Vice President Mike Pence praised Rush Limbaugh as a godly man, and complained that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had disrespected the conservative broadcaster.
Limbaugh, who announced this week that he has advanced lung cancer, was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address, and Pence — a former conservative radio host himself — sang his praises on “Fox & Friends.”
“Rush Limbaugh plowed the way for conservative men and women on the airways of America, not just radio but television,” Pence said. “His contributions to this country, the memorable — and I know for a fact he did not expect the metal last night. I reached him shortly after he and (wife) Catherine left the Capitol, and he was very moved and he told me he was going to spend the rest of his life trying to earn it, and I said, ‘Rush, you have already earned it.'”
Pence said he and his wife offered their prayers to Limbaugh, whose wife assured the couple that “God was working in all this,” and then the Fox News hosts steered the conversation to Pelosi — who the vice president sharply criticized.
“Here is someone with Stage IV cancer,” Pence said. “It strikes me as one of those moments that was very revealing, whether the ripping up of the pages or her talking throughout the speech or looking down, I think it was an attitude of disrespect that I don’t think reflected how the American people were responding to the speech.”
On Fox & Friends, the Vice President of the United States pleads for civility for a radio host who built his career out of degrading women and people of color for decades, for the express goal of electing people exactly like the Vice President. pic.twitter.com/Gg5357jOBQ
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 5, 2020
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."
Republican pollster: Trump’s attitude over the next six weeks may hurt GOP chances of keeping Senate
A coalition of U.S. government security agencies has taken the step to defend the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, calling it “the most secure in American history.” Even so, President Donald J. Trump, the man on the losing ticket, has continued denying the results. Now, experts warn that if Trump doesn't walk away from the fight and offer a peaceful transfer of power to the President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration, it could hurt GOP chances to retain the U.S. Senate.
Trump supporters disrupt CNN’s live report from Michigan
During a live report from Michigan this Monday, CNN's Dianne Gallagher tried to relay developments in Lansing regarding certification of the state's election results, a group of Trump supporters in the background began drowning her out by chanting slogans, some using a bullhorn.
At one point, network anchor Brianna Keilar told Gallagher to hold her microphone closer so the audience could hear her words over the disruption.
Towards the end of the segment, the crowd started chanting, "CNN sucks!"
Watch the video below: