Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that a Muslim judge would not be able to treat him fairly.
“It’s possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
The claim followed up Trumps claim last week that Judge Gonzalo Curiel has an “absolute conflict” because of his Mexican heritage. Judge Curiel was born in Indiana and is an American citizen. He’s handling one of the many suits against “Trump University,” which has drawn the Republican candidate’s ire.
A Shelby spokeswoman clarified the senator’s response to Trump’s remarks on Curiel.
“Sen. Shelby was simply saying that he believes the race of the judge should be irrelevant,” the spokeswoman said in an email to AL.com.
“I don’t defend what he says, and all I can tell you is I ran for president and I warned you this is what was going to happen,” Rubio told WFTV’s Christopher Heath. “I consistently said if he became the nominee, we’d face these sorts of difficult choices we now have.”
Rubio is the latest Republican to decry Trump’s remarks on the federal U.S. judge, whom Trump last week said had “an inherent conflict of interest,” given his parents are from Mexico and the real estate mogul has proposed building a wall on the southern border that Mexico will pay for.
“I think it’s wrong,” Rubio said of the billionaire’s comments toward Curiel. “He needs to stop saying it. That man is an American.”
You should never break people down by demographic category!
In other, completely unrealted news!
A WOMAN is a a major party candidate…
There is this historic angle as well…
Hillary Clinton is so screwed, in 75 years…
Former Gov. Bob Riley testified this morning that House Speaker Mike Hubbard was joking when Hubbard asked Riley in an email “What were we thinking?” when they passed ethics laws in 2010.
Riley, Hubbard’s longtime mentor, resumed his testimony in Hubbard’s ethics trial.
Riley was still on the witness stand when the trial recessed for the day.
Riley’s exchanges with lead prosecutor Matt Hart turned tense at times today after being amiable on Friday.
In September 2011, Hubbard wrote in an email to Riley that he needed to be a salesman for Riley’s newly formed lobbying firm, Bob Riley and Associates.
“Except for those ethics laws,” Hubbard wrote. “Who proposed those things?! What were we thinking?”
Hart asked Riley about the email.
“Of course it was a joke,” Riley testified.
A Hubbard-led Legislature with a new Republican majority passed ethics reforms in a special session in 2010, and Riley signed them into law.
Hubbard now faces 23 felony ethics charges, many of which were brought under those new 2010 laws.
Former Gov. Bob Riley testified today that he and others tried to help House Speaker Mike Hubbard find income to replace a job loss but that Hubbard was scrupulous about following the state ethics law.
Auburn and football coach Gus Malzahn came to terms on a contract extension through the 2020 season.
The school released an updated amendment to Malzahn’s contract, which was previously amended on the eve of the 2013 SEC Championship game and signed in March 2014, on Monday.
Under the terms of the new agreement, which was signed on April 1, Malzahn will make $4.725 million per year through Dec. 31, 2020.
His previous deal was through Dec. 31, 2019 and had Malzahn earning $4.35 million in 2016, with an increase of $250,000 per year. In 2016 and 2017, Malzahn will earn a combined $500,000 more than he would have under his previous amended contract, but he will earn a combined $500,000 less in 2018 and 2019, making the only difference on paper the additional year in 2020.
None of that is stopping Baylor fans from debating the pros and cons of the Gus Bus pulling into Waco, Texas.
Here are just some of the comments from Baylor’s 247Sports message board on the topic.
– Is there any chance Gus Malzahn might be on the shortlist for possible coaches this December? I know he and Briles are buddies and have shared ideas with each other in the past. He has had success running great spread offenses in the SEC, outside of whiffing on their current QB Jeremy Johnson. And he is on the hot seat like crazy this year. Just a thought. I think it makes sense
– What has he done at Auburn except win with possibly the best QB in college football history?
– I’m not impressed…
More than 20 years since his ex-wife and her friend were killed in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood and the low-speed police pursuit of the white Bronco, Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson may be ready to confess to the double murders.
A longtime friend of Simpson’s, former Los Angeles police officer Ron Shipp, told The New York Daily News he believed “The Juice” will step forward and acknowledge that he committed the murders in June 1994.
“The guy is in total torment today,” Shipp told The Daily News at the Los Angeles premiere of ESPN’s “O.J. Simpson: Made in America” docu-series. “Someone told me he is 300 pounds and he looks horrible. O.J. has always felt his appearance meant everything and now, deep down inside, he is starting to live with himself.”
The distribution of donated drinking water for customers of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority tentatively set to start this afternoon has been postponed until Wednesday.
Five truckloads of donated water won’t arrive in time to begin distributing this afternoon, Eddie Hicks, director of the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency, said late this morning.
Water will be distributed at five Morgan County volunteer fire departments beginning Wednesday. Distribution is set for 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
In Lawrence County, water will be distributed at five locations each day, Hicks said.
The Morgan County volunteer fire departments are: Danville, 5796 Alabama 36 West; Mud Tavern, 2278 Kirby Bridge Road; Neel, 70 Neel School Road; Punkin Center, 672 Kirby Bridge Road; and Massey, 386 Evergreen Road.
The Lawrence County sites are: Hillsboro Gin, 14934 Alabama 20, Hillsboro; Roy Coffey Park, 3581 Jefferson St., Courtland; Farmers Market, 15992 Main St., Town Creek; Okalona Baptist Church, Lawrence County 236, Town Creek; and Veterans Memorial Park, 6229 Lawrence County 214, Trinity.
Two truckloads of water have been donated by Kroger, two by Feeding America and one by Second Harvest of South Georgia Food Bank located in Thomasville, Georgia, said Kathryn Strickland, executive director of the Food Bank of North Alabama in Huntsville.
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