Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) went on a huge rant about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling him and liar and even mocking his appearance among other things. And it all happened on your favorite fake news network!
CNN’s Poppy Harlow and John Berman at least asked him if this was the mature thing to do; his answer in that regard was terrible.
He seemingly blames Trump for all the problems going on right now.
“To prejudge his testimony, I mean, your tweets about him being a liar were before he even appeared in front of you,” Harlow said. “Why is that appropriate? Why prejudge him?”
Sessions seemed to say the hearing was unnecessary because from his perspective, it was an established fact Sessions previously lied under oath.
“Because he lied to [the] U.S. Senate,” Lieu said. He continued his accusation that Sessions lied to Congress during his confirmation hearings, an accusation Sessions vehemently denied. Lieu also justified the words he used to describe Sessions by saying they were ones President Donald Trump had used.
Harlow and Berman did not accept Lieu’s answers.
“But does that make it right?” Harlow said. “Do you like seeing the president use words like that, like ‘lying Ted,’ so then you repeat them?”
“I am absolutely highlighting it, and until the president changes, I am going to keep doing it because I do want to highlight how ridiculous it is,” Lieu said.
“Is that a grownup thing to do, Congressman?” Berman asked.
“So remember when Michelle Obama had that beautiful line, right, ‘when they go low we go high?’ My view is when they go low, we fight back, and I’m going to fight back,” Lieu said.
Last, besides pockets of liberals who might get off on this act of middle school Twitter play, what does this accomplish other than showing you’re a total man-child throwing a temper tantrum? It just shows you that this election continues to drive people nuts. Trump is president. Sessions is attorney general. We won; you lost. Get the hell over it. Oh, on a side note, if Democrats think this evidence-free Russian collusion story is going to oust Trump, they’re sadly mistaken.