MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell rushed to the defense of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg after the presidential candidate was heckled by anti-LGBTQ protesters in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Zerlina Maxwell, what did you make of how Mayor Pete handled these instances?” MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt asked.
“I think he handled it with all class and I think that we are going to see a number of protests, anti-abortion protesters are going to show up at events throughout this primary, I have no doubt,” she replied.
Maxwell explained her history of debating religious fundamentalists.
“Because I was raised by two pastors — so while I am a progressive feminist, I have often debated folks who are citing the Bible and shouting out Sodom and Gomorrah, that’s something they always say,” she explained. “And I would always push back and say, ‘Listen, if Jesus is so great, why weren’t you nicer? Why aren’t you kinder? Why aren’t you more fair and kind to your neighbor and to your fellow human beings?'”
“Jesus needs new PR, I would always had that line when I was growing up,” she added.
“Because honestly, I think what Mayor Pete is doing, he is demonstrating how to actually be a Christian, to embrace people, to be more compassionate,” Maxwell said. “I think that’s an example that crosses partisan boundaries actually.”
‘Is that even legal?’ GOP senator slams ‘problematic’ Trump plan to hold RNC speech at White House
A Republican senator on Wednesday cast doubt about the legality of President Donald Trump accepting the Republican nomination for president at the White House.
Trump revealed in an interview on Fox News that he is considering a nationally televised address from the White House to accept his party's nomination.
Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who is the Senate Republican whip, was asked about the idea later on Wednesday.
"Well, I don't. Is that even legal?" Thune replied. "I assume that's not something that you could do."
Bill Barr blatantly disregarded the rule of law in Roger Stone case by seeking ‘the president’s desired result’: former federal prosecutor
In the federal criminal case the U.S. v. Stone, veteran GOP operative Roger Stone — a long-time ally of President Donald Trump — went from facing a U.S. Department of Justice recommendation of seven to nine years in prison to being sentenced to three years and four months to having his sentence commuted by Trump. The “Trump ally” part, according to former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, is why Attorney General William Barr favored leniency for Stone — and Weissmann, in a scathing article for The Atlantic, argues that Barr showed a blatant disregard for the rule of law in Stone’s case.
‘Clueless, shameless, dissembling’: New York Daily News editors rip Trump for trainwreck HBO interview
The New York Daily News on Wednesday published a scathing editorial in which the editors took President Donald Trump to task for his widely derided interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.
The editors say that Swan during his questioning exposed a "clueless, shameless, dissembling president" who appears to be overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic that is ripping through the country.