Arizona Rep. Eli Crane, a Republican, made a name for himself Tuesday by calling out the media over their “insurrection” lies.
Appearing among a group of House Republicans promoting a resolution that states former President Donald Trump never engaged in an insurrection on Jan. 6th, 2021, Crane tore the media a new one.
While the whole speech was a humdinger directed at the lying, partisan, and corrupt media, even the beginning was pure, unadulterated fire.
“You know, what I love about this, watching where President Trump is at in the polls, I love it because it shows the American people don’t trust you guys, and they shouldn’t because you guys are full of it, and everybody knows it,” he bluntly and unapologetically told reporters.
“There’s a few honest journalists in this town, but they are very few and far between,” he added.
He then moved on to addressing the topic of the day: The so-called “insurrection” that Trump had allegedly participated in.
“You know how I know it wasn’t an insurrection?” he asked rhetorically. “Because he hasn’t been charged with insurrection, [yet] we can all see by the lawfare how he’s facing up over 700 years in jail right now, how they’ve tried to destroy this man, destroy his businesses.”
Yet despite all these efforts, he continued, they’ve been unable to convict Trump of insurrection, let alone jaywalking. Seems strange.
“You know how else I know it’s not an insurrection?” he added. “Because this is the first ‘insurrection’ in the history of the world where the people that were a part of it were unarmed.”
Plus, he noted, there are Trump’s own words to consider.
“Last thing I want to say about how I know it’s not an insurrection is because I actually listened to the words of the president. If you’re trying to stoke an insurrection, you don’t tell the people listening, ‘Hey, I want you to go over there peacefully and patriotically,'” he said.
Jim Jordan slams Dems for conveniently omitting ‘peacefully and patriotically’ portion of Trump’s… https://t.co/7hdV28elRD
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) February 11, 2021
Moving on, Crane then began slamming both Democrats and their media allies over their convoluted “insurrection” narrative.
“This is not an insurrection. What it is is a party that’s scared to death of this man because he’s America first, and he’s shown time and time again he’s willing to bust up the swamp, and he continues to beat you like a drum. That’s what this is really about,” he said.
“And for all you journalists out there, you know, that are pretty cowardly — some in this room right now — you don’t have the balls to write the truth and even if you did, your publishers wouldn’t publish it because you’re a part of a propaganda outlet — probably one of the biggest in the history of the world,” he added.
Perhaps in the hopes of inspiring some REAL JOURNALISM, Crane then posed some questions for actual journalists to try answer.
“If you had any courage, I want you to ask some questions about that day January 6th that we keep talking about. Why is the pipe bomber not been caught yet? Huh? Why is the pipe bomber not being caught? The one individual that could have committed multiple mass casualties has not been caught yet,” he said.
“Here’s some other questions for you journalists to ask. Why did it take so long for Ray Epps to be charged? Go watch videos of Ray Epps on that day and how he was stoking the entire thing and how long it took him to be charged, and yet there were so many people that were brought into the DC jail and they’re still there to this day,” he added.
— BPR based (@DumpstrFireNews) January 7, 2024
Concluding his speech, he taunted the media by noting that Trump will “probably … be the president of the United States once again.”
The resolution he and the other Republicans got together to promote was reportedly pieced together by Reps. Matt Gaetz and Elise Stefanik.
“More than 60 Republicans — led by Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida and Representative Elise Stefanik of New York — said on Tuesday that they had signed onto a resolution declaring that Mr. Trump ‘did not engage in insurrection,'” according to The New York Times.
“The measure aims to influence courts and state election officials who are weighing whether Mr. Trump is eligible to hold office under the 14th Amendment’s ban on insurrectionists,” the Times reported.
“It’s not the job of the states, and especially not the job of some bureaucrats in Colorado, to make this assessment and interfere with the rights of voters to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice,” Gaetz said.
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