NBC's Andrea Mitchell Hypocritically Attacks WH Twitter, Falsely Claims Broke the Law

July 3rd, 2018 10:41 AM

Late Monday, after the White House’s official Twitter account called out Democrats for their positions on ICE and MS-13, some members of the media went berserk at the audacity of the White House Twitter going after senators for their policy positions. NBC's Andrea Mitchell even went so far as to claim that Trump was violating the law by doing so. However, archived White House tweets from the Obama era, revealed the media's two-faced stance on these actions.

NBC News/MSNBC’s managing politics editor Dafna Linzer gushed that the White House Twitter going after senators was, “stunning:

NBC News’ correspondent Maria Shriver also called the action “unprecedented.”

While NBC's Andrea Mitchell took it a step further calling it a breach in ethics and a violation of the law:

While Mitchell's Twitter followers ate that up, critics quickly showed her how wrong she was. The Federalist’s Gabriel Malor tweeted that Mitchell’s false claims “disgusted” him, pointing out that the U.S. code she was referring to is talking specifically about financial influence:

Not only that, but the tweets certainly weren’t unprecedented. The White House’s archived Twitter account for Obama shows that the White House has definitely gone after senators on Twitter before. Fox & Friends pointed out the hypocrisy on Tuesdays show.

After reading the tweets, host Pete Hegseth mocked, “Got to be unprecedented then! Stunning that, only this White House, Steve would do that.” Fellow host Steve Doocy remarked, “Apparently there has been some sort of memory loss because this happened during the Obama administration [too],” before showing tweets from 2014 such as the one below:

There were even more that Fox didn’t show: