Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin condemned self-professed constitutional conservative Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) for upholding President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.
A dozen Republican senators voted for a resolution to block the emergency order, but Rubin told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Sasse stood out for siding with the president.
“I’m disappointed but not surprised,” said the Washington Post columnist. “This is, sort of, peak supineness for the Republicans. This what we have seen, which is the moral and intellectual corruption of the Republican Party, people have really tossed whatever principles they had, whatever standards they had and they will twist themselves like a pretzel to justify anything that will keep them in line with the president.”
“When you have someone like Ben Sasse, who clearly knows better, who writes books about character, about the Constitution, who puts out a pathetic written statement justifying weakly this vote, you know this is just a corrupted soul,” she added. “What is the purpose, really, if you’re going to sell your soul and remain in the Senate to literally consign your obligations to the executive branch, what really is the purpose?”
‘Where?’: Trump fans told to seek shelter from storm after waiting in line for hours
President Donald Trump is scheduled to launch his campaign Tuesday evening. But his supporters are being told to seek shelter as the weather gets worse.
Shep Smith stunned that America will continue to be left without an official defense secretary after Patrick Shanahan resigns
Fox News host Shepard Smith noted on Tuesday that the United States gone without a confirmed secretary of defense since the resignation of James Mattis in December last year.
"This one came out of nowhere. But really didn't catch a lot of people by surprise. We begin with breaking news and the bombshell report that has blown up the top spot at the Pentagon, ensuring that the United States goes longer without a full-time confirmed secretary of defense," Smith said.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abruptly resigned on Tuesday after facing an FBI investigation over domestic violence allegations.
Mitch McConnell says he won’t support reparations because ‘we elected an African-American president’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Tuesday that the United States does not need to pay reparations for slavery in part because "we elected an African-American president."
McConnell was confronted with a question about reparations during a press gaggle at the Capitol.
"I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea," the Kentucky Republican opined. "We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We've elected an African-American president."