California senator and 2020 White House hopeful Kamala Harris shut down an MSNBC host after he questioned her as to whether Democrats should take on the National Rifle Association following the weekend’s bloodshed.
Harris urged Capitol Hill to, “reject the false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away. Like, just act. This is not about saying we’re going to take everyone’s guns away. We’re saying we need reasonable gun safety laws, including universal background checks, and to your point, Chris, a renewal of the assault weapons ban. It’s just the right thing to do.”
“How far can you go? Look, I’ve heard this speech before from others and I’ve also watched people’s careers end because of the NRA,” Matthews said, citing a Democratic senator who lost re-election in 1968 and a congressman who lost re-election in 1994.
“What do you say to your colleagues who face political elimination at the hands of the NRA, is it a hill to die for?” Matthews asked. “How do you tell them that?”
“Chris, people are dying every day in America,” Harris replied.
“Now I’m going to get into a good strong shouting match with you,” she warned.
William Barr made it clear this week that he’d sign off on a sham investigation into the Dems’ 2020 nominee
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
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GOP ridiculed for hyping Ohio anti-impeachment protest — and only a handful of Trump supporters showed
The official Twitter of account of the Republican National Committee was buried in mockery after hyping up a video of anti-impeachment protesters in Youngstown, Ohio, where it appears only a handful of people showed up.
According to the tweet, "Ohioans are sick and tired of the Democrats’ impeachment charade. It’s time to STOP THE MADNESS!"
However, in the video from WKBN, which can be seen below, few people chose to show up for the cameras.
As one commenter noted with tongue-in-cheek, "Thought Ohio had a few more people than that."
That was the general consensus in the comments.
McConnell bluntly defends working with Trump to undermine impeachment: ‘We’re on the same side’
Speaking in Kentucky on Friday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blithely blew off concerns about coordinating with Donald Trump's White House on how to handle the president's defense in the expected impeachment trial.
One day after admitting on Fox News that he was working hand-in-hand with the White House on impeachment tactics, McConnell was very blunt about his motivations when asked about his admission.
In a clip shared by MSNBC, the Senate leader was pressed about his plans.
"You told Sean Hannity last night you were coordinating with the White House when it comes to impeachment. Why is that appropriate?" McConnell was asked.