White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned the table on Democrats who continuously claimed there was evidence collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian government while being pressed about her own “slip of the tongue” on Friday’s “Good Morning America.”
As IJR Red previously reported, some Democrats claimed to have seen proof of collusion, and Sanders fired back to say they should be happy special counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no such evidence.
“You watched over the last 24, 48 hours as members of the Democrat Party and their liberal media allies were almost sorrowful that something bad didn’t happen,” Sanders said.
Watch the video below:
On @GMA, White House press sec. Sarah Sanders sought to double down on past statements she made that special counsel Robert Mueller's team said were "not founded on anything."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2019
When pressed about a false statement the Mueller report revealed she made to the press back in 2017, Sanders turned the tables and blasted Democrats for claiming to have seen evidence of collusion:
“I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party that went out for two-and-a-half years and stated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign, that they had evidence to show it, and that the president and his team deserved to be in jail, that he shouldn’t be in office, when really they were the ones that were creating the greatest scandal in the history of our country.”
Some Democrats, such as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), repeatedly made claims that they had seen evidence of collusion during the special counsel’s investigation. As IJR Red previously reported, Schiff even continued such claims after Mueller’s findings, arguing there was evidence “in plain sight.”
Watch him push the narrative below:
House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff says he still sees evidence of collusion: “What we’re talking about here is the difference between conduct that rises to the level of criminality and conduct that is deeply unethical, unpatriotic and corrupt that may not be criminal.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/WErsG7vhxb
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 7, 2019
While the Mueller report established no evidence that any Americans colluded with the Russian government, it did reveal Sanders admitted to the special counsel that she made a statement “not founded on anything” surrounding the firing of former FBI director James Comey, as IJR Blue reported.