CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to convince a Republican running in Pa. to not run

CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to convince a Republican running in Pa. to not run
Jake Tapper (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Reporters don’t just report news. They make the news.]

CNN’s Jake Tapper’s reached out to a GOP candidate in a Pennsylvania House race to suggest that he might have better luck running in a “safer R district,” instead of against first-term Democratic congressman Connor Lamb, according to a report Thursday.

The anchor of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” sent a Twitter message to Sean Parnell, a US Army combat veteran, who is challenging Rep. Conor Lamb in the Pittsburgh suburbs, Fox News reported.

“And best of luck in your race. For the record, I wasn’t trying to talk you out of running – I was trying to talk you into running in a safer R district! Lol,” Tapper wrote to Parnell, according to Fox News, which had obtained the Twitter direct message.

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It had been sent to Parnell, who spoke at the Republican National Convention, on Nov. 8, 2019. …

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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