RNC spokeswoman Liz Harrington on Wednesday surprised Fox News’ Harris Faulkner when she compared several Democratic presidential candidates to late Italian fascist Benito Mussolini.
During an interview on President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020, Harrington disparaged the entire field by saying none of them could hold a candle to historical figures such as late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
“There are no Winston Churchills, but I do see quite a few Benito Mussolinis in the Democratic field,” Harrington said.
“Ooh!” a surprised Faulkner replied.
“Now it’s about getting the trains to run on time in Hawaii — they’re talking about banning airplanes in ten years!” Harrington said in a false description of proposals outlined in the Green New Deal.
“Wow,” said Faulkner. “I would imagine you’re going to get some push-back on any comparisons to Mussolini. But I do understand the socialism aspect of that, so let’s stay in the lane of the money.”
“Look at what they’re proposing!” Harrington continued. “Socialized medicine! A complete takeover of health care! Eliminating private insurance, which literally over 180 million Americans have!”
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RNC SPOX @LizRNC: "POTUS is exactly right. He said there are no Winston Churchills. But I do see quite a few Benito Mussolinis in the Democratic field"
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 5, 2019
Kansas City radio station agrees to broadcast Russian-funded propaganda six hours a day
RM Broadcasting LLC has agreed to broadcast programming from the Russian state media program Radio Sputnik.
The Star reports that the lease agreement lets RM Broadcasting air Sputnik's programming "from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. seven days a week. KCXL’s website, which says that it’s the radio station that will 'tell you the things that the liberal media wont (sic) tell you,' lists Radio Sputnik in its morning programming."
US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion
Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida's tourist destinations against the effects of climate change.
"We have erosion hotspots," said Stephen Leatherman, an expert on beaches and the environment at Florida International University.
"When the beach is critically narrow, there's not enough room for recreation for all the people that come here, and more important, perhaps, all these buildings need to be protected," he said Friday.
Leatherman -- known locally as "Dr Beach" -- said that rising sea levels, triggered by climate change, are causing the accelerated erosion of the famous beach, as well as coastal storms and in particular hurricanes.
Republicans are shooting for a much shorter impeachment trial than Bill Clinton’s: report
As President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate gets underway, Republicans are looking to speed up the pace of the trial, "eyeing a schedule that would maintain the same overall number of hours for opening arguments and senatorial questions as employed in Clinton’s case, but spreading it out over fewer days," POLITICO reports.
Former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial was five weeks. Republicans want Trump's to be shorter.
"In their partisan opening resolution, Republicans are considering providing 24 hours of opening arguments to both the House impeachment managers and the White House counsel. If each team wants to use the full amount of hours, they may have to do so over as few as two days, potentially leading to long trial days."