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WATCH: Mike Pence Goes Full-On Weasel When Asked About Rob Porter Scandal

How many versions of the updated “truth” have we heard from the Trump administration on the matter of former White House staffer Rob Porter, who allegedly beat both of his ex-wives? Seems the story changes every single day, depending on which official is doing the lying.

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the press:

“The president and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously and believe all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. Above all, the president supports victims of domestic violence and believes everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with due process.”

And yet, when Trump was asked directly for a comment about domestic abuse, he refused to utter a word in response.

Now it’s Mike Pence’s turn. He was asked at a forum hosted by Axios if he believed Chief of Staff John Kelly had been “fully honest and transparent in his explanation” of Porter’s dismissal. Instead of responding directly, Pence resorted to weasel words and praised Kelly for his military service:

“There are very few Americans or American families that have served this nation more honorably or sacrificed more for this country than the family of General John Kelly. John Kelly’s service in uniform, his distinguished service at our department of homeland security where we saw a dramatic reduction of illegal crossings at our southern border, and his distinguished service as chief of staff, gives me and the president great confidence in this good man.”


No one is suggesting Kelly hasn’t sacrificed for his country and served it honorably, but that was in the past, and we’re talking about the present. If any man — no matter his military record — knew a person he hired had been accused of being a wife beater, that man should have booted the staffer out of the office without delay.

Instead, Kelly decided to promote Porter, and was in the process of doing so when the news broke about Porter’s past actions.

There isn’t a single person with a backbone in this administration. They’re all cowards, assholes, fake Christians, and pathetic weasels. Every last one of them needs to be kicked to the curb.

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Sarah Sanders Has A Conniption Fit When Asked Why Trump Won’t Condemn Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

No matter how they try to change the subject, the White House cannot manage to talk away the fact that the administration had two alleged wife-beaters on the public dime. And until they confront the issue head-on (don’t hold your breath waiting for that), the daily press briefing will be exactly like Monday’s.

A reporter asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders why the president still hadn’t condemned domestic violence in all forms. Sanders replied:

“I spoke with the president and those are actually his words that he gave me directly today, It’s my job to speak on behalf of the president. I spoke to him and he gave that message directly to me and I read it directly to you.”


When another reporter noted that Vice President Mike Pence had called domestic assault appalling but Trump still hadn’t done so, Sanders had this to say:

“The president has been clear multiple times through myself and others in the administration that we condemn domestic violence.”

However, Trump himself has not actually said the words, and considering that he’s been accused on at least a dozen occasions of being a sexual assaulter, it does make you wonder why he cannot just read a statement and be done with it, no matter how hypocritical it would be.

A reporter then asked:

“Why do you have to say it? Why can’t he say it?

“He said that he wishes Porter well and people should have due process. But he hasn’t addressed the victims of domestic violence.”

That led Sanders to rely on the well-known “alternative facts” that this administration is famous for:

Everyone who believes Donald Trump dictated a statement to Sanders on the subject of domestic violence, please stand on your head and recite the Magna Carta from memory. At least that would be entertaining.

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylAuiLNB4so

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WATCH Chris Cuomo School A GOP Rep. Who Calls Domestic Abuse A ‘Soap Opera’

Clearly, Republicans just don’t get it when it comes to the topic of domestic abuse.

First we had the White House only hesitantly agreeing to fire former staff secretary Rob Porter for physically assaulting his ex-wife. Then, over the weekend, Trump took to Twitter and posted this steaming pile of horseshit:

It really shouldn’t surprise us that Trump would defend assholes who beat their wives when you consider that he’s been accused of sexual assault by 13 different women over the years.

Monday morning, GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama managed to compound the situation when CNN host Chris Cuomo asked about how the White House had handled the Porter situation. Brooks replied:

“All too often there’s a rush to judgment. I’m a graduate of Duke University. I remember very well that Duke lacrosse team.”

Cuomo told Brooks:

“I don’t understand the parallels to the current situation. If somebody comes to you, Mo, and says, ‘This woman got a black eye. There is an order of protection,  and there is another woman who echoes the same kind of sentiments about this situation,’ that’s not nothing.

“I’m not talking about someone just coming forward and saying, ‘I don’t like the way Mo Brooks is treating me at the office,’ and has nothing else to support it. This was real. And it was ignored to support somebody that the White House liked.”


Clearly caught off-guard by the perfect logic of what Cuomo had just said, Brooks finally managed to blurt out:

“Chris, to me, this is sort of soap opera news, I’m not in a position—”

Cuomo cut in to ask:

“Domestic violence is ‘soap opera news’?”

Brooks then compounded what he’d already said with a very Trumpian reply:

“I haven’t looked at the evidence. I haven’t talked to a single witness that has personal knowledge. And I really much prefer, if I’m going to be on your show, to talk about public policy. When you talk about personal matters or what’s going on behind closed doors in a marital relationship, that I know nothing about, I’m just not comfortable commenting on that.”

The GOP has become the party of excuses for the most reprehensible behavior imaginable.

 

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VP Joe Biden: Domestic Violence Is A ‘Public Health Epidemic’

Vice President Joe Biden often catches a lot of guff from right wing commentators and even the mainstream media, but you cannot accuse him of being passionless. When he feels strongly about an issue, he let’s you know exactly where he stands and doesn’t back down.

Yesterday, the Vice President was speaking on a subject that he has been on the forefront of for decades: domestic violence. In 1990, while still in the Senate, Biden introduced and was instrumental in getting passed the Violence Against Women Act. Friday, as he spoke to a group of the nation’s leading medical, public health, and domestic violence experts, he noted:

“All of you in this room who are doctors, nurses, researchers, social workers from all across the country, the fact that we are talking today about domestic violence as a public health epidemic is because of you. We have come such a long way in our fight against this epidemic, but we have to keep making the case even stronger for prevention and intervention.”

The Vice President also said that domestic violence has a much larger impact on overall health than many realize:

“According to the CDC and other research, the chronic stress from domestic violence is toxic to the body. It’s associated with long-term health problems like asthma, diabetes, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug abuse.”

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly one-third of women in America will experience domestic abuse and violence during their lifetimes. Biden made sure to let every woman who blames herself for the abuse she suffers know that she is not to at fault for what happens to her:

“It is never, never, never, never, never the victim’s fault.”

Biden also made mention of the 2016 budget proposal which has been released by House Republicans. The Vice President warned it would slash funding from programs that combat violence against women:

“It will not pass, God willing. (If it did), all those programs I just mentioned that benefit victimized women, they will be gone.”

Say what you will about Joe Biden, but the man is one of the strongest advocates in the United States for issues which affect women. And as the father of a girl, I for one am eternally thankful for him.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.