Republican political operative Brian Robinson says that even if every allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is true, the conservative Supreme Court nominee should still be confirmed.
Robinson, the former spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA), claimed on CNN that the allegations by Prof. Christine Blasey Ford do not even constitute a crime.
“Let her tell her story, because we’re going to confirm him, he is going to be on the Supreme Court,” Robinson predicted.
“Let me come back to this statement from you, that nothing she alleged disqualified him from the Supreme Court, even if it is true, even if he sexual assaulted her when he was 17 and she was 15, that’s not disqualifying?” CNN’s Victor Blackwell asked. “He should be confirmed?”
“This was not a rape, everybody was fully clothed,” Robinson answered.
“Is it inappropriate? Absolutely. Is that how any young man should treat any young woman? Absolutely not,” he continued. “But if you went back, put this in a larger context, they were 17-years-old, no crime was committed, something terribly inappropriate that we should teach young men not to do for sure, this is not something for a 17-year-old should disqualify them when they are in 50s and have shown to be responsible adults.”
“One sexual assault is a gimme?” Blackwell asked.
“Look, there are gradations, different grades are sexual assault,” Robinson answered. “I think we need to be careful about criminalizing 17-year-old’s behavior.”
“This is an acceptable level of sexual assault?” Blackwell followed-up.
“It is a not crime,” Robinson claimed.
Reparations hearing erupts in applause after Ta-Nehisi Coates gives McConnell an epic lesson on racism
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Wednesday delivered an epic smack down of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery.
In Coates's opening remarks, he responded directly to McConnell's claim that the government should not pay out reparations to black Americans because slavery ended more than 150 years ago.
Coates pointed out that the United States was still paying out pensions to the families of Civil War soldiers "well into this century" and he said that the government still honors treaties it signed even though no one who signed them is still alive today.
Trump campaign official squirms when CNN host shows him polls of the president losing to literally everyone
CNN's Poppy Harlow on Wednesday cornered Trump campaign official Marc Lotter by showing him polls that show President Donald Trump losing to every major Democratic presidential candidate.
During an interview about Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday, Harlow asked Lotter why the president's poll numbers were so poor even though the economy is still performing well by many measures.
"A Quinnipiac poll came out yesterday -- it showed a whole lot of Democratic presidential candidates beating the president in head-to-head matchups, from Elizabeth Warren to Beto O'Rourke, to Joe Biden to South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg," she said. "Are you concerned about that?"
Angela Rye pounds CNN’s Steve Cortes for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should resign
CNN turned into a shouting match on Tuesday after a Trump supporter attempted to defend the president's concentration camps along the southern border.
Conservatives panicked on Tuesday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to Trump's tent city detention centers as concentration camps.
Republican Steve Cortes argued against Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to correctly use the term concentration camps.
"AOC should apologize at least and probably resign," Cortes argued.
Progressive analyst Angela Rye shut down Cortes, explaining to viewers that Ocasio-Cortez was correctly using the term.