CNN’s Brianna Keilar hammered Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Friday night when he claimed that President Donald Trump wouldn’t criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin because it wasn’t his style.
“His style is different,” Yoho explained. “This is something that over the last 15 to 20 years, you’ve seen us back up on our foreign policy and we’ve — there is a vacuum created. Other countries are going in. That’s why you saw Russia going like this and China going into the sea. There is a new quarterback on the field and they will work this out.”
Keilar showed a graphic of all of the people or companies that Trump has criticized via Twitter and compared it to a single graphic of Putin, who Trump has refused to criticize.
“He hasn’t?” Yoho could be heard saying, talking over Keilar. “Well, again, it’s style.”
Keilar asked how it is style over substance and Yoho explained that it is simply Trump’s “rhetoric.” He then pivoted to claim Trump has other problems facing the country to contend with. Those problems do not preclude him from attacking the list of people Keilar showed.
“If you want to say that is style and not substance because it’s rhetoric, then how is it, when we’re talking about Russia, we’re not talking about economic issues or domestic issues?” Keilar asked. “Why is that OK for him to do that? Explain to me how that is not substantive on Russia?”
“Well, you’d have to ask President Trump,” Yoho answered, simply. “I think it’s his style. He likes to be combative. He likes to go out after that.”
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Fox News has been detrimental to democracy all along, but one journalist and historian believes it's gone fully off the rails this year and become a threat to national security.
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On a hunting trip this August, Donald Trump Jr. shot and killed one.
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On Wednesday, CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported that House Republicans are planning to use the markup process for the articles of impeachment, scheduled to take place on Thursday, to introduce a flood of amendments designed to cripple the process.
None of these amendments are likely to have the votes to pass — but they will force House Democrats to waste time voting them down rather than crafting the particulars of their case.
"Tomorrow is when we see the real art of legislating on Capitol Hill," said Raju. "The House Judiciary Committee will consider votes on amendments to the articles of impeachment. Republicans are expects to offer a flurry of amendments aimed at undercutting the articles, to gut the articles, and the democrats are expected to beat back every single one of them. Those votes expected to be along party lines."