Whoopi Goldberg blasted Rep. Michele Bachmann for signing a “pro-marriage” pledge that claimed, among other things, that African American children were better off under slavery than they are today.
“I am starting to feel like there is some kind of racial thing going around,” Goldberg said Monday on ABC’s The View. “Now I realize that I’m not supposed to jump to that conclusion. I’m not supposed to automatically assume there’s something racial. But damn it, I am sick of this crap!”
“Could you people get your act together,” she continued. “You don’t know anything about how slaves raised their kids or why people were together. Just don’t add stuff like that if you don’t know what you’re talking about!”
As a part of the pledge, Bachmann promised to ban all forms of pornography and prostitution, abortion, same sex marriage, and Sharia law. Bachmann’s campaign said Saturday that she actually didn’t agree with the part of the pledge about slavery.
The Family Leader, the Iowa-based Christian group behind the pledge, has since removed the slavery language from the vow.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi’s conservative co-host, added that the pledge could be the final “nail in the coffin” for Bachmann’s presidential campaign.
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GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy fumes at reporter for asking if he still believes Trump was paid by Putin
House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Thursday was asked about his previous comments suggesting that Donald Trump was on Vladimir Putin’s payroll.
"In 2016, you said then-candidate Trump was one of two people who are paid by Putin, the other being former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher," said Breakfast Media correspondent Andrew Feinberg. "Do you still believe that?"
"It was a joke. That's embarrassing that you would even ask that," McCarthy quickly shot back.
A censure compromise is the GOP’s best option – but Trump is making it impossible: conservative columnist
In an op-ed for the conservative outlet The Bulwark, Benjamin Parker argues that when it comes to censure as a "compromise" to impeachment, that potential compromise is a model that President Trump himself has taken off the table.
Just like during the Bill Clinton era, party members leading the impeachment effort know that they won't get the Senate votes to convict. "The censure compromise was an effort by the president’s defenders to end the impeachment process early. It failed in 1998 because Republicans were determined to demonstrate their fidelity to the rule of law and to enforce a high standard of conduct for public officials," Parker writes, adding that Democrats today find themselves in a similar position. "At this point, Trump’s defenders should be suggesting a censure measure as a possible compromise just as Democrats did in 1998. ... Even if a compromise on censure appears unreachable, the Republicans should make the offer on the off chance that it works."
Fresno Bee burns Nunes to the ground in scathing editorial
The editorial board of the Fresno Bee has written a scathing takedown of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his extraordinary fealty to President Donald Trump, which the editors say is harming the country.
Specifically, the editorial accuses Nunes of forsaking his oath of office as a congressman to serve as Trump's most loyal toady on the House Intelligence Committee.
"As has been true for nearly all of Trump’s first term, Nunes has relinquished his proper role as an independent representative of Congress and has instead acted like a member of the Trump 2020 re-election team," the editorial states.