MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle noted that her guest, The Root’s politics editor Jason Johnson, already had “fire is about to shoot out of” his head when she asked him to weigh in on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who stands accused by the Department of Justice of breaking the law to give billionaire Jeffrey Epstein a sweetheart deal that allowed the alleged child sex predator to avoid prosecution. Johnson did not disappoint.
“This is absolutely — I can’t — we can’t get desensitized to this,” sputtered Johnson, who was practically at a loss for words. “How many people in this administration beating women, attacking women, assaulting people, abusing children?”
“These are the people who ran talking about Pizzagate,” Johnson said, referring to the debunked conspiracy rampant during the 2016 election. “This is literally Pizzagate in existence!”
Johnson slammed Acosta’s leading role in letting Epstein off the hook, saying he “was part of protecting it and lying and keeping children in the dark and abused.”
“This is ‘To Catch a Predator and then letting him go,” he added, and then turned his focus to those went on the record to confirm Acosta.
“The outrage that every single member of the Senate should have that they actually voted this guy in is something that I want to see,” he said. “For all the things they can get disgusted about, I want to see someone step forward and say, ‘President Trump, we have to get rid of this guy because I am sick and tired of us having an administration filled with pedophiles and pimps and abusers of women.’
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‘The ground is shifting’: Longtime GOP aide sounds the alarm that Trump is putting Arizona in play
Chuck Coughlin, who once served as a top aide to two different Republican governors in Arizona, is warning that President Donald Trump is putting his state in play for the 2020 presidential election.
In an interview with Politico, Coughlin said his party has expressed real anxiety about the state turning blue next year.
"Republicans are very concerned,” he said. "The ground is shifting."
At the moment, just 45 percent of Arizona voters have a favorable view of Trump, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. Additionally, the victory of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in last year's midterm elections showed that Democrats can be competitive in statewide races in a place that became famous for electing iconic conservative senators such as John McCain and Barry Goldwater.
PolitiFact corrects conservatives: The NYT Kavanaugh story has not been debunked
The new report from The New York Times on the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh contained some stunning new revelations — including that several people tried to contact the FBI to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's assault allegation but were ignored, and that prominent attorney Max Stier alleges he saw Kavanaugh take part in a third assault.
But conservative news sites are now running with the idea that the Times article has been discredited and that the paper has retracted its claims. PJ Media, a prominent right-wing site, ran the headline "New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News."
Meghan McCain’s pity party for Sean Spicer gets smacked down: ‘He shouldn’t have lied’
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain tried to help her friend Sean Spicer lauder his reputation on "Dancing With The Stars," but co-host Sunny Hostin quickly put a stop to her efforts.