Jim Geraghty of the National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America break down the Republican Party’s special election victory in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. They also grumble about the early release of ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh and use the discussion of terrorism to highlight Jim’s brand new book, “Between Two Scorpions.” And they’re not exactly shocked to learn about Michael Avenatti getting indicted on a new series of criminal charges for allegedly defrauding his former client, Stormy Daniels. However, they do use it as yet another example of the media lavishing praise on an obviously disturbed figure just because it helps their political narrative.
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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the narrow lead of Republican Troy Balderson over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, but they fear the low GOP-voter turnout in a strong red district bodes badly for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. They also suspect Democrats will use the insider trading indictment against New York Rep. Chris Collins to paint Republicans as a party of corruption and greed. And they’re perplexed by the public support for the release of John Hinckley, Jr., who shot four people during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate Republican Karen Handel’s win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special congressional election. They also enjoy watching Democrats fight publicly over what went wrong in a race that was supposedly a referendum on President Trump and a model for winning back the House in 2018. And they react to the news that former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder plans to be much more visible in his “resistance” to President Trump and might run for president in 2020.