House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyoming) was on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday morning and told host Chuck Todd that the vote on the “hate” resolution last week was an effort to protect Rep. Ilhan Omar, adding that Democrats are now “enabling anti-Semitism.”
THIS MORNING: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) says Democrats are "enabling anti-Semitism" and describes why she voted against resolution condemning hate. #MTP #IfItsSunday@Liz_Cheney: "I decided to vote against it because it was really clearly an effort to protect Ilhan Omar." pic.twitter.com/VWpNcHDslR
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) March 10, 2019
After she got through Todd’s gotcha questions about whether she or her party misplayed the resolution vote, they had this exchange about “whataboutism.”
— Molly Prince (@mollyfprince) March 10, 2019
As she points out, how is it “whataboutism” when many in her own party are condemning her?
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 10, 2019
Actually, what Todd was doing with that argumentative line of “questioning” was the very essence of whataboutism.
And judging by the reaction from the Left, Cheney’s forceful response touched a nerve.
Congresswoman @Liz_Cheney lied on national TV @MeetThePress saying Democrats are the Party of anti-Semitism and infanticide and the host @ChuckTodd did not push back or ask her to explain her deeply insulting false accusations! What horrible journalism, Chuck! #Shameless https://t.co/i8hOPHoG3v
— Alexandra Whitney (@iskandrah) March 10, 2019
Stop. Promoting. Hatred. And. Lies. Chuck. https://t.co/fIyrt09Dnv
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) March 10, 2019
On @MeetThePress, Rep. Liz Cheney says Democrats "are now abiding by antisemitism, enabling antisemitism … They've become the party of antisemitism."
— Will Saletan (@saletan) March 10, 2019
Republican Liz Cheney claims that the Democratic Party is “the party of Anti-Semtism.” That’s absolute nonsense & factually inaccurate. What’s true, on the other hand, is the modern GOP is easily the most Islamophobic political party in U.S. history. “Islam hates us” – Trump.
— Dr. Craig Considine (@CraigCons) March 10, 2019
How dare she join with other Democrats in calling out Omar’s anti-Semitism for what it actually is!