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.
‘Gaslighting on a massive scale’: Doctor warns Trump is lying us into a COVID disaster
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."
‘We’ve got to get a new guy’: Florida Trump voters lash out at the president as they flee the GOP
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."
Trump wants ‘white grievance’ fight — while ignoring coronavirus: Pulitzer Prize-winner Maggie Haberman
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."