Vermont Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is finding himself in hot water after he announced that he wants to issue a rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight.
Democrats, or the minority party at the time of the speech, regularly issue a rebuttal to the president’s words. So, what’s the problem? Democrats already had someone giving their rebuttal.
As BizPac Review reports, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams of Georgia was chosen by Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer to give the Democratic response.
Sanders, who is officially an Independent, announced that he would be giving a speech after President Trump and after Abrams. This would be the third year in a row of the Independent Senator offering a personal response to Trump’s address.
“Stacey Abrams is a great choice to deliver the Democratic response. I’m very much looking forward to her speech,” Sanders wrote in a tweet. “For the third year in a row, following the Democratic rebuttal I’ll be on Facebook Live, Twitter and YouTube to respond to Trump.”
After the announcement, some people online accused Sanders of being a racist, BizPac Review reports. Check it out:
To underscore how quickly Democrats turn to race-baiting in order to undermine anyone they disagree with, leftists dragged Bernie Sanders on social media, suggesting he’s a racist for broadcasting his own State of the Union rebuttal on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
You can say a lot of things about Senator Sanders, but being a racist is not one of them. But why bother with facts when you have a narrative to push in order to destroy someone?
All this divisiveness is great news for Trump, because it shows how fractured the Left actually is beneath their fake demeanor of unity. This does not bode well for Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, should he choose to run. Apparently, his party has already made up its mind that it wants a minority female to be its nominee.
Liberals came out in force on social media to accuse the Independent senator of intentionally “talking over” or trying to “upstage” Abrams:
BizPac Review adds:
here’s a little background on Abrams: She did not have a national profile until November 2018, when she refused to accept the reality that she had lost her gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp, who led by a healthy margin.
Abrams was presumably inspired by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum — the failed mayor of Tallahassee, Florida — who refused to concede to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida slammed Gillum and Abrams, saying their denial of reality was “undignified.”
Gaetz said the refusal of Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams to concede after losing their elections was shameless grandstanding to raise their national profiles. Both Gillum and Abrams were unknowns before their election debacles.
“Whether it’s Stacey Abrams or Andrew Gillum, where they are trying to enhance their celebrity by not conceding — that’s not really good for democracy,” Matt Gaetz said.
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