Yesterday, Dem Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s account put out a tweet that immediately got plenty of “delete this” blowback:
You should probably delete this since it’s not true.
— Invisible Voice (@silva0072) September 23, 2021
And believe it or not, after a while, that ended up happening. This was the tweet:
deleted, but the List comes for all, @PramilaJayapal.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) September 24, 2021
There’s stretching the truth, and then there’s whatever that was!
Why did you delete this tweet from this morning? Was it because it was embarrassingly wrong?🤡 pic.twitter.com/c6OSWcTuvj
— JeffJongsma (@JeffJongsma) September 24, 2021
I wonder if some outlets ignore something like this because they think, 'Eh, her heart was in the right place!' https://t.co/CR4B3iX8Ed
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) September 24, 2021
Missed it by that much.
How is it possible a person Indian descent says something this ignorant?
Our poverty rate isn't even the 4th highest in NORTH AMERICA… https://t.co/hKjBGtyFYl
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 24, 2021
But maybe Rep. Jayapal deserves just a little credit, though not much:
Is it bad that I’m almost impressed she deleted it given the brazen disregard for the truth from these folks of late?
— Project (@project141764) September 24, 2021