he says.
NEWS: Schumer says @SpeakerPelosi has told him the article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of a trial.
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) January 22, 2021
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