Dem. Rep. blasts Trump as ‘totalitarian’ on live television while the free press applauds him for his bravery
By Dr. Jake Baker - TapWires News Service
A Democratic congressman named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, as one of the most corrupt congressmen in Washington, thinks President Trump has created a “totalitarian” government that reminds him “more of Russia than the United States of America.”
Rep. Gregory Meeks who has had questionable dealings with former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chaves and is reportedly under investigation by both the federal government and the House Ethics Committee over financial irregularities, blasted the president on MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” on Saturday, commenting on a New York Times report that Trump had urged a lawyer to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia probe of alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
“It seems Jeff Sessions wants this job so badly that he’s giving in to the pressures applied by the president for to him do several things,” Meeks said. “Now it is clear, it came out over the week, that the president had asked his, one of his top attorneys to ask Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation and Sessions’ job was to protect the president. That’s not what his job is.”
Meeks added that what he sees unfolding “with this president and with [Republicans] as co-conspirators is the undermining of our democratic institutions.” “What … Mr. Trump seems to want to be … it reminds me more of Russia than the United States of America,” the New York Democrat said with no pushback from MSNBC host Alex Witt.
“We’re in an atmosphere of a foreign government that’s totalitarian,” the lawmaker continued, “where the president is saying that ‘I can go after my political enemies’ and try to say, we want our institution to put somebody in jail.”
However, Meeks saw no undermining of our constitution when the IRS, FBI, DOJ, and the “deep state” were weaponized against both the Trump candidacy and conservatives.
Meeks may face federal indictments later this year as well as charges by the House Ethics Committee. But that is not his first brush with controversy. Meeks used taxpayer money to settle a sexual assault case in which he harassed and eventually fired a staffer who brought the charges. Of course, one would never know any of that listening to the MSNBC interview.Corruption, Sexual Assault, Russia, MSNBC, Rep. Gregory Meeks, totalitarian, Alex Witt