Breitbart News reached out to the ten Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask if they believe Dr. Vanessa Tyson, the woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Col. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2004. None of the lawmakers responded to Breitbart News’s request for comment. Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who outed Christine Blasey Ford as the woman who accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when the two were in high school and led the charge against his confirmation to the United States Supreme Court, is one of the lawmakers who did not respond.The other Democrats who did not respond are Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). Breitbart News reported: Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) — the official tipped to replace the state’s Gov. Ralph … [Read more...] about Democrat Judiciary Committee Members Silent on Justin Fairfax Accuser
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(Reuters) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a photograph on his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing him and another person in racist garb at a party, but said he would serve out his term even as pressure piled on from fellow Democrats for him to step down. FILE PHOTO: Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam speaks after his election night victory at the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein In a statement from his office, Northam indicated he was one of the people shown in the photo, which depicted one person in blackface standing next to another in a Ku Klux Klan costume. He did not identify which one was him. His spokeswoman did not respond to requests for further comment. “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now,” Northam said in his statement. In a video later posted on … [Read more...] about Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo, resists calls to quit
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 4:57 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo … [Read more...] about MSNBC host: Is Kamala Harris ‘seen as African-American’?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., joined The Rachel Maddow Show following President Trump’s Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday night. The purpose was to allow Trump to make his argument to the American people for the need for a border wall, and he cited violent crimes and drug trafficking as two of the main reasons. Ocasio-Cortez, who recently said there’s “no question” Trump is racist, once again did not mince words when speaking about the president.“In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood, and we have to make sure we get the facts straight,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans.”Trump had stressed the need to stop people from crossing the border illegally, saying, “Every day, Customs and Border Protection agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump lied about immigrants in Oval Office address
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats didn't catch a blue wave. But they managed the next best thing: Divided government in the Trump era.House Democrats won back the majority for the first time since the 2010 elections. Helped by President Donald Trump, Republicans captured Senate seats in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota to maintain a narrow advantage.In the Great Lakes region, Democrats secured governors' offices in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, complicating the president's re-election campaign in an area that propelled him to victory in 2016. But Trump helped Republicans claim governors' seats in Ohio and in Florida, where his hand-picked choice, Ron DeSantis, edged Andrew Gillum in the state's high-profile governors' race.Tuesday's midterm elections offered something for everyone. Democrats will control the House, but Trump will point to GOP success in the Senate as proof that he defied the odds and avoided the type of midterm wipeout that afflicted his predecessor, former … [Read more...] about Takeaways from the 2018 midterms: A split decision for Trump, Democrats