Secretary of State Candidate Thinks Human Rights Abuse Claims Against Russia Are 'Baloney'

Image via screengrab/Yahoo News.
Image via screengrab/Yahoo News.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a bumbling fool and Putin’s top mouthpiece in Washington, got spectacularly owned in an exchange with Yahoo News anchor Bianna Golodryga, whom he accused of bias for being born in the former Soviet Union. Rohrabacher claims he is under consideration for the Secretary of State position under Trump, which would make sense, as he appears aligned with the Trump administration’s intent to get the U.S. nuked to hell.


Rohrabacher—who, by the way, once proposed that “dinosaur flatulence” caused previous global temperature fluctuations—was vocally supportive of Trump’s extremely, extremely destabilizing call with Taiwan, replying “absolutely, yes!” when Golodryga questioned whether now is the time to push China away, considering North Korea’s burgeoning nuclear capabilities.

(If not offered the Secretary position, Politico reports that Rohrabacher will likely be offered a lower post in the State Department.)


“When you talk about human rights abuses in China, much can be said about Russia as well in that regard,” she pointed out.

“Oh, baloney! Where do you come from? How can you say that?” Rohrabacher sputtered.

“I come from the former Soviet Union, I came here as a political refugee,” Golodryga answered, to which Rohrabacher offered that “then the audience knows you’re biased!”


“I’m biased because I’m an American citizen who was born in a foreign country?” she asked. That question, as well, provides a mighty struggle for Rohrabacher.

I highly recommend watching the whole exchange. It’s very satisfying to watch this self-satisfied geezer flail—if also, you know, incredibly scary!

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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