CNN host Wolf Blitzer is going to be pretty famous after what happened during his television program Thursday evening after he almost blew chunks live on camera while conducting an interview with House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Raskin concerning the current case against former President Donald Trump that came before the Supreme Court this week.
Just as Raskin started to speak, Blitzer seemingly grimaced in pain before appearing to choke back vomit. The segment then continued for a whole minute with Blitzer looking like he was about to puke all over the place. CNN finally cut to a one-box shot of Raskin. You could then hear someone, off-screen, making vomit sounds.
via The Daily Caller:
Upon return from the more than six-minute commercial break, CNN’s chief legal affairs correspondent Paula Reid filled in for Blitzer, saying he had to “step away” and that he would “be back.”
CNN told The Washington Post’s Will Sommer that Blitzer “wasn’t feeling 100% while anchoring Thursday night.”
Media news—CNN responds to Wolf Blitzer getting sick and leaving his show suddenly with a statement: "Wolf wasn’t feeling 100% while anchoring Thursday night. He looks forward to being back in the Situation Room and appreciates the well wishes." https://t.co/yBbYAhFfGN
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) February 9, 2024
Blitzer later took to X/Twitter to provide everyone with an update on his health, revealing he’s doing fine and will be back on the show sometime soon.
“I’m fine! Thanks for the well wishes. I’ll see you back in the Situation Room soon,” he posted.
I’m fine! Thanks for the well wishes. I’ll see you back in the Situation Room soon.
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) February 9, 2024
Glad he’s okay. That’s sure an embarrassing moment he won’t live down anytime soon. That shot is sure to become a meme passed around for ages and ages.
That being said, the story he was covering, the oral arguments heard before SCOTUS, was an interesting turn of events, as things did not go as the left was probably hoping they would.
Another post from the Daily Caller stated that legal experts are saying Trump might actually have a unanimous decision in his favor from the justices on the bench.
“The argument is now over,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley posted on social media platform X. “The disqualification advocates may have expected a cold reception, but this was perfectly glacial. Notably, some of the toughest and most skeptical questions came from the left of the Court.”
Turley, making an appearance on Fox, said that Jason Murray, the attorney who is representing the state of Colorado had a difficult time answering the questions posed by the justices.
He then revealed that liberal Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s line of questioning to be especially challenging to Murray, along with fellow liberal Justice Elena Kagan who asked whether or not a single state should have the power to choose who the president is. Obviously, the answer is no.
“I’m usually very wary about reading much into oral argument, but I think it’s clear that the Court is going to reverse the Colorado supreme court’s ruling below,” Ed Whelan, distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, stated on social media. “Maybe unanimous. At least 8 justices.”
“I thought there was real consensus throughout the court, from beginning to end, all nine of them on the issue that the states do not have the authority to boot federal officials under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment,” Fox News legal analyst Andy McCarthy remarked. “They were ready to allow that states could take care of their own officials but it seemed to me that there was consensus on that point.”
When both liberals and conservatives are united together on an issue, well, that’s probably the correct course of action. And that means Trump is likely going to come out the winner in this mess.
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