Ann Coulter says that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is a “hideous beast with a voice that sounds like a hyena getting an abortion.” The conservative columnist was addressing members of the Florida Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Coulter made headline on Thursday also when she published her weekly column, titled, “Cop Killer Is Media’s Latest Baby Seal,” a reference to Troy Davis, who was executed only hours later.
Coulter’s column also falsely stated,Â â€œThere is more credible evidence that space aliens have walked among us than that an innocent person has been executed in this countryÂ in the past 60Â years, much less the past five years.”
In the next breath after denigrating Wasserman Schultz, who recently announced she had had breast cancer earlier this year, Coulter said she wanted the feud started by Republican Rep. Alan West, the Chairwoman’s neighbor in the House, both serving the state of Florida, to be seen by America as the face of the Republican Party. Coulter called West a “war hero,” when, in fact, West resigned from the Army rather than face a court-martial.
West, known for speaking inflammatory lies, “retired” as a Lieutenant Colonel, after an investigation found West guilty of violationÂ the Uniform Code of Military Justice and ordered him to pay $5,000 in fines for actions that could be described as torture of a prisoner.
Over the summer, Congressman West, who last month described himself as a â€œmodern-â€‹day Harriet Tubman,â€ was disinvited to a speaking engagement by a local Florida business group, after LGBT activists, responding to West’s repeated anti-gay rhetoric, suggested they would consider a boycott.
Coulter was referring to an event in July, when WestÂ said Rep. Wasserman Schultz was â€œthe most vile, unprofessional , [sic] and despicable member of theÂ USÂ House of Representatives,â€ and called her,Â â€œa coward,â€ â€œcharacterless,â€ â€œnot aÂ Lady,â€ and told her to â€œshut the heck up,” via an email made public.
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‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything
During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.
“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”
“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.
Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.
“What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.” — President Biden pic.twitter.com/b9V8NwUzwC
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
Manchin Moves to Upstage Biden: Schedules Speech on Filibuster During Presidential Press Conference
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is taking a page out of fellow pro-filibuster Democrat Krysten Sinema’s book: giving a Senate floor speech during a critical presidential event.
Senator Sinema chose to be MIA during President Joe Biden’s rare trip to Capitol Hill recently to meet with Senate Democrats to shake hands and twist arms to convince holdouts to support changes to the filibuster so they can pass his democracy-protecting agenda.
Senator Manchin has chosen to schedule a Senate floor speech on preserving the filibuster at 4:30 PM ET, smack-dab in the middle of President Biden’s rare press conference, this one taking a look at his first year in office.
News via HuffPost’s senior politics reporter Jennifer Bendery:
INBOX: TODAY AT 4:30 PM: MANCHIN TO SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR ON FILIBUSTER, VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION
YES HIS OFFICE SENT IT OUT IN ALL CAPS
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 19, 2022
He’s not sitting with his own party.
Manchin is talking to Romney both seated in the back of the Senate chamber on the Republican side of the aisle ahead of the WV Senator’s floor speech.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 19, 2022
Watch Live: President Biden Holds Press Conference on His First Year in Office
President Joe Biden will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET, discussing his first year in office.
Many across the media are framing this as an opportunity for him to address his “failing” legislative and economic goals while never reporting that Republicans have done all they can to block it – including pushing a pro-COVID agenda.
You can watch live, below, via several different feeds. Most cable news channels are expected to carry the press conference live, and you can also watch online and on cable via C-SPAN.
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