Republican operative and CNN political commentator Mike Shields was shut down on Tuesday after completely misrepresenting the position of a Democratic member of Congress.
CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed Rep. Al Green (D-TX) who explained the dynamics of President Donald Trump’s racism as Democrats debate commencing with impeachment proceedings.
Following the interview, Lemon turned to Shields for analysis.
“We’re way past the 100-day mark of their new Congress, can anyone tell us anything they’ve done other than investigate the president? And that’s not what they ran on and certainly not what 30-odd members sitting in Trump districts told their can constituents they were going to do.”
“They have passed numerous bills though that Mitch McConnell won’t bring up,” Lemon fact-checked.
“When your stance is to investigate and you have members like Congressman Green coming out and saying we should just impeach him because we disagree with him, to hell with what the voters said, we just don’t like him,” Shields argued.
“That’s not what he said,” CNN political commentator Angela Rye interrupted.
“He said impeach him for policies,” Shields falsely claimed.
“No, he said impeach him because bigotry has been infused in his policies,” Rye corrected.
Shields then talked over Rye, who responded by saying he was “lying on a member of Congress.”
Watch Jill Stein go off the rails when CNN host asks her about Moscow dinner with Putin
On Saturday, center-right CNN host Michael Smerconish invited 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein on air to discuss Hillary Clinton's characterization of her as a Russian asset. But under the slightest pushback, Stein derailed the conversation with a stream of false equivalence and dodges.
"Do you think that she's trying to draw a nefarious inference from that photograph we've an seen so many times of the dinner that you attended at which President Putin was present?" asked Smerconish. "I think that Gen. Flynn was somebody else at the table. Is that what's driving her, as far as you know?"
CNN contributor goes to bat for Hillary Clinton in battle with Tulsi Gabbard
On CNN Saturday, commentator and Spectrum News reporter Errol Louis suggested that former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had a point in her criticism of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
"Errol, this general narrative about Congresswoman Gabbard is not new, right?" asked anchor Victor Blackwell. "She hit back against her critics at the debate this week, those who said that she's used Russian talking points, criticized her for meeting with Assad a couple of years ago. The question I have is, why? Why would Secretary Clinton go as far as she did to suggest that the Russians are grooming her? That suggests some interactivity here."
GOP lawmaker hammers Trump for Ukraine server conspiracy theory: ‘Are we trying to exculpate Russia?’
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.
During an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president's efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.
Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) comment that "all roads" in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.