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Sen. Franken Stumbles In Debate, Won’t Answer Questions

Sen. Franken Stumbles In Debate, Won’t Answer Questions

Franken Dodges Questions On Ebola, Support For Obama

Minneapolis, Minn. – With moderators at the WCCO debate today calling out Sen. Franken for not answering questions, Sen. Al Franken stumbled through the entire debate leaving Minnesotans wondering where he stands on issues like Ebola, Obamacare, and his record of voting with President Obama 97 percent of the time. In response to the debate, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey released the following statement:

“Al Franken was repeatedly called out for not taking responsibility for his partisan record in Washington,” said Keith Downey, Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota. “His inability to answer questions about Ebola, his 97 percent record of voting with President Obama and his Obamacare promises further prove that Al Franken isn’t taking responsibility for his actions. Al Franken has been so busy trying to tear down Mike McFadden with false attacks, he’s not able to say whether he supports his record of voting with Obama 97 percent of the time.”

Background

Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 1: Moderator Esme Murphy To Al Franken: “Which is it: do you support a travel ban or not?”  (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 2: Esme Murphy: “What about the travel ban though” Moderator Pat Kessler: “Will you just answer that one?” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Moderators Call Out Franken For Dodging Ebola Answer Part 3: Esme Murphy “But we want to know where you stand on the travel ban and the quarantine.” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Franken Admits Some People Are Seeing Insurance Rates Rise Under Obamacare.Franken on Obamacare: “Some people have seen their rates go up.” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Franken On Obama Job Performance “Uhhh…” Moderator Pat Kessler: “What about President Obama, do you support him 97% of the time?” Franken: “Ah….Listen…I” Kessler” Do you support President Obama’s job in office, his approval rating? Uhhh..” (Source: YouTube.Com, Oct. 26, 2014)

Media BiASS: Hogwash News!!!

ABC’s Stephanopoulos Rushes to Defend Obama’s Ebola Czar

 

During an appearance on Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos did his best to deflect criticism away from President Obama’s decision to name Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, as his Ebola czar. Speaking to weekend GMA host Dan Harris, Stephanopoulos insisted that “Ron Klain is an expert in communications, he’s an expert in management. That’s what the government needs right now.” The ABC host’s defense of Klein came after Harris pointed how the appointment was coming “under fire, however, from some Republicans in Congress for the man he appointed, Ron Klain, who’s got a political background and not a medical one.”

 

NBC’s Welker: GOP Candidates ‘Stoking Public Fears’ On Ebola

 

On Sunday’s Nightly News, Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, scolded the GOP over their criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis. The NBC reporter maintained that “with public fears spreading faster than the disease itself, some Republican candidates eyeing wins in the upcoming midterm elections are stoking public fears.”

 

‘Stubbornly Neutral’ Chuck Todd Shows His Partisan Colors While Attacking NRA

 

NBC’s Chuck Todd, who on Friday declared that he was “stubbornly neutral”, predictably peddled liberal talking points on Ebola by blaming the National Rifle Association for the country not having a Surgeon General. Speaking to Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Bob Casey (D-PA) on Sunday, the Meet the Press moderator insisted that “this seems to be politics. The NRA said they were going to score the vote, and suddenly everybody’s frozen. That seems a little petty in hindsight, does it not?” Todd continued to attack the NRA and wondered “should the NRA have a say? I mean, they can have an opinion. But should the NRA have that much influence over a Surgeon General nominee? He’s not going to make gun policy.”

 

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Accuses GOP Senators of ‘Ebola Trutherism’

 

On Thursday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes took to bashing Republicans as the main culprits (and not the media) for causing fear in Americans over the current global Ebola outbreak during the first half of his show All In. Following an interview with Democratic Congresswoman Diane DeGette (Colo.) in which the two stated their oppositions to a ban on travel from West Africa and that DeGette was denied the request to have an Ebola hearing in early September, Hayes turned his attention to alleging Republicans of leading the emergence of “a kind-of Ebola trutherism” while “President Obama continues to resist Republicans’s calls for a travel band.”

 

CBS’s Charlie Rose: Ebola Travel Bans Are ‘Radical Answers’

 

On Friday, CBS This Morning hosted CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and pollster Frank Luntz to discuss America’s declining trust in government including its recent handling of the Ebola crisis. Despite two-thirds of Americans supporting a travel ban on Ebola stricken countries, co-host Charlie Rose did his best to dismiss such concerns by the public. Rose wondered if “public anger will play into the hands of people who want to call for radical answers, who will push for the most conservative, most, not in terms of Democrat Republican, but most toughest measures possible in terms of quarantine, in terms of inspection, in terms of all of that?”

 

Frank Luntz on CBS: ‘Collapse in Confidence’ of Government, Media

 

Appearing on Friday’s CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the latest CBS News poll showing Americans having a “crisis of confidence” in government institutions: “The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest collapse. In fact, in some cases it’s 20-30-point drop in just the last 15-18 months.”