A very smug John Dickerson asserted on Sunday's Face The Nation that Donald Trump was just flat out wrong in his assertion that millions of people voted illegally in California. In fact, Dickerson tried but failed to get incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus to agree with him that Trump is somehow lying about this matter. Nice try, John, but Priebus wasn't biting. After Reince took the very reasonable position that we just don't know how many people voted illegally in the last election, Dickerson proceeded to recite the standard mainstream media dogma on this matter:
The Face The Nation website was equally aghast that Priebus could possibly go against MSM certainty about the rarity of illegal voting:
Reince Priebus, the outgoing Republican National Committee chair, defended Donald Trump Sunday over the president-elect’s charge last week, presented without proof, that “millions” of people had voted illegally during the general election.
“Face the Nation” host John Dickerson pressed Priebus on that specific illegal vote claim, asking the incoming White House chief of staff how he handles the president-elect’s statement “when you know that that’s not true.”
“I don’t know if that’s not true, John,” Priebus said, saying that “there are estimates all over the map” on undocumented immigrants voting in election.
“But you think millions of people voted illegally?” Dickerson asked.
Priebus’ response: “It’s possible.”
When the “Face the Nation” host pushed back, saying “there is not evidence that it happened in millions of votes in California,” Priebus defended the president-elect once more.
“I think the president-elect is someone who has pushed the envelope and caused people to think in this country,” he said. “He’s not taking conventional thought -- on every single issue and has caused people to look at things that maybe they have taken for granted.”
GASP! How can this be? Where could Reince Priebus get the wild idea that illegals might be voting in our elections in great numbers? Well, how about from the people most familiar with this issue, namely ICE agents. Here is former ICE agent Claude Arnold affirming to Bill O'Reilly recently that he has caught many people voting illegally:
CLAUDE ARNOLD: I probably arrested more than a thousand illegal aliens in my career and I routinely encountered people in possession of voter registration cards. And as part of my interview of them when they were arrested, I would ask them "Have you voted?" and I often would get the answer "yes."
Exit question: If this matter is investigated after January 20, would John Dickerson be willing to deduct a dollar from his salary for each person discovered to have voted illegally?