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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade took a shot at former President Donald Trump for his "unhinged" lies about the 2020 presidential election.
While speaking about the Jan. 6 hearings, Kilmeade recalled his interactions with Trump following the last presidential election.
"The president was unhinged during that period," the Fox News host said. "I interviewed him at West Point and he was kind enough to give me a few minutes. I've never seen him so angry. That was in between the election and Jan. 6."
"As soon as we were done, he just stormed off," he continued. "And you know how long -- I've known him for 15 years or 20 years prior to him going to the White House. I've never seen him so angry."
Kilmeade added: "So he's convinced he was robbed. There's no doubt about it. But I have not seen any evidence and these are all incremental examples."
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According to the new book, "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," the Supreme Court justice admits that he was surprised as anyone when he was picked by former President George H.W. Bush to fill an open seat on the court in 1991.
Business Insider is reporting that in the book, edited by Michael Pack and Mark Paoletta, Thomas sat down with Pack for "over 30 hours between November 2017 and March 2018" to discuss his career on the nation's highest court.
During those interviews, Thomas claimed the nomination came out of the blue.
As Thomas told Pack, "I have no idea why or how I got nominated. All I know is that Justice [Thurgood] Marshall retired, and that was a shock. My reaction was, 'Oh no, this is going to be bad. People will go on a rumor that I'm one of the nominees.'"
The report adds that the controversial Thomas, who barely made it onto the court after revelations about his conduct toward women were exposed, said he got a call from the White House after the Marshall retirement announcement.
"I get a call from [White House Counsel C.] Boyden Gray the very afternoon Justice Marshall retired, saying, 'Are you ready for another walk around the park?'" Thomas recalled adding that later. "We were walking along to the Bush's residence, and we ran into Mrs. Bush. And she said, 'Congratulations,' and then my heart sank. And she said, 'Oh I guess I let the cat out of the bag.'"
You can read more from the excerpts here.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said over the weekend that she does not "anticipate" new laws that will encourage people to turn in women who have illegal abortions.
During an interview on Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan noted that Noem's state has a so-called trigger law that banned abortions the moment the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Brennan asked Noem if she was going to "seize" the mail of women who try to use telemedicine to have abortions.
"I brought a bill that would ban telemedicine abortions," Noem said, "which means a doctor on the internet or over the phone could prescribe an abortion for an individual because these are very dangerous medical procedures, a woman is five times more likely to end up in an emergency room."
"This is an FDA-approved drug," the host pointed out. "This is a federally approved drug. Are you saying the state of South Dakota is now going to overrule the FDA and decide which drugs are going to be available to its residents?"
Noem argued that states have the right to control abortion medications because "the 10th Amendment guarantees us that."
"Is South Dakota going to do that kind of surveillance or adopt laws like Oklahoma and Texas have, which incentivize civilians to report on their neighbors?" Brennan pressed.
"Margaret, that’s never been the conversation in South Dakota and I don’t anticipate that we will ever do that," Noem replied. "We take privacy rights very important. We-we are protect [sic]our freedoms and our liberties here. We will make sure that mothers have the resources, protection and medical care that they need and we’re being aggressive on that. And we'll also make sure the federal government only does its job."
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