Week In Politics: The ‘Go Back’ To Where You Came From Tweet, A Change In Asylum Law And More
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come. Here are the headlines what we’re following this week:
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted that “the squad” -- the four progressive freshmen Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- should “go back” to the countries they came from. After backlash, he doubled down on his statement. What should be the repercussions for the President? How should Dems respond? What about Trump’s own party?
The White House is working on a new rule that would curb asylum protections for many of the migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America
Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta resigned over his plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein
Swalwell was the first major Dem to drop out of the race. How and why does a candidate choose to drop out? Who else will follow?
Plus, billionaire Tom Steyer has thrown his hat into the ring
Even though Warren and Sanders are quite similar ideologically, their voters are completely different
Sanders’ aides urge him to get more personal to distinguish himself as a candidate
There’s continued infighting between House Speaker Pelosi and the “squad,” although after Trump’s controversial weekend tweet, Pelosi came out to defend the four women
Plus, a recent piece in the Washington Post argues that the reason older Dems compromise is because of the Reagan era
On Friday, the House voted to restrict President Trump’s capacity to authorize a military strike in Iran
Retired former House speaker Paul Ryan has publicly criticized Trump
California is floating a bill that would force Trump and all presidential candidates who want to see their names on the state’s 2020 primary ballot to turn in the last 5 years of their tax returns
Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies. He is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets
Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush