In a brutally blunt column by Leonard Pitts -- written as an open letter -- Mike Pence was scorched for recent comments in defense of the Jan. 6th Capitol riot mob, with Pitt's asking: "Is there no low to which you will not stoop?"
Earlier in the week, Donald Trump's former vice president went on Fox News and complained to host Sean Hannity that reporting on the insurrection that had lawmakers fleeing for their lives was overblown
According to Pence, "I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration's failed agenda by focusing on one day in January. They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020."
Those words set off Pitts who fired back and stated that Pence -- in his ambition to someday be president -- has lost touch with reality.
"Most of them are fervid adherents of bizarre conspiracy theories and fascist dogmas that might yet burn this country down. Many of them spew a noxious slurry of racial, religious and sexual hatreds that defame the principles we purport to hold dear," Pitts wrote. "And on Jan. 6 of this year, a mob of them broke into the U.S. Capitol. They injured police officers. They drove Congress from its own house. They looted government property. They called for federal officials — including you — to be lynched. They smeared feces on the walls."
Taking Pence to task, he added, "Bad enough a right-wing horde smashes into the citadel of American democracy because they didn't like the outcome of the election. What's infinitely worse — what's flat-out pathetic — is all the alleged conservatives downplaying, blame-shifting — and even lionizing — that act of insurrection," before adding, "Now here you come, former vice president of the United States, no less, crowding into the clown car with them. Really, sir, have you no shame? Is there no low to which you will not stoop?"
"One has to wonder: Did you people ever really love this country or was that just something you said back when folks like you were the only ones in charge, nobody else had a voice and you thought it would be that way always?" he asked before adding, "Now you say media are out to 'demean' you all? Why would media bother? You've done an excellent job of demeaning yourselves."
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