Categories
Right Wing Morons

WATCH A GOP Senator Snap When Chris Cuomo Calls Him The ‘Breitbart Poster Boy’

The latest weapon of mass distraction being used by the White House and Republicans is their assertion that former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have “unmasked” members of the Trump campaign as they were colluding with Russians. What they neglect to mention is that Rice had every right to do so and broke absolutely no laws.

On CNN Wednesday morning, host Chris Cuomo was interviewing Utah GOP Congressman Mike Lee and brought up the fact that right-wing sites such as Breitbart.com are now using him as a way to attack Rice:

“Did you mean to add fuel to the fire when you said, ‘Political espionage is too common, too tempting. Did you mean to suggest that Susan Rice may have done her unmasking for political reasons?”

Lee responded:

“Look, I have no idea what she did. Those facts are being investigated. I’ve made this clear in every interview that I’ve done.”

Cuomo pushed back:

“But Breitbart is using you as a poster boy, and you know that is the president’s viewing of choice. He loves to see what they put out. They are using you as the poster boy of people who believe that Susan Rice was politically motivated in an unmasking. Do they have it right?”

The Utah Senator attempted to say that he has concerns about the FISA court and other modern surveillance methods:

“The fact remains that we’ve got this technology that can do a whole lot of things. This is a ‘Big Brother’ type of problem we have to watch out for.”

Again, Cuomo tried to get a direct response from Lee, telling him:

“But you have no reason to believe that any of those concerns are at play with Susan Rice. In fact, you have every reason to believe they were not at play with Susan Rice. [That won’t] fly in a court of law, but they fly in the court of public opinion and it does seem as though you’re saying Rice has to prove it wasn’t politically motivated for me to believe that it wasn’t.”

Clearly agitated, Lee finally growled:

“That is an absolutely absurd manipulation of what I said. That is not at all what I said.”

Here’s the interview:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *