Jesse Watters recently claimed on his primetime opinion show, that radical, extremist Democrats are waging an all out war on patriotic Republicans.
Watters: "There was no evidence that the 2016 election was rigged. Mueller never found any and he was the Democrats' guy. But if you point out that the FBI, the CIA, Big Tech and Big Media conspired to drag Joe over the finish line, that's one of the narratives that make you an enemy of the state. The Democrats have no appetite for fighting jihadists, the Chinese or the drug cartels. This war on Republicans - it's a war of choice. It's a preemptive war so the Republican party never wins another election and that is the real threat to democracy."
The Mueller Report found that ‘the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential elections in sweeping and systematic fashion.’ “As set forth in this report, the Special Council’s investigation established that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, principally through two operations. First, a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored Donald Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second, a Russian intelligence service conducted computer intrusion operations against entities, employees and volunteers working on the Clinton campaign, and then released stolen documents …” the report says in it’s introduction.
The Mueller investigation found plenty to be concerned about. It produced a number of indictments – 34, if I’m not mistaken, including several Trump associates. But Trump himself was not proven to have colluded with Russia, and that meant – according to Republicans – that it was all a hoax dredged up by the Democrats to discredit Trump. Despite the fact that a Senate bipartisan committee also found that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.
To my knowledge, no one ever claimed that the 2016 election was rigged in favor of Trump, and the report did not make that claim. However, despite having been elected as president, Trump made the false claim that millions of illegals voted for Clinton, which he had someone look into and it was found to be false.
Russia Gate, according to conservatives – MAGA Republicans – was a complete hoax. But the FBI, CIA, Big Tech, and Big Media conspiring to “drag Joe over the finish line”; in other words, everything and everyone I don’t like, conspired to steal the 2020 election for senile Joe Biden, despite any evidence to the contrary.
If investigating members of the Republican party, and it’s media supporters who actually did conspire to overturn the election in favor of Trump while claiming it was stolen from them, is a “pre-emptive war, then I’m all for it. The real threat to democracy is a party that pays lip service to the Constitution, while drafting and enacting legislation that limits or denies institutions ( schools ) from teaching history about America that they don’t like; banning books from library shelves they don’t like; deliberately discriminating and targeting certain groups they don’t like ( LGBTQ) as “groomers” and pedophiles for harassment; and legislating morality by policing women’s lives while pretending to be pro-life.
Source: Media Matters.