Ben Rhodes was the member of Obama’s team who helped push through the Iran deal by lying to the media – a fact he later bragged about. Now he’s angry about tax reform and the erasure of Obama’s legacy so he’s lashing out at Republicans on Twitter. He’s even fantasizing about people’s deaths.
The Daily Caller reports:
Ben Rhodes Muses About Pence, Ryan And McConnell’s Death. Scalise’s Response Shut Him Down
Former Obama deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes mused about the deaths of top Republicans on Twitter Thursday before being scolded by GOP Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was severely injured in the June Congressional baseball practice shooting.
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017
Rhodes issued the inflammatory tweet in response to fellow Obama White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who joked that he hopes President Donald Trump’s Instagram photo celebrating the passage of the GOP tax reform bill appears on the front page of The New York Times when Trump is indicted. Pfeiffer didn’t specify what Trump would be indicted for.
Rhodes agreed and added that the image should also accompany the obituaries of Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Scalise, who spent weeks in critical condition after he was shot during a practice for the annual Congressional baseball game, suggested Rhodes reassess his messaging.
Frank Luntz made a great point about this:
If a conservative had tweeted about wanting to see obituaries for the Vice-President and House/Senate leaders, it would be front-page outrage.
But since a former Obama staff member said it… 🦗🦗🦗 https://t.co/bR1qVq3cgl
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 21, 2017