Different presidential administration, same venom from CNN’s Don Lemon toward the Republican party. The broadcaster went on a little rant against the Grand Ole Party and its recent attempt to make it seem like it wants both parties to get along. Lemon stated, “The hypocrisy of the Republican party is off the charts.”
Lemon, no stranger to debate or calling others out, used his show the other night to point out the hypocrisy of Republican lawmakers in its now-discovered quest for civility and bipartisanship between the two parties—particularly after the full four-year term of the most divisive president in recent history.
According to Mediaite, Lemon talked about how the Republicans have called out Neera Tanden, who is President Joe Biden’s pick to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, for her past “mean tweets” attacking both sides of the aisle, although she has apologized for her previous messages.
“Who campaigned on civility and reaching out across the aisle while the other person was campaigning on the exact opposite?” Lemon asked. “It is really rich that Republicans suddenly think that mean tweets disqualify a person from serving in our government—well, a Democratic woman anyway—when they tolerated the former president’s Twitter wars for years, even though his tweets incited an insurrection, got him permanently banned from Twitter. Now all of a sudden they care about the mean tweets.”
“I want this to be clear: name-calling should really be beneath our government officials, it really should. Mean tweets, bullying, no place for that,” Lemon said. “But this is what I’m talking about. The hypocrisy in all of this is off the charts.”
“The hypocrisy in all of this is off the charts.”@DonLemon calls out GOP lawmakers expressing concerns about the social media history of Pres. Biden’s nominee to be budget director.
“How many times did we hear them say, oh, I don’t read tweets? Seems like they read them now.” pic.twitter.com/yJ5QW1yNPY
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) February 25, 2021