The wheels are coming off the Jussie Smollett story quickly Saturday, as those two Nigerian brothers have apparently cooperated with police and claim they where directed and paid by Smollett to buy rope and red hats and orchestrate a hate attack.

A lot of tweets from politicians and celebrities wishing to get in on the story haven’t aged well, and Caleb Hull passed around a few screenshots from Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker, who called the alleged attack “a modern-day lynching.”

Broadcast journalist Shawn Reynolds, though, has volunteered to play defense for the Democrats, arguing that everything they said was a completely acceptable response at the time.

Yeah, no. Read those tweets again.

Is he suggesting that Harris, Booker, Pelosi, and hundreds of other politicians and celebrities just ignore Saturday night’s developments and let their initial assessments stand and we’ll all just ignore it?


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