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The View’s Meghan McCain slammed for defending Trump’s ‘brilliant’ culture war: ‘The War on Christmas is real!’

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The hosts of “The View” on Wednesday mocked Meghan McCain for insisting that there really was a “War on Christmas” that President Donald Trump was supposedly “brilliant” to exploit.

The controversy started after the show played a clip of Trump talking about how people were afraid to say “Merry Christmas” before he was elected as president.

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Host Whoopi Goldberg admitted that she generally says “Happy Holidays” to people in December, largely because she can’t be sure of whether the people she’s greeting are Christians or not.

McCain took this admission as proof that there actually is a “War on Christmas” because Goldberg believed that she was being more “inclusive” by saying, “Happy Holidays.”

“Just the mention of saying it’s more inclusive to say ‘Happy Holidays,’ I don’t think I’m not inclusive,” she said. “I’m a Christian, I say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ And U would like to wish everyone ‘Merry Christmas’ to everyone, and no one’s been offended, at least to my face.”

McCain’s admission that no one has actually ever berated her for wishing them “Merry Christmas” led her other hosts to point out that there is no real “War on Christmas.”

McCain, however, was not dissuaded.

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“I think the ‘War on Christmas’ is a real thing in our culture because we’re having a debate about it right now at this table!” she said.

“It’s a B.S. debate!” Goldberg shot back.

Watch the video below.

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GOP ex-congressman calls on Justice Roberts to override Republican effort to block witnesses

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In a column for the New York Times, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former Rep. Mickey Edwards (R-OK) and Georgetown law professor Joshua A. Geltzer urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to intercede and demand Senate Republicans allow witnesses in light of the latest John Bolton bombshell.

Following a New Times report that stated "President Trump directly tied the withholding of almost $400 million in American security aid to investigations that he sought from Ukrainian officials, according to an unpublished manuscript of a book that John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, wrote about his time in the White House," the three took to the Times editorial page to implore Roberts to step in.

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Anxious Senate Republicans face a massive blowback after John Bolton bombshell

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The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump continues this week, with the president's defense team making the case for his acquittal followed by questions from senators. The president's lawyers opened their presentation on Saturday with a mere two hours of arguments.

This article was originally published at Salon

It's clear they are anxious to get this over with so that the Republicans can bring the "vindicated" Trump into the House chamber like a conquering hero on Feb. 4 for the State of the Union address. They certainly don't want him to deliver it in the middle of his impeachment trial. If the incontinence Trump has displayed on his Twitter feed over the last few days is any indication, there's a good chance he'll leap off the dais and try to strangle House manager Adam Schiff with his bare hands.

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Senate GOP will be accessories to obstruction if they shoot down a move by Justice Roberts to call witnesses: Ex-prosecutor

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On Monday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) must motion for Chief Justice John Roberts to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial — and that if Senate Republicans vote down this decision, they will be "accessories" to obstruction of justice.

Schiff must make a motion to CJ Roberts for witnesses. As I’ve been saying all along, if Roberts grants the motion for witnesses (he will) & the Rs vote to overrule him (they might) that will (de facto) be obstruction of justice & accessory after the fact. https://t.co/yQfUTga7gd

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