CNN anchor Don Lemon, expressing outrage that the President is set to fill another Supreme Court vacancy, suggested America needs to blow up the entire system.
The notion even left colleague Chris Cuomo a bit taken aback.
Lemon’s grievances surround Trump’s naming of a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upon her recent passing.
“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon charged.
Cuomo replied, “I don’t know about that,” adding that Americans need to vote if they disagree with what is happening in the country.
Don Lemon: “We’re gonna have to blow up the entire system.”
Chris Cuomo: “I don’t know about that.” pic.twitter.com/pGT9WZEv0q
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 22, 2020
Why Don Lemon Wants to Blow Up the System
Lemon’s issue isn’t the Supreme Court in a nutshell. It extends to a very basic tenet of liberal lunacy – the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency in the first place.
Specifically, the fact that he did not win the popular vote in 2016.
“You know what we’re going to have to do?” Lemon asked. “You’re going to have to get rid of the electoral college.”
“Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is,” he continued. “Is that fair?”
The Electoral College was put in place to prevent large pockets of the population – New York and California, for example – from deciding elections for the entire country.
So yes, it’s fair, Don.
Don Lemon actually said “we’re going to have to blow up the entire system.”
Democrats DO NOT respect the Constitution or our American republic.
They want to DESTROY America and our system. pic.twitter.com/ejY0gZbYrN
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) September 22, 2020
Even Cuomo dismissed Lemon’s rant, explaining the elimination of the Electoral College would “need a constitutional amendment.”
Undeterred, Lemon demanded Democrats stack the court and get that ball rolling.
“If Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed,” he fired back.
McEnany Hammers Lemon For the Suggestion
White House Press Secretary responded to Lemon’s rant by absolutely destroying him at today’s press briefing.
“Democrats can not win their argument on the merits,” she began. “They can not win on precedent, so they must search and destroy.”
“Don Lemon said the quiet part out loud last night,” McEnany continued. “He said this: ‘We are going to have to blow up the entire system’ if the president does his job as outlined in the Constitution.”
“That’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats. We fight to protect the system,” she explained.
“We fight to protect the Constitution when Democrats say outright we are going to blow up the entire system because we do not get our way.”
White House Press Secretary @KayleighMcEnany: Don Lemon said the quiet part out loud on CNN last night, saying we’re going to have to “blow up the entire system” if @realDonaldTrump does his constitutional duty pic.twitter.com/tqlssqOg2C
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 22, 2020
Lemon’s comments are similar to a former CNN colleague, Reza Aslan, who called on rioters to “burn the entire f***ing thing down.”
Aslan warned that the Republican’s efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy would be met with resistance.
“Over our dead bodies,” he declared. “Literally.”
If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down.
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) September 19, 2020
Civil war. Ironic, since Lemon himself once claimed President Trump was attempting to start one in this country.
“In exploiting people’s fear and anxiety, what he’s doing is possibly going to cause a civil war in this country, and I don’t necessarily mean a violent one,” he said.
There has been a litany of calls to violence on the left since the passing of Bader Ginsburg. The fact that a major network is a party to it and promoting it is shocking.
Read more at the Political Insider