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Heilemann on Trump’s Roy Moore Support: He Has No Problem Being on the Side of Neo-Nazis or Child Predators


Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” during a discussion on President Donald Trump support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, network political analyst John Heilemann said Trump “didn’t seem to find a problem to be on the side of neo-Nazis” and “accused child predators either.” Heilemann said, “Trump sees himself in Roy Moore, he does. He sees the politics of it too. The momentum was for Hillary Clinton, all of the polls said Hillary Clinton was going to win and there’s all these people in the Trump base standing up saying, ‘fake news, fake news, fake news.’ He listens to these press conferences. He recognizes the dynamic in Alabama where he hears Roy Moore’s defenders attacking the Washington Post, saying that the women made it all up. He thinks the woman who attacked him made it all up. ” He continued, “I believe he believes that, I’m not crediting it. But he sees this as a microcosm of his victory in 2016. ‘Everyone said I can’t win, everybody says this guy can’t win, people said I was a predator, people say he’s a predator,’ Steve Bannon sees the parallel. I’m going to go with the parallel.” He added, “The best analogy to me for

Limbaugh: McMaster Is a ‘Swamp’ Elitist Who Wanted to Get Rid of ‘Pure Trumpist’ Like Bannon


Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who reportedly criticized the intellectual depth of President Donald Trump, was a part of the so-called “swamp.” He claimed McMaster wanted to get rid of pure “Trumpists,” like former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Partial transcript as follows: LIMBAUGH: The left is on this big thing — have you seen the story, Mr. Snerdley? H. R. McMaster supposedly at a dinner party this past summer — it’s BuzzFeed and some other places. Four or five different sources that McMaster was openly telling people what an idiot Trump is, that he has a kindergarten type IQ, that he’s childlike and doesn’t have the intellectual depth to keep up or to understand things. And there are a lot of sources, there are a lot of people here. This is not one or two people anonymously saying this. There are a lot of people. So a lot of people are giving this some weight. And they’re believing that McMaster said it, and then asking why. Why would McMaster do this? I have no idea. I have to tell you, I never heard of

Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ ‘Racist Slur’ Won’t Shut Me Up

FILE- In this March 27, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Warren is slated to deliver the commencement address at Boston’s Wheelock College on Friday, May 19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Monday on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said President Donald Trump calling her”Pocahontas” was a “racist slur” that will not silence her. After Colbert read a tweet in which the president called her”Pocahontas” Warren said, “Donald Trump thinks if he’s going to start every one of these tweets to me with some kind of racist slur here, that he’s going to shut me up. It didn’t work in the past, it’s not going to work in the future. Give it up.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Charlie Rose on Accusations: ‘It’s Not Wrongdoings’


Monday outside his New York City apartment veteran news anchor Charlie Rose, who has been accused of sexually harassing several women said the accusations against him are “not wrongdoings.” A TMZ  reporter asked, “How you doing Mr. Rose. Do you want to say anything to those accusers that is accusing you? Do you want to say anything to the accusers — the people that are accusing you of all these wrongdoings.” Rose said, “It’s not wrongdoings.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Charlie Rose on Accusations: ‘It’s Not Wrongdoings’


Monday outside his New York City apartment veteran news anchor Charlie Rose, who has been accused of sexually harassing several women said the accusations against him are “not wrongdoings.” A TMZ  reporter asked, “How you doing Mr. Rose. Do you want to say anything to those accusers that is accusing you? Do you want to say anything to the accusers — the people that are accusing you of all these wrongdoings.” Rose said, “It’s not wrongdoings.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

CNN Guest: Trump Reluctant to Attack White Men


Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China who were released after the president intervened, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said Trump seemed reluctant “to attack white males.” D’Antonio said, “I think we all have people in our lives, and maybe some of them will come around on Thanksgiving, who say terrible things and then tell us ‘Ooh it’s a joke,’ and insult then  ‘Oh, no, I’m just kidding.’ ‘Leave them in China, in prison — oh, no, he’s just kidding.’ This is the actually kind of thing that narcissists who abuse situations indulge in all of the time. The president here is engaged in a game with Mr. Ball.” He continued, “Mr. Ball is a very astute, self-publicizing fellow. He knew how to get the president’s attention. He does it for personal and probably financial gain. The president is signaling to his base—he always seems to attack people of color or women, he doesn’t seem to be very inclined to attack white males, and I think that’s a signal. But at the end of the day, he’s got Sarah Sanders going out and

CNN Guest: Trump Reluctant to Attack White Men


Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China who were released after the president intervened, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said Trump seemed reluctant “to attack white males.” D’Antonio said, “I think we all have people in our lives, and maybe some of them will come around on Thanksgiving, who say terrible things and then tell us ‘Ooh it’s a joke,’ and insult then  ‘Oh, no, I’m just kidding.’ ‘Leave them in China, in prison — oh, no, he’s just kidding.’ This is the actually kind of thing that narcissists who abuse situations indulge in all of the time. The president here is engaged in a game with Mr. Ball.” He continued, “Mr. Ball is a very astute, self-publicizing fellow. He knew how to get the president’s attention. He does it for personal and probably financial gain. The president is signaling to his base—he always seems to attack people of color or women, he doesn’t seem to be very inclined to attack white males, and I think that’s a signal. But at the end of the day, he’s got Sarah Sanders going out and

VA Gov McAuliffe in Germany: ‘I’m Embarrassed’ by ‘Crazy Uncle’ Trump


Monday, “Democracy Now!” played an interview with Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) from last week’s U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany. McAuliffe was there with a coalition of mayors, governors, those representing universities and companies arguing against President Donald Trump’s decision pull-out of the Paris climate agreement. McAuliffe said, “I’m here because we need to send a message to the world—forget what Donald Trump says: That we are serious about climate change. I’m the governor of Virginia. When Trump moved out of the Paris climate agreement, I was the first governor to come out and say we are going to do it ourselves, so there’s an executive directive. I’m doing what should have been done at the national level in the Paris agreement. So I’m embarrassed by what Donald Trump did. So I’m here to spread the message that Trump isolated himself. He did not isolate the United States of America.” He added, Trump has no credibility after he pulled out of Paris. I always say, he’s tweeting all day, he’s like the crazy uncle up in the closet—I mean up in the attic. You just don’t know what he’s going to do on a given day. He talks about jobs, but

Mulvaney: Administration Wants Tax Bill to Pass, With or Without Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

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Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the administration of President Donald Trump wants the tax bill to pass, with or without repeal of Obamacare mandate. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: And we’re back with Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Director, I want to start with the individual mandate. That’s something the president wants. It’s in the bill now, in part in the Senate to just make the numbers add up. If it was taken out, would the president be okay with maybe cutting that corporate rate to 22% not all the way down to 20% to make up that money that they need in the Senate? MULVANEY: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think anybody doubts where the president is on repeal and replace. The White House would love to see Obamacare taken apart all at once, bit by bit, however we can do it. That being said, there’s a couple of things that the president has been very clear on from the very beginning. Number one, the middle class, ordinary Americans, working folks, have to pay less and it has to be

Dem Rep Speier: Bill Clinton’s Accusers ‘Should Have Been Believed’


Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said the allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton’s accusers “should have been believed.” Speier said, “Well, first of all, let’s remember that he did face impeachment. It wasn’t as if it was just tossed to the side. He faced impeachment. I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Joy Reid: The Fact That People Are Still Supporting Moore Is ‘Incredibly Disturbing’


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” roundtable guest and MSNBC host Joy Reid called it “incredibly disturbing” there were people still supporting Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, given he is facing allegations that he acted inappropriately and engaged in sexual misconduct in Etowah County, AL decades ago. Reid said, “The fact that this is a calculation, we’re talking about something of such a different degree. You talked about all of the past scandals, you talked about the Monica Lewinsky situation, which was clearly an improper relationship. But we’re talking about children. We’re talking about multiple allegations of the abuse of children, and the fact that it’s even a question I think speaks to the position that the Republican party finds it’s in, morally.” She added, “This should not be a question, and the fact that people are struggling with whether or not they should continue to support Roy Moore for reasons of party, politics, power and tribe is incredibly disturbing.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

During Live CNN Report in Alabama, Person Shouts ‘Fake News’


Sunday on “CNN Newsroom” during a live report from Alabama, a person shouted “fake news” at reporter Nick Valencia while he was live on site covering the state’s U.S. Senate race. Off camera you can hear the person shouting, “Fake news, fake news fake news — all of you are conspiring against Roy Moore.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Watch: Bernie Sanders Dodges on Bill Clinton, Al Franken Sexual Misconduct


