GOP rep who raised Trump’s massive lie is irritated when requested if Biden received the election
Now I’m glad I don’t have to weigh basic claims about consensus reality against the melting ballast of Donald John Trump. This kind of cognitive dissonance could break your head. Or at least lead to an irritated exchange like this one between Zeldin and the POLITICO reporters Ryan Lizza and Tara Palmeri.
LIZZA: “This is a question we’ve gotten from a lot of people who have heard you will be on the show, and that means can you clearly say that Joe Biden won the presidential election? And just to remind viewers, you voted against certification of results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Can you say that clearly? “
ZELDIN: “Yes, Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and so you will become the President of the United States.”
Lizza: “[Laughs] “Is” or “won”? … I made a very deliberate request for him to win the presidential election. “
ZELDIN: Yes, and then I went on and answered. If you want to give me my answer, you can, but I thought I’d be here to answer my own questions. “
Lizza: No, no, I will not give your answer. I’m just saying you said he was the president and I asked if he won the presidency. “
ZELDIN: Okay, this is the third time you’ve asked me and I’ve said yes twice, so I don’t know how many more times to say yes and what your agenda is, um, but really it is. It’s a bit ridiculous to me a third time to ask, but please go ahead and ask me again. “
PALMERI: “He’s just clearing the answer to make sure he’s got it right.”
ZELDIN: You have a fourth time.
PALMERI: “I wouldn’t call that a question.”
ZELDIN: “You go for the fifth time next time too.”
Or … he could have just said, “Of course I can. Joe Biden won. “Instead, he must be an asshole.
Note that Lizza did not ask if Biden “legitimately” won. Zeldin might have folded into a Transformers action figure and rolled off the camera if that had happened. Or immediately drew a Sean Spicer.
But, hey, if these quislings behave like this, when asked about an attempted overthrow of the legitimate US government at the behest of a failed, unnaturally colored serial loser, maybe they should all be asked that question. Like every day. Until they give clear, non-floury answers on their first night in Vegas without acting like wildly drunk howler monkeys.
It might not make them better lawmakers, but it sure would be entertaining.
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