Not surprisingly, the press went completely gaga Wednesday when Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) was voted in by Home Democrats to be their Minority Chief within the subsequent session of Congress, with many gushing about how Jeffries, who present Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was stated to be aggressively selling behind the scenes previous to her saying she wouldn’t be in search of a management put up, was making historical past as “the primary Black particular person to steer a congressional caucus.”
Overlooked of a lot of the MSM’s love-fests about Jeffries, nevertheless, is that he was supported by his fellow Democrats even if he’s – by the left’s personal definitions – a risk to democracy seeing as that he’s an elections denier who pushes conspiracy theories and delegitimizes the Supreme Courtroom as documented right here and within the beneath examples:
Meet Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries — the brand new chief of the Home Democrats. pic.twitter.com/vCh19NsLQx
— RNC Analysis (@RNCResearch) November 17, 2022
Hakeem Jeffries is a risk to our democracy who denies the legitimacy of the Supreme Courtroom https://t.co/gv9JPMZtNf pic.twitter.com/vW9sMaZ0hh
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) November 17, 2022
Sen. Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is without doubt one of the extra distinguished Republican leaders to level out this inconvenient truth, noting that it was fairly fascinating that Democrats and the media spent the final a number of years mentioning how “harmful” denying election outcomes and casting doubt on the selections made by the court docket system supposedly was to democracy and stuff.
On account of leaders like McConnell and others refreshing recollections on Jeffries’ publicly said claims in regards to the 2016 election, different elections, and the legitimacy of the Supreme Courtroom, the mainstream media is predictably speeding in to defend Jeffries, using the tiresome “it’s okay after they do it” protection within the course of due to course they’re.
Exhibit A is Time journal, which urged that Republicans making the “election denier” argument on Jeffries was “deceptive.” They trotted out one supposed elections skilled to again them up:
Calling Jeffries an “election denier’ is deceptive and conflates completely different points. “Casting unfounded doubt on the end result of an election is irresponsible when both celebration does it,” says Rachel Orey, affiliate director of the Elections Venture on the Bipartisan Coverage Middle, a nonpartisan Washington suppose tank. “However I feel it’s necessary to do not forget that the tradition round elections was fairly completely different earlier than 2020.”
Previous to the 2020 election, many Democrats pointed to proof of Russian interference within the 2016 election, the truth that Trump received the Electoral Faculty however didn’t win the favored vote, and used speaking factors calling Trump “not my President.” However the actions taken by Trump and his supporters main as much as 2020 election and after had been unprecedented. Trump stoked false conspiracies of voter fraud, filed greater than 60 election-related lawsuits, and pressured officers to intervene with election outcomes. Since then, latest polls have proven that greater than half of Republicans imagine the 2020 election was stolen.
“Actions taken by Trump and his supporters main as much as and after” the 2020 election had been “unprecedented …”? Oh actually? Mollie Hemingway would really like a phrase.
The truth is, inside hours she instructed her crew to lean into the Russia collusion hoax she purchased and paid for. She tried to drive electors to listen to her disinfo operation previous to their vote. And Dem intel officers’ leak and sabotage marketing campaign was in excessive operation in Dec. and Jan. https://t.co/40TBkQJYm1
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 6, 2022
And after the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and entire host of distinguished and highly effective Democrats repeatedly labored to delegitimize Trump’s election by alleging with out proof that he “colluded” with Russia in a roundabout way to covertly subvert the democratic course of. Farcical impeachment proceedings had been held partially on this foundation, with the medias’s full approval. Democrat/media darling Stacey Abrams, who misplaced the Georgia gubernatorial race in 2018 (after which in 2022) has but to concede she misplaced the 2018 race, giving election denial an entire new which means.
There’s nothing improper with questioning the outcomes of an election. There’s nothing improper with submitting lawsuits in case you suppose one thing is amiss. However what is improper is for The Standard Suspects to attempt to con folks into considering that refusing to imagine your opponent received and taking motion both in Congress and/or by means of the court docket system is one thing new and confined solely to Republicans.
George W. Bush, as an illustration, was by no means accepted by most hardline Democrats as being legitimately elected after the 2000 election, and there have been Democrats within the Home who objected to the certification of his election in each 2001 and 2005. Similar for Donald Trump in 2017, the place Home Democrat Jamie Raskin – who led the second impeachment trial for Trump after the Capitol riot – was considered one of a number of who formally opposed certifying his election victory.
Democrats have loved pretending to carry the ethical excessive floor on this difficulty for a few years now however they most actually don’t. And with the elevation of Jeffries to the highest management place within the U.S. Home, I’d say the purpose has as soon as and for all formally been made.
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