Here's @RepJohnYarmuth on risk/reward of killing #Soleimani, slow walking #impeachment, mental state of @realDonaldTrump, and @CNN settlement with @CovCathColonels student Nick Sandmann 🎙️ AUDIO https://t.co/SW75ydyLVS @840WHAS #media #malpractice #Iran #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/UVynsge18U
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 8, 2020
Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3) held nothing back in responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. Yarmuth is quick to acknowledge that Soleimani was a terrorist but questions the risk because of heightened danger to U.S. military troops around the world.
HE WAS A TERRORIST 🚨 https://t.co/L84eD7kMYZ
— nicole andrea (@gocatsmeow) January 7, 2020
Rep. Yarmuth and I also talked about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s slow progress on moving impeachment forward. The congressman said there is abundant new evidence since the House impeachment vote to warrant calling witnesses in the upcoming Senate trial.
As for the just announced settlement between CNN and maligned high school student Nick Sandmann, Congressman Yarmuth didn’t want to revisit his peculiar tweet that slammed Sandmann and his Covington Catholic classmates. He pushed the topic aside as irrelevant in the grand scope of things with global upheaval related to Iranian unrest.
Lots of celebrities and media people bullied the Covington high school students following the so-called confrontation. Then came additional video that added context showing that a radical group called Black Hebrew Israelites throwing racist, homophobic slurs at the students and other tourists passing by.
Others have pointed to hypocrisy among media outlets when they’re fawning over liberal teenagers and demonizing conservative teens.
Months ago, Sandmann’s attorneys released a lengthy list of potential lawsuit targets, all thought to have publicly humiliated the 16-year-old before learning the full breadth of the story.
For the record, CNN parted ways with contributor Reza Aslan a few months after the media pundit posted this tweet.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
Nick Sandmann still has lawsuits pending against NBC Universal, the Washington Post, and an expected action against Gannett.
In our new radio interview, Rep. Yarmuth alluded to the dangers of jumping in early on Twitter before a complete story is told, but other people responding to student Nick Sandmann’s settlement announcement tweet still haven’t learned.