Quantcast
Connect with us

CNN’s Berman calls BS on Kavanaugh backer’s complaints about unfair treatment: ‘Merrick Garland didn’t get a hearing’

Published

on

CNN’s John Berman on Monday called out conservative Matt Schlapp for his complaint that only conservative Supreme Court nominees get treated poorly.

Citing a tweet over the weekend that claimed only conservative Supreme Court nominees get “mauled,” Berman pointed out that Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to even meet with Merrick Garland, whom former President Obama had nominated to the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Merrick Garland didn’t even get a hearing,” Berman said. “Merrick Garland was accused of being appointed by a Democrat, and that was enough to not get him a hearing, whereas Brett Kavanaugh is accused now, by two women, of sexual assault.”

Schlapp angrily complained that Garland was the only nominee that Republicans had ever spiked, whereas Democrats in the past successfully killed the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980s.

Berman, however, countered that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sailed through his confirmation and received Democratic votes, despite the fact that he had been the nominee who took what would have been Garland’s seat on the court.

“He was not the fifth vote!” complained Schlapp, referring to the fact that Gorsuch simply replaced hardline conservative Scalia, whereas Kavanaugh will replace swing vote Anthony Kennedy.

Watch the video below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

CNN

‘Gaslighting on a massive scale’: Doctor warns Trump is lying us into a COVID disaster

Published

on

On CNN Friday, Dr. Celine Grounder tore into President Donald Trump's ongoing falsehoods about the coronavirus pandemic.

"No matter how many times public health officials, especially like Anthony Fauci, speak the truth, what does it do, Doctor, when the president continues to lie to the public in face of a public health crisis?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.

"This is gaslighting on an enormous scale, and means until people eventually get sick or their family members get sick, the communities hit hard, they won't believe it, and then it will be too late," said Grounder. "The problem is there's a lag period from the time that somebody's infected and starts to develop symptoms a couple days later. We don't see people get severely sick and need to be hospitalized and in ICUs until a week into disease, and talking about probably one to two weeks of lag time from the time somebody's exposed at least before you start to see hospitalizations and then another couple weeks before you start to see deaths."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘We’ve got to get a new guy’: Florida Trump voters lash out at the president as they flee the GOP

Published

on

In interviews with CNN's Jeff Zeleny, longtime Florida Republicans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 admitted they have no intention of helping him stay in office when they vote in November.

With polls showing the president trailing in the all-important Sunshine State, where seniors preferred Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 21 points last election, the president now finds himself bleeding support from a demographic he desperately needs if he wants to stay in the Oval Office after the first of the year.

According to retired banker John Dudley, 77, he voted for Trump last election and the president promptly "blew it."

Continue Reading
 

CNN

Trump wants ‘white grievance’ fight — while ignoring coronavirus: Pulitzer Prize-winner Maggie Haberman

Published

on

On CNN Thursday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman deconstructed President Donald Trump's unwillingness to address the national crises in America.

"According to three people familiar with his comments, Trump has brushed off efforts to address historic racial inequality, as something 'his people' won't care about," said anchor Jim Sciutto. "Maggie, you have covered this president and the White House. Clearly, he wants to leave the outbreak behind him, even as the numbers rise. Is there anyone in that building who is telling him honestly, directly, that he can't do that?"

"There are many people who are telling him that honestly, Jim," said Haberman. "What has become clear to people, or should have by now, this president wants to run his re-election effort a certain way, and that does not relate to talking about the coronavirus unless it's about describing his administration's response in glowing terms that just don't comport with reality. Certainly for the first many weeks as the pandemic was growing."

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image