Conservative pundit Liz Cheney asserted over the weekend that President Barack Obama was “aligning American policy more with Iran than with Israel.”
Speaking to Fox News on Sunday about the president’s relationship with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cheney charged that Obama had been “looking for any excuse possible to distance the United States from Israel.”
“You now have this unbelievable situation where we are aligning ourselves more with the Iranians than with the Israelis in the Middle East,” she opined. “[Obama] said we have got to evaluate what other options are available in terms of the two state solution to makes sure we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region! What in the world does he think is going on in the region?”
According to Cheney, Israelis were right not to trust the president because he “doesn’t have their interests in mind, has done everything he can to distance himself from them, and seems to be totally unaware at best of the complete and total mess his policies have created in their neighborhood.”
However, Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward argued that the ties between Israel and the United States would not be significantly impacted because of a frosty relationship between Obama and Netanyahu.
“Everyone has said, including President Obama in the phone conversation with Netanyahu that the military and intelligence and diplomatic alignment remains,” Woodward explained. “That’s what’s important. This is not going to change the overall.”
“Sorry, Bob, I think it clearly does change the overall relationship,” Cheney shot back. “They cannot comprehend why the president of the United States is doing more to align America policy with Iran than with Israel.”
“It just is not true that the president has aligned himself with the Iranians on this,” Woodward replied. “Come on, he said we’re going to have intrusive inspections. Is that alignment?”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast March 22, 2015.
Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests
Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.
"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.
WATCH: Democratic congresswoman pepper sprayed by police at Ohio George Floyd protest
On Saturday, NBC 4 reported that Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) was pepper sprayed during an incident at a rally in Columbus on Saturday morning.
In footage of the incident posted by local anchor Colleen Marshall, several protesters ran at police trying to control the crowd in an attempt to extricate a female protester, prompting officers to use pepper spray to control the crowds.
In addition to Beatty, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce were also caught in the line of fire.
A source provided this video to @ColleenNBC4 showing the incident that resulted in Rep. Joyce Beatty, City Council President Shannon Hardin and Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce getting pepper sprayed Saturday morning. https://t.co/ogqPrajniZ pic.twitter.com/19f1xbC53m
Martin Luther King III: If three other Minneapolis cops involved Floyd killing aren’t arrested ‘I don’t know what to predict’
On MSNBC Saturday, Martin Luther King III laid out why the three police officers who sat by as George Floyd was killed must also face criminal charges.
"Is there anything that you can suggest that would make his family feel like there is justice for him and his family?" asked anchor Alex Witt.
"Well, yes, of course," said King. "Maybe the DA is working on it and the legal system, but it's obvious to most of the nation that there should have been prosecution or some prosecution of all of those officers who were standing there. It was the officer who actually had his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and others who were there, I mean, any one of them could have said, 'hey, man, chill. We need to — back up.' I mean, a man is asking for help and you are immune to what this person is saying? What kind of human being are you?"