A Nation United – In a morning that transcended partisanship, the country came together to pray for and support the victims of the GOP baseball shooting Wednesday morning.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) was one of five injured victims. Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he underwent hip surgery.
The Twittersphere is sickened by the incident, reminding each other of the many challenges that plague our country everyday:
The Congressional Baseball Game is a staple of Hill life. It’s a fun, bipartisan tradition & awful it was attacked https://t.co/oujM1wqIWb
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) June 14, 2017
People blaming the Virginia shooting on Shakespeare (but not easy gun access) have got to be the most ridiculous people on earth.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 14, 2017
Kirsten Powers Is For The Girls – CNN’s Kirsten Powers took things personally while defending Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) against ‘sexist’ comments made by former Donald Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller on AC360 Tuesday night.
Miller accused Harris of “hysteria” for pounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions with tough questions during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday afternoon, the Huffpost reported.
Harris let her bad-ass prosecutor persona shine through when she fired question after question at Sessions, who at one point said he was “not able to be rushed this fast.” Powers wouldn’t let Miller’s accusation of “hysteria” fly by. The CNN analyst asked Miller what exactly was so hilarious about Harris’s firm performance.
“From my perspective ― my, I would say, objective perspective ― I mean it was … it didn’t seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or get to the bottom of it,” Miller said.
Pointing out a double standard, Powers noted that Harris was just as dogged as Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Miller agreed, but stood by his original comment that Harris was “hysterical.”
After tense and slightly awkward banter, CNN Trumper Jeffery Lord jumped in and pointed out that “hysteria is a neutral quality.”
“And yet it’s just women that usually are called hysterical,” Powers brusquely replied.
ABC The View’s Jedediah Bila said people were overanalyzing and criticizing Harris just because she is vocal and speaks her mind.
Oh no! I get cut off by women all the time. Are they sexist too? Grow up with this stuff already. https://t.co/g7K0JGGQaO
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) June 14, 2017
Watch the exchange here.
Hey Hey Hey – Bill Cosby made a bizarre exit Tuesday night, imitating his character ‘Fat Albert,’ as he left court.
While leaving the courtroom, Cosby was caught on camera blurting out the “hey hey hey” catchphrase he made famous in the animated series ‘Fat Albert.’ The comedian voiced the character in the series, which ran in the 70’s and 80’s.
Cosby was responding to a spectator who was singing the shows theme song, NBC News reported. This is not the first time Cosby has chanted his signature catchphrase. He was previously recorded shouting the phrase when he arrived for the fifth day of his trial, The Washington Post reported.
The jury concluded it’s third day of deliberation Wednesday and has yet to reach a verdict on the sexual assault charges.
Watch the video here.