American Urban Radio Networks Washington bureau chief April Ryan told CNN on Thursday that President Donald Trump will inevitably have a day of reckoning with regards to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment and assault.
Ryan was discussing accusations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) with journalist Hadas Gold and CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin.
Gold said that politicians only face accountability at the ballot box or — in rare instances — when they choose to step down. Thus the process will move slower than it does in broadcasting or other businesses where consumers make decisions every day.
“What I know is what I see from this strange perch,” Ryan said. “What I see is that we have a president who a couple of weeks ago was weighing in on Roy Moore. He wanted Roy Moore regardless because he was desperate for a win — a legislative win, one legislative win.”
She continued, “Now with all of this coming up, we have a president who is the moral leader, who is faced with twelve-plus allegations, twelve-plus women, who are concerned about sexual misconduct with then-civilian Donald Trump.”
“He cannot escape this,” Ryan said. “As the chorus grows of names, it puts the spotlight back on this president.”
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The View audience goes wild when Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman get schooled on democratic socialism
Both conservatives on "The View" warned of the dangers of democratic socialism, but co-host Joy Behar drew a rowdy response with her impassioned defense of wealth distribution.
The panelists were discussing Sen. Elizabeth Warren's climb in the polls, and Meghan McCain speculated about the possibility of the Massachusetts Democrat heading into a contested Democratic convention with Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"I happen to love Elizabeth Warren," Behar said. "I think she would make a magnificent president, and I think this whole talk about she's too far to the left is a lot of hooey, frankly."
House GOP loses yet another incumbent as California’s Paul Cook announces retirement
Another day, another retirement for House Republicans.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Paul Cook R-CA) is heading for the exits and retiring at the end of his term in 2020.
Instead of serving in Congress for another term, Cook will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the congressman's chief of staff tells the Los Angeles Times.
Even though Democrats made major gains in California during the 2018 midterm elections, Cook's district will be difficult for the party to pick up. Cook last year won reelection with 60 percent of the vote and his opponent wasn't even a Democrat, but fellow Republican Tim Donnelly.
Strike on Saudi oil field likely launched by Iranian ‘proxies’ inside Iraq
The drone strike on an oil field in Saudi Arabia on the weekend was likely launched by Iraqi militias affiliated with Iran, said France 24’s terrorism expert Wassim Nasr.
“It’s the most plausible version,” he said.
And it wouldn’t be the first time such strikes have been launched from inside Iraq by Iranian-backed forces, Nasr explained. Between April 2018 and July 2019, three reported interceptions or strikes targeted a Saudi pipeline running from the east of the Kingdom to the Red Sea, disrupting the transport of oil.
The technology was also evidently a Houthi missile based in Iranian technology, a Quds-1 missile that is a smaller and “better” version of the Iranian Soumar missile, Nasr said.