CBS’s Face The Nation host Margaret Brennan went ballistic at Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-6) for using a violent hashtag against Nancy Pelosi in a tweet as he was target practicing.
The attacks on Nancy Pelosi continue.
I could not have been more impressed with CBS’s Face The Nation host Margaret Brennan as she hammered Republican Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer for sending out a tweet with a video showing him target practicing and then making the offhand comment to fire Nancy Pelosi. The message he was sending was obvious.
“I want to ask you about this when it comes to political violence,” Brennan said. “On your Twitter feed, you posted this video we’re going to show just a few days ago where you’re firing a gun, and it says: “Enjoyed exercising my Second Amendment rights. #FirePelosi.” Why is there a gun in a political ad at all? … Wouldn’t a pink slip be more fitting if it’s about firing her?”
The congressman bloviated and tried to bring up the Scalise shooting by a supposed Bernie Sanders supporter. He was upset that he was targeted for his violent ad claiming there was no scrutiny for the Scalise shooter. That, of course, is a lie. The thing is, no Democrat campaigned using a gun or threatening violence. That is something very prevalent on the Right.
“Do you not understand that that is suggestive to people who are in a bad state, and, in this current environment, how risky it is? Brennan said. “As you’re talking about… the importance of lowering the rhetoric? Why do you leave that up?”
Margaret Brennan never backed down. The Congressman, like many politicians on the Right, show they simply do not care and likely wants violence. They must be defeated.