Susan Sarandon is still a pariah to many Democrats who believe her very active support of extremist Jill Stein during the 2016 presidential election helped elect Donald Trump president. And she’s under fire once again.
The Academy Award winning actress and activist on Monday spoke at an event supporting Senator Bernie Sanders, who is once again running for president as a Democrat. Sarandon appeared to throw shade at Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is currently battling the Vermont independent lawmaker for the number two slot in the polls.
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Sarandon told Sanders supporters as she introduced him at an Iowa ice cream social, according to a Politico reporter.
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” says Susan Sarandon while introducing Bernie Sanders at an ice cream social in Iowa, talking about how he’s fought for the same issues for years.
She doesn’t name names, but Elizabeth Warren was formerly a registered Republican. pic.twitter.com/3R2hR2aRLw
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) August 19, 2019
The Bernie Sanders campaign posted this video that includes Sarandon’s remarks:
Many on the left were furious with Sarandon in the run up to the 2016 election, and definitely after Trump took the White House. Some said she was an example of white privilege run amok: She would be inoculated from whatever policies Trump would institute, given her vast wealth.
Those feelings surfaced again, as Democrats blasted Sarandon, especially since Sanders is not a Democrat, and Warren cemented her allegiance to the Democratic party decades ago.
It takes some serious gall to try to shade someone for being a Republican years ago when you yourself habitually waste your vote on the Green Party, thus handing the election to a Republican horror show of an administration.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) August 19, 2019
Speaking of, here’s Susan Sarandon advocating a Trump presidency: https://t.co/8X4whAAnLl
— Jeremy Thomas (@hey_itsthatguy) August 19, 2019
He’s also never been a Democrat, except during the specific times he is running for president, so not sure how this is a useful argument. I would be (mildly) interested In knowing if this particular celebrity still thinks Trump is a better president than Clinton would have been. https://t.co/vSM1TBSguh
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 20, 2019
I’m all for Susan Sarandon backing Bernie Sanders, but her rhetoric about Warren, Clinton, Trump, etc is incredibly harmful and comes from the same liberal white privilege that helped Trump win the 2016 election. Send tweet.
— renata klein stan account (@salrus__) August 20, 2019
He was for a few months in 2016
— Randy (@censoredmm) August 19, 2019
Sarandon helps elect Republicans.
— femalepersuasion.net (@femalep) August 19, 2019
Oh, the woman who insulted Hillary voters by saying they were voting with their vaginas and then urged everyone to vote for Jill Stein. https://t.co/anNSIc8Uzx
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) August 19, 2019
Never Forget when she supported this grifter
White Feminism at its finest
— Warlock of Blackbird Pond (@wondermann5) August 19, 2019
Susan Sarandon and followers campaigned for Stein in 2016. Stein had zero chance in 2016 and everyone knew it. Sarandon helped Trump get elected. And she’s back at it.
— Diane Toucan (@DianeToucan) August 19, 2019
Sarandon is as insufferable as she was in 2016. The woman who voted for the useless Russia tool, Jill Stein, can shut the fuck up about Warren, who is not confused about her Democratic loyalties.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) August 19, 2019
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Susan Sarandon while introducing Bernie Sanders at an ice cream social in Iowa
She doesn’t name names, but Elizabeth Warren was formerly a registered Republican
In 2015, Sarandon wrote a letter begging Warren to run for President pic.twitter.com/N5vul6JOKZ
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) August 20, 2019
Here is the letter that Susan Sarandon sent to Putin’s second favorite clown Jill Stein.
This is the letter where Susan Sarandon instructed everybody to go out and vote third-party and not for the Democrat.
Sarandon is a pompous self-indulgent clown. https://t.co/26EjuHCjmt
— American Putz (@american_putz) August 19, 2019
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Church Bells and Light Shows Across the Country Will Ring in Biden-Harris Administration
New details were released Thursday by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) on behalf of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. In addition to the incoming president leading a memorial to honor American lives lost to COVID-19, light shows across the country will also take place.
