There appears to be no shortage in ways that the liberal left can embarrass themselves in the name of their repugnant “resistance” to the President of the United States.
Sure, I get it: Donald Trump was an unorthodox choice for Commander in Chief, but he was still the nation’s choice. There isn’t a single argument that would apply here in favor of any different conclusion.
The closest the left can get to delegitimizing the presidency is through their #RussiaGate hoax which, God willing, will be coming to an end in the coming days. We heard just today from Vice President Mike Pence on the subject, with The Donald’s right hand man sternly informing Robert Mueller as to what his next few moves should be.
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday he believes it’s time for special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other potential misdeeds by those in the president’s orbit.
“In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up.” Pence told NBC News following the release of three Americans held by North Korea.
Pence said the Trump administration has “fully cooperated” with Mueller’s probe, including turning over more than one million documents. President Donald Trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt,” and his outside counsel, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, has called on the Justice Department to put an end to the probe.
Additionally, this investigation shouldn’t be obstructing the President’s work anyway. If Mueller gets anything good, there is little doubt that the mainstream media is going to let it slide on down the social media chute without the fanfare of a thousand “Stormy” stories. That’s still a big if, however.
Outside of Mueller, the “resistance” has revealed itself in a myriad of preposterous positions, not the least of which came during a rare outburst within the hearing to confirm Trump appointee Gina Haspel to head the CIA.
Stranger still: The angry outburst came from a nearly 80 year old former spook with 27 years in the CIA.
A former CIA employee was charged Thursday with resisting arrest and unlawfully disrupting Congress after protesting at Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing to be CIA director.
Ray McGovern, who is 78 years old, was dragged out of the hearing Wednesday and pinned to the ground as he denounced Haspel’s role in post-9/11 waterboarding of terrorism suspects.
“I wish you wouldn’t beat up an old man,” McGovern told U.S. Capitol Police officers, who told him repeatedly to stop resisting.
“I’m not resisting. No I’m not. I’m laying on the ground,” McGovern said in a video clip viewed more than 550,000 times on Twitter and another 400,000 times on Facebook, as of Thursday afternoon. He said he believed one of his arms had been dislocated.
Given the history of McGovern, and the alleged abuses at the hands of Haspel, the outburst may be only the beginning.
With McGovern facing actual charges, this will allow for the spy-turned-activist to explain, on the record, why he was interrupting the Haspel hearing. This will likely beget a lengthy discussion of Haspel’s record on the subject of torture – the exact situation that McGovern was looking for in the first place.