Matt Gorman, former communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee tried to change the subject from the Mueller investigation into a discourse on Democratic obstruction, and was ridiculed by host Stephanie Ruhle.
Ruhle asked Gorman how Republicans would handle the results of the yet-to-be-seen Mueller investigation, given that many hadn’t supported the president to begin with. Gorman said that “anything short” of collusion would be a win for the president. Then he pivoted away from what was clearly a touchy subject.
“At the NRCC, we did polling and one of the most effective lines of attack, one of the few effective lines of attack against House Democrats last cycle was that they would grind D.C. to a halt,” he said. “That there would be no legislative agenda.”
“When you say ‘grind D.C. to a halt’ would you compare that to, I don’t know, Mitch McConnell blocking President Obama for eight years?” replied Ruhle, smirking. “How would you compare that?”
“No not at all, because President Obama got legislative things through,” stammered Gorman, who was clearly pleased to not have to talk about the president’s legal troubles. “If Democrats are not going to have a proactive legislative agenda, then I think that could backfire especially with swing voters suburban women who went Democratic in 2018.”
“They can’t walk and chew gum at the same time?” interjected Ruhle.
“So far they have not been shown to,” shot back Gorman.
“Really? I’m pretty sure we saw the House take action on gun legislation,” Ruhle said. “The first time we have seen that in over ten years.”
“But what can actually pass the senate?”, pressed Gorman. “Infrastructure, trade deals.” Those are things we’ve talked about
“The president has been hosting infrastructure week 17 times since he won, and nothing got done,” Ruhle laughed. “You can’t blame Democrats for that.”
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Meghan McCain explodes after declaring herself a ‘sacrificial Republican’ — and shocks audience with slur against Joy Behar
Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on "The View" between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show's "sacrificial Republican."
McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.
"The transformation is complete," McCain said. "That's what I thought last night, the transformation is complete."
She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn't understand why the president's supporters loved him so much.
UK makes ‘first’ conviction over 3D printed gun
A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain.
Tendai Muswere, 26, pleaded guilty to making the 3D printed gun, in a hearing at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital.
Police searched Muswere's central London home on drugs grounds in October 2017. They found evidence of cannabis cultivation -- and also components of a 3D printed gun, capable of firing a lethal shot.
Zimbabwean national Muswere, who does not hold a firearms licence, said he was printing the firearm for a university film project and claimed he did not know that the components were capable of firing.
Reparations hearing erupts in applause after Ta-Nehisi Coates gives McConnell an epic lesson on racism
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Wednesday delivered an epic smack down of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery.
In Coates's opening remarks, he responded directly to McConnell's claim that the government should not pay out reparations to black Americans because slavery ended more than 150 years ago.
Coates pointed out that the United States was still paying out pensions to the families of Civil War soldiers "well into this century" and he said that the government still honors treaties it signed even though no one who signed them is still alive today.