American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp attempted to “fact check” The New York Times on Saturday for a report on how many Republicans have denied the results of the 2020 election and got his head handed to him by the newspaper.
The article Schlapp was offended by was titled “Over 370 Republican Candidates Have Cast Doubt on the 2020 Election,” and includes this reporting:
They include candidates for the U.S. House and Senate, and the state offices of governor, secretary of state and attorney general — many with clear shots to victory, and some without a chance. They are united by at least one issue: They have all expressed doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 election. And they are the new normal of the Republican Party. More than 370 people — a vast majority of Republicans running for these offices in November — have questioned and, at times, outright denied the results of the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, according to a monthslong New York Times investigation.
Peter Baker of The Times tweeted out a link to the story, along with this note:
“About 70% of Republicans running for Congress have questioned Biden’s election and of those two-thirds are favored to win. More than half of GOP candidates for state offices that play a role in elections and recounts have as well.”
All of that is accurate and can easily be verified with a simple Google search, and yet Schlapp felt a need to add a false equivalency that he must have thought would undercut the report.
That led Baker to drop the hammer on Schlapp and humiliate him for the entire internet to enjoy.
Exactly right. Gore conceded, as did Clinton. Trump, on the other hand, has yet to concede and continues to propagate what has now become known as the “Big Lie.” And that’s exactly what it is: An enormous lie that isn’t supported by a single fact. It’s just Trump and those who want to kiss his fat ass who believe such nonsense.
Nice try, Matt, but you’re just as full of shit as nearly everyone else in your pathetic excuse of a political party.