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10 Crazy Tweets From Politicians About Jussie Smollett Hoax

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Now that the Jussie Smollett Hoax has come full circle, with Smollett arrested and charged with a felony, we wanted to take stock of the countries leading leftist politicians who were all too eager to push their own narratives on twitter following the fabricated attack.

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Smollet seen in his booking photo (2/21/19)

1. Kamala Harris

One of two famous politicians (along with Senator Corey Booker) to describe the Smollett hoax as a “modern day lynching.” Harris also claimed Smollett was among the kindest people she knew. So far she has yet to remove or amend her tweet, and when questioned about it, she gave this puzzling interview saying she wanted to avoid passing judgement while the case was still unfolding – of course, passing judgement is exactly what she did in her original tweet which uncritically accepted Smollett’s story.

2. Cory Booker

Mr. Booker used the same language as Kamala Harris, word for word in fact, claiming the Smollett hoax was a “modern day lynching”, while also using the opportunity to push his anti-lynching legislation. He too gave a follow-up interview, saying he would reserve judgement until further facts about the case were disclosed – though he certainly showed no restraint before he made the following tweet.

3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)

Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t resist diving into the Twitter fray to comment on the hoax, clarifying, without any doubt, that this was not “possibly” a racially homophobic attack.

4. Bernie Sanders

Perhaps trying to court future votes, Bernie described the hoax as a manifestation of “surging hostility towards minorities.” No comment from Bernie yet on whether he will disavow Smollett’s hoax.

5. Nancy Pelosi

Though Senator Pelosi quietly deleted her tweet, we saved a screenshot, which you can see here, and read the full tweet below

The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 29, 2019

6. Joe Biden

Potential democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden through his hat in the ring, stating uncritically, as a fact, that what “happened to Jussie” must never be tolerated in this country. Well, he’s right. Faking a hate crime should never be tolerated!

7. Eric Swalwell

Similar to Bernie, Swalwell claimed the hoax was evidence of growing epidemic of minority based hate crimes.

8. Adam Schiff

Schiff posted a “heart felt” description of his close relationship with Smollett, alluding to the passion and morality behind his activism. I guess he didn’t realize Smollett was passionate to fake a hate crime to push his own agenda. Interestingly, Schiff became the second democrat on our list to quietly delete his tweet of support for Smollett.

I met @JussieSmollett at the Pride Parade in Los Angeles, and I’ve seen the passion and moral clarity of his activism first hand. This week he was the victim of an horrific attack. We pray for your speedy recovery, Jussie, and reject this act of hatred and bigotry. pic.twitter.com/wDZuLcznFZ

— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) January 29, 2019

9. Rashida Tlaib

Another perhaps surprisingly yet to be deleted (and undoubtedly aggressive) tweet comes from the Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who fully attributed the hoax to “dangerous lies spewing from the right wing.” This tweet certainly didn’t age well

10. Maxine Waters

Quick dote about her friendship with Smollett, Waters describes him as loving and giving and says she’s determined to seek justice. I wonder if she’s singing a different tune now that the hoax has come full circle.

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