Pelosi Concerned for Trump’s ‘Well-Being’
At her weekly press briefing Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she is concerned for President Trump’s well-being.
Painting Trump’s behavior during discussions of infrastructure legislation as erratic and petulant, Pelosi said, “Again I pray for the president of the United States. I wish his family, his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”
A reporter prompted that her comments “almost suggest you are concerned for his well being.”
“I am, and the well-being of the United States of America,” she replied.
Soros Organizations in EU Push for Open Borders
So-called “international experts” from NGOs funded largely by leftist billionaire George Soros declared that the European Union (EU) must adopt a “courageous” migration policy which opens Europe’s borders to everyone fleeing “wars, climate change [and] poverty.”
At a forum discussion titled “Europe and migration: Where do we draw the border,” representatives from human rights organizations including the Soros-backed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch demanded that Brussels respect the “rights” of illegal immigrants by providing “safe and legal [migration] routes” for anyone “seeking security in the EU.”
The panel also insisted the EU create an “independent mechanism” to prevent border control violence.
Gillibrand Vows to Champion Abortion Rights as President
In an interview on National Public Radio‘s Morning Edition this week, Democrat presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand declared that if elected president, she would champion and expand abortion rights.
“I will only appoint judges and justices that see Roe v. Wade as settled precedent,” she said. “I will codify Roe v. Wade legislatively. I will look to remove the Hyde Amendment, which is the law that prohibits federal money paying for abortion services in a full range of health care, particularly for poor low-income women.
“I will also make sure and guarantee that no matter what state you live in, you will have a right to access full reproductive services, including abortion services, regardless of where you live,” she added.
Waters: Trump Trying to ‘Threaten’ Congress
Wednesday on MSNBC’s Hardball, Rep. Maxine Waters said Congress would not allow President Trump to use infrastructure to stop Congress investigating him.
“I never trusted him and, of course, it turns out, today he’s made up an excuse about why he’s not going to proceed with them on infrastructure and basically blackmailing them and talking about if you want to get infrastructure, you got to stop all investigations,” Waters told host Chris Matthews.
“If he’s simply going to leverage it and use it to threaten Nancy Pelosi and [Chuck] Schumer in exchange for quitting all of the investigations, well, we got a problem. We have a real problem because we’re not going to allow him to intimidate or threaten us,” she added.
Durbin Says There’s a ‘Strong’ Case Trump Obstructed Justice
During an interview on CNN’s Cuomo Primetime Wednesday, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said there is an “obviously strong” obstruction of justice case against President Trump.
Asked by host Chris Cuomo where he stands on impeachment, Durbin replied, “I can tell you, the case is obviously strong, when it comes to obstruction of justice, read the Mueller report. … [I]t’s pretty clear that this president, time and time and time again, was involved in conduct that was carefully choreographed, but still crossed the line into obstruction.”
Durbin added that he doesn’t believe there are 67 senators who would support impeachment, but the House should continue its investigation nonetheless.
Sanders Would Move U.S. Embassy Back to Tel Aviv
In an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said that if elected, he would move the U.S. Embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv.
“I think it’s something that we should — I can’t give you a definitive answer, but yeah,” Sanders told host Chuck Todd. “The answer is, look, whether it is Iran and Saudi Arabia, whether it is Israel and the Palestinians, the United States needs to bring people together, needs an even-handed policy.
“We’ll take that one step at a time. It’s something — you know, bottom line is, we need to be a — we are the most powerful country on earth. Let’s bring people together and try to bring peace,” he added.