Kansas Mayor ‘Embarrassed’ By GOP, Resigns Over Mask Backlash | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Joyce Warshaw, forced to resign as the Republican mayor of Dodge City, Kansas for supporting a mask mandate, tells Ali Velshi that she is “embarrassed by some of the behaviors from the Republican Party,” which contributed to the environment that pushed her out. Aired on 12/16/2020.
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72 Comments on "Kansas Mayor ‘Embarrassed’ By GOP, Resigns Over Mask Backlash | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. But yeah, t’rump supporters, please tell us more about “Antifa” being the violent mob. 🤔😅

    • This disaster happened when we let Deplorables have a say, which of course ends with society crumbling. We started by letting a 100% ignorant Deplorable cheap con man become an illegitim president and he set the Deplorable masses free on society to revenge his own shortcomings.

    • @Frail Bones Biden Repiglicans are stabbing and shooting people! That’s a fact as well as lying saying they’re electors in Michigan when the Electoral College was inside the state building voting for Biden…that’s a fact! So you point is what, really? TRUMP LOST…THAT’S IT! THAT’S ALL!!! AND THAT’S A FACT!!! #BYEDON


    • Frail Bones Biden | December 17, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      @Butterfly D That was ANTIFA that stabbed someone you MORON! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪

    • @Laura D haha of course you seem to forget that the President formed his pandemic task force headed by Pence. He closed travel from China and Europe. He used the power of the government to partner and lead private industry with capitalism to fund, produce, streamline the govenment process, pre order, set up the delivery structure wayyyyyy ahead …And thanks to that leadership, we have the vaccines you all so much wanted and demanded…in record time…despite you all saying it was “impossible”…”a fantasy” hehe. Moderna just given the go ahead today. More things Biden had Z E R O to do with…but wants to copy and paste….hahaha

  2. BubblewrapHighway | December 17, 2020 at 12:53 AM | Reply


  3. “People are empowered to be bullies theyre empowered to feel they can say what they want to say they can threaten, they can accuse they can abuse and its ok theyre going to get their way.”
    Hmmmm. I wonder where people got that mindset from.

  4. Sue Montgomery | December 17, 2020 at 1:00 AM | Reply

    People who opt for “conspiracy theories” are intellectual cop outs. It’s a blunt admission that they cannot process information they don’t like.

    • Mark Zielinski | December 17, 2020 at 3:09 PM | Reply

      @Melywood Media trump is hand in hand with china,Russia and north korea..you are blinded by parler..but to blind in your own pride and naivety

    • Melywood Media | December 17, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      You are SO right, Sue! Doncha feel sorry for every last sap who let the media deceive them for 2.5 years with all that Russia Collusion BS that was proven to be a huge lie originating with Hillary Clinton, the Deep State and media sellouts?

    • @Melywood Media
      Deplorables United. Starting 20/Jan 2021, there will be MANDATORY education classes for all the orange cultists so we can teach them facts, truths, logic, since, humanity, civility, .. etc matters and they do NOT come from the orange garbage.

      And if you all want to keep your US citizenships, then go to classes and BE BEST 🙂

      Treason is NOT a delusion, just like facts, evidence, .., just because traitors told you so. Even you Confederate Evangelicals should learn such basics. SOON!!!

    • Melywood Media | December 17, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      @Real M You realize you sound like a grade schooler and a bully, right? You don’t get to be an authoritarian and indoctrinate people into your propaganda cult. Communism is incompatible with the American constitution. The DNC likes you about as much as it likes and honored BLM after it got them to do their dirty work.

    • Tessmage Tessera | December 17, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      @Melywood Media <--- alcoholic, it's obvious

  5. brilliantly and beautifully said, ty mayor warshaw and mr velshi.

  6. If you can wear a seatbelt, you can wear a mask !

    • @mike mann songs

      “the trumpanzee will buy guns to protect their family, but will not wear a face covering to protect their family……”

      Funny you should say that, because I said something similar to a Trumper the other day. I was ridiculed, of course, because taking simple safety precautions like wearing a mask means I probably “look under the bed for the boogeyman, too.”

      To this I replied:

      “I would if the boogeyman were real and killed over 300,000 people.”

      And, yeah–some of these people are the same brave refuse-to-wear-a-mask souls who can’t walk into the local ice cream parlor without a gun strapped to their waist and one on the ankle.


      And what’s that other argument they like? Oh, yeah–“masks are useless because they’re not 100% effective.”

      Are guns? Nope. Better toss those things out then. They’re USELESS.

    • This disaster happened when we let Deplorables have a say, which of course ends with society crumbling. We started by letting a 100% ignorant Deplorable cheap con man become an illegitim president and he set the Deplorable masses free on society to revenge his own shortcomings.

    • @Real M well that is what happened, but we are in a free society so we cannot stop them from being deliberately ignorant. However, WE are also to blame for our lack of action in voting, in listening to the words being said and not responding with the truth, in not correcting the misinformation that was and is still being spread by people like Rush Limbaugh. We need education, and action to correct this and we cannot sit on our duffs and whine and get it done. If you mean what you said I suggest you get active in your community and the world at large and push education of the young. You cannot fix the older ignorant fools, they are set in their ways ( im 51, lol, one of those fools, but not ignorant, IMHO). So, participate and be heard.

