In a tweet fired off today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took a jab at one of the witnesses who testified at this week’s hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, and she immediately was on the receiving end of a wave of backlash due to the way she characterized a career military officer.
“Vindictive Vindman is the ‘whistleblower’s’ handler,” Blackburn early Friday morning referring to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified this Wednesday.
Vindictive Vindman is the “whistleblower’s” handler.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 22, 2019
The comment thread beneath her tweet was filled with people rebuking her for her words.
Sadly we can’t do anything to stop you from being a United States Senator for another 5 years, but we can make sure that you spend 4 of those years in the Minority.
So to all commenting here, remember to focus on 2020:
Organize. Register. Vote.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) November 22, 2019
I reported her. Disgusting.
— Judith Kaufman J.D. (@judesterworld) November 22, 2019
Trump pardoned war criminals this week and you’re reserving your ire for a soldier who reported a crime when he saw it.
— Gator MaClunkey (@Zeddary) November 22, 2019
This is deplorable and beneath the dignity of a US Senator, and I pray that it results in an ethics investigation against you and expulsion from the Senate. You have NO RIGHT to make such baseless accusations against a US citizen, let alone 1 who served honorably his whole life.
— Sloth (@sloth_dc) November 22, 2019
A US Senator resorts to childish name calling of a Purple Heart recipient in defense of a corrupt, criminal grifter.
There is no bottom for the remnants of the Republican Party.
— chris diamond (@stuckwithafork) November 22, 2019
Your behavior is disgraceful.
I’ll be donating to your opponent.
— Crypt Kidder (@rrich46) November 22, 2019
You are disgusting. Everyone else doing this is disgusting. None of you goddamn freaks are worthy of his service to OUR country…. HIS country.
The shrapnel in Lt Col Vindmans body will have a longer impact on Americans that any of you mealy mouth idiots ever will.
— 💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@Kokomothegreat) November 22, 2019
You have no shame but I am ashamed for you and your party. I have lost all hope for the republicans. It makes me sad for our country.
— kathleen (@kathlee73732050) November 22, 2019
What makes Lt. Colonel Vindman “vindictive?” From everything I’ve seen, he’s patriotic, honest & doing his best to defend our country from threats (foreign & domestic).
Every member of the GOP seems to be vindictive against anyone who doesn’t blindly support & defend Trump.
— John Adams (@JohnAdamsGA) November 22, 2019
Why are you such unrepentant garbage?
Love, a constituent
— Evan Hurst (@EvanHurst) November 22, 2019
Marsha Blackburn hates the troops.
— Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King Of You (@commiegirl1) November 22, 2019
That’s disgusting. Even by your standards.
— larryleclair (@larryleclair) November 22, 2019
Were you always this terrible a person, Marsha, or have you been horribly corrupted by power? It's not too late to take a look at yourself and choose country over party.
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) November 22, 2019
Thank you for confirming my hypothesis that all Republicans are trash.
— Jon Zal (@OfficialJonZal) November 22, 2019
Delete your account, traitor.
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) November 22, 2019
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.
Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’
Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth.
Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on one of his trademark riffs, touching on a number of subjects with the clarity of a muddy puddle. He seemed to be referring to a series of complaints that have been raised over the years about various consumer product regulations (a favorite topic of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky) but without making a coherent point about any of them.
Read the whole stream of consciousness rant to get a sense of what it was like: