It might not be surprising that CNN’s Jim Acosta said something absurd on air, but the way he twisted himself in knots to carry Joe Biden’s water this week is truly stunning.
As the White House tries to shift the focus away from the fact that Biden has apparently been stashing confidential documents in every nook and cranny of his Delaware home, Acosta tried to suggest that Republicans were the real villains of this story.
According to Red State:
Acosta was trying to defend Joe Biden over his classified document scandal by attacking what he called the Republican take on it all.
Acosta claimed the Republican argument was that Joe Biden wasn’t “mentally fit to hold office, and yet, he’s supposed to be this — in the minds of some Republicans — this criminal mastermind who is holding onto these documents for some nefarious reason.” “Does that make any sense?” Acosta complained.
First, I haven’t heard one Republican call Joe Biden a “criminal mastermind,” so that’s Acosta pulling things out of his posterior. I don’t think any Republican thinks Joe Biden is any kind of a mastermind at anything. So that says something about the dishonesty of Jim Acosta, I dare him to point to one Republican who called Joe Biden a criminal mastermind. Now, I think that some might believe that he could have removed documents related to Ukraine, but that wouldn’t take a criminal mastermind, just a dumb criminal quite frankly, which completely fits with everything we know and believe about Joe Biden.
Naturally, critics were quick to share their thoughts about his ridiculous notion.
I never understood why CNN thought it would be convincing to fire a few of the most extreme Dem partisans to convince the GOP they were a fairer, less partisan network, while keeping the “reporter” who is the most loyal, overt pro-DNC spokesman in media, Jim @Acosta. https://t.co/qcpS4OVDeP
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 15, 2023
Would someone care to inform @acosta that Biden wasn’t locking documents away in an electrified vault in his secret underground volcano lair, he had them in crumpled up card board box on the floor of his garage, which sounds exactly like Joe Biden. https://t.co/xZsd21FVDp
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 14, 2023
Jim Acosta is the only person who still believes Biden.????
— Gigi J. Trump (@realGigiJ) January 17, 2023
Incredible they’re now mentioning Bidens health
— Neil Fitzgerald (@NeilFitzUk) January 14, 2023
Of course, it was the Democrats who spent four years calling Donald Trump unfit to serve and then sounding the alarms after sensitive documents (that Trump said he declassified, by the way) were found at Mar-a-Lago.
That doesn’t stop hypocritical liberals from trying to dismiss the current Biden scandal, though.
As Fox News reports:
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he does not think Biden holding classified documents six years after his service as vice president poses a national security risk and would not elaborate on his position.
“No,” Clyburn responded when asked if there is any risk.
“Because I don’t think so,” he said when asked why he doesn’t believe there is any risk.
And here’s a clip of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre trying desperately to make sense of Biden’s absurd defense of keeping classified documents in his garage: