This week’s Liberal Media Scream finds that the elites are looking for a little Trump revenge.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday advanced the liberal quest to further politicize political differences by holding Trump administration officials “accountable” for “wrongdoing.”
On his show, he pressed Joe Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain about “criminality” during President Trump’s years. Stephanopoulos noted that Biden “has expressed a preference that he doesn’t want his presidency consumed by Trump investigations” but pointed out “that has raised some concerns” with Democrats.
He quoted a congressman’s claim that not holding Trump officials accountable “emboldens criminality by our national leaders” and enables “lawlessness and authoritarianism.” Stephanopoulos then asked: “How do you balance moving forward with getting accountability?”
From ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos:
“There’s going to be some tension between getting unity, getting things done, working with the Republicans, and investigating any wrongdoing that occurred during the Trump administration. Now, the vice president, it’s been reported, has expressed a preference that he doesn’t want his presidency consumed by Trump investigations. That has raised some concerns about, among some Democrats, including congressman Bill Pascrell [a New Jersey Democrat], who had this to say this week:
“‘Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors. A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability.’”
“How do you balance moving forward with getting accountability?”
Media Research Center Vice President Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: “George Stephanopoulos is championing the latest cause of the Trump-hating Left, getting their vengeance by turning policy differences into criminal persecutions. Putting the nation’s interests ahead of retribution, Joe Biden seems more sensible than Stephanopoulos, who is more interested in pushing Biden’s team to take up the left-wing quest to torment anyone who dared work for Trump.”
Rating: Four out of five screams.