The Democrats have shown time and time again that they don’t mind acting hypocritically — they don’t mind just as long as it doesn’t interrupt the political narrative that they have going against President Trump and company.
Former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire over accusations that he lied to Congress about his communications with a Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. However, it was recently uncovered that 30 different Democrats colluded with Russia during the Obama administration’s Iran Deal negotiations. Why hasn’t the media mentioned this inconsistency?
Senator David Perdue (R-GA) brought this situation to light. His goal was to point out the hypocrisy of people trying to pin Sessions for something that they themselves took part in.
The Georgia Senator noted, “We have literally reached a point where members of this body are slandering former colleagues for having and taking the same opportunities afforded to them.” As you can already imagine, no one was willing to take responsibility for their behavior, so Perdue elaborated further.
He spoke of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and how she tweeted that she had never met with or took a call from a Russian ambassador. However, her own Twitter account proves her wrong.
In one tweet from January 30th, 2013, she said, “Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions, even those in process.”
The second message from the time of the Iran Deal said, “Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework”
McCaskill had communications with Russian ambassadors on multiple occasions, but she feverishly denies it now that it doesn’t suit her needs. This is the kind of behavior that has taken place since President Trump won the election, and it is getting stale to many government officials on the Right.
Perdue continued his factual rant, “Thirty members, as a matter of fact, of this body met with the Russian Ambassador and ambassadors from other nations in 2015 for a sales pitch on President Obama’s deal with Iran. Many of them — including the senior senator from Missouri — were open supporters at that time of candidates in the presidential race.”
Then in August, Senate Democrat staff called three unnamed Democrats on the Iran Deal to meet with ambassadors around the globe including England, France, and Russia. Yet, no one wants to have a conversation about this, and it seems as if Americans are supposed to forget about the 30 Democrats and instead focus on Sessions.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) also helped gather the briefings on the Iran Deal for the Democrat Party, which also included the meeting of ambassadors. They worked together and eventually overcame the Republican filibuster, allowing the Iran Deal to materialize.
The point Perdue and the rest of the Republicans are making is that everyone should practice what they preach. If a politician isn’t consistent, they aren’t likely to be trusted, and constituents won’t bother to listen. The fact is the media is manipulating this information. The Democrat senators don’t want to come clean and are doing a great disservice to the country.