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) dodged questions about allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). On Clinton, Sanders said, “I don’t think at this moment our goal is to look back 20 or 30 years. Our goal is to go forward. And our goal is to understand we have a real crisis in this country today—within the political world, within the corporate world, within the media world—where women are being harassed every single day. Our job is to change that culture.” On Franken, he added, “I think that’s a decision for Al Franken and the people of the state of Minnesota. My understanding is that Al is a very popular senator. People in Minnesota think that he is doing a good job, and his political future will rest with the people of Minnesota.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

MSNBC Panelist: White Men ‘Pose the Biggest Threat to Americans’


Saturday on MSNBC, during a discussion on an FBI report on “black identity extremists,” Jamira Burley, the founder of Genynot, said white men posed “the biggest threat to Americans every single day.” Burley said, “What is extremely disturbing about Jeff Session and the FBI rhetoric around this idea of black identity extremist is it continues to highlight white Americans disdain with black people demanding equal due which is protection under the law, access to resources and the ability to freely move through throughout society without being victimized and criminalized.” She continued, “What is interesting though is that white men continue to be the–pose the biggest threat to Americans every single day. It’s been documented and verified that they are more likely to burn down churches, more likely to commit mass murders and mass shootings and so Jeff Sessions’ reality and his assessment on these people I think is both lacking in facts and both reality.” (h/t Daily Caller) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Cortes: Bannon ‘More Effective’ on the Outside Representing the People’s Voice on Trade, Border, Economy


Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” network contributor and former member of President Donald Trump Hispanic advisory council Steve Cortes said former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was “more effective on the outside” representing the “people’s voice” on issues regarding the border and the economy. Cortes said Bannon, who is also the chief executive of Breitbart News, has “been such a force for change and reform in our government.” “First and foremost electing Donald Trump, but even since leaving the White House,” he said. “He’s actually more effective on the outside because he’s no longer burdened by having a government job, a West Wing position. Now he can truly be the representative, the people’s voice for the American worker for better trade deals for a secure border, for a growing economy, for economic nationalism. And I think the things he’s doing are exciting and he’s disciplining even the establishment Republicans who hold office particularly in the Senate.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

GOP Sen Scott: Roy Moore ‘Should Find Something Else to Do’


On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen Tim Scott (R-SC) said Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore “should find something else to do” given the sexual misconduct accusations that have been made against him. Scott said, “The allegations are stronger than the denial. Roy Moore should do something else to do which was my way of suggesting that he should not be in the race.” He continued, “I certainly think that there is a strong possibility with a new candidate — a new Republican candidate, a proven conservative — that we can win that race in Alabama. And it is in the best interest of the country, as well as the state of Alabama, from my perspective, for Roy Moore to find something else to do.” He added, “this controversy is over the necessity of respecting women, period. Our response to sexual harassment should be as aggressive as possible. The reality of it is, when you look at those conservative lawmakers in the Senate who have withdrawn their support of Judge Moore, that should send a clear signal that this has nothing to do with establishment Republicans or politics. This has to do with the character that we want displayed

Collins: Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Trump ‘Remain Very Disturbing’


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that the sexual harassment allegations leveled against President Donald Trump “remain very disturbing.” Collins said, “President Trump was not my choice for the Republican nominee for president, and I did not support him in part because of the way that all of these reports about how he was treating women. He is president now, and I am working with him on some issues but those allegations remain very disturbing,” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Bannon: The ‘Grassroots Deplorables’ Are Going To Run McConnell Out of Office


Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970 in New York City, former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon said Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his “cronies” would be run out of office by what he called “the grassroots deplorables.” Bannon said, “Now that he’s afraid, now that he sees that the grassroots movement – whether it’s in Alabama or Arizona or Tennessee or Mississippi – is going to replace his cronies like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, now he’s scared, and now he’s trying to move more federal judges through the system and really trying to cleave to President Trump’s plan.” He continued, “Until he shuts down these committees that are investigation President Trump, and until he has people like Bob Corker stripped of his chairmanship because Corker is sitting there as the head of the Foreign Relations Committee, and with the President in war in Afghanistan and other places throughout world and Corker is sitting there trashing the Commander-in-chief saying he should be in an adult home. Saying he is is irresponsible. He’s a guy holding hearing as to whether President Trump can use nuclear weapons or not as commander-in-chief. These are outrageous things.” He

