Dianne Feinstein shows us which party really threatens members who step out of line

Dianne Feinstein shows us which party really threatens members who step out of line
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In his closing remarks at the Trump impeachment trial, House manager Adam Schiff attempted to prove his long-standing contention that the president is a bully and a tyrant by repeating an unconfirmed quote from an unidentified “Trump confidant.” The mystery source reportedly said, according to Schiff’s source, CBS News, “GOP senators were warned ‘vote against your president, and your head will be on a pike.'”

It was a dumb comment, and Schiff took blowback from a number of Republican senators he was trying to convince of Trump’s guilt. But it didn’t stop Schiff from attempting to prove that the president is “wrathful and vindictive,” two adjectives he used in a reaction to a tweet by Trump that read:

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In particular, Schiff focused on the phrase pay the price, which he insisted was a palpable threat. Appearing on “Meet the Press” the same day the tweet was published, Schiff told host Chuck Todd, “Look at the president’s tweets about me today saying that I should pay a price.”

“Do you take that as a threat?” Todd asked.

“I think it’s intended to be,” Schiff replied.

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The liberal media agreed. Mother Jones called the tweet “more terrifying than you” think, and Vox provided a catalog of other threats Trump has made.

Writers on the right protested that pay the price is a toothless and commonly used metaphor, even pointing out a recent occasion when Nancy Pelosi herself used it.

But liberals had made their minds up. Trump is an ogre and an ongoing danger to the country.

Perhaps the richest irony of all is that Schiff and his water carriers in the media have it precisely backwards when it comes to which party really threatens its members when they step out of line. Consider, yesterday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times tweeted this pair of tweets in rapid succession.

So what happened between Tweet 1 and Tweet 2? Adam Schiff would probably tell you that Donald Trump threatened her.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."