A discussion of the enthusiastic response Republicans have reacted to the rape accusations brought forward against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher quickly went off the rails Friday night.
Maher’s panel included journalist Soledad O’Brien and New York magazine’s Andrew Sullivan, who began arguing within the first moment.
“What happened, is the Democrats and I have to say the mainstream media, made this not about Brett Kavanaugh, but about all white men,” Sullivan said. “That all white men are essentially wannabe rapists, that all white men are the problem.”
O’Brien loudly sighed.
“I feel sorry for you,” she said. “Because clearly you’re a victim!”
“I’m not!” Sullivan interjected. “I’m saying to take one individual, and say all white men are this—”
“No one said that,” O’Brien said. “Oh, please!”
The two then interrupted each other until Sullivan asked O’Brien to “let me finish, for goodness sake.”
Sullivan then maintained again that Democrats tried to make the Kavanaugh case about all white men as O’Brien said it didn’t happen.
George Kent destroys right-wing conspiracy theory Ukraine interfered in 2016 election: ‘No factual basis’
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent debunked a right-wing conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine -- not Russia -- who intervened in the 2016 election.
Kent was interviewed by former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman, who is currently serving as a senior advisor and director of investigations for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
"Are you aware this is all part of a larger allegation that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election?" Goldman asked.
"Yes, that is my understanding," Kent replied.
"To your knowledge, is there any factual basis to support the allegation that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election?" Goldman asked.
‘Very damaging to the president’: Chris Wallace says first impeachment hearing left scorch marks on Trump
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Wednesday reacted to the first public impeachment hearing by calling it "very damaging to the president."
During a break in the proceedings, Wallace said that President Donald Trump should be worried about the testimonies of Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Wallace said that he expected the hearing to be "pretty devastating."
"I think that William Taylor was a very impressive witness and was very damaging to the president," the Fox News host explained. "He took very copious notes at almost every conversation. When he put quotes in his opening statement, he said those were direct quotes from what was said."
‘This is Congress’s authority and responsibility’: National security lawyer fires back at Stephanie Grisham for saying impeachment hearings are ‘boring’
As the first public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry gets underway, an emerging talking point from allies of President Trump is that the spectacle is "boring." One of those regurgitating that talking point is White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who went a step further and said that the "sham" hearing is not only boring, but a "colossal waste of taxpayer time & money."