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‘That’s not a sincere question!’ GOP lawmaker crumbles after CNN host asks why he didn’t fund wall last year

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Congressional Republicans are now claiming that the situation on the southern U.S. border is a crisis that demands building a wall — despite the fact that they themselves didn’t fund the border wall during the past two years, when they had control of the White House, the House and the Senate.

Appearing on CNN, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) disputed the notion that the Republican Party had any kind of power to fund President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall during the two years where they had control of the presidency and both chambers of Congress.

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During a discussion on immigration in which Higgins repeatedly said the situation at the border was a “crisis,” CNN’s Jim Sciutto pointed out that illegal border crossings have declined significantly from where they were in years past and asked Higgins why it has only now become an emergency that requires shutting down the federal government.

“Why didn’t the GOP Congress, when it controlled the Senate, the House, and the White House, why wasn’t it a crisis last year?” he asked. “Why wasn’t there an effort to shut down the government then?”

“Brother, that’s not a sincere question!” Higgins objected. “That’s like me asking why didn’t, when President Obama was president and the Democrats controlled both houses, why didn’t they fix DACA? Why didn’t they handle Dreamers?”

During Obama’s presidency, the Democrats never once shut down the government in order to force Republicans to pass their immigration bills.

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‘Don’t be a sucker’: CNN’s Cuomo begs viewers not to let Trump’s antics distract from the horror of COVID deaths

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo warned viewers not to be taken in by President Donald Trump's distraction tactics — and instead focus on the loss of human life from the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's a sad night. I don't know any other way to put it," said Cuomo. "I don't even like that the music's playing, to be honest. It's just three months. We've lost a hundred thousand lives. Do you need band music to tell you it's something urgent?"

"We were told this pandemic would magically disappear without any real trouble. A couple dozen cases," said Cuomo. "Today, did you hear what our president, Donald John Trump, said to calm and reassure our nerves, that we will do everything we can to keep us safe as we reopen and that he will make it his life's focus because that what a president does? Did you hear him say that? Me either. Not a damn word from Trump as this country is just struggling to get our heads and our hearts, let alone our hands around processing such loss so quickly. Suddenly he is now at a loss. Not even a tweet."

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‘There needs to be a prosecution’ of cop who killed George Floyd: CNN guest says ‘call it what it is’

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On CNN Wednesday, criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson walked through why the Minneapolis police officer responsible for George Floyd's suffocation death must be prosecuted.

"Bottom line, question here from looking at this, should the officer face charges?" asked host Erin Burnett.

"Erin, I don't think there is any question about that, and I think if you look at it, under any reasonable measure there needs to be a prosecution," said Jackson. "You know, when you look at issues of excessive force — and I know this comes with a lot of emotion, and it should because of the blatant nature of what occurred. But if you even look at it legally and forget about the emotion, you look and you see, was there an imminent fear that the officer was facing when he had his knee in the neck of Mr. Floyd? And the answer is resoundingly no. You look at the force he used, that is the officer, and you say is it proportionate to whatever threat was posed? The answer is no, you don't see any threat. You see a person detained and really not resisting at all."

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CNN’s John King astonished Trump keeps tweeting things that would get anyone else ‘fired in a snap’

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CNN's John King on Wednesday expressed shock that no one has been able to convince President Donald Trump to stop tweeting unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.

During an interview with David Gergen, King said it was particularly jarring to see Trump, in the middle of a pandemic that has killed 100,000 Americans, to be tweeting things that "if I tweeted them, we would be fired in a snap."

Gergen then looked back at how past presidents have handled tragedies, and he said Trump pales in comparison to all of them.

"This should be a week of national mourning, to have 100,000 deaths, the number we'll reach in the next two or three days, and the country is saddened by that," he said. "Traditionally, presidents bring us together for occasions like this. They brought comfort, they met privately with the families of the victims and cheered people up... and here now, we have completely the opposite. It's very, very sad."

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