CNN’s John King decided to take things a step lower even for CNN during a recent conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper, using the Damar Hamlin tragedy to attack Congressional Republicans, saying “Imagine those two doctors we just listened to who treated and all the people in the field who cared for that Buffalo Bills player, if somebody said no — or no, I want to do the other job, it doesn’t work that way. When you’re on a team, you have to — yes, yes, you go to the boss’ office and you say, I want this, I want this, I want this, but eventually, somebody has to make a decision. And you have to accept the responsibility of the government.”
Watch him here:
Disgusting: CNN invokes Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest to warn against GOP lawmakers.
"Imagine those two doctors that we just listened to who treated, and all of the people on the field who treated the Buffalo Bills player if they said, 'no, [I don't want to function as a team]'" pic.twitter.com/y1xbrSjLu6
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 5, 2023
People on Twitter were so horrified by King’s comment that one said “Jesus they are so twisted“.
But that wasn’t all that King and Tapper had to say in the segment. Here’s the transcript of the full conversation that Tapper and King had:
JAKE TAPPER: And, John, one of the things that you hear from a lot of the McCarthy supporters, who again might not even be super enthusiastic about him but just want to get down to work is that the rules changes that these rebels have already exacted from McCarthy— or whoever ends up to being speaker because it’s not like the next person is going to go back on that–are going to make legislating close to impossible.
JOHN KING: And so, whoever wins the speakership, will that person be Speaker for a week, a month, by August when you have to do the debt ceiling, and that means you have to be responsible — and responsible, I think is the word here, respecting the system, the organization, the government. Dana, I think, put it as plainly as you can, they don’t care. They don’t care.
Especially when you have a small majority, you have to accept your responsibility as a member of the team. Pick your — pick your business, pick your sport. Imagine if a baseball team goes on the field and after two pitches, the right fielder decides, I want to pitch. It can’t work that way. Someone has to be in charge. Someone has to be in charge of any organization. That doesn’t mean you always agree with your boss, you don’t always agree with your manager. You don’t always agree with your coach.
Imagine those two doctors we just listened to who treated, and all the people in the field who cared for that Buffalo Bills player, if somebody said no — or no, I want to do the other job, it doesn’t work that way. When you’re on a team, you have to — yes, yes, you go to the boss’ office and you say, I want this, I want this, I want this, but eventually, somebody has to make a decision. And you have to accept the responsibility of the government.
They don’t want that responsibility. They don’t care about that responsibility. They don’t respect that responsibility.
KING: So, 58 days after the American people, everybody thought, every historical marker said Republicans would win 20 seats, maybe 30 seats, maybe more, they won 10. They lost the seat in the Senate. Why? Because the American people said we don’t want crazy. We’ll take a center right, but we won’t take center crazy. What are we getting in the House right now? Crazy.
So, apparently, it’s “crazy” now to not want Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker…the speed with which the left embraces enemies of MAGA is sometimes astounding.
In using Damar Hamlin to attack conservatives, John King joins Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View”. She said, during a discussion about football following the injury:
“45% of Americans think that tackle football is appropriate. Heterosexual men voted the most support for kids doing football. And conservatives were more likely to support youth tackle football. Just saying.”
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