Radical left CNN host Don Lemon claimed on Wednesday that people who voted for President Donald Trump are associated with the same people who allegedly backed his candidacy, including Ku Klux Klan members, Nazi’s, and Capitol rioters.
Lemon’s colleague Chris Cuomo, however, said a narrative was forming that Trump voters could argue that “you can’t say that everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who went into the Capitol,” referring to rioters that stormed the Capitol last week.
“If you are on that side, you need to think about the side you’re on,” Lemon said. “I am never on the side of the Klan. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Klan side. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal, never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as less than, that says your fellow Americans should not exist, that says your fellow Americans should be in concentration camp, or that sides with slavery, or sides with any kind of bigotry,” Don Lemon said.
Chris Cuomo wondered, “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies'”?
“Then get out of the crowd with them,” Lemon replied. “If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd that you’re in.”
“You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the lives– innocent lives who were there on the Capitol that day. You voted on that side, and the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side,” Lemon claimed. Video Below
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Meanwhile, CNN reported on Wednesday:
Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official says.”
By Wednesday morning, the FBI reported that it had received more than 126,000 digital tips from the public regarding the attack on the Capitol – more than three times the number of tips received on Monday.
Among the thousands of tips the FBI received are some that appear to show members of Congress with people who later showed up at the Capitol riot, two law enforcement officials said. This doesn’t mean members of Congress and staff are under investigation, but the FBI is checking the veracity of the claims, the officials said.
Lemon and Cuomo have also defended the violent, far-left group Antifa, with Lemon at one point saying their thuggish behavior was justified because their mission was “right in the name: Antifa, antifascism, which was what they were fighting,” Fox News noted.