When a columnist from the conservative Federalist website claimed that right-wingers had been hounded by liberals for celebrating Father’s Day amid the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, one CNN commentator immediately batted the idea down.
Discussing her Monday column titled “Ivanka’s deafening silence,” writer Anushay Hossain noted that the First Daughter made herself a figurehead for feminism on the campaign trail and in his White House. Although Federalist writer and Hot Air editor-at-large Mary Katherine Ham agreed with her, the women diverged when it came to the backlash leveled against Ivanka other Trump supporters for celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day while refusing to condemn the family separation policy.
“Everyone vaguely right-of-center on the Internet this weekend has been told they can’t celebrate Father’s Day,” Ham said, claiming the reactions were “emotionalism” that went “too far.” Hossain agreed that the repercussions had been swift — but not necessarily undeserved.
“Totally,” the CNN and New York Times writer said, “but it also demonstrates a tone-deafness.”
“There is a national crisis happening,” Hossain said before noting that Ivanka is a part of her father’s administration and therefore doesn’t have the luxury of remaining neutral.
“Is your father’s government anti-children?” she implored. “That’s what we need to know.”
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After days of digesting news that Trump repeatedly pressured the Ukrainian government to launch an investigation into potential Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Raju reports, many once-cautious Democrats now believe that impeachment is the only option they have left to thwart the president's lawlessness.
"House Democrats are telling me this morning that they believe that the caucus is nearing a tipping point on impeachment because of this growing controversy, and because they believe that this will be a triggering event and that the public will get behind," he explained.
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"You have also been clear, sir, at least up until now that you are not supportive of impeachment against the president," CNN host Poppy Harlow told Gonzalez. "You said just in June the best way to impeach Trump is to defeat him in 2020."
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In the wake of new revelations about the president repeatedly pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, Kildee said he was stunned to see so many Republicans either remaining silent or working to defend the president's actions.
"The framers of our Constitution anticipated the possibility of a rogue presidency," he said. "What they did not anticipate is that an entire political party... would wrap their arms around a president who so clearly is flaunting the law. It's so disturbing to see the political messaging gymnastics that some of these Republicans are doing to try to either divert attention away from this terrible moment or to somehow justify it as if, 'Well, it's really not that bad.'"