CNN White House correspondent John Harwood may have wanted Twitter to have an “undo” option. Thursday, Harwood under fire on social media Basically repeating the outrageous comments made by MSNBC guests last weekend.
This week, Americans watched the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Justice Kaitanji Brown Jackson. As expected, Republican senators cross-examined Jackson’s record of leniently convicting defendants in child pornography cases.
Harwood decided to present his opinion that the basic due diligence of the man who could hold a lifetime appointment on the nation’s Supreme Court was jeopardizing her life.
On ambitious GOP senator “laying the groundwork” with KBJ:
– Conservative National Review says their attacks are ‘baseless’
– They know a distraught man fantasizes about Dems and child sex trafficking who opened an assault rifle at a DC pizzeria in 2016
Political entertainment games can become dangerous
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 24, 2022
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Over the weekend, The Nation’s far-left correspondent Elie Mistal, on MSNBC Republicans tried to get Jackson “killed.”
Mistal told Tiffany Cross without evidence, “What Josh Hawley was doing, let’s be very clear what Josh Hawley was doing when he tried to do it, he was trying to kill Kill her. He’s trying to commit violence against a Supreme Court nominee.”
People didn’t waste time shouting out Harwood’s comments.
So we’re in the “Republicans are trying to get Ketanji Brown Jackson murdered” phase of the simp fest. https://t.co/Ll3QPWYH6D
— Norm Bloom (@neontaster) March 24, 2022
Many users pointed out that Steve Scalise nearly died after a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire at a Republican baseball game and had a list of targets in his pocket:
Steve Scalise said hello. https://t.co/kcY7uMSDOu
— Shoshi 🚚🚛🚑🚒🚜💨 (@shoshido) March 24, 2022
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 24, 2022
Interestingly, John is the last call in the Democratic narrative call game here.
This Pizzagate/QAnon talking point spawned from the White House, cleaned up by outside groups (Fallon and Mystal for Demand Justice, Milhiser), and picked up by Harwood. https://t.co/M2Q9Nwj5Ew
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 24, 2022
Not the first time Republicans have been implicated
This isn’t the first time Democrats have suggested that Republicans are going to not only hurt people they don’t agree with, but cause them grievous bodily harm or even kill them.
Jan 2021 Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) have the courage to agree Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) following the controversy over the suspension of Game Stop stock trading by stock app Robinhood.
totally agree. 👇 https://t.co/rW38zfLYGh
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 28, 2021
This was apparently the trigger for Ocasio-Cortez, reminding her of the violence at the Capitol a few weeks ago.
She told Cruz that he and other Republicans were “trying to get her killed,” and he was perfectly fine, just saving his deal.
I’m happy to work with the Republicans on this common ground, but you almost got me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit back.
Nice to work with pretty much every other Republican who doesn’t want me killed.
Meanwhile, you can quit your job if you want to help. https://t.co/4mVREbaqqm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2021
It’s hard to say whether Democrats and the left’s memory is fleeting or convenient.
In addition to Scalise, in October 2018, Ronald DiRisi, a man from New York, was arrested and charged with Threatened to kill two senators They supported then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
There’s no word on whether John Harwood is still looking for Twitter’s retraction options.