Former New York mayor and potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg patiently explained to The View’s resident conservative and Second Amendment absolutist Meghan McCain why supporting background checks wasn’t an anti-gun position.
“You’re a leading voice in the anti-gun movement which puts you immediately at odds with a lot of Republicans,” McCain said, before denigrating Bloomberg’s efforts to prevent mass shootings. “You spent a lot of money but Congress hasn’t taken up any major gun control pressures at the national level since Sandy Hook, so do you feel like your efforts have been effective?”
“What I have asked for, and most of my friends have asked, for are background checks,” Bloomberg said, correcting her. “We shouldn’t be selling guns to minors, to people with psychiatric problems, or people with criminal records.” He added that even NRA members planned to vote for him.
The former mayor also shot down McCain’s claim that no gun legislation had been successful, despite several mass shootings.
“There has been a lot at the state level,” Bloomberg said, identifying 19 states that have background check requirements. “There are another 31 states we can get at the local level.” He went on to slam Congress for inaction.
“It would be a lot easier if Congress did it, just have background checks,” he lamented. “When you survey NRA members, 80% -90% of them want background checks.”
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‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: