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WATCH J.D. Vance Pitch A Hissy Fit When NBC Host Fact-Checks Him To His Face

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) proved today during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s almost as thin-skinned and whiny as convicted felon Donald Trump, who reportedly has Vance on his shortlist of potential running mates.

Vance had his first meltdown when host Kristen Welker contradicted his claim that President Joe Biden has ordered the Department of Justice to investigate Trump to damage him politically.

“The prosecution of Donald Trump in New York, which I think now has fundamentally been thrown in doubt by this immunity case, it was one of the main guys was a Department of Justice official of the Biden administration who jumped ship to join a local prosecutor’s office to go after Donald Trump,” Vance alleged.

“Senator, that happens all of the time, people are appointed from Washington. The DOJ told Congress—, Welker pushed back.

That led Vance to go nuclear, acting like a child as he began raising his voice in the vain hope that speaking loudly would make his lies sound more feasible.

“Are you really saying, Kristen, it happens all the time! That the number –“

Welker then cut off the senator.

“Let me just finish this. It [Congress] reviewed all communications since Biden took office and found no contact between federal prosecutors and those involved with that case in New York. Can you stick to the substance of the question, though?”

In a second disagreement, Vance made the unproven claim that Democrats want to fund abortions up to birth, which he deemed “crazy,” which led Welker to again lay a brutal fact-check on him.

“As you know abortions, very few abortions, take place later in pregnancy almost always because there is a medical emergency.”

Much like Trump, Vance is a loose cannon who once said of the disgraced ex-president, Politico reported in 2021.

“I’m a Never Trump guy,” Vance said in an interview with Charlie Rose in 2016, a clip used in both the new ads. “I never liked him.”

Both ads also feature a screenshot of a Vance tweet from October 2016. “My god what an idiot,” he wrote, referring to Trump.

Vance expressed a similar sentiment in other interviews and since-deleted tweets from that time, including publicly mulling the idea of supporting Hillary Clinton, calling Trump “noxious” and “reprehensible.”

By Andrew Bradford

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

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