Frequent CNN panelists Kirsten Powers and April Ryan were aghast while discussing the different levels of harm women are facing from male elected officials.
Powers began by disputing the conservative narrative that forcing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) out was purely political and that Democrats were attempting to regain the moral high ground. In fact, Politico reported that the movement came from female senators, some of whom have faced sexual harassment themselves at the Capitol.
Democratic political strategist Paul Begala explained that the Democratic Party is the party of women. He cited the last seven presidential elections Democrats won the women’s vote “every single time” for 25 years. As the “party of women,” Democrats had a duty to represent the women who elect them.
Former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) argued “both parties” are bad and thus it’s a wash. He cited historic problems Democrats have faced with male behavior and Powers asked about current examples for Republicans.
“What about Donald Trump and Roy Moore?” she asked.
“I think in terms of Roy Moore, he is denying it,” Kingston said, using a GOP talking point.
Powers retorted that Franken denied it as well, including in his announcement speech Thursday. She noted there was one photo from years ago and 7 other accusations that he has denied.
“You know, I think the Democratic Party has to make their decision on that, I think what’s happening with Roy Moore, the Republican Party, it’s a little bit different,” Kingston attempted to explain. “This happened 40 years ago, two of these women may not be credible, two of them may not be.”
Urban Radio’s April Ryan noted that these weren’t woman, they were children.
“Well, there was one who was 14,” Kingston said.
Ryan’s eyes widened.
“Jack come on!” Powers said. The rest of the panelists quoted that others were 16 years old.
“It’s interesting with Roy Moore, he’s the only one that has a record of lying in court,” host Anderson Cooper said in defense of the women Kingston was alleging were lying. “The judges kicked him out the second time, as the Chief Justice in Alabama, because he was, it was a unanimous option of the judges, for misleading, misrepresenting what he had actually done. It’s interesting that people don’t believe these women, but it’s actually Moore who has a track record of not being believed in court.”
Watch the exchange below:
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.
Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate
Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.
The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate: