On Tuesday, following an address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump attacked the women who’ve accused Judge Brett Kavanuagh of sexual assault and called the controversy a “con game” by Democrats.
“She was inebriated,” he said of Debbie Ramirez, who claims that when they attended Yale, Kavanaugh stuck his penis in her face at a party.
“It would be an insult to our country if this thing doesn’t happen,” he said about Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
The remarks were the strongest denunciation yet of the women who’ve come forward with allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh in his youth.
TRUMP, during a UN meeting, defends KAVANAUGH: "Charges come up from 36 years old that are totally unsubstantiated?… and now a new charge comes up, and she says, it might not be him & she was totally inebriated… this is a con game being played by the Democrats." pic.twitter.com/rgqZL0QPaP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2018
The View’s Meghan McCain responds to GOP senator’s smear of impeachment witness: What about Hillary Clinton?
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain changed the subject from Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to Hillary Clinton during a discussion of the impeachment trial.
Guest host Ana Navarro took exception to Blackburn's attacks on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified against President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry, after House managers cited his allegations against the president and some of his top officials.
"Yesterday Sen. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee spent hours, tweeted out and spent hours on TV attacking Vindman, Alexander Vindman, questioned his patriotism," Navarro said. "This is a guy who has a Purple Heart because of the injuries he received in the Iraq War, he still has shrapnel in his body. His parents are Soviet Jews who fled communism. I can't explain how angry I am about that."
Fox News’ coverage of Trump’s impeachment trial has been an embarrassing joke
When Rep. Hakeem Jeffries addressed the U.S. Senate on Thursday night as part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, there was a crucial difference between how Jeffries’ speech was covered on different cable news outlets: while CNN and MSNBC broadcast the speech, Fox News muted the speech while its pundits offered pro-Trump talking points. CNN and MSNBC allowed viewers to hear Jeffries making a compelling case for removing Trump from office; Fox News let viewers see Jeffries but not hear him. And that Trump-friendly way of covering the trial is the subject of an article journalist Aaron Rupar wrote for Vox this week.
Columnist drops the hammer on ‘Stalinist’ GOP for running a bogus ‘show trial’ to exonerate Trump
In a brutal column for the Daily Beast, longtime political observer Michael Tomasky went all-in on an attack on Republican senators for turning the impeachment trial of Donald Trump into a "Stalinist show trial" where the outcome is known before it even starts.
Reflecting on the impassioned case laid out by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) over the past three days, Tomasky wondered what it would take to get through to Republicans who seem uninterested in fulfilling their constitutional duties.