On Saturday, in a panel discussion on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former GOP congressman David Jolly outlined a major risk for Republicans in 2020 as they try to move beyond special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia.
Specifically, Jolly and his fellow panelists pointed to Senate Republicans’ attempts, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to change the subject and open an investigation into whether the FBI agents who investigated Russia gave Hillary Clinton a pass on her emails — at the same time that senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seem all but certain to kill any potential attempt by the House to impeach President Donald Trump.
As Jolly noted, that could backfire in a big way.
“The more fascinating thing to me, Joy, is, are the Republicans really going into the 2020 still running against Hillary Clinton?” said Jolly. “Somebody who last held office, I think, eight years ago as secretary of state?”
“So Democrats have Mayor Pete and Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, Eric Swalwell, all these new young voices, and Republicans want to run against Hillary Clinton in 2020,” said Jolly. “They are morally and intellectually bankrupt.”
Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’
On Monday, President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that he wasn't getting enough credit for his COVID-19 response, but that he was still getting "great reviews" on it all the same.
Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.
Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020
Trump claims ‘great reviews’ for COVID-19 response — while complaining he ‘got no credit’
In a tweet fired off this Monday afternoon, President Trump painted a rosy picture of the response to his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he's received "great reviews" for his performance.
"Great reviews on our handling of Covid 19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus," Trump wrote. 'Ventilators, Testing, Medical Supply Distribution, we made a lot of Governors look very good - And got no credit for so doing. Most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!"
Trump triggers outrage by attacking veteran congressman on Memorial Day
On Monday, President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) in a tweet promoting his GOP opponent, calling him an "American fraud" and a "puppet" who will destroy gun rights and voted to impeach him "on nothing."
Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement! https://t.co/v1OnY0MI8m