Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY-8. AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Throughout the midterm elections and on November 8, anyone following was met time and again with the phrase "election denier."
Who were these alleged "election deniers?" Republicans who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election or had any questions about election results anywhere, ever, really.
Here you go:
You get the picture. Calling certain Republicans "election deniers" became an invaluable tool for the Left throughout the midterm election and you should expect them to continue this propaganda campaign.
But what about Democrat "election deniers?"
The congressman in the lead to take over for Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader is a bonafide 2016 election denier, but the same Left news outlets that label Republicans as "election deniers" never label him as such.
Fox News reports:
The leading candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as the next House Democratic leader is a 2016 election denier who openly argued that former President Donald Trump was an "illegitimate" president. House Democratic Conference Chair Hakeem Jeffries announced Friday he's running to lead Democrats in the next Congress. He appears to have a clear path to the job since no other challenger has emerged so far, and he has won praise from several Democrats.
But Jeffries was one of many Democrats who questioned whether Trump legitimately won the 2016 election due to alleged Russian interference and collusion. He often made statements about Trump's 2016 victory that are similar to claims Trump made about the 2020 race being stolen.
"The more we learn about 2016 the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes," Jeffries tweeted from his congressional account in 2018. "America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office." "History will never accept you as a legitimate president," Jeffries tweeted from his personal account about Trump in 2020.
The report continues with example after example of Jeffries repeating that Trump was an illegitimate president and that the 2016 presidential election was fraudulently decided.
Jeffries' 2016 election denial claims are now being shared on social media far and wide. This is just a taste:
So. This begs the question...
Will the Left and its media label Jeffries an "election denier?" Because, well, he clearly and repeatedly has denied the results of the 2016 election.
The honest answer is: Not likely. Not only does the media have no interest in pointing out election denial within the Democratic Party - remember if elected to Pelosi's post, Jeffries will be one of the most powerful members of his party - it is likely that most Democrats agree or at least have some sympathy for the idea that the 2016 election was stolen from Hillary Clinton.
Just ask Hillary herself.
Nor is Clinton alone among Democrats in claiming their elections were stolen.
Will the media label Jeffries an election denier? Not on your life. How, exactly, would that help the Democratic Party, of which the media basically serves as a comms department for at this point?
We're not talking about actual news or truth here, we're talking about what's good for Democrats.
Expect Hakeem Jeffries to continue denying the 2016 presidential election results, and expect his party and the press not to say a damn word about it.