The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump, has moved his House seat from solid Republican toward another potential Democratic target in November.
Remember last July when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros and his regime? At the time the Maduros regime was attempting to re-write Venezuela’s constitution to erode provisions enforcing democratic institutions in order to secure dictatorial powers for himself.
Mnuchin issued a statement last July 31 that, looking back, we can see contains language remarkably resonant with the recent behaviors of not just the Trump administration but, it is important to note, the current GOP regime itself. In this statement, Mnuchin said, “As President Trump said earlier this month, the strong and courageous actions by the Venezuelan people to stand for democracy, freedom, and the rule of law have been continually ignored by Nicolas Maduro who dreams of becoming a dictator. Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people.”
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) twisted himself into knots while trying to both defend Trump's tweets and explain why they aren't official policy during a CNN interview.
"He's doing everything that he promised he would do – working to secure our borders, took us out of TPP, has the best cabinet that has never been assembled in history."