After catching flak for referring to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) father-in-law as a “chinaperson,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)’s GOP challenger is once again attacking the senator’s Chinese in-laws.
“Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people,” Senate candidate Don Blankenship said in his latest ad as twangy country-inspired guitars played in the background. “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich.”
“In fact,” the candidate continued, “his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.”
Blankenship went on to charge “Mitch’s swamp people” with running damaging negative ads about him that “childishly” refer to him as “despicable and mentally ill.”
“I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch Cocaine Mitch,” the candidate said, using his strange new nickname for the GOP Senate majority leader.
Don Blankenship doubles down on phrases like “China people” and “Cocaine Mitch” in new ad that also features his undeniable charisma and charm pic.twitter.com/eiv9WUADjz
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Trump is ‘a profoundly lawless individual’: Presidential biographer tells Democrats to wake up and go after president
On MSNBC's "AM Joy" Saturday, in the wake of the Ukraine scandal, presidential biographer Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien laid out how President Donald Trump's presidency has become a pure exercise in criminality — and how House Democrats need to treat this as the threat that it is.
"The Democrats are looking at this as a chess board," said O'Brien. "Republicans see it as a knife fight. They're not even trying to play chess. They've been playing politics at the electoral level and in the Congress by simply trying to rip the spine out of anybody who opposes them. The Democrats are trying to figure out what's the right thing. I honor that, but as long as they sit back and are more concerned about appearances or not upsetting the table, Republicans are going to run circles around them, both electorally and when it comes to Donald Trump."
Trump took out DNI head Dan Coats to install a new acting director in charge of whistleblowers: CIA veteran
Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," a longtime veteran CIA official said the whistleblower, who ran to the inspector general with a complaint about Donald Trump asking Ukraine's president for dirt on Joe Biden, should expect the president and his aides to come after them.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, Jonna Mendez said she saw the first warnings signs that something was up in the U.S. intelligence community when the president forced DNI head Dan Coats and his top deputy out.
"Through the lens of someone who spent 27 years at the CIA, the thing that caught my eye instantly was Dan Coats' resignation follow by Sue Gordon," Mendez explained. "The fact that Dan Coats went into a meeting and said 'Sue, you've got to resign' and that she did, truncating a career that clearly hadn't reached its zenith."
GOP’s cancellation of presidential primaries could blow up in Trump’s face — here’s why
In recent weeks, Republican state party committees have been moving to cancel presidential primaries to prevent Never-Trump conservatives, like former Reps. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) and former Gov. Bill Weld (R-MA), from challenging the president from the right. So far, Republicans in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, and South Carolina have all announced they will scrap the voting process for 2020.