Former White House official Sebastian Gorka was pressed by a reporter at the Daily Beast about his tweets questioning the whereabouts of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and his response was less than cordial.
Will Sommer, the reporter in question, claims figures on the right have been “elevating a bizarre new claim from the fringe QAnon conspiracy theory.”
That, in and of itself, is a wild conspiracy. Anyone with a pair of eyes and their ears to the ground on political news can tell you that nearly everyone is curious as to the circumstances behind Ginsburg’s inability to serve on the nation’s highest court at present.
But then, conduct a quick Google search of Sommer’s columns, and it would appear the better part of his career has been spent scouring QAnon conspiracy theories and claiming any shred of commonality between them and somebody who is pro-Trump is proof that they are in cahoots.
It’s lazy reporting at best, something we’ve become accustomed to with the Daily Beast.
That said, Gorka decided he had little time to deal with pesky pseudo-journalists and his response was straight fire.
Gorka Wrecks Reporter in Eight Words
It took Gorka all of eight words to obliterate Sommers.
Channeling his inner Christmas story, Gorka, when asked about his tweets wondering of the whereabouts of Justice Ginsburg, told Sommers to go outside and lick a metal pole. In the middle of winter.
I asked Sebastian Gorka about his tweets; he told me to “go outside and lick a metal street lamp.” https://t.co/RCOIm6t0Rq
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 31, 2019
Sommers was quick to note that the temperature in Washington, D.C. at the time was a bitterly cold 18 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Daily Beast’s initial concern involved Gorka’s tweet stating that there was still no sign of Ginsburg, adding there was “6 days left until Ruth Bader Ginsberg has to make her official appearance at @realDonaldTrump’s State of the Union.”
Stating the obvious – that Ginsburg has not been at work in some time post-surgery and after a nasty fall, and that her next public appearance would be the SOTU seems more like an observation than a conspiracy, but who are we to judge?
The White House Must Be Conspiracy Theorists Too
If Gorka is engaged in a conspiracy, the entire administration must be as well.
In early January, the White House was telling outside advisors to prepare for the possible retirement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Politico reports that the White House and senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republican aides are preparing for the possibility of a Supreme Court vacancy due to Justice Ginsburg’s illness, including putting together a shortlist of possible nominees. https://t.co/6iYPaf7gbP pic.twitter.com/uOozqYXZtq
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 10, 2019
Of course, the last time Ginsburg had health issues the entire left began freaking out, offering to donate their organs so she would never have to give up her seat on the Supreme Court.
Those crazy QAnon leftists really come up with some dandy conspiracies, don’t they?
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