Sen. Ben Cardin: We don’t know if Trump knows what his North Korea policy is

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee on Monday implored President Donald Trump to prove he has an effective policy in mind on North Korea. “The Trump administration has not presented to the Congress a coherent policy in regards to North Korea,” Cardin said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront.” Over the weekend, North Korea trotted out a slew of missiles in a parade before firing one off, which US Pacific Command said blew up almost …


GOP Rep. Mike Coffman stands by his call for Trump to fire Sean Spicer

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)A moderate Denver-area Republican repeated his call for President Donald Trump to fire White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “I don’t think he’s serving this President very well,” said Rep. Mike Coffman on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” Thursday. Speaking with constituents at a rowdy town hall event Wednesday evening, Coffman faced vocal criticism from constituents who said they wanted him to push back against Trump. When one asked …


Sen. Blumenthal on Syria policy: ‘Russia is testing us’

April 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday blamed Russia for Syria’s links to chemical weapons, condemning Moscow for breaking an agreement to dispose of Syria’s stock of deadly gas. On CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” Friday night, Blumenthal said Russia “clearly” failed to uphold its end of a bargain made between Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President Barack Obama in 2013 to oversee the elimination of Syria’s …


Freedom Caucus member still a ‘no’ on GOP health bill, despite whip efforts

March 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Rep. Mo Brooks as of Thursday evening remained a holdout on the GOP health care bill, which he decried as a “massive Republican welfare plan.” The Alabama congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on “Erin Burnett Outfront” that he was no closer to supporting the bill after meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Trump team …


House Minority Whip Hoyer: Trump wiretap allegation is ‘alternative fact’

March 15, 2017

(CNN)White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump is “extremely confident” that evidence exists to prove he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama, but Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House minority whip, said Tuesday night on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” that the allegation is “untrue” and nothing more than “an alternative fact.” Hoyer said if there was proof, “They would have disclosed it to the Congress, …