In the wake of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, a raging liberal mob stormed the Supreme Court building. Some climbed on the statues while others clawed and banded on the massive bronze doors. At first, the liberal media tried to deny the mob existed despite airing footage of it. But judging by ABC’s This Week on Sunday, the liberal media had apparently moved on to calling the right hypocrites for pointing out the mob.
During the Powerhouse Roundtable segment of the show, host and Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos interrupted former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to whine about the GOP’s use of the term “mob”.
“[Y]es, this has been an energized Democratic resistance and going into Ted Cruz at a restaurant makes no sense,” he noted. “But that’s something coming from every single Trump rally you have people saying ‘lock her up’, including Dianne Feinstein.” The reference being the chants against failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
Despite calling out the rabid left for campaigning on impeaching President Trump and impeaching Justice Kavanaugh and saying “the resistance is taking the feel (…) of a mob”, Christie told Stephanopoulos that “two wrongs don't make a right.”
Absent from the discussion was the obvious point that the Republicans crowds were not chanting “lock her up with no indictment” against Stephanopoulos’s old employer. That point was crucial because there have been officials punished for emailing classified information and mishandling classified information.
“But the fact is, this is what's happening to our politics right now,” Christie added. “And I think for Donna [Brazile] to say it's about people losing their health care and stuff, I don't hear anybody talking about that. What we hear them talking is impeach Brett Kavanaugh, impeach Donald Trump, and a personal shot against the president.”
Stephanopoulos’ interruption of the Governor came after he scoffed at the idea that the President could make it an effective message ahead of the midterms. “The President is calling [the resistance] mob rule. Is that an effective closing argument,” he asked National Review editor Rich Lowry.
“I think it's an effective and true argument,” Lowry told him. “These were mobs roaming the capital. Chasing Ted and Heidi Cruz out of a restaurant. And it really served the whole Kavanaugh controversy to gin up the Republican base and enthusiasm that was lacking there.”
A note for Stephanopoulos: chanting “lock her up” at a rally and harassing people/storming a federal building while proclaiming you wanted to “shut it down” are not analogous. One is freedom of speech, which is protected. The other involves trespassing, physical intimidation, physical assault, and other expressions or acts of malice which can be against the law.
The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:
October 14, 2018
9:05:00 a.m. Eastern
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Rich, Donna [Brazile] talks about fueling the resistance. The President is calling that mob rule. Is that an effective closing argument?
RICH LOWRY: I think it's an effective and true argument. These were mobs roaming the capital. Chasing Ted and Heidi Cruz out of a restaurant. And it really served the whole Kavanaugh controversy to gin up the Republican base and enthusiasm that was lacking there. But I'm with Chris [Christie] on the House. I mean, Democrats just need 23 seats. If you look at seats that both sides agree are gone, they're almost halfway there already. It's just if Republicans can ring fence enough Trump leaning districts to just hold on by a seat or two. Senate looks much better though. The chances are Republicans will hold the Senate and maybe pick up a few seats.
9:07:07 a.m. Eastern
DONNA BRAZILE: You know George, the resistance is not about mobs. It's about people who do not want their health care taken away. It's about women who want to be heard and listened to when they feel that it is time to talk about their trauma -- sexual assault. It is not about mobs. It's about individuals who want to lobby their government.
CHRIS CHRISTIE: Donna, if you were running it, maybe that's what it would be about. But when we listen to Democrats who are coming on TV are talking about, they're talking about impeaching Brett Kavanaugh. They’re talking about impeaching Donald Trump. And the resistance is taking the feel – I agree with Rich – of a mob. I believe --
STEPHANOPOULOS: Can I stop you there for a second? I mean, yes, this has been an energized Democratic resistance and going into Ted Cruz at a restaurant makes no sense.
BRAZILE: I agree with that.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But that’s something coming from every single Trump rally you have people saying “lock her up”, including Dianne Feinstein.
CHRISTIE: By the way George. You know two wrongs don't make a right. I certainly -- I remember speaking at the convention, giving a pretty impassioned speech against Hillary Clinton. And when people would start to chant “lock her up”, I backed away from the podium and wouldn't participate because I think it’s wrong.
But the fact is, this is what's happening to our politics right now. And I think for Donna to say it's about people losing their health care and stuff, I don't hear anybody talking about that. What we hear them talking is impeach Brett Kavanaugh, impeach Donald Trump, and a personal shot against the president.