As questioning of former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch resumed on the second day of the House’s public hearing in their impeachment inquiry, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) tried to suggest that there was a culture of anti-Trump sentiment amongst elements of the Ukrainian government and its US envoys.
Jordan then questioned Yovanovitch as to why she didn’t try to intervene to make the environment less politicized.
“One of the things we’ve heard so much over the last six weeks in depositions, and frankly in the hearing on Wednesday, is how important bipartisan support is for Ukraine,” Jordan said addressing Yovanovitch. “Democrats and Republicans agree they want to help Ukraine, in fact, [Ambassador Bill Taylor] said, ‘Ukraine’s most strategic asset is this bipartisan support…'”
Jordan went on to recount Taylor previous testimony before rambling about his interpretation of the timeline regarding the military aid that was approved for the Ukrainian government, tying that into his previous suggestion of anti-Trump bias among Ukrainian politicians and envoys, and again, wondering why Yovanovitch didn’t raise any concerns about his version of history.
“I’m sorry — is there a question in there?” Yovanovitch asked incredulously.
Florida governor says ‘Saudi Arabia needs to make things better’ after gunman kills three at Naval Air Station Pensacola
A Saudi air force trainee opened fire on Friday at a US naval base, killing three people before being shot dead by police, officials said.
The shooting, which took place at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight people injured including two sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the shooter was from Saudi Arabia -- the same nationality as 15 of the 19 men involved in the 9/11 attacks, some of whom attended flight school in Florida.
"There's obviously going to be a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi air force and then to be here training on our soil," DeSantis told a press conference.
Trump’s ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ is holding America’s foreign policy hostage: conservative columnist
In an op-ed for the conservative outlet The Bulwark, Richard North Patterson argues that the world is being "held hostage to an unwell president" -- a reference to what he sees are President Trump's "deep personal pathologies."
In his piece, Patterson cites the Mayo Clinic's definition of "narcissistic personality disorder," which is described as “a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others," adding that "beneath this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism."
Nikki Haley buried for Confederate flag ‘heritage’ defense: ‘Pleading to Trump to make her the VP right here’
Former South Carolina governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stepped in it on Friday afternoon after making the bizarre claim that the Confederate flag was a symbol of "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until convicted murderer Dylann Roof "hijacked" it.
During an interview with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, Haley stated, "“Here is this guy who comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag. And [he] had just hijacked everything that people thought of. We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina — there’s always the small minority, that’s always going to be there — but people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage, but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it.”