Rep. James Clyburn: Stephen Miller is a 'cancer on this country' 1

Rep. James Clyburn: Stephen Miller is a ‘cancer on this country’


Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) joins CNN's Fredricka Whitfield to weigh in on the controversy surrounding senior White House adviser Stephen Miller. The House Majority Whip also discussed the withholding of impeachment articles ahead of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. #CNN #News


  1. This is like The Lord of the Flies. When there are no consequences (justice) some people will do whatever they want no matter who they hurt.

    1. ​@Nick StarkeyHahaha! Are you one of those anti Jew commies? We’re going to put you soy boys and neckbeards on the chopping block alongside Jews

  2. Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, who once taught at Harvard Medical School, wrote a paper titled Cult Formation in the early 1980s. He delineated  primary characteristics, which are the most common features shared by destructive cults, destructive cults like Trumpism.

    1. A charismatic leader, who increasingly becomes an object of worship as the general principles that may have originally sustained the group lose power. That is a living leader, who has no meaningful accountability and becomes the single most defining element of the group and its source of power and authority.

    2. A process of indoctrination or education is in use that can be seen as coercive persuasion or thought reform commonly called “brainwashing”.

    The culmination of this process can be seen by members of the group often doing things that are not in their own best interest, but consistently in the best interest of its leader.

    3. The exploitation of group members by the leader and the ruling members.

    Here are 10 warning signs of a potentially unsafe group or leader.

    • Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.

    • No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.

    • No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget or expenses, such as an independently audited financial statement.

    • Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions.

    • There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative or even evil.

    • Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances.

    • There are records, books, news articles, or broadcast reports that document the abuses of the group/leader.

    • Followers feel they can never be “good enough”.

    • The group/leader is always right.

    • The group/leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable or credible.

    As we’ve all seen,  when it comes to the warning signs and characteristics of a cult, Trump and his followers check most of the boxes..

    1. @Cool Like The Fonz you would find it preferable if he referred to himself in the third person??? Like Trump and when did he use the word ‘mine’ ????

    2. Bugs Bunny Yep, agreed. Another truism (I’m dimming on it, precisely, but recall it’s 4-stage), is how the powers that be: first ignore, then belittle, mock, shout down, etc., in destroying a candidate, movement, concept, etc.

      “Conspiracy Theory” as one such label which gets “the treatment”of this 4-stage to control the masses. The Patriotic label, another.

      Ernest Roehm & his Brown Shirts return.

      What MSM is doing to Yang, Bernie, Tulsi (4-stage) is off-the-charts blatant.

      Bernie, Yang, Tulsi … and in a pinch, Warren for me, but at this point, un-choosey. Anybody but DJT.

      Bernie consistently scores. If you follow other podcasts w his full exchanges, often “whoa”.

      Yang is Out of nowhere, Cinderella story (swings golf club, hits chrysanthemums).
      For his infinitesimal minutes of time/fame, he hits 500’ monster shots consistently into upper decks.

      #6 debate- “impressive. Most impressive”. Good for him. Good for the country. Cheers.


    1. @Coco Crisp I see you trying to create a guilt by phony association, but do you realize that actual die-hard racists hate Republicans for deep throating Israel?

  3. I agree, it should be fair… So, give the minority in the Senate the same rights as the majority gave the minority in the house. Use H.R 660. Is that fair?

    1. @Ed Lowder “Article 3 sets forth the circumstances under which a Requested State’s Central Authority may deny assistance under the Treaty. A request may be denied if it relates to a military offense that would not be an offense under ordinary criminal law. A further ground for denial is that the request relates to a political offense (a term expected to be defined on the basis of that term’s usage in extradition treaties). In addition, a request may be denied if its execution would prejudice the security or similar essential interests of the Requested State, or if it is not made in conformity with the Treaty. Before denying assistance under Article 3, the Central Authority of the Requested State is required to consult with its counterpart in the Requesting State to consider whether assistance can be given subject to such conditions as the Central Authority of the Requested State deems necessary. If the Requesting State accepts assistance subject to these conditions, it is required to comply with the conditions. If the Central Authority of the Requested State denies assistance, it is required to inform the Central Authority of the Requesting State of the reasons for the denial.” From

      There is nothing in there that has anything to do with corruption, it’s about denying participation. So what’s your point, that you have no argument except crying about an article of an agreement that has nothing to do with Trumps phone call on july 25th? Read the partial transcript Trump released, he never used the word corruption in it. He asks “can you do us a favor” and investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, which actually can be denied according to your “proof” when it says “A further ground for denial is that the request relates to a political offense”. A political offense could mean a political bribe to personally gain from the office the politician holds, like asking for a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. President Z made it clear in multiple interviews that he didn’t want to get involved in American politics, which would constitute a “political offense” under US law by personally gaining from the office you hold. Thanks for proving my point for me, it’s always funny when people like you just repeat propaganda and don’t actually understand the legal jargon or legal arguments. I want an apology for this, and for claiming no Republican witnesses testified. Don’t run away or change topics, you owe me an apology for being wrong…

