CNN’s Bolduan fights tears, tells Debbie Dingell she’s ‘tired of getting emotional on air’
“The United States House of Representatives and the Senate are representative bodies. We’re not perfect. We’re human beings that go through the same experiences that the people that we represent do,” Dingell said before saying the upcoming holidays will be “lousy” without him.
Dingell staunchly supported Ernst when speaking with Bolduan, saying she had her own experiences of abuse in the past.
“My heart goes out to her,” Dingell said. “And I will be with Joni Ernst wherever she is trying to stick up for sexual assault survivors and domestic violence survivors. Because you do survive. You can go on. It doesn’t define you, but it never stops hurting.”
“That breaks my heart. And thank you for your strength,” Bolduan replied while choking up.
“I’m going to start crying,” Dingell responded.
“Yeah, we’re done,” Bolduan said, ending the interview while waving her hand to go break.
“You’d have to talk to the president about that,” Grisham said. “He was at a political rally. He has been under attack, and under impeachment attack, for the last few months, and then just under attack politically for the last 2 1/2 years. I think that as we all know, the president is a counterpuncher.”
“It was a very, very supportive and wild crowd, and he was just riffing on some of the things that had been happening the past few days,” she added.
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