Gaffe-prone Joe Biden surely isn’t sending a message to American voters that he is on the ball…The former Vice President confused a crowd in South Carolina about which office he is running for, announcing that he is a Democratic candidate for the “United States Senate,” plus, more of today’s top stories on President Trump, including Supreme Court upholding a ban on abortion clinic funding, and more conservative politics.
Biden makes hilarious blunder ahead of SC primary
Already falling behind in the race and with the critical South Carolina primary on the line, former Vice President Joe Biden is once again raising questions about his mental faculties with his latest speaking blunder that left listeners wondering just what office he is running for in 2020.
Fresh off his stuttering during the last Democratic debates in Nevada, Biden misspoke while speaking to the South Carolina Democrat Party’s First in the South Dinner.
At the beginning of the speech, he received a profound and lengthy standing ovation. However, the problem came when he was wrapping up his speech and spoke to the crowd about the office he is seeking.
“You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency,” Biden said. “And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help.”
“Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask,” Biden explained. “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United State’s Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, okay?”
(Bold emphasis added)
Biden’s accidental speaking gaffes are leaving voters wondering whether or not he has the mental wherewithal to command the nation’s highest office.
Federal court rules Trump admin stripping away abortion clinic funding is constitutional
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Monday that it was constitutional for the Trump administration to strip away federal funding from clinics that offer abortions and can continue to do so.
In its ruling, the federal court upheld the declaration made by the Trump administration in June 2019 that taxpayer-funded clinics must stop referring women for abortions or lose their Title X funding.
The judge in the case ruled that there is “no gag on [nondirective] abortion counseling.”
Trump administration requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Pelosi says not enough
The Trump administration has asked Congress for $2.5 billion for responding to the coronavirus, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is saying the amount of money requested by the White House is inadequate, saying that the request is “long-overdue and completely inadequate to the scale of this emergency.”
Trump says Sotomayor and Ginsburg should recuse themselves on cases related to him
Following complaining remarks by Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg that conservative justices were ruling in favor of the president, Donald Trump said that the two liberal judges should be required to recuse themselves from cases that involve him or his administration.
“This is a terrible thing to say,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “Trying to ‘shame’ some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a ‘faker.’ Both should recuse themselves on all Trump, or Trump related, matters! While ‘elections have consequences’, I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!”
Florida Dem Congresswomen calls Sanders Castro comments “unacceptable, insulting”
Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has enraged Democrats in Florida who are furious over his pro-Castro comments and defense of the policies of the former Cuban dictator. Three Democratic Florida congresswomen are speaking out.
“I’m hoping that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro,” tweeted former HHS secretary and current Democratic Representative for Miami Donna Shalala.
“I find Senator Bernie Sanders’s comments on Castro’s Cuba absolutely unacceptable,” tweeted Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D., Fla.).
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D., Fla.) said that Sanders’ comments were “ill-informed & insulting to thousands of Floridians. Murphy added that Castro’s “‘literacy program’ wasn’t altruistic – it was a cynical effort to spread his dangerous philosophy & consolidate power.”
Senator Scott predicts 50% increase in black voter support for Trump in 2020
As a result of President Trump’s success in office, particularly in the economy and record level of unemployment and wage increases for black Americans, African-American Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is predicting that Trump will see a 50 percent increase from black voters in 2020 as compared to what he received in 2016.
“It will go from eight percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020,” Scott predicted during an interview. “He may even get to 15 percent of the African American vote, and that is game over.”