A New York Republican angling for the state’s governorship appears to have uttered an expletive when asked his opinion on the attorney general of the United States.
Carl Paladino, who recently attracted controversy for claiming that he doesn’t want children “brainwashed” into thinking homosexuality is okay, was under fire again on Tuesday after The National Journal published a video of the candidate speaking at a Q&A in March. A man asks Paladino, who at that point had yet to win the GOP nomination, what his response would be if Attorney General Eric Holder decided to hold civilian terrorism trials in Manhattan.
“F*ck him. F*ck him,” Paladino replied, the Journal reported. The candidate’s audience, mostly Republicans, erupted into laughter and applause.
Holder, who has maintained support of both civilian prosecutions and military tribunals, backed off on a plan to try five of the alleged 9/11 plotters in New York City.
“This administration rejects the false choice critics would have us make, because if we were to exclusively follow only one path while blocking the use of the other, we would undoubtedly fail in our fundamental duty to bring every terrorist to justice,” he told a civil rights group in April, according to Reuters.
President Obama’s liberal base is largely opposed to the continuation of military tribunals for terror war prisoners, a system established by his Republican predecessor that critics say allows the use of evidence and statements obtained through torture. After Holder’s plan to try 9/11 suspects in New York City came under intense Republican criticism, the White House backed off the idea.
A civilian court last week sentenced attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad to life in prison.
Paladino’s exchange begins at about 2:00 into the following clip, shot on March 27 in Tappan, NY.
‘It’s all distractions’: CNN panel obliterates GOP for totally refusing to discuss Trump’s conduct
A CNN panel on Thursday obliterated House Republicans for once again completely ignoring the substance of allegations against President Donald Trump and instead throwing out numerous distractions intended to deflect attention from the president's actions.
"It's been distractions about the Bidens, it's been distractions about conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the election," said CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero. "Yesterday, it was distractions about FISA and FISA so-called abuse. It was distractions from Congressman Gohmert reading calls from 1943! It's been all distractions and they won't wrestle with the actual conduct."
Fox News’ Chris Wallace calls Trump out for promulgating ‘the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history’
Even though Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro aggressively support President Donald Trump more often than not, he often takes to Twitter to complain when the right-wing cable news channel gives him a hard time. His main targets at Fox News include Judge Andrew Napolitano and Chris Wallace, both of whom have been highly critical of Trump at times. And when Wallace spoke at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night, he didn’t hesitate to call out Trump’s bitterly anti-media rhetoric.
Jersey City shooting a potential act of domestic terrorism: US prosecutor
A recent shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by "anti-Semitism" and a hatred of police, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday.
"We believe the suspects held views that reflected hatred of Jewish people as well as hatred of law enforcement officers," he told journalists.
Authorities had previously stopped short of characterizing Tuesday's firefight, which left six people including two suspects dead, in Jersey City as motivated by anti-Semitism.
On Thursday Grewal also said authorities had evidence that the suspects had expressed interest in the fringe Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which has voiced hostility toward Jewish people.