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Angela Rye Puts Joe Walsh In His Place: "I'm Not Talking To Bigots"

Angela Rye took a page out of Maxine Waters' "I cannot be intimidated" book.

Angela Rye has a powerful voice and is no stranger to utilizing it to speak out against lies and discrimination. Earlier today (Mar. 29), the political commentator spoke with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin and conservative talk show radio host Joe Walsh.

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Viewers were treated to the interview thanks to a debate between Walsh and Rye on Twitter last night (Mar. 28), in which Walsh claimed that former President Barack Obama “was held to a lower standard" because he is black.

Rye attempted to keep a level head from the start of the segment, but Walsh pushed a button that couldn’t go unnoticed. After calling out Rye for “going off” by welcoming race and gender into a conversation that he deemed unwarranted, he continued to push the agenda until Rye could no longer ignore his “bigotry.”

"I’m sick and tired of this White House, as I was sick and tired of this campaign treating people less than because they’re different because they are black, they’re different because they crossed the border, they’re different because that they serve a different God, or their God is known by a different name," Rye said. "I’m tired of difference being disrespected and mistreated by this White House.”

While the CNN commentator clarified that she wasn’t calling Donald Trump nor Sean Spicer racists, Rye stated that what she was saying was that "Sean Spicer is not April Ryan's father." During a White House press briefing on Tuesday (Mar. 28), press secretary Sean Spicer told journalist April Ryan to "stop shaking her head." From there, Walsh said that Spicer has treated white male reporters in equally disrespectful behavior to that of Ryan. Rye then introduced a tweet as her explanation for why she considers Walsh a bigot.

The two went back and forth defending or tearing down Barack Obama’s presidential qualifications. Walsh claimed that number 44 had no experience and wasn’t properly vetted as other candidates in the past have been. Rye went to bat for the former First Family by stating that Obama "hurdled every bar that was put in front of him."

"When Michelle Obama said, ‘when they go low, we go high,’ they did that at every turn,” she explained of the former First Couple. The interview continues with Walsh dodging inquiries of his opinion on Trump’s qualifications as president and Rye shutting down his accusations.

Watch the debate below.

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“These men are proud of what they've done,” she said according to NBC News. “In their selfish minds, they think they're good guys.”

William “Roddie” Bryan, a neighbor to the McMichales', was denied bail over the summer.

Bryan recorded Arbery’s murder. All three men have been indicted on suspicion of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Investigators found racist text messages and social media posts from Travis McMichael,  Cobb County prosecutors noted in court on Thursday. Bryan also told authorities that he heard Travis use the n-word after fatally shooting Arbery.

Arbery, 25, was out for a jog in late February when the men, approached, cornered, and shot him to death. The incident was recorded on Bryan’s cell phone.

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Activist Cori Bush Becomes Missouri’s First Black Congresswoman

Ferguson activist Cori Bush is making history as the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress. Bush, a Democrat, beat out Republican Anthony Rogers and Libertarian Alex Furman in Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) election.

“Mike Brown was murdered 2,278 days ago. We took to the streets for more than 400 days in protest,” Bush tweeted on election night. “Today, we take this fight for Black Lives from the streets of Ferguson to the halls of Congress. We will get justice.”

The historic victory came 52 years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress. “I shouldn’t be the first,” noted Bush in another tweet. “But I am honored to carry this responsibility.”

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— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 4, 2020

A nurse, pastor, single mother and “lifelong St. Louisan,” 44-year-old Bush, who will be sworn in at the top of the year, previously ran for a Senate seat in 2016 and 2018. Her Congressional journey was chronicled in the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House.

And she's not alone in making political history during this year's election. Aside from Baltimore electing its youngest mayor ever, a record 298 women ran for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Of the nearly 300 candidates, 115 identified as Black, Latina, or Native American.

Other pioneering political wins included Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones becoming the first openly gay and openly gay Afro-Latino members of Congress, and Sarah McBride, who became the first trans U.S. Senator.

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Former Minneapolis Officers Who Killed George Floyd Will Be Tried Together, Judge Rules

Four former Minneapolis officers on trial for killing George Floyd, will not be allowed to move the case out of state and will be tried together, a judge ruled on Thursday (Nov. 5).

Attorneys for the officers argued that their safety would be jeopardized and they would not receive a fair trial if the case moved forward in Minneapolis, but Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill rejected the notion citing that all four of the former officers will be tried together to “allow this community, this State, and the nation to absorb the verdicts for the four defendants at once.”

Floyd, 46, was killed in May after being arrested outside of a Minneapolis grocery store over an alleged fraudulent $20 bill. The fatal arrest was captured on cell phone footage and showed former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin with his knee in Floyd’s neck while three other cops held him down.

Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, and second-degree murder. Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Kueng are charged with aiding an abetting intentional homicide, and second-degree murder. All four men were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department, and are currently free on bail.

In his decision, Judge Cahill ruled that the trial can be televised and live streamed online. He agreed to revisit the idea of moving the trial if necessary but noted, “No corner of the State of Minnesota has been shielded from pretrial publicity regarding the death of George Floyd. Because of that pervasive media coverage, a change of venue is unlikely to cure the taint of potential prejudicial pretrial publicity.”

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