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Watch: Sarah Sanders Delivers Astonishing Lies Attacking Kavanaugh’s Accusers – and Democrats

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Sarah Sanders Says Accusers Refuse to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee – That’s a Lie

Sarah Huckabee Sanders sat down with the “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie Thursday morning, just hours before one of the most consequential Senate hearings in modern history is about to begin. And she delivered astonishing lies.

According to the White House press secretary, Friday’s Judiciary Committee vote, scheduled by Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley and vehemently opposed by all 10 Democrats on the Committee, is the fault of Democrats, as is not fully investigating the allegations from all the accusers.

“Why not have further investigations?” Guthrie asked Huckabee Sanders. “As you know, Senator Grassley’s already got the vote scheduled for tomorrow. Why not a fuller, more comprehensive investigation?”

“Well I think that’s one of the frustrations I think all Americans have,” Sanders replied. “But that’s at the hands of the Democrats – they held on to this, they should have brought this forward.”

That’s false.

There is no reason a vote must be held Friday. The Republicans held open Antonin Scalia’s seat for more than 400 days. They announced if Hillary Clinton won they would refuse to place any of her nominees on the Supreme Court as long as she was president.

And Democrats on the Committee – and Democratic voters across the country – have been demanding and begging the FBI investigate, and interview all of Kavanaugh’s accusers and all of the named witnesses and others who have knowledge of his actions, especially Mark Judge. Republicans on the Committee and President Trump have steadfastly refused.

Huckabee Sanders told Guthrie that having the vote less than 24 hours after today’s hearing is, as Guthrie said, “not try to rush it through.”

And then, another big lie.

Huckabee Sanders said the accusers “were more than willing to give interviews to The Washington Post and The New Yorker, but refused to sit down with the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Every named accuser has offered to testify, under oath, before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. They were refused or ignored.

Deborah Ramirez, the second named accuser, as of Wednesday night, hasn’t even been able to get a response from the Republicans on the Committee, according to Ronan Farrow:

And Michael Avenatti, who represents Julie Swetnick, the third named accuser, confirms Republicans refuse to talk to her:

Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders from Thursday morning’s “Today” show:

 

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LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

‘No Ethics’ Matt Gaetz Gaslights in Defense of Cruz – Gets Roasted for Having ‘No Moral High Ground’

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, decided to weigh in on Ted Cruz abandoning his constituents for a trip to sunny Cancun while some of them literally froze to death. Gaetz came out by defending Cruz, saying no apology was necessary.

More specifically, Gaetz gaslighted the general public, by saying, “Ted Cruz should not have apologized.”

The Senator from Texas who used his two little girls as a shield for his bad behavior did not apologize.

“It was obviously a mistake and in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it,” which is what Cruz told reporters, is no apology.

Many have accepted Gaetz’s false claim that Cruz apologized,  but blasted him for saying that Cruz should have gone further, and resigned.

Related: While Ted Cruz Was Rushing Back to America AOC Raised $1 Million for the People of Texas

Others reminded Gaetz that he is hardly in any position to be a moral arbiter.

Take a look:

 

 

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Larry Kudlow Trashes Kamala Harris in Expletive-Filled Hot Mic Outburst on Fox News

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Larry Kudlow is returning to cable news after a nearly three-year stint in the Trump White House as the president’s economic advisor, and he kicked off his first day at his new job with an expletive-filled attack on Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris has been under fire for her recent – and entirely taken out of context – comments about vaccine distribution, taken from an interview with Axios that aired on HBO over the weekend.

First, what she actually said.

“There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations. We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out,” Harris said, speaking about when the Biden administration took office. “And so in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

Tuesday afternoon Fox News played a short excerpt of Vice President Harris’ coronavirus vaccine distribution comments, setting off Kudlow.

Fox News dishonestly decided to play just this part of her remarks: “in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

In the background, on a hot mic, Kudlow repeatedly screamed “bullshit! bullshit! bullshit! bullshit!” as Mediaite noted.

But the Vice President is correct.

There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations when the Biden administration took office less than four weeks ago. Vaccines were shipped to states, and then they and local leaders were forced to try to figure it out. Distribution, transport (which requires sub-zero temperatures), how to administer the vaccine, who should get it first, how to schedule, whether or not to have mass vaccination sites, how to pay for it all, everything. Zero help, including basics like exactly when to expect how many doses, from the federal government.

Kudlow was reacting to Fox News’ out-of-context quote, but he’s absolutely wrong on the facts.

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Sarah Sanders’ Lies Were Even Worse Than Originally Reported — Here’s How She Got Away With Them

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In her tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders became legendary for her ability to lie at the podium.

But according to conservative commentator Andrew Egger, writing for The Bulwark, Sanders’ real “success” for the Trump administration did not come from how frequently she lied — it came from the fact that most of her lies were boring.

This story first ran in June, 2019.

“Her morose, plodding style and Bartlebyesque refusals to grant reporters a single inch of ground poured cold water on news cycle after news cycle that might otherwise have ignited,” wrote Egger. “The downside, of course, was that she lied a lot. But even here she distinguished herself from [predecessor Sean] Spicer, whose sweaty, frantic tall tales—that was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period!—always invited heaps of instant ridicule. Deadpanning her way through boring, misleading briefing after boring, misleading briefing, Sarah Sanders managed to take most of the fun out of calling her out—as much of a victory as Trump could typically hope for, under the circumstances.”

There were certainly some falsehoods so egregious that they did catch the media’s attention. The time that she lied that “countless” FBI agents told her they had lost confidence in former Director James Comey, for example, which she herself admitted to former special counsel Robert Mueller was a lie. And her claim that CNN reporter Jim Acosta had attacked a White House intern, which was the pretext for revoking his press credentials and which she tried to back up with doctored video footage.

But these lies were the exception rather than the rule, said Egger. Most of her ignoble talent lay in her ability to simply deny things, over and over, relentlessly, until reporters just gave up. This has been the norm on everything from reporters asking her questions about the Mueller investigation, to the times the president has glorified the idea of violence against journalists.

“It wasn’t any single heroic act of staggering duplicity that earned Sarah Sanders her paycheck at the White House,” concluded Egger. “It was the mealy spaces between the highlights: the constant barrage of bald denials of plain fact, all delivered in a bored monotone that made them seem not outrageous, or even particularly notable, but simply tiresome. How will they manage to replace that?”

 

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