    • @Dale Hartley
      People are free to do what they want, just as long as their choices don’t harm other people. The cultists’ every single choice has hurt this country and countless people. For most Americans, the cultists have forfeited their rights and privileges as Americans. You think Americans will so easily forget and forgive what these ignorant treasonous Confederate Evangelicals did to this country?

      Remember, these are the same critters that accepted Neo-Nazis as “fine people”.

    • @Real M I think that doing any more then pursuing legal means to that end makes you just as guilty as them at violating rights, the law, and any ethical/moral grounds you hope to hold. They have not forfeited any rights, and no one has real access to privilege unless you can buy it. So I am not sure where YOU are headed with your comment.
      You are correct that peoples freedom of action stops at harming others, but just the same we cannot get people to wear masks which is a public health risk and killing people. If the government cannot stop that, how do you propose to deal with other violations of the same principle? ( not that I disagree, but even with me being an idealist, im an OLD idealist which makes me more of a pragmatist)

  7. Luis Alberto Rodriguez Goff | December 17, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply

    The gop made it so that the gullible and critically inept got naturally selected into their base, while the relatively sane, walked out of it in disgust.

    • Typical cult brain washing. Some will go all in, while the rest of us are gob smacked watching the indoctrination.
      It’s crazy watching lunatics being lunatics, while they’re living in some weird, alternate reality.


    • You know the problem lies when one of them start spreading the virus outside their super spreader counties. This problem isn’t as simple as removing the safely labels from things.

    THANK YOU ❤️

  10. Trying to take measures to save lives nearly cost you your life. That’s what the Retrumplican party is about.

  11. Looks like we’re heading towards a three party system: Democrat, Independent, Retrumplican.

  12. Trump can at least say he’s the only one that created his own regime: the MAGA Retrumplican party.

    • BlueRidge Buddy | December 17, 2020 at 10:12 AM | Reply

      …and this is a frightening fact. He must be brought all the way down by the courts. He is all about law and order let justice be served severely in proportion to his evil wicked hate-mongering lies, deceit and trickery.

    • @BlueRidge Buddy The more that our system of checks and balances defies Trump’s fascist coup attempts, the more he becomes a martyr in the eyes of his supporters (which are likely in the hundreds of millions).

      This problem doesn’t go away on 1/20. Democracy won the battle but Trump won the war. He has successfully brainwashed an army of zombies to be his slaves.

      On the bright side, the military brass will most likely support the constititution, which means any sizable attempts by these morons to start a civil war will probably end with piles of dead Proud Boys.

    • Wendetta Vaughn Wanner | December 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

      Fred A That was VERY VERY clever. ReTRUMPlican party. I Like it a lot.

    • @Wendetta Vaughn Wanner I prefer Cuckservative personally.

  13. May God bless her and protect her. She shouldn’t be treated this way.

    • Why do people get so mad about wearing a mask 🎭? I can’t say I enjoy it,but I can’t understand why some of these people get that angry.It saves lives.

    • @Julie Sprik
      Because there President and Lord there savior said not to wear a mask…. The Virus is nothing more than a Democratic Hoaxs!
      You can’t fix stupid….😥

    • @Julie Sprik
      You want to see some real stupid idiots??
      Look up Sovereign citizens or
      First Amendment auditors….
      You will have a blast!!!!

    • @Rob Leonard I agree you can’t fix stupid. My wife left the Republican party back in the spring. Her feeling was that she did not want to be accused of being racist due to the evil racists In the GOP. As well as the fact that t(he)Rump is such a completely vile and evil person who embarrasses the nation literally on a daily basis. She saw absolutely no hope that things will get better with them. Due in part to those worse than the orange man/baby, most of the elected boot licking politicians . She was never for trump. Which she was not impressed with Ms. Clinton which is why for the first time in her life she did not vote at all. One of her biggest regrets. Edit: stay safe folks.

  14. OH, sad that the country has gotten so divided over something so obvious–masks save lives.

  15. Laura Evenhouse | December 17, 2020 at 2:01 AM | Reply

    I love how she talks about compassion! Pray that is what we find once the Orange Tumor is out of the Whitehouse.

  16. “The can accuse, they can threaten and abuse” That’s right out of Trumps playbook.

  17. Lady J Faithful | December 17, 2020 at 2:39 AM | Reply

    The Trump administration bought out the bully’s, thugs and hatred. We have got to have new laws for these problems. You got people in prison for lesser crimes

  18. Domestic Terrorists feel emboldened in Trumps America.

  19. She does not sound like a republican. I heard common sense and sincere compassion and concern for people.

    • She’s certainly NOT a Trumplican!

    • They used to sound that way – sadly quite some time ago.

    • Agreed. It’s sad that we are using REP vs. DEM as factor rather than hold our government accountable to fight for the people that they serve. Not to protect the rich so they stay rich. Bravo Joyce who is a leader who put a safety process in place to help the people of the city she is responsible for. In my opinion, her choice to leave the party is not as important as her actions as a leader. We need more leaders to do what is right for the people who they serve.

    • Maybe that’s why she changed her political affiliation.

  20. She changed her party affiliation, even though the chyron still says she’s a R.

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