web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats"

Rashida Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa

Westlake Legal Group AP19228003392946 Rashida Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/alliances fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 977f8b6b-4e1a-526a-8f9e-050203ccc8a6

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested Saturday that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show after he devoted a segment of Friday’s program to bashing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it a “bulls— purity test.”

“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” said Tlaib, who went on to compare criticism of the BDS movement to the controversy surrounding boycotts of South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom,” the lawmaker continued. “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”

Maher’s segment came one day after the Israeli government said it would deny entry to Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for their support of the BDS movement following an appeal from President Trump.

Maher opined that Omar’s past comments, in which she seemed to suggest that “Jews control the world, control the money,” might have played a part in “why they don’t get a hero’s welcome.”

Tlaib’s tweet came in response to a post by Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan, who criticized “Liberal” Maher for “railing against BDS, Palestinians and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of colour.”

CHARLES HURT: TLAIB USED GRANDMA AS ‘PAWN’ IN ‘POLITICAL KERFUFFLE’

On Friday, the Israeli government said Tlaib could visit her relatives in the West Bank, including her 99-year-old grandma, on humanitarian grounds. But then the Interior Ministry released a letter purportedly signed by Tlaib in which she promised not to advocate boycotts during her visit. That appears to have lead to her decision to cancel the visit.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart,” she said in a statement. “Silencing me with treatment to make me feel less-than is not what she wants for me — it would kill a piece of me that always stands up against racism and injustice.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wolfsohn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19228003392946 Rashida Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/alliances fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 977f8b6b-4e1a-526a-8f9e-050203ccc8a6   Westlake Legal Group AP19228003392946 Rashida Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/alliances fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 977f8b6b-4e1a-526a-8f9e-050203ccc8a6

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report

Westlake Legal Group 4801f660-israel-congress-thumb-1 House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox news fnc/politics fnc article Alex Pappas 57e0d2eb-f046-56d7-bf02-b84d54336080

House Democrats are reportedly considering retaliatory moves against two top American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s decision to block Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.

Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering legislative action against Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, according to McClatchy.

ISRAELI MINISTER RIPS TLAIB FOR NIXING TRIP, SAYS ‘HER HATE FOR ISRAEL’ OVERCOMES ‘LOVE FOR HER GRANDMOTHER’

According to the report, the Democrats are discussing a possible vote on a statement of no confidence in Dermer, as well as the opening up of an inspector general investigation into Friedman.

Meanwhile, Tlaib’s 90-year-old grandmother, Muftia Tlaib, who lives in the West Bank, used fiery language as she ripped President Trump for his comments about the banned trip: “Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming,” she said, according to Reuters. “May God ruin him.”

Earlier in the week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited Omar and Tlaib’s anti-Israel statements in saying it would block her and another Democratic congresswoman from entering Israel as part of a planned trip.

The move – announced shortly after Trump tweeted that it would “show great weakness” to allow them in – has ignited a massive outcry from Washington Democrats, as Netanyahu’s government stands by the decision arguing the U.S. lawmakers have an ulterior, anti-Israel agenda.

ILHAN OMAR ACCUSES NETANYAHU OF IMPOSING ‘MUSLIM BAN’ AS DEMS DECRY DECISION TO BLOCK ISRAEL VISIT

Both Omar and Tlaib are Muslim. They are also outspoken critics of Israel and have expressed support for boycotts of the country.

Still, while blocking the planned trip, the Israeli government said it would accept a humanitarian request from Tlaib to visit her Palestinian grandmother. But on Friday, Tlaib said she would not travel to the West Bank to visit family, despite getting permission hours before from Israel’s interior minister.

Trump blasted Tlaib’s decision not to visit on humanitarian grounds.

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother,” Trump tweeted Friday. “Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Netanyahu has said that Tlaib and Omar’s itinerary “revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy.” He said Israel welcomes critics with the exception of those who support boycotts of the Jewish State.

