Jake Tapper’s program has been canceled and he only has a few more weeks before he is unemployed. He now feels no need to toe the company line as he interviewed Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.). Maloney is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Jake Tapper went right after him and the Democratic premise that Republicans are election deniers. Maybe he is hoping for a gig at Fox News.
The Democrats spent $53 million dollars boosting candidates they felt would be easier to beat. These candidates were generally Trump supporters and they questioned the honesty of the 2020 election. To the Democrats’ amazement, many of those candidates are now leading in the polls just days away from the midterm election. They actually spent millions to lose these races. I don’t care who you are, this is downright hilarious. It is a huge boost for President Trump.
Tapper then went full throttle on Maloney bringing up the fact that he and his party are calling Republicans election deniers, while at the same time trying to hide the fact that they themselves have a long history of denying election results. The difference is Republicans offered tangible proof while Democrats did not. The Democrats tried to steal the 2000 election for president by suing to get all military ballots tossed out. So much for counting every vote.
“The thing is Democrats writ large have spent $53 million supporting far-right candidates — election deniers — in the primaries, including the DCCC. By amplifying these election deniers, aren’t you holding responsibility, to a degree, for the undermining of democracy that you’re also warning about?”
“Come on! You guys were boosting John Gibbs, an election denier, a MAGA Republican, so that he would beat Congressman Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Capitol attacks. You thought Gibbs would be easier for your Democratic candidate to beat. So, you boosted him. That’s the only reason he won that race!”
Democrats spent more than $53 million in primary elections boosting Republicans they believed would be easy opponents in the general election.
The candidates that Democrats supported were often those who support Donald Trump and perhaps even question the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Thus, while Democrats now bemoan Republican “election deniers,” they meddled in primary elections to boost those same candidates — at a relatively effective rate.
Maloney responded by accusing Tapper of trying to be “kind of cute” for challenging him, but conceded the DCCC did spend money to boost Gibbs. He tried to minimize it, however, by saying the DCCC only spent $400,000 out of a $340 million budget on it.
Tapper responded by highlighted the irony of Democratic hypocrisy, noting the DCCC, in boosting Gibbs, helped defeat Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.).
“When people like you say, ‘Where are all the good Republicans’— you help defeat one of them!” Tapper exclaimed.
In the end, Maloney defended the support, exclaiming that he will not exercise “defeatism.”
If this is how Tapper plans on spending his remaining days at CNN, this could be a lot of fun. I’m betting he will not be part of the election night coverage.