GOP Congressman On Why He Is Breaking With Trump When It Comes To Turkey | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

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Turkey’s military forces are pushing deeper into Northeast Syria after already killing hundreds. The first Green Beret elected to congress, Rep. Michael Waltz joins Stephanie Ruhle to explain why after voting with President Trump over 90% of the time, he is now breaking with him by co-sponsoring a new sanctions bill on Turkey. Aired on 10/11/19.
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GOP Congressman On Why He Is Breaking With Trump When It Comes To Turkey | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

80 Comments on "GOP Congressman On Why He Is Breaking With Trump When It Comes To Turkey | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Don’t have these disingenuous wholes on here. That was the most spineless opposition ever.

  2. during an enquiry it would not be wise to have the testimony be public because it would give those that come after a witness knowledge to change their own story. The Impeachment trial is when it should be made public not before

    • Exactly. I wish journalists were knowledgeable enough about procedure to call out this Trump sycophant’s BS.

    • Do you really believe the Republicans don’t immediately inform the White House about anything that is being said in the hearings?

  3. Shoes are being reviewed | October 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM | Reply

    If trump hasn’t done anything wrong then there should be nothing to hide.

  4. Shoes are being reviewed | October 11, 2019 at 3:37 PM | Reply

    He won’t answer the question

  5. So republicans are worried about ISIS but not our healthcare

    • @Matt Rowland
      Not “implying” anything, just noticed a real effort to shut them down in the last few days. I have no idea why but given its America I have to suspect something rotten:)

    • @Matt Rowland
      And despite that he still has over 40% support. That’s a lot of people, That’s not just some fringe lunatic with a few thousand supporters, it must be 100 million people or more??

    • @Jim Battersbee please don’t put it in actual numbers. that’s terrifying. I do think his support will fall, but it will never drop below 30%. If you lived where I live, you’d know why lol

    • @Jim Battersbee then that’s what you were implying! that there’s something rotten. do you know what an implication is??

    • Dude they care about their wallets , they play the public trust with lies and promises . How is it that the USA can claim to be the greatest nation around when it does not even provide the bascis , health care , college an affordable living to the very people who labor . We are but slaves with a pay check .

  6. No republican answers the question yes or no, Jesus it’s a generic question about any president

    • Blanca Flor Jimenez | October 12, 2019 at 1:21 AM | Reply

      It amazes me how many people put down ESL individuals, like me, because our English is not perfect, but they say nothing about Republicans misunderstanding of a simple yes or no question 😉

    • U.S.S. Scambalam | October 12, 2019 at 1:48 AM | Reply

      I don’t recall seeing another YT user become quite so enraged after being told that her humor fell flat, Chrissie. Regardless of how big a wall of verbiage you erect, and how many people you word-lash, your original post will still seem more like honest sentiment than the feeble attempt at sarcasm you claim it was. The real irony is in your inability to laugh at your own verbal ineptitude.

    • @U.S.S. Scambalam well isn’t he cute. That dude didn’t bother to read my comment. The point was not whether my point was funny, but how so many people took it as a serious point from a Republican. I don’t care if he didn’t find it funny. Alas, what a dimwit.
      For the record, I’m not a Republican. I hate Trump.

    • U.S.S. Scambalam | October 12, 2019 at 9:08 AM | Reply

      @Chris Nelson So what? Republicans aren’t the Only jerks alive. You’re too blind to see that You are the one doing most of the insulting. Asperger’s much?

  7. Trump wants ISIS to return. That way he justify starting a war! He thinks he’ll win in 2020 if he’s a “hero!” Time to vote to impeach this dangerous megalomaniac!

    • @Redlobster open skies. That news barely registered on our news, but it has massive consequences.

      With the US out of the treaty, Russia has nothing stopping them from gathering their forces. There is nobody monitoring troop movements effectively.

      Missiles and aircraft have an easier time making it to their destination undetected.

      In other words, we may have passed the tipping point already.

    • @Astrobrant2 Trump doesn’t need to be strategic. He is following Putin’s playbook, and putin is strategic, if nothing else.

    • Philhard Ackermann | October 12, 2019 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      @Astrobrant2 I just think he’s a wimp, and when Erdogan yelled at him he short circuited.

  8. Yep, it’s a complete trumping clustertrump. America’s word has no value on the glabal stage.

  9. Patricia Leonard | October 11, 2019 at 3:44 PM | Reply

    He should have made the break when trump started stealing the money for our troops. This is his easy way out from trump.

  10. He’s breaking from Trump just this once because his tongue is full of blisters from all his bootlicking!

  11. Republicans don’t really want more facts. They’re just stalling.

  12. The Obama administration defeated ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq , the fight was already over when Trump came to the white house.

    • I’m not a big fan of him but you know when Republicans start talking about Obama that they’re an empty barrel. They have no integrity, they are liars and cowards.
      Why do Americans elect so many slimy dishonest grifters to their government?

    • @Jim Battersbee ’cause it’s all about the Benjamins!

    • @Jim Battersbee check out justice democrats they don’t take large corporate and PAC donations.

    • There is literally the zero doubt or room for interpretation for what his intent was! He reiterated it and confirmed what the whistleblower accused!!!

  13. Eater of Broken Meats | October 11, 2019 at 3:52 PM | Reply

    HEY! It DOESN’T MATTER whether there was a quid pro quo or not, you WEAK, DOUBLE-TALKING Republican PIG! Just soliciting foreign assistance to dig up dirt is illegal and impeachable. FFS.

    • Andrea Stanford | October 11, 2019 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Thank u! Well said!!!!

    • When Republicans go low we go lower . good deal

    • YES!!!

    • Yeah, it’s also not a question of whether we “like” the president or not. That’s so dishonest and insulting to the people, the voters, who want him impeached. He is saying we’re acting like children by wanting him punished for his criminal and unethical behavior over and over. The children here are the Republicans in congress who won’t take off their team jersey long enough to realize that sometimes it’s not about what party you are in.

  14. Republicans are disgusting. Dysfunctional government because of the Republicans

  15. This guy is a Trump sycophant enabler and yet is considered a hero when he breaks with him. This is crazy.

  16. 🤷‍♂️Why are media outlets inserting Trump’s quid pro quo talking point? Whether or not there was quid pro quo, the fact that he asked a foreign government for dirt on a political opponent is the offense!🤦‍♂️

    • I agree, but what about the text messages?
      “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.” – Ambassador Taylor
      Of course there was a quid pro quo. Trump froze funding, wouldn’t schedule a WH meeting with Zelensky and Pence canceled his trip to Ukraine to attend Zelensky’s inauguration. Of course he didn’t threaten Zelensky on the phone with so many people listening to the call, but what he was suggesting was very obvious.

    • @Lotta Sunshine Exactly. any reasonable person reading those text and transcript can clearly see the quid pro quo, that includes the ambassador Taylor and the Ukrainians. The CYA statements from Trump declaring this is not quid pro quo don’t mean anything.

    • Source Fractal OOTB | October 11, 2019 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      The Emollients ALONE are grounds for impeachment. Everyone’s seen that!! He’s not supposed to be hawking his hotels while in office! Abuse of office..right there.

    • Corn Pone Flicks | October 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      She should have pointed that out…they’re using that as a distraction when it’s totally irrelevant. He’s trying to spin the story, and she should’ve held his feet to the fire for it.

    • They say it because 45 & Republicans keep saying there wasn’t.

  17. Every Trump supporter is a threat to national security.

    • Agreed 100%

    • Karima Rosemond | October 11, 2019 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      I agree!

    • Trump 2020.

    • This dude is one of the worst, he is a Green Beret, supposed to be smarter than average and a patyriot that has sworn to uphold the constitution, yers has betrayed his oath and his fellow Green Berets Honor by allowing the trashing of the constitution and the rule of law as the USA is sold out to Russia and he would know many of his fellow GOP poloticians are in the pay of the Russians.
      He has no Honor and verges on a traitor to the flag and constitution

    • @Laur Manolescu Correct, the Bible tells us evil and the antichrist shall rule and bring great suffering and death before the judgement can happen. All those fake Christians and prophets and preachers and teachers and their followers have been supporting and empowering the antichrist and the servant of the devil

  18. Nadia Silvershine | October 11, 2019 at 4:17 PM | Reply

    The President cares about his two hotels in Istanbul.

  19. Don’t let him talk over you while you are still in the midst of asking a relevant and pertinent question.

  20. Philhard Ackermann | October 11, 2019 at 4:39 PM | Reply

    Once and for all: you don’t need a quid pro quo for this to be a crime! Stupid Rep.

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