Tuesday on Birmingham, AL Talk 99.5 radio’s “Matt & Aunie Show,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was asked to react to allegations of wrongdoing by Dr. Ronnie Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs opening. Brooks suggested there was a strategy employed by Senate Democrats that involved obstructing Trump’s nominees that required confirmation by the U.S. Senate. If Democrats can delay, he argued, then they can avoid votes on conservative policies, which could be problematic for some Democrats in an election year. “I’m on the House side, so I don’t have any vote on these confirmations,” Brooks said. “I mentioned Jim Bridenstein because I know him personally. I know Mike Pompeo personally. But I am able to observe what is going on in the Senate and it has become quite clear that the Democrats are trying to manufacture controversies in order to be obstructionists. And there’s a political strategy behind it. The more obstructionist they can be in the United States Senate, the more they can drag out this confirmation process — the fewer votes the United States Senate can have on public policy issues.” “And right now the Democrats don’t want votes on
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stressed on Tuesday that the key for Democrats in the 2018 midterms is to focus on the "economic instability for so many people" in the country. But an increasing number of liberals are getting concerned that the media’s and the Democrats’ focus on all things Stormy Daniels will hurt Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe Scarborough stated VA Secretary nominee and White House Physician Ronny Jackson “sounded like Hitler’s doctor,” Vladimir Putin’s doctor, or a doctor in North Korea during Jackson’s press conference about President Trump’s health. Scarborough said, “I thought it was just shameful, that you’ve got a guy that, first of all, obviously, for anybody that’s ever — I mean, you don’t have to be one of those people that work at circuses that look — ‘Hey, I can guess your weight,’ to know that Donald Trump weighs a hell of a lot more than 239 pounds. That was embarrassing. But then, Willie, the topper of it all, the piece de resistance, was when he said, and it sounded like Hitler’s doctor, I’m sorry, ‘Hey, you know what, his genes are so good…he could live to be 200 years old.'” He added, “Who would say that? Forget about Hitler, strike Hitler, but let’s just say maybe Putin or another autocrat’s doctor coming out, to say that — a North Korean doctor actually might be a tighter fit, fearless leader’s genetics are so pure and so strong, that fearless leader could live to be 200 years old.” (h/t
President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to aggressively challenge Iran. Speaking after his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said, “We’re looking forward to doing something, but it has to be done, and it has to be done strongly. They’ve very much been butchers and we can’t allow that to happen.”