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'Is that helpful?' Chris Wallace confronts John Cornyn over tweet suggesting Biden not in charge

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that he did not mean to disrespect President Joe Biden when he suggested that someone else is in charge of the federal government.

Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Cornyn about the tweet during an interview on Fox News Sunday.

"My question," Wallace asked, "is that helpful to be sending out a tweet questioning President Biden's mental faculties?"

"Well, Chris, thank you for the question," Cornyn replied. "Because I think there's been a lot of confusion in the Twitterverse about that. That actually was a quote from a Politico story that I pasted into a tweet and then I simply asked a question."'

"What I'm trying to do is reconcile the Joe Biden we heard from on Jan. 20th, the Joe Biden that many of us know from his previous service in the United States Senate from the Joe Biden we're seeing now jamming through $1.9 trillion of spending bills," the Texas Republican added. "I've learned in Washington, you not only need to listen to what people say, you need to watch what they do. And so far, there's a conflict I'm trying to reconcile and I bet I'm not the only one."

Wallace pressed: "Do you have questions as to whether or not Joe Biden is really in charge and whether, frankly, he's up to the job?"

"That tweet was not meant to suggest anything about the president's competency -- physical or mental," Cornyn insisted. "I know some people have suggested that and that certainly wasn't my intention. I simply tried to reconcile the rhetoric with the reality. And we need the reality to match the rhetoric and it's not matching right now."

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WATCH: John Cornyn gets decimated by Biden nominee after he's confused by satirical op-ed

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) backed down at a confirmation hearing for Assistant Attorney General nominee Kristen M. Clarke on Wednesday after discovering that he had been confused by a satirical column.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Cornyn asked Clarke about a column she had written while she was a student at Harvard.

"Well, maybe there's a misprint," the senator began, "dating back to your days in school when you seem to argue that African-Americans were genetically superior to Caucasians. Is that correct?"

"No, Senator," Clarke replied. "I believe you're referring to an op-ed that I wrote at the age of 19 about the Bell Curve Theory, a racist book that equated DNA with genetics and race. As a Black student at Harvard at that time, we took grave offense to this book."

"This op-ed opened with a satirical reference to the statement that you just noted," she continued. "Contemporaneous reporting by the campus paper made very clear that this was not a view that I espoused."

Clarke explained that the op-ed was "seeking to hold up a mirror and put one racist theory alongside another to challenge people as to why we were unwilling to wholly reject the racist theory that defined The Bell Curve book."

"So this was satire?" Cornyn clarified.

"Absolutely, Senator," Clarke said with a smile.

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'I don’t think it's fair': Matt Gaetz associate abruptly steps down from lobbying firm

A longtime associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has resigned his position at a prestigious lobbying firm amid the allegations of sex trafficking that are scandalizing the congressman.

WKMG reported that Chris Dorworth stepped down from Ballard Partners on Friday. He had been with the firm since losing his Florida House seat in 2012.

"The current political climate is nasty, and I told Brian I don't think its fair for the recent media storm to take away from their missions," Dorworth explained in a tweet on Friday, referring to Brian Ballard, president of the lobbying firm.

Dorworth's biography and photo have since been scrubbed from the Ballard Partners website.

In a tweet last year, Gaetz and Dorworth were seen in a photo with Joel Greenberg, who is facing sex trafficking and dozens of other federal charges. He is expected to enter into a plea deal, his attorney has said.

Intelligence analyst Eric Garland pointed out that Ballard has been former President Donald Trump's "lobbyist of choice in Florida."

'She got a snack': Jen Psaki pushes back after right-wing media slam Kamala Harris over bakery visit

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday pushed back on conservatives who have criticized Vice President Kamala Harris for visiting a bakery while she was in Chicago.

New York Post correspondent Steven Nelson brought up the topic during Wednesday's White House briefing.

"She hasn't visited the border or Central America or spoken with leaders of El Salvador or Honduras," Nelson told Psaki. "She traveled this week, took time to visit a bakery in Chicago. I'm wondering is she still working on this [border issue] and can you address the perception that she's kind of quietly backing off?"

