A Johns Hopkins professor shut down GOP spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Saturday, during a bizarre Fox News segment where the host joined GOP spokesperson in attempting to ignore reality.
The political operative was on Fox News opposite Prof. Wendy Osefo of Johns Hopkins.
The segment went off the rails when McEnany, the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, claimed “for a party that says they care so much about foreign influence in our election, they don’t seem to care about illegal immigrants, non-citizens, voting.”
McEnany then attempted to argue the Democrats want to allow hundreds of thousands of Russians to invade America and vote in federal elections, presumably for Donald Trump.
“What would you do, Wendy, if Vladimir Putin decides to send over a few hundred thousands to vote in our federal elections?” McEnany asked. “According to the left, that’s exactly what you want.”
“You can’t tell me what I want, Kayleigh, because you don’t know anything,” Dr. Osefo replied.
“You should know your history,” Osefo lectured RNC spokesperson. “Until 1926, immigrants and non-citizens were able to vote in not only local elections, but also federal elections.”
“There is one word I didn’t hear you say one time and that is ‘citizens.’ Citizenship used to matter in this country and apparently it doesn’t anymore, Kayleigh,” Fox News personality Pete Hegseth incorrectly claimed while completely ignoring what Dr. Osefo had just said.
As McEnany continued, Dr. Osefo could be heard sarcastically repeating, “this is a no spin zone.”
.@kayleighmcenany: "@NancyPelosi, @chuckschumer, the left want to see illegal immigrants enfranchised across the country. And for a party that says they care so much about foreign influence in our election, they don't seem to care about illegal immigrants, non-citizens voting." pic.twitter.com/h7olNxWkzS
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 21, 2018
US planning to slash troops in Germany: report
US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to slash the number of troops it maintains in Germany by more than a quarter in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
The newspaper said the Defense Department would cut the number of military personnel by 9,500 from the current 34,500 permanently assigned to Germany postings.
The Journal also said a cap of 25,000 would be set on how many US troops could be inside German at any one time, whether in permanent postings or temporary rotations, half of the current allowance.
The move would significantly reduce the US commitment to European defense under the NATO umbrella, though it could also impact Pentagon operations related to Africa and the Middle East.
Manhattan DA announces protesters arrested by NYPD will not be charged: ‘Our office has a moral imperative’
The Manhattan District Attorney announced on Friday that his office would not be prosecuting protesters arrested for low-level crimes.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. announced that Unlawful Assembly and Disorderly Conduct would not be prosecuted during the demonstrations over police violence.
"“The prosecution of protestors charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve. Days after the killing of George Floyd, our nation and our city are at a crossroads in our continuing endeavor to confront racism and systemic injustice wherever it exists. Our office has a moral imperative to enact public policies which assure all New Yorkers that in our justice system and our society, black lives matter and police violence is a crime. We commend the thousands of our fellow New Yorkers who have peacefully assembled to demand these achievable aims, and our door is open to any New Yorker who wishes to be heard," Vance said in a statement.
Chicago Police Board president files complaint alleging he was struck 5 times by cops at George Floyd protest
On Friday, WTTW reported that Ghian Foreman, the president of the Chicago Police Board, has filed a complaint alleging he was beaten in the legs five times by police officers at a protest against the killing of George Floyd last Sunday.
The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian commission that has power over police disciplinary cases.
"Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability alleging that he was struck by at least one officer during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, said Ephraim Eaddy, a spokesperson for the agency," said the report. "Foreman’s complaint, which identifies the officer Foreman said struck him, is one of 344 complaints of police misconduct filed with COPA between midnight May 29 and 7 a.m. Friday, Eaddy said. The complaint itself is confidential."