Omar and Tlaib had planned to visit Jerusalem and the West Bank on a tour organized by a Palestinian organization aimed at highlighting the plight of the Palestinians.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Brie Stimson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group 4801f660-israel-congress-thumb-1 House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox news fnc/politics fnc article Alex Pappas 57e0d2eb-f046-56d7-bf02-b84d54336080   Westlake Legal Group 4801f660-israel-congress-thumb-1 House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/rashida-tlaib fox-news/person/ilhan-omar fox news fnc/politics fnc article Alex Pappas 57e0d2eb-f046-56d7-bf02-b84d54336080

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Pressley calls McConnell the ‘common enemy’ during mass shootings

Westlake Legal Group RT-.-Ayanna-Pressley Pressley calls McConnell the 'common enemy' during mass shootings Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 99ced9ea-3792-5997-ae75-cfa8b915d95a

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., declared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was the “common enemy” during mass shootings during her Monday night appearance on “The Daily Show.”

After claiming that President Trump’s rhetoric is “exactly why” the El Paso mass shooting took place earlier this month, Pressley agreed with “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who suggested that guns are the “common factor” in mass shootings.

“Yes, guns are the common factor and the common enemy in all of this is Mitch McConnell,” Pressley said, which sparked applause from the audience. “So please give him a call and tell him I sent you.”

PROTESTERS GATHER OUTSIDE MCCONNELL’S KENTUCKY HOME, ONE CALLS FOR HIS STABBING ‘IN THE HEART’

She continued, “Why haven’t we acted? This gun violence is a public health crisis and epidemic. It’s an urban issue, it’s a rural issue, it’s a suburban issue, it’s transcendent… it is pervasive and it is growing.”

The “Squad” member went on to praise New Zealand for “banning assault weapons” shortly after its mass shooting in March and blamed inaction in the U.S. on “a deficit of political courage and leadership.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“We need to hold two narratives: there are mass shootings and there’s community-based violence. And we also know that there’s more guns than people,” Pressley told Noah. “And as long as that’s the case, you are going to see an intersectionality of violence.”

Last week, protestors gathered outside McConnell’s home, where one called for him to be stabbed in the heart.

Westlake Legal Group RT-.-Ayanna-Pressley Pressley calls McConnell the 'common enemy' during mass shootings Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 99ced9ea-3792-5997-ae75-cfa8b915d95a   Westlake Legal Group RT-.-Ayanna-Pressley Pressley calls McConnell the 'common enemy' during mass shootings Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/entertainment/politics-on-late-night fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 99ced9ea-3792-5997-ae75-cfa8b915d95a

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Rep. Al Green wants Trump impeached to help shrink president’s 2020 donor list

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6056127617001_6056134581001-vs Rep. Al Green wants Trump impeached to help shrink president's 2020 donor list Nick Givas fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 7df23b6e-5f87-552c-9eec-9098d194582f

Anti-Trump Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said House Democrats should impeach the president to curb his political donor list and stifle his campaign’s fundraising efforts ahead of 2020.

Green appeared on MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” on Sunday and cited a poll claiming 51 percent of voters saw Trump as racist. He also said that even if Trump isn’t convicted in the Senate, the process would serve to hurt his campaign coffers.

“Fifty-one percent of the American public believes that the president is a racist,” he said. “Fifty-one percent… It is one thing to want to defeat the president at the polls, but it’s another thing to understand that we have to impeach the philosophy that he’s perpetrating upon society. If we impeach the philosophy, we take on a broader… threat to society than just defeating him at the polls.”

In a Quinnipiac poll released late last month, 51 percent of voters said President Trump was racist while 45 percent said he was not.

Green added, “If he is not defeated in the Senate, he will still run as an impeached president and there will be a good many people who won’t want to hold fundraisers with him — a good many people who won’t want to be in his company because he will become persona non grata to a good many of these wealthy people who are benefitting from his bigotry.”

