Gillibrand Might Run in 2020 to Restore ‘Moral Decency’
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told the co-hosts of ABC’s The View Monday that she believes she has “been called” to run for president in 2020 and restore “moral decency.”
Asked if she is going to run, Gillibrand said, “Well, I’m obviously very dedicated to serving New Yorkers, but that is a very important moral question that I’ve been thinking about. I’ve been thinking about it because, as we said earlier, what President Trump has been putting into this country is so disturbing, so divisive, so dark, that I believe that I’ve been called to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore that moral integrity, that moral decency. So I’m thinking about it.”
Hillary Expected to Run Again in 2020
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will run for the Democratic nomination again in 2020, according to Wall Street Journal piece Sunday.
Mark Penn, a pollster and senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary, and Andrew Stein, a former New York City Council president, wrote that “Hillary 4.0” would not let “two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.”
“Mrs. Clinton has come unbound. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career,” they wrote of President Trump. “You can expect her to run for president once again. Maybe not at first, when the legions of Senate Democrats make their announcements, but definitely by the time the primaries are in full swing.”
Maxine Waters: GOP Scared of ‘Strong, Black Woman’
Sunday on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the Republican Party is scared of her chairing the Financial Services Committee because she is a “strong, black woman.”
When asked about a Republican congressman saying she would harass President Trump with investigations, Waters said, “That’s the opposition talking about what would happen if this strong, black woman Maxine Waters is the chair of the Financial Services Committee. They’ve never seen anybody like me before. There’s never been a woman in the history of this country that’s been the chairperson of the Financial Services Committee, and certainly never a black woman. And so they send out these dog whistles to their constituents to get them fired up about the possibility of what Maxine Waters might do.”
Michelle Obama: Trump a ‘Misogynist’
Former first lady Michelle Obama said in an interview with ABC News Sunday that she “stopped even trying to smile” during the Trump inauguration. She also wondered in her new book why so many women rejected “an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president.”
In her book Becoming, Mrs. Obama recalled watching her husband step aside for Trump at the latter’s inauguration. “The vibrant diversity of the two previous inaugurations was gone… Someone from Barack’s administration might have said that the optics were bad—that what the public saw didn’t reflect the president’s reality or ideals. But in this case, maybe it did. Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile.”
Schumer: Whitaker Appointment Will Create ‘Constitutional Crisis’
Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that in light of newly-appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s past comments about the Russia investigation, the Democrats will force legislation into a spending bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller to avoid a “constitutional crisis.”
“The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, who believes in rule of law and justice,” Schumer said. “He has already prejudged the Mueller situation. If he stays there, he will create a Constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller. So Congress has to act. Has to act.”
Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson Fight to Include Non-Citizens’ Votes
Lawyers for both Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum (pictured) and Bill Nelson fought on Friday night to allow non-United States citizens’ votes to be included in the 2018 midterm election results.
The Chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, Michael Barnett, said that the county’s canvassing board deemed a vote invalid after discovering it had been cast by a non-citizen. The Democrat candidates’ lawyers objected to disallowing the illegal vote.
Both Gillum and Nelson conceded to their opponents after Tuesday’s election but Gillum rescinded his, declaring an “unapologetic and uncompromised call to count every vote.”