On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Maria Cardona broke down why Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is a formidable opponent for Vice President Mike Pence.
“First of all, when there is going to be a debate about health care, there’s going to be no question and frankly no competition between who and what ticket is for giving more access to more Americans to quality health care and which party is trying to take away health care from millions of Americans. That will be a slam dunk for Senator Harris,” said Cardona. “Also, do you remember watching her during the impeachment hearings? She eviscerated the witnesses. She eviscerated Jeff Sessions. He said to her, I’m afraid of your questioning right now. So, people are focussing on her prosecutorial debate skills, on her toughness, on her understanding of the issues, on how much she has fought for working families, for immigrants like you said, as a Latina, I’m so thrilled that Joe Biden picked her, she understands the immigrant experience.”
“But Maria, that’s a different format,” said anchor Victor Blackwell. “In the Senate confirmation hearings you have five minutes to ask the question. It is the senator’s time. When you’re in a debate, you have, what, 60 seconds and you’re bouncing back and forth with a 30-second rebuttal. I mean, same/same is the comparison, debate to debate.”
“She will shine,” said Cardona. “I guarantee you right now, Victor, she is going to shine and blow Mike Pence out of the water. You know why else, Victor, because they have no idea how to go at her. Right? You have, what, some of his supporters, even in his own administration, calling her weak on crime. Mike Pence called her weak on crime. And others saying she is a prosecutor that would lock up and throw away the key. You can’t have it both ways!”
WATCH: Trump’s chief of staff starts shouting when grilled about president’s refusal to accept election results
On Thursday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the election, and became visibly agitated and raised his voice under questioning.
"He said he's not sure the election could be honest here in the United States," said Blitzer. "Is he saying if he wins, he'll accept the results, if he loses, he won't commit to a peaceful transition?"
"I haven't heard him say that," said Meadows. "I can tell you what I have heard him say, Wolf, is really overwhelming concern about mail-in ballots ... we're seeing some activist judges across the country interpret the law that really is not on the books. They're actually making the law. I think that's what most of this is about, making sure that as long as it's free and fair. If it's free and fair, we'll accept the will of the American people. We believe that will be the re-election of Donald Trump."
Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power
A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.
During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.
CNN host uses Fox News doctor’s own words against him after he accuses Biden of taking amphetamine
President Donald Trump and his allies seem to realize that they've dug themselves a hole in attacking former Vice President Joe Biden as mentally unfit. With expectations so low, a Biden win in the first debates are almost assured, even with a Fox News host.
In a discussion Tuesday, Trump began to pivot away from his non-stop advertising attacking Biden's cognitive abilities and instead claim Biden is a "professional" who knows what he's doing.
"Maybe that would work if the president himself had not been saying this about Biden on repeat for the entirety of the campaign," said CNN host Brianna Keilar.