“The View” co-host Meghan McCain hates New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and she made sure everyone knows it.
The mayor entered the already crowded Democratic presidential primary, and McCain and host Whoopi Goldberg strongly criticized his tenure leading the city.
“This morning on (‘Good Morning America’),” McCain said, “people were screaming ‘liar’ so loud outside that George Stephanopoulos had to say, hey, there’s a bunch of protesters out there.”
Co-host Joy Behar, who defended de Blasio’s record, suggested the protesters could have been a setup to make the mayor look bad, and McCain shouted her down.
“Can I just finish talking?” McCain said. “Because I hate this guy, thank you.”
She got a smattering of applause, and launched into a litany of reasons she dislikes de Blasio.
“Seventy-six percent of New Yorkers said he shouldn’t run for president,” McCain said, “here’s a violent crime rise, there’s a measles outbreak, increase in homelessness, he’s a climate change hypocrite. He drives to and from Gracie Mansion down to Brooklyn, an 11-mile caravan, yet he’s advocating for a Green New Deal right now. And on top of everything else, he killed the groundhog, and I feel like that’s important to America. We have the video, he did. He dropped this groundhog!”
De Blasio dropped “Staten Island Chuck” during a Groundhog Day event, and the Staten Island Zoo eventually admitted the animal died a week later from internal injuries.
“Are you holding him responsible for the measles outbreak?” Behar said.
“You’re talking about crappy things happening in New York City,” McCain said. “As far as I’m concerned, it is (his fault).”
Not one Republican votes to allow debate on resolution condemning Trump’s racist attacks
Not a single House Republican on Tuesday voted to proceed to debate on a Democratic resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.
The resolution (pdf)—which is on track to pass by Tuesday evening—"strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
The procedural motion to begin debate passed by a vote of 233-190.
GOP congressman demands Pelosi’s House floor statement be ‘taken down’ after she denounces Trump’s racist tweets
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took to the floor of Congress to read a statement denouncing President Donald Trump's recent statements telling four Congresswomen of color to go back to their home country. But Republicans are trying everything they can to dismiss the bill.
"The comments are racist," Pelosi said. "How shameful to hear him continue to defend the offensive words. Words we have heard him repeat not only about our members but about countless others. Our caucus will continue to forcefully respond on these attacks which reflect a fundamental disrespect for the beautiful diversity of America. There’s no place anywhere for the president’s words which are not only divisive but dangerous and have legitimatized an increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
Gay man’s family cut off his ear after he came out
A teen man came out to his parents and in response his dad severely mutilated him, reports Gay Star News.
The 19-year-old was then locked in a closet, where he tried not to bleed to death.
The teen is from The Gambia and is trying to get asylum in The Netherlands.
“I was so afraid to tell my family about my sexuality,” he said.
“I thought, maybe, my family will accept me because I am their family. This is who I am.”
“That was the biggest mistake I ever made.”