Stephen Paddock More evidence is emerging that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock meticulously planned the massacre from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Investigators poring through Paddock’s internet searches found that he looked up SWAT team tactics for breaching rooms in standoff situations, a law enforcement source told the Wall Street Journal.
CNN's Brianna Keilar drops the hammer on Caitlyn Jenner's campaign: 'She seems so far out of her depth'
Following a clip from Monday night, where Caitlyn Jenner attempted to make her case to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom, CNN "New Day" host Brianna Keilar summed up the interview by saying the reality TV star is far from qualified to handle running the country's most populous state.
In the clip, which can be seen below, Jenner admitted she didn't vote in the 2020 presidential election for Donald Trump and, in fact, didn't vote at all because none of the propositions on the ballot interested her. Asked how she would deal with the multiple problems that the state faces, she ducked the specifics and said she would surround herself with the best people -- echoing comments Trump made when he ran for president.
After rolling the clip for hosts Keilar and John Berman, CNN's Dana Bash fielded questions about her interview.
"So much to talk about: she didn't vote," Berman began. "She didn't vote in the last election, which to me is indicative of the larger thing that is a takeaway from this, which is that, as you said to me last night, this candidacy is a work in progress and that's putting it charitably."
"She obviously has come to -- she's been following politics, she said, for a long time but came to political activism or even wanting to run for elected office very late in life and she said, you know, one point in the interview that this pretty much came to pass because she was sitting in her house for about a year, many, many months during COVID, getting more frustrated, not able to go anywhere," Bash explained. "She was frankly a bit bored and she said this is something that I want to do in the last chapter of my life."
Co-host Keilar was skeptical, to say the least, and made her feelings known.
"You said she was bored" she inserted. "When I'm bored, I watch a movie. But, I guess, I mean, look, she's -- that's what she's doing -- she's running for governor. But I just have to say, listening to your interview, Dana, she seems so far out of her depth here."
"Well, you know, everybody is going to take away from this what they will," a smiling Bash conceded.
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The California GOP's campaign to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is swirling down the drain and a new poll shows that Republican hopeful Caitlyn Jenner is drawing "anemic" support so far.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll gives Newsom an approval rating of 52 percent, which bodes ill for efforts to oust him from office later this year.
What's more, the poll found that just 36 percent of Californians would vote to recall Newsom, while 49 percent said they were opposed to the recall.
While none of the Republicans running for governor drew overwhelming support in the UC Berkeley poll, reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner fared particularly poorly.
"The survey's results were especially bleak for retired Olympic gold medalist Jenner, as just 6% of Californians who took part in the survey said they would vote to have her replace Newsom — a vast majority of Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated or independent voters said they would not be inclined to support her candidacy," the LA Times reports.
Jenner has made a series of self-inflicted wounds during her brief campaign, most notably when she said she heard a fellow rich person complain about the presence of so many homeless people while the two were talking at Jenner's private plane hangar.
BUSTED: Kevin McCarthy hired Trump staffer who organized 'stop the steal' rally that fed Capitol riot
On Tuesday, writing for The Bulwark, conservative commentator Charlie Sykes exposed how House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) hired a major point man behind the far-right rally that fueled the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
"In March - Kevin McCarthy hired Brian Jack to run his political operation. Jack had been Donald Trump's White House political director," wrote Sykes, a frequent conservative critic of the Trump wing of the GOP. "Brian Jack was directly involved in helping set up the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol. Rep. Mo Brooks said that Jack called him and encouraged him to speak at the 1/6 rally, while Jack was still working for Trump."
"So Kevin McCarthy hired Jack knowing he was pushing Stop the Steal stuff," wrote Sykes.
As the Capitol riot was going on, McCarthy reportedly called Trump and shouted at him for endangering their lives. And in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot, McCarthy acknowledged Trump "bears responsibility" for what happened. However, he subsequently backed off this position, denying that Trump did anything to incite the attack.
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