Former President Donald Trump’s former Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is being strongly criticized after telling Fox News, “I don’t even think there’s a basis for impeachment.” Trump incited the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol that resulted in five deaths, including the killing of a police officer. At least 134 law enforcement officers were assaulted during the attempted coup. And a majority of voters, 52%, blame Trump for the attack.
But according to Haley, Trump deserves “a break,” and those who support conviction in his Senate trial should instead just “move on.”
Trump’s seditious actions after the election “were not great,” Haley conceded to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Monday night, despite Trump literally lying for months to the American people so much that the vast majority of Republicans falsely think Democrats stole the election.
For the first time in American history, there was not a peaceful transfer of power, and yet Haley say Trump “absolutely” does not deserve to be impeached.
And she is playing the GOP’s hand, attacking Democrats with President Joe Biden’s call for unity.
“Now they’re going to turn around and bring about impeachment yet they say they’re for unity,” she whines, insisting Americans’ demands for accountability in the wake of Trump’s insurrection are “only dividing our country.”
Nikki Haley: I don’t even think there’s a basis for impeachment… Now they’re going to turn around and bring about impeachment yet they say they’re for unity… I mean at some point I mean give the man a break. I mean move on… pic.twitter.com/IqnZrIDIY0
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 26, 2021
Haley was destroyed on social media.
Trump invited people to DC to riot, incited those people to riot, happily watched on his TV as rioters halted Biden’s certification, tweeted love to the rioters as they rioted, and a “this is what you get” message to the victims.
Nikki Haley wants you to give him a break.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 26, 2021
Indeed, no one’s had it tougher than the guy who incited the deadly insurrection.
— Seth Masket (@smotus) January 26, 2021
What kind of whacko says “give the guy a break” after using the sacred & highest office in the land to “find” him over 11,000 votes and when that doesn’t work surround the Capitol with an angry mob of assassins and cop killers to steal it?
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 26, 2021
According to Nikki Haley, Trump’s been “beaten up” continually, by the Dems and the media.This notion of Trump, as an innocent victim and an underdog, excuses his crimes and bigotry. His opposition didn’t invent Trump: they exposed him. He’s not a hurting child, he’s a sociopath
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) January 26, 2021
Dear Nikki: Bringing a man to justice for inciting an insurrection Isn’t dividing our country. Inciting an insurrection is dividing our country. #ConsequencesForSedition
— John, a super duper very stable genius 🏴🇺🇸 (@jt1anglais) January 26, 2021
A terrorist sympathizer speaks!
— cowboytexas🇺🇸🌊 (@cowboytexas) January 26, 2021
Haley takes a stand on the violent attempt to subvert the presidential election: It was “not great.” https://t.co/oFGwSUOizp
— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 26, 2021
Nikki Haley does not care that a cop was murdered at the Capitol.
Nikki Haley does not care that her colleagues were under attack.
Nikki Haley is a domestic terrorist sympathizer. https://t.co/JD3YHdTIbF
— Captain Jordy (@J_Mei21) January 26, 2021
Man, she is so, so awful. Her overweaning ambition has drained any moral fibre from her. Just embarrassing.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) January 26, 2021
It’s called treason Nikki.
— Anne Sagebiel (@AnnieSage) January 26, 2021
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 26, 2021
She is right, though. Treason is “not great.” 😆 She sure is a master of understatement.
— Mike Forsythe (@PalmCoastGus) January 26, 2021
Why can’t we unify around the idea of accountability for elected officials?
Why can’t we unify around the idea that crimes need to be punished?
Why can’t we unify around protecting our democracy from those who would overthrow it?
— (((Charlie Mas))) (@charlie_mas) January 26, 2021
Suddenly the rising chorus of ‘unity’ from Republicans now that they’ve lost power. Laughable people. https://t.co/uL2RAushZj
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 26, 2021
“This is ridiculous. You’re telling me they’re holding trials, at Nuremberg, for former Nazis, even though their Reich no longer exists?” https://t.co/8iMtqygBg7
— Frank Lesser (@sadmonsters) January 26, 2021
Bad news: Nikki Haley, who is angling to be the GOP’s next non-Trump nominee, knows that the GOP base wants to hear that Trump doesn’t deserve to be impeached for inciting an attempted coup
Worse news: Nikki Haley is willing to tell them that https://t.co/f2Z2XXnPff
— Matt O’Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) January 26, 2021
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‘Well Peter, There Was a Global Pandemic’: Psaki Socks Doocy for Not Grasping How World Events Affect Inflation
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is no longer holding back her frustration to chaos agents and propagandists in her briefing room.
Fox News propagandist Peter Doocy on Thursday continued his false framing and intentional disregard of how world events affect economic conditions and inflation.
Psaki was forced to inform Doocy that there’s “no question that when a foreign dictator invades a foreign country, and when that foreign dictator is the head of a country that is the third-largest supplier of oil in the world, that that is going to have an impact.”
Ignoring that basic fact, Doocy continued, this time grossly politicizing world events.
“The President’s statement blames the ‘Putin price hike.’ Are you guys just gonna start blaming Putin for everything until the midterms?”
“Well, we’ve seen the price of gas go up at least 75 cents since President Putin lined up troops on the border of Ukraine,” Psaki replied.
Doocy continued to put his inability to understand on full display.
“Last month, the statement didn’t mention the ‘Putin price hike.’ It mentioned inflation because of the pandemic. Why is that?” Doocy asked.
“Well, Peter last year, last two years, there was a global pandemic. Everyone who’s a – global economists have all agreed that this has been the biggest contributor to date of inflation because of the impact on the supply chain. Obviously, global events impact the economy, the global economy, as well as global inflation and the price hikes as a result that have escalated over the course of time of President Putin’s further invasion of the impact on the global oil markets are of course having an impact.”
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy: “Are you going to start blaming Putin for everything until the midterms?” pic.twitter.com/ihuFi1DxT6
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 10, 2022
‘Whole Case Is a Mess’: Internet Stunned as Judge Lets Rittenhouse Choose Final Jurors in Raffle System
Controversial Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed Kyle Rittenhouse, on trial for shooting three people and killing two of them with an AR-15 assault weapon he had illegally obtained and carried across state lines, with literally having a hand in choosing the twelve jurors who will now decide his fate.
Judge Schroder has been under fire for what many see as extraordinary deference to Rittenhouse, some even say support of Rittenhouse. Others have noted his cell phone ring tone is the same song as Donald Trump’s campaign theme song, and others still were offended by at least one offhand “joke” Schroder made. Trial watchers were also stunned when Schroder falsely claimed zooming in on a photo as millions of people do daily to enlarge it is “so-called scientific evidence.” And others were disturbed by Schroeder’s very public attacks on the prosecutor.
18 jurors sat through the entire trial, but only 12, as is customary, will decide the case.
“At the direction of Circuit Judge Bruce Schroder,” the Associated Press reports Tuesday afternoon, “Rittenhouse’s attorney placed slips of paper into a raffle drum with the numbers of each of the 18 jurors on it who sat through the two-week trial. The drum had been sitting on a window ledge throughout the trial but was placed in front of Rittenhouse at the defense table Tuesday.”
“Rittenhouse then selected six pieces of paper from the drum, who a court official then read aloud to be dismissed: 11, 58, 14, 45, 9 and 52.”
The remaining 12 will deliberate the case.
Correction: He randomly drew six numbers: 11, 58, 14, 45, 9, 52
Those are the six alternates for the case. #RittenhouseTrial
— Andrew Havranek (@Andrew_Havranek) November 16, 2021
“I’ve never heard of a defendant pulling the names,” Portage County Assistant District Attorney Robert Jambois told the AP. “That’s done by a member of the court.”
Not in this case, which has deviated from general norms repeatedly.
Former Milwaukee County assistant district attorney Julius Kim told the AP, “I’ve never seen a judge allow a defendant to draw those names. That might be a little unconventional but there’s nothing wrong with it that I could really see.”
On social media many were stunned.
I thought this was snark until I read the article. “At the direction of Circuit Judge Bruce Schroder, Rittenhouse’s attorney placed slips of paper into a raffle drum” pic.twitter.com/hHkaBj313l
— cindy_momo’4 (@cindymomo4) November 16, 2021
Are you fucking kidding me right now? When will this judge be removed from the bench? #RittenhouseTrial
Judge lets Kyle Rittenhouse choose from raffle drum which jurors will decide his fate – Newsweek https://t.co/4A9EzKP59X
— TutuGigi (@MokuMakani) November 16, 2021
he’s drawing papers out of a raffle drum so it’s mostly just the judge doing an open “fuck you” to anyone who thinks he’s being too preferential to Rittenhouse, rubbing it in
— Max (@ApplyNoRules) November 16, 2021
A “game” at a homicide trial – where the defendant appears as the contestant and reaches into a raffle barrel – deserves an explanation:
How the Rittenhouse jury was narrowed #kylerittenhouse #rittenhouse #homicide #homicidetrial https://t.co/Ezcpp4Zqv1
— Todd McDermott (@wpbf_todd) November 16, 2021
not the Judge allowing Kyle Rittenhouse to choose jurors by raffle… this whole case is a mess.
— kharizma. (@kharizma_88) November 16, 2021
Next: Judge Schroder lets Kyle Rittenhouse choose his fate from a raffle drum marked with verdicts ranging from “Not Guilty” to “Innocent as Hell.”https://t.co/3s7G8joHR1
— Vs. (@JFD8) November 16, 2021
Watch: NBC News Reporter Blames President Biden for ‘Profane’ Right Wing ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Attacks
NBC News’ Peter Alexander on Friday appeared to blame President Joe Biden for the extreme right’s profane and vulgar attacks which are masked by the code phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
The phrase actually means “F*ck Joe Biden,” but Alexander blamed the President for its usage and popularity among the right.
“Across this country, we’ve seen this new phenomenon lately chanted at sporting events and on signs. The phrase is ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ and is sort of code for a profane slogan attacking President Biden. What does the President make of that?” Alexander asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on her first day back from battling a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
“I don’t think he spends much time focused on it or thinking about it,” she replied.
But Alexander sought fit to press his question, insisting that somehow President Biden was to blame, asking if he should be doing things differently, given that one of Biden’s “primary promises” was “to help bring Americans together.”
“The president said when he came into office on Inauguration Day,” Alexander began again, “he said he was going to help get rid of the uncivil war in this country. So I guess through that lens right now, does the President think there’s things that he can do differently? Or how does he react to the stuff he sees out there when it is one of his primary promises or desires to help bring Americans together?”
Psaki made clear it’s a two-way street.
“Well, it takes two to move towards a more civil engagement discourse in this country and the President’s going to continue to operate, as you said, from the promise he made early on which is that he wants to govern for all Americans. He’s going to deliver for all Americans as is evidenced by the infrastructure bill that he’s going to sign on Monday. That’s going to help expand broadcast – broadband – to everyone, no matter your political party, no matter whether you voted for him or not. That’s going to replace lead pipes, make sure kids have clean drinking water, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican or not political at all. That’s how he’s going to govern. And certainly we’re hopeful we’ll have partners to move toward more civil discourse with in the future. Thank you. Thanks.”
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 12, 2021
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