TRUMP 2020 SPOKESWOMAN: JOAQUIN CASTRO’S DOXXING ONLY EMBOLDNED TRUMP DONORS

Green’s comments came after Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, was highly criticized for publishing a list of Trump donors who lived and worked in El Paso, following the mass shooting at a Walmart there. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said actions like this have served only to embolden Trump donors and also have helped create new ones.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“We have historic fundraising. We expect that to continue,” she said Wednesday on “Outnumbered Overtime.”

“One donor who was targeted, who was on that list, anonymously told The Daily Caller, this is actually having the reverse impact. It is emboldening our donors.”

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6056127617001_6056134581001-vs Rep. Al Green wants Trump impeached to help shrink president's 2020 donor list Nick Givas fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 7df23b6e-5f87-552c-9eec-9098d194582f   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6056127617001_6056134581001-vs Rep. Al Green wants Trump impeached to help shrink president's 2020 donor list Nick Givas fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 7df23b6e-5f87-552c-9eec-9098d194582f

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Ohio man who posted that AOC ‘should be shot’ arrested on weapons charges

An Ohio man who posted to Facebook that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested Thursday on weapons charges, federal officials said.

Timothy James Ireland Jr, 41, of Toledo, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm and one count of making interstate threats, the Justice Department said in a statement Friday.

Authorities say that on July 23, someone sent the Capitol Police a screenshot of a Facebook post linked to Ireland that featured a news story about the New York Democrat with a caption that read: “She should be shot. Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun for me.”

Westlake Legal Group TI Ohio man who posted that AOC 'should be shot' arrested on weapons charges Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc b88de34c-e7ac-578f-89db-d892d3931ac7 article

Timothy Ireland, 41, is charged with threatening  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over Facebook and weapons charges. (Lucas County Jail)

“There is absolutely no place in the marketplace of ideas for threats of violence against any person, especially those who are elected to represent the American people,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said in a statement. “Disagreement on political issues cannot lead to acts of violence, and if it does, we will seek federal prison time.”

When interviewed by investigators over the phone last week, Ireland said he was “very proud” of the post and noted that he carries concealed firearms, goes hunting and that he has guns for sport, according to a criminal complaint.

Ireland also said that “Everyone that he knows has guns,” the complaint said.

Capitol Police and agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Ireland’s home on Thursday, finding three rounds of .32-caliber ammunition and four rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

A background check revealed Ireland had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in a Sarasota, Fla. court on a charge of violating his probation and failing to appear in court for a marijuana possession charge in Cook, County Ga., authorities say. The complaint adds that in October 1996, Ireland was also convicted in Florida of four felony counts of dealing in stolen property.

Ocasio-Cortez has said she has been the target of numerous death threats since taking office. Last month, two Louisiana police officers were fired for suggesting on Facebook that she be shot.

Westlake Legal Group AP19220651097148-2 Ohio man who posted that AOC 'should be shot' arrested on weapons charges Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc b88de34c-e7ac-578f-89db-d892d3931ac7 article   Westlake Legal Group AP19220651097148-2 Ohio man who posted that AOC 'should be shot' arrested on weapons charges Louis Casiano fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc b88de34c-e7ac-578f-89db-d892d3931ac7 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Nadler: Committee has launched ‘formal impeachment proceedings’ against Trump

Westlake Legal Group Nadler-Trump_AP Nadler: Committee has launched 'formal impeachment proceedings' against Trump Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 762df207-754a-5bc9-99e5-ef2b7d19881b

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., confirmed on Thursday evening that his committee has officially launched “formal impeachment proceedings” into the alleged misconduct of President Trump.

Appearing on CNN, Nadler said people shouldn’t be “hung up on the semantics” since his committee is “investigating” the facts and evidence.

He said that he “wasn’t waiting” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has been publicly reluctant to support impeachment, but added that she’s been “very cooperative” with his investigation.

But after being pressed as to whether his investigation was considered “formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler insisted that’s what it is.

