CNN anchor Jake Tapper has sparked intense fury for challenging the patriotism and loyalty of a Purple Heart Republican congressman who had his legs blown off while fighting for the US Army.
Tapper disputed Rep. Brian Mast’s commitment to democracy on Wednesday after the Florida lawmaker questioned whether any of the rioters who stormed the Capitol had confirmed that they did so at the behest of President Trump.
The CNN host acknowledged that the Bronze Star Army vet “lost his legs … fighting for democracy abroad” — before adding, “Although I don’t know about his commitment to it here in the United States.”
His remark soon went viral, with a clip shared by right-wing news site The Daily Caller viewed more than 2.2 million times by Thursday.
“I lost two legs