CNN’s Jake Tapper blasted for challenging disabled veteran Rep. Mast’s patriotism

CNN’s Jake Tapper blasted for challenging disabled veteran Rep. Mast’s patriotism


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.”

Trending: New Evidence Emerges: Capitol Police Officer Did Not Die From Fire Extinguisher

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.

Mast — who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2010 while deployed in Afghanistan — was among those who retweeted the clip.

“I lost two legs

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Send this to a friend