REP AL GREEN RENEWS CALL TO IMPEACH TRUMP: ‘WE CAN’T LET HIM WALK THE EARTH WITHOUT THAT STAIN’

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said. “We are investigating all the evidence, we’re gathering the evidence and we will at the conclusion of this, hopefully by the end of the year, vote to, vote articles of impeachment to the House floor or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that — that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.”

“All right, so when you say formal impeachment proceedings, have you started drafting or preparing articles of impeachment should you need them?” host Erin Burnett asked.

“There are articles of impeachment introduced a number of months ago and referred to the committee,” Nadler responded. “As the investigation proceeds, we may want to draft our own articles of impeachment that may more closely fit the evidence. We’ll see.”

Westlake Legal Group Nadler-Trump_AP Nadler: Committee has launched 'formal impeachment proceedings' against Trump Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 762df207-754a-5bc9-99e5-ef2b7d19881b   Westlake Legal Group Nadler-Trump_AP Nadler: Committee has launched 'formal impeachment proceedings' against Trump Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 762df207-754a-5bc9-99e5-ef2b7d19881b

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Rep. Gaetz: Nadler request for Justice Kavanaugh’s Bush-era records an effort to ‘delegitimize’ him

Westlake Legal Group Gaetz-Kavanaugh_FOX-AP Rep. Gaetz: Nadler request for Justice Kavanaugh's Bush-era records an effort to 'delegitimize' him fox-news/politics/judiciary/supreme-court fox-news/politics/judiciary/confirmation-of-judge-kavanaugh fox-news/politics/judiciary fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/senate fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc e1aec030-ce6e-5a9a-b976-cf42dd76c144 Charles Creitz article

Rep. Jerry Nadler’s motion to seek Bush-era records of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a delegitimization effort, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

The New York Democrat’s move is similar to how the House Judiciary Committee chairman tried to “relitigate” the Russia investigation, Gaetz claimed Wednesday on “The Story.”

“This is an effort to delegitimize Brett Kavanaugh despite the fact that he was nominated and confirmed,” he said.

“Someone should remind Chairman Nadler that he is not a member of the United States Senate and Brett Kavanaugh is a member of the United States Supreme Court.

NADLER SLAMMED FOR ‘HARASSMENT’ AFTER FRESH KAVANAUGH DOC REQUESTS

“They tried to relitigate the Russia investigation — that didn’t work out — now they’re trying to relitigate the Kavanaugh confirmation.”

In addition, Gaetz claimed the New York City lawmaker could use his position as chairman of a powerful House committee to work on more pressing issues.

“We really do have serious issues to address in the Judiciary Committee, like reforming our asylum laws,” he said, adding Nadler could also work with Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to draft bipartisan “red flag” gun control laws.

“Those are substantive issues that the American people want to see us addressing,” he said.

NADLER: SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP ‘GUILTY OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS’ CONTAINED IN MUELLER REPORT

Agreeing with Gaetz’ assertions on Kavanaugh, Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera claimed Nadler is trying to find a victory during his tenure as chairman.

“Their ‘Russiagate’ hoax did not play out,” he said.

On Tuesday, Nadler’s committee’s top Republican, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., slammed the Democratic lawmaker for what he called “harassment” of Kavanaugh.

“Senate Democrats spent months launching false accusations in an attempt to smear Justice Kavanaugh’s reputation and block his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now House Democrats want to follow suit with yet another fishing expedition to tarnish his good name,” Collins said.

CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

That day, Nadler — along with Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. — wrote to the National Archives to seek “certain presidential records related to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s service in the White House from 2001 to 2006.”