"There's a whole lot packed in there," Psaki replied. "The vice president was visiting Chicago actually to talk COVID and the importance of communities getting the vaccine when it's available and accessible to them."

"And so while she was there, like many Americans, she got a snack," she added. "I think she's allowed to do that."

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Chris Wallace nails Roy Blunt for GOP spending hypocrisy: 'Haven't you lost your credibility' on the deficit?

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday pressed a top Republican, Sen. Roy Blunt (MO), over Republican opposition to President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan.

"We're talking about raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28," Wallace explained. "When President Trump came in it was 35 so it's still a tax cut from where it was in 2017."

"They're going to say you're protecting the fat cats and putting it all on the backs of the working class?" the Fox News host explained.
Blunt argued that the massive cut in corporate taxes under former President Donald Trump unleashed economic growth.

Wallace pressed: "I haven't heard you say it today but some of your colleagues in the Republican Party are complaining about this is going to explode debt, this is going to explode deficits."

The Fox News host pointed out that under Trump's leadership, the United States added over $3 trillion to the national debt before the pandemic while cutting taxes by $1.5 trillion.

"I guess the question is, when I hear, for instance, Mitch McConnell talking about now about, 'Well, debt and deficits,' hasn't the Republican Party, haven't you lost your credibility on this issue?"

Blunt insisted that both Democrats and Republicans have bad records on controlling budget deficits. He then attacked Democrats over the latest infrastructure bill.

"You can't spread that blame around if you decide you're going to do it all by yourself," Blunt said.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp admits on tape: 'Voter suppression bill' has 'nothing to do with potential fraud'

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) admitted on tape that much of the election bill he recently signed into law "has nothing to do with potential fraud."

Kemp made the statement after critics accused white Republican men of gathering behind closed doors to sign a bill that disenfranchises minority voters who predominately cast ballots for Democrats.

In an interview with WABE radio, Kemp insisted that President Donald Trump's charges of voter fraud had nothing to do with the law.

"A lot of this bill is dealing with the mechanics of the election," he insisted. "It has nothing to do with potential fraud or not."

"I've heard a lot of the Democrats say this year the elections have consequences. And they certainly do," the governor added, referring to Republican control of the legislature.

Kemp also lashed out at boycotts of his state over the election law.

"It's unfortunate. And it's not fair to be boycotting businesses because of a so-called voter suppression bill that is not in Georgia," he said.

Experts have pointed out that Kemp's admission that the election law is not about fraud could come back to haunt him court.

Listen to the entire interview here.

'I'm not going to put up with this!' Mercedes Schlapp melts down after Fox News guest calls her a 'grifter'

Mercedes Schlapp, host of the Conservative Political Action Conference, became angry on Tuesday after a Fox News guest called her a "grifter."

During a discussion on Fox News, Schlapp objected to the idea of "vaccine passports" even though the Biden administration has said that it has no plans to implement the policy.

Schlapp accused Democrats of having an "illogical mentality" because they oppose voter ID requirements.

But liberal podcast host Chris Hahn pointed out that the idea of vaccine credentials is being driven by the private sector.

"But Republicans, like everything else they've done during this horrible crisis we've been through are pushing these conspiracy theories that the government is trying to control you, which is causing some of their followers not to get vaccinated," Hahn explained. "People like Tucker Carlson, like Jim Jordan, like Mercedes right here, right now casting doubt on the fact that -- or trying to convince people that the government is somehow watching you, that is very irresponsible."

"It is time for conservatives in this country to acknowledge that we have a crisis and start joining the fight to end it and stop spreading lies about what's going on in this country," he added. "It is devastating this country and blood is on the hand of the former guy and others who support him."

Schlapp went ballistic.

"You're not going to call Tucker Carlson a conspiracy theorist!" she shouted. "That is wrong. That is what democrats do."

"He is and you are," Hahn shot back.

"I'm not going to put up with this!" Schlapp exclaimed. "I stand for freedom. I stand for the freedom of the American people."

"No you don't," Hahn insisted. "You're a grifter. This is ridiculous."

