Washington — The day after he became the third president in history to be impeached, President Trump welcomed Congressmanto the White House to celebrate the freshman lawmaker’s decision to switch to the Republican Party. The meeting and impromptu photo op with reporters notably occurred after Van Drew voted against both articles of impeachment — as a Democrat.
Senator Rand Paul was heckled by a pair of New Yorkers while having lunch in California. The Kentucky Republican was in the Golden State for a book tour. Video of the incident was uploaded to Twitter Friday by Paul’s communications director and lunch partner Sergio Gor.
“You just ran into two people from New York, kiddo, and we’re not putting up with your Republican bulls–t,” says an aggrieved woman shortly after flipping off the camera, which then pans to a second person who appears to have gone up to the senator unprompted.
“You’re public officials and I have a right to speak to you,” the man can be heard saying.
HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher celebrated the death of right-wing billionaire David Koch, who died of prostate cancer. “I guess I’m going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer,” Maher said.
“Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running,” he said.
“I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I’m sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market,” Maher said. “He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers — for decades.”
Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) released a television ad Thursday, charging, as a doctor, that “there are only two genders.” In contrast, Louisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed for transgender bathrooms in 2016.
Abraham’s gubernatorial campaign, touting his populist and conservative credentials, which includes believing that life begins at conceptions, government is too big, the Second Amendment is “self-explanatory,” and that, “as a doctor,” he is certain that “there are only two genders.”
Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at 79, a year after stepping down from the Koch Industries.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life,” Charles Koch wrote in a statement, adding that his brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer 27 years ago.