Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party Dallas Woodhouse on Tuesday had more than a few special moments on CNN, losing his composure several times as host Brianna Keilar cornered him over new revelations from the probe into election fraud in that state indicating that vote rigging and tampering with ballots was directed by an operative working for the GOP candidate.
Keilar asked Woodhouse,”how you can be so sure that your math is correct,” when it was still “unclear how many votes were submitted by the folks involved in this voter fraud conspiracy.”
Woodhouse replied that there was “no evidence” that ballots were destroyed or leaked, but Keilar cut him off saying Woodhouse was trying to prove a negative. She then threw his previous statements on the case back at him, running a clip of Woodhouse insisting on new elections if the fraud allegations “rise to the level of turning the outcome”, and asked “why the change in your tune?”
A stammering Woodhouse tried to change the subject to CNN’s reporting, but it didn’t go well as Keilar insisted “let’s talk about what you said. You didn’t talk about number of ballots, you said if there was fraud.” Woodhouse began sputtering as Keilar accused him of “splitting hairs,” and continued trying to change misrepresent CNN’s reporting.
“Dallas, listen to me — just listen to me,” Keilar said, talking slowly as if to a toddler. “It’s unclear how many ballots were turned in. It is also unclear if ballots were destroyed. so how can you be so sure of your math that you would stake your reputation on relying on information from people involved in a voter fraud conspiracy?” Woodhouse insisted that he wanted people who broke the law to be prosecuted, and then said there was no evidence that any ballots had been destroyed. His third attempt at changing the subject wasn’t the charm.
“This is damning,” Keilar said. “The board of elections stated that there was fraud, and that it was very clear, and that it was intentional.” Then she turned back to Woodhouse. “You’re talking about a Republican candidate who hired this consulting firm and actually he, with his personal involvement, chose this operative, McCrae Dowless, who was a previously convicted felon” who with his wife was accused of taking out life insurance on someone who was already dead.
“My point is this is the taint on what is going on in this 9th district,” Keilar continued, obviously frustrated. “So why not just do it over clean? why are you arguing for when you can’t prove the math that you are talking about, why not do it over?”
Woodhouse continued to try to change the subject to the number of ballots, as an unimpressed Keilar told him “that’s your opinion.”
Watch the video 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
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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.