At that point, Fox News host Gillian Turner instructed her guests to stop "the name calling."

"But I'm not going to allow Chris -- he does this all the time -- to call me, to call Tucker Carlson a liar," Schlapp objected.

"We don't do name calling," Turner agreed.

"We have every right to make this decision!" Schlapp ranted. "We are a country that has a constitution."

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C-SPAN caller defends George Floyd killing: 'I have never seen a person treated so nicely'

A C-SPAN caller who said he had been a victim of police violence defended the killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin.

The man who identified himself as Bob called in to C-SPAN's Washington Journal program on Tuesday to comment on the Chauvin's trial.

"I watched the footage, all of it," Bob explained. "If everybody watches all of the footage, that is all of it... I haven't seen officers act that nice in my life to anybody."

The man said that he had been a victim of police abuse.

"When I was a kid, I got popped once," he recalled. "They weren't very nice to me. They threw me in a cell, my face into a wall and, you know, left me in there over night. I was just a kid -- 14, 15, years old -- got drunk at one of my friend's houses. That doesn't excuse it."

"The police today are much less apt to kill people, much less apt to beat people up," Bob added. "Because of all the camera and all that stuff... And he wasn't kneeling on him to try to take away his breath. They guy begged to get out of the vehicle, he was screaming, 'You're going to kill me!' 'No, George, we're not going to kill you.'"

The caller concluded: "I've never seen a person treated so nicely in my life. And then he got out of the car and he laid on the ground. And I see how the officers kneeled on him. He's not pressing and crushing him into to the ground like that attorney said! I've seen cops do that to people. That didn't happen. So have a nice day."

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Ted Cruz melts down over voting rights bill because people on 'welfare' might vote

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answered questions about the border and voting rights on Sunday by repeatedly accusing Democrats of enabling child rape.

Cruz made the remarks on Fox News after host Maria Bartiromo asked him about his recent trip to the U.S-Mexico border to highlight the seasonal surge in migrants.

"The problem for Democrats, they start from a premise the more illegal immigration the better," Cruz insisted. "Because they believe if you let all the illegal immigrants in and then you make them all citizens that they will eventually vote Democrat and keep Democrats in power."

"But they also don't understand incentives," he continued. "It's projected that over 100,000 unaccompanied minors will come in. And I've got to say, anyone who puts a little boy or little girl in the custody of a human trafficker. You know, Maria, 11-, 12-, 13-year-old girls are put on birth control pills before they come because the odds are so high they'll get raped. That is not compassionate when the Biden administration has all these kids in the custody of traffickers."

Bartiromo then asked Cruz about H.R. 1, a Democratic bill to protect voting rights, which she referred to as a "massive radical agenda."

"Many are calling H.R. 1 the corrupt politicians act," Cruz opined. "Because it is their number one priority to keep Democrats in power for the next 100 years. And one of the most dangerous things that the corrupt politicians act does is it automatically registers everyone to vote if you interact with government. So if you get a welfare payment, if you get an unemployment payment, if you get a driver's license, if you go to a public college or university."

"They know that that will automatically register millions of illegal aliens," he said. "That is the intended purpose of the bill is to have millions of illegal aliens and millions of criminals, millions of felons automatically registered."

"Wow!" Bartiromo replied.

Cruz added: "Because apparently Democrats think we'd be better off if more murderers and rapists and child molesters were voting."

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Ted Cruz opposes voting rights bill because more people on 'welfare' might vote www.youtube.com

Trump shoots back at Fox News host who called him an 'ex-president': 'You called me, I didn’t call you'

Former President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at a Fox News host who asked him why he was speaking out on border issues despite being out of office.

"Most president, ex-presidents like yourself do not weigh in at this level," Fox News host Harris Faulkner told Trump at the conclusion of their interview. "Why did you feel like you needed to on this issue?"

"Well, you called me, I didn't call you, in all fairness," Trump complained.

"You wrote the statement last night," Faulkner pushed back. "It was pretty strong."

"I put out a statement," Trump agreed. "The reason I weigh in is very simple. They're destroying our country. Very simple. It can't get simpler than that."

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