The right-wing machine is in full effect, with the Boy Who Cried Christian Persecution joining Pat Robertson in calling for Donald Trump to fire investigator Robert Mueller. Not because Mueller did anything wrong, of course, but because the facts don’t make the evangelicals’ preferred candidate look good.
Todd Starnes said on his Fox News radio show yesterday that Mueller has been waging “political jihad on the White House” even since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
“Bob Mueller is nothing more than a partisan hack,” Starnes added. “I believe this is an attempt by the Democrats … to overthrow a democratically elected president.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, I believe the president needs to take immediate action here,” he continued. “I believe he needs to go ahead, rip off the Band-Aid, rip of the duct tape and fire Bob Mueller because I see the end game here … We know how this is going to end and it’s not going to end well. It’s time to get rid of Bob Mueller and it’s time to get rid of his partisan cronies. It’s time to stop the jihad.”
First of all, there’s a difference between a “democratically elected president” (which suggests it’s what the majority of voters wanted) and one who won thanks to the Electoral College. Starnes of all people would know that.
But even if you set aside the hyperbole, look at what Starnes says: “It’s not going to end well.” The only reason it wouldn’t “end well” in Starnes’ view is because all the facts are so incredibly damaging to Trump that they threaten his administration or his presidency.
Starnes never cares about the facts, only in advancing his personal religious and political interests at any cost. If the Constitution or the law gets in his way, then it’s the Constitution and law that are the problem. It’s precisely why no one should take him seriously.
(via Right Wing Watch)