On CNN Thursday, former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter, a conservative critic of the GOP under former President Donald Trump, clashed with Republican strategist Alice Stewart over the GOP's effort to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from House leadership for her defiance of the former president's election conspiracy theories.
"The conference deserves someone who is going to unite the conference and help them win back the House in 2022," insisted Stewart.
"This is the dumb, stupid, tribalism that got us into this mess," said Carpenter. "The dumb, stupid tribalism where people can say, I will support Donald Trump no matter what because red team, yeah, blue team, bad. I mean, this is why we have to break this up. And Liz Cheney is not going to sacrifice an ounce of her conservative policy beliefs because she knows how to put country first. National security, democracy, our institutions are what unite us as a country, as Americans. Not getting behind a big lie and covering up for an insurrection because we wear a red hat."
"I've said this from election night on. The election was free and fair," said Stewart. "And when Donald Trump lost and Joe Biden won, he is the free and fair winner. I applauded him. I support him. He is our president of the United States. Why more Republicans don't acknowledge that, I don't know. But what is big and dumb and stupid, Amanda, is for republicans to go back and continue to relitigate the past instead of unite ... the midterm elections need to be about policy and not the past."
"I think protecting our institutions is a policy," said Carpenter. "I think when it comes to telling lies where people get into the voting booth, that's a policy. I think when people rant back voting rights based on big lies, that's a policy. And I don't agree with those policies. Maybe you do."
Amanda Carpenter and Alice Stewart square off on the future of the GOP www.youtube.com
GOP's Elise Stefanik mocked after throwing tantrum over Twitter's 'unconstitutional' suspension of her staffer
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Thursday threw a fit after Twitter apparently suspended the account of her communications director.
Using her own Twitter account, Stefanik not only decries Twitter's decision to suspend her communications director, she took things a step further and said it was "unconstitutional" for the company to do so, despite the fact that Twitter is a private company and is not the government.
"Twitter just suspended my Communications Director," she wrote. "An unconstitutional overreach SILENCING our voices and freedom of speech. Republicans are united in fighting back against Big Tech's tyranny. Millions of Americans will not be silenced!"
In fact, Twitter has already restored the staffer's account and said that their suspension was done in error.
Many followers pointed out to Stefanik that her claims about it being "unconstitutional" for Twitter to suspend accounts were legally illiterate, while others simply mocked her for trying to replicate former President Donald Trump's unique style of tweeting.
Check out some reactions below.
@EliseStefanik elise, if you really want to get this right you're gonna have to toss in a few 'sad!'s and stuff.— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1620304914.0
It's not unconstitutional, you dimwit. They're a private company. However, you "lawmaker" politicians enriched by t… https://t.co/CzDAtZ0SkQ— Mmaul523 (@Mmaul523)1620308612.0
*sigh* Twitter isn’t the government. It can’t violate the Constitution. https://t.co/zjcZGb0RxW— David French (@David French)1620307774.0
"Republicans are united in fighting back against Big Tech’s tyranny?" Really? The same 256 congressional Republic… https://t.co/FOi98CgE6f— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1620307613.0
🚨 🚨 Do you have any idea when the Constitution’s limitations apply? 🚨 🚨 https://t.co/OeUBwWYXwe— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1620306428.0
stefanik isn’t a moron, she just pretends to be one because it helps you get ahead in the house gop https://t.co/1NXnvnsU0e— Allahpundit (@Allahpundit)1620305746.0
Everything is tyranny or a war or a personal slight. What a way to live life... https://t.co/mJzsQHLth2— John T. Bennett (@John T. Bennett)1620308758.0
"Unconstitutional." Because Twitter is the fourth branch of government, or something. https://t.co/XxloyT6PCB— Robert Tracinski (@Robert Tracinski)1620305467.0
You're too intelligent to tweet this bullshit- which means you're just a cynical, power-hungry thug. https://t.co/6ZUgNVPEhg— Biden is THE MAN 🔯 (@Biden is THE MAN 🔯)1620305211.0
I cannot imagine having this little respect for voters’ intelligence https://t.co/y7LIFRqAa1— Jordan Acker (@Jordan Acker)1620304402.0
You can see why Republicans would want someone this smart in a leadership position. https://t.co/0DgsHG218a— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1620304116.0
Caitlyn Jenner's interview on Fox News' "Hannity" was so damaging she's getting decimated for her remarks on transgender girls in sports, "forest management," taking credit for California Governor Gavin Newsom loosening COVID restrictions, and for claiming there is absolutely nothing President Joe Biden has done for American workers.
But the one segment of her interview with host Sean Hannity that's getting the most attention is her comments about people living in California who are experiencing homelessness.
For those who haven't yet heard, Jenner is running as a Republican to unseat Governor Newsom, a Democrat, in California's recall election later this year.
She's made many missteps but Wednesday night's remarks were the worst to date.
Here's how she described the issue of Californians experiencing homelessness, after 15 months of a global pandemic that has hit people in the Golden State especially hard.
"My friends are leaving California," she told Hannity. "Actually, you know what, [at] my hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, 'where are you going?' And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless.'"
"I don't want to leave," Jenner added. "Either I stay and fight, or I get out of here."
Caitlyn Jenner to Hannity: "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless'" pic.twitter.com/Z1WbBBQXq7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 6, 2021
What Jenner is saying is she wants to fight people who are homeless. She's not saying she wants to make the lives of all people in California better, including those who are experiencing homelessness. She's not saying she has a way to get more people more jobs, improve California's economy so there's a good-paying job for everyone, and people who are without homes and jobs can be taken care of or go back to work so they can care for themselves and their families.
No, Jenner is going to fight people who are homeless and if she can't get rid of them, she's going to give up and "get out of here."
Because that's leadership?
Here's how people are responding:
All of my friends are packing up their personal airplane hangers and moving because they have to see the poors! https://t.co/y86Gcf7QMR
— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) May 6, 2021
You can't stand homeless people, so you pack up your $10 million hangar and fly your private plane to another state.
Me and my rich friends hate poor people... What a platform. https://t.co/J6mPDUpZ0D — Travis Akers (@travisakers) May 6, 2021
Treating homelessness as an inconvenience walking down the street rather than focusing on remedies to actually help them out of their situation is such utter elitist bullshit https://t.co/VBYSv5w0PP
— Dylan Haines (@DHaines1) May 6, 2021
love to pack up my plane hangar because other people are experience poverty https://t.co/51joQpfjmk
— Nathalie Baptiste (@nhbaptiste) May 6, 2021
When you lost the private airplane hanger crowd... https://t.co/PkLPXZ7VwA
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 6, 2021
My hangar! https://t.co/dKznFpRTYG
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) May 6, 2021
Discussions with your airline hangar neighbors are very relatable to the average voter https://t.co/m4HOLV94Df
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) May 6, 2021
Exactly, Caitlyn. Private jet owners are the victims. Because they are subjected to the specter of homelessness through the tinted windows of their limousines. You're a great humanitarian. https://t.co/9Jlzv9tmYA
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) May 6, 2021
Clearly she's a natural politician with razor-keen instincts for how to relate to the common folk https://t.co/tq9sSWWBSz
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) May 6, 2021
The 'we are the party of the working class now' candidate has thoughts https://t.co/VydcP2iZk6
— Lee (@pommylee) May 6, 2021
Caitlyn's betting big on the plane owning demographic. https://t.co/bZdXygPjIk
— S.A. Vance (@GothicNeo) May 6, 2021
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