Former television star Scott Baio refused to take responsibility for distributing a picture online calling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “c*nt,” Media Matters reported.
Baio, one of the speakers at Monday’s session of the Republican National Convention, had shared the post on Twitter over the weekend, calling it “the best meme out there.” The image can be seen below:
“Given the high profile that you have now, given the discourse that I think Republicans are trying to sort of calm down, do you regret that?” Bash asked on Monday.
“It’s just a picture somebody sent and we sent it out,” Baio responded. “You make of it what you want. I didn’t put anything behind it. I just sent it out there. You look at it, you look at it any way you want.”
Watch the interview, as posted by Media Matters, below.
This is how Rome’s republic died: An expert on ancient history reacts to Trump’s acquittal
The U.S. Senate has made its judgment in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, acquitting the president. Fifty two of 53 senators in the Republican majority voted to acquit the president on the abuse of power charge and all 53 Republican senators voted to acquit on the obstruction of Congress charge.
All 47 Democrats voted to convict the president on both charges. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican voting to convict for abuse of power.
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Trump sabotages Obama-era chemical law — by stacking the EPA with industry lobbyists
Former President Barack Obama signed an overhaul of a landmark law in 2016 intended to protect people from being killed or maimed by chemicals, but Donald Trump is sabotaging the law to help the profits of chemical companies.
David Fischer, a former employee of the American Chemistry Council, recently replaced former chemical industry lobbyist Nancy Beck, another former employee of the council, as deputy assistant administrator at the EPA chemical safety office. The council whose members include DuPont and ExxonMobil Chemical spent $9.3 million on federal lobbying in 2018.