Democrats have spent the last few years accusing Republicans of being election deniers, then they turned around and made an election denier their new leader in the House.
Republicans have pointed out the hypocrisy of this.
Time Magazine to the rescue. Time wants you to know that it’s totally different when Democrats do this.
Hot Air reports:
Time: Denying election results legit is not election denying
Time magazine has invented a new definition of “election denial.” It boils dow to this: only Donald Trump supporters can be election deniers. Nobody else.
The new definition was necessary because lots of Democrats have denied the legitimate results of elections. Most prominently the new House Democrat Leader has denied the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election in 2016.
BREAKING: Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries was just elected as the new leader of the House Democrats. pic.twitter.com/skZqcnXiG7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 30, 2022
Why Republicans’ Attacks on Hakeem Jeffries Are Misleading
In recent days, some top Republicans have called Rep. Hakeem Jeffries an “election denier,” starting a line of attack against the New York Democrat after he was chosen to lead his party as House Minority Leader next year.
“The newly elected incoming leader of House Democrats is a past election denier who basically said the 2016 election was quote ‘illegitimate,’” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Thursday, “and suggested that we had a quote ‘fake president.’”
The Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Twitter account also posted a tweet on Wednesday referring to Jeffries as an “election denier.”…
The term “election denier” has taken on a particular meaning, however, after Trump’s failed re-election campaign. The phrase has come to be associated with Republicans who claim the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, assert without evidence there was fraud in 2020 voting, and cast doubt on secure voting systems—claims that lead to the deadly January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Calling Jeffries an “election denier’ is misleading and conflates different issues. “Casting unfounded doubt on the outcome of an election is irresponsible when either party does it,” says Rachel Orey, associate director of the Elections Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonpartisan Washington think tank. “But I think it’s important to remember that the culture around elections was quite different before 2020.
The bias is so blatant it’s almost unbelievable.