The church-bell ringings and light shows across the country will take place on Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET. A D.C. ceremony, led by Biden, will feature lights around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool — the first time lighting around the Reflecting Pool has memorialized American lives lost.
“PIC is inviting cities and towns around the country to join Washington, D.C., in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. ET [15 minutes after sunset] in a national moment of unity and remembrance,” the committee said. “The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey.”
The PIC statement continued, “However, in the midst of a pandemic — when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors — it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in the nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation.”
“President-elect Biden’s unwavering commitment to the safety of the American people is our North Star as we plan an inauguration that protects public health while honoring inaugural traditions and engaging Americans across the country. We are excited to share more information soon about the new and innovative ways all Americans can watch and participate in a historic inauguration that will unify our country,” said PIC Executive Director Maju Varghese.
“The pandemic is continuing to have a significant public health impact across the nation. Americans everywhere must do their part to slow the spread of the virus: wear masks, stay home, and limit gatherings. We are asking Americans to participate in inaugural events from home to protect themselves, their families, friends, and communities,” said PIC Chief Medical Advisor Dr. David Kessler.
The PIC will continue to announce further details about events and how Americans can participate as it becomes available in the coming weeks.
President-Elect Biden: Trump’s Mishandling of the Transition is ‘Nothing Short’ of ‘Irresponsibility’
President-elect Joe Biden made it clear Monday that his incoming administration will be operating from a disadvantage on day one if the Trump administration didn’t start cooperating immediately.
“From some agencies, our team received exemplary cooperation … from others, most notable, the Department of Defense, we encountered obstruction from the political leadership of that department,” Biden said in remarks delivered after a briefing with his national security and foreign policy advisers.
“Right now, as our nation is in a period of transition, we need to make sure that nothing is lost in the hand-off between administrations,” Biden said. “My team needs a clear picture of our force posture around the world and our operations to deter our enemies.”
He then added, “We need full visibility into the budget planning underway at the Defense Department and other agencies in order to avoid any window of confusion or catch up that our adversaries may try to exploit.”
Biden then called out the current administration for their “irresponsibility” in protecting the nation.
“Right now, we just aren’t getting all the information that we need from the outgoing administration in key national security areas,” he said. “It’s nothing short, in my view, of irresponsibility. Rebuilding the full set of our instruments of foreign policy and national security is a key challenge that the Vice President-elect Harris and I will face upon taking office, starting with our diplomacy.”
Watch the video below.
President-elect Biden delivers remarks following his briefing with national security and foreign policy agency review team members. Tune in: https://t.co/GhYVOPiHw8
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) December 28, 2020
Buttigieg on Ambassador James Hormel: ‘He Helped Pave the Way’
Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg served as the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020 before running as a presidential candidate against his potential new boss, Biden.
If approved, Buttigieg would become the nation’s first out Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.
“This weekend I had the privilege of talking with Ambassador James Hormel, who broke a barrier as the first openly LGBTQ nominee sent to the Senate,” Buttigieg tweeted on Sunday. “Ultimately he was denied even a vote and served through a recess appointment—but helped pave the way for so many, including me.”
This weekend I had the privilege of talking with Ambassador James Hormel, who broke a barrier as the first openly LGBTQ nominee sent to the Senate. Ultimately he was denied even a vote and served through a recess appointment—but helped pave the way for so many, including me. pic.twitter.com/8UYh3O3Mta
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) December 20, 2020
Two hours earlier, Buttigieg tweeted, “Black and brown neighborhoods have been disproportionately divided by highway projects or left isolated by the lack of adequate transit and transportation resources. In the Biden-Harris administration, we will make righting these wrongs an imperative.”
Black and brown neighborhoods have been disproportionately divided by highway projects or left isolated by the lack of adequate transit and transportation resources.
In the Biden-Harris administration, we will make righting these wrongs an imperative.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) December 20, 2020
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