Conservative radio host and MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes had nothing good to say about Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway for saying the White House would rather embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore be elected than a Democrat because of tax policy.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, the conversation switched from the latest accusation against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to Conway’s appearance on Fox & Friends Monday morning.
Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Conway about the Alabama election, in light of Moore being accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old when he was in his thirties. “So vote Roy Moore?” he wondered.
“I’m telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through,” Conway responded — which set Sykes off Monday afternoon.
Sykes began by criticizing candidate Moore.
“I think, by the way, he’s clearly lying about what has happened,” Sykes explained. “He has not asked for forgiveness, he’s not apologizing and he’s threatening the women coming forward. This has been a card that’s been successful in the past and it’s very hard to predict what’s going to happen in a special election like this.”
“That victimization card that people like Steve Bannon like to play as a theme has been effective in the past in rallying the base, getting the base to say, ‘we’re not listening to anything,'” he added.
“By the way, Kellyanne Conway’s comments were breathtakingly cynical,” he continued. “She basically tore the mask off and said, ‘yeah, we’re willing to elect an accused pedophile in order to get our tax bill.’ That is just the naked hypocrisy exposed there.”
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) rose to support the resolution, listing multiple instances of racism from the commander-in-chief.
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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) complained and got in a back-and-forth with Swalwell.
Collins sought to have Swalwell's words stricken from the Congressional Record, which would have banned him from speaking for the rest of the day.
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Trump has spent the last few days with racist attacks on the four first-term members, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).