A liberal guest shouted down former George W. Bush spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp on Sunday after she tried to claim that Jeb Bush would not have trouble defending the Iraq war because Democrats voted for it knowing the intelligence was faulty.
During a discussion on Fox & Friends, Accountability Project Executive Director Nomiki Konst said that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was trying to “reinvent history” of the Iraq war.
“He seems to ignore the fact that we got into Iraq because of his brother,” Konst explained.
Schlapp, however, argued that the current problems in Iraq were President Barack Obama’s fault because he had not negotiated a deal to leave U.S. troops in the country after George W. Bush left office.
“Tell that to the families whose sons and daughters have died in the war!” Konst interrupted. “You tell that to their families. Do you think that they want to hear that, that they wanted to stay in an endless war?”
“Why did you go to Iraq?” Konst continued. “Tell the American people that. As a member of the former George W. Bush administration, why did you go to Iraq?”
“As we all know, it was a bipartisan effort that basically said we were going to go into this war, we know that there was faulty intelligence that was associated with it,” Schlapp replied. “Secretary Clinton, when she was senator, actually voted for the Iraq war.”
“The spin here is incredible!” Konst gasped. “Are you listening to yourself? This spin is insane.”
“Stop screaming,” Schlapp advised.
“I’m sorry but it’s very personal to me, when my friends had to go to the Iraqi war and people died!” Konst shouted back. “And that faulty intelligence was created by the Bush administration.”
“It’s very personal for all of us,” Schlapp agreed.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Aug. 16, 2015.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
Kellyanne Conway erupts after Fox hosts question Trump’s attacks on The Squad
Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday went off on an angry rant after Fox News hosts questioned the wisdom of President Donald Trump's latest attacks on four Democratic lawmakers known as "The Squad."
In particular, Conway was asked about Trump's tweet in which he said Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were incapable of loving the United States.
Conway responded by attacking the women for voting against funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which the lawmakers argued would just be giving the president money to further his campaign of abusing immigrants.
C-SPAN caller poisoned by Trump says congresswomen in The Squad own ’27 million black African slaves’
A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own "27 million black African slaves."
On C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lara began her call by chastising the media.
"There's a lot of facts that are being walked around," she complained. "For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it's a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest... those are facts. That's not an opinion."