On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) — fresh from a confrontation with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Capitol Hill — explained why the GOP’s proposed police reform bill is a nonstarter.
“It took them over a week to come up with a bill that talks about, basically, process and having reviews and studying issues,” said Harris. “Ours is a bill that talks about the need for accountability, and immediate accountability.”
“We talk about things like the need for pattern and practice investigations when a department, an entire department, is accused of having a culture that may lead to discrimination,” said Harris. “We’re talking about the need for independent investigations, that prosecutors should not be investigating misconduct of police officers from a department they work with every day. We are talking about the need for a new national standard for use of force, so that instead of asking when there is excessive force, was that force reasonable, we should ask was it necessary?”
“These are the concrete things we’re proposing in the bill,” said Harris. “What they have offered, really, there is nothing salvageable about it, and I intend to vote against the motion to proceed, and follow the recommendation of vast number of civil rights groups that are urging us to vote against the motion to proceed.”
The problem isn’t the campaign manager — it’s Trump: Republican analyst
Switching up the campaign manager four months before the election when the latest poll shows you 12 points down has nothing to do with the campaign's leadership, Republican analyst Amanda Carpenter explained on CNN Wednesday.
"The problem isn't that Donald Trump has a bad campaigner," said Carpenter in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "They're raising tons of money. They have a boatload of surrogates. The problem is that he has a bad presidency. And no one -- no one, no spin master, not Kellyanne Conway, not Brad Parscale can spin the most important number of this election, and that's -- at present, 137,000 dead and rising. And so what we need to see if Donald Trump wants to turn this around is to turn around his white house. And I have four words of advice: More Fauci, less Kayleigh."
‘Are you kidding me?’ CNN’s Cuomo lays into Trump for hawking Goya products during a pandemic
On CNN Wednesday, Chris Cuomo exploded with outrage over the image of President Donald Trump promoting Goya food products from the Oval Office — just a day after his daughter did the same.
"The pandemic is in full effect," said Cuomo. "You tell me how a president, in the middle of a pandemic, has got time for this bullsh*t. Are you kidding me? Hawking products? Goya, I don't care who it is. Resolute Desk? This is what he's resolute about? Pandemic priorities? His daughter Ivanka, top White House adviser, are you kidding me? Marketing for a brand following calls for a boycott after Goya's CEO heaped praise on Trump last week. On your dime, in the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans. Are you kidding me?"
‘How disgraceful’: CNN medical analyst slams ex-Trump physician for anti-mask ‘myths’
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner laid into Ronny Jackson, the retired rear admiral and White House physician who is currently running for Congress, after he claimed that wearing a mask is a "personal choice" and he doesn't do it "all that often."
"He's a doctor. He was responsible for the health of the president," said anchor Erin Burnett. "What do you say to that, that he doesn't wear masks all that often, to be honest?"
"How disgraceful," said Reiner. "He's running for the 13th congressional seat in Texas. Texas is a state that had twice the number of coronavirus cases today as the entire European Union, and he doesn't want to tell people they have to wear a mask."