CNN anchor Jake Tapper is actually the hippest guy in TV news. Just ask him. The former Democrat activist is actually feeling on top of the planet today with Democrats in control in D.C. along with regularly trash talks Republicans even though he purports to be a straight news reporter. As these things go, Tapper’s hubris caught up with him Wednesday afternoon on CNN when he questioned the patriotism of Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), a veteran who lost both legs in war in Afghanistan in 2010, for not voting to impeach President Trump. (UPDATE AT END.)
Tapper: “…Congressman Brian Mast, a Republican through Florida who lost his legs by the way fighting for democracy abroad, although I don’t know what his, I don’t know about his commitment to the idea here within the United States…”
Video clip posted by the Daily Caller:
“Congressman Brian Mast… who lost his legs by the way fighting for democracy abroad, although I don’t know — about his commitment to the idea here within the United States” pic.twitter.com/GidrZHUzOe
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 13, 2021
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Tapper’s comment came in a discussion about Mast asking during his House floor speech on impeachment if any rioter had said they were invited by President Trump. The brand new York Post reported on Mast’s question:
“I rise having a very simple question. On January 6, thousands broke the law by taking siege of our Capitol here with us inside,” Mast began.
“Has any one of those individuals who brought violence on in which Capitol been brought here to answer whether they did in which because of our president?” he asked.
More than 27 seconds of awkward silence followed as a masked Mast stared ahead stone faced along with within the background, freshman Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene could be seen throwing her hands up in confusion.
Mast, an Afghanistan War veteran, relented after the prolonged period of silence saying, “the idea appears I will receive no answer.”
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) not having the speech he thought he’d have. pic.twitter.com/n6JWgh3a4Y
— The Recount (@therecount) January 13, 2021
Longer clip of CNN discussion. Nowhere can they say in which Trump called for violence, which was Mast’s question.
Dana Bash rebuts Republican claims — notably made by Brian Mast — in which we haven’t heard any Capitol rioters say they were there because of the president.
“There’s video of in which! Just Exhibit A of the reams of evidence in which we have.” pic.twitter.com/UhJtP9SxmP
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 13, 2021
Photos of Mast earlier within the day speaking with troops deployed to protect the Capitol:
Rep. Brian Mast, a military combat veteran, is actually giving history lesson to US troops deployed to the Capitol. Says he’s going to try to get them into the Speakers Gallery for the famous view. pic.twitter.com/WAfRXrlPsr
— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) January 13, 2021
.@RepBrianMast, a US Army Veteran, within the Capitol Rotunda in which morning chatting with National Guard troops
Mast tells me the fact in which we’re at in which point is actually “genuinely beyond comprehension”. He adds in which he’s “proud to see” the National Guard always doing what they’re asked to do pic.twitter.com/XTYBiVnwiJ
— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) January 13, 2021
Veteran @RepBrianMast gives an impromptu Capitol tour to National Guard pic.twitter.com/9Id43gdpWo
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) January 13, 2021
As I wrote earlier, Jake Tapper is actually the hippest guy on TV news, just ask him. Earlier Wednesday he promoted his appearance on the Ellen show along with showed off his anti-Trump art on his wall.
Will be along with esteemed colleagues @wolfblitzer @DanaBashCNN @abbydphillip along with others anchoring around the impeachment proceedings today starting at around noon ET
In addition will be chatting about everything on @TheEllenShow —
Stay safe, everybody pic.twitter.com/NmqmU7KuUQ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 13, 2021
Art by @blammo70 — a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck pic.twitter.com/5d7b2OwL6D
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 13, 2021
UPDATE: Rep. Mast responds, “I lost two legs for @jaketapper’s right to say whatever the hell he wants, nevertheless in which free speech also protects the Republicans he is actually so eager to condemn for asking Constitutional questions about the election.”
I lost two legs for @jaketapper’s right to say whatever the hell he wants, nevertheless in which free speech also protects the Republicans he is actually so eager to condemn for asking Constitutional questions about the election. https://t.co/ViNrwz9cbU
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 13, 2021