Marine held captive in Russia condemns 'embarrassing' stunt by Marjorie Taylor Greene
Leading Jake Tapper, Monday aired a portion of Tapper's interview with Trevor Reed and his family, in which they expressed displeasure with Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's actions. Reed is the former Marine who returned to the US after a prisoner swap with Russia last month after spending 985 days in a Russian prison on false charges. Legislation pushing for Reed's release was delayed last year because of Greene and other House Republicans.
"I'm going to go to every single one of their campaigns and personally thank them," Reed said. "Thank them for violating your ability to get out of jail?" Tapper asked. "Yes," Reed said, "thank you for voting against a law designed solely to get American political prisoners out of Russia." How do you justify that?”
Reed went on to speculate that the Russians were pleased with the actions of Greene and the others.
"I'm embarrassed that someone representing the United States would vote against something like that," Reed said. "I'm sure Russians love that. I'm sure they're all big fans of all these congressmen."
Reed is now lobbying for the release of other Americans held in Russia, including Paul Whelan, the Navy veteran who spent over 40 months in a Russian prison on alleged espionage charges. Reed promised retribution to anyone in Congress who delays the release of other American prisoners, as Greene did.
"I better never see that about other Americans again," Reed said, "because I promise that every single campaign that person does for the rest of their life, I'll be there to tell everyone they did it." to have."
The Lead With Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on CNN.
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On 60 Minutes Sunday, Scott Pelley singled out Chicago businessman Pete Kadens, who sends thousands of people to college and promises to pay state tuition, along with room and board and books through his charity Hope Chicago. Kadens was able to build fortune and retire at the age of 40 after founding five companies. "I'm a guy who was really lucky in life," Kadens said. "I'm a guy who's won a lot of lotteries: the birth lottery, the zip code lottery, the education lottery. And when I think about winning all these lotteries and all the people who are suffering, it's my chance to give them the same chances. That's me." As well as readily admitting that he was born into a good situation, Kadens said he feels guilty for being rich while others suffer. "I feel terribly guilty that I have so much created wealth and that so many people are still suffering," Kadens said, adding later, "I just think there's a fundamental misconception in this country that college is open to all. And the fact is, no, is It doesn't." 60 Minutes captured the moment Kadens shared his plans with students at Johnson College Prep on Chicago's south side. He did the same at four other schools. Kadens recognizes the magnitude of what he is planning. "We're going to end up funding about 30,000 people who go to college or trade school in the city of Chicago," Kadens said. "Over what period of time?" Pelley asked. "Over the next decade," Kadens replied. "There s makes it the largest scholarship program in the country.”
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