Don Lemon Torches GOP Outrage Over Neera Tanden’s Tweets: ‘The Hypocrisy of the Republican Party is Off the Charts’


CNN’s Don Lemon is less than impressed with Republican officials demanding bipartisanship civility after years of ignoring or making excuses for former President Donald Trump.

Lemon led CNN Tonight with a segment on the GOP outrage over Neera Tanden’s history of mean tweets before she was nominated to lead the Office of Management and Budget. The CNN anchor argued that Republicans have some nerve, demanding civility when they don’t engage in it themselves, nor did they ask for it while Trump was stirring up anger and division while in office.

“The hypocrisy of the Republican party is off the charts,” Lemon declared.

Lemon went on by calling out examples of the GOP’s “hypocrisy,” starting with Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) dodge when asked if Republicans have any grounds for criticizing Tanden after years of Trump’s conduct. He had a similar disdain for Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) clumsy attempt to claim that his objections to Tanden go beyond her tweets.

“Who campaigned on civility and reaching out across the aisle while the other person was campaigning on the exact opposite?” Lemon scoffed. “It is really rich that Republicans suddenly think that mean tweets disqualify a person from serving in our government — well, a Democratic woman anyway — when they tolerated the former president’s Twitter wars for years, even though his tweets incited an insurrection, got him permanently banned from Twitter. Now all of a sudden they care about the mean tweets.”

The segment went on with Lemon mocking Republicans for calling liberals “snowflakes” and undermining their own arguments against Tanden by continuing to engage in personal insults.

“I want this to be clear: name-calling should really be beneath our government officials, it really should. Mean tweets, bullying, no place for that,” Lemon said. “But this is what I’m talking about. The hypocrisy in all of this is off the charts.”

Watch above, via CNN.

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under: