Reiner: Mueller Testimony Will Open Impeachment Inquiry
Film director and anti-Trump activist Rob Reiner declared on social media Tuesday that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming public testimony before Congress will leave “no alternative” to impeachment proceedings for President Trump.
“On July 17, if Mueller just makes clear to the public what’s in his report, there will be no alternative but to open an Impeachment inquiry on the most criminal President in US history. #ImpeachmentInquiryNow,” Rob Reiner tweeted.
On Tuesday, Reps. Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, the chairmen of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees, announced that Mueller had been subpoenaed to testify before Congress on July 17.
O’Donnell: ‘Over 100,000’ Concentration Camps in America
Monday on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live After Show, former comedienne/talk show host Rosie O’Donnell claimed there are more than 100,000 concentration camps in states across the country, holding the children of illegal aliens.
Asked about a rally being held July 12th to demand an end to “detention camps,” O’Donnell said, “Yeah, the concentration camps, even though there’s lots of controversy about the word. But actually, legitimate scholars who study genocide say, yes, these are, in fact, the criteria for concentration camps, they meet them. There are over 100,000 camps in nearly every state.
“There’s between 10,000 and 13,000 children, that could fill Radio City Music Hall twice. That’s how many children unaccompanied are alone in these camps.”
Warren Supports Decriminalizing Border Crossing
“We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future,” Warren told HuffPost. “We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our DREAMers, and protects our borders.”
Castro had already endorsed the idea in April in his so-called People First Immigration platform. “Thank you, @ewarren, for joining me on this issue. We shouldn’t criminalize desperation,” he tweeted. “It’s time to repeal this terrible law.”
Karen Bass Calls Border Situation ‘Human Rights Abuse’
Tuesday on CNN’s New Day, Rep. Karen Bass claimed that the Trump administration is torturing migrant children in detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“This is a human rights abuse,” Bass said. “This is such a stain on our country. I have spent the last 20-plus years working to transform our nation’s child welfare system. And this is a situation, like my tweet said, if any parent did anything that is going on on the border, the children would literally be taken away and put in foster care. You can’t tell me that this problem cannot be solved…
“And I am sorry, but hearing about children walking around in soiled diapers, hearing about children taking care of toddlers, you are talking about straight up child abuse, and I think that this needs to be condemned internationally, frankly,” she added.
Tlaib: ‘Direct Payment’ Just One Element of Reparations
In the aftermath of a House hearing last week on reparations for descendants of American slaves, a reporter asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib whether she supported them in the form of direct payments or investment in African-American communities.
“I support any opportunity for restorative justice and that can come up all above in some instances, but I think there’s a serious conversation happening in committee and I hope it continues to happen regarding reparations,” Tlaib answered.
“But I guess it should be determined by all of us and I can tell you at home it is direct payment that people want to see but also increased access to higher education, to real equitable funding in education systems, right now, across the country,” she added.
O’Rourke: No Reparations Til All Americans Understand Slavery
In an interview with The Root on Tuesday, White House hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke argued that all Americans should learn the history of slavery before reparations can become a reality.
Asked if he supports reparations for descendants of slaves, O’Rourke said, “I think, ultimately, we may arrive at that conclusion. But before we do, I think every single American needs to know the full story of this country… I would support those steps that would allow us to repair the damage done and to stop visiting this kind of injustice on future generations.
“But I am convinced in a democracy, unless everybody understands the story of this country—and most people do not—you’ll never get to that action or that end result,” he added.