We saw this tweet Wednesday night from Joel Pollak but hadn’t seen the show and hadn’t been able to find any video to go with it:
"Republicans employe scare tactics ahead of midterms" @ChrisCuomo? What about that stuff from Democrats about Trump starting nuclear war? His "dark" speeches? Last week you told us Trump might be having secret racist thoughts. You don't just have a double standard; you're guilty.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) October 18, 2018
It’s pretty obvious that CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been drafted in to refute that Republican talking point that all of those screaming protesters harassing senators ahead of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote and banging on the doors of the Supreme Court during his swearing-in ceremony were an angry mob, not just Democrats exercising their right to protest.
Well, the video’s now available, so you can see for yourself how the GOP is trying to “reframe” peaceful protests as angry mobs.
.@ChrisCuomo argues midterm elections are about turnout and Republicans are now deploying fear and loathing tactics ahead of the contest, attacking protesters, calling them liberal mobs, invoking so-called "chain migration" and deploying hate speech https://t.co/2MOQ1GRtMO pic.twitter.com/x942IskGul
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 18, 2018
We’re just going to borrow this from a post earlier today to set the record straight about fear tactics:
☑️ A GOP campaign staffer was assaulted in Nevada
☑️ 2 GOP candidates were assaulted in Minnesota after a Dem Spokesman joked about beheading them
☑️ Susan Collins received suspicious substance letter about Kavanaugh
And it’s only Wednesday.https://t.co/JiYb8Os8FG
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) October 18, 2018
See, Sen. Orrin Hatch is hinting at that “m-word” that gives CNN’s Brooke Baldwin the vapors.
Have we dropped the pretense? Are you now openly flacking for the Dems?
— Christopher Tominna (@christominna) October 18, 2018
Chris Cuomo is basically a spokesperson for the DNC at this point.
— Howard Prime (@BluishCheckMark) October 18, 2018
Please keep calling Cuomo on his bias—how can he claim to be a journalist and not opinion?!?! It’s truly ridiculous!
— Kathleen Walsh-Hoey (@hoey828k) October 18, 2018
— Denise Placencio (@LADivorceDiva) October 18, 2018
Chris Cuomo is certifiably insane
— GodIsReal (@whyumadbrah) October 18, 2018
“Deploying ‘hate speech’”??? That is just silly. Calling a mob a mob is the correct thing to do. If you want to not be called a mob, stop acting like a mob. Easy solution.
— Zachariah Jebediah (@ZJebediah) October 18, 2018
OMG! here we go again! How do these people become so INCREDIBLY bias? The DEMOCRATS Chris R turning their protesters into KILLERS! I live in Portland & they R BEATING innocent people up & u know this! U & the democrats have become the MOB! UNBELIEVABLE Chris! SICK!
— sherry (@vivaciouseyes) October 18, 2018
And you're misleading the people Chris. You're spreading the Democrat narrative of nothing to see here when YOUR PARTY yes YOUR PARTY supports violence against the GOP. Yes you support antifa a terrorist group do not lie to the American people
— Bane the viking (@vikingbane) October 18, 2018
Hey, remember Cuomo’s colleague Don Lemon defending antifa by reminding us that, sure there’s some violence, but “no organization is perfect”
Are you serious Chris. Your own party has told people to get in Republicans supports faces. Get real man.
— KeithG (@jets0724) October 18, 2018
Never let them have a moment’s peace — mob them if you seem them at the gas station or a restaurant. A mob ran Ted Cruz and his wife out of a restaurant … sorry, Democrat protesters ran Cruz and his wife out of a restaurant.
Seems like you are OK with Maxine Waters' call to get up in peoples faces, intimidating them in restaurants and elsewhere like they did to Sanders, Nielsen, Pam Bondi, Ted Cruz and others or people threatening motorists in Portland- this MOB mentality has no place in America
— jJim Pulaski (@jpula23687) October 18, 2018
Don’t waste your breath on this guy. Like father like son. #VoteDemsOut2018
— SRP4328 👠🇺🇸 (@ShellyPayne4328) October 18, 2018
— Diane (@SoCalValleyGal) October 18, 2018
— Carmen Puha (@CarmenPuha) October 18, 2018
Looks like the talking points have gone out: Republicans are seizing on those angry mobs we all saw https://t.co/fkEHhc2YHo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 10, 2018