Asked Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” if she believes U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is “an honorable man,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shot back without hesitation her one-word answer: “No.”
Asked by show host Mika Brzezinski if she wanted to expand, Warren said: “Sure. Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That’s not what honorable people do.”
"Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That's not what honorable people do." — @SenWarren on VP Pence. pic.twitter.com/niWlX3S5vC
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 13, 2019
The comment comes about ten days after after former vice president Joe Biden took heat for calling Pence—despite his right-wing views, persistent attacks on women’s rights, and homophobic and transphobic positions—a “decent guy” during public remarks.
In response to Biden’s remark, Warren said during a campaign stop in Iowa that she disagreed with her follow Democrat on Pence.
“I’m sorry, I followed Pence’s history on LBGTQ Americans and I don’t think that is a decent position,” Warren told a reporter asking about the issue.
“You don’t think the vice president is a decent man?” the journalist asked in a followup.
“No,” Warren said.
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Responding to a question over whether the state of New York will indict the president, the conversation turned to prosecutors seeking Trump's taxes.
According to presidential historian Tim Naftali, there is precedent allowing the acquisition.
"Is it really that hard to get somebody's frigging, f*cking taxes? " host Bill Maher asked.
"Actually, there is a precedent," Naftali explained. "If the House started on the impeachment hearings, they could act on the precedent of 1974, where Nixon's taxes were turned over to the impeachment committee. So there is a precedent, but they have to make the decision that they are having an impeachment inquiry."
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The whistleblower's secret complaint has triggered a tense showdown between Congress, whose Democratic leaders are demanding to review the complaint, and the executive branch which has barred them from doing so.
It has also raised concerns Trump sought to strong-arm Ukraine into providing damaging information on the president's possible 2020 challenger, which would represent dangerous foreign meddling in the US election -- similar to the interference blamed on Russia in 2016, when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
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