Bannon: Gillibrand’s Shot at Clinton ‘an Earthquake’ for Democratic Party

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon participates in a conversation during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970 in New York City, former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) saying former President Bill Clinton should have resigned during the Monica Lewinsky scandal was an “earthquake in the Democratic Party.” Bannon said, “Kirsten Gillibrand’s comment about Bill Clinton I think is an earthquake in the Democratic Party because the Wall Street-Clinton junta that controls the Democratic Party has really been bulletproof.” He continued, “And I think you saw the first opening shot of the 2020 primary with Gillibrand, who clearly has presidential aspirations. She put a shot right across the bow of the Clintons.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN  

GOP Sen Collins: ‘I Hope That the Voters of Alabama Choose Not to Elect’ Roy Moore


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she hoped voters in Alabama “choose not to elect” former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Collins said, “I came out against Roy Moore very early. In fact, before these terrible allegations were levied against him because I was concerned about his performance as a member of the Alabama Supreme Court. He had been removed twice for failing to follow lawful orders and also because of his comments on Muslims and LGBT individuals.” She continued, “So these allegations are extremely disturbing, but under the Constitution, the test on whether or not you seat someone is whether they satisfied the age and residency requirements, so we would have to seat him, but I hope we don’t get there. I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves and I hope that the voters of Alabama choose not to elect him.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Collins: I Did Not Support President Trump Because of ‘Allegations About How He Treated Women’


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she “was not a supporter” of President Donald Trump because of the “allegations about how he treated women.” Collins said, “I did not support President Trump. He was not my candidate for president and part of the reason why were allegations about how he treated women. I made my decision before the ‘Hollywood Access’ tape came out, but I was not a supporter of President Trump for the Republican nomination.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hillary Blasts Trump, Moore for Not Accepting Responsibility on Sexual Misconduct Allegations


Friday on WABC radio’s “The Rita Cosby Show,” former first lady Hillary Clinton said Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) had taken “responsibility” for his sexual misconduct, while Alabama GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump have not. Clinton said, “Look, we have a man who is accused of sexual assault sitting in the Oval Office, don’t we? And the very credible accusations against him have not been taken seriously. So I think that the Republicans have a big problem that they are going to have to address and it’s not just confined to Alabama.” She continued, “Look, Al Franken is a friend of mine, and I deeply regret what he did. There is no excuse for his behavior, none at all. But he has called for an investigation. He has apologized to the woman involved. Apparently, she has accepted the apology. I think we have got to recognize he agreed to an ethics investigation. It will go to the ethics committee. It will investigate whatever the situation was, and they’ll decide what if any action should be taken based on that behavior. I think that is the appropriate process. I think something like that coming into the public arena, and Al’s very quick acceptance of responsibility and

Palin: People Do Not Sexually Harass Me Because They ‘Know That I’m Probably Packing’


In an interviewed that aired Thursday on MSNBC, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said she had never been a victim of sexual harassment because “a whole lot of people know that I’m probably packing.” Palin said, “It’s not a partisan issue, so when we see this happening today, I think that it leads to a lot of questions about what standards are going to be applied to whom.” When asked if she has ever been harassed, Palin continued, “I think a whole lot of people know that I’m probably packing, and so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.” She added, “I don’t mean to be lighthearted because this is a serious issue. It really stinks for women in the workplace that for too long, men have thought they can get away with kind of being that old-school thinking that it’s OK to belittle and harass women in general. Though the floodgates are really open right now, that could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person.” (h/t WFB) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

FNC’s Brian Kilmeade Rails Against Roy Moore: ‘I Would Kick His Head In’


Friday on his Fox News radio show, “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade described Alabama U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore as “obscene” and said he would “kick his head in” if a 30-year-old Moore were looking to date one his daughters. While interviewing Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), Kilmeade said, “You cannot vote for somebody that is calling people’s mothers when you are 30-years old to date a teenager.” Lankford said, “As the dad of a teenage daughter, I was absolutely astounded by the first accusation and then it just comes out over and over and over again. Every vote that I take is that I have to be able to explain to my children and that’s one I can’t explain to my children.” Kilmeade added, “You can’t. It’s not he said/she said — she’s in high school and she got a call in her trigonometry class to go to the general office at which time 30-year-old Roy Moore was on the other line asking her out for a date. That is obscene, and I would kick his head in if it was one of my daughters and then I would call the cops.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

