Idiot: Pelosi Parrots Fake News in Statement on Tillerson Firing
In the aftermath of Rex Tillerson’s firing on Tuesday, several news outlets ignored their own reporting in an attempt to connect the Secretary of State’s sudden ousting with his hardline approach to Russia’s poisoning of a British spy. That connection would have been impossible, of course; every reputable news agency in the country – NOT just the White House – confirmed that Trump was ready to pull the trigger on the previous Friday.
Tillerson himself was told by Chief of Staff John Kelly to prepare for a negative tweet over the weekend, but he apparently didn’t get the hint. Long story short, there is NOTHING in the record to suggest that Trump suddenly made this decision because Tillerson blamed Russia for the poisoning. In fact, Trump himself has said he believes Moscow was behind the ruthless attack.
But none of that stopped House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from releasing a statement based on nothing more substantial than her own feeble conclusions and the false reporting of the left-wing blogosphere.
“Secretary Tillerson’s firing sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal,” she said. “President Trump’s actions show that every official in his Administration is at the mercy of his personal whims and his worship of Putin.
“It is no wonder that the President has trouble attracting high-caliber people to his Administration when he undercuts and humiliates those he supposedly respects,” she continued.
This is not just pathetic and idiotic; it’s recklessly irresponsible. It is not too much to ask that our elected leaders get their facts straight before insinuating that the President of the United States is under the thumb of a hostile foreign government. If Joe “ThinkProgress” Dummy wants to make this claim on his blog, fine. But there’s no reason we should accept this level of nonsense from one of the top Democrats in Congress. We don’t expect much from Nancy Pelosi, but this is a new low even for her. She owes the country an apology for jumping to the wrong conclusions.