They cited the Presidential Records Act, which allows congressional committees to obtain “contain information that is needed for the conduct of [their] business and that is not otherwise available,” subject to executive privilege and other limitations.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Gaetz-Kavanaugh_FOX-AP Rep. Gaetz: Nadler request for Justice Kavanaugh's Bush-era records an effort to 'delegitimize' him fox-news/politics/judiciary/supreme-court fox-news/politics/judiciary/confirmation-of-judge-kavanaugh fox-news/politics/judiciary fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/senate fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc e1aec030-ce6e-5a9a-b976-cf42dd76c144 Charles Creitz article   Westlake Legal Group Gaetz-Kavanaugh_FOX-AP Rep. Gaetz: Nadler request for Justice Kavanaugh's Bush-era records an effort to 'delegitimize' him fox-news/politics/judiciary/supreme-court fox-news/politics/judiciary/confirmation-of-judge-kavanaugh fox-news/politics/judiciary fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/senate fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc e1aec030-ce6e-5a9a-b976-cf42dd76c144 Charles Creitz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Joaquin Castro doubles down on outing Trump donors: ‘No one was targeted or harassed’

Westlake Legal Group Joaquin-Castro-GettyImages-1132142232 Joaquin Castro doubles down on outing Trump donors: 'No one was targeted or harassed' Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-scarborough fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 6e2d3df6-65fb-5081-a9a7-8da0249e295c

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, is not backing down from his tweet outing Trump donors in San Antonio, insisting they weren’t “targeted or harassed” and that it wasn’t a “call to action.”

Castro, brother of former HUD secretary Julián Castro and the campaign chairman of his 2020 presidential campaign, shared a list of 44 individuals who gave the maximum donation to President Trump‘s campaign on Monday night, insisting that their contributions are “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.'”

The list included their names and employers, several of whom are listed as “retired.”

The tweet was condemned by the Trump campaign, GOP lawmakers, and several members of the media, with many urging him to delete the post.

TRUMP CAMPAIGN BLASTS DEM REP FOR TRYING TO NAME AND  SHAME DONORS: ‘DELETE & APOLOGIZE’

Castro later doubled down, saying he did not share “private or personal info” since the post did not include addresses and phone numbers, and insisting it wasn’t a “call to action.”

However, Castro also offered a fiery response to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who accused his Democratic colleague of “targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs.”

“No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published,” Castro tweeted. “You’re trying to distract from the racism that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.”

He added: “Donald Trump has put a target on the back of millions. And you’re too cowardly or agreeable to say anything about it. How about I stop mentioning Trump’s public campaign donors and he stops using their money for ads that fuel hate?”

Despite the growing criticism, Castro found one prominent defender: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

“Any business that donates to Trump is complicit and endorses the white supremacy he espoused in Charlottesville, with his ‘send her back’ chants, and by laughing at shouts that Hispanic immigrants should be shot,” Scarborough tweeted. “Donors’ names are on FEC reports. They are newsworthy.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The “Morning Joe” co-host and outspoken Trump critic expressed a similar sentiment on Monday morning.

“For those of you funding Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, you may want to take note: Because you keep writing checks to this president, it’s on you…because you are funding this white supremacist campaign,” Scarborough told his viewers. “It is your money that is funding this white supremacy because you won’t tell him to stop.”

Westlake Legal Group Joaquin-Castro-GettyImages-1132142232 Joaquin Castro doubles down on outing Trump donors: 'No one was targeted or harassed' Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-scarborough fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 6e2d3df6-65fb-5081-a9a7-8da0249e295c   Westlake Legal Group Joaquin-Castro-GettyImages-1132142232 Joaquin Castro doubles down on outing Trump donors: 'No one was targeted or harassed' Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-scarborough fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/entertainment/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 6e2d3df6-65fb-5081-a9a7-8da0249e295c

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Gutfeld, Donna Brazile discuss ongoing Democrat impeachment rumblings

Westlake Legal Group Brazile-Nadler-Gutfeld_FOX-AP-FOX Gutfeld, Donna Brazile discuss ongoing Democrat impeachment rumblings Victor Garcia fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 46eb3849-f1ac-58d8-8b06-28f666179d15

As the Democratic Party continues to internally tackle whether or not to seek articles of impeachment against President Trump, “The Five” took time to debate what impeachment means and the impact it could have on political discourse.

