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WATCH A Democrat Shred The GOP At House Hearing: ‘You Bend The Knee To The Orange Jesus!’

During a 15-hour long hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday evening to discuss the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Rep. Rob Menendez (D-NJ) excoriated his Republican colleagues for using the issue of border security to boost their likely 2020 presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

According to HuffPost, Menendez “said the House Homeland Security Committee has held 17 hearings on the border, but zero full committee hearings on other issues within its jurisdiction such as emergency preparedness, cyber threats, infrastructure protection and more.”

“We have not lived up to our oversight obligation here on this committee because you all are obsessed with the border,” Menendez said. “Because you bend the knee to the ‘Orange Jesus’ as you refer to him across the aisle.”

Former GOP Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) revealed in her 2023 book that Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) referred to Trump as the Orange Jesus. Green is now chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Menendez went on to call the impeachment hearings a “sham,” adding, “I’ve tried to listen here. I try to be a team player, I really do. I try not to engage in the partisanship. But I’ve had it.”

Video of Menendez’s comments has garnered over 170,000 views and drew praise on social media.

 

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‘Staggering’ Legal Fees Have Trump Under ‘Enormous Financial Strain’ As More Court Rulings Loom

Even though the presidential election is now less than a year away, political action committees aligned with disgraced former president Donald Trump have already spent some $50 million to cover his mounting legal expenses, with even more bad legal news on the horizon for him.

Maggie Haberman and Shane Goldmacher of the New York Times report the “staggering” $50 million expenditure begs a comparison: “Nikki Haley raised roughly the same amount of money across all her committees in the last year.”

Using Federal Election Commission filings, Haberman and Goldmacher explain that Trump will face an “enormous financial strain” as he attempts to win a second term in the White House, especially since he’s already facing anti-Trump headwinds shown recently in polls that reveal even many registered Republicans saying they won’t vote for him.

The $50 million has been paid out by the following PACs: Make America Great, Save America, and MAGA Inc. according to the report.

The failed ex-president is also confronted with a cash crunch in his personal finances thanks to a massive $83.3 million defamation judgement handed down against him by a New York jury last week for his comments regarding writer E. Jean Carroll, who says she was sexually assaulted by Trump.

Another New York case could also hit Trump in the pocket.

A civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James will reach a conclusion in the weeks ahead when Judge Arthur Engoron decides how much the Trump Organization should have to pay for decades of bank and tax fraud. Some experts say the judgement could reach as high as $350 million and also lead to the company being banned from ever doing business in the Empire State.

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MT Greene Called Out For Fundraising Off Her Latest ‘Sham Impeachment’ Push

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got called out during a committee hearing today for fundraising off her efforts to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

The dressing down of Greene came from Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Thompson began by suggesting that Republicans are only pursuing the impeachment of Mayorkas to gain political advantage in the November election.

“Republican members of Congress sworn to support and defend the Constitution are rejecting the framers’ clear intent and over two centuries of precedent in favor of a sham impeachment,” Thompson said. “The sham impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas is a baseless political stunt by extreme MAGA Republicans.”

He then added:

“Chairman Greene, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, and others have pushed for and even fundraised based on this pre-planned, predetermined scapegoating of the Secretary.”

“In a process akin to throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks, Republicans have cooked up vague, unprecedented grounds to impeach Secretary Mayorkas, refusal to follow the law, and a breach of public trust.”

Congressman Thompson is absolutely right. Republicans are backing a multiply-indicted man, Donald Trump, who is facing financial ruin and may also be convicted of stealing classified documents from the White House before ballots are cast later this year. They can feel themselves on the verge of losing worse than they did in 2020 and they’re going scorched earth in a desperate attempt to distract from that reality.

Vote the GOP out. Every damn one of them.

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E. Jean Carroll Has A Devastating New Description Of Donald Trump That’s Certain To Enrage Him

Speaking with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday evening, just days after a massive $83.3 million legal victory over failed former president Donald Trump, writer E. Jean Carroll shared a description of how the ex-head of state looked at the defamation trial that concluded last week in New York.

“He is like a walrus snorting and like a rhino flopping his hands. He is not there. That was the surprising thing to me.”

Carroll admitted that she had been terrified of facing Trump in court, but her fears quickly abated when she took the stand and began testifying.

“Amazingly, I looked out, and he was nothing,” she said. “He was nothing. He was a phantom. It was the people around him who were giving him power. He himself was nothing.”

That moment of clarity, Carroll continued, gave her new insight regarding the Donald.

“We don’t need to be afraid of him. He can be knocked out.”

Others who have observed Trump over the years agreed with Carroll, suggesting that he’s just an impotent coward.

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WATCH: CNN’s Brianna Keilar Brutally Fact-Checks GOPer For Lying About Attacks On US Forces

Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) got schooled by CNN host Brianna Keilar during a discussion of the Biden administration’s Middle East policy Monday on the network after the congressman suggested the administration was responsible for attacks on U.S. forces by proxy groups loyal to Iran.

Keilar noted that the Trump administration also struggled to control Iran.

“I know you’re critical of President Biden, that you think he is emboldening Iran, but how should the U.S. respond when even former President Trump — I mean, you said that peace broke out [under his watch], but his direct and controversial action like taking out [late Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani] did not stop the deadly attacks on U.S. troops.”

Waltz said that killing Soleimani had been effective, “They launched some missiles and that was it!”

Keilar, whose husband is an active duty Green Beret, interjected, “Service members died!”

Waltz: “Who died, post-Soleimani strike?”

That’s when Keilar fact-checked the congressman.

“March 2020, service members died,” she said. “You had Iranian-backed proxies… the one in March was determined that it likely was [Iran] and you had service members, two Americans and one Brit, who were killed… So if we’re talking realistically on what deters and what does not deter the proxies, then let’s use those facts to talk about what might actually be a way to… get them to stop.”