Van Jones thinks Democrats are the victims in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and says they need time to “grieve” over the report’s findings.
The CNN political commentator and former Obama environmental adviser spoke with colleague Don Lemon about Mueller’s conclusion that there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign in 2016.
“There’s an honest level of sadness and disappointment and disorientation among progressives and Democrats and I think it goes deeper than just what’s in the report,” Jones said.
He acknowledged that it was “good” that the president of the United States was “not up-to-no-good” with the Russians, but noted that people are still “confused” by the outcome, since liberals were expectant that the Mueller probe would end with Trump’s downfall.
Jones told Lemon people are going to be “heartbroken” that Trump will seemingly continue to do what he does without facing consequences. Jones was caught in an undercover Project Veritas video in 2017 admitting that “the Russia thing” was a “nothing burger.”
He contended that people need to have a chance “to be sad about that” and to “grieve about that” but argued that Democrats have to “get back to work on real issues because this whole thing has taken up too much time.”
GOP strategist Alice Stewart agreed, saying Jones “hit the nail on the head.”
“Democrats are so hell-bent on being anti-Trump that they’re becoming anti-American on this,” the former Ted Cruz communications director said. “If Democrats are going to continue this line of questioning the integrity of Mueller, who went from hero to zero in the span of 24 hours, instead of focusing on 2020 and what the Democratic voters want, it’s going to be not a good outcome for them in 2020.”
Jones declared that he had not heard Democrats say anything negative about Mueller and that they were accepting the process, or else they would “be out there protesting and rioting.” This despite the fact that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced Sunday that the report did not exonerate Trump.
Nadler heckled during defiant sore-loser speech dismissing Mueller’s work, calling for Congress to step in https://t.co/YwUhUBjprE
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 25, 2019
But Jones acknowledged that he agreed with Stewart’s point that Democrats “hopping up and down on this Mueller pogo stick has been a huge distraction,” as he claims he has been warning for two years.
Twitter users weighed in on Jones’ analysis.
People need time to grieve? Hilarious.
— Kevin Hubbard ? (@KHubb83) March 25, 2019
— Airport Drive (@MrRidiculous4) March 25, 2019
— Eric Goritz (@EGoritz) March 25, 2019
What pisses them off more than anything is that an innocent man was found to be innocent. #RussiaCollusionHoax
— J DoubleU (@Skebo413) March 25, 2019
Van Jones is psycho analyzing the United States of America! The arrogance of this man! And Lemon sits there nodding his head!!! Stooge TV
— David O’Leary (@DavidOL12414003) March 25, 2019
We are sad to learn that a foreign country DID NOT interfere with our election? What have we come to? Are you so desperate that you would rather have had interference? Bad look.
— Joe LaCova (@JLaCova) March 25, 2019
Says alot. “Sadness and disappointment…” @CNN doesn’t experience joy and relief over this bc THEY ARE INVOLVED IN TRYING TO OUST A SITTING PRESIDENT.
PREPARE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
— ???Paul Rivera??? (@jackforprison) March 25, 2019
@VanJones68 are they sad because Trump is not a Russian agent? That does not make sense .
— Krys Ryan-Starlight New Single (@krysryanlegal) March 25, 2019
it disturbs me how many people are sad about this. This is GREAT. You were wrong and aren’t you GLAD you were wrong? Smh
— Petra (@Truthskr72) March 25, 2019