In an interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg lamented the complete collapse of governance coming out of Washington , D.C. since the election of Donald Trump.
Saying the fighting between the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has reached “reality show” levels, the contender for the Democratic presidential nomination said a change has to happen.
“We’ve got to completely change the channel, and make sure that we respond to all of…the distractions and the nonsense coming out of the White House, not just by calling him to account, but by returning consistently to the question of how American lives are shaped by those decisions or lack of decisions that are happening in Washington,” he explained.
Asked about how Pelosi is handling Trump, Buttigieg, praised her performance.
“She’s obviously demonstrated a pretty strong mastery of the ways of Washington and succeeded many times in outmaneuvering the president,” he remarked.
Suspects in David Ortiz shooting to be held for up to a year during probe
Nine suspects in the shooting of American baseball star David Ortiz will remain in custody for up to a year while the investigation proceeds, a judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered.
The attorney general's office made the announcement late Friday and also said the probe was at an advanced stage.The motive is not known for the June 9 shooting of Ortiz, a long-time Boston Red Sox great who is from the Dominican Republic and is now retired from the sport.
Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back while he was at a nightclub with friends.
Trump roasted on Twitter for promoting ‘no-brainer’ flag burning amendment: ‘Everyone protect the magic skycloth’
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to ban the burning of the American flag:
All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
Trump’s tax returns: Masterful point-by-point dissection reveals what the DOJ is helping Trump hide
Responding to an opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel denying a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, a law professor from Georgetown launched a tweetstorm detailing -- point by point -- what the DOJ is helping to hide from the public.
In the late Friday opinion, the OLC stated: "We advised that, although the text of section 6103(f) does not require the Committee to state any purpose for its request, Congress could not constitutionally confer upon itself the right to compel a disclosure by the Executive Branch of confidential information that does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose.”