Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

CNN Anchor Rips Freshman GOP Rep. Over Her Vote to Overturn Election And People Are So Here for It

CNN Anchor Rips Freshman GOP Rep. Over Her Vote to Overturn Election And People Are So Here for It

After months of former President Donald Trump's lies that widespread election fraud coordinated by Democrats delivered President Joe Biden a false victory, Congress held a traditional joint session to nationally certify the 2020 election.

As history will remember, the proceedings were upended when a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the United States Capitol, endangering the lives of lawmakers and resulting in the deaths of at least five people.

Even after the deadly chaos ended and Congress returned to continue the certification, a number of Republican Representatives and Senators continued to amplify the very lies that led to the violence by objecting to the electoral votes in a number of swing states Trump lost.

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) was one such representative, objecting to the certified electoral votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

The GOP's effort to overturn the election and deliver a victory to Trump failed, and now these lawmakers are facing scrutiny for their role in validating election lies in the joint session.

In an interview with Malliotakis, CNN's Erin Burnett took her to task for her opposition to the people's vote.

Watch below.

Burnett asked if Malliotakis felt she'd "bought into a narrative" that was completely false, such as lies that thousands of dead people voted in Georgia, which went blue for the first time since 1992 this year.

Malliotakis responded by invoking "tens of millions of Americans" who were "concerned" about American election integrity.

Burnett countered:

"But they're concerned because of lies like that. That is a lie. They heard that, if I heard that and believed it, I might be concerned too, but it's not true."

The Congresswoman attempted to backtrack, saying that concerns brought upon by the lies regarding election conspiracy, which she amplified, were cause for a "hearing" on the subject.

Burnett responded:

"Again, I just want to make sure you are clear there was no widespread fraud. There is no question about what happened in this election. That is very different than saying, 'we want to make sure that every vote counts that should count and every vote that shouldn't, shouldn't."'

Malliotakis attempted to defend her actions:

"I've never said anything about widespread fraud, I've said that there have been certain irregularities that need to be looked at closer and that the American people deserve to know if that took place in this election and it appears that it did in certain states, and that is all we're asking for and I think that's very fair."

Burnett once again reiterated that millions of Americans think the election wasn't fair due to lies from Donald Trump and his allies in Congress.

Malliotakis' appearance on CNN didn't do much for her case.

People praised Burnett for her tough questioning.

The House has since impeached Trump for the violence at the Capitol, charging him with incitement of an insurrection.

More from News/political-news

Screenshot of J.D. Vance
Fox News

Vance Claims Dems Would Call Him 'Racist' For Drinking Diet Moutain Dew—And Here Come The Memes

Former President Donald Trump's running mate J.D. Vance was widely mocked after claiming Democrats would call him "racist" for drinking—get ready for it—Diet Mountain Dew.

At a rally in his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, Vance remarked:

Keep ReadingShow less
Kamala Harris; A promotional shot from "Twisters"
Brandon Bell/Getty Images; Universal Pictures

Kamala Harris Brought In More Money In Her 'Opening Weekend' Than 'Twisters' Did—And Wow

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more than $81 million in 24 hours after officially launching her election campaign—an amount that surpasses even the opening weekend haul of the blockbuster movie Twisters.

Twisters, directed by Lee Isaac Chung, is a standalone sequel to 1996's Twister that's received generally positive reviews from critics since its release this past weekend. The movie made $80.5 million over its opening weekend—just shy of what Harris raised in the immediate aftermath since President Joe Biden dropped out of the race and endorsed her to be his successor.

Keep ReadingShow less
Restaurant server writing down meal order
Photo by Jessie McCall on Unsplash

Things Customers Do And Say That Restaurant Employees Hate The Most

There's no question that there are some jobs, like retail and food service, that are annoying to work than others.

But even in the food industry, some customer behaviors really make food service workers question their decision to work in the industry.

Keep ReadingShow less
George Conway; Kellyanne Conway
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Riccardo Savi/Getty Images

George Conway Epically Trolls Ex-Wife Kellyanne After Her Tone-Deaf Rant Against Kamala Harris

Conservative attorney George Conway trolled his ex-wife, Trump-era presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway after she griped on Fox News that Vice President Kamala Harris "does not speak well."

Ms. Conway's remark came after President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race and endorsed Harris. At 81, Biden faced increasing concerns within his party about his age and capacity to serve another term, along with fears of a potential loss to former President Donald Trump—who is 78—in November.

Keep ReadingShow less
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds; Lady Deadpool
Taylor Hill/WireImage/GettyImages, Marvel Entertainment

Ryan Reynolds Hilariously Responds To Rumors That Blake Lively Is Playing Lady Deadpool

A new trailer for the upcoming Marvel film Deadpool & Wolverine teased a brief cameo by Lady Deadpool, which sparked several fan theories as to who might be under the mask.

Some thought the female version of Deadpool could be Taylor Swift, playing off rumors of her cameo in the movie that was neither confirmed nor denied by the MCU film's director.

Keep ReadingShow less