In a new video posted to Instagram on Friday, CNN’s April Ryan lambasted outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders for failing to do her job as the possibility of outright war with Iran has dramatically increased.
“I’m on a cross-country flight and very disturbed that in the midst of serious issues of possible strikes against Iran that there was no briefing by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In over 100+ days, the day that she should have had a briefing, she didn’t. Serious issues of life and death. Serious issues of war. And this administration chooses not to brief the American public?” she said. “Shame.”
She continued: “Everything comes to the White House from war to peace — and everything in between. And there was potential war. And no one stood at that podium to explain to the American public what was going on. But we see it in a tweet. We deserve better.”
Ryan also subtly criticized that farewell party that members of the press have decided to throw for Sanders as she prepares to leave the White House by the end of the month. The party itself has been widely criticized, given Sanders’ open hostility to the press and frequent deception and lies on behalf of the president.
“Sarah Huckabee, have your party,” said Ryan. “I won’t be there. Girl, bye!”
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We Deserve Better: It has been 100+ days since we’ve had a White House press briefing. It’s unacceptable and the American people deserve better. Our nation faced potential war and Sarah Sanders didn’t prepare any of us. Shameful! #WhiteHouse #FreedomOfThePress #SarahSanders
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.
Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate
Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.
The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate: