Conservative CNN contributor Rob Astorino on Monday tried to tie the racist robo-calls that have polluted the Georgia gubernatorial election to the Democratic party — and got smacked down by fellow guest Symone Sanders.
After panelist David Gergen noted the “racially-charged” calls, which hurled slurs at Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, Astorino urged “caution.”
“That happens everywhere,” Astorino said, over the objections of Gergen.
“The one cautionary tale is you don’t know who’s actually doing these kind of calls,” he added. “Sometimes the actual side that would gain from it does it or somebody as a surrogate does it.”
“Democrats in Georgia are not running racist robocalls accusing Stacey Abrams of being ‘a poor man’s Aunt Jemima’, that’s ridiculous,” retorted a clearly outraged Sanders as Astorino sputtered. “Brian Kemp is about to lose the race and he will do anything and everything he can in my opinion to steal this election. So the best way to stamp that out is for people to vote.”
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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism
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Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.
"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.
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According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.
"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."
CNN went to the heartland — and found voters who love AOC and The Squad: ‘The best thing ever’
CNN's Van Jones traveled this week to speak with a panel of Pennsylvania voters about the 2020 presidential campaign.
Jones also asked the panel about the schism in the Democratic Party between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the members known as The Squad, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"You have Democrats fighting each other in the primary. Democrats fighting each other in the House. What do you think about the AOC versus Pelosi dynamic?" Jones asked. "How do you read that? How do you read that?"