It is not often these days when we see a Republican that dares to stand up and completely embarrass a Democrat in public, but Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) did just that during a Committee hearing this week.
Senator Feinstein (D-CA) was trying to blame Trump for violence due to his tweets and asking Twitter to do something about it other than just putting one of its warning labels on the tweet.
It was quite apparent where she was headed, but Senator Lee stopped her dead in her tracks and embarrassed her in front of the entire nation.
During the hearing, Feinstein stated, “On Nov. 7, President Trump tweeted this: ‘I won this election by a lot.’
“The warning label that Twitter has applied to the tweet ‘Official sources may not have called the race when this was tweeted’ … Does that label do enough to prevent the tweet’s harms?”
She continued, “I’m really struck by it, that people armed with assault weapons as a product of a tweet could rally outside an election office.
“It’s a serious issue that needs to be considered, and there need to be once you signal that … it has to be in some way abated or some way pointed out or restructured on the Internet itself.”
She used this particular incident to reference the armed men that showed up in Philadelphia and were taken into custody while ballots were still being counted.
It was as though she was insinuating Donald Trump’s tweet was some sort of code for the militia to activate.
All the while, Feinstein ignored the violence that could easily be attributed to tweets that have been sent out by members of her own party, including Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate.
Senator Lee, however, did not let this go without being challenged.
Lee stated, “I’d like to note that as far as the president’s election and how they turned out inciting violence, I’d like to point out that the only violence I’m aware of has occurred in connection with Antifa, Antifa’s response to pro-Trump peaceful rally attenders.”
This is EXACTLY the Problem
What we saw Feinstein do is the exact problem we have with the media today.
They regularly call out conservatives, far right-wingers, and everyone else they can when violence erupts, but they always seem to downplay the role the left plays in all of this.
Let’s go back to CNN with a boots-on-the-ground reporter who was doing a live segment with fires burning directly behind him when CNN characterized it as a “fiery but mostly peaceful protest.”
I have news for you… when streets are literally on fire and windows are being smashed out of cars and businesses are being looted, that is NOT “mostly peaceful.”
Even this past weekend, when Trump supporters were having a completely peaceful event in D.C. that suddenly turned violent when BLM and ANTIFA showed up, the mainstream media refused to report it because it was leftists that were creating the violence.
For this country to get right, it starts with the media and elected representatives simply being truthful and honest, and I am not sure that will happen again in our lifetime.
Source: Fox News