When speaking to reporters about the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey in 2017, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders got a bit careless … and now she’s feeling the heat.
The big mistake … saying “countless” when she was discussing how many rank-and-file FBI agents had lost faith in Comey.
The term “countless” was a “slip of the tongue,” spoken in “the heat of the moment,” Sanders later told the special counsel investigation, according to the redacted Mueller report released Thursday.
Questioned by the press this week, Sanders stated, “Look, I acknowledged that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless,’ but it’s not untrue.”
“And certainly, you just echoed exactly the sentiment and the point I was making, [which] is that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the president,” she added.
In another appearance Friday on ABC, Sanders again defended herself, saying, “I said a slip of the tongue was in using the word ‘countless,’ but there were a number of FBI, both former and current, that agreed with the president’s decision and they’ve continued to speak out and say that. ”
“Lopping off” heads
Of course, that’s not enough for the Democrats. CNN’s April Ryan furiously called for her to be fired, saying it was time to “start lopping” off heads.
“When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off. It’s ‘Fire Me Thursday’ or ‘Fire Me Good Friday.’ She needs to go,” Ryan declared.
To this, Sanders’ father, Gov. Mike Huckabee, asked on Twitter, “So liberals—is this okay? Does CNN have the integrity to deal w/ this incitement to murder? CNN’s April Ryan Says Sarah Sanders’ Head Should Be ‘Lopped Off.'”
The irony here is that we are talking about politicians and media figures being upset with someone for misstating something.
If Democrats would like to discuss lying, let’s talk about Adam Schiff claiming there was evidence of collusion for the last two years.
This affair is beyond petty and if that is the best the can do to take down the Trump administration, they might as well get ready for another four years of Trump come election day.