Today brought with it another hearing from the House’s January 6th Commission, which CNN’s John Harwood has praised as being not in the slightest bit “partisan” (which says a lot coming from a partisan “journalists”).
The Democrats and the media have dubbed any questions about the legitimacy of the 2020 election as “Trump’s big lie,” which the Dems consider a “threat to democracy” (what isn’t these days?). But as you know, hypocrisy and projection can be strong with the Democrats, and Katie Pavlich spotted one such example coming from the Commission’s chair, who was slamming Trump for casting doubt on the most recent presidential election:
This man refused to go to Trump’s inauguration and said he was not a legitimate president for years https://t.co/Nok6K5lTrP
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 13, 2022
Naturally the media won’t go out of their way to follow up remarks like these with Thompson’s previous claims.
Chairman of the Jan. 6 House panel, Rep. Bennie Thompson, opens Day 2 of the committee's hearing: "We’ll tell the story of how Donald Trump lost an election, and knew he lost an election, and as a result of his loss decided to wage an attack on our democracy." pic.twitter.com/zEEZIfEsF0
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 13, 2022
Jonathan Turley couldn’t help but notice as well:
Chairman Thompson hit a fairly ironic note in his opening statement when he said that you have to accept the results of elections if you respect democracy. Thompson used this same law in 2004 to challenge the certification of President George W. Bush. https://t.co/POxZYWFhqs
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 13, 2022
Ari Fleischer also provided a little modern history lesson:
Many Ds objected to the results of the 2000, 2004 and of course the 2016 elections. Many Ds still say the 2018 Georgia governor’s race was “stolen” because Stacey Abrams lost. Numerous Ds who lost primaries accused fellow Ds of voter suppression. To the media, all this was fine. https://t.co/Z3gsblUdz6
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 13, 2022
As usual, it’s OK when they do it.
Oh no! Another Democrat Hypocrite?!! They're everywhere nowadays! https://t.co/1NOLNhYYUH
— Cheri Stahl (@CheriStahl27) June 13, 2022
Unlike cheap gas or groceries, they’re easy to find.