During the Overtime portion of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, conservative commentator Charlie Sykes was asked by the host if he was going to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm election to rein in President Donald Trump.
“I’d prefer to vote for sane rational Republicans but I can’t find them” Sykes offered. “I do think America needs two not-crazy parties and I do think the principled conservatives have abandoned the party and left it to the swamp-lizards, the crack-pots and the Trump-ets.”
“As of right now, I don’t see any constituency for Republicans that is going to stand up against Donald Trump,” he added. “I think this election is going to be a referendum on Constitutional democracy.”
“What about the next presidential election?” host Maher asked. “[Ohio Republican ] John Kasich looks like he is making some moves, I mean Mitt Romney, if he can find a spine. Do you think there will be a challenge from the Republican classic wing of the party?”
“There will be a challenge but it will fail because the party has become a cult,” Sykes replied.
“Wait,” Maher shot back. “It won’t fail if it saps enough votes away to elect a Democrat. It will succeed.”
“‘Right,” the conservative conceded. “Third party candidate will be interesting, but don’t underestimate that Trump can be re-elected. Never underestimate the capacity of the Democrats to blow this.”
You can watch the video below via HBO:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
C-SPAN caller poisoned by Trump says congresswomen in The Squad own ’27 million black African slaves’
A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own "27 million black African slaves."
On C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lara began her call by chastising the media.
"There's a lot of facts that are being walked around," she complained. "For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it's a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest... those are facts. That's not an opinion."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chokes up responding to Trump: ‘Time to move on from his conception of America’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he told her to "go back" to her country of origin -- even though she was born in the U.S.
"It's unfortunate that he feels the way he feels about people of color," Ocasio-Cortez explained to NBC News. "It's unfortunate the way he feels about immigrants, naturalized citizens or not."
"What I would tell him is that it's time to move on from him," she continued as she seemed to choke up. "And it's time to move on from his conception of an America that we tried to move past for a long time."