Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday appeared highly confused about the situation in Libya, struggling to remember how Barack Obama handled the uprising.
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with the president on Libya. He responded by closing his eyes and looking upwards, apparently trying to remember what had happened.
“Ok, Libya,” he said and then paused for nearly 10 seconds.
“President Obama supported the uprising, correct?” Cain finally said, slowly. “President Obama called for the removal of Gadhafi. I just want to make sure we’re talking about the same thing before I say, yes, I agree or, no, I didn’t agree.”
“I did not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason,” he continued after another long pause, only to interrupt himself. “No, that’s a different one. I got to go back –- let’s see, got all of this stuff twirling around in my head. Specifically, what are you asking me if I agree or disagree with Obama?”
The moderator then explained the question in further detail to Cain.
“Here’s what I would have done: I would have done a better job of determining who the opposition is,” he said. “And I’m sure that our intelligence people have some of that information.”
Watch video, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, below:
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019
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It's been 26 years since the so-called "Year of the Woman," when a record number of women were elected to Congress in 1992. Four senators and 24 representatives were sent to Capitol Hill, following contentious Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Clarence Thomas, who was accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment.
On several levels, the themes of 1992 have made repeat, and amplified, appearances this year. The #MeToo movement became fully realized with women reclaiming and reframing their stories, as President Donald Trump, himself accused many times of sexual predator behavior settled further into the White House. Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, also accused of sexual assault, to the Supreme Court, and while Kavanaugh would go on to attain a seat on the highest court in the land, serial sexual predator and former beloved comedian Bill Cosby was sent to prison for the drugging and rape of Andrea Constand, only one of dozens of women who have spoken out against Cosby with credible accusations of assault.