Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) asserted on Sunday that Republicans “have no morals at all.”
While appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Dean was asked how he would handle the controversy surround Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who was caught with racist images on his yearbook page.
“I believe he’s a decent person but I think he has to resign,” Dean said of Northam. “He just can’t be effective as a governor after something like this.”
Dean argued that there are “parallels” between Northam and former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned after he was accused of sexual harassment.
“The ground is shifting underneath people’s feet,” he explained. “People are not going to put up with this stuff anymore. Maybe they would have put up with it in the past, but they’re not going to put up with it now.”
CNN host Brian Stelter noted that President Donald Trump has not resigned after repeatedly making the racist claim that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.
“Do you see a double standard at play?” Stelter wondered.
“Oh sure, there is among the Republicans,” Dean laughed. “They have no morals at all. I mean, Republicans are happy to asked Ralph Northam to resign [but] they have a much worse guy who is heading their party. It’s ridiculous.”
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.
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"What does all of this mean when we look ahead to the space that Sondland, Ambassador Sondland is in, and what he's going to say on Wednesday?" asked anchor Christi Paul.
"Yeah, so Holmes is really important because he has firsthand knowledge of this call," said Rangappa. "He was sitting there and he heard — he overheard this conversation. I just want to emphasize that, because one of the big objections that the Republicans have had is that everything has been hearsay. So we are getting closer to getting firsthand corroboration and information."
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"I'm wondering, did you see that tweet as she was testifying, the tweet from the president, as President Trump kind of sabotaging himself?" asked Paul.