A CNN panel on Wednesday reacted with surprise on Wednesday to the news that Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) plans to stand up for the integrity of his late colleague against recent attacks from President Donald Trump.
After learning about Isakson’s plans to publicly rebuke Trump for calling the late Sen. John McCain “disgraceful” this week, CNN’s Joe Lockhart said it was a relief to see that some Republicans would draw the line at the president attacking the honor of their dead friend.
Until now, Lockhart said, Senate Republicans have “basically taken a pass on integrity” when it comes to Trump’s behavior, but he said the continued attacks on McCain have proven to be “too much” for them.
“We’ve finally found, for one member of the Senate, that what the president says is so disrespectful… [that] he’s going to the floor,” Lockhart said.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin was even less charitable to the Senate GOP.
“How pathetic that we are even talking about one senator out of 53 Republicans!” he said. “How pathetic that 50 Republican senators have said nothing about this incredibly disgraceful performance by the president about John McCain, about their longtime colleague John McCain!”
Toobin went on to call the GOP “unbelievable cowards” and mocked Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) for changing his vote on Trump’s “national emergency” declaration that he’s using to fund his proposed border wall.
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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism
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"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.
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According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.
"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."
CNN went to the heartland — and found voters who love AOC and The Squad: ‘The best thing ever’
CNN's Van Jones traveled this week to speak with a panel of Pennsylvania voters about the 2020 presidential campaign.
Jones also asked the panel about the schism in the Democratic Party between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the members known as The Squad, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"You have Democrats fighting each other in the primary. Democrats fighting each other in the House. What do you think about the AOC versus Pelosi dynamic?" Jones asked. "How do you read that? How do you read that?"