Last night I watched part of Tucker Carlson’s (always worthwhile) show on Fox News Channel. One of his guests was Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who proceeded to rant and rave until his time ran out about how should not just recuse himself, he should resign, be charged with crimes and presumably (though he did not say it in so many word) do jail time.
Carlson tried to ask Cicilline a few questions, but mostly Cicilline talked over him – and ignored the couple that Carlson actually got out anyway.
During his rant, Cicilline made several phony claims – among them that 17 intelligence agencies had accused Russia of hacking during the 2016 election. Listening to that you’d swear that, one after the other, they issued damning reports.
The truth? There were two reports.
The Department of Homeland Security – thoroughly partisan under Obama appointee Jeh Johnson – made a “joint statement” on behalf of 16 agencies. And the other was made by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – run by the Obama toady James Clapper.
In other words, the “17 agencies” consisted of two reports from Obama appointees. Notice a bit of difference there?
With this in mind, I checked to see how safe or vulnerable David Cicilline is in his congressional district. And I found, to absolutely no surprise, that he won the last election in his Democrat-heavy Rhode Island district, with 64% of the vote. In other words, Cicilline is as safe as Rickey Henderson stealing against a passed ball.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here. Democrats have GOT to rein in the people like this, who personally will not be damaged by their ridiculous performances, but have contributed to taking down so many Democrats in vulnerable districts/states, that the party is now in its worst shape in over a century.
I wonder whether they understand this – or, if so, whether they have the intestinal fortitude to do something about it.