27 House members are calling on leadership to “swiftly bring legislation” to ban stock trading to the floor. Rep. Jared Golden, who led the letter, says he wants to “make sure that we’re pushing for legislative action.” House Speaker Pelosi is now open to banning lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks “if members want toContinue reading “27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’”
Former Trump official turned right-wing provocateur Steve Bannon took things a step further Monday morning, pledging to one day soon take over the entire “election apparatus” in the United States. “We are going to get it decertified,” Bannon said, referring to the 2020 presidential election, which the hotly contested MAGA character erroneously insists Trump won. “And hey, all theyContinue reading “Steve Bannon Vows to Take Over Entire U.S. ‘Election Apparatus’”
On Friday, NPR reported that extreme right groups are rejoicing at the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse — and are fantasizing about instigating more violence in their private channels. “In one Telegram channel for the far-right Proud Boys, some noted they had taken the day off work to await the verdict,” reported Odette Yousef. “‘There’s stillContinue reading “Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’ bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict”
‘Is it tannerite or C4 we want to put in those metal detectors when we blow them up?’ Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert and her fellow GOP House member, Matt Gaetz from Florida, have come under fire for joking about blowing up the Capitol metal detectors. Mr Gaetz was speaking at a rally for Florida State Representative and Congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini on Sunday when heContinue reading “Boebert and Gaetz under fire over ‘joke’ about blowing up Capitol metal detectors at rally”
Matt Gaetz and his associates could be in more trouble than we had thought, as reports this week have given us new information about the ongoing investigation. One of the recent revelations is that the Secret Service is actually handling parts of the investigation, meaning that there could be an Executive Branch connection to allContinue reading “Secret Service Agents Now Handling Parts Of The Matt Gaetz Investigation”
Matt Gaetz is facing an investigation for underage sex trafficking and has had fundraising slow down to a drip. Now he’s been deemed ineligible to practice law in Florida. This is one bar tab Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) may regret not paying. Faced with an onslaught of accusations that he engaged in underage sex trafficking—and bracingContinue reading “‘Delinquent’ Matt Gaetz Blocked from Practicing Law”
The Washington-based pair recently joined a team of investigators in Florida. Two top prosecutors in the Justice Department were added several months ago to the ongoing federal probe examining sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News. The Washington-based prosecutors, one with expertise in child exploitation crimesContinue reading “DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say”
In a twist in the federal sex crime investigation into Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, his associate Joel Greenberg has asked to delay his sentencing on sex crimes charges. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent is joined by attorney Dave Aronberg to discuss why this is potentially very bad news for Gaetz.
“Matt Gaetz appears to be trying to brush away his looming legal troubles by ostentatiously performing the racism that has become so core to the modern Republican base,” says Chris Hayes.
A few Republicans praised the Taliban since it seized power in Afghanistan this month. Trump called them “smart” and “good fighters” and Rep. Gaetz said they were “more legitimate” than Biden. These statements come despite years of GOP chest-thumping about the threat of jihadist terrorism. Just weeks before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacksContinue reading “Trump and some Republicans are praising the Taliban to criticize Biden despite years of chest-thumping over jihadist terrorism”