Rep. Jim Himes Takes Down The GOP Defense Of President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

Rep. Jim Himes Takes Down The GOP Defense Of President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Democratic Rep. Jim Himes joins Lawrence O’Donnell to unravel—point by point—the Republican defense of Trump's Ukraine actions. And not one Republican attempted to offer that flimsy defense during the Judiciary hearing debating articles of impeachment. Aired on 12/11/19.
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Rep. Jim Himes Takes Down The GOP Defense Of President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

86 Comments on "Rep. Jim Himes Takes Down The GOP Defense Of President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Couldn’t the GOP afford a good lawyer? Politics aside, their lawyer is a terrible public speaker

    • @Jackie Byrd Thanks for the compliment. It does make it easier if you can laugh about it.

    • And this Castor so called looyer, operating out of his whole foods cloth grocery bag?? Hilarious and embarrassing eh I want to go home, Dougie Collins? Treason is a heady mix eh Republikkklans?!?

    • @Craig 64 , Matt Gaetz is so weak and ego driven. He failed ,yet his mouth was working like he consumes garbage ‘ !

    • @ManOWords Between Collins and Gym there isn’t any glass left in the house. Their voices shattered all of it and the dogs in a 3 miles radius howl every time they start talking, err, I mean screeching.

    • back to identity politics. Better give it up, democrats. Americans now know beyond a doubt what you’re made of. Losers

  2. Even if t’rump actually said the words, “I am going to extort you now…” republicans would still find a way to say that’s not what he meant.

  3. The Republicans are just despicable

  4. Weren’t the Republicans ” barking ” after Obama for not being tough on Russia. Now Potus is selling out to Putin in plain sight, (remember Helsinki!), going after his own Intel, trying to dig up dirt on a fellow American through Russian intelligence… What else can he do to stir up some sense of outrage, invite Putin to address the Senate maybe?. So much hypocrisy… Democrats are real Americans… PERIOD

  5. Do you really think Ukraine is going say there was a quid pro quo, if they did, America is not giving them the money……so you say no….

    • Indeed !!

    • lol, weakest defence iv’e ever heard!!!

    • Heather King-Smith | December 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM | Reply

      Exactly. If the GOP saw a hostage video, they’d apparently believe the criminal’s claim that the hostage was being treated well, just based on the hostage saying so- as a gun is pointed at them, off camera. The GOP may not all be morons, but they certainly are betting that at least 59% of us are! Russia is off camera, pointing a gun at Ukraine, right now.

    • They still haven’t received all of the money either and GOP isn’t saying anything about that. What has Trump done with the $35m is the question that needs to be asked by the Dems.

    • @Heather King-Smith Correction, Russia is off camera, actively shooting at the hostage. 😉

  6. Kristen Rdesinski | December 12, 2019 at 2:20 AM | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be handy to have the actual transcript of the call, the one stored on the super secret server, instead of the “readout” from the call? Inquiring minds and all that….

    • Kristen Rdesinski- It was a 23 minute call and the repugnican highly edited alternate version
      was only 9 minutes long. Colonel Vindman said the secret hidden part was even more damning than the extortion and bribery admissions in the part the White House released.


    • @Jeremy Backup Indeed

    • @Martha Martha – AND the GOP are up to their eyeballs deeply involved in trump’s crimes. WHATEVER YOU DO, VOTE BLUE 2020. Get the crooked con clown out of the Oval Office.

    • maybe they do exist. Right next to Hillarys smashed cell phones and 33,000 deleted emails.

  7. Patrick Kennedy | December 12, 2019 at 2:28 AM | Reply

    GOP = Govt of Putin

  8. Martin Shillitoe | December 12, 2019 at 2:32 AM | Reply

    Dems – evidence, facts and truth. Reps – lies, ignorance, stupidity and further lies

    • @I Want Coconut
      I’m just looking in fascination that you’re able to drag your knuckles across the keyboard.

    • Yup. And really, really creepy speakers like Gym Jordan. Ugh!

    • Dj Rico Velano | December 12, 2019 at 3:19 PM | Reply

      @I Want Coconut I didnt realize that if you dont build the wall the US will become an Islamic State.. Lol. You must be a hick that doesn’t know that Mexicans are Roman Catholics. The wall is the least of Trumps concerns right now.

  9. there is also 35.2 million dollars of the aid money missing, go and ask that dog puke in oval office where is it at, ? THIS MESS MAKER HAD NO BUSINESS IN THE WH.

  10. Ask the Kurds how dedicated he is to American allies.

  11. It shows how corrupted the system has become that the Republicans can even expect to lie openly and obviously in this way and have that mendacity actually BE their defence of the occupant. If the Leader of the Senate manipulates the “trial” to allow no witnesses to be called, that is not a trial and he should be impeached also – and go to jail and have his assets confiscated.

  12. ma,ma gee's gospel | December 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM | Reply

    Criminals of a feather Commit Crimes together, And when they get Caught, lt’s everyone else’s fault ! 🤯

  13. Bernadette Dunn | December 12, 2019 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    Stop calling it a transcript. It is not a transcript. The transcript is HIDDEN on a super secret server. I’m so sick of this snow job.

  14. Steve Gruenwald | December 12, 2019 at 3:53 AM | Reply

    “They didn’t know about the pause in the aid at the time of the call.” Say whaaaaaat?

  15. Owen Michaels-Hardy | December 12, 2019 at 3:59 AM | Reply

    It’s taken less than a decade to drive a wedge into the heart of the nation. Are you happy now GOP with what you have achieved?

  16. Hey Stephen Castor, you believe in the crap that comes out of tRump’s pie-hole?

  17. I still need to know why every conversation he have with Putin he stores in a secret vault… very suspect

  18. They have no defense for trump, the GOP are as corrupt as trump.

    • @Rual The evidence is overwhelming, just because you choose to ignore it and instead listen to made up fiction by trump and the republicans, does NOT mean it doesn’t exist!

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | December 12, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Mr.D    ………………..     That weasely shyster that’s the Republican counsel reminds me of the stuttering incompetent lawyer in “My Cousin Vinnie” .

    • Marilyn Reallon | December 12, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Corrupt and as stupid as Trump!

    • yeah, they’re not like Lawrence O’Donnell who has to apologize for fake reporting every few weeks.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | December 12, 2019 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      George W  ……………….   The Founders considered Abuse of Power to be the Highest crime along with Treason . You are a DOPE !

  19. Devin Alexander Fairrow | December 12, 2019 at 6:12 AM | Reply

    “That is not exculpatory.”

    Concise. To the point. I like it.

  20. Republicans Defense: Deny reality. 🤦‍♂️

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