Don Lemon: People Harassing Ted Cruz at Restaurant Wasn’t ‘Mob Behavior,’ It’s ‘People Who Are Upset’
CNN host Don Lemon took a similar stance with his colleague Brooke Baldwin about what defines a mob.
Earlier in the day, Daily Beast columnist Matt Lewis argued that the anti-Kavanaugh protestors who harassed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a restaurant last month were a “mob,” a term Baldwin referred to as “the m-word” and rejected Lewis’ declaration.
Lemon began by showing a clip of President Donald Trump at a rally referring to Democrats as an “angry leftwing mob” and asked if calling those who protested Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a “mob” was “a bit much.”
GOP commentator Alice Stewart believed calling them a “mob” was accurate, pointing to those who were banging on the doors of the Supreme Court and those who harassed Sen. Cruz and his wife Heidi Cruz as well as the yelling towards Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in elevators.
“But that doesn’t mean that people don’t get to object,” Lemon pushed back. “That’s your right as an American to object. It’s covered in the First Amendment. It’s like the first one!”
Lewis chimed in and again argued those anti-Kavanaugh protestors engaged in “mob behavior.”
“Is it mob behavior? Not it’s not mob behavior,” Lemon told Lewis. “It’s people who are upset and they’re angry with the way the country is going.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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