On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi disinvited President Donald Trump from delivering his State of the Union address to Congress on January 29 because of the ongoing government shutdown.
The news was not well received by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) who went on Fox News Wednesday to rage about Democrats not giving into Trump’s demands on the border wall he had promised voters Mexico would pay for and that the Republican Congress refused to fund while in power for two years.
“The Democrats won’t negotiate with the president,” said Jordan, his voice rising. “He asked them to come talk yesterday. They said no. What did we just [learn]? That the Speaker of the House is thinking about not inviting the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States, to come and deliver the State of the Union address.”
Jordan said that he thinks Democrats will cave to Trump’s demands.
“Until they start focusing on the country and not just on stopping the president, I don’t know how you can reach an agreement with these folks,” he said. “Hopefully that’s going to change. I think we are starting to see signs of that. A number of House Democrats who won in tight races in formerly Republican-held districts, they are starting to say, we do need to get something done. One member said she would vote for dollars for a barrier, dollars for a wall. I think we are starting to see that happen. That’s only going to change it.”
Jordan then laid out math that would not get the wall funded, saying that “eight to 10 Democrats” are “upset with their leadership.”
“They are more concerned with stopping the president at all costs and not helping the country,” Jordan said.
Watch the interview below.
Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.
During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.
"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."
Rand Paul snaps at Liz Cheney over Iran warmongering and announces plans to help her opponent
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her desire to attack Iran and her defense of departed White House adviser John Bolton.
Asked about his ongoing feud with the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Paul said the congresswomen is out of touch when it comes to American's taste for war.
“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation," Paul explained. "It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran, so really there was nothing good about the Iraq war and Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney and John Bolton still don’t get it. They are still advocating for more regime change in the Middle East.”
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.