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Sean Spicer Slams Jake Tapper for Silence on Hakeem Jeffries’ Election Denial

Former Trump White Home press secretary Sean Spicer referred to as out CNN anchor Jake Tapper for not questioning doable Democrat chief Hakeem Jeffries about his previous election denial.

Hakeem Jeffries introduced his need to run for Democrat Home minority chief final week within the wake of Nancy Pelosi stepping away from the highest place she has held for 20 years. As Breitbart Information reported, Jeffries has a historical past of election denial, a place that the institution media has deemed unconscionable within the wake of former President Donald Trump’s protest of the 2020 election.

“The extra we find out about 2016 election the extra ILLEGITIMATE it turns into. America deserves to know whether or not now we have a FAKE President within the Oval Workplace #RussianInterference,” Jeffries stated on social media in 2018.

As Jeffries’ scheduled interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union approached, Sean Spicer questioned if the anchor would give the Democrat leader-in-waiting the identical degree of scrutiny he would to a Republican that questioned the 2020 election.

“Heads up @CNNSotu the probably new chief of Home Dems – election denier @RepJeffries – is in your present tomorrow- possibly ask about this,” tweeted Spicer as he shared screenshots of a number of previous Jeffries’ tweets.

Nicely, Sunday got here round and so did Tapper’s interview, and although the 2 mentioned a wide range of matters, the congressman’s previous election denial acquired nary a point out.

“NADA Over a 2 phase infomercial/interview with incoming Home Dem chief @RepJeffries on @CNNSotu @jaketapper requested ZERO questions on his historical past of election denial In actual fact it was Jeffries that introduced the topic up – twice – and nonetheless nothing,” tweeted Spicer on Sunday.

Hakeem Jeffries introduced his bid for Democrat minority chief final Friday, doubtlessly changing into the primary black American to carry the title.

“Our prime non-governmental precedence, for the sake of the American folks, should be retaking the bulk in November 2024,” he wrote in a letter to Home Democrats.

“It’s my hope that we will discover frequent floor the place doable with our Republican colleagues to be able to ship outcomes for the American folks,” he added.

Jeffries additional alleged that Home Republicans wouldn’t “accomplish something significant” as a result of a “chapter of concepts” and “disinformation.”

“On the similar time, the opposing occasion seems to haven’t any plan to perform something significant. If the Republican Convention continues to main in demagoguery and minor in disinformation, their chapter of concepts should be aggressively uncovered on an ongoing foundation,” he stated.

Senior Home Democrats Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) have endorsed Jeffries in his management bid.



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