Rep. Steve Scalise Wins the Internet Responding to Bernie Supporter Keith Ellison About ‘Bernie Bros’
“Sanders was challenged during the Nevada debate about the actions of his supporters.”
One of the topics that came up during the Democrat debate on Wednesday night was the behavior of Bernie Sanders’ supporters on the internet.
So called “Bernie Bros” have earned a reputation for going after critics of Sanders and not always in a nice way.
Keith Ellison, a former Democrat congressman and current Attorney General in Minnesota, raised a question about this on Twitter and got an epic response from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Matt Vespa reports at Townhall:
Keith Ellison Asked for Examples of Bernie Bros Acting Badly…and Steve Scalise Totally Wrecked Him
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been slammed as sexists and misogynists. In 2016, his campaign was marred by allegations of sexual harassment that the Vermont democratic socialist didn’t really address. His excuse: he was too busy…losing to Hillary Clinton. In Nevada, his campaign and the state’s influential culinary union have been duking it out over the latter’s refusal to endorse anyone. Specifically, they cannot endorse Sanders because his health care plan would gut 150+ million private plans, many of which belong to union workers.
Sanders was challenged during the Nevada debate about the actions of his supporters. Of course, Bernie said that he’s not responsible for the actions of his bro legion and that he disavows anyone who engages in ugly attacks against other people. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who has endorsed Sanders, took to Twitter to ask if there are any examples of the Bernie bros acting outrageously because he hasn’t seen any such examples.
Here is Ellison’s tweet:
I have never seen @BernieSanders supporters being unusually mean or rude. Can someone send me an example of a “Bernie Bro” being bad. Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) February 20, 2020
This is Scalise’s response:
I can think of an example. https://t.co/KwuvyYgyGw
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 20, 2020
Scalise is obviously referring to the fact that he was shot and nearly killed by Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson in the spring of 2017 during a congressional baseball game in Virginia.
Gregg Re of FOX News has more on how the issue of supporter behavior was discussed at the debate:
The moment highlighted a brewing internal fight among Democrats after Wednesday night’s contentious presidential primary debate: Are candidates responsible for the conduct of their supporters in an increasingly heated election year?…
“Look, I have said many times before — we are all responsible for our supporters,” Warren told moderator Hallie Jackson at the NBC/MSNBC debate. “And, we need to step up. That’s what leadership is all about. But the way we are going to lead this country and beat Donald Trump is going to be with a candidate who has rock solid values and who actually gets something done.”
Her response came in response to Jackson’s question referencing Joe Biden’s comments on Sunday accusing Sanders supporters of bullying union leaders with “vicious, malicious, misogynistic things.” Biden, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” had called on Sanders to disavow online activists spreading hate in his name.
It’s only February, but Scalise may have already won Tweet of the Year.
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As a politician, Ellison cannot be that naive to forget the assault on Scalice and the Rs ball team. He does operate with the cover of the dinosaur media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party. To me, that explains a lot.
I disagree. I just think Ellison is stupid.
Embrace the fully inclusive conjunction “and.” In other words, it’s all those things AND he’s stupid too. Because the media does cover for him.
But I take it a step further. Ellison seems mentally bent. The same way Ilhan Omar seems bent, and the same way Louis Farrakhan seems bent. The smug sophistry, the racial bigotry, the antisemitism, all with a little smirk. And delusional, because these people seem to genuinely believe their own bs. These people aren’t right, psychologically or spiritually.
Your comment made me literally laugh out loud. It’s funny because it’s true.
He’s probably worse than bernie. Notice nothing happened when his ex girlfriend complained about his domestic violence against her?
Or the fact he forgot to add Yet to this statement he made –
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”
Sure he can. It’s easy to forget stuff from that long ago, and details like who the shooter voted for.
I think the bigger issue is the see no evil, hear no evil, admit no evil rules that Democrats seem to operate under. Trump and his voters are attacked for being violent, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and bigots of every kind. Evidence is not required, guilt by association, or choice of hat, suffices. By contrast actual misconduct by Bernie & his Bros is considered forgettable andor fake news.
Why the double standard? How can the LeftMSM be forced into having some integrity?
Kaiser’s Maxim: “The Left will always, eventually, resort to violence, threats of violence, or glorification of violence to advance its agenda. Always.”
Weird how the MSM conveniently ignores that fact…
The MSM not only does not ignore it, but empowers the violent left by targeting, and then using the right as justification for the left’s violence.
The Tweet heard round the world!
I think Ellison has hit the affirmative action ceiling for his capabilities.
Wrong! [Thanks for playing] The Affirmative Action ceiling is someplace north of POTUS.
Who controls the past, controls the present; who controls the present controls the future.
If nobody remembers the violence done for political ends, they get the ends, without the cost of having done the violence.
So repeat, repeat, repeat, remind, and repeat. They did it, they insisted, make them own it.
— Shooting up a softball practice; part righteous rage, part flipping the chamber by elimination.
— Armed, uniformed folks outside polling places … and the (not political at all) DoJ dropped the prosecution. (There’s a list of dropped prosecutions. Intesting that the tactic switched from mostlly specious droppings, to mostly specious prosecutions, when the guy on top changed. Almost like it matters who gets dirtied up if they get caught…)
— “Punch back twice as hard.” Also “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.” Sitting president, those.
— “… and you better believe we’re keeping track, brother.”
— “Nice suit you’re getting smothered with. You know, we’ll drop if, and you don’t even have to admit guilt. Just a little rake-off for our friends in this adovcacy group over here.”
— “Dear Colleague” (But that isn’t regulation or enforcemnt, so any approval, accountability or review isn’t required.)
— It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood, a rainbow day in the neighborhood; your neignborhood, and after we take your money (in taxes) you won’t get it back (in grants) unless we like the stats. Your programs and policies are no defense.(*)
— All that violence at the VA 2A ralley.
— Fencing people out of access to their legislature is just heinous … shame that the VA Dems did it as soon as they got a bare majority. Not the law, BTW.
Also did anyone notice that the Oregon republicans are about to flee the state over the renewed globull warming tax the shyster governor is trying to get passed?
Hopefully they escape and the dems can’t get enough to form a quorum.