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Dem derails Fox News panel on Biden's 'lavish' holiday: You would attack him for 'staying at a Best Western'
A former campaign surrogate for Joe Biden pushed back on Fox News Wednesday after the network repeatedly criticized the president over his Thanksgiving plans.
Throughout the day, Fox News had called out Biden for enjoying a "lush" holiday at the Nantucket home of a billionaire.
But reporters failed to note that former President Donald Trump often spent Thanksgiving breaks at his Mar-a-Lago resort. That all changed when former Biden surrogate Kevin Walling joined a panel discussion about Biden's vacation plans, which were called "lavish" by Fox News contributor Liz Peek.
"Is it tone deaf?" Fox News host Gillian Turner asked Walling.
"Listen, the right-wing media is going to attack the president if he's staying at a Best Western," Walling explained. "They're always just going to attack him no matter what he does. He's staying with friends in Nantucket, something that the Biden family has done since the president lost his first wife."
The guest then reminded Fox News viewers about Trump's frequent vacations.
"I actually prefer it this way where he's not charging the Americans people millions of dollars to secure him at his properties," Walling said. "The Secret Service isn't paying hundreds of thousands of dollars like they did with President Trump for just golf carts alone."
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Pastor Darrell Scott blasted Candice Owens after Travis McMichael, his father Greg, and William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted of the felony murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
Owens had been highly critical of Arbery.
Ahmaud Arbery was caught on camera breaking into an unfinished property that was owned by Larry English. \nHis mother has confirmed it is him in the video. \nPlease stop with the \u201cjust a jogger\u201d bullshit narrative. \nAvid joggers don\u2019t wear khaki shorts & stop to break into homes.— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens) 1589052280
Pastor Scott blasted Owens after the verdict, saying that Arbery's family should sue Owens and that she owes them an apology.
I couldn\u2019t have said it better myself!https://twitter.com/davontoomuch1/status/1463583212865658882\u00a0\u2026— Dr.Darrell Scott (@Dr.Darrell Scott) 1637781344
My dude is on point right here\u2026https://twitter.com/davontoomuch1/status/1463584503251697668\u00a0\u2026— Dr.Darrell Scott (@Dr.Darrell Scott) 1637781412
Pastor Scott went on to share further thoughts on Owens in the comments:
Let her bash White Conservatives like she bashes black people and youll view it through a race lens. Look at her recent posts. All she spews is racial stuff. Youre not upset cuz it targets black people.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) November 24, 2021
Candace is a lying sack. I could post stuff that came from her that would blow you away, and tell you stuff she said to me that would amaze you. I dont need you to tell me about her. We know each other VERY well.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) November 24, 2021
This was not the first time Pastor Scott criticized his fellow Trump supporter.
Let me say it again because it seems like a certain ethnic group can't understand. BLACK PEOPLE DONT LIKE HER! I'm Black person. I'm not a red or a blue person. I'm a Black person. Her words are offensive to Black people, and no, she is NOT “just speaking truth".
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) October 3, 2021
Robert Rubin, a defense attorney representing convicted murderer Travis McMichael, expressed surprise on Wednesday that the video showing his client shooting Ahmaud Arbery didn't help his case.
While speaking with reporters outside the courtroom after the jury rendered its verdict, Rubin broke down the jury's decision and expressed bewilderment about why jurors thought video of the shooting was seen as evidence that his client should be convicted of murder.
"We were glad they wanted to look at the video because we felt from day one that the video showed that Travis McMichael acted in self-defense," he said. "Obviously the jury felt very differently than we did, and maybe we had our own little tunnel vision going, but I always thought the video was helpful to us."
In fact, the video of the shooting that was leaked to the media was what prompted prosecutors to press charges against McMichael in the first place.
McMichael was convicted on Wednesday on charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Rubin described McMichael as "very stoic" in response to the verdict while talking with reporters.
"He's a strong man," he said. "He understood the potential consequences in this, and whatever he was feeling, he was holding it to himself."
Watch the video below.
Travis McMichael's lawyer surprised video of Ahmaud Arbery's death wasn't 'helpful' to his client www.youtube.com