‘Are you okay with this?’: Bash asks Sen. Scott about Trump’s racist insult

CNN's Dana Bash asks Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) about former President Donald Trump's social media post threatening Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a "death wish" for supporting "Democrat sponsored bills." He also mocked his former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is McConnell's wife. #CNN #news


  1. Rick Scott couldnโ€™t answer a yes or no question if his life depended on it. Heโ€™s always spinning..

    1. @T. R. Campbell
      It was a stupid question far below the dignity if those proceedings.

      It was just an obvious ploy by America hatering Republican senators to grab a sound bite.

      On top of being 100% irrelevant, It’s a complex question that any thoughtful person would have to take a few minutes to be able to answer.

      There is already a difference between “sex” (which is biological), and “gender”, which is a social construct including things like hair length, clothing, attitudes, and about a million other things.

      That’s why when this very same question gets flipped back on conservatives, 0.0% of them ever have a quick easy answer.

      Even if you just define “woman” in a way that’s purely biological, you still run into issues.

      For example, not everyone is born with either XX (female) or XY (male) chromosomes.

      It’s rare, but not totally uncommon for people to be born with things like XXY and YY and XXYY.

      And these people’s reproductive organs or not clearly male or female at birth.

      So essentially, the parents of these people make a choice to “raise them” as a particular gender, and that’s how they grow up and live.

      And then the court of law, they would legally be considered whichever gender they were living as, even thought they don’t have male OR female chromosomes.

      So asking a supreme Court Justice a question like “what is a woman?” Is as stupid as it is pointless.

      In any court case that in any way involved peoples’ gender (like in ALL court cases) the outcome wouldn’t simply be the application of some set of pre-prescribed definitions written in stone.

      So the best thing that judge Jackson could have done in a response to a question like that would have been to either ignore it completely, or to ask a follow-up like.

      “Can you rephrase that in a way that has any form of bearing whatsoever on the job of a supreme Court Justice?”

    1. @jettero heller and the way he keeps referring to TFG as the president is nauseating as hell!!!๐Ÿคฎ

    1. @deplorable federalist If Trump was a real Republican, he would be laying low and not trying to be at the center of the conversation. Any normal adult would undestand he’s hurting the party. If you think an ex-prez talking about a death wish and the senate leader in the same sentence is not going to get media attention…

  2. Iโ€™m surprised this man can stand upright considering he has no backbone. Unbelievable ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  3. Notice how he dodged that question ? She asked him if he was OK with that , and he responded that he can never talk about WHY people said what they said. WHAT A WEASEL !!!

  4. When someone shows you who they are you better believe them. – Maya Angelou – she never spoke more truer words.

  5. you gotta be special to have thousands of people in your home state display bumper stickers that say ‘Rick Scott is a a$$hole’

  6. Rick Scott rambles for a moment, distancing himself from the question of whether he’s ok with Trump’s threateningly hostile and racist statements. Scott then says he doesn’t condone violence, and says it’s never ok to be racist. But he won’t specifically say that Trump is wrong. That’s about as good as it gets with Rick Scott.

  7. Rick Scott talking about being careful how to spend money while he is questioned about where 150 million of the RNC money went

  8. I absolutely agree with Scott Jennings, and I appreciate him for his condemnation of this failed, impeached twice deranged ex occupant of the White house.

  9. Once I heard him stumble on his words I knew he’d SOMEHOW roundaboutly defend that loser.

    The Republican party is becoming one of cowards and I’ve never been happier to have left it.

  10. When someone can’t immediately answer a question like this but has to think about it, you know the answer.

    1. @Vlad the Inhaler | It’s not hard to read between the lines. Well, maybe for Republicans it is, hence the gullibility from Trump’s base.

  11. How did that go? What did he say? It sounded something like, “You can’t say what you mean. You have to tell people what they want to hear. If you tell them what you really believe, they’ll never vote for you. So, you have to lie to them.”

  12. This is a yes or no question. It’s actually comical how hard they work to avoid saying anything that might offend the Master

    1. Thank you. Because you’re exactly ๐Ÿ’ฏ spot on. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  13. Profiles in Republican cowardice: Scott didnโ€™t answer the questions and failed miserably in trying to deflect them. Floridaโ€ฆ need I say more?

  14. โ€œwhen youโ€™re in the public eye you have to watch what you sayโ€

    That right there folks, is the problem. Whether youโ€™re in private or public RACISM IS WRONG. So hard for GOP to say this.

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