Florida Dem says “Prosecute People, Making Fun of Congress” and More Top Politics Stories

Here are the top stories happening in politics for today…

Florida Dem says “Making fun of members of Congress… should be prosecuted”

Representative Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) said that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted.” Her comments came after a visit to inspect an immigrant detention facility on Tuesday.

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” Wilson said during a press conference. “We are going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”

Iran says it will enrich uranium to “any amount we want” if no new nuclear deal

Coming days after reports that Iran had breached and exceeded its limit of enriched uranium in violation of a 2015 agreement, Iranian President Hassan Rouhaniin said that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want.”

Iran has threatened to increase its uranium enrichment beginning on Sunday if a new deal isn’t reached to ease US sanctions that are crippling the country. This latest threat comes in the same week where Iran threatened to wipe out Israel in 30 minutes if the US attacks.

“Baby trump” balloon receives permit to fly in July 4 DC parade

The diapered Donald Trump baby balloon that made headlines flying in England, has received a permit to be flown in the July 4 celebration in Washington, D.C.

Code Pink, a progressive group, applied for and was granted the permit, allowing them to fly the balloon in a location near the Washington Monument where President Trump will deliver remarks on Independence Day.

MSNBC says it won’t air Trump’s July 4 event live

MSNBC has announced that it will not air the entirety of President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” July 4 event, but will instead carry on with regularly scheduled programming, which may include clips of the event.

Hispanic pastors and officials tour border facility chastised by AOC, say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’

A group of pastors and officials who toured an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center say they are “full of indignation” over comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.).

They say what they found there was “drastically different” than the reports being given by the representative and politicians, alleging she is “intentionally misinforming the American public.” Current and former immigration officials also pushed back after reports that detainees were forced to “drink out of the toilets.”

Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Tom Homan said, “They [detainees] are not drinking out of the toilet—no Border Patrol agent is going to make anyone drink out of the toilet. It’s just ridiculous on its face.”

Ohio School removes the Ten Commandments plaque that stood for nearly 100 years after atheist group objects

a plaque displaying the Ten Commandments at an Ohio middle school has now been removed after it stood for nearly 100 years. The removal comes after the atheist group the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) objected calling the plaque a “flagrant violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

New Philadelphia Schools Superintendent David Brand issued a statement explaining why the district complied with the demand for the plaque’s removal, saying that “the ‘costs’ of defending are substantial” and the district could not afford to challenge FFRF over the matter.