Former Obama national security spokesman Ben Rhodes is getting ripped to pieces online over a very unsettling remark he tweeted about the GOP leadership last night.
After Congressional Republicans assembled at the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their new tax bill, former Obama communications adviser Dan Pfeiffer said he’s anticipating President Trump’s imminent impeachment:
I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017
Rhodes responded to this with an…eyebrow-raising comment about Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Mike Pence.
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
As it were, there are quite a few people on Twitter who are not impressed with Rhodes for insinuating that he’s eagerly awaiting the day three of the country’s top ranking political officials drop dead:
Today in wishing death on your political opponents. https://t.co/Ftm4hCk1oe
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 21, 2017
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 21, 2017
Wishing death on your political opponents? You are truly the most disgusting people ever to have occupied the White House. Thank God @realDonaldTrump is undoing much of the damage you did. https://t.co/Wddftb7PYG
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) December 21, 2017
Wait. So you’re openly fantasizing about reading the death notices of Congressional leaders and the Vice President? Your respect for democratic norms knows no bounds. https://t.co/5v4gCcjrss
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) December 21, 2017
Hoping people die? Tolerant progressive liberal I see.
— Matt Marksberry (@SirLEFTYDuro) December 21, 2017
What an insanely dumb tweet. https://t.co/3hyygxnVtd
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) December 21, 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah to you too!
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) December 21, 2017
If a conservative had tweeted about wanting to see obituaries for the Vice-President and House/Senate leaders, it would be front-page outrage.
But since a former Obama staff member said it… ??? https://t.co/bR1qVq3cgl
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 21, 2017
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) December 21, 2017
Wow. Do you regret this @brhodes? Often I my show through the 8 years of President Obama’s tenure show I urged people to pray for safety and health of 44. This is shocking to ordinary Americans. https://t.co/9EQAIvhibG
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 21, 2017
So now the echo chamber is a death chamber. https://t.co/PHnhzcKfhH
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 21, 2017
Keep running your mouth Ben. You have nothing left. Sad & pathetic little man. https://t.co/MNN3RpcJEv
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) December 21, 2017
And if the point wasn’t clear enough, here’s what House of Representatives Majority Whip and nearly-assassinated congressman Steve Scalise had to say:
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017
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