Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) got more than he bargained when he showed up on Fox News armed with nothing more than a few flimsy talking points.
The New York Republican appeared Monday on “Outnumbered,” where the co-hosts caught him completely off-guard by challenging some of his claims about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia.
“It’s hard to expect the (Department of Justice) and FBI to investigate themselves,” Zeldin said.
Co-host Harris Faulkner immediately called him out.
“Yeah, but they’re set up to do that, right?” she said.
Zeldin threw out a hunk of red meat in hopes of distracting the Fox News hosts.
“You can’t even compare it to anything else in the history of these agencies where it was this bad,” he said.
Harris declined to take the bait, so Zeldin mounted another campaign to rally the co-hosts to his side.
“You have a special counsel investigating the president for winning the election, without any evidence and any crime,” Zeldin claimed.
Co-host Jessica Tarlov cut him off, and Zeldin’s face fell.
“Congressman, it’s a little more than just now,” Tarlov said. “He’s looking into financial issues, obstruction of justice and collusion — that’s the scope. It’s a three-pronged scope: financial, collusion and obstruction of justice. That’s what’s doing on here. I’m not just investigating the president for winning.”
Doctors urge CDC to admit side effects from COVID vaccine won’t be ‘a walk in the park’
Doctors are urging the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to be upfront with the American public about side effects from a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
According to CNBC, the doctors are worried that people will refuse a second dose of the vaccine after experiencing the side effects. Vaccines being produced by both Pfizer and Moderna require two doses.
“We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,” Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association told CNBC. “They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.”
Trump supporter accused of voter fraud invited to apply for a pardon — in gratitude for proving ‘how hard voter fraud is’
On Wednesday, writing on Twitter, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman invited a Trump supporter accused of voter fraud to apply for a pardon if convicted — in thanks for showing Pennsylvania voters, and Republicans around the country, how difficult it is to commit voter fraud.
The case centers on a man in Forty Fort, Luzerne County, who allegedly filled out an absentee ballot application for his deceased mother with the intention of casting a second ballot for President Donald Trump, in her name. He faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
Georgia GOP secretary of state: Trump ‘threw my family under the bus’ even though we voted for him
Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, has written an angry editorial for USA Today in which he details the harassment he and his family have been subjected to because he followed the law and certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Raffensperger starts out his editorial by praising the Peach State for holding a free and fair election under difficult circumstances stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic.