Washington (CNN) Rep. James Clyburn, a member of House Democratic leadership, said the Congressional Black Caucus, of which he is a part, is pursuing a censure resolution against President Donald Trump next week after the President’s vulgar remarks on immigrants Thursday.
“I am hopeful that we will do that and get bipartisan support for it,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview Friday. “The President is the commander in chief and this is kind of conduct that would be ‘unbecoming of an officer.'”
He continued: “If a general or some other line officer in the military were to say something like this, he would be censured. It should occur here with the commander in chief at a minimum.”
Congress pursuing censure against the President would mean publicly reprimanding him as a formal state of disapproval.
Clyburn was referring to Trump’s comments during a meeting with congressional immigration negotiators where he referred to some African nations as “shithole countires.” In that meeting, he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era initiative aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Trump, a person briefed on the meeting told CNN, also asked why the US wants people from Haiti in the US and added that the US should get more people from countries like Norway.
'I said my piece directly to (Trump) yesterday.'
Sen. Lindsey Graham responds to President Trump's denial of 'sh**hole countries' comments pic.twitter.com/1LXuF4u12T
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 12, 2018
Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as “shithole countries.” He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” Trump tweeted.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, and the House Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, released a joint statement announcing their plan to pursue censure against the President, citing his remarks against immigrants from Haiti and African countries.
BEYOND THE PALE! Who did this?
I’ve said for awhile that the goal was to kill these American Citizens.
Puerto Ricans Have Been Committing Suicide Nearly Every Day After Hurricane Maria, Report Shows
Source: Newsweek Magazine
PUERTO RICANS HAVE BEEN COMMITTING SUICIDE NEARLY EVERY DAY AFTER HURRICANE MARIA, A NEW REPORT SHOWS
BY MARIA PEREZ ON 1/13/18 AT 8:00 AM
The rate of suicide increased to nearly a suicide a day in Puerto Rico in November, according to a recent report released by The Commission for the Prevention of Suicide. At least 227 people committed suicide on the island last year, a 16 percent increase compared to 2016, according to the report released Tuesday from the commission, which is part of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico.
After Hurricane Maria, 26 people took their own lives in November, or nearly one person a day. The suicide report also found that 85 percent of suicides are committed by men, and 14 percent are committed by women. Many health specialists and doctors said the spike in suicides can be linked to the aftermath of the storm that struck the island on September 20 and the destruction of basic resources like food, water, electricity and housing.
“If someone is in a position where they do not have any electricity, water or a roof over their head, you’re going to either break and sometimes break to the point of committing suicide,” said Alicia Schwartz, a home care nurse from New York City, who volunteered in Puerto Rico through the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union after Maria hit the island.“You can only live so much without the simple necessities of having a roof over your head.”
Dr. Kenira Thompson, who is in charge of providing mental health services at the Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico, said she has seen a rise in patients since the storm. “A lot of patients are presenting severe mental health issues since the storm and the number of patients in our clinic has increased dramatically,” said Thompson. “Not one person that has lived through the storm can’t say they weren’t touched by what happened.”
This is so sad.
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Trump responds to ‘s***hole’ outcry with ‘America First!’ tweet
Source: The Hill
BY JOHN BOWDEN – 01/13/18 08:24 AM EST
President Trump is responding to the widespread condemnation of his remarks about immigrants from “shithole countries” with a two-word tweet: “America First!”
Trump offered the tweet at 8:14 a.m. with little other comment. And while the tweet didn’t cite the criticism of his reported comments at a meeting with lawmakers in the White House, it was hard to see the words as anything but a response to that controversy.
America First is one of the hallmarks of Trump’s presidency, and reflects his stance on immigration.
Trump wants to change the rules for entering the United States, and stepped into controversy when he said the nation should be seeking immigrants from countries such as Norway instead of countries such as Haiti.
“UNFORTUNATE & NOT HELPFUL.”
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/12/18
Sen. Kamala Harris: Trump’s comments simply irresponsible
Senator Kamala Harris talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s racist remarks about sources of U.S. immigration, and about the plight of DACA recipients to whom the United States made a promise that Trump intends to break
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/12/18
Senator Harris: Robert Mueller’s authority must be preserved
Senator Kamala Harris talks with Rachel Maddow about the Trump Russia investigation and why she can’t think about things like 2020 while the fate of DACA recipients hangs in the balance.
AM Joy had FAKE BLACK PASTOR Mark Burns on spouting RIGHT WING TALKING POINTS, about black people being in trouble? GTFOH
bEWARE folks, THE COONTASTIC SHOW commences when #45 spews his vile racism.
to clarify, the coon was spouting hoe that orange POS can help blacks.
So yes, BLACK PEOPLE & POC are in “TROUBLE” if they believe this racist piece of shit is going to help us in any way.
He’s a straight up coon on the pole
I can’t stand that ignorant stepinfetchit hustler
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1/12/18
White House mired in crisis as Russian hackers target U.S. Senate
A White House that can’t even organize a conference call is struggling to keep up with the more-than-daily crises created by Donald Trump, plus, past crises like alleged affairs with porn stars, while Russian hackers remain undeterred. Rachel Maddow reports
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Good MOrning, Rikyrah & 3 Chics Family.
Loved Letterman’s interview with PBO. If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT. It’s on Netflix.