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‘Sick of it!’ Joy Behar furious over GOP’s hypocrisy on obstructing nominees

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Joy Behar is frustrated with Republicans suddenly angry about Democrats pledging to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

“The View” co-host blasted the GOP on Wednesday’s show because she is sick of seeing Democrats “always go to a gun fight with a knife. Let them bring a gun this time. I’m sick of it! I’m sick of it being OK for the goose but not for the gander! Why?”

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“Why should they [confirm him] though?” Behar asked co-host Jedediah Bila. “Because Republicans stood in the way of [President Barack] Obama’s pick. Why should they say OK to this?”

(READ MORE: Sean Spicer: Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court snub is different because it was Obama’s ‘fourth term’)

Co-host and former prosecutor Sunny Hostin agreed, saying that regardless of whether or not Gorsuch is qualified to fill the seat, she sees him as illegitimate. “The person that should be sitting in that seat is Merrick Garland,” she said. “Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama with almost one year left in his term. So, in my view, it doesn’t matter that he’s so qualified because he shouldn’t even be in the mix at this point.”

Occasional conservative Sara Haines said that it is important for the country that they move forward and that the country needs the other justice on the court. That was not the case, however when Garland’s nomination sat ignored for a record 10-months.

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Bila said that the senate’s job is to “advise and consent” and that they had that right for Obama’s appointee, whom she called Merrick Garner. But Hostin noted that the senate didn’t do that, in fact, there was no vote nor was there a hearing so that the senate could “advise and consent or object.”

Bila argued that when Gorsuch was nominated to the Appeals Court he had overwhelming support among Democrats for the bench so they should confirm him. Hostin shot back that Garland also had overwhelming support from the Senate Republicans when he was nominated to the Chief Justice for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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‘Rudy was Patient Zero’: Nicolle Wallace says GOP ‘are being taken down by the fake news they’ve peddled’

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On Monday's edition of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," anchor Nicolle Wallace discussed the self-destruction of President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani with former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt.

"Who’s Rudy in all this?" asked Wallace.

"It’s just extraordinary to consider that Rudy Giuliani was a legitimate, certified national hero," said Schmidt. "He was respected by nearly the entirety of the country for dazzling leadership in the days after 9/11, and to watch his fall, his devolution, is just tragic. I mean, you talk about the reality that we live in this era where trust has collapsed in public institutions. I mean, here is someone, one of the few people that was pretty broadly admired in the country, and just threw it all away in defense of God knows what."

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‘This is INSANE’: National security experts shocked by Pompeo’s saber-rattling towards Turkey

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National security experts are floored seeing the warmongering coming from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said Monday that he was prepared to go to war with Turkey.

“We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo told CNBC. “But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action.”

He didn't want to give specifics, however, saying he wanted to let the president announce things himself.

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The tangled web of Rudy Giuliani’s associations with questionable characters in the Ukraine scandal

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Washington Post political analyst Philip Bump has created a link analysis of the tangled web President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani finds himself caught in.

According to the report, Giuliani isn't only linked to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the two associates indicted and arrested after lunch with them a few weeks ago. Giuliani is linked to a chorus of people now outed for being involved in the Ukraine scandal.

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