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The concept that journalists are neutral when it comes to covering the news and issues the country faces today is nothing short of laughable as poll after poll reveals that the “mainstream media” is not trusted by most people across the country.
Apparently, CNN's At This Hour host Kate Bolduan hasn’t heard that news since she stated during an interview with Republican Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia on Wednesday that “I don’t have a view!”
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“Congressman,” Bolduan began, “I want to ask you a little bit about the hurricane relief effort and what we’re seeing out of Florida, the islands, as well as Texas and Louisiana,”
“Moody Analytics just came out with an estimate this week that the cost of the two storms from property loss and lost output,” she stated. “The two storms together could be between $150 and $200 billion.”
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“If you don’t get a straight -- in the coming days or weeks -- if it’s not a straight hurricane relief bill, are you going to vote against that hurricane funding as well?”
“No,” Brat replied. “I mean, that hasn’t even come up yet” in Congress.
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Bolduan noted that victims of the hurricanes are “very likely to need more federal funding.”
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I see what you’re getting at. Every Republican last week, just to be clear on this, every Republican was going to vote for hurricane relief. Every Republican was going to vote for raising the debt ceiling.
The Virginia Republican added that “the national debt just crossed $20 trillion this week.”
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“Congressman, you say you support both funding for hurricane victims and raising the debt ceiling, but those need to be separate,” the host noted. “You ended up voting against that deal that was struck by the president, but that’s the important bit of this. This deal -- .”
“No, no, no. Kate,” Brat asserted. ”Just so...
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