Liberal Media Won’t Tell You About Hakeem Jeffries’ Election Denialism

Within the midst of reveling within the “debacle” of Republicans failing to advertise Home Republican chief Kevin McCarthy to speaker, some leftish media shops broadcast celebratory tales on Home Democrats electing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as their minority chief.

On Wednesday, NPR’s “All Issues Thought-about” did a narrative on McCarthy failing to win help alongside a narrative headlined “Wanting again at a decade of GOP hard-liners in Congress.” However in addition they spent nearly three minutes touting Jeffries as the primary black lawmaker nominated for speaker of the Home.

Co-host Juana Summers touted how “Jeffries repeatedly earned the help of each member of his caucus—the primary time a Democratic chief has executed so since 2007. That’s the yr after they elected Nancy Pelosi.” Co-host Mary Louise Kelly added, “The symbolic torch-passing obtained a standing ovation from Democrats.”

Then got here a parade of completely satisfied Democrat quotes. From Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-California, the brand new Home minority whip: “A Latino is nominating for chief of this chamber a black man for the primary time in our historical past. … We’re unified behind a speaker who’s an unapologetic advocate for shielding and increasing our freedoms.”

The Democrats broaden your freedoms?

Then NPR performed Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, proclaiming, “Within the spirit of Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and Elijah Cummings, I’m Houston proud to forged my vote for the subsequent speaker—Hakeem Jeffries.” Rep. Nikema Williams, D-Ga., forged her vote touting the Lewis phrase “good bother.”

Rep. Al Inexperienced, D-Texas, added the systemic-racism word: “And nonetheless I rise, and I proudly forged my vote on behalf of the enslaved individuals who constructed this Capitol. I forged my vote for the honorable Hakeem Jeffries.” Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., lauded Jeffries because the “dangerous, sensible brother from Brooklyn.”

In the meantime, to symbolize the view NPR refuses to think about, Kyle Martinsen of the Republican Social gathering’s messaging group despatched round a memo on how all 212 Democrats voted for Jeffries regardless of the small drawback that his “report of election denialism is effectively documented—and totally unhinged.”

Among the many claims:

1. Jeffries declared the 2016 election was “rigged” and a “hoax,” and {that a} “cloud of illegitimacy” hangs over then-President Donald Trump.

2. Jeffries known as to “examine [Trump’s] so-called victory.” He insisted “historical past won’t ever settle for” Trump “as a official President.”

3. Jeffries mentioned that “the extra we study 2016 election the extra ILLEGITIMATE it turns into.”

4. Jeffries claimed Russia succeeded in “artificially putting” Trump within the White Home.

5. Jeffries referred to Trump as a “pretend president” at the least 73 instances.

Martinsen summed up: “In complete, Jeffries denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election at the least 163 instances.”

CNN host Jake Tapper proclaimed in 2021 that he wouldn’t e book any “election liars” on his exhibits. That didn’t embrace election-denying Democrats, as a result of that is CNN.

Tapper had a number of difficult questions for Jeffries on his Nov. 20 “State of the Union” program, nevertheless it started with some rapper’s delight: “Jeffries will probably be, with out query, the primary congressional chief to ever paraphrase Naughty By Nature on the ground of the Home.” Tapper was impressed: “I’ve to say, I’ve by no means seen such a significant transition from leaders to leaders so well-choreographed with so little obvious rancor. How did this occur?”

There have been no questions on denying elections.

On Tuesday, Nicholas Fandos at The New York Occasions helpfully reported, “Allies say Mr. Jeffries is an exceptionally calm strategist and communicator” and touted his good friend Aguilar, claiming, “He doesn’t bend a knee to anybody who would search to undermine our democracy as a result of, Madam Clerk, that’s not what leaders do.”

On Jeffries, the media elites appear like election-denier deniers.


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