NBC’s Ari Melber Slams Spicer After Presser For Defending ‘Widespread Criminal Conspiracy’

The Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC, Ari Melber, took to the airwaves moments after Sean Spicer wrapped up his second press conference to slam the administration for continuing to fan the flames of the widely debunked  claims that millions of people voted illegally.

Spicer, who opened up Tuesday’s presser by fielding a question from the conservative-leaning Lifezette, argued that President Trump continues to hold onto firm beliefs that “millions” of illegal votes were cast in the general election, costing him the popular vote totals. Melber slammed Spicer’s line of rhetoric firmly, noting, “what he said was false.” These accusations, said Melber, have been “repeatedly and widely debunked.”

“He is the spokesman for the United States, for the White House,” Melber pointed out, further indicating the key differences between being in bombastic campaign mode and actual governing. He said, “and [Spicer] is speaking of an allegation of widespread crimes… to effect the outcome of the election.”

Melber further characterized the claims as being part of a, “widespread multi-million person criminal conspiracy.” He continued by criticizing the press secretary further by invoking the eventual role of the Justice Department to investigate or prosecute these crimes; he said, “He made a bad problem must worse.” At the conclusion of the segment, Melber told anchor Katy Tur, “it makes no sense because it’s not supposed to make sense because it’s a conspiracy theory, but this is reality now. This is not alternative facts.”

Watch above via MSNBC.

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