Giordano to Sen. Toomey on impeachment: 'We're not seeing enough push-back from Republicans'

Dom Giordano Program Recap | October 8, 2019

The Dom Giordano Program
October 08, 2019 - 3:24 pm

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Senator Pat Toomey on China, Syria, and Impeachment

Today, Dom spoke with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey about a multitude of topics, most prominently China, Syria and the impeachment inquiry. Dom leads off the interview by asking Toomey’s comments via press release about China’s communist party rule. Dom uses this to get Toomey's thoughts about the recent controversy in the NBA after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted an image, reading “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” which led to the NBA and Rockets ownership condemning the message. Then, Dom talks to Senator Toomey about President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Toomey mentions that this characterizes Trump’s campaign commitment to pull troops from Syria, but the Senator worries that this will be a bad decision, comparing it to Obama’s similar decision in Iraq which led to the emergence of ISIS. Finally, Dom confronts Toomey on the lack of Republican pushback to the congressional impeachment inquiry. 

Why Is Criticizing Communist China Frowned Upon?

Dom started the show today by discussing a bone he has to pick with the NBA and their railing against Rockets' GM Daryl Morey after showed support for the protesters in Hong Kong fighting against China’s communist regime. Dom plays a clip of Steve Kerr refusing to speak on the issue, which is a microcosm of Dom’s issue with the NBA's total hypocrisy when it comes to political issues. Kerr, being one of the most outspoken coaches in the NBA on social issues, readily blasts Trump but refuses to speak out against a truly oppressive government. 

Should We Withdraw From Syria?

And Dom discusses Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, asking callers whether or not the President is doing the right thing. Tucker Carlson and Rand Paul were in support of the decision, but many Republicans have been speaking out against it, including Lindsey Graham, warning that the decision will only lead to more problems.