Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres put self-avowed conservative Caitlyn Jenner on the spot on Tuesday by noting the discrepancy between her political activism and the policies endorsed by her party of choice.
“It’s not a bad thing,” DeGeneres said regarding Jenner’s political beliefs. “The only thing is, a lot of Republicans — I don’t want to speak for everyone — want to vote against all of the issues that you as a woman and you as a trans person person would want someone to support.”
“I agree with that in some cases,” Jenner responded, before DeGeneres interjected by naming same-sex marriage. Jenner called it “gay marriage” before responding.
“I have to admit, I remember 15 years ago, whatever it was, this whole gay marriage issue came up — at first, I was not for it,” the reality show star said. “I thought, ‘I’m a traditionalist. I’m older than most people in the audience, you know? I kind of like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. I’m thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it.’
“But as time has gone on, I think, like a lot of people on this issue, I have really changed my thinking here to, ‘I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness,'” she continued. “That’s not my job, OK? If that word, ‘marriage,’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”
“It’s funny, ’cause you’re still kind of a little not on board with it,” DeGeneres replied.
“No, I’m on board,” Jenner insisted. “It is gonna be, pretty much, the law of the land. So I still feel like, I’m OK with it.”
“Marriage is an important word because marriage is marriage and equality is equality,” the host said. “We want the same word that everyone else has. It wouldn’t be ‘civil union.’ So equality is important for all of us. And I think that’s what you’re fighting for with what you’re doing.”
When Jenner announced she was trans this past April, she said she would contact leading Republican lawmakers John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to advocate for the trans committee.
Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.
[h/t Entertainment Weekly]
Georgia secretary of state: ‘There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters’
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger warned on Monday that outside groups are trying to take advantage of the "emotions" of President Donald Trump's supporters with false information about the recent and upcoming elections.
"There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well," Raffensperger explained at a Monday press conference.
The Georgia official went on to announce investigations into over 250 claims of election irregularities.
"Upholding the law matters, truth matters, and your vote matters," he insisted. "Anyone telling you to boycott an election is not on your side. Your right to vote is sacred. Don't let someone con you out of it."
The View hosts mock Republicans for ‘shooting themselves in the foot’ on election conspiracies
The hosts of "The View" couldn't help but notice that the Republicans are making it more difficult to get their own voters out to support Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for the special election in January.
The problem the GOP has to overcome is that the overwhelming majority of Republican voters believe that the 2020 election was "rigged" by Democrats. It puts Republicans in a difficult place because now they have to combat that message with assurances that the Georgia special election isn't already rigged for the Democrats.
"I'm really sick of all of this," Whoopi Goldberg bemoaned. "I'm sick of people blaming American citizens for cheating in their own elections. I'm sick of this. You're blaming Republican governors. You're blaming people who are saying, 'Actually, no.' Why would they fight against their own interests, and, again, I will say if the Democrats had done this, why has everybody still got a job? None of this makes any sense to me."
Fox News host admits if mail-in ballots are used in the future Americans will probably never again elect a GOP president
Fox News is trying to give credibility to President Donald Trump's lies and disinformation about the 2020 election, by claiming that Americans merely want to make sure the election was fair. There have been no credible reports of widespread voter fraud. The only ones who are claiming voter fraud or election fraud are President Trump and his supporters, but they have refused to offer any actual proof to support their claims.
"I've heard it said time and time again," Ainsley Earhardt told "Fox & Friends" viewers Monday, "if it's not fair, if mail-in ballots are not reformed, if we use them in the future, then a Republican president will probably never happen again."