Nov 18, 2019

Gold Star father Khizr Khan endorses Joe Biden

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Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who famously took on President Trump during the 2016 presidential election, announced Monday that he is endorsing Joe Biden in the 2020 race, per the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The big picture: Khan made waves during a speech alongside his wife, Ghazala, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention when he offered Trump a pocket copy of the Constitution while asking if he had ever read the document.

  • The Khans' son, Humayun, was killed on the battlefield in Iraq in 2004.
  • The couple become politically active after Trump floated the idea of a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. during a 2015 campaign speech.
  • Khan asked Trump from the convention podium, "Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing — and no one."

What he's saying: "I'm supporting Joe Biden for president because of the America he stands for and the one he will fight for — the country that my son, Humayun Khan, believed in and fought for so bravely," Khan said in a statement.

  • "Vice President Biden has never wavered in his commitment to our country. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has consistently chosen self over country, seeking the aid of totalitarian governments to sway elections and undermine our rule of law to serve his self-interest."

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U.K. launches review as convicted terrorist named in London Bridge attack

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and City of London commissioner Ian Dyson visit on Saturday the scene of the London Bridge stabbing attack. Photo: Simon Dawson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Saturday the United Kingdom was urgently reviewing its sentencing system after a convicted terrorist released early from prison killed two people in a London Bridge stabbing attack, AFP reports.

The latest: The cases of up to 70 convicted terrorists who've been released from prison could be reviewed by the government, per the BBC, which notes the London Bridge attacker, Usman Khan, 28, from Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England, had been sentenced for his role in a 2012 plan to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

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Read Jerry Nadler's opening statement in debate over articles of impeachment

Rep. Jerry Nadler. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) opened Wednesday night's hearing to debate the two articles of impeachment against President Trump by urging his colleagues to hold the president accountable.

The big picture: Nadler outlined the evidence he believes warrants the impeachment of Trump, and he insisted the country "cannot rely on an election to solve our problems" because Trump threatens the integrity of that very election.

Vigil held for London attack victims as terror suspect recalled to prison

Tributes to the London Bridge terrorist attack victims. Photo: Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A vigil was being held Monday morning for the University of Cambridge graduates killed in the London Bridge attack, as police confirmed a 34-year-old man was recalled to prison "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts."

Why it matters: Nazam Hussain is the first convicted terrorist to be recalled to prison since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Sunday his government was urgently reviewing its sentencing system following Usman Khan's stabbing attack, the Telegraph reports.

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