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‘I’m Very Happy With Myself’: Sean Spicer Says ‘I Don’t Think’ I’ve Ever Lied to the American People

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‘I Feel Very Good With My Image. I’m Very Happy With Myself’ Spicer Says

For those who rushed to Sean Spicer‘s defense when he appeared to mock himself at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, for those who suggested it was both an admission of guilt and a form of apology, guess again.

The former White House press secretary who literally begin his first press conference in that role by lying to reporters and to the American people says he does not believe he has ever lied to the American people.

Asked by ABC News’ Paula Faris if he has ever lied to the American people, Spicer replied in a soft voice, “I don’t think so.”

When pressed, Spicer offered up different version: “I have not knowingly done anything to … do that, no.”

From day one, Spicer stood behind the White House press briefing room podium and told lie after lie, twisted the truth, and covered for his boss, President Trump.

On Monday, Spicer said he regretted criticizing news reports that accurately showed President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was significantly smaller than that of President Barack Obama.

But now that he’s looking to remake his career, Spicer has yet to come to grips with what he’s done, and is placing the blame for his lies, his failures, and his behavior where it does not belong.

Although he’s admitted to making “mistakes,” Spicer told ABC News, “the personal attacks, questioning my integrity … you know, what my intentions were, I think, were really over the top.”

And when asked if he’s on a tour to remake his image, Spicer said no.

“I feel very good with my image. I’m very happy with myself,” Spicer said. “I am able to go out and explain a lot of things now. But I’m not on a tour. I’m out having some fun.”

“There are things that I did during my time there that … I needed to go out and correct. I did that. Where there were mistakes that were made that I got something wrong, I think I’ve owned that.” 

“I know that there are some folks that, no matter what we say or do … some folks in the media that wanted … think that, you know, everything that we did was wrong and want some blanket apology — that’s not happening.” 

Spicer has signed on to a speakers bureau, so he’ll be delivering paid speeches – one of the things Spicer has criticized Hillary Clinton for doing.

But those who have had enough of the former press secretary can breathe easy: no news network will hire him.

“Due to a ‘lack of credibility,’ five major cable news networks have chosen not to offer former White House press secretary Sean Spicer a job as a paid contributor,” Salon reports.

Spicer, when asked, told ABC News, “we’re still negotiating with some entities.” And when asked if he thinks he has a credibility issue, he chuckled and said, “I don’t.”

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McCarthy Unleashes QAnon Dogwhistle and Spins Wild Conspiracy Theories in Rambling ‘Country in Crisis’ Presser

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Embattled House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went all-in for QAnon Thursday in his wide-ranging, rambling conspiracy theory-laden press conference in which he called the January 6 insurrection an “altercation” but referred to the Black Lives Matter protests as “riots.”

Standing at a podium with a sign declaring “Country in Crisis,” McCarthy attacked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, blaming her for the lack of Capitol Police on January 6 and the mask mandate.

“If you are vaccinated and you get the variant, there’s .003% you’d go to the hospital,” McCarthy said – not as a means to urge vaccination, but as a means to oppose the House mask mandate. (NCRM has not verified that claim.)

“There’s a greater chance you’d got hit by lighting,” McCarthy said. He then took a long pause, and then declared, “But for some reason, Pelosi thinks the storm is coming.”

That phrase, “the storm is coming,” is widely documented as one used by delivers in the dangerous QAnon conspiracy theory movement.

“We’ve watched Speaker Pelosi politicize medicine. Just as she’s doing right now,” he said of the mask mandate which is based on new CDC guidance. “We’ve watched the Sergeant of Arms have to pass a note to the Speaker during the altercations on January 6 of whether to call the National Guard.”

“We’ve watched Speaker Pelosi say during the riots of the summer, the disgust she had seeing the National Guard protecting the Lincoln Memorial. So yes, It’s fundamentally different.”

 

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‘Do You Believe in God?’ GOP Senator Applies Religious Test to Biden Nominee

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday decided to impose a possibly unconstitutional religious test for a Biden Dept. of Justice nominee, asking attorney Hampton Dellinger, “Do you believe in God?”

It was a stunning moment, one that the 69-year old Senator from Louisiana, who earned his law degree at the University of Virginia and studied law at Oxford did not even appear to understand, despite the U.S. Constitution explicitly stating: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Hampton Dellinger, as The National law Journal reported, was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, before Republicans who bristled at his nomination to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy.

Sen. Kennedy took particular offense at one of Dellinger’s tweets, which correctly notes that if there were no Republican men in elected office, there would be no bans on abortion.

Kennedy made a big show of the tweet, nearly bullying Dellinger with it, demanding to know if he wrote it, then declaring, paper in hand, “Here it is, bigger than Dallas.”

That’s when Kennedy invoked God.

“Do you believe in God?” the Republican Senator asked through his slow Southern drawl, one refined for the cable news channel audiences.

“Senator,” Dellinger respectfully responded, “I have faith.”

“Do you think that my votes with respect to abortion are based on the fact that I want to control women?” Kennedy pummeled.

“Senator, I cannot speak to that,” Dellinger respectfully replied.

“Why did you say it in front of God and country”” Kennedy berated. “Did it ever occur to you that some people may base their position on abortion on their faith?”

Somewhat taken aback, Dellinger replied, “I sincerely appreciate that people have a different position on abortion than I do.”

“I do believe that the reproductive rights established in Roe vs. Wade, and then then dealt with in Casey, June Medical, and other Supreme Court decisions are important,” he added.

He also tried to defend himself, saying: “I recognize the difference between someone saying something inartfully as a private citizen and working as a lawyer, and I think I’ve got a 30-year track record of being open-minded.”

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, who highlighted the exchange on social media, observed: “Can you imagine the reaction on the right if a Democratic senator posed that question to literally any Republican nominee?”

He also reminded that Senator Josh Hawley had “claimed that merely asking Amy Coney Barrett about Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark decision establishing a constitution right to contraception, constituted ‘religious bigotry’ against Catholics.”

Stern concluded:

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AMERICAN IDIOT

‘You Sound Like an Idiot’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Blasts Anti-Vax Restaurant Owner to His Face in Tense Interview

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CNN host Chris Cuomo got into a tense exchange on Wednesday with a California restaurant owner who is requiring customers to show proof that they are unvaccinated before entering.

Tony Roman, the owner of Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, told Cuomo that he was dead serious about making sure no vaccinated people ate at his restaurant because he thought getting vaccinated is a sign of low intelligence.

“It’s an IQ test,” he said. “Like I say to people when they ask me, if they’re so blinded with their rage and their hate, I tell them, you know what, if you don’t understand it, maybe we should put up a sign that says you’re too stupid to come into the restaurant.”

This made no sense to Cuomo, who asked Roman if he was vaccinated. Roman responded by demanding Cuomo give his vaccination status first, to which Cuomo replied that he and his family were vaccinated.

“You’re failing the IQ test,” Roman replied, before then saying that barring vaccinated people from eating at his restaurant was not intended to be an anti-vaccine statement.

At the end of the interview, a frustrated Cuomo bluntly told Roman that “honestly, you sound like an idiot.”

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