A conservative columnist and MSNBC analyst had a few choice words for the Republican leaders and pundits who rushed to shame the anonymous Trump administration official who penned a New York Times op-ed rebuking Donald Trump.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is clearly no fan of the anonymous administration official — she accused them of simply “trying to soothe their own conscience” with the bombshell op-ed that dominated the news cycle for a full day.
“It’s a very self-serving piece of work and it doesn’t move the ball forward,” Rubin noted in a panel discussion with MSNBC host Chris Hayes and reporter Sam Seder.
Nevertheless, it’s “very troubling” that so many media and political figures are “caught up” speculating in a game of whodunnit.
“What we should be doing is saying ‘whoa! The president is nonfunctional. Where is Congress? Why aren’t the cabinet officials being called before Congress to testify? Where is Mike Pence in all of this?'” Rubin said. “There is a disaster afoot and no one is really doing anything about it.”
The columnist went on to say that she finds a dismissing statement issued by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) “obnoxious and irresponsible.”
“It’s just so similar to what so many of us hear from senior people around the White House, you know, three times a week,” Sasse told Fox News’ Hugh Hewitt Thursday morning. “So it’s really troubling, and yet in a way, not surprising.”
“There is such a thing as oversight,” Rubin said. “That’s what Congress is supposed to be doing.”
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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’
The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.
"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.
The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.
"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.
"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."
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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed
George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.
"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."