      Did you read the documents that the Trump Administration was forced by a judge to release yesterday? In them are emails between the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon ordering a “pause” on Ukraine defense funds, also a request to keep the hold “a secret” or else. So now the emails are coming out proving what was alleged, on top of Dr Hill who brought emails showing Ukrainians had asked for months where the defense funds were. The puzzle is basically complete, all that’s left is charging Rudy, Barr, Pompeo and Mulvaney later this year for all being a part of bribery and of obstruction of Congress…

    2. @CD Smith actually it’s the 2nd time I’ve ever insulted someone with boomer, I’m in my 30s myself and I am done with hearing that they were the best when most boomers kept voting Republican even after 90 years of every Republican President crashing the economy. I’m aware that all of you aren’t stupid, but I’m allowed to make fun of the senile ones who have no arguments and like I showed Ed actually disprove his own arguments because he didn’t educate himself when he was younger. Also he has personally attacked my age multiple times in the past for being too young to know anything, so it’s free game to call him too old to function…

    3. @Shadow Mist ok, republicans got numerous witnesses in the House Inquiry(Sondland, Williams, Volker, Morrison to name a few). So that means Dems get witnesses too…

    4. @Willi Freden if you want a civil war you’re going to be sorely disappointed. You’re going to bring guns to fight science? You can’t shoot toxins or other things we can make…

    1. @Garry G It’s called separation of powers. The president may use executive privilege. Congress’ remedy is the judiciary. Additionally, you are demanding that the accused preove his innocence. That is not how American jurisprudence works. Learn civics.

    2. @Michael Bennett that’s not how democrats interpret the constitution THEY HAVE ALL OF THE POWER ACCORDING TO THEIR CONSTITUTION

  4. When Steve Bannon elucidated his vision to “deconstruct the administrative state”, he was holding back on half of the meaning and half of the plan.
    Much of it was meant to go far beyond the Darwinian libertarian goal of outlawing help, itself, as an action of government.
    It was clearly also a plan to reverse much of the Constitution’s evolution in the era of racial equality and civil rights.
    Notions of universal equality across all humanity are alluded to in the Constitution, but hadn’t been fully realized or fully expressed by that time. We have developed broader and more contemporary interpretations as we’ve gone along.

    One of those interpretations is the idea that the government must be impartial and neutral with regard to race, ethnicity, origins, gender, and all other descriptions of an American individual.

    That said, in spite of the fact that we haven’t enough time or energy to excise the cancer, it’s absolutely a plain fact that Stephen Miller’s conduct and language and policymaking is, for the reasons I just mentioned, absolutely illegal– in being objectively and completely unconstitutional.
    And *that* is much closer to what Steve Bannon meant by the “deconstruction of the administrative state”. He really meant the rollback of Constitutional interpretations that defend Americans from an officially white supremacist government.

  5. The more I listen the more I cannot believe that common sense can be represented in our politics… Who are these people?!!!

  6. Has the government ordered silence in concerns to the progressing 2019 US-NK Nuclear Crisis? If we’re going to war, this is the PERFECT environment to do so! Silence. No mainstream media coverage. Censorship. Won’t save lives in nuclear war!

  7. Do you have to be under investigation for Treason to apply to be a cnn shill, or just former obamo administration employees ?

    1. The rainbow coalition needs psychological treatment, that is expensive and time consuming though, so maybe just a culling

  8. Had Stephen Miller been of age during the Nazi Era, he would have delighted in being the Commander of a Death Camp.

    1. As would I, eugenics and ecofascism are the future. Socialism and humanitarianism are the death knell of this planet.

    2. @Willi Freden — Right. America, a country rife with beneficial social programs, and when your fascist-leaning ReTrumplican regime wants to add another one it’s perfectly okay, like those reparations to farmers in lieu of Trump’s trade strategies etc, or that nice fat juicy tax cut to the 1%, but the split-second a Dem or two wants to add one more social program you forward-thinkers with vacant craniums all scream SO-CHULL-IZZMMM in lockstep, followed closely with “VENEZUELAAAA”. Yes Trumper, you so wicked smaht. U da few-teur.

  9. Yes let’s make it as fair as it was in the house . Democrats were so fair in the house that’s why it’s so non-partisan

    1. It’s at least as fair in the House now as it was pre-2018 when the Republicans held the majority there. Get a clue Bob. The House proceeding isn’t a trial, by the way, Bob. The Senate’s role in oversight however, is. The oath they’ll all have to swear is to the People, to serve and judge both fairly and impartially. Your Trumper toadies McConnell and Graham have already snubbed and flouted that oath. You should be outraged Bob, that your nation’s Constitutionally-backed process of oversight is not being honored by Republican Senators Bob. Why aren’t you outraged Bob? Why Bob, why?

  10. It’s amazing how this subject divides everyone when no one has seen any facts. Although we did see some Harvard professors tell us in their opinion Trump should be impeached.

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