Politics Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends calling Ken Cuccinelli a white supremacist
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William B. Taylor Jr., the United States’ top diplomat in Ukraine, told impeachment investigators privately on Tuesday that President Trump held up vital security aid for the country and refused a White House meeting with Ukraine’s leader until he agreed to make a public pledge to investigate Mr. Trump’s political rivals. In testimony built around careful notes he took during his tenure and delivered in defiance of State Department orders, Mr. Taylor sketched out in remarkable detail a quid-pro-quo pressure campaign on Ukraine that Mr.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said she stands by her remarks from earlier this week in which she called acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli a white supremacist.
Wasserman Schultz's comments came during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing Wednesday regarding USCIS's decision to stop allowing undocumented immigrants with serious medical conditions to remain in the U.S. while they received treatment, a decision that has since been reversed.
"You and Mr. Trump don't want anyone who looks or talks differently than Caucasian Americans to be allowed into this country," Wasserman Schultz said to Cuccinelli,.
Alleged White Supremacist Indicted, Accused of Lying to Feds About Hate Group Membership for Navy Facility Job
Fred C. Arena was arrested Friday after officials claim he lied about his membership in white supremacist hate group Vanguard America in order to obtain a security clearance for his job at the Philadelpha Navy Yard.Fred C. Arena of Salem, New Jersey is alleged to have lied about belonging to Vanguard America, an alt-right hate group, on a security clearance form for his job at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Authorities also claim that the man lied about his association with the group when FBI agents asked him about it during an August 2018 interview.
Cuccinelli denied the accusation, but the Florida congresswoman wasn't finished.
"You want to block all immigration and make life harder for immigrants, and you have demonstrated that you will pursue this heinous white supremacist ideology at all costs, even if it means making critically ill children your collateral damage in the process, and this goes to a comprehensive pattern of harm at the USCIS under your leadership," Wasserman Schultz said.
Cuccinelli pushed back against the congresswoman's claims while on Fox News Friday morning.
"I'm under oath and she is literally protected to lie," Cuccinelli said, adding that the accusations against him and President Trump were "completely false."
When asked by CNN's Jim Sciutto about Wednesday's confrontation and Cuccinelli's Fox News comments, Wasserman Schultz answered: "Ken Cuccinelli is the tip of the spear of a white supremacist ideology that is the thread of the president's immigration policy targeting people of color."
Sondland emerges as key target after Vindman testimony
House Democrats are weighing whether to take action against European Union (EU) Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who some lawmakers believe misled impeachment investigators during his closed-door deposition earlier this month.Upon hearing from a series of career foreign service and national security officials, some Democrats say Sondland lied to three House committees investigating President Trump's contacts with Ukraine, particularly in regard to pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch two investigations that would help President Trump politically.
"Ken Cuccinelli is the tip of the spear of a white supremacist ideology that is the thread of the President's immigration policy targeting people of color,"- CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) tells about clashing with Cuccinelli over immigration policies at a hearing.
"I used my ability, as a member of the Oversight Committee, to call that out," she continued.
Cuccinelli is reportedly being considered by the White House to serve as the next acting Homeland Security secretary.
'It's okay to be white' signs on a university campus prompt probe .
Signs with the same saying have been found at some other college campuses, including in 2018 at The University of Vermont and Tufts University in Boston.At East Tennessee State University early Friday — the start of a weekend when historically African American fraternities and sororities were to be honored on campus — "racist flyers were placed on multiple buildings and locations" at the school, said a statement by Brian Noland, president of the university in Johnson City, about 285 miles east of Nashville.