New Jersey governor-turned-ABC News contributor Chris Christie filled in as guest co-host on “The View,” and the audience went wild when his impeachment defense was picked apart.
The former Republican governor insisted that impeachment was fizzling because Democrats had so far failed to attract bipartisan support, which he said ultimately doomed the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
“We’re at the point now where it was bipartisan,” Christie said, before becoming distracted by some backstage noise. “But with Clinton, it wasn’t bipartisan, so it didn’t work.”
Host Joy Behar said the situation was different with Clinton than Trump.
“He was sleeping with Lewinsky,” she said, winking. “This guy’s sleeping with Putin. It’s a little different.”
The audience cheered her wisecrack, and co-host Sunny Hostin set to work on Christie’s arguments.
“Isn’t it also a constitutional process, though?” Hostin said. “In my thought, it’s, you know, Congress is supposed to provide oversight. That’s the oversight function, and that’s why I don’t understand folks are saying it should be bipartisan, and this has become partisan.”
Christie tried to cut in, but Hostin laid out the evidence.
“I don’t understand why the facts of this are partisan,” she said. “I mean, who can’t see that the president of the United States pressured a foreign government to dig up dirt on his political opponent to inure to his benefit to affect our very democracy, and calls himself a patriot. He’s just a liar.”
The audience cheered as Christie sat for a long moment in stunned silence.
Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and then banned the safety gear
A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.
Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida's Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message.
"My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn," the email read.
The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus.
Fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes
A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.
The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.
Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
"Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles National Forest," the department said in a tweet.
‘Trump should know how to be in public with a woman who publicly humiliated him’: Trevor Noah jokes
"The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah couldn't help but notice President Donald Trump's confusion during the Q&A of his daily coronavirus press briefing. Trump was asked about Vice President Joe Biden's pick as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In his attacks on Harris, Trump seemed to be spending more time defending Biden than he did attacking him.
Trump claimed the reason he was surprised Biden picked Harris is that she was "very very nasty to Joe Biden," he said she was "probably nastier even than Pocahontas," his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden."