Liberals showed their true colors again as they threw a tantrum over a reported “going away” party for outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Many on the left were appalled at the very idea that Sanders, who begins her final week on the job next week, would be honored with a party planned by two White House reporters, according to an invitation obtained by the Huffington Post.
Politico’s Anita Kumar and the Mail’s Francesca Chambers invited reporters for “farewell drinks” at an upscale Washington, D.C. restaurant on June 24.
After serving as Trump’s longest-running press secretary, Sanders is stepping down at the end of the month.
Sarah Sanders says emotional farewell as Press Secretary: ‘I loved every minute…I love the president’ https://t.co/mM4nvJCgBM
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 13, 2019
But Sanders’ defense of President Trump and her sometimes fiery exchanges with hostile members of the liberal press left many angry about the party, with some – like feminist writer Jodi Jacobson – even demanding that the list of attendees be published.
Who are the reporters or which are the outlets giving a goodbye party for @PressSec? I feel we deserve to know for the sake of integrity and transparency.
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) June 20, 2019
Former Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer called the planned festivities “so damn embarrassing.”
This is so damn embarrassing. https://t.co/AdIbJIQLLN
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 20, 2019
Former Democratic candidate Dena Grayson minced no words, slamming Sanders who “repeatedly LIED to reporters” while accusing her of making the decision to not hold a White House press conference for the last three months.
White House reporters are throwing a “goodbye party” for @PressSec Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sarah repeatedly LIED to reporters and then refused to hold a single press briefing during the last 3+ months of her tenure.🤬
👋🏼Good riddance, Sarah. https://t.co/loAmXRv0ue
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) June 21, 2019
A more graphic, and vulgar, reaction came in a tweet by Slate’s Ashley Feinberg, while political scientist Miranda Yaver declared that Sanders shouldn’t be “rewarded” with a party after “lying to the press and to the American people.”
Sarah Sanders spent her time as Press Secretary lying to the press and to the American people to defend a president who is dangerously eroding democratic norms. They shouldn’t reward her with a goodbye party. https://t.co/IOU69CB3It
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) June 20, 2019
“Is WHCA planning to address this?” Media Matters’ editor-at-large Parker Molloy tweeted, demanding to know how the White House Correspondents’ Association would deal with a member of their board who was organizing the party.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 21, 2019
Many more liberals joined the pile-up, proving again the hypocrisy and animosity of the left.
What do you do when someone lies to you repeatedly? Take them out for drinks, obviously https://t.co/A2u1ZSN5yS
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) June 21, 2019
You are throwing a party for the foul Sarah Sanders. That is the act of a partisan suck-up, not a “reporter.”
— Liz Logan (@lizloganhere) June 21, 2019
honestly, shouldn’t we all be throwing parties because Sarah Sanders is going away?
— Kat Callahan (@JezebelKat) June 21, 2019
Why would fete someone who actively eroded trust in and value of your entire industry? https://t.co/L3pCCMp4wr
— ᴅᴇʀᴇᴋ ᴍᴇᴀᴅ (@derektmead) June 20, 2019
sarah sanders to press: youre scum. you’re the worst. filth.
press: here’s a going away party, we love you.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 20, 2019
Plenty of other rational Twitter users slammed the hysteria and personal attacks against Sanders.
How very McCarthy-esque our “media” has become… a “list”… really?
— Sandy McCloud (@sandy_mccloud) June 21, 2019
That’s a real laugher! Since when is the left concerned for transparency & decency? It’s really none of your business.
— Sandy Mabry (@mabry4849) June 21, 2019
Isn’t Liberal and melting down redundant? Really when you’ve been mad for 30 months what difference does it make?
— Capemarine (@rastusjoe) June 21, 2019
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