During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Adam Schiff called VP Pence “pathetic” and said he’ll “mimic anything the President says.”
You know, it’s pathetic, not surprising, but pathetic — the degree to which the vice president will mimic anything the president says. Apparently, it’s not the vice president’s view that a national security advisor that lies to him about contacts he’s having with the Russians — well, that’s perfectly fine.
He’d happy to have him around. Let’s not forget what the lies were about: The Russians interfered in our election in 2016 to help elect Donald Trump. And shortly thereafter, Barack Obama imposed sanctions on the Russians for interfering in our democracy. And then, Mike Flynn has a conversation with the Russians and reportedly told the Russians, don’t react to these sanctions, the implication being, we’re going to make this problem go away.
After all, as we know, the Russians helped elect Donald Trump, and this is what he lied about. He lied about those conversations with the Russians that were meant to undermine the sanctions imposed on their interference in our democracy.
Bill Barr says, you know, those lies just don’t matter. That’s breathtaking. Now, they couldn’t say that he didn’t lie because he pled guilty repeatedly. He also said in his plea that these were material lies. And for now, Bill Barr to do the president’s bidding, for Mike Pence to echo the president’s attempt to rewrite history — it’s a full-scale assault on the rule of law and so discouraging.