South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared to be openly auditioning for a reboot of Mean Girls when he appeared on Fox News Sunday afternoon.
Gowdy — who has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in a fruitless effort to find evidence of wrongdoing in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of the 2001 Benghzi attack — told Fox’s Bret Baier that everybody hates Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and can’t wait for him to retire.
The Republican was responding to Reid’s blistering letter to FBI Director James Comey regarding Comey’s decision to fire up the Clinton email investigation on what appears to be the flimsiest of pretexts.
“Well, thank god he’s leaving is my initial reaction,” huffed Gowdy. “My second reaction is I did not know Mormons use drugs and anyone who is capable of sending that press release has to be under the influence of something.”
He then pivoted to attack Clinton, saying, “The person who is responsible for this pattern is Secretary Clinton. Jim Comey did not tell her to use a private server.”
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Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.