SAG-AFTRA issued a memorable one-liner Thursday when Donald Trump resigned from the Hollywood actors union ahead of a disciplinary hearing. “Thank you,” it said in a startlingly short, two-word statement. The caustic comeback followed after Trump sent a petulant letter Thursday “revoking” his union membership. “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” Trump wrote in the letter apparently signed with a fat black marker. “While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Al...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday announced his support of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as GOP conference chair over her criticism of former President Donald Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo asked McCarthy about the effort to oust Cheney after she repeatedly said that Trump lied by claiming the election was stolen.
"Is this just her ideology, that's she's unable to get over being never Trump?" Bartiromo wondered.
"Any member can take whatever position they believe in," McCarthy explained. "That's what the voters vote on the individual and they make that decision. What's we're talking about is a position in leadership. We are in one of our biggest battles ever for this nation and the direction, whether this next century will be ours."
According to McCarthy, Cheney has failed to advance the Republican message against President Joe Biden.
"Are we talking about what the Democrats are doing on the border?" he said. "Are we watching Joe Biden create inflation like we've never seen before, a takeover of government, the rising of taxes, the damage of what will be done that we cannot come back from."
"That's why we need a conference that's united, that's why we need a conference chair that is delivering that message day in and day out," McCarthy added.
Bartiromo concluded the interview by asking the Republican leader if he supports Stefanik's bid to replace Cheney.
"Yes, I do," McCarthy smiled.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Facebook official battles Chris Wallace on Trump ban: ‘He put himself in this bed and he can sleep in it’
The co-chair of the Facebook oversight board pushed back at Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday over the continuing ban of Donald Trump from the social media platform, saying the ex-president has no one to blame but himself.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Michael McConnell was unapologetic about the decision to prolong the ban despite the Fox host's complaint that Facebook is denying Trump his "freedom of reach" -- a play on "freedom of speech."
Noting Trump's comments while the Jan 6th assault was ongoing, the Facebook executive explained, "This is a plain violation of Facebook's rules against praising dangerous individuals and organizations at a time of violence," before stating the one-term president is "subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else."
"The argument is that Facebook and Twitter and other platforms have become so big that they can in effect silence people in the digital age, and the argument is, yes, President Trump is able to speak but it's not a matter of freedom of speech, it's a freedom of reach. How do you respond to that?" Wallace pressed.
"Remember," McConnell began. "Mr. Trump is the one who issued those inflammatory posts at the very time when rioters were invading Congress and shutting down the constitutionally prescribed process for counting electoral votes. He issued those posts. He is responsible for doing that. He bears responsibility for his situation. He put himself in this bed and he can sleep in it."
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GOP governor put on the spot over Republicans stripping away unemployment benefits as pandemic continues
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) was asked about his Republican colleagues who are stripping away a COVID-related $300 supplement to unemployment benefits in an effort to force employees back to work while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing.
Jumping right into it, Tapper began, "Let's go into the news here. A new jobs report this weekend was disappointing showing only 266,000 jobs added in the U.S., a quarter of the 1 million projected -- unemployment ticked slightly up. Your fellow governors in Arkansas and Montana decided to end the $300 extra unemployment in an effort to get Americans back to work. Unemployment is very low in Utah. Do you see the extra funds as a disincentive to work?"
"Unfortunately I think it is a good idea," Cox responded with a grimace before hastily adding, "The purpose of the funds was absolutely critical during the pandemic, as we struggle now, we're towards the end of the pandemic."
"Here in Utah, unemployment at 2.9%. -- lowest in the nation and the biggest problem we have right now in the state of Utah are finding workers for the jobs that are available," he added. "And as we talk to workers, we found it actually is a disincentive. It is a terrible jobs report, not what we expected at all, but that's what happens when we pay people not to work. There are families struggling, we want to help them out, but at some point have to roll that back."
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