Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton attempted to do what many Democratic leaders – even President Joe Biden – have been doing, namely, blaming the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, on Republicans.
However, Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, didn’t let Clinton get away with it.
It was on Saturday that Clinton joined those on the left who have been attempting to blame Paul Pelosi’s attack on Republicans.
The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories. It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.
Clinton also linked a Los Angeles Times article that reports that Paul Pelosi’s attacker, 42-year-old David DePape, has spread “far-right, bigoted conspiracies.”
This, apparently, was all the information that Clinton needed to blame Paul Pelosi’s attack on “the Republican Party.”
After all, “the Republican Party” pushes “far-right, bigoted conspiracies,” right?
Musk shuts Clinton down
Musk responded to Clinton’s tweet by stating the obvious, that Clinton’s tweet is nonsensical.
“There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” Musk said.
Musk also included a link to a website that contained the conspiracy theory that Paul Pelosi met his attacker in a gay bar and that Pelosi’s injury was a result of his own drunkenness. It’s unclear whether Musk, here, was simply trolling Clinton or whether he was trying to make a point.
Other Twitter users joined Musk in shutting down Clinton. Writer Buzz Patterson, for example, wrote:
You and your husband created this environment by relentlessly attacking your political opponents. You’re still doing it for God sakes. The Republican Party had nothing to do with this and you know it.
Clinton is far from the only Democrat trying to capitalize on Paul Pelosi’s attack by blaming Republicans. A growing list of Democrats has done so, and at the top of that list is President Joe Biden, who has already blamed Republicans at least twice for the attack. The fact of the matter is that the suspect’s precise motive for the attack remains unknown, and it’s not likely to be traced to “the Republican Party.”