In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, explained congressional Democrats were on the offensive over Attorney General William Barr refusal to comply with their demands given
During a town hall on CNN on Monday, Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) said that there has “been new fuel” igniting hatred in the past two years. Harris stated, “You know, we have to speak truths about this. Racism is real in America. Sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia. These things exist in America, and we have to speak truth that they do so that we can deal with them. But we have seen in the last two years that there has been new fuel that is lighting that fire in a way that has been harmful, in a way that we have seen, when Charlottesville, and a woman was killed, that we’ve had a president who basically said, well, there were equal sides to this. We have seen what happened at the Tree of Life Synagogue. And so, we know that hate is something that in the history of our country, and currently, fuels not only dissension and division, but is — actually can lead to death. And so, we have to take it seriously.” She continued, “The vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us. And we need leadership in this country that
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News Channel argued Democrats support border security when it is done “in a smart way.” Instead of a wall at the border, Cicilline suggested using the best technology available to protect the border, which he said would be a better use of taxpayers’ money. “Democrats support border security,” Cicilline told host Maria Bartiromo. “We appropriated in the last two years $1.6 billion for border security, and Democrats support that. We just think it should be done in a smart way — use technology, use sensors, use drones, use more personnel; use it in a way that’s effective.” “Let’s secure the borders in a cost-effective way, using the best technology that will keep our borders safe,” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) denounced President Trump’s announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria by saying the decision replicates President Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq, “but in many ways, it’s even worse.” Corker said, “I’ve never seen a decision like this since I’ve been here in 12 years, where nothing is communicated in advance, and all of a sudden, this type of massive decision takes place.” He later added, “Honestly, this makes what Obama did in Iraq — it’s replicating that, but in many ways, it’s even worse. Because you’re in a situation where we’re very close in the Euphrates River Valley to finishing clearing out, and it’s literally, it would be like — I don’t know what analogy would be appropriate. But it’s a terrible thing for our nation. It’s a terrible thing for the allies that we’ve been working with. It’s a terrible thing for the SBF.” (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
The United States is at risk of losing its technological edge in the key war-fighting domain of artificial intelligence (AI) to adversary China, top Pentagon officials cautioned lawmakers on Tuesday.