“This is like me writing a love poem and sending it to Halle Berry. Nothing’s going to happen. It’s going nowhere,” co-host Greg Gutfeld said Monday.

“This is a political act meant to circumvent the vote that doesn’t reduce the temperature of the country, hardly.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., appeared on MSNBC Monday morning and said impeachment proceedings could happen as early as fall.

HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN JERRY NADLER CONTINUES TO PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT

“I think that we will probably get court decisions by the end of October, maybe shortly thereafter,” Nadler said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., vowed Friday that the president would be “held accountable.” But she stopped short of heeding her colleagues’ call to initiate official proceedings.

More from Fox News

Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile told her fellow “The Five” co-hosts Monday her reservations with impeachment.

“My problem… most people think that if we impeach Donald Trump we will remove him from office,” Brazile said.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Brazile said she’d prefer concentrating on beating Trump in 2020.

“I do believe that the Judiciary Committee should conduct an inquiry. But the truth is we need to find another way to get rid of Donald Trump and that’s called the 2020 election,” Brazile said.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group Brazile-Nadler-Gutfeld_FOX-AP-FOX Gutfeld, Donna Brazile discuss ongoing Democrat impeachment rumblings Victor Garcia fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 46eb3849-f1ac-58d8-8b06-28f666179d15   Westlake Legal Group Brazile-Nadler-Gutfeld_FOX-AP-FOX Gutfeld, Donna Brazile discuss ongoing Democrat impeachment rumblings Victor Garcia fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 46eb3849-f1ac-58d8-8b06-28f666179d15

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Ocasio-Cortez demands McConnell stop ‘giving bogus excuses’ and pass gun background check bill

Westlake Legal Group AOC042219 Ocasio-Cortez demands McConnell stop 'giving bogus excuses' and pass gun background check bill fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc article Andrew O'Reilly 85f486d5-5f91-57f4-9fea-589afa46ee97

In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for failing to call a vote on a gun reform bill that the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed in February.

McConnell tweeted on Saturday that he and the country were “horrified” by the “senseless violence” in El Paso, where a lone gunman opened fire inside a Walmart and left at least 20 people dead and dozens more wounded. Following McConnell’s tweet, another gunman attacked a popular nightlife district in Dayton in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez called out McConnell in a tweet on Sunday for “giving bogus excuses” as to why the Senate hasn’t taken up the measure passed in the House that would tighten background checks for people seeking to purchase a firearm.

POLITICIANS RESPOND TO SHOOTING AT WALMART IN EL PASO

“The House passed HR8, a Bipartisan Background Checks Act, *5 months ago* and the Senate has yet to vote on it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to McConnell’s own tweet. “It was one of our 1st major priorities after ending the gov shutdown. You’ve been sitting on it since February giving bogus excuses. Care to explain the people why?”

The measure, HR 8, was passed back in February with overwhelming support from the newly elected Democratic majority and some Republican support.

Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t the only lawmaker to call on McConnell to bring the resolution to a vote in the Senate.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a leading candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, also demanded that McConnell call the Senate back into session and take up a vote of the resolution.

“Mitch McConnell should bring the Senate back into session immediately to pass HR 8, the gun safety bill that has already passed the House,” Sanders tweeted. “That’s a first step to addressing our serious gun violence epidemic.”

Westlake Legal Group AOC042219 Ocasio-Cortez demands McConnell stop 'giving bogus excuses' and pass gun background check bill fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc article Andrew O'Reilly 85f486d5-5f91-57f4-9fea-589afa46ee97   Westlake Legal Group AOC042219 Ocasio-Cortez demands McConnell stop 'giving bogus excuses' and pass gun background check bill fox-news/us/crime/mass-murder fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/house-of-representatives fox-news/person/mitch-mcconnell fox-news/person/alexandria-ocasio-cortez fox news fnc/politics fnc article Andrew O'Reilly 85f486d5-5f91-57f4-9fea-589afa46ee97

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com