As Twitchy told you earlier, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, responding to Rep. Raúl Grijalva issuing a call for his resignation, fired back this way:
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) November 30, 2018
NBC News’ Chuck Todd is troubled:
A sitting Cabinet secretary is trafficking in rumor on the record. I know that we are in an era where decorum is out the window, but is there any line that folks won’t cross any more in the Trump era? https://t.co/YeNtFyGtZ9
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 30, 2018
Todd heard from some who didn’t think he was hard enough on Zinke and Republicans in general:
Notice his use of language. "Folks" could mean anyone, not just 45's people or right wingers in general, which are the only people doing this kind of thing. A subtle "both sides". https://t.co/Dzw6wa6HN6
— Name cannot be blank (@kakistocracy42) November 30, 2018
and by "folks" you can say Republicans! (unless you can think of an Obama or Clinton Administration official doing same) https://t.co/VoWTXLmCnH
— Eric Schultz (@EricSchultz) November 30, 2018
You even managed to both sides this …my god!
— Richard Sharpe (@Sharpe222) November 30, 2018
And others were more amused or befuddled by somebody in the mainstream media slamming somebody else for “trafficking in rumors”:
Aren't "rumors on the record" called allegations? Wouldn't he be in a position to know if those "rumors on the record" have validity? Shouldn't a journalist seek out verification of those "rumors on the record" from the person making them rather than dismissing them as such? https://t.co/trDHPJyYNl
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 30, 2018
Trafficking in rumor.. like the month-long Kavanaugh news cycle.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) November 30, 2018
Coming from someone who knows a thing or two about “trafficking in rumor”. https://t.co/jVHSs3HPvV
— Jon Norman (@jnormanUSA) November 30, 2018
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