The panel on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” with Nicolle Wallace on Friday praised Sen. Kamala Harris for her “sterling debate performance.”
The panel noted how Harris went after former Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of bussing and segregation.
“Joe Biden said that he was supporting the local school boards doing the decisions, not the federal government, which is tantamount to saying I support state’s rights,” the Rev. Al Sharpton explained. “He said that. That’s not Kamala Harris confusing what he said. And if you need a day to explain that you are not with state’s rights, you only made the situation worse.”
“I’m talking about what he said out of his mouth, which was stunning to me,” he continued.
“I want to give her some more credit, which is when I was watching last night, I thought to myself of that line from ‘The Wire,’ that famous line people use a lot. When you come from the king, you bet not miss, and she didn’t miss. She went for Biden and she went in and the way that she did it was so masterful, was so surgical,” explained MoveOn’s Karine Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre praised the Harris campaign for driving the point home by tweeting out a photo after the debate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019
MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann said, “she scored every time she spoke.”
“There was not a moment she missed. Every time she opened her mouth, she scored a direct hit on whatever she was trying to hit. She was at various time humorous, funny, emotional. It was a sterling debate performance.
“I would add to that, that every time she’s opened her mouth when a camera’s been on her since she first mused about running that’s been the case,” Wallace said. “So the performance was not an outlier, it was an extension of every moment we’ve seen from her.”
Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney
The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.
"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.
Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump
Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.
For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.
Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.
‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff
CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.
"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.
Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.