Despite the agreement of the president’s intelligence chiefs, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday continued her refusal to criticize Russia, this time over their seemingly undemocratic elections that resulted in another win for President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s bad enough that Donald Trump has already, essentially, unilaterally disarmed in the face of Russian attacks on our election,” White House historian Chris Whipple, whose book “The Gatekeepers” chronicles the history of presidential chiefs of staff, said during a Tuesday afternoon CNN segment. “But then to congratulate Vladimir Putin, who is a thug and an authoritarian, for a sham election?”
Wipple then criticized the crux of the press secretary’s remarks, which claimed that Americans should not intervene overseas in the matters of other countries.
“When Sarah Huckabee Sanders says we don’t get to dictate how other countries run their own elections, forgive me, but we do get to express our outrage when dictators run sham elections,” he said.
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Former ‘America First’ Senate candidate arrested for domestic violence for a second time
A Maine man who was gearing up to challenge Susan Collins (R-ME) for her Senate seat has been charged with domestic violence -- for the second time, CentralMaine.com reports.
On Sunday, 45-year-old Derek Levasseur was arrested and booked at the Fairfield Police Station on a domestic violence assault charge. He was later released on bail.
Levasseur announced his Senate bid earlier this year touting an “America First” platform, making him the first Republican to challenge Collins since she was elected in 1996. He later quit the race, blaming pressure from "party elites." According to the police report, he was involved in a “domestic situation” inside a residence when he was arrested.
Ex-GOP lawmaker drops the mic on Lindsey Graham: ‘A political opportunist who will flop with the winds’
Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told Vox.com's Sean Illing this week that he hasn't seen that much change between the Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that we saw before President Donald Trump's election and the Lindsey Graham we see today.
Over the course of a lengthy interview, Illing asked Jolly how anyone could compare the statements that Graham made about Trump in 2016 with the fierce defenses he's recently been making of the president and not conclude that the South Carolina senator is a blatant fraud.
With support of just one Republican, House passes ‘historic’ bill to restore and expand voting rights
"Brings us one step closer to restoring the Voting Rights Act."
Just one Republican—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania—joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as "historic" legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.