Brennan Screwed With The Wrong Rep! Emmer's Hammered Her For Blaming Pelosi Attack On Him
'Face The Nation' quickly became a clown show after host Margaret Brennan tried to tie GOP Rep Tom Emmer to the attack on the House Speaker's husband Paul Pelosi's violent attack. Brennan used a video that Emmers shared on Twitter with the hashtag "Fire Pelosi". A popular moment on social media to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired from office—Not fired from life.
“On your Twitter feed, you posted this video we're going to show just a few days ago where you're firing a gun and it says, enjoyed exercising my second amendment rights, hashtag fire Pelosi. Why is there a gun in a political ad at all?" Brennan shrieked.
Emmers wasn't having any of it and Brennan quickly found out that she has screwed with the wrong GOP rep!
“It's interesting Margaret that we're talking about this this morning when a couple years back when a Bernie Sanders supporter shot Steve Scalise,” Emmer asked.
“We did extensive coverage of what happened to Steve Scalise,” Brennan shot back. Yet coverage and tying a mass shooter to a prominent Democrat politician who reportedly inspired him with toxic political rhetoric are two very different things.
“Nobody tried to equate Democrats' rhetoric,” Emmer pointed out.
Brennan tried desperately to turn the focus back to Emmer’s tweet but he wasn’t having it. “I never saw anyone after Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter,” Emmer pointed out one last time before Brennan switched gears completely.
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MARGARET BRENNAN: I want to ask you about this when it comes to political violence. On your Twitter feed you posted this video we're going to show just a few days ago where you're firing a gun and it says, enjoyed exercising my second amendment rights, hashtag fire Pelosi. Why is there a gun in a political ad at all?
REP. TOM EMMER: It wasn't an ad. I was --
BRENNAN: Hashtag fire Pelosi with a weapon.
EMMER: Well, now --
BRENNAN: Wouldn't a pink slip be more fitting if it's about firing her?
EMMER: It's interesting, Margaret.
BRENNAN: Why a gun?
EMMER: It's interesting Margaret that we're talking about this this morning when a couple years back when a Bernie Sanders supporter shot Steve Scalise--
BRENNAN: Which was horrendous, which was horrific, which is why we should be not putting weapons—
EMMER: I never heard you or anyone else in the media trying to blame Democrats for what happened. We need to stay focused on—
BRENNAN: We did extensive coverage of what happened to Steve Scalise.
EMMER: Excuse me?
BRENNAN: There was extensive news coverage—
EMMER: Nobody tried to equate Democrats' rhetoric—
BRENNAN: I'm not talking about rhetoric. I'm talking about what you posted. You're shooting a gun. Our viewers just saw it. Hashtag fire Pelosi.
EMMER: Exercising our Second Amendment rights--
BRENNAN: That's not a debate about the Second Amendment! That's not a debate about the Second Amendment. Hashtag fire Pelosi. Do you understand not that that is suggestive to people who are in a bad state and in this current environment how risky it is?
EMMER: I disagree.
BRENNAN: As you’re talking about the importance of lowering the rhetoric why leave that up?
EMMER: Again, I never saw anyone after Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter—
BRENNAN: I'm talking about right now.
BRENNAN: What's happening now.
EMMER: Equate the Democratic rhetoric with those actions. Please don't do that.