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To Democrats, the notion of unity apparently means accusing your ideological opponents of being self-seeking, self-serving egomaniacs with no values.
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff lobbed those very accusations at House Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy.
Toward the end of his discussion with far-left host Chuck Todd, the Russian collusion delusion hoaxer was asked to comment on McCarthy’s threat of fair play.
After House Democrats voted Thursday to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments over incendiary remarks she’d made in the past, McCarthy warned that the same standard will be applied to Democrats if and when Republicans retake the House in 2022.
“If people are held to what they said prior to even being in this House, if the majority party gets to decide who sits on what other committees, I hope you keep that standard — because we have a long list,” the GOP leader said.
The list includes the likes of current House Financial Services Committee chair Maxine Waters and current House Small Business Committee chair Nydia Velázquez, among many others who’ve also spouted incendiary rhetoric while in office.
Yet despite there being so many examples of House Democrats spewing incendiary rhetoric while in office, Republicans have never sought to punish them by stripping them of their committee assignments.
What Democrats did to Greene was in fact entirely unprecedented, and McCarthy’s point was that since Democrats have now established a precedent, they’d best be prepared to see it be applied to them as well.
Not surprisingly, this call for equal standards — versus the double standards that are regularly perpetrated by Democrats — enraged Schiff.
“Kevin McCarthy stands for nothing except the perpetuation of his own position. He has no values, and in my view, cares about little except for hoping to be speaker one day, God forbid,” he angrily said in response to Todd’s question.
“Look, if members of either party are threatening violence against other members of the party, of the body and suggesting they be executed, if they are casting doubt on 9/11 or school shootings, if they’re heckling victims of crime like Marjorie Taylor Greene did with the victim of the Parkland shooting, if they’re suggesting that a religious group is shooting laser beams to start forest fires, they should be expelled from their committees, whatever party they’re in. They shouldn’t, frankly, with in the Congress.”
But he wasn’t being honest.
While speaking at an event in New York City in 2017, Waters said she would “go and take Trump out tonight.” She was never held accountable for this. In 2018, Waters was filmed telling a mob of supporters to harass and intimidate Trump administration officials. She was never held accountable for this either.
The following year, Velázquez threatened a 16-year-old boy on Twitter for mocking her. She was never held accountable for this. That same year, Sen. Cory Booker admitted that “my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching” then-President Donald Trump. He was never held accountable for this.
Meanwhile, “squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who boasts seats on the House Financial Services Committee and House Oversight and Reform Committee, retweeted a blood libel against Israel last year. She was never held accountable for this.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) January 27, 2020
And last summer fellow “squad” member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smeared U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement centers as “concentration camps” only weeks before a left-wing extremist committed a terrorist attack on an ICE facility in Washington State.
After the attack, the congresswoman and her peers then refused to condemn the extremists who’d perpetrated it.
Of course, none of this was mentioned by Todd. Nor did the far-left NBC host think to ask Schiff about the deadly Black Lives Matter riots that were supported by virtually the entire Democrat Party.
And he certainly didn’t ask about “squad” member Rep. Cori Bush showing support for the violent riots that erupted just this weekend at the St. Louis city jail:
“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Dr. MLK Jr.
I want to talk to my constituents in the window. Their lives and their rights must be protected.
My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored. https://t.co/wMq8ecyLQ2
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) February 7, 2021
“You’re not worried about the precedent?” was all the NBC host asked in reply.
“No, as long as we hold the same standard. You have members threatening to execute each other. They should be removed from their committees,” Schiff responded.
“That seems like a reasonable standard,” Todd then said as the discussion concluded.
It would be if it were applied evenly, but it’s never been applied evenly, it’s currently not being applied evenly, and knowing the Democrats, it’ll never be applied evenly.