On Wednesday, it remained unclear whether the high school students who appeared to confront a Native American protestor in a series of viral videos would go to the White House to meet with the president. On Fox News Wednesday, a panel discussion erupted when Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov suggested that Republicans and Trump were exploiting the kids for political gain.
“Donald Trump and Republicans are trying to turn these kids into Brett Kavanaugh, so they can use them as a rallying cry …” Tarlov said, before she was interrupted.
“This is guilt by association,” declared another member of the panel. “It’s the worst of us when we profile people and expect to treat them a certain way because of the way they look.”
Tarlov admitted that people on the left are quick to rush to judgement when they see a Make America Great Again hat. But she added that Republicans are also exploiting the divisive moment. “What happened with Brett Kavanaugh … women worrying about their husbands. Yes, they are.”
Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution
CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.
"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."
Trump-loving “hate group” leader struggles to defend chauvinism during CNN interview on Portland chaos
Portland, Oregon on Saturday was the scene of another far-right mobilization by groups such as the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer.
Tarrio had traveled from Miami to take part in the far-right rally in Portland and appeared to be wearing body armor.
‘I’m a nurse, what are you?’: Tennessee lawmaker humiliates anti-choice activists in brutal public grilling
Anti-choice activists in Tennessee were unprepared for the grilling they got from a Democratic Party lawmaker when making the case for a bill that would outlaw abortion before many women knew they were pregnant.
One of the speakers in favor of the fetal heartbeat bill was Baptist Pastor Randy Davis, who was questioned by state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis).
"How many women executive pastors do you have in your convention?" Robinson asked Davis. "Or senior pastors."
"None," Davis replied.
"So is it the same ideology that restricts access to women being able to lead a congregation that leads you all to support women not being able to make a medical decision about their body?" Robinson asked.