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‘Shame on the Republican Party’: CNN analyst roasts Freedom Caucus chairman for pattern of ‘racist’ actions

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Perhaps the biggest sideshow in today’s Congressional hearing featuring Michael Cohen involved Republican Mark Meadows (R-NC) going at it with Democrat Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) regarding alleged racism. Accordingly, CNN’s Don Lemon had a panel on Wednesday night to discuss the dust-up between the two House members.

“First of all — and we shouldn’t have to still say this in 2019 — the theory that President Obama was not born in the United States of America is racist,” said CNN contributor Wesley Lowery, in reference to 2012 ‘birther’ remarks made by Meadows and resurfaced Wednesday by social media users after the heated exchange in Congress between Meadows and Tlaib. “It was peddled by racists, it was racist when Donald Trump did it before he was even a candidate, and it was racist when he did it as a candidate,” Lowery continued.

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Then CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer got in on the action, saying “shame on the Republican Party for doing this over and over again.”

“This was a frustration I had as a woman of color in the Republican Party for 20 years now, trying to get them to get past these kinds of racially tokenized acts,” she said of Meadow’s comments today. “They think that this is what shows they are not racists and they aren’t bigots, but it’s racially insensitive and they don’t have anybody in decision-making positions to know, that’s not how it works.”

“Mark Meadows doing something racist, getting called on it by a woman of color, and then him being offended at the suggestion….the white guy feeling really upset that someone might think he might have done something,” Meadows then added.

“Well it flows from the top,” Setmayer said in response.

Watch the segment below.

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Former Republican Congressman admits he ‘can’t explain’ Ted Cruz: ‘You’d think he’d have more self-respect’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday to perpetuate the false narrative that Ukraine hacked the 2016 election, a fact that has been disproven by all of the U.S. intelligence agencies. When asked to explain what Cruz could possibly have been thinking, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) confessed he has no idea how to explain Cruz.

"So, Charlie, what's going on here?" asked CNN host Fredricka Whitfield.

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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Trump slammed for lawless obstruction of Congress: ‘He’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution’

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On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.

"We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment," said anchor Victor Blackwell. "Do you think it's a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?"

"Yes," said Holtzman. "I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I'm still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what's bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he's taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he's cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way."

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