Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani Thursday evening praised Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s explosive attacks on Democrats during the widely-watched Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. And he applauded the senior Senator from South Carolina for having voted to confirm now-justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
But Giuliani, who has never held elected office after serving as Mayor of the City of New York, also took the opportunity to brag that he too voted to confirm Sotomayor and Kagan.
That’s a lie.
Senator Lindsay Graham distinguished himself today as the fairest man and the best lawyer in Washington. He voted for Justices Sotormayor and Kagen on old fashioned principles. I also did. If he is going to vote for Judge Kavanaugh, the Senate all should.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 27, 2018
Giuliani, who infamously coined the phrase, “truth isn’t truth,” never served as a U.S. Senator, which is the only way anyone can vote to confirm a Supreme Court justice.
Also embarrassingly, Giuliani managed to misspell Justices Sotomayor and Kagan’s names.
Trump brags he negotiated ceasefire in Syria — but Turkey is already violating it
A temporary ceasefire touted by President Trump and Vice President Pence has already been broken by Turkey, Trump said on Friday.
On Thursday, Turkey agreed to “pause” its operations in northern Syria for 120 hours to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from the area as Turkey seeks to control a 20-mile buffer zone along its southern border.
"All military operations will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal," Pence said Thursday, after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. “This also includes an agreement by Turkey to engage in no military action against the community of Kobani,” he added, referring to a Kurdish-held city near the border.
‘Grow a spine’: Florida columnist hammers Marco Rubio for being a Trump apologist
Like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went from being a blistering critic of Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP presidential primary to being someone who rarely criticizes the president. And a columnist in Rubio’s back yard, Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, lambasts the Florida Republican in a blistering opinion piece published with the headline, “Will Marco Rubio Ever Stand Up to Donald Trump?”
Denouncing Rubio as a “cowering apologist” for Trump, Ruth asserts, “You would think for the $174,000-a-year one gets for the part-time job of U.S. senator, every now and then Rubio might actually stand for something, anything, remotely resembling a principle. Too heavy a lift?”
Fox’s Judge Napolitano blasts Trump’s ‘profound violation’ of the Constitution
Fox News personalities Neil Cavuto and Andrew Napolitano blasted the White House’s announcement on Thursday that the United States will host the upcoming G7 meeting of world leaders at President Donald Trump’s own Doral resort in Miami, Florida.
“Just the appearance level alone, the president of the United States rewarding his family-run business and perhaps one of its premier money-makers, the Doral Club Resort, to host this big event. The spillover effect from that, even at cost, is very good for whatever locale you choose,” Cavuto said. (In fact, Trump’s club appears to be in dire financial straits.)