CNN commentator Symone Sanders defaulted to the classic liberal argument of “privilege” when she suggested in a heated panel discussion Wednesday that Trump officials deserve to be accosted in public.
Josh Holmes, former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, argued that liberals who are outraged over the media’s treatment from Trump supporters should also disavow the public treatment of Republicans like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, McConnell, and others who have been harassed by liberal protesters.
Sanders dismissed Holmes’ point, accusing him of “operating from a place of privilege.”
“I want to go to Shake Shack and eat my burger without being heckled but, dammit, kids are in cages,” she said. “If Mitch McConnell can’t eat in peace, maybe that’s the name of the game.”
Holmes responded by trying to find a middle ground.
“I feel like what you’re doing right now is making the situation worse,” Holmes responded. “What I hope most people agree with is it doesn’t make much sense to accost public officials in a public place with their family.”
Sanders then rejected this idea, arguing that Holmes is privileged and trying to dismiss the voices of the oppressed (her college diversity professor must be so proud).
“It is literally life and death for so many people in this country,” she said.
“What does that have to do with the conversation we’re having?” Holmes asked as Sanders yelled over him.
Sanders, a former Bernie Sanders press secretary, has a history of making ridiculous comments on CNN.
She’s ranted about “inexperienced white men,” compared President Trump’s immigration policy to slavery, mocked a Trump supporter who was assaulted, and claimed that torturing a handicapped man is not a hate crime.
Anything for the ratings, right, CNN?