On Thursday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara raged against Rep. Doug Collins for his claim that Democrats who question the strike on Iranian general Qassim Suleimani love terrorists.
“That’s the kind of thing somebody might yell drunk in a bar somewhere,” said Cooper. “This guy is a pastor, who has served, I believe, one tour in Iraq … in the Air Force and in the Navy prior to that in the 80s. I assume [he] has counselled Democrats, soldiers who were Democrats. And he’s saying Democrats love terrorists.”
“I think that the bottom has fallen out,” said Bharara. “It would be one thing if it’s in the heat of argument and then you step back and you apologize for it. I’m waiting for an apology … but he says the thing he says, and I don’t know that he has any contrition about it at all. Just say, you know what, it was in the heat of conversation, I shouldn’t have said it.”
“If there’s one thing we can agree on, it should be that everyone in America, Democrat or Republican or independent, does not like terrorism, because we’re all victims of it,” continued Bharara. “When terrorists target Americans, they target Americans, they don’t target Democrats or Republicans. And when the families grieve, they don’t grieve as Democrats or Republicans, they grieve as Americans.”
“Our most important job when I was a United States Attorney was to keep the homeland safe and prosecute terrorists,” added Bharara. “Ours was the office, when I was U.S. Attorney, that prosecuted the plot that was overseen and orchestrated by Suleimani and the Quds force to assassinate the sitting Saudi ambassador to the United States at a restaurant called Cafe Milano in D.C. So maybe that’s why I took more umbrage, as someone who prosecuted terrorism and know the good men and women whose party affiliations I don’t even know, to say so casually and blithely on TV, to score a cheap political point, that Democrats love terrorists. It was just too much.”
NYC comptroller speaks after mother dies of COVID-19: ‘Donald Trump has my mom’s blood on his hands’
New York City comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday blamed President Donald Trump after his mother died from coronavirus complications.
"She believed in government and she raised us to believe in government," Stringer told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "She's got a great story and I'm going to tell it for the rest of my life."
"I've got to tell you, Donald Trump has blood on his hands and he has my mom's blood on his hands," the NYC official added. "And he sent us that hospital [ship] that's right here in New York harbor and no one can get on that hospital, which is something that is just outrageous."
New York morgue adding shelves to refrigerator trucks to hold additional bodies: report
CNN's Miguel Marquez reported this week that a morgue in New York is scrambling to find places to store dead bodies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marquez recently visited University Hospital of Brooklyn, where four patients with COVID-19 died in the 40 minutes he was there.
On Monday, Marquez told CNN's John Berman that the hospital's mortuary was taking extreme measures to hold the bodies.
"Right now, their morgue -- their regular morgue -- is overwhelmed," the CNN reporter explained. "They have two semi tractor trailer trucks. They are talking about added shelves to that. Because right now they have all of the bodies on the base of the truck."
Georgia Republican whines about media bias after CNN’s Sciutto busts his state’s governor for COVID-19 ignorance
CNN's Jim Sciutto on Monday grilled Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan about Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's stunning ignorance about the coronavirus -- and Duncan responded by whining about the media being unfair.
Kemp last week said that he had just recently learned that it was possible to get infected by COVID-19 from people who had been infected with it but who showed no symptoms of the disease as they unwittingly spread it around to others.
Kemp's admission was shocking because medical professionals for weeks had been warning that asymptomatic people could spread the disease, and Sciutto asked Duncan why it had taken Kemp so long to realize the danger.