Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, blamed Democrats for the Steve Scalise shooting, claimed that 90% of the media are Democrats, and said that because of the threat posed to him Democrats he won’t be holding town halls.
Here are some of Nunes’s comments from The Fresno Bee:
He went on to say that “more and more activity of fake news and fake media,” as well as statements from his Democratic colleagues, have continued to incite protests and threats against those in public office.
“Ninety percent of the media is the arm of the Democratic Party,” Nunes said. “Five percent is legitimate journalists, like you here in the KMJ news studio… and 5 percent are right-wing.”
The media is trying to discredit him, he added, because he knows that Democrats have been using the intelligence agencies to investigate people for political reasons. So too are his colleagues on the opposite of the aisle. “The Democrats know that I know who was doing the unmasking,” he said. “I know who leaked (inside) information (to the media).”
Devin Nunes’s tortured logic goes like this. Ninety percent of the media are Democrats. Democrats are also responsible for the shooting of Steve Scalise because their rhetoric incites violence. The media is also working against Nunes by conspiring with Democrats to discredit him to cover up the real spying that Democrats are doing against their opponents for political reasons.
Rep. Nunes is nuts. It is no wonder that he is Trump’s mole on the inside who is trying to sabotage the House Russia investigation. Nunes doesn’t need to step aside from the investigation. He must be removed from the House Intelligence Committee because he is clearly not mentally fit enough to serve in a leadership position.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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