Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican, essentially told an anchor for one of the world’s worst news organizations, CNN, that she didn’t have a clue what she was talking about when it came to the Israel resolution bill they were discussing during their interview. He was clearly insinuating she was a bit of a moron, which she did not seem to appreciate. All I can say is, if you don’t want to be considered a fool, do your actual research so that you know what you’re talking about. Isn’t that already supposed to be part of the job?
Check out further details from the Daily Caller:
CNN anchor Kate Bolduan questioned Massie’s criticism of Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who accused him of being “the most anti-Israel Republican” during the Wednesday primary debate. Massie replied that he is living in Haley’s head “rent-free” with “plenty of empty space.”
The congressman said Friday that Haley has not read the bills he had voted against regarding Israel, and accused Haley of being against free speech and liking all wars. Bolduan then pointed to a pro-Israel resolution Massie voted against called, “Reaffirming the State of Israel’s right to exist,” which “recognizes Israel’s right to exist is a form of antisemitism,” “rejects calls for Israel’s destruction” and “condemns the Hamas-led attack on Israel.”
“‘Recognizing that denying Israel’s right to exist is a form of antisemitism. You do not support — ” she started, but Massie interrupted.
“That’s the name of the resolution, congratulations, you’re able to read the name of the resolution. I don’t vote on the names,” the congressman zinged.
Holy cow. That’s going to leave a mark. He just came right out with both barrels blazing, didn’t he? Awesome. Someone needs to make a t-shirt of this man.
“Oh, congressman, I don’t think you’re trying to question my intelligence now, are you?” Bolduan responded. I mean, yeah, I think that’s exactly what he’s trying to do, quite successfully, I might add.
“No, I’m just saying you don’t have time to prepare for this like I did,” Massie stated, attempting to downplay what he actually meant. Come on, brother. We know what you were doing.
“Do you mean the two pages that I read in two minutes this morning and highlighted —” Bolduan added. “The resolve that the House of Representatives?”
“Yeah, it took two minutes,” Massie stated, laughing.
“Good for you, you took minutes, there’ve been 19 resolutions. I know what’s in all of them, I studied them,” the congressman continued. “And I say right on social media, if you’ve done a little more research, you wouldn’t have to ask me if I acknowledge Israel’s right to exist. It’s right there on my social media.”
“I’ve read your social media, I also think stated what’s in this resolution, it is worthy of re-asking,” she remarked.
Massie is the only member of Congress who voted against the resolution, while Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib voted “present.” The congressman joined 18 Democrats to vote against another resolution intended to honor the U.S.-Israeli relationship and express support for strengthening the Abraham Accords, the 2020 agreement establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, according to The Hill.
Most media outlets and the folks who work for them don’t really spend a lot of time pouring over the documents they report on, doing a cliff-notes version in order to come to conclusions they can use to quickly craft narratives that fall in line with the progressive agenda. This the basic job duty for a propaganda maker.
Massie revealed that he decided to cast his vote against the resolution in order to remain consistent with his record of voting against foreign aid, which he’s done for over 10 years now.
“Ultimately it didn’t make sense for me to vote for a bill that praises the foreign aid that I’ve voted against for the past ten years,” he went on to say in a statement.
“He was also one of 22 Republicans who voted to kill a resolution to censure Tlaib for antisemitic remarks due to free speech concerns,” the Daily Caller concluded.
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