CNN’s Bakari Sellers: ‘Franken Should Resign’


Friday on CNN, network political commentator Bakari Sellers said  Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should resign over the recent sexual harassment allegations against him. Sellers said, “The Democratic Party, we have to clean up their own house. The Republican Party has to clean up their own house. And what I mean by that is its fair for me to say, as I do believe, that Al Franken should resign. I’m a Democrat saying Al Franken should resign.” He added, “I don’t believe Al Franken belongs in the United States Senate. I don’t believe Roy Moore should be in the United States Senate. And I don’t believe Donald Trump belongs as President of the United States based on these charges.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

CNN’s Bakari Sellers: ‘Franken Should Resign’


Friday on CNN, network political commentator Bakari Sellers said  Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should resign over the recent sexual harassment allegations against him. Sellers said, “The Democratic Party, we have to clean up their own house. The Republican Party has to clean up their own house. And what I mean by that is its fair for me to say, as I do believe, that Al Franken should resign. I’m a Democrat saying Al Franken should resign.” He added, “I don’t believe Al Franken belongs in the United States Senate. I don’t believe Roy Moore should be in the United States Senate. And I don’t believe Donald Trump belongs as President of the United States based on these charges.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Gloria Allred: ‘I Haven’t Asked’ Beverly Young Nelson If She Saw Roy Moore Sign Her Yearbook


Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, said she had not asked her client if she saw Moore sign her yearbook. Questions had been raised by the Moore campaign a day earlier at a press conference in Birmingham, AL about the authenticity of the signature, which Allred had held up as evidence to bolster Young’s claim against Moore. Partial transcript as follows: TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it? ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She alleges that he took it, that he signed it and she was thrilled that he had signed it, because, as far as she knew, he was a D.A. and that was an important position. TUR: So she saw him sign it? ALLRED: I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature. TUR: But did she see him sign it? ALLRED: You know, I don’t — I haven’t

WH Press Sec Sanders: Trump Thinks ‘People of Alabama Should Make the Decision on Who Their Next Senator Should Be’


Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said while President Donald Trump thought the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore were “troubling,” he also believed the voters of Alabama “should make the decision on who their next senator should be.” Sanders said, “Look, the president believes the allegations are troubling and should be taken seriously, and he thinks that the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be.” She added, “The president said in his statement earlier this week if the allegations are true, then that Roy Moore should step aside. He still firmly believes that.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Maxine Waters: ‘I Inspire People’ By Calling for Trump’s Impeachment


Thursday on Bloomberg, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), said when she calls for President Donald Trump to be impeached, she “inspires” people. Waters said, “Let me just say this — I have learned over the years that I have been in this business that there are few people who are willing to speak truth to power and to talk about what really is bothering our society and our democracy. It is not thought well of to step outside of that box. When I talk about impeachment, I described what I think about this president. I think he is deplorable. I think he defined himself in the campaign, the way that he mocked and mimicked a disabled journalist, the way he talked about grabbing women by their private parts, the way he called names of his peers. I think that is unacceptable. For people to allow this kind of behavior to be normalized is beyond what I believe our democracy should be all about.” She added, “I encourage people, and I inspire people, and I show people that you do not have to be intimidated. You do not have to be afraid. You do not have to be traditional. You need to step outside

CNN: Bannon Is Sticking By Moore Despite Reports


Wednesday, CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said despite reports, former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon was supporting former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in the December 12 race for U.S. Senate. Zeleny said, “We know Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist here at the White House the head of Breitbart News, who supported Roy Moore, is still with him at this point. Our colleagues Jeremy Diamond and Dana Bash and others are reporting Steve Bannon is still supportive of Judge Moore. But Wolf, this is a fluid situation. We’ve not heard from the president on this topic.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

McConnell Floats Sessions as Write-In for Alabama Senate Race

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27:Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens to a question during a press conference after a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill, June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Senate GOP announced they will delay a vote on their health care bill until after the July 4 recess. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
On Tuesday, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) floated the idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions returning to his Senate seat by being a write-in candidate in the December 12 race as an alternative to former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in light of several sexual abuse accusations. McConnell said, “The name being most often discussed may not be available, but the Alabamian who would, you know, fit that standard would be the attorney general, who’s totally well known and extremely popular in Alabama. That, obviously, would be a big move for him and for the president.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key On Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Dem Rep Lieu Defends Mocking AG Sessions: ‘I’m Going to Call People Names’


Wednesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) defended mocking Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter saying he was “going to call people names” because he said, “It’s inappropriate for the president to do that.” Partial transcript as follows:  HARLOW: Congressman, you issued a series of scathing tweets about the attorney general and about the the president before, during and after the congressional testimony yesterday by Attorney General Sessions. You attacked his appearance. You mocked his looks, saying he looked like Kate McKinnon who plays him on SNL. You also repeatedly called him a liar. To prejudge his testimony, your tweets about him being a liar were before he even appeared in front of you. Why is that appropriate? Why prejudge him? LIEU: Because he lied to the U.S. Senate. After he made his statements, evidence came out later that showed his statements under oath to the U.S. Senate were in fact false. By the way, I am choosing words that the president of the United States uses on his Twitter. HARLOW: I understand that. But does that make it right? Do you like hearing the president use words like that, like Lying Ted so you repeat them? LIEU: I am

McCain: Roy Moore ‘Should Not Be a United States Senator’


On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. McCain said, “We have to find out whether the people of Alabama choose him or not. Then you explore the various options. ” He added, “But he should not be a United States senator.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN  

Dem Sen Murphy: We Are Concerned Trump ‘Is So Unstable’ He Might Order Nuclear Strike


Tuesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s hearing to look into the president’s authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said they were “concerned” President Donald Trump was “so unstable” that he might order a nuclear weapon strike. Murphy said, “Let me just pull back the cover for a minute from this hearing. We are concerned the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapon strike that is wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Dem Sen Murphy: We Are Concerned Trump ‘Is So Unstable’ He Might Order Nuclear Strike


Tuesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s hearing to look into the president’s authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said they were “concerned” President Donald Trump was “so unstable” that he might order a nuclear weapon strike. Murphy said, “Let me just pull back the cover for a minute from this hearing. We are concerned the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapon strike that is wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Moore on Beverly Young Nelson’s Story: ‘This Is Absolutely False — I Never Did What She Said I Did’


Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Alabama, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said today’s allegation that he attempted to rape Beverly Young Nelson when she was 16 years old was “absolutely false.” Moore said, “I want to make it perfectly clear, the people of Alabama know me, they know my character, they know what I have stood for in the political world for over 40 years. I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was.” He added, “If you look at this situation, you will see, because I am 11 points—or 10 or 11 points—ahead, this race being just 28 days off, that this is a political maneuver and it has nothing to do with reality. It all about politics.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Moore on Beverly Young Nelson’s Story: ‘This Is Absolutely False — I Never Did What She Said I Did’


Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Alabama, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said today’s allegation that he attempted to rape Beverly Young Nelson when she was 16 years old was “absolutely false.” Moore said, “I want to make it perfectly clear, the people of Alabama know me, they know my character, they know what I have stood for in the political world for over 40 years. I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was.” He added, “If you look at this situation, you will see, because I am 11 points—or 10 or 11 points—ahead, this race being just 28 days off, that this is a political maneuver and it has nothing to do with reality. It all about politics.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Graham to Moore: ‘Even If You Win You Lose,’ People Are ‘Calling for Your Expulsion’


Monday while talking to reporters, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called on former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to discontinue campaign for the U.S. Senate. Graham said, “I suggested it would be best for him to stay with his family, for GOP and country, if he stepped aside. I just think there’s no good outcome for Mr. Moore. Even if you win, you lose, because you are coming to a body where people are already calling for your expulsion.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Graham to Moore: ‘Even If You Win You Lose,’ People Are ‘Calling for Your Expulsion’


Monday while talking to reporters, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called on former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to discontinue campaign for the U.S. Senate. Graham said, “I suggested it would be best for him to stay with his family, for GOP and country, if he stepped aside. I just think there’s no good outcome for Mr. Moore. Even if you win, you lose, because you are coming to a body where people are already calling for your expulsion.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Graham to Moore: ‘Even If You Win You Lose,’ People Are ‘Calling for Your Expulsion’


Monday while talking to reporters, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called on former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to discontinue campaign for the U.S. Senate. Graham said, “I suggested it would be best for him to stay with his family, for GOP and country, if he stepped aside. I just think there’s no good outcome for Mr. Moore. Even if you win, you lose, because you are coming to a body where people are already calling for your expulsion.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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