Urge Nation to Focus on Fixing Problems
The four progressive Democratic women who are being targeted by President Donald Trump’s racist remarks held a press event Monday afternoon, showing unity and strength in the face of the president’s attacks. They chose their words carefully and spoke them with dignity while blasting Trump and his white nationalist agenda.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley told reporters she will only refer to Trump as “the occupant of the White House,” and urged Americans to not “take the bait” Trump is tossing.
She also said they “want to get back to” addressing the issues that led their constituents to send them to Congress, including reducing the cost of prescription drugs and reducing gun violence.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley: “Despite the occupant of the White House’s attempts to marginalize us and silence us please know that we are more than 4 people … our squad is big, our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world” https://t.co/hk4AhBuYRc pic.twitter.com/8FWnxEk18c
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 15, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar took the opportunity to remind Americans of Trump’s own words, including his infamous “grab them” comments in the “Access Hollywood” tape.
“This is a president who has said, ‘grab women by the pussy.’ “This is a president who’s called black athletes ‘sons of bitches.’ This is a president that called people who come from black and brown countries ‘shitholes.’ This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest them.”
“This is the agenda of white nationalists,” she added.
BREAKING: Congresswomen respond to President Trump’s attacks #MTPDaily@IlhanMN: “It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a President is openly violating the oath he took to the constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to” pic.twitter.com/jZGtHzkzbK
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 15, 2019
‘Get your facts straight’: Chris Wallace destroys pundit for citing Clinton impeachment to exclude Bolton
Sparks flew on Fox News ahead of the president's impeachment trial Monday when host Chris Wallace took on conservative pundit Katie Pavlich.
For her part, Pavlich argued that Republicans have a right to block former National Security Adviser John Bolton from testifying because his testimony had not been first heard in the House of Representatives. Pavlich pointed to the impeachment of Bill Clinton as an example.
"That's not true, that's not true," Wallace interrupted. "They hadn't all been called in the House... That is just wrong, Katie."
Wallace reminded Pavlich that many of the witnesses in Clinton's impeachment had spoken to the Independent Counsel's investigation and were not directly called to testify in the House.
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino: John Bolton is just another ‘snake’ in the liberal ‘swamp’
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said that President Barack Obama had not done enough to clean the "swamp" in Washington, D.C. after reports said that former National Security Adviser John Bolton was aware of the president's Ukraine scheme.
According to portions of Bolton's new book obtained by The New York Times, Trump told him to withhold Ukraine aid to force the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son.
Bongino suggested to the hosts of Fox & Friends that Bolton, who was also a Fox News contributor at one time, could be part of a liberal conspiracy to bring down the president.
Fox News guest calls for Obama testimony in Trump impeachment trial
A Fox News guest suggested calling former President Barack Obama to testify in his successor's impeachment trial.
David Avella, chairman of the GOPPAC organization, appeared Monday morning on "America's Newsroom" to address claims by former national security adviser John Bolton, who said in his upcoming book that President Donald Trump explicitly tied Ukraine aid to an investigation of Joe Biden.
Republican senators were reportedly blindsided by the revelations, which the White House knew about last month, and are signaling they may call Bolton to testify during the trial -- but Avella warned that would come at a cost to Democrats.