Rashida Tlaib Claims Trump ‘Hates Our Country’
On CNN Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused President Trump of hating America and using “racist” tweets to distract voters from his “lawless presidency.”
“I think he’s the one who hates our country because I’m an American just like anyone else, and I can tell you this is a failed presidency,” Tlaib said. “And He knows it. He has a failed border policy where right now there are children dying in our care.
“He has a failed policy on healthcare. To this day, we have people struggling to pay for insulin, can’t have affordable access to health care, to prescription drugs. You have a failed system on our education crisis in our country. This is a failed president. He’s a lawless president. And that’s what he wants to distract us from. He wants us unfocused,” Tlaib added.
Harris on Reparations: ‘Writing a Check’ Not ‘Gonna Be Enough’
In an interview with Jemele Hill’s podcast on Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris declared that the idea of slavery reparations is “complicated” and “writing a check” to the descendants of slaves is not “going to be enough.”
“We need to address how we’re going to do it,” Harris said. “So there’s a lot that has to be about looking at this in a way that is about structural and systemic investment in communities…”
“So that’s why I’m reluctant to have a simple answer to it because frankly I don’t believe that writing a check is gonna be enough,” she added. “I really don’t… And the worst thing that I think could happen is that checks get written and then everybody says ‘ok, stop talking about this now’ without addressing the systemic inequities that are deep and require investment.”
Al Green Vows to Force Impeachment Vote This Month
Rep. Al Green on Monday vowed to force a vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump in the House of Representatives before the end of this month.
“The President of the United States is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, as well as an invidious prevaricator,” Green said in a statement. “To say that Donald John Trump is unfit for the Office of the President of the United States is an understatement. He is unfit for public office, and if he displayed any of these behaviors in most private companies, he would be summarily terminated…
“I believe there is a moral imperative to look racism, bigotry, misogyny, and hate in the face and rebuke it; to convey to our children that this type of behavior is unacceptable and that these beliefs are not welcome in the United States of America.”
Moore Says Prayer ‘for the Overthrow of Wicked’ Trump
In response to ICE raids carried out across the country over the weekend, documentary propagandist Michael Moore quoted from Psalm 10’s “Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked” on Sunday to attack President Trump.
“There’s really no better day than the Christian Sunday to round up the poor and working poor, those without the white skin, and remove them from our midst,” the Fahrenheit 11/9 filmmaker tweeted. ” For this act of yours, Mr. Trump, on God’s Day, I offer you Psalm 10, “A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked.”
Moore went on to quote the psalm at length, including such lines as, “In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises,” and “He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.”
Biden: No POTUS as ‘Openly Racist and Divisive’ as Trump
Speaking to reporters, 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden reacted to President Trump’s tweets urging radical Democrat congresswomen to” go back where they came from” by stating that “there has never been a president in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive” as Trump.
“Look, there has never been a president in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive as this man,” Biden said. “Imagine what it says around the world. I mean, I really mean it. The United States has always led by the example of our power. And for this president, after what happened in Charlottesville, continuing through — what, does he want them to go home to Brooklyn? Go home to Michigan?…
“It’s sickening. It’s embarrassing,” Biden added.
Rep. Pressley: ‘Our Squad’ is ‘More Than Four People’
At a press conference on Monday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley said that her “squad” noted for its opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat establishment is much bigger than just herself and three other House freshman Reps. Omar Ilhan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib.
“I would also just like to underscore the fact that despite the occupant of the White House’s attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people,” Pressley said. “We ran on a mandate to advocate for, to represent those ignored, left out, and left behind…
“Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world,” she added.